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Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Connie Vallone]
Do you need to get your house SOLD in 30 days or LESS? 77058, 77062, 77059, 77546, 77574, 77089, 77586Genevieve Bilodeau, Clear Lake, Texas REALTOR @ Keller Williams Realty, talks about how to sell your house fast! If you live in Houston's Bay Area, Clear Lake, Friendswood or League City area, you are in luck! Houston is a HOT seller's market and there has never been a bet...
Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Genevieve Bilodeau]
Great new listing..  20710 Shifting Sand Lane, Richmond, TXOWNER/AGENT: MUST SEE! Six bedrooms (TWO Master bedrooms one up/down). Large enclosed 20x12 screened in back patio with two ceiling fans,covered front porch, professionally installed basketball court,wooden Pine Deck and a POOL (2013) just in time for summer. Extra Large gameroom, granite countertops in Master bathrooms, formal living...
Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Faith Floyd]
It’s better to give than to receive, so take a look at these ideas for giving back this holiday season.One way to give back this holiday season is to organize a neighborhood watch — it boosts safety and home values. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogicIf the holiday spirit has inspired you to do something meaningful, try taking on a community-wide project. Your work will benefit your whole neighborho...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Do you love Christmas time as much as we do?  I hope so.  With the season just beginning and the hustle and bustle of all that goes with it, if you don't stop to take some time to really enjoy it, it will be over before you can even realize and it'll leave you wondering..."what happened to Christmas?"  So, before things start blowing and going here is a list for you of great Holiday...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
Twenty major metros soared to new post-recession price peaks in 2013 and 2014, according to RealtyTrac’s October 2014 Residential and Foreclosure Sales Report. A handful of markets continue to post double-digit appreciation compared to a year ago. The metro areas with a population of 500,000 more that had the highest median sales price increases in the past year include:  To...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By John Askins]
Sales of single-family homes were on the rise for the third consecutive month, but the sector’s recovery remains gradual due to stagnant wage growth, housing analysts say. New-home sales rose 0.7 percent over September’s revised pace down. New-home sales in October reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, according to the Commerce Department’s latest report. Year-over-year, ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By John Askins]
Although the vast majority of North American metropolitan economies still are just reaching pre-recession levels, a report from the Brookings Institution found that Houston has the fastest growing metropolitan economy in North America.Brookings found the bulk of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies are in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. North America and Western Europe had t...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/02/2014 By Michele Marano]
Imagine you’re preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you’re past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving busy airports and crowded highways to get to your home—and then your oven won’t turn on. Your home-cooked meal has quickly turned into a microwave dinner.That’s just one of many hosting nightmares that can end your holiday party befo...
Read Post [Posted on 12/02/2014 By Jessica Cunningham]
A year ago I wrote about the lack of water in Lake Ray Hubbard near Dallas. The water levels were at 70% of capacity at that time, they are now down to 58% - and the effects on the landscape at the water's edge are even more dramatic. It's true that rainfall has been lower than average in the Dallas area over the last few years but the growth in population is the greater problem, putting an ever g...
Read Post [Posted on 12/01/2014 By John Paulus]
The Wounded Warrior Home Project uses universal design to help disabled vets live independently.The Wounded Warrior Home Project will include 21 single-family homes designed to be comfortable and accessible for soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Image: Michael Graves & AssociatesWe’re boosters of ageless design (aka universal design), the common-sense features that let home own...
Read Post [Posted on 11/28/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
There’s a hot debate brewing over hurricane shutters. It boils down to curb appeal vs. home protection. Both sides have valid points. What’s yours?A community in Florida is considering allowing neighbors to keep hurricane shutters on their windows all hurricane season long. Image: StormShutters.com/DecorativeShutters.comProtect your property from occasional killer storms? Or protect your prop...
Read Post [Posted on 11/28/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
There's something for everyone in #MyHouston ! Imagine pulling into your community under 'living arches', enjoying an amphitheater, 1,500-square-foot conservatory modeled after the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas , and a dog ambassador welcome program in your own neighborhood! Cane Island also offers the amenities you've come to expect in master planned communities like a&nb...
Read Post [Posted on 11/28/2014 By Susan Whitacre]
Houston apartment rents aren't going down anytime soon, according to a market report by Transwestern.The Houston-based real estate firm released its 14th annual Trendlines report, which looked at emerging trends in the Houston commercial real estate market. In the multifamily sector, the city's job growth and subsequent population boom has resulted in skyrocketing rents and a constructio...
Read Post [Posted on 11/26/2014 By Ronald Tata]
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