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In business, population and income, there’s no doubt that Texas is on the rise.  Texas experienced more high-paying job growth than the rest of the country over the last 13 years, according to new research from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The state has also been the top domestic immigration destination in the country since 2006, the Fed found. Businesses are coming to Texas in droves...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2015 By John Askins]
Memorial Park Golf Course – So, 15 years ago a buddy and I hopped in a U-Haul and moved to Houston. I came to the city sight unseen, with no job but a lot of hospitality experience and the idea of playing all day and bartending all night. The golf course at Memorial Park was (and still is) my home course. We have a plethora of great fancy courses here, but I’m a Muni track kind...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Ronald Tata]
Insurance is a way to hedge the risk of a possible loss on an asset that a person or entity cannot afford.  The cost of the coverage is determined by risk and exposure to the insurer and reflected in the premium. Another way to say it is: don’t buy insurance when you can afford the loss.  If you have a mortgage on your home, you must have insurance.  It is probably prudent ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Crystal Palencia]
Did you know that Houston has been named the best city in America by Business Insider? And we are ranked #1 in America for tech, science, and engineering jobs which keeps our economy booming.  WIth that, the mild winters (very different from how a lot of this country is feeling right now), how could you not want to be here?  Houston is brimming with culture and excitement, including ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
  There are a lot of reasons to love the Heights: the history of the homes and people; the varying house styles from pre-1900's Victorians to the early 1910-20's Craftsman style, and just the ambience of the area. One really cool feature that we have here is the old storefront buildings. These might have been corner stores years ago but have since been re-purposed and are s...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Richard Martin]
Texas was one of five states that had the highest home price appreciation between December 2013 and December 2014, according to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index. Including distressed sales, Texas home prices appreciated 7.8 percent, second to Colorado. Excluding distressed sales, Texas was fourth at 7.1 percent. Nationally, home prices (excluding distressed sales) increased 4.9 percen...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By John Askins]
See the video ---> HERE. Tired of dealing with the conjestion of The Woodlands or just want to live in a family/ pet friendly community? If so, 32406 Golden Oak Park Ln is the perfect home for you. Built in 2004 & being 1800+ sq.ft, this single-story 3 bedroom 2 full bath home is in emaculate condition. Tile greets you at the entry way, while an updated kitchen with stainless s...
Read Post [Posted on 02/17/2015 By Stanley Okazaki]
Photo by Jerry Baker / Freelance Like all of South Montgomery County, Oak Ridge North is experiencing growth. But since the city is mostly built out, the change is primarily in redeveloping retail space and homes built decades ago. The number of commercial and residential permits issued by the city increased 60 percent in 2014, compared with 2013, said Susan Cates, director of economi...
Read Post [Posted on 02/17/2015 By Don Arsenault]
After this Valentine's Day weekend, we have had yet another public holiday today, affectionately named, Presidents' Day. It was originally to honour the first US President, George Washington, but it's now more embracing. I'm sure every President since would have dearly loved that a special day be named after him, but sadly for the public...
Read Post [Posted on 02/16/2015 By John Paulus]
More prospective home buyers would likely qualify for down payment assistance than they think. Indeed, more than 68 million single-family and condo households – or about 87 percent -- would qualify for a down payment program available in the county where they are located, according to a new study by Down Payment Resource and RealtyTrac in an analysis that included a look at nearly 2,300 down...
Read Post [Posted on 02/16/2015 By John Askins]
By Community Reports The Houston real estate market began 2015 much as it ended 2014 – with home sales and prices on the rise and housing inventory at historically low levels. The majority of January sales took place among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000, with the pace of sales slowing significantly among homes priced above $500,000. According to the latest monthly r...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By Ronald Tata]
Water Crest on Lake Conroe is an amazing community located in Conroe, Texas, which, just as it name says, is located right next to beautiful Lake Conroe and all of its amenities. It is located just five miles west of I-45 and a quick drive away from amenities such as the Portofino Shopping Center and the master-planned community of The Woodlands. Currently DR Horton Homes is offering ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/12/2015 By Stanley Okazaki]
The Houston real estate market began 2015 much as it ended 2014 – with home sales and prices on the rise and housing inventory at historically low levels. The majority of January sales took place among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000, with the pace of sales slowing significantly among homes priced above $500,000. According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston As...
Read Post [Posted on 02/12/2015 By John Askins]
Houston is a multicultural, diverse, very interesting city. Watching this video presented by BoostMobile shows exactly what Houston, Texas is all about and how YOU can become a part of it! See what Houston has to offer. http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/houston-city-passion/   ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2015 By Chantell Newsome]
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