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HOUSTON’S MEDIAN HOME PRICE HITS A RECORD HIGH IN JUNE!

HOUSTON — (July 13, 2016) — June provided a continued boost to Houston’s housing inventory as new listings entered the market. Home sales volume was unchanged year-over-year, but as the local real estate market has seen for the past several months, most of the homes consumers purchased were priced in the $150,000 to $500,000 range. According to the latest [...]

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Houston Housing Market Stats

Riding the success of growth through the first quarter of 2016, the Houston real estate market has continued to thrive thanks to a steady increase in available homes. According to a Houston Association of Realtors report, a total of 7,343 single-family homes sold in the month of May, an increase of about 10 percent year-over-year. [...]

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Millennials look to buy homes in suburbs with city perks.

  Perhaps Alex Dale and Stephanie LeBlanc lost their copy of the millennial script. Somehow, they’re looking to buy a house in The Woodlands and not inside the Loop, where they had rented a place close enough to walk or summon an Uber ride to their favorite restaurants and bars.   Or maybe observers got [...]

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Shake Shack confirms second Houston location.

Houston will be home to not one, but two Shake Shacks by the end of next year. The wildly popular burger, milkshake and crinkly fries chain plans to open a new location in Rice Village in late 2017, according to a statement. The restaurant will take over the current La Madeleine cafe at the corner [...]

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Homeowner Tax Benefits

Homebuyers get a host of tax benefits that renters don’t — critical deductions that can lower your overall tax bill. But how much do homeowners really save on their taxes? Using 2012 IRS data, the most recent available, we calculated that a homeowner who took the average for each of four tax benefits would claim [...]

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3 reasons the global stock market meltdown won’t hurt average Americans

3 reasons the global stock market meltdown won’t hurt average Americans.   The wealth of most Americans are tied to their homes, not stocks or mutual funds. On Monday, the world’s stock markets continued to fall after suffering steep losses the previous week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most widely followed indexes, opened for trading by dropping more [...]

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Houston’s best coffee shop teams up with donut guru for spinoff in city’s hottest dining neighborhood!

Houston’s best coffee shop will add a sister concept in the Heights this fall, but it will serve more than lattes and cortados.   David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto, the duo behind Greenway Coffee and Blacksmith, announced today that they’re launching a new venture called Morningstar in the same North Main strip center that will soon be hope to Foreign Correspondents, the eagerly anticipated Thai [...]

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Extreme Makeover for Allen Parkway!

If you’re one of thousands of Houstonians who frequently travel down Allen Parkway, you’re about to have to slow down — permanently. An extensive $11 million redesign of the busy thoroughfare includes a speed limit reduction from 40 mph — which drivers frequently exceed — to 35 mph. Lane closures will begin next Monday (August 3) [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: River Oaks District promises luxe shopping, lots of valet parking and boulevard strolling

With about two months before tenants start moving into the new River Oaks District, the luxury mixed use complex on Westheimer just inside the West Loop is starting to take shape. It’s far enough along that developer OliverMcMillan invited reporters and other guests to take a look on Tuesday.   While the center, which combines upscale retail and dining options [...]

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9 Tips to help you PASS a home inspection!

Preparing for a home inspection? Check out these tips to help you PASS! Remove Clutter As perhaps the simplest step towards passing a home inspection, owners are advised to remove clutter. Basic cleaning will allow inspectors to view areas with little intrusion. This includes the space under your sinks and anywhere else an inspector may [...]

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