Category: Apartment Hunting

Mid-rise Apartments with Downtown Views Coming Soon!

Elan Heights, a 10-story midrise with 327 units, will occupy a prime site at the Taylor Street bridge near Woodland Heights where the aging Skyline Central apartments once stood. Designed by Meeks + Partners, the new complex at 2222 White Oak Dr. will include seven floors of units, with three stories of parking below on the 1.84-acre lot. The [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Midtown

Before the revitalization of the Washington Corridor, Midtown was unchallenged in its position as the hottest neighborhood inside the loop. Now it has a bit of competition. But Midtown is still as cool as it ever was. If you’re looking for a trendy neighborhood where you can see and be seen, you’ll never need to [...]

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Find yourself in City Place

CityPlace Midtown sets the bar extremely high for fine living in Houston. And that’s saying something. This luxurious property is Mad Men meets the Jetsons meets Elle Décor and I mean that in the best way possible. Set foot in this place and you’ll fall in love.

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Living is good at The Fairmont

What happens when you take a little bit of Paris and a pinch of Abu Dhabi and mix it with a whole lot of Montrose? You get Fairmont Museum District, of course.

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Best of Houston

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it’s November. Yeah. Oh 2010, where hast thou gone? I might be alone in my mourning for a year that is going by entirely too quickly. But on the other hand, I’m just 30 days away from being able to listen to Christmas music with my head [...]

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Signs of a Bad Neighborhood

I bet you’ve done this. I know I have. You’re driving around in Houston, maybe you know where you’re going, maybe you don’t, but you turn a corner and BAM–you’re not in Kansas anymore. I like to think of Houston as a fairly safe city. But the truth is that all big cities in the [...]

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Giving (To Your Leasing Agent! Yes!!) so You Can Receive

We live in a pretty informal world down here in Houston. Even the who’s who of Houston don’t fuss with using the right fork or dressing for dinner. But there are still unspoken gestures in life–and in business–that no one wants to break. I still feel ashamed every time I forget to send a thank-you [...]

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How Much Does Renting Cost?

These days, everything has hidden costs. I know nothing in life is free, but it would be nice to get something for free every once in a while, wouldn’t it? Take home buying, for example, In addition to the cost of the actual home (mortgage, monthly payments, down payments, etc), the transaction itself can literally [...]

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Beat the Summer Rush

It’s springtime in Texas so you’re probably seeing a lot of these right about now. Families will hold up traffic by parking on the side of the road to take this year’s bluebonnet photos. If you’re new to Texas, you’ll come to cherish these little inconveniences. I love springtime. The weather is beautiful, the grass [...]

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Apartment Raters: Friend or Foe?

Everything can be rated online these days. Movies. Restaurants. Plumbers. College professors. And, yes, even apartments. There is a public evaluation space for almost every apartment development in the nation. Shopping for an apartment? Log on to one of these spaces and get the cold hard facts about the place from folks just like you: [...]

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