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Springwoods Village offers an urban vibe in suburbia!

Originally Published in: houstonchronicle.com The first two neighborhoods in Springwoods Village could suit both executives and well-heeled millennials looking for an urban vibe in a suburban locale. Homes in the neighborhoods, which opened two years ago near the Grand Parkway and Interstate 45 North, are priced upward of $400,000. They’re close to CityPlace, an urban [...]

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Housing Had a Great First Half of 2016, but Will It Last?

There were great expectations for the housing market this year—and so far, 2016 has certainly delivered. Looking back at the first half of the year, it’s nothing but good news: ~ Total home sales are up 5% compared with the first half of 2015. ~ Median existing home prices are up 5% as of June, [...]

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North Houston Market Is Holding Steady!

The housing market in northwest Houston has remained steady this summer, despite the downturn in the energy sector.   Houses priced below $300,000 are moving well, and remain in high demand, said Jill Wente, a real estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens, Gary Greene, in Spring. “We are experiencing a different market this year than last year,” [...]

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America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for July 2016!

If our monthly report on the hottest real estate markets in America actually had its own thermostat, the glass would have cracked by now. A preliminary review of realtor.com®data for the month shows that smack-dab in the middle of the peak season for home buying and selling, we’re seeing the hottest July in a decade. Yes, you [...]

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Google launches new service in Houston!

has launched its on-demand delivery service Google Express in the Houston market as of June 1, according to a statement. Google Express will also expand throughout a large part of Texas and Oklahoma. Customers are able to sign up for either overnight or two-day delivery for a number of U.S. retailers including Barnes & Noble, [...]

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Area schools see rising, falling grades in 2016 Children at Risk report

Principals at schools like Helms Elementary know better than anyone that turning around a school is a long process. That’s why principal John Baker is taking this year’s report by Children At Risk in stride with the improvements made at the local elementary and awaiting this year’s final STAAR results to see what impact it [...]

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Port of Houston Climbs to Number 5 in North America.

Despite a serious commodity slowdown in Houston, the Port of Houston’s climb to the fifth-ranked port market in North America demonstrates that rumors of a demise in Houston’s commercial real estate market are largely exaggerated, according to CBRE Group, Inc.’s second-annual North American Seaports and Logistics Index. The port saw nearly 10 percent growth in [...]

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Guess What? Spring Home Buying Starts Now (Thanks, Punxsutawney Phil!)

This spring is shaping up to be the busiest housing market we’ve seen since 2006. Now, thanks to America’s favorite rodent, we can predict that this year’s strong spring housing market will start sooner than normal. God bless you, Groundhog Day! When the country is so over winter, all eyes turn to one famous groundhog, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil (sorry, Staten Island Chuck!), [...]

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The Galleria announces new store openings, relocations!

The $30 million renovation of the Galleria’s luxury wing is one of several developments happening at the shopping hub. The wing will house the retail district’s flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store, scheduled to open April 28. The full wing renovation will be complete in 2017. Temporary locations have been established for other stores as retailers [...]

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