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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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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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FREE Rides & Fireworks as METRORail Opens!

The opening of METRO’s East End and Southeast rail lines this weekend is something to celebrate for Houstonians. In honor of the two new lines beginning service Saturday, staff and artists from Houston Grand Opera donned full-makeup and costume to pose at the Theater District stop near the Hobby Center in downtown Houston where both the East End (Green) and [...]

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Home Inspections are essential! Take a look at this checklist!

Home buyers have it drilled into their heads that they need to get a home inspection. In California, for example, real estate agentsadvise home buyers to do a home inspection 15 ways from Sunday. Our purchase contracts contain two pages that talk about doing a home inspection, and those two pages are repeated in the buyer’s broker agreement. That’s just [...]

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Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Putting Home on Market!

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is looking forward to more than just a new basketball season: His living situation is about to change.   He’s tasked Jamie Adams with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with selling his Park Cities home on Greenbrier Drive. Adams is no rookie real estate agent, having represented other notable [...]

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Calling all HOUSE HUNTERS!!!

Before you go house hunting, arm yourself with some secret insider tips. One of my favorite Disneyland experiences was the time I went with a neighbor who worked there. Although it was a crowded Fourth of July evening, my neighbor knew how to navigate around the park to avoid the crowds and the best spot [...]

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Existing Home Sales up 1.2% in February!

Existing-home sales crept up 1.2% last month despite harsh winter storms, but they remain weaker than last year’s average, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million, a bit better than January’s 4.82 million. Last year’s monthly rate averaged 4.92 million, which was down from [...]

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8 Proven Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home!

Heed these 8 suggestions from real estate pros to ensure your property fetches the highest possible price. I’m no real estate investor, but I’ve bought and sold two houses in my time (one on my own and one with an agent), and what I can tell you from those experiences is that little things mean a [...]

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Gorgeous Ideas to Make Home Maintenance Less of a Pain!

1.  Front Yard Patio Image: Westover Landscape Design, Inc. Lawns are classic suburbia; they’re also classic maintenance time-sucks. Good-looking patios, on the other hand, don’t need mowing, watering, or fertilizing. Ever. Be a trend-setter and put one in your front yard for you to enjoy and your neighbors to envy. A professionally installed brick or flagstone patio runs $15 [...]

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** Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!**

**Whole Foods Announces Another Houston-Area Opening Date!** * Whole Foods will open its 1407 S. Voss Road location on April 8 at 8 a.m. The new 45,000-square-foot store is a relocation of the Whole Foods on Woodway Drive. * The current and future locations are less than a mile away, but the new store is [...]

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