Category: Ideas

MarketInsight, the Latest Gem from HAR

My colleagues and clients already know I love HAR.com (Houston Association of Realtors). It is one of the best resources for Houston area real estate professionals as well as residents in the market for a new home or rental. It’s detailed, up-to-date and user-friendly. I use it regularly and recommend it with gusto. At HAR.com, […]

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Halloween is here! (Almost)

Years ago, there was only one way to celebrate Halloween in Houston: Fright Fest at Astroworld. Well, those days are long gone. But you still have plenty of options if you’d like to get more than one wear out of your homemade costume: Scream on the Green Discovery Green steps up yet again to provide […]

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Marriage and Lending: The Final Word

One of my very favorite industry blogs, Just the Assistant, rolled out this brilliant post about the state of the mortgage industry. The thesis? Current market conditions and low interest rates present the opportunity of a lifetime for potential home buyers. And you don’t need a hubby (or wifey) to make the dream happen. Home […]

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Mo-stache Time

We can’t all be as foxy with a mustache as Mr. Magnum P.I. here. But that sure doesn’t stop some men from trying (see: John Travolta). But, what if you could actually sport a ridiculous mustache for a whole month, and when people point and laugh, you can say, in complete honesty, that it’s for […]

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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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Trick or Treat Time!

There are many advantages to being a grown-up. No curfews, for one. But every year since I became too old to go house to house on Halloween night, I’ve missed the cool fall weather, the thrill of getting Reese’s instead of Smarties, and dressing up as something genuinely awesome, like a fried egg. In the […]

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It’s Not Me, It’s You: On Bad Driving in Houston

Bad driving is one of the biggest points of contention for Houstonians and visitors to this city. If you Google Houston, no doubt you’ll find tons of hits and forums where people complain endlessly about how terrible Houston drivers are. People pull out in front of you. Drive next to you in YOUR lane. Blah, […]

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SWF Seeks BFF

I recently stumbled on a fully-entertaining and useful blog–MWF Seeking BFF–by Rachel Bertsche, an O mag web producer and journalist, about her quest to find a bestest buddy in her new town of Chicago. In other words, a BFF. You know, that gal (or guy!) you can tell everything too, cry in front of, and […]

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Get Your Groupon

Do you like finding a great deal? Are you always looking for cool things to do and new business to try in Houston. If so, you’re going to love this little gem of a website I just stumbled upon. Recently, a little site known as www.Groupon.com has been shaking up the interwebs. This in-demand, highly […]

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Texas Beaches are Not Lost

If you moved to Houston from the inland, you were probably pretty excited to be within easy driving distance from the beach. But I bet you were a little disappointed when you got there. Houston area beaches aren’t the best. I’ll be the first to admit that. If you’re expecting white sand and electric blue […]

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