Archives for December 2014

What Falling Oil Prices Mean for Houston’s Housing Market

Realtors may be worried about how falling oil prices will affect their business, which depends on the strength of the local economy. In the past 6 months, crude oil prices have dropped from more than $100 a barrel to below $70 a barrel.  While consumers are rejoicing at the pump, Houston’s oil and gas industry […]

Is It Cheaper to Rent an Apartment or Buy Home in Houston?

It’s more affordable to buy  home than it is to rent an apartment in most U.S. cities, including Houston, according to Zillow Inc. The national online Real Estate company released it s affordability report, which analyzed median household incomes, home values and rent prices in 35 cities.  Zillow found that in Houston, a household making […]

New Luxury Apartment Project Moves Forward near Exxon Mobil Campus

A second luxury apartment complex is proposed for Springwoods Village, a master-planned community north of Houston. Martin Fein Interests Ltd. plans to build a six story, 268 unit apartment project called The Mark at CityPlace Springwoods Village. The longtime Houston apartment developer announced Dec. 8th it has purchased 3.75 acres from CDC Houston to build […]

New Master-planned community in Katy to Feature Dog Ambassador, Other Unique Amenities

A Las Vegas area developer that is moving to Houston in 2015 will introduce several unique amenities to its new master-planned community in Katy. Rise Communities LLC announced plans to develop Cane Island,a 1,000 acre master-planned community located off of I-10 West at the new Cane Island Interchange, which is currently under construction.  The Henderson, […]

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