Archives for May 2015

Top 3 Things Millennial Buyers are Looking for in Homes

Houston homebuilders are preparing for a wave of Millennial buyers to enter the housing market in the coming years.  Millennials – those between 20 and 37 years old – have long delayed homeownership.  Housing experts attribute this trend to myriad reasons, including student loan debt, the recession and a national movement toward city living.  However, […]

Houston Developer Launches Senior Living Company

After developing 8 senior living communities and planning 4 more developments in the south, PinPoint Commercial LP is creating a new company, PinPoint Senior Living, to focus exclusively on the existing and new developments.  The Houston based commercial development company plans to build senior living communities in Texas in Amarillo, Lubbock and El Paso, as well […]

Lobster “As Big As a Human” Found

A filter-feeding “lobster” as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.  The two meter (6.5 ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthing in Morocco, lived at a distant time when life was just starting to get into its stride.  It belonged to the family of […]

First Homes Break Ground in New Golf Resort Community North of Houston

A luxury homebuilder has broken ground on the first luxury homes at a new golf resort community north of Houston.  Tipler Design & Build LLC began construction last week on the first phase of 147 resort homes in Bluejack National, a new residential community anchored by the first championship golf course designed by Tiger Woods set […]

World’s Oldest Tools – from 3.3 Million Years Ago – Discovered in Africa

The oldest stone tools on record – dating back 3.3 million years – have been discovered in Kenya, scientists announced Wednesday.  “This marks a new beginning to the known archaeological record,” according to the study, which appeared in the British journal Nature.  The discovery of the tools, some 149 of them near Lake Turkana in […]

Downtown Post Office, Designed by Astrodome Architects, Sets Closing Date

The main post office in downtown Houston has permanently closed, more than 6 years after the U.S. Postal Service first put the facility on the market. Built in 1962, the 5 story Barbara Jordan Post Office sits on a prime 16.3 acre site on Franklin Street and houses a public storefront as well as a […]

Houston Housing Market Heats Up with More Sales, More Inventory, Record High Prices

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Houston’s housing market.  Despite a short downturn due to the oil slump and winter weather, Houston’s housing market continued to improve in April as the homebuying season began to heat up. All metrics increased year over year, with single-family home sales increasing 1.9% to 6,502 and […]

New Residential Community North of Houston to Open in June

A luxury homebuilder plans to open its first master-planned community North of Houston in mid-June.  Toll Brothers Inc. is scheduling a grand opening for Woodson’s Reserve on June 13-14.  The 700 acre master-planned community is located off Riley Fuzzel Road and The Grand Parkway extension project, a few miles east of Interstate 45, The Woodlands and […]

3 Ways to Green Your Spring Maintenance Routine

Spring has nearly sprung completely and the change of season means 1 thing for homeowners:  maintenance.  This year, introduce eco-friendliness to your spring maintenance routine.  Many of the green fixes require just 1 or 2 more steps in projects likely already on the docket. Aerated Interior – There’s no better sign that spring has arrived […]

6 Low Cost Steps to an Organized Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen organized is essential to cooking and a good room aesthetic.  If your kitchen is disorganized, you’re likely scrambling to find what you need when you cook.  That’s never good, and it’s completely unnecessary too.,  There are various quick, low cost ways to organize your kitchen and make it suitable to your needs. […]

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