New Active Adult Community to Rise in West Houston

  Taylor Morrison Home Corp., a national homebuilder based in Arizona, plans to build its second Houston-area active adult community, an increasingly popular housing sector.  The new 268 acre Bonterra community will be at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, south of Katy,  It will include many of the same amenities and floor plans of the […]

More Homes Planned for Master-Planned Community Near Exxon Mobil Campus

More homes are planned for a growing master-planned community north of Houston. CDC Houston, the local subsidiary of New York based Coventry Development Corp., is looking at announcing 3 new neighborhoods in Springwoods Village, an 1,800 acre community that is home to Exxon Mobil Corp.’s new campus. The first neighborhood will be small and feature […]

Houston Ranked Among Top Cities for Senior Living

Older adults in Houston have more freedom to live independently than their counterparts in most other US cities, a new study has found.  According to Redfin.com, Houston has the 5th best technology-assisted living options for senior citizens in the US. Houston is ne of 14 cities that has access to Uber, Rover, Porch, Instacart and […]

Hot Books for Summer – Part III

Check out these great books for August.  Some are already here, while others are expected soon.  Don’t miss out on that book from your favorite author or an interesting read.  Here is the list: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman – on sale 8/4 The Storm of the Century by Al Roker – on […]

Best Month Ever! Houston Home Sales Reach Record Levels

June was the strongest month for home sales in Houston Real Estate history with 7,935 single-family homes sold, the highest one month sales total ever reported by the Houston Association of Realtors.  Industry experts and economists had been predicting that Houston home sales would crater following the collapse of oil prices and layoffs in Houston’s […]

Mall Makeover for Willowbrook

Willowbrook is getting a facelift.  Owner General Growth Properties, Inc. has announced plans for a large scale project to update the interior and exterior of the 1.3 million square foot northwest Houston shopping complex that was built in 1981 and renovated in 1992. A contemporary, two story clear structure will be added to the mall’s […]

Saying Goodbye to the Dapper Agent: Patrick Macnee of “The Avengers”

Patrick Macnee, the British born actor known as John Steed in the 1960s TV series “The Avengers” died at the age of 93.  Macnee died Thursday of natural causes with his family at this bedside in Rancho Mirage. The spy drama began in Britain in 1961 before coming to the US in 1966 and it […]

Hot Books for Summer – Part II

The newest books available for July are going to be here soon.  Pick your favorite to take on vacation or just to escape at home.  This is the list: A Full Life:  Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter – on sale 7/7 Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella […]

4 Takeaways from Yellen after Fed Decides Not to Raise Rates

Here are 4 takeaways from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s news conference following the Fed’s decision to keep its federal funds rate at or near zero: Stop focusing so much on when the Fed will start raising rates Too much attention is being paid to when the Fed will begin raising its federal funds rate […]

Puppy Paradise: Houston Landmark is Named to List of Top 50 Dog-Friendly Road Trip Destinations

Summer is here and for thousands of Americans it means it’s time to hit the road and take adventures with your family, including your four-legged friends. More than 37 million people kicked off their summer with a Memorial Day trip of at least 50 miles, according to AAA’s estimates, and 88% of them opted to […]

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