Here’s the Estimated Economic Impact of Houston’s Recent Floods

The economic impact from the recent floods that damaged property and public infrastructure in Houston could range between $200 million and $550 million, according to BBVA Compass economists.  That estimate takes into consideration the damage to housing, structures and cars, as well as lost value-added and tax revenues.  A local contractor stated how rain delays […]

Rents are More Affordable in Houston for College Grads than Almost Any Big City in the Nation

Now that the school year is over, millions of recent graduates are looking for jobs and places to live, and according to a new study, Houston is one of the country’s most affordable markets for these recent grads. Real estate website Trulia found that 2 Texas cities are within the top 5 most affordable rental […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Historic Heights Theater Up For Sale; Could be Residential

If you are cruising the home listings today, you might have noticed an anomaly . . . the Heights Theater, an iconic Heights building, is up for sale as a residential property.  The listing says the 7,058 square foot building, built in 1923, is a “perfect live/work space for a buyer with artistic sensibilities.” Star […]

Sellers: Ramp Up Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home, and one of the most difficult to quantify, but one thing is certain . . . homes sell for more money when they have it. It’s common knowledge that drive-up first impressions count.  Buyers want to be charmed and excited about a property […]

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