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 […]

Procrastinator’s Guide to Father’s Day Dining (& Drinking): Choices Beyond Traditional Brunch

While the usual brunch makes for a great way to celebrate Father’s Day, check out these 8 places to grab a bit and/or drink with dad this Sunday. Tasty’cue at Killen’s Barbecue:  Dad won’t be able to get enough of the stellar brisket, beef ribs, pork belly, sausage and more.  Be forwarned:  There’s usually a […]

10 Distinctive New Restaurants That Are Definitely Worth a Try

Several new restaurants have opened across the Houston area.  The time has come to get out and eat now that the storm has passed . . . . at least until the heat becomes so oppressive no one wants to leave home.  So let’s get to it. B&B Butchers and Restaurant:  Locally owned steakhouse on […]

Eye on the Weather

The Fellwock Real Estate Group wants you and your family to stay safe while the weather decides what it is going to do.  Stay tuned to your favorite radio and/or TV channel to get the latest news and updates.  Remember to have things ready in case of evacuation and “Turn around, Don’t drown” is the safest […]

HUD Wants to Require ‘Affordable Housing’ in Wealthy Neighborhoods

Republicans hope to block a proposed federal regulation that would force localities to take additional steps to integrate segregated neighborhoods and bring affordable housing to wealthy areas.  If localities fail to take such actions, they would no longer be eligible for community development block grants and other housing related grants. At issue is the “Affirmatively […]

6 Common Financial Pitfalls

We all make mistakes, and through them, we learn.  But when it comes to finances, it is best not to take the trial-and-error approach.  Avoiding some of the following financial mistakes might save you a great deal of money and heartache. Cashing out a retirement account to pay off loans Substantial income tax penalties can […]

Hot Books for Summer – Part I

It’s time to stuff your beach bag, load your purse, or check out from the library this summer’s hottest reads.  From Stephen King to Harper Lee to Dr. Seuss, there’s something for readers big and small.  Check out what is available in June: 1.  Finders Keepers by Stephen King – on sale 6/2 2.   […]

Fighting Houston’s Commuter Horror Stories: New Real Estate Tool Ranks Houses Based on Commute Times

A brand new feature on the Houston Association of Realtors’ (HAR) revamped website allows apartment, condo and house hunters to search by job commute length (how many minutes it will take to get from the new place to their workplace).  This is an important consideration for buyers, HAR learned in a recent consumer survey. Call […]

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim at Taxes Generated by Water Districts

Add water districts to the list of small government entities in Texas that will likely protest bills filed by state lawmakers that would either cut the rate in half on rollback elections and appraisal caps. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reports he intended to “get a handle” on property taxes, leaving the weapon of choice […]

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 […]

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