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Why You Should Buy A Home This Winter

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Over the years quite a few people have asked me if they should buy a home in the winter. The question is usually “is there any advantage to buying a home in the winter?” When it comes to shopping for a home, winter is not the most popular season. Colder and short days all make […]

Houston Real Estate Market Post Harvey

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Houston Home Sales Rebound Post Harvey Just weeks after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of homes in Houston, home sales have rebounded significantly. Houston area home sales rallied for the second straight month after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August, stalling or canceling real estate transactions across the Houston area. Sales rose 4 […]

100% Financing For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

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Zero Down Loans Available For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Did you know the FHA offers a type of home loan specifically for those recovering from a disaster? This program doesn’t require a down payment. It’s one of the few home loan programs that qualify for a 100% financing with no income or location restrictions. You […]

How To Buy A Home With No Money Down In 2017

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Low Down Payment Home Loans For First-Time And Repeat Buyers The biggest barrier to homeownership today is the mortgage down payment. But it doesn’t have to be. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of first-time buyers think they need 10% or more down to buy a home. That’s simply false. In fact, the […]

Top Real Estate Tips For Buyers And Sellers

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High demand and low interest rates drove housing sales in 2016, and 2017 is shaping up to be another good year, albeit with a few minor caveats. While home prices for starter-to-midrange homes are pushing upward toward pre-recession peaks, especially in secondary markets, they’re stabilizing in higher-priced areas. If mortgage rates rise modestly as expected […]

Saudi Prince’s River Oaks Estate On Sale For $20M

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A River Oaks house originally built for Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal is for sale. The house, at 1000 Kirby Drive, is being listed with an asking price of $20 million. The three-story house is 23,870 square feet and sits on more than three acres. It has nine bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, four half-bathrooms and […]

Green Homes In Houston Fetch $25,000 Premium

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Homes in Texas that are built to meet national standards of environmental and energy efficiency are worth an average of $25,000 more in resale value than other homes. A recent study looked at more than 3,800 green-certified homes built in Texas between 2008 and 2016 to determine if certification raised the resale value of homes. […]

Current Real Estate Trends In Sugar Land And Missouri City

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1. Home sale prices have soared Average home sale prices have increased greatly over the past 16 years, more than doubling in Missouri City and nearly doubling in Sugar Land. In 2016, the most recent year data was available, the average sale price for a home in Missouri City was $239,400; in Sugar Land, the […]

Amazon Fresh Coming To The Houston Area

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Amazon aims to imminently expand its grocery delivery business in Houston. AmazonFresh, the e-commerce giant’s grocery arm, was expected to occupy more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Fallbrook Pines Business Park in northwest Houston. That news comes weeks after Amazon’s almost $14 billion offer to acquire Whole Foods was widely interpreted […]

Houston Neighborhoods Offer Small Town Feel

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Tomball residents cherish it. Folks in Jersey Village desire it. And the promoters of dozens of Houston-area real estate developments, from The Woodlands to Clear Lake, have promised to deliver it. What is this highly sought-after quality? A small-town feel. We’ve heard this phrase again and again, usually uttered in a tone of wistful nostalgia. […]