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"Tired of that long drive to work? If you are buying a new home, there's a new way to calculate your commute.
The Houston Association of Realtors has added a new feature that allows you to search for homes based on drive times. It allows you to add your work address, the time of day you drive to work, and the maximum amount of time you want to spend in traffic. The website then calculates all available homes for sale, within those criteria.
HAR developed the technology because they say consumers asked for it."
According to officials, Segment E of the Grand Parkway is set to open in December. Cypress and Katy will be connected by a 15-mile toll road. Growth is expected in residential, commercial and job growth.
According to a recent anaysis from The Business Journals, Houston ranks among the top 10 best cities for small businesses.
"The On Numbers analysis ranked the city No. 8, down from No. 4 last year. Houston has 19.91 small businesses per 1,000 people and experienced 3.81 percent growth in private-sector jobs between 2011 and 2012.
The Business Journals ranked 102 markets based on the following six factors (each factor’s formula weight is in brackets):
Concentration of small businesses, expressed as a ratio per 1,000 residents [30 percent]
One-year (2009-2010) percentage change in concentration [10 percent]
One-year (2009-2010) percentage change in the number of small businesses [10 percent]
Five-year (2006-2011) percentage change in population [12.5 percent]
Five-year (2007-2012) percentage change in private-sector employment [12.5 percent]
One-year (2011-2012) percentage change in private-sector employment [25 percent]
Compared to other markets, Houston performed the best in five-year growth in private-sector employment. Its 5 percent growth ranked it No. 3, behind fellow Texas metros Austin (7.53 percent) and McAllen-Edinburg (6.12 percent).
Austin also took the top spot for the overall ranking."