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Alex Handley

RE/MAX Preferred Homes

Alex Handley's Blog

Subscribe to my blog for the latest in real estate news and analysis of the Houston/Cypress/Tomball market. I am a licensed real estate agent with RE/MAX Preferred Homes.

4 Reasons to Buy This Fall


September 26th, 2016

It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get- ...
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The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home


September 17th, 2016

Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramificatio ...
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What Is a Good Credit Score? The Number You Need to Buy a Home


August 22nd, 2016

From Realtor.com: No number is more important to prospective home buyers than their credit score. Put simply, these three digits are a numerical representation of your track record paying off your debts, from credit cards to co ...
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Home Maintenance for People with Better Things to Do


August 16th, 2016

Owning your own home shouldn’t mean an endless list of chores.

From houselogic.com: Weekends are meant for coaching a youth soccer team to victory, chopping your way through “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,&r ...
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HOUSTON-AREA HOME SALES COOL IN JULY


August 10th, 2016

From the MLS Report for July 2016 - The greater Houston real estate market experienced its first sales decline in six months in July, with the sharpest drop in volume reported among homes on the highest and lowest e ...
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Tiny Home Test Drive


June 24th, 2016

From the New York Times:  Tucked into a New York City Housing Authority site, on a spot between First and Second Avenues that was once a parking lot, and flanked by linden and honeylocust trees and a small plaza lined with park benc ...
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THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET HEATS UP IN MAY


June 15th, 2016

From the MLS Report for May:  HOUSTON — (June 15, 2016) — Steady growth in the supply of homes provided the fuel needed to help boost to the Houston real estate market in May, with si ...
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The Features That Help a Home Sell Fastest—and the Ones That Don’t


June 8th, 2016

From Realtor.com:  Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a wild year in real estate! Our chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, has  ...
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Houston Tops List of U-Haul Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities for 2015


May 26th, 2016

From myuhaulstory.com:  Houston maintained the top spot in the rankings for the seventh consecutive year, receiving more one-way U-Haul truck rentals in 2015 than any other destination. Chicago, Orlando, Austin and San Antonio follo ...
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The Houston Real Estate Market Maintains a Healthy Balance in April


May 11th, 2016

From the latest MLS release with April 2016 residential sales statistics:   The Houston real estate market continues to display healthy equilibrium despite instability in the energy industry. Overall single-family home sales volume ...
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