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Welcome to my blog created to provide you with the latest lowdown on Houston and Texas real estate! I'll be sharing as well timely trends in decor, market statistics, tips for homeowners, and pertinent news articles. Be my guest!
Texas has won the Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup for 2013 for the most new and expanded corporate facilities. Learn how Texas has become a beacon of opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs in this article from the San Antonio  Business Journal.
For a clever list of moving tips that really cut the time and labor involved and also help you get organized,   please read this short list of good ideas.  I loved the tip for packing dishes and china!
According to this report just released by the Houston Association of Realtors, 2013 was the best year on record for the Houton housing market. View  to learn more details in the full report, including how much prices are projected to rise in 2014.
Houston home prices have soared to the highest October on record according to the Houston Business Journal. Home sales have increased for the 29th straight month in both volume and price.  Inventory is down to 3.1 months of inventory, about 30% lower than last year, and the average sales price is up about 8%.

This is the year the housing market is rebounding nation-wide. Not only has housing regained the prices last seen in 2005, new housting starts are also on the rise, up 22.7 % in November.  Click! to learn more.  We're seeing a lot of evidence here in Houston that the start rate for buildings with 5 or more units has picked up, reaching  354,000 in November nationwide.

Trulia has come up with a list for 2013 of the most sought-after amenities in luxury homes.  The top trend is to have marvelous marble baths. Right now oversize windows, floor-to ceiling windows, and beautiful views are sought-after. Roof decks and terraces from which to enjoy those views are also at the top of current luxury buyers' wish lists.
Houston was ranked as the top performing U.S. metro area in 2012 and leads in population and job growth in 2013. Find out where the new jobs are and more facts about our great city.
You won't find the traditional housing slowdown in Houston this fall. Learn how the months of inventory figure has now dropped from 3.4 to 3.3 overall in the Houston market.
Just when we thought that Houston home sales couldn't go any faster or higher, they did!
 HAR reports that May home prices represented two straight years of positive sales that pushed prices 28% higher than last May and inventory to a record 3.3 months of inventory, a 13 -year low.
Home buyers snapped up enough homes in February to raise prices by 15.5% over February last year and to hold inventory levels to 13 year lows!  The just released HAR video & report below shows that the buying spree has held the housing inventory to 3.6 months, the lowest supply of homes on the market since December 1999.
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