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Set on an oversized 8,844 sq. ft. lot, this 5 bedroom home is an urban retreat.  Upon entering you can set the mood in the whole house with the touch of a single button.  Control every aspect of your house from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, PC, touch screen, remote or keypad via the Control 4 Smart Home Automation System (controls lighting, audio/video, ceiling speakers in all rooms, security system with cameras, door locks and HVAC).  Art lighting enhances the ambience in the entry hall, formal living and dining rooms.  Relax on the back deck overlooking the yard or the side porch listening to the sounds of your garden fountain (mosquitonix misting system included) or escape to your own 3D home theater with 7.2 surround sound complete with kitchenette.  3 Trane AC units installed 2013.

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4-5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, study, 3 living areas and garage apartment.

Relax and entertain in your oasis in the heart of the Heights.  The back yard has an exotic Ipe wood deck surrounded by soon to be blooming Star Jasmine complete with a shade awning that remains.  The recently renovated kitchen is a chef's dream with an Italian made 6-burner Bertazzoni gas range, Viking steam oven, Miele built-in coffee system and cup warmer, 2 U-Line under counter wine fridges (1 is dual zone), Asko 3-rack dishwasher, 48" built-in Northland glass door refrigerator, ROHL Shaws fireclay handcrafted farmhouse sink, Perrin & Rowe plumbing fixtures and a 3" thick black walnut island. Intricate beveled glass transoms beckon an earlier time.  Garage apartment lease expires June 2015.  Exterior paint and gutters 2014.

Front living room open to dining room, perfect for entertaining dinner parties.

Incredibly spacious kitchen with high-end finishes appliances such as Asko 3 drawer dishwasher, ROHL Shaws fireclay handcrafted farmhouse sink and Perrin & Rowe plumbing fixtures, Viking steam oven, 48" built-in Northland glass door refrigerator, Miele built-in coffee system and cup warmer

6-burner Italian Bertazzoni gas range March 2015

2 U-Line under counter wine fridges (1 is dual zone)

Kitchen open to second living area which opens into backyard oasis.

Ipe deck is great for entertaining and surrounded by a privacy fence infused with Star Jasmine. Shade awning stays.

Garage apartment with rear balcony.

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MAR
27

Zoned to highly sought after Oak Forest Elementary School, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage was extensively renovated in 2011. Hardwood floors in front living room, halls and bedrooms; no carpet anywhere. The master suite has a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. The utility room is quite large and has a wall of shelving for storage. Roof, HVAC, windows and appliances were all replaced in 2011. The back yard shed remains and can be used for storage or as a workshop. Sprinkler system covers front, back and side yards, making this large property easy to maintain. The refrigerator stays. Click on http://goo.gl/rgbC5V  for more info.

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MAR
23

It's official! Spring has arrived. That means it's time for spring cleaning.  I thought you would find this article interesting.  
 
Best,

Cynthia 


Six Unexpected Places Where Mold Likes to Hide
By Lisa Kaplan Gordon, originally posted on HomeLogic.com. 

Mold can surprise you and hide in unexpected places, making it harder to detect and wipe out.

To get rid of mold, think like a fungus and search out these six moist places where mold likes to grow.
 

1. Chimneys

Why mold grows there: Brick crevices collect water, dirt, and other organic debris. Rusted chimney caps and faulty flashing lets in rain and snow, encouraging mold to grow.

How to wipe it out: First, replace rusted caps and fix flashing. Then, call a chimney sweep to give your chimney a thorough cleaning. A $200-$300 annual visit from a chimney sweep not only removes mold, but also keeps your chimney free of dangerous creosote and helps it operate at peak efficiency.

2. Refrigerator Drip Pans
 

Why mold grows there: It’s a rarely noticed place under your fridge that collects moisture and food spills, a perfect environment for mold to grow.

How to wipe it out: Cleaning drips pans should be part of your annual deep cleaning ritual. Spray the pan with a hydrogen peroxide solution (1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide in 1 cup water). Wipe clean with a rag soaked in white vinegar. Also, clean the floor beneath the pan.

Related: 10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

3. Front-Loading Washing Machines

Why mold grows there: The gasket around the door on front-loading washing machines often stays wet because the door is usually closed when not in use. Add some lint to the moisture, and mold happily munches and multiplies.

How to wipe it out: Wipe the gasket and glass dry before you shut the door. If you spot mold, run a hot water wash with some chlorine bleach (no clothes), which will kill the fungi.

4. Window Sashes and Seals

Why mold grows there: Condensation provides the moisture mold loves; dirt and dust supply food. 

How to wipe it out: After heavy rains, open windows and wipe moisture from the bottoms of sashes and window sills. If seals between panes are failing, you’ll have to repair or replace window sashes to prevent condensation. Regularly clean windows to deprive mold of food.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/air-quality/unexpected-places-mold-can-hide/#ixzz2widsTzom

5. Dishes

Why mold grows there: When you stack dishes that are a little wet and a little cruddy, mold has the perfect environment to grow — especially if you don’t use those dishes every day.
 

How to wipe it out: Run moldy dishes through the dishwasher, and wipe cabinets with a vinegar-soaked rag. Completely dry dishes before you store them.

6. Air Conditioners

Why mold grows there: Air conditioning units trap dust and pollen (a good meal for mold) and grab moisture from the air. If you don’t run your AC unit at least every 24 hours in warm weather, humidity in your house climbs and mold may grow in AC ducts and drain pans, and on coils.

How to wipe it out: If mold grows in your central air conditioning unit, you’ll have to hire a mold remediation pro to clean out the system ($400-$1,000). If mold shows up in a window AC unit, remove the front plate, clean the blower with a HEPA filter vacuum, and flush out the coils and clean the drain pan with a 1:1 solution of bleach and water.

Of course, prevention is the best remedy. Run your AC for at least 10 minutes every day to keep air circulating when it’s hot and humid outside, and keep the humidity in your home below 55%.

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Set on an 8844 SF lot, this 5 bedroom home is an urban retreat. Upon entering you can set the mood in entire house with the touch of a button via Control 4 Smart Home Automation System, which controls lighting, A/V, ceiling speakers in all rooms, security system with cameras, and HVAC. Art lighting enhances entry, formal living and dining rooms. Relax in the backyard or on the side porch listening to the sounds of your garden fountain or escape to your 3D home theater with 7.2 sound sound, complete with a kitchenette. 3 Trane A/C units installed in 2012/2013.  For more information: http://goo.gl/i3rK1m

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MAR
16

With summer around the corner, now is time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to make energy improvements efficiently and economically. HouseLogic sat down with an expert on energy efficiency and I’m happy to pass the tips on to you.
--Cynthia

The following is courtesy of National Association of Realtors’ HouseLogic.

The following is a Q&A with Suzanne Shelton, president and CEO of Shelton Group, a marketing agency specializing in sustainability and energy efficiency. Shelton Group’s annual Energy Pulse research report tracks consumer attitudes toward energy-related topics.

HouseLogic: So our energy bills are going up?

Suzanne Shelton:
Yes, for many of us, even though we may think our energy use is going down.

HL: How come?


SS:Energy is the only product we buy on a daily basis where we have no idea how much we pay for it. It would be different if we had to feed dollars into a machine to make the power run in our homes.

The way we use energy now is the equivalent of walking into a convenience store every day and filling our pockets with candy and walking out. Then the bill comes at the end of the month and we’re saying, “There’s no way I ate that much candy!”

This is an inherent problem with the way we use energy, or it will be, at least, until we live like the
Jetsonsand have nifty energy dashboards in our homes.

HL: Why are we using more energy now — what are the main culprits? 

SS: Several things. We simply have more stuff plugged in now than we did five or 10 years ago — Xboxes, electronics chargers, iPads — and some of those things are energy hogs.

For example, plasma TVs use as much energy as a refrigerator. They’re getting more efficient now, but if you had the old square CRT and replaced it with a flat-screen plasma, you’re instantly paying the utility much more than you did before.

People are buying an Energy Star refrigerator, but then putting the old one in the garage as a beer fridge. For example, a friend of mine was in the process of selling her house. She wasn’t living there and she had the HVAC turned off, but she had an old refrigerator inside, plus a freezer plugged in on the back porch. Her utility bill came in at $50 a month and she was furious. “I’m never there!” she said. “The lights are off, the heat’s off, how can this be right?”

I said, “Are your appliances plugged in?” And so she unplugged the freezer and her refrigerator inside. It cut her bill in half.

HL: Do we also think that if we’re saving energy in one way, we can use more of something else?

SS: Yes. People tell us in focus groups, “I bought these CFLs so now I can leave the lights on and not pay more. I bought a high-efficiency washer and dryer because I want to do more laundry without paying more. I ate the salad, so I can have the chocolate cake.”

Psychologists call it “moral licensing,” but we at Shelton Group call it the “Snackwells Effect,” as in, they’re low-fat, so I can eat all of them.

HL: What’s the reason for this disconnect?

SS: Most of us have no idea how our homes really work, so we don’t know how to make the biggest impact. That’s why consumers run out and replace their windows first, when that should probably be fifth or sixth on the list of energy-efficient improvements to make, and they totally ignore effective activities like caulking and sealing that cost far less. 

HL: I’m surprised people replace their windows first.

SS: The aesthetic draw of new windows is really strong; we love to be around pretty things. You can also talk yourself into it because you think it’ll improve your resale value. But more than that, if you put your hand up to a window, even an energy-efficient window, you can feel that it’s hot or cold, so people just assume that’s where the biggest problem is.

But for the average home owner, new windows aren’t the best use of your home improvement dollar in terms of saving money on your energy bills. Everyone’s situation is different, but other projects usually cost far less and offer a faster return on your investment.

HL note: Consider this: If you spend $12,000 on windows and save 7% to 15% on your energy bill, according to Department of Energy data, when you could have spent around $1,000 for new insulation, caulking, and sealing and saved 20% on your energy bill, you made the wrong choice if your only reason for undertaking the project was reducing energy costs.


HouseLogic: Tell us what we should be doing differently to make our homes more energy efficient.

Suzanne Shelton:
First, I want to mention that it matters how many energy-efficient things you do. Half of the population say they’ve done two to three things to make their homes more energy efficient — replaced incandescent light bulbs with
CFLs, bought an Energy Star appliance, added insulation— but most people report that their bills have gone up.

HL: So more projects equal more results?

SS: Right. Once you get up to the level of making four or five energy-efficiency home improvements, you generally start seeing savings on your utility bill.

Depending on the activities you choose and the point you’re starting out at, you can probably expect a four- or five-year time frame for return of your investment. Which means now is a great time to do it. How many of us are stuck in our homes now because of the market?


HL: The economy is weighing on everyone. If a home owner has just $1,000 to spend on energy-efficient home improvements, what would you recommend he or she do first? 

SS: 5 things:

1.Caulk and seal all penetrations into the home. I’ll tell you, I had a home energy audit done three years ago, and even though I do this for a living, I was astonished. When the guy walked me down into my basement and showed me all the penetrations from plumbing lines and electricity wires, I couldn’t believe all the gaping holes in my house. Buy a few cans of Great Stuff and take a weekend to go around and seal everything, filling around windows, too. It takes time and it’s a pain, but it works.

2. Hire an HVAC contractor to take a hard look at all your ductwork — are there any ducts leaking that need to be re-sealed? — and give you an HVAC tune-up. You might spend a couple hundred bucks, but you can save significantly depending on how old or out of shape your HVAC system is. 

3. Replace all your lightingwith CFLsor LEDs. Most people tell us they’ve replaced all their incandescents, but it just isn’t true. The DOE says that only about 13% of sockets are filled with CFLs right now.

4. Program your thermostat. Most people who buy programmable thermostats don’t program them. If we actually programmed them not to heat the furniture while we’re away, that would be smart.

5. Reduce the temperature on your water heater. The Department of Energy recommends 120 degrees. If you have a tank water heater, it keeps a certain amount of water hot and ready to go all day, so lowering the temperature reduces the energy you use to heat the water.

If, after you’ve done all those relatively low-cost things, you want to make a little bit more of an investment, consider adding insulationto your house.

No one wants to do these things because they’re not sexy, and they’re kind of a pain, and windows seem more appealing. But I’d do all these activities before I replaced my windows.

HL: If you could spearhead an ad campaign to motivate home owners to make more energy-efficient improvements, what would it say? 

SS: You have to do five things to see the savings you want. That’s actually something we’re working on right now, so stay tuned.


Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/blog/whats-really-green/how-to-be-energy-efficient-at-home/#ixzz2RXy0Owiy


 

 
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Recently remodeled home (2007) with huge addition on an extra wide (70x125) lot on a great street in the Heights. Large open spaces, formals, stainless appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and attached front loading garage. Two guest suites up with additional flex space and a great master retreat with soaring ceilings, separate shower, Jacuzzi and oversized closet space. The extra large backyard has room for a pool and ample green space left over afterwards!

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MAR
11

Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors®

MLS Report for February 2015

Prices climb to February highs and inventory shows signs of growth

HOUSTON  (March 11, 2015) — Falling oil prices and related layoffs, limited housing inventory, and rising home prices contributed to the first decline in home sales the Houston market has seen in six months. Sales of single-family homes dropped 5.8 percent year-over-year in February, led largely by faltering activity among homes priced above $500,000, which, until now, had been one of the market’s strongest and steadiest segments.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), February single-family home sales totaled 4,521 units compared to 4,798 a year earlier. Months of inventory, the estimated time it would take to deplete the current active housing inventory based on the previous 12 months of sales, edged up slightly to a 2.7-months supply. That is still well below the current national supply of 4.7 months of inventory.

Home prices achieved record highs for a February. The average price of a single-family home rose 4.5 percent year-over-year to $259,293. The median price—the figure at which half the homes sold for more and half for less—jumped 7.9 percent to $199,400.

February sales of all property types totaled 5,564 units, down 4.7 percent compared to the same month last year. Total dollar volume dipped 1.7 percent to $1.3 billion versus $1.4 billion a year earlier.

“We are witnessing the start of exactly what economists predicted would create a more ‘normalized’ Houston real estate market: declining sales volume, increasing prices, and improvement in housing inventory levels,” said HAR Chair Nancy Furst with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties. “While some local energy jobs have gone away, the Texas Workforce Commission just declared 2014 one of the best years for job creation in Houston, with almost 105,000 jobs added and continued hiring expected this year, albeit at lower levels. No one knows for sure where oil prices will go in the months ahead, but the diversity of Houston’s economy should help our housing market hold its own during this transition.”

 

February Monthly Market Comparison

 

With the exception of home prices, which rose, indicators for the Houston real estate market entered negative territory in February, with single-family home sales volume, total property sales volume, and total dollar volume all down compared to February 2014.

Month-end pending sales for all property types totaled 3,719. That is down 1.5 percent compared to last year and suggests the possibility of another dip in sales activity when the March numbers are tallied. Active listings, or the number of available properties, at the end of February was 27,990, up 0.7 percent from last year.

Houston’s housing inventory grew slightly in February to a 2.7-months supply versus the 2.6-months supply of a year earlier. According to the National Association of Realtors, the current supply of homes for the U.S stands at a 4.7-months supply.

CATEGORIES FEBRUARY 2014 FEBRUARY 2015 CHANGE
Total property sales 5,837 5,564 -4.7%
Total dollar volume $1,392,411,753 $1,369,031,345 -1.7%
Total active listings 27,798 27,990 0.7%
Total pending sales 3,777 3,719 -1.5%
Single-family home sales 4,798 4,521 -5.8%
Single-family average sales price $248,109 $259,293 4.5%
Single-family median sales price $184,740 $199,400 7.9%
Single-family months inventory* 2.6 2.7 4.3%

* Months inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity. This figure is representative of the single-family homes market.

 

Single-Family Homes Update

 

Single Family

February single-family home sales totaled 4,521, down 5.8 percent from February 2014. The last drop in sales volume took place in July 2014, and was a 1.0 percent year-over-year decline.

Home prices reached record highs for a February in Houston. The single-family average price increased 4.5 percent from last year to $259,293 and the median price climbed 7.9 percent year-over-year to $199,400. The number of days it took a home to sell¬, or Days on Market, was 59 versus 64 last February. In July 2014, it reached an historic low of 45 days.

Broken out by housing segment, February sales performed as follows:

  • $1 - $79,999: decreased 36.1 percent
  • $80,000 - $149,999: decreased 17.2 percent
  • $150,000 - $249,999: increased 5.5 percent
  • $250,000 - $499,999: increased 4.1 percent
  • $500,000 and above: decreased 1.4 percent

 

Single Family Average Home Price

 

HAR also breaks out the sales figures for existing single-family homes. In February, existing home sales totaled 3,786. That is down 4.7 percent from the same month last year. The average sales price climbed 3.0 percent year-over-year to $238,379 while the median sales price rose 7.1 percent to $182,000.

Townhouse/Condominium Update

After suffering a year-over-year decline of 20.9 percent last month, sales of townhouses and condominiums rose 10.6 percent in February. A total of 489 units sold last month compared to 442 properties in February 2014. The average price soared 12.2 percent to $200,191 and the median price rose 4.2 percent to $145,000. Both prices represented record highs for a February. Inventory was flat at a 2.6-months supply.

Townhouse/Condominium Sales

 

Lease Property Update

Demand for lease properties rose slightly in February. Single-family home rentals edged up a fractional 0.4 percent compared to February 2014, while year-over-year townhouse/condominium rentals increased 1.4 percent. The average rent for a single-family home was up 5.4 percent to $1,676 and the average rent for a townhouse/condominium rose 2.0 percent to $1,509.

Houston Real Estate Milestones in February

  • At $199,400, the single-family home median price achieved a record high for a February;
  • At $259,293, the single-family home average price also reached a February high;
  • Days on Market for single-family homes was 59 days versus 64 days a year earlier;
  • Townhouse/condominium sales rose 10.6 percent versus February 2014;
  • At $145,000, the townhouse/condominium median price hit a record high for a February;
  • At $200,191, the townhouse/condominium average price also reached a record high for a February.

The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 29,000 REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 50,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com.

The information published and disseminated to the HAR Multiple Listing Services is communicated verbatim, without change by Multiple Listing Services, as filed by MLS participants.

The MLS does not verify the information provided and disclaims any responsibility for its accuracy. All data is preliminary and subject to change. Monthly sales figures reported since November 1998 includes a statistical estimation to account for late entries. Twelve-month totals may vary from actual end-of-year figures. (Single-family detached homes were broken out separately in monthly figures beginning February 1988.)

Founded in 1918, the 
Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 29,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.

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MAR
10

Zoned to highly sought after Oak Forest Elementary School, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage was extensively renovated in 2011. Hardwood floors in front living room, halls and bedrooms; no carpet anywhere. The master suite has a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. The utility room is quite large and has a wall of shelving for storage. Roof, HVAC, windows and appliances were all replaced in 2011. The back yard shed remains and can be used for storage or as a workshop. Sprinkler system covers front, back and side yards, making this large property easy to maintain. The refrigerator stays. Click on http://goo.gl/rgbC5V  for more info.

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FEB
20

Set on an oversized 8,844 sq. ft. lot, this 5 bedroom home is an urban retreat.  Upon entering you can set the mood in the whole house with the touch of a single button.  Control every aspect of your house from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, PC, touch screen, remote or keypad via the Control 4 Smart Home Automation System (controls lighting, audio/video, ceiling speakers in all rooms, security system with cameras, door locks and HVAC).  Art lighting enhances the ambience in the entry hall, formal living and dining rooms.  Relax on the back deck overlooking the yard or the side porch listening to the sounds of your garden fountain (mosquitonix misting system included) or escape to your own 3D home theater with 7.2 surround sound complete with kitchenette.  3 Trane AC units installed 2013.

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FEB
19

Each new year brings with it a new wave of home design inspiration and trends. Not only does keeping an eye on trends make your home stand out to guests, it also lets you anticipate how to increase your home's value on the resale market should you decide to list this year. We all know that a big part of the excitement for a homebuyer is the design process, so keeping your home fresh with the sort of touches that they're seeing in design publications and blogs may make it easier to sell when the time is right. I think these top 2015 home trend predictions from RISMedia’s House Call blog are pretty on point:

  • Deeper, Darker Colors: Several experts are saying this year will be out with the light and bright and in with the dark and deep. “Almost every new textile collection and furniture debut seems to be awash in a much more saturated hue than we saw in the early 2010s,” says designer Scot Meacham Wood, in a Q&A at House Beautiful. Nancy Mitchell at Apartment Therapy agrees: “For a long time we’ve been seeing mostly bright, white interiors (white walls, white floors, white ceiling), but I’m feeling a shift towards darker, moodier hues.”
  • Comfortable, Cozy Sectionals: As society continues to shift away from formality toward more casual living, it only makes sense that big, comfortable sectional sofas would become a popular trend. According to Houzz.com Editor Sheila Schmitz, “It is back in a big way. As living rooms have become more relaxed places for lounging, we have less need for formal sofas and more love for a versatile padded zone that lets us sprawl out however we like.”
  • Cowhide: Using cowhides as rugs in living areas is expected to keep growing in popularity this year. Alexa Fiander at Zillow calls it the “ideal accent texture for 2015’s modern, yet approachable design aesthetic.” Expect cowhide to move beyond rugs, too — to pillows, throw blankets and even art.
  • Open Floor Plans: An open layout is not a new trend, but it will likely remain a popular one this year. According to Barbara Ballinger at REALTOR Magazine, “It’s becoming a wish beyond the young hipster demographic, so you’ll increasingly see this layout in traditional condo buildings and single-family suburban homes.” Ballinger attributes this to the fact that after the kitchen became the hub of homes, the easy next step was to expand it into open-living areas for greater togetherness.
  • Mid-Century Modern Elements: From furniture to lighting, mid-century modern should stay big in 2015. “Many are attracted to the simplicity and clean lines of mid-century modern furniture, accessories and décor,” says Karen Highland at the Frederick Real Estate Blog. “A few iconic pieces can work well in any room.” Whether found on Craigslist or West Elm, these slick pieces will remain popular this year.
  • Gold Accents: 2015 will likely see an uptick in gold accents, from light fixtures to mirrors. Lauren McPhillips at Style at Home says “Gold and warm metallics have graced the homes of Canadians and the runways of the world for the past several seasons and they’re not going anywhere in 2015. “What’s more, varying shades of gold and brass will be mixed together to create unique looks.”
  • Wallpaper: Wallpaper is making a comeback. “Wallpaper provides an easy way to add visual impact, even in small amounts,” designer Lee Hardcastle told Houzz. “Wallpaper gives you the control of complementing the architectural elements throughout the kitchen or adding a beautiful contrast to an otherwise simple color palette.”

I like some of the ideas that Vicki Clary, the Marketing Director of Curtis Homes, collected for RISMedia’s House Call blog, along with Nick Caruso. They suggest that you consider working some of them into your design choices during 2015. The one I’m least tempted to try is the wallpaper. As a Realtor, I usually advise clients to remove wallpaper from listing it for sale. If her predictions are correct, you can expect to see a lot of these trends the coming year. Let me know what you think about these!

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FEB
12

Recently remodeled home (2007) with huge addition on an extra wide (70x125) lot on a great street in the Heights. Large open spaces, formals, stainless appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and attached front loading garage. Two guest suites up with additional flex space and a great master retreat with soaring ceilings, separate shower, Jacuzzi and oversized closet space. The extra large backyard has room for a pool and ample green space left over afterwards!

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FEB
11

2014 has ended and the results are in!  Home prices in the Heights area continued to rise in 2014 while supply remained tight.  A total of 670 homes sold in the Heights area in 2014 compared to 702 in 2013 for a 4.6% decrease due to a lack of supply.  The average price per square foot for homes sold in the Heights in 2014 increased to $274.75/SF compared to $238.06/SF for a 15.4% increase over 2013.  

The average median days on market has slightly increased from 11 days in 2013 to 14 days in 2014.  Houston ended 2014 with just 2.5 months of home inventory, which is the lowest supply on record!  

2015 is expected to bring more inventory as the record construction permitting in the city that took place in 2014 brings a new wave of homes to the market in the spring.  Ted Jones, chief economist and senior vice president for Stewart Title Guaranty Co., expects home sales for Houston may decline by as much as 10 or 11% if we have a prolonged period of reduced oil prices, but they are still expected to outpace the rest of the nation in 2015 while we continue to catch up with demand.  Scott Davis, Houston director of Metrostudy, a housing consulting firm, said Houston is moving from a severe shortage of new homes to a moderate shortage.  

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FEB
10

From Houston Association of Realtors

Many have been asking HAR what 2015 holds for the Houston real estate market, especially in light of dropping oil prices, and without the benefit of a crystal ball, we turned to the experts for their insights.

Stewart Title Chief Economist and former HAR Chairman, Dr. Ted C. Jones, expects home sales to decline by 10-12 percent, while prices continue to rise by between three to six percent.  Jones also expects months’ inventory to rise to about 5.6 months in 2015, up from 2.5 months at the end of 2014.  “Instead of a dramatic collapse, what we are likely seeing is a reversion to the mean – we are moving out of an exceptional market with unsustainable performance to a market that is healthier and normally functioning,” said Scott Davis, regional director of Metrostudy.

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries recently published a report that projected Houston home prices would rise 2.1 percent in 2015, slowing from 2014 levels primarily due to a growing supply of new construction homes.

Read more projections in the February edition of Houston REALTOR® magazine at http://realtormag.realtor.org/news-and-commentary/economy/article/2015/01/2015-forecast-gains-ahead.

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JAN
30

Houston Association of Realtors HAR.com Jan 26, 2015

New Year's resolutions may have already faded out, but the housing market is just getting started. Even though it may take a while for new trends to emerge, the housing crisis that was a bear a few years ago has been making mostly positive gains as of late. The common thought is that this will be another year of recovery and further stabilization. Onward and upward it is.

In the Houston region, for the week ending January 18:

• New Listings decreased 1.5% to 2,071

• Pending Sales increased 10.1% to 1,561

• Closed Sales decreased 0.7% to 1,004

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JAN
26

Zoned to highly sought after Oak Forest Elementary School, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage was extensively renovated in 2011. Hardwood floors in front living room, halls and bedrooms; no carpet anywhere. The master suite has a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. The utility room is quite large and has a wall of shelving for storage. Roof, HVAC, windows and appliances were all replaced in 2011. The back yard shed remains and can be used for storage or as a workshop. Sprinkler system covers front, back and side yards, making this large property easy to maintain. The refrigerator stays. Click on http://goo.gl/rgbC5V  for more info.

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OCT
14

Home prices in the Heights area continue to rise while supply remains tight.  The previous 12 month running average price per square foot in September 2014 was $265/SF compared to $233/SF for the same time last year for a 14% increase.  A total of 702 homes sold in the Heights area last year and we are on track to do much less than that this year due to a lack of supply.  As of September 30th, 487 homes have closed this year compared to 544 for the same time last year for an 11% decrease in the number of homes sold.

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OCT
10
Gorgeous new construction in Southside Place promises luxury, beauty and class. Built by the esteemed Covington Builders this custom home has everything: state of the art kitchen, wine grotto, open floor plan, gorgeous French doors, lavish bath and flowing natural light. Thoughtful design and tasteful execution make this home a stunning showcase for years to come.















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Charming Heights bungalow with everything you want located blocks from 19th ST dining and shopping.  Heights Hike & Bike Trail is at the end of the block.  Painted inside and out and floors refinished Sept 2014.  Oversized garage with workshop area and 2 extra parking spaces outside in addition to 2 more parking spaces in front of house.  Extra space in master bedroom can be used as additional closet space or even a study.  Utility room in house with washer/dryer included.  Fridge stays.  Click on http://goo.gl/tmKHAX  for more info.

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The spring pilot program was so successful that Sunday HTX Streets is returning for more outdoor activities for the fall starting October 12th on 19th Street in the Houston Heights from 12pm to 4pm.  19th Street will be closed to cars between N. Shepherd and Heights Boulevard and open to pedestrians and bicyclists in an effort to promote a more healthy Houston by encouraging people to get outside and enjoy the city by moving around anyway they want except by car!

Two more events are scheduled for the fall:

Nov. 2: Third Ward/Museum Park – Dowling/Elgin to W. Alabama to Almeda/Arbor

Dec. 7: East End/Fifth Ward – Navigation/Jenson to York/Clinton

To read more about the success of this new venture, read the Houston Chronicle article at http://goo.gl/kdMfMf.


Looking to purchase a home in or around the Heights? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.
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