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MAY
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Located in the heart of the Houston Heights, yet outside of the Historic District, this home offers great versatility. Spacious yard and large rooms could be perfect for either residential or commercial use. Conversion of nearby homes into business offices represents intriguing possibilities. Completely remodeled in 2006, this home features hardwood floors throughout. Rewired electrical, a new roof and central HVAC, replaced water and sewer lines, bath tile, exterior paint and light fixtures as of 2009.

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MAY
21

Seeing an expensive energy bill is never fun. Especially if you believe you have an energy efficient home. No one likes paying a big bundle for their energy. And when you feel like you’re putting in the effort to lower your energy bills, but aren’t seeing results, it can be downright frustrating. If you think your home’s energy efficient, but the bills don’t seem to match up, that’s probably because your home isn’t actually very efficient at all. The good news is, there’s probably more you can do. As Christina Hoffman explains in an article for House Logic, if you make the right improvements and stick to energy efficient behavior, you’ll start seeing energy bills that match up with, and maybe even exceed your expectations.

A study done by the Shelton Group (a marketing and advertising agency specializing in energy-efficiency issues) shows that you aren’t alone in thinking your energy bills should be lower than they actually are. According to their research, about half of people think their homes are energy efficient and 89% think they’re using less energy than they did five years ago. Unfortunately, almost 60% say their energy bills have increased. There are a few main reasons for this disconnect.

Inflation is causing our bills to increase. Through 2040, energy bills are expected to rise two percent per year. Technology is constantly on the rise as well. That means we’re buying and using more gadgets and appliances than ever before. As a result, we have more things to plug in today than we had in the past. The whole ambiguity of your daily energy usage also makes it difficult to know how much your bill should actually be. Cliff Majersik, Executive Director for the Institute of Market Transformation, explains “energy is the only product we buy on a daily basis for which we have no idea how much we pay until a month later.”

Because energy costs and usage are going up, we have to make a more concerted effort to save on our energy bills than we may have had to do in the recent past. According to Hoffman, a couple changes here and there aren’t going to result in noticeable differences. If you’re truly committed to seeing smaller energy bills, you need to be truly committed to making your home energy efficient as well. Hoffman gives five fairly quick and painless projects that can help you save about 20% to 30% on your energy bill.

First, caulking and sealing air leaks can help you shave a great deal off your bill. Areas to focus on are plumbing lines, electricity wires, recessed lighting, windows, crawlspaces and attics. Next up, have an HVAC contractor check out your ductwork and reseal it/give it a tune-up. This could be where you see the biggest annual savings. Programming your thermostat is a simple, yet often unutilized energy saving tactic. In fact, according to the Shelton Group’s study, 40% of people conceded that they don’t program their thermostat to energy-saving settings. Replacing all your light bulbs with Energy Star-rated CFLs or LEDs is simple, yet can make a big difference. Finally, lower your water heater’s temperature. By reducing the temperature twenty degrees, you can see around an 8% drop on your annual water heating costs.

Hoffman urges you to do all of these things if you really want to see significant changes in your energy bill. By taking care of all of these tasks, you can expect to see somewhere between $440 and $660 disappear from your annual bill. Don’t just sit back and rest on your laurels once you’ve completed those tasks though. Be diligent! Little things like unplugging your devices once they’re done charging can help you reach your full savings.

To learn more about energy savings and the false assumptions we make about them, read Hoffman’s full article.

Looking to buy or sell a home, or just have questions about making it energy efficient? Always feel free to contact me at 713.829.3052 or cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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MAY
15

The HAR report for the month of April has been released and the numbers remain widely positive. After dropping in February, home sales returned to positive territory in March and remained there in April. Single-family home sales, total property sales, total dollar volume and pricing were all higher than in April 2014. Inventory also continues to rise and at a steady rate. April’s inventory reached a height not seen since September 2014.

April 2015 totaled 6,502 single-family home sales compared to 6,380 in April 2014. This comes out to an increase of 1.9 percent. This slight increase in home sales can be seen as a positive for the market, but the real number of note is the price increase for those homes sold. Home prices for the month were the highest that they have ever been for an April in Houston. That meant a 4.3 percent increase of the average single-family home sales price from $270,167 to $281,724. The median price for single-family homes was also a record for an April at $209,790.

The report showed that Houston’s housing inventory continues to rise. The 2.9-months supply is the highest for the city since September 2014 and an increase from the 2.6-months supply of last April. This is still well below the current national inventory level of 4.6-months supply. It is, however, a positive sign for a Houston market that has been well below the national supply for some time now. A Metrostudy report on new Houston housing numbers from the first quarter of 2015 supports the idea that the city’s inventory is headed in the right direction. Through the first quarter of 2015, the number of annual new home starts was at 29,852 which is the second strongest total since the third quarter of 2008.

HAR Chair Nancy Furst cites the importance of strong inventory. Furst indicates that the April increase in inventory certainly was a factor for the positive sales numbers for the month and sees the need for a continued increase in inventory levels. She contends, “in order to satisfy the long-term needs of the Houston housing market, we need to see substantive growth in inventory levels.” The continued increase in inventory is reassuring, but a bigger leap will need to be made to have a prolonged effect on the market.

The relatively low inventory level is likely the biggest reason for the record high sales prices. Scott Davis, Director of Metrostudy’s Houston region, explains, “tight supplies of available housing historically lead to home price appreciation, and prices in housing are rising quickly in both new and resale homes.” If inventory continues to increase, we’re likely to see prices come down a bit.

Looking to buy or sell a home, or just have questions about the market? Always feel free to contact me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com or 713.829.3052.

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MAY
12

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Oversized 2-Car Detached Garage, 2-Car Detached Carport

Beautiful facade greets you at this charming bungalow on a corner lot with fully fenced front and backyards. Interior features hardwoods, period moldings, stained glass windows, updated light fixtures, and good storage throughout. Spacious master bedroom with tray ceilings and en-suite bath. Sunroom located just off the updated kitchen. Backyard includes oversized garage with space for a workshop, carport for additional parking or entertaining, driveway gate, green space, and a huge pecan tree! Click http://goo.gl/a1ZlL1 for more info.

The updated kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, and great storage.

A spacious master suite with enough room for a seating area. Tray ceilings, wood fan, and an abundance of windows to allow light to flood in.

En-suite master bath with granite counters, jetted soaking tub and separate shower with slate tile surround.

The screened in porch located just off the kitchen features window treatment, ceiling fan, and beadboard ceiling. This is a wonderful space to enjoy the sun and stay cool in the summer!

Spacious backyard features lots of green space, brick patio, and mature trees.

Buying or selling a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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MAY
7

The official start of summer is still more than a month away, but as all Houstonians know, Houston weather doesn’t strictly adhere to conventional seasons. Summer weather is sure to arrive well ahead of the summer solstice on June 21st and we’ll likely still be feeling the heat even after the official start of fall on September 23rd. We’re used to beating the heat by cranking up the AC, but Monte Large, Jeff Kaplan and Evan O’Neil have proposed an intriguing new way to deal with Houston summers, a huge swimming hole.

Large, Kaplan and O’Neil are the men behind the Houston Needs a Swimming Hole project which calls for a ten acre natural swimming pool in central Houston. Andrea White covered the project in an article for the Houston Chronicle last year when the idea was first beginning to pick up steam. Large remembers going to swim at the Shamrock Hotel pool when he was a kid. He recalls the massive size of the pool and the fond memories he has of it. O’Neil adds, “Shamrock’s legendary Texas-sized swimming pool was so large you could water-ski in it.” They feel that the city hasn’t had anything like it since the hotel closed. Austin’s Barton Springs Pool, the man-made recreational pool filled with water from Main Barton Spring, was a source of inspiration as well. Instead of just building a large pool, why not create a giant swimming hole filled with natural water?

Houston’s subtropical environment and the fact that the city has become a leader in the use of green technology made it obvious to Large and O’Neil that a natural swimming pool in the heart of the city makes sense. White explains how a “green” pool would work. “Managed properly, natural swimming pools have clear water and require no chemicals to maintain. Instead, they are self-cleaning: cattails, water lilies and other water plants serve as natural filters.” The 20,000 plus natural pools in Europe are a sign of the popularity natural pools can have. Minneapolis’ Webber Park Pool, the first natural pool in the United States, is a sign that a natural swimming pool can work in a big U.S. city. The project members see it as an opportunity to create, not only a wonderful social space for Houstonians, but also a place that people from outside the city will want to come visit.

Jared Monmouth, in an article for Houstonia, proposes that Large, O’Neil and Kaplan think even bigger. He takes an “everything’s bigger in Texas” sort of mindset. Houston has the largest medical center and largest rodeo so, if we’re going to have a swimming hole, he figures we should have the largest one of those as well. Monmouth looks at San Alfonso del Mar, the 19-acre pool on the Chilean coast, which is considered the largest of its kind in the world. He suggests going even bigger than that massive pool. The San Alfonso del Mar, though, cost around $1.5 billion.

Building a swimming hole with that price tag may be hard for Houstonians to get behind, but one the size Large and O’Neil have suggested, at around $8 million appears to be something the city can support. The team set a $30,000 goal to kickstart the project, and, with the support of various Houston civic leaders and organizations, they were able to reach it. That money is now being put to use for the feasibility study which is the first big step in making this ambitious idea come to fruition. Large recognizes that a lot of questions still need to be answered before they can move even further with the project, but they “are meeting with city and community stakeholders, environmental groups, landowners, management districts, researchers, and just about anyone who we can think of in order to help make this project happen.” Thinking of those 100 degree midsummer days, let’s hope they do make it happen.

Buying or selling a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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MAY
6

4-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Pool, 2,971 SQ FT

Spacious home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a 3 car garage in the highly sought after Sec 25. Cool off on those hot summer days in the resort style pool & spa surrounded by professional landscaping. Gourmet kitchen features glass front cabinets, island with wine rack, double ovens, granite counters with glass tile backsplash, gas cooktop, under mount lighting & spacious breakfast bar open to family room. Open floor plan with formal dining, formal living/study, family room & breakfast area. Master bedroom is a retreat with garden tub to soak in after a long day. Click http://goo.gl/fwsU7h for more info.

DINING ROOM

KITCHEN

MASTER BEDROOM

MASTER BATH

BACKYARD/POOL

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MAY
5

I was really impressed by some of these storage solutions for your bathroom from HouseLogic.com. Families spend a lot of time in the bathroom and an efficiently organized bathroom promises to make the whole household run smoother. Hopefully, using some of these organizational strategies will make your morning bathroom routines a lot less stressful!
 --Cynthia


An inexpensive ($3) wire wall rack combined with plastic storage boxes ($6-$14) adds up to well-organized under-sink storage. The rack puts everyday-use items right at your fingertips, and the clear storage boxes let you easily see what’s inside — aided by decorative labels. The individual boxes let you configure storage around plumbing pipes.
Image: Everyday Organizing


The heart and soul of this well-sorted sink cabinet are stackable plastic bins ($8-$15) that allow easy access to makeup, toiletries, and supplies. Smaller bins in the center let you avoid plumbing pipes at the back of the cabinet. Image: Alejandra Costello of Alejandra.tv

Got an open cabinet and no place to hide bathroom supplies? Add a skirt that’ll keep stuff out of sight. Tack the skirt in place, and some fun fabric goes a long way toward sprucing up your bath. Image: Katie Barber

A bit of 1-inch PVC pipe with end caps is all that’s needed to corral your brood’s collection of toothbrushes and keep your countertop clutter-free. Cut pipe 4¼ inches long, and drill holes in the back of the pipe to hang them from stick-on hooks. Don’t glue the caps on so you can remove them now and then to clean out the pipes. Image: Steph of Crafting in the Rain


 

A small access hole in one side of this sink cabinet leads to a hidden litterbox where Kitty can conduct her business in private. The main door swings open for cleaning and changing litter, and a plug-in air cleaner ($21) keeps everything smelling sweet. Short partition walls prevent litter bits from scattering. Image: Tom Cunningham


A fixed panel covers the upper part of a sink cabinet because the bottom of the sink bowl makes the space useless — or does it? Vanity sinks are often shallow enough that you can sneak in some storage behind a hinged, drop-down panel. Retrofit your vanity with a pair of cabinet hinges ($5) and a curling iron holder ($40) — a plastic shelf that’s made specifically to fit this narrow space (also fits hair dryers!). Image: Stowaway Products


Heavy-duty custom-made shelves glide out at the touch of a finger. These are configured to fit around plumbing pipes and can support up to 50 pounds when fully extended. A good-quality glide-out shelving system costs $100-$250 each; add another $50-$100 for professional handyman installation. Image: ShelfGenie


Find a home for odd-shaped stuff on the back of a cabinet door. Here, a chrome wall-mount cup holder ($15-$35) keeps a hair dryer and curler away from the door surface so you can stash them while still hot. Two clothes hooks facing away from each other are a great way to wind up those loose electrical cords. Image: Annabelle of Down the Rabbit Hole

By John Riha, originally appearing on HouseLogic.com

 

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MAY
4

Oil prices falling to around $50 per barrel is crippling the energy industry. Seeing as Texas is so heavily invested in the oil and gas game, numbers that low will no doubt have a negative effect on the state’s economy. These effects are already evident in the cutbacks being made. Rigs are getting shut down all over the state and layoffs are being felt throughout the industry. Lost jobs and the fact that a big part of the Texas economy is faltering have many people concerned that the state’s housing market is headed for serious trouble. Dr. James P. Givens suggests that this may not necessarily be the case.

Dr. Givens tackles the 2015 Texas housing market and how it relates to the price of oil in an article for the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center. In the article, he analyzes the relationship between oil prices and the Texas housing market in past years. Based on his analysis, Dr. Givens determines that, despite the low oil prices, the state’s 2015 housing market should be fine.

He acknowledges that low oil and energy prices negatively affect an important part of the Texas economy, but observes that the low prices also positively affect the U.S. economy. Dr. Givens explains, “lower gasoline prices, lower fuel oil costs, lower transportation costs to move goods to market and lower energy costs to run industrial facilities create greater economic activity, better profit margins, higher GDP and, generally, more employment.” And while low prices hurt the face of Texas’ economy, the state still benefits from the positive impact the prices have on the U.S. economy as a whole.

Dr. Givens also notes that, while oil and gas may be the face of the Texas economy, the state has developed a very diverse economy that is much better equipped to deal with low oil prices than during the energy bust of the 1980s. Health care, technology, trade and professional services are just a few examples he provides in support of this argument.

Citing the improved U.S. economy and job growth in Texas’ non-energy sectors, Dr. Givens predicts a slowdown in the state’s economic growth rate instead of a complete decline. He contends that job growth will be lower than in 2014, but should still result in job gains.

Positive job growth is reassuring for those concerned about the Texas housing market, but Dr. Givens gives a more intriguing reason to be optimistic about the market despite low oil prices. He discusses how Texas home sales and single-family permit data indicate that there is an identifiable “optimum range” of oil prices in which the Texas housing market thrives. Extremely high or low oil prices cause a significant drop off. The data suggests that demand (sales) and supply (permits) usually are at their highest when oil prices are between $50 and $80 per barrel. So while $50 per barrel is terrible for the oil and gas industry and those involved in it, it actually can still be favorable for the housing market.

With an economy that can survive, and continue to produce positive job gains, in spite of a struggling energy sector, Texas should feel just fine about its housing market. Throw in the fact that historically, the market has flourished when oil prices are barely above $50 per barrel, and maybe there’s even reason to be confident.

Looking to buy or sell a home, or just have questions about the market? Always feel free to contact me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com or 713.829.3052.

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MAY
1

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2-Car Detached Garage, 2251 SQ FT, Built in 2011

Located half a block from the Heights Hike & Bike Trail, this home features a large kitchen, breakfast niche, utility room, great room, parlor, formal dining, and beautiful master suite with a computer niche on 2nd floor. Elaborate moldings and reclaimed hardwoods give this home that Heights-area charm. Front and back gallery porches extend your living areas. Tankless hot water heater and sprinkler system. Click http://goo.gl/jdPLwm  for more info.

DINING ROOM

LIVING ROOM

KITCHEN

BACKYARD PATIO

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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 backyard 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. Click http://goo.gl/5XiWz0 for more info.

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.

Buying or selling a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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Lighting is such an important part of a house. At night, we are at the mercy of the lights in our home. Without them, we can hardly get around. And frankly, whether we choose to admit it or not, most of us are still afraid of the dark. During the day, lights are still often times very necessary and, more importantly, can be aesthetically pleasing and create a positive mood. The right type of light in a room can take a house and make it feel like a home.

Candlelit homes are very much a thing of the past, meaning light bulbs are now left with the task of keeping our homes aglow. Because of this, properly lighting a home can add up on your energy bill. With all this in mind, choosing the right light bulbs is a pretty significant decision. And with so many different light bulbs on the market nowadays, trying to decide which bulbs to buy can be a bit overwhelming. Karin Beuerlein is here to help with her article for House Logic on light bulbs. She breaks down how to choose light bulbs based on energy efficiency and beautiful light.

There are so many different things to keep in mind when buying a light bulb. Price, brightness, life, energy efficiency, light appearance, beam spread and a bulb’s ability to show off colors and textures are among the main factors to consider. LEDs, Fluorescents (including CFLs) and Energy-efficient (halogen) incandescents are the three options for home lighting and they all score differently in these categories. Beuerlein explains the advantages and disadvantages of each and how there’s a place in your house for all of them. She uses the knowledge of Lighting designer Rosemarie Allaire to determine which light bulbs are best for different rooms in your house.

Halogen incandescent lights are the cheapest of the three options so that is a major reason light bulb buyers will choose them. But they also have an aesthetic quality to them. Allaire says “Incandescent light renders color and texture beautifully.” The color rendering index (CRI) is a tool used to establish how well a light bulb shows off colors and textures. A bulb’s CRI is measured on a scale of 1 to 100. Halogen incandescents score a perfect 100 while LEDs and CFLs don’t score quite as high. Because of this, Beuerlein recommends using halogen incandescents for showing off art, task lighting and mood creation.

LEDs are the most expensive, and for this reason, many people simply consider them to be the best light bulbs for every room. They have the longest life of any of these bulbs which is a major plus, but they do have some drawbacks as well. Allaire explains that they aren’t as good as incandescents when it comes to three-dimensional light quality. Instead their lighting is very flat. In addition, Allaire says, “they’re all over the map as far as color rendering goes, and they don’t dim well, so I don’t use them in living areas or for art lighting.” With all this in mind, Beuerlein suggests using LEDs for steps and stairways, cove lighting, landscaping, holiday lighting and under cabinets.

CFLs are in the middle as far as price goes. They also fall in between LEDs and incandescents in terms of light bulb life. CFLs don’t do well with a lot of heat buildup and, like LEDs, their color rendering isn't as good as incandescents. But, Beuerlein notes that, with the correct color temperature, and in a place where air circulates freely around the bulb, CFLs can be a good choice. For these reasons, she proposes using CFLs for table lamps and drop bowl fixtures.

To read Beuerlein’s full article and learn exactly how to choose the perfect light bulb click here.

Looking to get your home properly lit before putting it on the market, or just have questions about lighting your house? Always feel free to contact me at 713.829.3052 or cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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You are invited to see the circa 1866 4th Ward Cottage being showcased tonight in Sam Houston Park. Boulevard Realty was a major sponsor on the interior work that was completed on the cottage, which was moved from its location at 809 Robin Street in Houston's Fourth Ward (Freedmen's Town) to this site two years ago. It is at least as old as 1866, but recent research and material analysis has dated the front portion of the house to the 1840s or 1850s, which makes it the oldest documented workingman's house in Houston. 

Both the structure and articles found inside the walls and attic are interesting. We'll have light bites and beverages in the Bandstand that is located close to the cottage. Please join us and invite your friends!

I hope to see you there!

Cynthia

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2-Car Detached Garage, 7,920 SQ FT Lot

Great Heights home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage PLUS guest house on oversized 7,920 sq ft corner lot. Plenty of possibilities...live here now and update it for yourself, OR live in now and build later, OR build your dream home right away! Home is well maintained, with recent renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, great natural light. Guest house in back for guests or rental. Sellers are Master Gardeners and the lush native landscaping shows it, but they promise it's all easy to maintain! Click http://goo.gl/poKajG for more info.

LIVING ROOM

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GUEST HOUSE

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After Houston home sales declined in February for the first time since July of 2014, the HAR report for March shows a return to positive territory. March single-family home sales totaled 6,232 units compared to 6,005 in March of 2014. This represents a 3.8 percent year-over-year rise for single-family home sales. These numbers show a bounce back from the drop in February and that has many feeling that the Houston housing market is still very strong.

Ralph Bivins, in an article for Culture Map, claims these numbers are a sign that the Houston market is bulletproof. He cites that single-family home sales are actually slightly up at the end of the first quarter of 2015 compared to single-family home sales through the first three months of 2014. 14,805 single-family homes have been sold through March of this year compared to 14,734 sold through March of 2014. In addition, he points to the 6,004 reported “pending” sales to prove his point.

After February’s sales numbers were released, it seemed that many people overreacted. Seeing as it was the first time single-family home sales had declined in six months, people thought it meant that Houston was finally succumbing to falling oil prices. The market was going to begin a freefall. Now, with a return to the black in March sales numbers, the consensus seems to be that the Houston market is still doing great and February was just a blip on the radar. This too may be an overreaction. In reality, the truth probably lies somewhere in between.

The March increase in single-family home sales represents the market’s fortitude to withstand oil prices that have fallen to around $50 a barrel. The February drop in sales though, shows that the low oil prices will indeed affect the market. Nancy Sarnoff, in an article for the Houston Chronicle, explains, “the collapse in oil prices has forced cutbacks at major oil companies and the Houston economy is facing a much slower year for job growth, which is closely tied to home sales.” Sarnoff also notes that there will be fewer relocation buyers this year because less people will be moving to the city for oil jobs.

In addition to the falling oil prices, the growing Houston housing inventory should slow the city’s housing market. The increase in March sales numbers was very much a result of the increased inventory. There was a 7.3 percent increase in listings in March. With that much growth, the rising sales are not nearly as impressive. All signs point to inventory continuing to rise. Bivins even admits to this. He states that, according to John Burns Consulting, “Houston has been leading the nation in new home construction in recent years.” More inventory will mean more competition for sellers and, resultingly, will likely see the market swing back in the favor of the buyer. That, coupled with less buyers on the market due to slowed job growth should lead to decreasing sales numbers.

None of this is to say that the Houston housing market is in serious trouble. It’s just that the market is coming down from the incredible highs of the past two years. The housing market pendulum had swung way in the favor of sellers in 2013 and 2014, but it appears that it’s starting to swing back the other way. The market is beginning to normalize and should be settling back down closer to the middle. This means that we’re likely headed for a more even market between buyers and sellers.

Looking to buy or sell a home, or just have questions about the market? Always feel free to contact me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com or 713.829.3052.

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Located in the heart of the Houston Heights, yet outside of the Historic District, this home offers great versatility. Spacious yard and large rooms could be perfect for either residential or commercial use. Conversion of nearby homes into business offices represents intriguing possibilities. Completely remodeled in 2006, this home features hardwood floors throughout. Rewired electrical, a new roof and central HVAC, replaced water and sewer lines, bath tile, exterior paint and light fixtures as of 2009.

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Owning a home is a rewarding experience, but, at times, it can be a lot to deal with as well. Everyone loves having a place they can call their own and it’s nice knowing you’re not throwing money down an empty well by renting. But keeping a house feeling like a home can leave homeowners wringing their hands. Home maintenance and repairs can be expensive, time consuming and just a downright pain. Staying on top of them though can help you minimize the money and time spent on keeping your house in tip-top shape. Jeanne Huber gives five important home maintenance tasks that every homeowner should focus on now so they can avoid costly repairs down the road.

The first tip is to make sure your appliances aren’t being recalled. About half of residential fires each year appear to be caused by faulty appliances. In some cases, these appliances had been recalled for fear of just that. All it takes is writing down the model and serial number of all of your appliances and checking www.recalls.gov to see if any of them have been recalled. This takes very little time, costs no money and could keep your house from burning down with you in it. Even those who aren’t too concerned about the state of their home should heed this advice because their personal safety could potentially be on the line!

Huber’s second piece of advice is to check for, and fix, any leaks. She cites that water does more damage to houses than anything else. Mold, mildew, rot, termites and carpenter ants are the reason for this. Catching a leak early on and fixing it then can help you avoid long-term damage. Look around for dark spots under pipes inside sink cabinets, ceiling stains, rocking toilets and any dripping. In addition, you should check your roof for leaks at least once a year. Fixing leaks isn’t free like removing recalled appliances, but fixing them early can save you from spending a whole lot more on home repairs caused by extensive water damage.

Third on the list is to test your sump pump and backup pump. You don’t want to be stuck with a faulty sump pump when a major storm blows in, as that could leave you up to your knees in water. To test your sump pump you just fill the sump pump pit with water and make sure the pump switches on and sends water out through the discharge line. Buying and installing a new sump pump only costs a couple hundred dollars whereas tearing out drywall and carpeting because of water damage is obviously much more expensive.

Next up is renewing the finish on your hardwood floors. The key here is to get them refinished before the old finish wears through. By doing that, a new coat can be added without having to sand into the wood. If your floor is just a little dull and not that scratched up, you can do the job yourself for very cheap. If it’s fairly scratched up, and you need to bring in a professional, it’ll cost you much more, but you’ll still save a bundle if you get it touched up before the finish completely wears through.

Huber’s final pointer is to protect your foundation. Putting this off can lead to some of the most expensive repairs a homeowner can ever have to deal with. You should check each year to make sure the soil around your house slopes away from your foundation walls at least six inches over ten feet. If it doesn’t, you can fix it yourself with some topsoil instead of waiting until it leads to some very high-priced cracks in your foundation.

These tips are useful for all homeowners, but can be especially helpful for those considering putting their house on the market. All of these are fixes that would need to be made before selling a home and taking care of them before they deteriorate keeps your house ready to go on the market at any time.

Click here to read the full article and stay ahead of the game with home repairs and maintenance.

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Oversized 2-Car Detached Garage, 2-Car Detached Carport

Beautiful facade greets you at this charming bungalow on a corner lot with fully fenced front and backyards. Interior features hardwoods, period moldings, stained glass windows,updated light fixtures, and good storage throughout. Spacious master bedroom with tray ceilings and en-suite bath. Sunroom located just off the updated kitchen. Backyard includes oversized garage with space for a workshop, carport for additional parking or entertaining, driveway gate, green space,& a huge pecan tree! Click http://goo.gl/a1ZlL1 for more info.

The updated kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, and great storage.

A spacious master suite with enough room for a seating area. Tray ceilings, wood fan, and an abundance of windows to allow light to flood in.

En-suite master bath with granite counters, jetted soaking tub and separate shower with slate tile surround.

The screened in porch located just off the kitchen features window treatment, ceiling fan, and beadboard ceiling. This is a wonderful space to enjoy the sun and stay cool in the summer!

Spacious backyard features lots of green space, brick patio, and mature trees.

Buying or selling a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.

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Located in the heart of the Houston Heights, yet outside of the Historic District, this home offers great versatility. Spacious yard and large rooms could be perfect for either residential or commercial use. Conversion of nearby homes into business offices represents intriguing possibilities. Completely remodeled in 2006, this home features hardwood floors throughout. Rewired electrical, a new roof and central HVAC, replaced water and sewer lines, bath tile, exterior paint and light fixtures as of 2009.

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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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KITCHEN



3D HOME THEATER WITH 7.2 SURROUND SOUND



FORMAL LIVING ROOM



MASTER SUITE


REAR DECK OVERLOOKING BACKYARD



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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2-Car Detached Garage, 2251 SQ FT, Built in 2011

Located half a block from the Heights Hike & Bike Trail, this home features a large kitchen, breakfast niche, utility room, great room, parlor, formal dining, and beautiful master suite with a computer niche on 2nd floor. Elaborate moldings & reclaimed hardwoods give this home that Heights-area charm. Front & back gallery porches extend your living areas. Tankless hot water heater and sprinkler system. Click http://goo.gl/jdPLwm  for more info.

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