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OCT
21
OCT
21

Did you know Halloween is the deadliest night for pedestrians?  On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day.  Here are some safety tips to keep in mind so your children will trick-or-treat safely.

1.  Never allow children to go Trick-or-Treating alone.  Ensure children stay in groups.

2.  Children should never enter a home without their parent’s permission.

3.  Never let children approach a vehicle, occupied or not.

4.  Make sure children carry glow sticks, flash lights, or wear reflective clothes.

5.  Warn children not to approach a home that is not well lit.  If the porch light is off, don’t walk to it.

6.  Don’t cut through alley’s or fields to get to a home.  Stay on the main roads with others.

7.  Parents should inspect all treats.  Dispose of any candy that is not in a wrapper.

8.  Only Trick-or-Treat with neighbors you know.

9.  Report any suspicious activity to authorities.  To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 713.222.TIPS!

The post Halloween Safety appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

OCT
13

If you would like to know the value of your home go to RREA.com/VALUE to have a FREE report sent emailed to you that will estimate the value of your home. We just need your name and the property address to find your home value.

This report will give you a lot of demographic information in addition to your home’s value and charts, maps and flood areas. This report gives you a wealth of information about the area you live in, your neighborhood, and your house.

Click HERE to calculate the value of your home.

The post Houston Home Values appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

OCT
13

When the next segment of the Grand Parkway is complete, commuters will be able to get to the New Exxon Mobile Campus a lot quicker!  Bridgeland is a master planned community with so much to offer families.  Below are some resale homes available, but there are also plenty of new construction homes available to choose from.  Did you know that Bridgeland has active pumping horses tucked into the community?  Yes, Bridgeland is all things Houston!

If you are in the market for a home call one of our Bridgeland expert Realtors today at 281-288-3500.

See all Homes for Sale in Bridgeland.
(all data current as of 10/21/2014)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,282 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,816 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 39
    Listed with RE/MAX Compass
  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,695 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,207 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,907 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,923 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 49
    Listed with Red Lantern Group
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,079 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,318 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 66
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,871 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Town & Country Parisher Prop.
  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 96
    Listed with Trend Setter Realty
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,072 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 120
    Listed with Bobcai Realty International
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 116
    Listed with Trend Setter Realty
  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,599 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 36
    Listed with Greatland Living
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,383 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,443 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 53
    Listed with BerkshireHathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties
  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,335 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,510 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 41
    Listed with RE/MAX Grand
  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,997 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 117
    Listed with Trend Setter Realty
  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,151 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,250 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 26
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,511 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,060 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Weekley Properties Beverly Bradley
  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,737 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,772 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Mark Maniha RealEstate Experts
  16. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,006 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,600 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with RE/MAX Professional Group
  17. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,983 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 125
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest
  18. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,940 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 77
    Listed with The Treadstone Realty Group,
  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,722 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,040 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Weekley Properties Beverly Bradley
  20. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,475 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 47
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  21. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 82
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  22. $339,991 :
    SEP
    18

    HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – McVaugh Custom Homes Inc. broke ground on a new luxury housing community.

    The company is building six model homes and six spec homes in Royal Oaks Courtyard Villas, next to the Royal Oaks Country Club.

    Plans call for 80 homes ranging from 2,500 to 3,200 sf. Twenty-two homes have been presold, priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s.

    The company will offer energy performance guarantees on its LEED-certified homes.

    The post Modern Luxury Homes Underway in Houston appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

    SEP
    17

    AUSTIN (Texas Association of Realtors) – Texas home sales to international homebuyers contributed just over $11 billion to the state’s economy between March 2013 and March 2014 and rose to their highest level in five years, according to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR).

    International homebuyers accounted for 7 percent of total U.S. home sales, totaling $92.2 billion in sales volume. Twelve percent of this originated from Texas, ranking the Lone Star State the third largest state for international home sales.

    According to the report, naturalized U.S. citizens in Texas are almost 12 percent more likely to own a home than their native counterparts. More than 75 percent of naturalized U.S. citizens in Texas are homeowners compared with only 63.5 percent of native Texans.

    More than half of all international homebuyers in Texas are from Latin America or the Caribbean.

    Texas continues to be a hub for immigration to the United States, says TAR. The Lone Star State is home to the third largest immigrant population and ranks seventh in the nation for percentage of foreign-born residents among the statewide population. In addition, six of the top 50 metro areas for immigration in the United States are in Texas.

    For more on international homebuying activity in the United States, read Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres’ two-part blog post (part one, part two).

    The post International Homebuyers Add $11 Billion to Texas Economy in 12 Months appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

    SEP
    16

    AUSTIN (Texas A&M Transportation Institute) – With Texans preparing to vote on Proposition 1, which will provide funding for transportation projects throughout the state, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released its latest list of the state’s top 100 most congested roads.

    Roads were identified through an analysis of 1,783 roads in 25 urban regions analyzed by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

    Topping the 2014 list is the I-610 West Loop in Houston, one step ahead of I-35 in Austin (last year’s number one). Houston’s Southwest Fwy., US 75 in Dallas, and Stemmons Fwy., also in Dallas, round out the top five.

    The report says the state’s worsening traffic gridlock is driven largely by a rapid growth in population without a corresponding growth in roadway space. The number of registered vehicles in Texas has nearly tripled — up 172 percent in the past 40 years — while highway space has grown by only 19 percent during the same time.

    This year’s study also focuses on freight-related congestion. I-35 in Austin holds the top spot in that category, followed by the Southwest Fwy., Katy Fwy. and West Loop in Houston, and Stemmons Fwy. in Dallas.

    Drivers on the 1,783 congested road sections endure a total of 570 million hours of delay each year, 34 million of which are caused by trucks. Those same trucks account for $2.6 billion of the overall $12.6 billion in total delay costs.

    “Carefully monitoring our mobility conditions is the first step toward developing solutions — whether we mean system improvements or multimodal solutions,” said TTI Senior Research Engineer Tim Lomax. “Whether for planners or policy makers, it’s really important to have a strong grasp of the problem, because that understanding can lead to more informed decisions.”

    Researchers also note that this year’s analysis underscores how congestion is affecting more Texans with each passing year.

    “It would be easy to simply dismiss this as a ‘big-city problem,’” said TTI Research Scientist David Schrank. “But doing so would ignore the fact that traffic gridlock in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio or Austin directly impacts the shipping cost of goods for every small community across the state, and that added freight expense is reflected in what we pay for those goods every day.”

    Look for more on Texas’ gridlock problems in next month’s issue of Tierra Grande magazine.

    The post Road Rage: TXDOT Report Identifies State’s Worst Gridlock Areas appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

    SEP
    14

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Associated Press) – The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low for the third straight week.

    The 4.1 percent rate is down from 4.53 percent at the start of the year. Rates have fallen even though the Federal Reserve has been trimming its monthly bond purchases intended to keep long-term borrowing rates low. The purchases are set to end completely in October.

    Freddie Mac also said that the average rate for a 15-year mortgage slipped to 3.24 percent from 3.25 percent.

    The low rates, combined with a slowdown in home price increases, should help increase sales by making homes more affordable.

    CoreLogic reported that home prices rose in July but at a slower rate than last year.

    Greater affordability has helped the housing market recover over the spring and summer after sales and construction fell earlier this year. Sales of existing homes are at their strongest pace in nine months after rising for a fourth straight month in July.

    The post Mortgage Rates: Steady As She Goes appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

    SEP
    14

    HOUSTON (RealtyNewsReport.com) – The city’s housing market had its strongest August ever, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.

    There were 7,505 single-family home sales, a 1.1 percent increase from last August. The average price of single-family homes rose 6.4 percent year-over-year to $275,369. A 10.4 percent median price jump occured, bringing it up to $206,000.

    Sales were particularly strong in homes priced $500,000 and up, which had a 16 percent increase.

    The three-months’ supply was unchanged from July, but down slightly from the 3.3-months’ supply of last August. The current national supply sits at 5.5 months of inventory.

    The post Houston Housing Market’s Best August Ever, Says HAR appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

    SEP
    12

    Did you know that Houston home values have been rising for the past 12 months. If you would like to know the value of your home go to RREA.com/VALUE to have a FREE report sent emailed to you that will estimate the value of your home. We just need your name and the property address to find your home value.

    This report will give you a lot of demographic information in addition to your home’s value and charts, maps and flood areas. This report gives you a wealth of information about the area you live in, your neighborhood, and your house.

    Click HERE to calculate the value of your home.

    The post Spring Texas Home Values appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

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