Let’s Buy Rental Property!

From one of our favorite guest writers - Bruce Becker from SWBC - comes this well-written post about rental property and how it can fit your portfolio. Once you had a chance to peruse it, call us to Boost your plan … [Read more...]

The Woodlands Real Estate Market Statistics – Nov 2016

Post-Election Recap Now that we are past the uncertainty of the election, it seems like the market (stock and real estate) is starting to wake up from a prolonged torpor. 2016 has been an unusual year, to say the least. However, … [Read more...]

The Numbers – Rainy Day Edition

First of all, we sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and sound, and that the storm simply caused no more than the best lights and fireworks display and a sleepless night for our little ones. If you are willing and … [Read more...]

Let’s do the numbers – Pre-Spring Break 2016

With the first months of 2016 in the books, I'm sure you'll agree that quite a bit has happened. Between oil prices, job figures, interest rates, and the stock market, it sure feels like things are more than shaking up. Its impact … [Read more...]

Woodforest goes Custom

It was a matter of time for Woodforest to open up its custom home development - Pine Island, . When we met with Johnson Development back in January to learn more about the project (and the timing for Woodforest's commercial … [Read more...]

Change is in the air – October 2015

With the cooler weather comes a cooler RE season - at least, that's the typical cycle. We can definitely argue that last year (2014) was an anomaly in the business, given all the folks that moved into our area to fill in the … [Read more...]

What’s new – Blood Moon Edition

I sure hope that the clouds break out enough for us to see the moon paint itself in red - well, you know what I mean. If we can't get to watch this, I suppose that we can try again in 18 years.... ;o) In the meantime, here are … [Read more...]

What exactly is going on?

If you're reading this post, it's likely that you have recently opened the HAR app on your phone and your face probably turned blue with the sea of green on the screen. Yes, it's true - the sudden influx of supply has tilted … [Read more...]

Full plan for Camp Strake revealed

The Johnson Development Corp. has revealed its master plan for Grand Central Park, a new master-planned community on the former Boy Scout Camp Strake property north of Houston. The Houston developer released a map and a video … [Read more...]

The power of Interest Rates

Interest rates are rising, don't wait to buy your next home, you could be throwing away hundreds of dollars each month. The table below graphs average interest rates for the last 12 months. The upward trend you see of late is … [Read more...]

The bottom line on the change ahead

The real estate industry was (almost literally) holding their breath on a major administrative change that was set to take effect starting August 1, until the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau delayed its implementation to … [Read more...]

The Numbers – Market Trends May 2015

The month of May has already flown by and we're getting busier by the day -- which is definitely better news than the activity we had during the first few months of the year. We are definitely blessed that our community, including … [Read more...]

What a couple of weeks can do

Spring Break - the time in the year where there's typically some time set aside to rest. Not necessarily for us, though, because this year it clearly marked the start of the Real Estate selling season. What changed is that … [Read more...]

What’s happening in our market? – Q1 2015

As we have come to learn, the economy comes in cycles, and this year has had an interesting start in the geopolitic arena -- in Europe, the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, the potential big fat Greek exit from the Euro … [Read more...]

Let’s do the Numbers – January 2015

As we look into the charts, keep in mind that, although the market may look like it's not moving, the climb in inventory can be attributed to (a) Sellers that are trying to get a higher price than market value; (b) it includes all … [Read more...]

Is Zillow getting unplugged?

Short answer - We really think so - and maybe that's a good thing. It's no surprise that consumers use and rely heavily on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and a growing list of algorithm-and-database-assisted property search and … [Read more...]

Impact of the School District to your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a … [Read more...]

Commercial Development Update – Q2 2014

The Houston area in general has been notorious for its growth - although the same can be said about Texas as a whole.  The oil boom from the different shales across the state (and even in Oklahoma) is driving additional employment … [Read more...]

What defines The Best Offer?

With summer and home buying season in full swing, you will not believe the different flavors of offers that we receive for our listings. As you can imagine - and as those of you that we've sold your home can attest to - the one … [Read more...]

Interest Rates… trending lower?

Mahalo nui to our friend and frequent contributor, Bruce Becker from SWBC for providing some insight into what's happening these days with one of the many variables we deal with in the housing market. Also, and for your … [Read more...]

Has the Real Estate Market Peaked?

According to a study prepared by HAR, the Houston area’s persistent lack of housing inventory resulted in the market’s first home sales decline in three years in May. Thirty-four consecutive months of positive sales ended in April … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Sell Now

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons … [Read more...]

Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas – Traffic Impact

With preparations for the event well underway, and our OutRival Racing athletes getting in tip top shape, we want to make sure that you're prepared for one of the things that will definitely be affecting us mortals on that date … [Read more...]

Mission Possible – How to get ahead on your Move Strategy

Your mind is set - you want to make a change for the better. Whether an upsize, downsize, work-related, or simply because you need a change, it's always good to know what others are experiencing right now in this absolutely crazy … [Read more...]

Taylor Morrison takes point in Springwoods Village

Although delayed by the hard freeze we experienced last week, Taylor Morrison (TM) officially released their first set of lots in Audubon Grove -- the first home builder to do so in Springwoods Village. These lots are 75' x 130 on … [Read more...]