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 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...]

The Road Bond – A Front Row Seat in the Discussion

By now, every resident in Montgomery County should know that on May 9th, voters will have a chance to voice their opinion on the Road Bond proposal. Our team was honored with the opportunity to participate in a round-table … [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...]

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...]

THE WOODLANDS, TX – May 2, 2014 - Rianne Sanchez, CEO of The Rianne Sanchez Group, a top firm within Keller Williams The Woodlands and Magnolia, received the Five Star Real Estate Professional award for excellence in delivering … [Read more...]


FEMA to release new Flood Maps for Montgomery County

When you first bought your home, I'm sure that you had an opportunity to verify that the building is not within a flood zone - otherwise, you're paying an additional premium for flood insurance. Well, in a few months, you will … [Read more...]

Great news for first time homebuyers!

We just received word that FHA will increase their loan limit in our area from $272,550 to $295,550.  This change will be effective January 1, 2014.  This new loan limit will be in place the 1st of the year in the following … [Read more...]

So you got a Property Tax Bill…

As we draw near the end of the year, taxing authorities start drumming up their rolls and the presses start processing property tax bills. Given the sheer volume of properties, as well as the turnover in ownership, it's likely … [Read more...]

New Home Construction Update – Fall 2013

At the risk of sounding repetitive, everyone has been busy in the housing sector in our area. Builders in The Woodlands are running out (or have run out already) of inventory, new builds have emerged in Liberty Branch, and … [Read more...]

Home sales slowing down? Not here!

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) released today the August sales numbers for the Greater Houston area. Bottom line, a story that you might be familiar with: No end in sight for the growth of demand for homes. We've … [Read more...]

Rianne comenta en el aumento del precio de las propiedades en Houston

En una entrevista con Univision 45, Rianne da su opinion en cuanto al alza sin precedentes del valor del mercado inmobiliario en el estado y principalmente en nuestra region. … [Read more...]

Nuestra historia – Como se vio en Univision 45

En nombre del equipo, queremos agradecer las atenciones que Univision 45, en especial Raul Peimbert y Jose Luis Leal, nos han proporcionado para compartir nuestra historia con la comunidad.   … [Read more...]

10 leyes que todo turista debe conocer

Bienvenidos a The Woodlands! Ya sea que hayas venido como turista o si tienes planeado comenzar una nueva vida en nuestra comunidad, seguramente ya te diste cuenta de que este país toma muy en serio las reglas y normas básicas que … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – December / January 2013

Inventory in Magnolia is in the single-digits across all price points for homes with a pool. The sweet spot for Magnolia continues to be for homes priced below $400K, with or without a pool – consistent with what we have seen … [Read more...]

The Woodlands Inventory Update – December / January 2013

Inventory in The Woodlands continues to move at a pace unseen since the early 2000’s. Demand continues to increase with employers moving to the area as well as transfers/relocated employees from existing employers as well as … [Read more...]

Healthiest Housing Markets in 2013

Guess where Houston ranks? Houston is #1 in the country with San Antonio, Austin and Fort Worth placing #4, #5, and #9, respectively. Houston’s pole position is largely attributed to some of the fastest job growth in the country … [Read more...]