Moving 102 – Protecting your Floors

As the moving season enters into full swing, our friends at Square Cow Movers have graciously provided the following tips to take care of of one of the components of a home that ranks up there in "wow" factor - your hardwood … [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...]

Houston Rodeo Concert Schedule

Pitbull, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock and Keith Urban are just a few of the names lining up the concert schedule for this year's Rodeo. We took the liberty of taking a snapshot of the concert schedule - click on it to expand. Make … [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...]

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 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...]

Ready for a Free (Toll) Ride?

The much anticipated flyover ramps connecting I-45 and Texas 242 will be opening in 2 to 3 weeks, according to Jennie Tanaborelli, the managing partner at PTP overseeing the project.  The I-45N to 242W and 242W to I-45S … [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...]

Top 5 Things we reinforced this summer

This summer has been, without the shadow of a doubt, one of the best in our family life. Not only we had a chance to spend much better quality time with the kids (compared to the last few years), but we were privileged with being … [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...]

Creekside Village Green work is officially underway

  With information provided by The Woodlands Development Company The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC) has begun construction of Creekside Village Green, the centerpiece for the highly-anticipated Creekside Park … [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...]

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes in Home Buying

  As someone searching for a new home, you sometimes have an overwhelming amount of information. Floor plans, communities, interest rates, mortgages – there is so much to look at, sift through and decide. So what are the … [Read more...]

The Five Best Things you can Give this Holiday Season

  True story - One of the things that we absolutely not look forward to is the hustle and bustle of  holiday shopping, so as we started looking online for sales, we stumbled upon this nicely-written article that made us … [Read more...]

December Home Maintenance Reminders

These key tasks are easily forgotten but very important when it comes to taking care of your home. If you're not careful, these simple home maintenance items can be skipped or put off and you can end up having that house in the … [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...]

Sally Harris nominates “Lighting Luminary”

We could not be more proud of our very own Sally Harris - with her input, a deserving child has been selected to light up the Christmas Tree in Market street on Thursday November 21. Join us as we celebrate life and the … [Read more...]