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...]

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 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...]

Que esta pasando en nuestro mercado – Q1 2015

La economia como bien sabemos es cíclica, y este año parece haber iniciado de manera interesante en ámbito geopolítico - En Europa, los problemas entre Rusia y Ucrania así como la potencial salida de Grecia (y posiblemente otros … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Buying a new home? Pause before you walk in the door…

Now that existing home inventory is at its lowest, home buyers do have a choice of new home construction with quality builders around our area. The most interesting trend that we're seeing is that, empowered with the information … [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...]

Relocation Corner – What to Expect

As our community continues to enjoy an extremely healthy real estate market, buyers - in particular those that come from out of state - need to be aware of what to expect when they're ready to "pull the trigger." This is a brief … [Read more...]

The Woodlands to unveil plans for luxury condos

The Woodlands Development Company has plans to unveil the details of a new high-rise luxury condominium project in the near future. Details will be provided on August 14 - including proposed floor plans and surveys - although … [Read more...]

Woodforest turns up the heat this July

If you're looking for a home right now, you are well aware of the current inventory conditions: basically none, and the few resale homes that pop up in the market, are in the middle of a feeding frenzy from other qualified buyers … [Read more...]

Rianne Sanchez takes the podium once again

  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 11 2013 - The Woodlands Development Company - a Howard Hughes company - hosted the Realtors and Builders Awards dinner on Thursday, April  4, in which Rianne Sanchez, CEO of Rianne Sanchez - … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – February/March 2013

Magnolia continues to be a value-added alternative to suburban life in our area - Jacob's Reserve and Woodforest are handling the overflow from The Woodlands (from a new construction standpoint), and acreage home sales are … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – January/February 2013

Activity in the 1488 corridor is starting to resemble the summertime numbers - which is good news for those that are planning to sell. The communities with quicker turnover - outside of the usual suspects like Lake Windcrest and … [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...]

New Home Inventory Update – October / November 2012

Builders in East Shore, May Valley, and Creekside continue to expand neighborhoods very quickly – One key element to note is that, as land in The Woodlands becomes a commodity, prices have had a tendency to go up in the last few … [Read more...]