Neighborhoods in Northwest Houston continue to boom despite the dismal energy industry slump. In November, single family home sales were up nearly 23% compared with a year ago. That’s the largest monthly increase in years! Continue reading
by Nicole Brende
Despite the slowdown that economists predicted as falling oil prices and resulting energy industry layoffs carried over from 2015, the Houston housing market held steady throughout 2016 and gained momentum in the final months of the year to set a new record for home sales. Homes priced at $500,000 and up, which experienced declining sales from August 2015 through October 2016 as a result of the energy slump, achieved an impressive turnaround with double-digit sales increases in November and December.
Full-year 2016 single family home sales totaled 76,449, according to the latest report produced by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). That represents an increase of 3.0 percent from 2015 and is 1.3 percent above the previous record of 75,470 homes sold in 2014. Total dollar volume for properties sold in 2016 rose 4.2 percent to $24.5 billion. Continue reading
Rejoice, all ye northwest Houston drivers and loathers of traffic! TxDOT has just announced that the Grand Parkway segment that connects Cypress to The Woodlands will open on Monday, February 8, greatly reducing traffic and chopping some folk’s commutes to work substantially. Continue reading
Ethan Shear was just arriving home to his luxury downtown Houston high-rise after a long day at work.
“I turn the corner I hear a guy scream ‘watch out,’ and there’s a cobra,” Ethan said. “And I just back up. I may have let out an expletive or two.” Continue reading
Northwest Houston is seeing incredible community growth. Tomball has seen a population increase of nearly 23% in 15 years, and things seem to be just ramping up. The influx of new residents has necessitated the building of new schools, shopping centers, roads, and neighborhoods, including some luxury residences that are absolutely stunningly. Continue reading
A new master-planned community called Lakes at Creekside is underway near the southwest corner of Kuykendahl and Hufsmith, just between Tomball and The Woodlands. Continue reading
North American Title Company, a real estate settlement organization and one of the largest in the country at that, has recently expanded their Tomball offices. They have also named Jeff Pate as their newest business consultant. Jeff has over 20 years in sales, including new home sales and commercial sales for a masonry materials distributor. Continue reading
It’s pretty simple. You write an essay, pay a $150 entry fee, and this cute home that’s valued at $400,000 in the historic Houston Heights, could be yours. The owners were inspired to sell the home in this creative manner after reading about the Center Lovell Bed & Breakfast in Maine that is being sold in a similar fashion. Continue reading