Home design to become simplier and more pragmatic

Home design to become simplier and more pragmatic

Residential design in the United States (and presumably Houston) will become more practical and simplistic in 2011, according to Builder Magazine.   As we all know, the recession....

Midtown residents are happier than folks in Katy

Midtown residents are happier than folks in Katy

Thanks to Houston Tomorrow for referring this article from USA Today.  Apparently, walkable neighborhoods make for happier folk.  The study was conducted by Journal of Applied Re....

What size home is ideal?

What size home is ideal?

Check out this article from the Houston Chronicle’s Nancy Sarnoff.  Per the article, Relocation.com recently conducted a survey and asked home buyers and owners, “what....

Need a job, Houston has jobs

Need a job, Houston has jobs

A little offshore drilling ban won’t keep Houston down.  Houston Business Journal reports that Houston’s job market added 9500 non-Ag jobs in October.  Houston contin....

Texas homeowners pay highest insurance premiums

Texas homeowners pay highest insurance premiums

According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, Texas homeowners pay the highest insurance premiums among all states.  This is not new news.  High homeowners insur....

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value, the 1st in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value, the 1st in a Series

In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home’s valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value, and the Market Value. Rarely are these thre....