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When is the Best Time to Sell your Home?

The data overwhelmingly shows that Sellers typically get the best price for their home during the "peak" season, which we in the industry identify as April through September. But, answering the question "When is the best time to sell my home?" is little different. For neighborhoods in desirable school districts, the "peak" market might just be the [...] Read More

What is an Option Period and Why Do I Need It?

What is an Option Period? When you buy a house through a realtor in Texas, there’s a section in the contract called the "Termination Option". That’s what we refer to when we say “Option Period”. What it means for a buyer is that for a fee paid directly to the seller, the buyer has the [...] Read More

What is My Home’s Value?

One of the benefits of having a world of information at our fingertips is...well...having a world of information at our fingertips! But that also means having a world of mis-information at our fingertips, too. Trying to find out your home’s value before you put it on the market is crucial. With all of the resources [...] Read More

From Renter to Home Owner – Are You Ready?

If you’re interested in becoming a first time homeowner, you’ve got a lot to think about. This is a big step in your life. Your home is likely to be the biggest investment you ever make – especially as property prices continue to rise. Owning a home gives you a place to build your family, […]

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Why Are People in Houston Moving from the Suburbs to the City?

A few decades ago, many people dreamed about buying a house in the suburbs, where they could start their own family, count on the support of a welcoming community, and enjoy some peace and quiet far from the crowds.

These days, more and more Houston residents are moving inside the 610 Loop from the suburbs. While every family has its own reasons to relocate, as an admitted “Inner Loop Snob” I am have my own ideas as to why that’s happening for us. Here’s my take on the 180-degree switch that’s taking people out of the suburbs, and into the city.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a House in Houston Before the end of the Year

*Updated 11/21/2017

There are many good reasons why people are still flocking to Houston. FYI, for anyone considering a move to my favorite city, we’re a welcoming, vibrant, diverse community with impressive cultural heritage. As the fourth-largest city in the US, and one of the fastest growing, Houston is much appreciated for its sound economy and appealing job market – even after the oil prices dropped and the market got a little bumpy.

Those of you who already love Houston as much as I do don’t need me to tell you that Houston has no shortage of local attractions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Downtown Aquarium, and Space Center Houston. We’ve also got world class theatre, top-ranked schools and universities, and did I mention the food? It’s heaven for Foodies.

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