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More indicators support the conclusion that the Texas housing market has recovered. One of those is the annual dollar volume of home sales. In 2011, reports to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University put total statewide home sales at nearly $40 billion. That is about the same amount report...
08/17/2012
If you live in a neighborhood governed by a homeowners association (HOA) there are a few recent legislative changes you should know about. One of the biggest changes to the law is that in order for an HOA to enforce any bylaw or rule against an owner, those governing documents must be recorded wi...
08/17/2012
By almost any measure, Texas homes are more affordable than the United States overall. But the gap is narrowing, said a residential expert with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. "Texas' median home price remains at a comparative advantage relative to the U.S. median," said Research ...
08/17/2012
Prices set records during the 13th straight month of positive home sales as summer got started in Houston. Consumers snapped up homes at the greatest volume in nearly five years, pushing average and median prices to record highs with increased volume in purchases of higher-end properties. Accordi...
08/17/2012
The Texas economy gained 228,500 nonagricultural jobs from May 2011 to May 2012, an annual growth rate of 2.2 percent compared with 1.4 percent for the United States, according to the Real Estate Center's latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy. The state's private (nongovernment) sector gaine...
07/24/2012
Any time a hurricane approaches the coast you're likely to see scenes of people wasting their time and energy "preparing" for the storm. In fact, you might have seen these images so often that you think the folks shown are doing the correct thing. If a hurricane is approaching, forget about: • Ru...
07/24/2012
Houston home shoppers went on a buying spree in May, sending sales volume and pricing through the roof and accounting for the 12th consecutive month of positive sales. Average and median prices broke records while volume of sales reached the highest level since June 2008. Local housing inventory ...
07/19/2012
According to the Greater Houston Builders' Association, six specific trends are emerging in the latest new homes:Now here are the six trends:1. Stylish outdoor living spaces As homeowners focus their living and entertaining on the outdoors they are deciding to do it in style. Outdoor fireplaces a...
06/28/2012
Uneven moisture levels around your foundation can spell disaster. Avoid these conditions that can mean expensive foundation repair: improper drainage; allowing the soil to become dry; excessive watering near the foundation; plumbing leaks; an improper watering program; neglect; runoff water not p...
06/28/2012
Answer:  Universal design is a term coined to describe a way to customize a home for maximum accessibility for all people, including the elderly or those with physical disabilities. For example, if you were getting ready to remodel your home, using the principles of universal design, you might in...
06/28/2012
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