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May 2014 - Rich Martin Homes : Rich Martin Homes

Archive for May, 2014

Historic Heights Buildings

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 31, 2014
Historic Heights Buildings

The Houston Press just published in their blog the Top 10 Heights Historic Buildings. Most of these are iconic Heights buildings, but you never get tired of seeing and reading about them. A couple shown on their site are not the usual. See all ten here: Rest of the Best: Houston’s Top 10 Historic Heights Buildings […]

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Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 29, 2014
Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Old Storefronts are Truly Unique Heights Homes Note: These old storefronts are located in Houston Heights and Woodland Heights See my pages on each neighborhood. I am not a history buff, but I love old buildings and old houses. That’s why I live in the Heights and became a Realtor.. The Heights has a lot of […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 26, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway are certainly two of the most recognized names in the world. Being a real estate network affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway helps too. The Houston Chronicle recently did an article on the latest recognition: The new real estate brokerage network ,Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, recently announced it was named “Real Estate Agency […]

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Timbergrove, Cottage Grove & More-Price Trends

Filed in Timbergrove & Lazybrook Homes for Sale by on May 24, 2014
Timbergrove, Cottage Grove & More-Price Trends

This is my last post on the Chronicle’s Price Trend Survey done recently. My first (May 15th)  post gave info on Oak Forest, Garden Oaks and other close-in neighborhoods surrounding the Heights. The next post (May 17th) covered some of the myriad Heights neighborhoods. Both of these posts covered adjacent groups of neighborhoods. This last […]

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Ugly Realtor Photos

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 23, 2014
Ugly Realtor Photos

My pet peeve…ugly Realtor photos (Not actually “of” Realtors, but ugly house photos “by” them). I have written about this before and will again. I realize that we can’t take great photos of everything, but the photos shouldn’t feature the street, garbage cans, closets, etc. They should also be in focus, not shot with your […]

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Independence Heights Demolition

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 21, 2014
Independence Heights Demolition

It was demolition day in Houston again. For the past five years the city has picked a day in May to demolish dangerous buildings all around Houston. This day happened to coincide with Mayor Anise Parker’s birthday. While the front-end loader was busy in Independence Heights, Mayor Parker was enjoying cake with little traffic cones […]

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Heights House Price Trends

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on May 17, 2014
Heights House Price Trends

This is Part 2 of Neighborhood Price Trends. This data was taken from the recent Houston Chronicle Yearly Price Trends Report. My first post covered areas just north of the 610 Loop. Price trends of Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Candlelight Estates and a half dozen other close-in neighborhoods. Everyone knows that Houston prices are up, […]

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Garden Oaks, Oak Forest & Nearby Price Trends

Filed in Garden Oaks Homes for Sale by on May 15, 2014
Garden Oaks, Oak Forest &  Nearby Price Trends

The Houston Chronicle Home Price Survey came out last Sunday May 4, 2014. Every homeowner or wannabe homeowner looks at this. The paper is a little cumbersome to use because it fills up pages. I just condensed some of their data into an easy to compare table   This little table gives a wealth of information. […]

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Houston Preservation Fair 2014

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 13, 2014
Houston Preservation Fair 2014

The Second Annual Preservation Fair is June 7, 2014 This is an early notice about the upcoming Preservation Fair by Houston’s Planning and Development Department. There was a lot of info given out at last year’s fair. This should be even stronger.  No schedule  of events yet.  See imfo from Last Year’s event. It will be a […]

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What is the Heights Market Like Now?

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on May 8, 2014
What is the Heights Market Like Now?

What is the Heights market like? I just don’t have words to describe it. Frenzied would be best description. I’ll just list some developments going on now: Homes I just sold a couple of years ago in the $500’s are now selling in the $800’s Land that I recently listed for $45/SF in Sunset Heights […]

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