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January 2015 - Rich Martin Homes : Rich Martin Homes

Archive for January, 2015

Why do People Use Zillow?

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 31, 2015
Why do People Use Zillow?

I have always wondered why Zillow is used by so many home buyers. What is their magic allure? Why do so many people use it over the local real estate portal HAR.com? Maybe in other cities where the local MLS site sucks, but in Houston? I thought it made no sense. The Houston Association of Realtor […]

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Woodland Heights Sales

Filed in Woodland Heights Homes by on January 22, 2015
Woodland Heights Sales

Woodland Heights Area Home Sales-Early 2015 Demand is high in Woodland Heights (It is deed restricted and zoned to Travis Elementary) but there was little inventory at the end of the year. Because of this I used sales for the last 4 months (instead of just last quarter) to get enough data to be significant. This represents […]

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Oak Forest New Home Prices

Filed in Oak Forest Sales & Price Trends by on January 19, 2015
Oak Forest New Home Prices

Oak Forest New Home Prices -4th Q 2014 My previous post gave 4th Quarter prices of Oak Forest homes…current prices of these  1940’s and 1950’s homes, excluding newer homes. This post covers the much bigger new homes being built in Oak Forest. These new homes are much bigger and much more expensive than the original homes. […]

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Recent Oak Forest Home Prices

Filed in Oak Forest Sales & Price Trends by on January 16, 2015
Recent Oak Forest Home Prices

Recent Oak Forest Sales Prices Here is a quick look at 4th Q sales of Oak Forest homes. These are resale homes, not new construction homes or even recent homes. These are the original 1950’s homes renovated to varying degrees. This will give you an idea of house prices for the little 1 bath and more […]

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Oaks of Inwood Home for Sale-4007 Black Locust

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on January 14, 2015
Oaks of Inwood Home for Sale-4007 Black Locust

Home for Sale in Oaks of Inwood Tired of looking at tiny little homes for $300K+ in Oak Forest? Drive north from the high priced Heights and Oak Forest on TC Jester. Just at Victory Dr you will  find this 4066 SF home on a 1/3 acre lot for $279,900. 4007 Black Locust is a brick 1983 executive home for sale in […]

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New Historic District in Independence Heights

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on January 12, 2015
New Historic District in Independence Heights

Starkweather Historic District in Independence Heights The City Council recently approved another historic district. This one is significant for a couple of reasons: It is only the second one outside the loop; it is in a part of town that has been ignored for a long time, in Independence Heights. Click on Menu Bar above for […]

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Historic Preservation Ordinance Review – Meeting Jan 12

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on January 11, 2015
Historic Preservation Ordinance Review – Meeting Jan 12

Meeting:Historic Preservation Ordinance Review If you are a builder or remodeler driving yourself crazy by trying to work in Heights historic districts, here is an additional way to add to the craziness. Attend the next meeting for the Historic Preservation Ordinance review. The next meeting is Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Annex […]

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My Broker, Mike Huff Receives Community Service Award

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 10, 2015
My Broker, Mike Huff Receives Community Service Award

2014 John E. Wolf Community Service Award Recipient: Mike Huff The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) honors a member each year who does outstanding work in community services. This year it is Mike Huff, broker at Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties who was selected as the HAR member most deserving to be so honored. This […]

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Preservation Houston Walking Tour

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 9, 2015
Preservation Houston Walking Tour

1/1/15 Update: Cancelled due to weather. Rescheduled for Feb. 8th. Preservation Houston offers Architecture Walk tours on the second Sunday of most months. This months tour is downtown Houston, where the origins of this city will be traced. “Among the stops are the sites of the Texas Capitol, the president’s house and the city market, […]

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