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First Ward Historic Designation

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on February 13, 2014
First Ward Historic Designation

First Ward Historic Designation-Time is Running Out! A portion of First Ward is petitioning for Historic Designation. First Ward is just South of the existing historic district of Sixth Ward.I wrote about this earlier in another blog, TwistedHeights.com. Now channel 13 is talking about it too. Unfortunately, First Ward has had a huge (HUGE) influx […]

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Heights Home Sales-January 2014

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on February 5, 2014
Heights Home Sales-January 2014

Heights Home Sales I haven’t shown a sales chart in a while, because it’s like a stuck record (I’ll bet people under 30 won’t even know what that means.)…Strong, strong, strong. The chart below shows monthly home sales in the Heights, but what it doesn’t show is demand. If there was more inventory out there, […]

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Garden Oaks Prices-4th Q 2013

Filed in Garden Oaks Homes for Sale by on January 29, 2014
Garden Oaks Prices-4th Q 2013

  Garden Oaks Prices-End of Year See my Page on Garden Oaks. It gives info on the neighborhood, history, location, types of homes and more. It also has links to recent posts.. Of course, the story is the same. Sales are strong, prices are up. The table below shows Garden Oaks prices at the end of […]

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Brooke Smith Land Values

Filed in Brooke Smith Homes for Sale by on January 28, 2014
Brooke Smith Land Values

Brooke Smith Land Value-Early 2014 Brooke Smith (often misspelled Brookesmith) is an area that has had a remarkable transformation. It had always been “on wrong side” of N Main; the less desirable side. That has changed tremendously. Less than two years ago, tear-downs (or remodel projects if you were brave enough) were selling for $80-$100k. […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 23, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids

Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties Raffle for Sunshine Kids The end is near. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Harley, here is your chance. My office, Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties (We are on E 11th, just west of Studewood) is raffling a new HD Dyna Super Glyde. $100 donation to the Sunshine Kids […]

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Luxury Home Sales in Houston

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 8, 2014
Luxury Home Sales in Houston

Luxury Home Sales in Houston up 46% Everyone knows that Houston’s economy is booming and the real estate market is crazy. What is being noticed now however, is the fact that the sales of luxury homes (homes priced at a million dollars or more) has gone up considerably too. Our neighborhood paper, The Leader, reported […]

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Lindale Park Prices-2013 3rd Q Update

Filed in Lindale Park Sales & Price Trends by on January 2, 2014
Lindale Park Prices-2013 3rd Q Update

Lindale Park Home Prices-3rd Q 2013 Lindale Park has been in the news a lot lately. (If you don’t know the area, see my Lindale Park Page) The light rail just opened and no one was run over…that’s good. As I have said before, the rail will be a big boom for the area. I expect […]

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Swamplot’s Neighborhood of the Year

Filed in Heights News & Events by on January 2, 2014
Swamplot’s Neighborhood of the Year

You’ll be happy to know that several of our neighborhoods were nominated for Neighborhood of the Year by my favorite real estate blog, Swamplot. It was an odd nomination process. It was NOT “best neighborhood”, it was “neighborhood of the year” which means any reason could be given; and you had to back up your […]

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Oak Forest Prices-Resale 3Q

Filed in Oak Forest Sales & Price Trends by on January 1, 2014
Oak Forest Prices-Resale 3Q

Oak Forest Prices of Resale Homes-3rd Q 2013 Learn about Oak Forest Homes here: history, prices, location, maps, more. I recently showed the Prices of New Oak Forest Homes. This post will focus on resale homes, mostly ranch-style 1940’s and 1950’s homes. Let’s start with land prices. What a builder will pay for a tear-down […]

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Sunset Heights Prices

Filed in Sunset Heights Homes for Sale by on January 1, 2014
Sunset Heights Prices

Sunset Heights Prices-Early 2014 Get an intro to this are by going to my page on Sunset Heights. It has maps, history, and what is going on. Also see my Interactive Map of the Heights for location. The biggest market in Sunset Heights is for new homes.  The subdivision is ideal for builders. Most of […]

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