Heights News & Events

Entire Town for Sale-Pray Montana

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 16, 2014
Entire Town for Sale-Pray Montana

Pray Montana, Not Quite the Heights This has nothing to do with Heights area real estate, but I am always fascinated when I see an entire town for sale. I just spent a week in Yellowstone and it’s north entrance of Gardiner, MT. I was wondering around on a gravel road north of Gardiner looking […]

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Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 16, 2014
Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Heights Land for Sale…Java Java Cafe The venerable (venerable being anything that has been in the Heights longer than than I have) Java Java Cafe is on the market for sale. The funky little 1940’s building isn’t worth a lot, but the 17,000+SF lot is valuable. The Heights is a now premier destination  for commercial […]

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Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 22, 2014
Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

It’s time…the bi-annual Norhill Bungalow tour is Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Noon-6pm. Advanced tickets can be purchased now for $20, or procrastinate and pay $25 at the door. Norhill is  a bungalow neighborhood.  A few cottages and foursquares are mixed in, but the predominant style is the Craftsman bungalow. Many of the homes of this 1920’s neighborhood came from […]

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Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

HAHC’s Denial of Yale St. Project Overturned Everyone living in the Heights has heard stories of struggles with the HAHC (Houston Historical & Archeological Society). These are the gate keepers who issue the Certificate of Appropriateness for any project in a historic district. Without this COA, nothing can be built or remodeled in a historic district. […]

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Houston Heights Renovation Process

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Houston Heights Renovation Process

See Video of Remodel Process HDT Builder’s renovation of 1539 Rutland St is complete. This Heights Historic District home is described in a previous post. Renovating and expanding an old Victorian is not for the beginner; nor is it for those without experienced crews. This is HDT Builder’s third remodel in the Heights. To  level […]

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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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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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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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