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Houston is Perfect for Amazon HQ2

Downtown Houston Skyline - The West Side

Amazon has invited cities across America to submit bids for their new “HQ2” – a second corporate headquarters that will eventually house over 50,000 Amazon employees. Houston is uniquely positioned as the perfect destination for Amazon’s new home. Even while dealing with the aftermath of historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Houston is proving it’s resolve to come back stronger…

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Are New Windows Worth the Expense?

new windows

Great Thought: Brand new windows to slash energy bills. But are they really worth it? If you’re getting ready to sell, probably not. Read on: Reality: A $15,000 vinyl window replacement project will return about 80% of your investment at resale, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of Realtors. And if they’re Energy Star-qualified, they can…

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July Home Prices Rise: MLS Report

Houston Homes July 2017

Real estate sales and prices continue to grow in Houston suggesting a vibrant market continuing to perform. Single-family home sales rose by 5% from July 2016 and YTD, single-family sales remain 6.8% ahead of 2016.     More importantly for sellers, the average single-family home price increased to $299,131. The average price is up from $225,000 just 5 years ago.…

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Do You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

New windows

When you are ready to sell your home, will your house appeal to what homebuyers will want? Here are 5 important features to today’s home buyer: 1. Fixtures New kitchen and bathroom fixtures are especially important for today’s young, budget-conscious buyers. In many cases, most of a buyer’s savings will go toward the down payment and furnishings. Updating your fixtures…

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Tell The Story of Your Home in 3 Steps

Houston Mansion

Every house on the market is different. But each has a story to tell and I want you to choose me to tell your story. Writing a narrative that works Your home is the star of the show. In reality, I’m just the narrator. I’m the storyteller. Let me help you show the world what your home has to offer.…

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Case Study: Getting a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Houston Heights

This is Part 5 of my series “Sell My House, Ryan!” To start at the beginning, click here. Getting a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) could be the most important thing you do after you decide to buy a home. But it is also vital before you sell a home! My client Lisa was ready to sell her Houston Heights home…

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Sizzling June Home Sales: MLS Report

June 2017 was a truly historic month for home sales in the Houston market. Total houses sold and average sales price were the highest in the market’s history. A total of 8,414 single-family homes were sold in June compared to 7,771 a year earlier, according to the latest monthly report produced by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). That represents…

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CFB By The Numbers: 11/28/16

Navy Football

News and notes from the final regular season weekend of the 2016 CFB Season:   Houston beat the #1 and #2 scoring offenses this year – OU and Louisville. Both average 45.3 points per game but the Coogs kept them 22 and 35 points below that, respectively.   Navy has scored 74 or more 3 times in the last decade,…

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