Houston Home Listing Photo of the Day: The 4-Ft. Line

307 Fall River Ct. [HAR]

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Droubi Brothers Taken from the Streets Downtown

There’s a lockout notice posted to the front door of the ground-floor retail space of the 1100 Smith Garage Downtown on the corner of Dallas St. and Brazos St. Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill, at 507A Dallas St. — shown open in the older photo above — is now closed; the restaurant’s website has been taken down. Here’s […]… Read More

On the House: What to Expect When It’s Time to Get Your Home Inspected

(TNS)—Buying a house can be difficult enough—especially in today’s market. Even after a seller accepts an offer, the sale is not a done deal until certain “contingencies” are met. Some are straightforward: Some buyers stipulate, for example, that a sale cannot proceed until they sell their current home. Other contingencies are more complicated. Either way, […]

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Comment of the Day: A Simple Question About Buying a Home in Houston

“I’m in the market for a new place. Where can I find if the house was flooded or is otherwise in a compromised zone? It appears in Harris County such information wasn’t recorded or readily available. Thanks.” [Sparta, commenting on What Makes West Houston the Bermuda Triangle of Real Estate Disclosure] Illustration: Lulu… Read More

What’s Crossing the Plaza in Greenway Plaza

Workers last week removed a few trees in the way of a new partition of Fountain Green, the plaza that stretches between Buildings 9 and 11 in Greenway Plaza just west of Edloe. Included in the scheme: A new separate lawn space on the green’s southern end, separated from the fountain by a covered walkway […]… Read More

Hotel Construction Down After Harvey; Houston Grand Opera at the GRB; Restroom Trailers for Downtown Jurors

Houston Hotel Construction Activity Down 15% Year-Over-Year in September [Houston Chronicle] Woodlands MUD Inaction Caused 100 Homes To Flood, Residents Claim [Houston Chronicle ($)] Map: Comparing Harvey Flooding to Houston’s Past Storms [The Urban Edge] How Houston Grand Opera Is Transforming the Downtown Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall A3 into an Opera Theater [Houston Chronicle ($)] […]… Read More

Daily Demolition Report: Pine Efface

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday. Demolition adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Commercial Structures Apartments, 3437 Rugley St. 77004 (Carters; previously demolished) Brittania Healthcare Facility, 845 Fisher St. 77018 (Oak Grove; new construction […]… Read More

Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner?

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home Great Spaces: Living Luxe in Beautiful Bradenton Survey: Broker Operations and Technology The change of season often brings a shift in real estate market conditions. Inventory tends to decline and buyers […]

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Houston Home Listing Photo of the Day: Blue Suede

3641 Inverness Dr. [HAR]

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What Makes West Houston the Bermuda Triangle of Real Estate Disclosure

“None of the more than half a dozen residents interviewed by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica after the floods said they knew they were living inside Addicks or Barker — many of their neighborhoods are several miles away from the dams. Several local officials — including Houston’s ‘flood czar’ and a neighboring county executive — […]… Read More