Houston home prices register 5.4 percent gain

Houston area home prices rose 5.4 percent over the last year through July, slightly below the national appreciation rate of 6.2 percent, a new CoreLogic report showed. Values in Las Vegas and San Francisco, meanwhile, rose at more than double the rate in Houston, gaining 13.5 percent and 11 percent respectively, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index for July. The Irvine, Calif.-based property information and analytics company released the report Tuesday. New York registered a 1.3 percent year-over-year gain, while the Washington, D.C. metro market rose 2.6 percent. Prices rose 6.1 percent annually in Boston and 4.6 percent in Miami. Texas matched Houston’s price gain of 5.4 percent, while Nevada,… Read More

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Houston Area Real Estate: 5 Homes For Less Than $150K

House hunting in the fourth largest city can be a challenge, but it becomes more challenging when finding the right home expands to surrounding communities. But there are a lot of great homes at rock bottom prices. If the price of a new home is scary, there are older homes – and many of them have been updated – that you can buy at a reasonable price. The folks at realtor.com have great listings in Houston, Conroe, Sugar Land, Pasadena, and a lot of other great communities in between. Many of those homes have been updated, while others might need sholme work. However, all of tyhe can be bought for… Read More

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6 Houston-area teams make Week 3 Associated Press poll

Sign up for the Texas Sports Nation Daily Playbook for exclusive sports coverage delivered right to your inbox. You agree to our Terms of Use. Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice The Associated Press high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and records: Class 6A 1. Allen (24) (2-0) 2. Lake Travis (1) (1-0) 3. Galena Park North Shore (2-0) 4. Converse Judson (2-0) 5. Cypress Fairbanks (2-0) 6. Longview (2-0) 7. Duncanville (2-0) 8. Southlake Carroll (2-0) 9. Katy (1-1) 10. Austin Westlake (1-1) Others receiving votes: 11, Spring Westfield 26. 12, Euless Trinity 19. 13, DeSoto 11. 13, Klein Collins 11.… Read More

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What’s around this hot Houston high-rise? Absolutely everything.

The Museum District is right nearby. Photo courtesy of Visit Houston Everything awesome is basically within 10 minutes from Latitude Med Center. Photo courtesy of Latitude Med Center Scarf some Shake Shack in Rice Village. Photo by Evan Sung Hop over to Hermann Park for a nature fix. Photo by Jared Kudabeck / JAEKAE Take in a game at NRG Park. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Private cabanas line the high-rise’s rooftop pool. Photo courtesy of Latitude Med Center The units range from 331 square feet (microunits) to 4,000 square feet (the penthouse). If it seems like the Latitude Med Center apartment community has it all, it’s because it basically… Read More

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes appearance in Houston

Six Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles travel across the country at any given time, and one will remain in the Houston area until Labor Day at area supermarkets. The 27-foot hot dog on wheels has been around since 1936 and essentially serves as a mobile marketing tool for the company’s cold cuts, hod dogs, bacon, sausage and other products. It also provides photo opportunities for hot-dog lovers on Instagram. According to its website, the company has been hiring drivers — or "Hotdoggers" — to serve as ambassadors for the brand since last year. The company is also offering a chance to win a year’s supply of hot dogs for people who post… Read More

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Low-Income Housing Report Criticizes Houston’s New Floodplain Regulations

Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaMany homeowners in Houston’s Kashmere Gardens community are still rebuilding after Harvey. Houston’s revised floodplain ordinance took effect this past weekend. A new report by Austin-based advocacy group Texas Housers says it adversely affects low-income communities. Under the new regulations, new buildings in the 500-year floodplain must be elevated at least two feet above the floodplain. They also affect current residents who are rebuilding homes that were more than 50 percent damaged during Harvey. J.T. Harechmak, who authored the Texas Housers report, said poor residents can’t afford to raise their homes and there are other things the city should have done. “We would like to see them… Read More

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The Top New Listings In Houston Real Estate

HOUSTON — Listing a home for sale is almost always as exciting for the seller as it is for the buyer. The start of the fall season often brings new homes on the list, and some of them have some serious amenities or are in some pretty cool locations in the Houston area. Patch and realtor.com are partnering to list the top five area new home listings in your area. Check them out before you spend too much time house hunting. This home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, but there is so much to see on the inside. You can see it at 11906 Louvre Ct, Houston, TX… Read More

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The Top New Listings In Houston Real Estate

HOUSTON — Listing a home for sale is almost always as exciting for the seller as it is for the buyer. The start of the fall season often brings new homes on the list, and some of them have some serious amenities or are in some pretty cool locations in the Houston area. Patch and realtor.com are partnering to list the top five area new home listings in your area. Check them out before you spend too much time house hunting. This home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, but there is so much to see on the inside. You can see it at 11906 Louvre Ct, Houston, TX… Read More

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The Top New Listings In Houston Real Estate

HOUSTON — Listing a home for sale is almost always as exciting for the seller as it is for the buyer. The start of the fall season often brings new homes on the list, and some of them have some serious amenities or are in some pretty cool locations in the Houston area. Patch and realtor.com are partnering to list the top five area new home listings in your area. Check them out before you spend too much time house hunting. This home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, but there is so much to see on the inside. You can see it at 11906 Louvre Ct, Houston, TX… Read More

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What’s around this hot Houston high-rise? Absolutely everything.

The Museum District is right nearby. Photo courtesy of Visit Houston Everything awesome is basically within 10 minutes from Latitude Med Center. Photo courtesy of Latitude Med Center Scarf some Shake Shack in Rice Village. Photo by Evan Sung Hop over to Hermann Park for a nature fix. Photo by Jared Kudabeck / JAEKAE Take in a game at NRG Park. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Private cabanas line the high-rise’s rooftop pool. Photo courtesy of Latitude Med Center The units range from 331 square feet (microunits) to 4,000 square feet (the penthouse). If it seems like the Latitude Med Center apartment community has it all, it’s because it basically… Read More

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