Houston Real Estate

Tomball Doctor Mad at Houstonia Magazine for “Disgusting” Biracial Realtor’s Ad… Really?

By Candy Evans / August 1, 2015 / 7 Comments

There is a print pub in Houston called Houstonia Magazine.  Seems the Ashton-Martini Group of agents at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International ran an ad in the magazine — the ad above (photo credit to Chris Skiles) and a couple of subscribers to the magazine got miffed. What bothered them? They were upset that the ad depicted […]

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Houston Real Estate News: Martha Turner Properties Sells to Sotheby's

By Candy Evans / January 12, 2014 / 4 Comments

Looks like I am going to have to put Houston Real Estate on my Google alerts. Found out last night from a Martha Turner agent that one of the oldest, and most successful high-end independent real estate brokerages in Houston has been swooped up by Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. of New York. Yes, Martha Turner Properties, which closed more than $2 billion in sales volume last year, has been acquired by Sotheby’s. The new firm will operate as Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. All six Houston-area offices, and of course all 220 associates, are retained in the deal. According to the Houston Chronicle, MTP’s founder, Martha Turner, and biz partner Tom Anderson will stay on as co-presidents of the company.

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Houston Real Estate News: Martha Turner Properties Sells to Sotheby’s

By Candy Evans / January 12, 2014 / 2 Comments

Looks like I am going to have to put Houston Real Estate on my Google alerts. Found out last night from a Martha Turner agent that one of the oldest, and most successful high-end independent real estate brokerages in Houston has been swooped up by Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. of New York. Yes, Martha Turner Properties, which closed more than $2 billion in sales volume last year, has been acquired by Sotheby’s. The new firm will operate as Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. All six Houston-area offices, and of course all 220 associates, are retained in the deal. According to the Houston Chronicle, MTP’s founder, Martha Turner, and biz partner Tom Anderson will stay on as co-presidents of the company.

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Neither Pricey Nor Cheap: Coldwell Banker List of Most Expensive and Affordable Markets Skips Texas Entirely

By Joanna England / November 11, 2013 / 12 Comments

I guess it’s good to be in the middle of the pack sometimes, especially when it comes to making lists that label cities and towns as “Most Expensive” or “Most Affordable” real estate markets. It’s a lot like dating, right? You don’t want to come off as too easy, or seem too prude, either, when […]

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In Texas, Housing Shortages Driving Up Prices, Starting Bidding Wars, but Trulia "Bubble Watch" Shows Texas Metro Areas as "Overvalued"

By Joanna England / October 28, 2013 / 3 Comments

I know “housing shortage” should sound very ominous, but really, we should be celebrating! Thanks to a growing job market, Texas is adding more workers faster than it can build housing for them. According to this story in Bloomberg News, there are bidding wars all over Texas, with some sellers turning down cash offers that […]

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