On SecondShelters.com: Houston Mansion Boasts Luxury —  and a Mysterious Owner

By Bethany Erickson / May 6, 2018 / 2 Comments

It’s a home designed by a famed architect, and it is also potentially the keeper of secrets of Houston elite — and now the Davis Mansion (or the Kingston-Davis House, as it’s now called) is up for sale. Depending on who you ask, Evalyn Davis was either romantically involved with oilman T.P. Lee, was a […]

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Apartment Completions Are Booming, But So Are Rents

By Bethany Erickson / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

There may be a lot of apartments being built in Texas, but that’s not necessarily translating to more affordable rents, one economist said at a recent conference on affordable housing held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage, told the group assembled that the same affordable housing issues that […]

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Yardi, RentCafe Offer Hurricane Harvey Displacement Service

By Joanna England / September 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

So many people lost everything — homes, cars, and all their possessions — in the wrath wrought by Hurricane Harvey. But there’s another category of people who were just as badly affected by this record-breaking storm: renters.  In some cases, renters are required to continue paying rent on uninhabitable apartments and homes, and some can’t […]

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Surviving Hurricane Harvey: One Family’s Story

By Karen Eubank / September 5, 2017 / 1 Comment

The moment Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone called family and friends to see if they were safe and find out what we could do. My first call was to my friends Suzy and Brian. Brian is a vice president with an energy company. Suzy is a designer and owner of an antique shop. They have two […]

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Texas Realtors Pitching In to Help Harvey Victims

By Candy Evans / September 1, 2017 / 1 Comment

There is nothing like being in your own warm, dry, clean home. But for almost one-third of Houston and residents in other southeast Texas coastal cities, that feeling will be several months off. But the Texas real estate community is gearing up in a frenzy that almost rivals the size of the cat 4 storm […]

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Houston Area Home Sales Down 8.8 Per Cent in July

By Candy Evans / August 11, 2016 / 1 Comment

Is the economic slump from low oil prices finally catching up with the Houston real estate market? The Houston Association of Realtors said that buyers closed on 7,204 single family homes in July, median prices were at $230,000, and volume slumped to the lowest since January. Houston Chronicle Editor Nancy Sarnoff  says no one is […]

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