Hurricane Harvey

Disasters Happen: Tips for Texans This National Preparedness Month

By Shelby Skrhak / September 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

We hate to sound all public service announcement-y, but now that this year’s hurricane season is off to an active start, FEMA wants to remind you during September’s National Preparedness Month that “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” How do you prepare for any multitude of disasters? FEMA and ready.gov offers these four steps to disaster […]

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Golf Course as Flood Fix? 200 Houston Acres Could Have Been Condos, Thank God They Weren’t

By Candy Evans / November 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

This is a must-read for anyone with a little real estate in their blood, and it is very interesting as a reference to anyone living near the Golf Club of Dallas (formerly the Oak Cliff Country Club). Basic story: 200 acre golf course in a coastal community 30 miles southeast of Houston saved about 150 […]

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Statewide Home Sales Dip in Third Quarter, Inventory Increases Thanks to Hurricane Harvey

By Joanna England / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports Texas home sales declined slightly in the third quarter of 2017, according to the 2017-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors. This is the first time that Texas home sales have declined on a quarterly basis since the second quarter of 2012.   “As anticipated, the […]

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Tonight: 48 Hours Investigates The Disappearance of a Houston Real Estate Agent

By Joanna England / October 28, 2017 / 2 Comments

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, first responders were left scrambling to help evacuate neighborhoods and keep some sense of order in the enormous city. But that didn’t keep police from searching for Crystal McDowell, a divorced mother of two, who was last seen leaving her boyfriend’s home on the morning of Aug. 25. McDowell was supposed […]

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Support Port Aransas: Cinnamon Shore is Ready for Fall and Winter Bookings

By Valerie Jarvie / October 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

One of the first hit areas when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas was Port Aransas, home to Cinnamon Shore, a luxury vacation rental community we’ve been following for several years now. For an update on conditions there, we checked in with Jeff Lamkin, Cinnamon Shore’s developer. Port Aransas is still in need of funds […]

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Houston Sees 15 Percent Drop in Mortgage Apps, Thanks to Hurricane Harvey

By Candy Evans / September 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The impact of Harvey on Houston, who’s real estate market has been more than hard hit, is almost startling by this chart.

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