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The city's 311 hotline is one of the easiest ways to circumvent the hassle of city government. The idea originally was to route non-emergency problems away from 911 and create a first line of defense against the typi ... More >>
The folks at the Houston Association of Realtors are sounding positively giddy about the local home market, which has seen an increase in sales for the eighth consecutive month.
January 2012 "opened with a continued decline in active property listings and growth in pending sales -- a combination th ... More >>
Um, we saw an, uh, movie kinda like this.Looking at the exterior photo of 7706 Valley View Lane on the Houston Association of Realtors website, everything seems completely normal. One look at the photo gallery tells a different tale.
In what has got to be one of the strangest thing in a hous ... More >>
If your house is big and fancy enough to have an elevator (or a shaft ready for an elevator if you desire), then it's probably not your basic shotgun shack. And you, the owner, are probably someone who puts a lot of thought into your home.Like, say, in the TV/media room.We checked the Houston Associ ... More >>
Feeling a little cramped these days? Sure you are, what with all the stocking up whenever Costco has a sale on baked beans and rice.Well, an economic downturn is the perfect time to move on up in the real estate world. People who have overextended themselves -- or maybe have become empty-nesters in ... More >>
3 bed 2 bath, wbfp, pool, suckable toesAt least one of the foot fetishists who have been hassling Houston-area Realtors has been captured, the Houston Association of Realtors says.A suspect was arrested by Webster police on Spetember 22, the HAR's Matt Burrus tells Hair Balls. (We tried unsuccess ... More >>
Photos courtesy HARA tipster has informed Swamplot that the Memorial mansion up for sale on the Houston Association of Realtors site belongs to none other than Vincent Palermo, who came to town under the Witness Protection Act a while back.KPRC broke the story last year that "Vincent Cabella," ow ... More >>
It's tough having a McMansion these days. The economy, the a/c bills for cooling uselessly overwhelming foyers, it all adds up.But when times were booming, people loved their McMansions. And because no one actually wants to be accused of living in a McMansion, developers and designers doll them up w ... More >>
We were idly trolling around the Houston Association of Realtors Web site the other day and came across this, um, as a real estate agent might put it, "near North Side charmer" at 417 Bishop St.
The house itself is less than amazing, but the soundtrack Muzak on the "virtual tour" is pretty dam ... More >>