Houston has experienced an explosion of growth over the past five years. As a result, housing costs have skyrocketed and rent has escalated right along with it. Yet the demand continues with no end in site. Some have suggested this is a real estate bubble, while others are more cautiously optimistic ... More >>
What if Rick Perry had never said, "Oops"? What if he could have, for Christ's sake, just remembered that he had wanted to gut the Department of Energy? What if he hadn't climbed into a tan coat and Brett Favre jeans and released that abominable Youtube video -- you know, the gay one. &nbs ... More >>
Flip it, HoustonYou might have thought the real estate implosion would mark the end of those "house-flipping" TV shows, where someone buys a fixer-upper, fixer-uppers it and then makes a huuuuge profit selling it to a beaming couple. The genre, it seems, cannot be killed. Adweek reports tha ... More >>
Houston-area homebuilder Dan Wallrath is a finalist with a chance for $100,000 if he's chosen as a "CNN Hero" for his work providing homes for Iraq and Afghanistan vets.You just have to vote for him.For five years, Wallrath has been building homes for wounded vets.
In between the first and second period of the Houston Aeros/Peoria Rivermen playoff game last night, I was walking around the Toyota Center concourse. I came up on a monitor that was showing the Astros/Dodgers game. And who do I see but Roger Clemens being interviewed by Fox Sports Houston's Patti S ... More >>
A homebuilder who has several developments in Houston has gone under.Kimball Hill Homes announced it's filing for bankruptcy."We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but given the current housing and financial market conditions we are simply unable to conduct normal operati ... More >>
So how is it that local home sales have dropped for 13 months in a row while Houston’s commercial real estate market is rated one of the top ten in the country? “One is going up in smoke, and the other is about to go up in smoke,” Steve Blank, a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute, tel ... More >>
Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result
Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses
HISD kills a reality show on high school dancers
From the week of February 22
Activists push for a law to keep homebuyers from getting squeezed
Real estate consultant Williams continues to serve two masters
Neartown braces for the ultimate development war at City Hall
When what should be one of the happiest moments in your life becomes an ongoing nightmare -- and you're not only living it, you're living in it
Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?
Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods
Some David Weekley homebuyers discovered their dreams were built on shifting sands. What's worse, they say, is that Weekley knew.