“Cash for houses” scams and other forms of property fraud
Have you or someone you know fallen for a “cash for houses” scam in Houston?
Property fraud in Houston involves fraudulent activity when buying, selling, leasing, and subleasing properties. These scams are becoming increasingly common and can cost a home seller thousands of […]
“The slump in Houston’s housing market shows no sign of abating. Single-family sales fell 29.9 percent in January ’23 compared to January ’22. This was the weakest January since ’19, a month in which the region had 200,000 fewer jobs and 350,000 fewer residents,” according to the Greater Houston Partnership, the largest Chamber of […]
Insurance and flood damage in Houston
The damage alone is hard to handle, but it’s nothing compared to the anguish of discovering that your homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover the flood.
We’ll explain which parts of Houston are more likely to flood, what you can do to lower your flood risk, and why getting […]
Hurricane season is coming.
Hurricanes are some of the most devastating storms a homeowner can face. Hurricane-force winds can reach more than 170 mph.
Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas since 1961, had wind speeds of 130 mph. The storm gave homeowners a surprise lesson in how much wind damage costs in Houston […]
A guide to foundation problems
Your house is built on a patch of dirt, and like it or not, the dirt moves over time. That’s why homes in Texas often have foundation issues. A home’s foundation is the structural base that holds up the rest of the house, so fixing foundation problems can be […]
The rates of mortgage defaults in the U.S. and in states like Texas signal the current state of the economy. The mortgage industry took a serious hit with the 2008 crisis that left many without homes and impacted unemployment rates and other economic indicators.
Monitoring mortgage default rates in Texas helps to predict future growth […]
Many times, people who love city life give all of that up so that they can move somewhere safe for their children. Moving to suburban areas many times gives children the space and freedom of having a backyard, better education opportunities and daycare options, and more options for meeting other children their age.
While moving […]
The summer real estate season is right around the corner in Houston. If you’ve decided to move before the school year starts again, now is the time to start boning up on Houston’s surging real estate market.
If you’re a first-time home buyer, or your growing family needs more space, or you’ve decided it’s time […]
While the Houston Texans may not have the history of the Dallas Cowboys, this team knows how to pack a punch. They’re looking like they’re going to be strong this year, and on Sunday during the season, Houstonians are going to be heading to their favorite bars to watch this team make a run for […]
Halloween is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to start planning for which of Houston’s best haunted attractions you’ll be attending this year. With the fright night fast approaching, we gathered our favorite picks for the spookiest haunted houses in H-Town.
This is a haunted house fan favorite. It’s […]