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Prepare for hurricane damage in Houston.

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 […]

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Is your foundation shifting 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 […]

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Mortgage Default Rate in Texas

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 […]

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These Houston Neighborhoods Were Voted Best Places to Raise a Family

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 […]

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The Best Real Estate Blogs in Houston

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 homebuyer, or your growing family needs more space, or you’ve decided it’s time to […]

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The Best Places in Houston to Watch the Texans Game

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 gong 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 […]

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The 6 Best Haunted Houses in Houston

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. Creepy Hollow This is a haunted house fan favorite. It’s […]

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How Gentrification is Affecting Housing Prices in Houston

When a formerly depressed neighborhood suddenly becomes hot, rapid growth can transform an area almost overnight. But it can also bring expensive growing pains. Is gentrification making Houston unaffordable? Gentrification can happen quickly. As higher-income buyers move into a growing neighborhood, the cost of living goes up. Rents typically escalate, forcing poor and working-class families […]

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2017 Top Trending Searches for Texas Metros

The Top Trending Searches in Every Texas Metro From 2017 We Buy Ugly Houses® that it would be interesting to view the most popular search terms throughout the Texas metros in 2017. To determine the top trending searches, we used Google Trends data from 2017 and excluded the following terms because they were common in […]

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Houston’s Prettiest Homes Are In Its Oldest Neighborhoods

Old neighborhoods don’t have to be ugly Think of the prettiest old homes you’ve ever seen. The kinds of neighborhoods just north of any American downtown that have existed for as long as the city they call home. When it comes to neighborhoods old doesn’t necessarily mean ugly. Although Houston isn’t as old as some […]

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