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Sugar Land, Home of the Sugar Land You Name Its

For those of you who aren’t aware, Sugar Land will soon be home to a minor league baseball team. After nearly 8000 entries were submitted, owners announced the three finalists for the team name and are asking the public to vote for their choice.

Matt O’Brien, President of the ballclub, was quoted as saying “The contest to name Sugar Land’s team has generated one of the largest turnouts ever seen. A typical name-the-team contest can be expected to generate 3,000 to 4,000 initial entries. Receiving eight thousand entries is unprecedented.”

Staging Tips That Will Help Sell Your Home

August 30, 2010

I talk to people every day who are nervous about putting their homes on the market. The doom and gloom that is plastered on every television station has them convinced that there is just no way their home will sell. I try to avoid TV news as much as possible. I figure if I need some drama I can always watch a good movie.

Flood Insurance in Houston Just Makes Sense

August 27, 2010

Flood insurance has been a hot topic in real estate this year. I know that most have not heard too much about it. The headlines have all been about the recession, foreclosure rates, plummeting home values, and high unemployment. The National Flood Insurance Program has been allowed to lapse several times this year leaving all Americans in a bind, not just those in a flood zone. We currently are set through September 30, and an extension of the program is likely without a lapse, but there are no guarantees.

Houston and Surrounding Area Market Update July 2010

August 24, 2010


July figures are in and, as expected, the market cooled off considerably.  Home sales in the Houston area suffered a double digit decline in July, with sales of single family homes falling 25.1 percent.  Sales of all property types combined fell 24.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Upcoming Katy Area Events

August 22, 2010

 

If you find you’re bored and feel like there’s nothing to do then you are in luck. There’s always a lot going on in the Katy area. Here is a list of just some of the things coming up that can help keep you occupied.

Protect Your Foundation

Foundation repair…just the mere mention of it makes people cringe. Foundation problems are right at the top of the list of things that terrify potential buyers. Once the damage is done there is nothing left to do but have it repaired. There are plenty of companies in the area that consider themselves experts, but we recommend using Olshan™.

Federal Reserve Takes Steps to Keep Housing Market Stable

August 12, 2010

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday agreed to keep the federal funds rate near zero. This move was in an effort to keep long term interest rates from rising, thus easing investor’s fears that the economy is headed for another dip into recession. Economists suggest that while this move is not earth shattering news, it does send a message that the fed is willing to take steps to keep the economic recovery from stalling.

 

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