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Customer service is key to Martini’s success

Customer service is key to Martini’s success

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Heights resident Ashton Martini of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty has become one of the top real estate agents in the area.

No doubt about it: Oak Forest is a sellers market
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by Betsy Denson Chris Krienke has been a homeowner of a one story house on Althea in Oak Forest – zoned for Oak Forest Elementary – since 1997 and said she is not interested in selling it. That doesn’t stop the letters from coming though. “They come in spurts,” she said, “about two or three [...]

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By Cynthia Lescaleet For The Leader Planning a wedding apparently wasn’t enough of a project for a young couple settling in East Norhill. They also remodeled what had been his cottage into their home. In a way, the project echoed a traditional wedding verse. There was something old (the original house), something new (the master suite addition), something borrowed [...]

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The Do-Over: A ‘Forever House’ in the Heights
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By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader Having moved five times in as many years, the Netherland family settled into a west Heights cottage they’ve recently remodeled into what they’re calling their “forever house.” The 1920-built home’s location, near the Heights bike trail and 19th street, as well as the neighborhood’s vibe appealed to the couple, [...]

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Will a Leader neighborhood be Swamplot’s ‘Neighborhood of the Year’?
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Out of seven nominees for Swamplot’s Neighborhood of the Year, five are in The Leader area.

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Ka-ching: Surveying Leader neighborhoods’ priciest homes
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Every month, we get customized sales figures for Leader neighborhoods from the nice folks at the Houston Association of Realtors, tracking volume and average prices by ZIP code. While the average prices we report range from the $100,000s to the $400,000s, they are that – just average.

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WOW Roundabout supporters optimistic about the future
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The Washington on Westcott Roundabout is more than just a circle to drive around for a group of local residents.

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Three homes in Leader communities will be among the seven featured in the American Institute of Architects annual home tour Oct. 26-27. Homes were selected by a jury of industry experts to represent the finest in residential architecture. The two-day, self-guided tour is open to the public and offers a rare opportunity to walk through [...]

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No slowdown in home sales, prices in Leader neighborhoods
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Leader area homes sales kept pace with the overall Houston real estate market in August, surging to a 27th consecutive month of growing home sales, with inventories dipping again. Figures provided by the Houston Association of Realtors showed growth in sales and average price of single family homes in all Leader ZIP codes. Performance in [...]

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Expert Opinions 9/13: know-how about mortgages from local pros
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A recent survey by a online mortgage site discovered that consumers spend only about five hours researching their mortgage options — about half the time they invest in studying how to buy a new vehicle. What are the most critical areas would-be homebuyers need to know about lending before they embark on their search for [...]

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