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What’s in store for the new Ella Plaza?

What’s in store for the new Ella Plaza?

Recently, the Leader reported on the purchase of Ella Plaza by Braun Enterprises. Area residents expressed their excitement on social media about the potential for major improvements to the space as well as additional tenants.

Renovation, not demolition: P&G Homes

It’s not hard to see how current trends in Oak Forest housing are transforming the area. If a real estate developer or builder buys a single story house, more likely than not it’s going to be razed and super-sized pronto. But there is another type of renovation going on which might not be as noticeable upon first glance – the renovation of an existing house for a nifty profit.

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Acres Homes: the next big thing in real estate?

Kara Hagen and her family are not unique in that they were looking to capitalize on a robust real estate market in Oak Forest. They sold their one-story house on Cheshire, zoned for Oak Forest Elementary, to a builder who has since torn it down for a rebuild. It was what they did next though that set them apart.

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Customer service is key to Martini’s success

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

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No doubt about it: Oak Forest is a sellers market

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

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’?

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

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

The Washington on Westcott Roundabout is more than just a circle to drive around for a group of local residents.

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