What used to be just a catchphrase or sound bite in the area – the $1 million home – is now a growing reality in Leader communities. But just what makes a home a million dollar investment in our area? And with the volatility in the Houston job market thanks to the dropping price in oil, will it continue?
Deborah Kersey says one of her favorite activities at her home on Wakefield Drive has been listening to the sounds of nature. These days, however, she said those sounds have been replaced with the seemingly endless barrage of noise from crews working on the US 290 highway project. “I always liked to sit out in […]
By Cynthia Lescalleet As the holidays wrap up, what goes up must come down. Why not use that annual effort to thoughtfully organize and store the seasonal stuff for next time, or perhaps whittle it down a bit? A poll of home renovators and professional organizers working in Leader News neighborhoods netted several suggestions in […]
Americans have loved craftsmen-style homes for centuries. Perhaps it’s because there is nothing so welcoming as solid porch columns, large, ample windows, and a warm wooden porch. One would never guess that several of these same timeless homes in Houston are so new-age, they have no energy bills. Independence Heights resident David Goswick has assembled […]
In last month’s real estate section, The Leader profiled three area neighborhoods which are making a name for themselves in the real estate market – both because of their location and affordability. This month’s neighborhoods – Forest West, Mangum Manor and Germantown near Woodland Heights – are also areas sought out by buyers who feel priced out of the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest. Read on for a recap of each.