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State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw said she recognizes a need for more affordable housing options in the Garden Oaks area, such as the proposed apartment complex on Fisher Street. She said multiple residents in the community, including one who lives close to the site, told her they were being pri…

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When Peter and Katherine Chang met with the Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization (GOMO) in 2012, about a deed restriction violation related to constructing a second garage on their property, they said they were told by the homeowners association that it had a “war chest” it was not afraid to…

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Heather and John Collins first found out about a proposed 60-unit apartment complex planned for 909 Fisher St. — across the street from them — when a neighbor met State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw walking on their street.

Kasia McCormick with Compass Real Estate knows the key to any real estate transaction is finding the perfect melding of data, market analysis and personal touch in order to overcome challenges.

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Heights residents picked up a heavy hitter last weekend in their ongoing fight against a seven-story storage facility planned for the neighborhood. But after the owner of Big Tex Storage reached a compromise of sorts with the Houston Heights Association (HHA), preventing the business from se…

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As the calendar has flipped to 2021, Houston realtors will be looking for a replication of 2020 on the sales front. In addition to a strong December showing, many came out with a significant year-over-year increase in sales volume compared to 2019.

For nearly two decades, Julie O’Neill has made it her mission to provide well-researched counsel to real estate clients.  Her career spans multiple markets (Houston, Dallas and Chicago), economic cycles, and interest rate environments, as well as previous corporate marketing and sales positi…

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The Houston Heights Association (HHA) is accepting nominations for the organization’s annual Community Improvement Awards through Friday. Nominations can be submitted using an online form, a link to which can be found on the HHA’s Facebook page, @HoustonHeightsAssociation. Each year, the HHA recognizes recent commercial and residential construction or renovations in the neighborhood that nominators […]

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Mike Clark had no real estate background when he jumped from corporate IT work into the world of real estate back in 2007. Debbie Kotzur, on the other hand, worked for a real estate appraiser for years before diving in nearly 30 years ago. But whatever their paths, the two now combine to form a […]

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It was a pretty lucrative month for real estate agents in local home markets last month, as the majority of zip codes mirrored Greater Houston with a year-over-year rise in November sales. Year-over-year sales spikes ranged from almost 21 percent (77007) to nearly 63 percent (77092) in the area, though 77091 zip code did see […]

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If you took a drive down Tulane Street in the Heights, you might not be able to tell which two houses were added to the National Register of Historic Places earlier this month. The neighboring homes are not at all big, measuring only 1,317 square feet between them, and there are few signs they are […]

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Casey Watts Morgan has joined the Houston Apartment Association (HAA) as CEO, replacing the recently retired Jeff Hall, who led HAA for 17 years. She will be the first female to lead the association, which observes its 60th anniversary this year. Prior to joining HAA, Morgan served as EVP and CEO of the Greater Houston […]

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Construction has begun on a four-story, 70-unit apartment complex at the site of the former Doyle’s Restaurant on West 34th Street. Avenue, a Houston nonprofit that develops affordable housing, announced Tuesday that it had broken ground on Avenue on 34th, a mixed-income rental development on a 2.1-acre site at 2136 W. 34th St. Construction is […]

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Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of buying or selling a home – and getting it prepped for such transactions – can be a hassle. EnSuite Real Estate is looking to take that trouble right off your hands and make it easier not only for the transaction, but for your pocketbooks. Created just this […]

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Marcia Kyanka has remained steadfast & unwavering in her dedication to service of her sellers & buyers in spite of the uncertainty of Covid-19. Kyanka & her company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties has experienced a real growth in 2020 in her personal business & her company’s addition of an additional 14 offices in Houston […]

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According to the most recent report from the Houston Association of Realtors, area zip codes saw a strong year-over-year spike in October home sales – the second consecutive month the area has seen such a rise. From as little as a 5 percent increase to more than 70 percent growth, it was a strong month […]

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To provide additional help during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bank of America committed $100 million to support communities around the world, on top of the more than $250 million it gives annually to support economic mobility and workforce development programs in local markets. It also announced a $1 billion, four-year commitment to address issues of racial […]

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The Stomping Grounds at Garden Oaks will hold a family-friendly race the week of Thanksgiving. Over a seven-day period, participants can run or walk a “Do-It-Yourself” family 1-mile or 5-kilometer loop that begins and ends at the Stomping Grounds, the 17,831-square-foot restaurant and retail center surrounding 8,000-square feet of green space at 1225 W. 34th […]

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Editor’s note: This is Part I of a series about alleys in the Heights. Part II is about ownership of alleyways in the neighborhood and how that affects residential and commercial property owners as well as the City of Houston. Garage apartments are scattered throughout the Heights, where Mike Shelton has been building them for […]

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Houstonians struggling financially and facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic can take advantage of an ongoing assistance program created by the office of Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen. The constable’s office said in an email that the Harris County Precinct 1 Foundation is sponsoring two “static” clinics to provide legal assistance for tenants […]

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Three-and-a-half years ago, revamping the Houston Farmers Market was an idea. Last year, the transformation started to take shape. Now the vision of Fred Baca, Jeff Lindenberger and Todd Mason – who comprise MLB Capital Partners and purchased the 18-acre property in May 2017 – is coming to life. Mason recently provided a tour of […]

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About 11 years ago, Michael Silva took a leap of faith into the real estate world at the suggestion of a friend. Now one of Houston Business Journal’s top 5 agents in the city by volume and transactions, he’s working every day to help Houston residents adjust to an ever-evolving world amidst COVID-19 the only […]

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact the area, Houston home sales showed significant year-over-year growth last month. In local neighborhoods, year-over-year September gains in sales volume ranged from 20 percent in the 77009 zip code (Woodland Heights/Northside) to more than 150 percent in the 77092 zip code (Mangum Manor/Oak Forest), according to the most […]

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Houston is well-known as a city without zoning laws, which allows real estate developers and property owners to build almost anything they want wherever they want. But some see zoning mechanisms within the city’s existing laws, one of which is being challenged in Texas’ highest court by a pair of Heights homeowners. The outcome could […]

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It’s after 6 p.m. on a Tuesday, and only one business at a 12-acre retail and office complex is open. Most of the other spaces are vacant, and many are just a shell with furniture, decorations, products – and people – to come later. Still, members of the Heights community venture onto the spacious property […]

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Marquette, a Chicago-based real estate company with more than 11,000 apartment units under management, had purchased land from W2 Development Partners, who own White Oak Music Hall, 2915 North Main Street, to build a five-story apartment complex . The music venue had been using part of that land for parking. This week, one of the […]

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By Betsy Denson The 200,000-square foot shopping center on the former Exxon campus at 4500 Dacoma St. now has several stores open with more coming. Construction manager Kevin Harris with Houston-based Fidelis Realty Partners said Burlington and Five Below are already open. The Five Below store was its 1,000th in the U.S. Harris said Ross […]

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Emily Moore, who co-owns Branché boutique with Lisa Buss, announced on social media that they have closed their physical location at the Ella Oaks Center, 1737 W. 34th St. #600. They opened the location in spring 2018. “While we are sad to say goodbye to the shop we were so proud of, we are happy […]

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Glenn Clements Jr. has announced that a Fred Astaire Dance Company franchisee signed a lease for 2,713 square feet on the second floor of Heights Central Station, 1051 Heights Blvd. Studio director Alexandros Armaos said the Heights location will be his second, after one in Humble that Armaos has owned since 2005. Armaos said he […]

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Hannah Tosch with Colliers International specializes in the retail sector of the Houston area with a primary focus on tenant representation and buyer acquisitions. She also does a lot of work in the Greater Heights and offered an assessment of the current landscape amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The retail sector has taken one of the […]