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One of the most iconic Victorian homes in the Heights, the “Castle House” at 1802 Harvard St., has had a new owner for the last year-and-a-half. John and Jan Greer have been updating the grounds on the property and are installing a new rain garden in the ditch along 18th Street, which drew complaints to the city from at least one neighbor. But the city is OK with the Greer’s plan, which aims to further beautify the property while protecting against flooding.

Recently, the Texas Invasive Species Institute announced a new invasive species of hammerhead flatworms being found in the Houston area. While some people may have seen one species of this worm in their garden for years, this is a different species of hammerhead flatworm, and it poses the same threats. 

Preservation Houston, the citywide nonprofit group for historic preservation advocacy and education, is accepting nominations for its 2022 Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation.

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Houston-based commercial real estate firm Baker Katz recently purchased the building housing he Foodarama at 18th Street and Ella Boulevard, and will close the store by 2022 to make way for a new development.

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…

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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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.

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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 […]