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Voters Approve $2.7 Billion in Bond Propositions – Houston Chronicle

Voters approve $2.7 billion in bond propositions By Ericka Mellon November 7, 2012

Houstonians can look forward to a transformed city with new and improved parks, school buildings, fire stations, libraries and job training sites as voters approved a historic $2.7 billion package of bonds Tuesday.

The money will fund construction projects in the city, the Houston Independent School District and Houston Community College.

Despite early predictions of sticker shock, the bond measures drew strong support from voters. The upgrades for HISD and HCC come with property tax increases, expected to start in 2014.

“All of these bond issues sought money to build Houston’s infrastructure,” HCC trustee Richard Schechter said. “By passing these bonds, Houstonians have sent a message that Houston is going to be a competitor in the global economy.”

Voters approved HISD’s $1.9 billion measure – the largest bond for a Texas school district in at least a quarter of a century – by an overwhelming majority, according to incomplete results.

“We’ll be the only urban school district in the country that all our high schools will be rebuilt from top to bottom since 2000,” HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said. “For the kids, it’s going to change their lives.”

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HAR MLS Market Update: HOUSTON-AREA HOME SALES RISE FOR A FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

 

Average and median prices reach September highs; market on “strong footing”

 

HOUSTON — (October 18, 2011) — Houston temperatures finally cooled a bit in September, but home sales remained hot. Sales of single-family homes climbed nearly 17 percent when compared to one year earlier and accounted for the fourth consecutive month of increased sales volume. The prices of those homes achieved all-time highs for a September in Houston. In addition, months inventory fell to the lowest level since May 2010 while pending sales rose and active listings declined. All are considered signs of a healthy and balanced housing market as the fall season gets underway.

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HOUSTON HOME SALES RISE AGAIN IN JULY

 MLS Press Release: “HOUSTON HOME SALES RISE AGAIN IN JULY

The second consecutive monthly increase is still attributed to slower than usual home sales in 2010 following expiration of the tax credit HOUSTON — August 16, 2011 — What do you get when you compare seasonal summer home buying in a single month to the same month a year earlier shortly after a home buyer tax credit expired? If its July 2011 in Houston, Texas, its a nearly 17 percent increase in home sales. Last years third quarter slowdown in home sales continues to make this years generally typical real estate activity appear slightly more positive than it otherwise would be considered. July marked the third time in 2011 that sales volume entered positive territory. It also saw the average price of a single-family home reach its highest level for a July in Houston.”

via HOUSTON – KATY AREA REAL ESTATE BLOG.

Houston Home Prices Reach a Record High in June

Houston Home Prices Reach a Record High in June  – Home sales increase for the second time this year

HOUSTON — (July 19, 2011) — Houston home sales rose for the second time this year in June, with the average price reaching an all-time high and the median price achieving the highest level in nearly two years. The sales increase reflects the slowdown in home purchases that set in a year ago following expiration of the home buyer tax credit. The credit triggered a surge in home buying during the spring of 2010 that resulted in slower sales volume during the remainder of that year.

According to the latest monthly data compiled by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), June sales of single-family homes edged up 0.6 percent versus one year earlier. That represents the first increase since January when sales volume rose 8.4 percent. The under-$80,000 segment of the market as well as homes priced from $250,000 and above experienced increased sales while the popular middle range, consisting of homes priced between $80,000 and $250,000, saw declines. Compared to June of 2009, a year with no unusual market factors such as Hurricane Ike in 2008 and the 2010 tax credit, single-family home sales were up 2.7 percent.

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KATY – WEST HOUSTON: No Time to Cook? Homemade To-Go

No Time to Cook? No worries. We’ll do it for you ! Homemade To-Go is an affordable catering service specializing in gourmet meals for your family dinners and casual entertaining….and offering a selection of popular appetizers and entrees that will vary monthly. The goal of this service is to allow you to enjoy the convenience of your favorite foods served in the comfort of your home… eliminate the time-consuming grocery shopping and food preparation…and free up valuable time for your higher priority family and business activities. Relax and enjoy.After a long day at work, imagine coming home and having a healthy, home-cooked dinner ready for you

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Houston Area Figures & Facts by AEDO

Houston Area Figures & Facts by AEDO

“Economic Facts & Figures for Houston – AEDO  / Economic Development / Facts & Figures

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston MSA) consists of 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. The Houston metro area:

  1. Ranks sixth among U.S. metropolitan statistical areas with a population of 5,867,489 as of mid-2009.
    Covers more than 10,000 square miles.
  2.  Has a gross product of $403.8 billion, according to The Perryman Group.
  3. Recorded 2.54 million payroll jobs in November 2010, more than the job counts of 31U.S. states, including Arizona, Colorado and Alabama.See Demographics, Business Climate and more:
    Economic Facts & Figures for Houston – AEDO

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