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Heads up, golfers: Austin area is home to Texas' first brand new course in half a decade

04/19/2018 Closer to Houston in Montgomery, Texas, Bluejack National is touting itself as the ... is closed and in the process of being sold by the city of Lago Vista. Local real estate veteran David Buttross is the buyer. He anticipates the deal will close by ...

Freeport LNG Delays Start of Texas Export Terminal

04/19/2018 Freeport LNG, a privately held U.S. liquefied natural gas company, said on Thursday it pushed back the projected start date for its $13 billion export terminal under construction in Texas by about ... about five million U.S. homes for a day.

Texas Hill Country community offers great views of Spring in bloom

04/19/2018 Take a peak of Spring in bloom at Vintage Oaks in the Texas Hill Country. Learn more about the new 1-2 acre homesites that were just released, all larger homesites, homes and amenities the community has to offer, and how views of these gorgeous bluebonnets ...

ICYMI, a Texas state official sent you an apology note last week

04/19/2018 It's not your imagination. Everybody and his brother is now a real estate agent or broker. There are 10,000 more licensed Texas agents this year than last year — 137,000 in all. In each of the past four years, between 8,000 and 10,000 new agents have ...

Kevin Meier ranks No. 1 among Farm & Ranch Real Estate Agents

04/20/2018 Texas is a big state with lots of opportunities ... What factors will have the greatest impact on San Antonio residential real estate sales in 2018? To date, the 2018 real estate market is exceptionally active. However, I believe a continued increase ...

Residents Critical Of Program To Repair Harvey-Damaged Homes

04/19/2018 HOUSTON (AP) — Several Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run, quick hit program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey said Wednesday their houses are worse off than before they were fixed because of incomplete or shoddy work.

West, Texas recovery continues 5 years after plant explosion

04/17/2018 WEST, Texas - Head football coach David Woodard ... three of West ISD's schools and more than 350 homes were damaged or destroyed in the town with a population about 2,800. A commemorative service marking the fifth anniversary of the explosion was ...

Marfa Myths Brings Art and Music to the Texas Desert

04/17/2018 There’s as much talk about real estate as art these days in Marfa ... whose families have lived in Texas for generations, launched Ballroom Marfa. “It’s so idyllic, like living on an island with creative intellectuals,” said Donovan, who had ...

USAA Real Estate Earns 2018 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award

04/17/2018 SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- USAA Real Estate is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR ® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy ...

Still No Arrest 5 Years After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

04/17/2018 More than 200 residents were injured. Texas plant explosion. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Nearby homes, an apartment complex, a nursing home, two schools and vehicles were destroyed. Debris from the explosion that resulted in a mushroom cloud over the small ...

Texas making strides, but still needs improvements in early education, report finds

04/17/2018 Texas is one of six states the report praised for having policies ... and said the students are intense in their pursuit of education despite living in crowded homes where it is hard to find a quiet place to study and where many have to care for their ...

A look back at the explosion five years ago that rocked a small Texas town

04/16/2018 The blast destroyed 120 homes and damaged 200 more. Of those killed, 12 were first responders. MAN-MADE: Photos of Texas' worst environmental disasters April 13th is the anniversary of the oxygen-tank explosion that almost turned the Apollo 13 mission into ...

This Texas military town has nearly closed the black and white homeownership gap

04/17/2018 And as a fully disabled veteran in Texas - resulting from his post-traumatic stress disorder, diabetes and hypertension - he doesn't have to pay property taxes either. Jones' path to real estate bliss is far from the norm for African Americans. Fifty years ...

Scott Felder Homes Does It Again, Receives Home Builders Association's Grand MAX "Volume Builder of the Year" Award for the Sixth Time in Seven Years

04/17/2018 AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The winning streak continued for Scott Felder Homes. For the sixth time in the past seven years, the Austin home builder walked away with the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin's "Volume Builder ...

Want to get away? These homes offer lakeside retreats in North Texas

04/16/2018 With its reputation for frequent droughts and flat, dusty terrain, Texas may not seem like an ideal place to buy a lake home. But the state sees a strong demand for homes with lakefront access and views, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to three of ...

Trump rewards Texas official who refused to sue Trump University with ... a federal judgeship?

04/13/2018 Texas dropped its investigation ... who said they were misled into enrolling in the university's real-estate seminars and given "educations" that were essentially worthless. [New York Attorney General] Schneiderman later filed a civil suit over the ...

Photos: Looking back at the Best Real Estate Deals Awards

04/13/2018 Here's your chance to relive some of the highlights from the Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals Awards ... judges' picks for the top transactions and developments in North Texas for 2017. Click through the attached gallery for a look at ...

Tollway towers sale stands out in Dallas-Fort Worth property market

04/13/2018 John Alvarado, senior vice president with CBRE, said he expects the North Texas investment property market to perk up with more real estate hitting the market soon. "If our recent activity in the last few weeks is any indication, I expect things will be ...

Texas Victorian home on the market in Dublin takes you to another world, time

04/11/2018 Exquisite Victorian details flood this Texas home up for sale in Dublin. While you wouldn't expect to see this home in the Lone Star State countryside, it's got features of Texas culture including 18 acres to Exquisite Victorian details flood this Texas ...

Nurse Shortage In Texas Nursing Homes

04/11/2018 Texas nursing homes are are having a hard time hiring and keeping nurses. A new study from a group representing nursing homes says that problem is set to become even worse as the population ages in the coming years. According to the report, the turnover ...

Deal of the Year: 'Next-generation' ballpark takes top prize at Best Real Estate Deals Awards

04/11/2018 Thousands of fans will come to Globe Life Park to watch the Texas Rangers play ball this season. And as they walk into the stadium, fans won’t be able to miss a major development going on just across the street. The Texas Rangers, the City of Arlington ...

16 states fighting Texas lawsuit targeting health overhaul

04/09/2018 The latest Texas news from The Associated Press The latest Texas news from The Associated Press. Texas home developers' practice of using dirt to raise homes above a flood plain is drawing increased scrutiny as experts question flood resilience measures ...

Almost 2,600 FEMA Trailers, RVs Sit Unused in Beeville, Texas

04/09/2018 (TNS) — Surrounded by grassy fields off a highway in rural South Texas, rows of brand-new mobile homes seem to span as far as the big Texas sky. All the same color gray with white trim and serial numbers written along the side, almost 2,400 single- and ...

Some Texas schools lose displaced students after Harvey

04/09/2018 All public school districts in disaster-declared Texas counties have reopened. In the Coastal Bend, where the storm roared ashore as a Category 4, some families, like Jessica's, have found new homes and schools elsewhere and don't plan to return.

Berkshire's Clayton Acquires Austin-Based Brohn Homes

04/09/2018 In 2018 Brohn Homes anticipates selling approximately 400 homes in 13 communities. The principals, Aaron and Adam Boenig, are both graduates of Texas Tech, with degrees in landscape architecture and land planning and development. Unlike many other private ...

Highland Homes to Develop 800 Acres in Aubrey, Texas

04/05/2018 Highland Homes announced Wednesday that its owners and siblings Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock are developing part of their 2,400-acre Aubrey, Texas property into a new residential community, Sandbrock Ranch. Approximately 800 acres will be developed ...

This Week in Celebrity Homes: Mark Teixeira, Victor Garber

04/08/2018 This week in celebrity real estate: former Major League Baseball slugger Mark Teixeira’s Texas home heads to a no reserve auction and actor Victor Garber’s Long Island home hits the market for $1.649 million.

230-acre North Texas ranch built for outdoor entertaining to hit the auction block in May

04/06/2018 A 230-acre North Texas ranch designed for outdoor living and entertaining ... The estate has previously been listed for $8 million. Join us for the greatest real estate event in town! Come meet the finalists in each of the categories and find out who ...

Greater San Marcos Region Transforms into Texas Innovation Corridor

04/06/2018 Compared to the other metropolitan areas of Texas, the greater San Marcos area still offers affordable homes (nearly 40% less in housing than Austin), as well as a large and dynamic workforce. Each town in the region offers its own unique assets and charms ...

MSD Capital, L.P. Acquires Knox District Property in Dallas, Texas

04/06/2018 Texas consisting of retail shops, restaurants, offices, and residential properties. "We are excited to add this extraordinary property to MSD Capital's real estate portfolio," said Coburn Packard, co-head of MSD Capital's real estate group. "Together ...

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

04/06/2018 Austin, Texas-based solar installation company Freedom Solar Power ... in Laredo with suites leased by tenants working in the medical, legal, financial, and real estate fields. The project calls for 1,008 solar panels, which are 327-watt high-efficiency ...

Texas’ Housing Inventory Hits 28-Year Low

04/06/2018 Recent U.S. Census data shows Texas’ population grew by more than 1,000 people a day last year. Many of those new arrivals may find housing options here are limited. A new Real Estate Center report shows the state had a 3.4-month supply of new and ...

Texas home supply at lowest level in 28 years

04/05/2018 In February, there was a 3.1-month supply of new and preowned houses listed for sale across the state — the lowest inventory in 28 years, according to a report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. "Existing homes have been in short supply ...

Temple: Miss Texas contestants visit hospitalized children

04/05/2018 TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Two Miss Texas contestants visited hospitalized ... from volunteering to pick up trash in different locations to visiting nursing homes and hospitals that are part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Both Fuller and Gilcrest said ...

Spring brings swarms of bees to North Texas backyards

04/05/2018 In spring, swarms of honey bees are making themselves comfortable in yards all across North Texas. WFAA visited Jack and his wife ... and blooming flowers mean swarms are more likely to make homes in our houses and tree branches. They’re also hard ...

West Texas oil, gas growth means more electricity needed

04/06/2018 (A megawatt can power about 200 homes on a hot Texas day.) The year 2010 marked the beginning of the shale oil boom, which combined hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, with horizontal drilling to extract crude from previously inaccessible shale rock.

Large fire erupts at North Texas chemical recycling plant

04/06/2018 MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - A large fire has erupted at a chemical recycling plant near Fort Worth and residents in the area have been told to remain in their homes with doors and windows closed. The fire began early Friday at Clean Solvent Recycling in ...

Wide Open Spaces: 5 Houston Homes With Room To Grow

04/06/2018 This week's top 5 homes features homes that have a lot of wide open space. The first stop is at 22937 Fritz Ln, Spring, Texas, and features two glorious acres of unrestricted property. Gated property can be used for home or business. Charming 2 story ...

Texas pastor arrested for failing to report sexual assault

04/04/2018 Houston has approved new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be elevated to avoid floodwaters. A Texas pastor has been arrested for failing to immediately report an assistant youth pastor accused of sexually ...

The same house costs $500,000 more to build in California than Texas

04/04/2018 The result is that [home builders] who build and sell substantially the same house in Texas for $300,000 as they build in California for $800,000,” writes Pete Reeb, a principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in a new analysis. California is a ...