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LGI Homes posts record-setting quarter

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:19

LGI Homes posted a third-quarter profit of $433.7 million, up 73 percent from a year ago.

Celebrity-backed Los Angeles investor buys Houston apartments

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:19

The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has put a Houston property in its portfolio with the acquisition of the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red Oak Drive in northwest Houston.

Caydon nabs financing for luxe Midtown tower

Greater Houston Real Estate - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 02:21

Australian developer Caydon will be moving forward on its first U.S. project after receiving financing for the luxury residential tower it's been planning in Midtown.

Stewart Information Services consider sale as profits fall

Greater Houston Real Estate - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 02:21

Stewart Information Services Corp., the Houston title and real estate services firm, said Monday it is considering putting itself up for sale or seeking a merger partner.

Retail wrap: Restaurants to fill former Ruggles site in Montrose

Greater Houston Real Estate - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 02:21
West Mon Plaza, a 6,536-square-foot shopping center being built at 900 Westheimer just east of Montrose Boulevard on the former Ruggles Grill site, is now fully leased after landing three Dallas concepts. Chills 360, offering Thai-inspired rolled ice cream, and East Hampton Sandwich Co.will open their first Houston locations, while Velvet Taco will open its second area location in early 2018. Lauren Heimann & Josh Jacobs of Edge Realty Partners represented the landlord. Zanti Cucina Italiana Restaurant will be built in Westgate Crossing, a mixed-use development planned on 11 acres at Research Forest and Egypt Road in Magnolia. Everson Developments represented the buyer, Rodrigo Pelaez, in the purchase of 1.

Planners envision a downtown Houston with driverless cars

Greater Houston Real Estate - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:22

City planners' ambitious 20-year vision for downtown Houston includes more of everything that has transformed the central business district into a more vibrant destination. More apartments, restaurants and shops. More walkable parks and attractions. More innovative startups and Fortune 500 businesses. But with new technological advances and cultural shifts, Central Houston Inc. also envisions a future when downtown denizens overwhelmingly use driverless cars, electric vehicles and ride-sharing apps to get around.

Montrose Management District ordered to pay back millions in assessments

Greater Houston Real Estate - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:22

A district court judge has ruled that the West Montrose Management District illegally collected nearly $6.6 million in assessments based on a petition now deemed void by the court.

Deal of the Week: Law firm renews HQ lease in Two Allen Center

Greater Houston Real Estate - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:22

Chamberlain Hrdlicka, a national business law firm founded in Houston more than 50 years ago, has renewed a lease for its longtime headquarters in downtown's Two Allen Center. The firm will continue to lease 55,178 square feet on the 13th and 14th floors at 1200 Smith until 2028. Renovations to Brookfield Property Partners' Allen Center complex factored into the firm's decision to stay and upgrade their own offices. "Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Allen Center," Chamberlain Hrdlicka chief operating officer John Meredith said in an announcement.

Pinehollow Office Park space changes hands

Greater Houston Real Estate - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:22
2525 Inner Loop, an affiliate of Sean Finn, has purchased 2525 North Loop West, a 136,325-square-foot office building in the Pinehollow Office Park, from Lykes Building Holding Associates and Smetana Texas Realty Associates. Rudy Hubbard, Kevin McConn and Rick Goings of JLL handled the sale. The new owner plans to make improvements to the building aimed at attracting medical-office tenants, as well as adding retail spaces adjacent to the building. Finn has also invested in 2707 and 2727 North Loop West and the 24-acre Brookhollow Campus at 4400-4550 Dacoma Street, according to JLL. Riverway Capital Partners has purchased 1.3 acres at the southeast corner of Elmview and Neuens Road in the Spring Branch area from Clarence R. Johnston Jr.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:22
Montgomery County Master Gardeners' program. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5. Rain Gardens: with Charriss York from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program. A Homeowner's Guide to Weed Control: with Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston Free, but pre-registration required. Gardening Tips for Growing Native Plants: with Thomas Adams, Texas Midcoast Refuge botanist. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu. Harris County Master Gardeners' Open Garden Day and Fall Vegetables seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; hands-on activities for children and adults centered on seminar topic.

Cane Island community now links to Interstate 10 with new parkway

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

The Cane Island master-planned community in Katy is now directly accessible to Interstate 10 with the opening of the four-lane Cane Island Parkway at U.S. 90.

EaDo may be Houston’s next hot office market, broker says

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

NAI Partners is working with two information technology firms interested in redeveloping old warehouses in EaDo into office space.

NAR report: Houston, Sherman, Dallas, Beaumont score high on home appreciation

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

Homes prices in Houston and eight other Texas markets rose in the third quarter along with the vast majority of metro areas, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors. A lack of inventory across the country suppressed sales activity and kept prices rising, according to NAR. The median existing single-family home price gained 5.3 percent to $254,000 nationwide in the third quarter. In Houston, the median sales price hit $233,900, up 7.6 percent from a year earlier. Sherman, Beaumont and Dallas also posted higher appreciation rates than the nation.

The Wilshire: A tour of Houston's newest luxury condo tower

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

Condo developer Pelican Builders is putting the final touches on the Wilshire, a 17-story condominium tower bordering the tony River Oaks District.

HistoryMaker Homes accelerates home building after Harvey

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

HistoryMaker Homes has opened model homes in three communities and plans to double the number of homes it has under way in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

World Series fans boost Airbnb bookings

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

Popular home-sharing service Airbnb said bookings in Houston were up 40 percent last weekend when the Astros and Dodgers played three consecutive World Series games at Minute Maid Park.

Moody National starts construction on 16-story Residence Inn by Marriott

Greater Houston Real Estate - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:35

Houston-based Moody National Cos. has started construction on a Residence Inn by Marriott at 7807 Kirby, just south of Main Street near NRG Stadium. The 16-story, 182-room hotel, designed by Mitchell Carlson Stone Architects, is scheduled to open in early 2019, according to Moody National. Arch-Con has been selected as general contractor.

Hines enters San Antonio apartment market with new project

Greater Houston Real Estate - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:54

Houston-based Hines plans to break ground early next year on its first multi-family project in San Antonio. The community, designed by Meeks + Partners, will be built on 11.4 acres at the southwest corner of Worth and La Cantera Parkway.

New homes sales rise while prices dip in Houston, reports HomesUSA.com

Greater Houston Real Estate - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:54

New home sales in Houston showed strength along with other large Texas markets in September, according to a new report by HomesUSA.com.

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