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Houston Luxury Real Estate Articles and insights to the Houston area luxury home real estate market as observed by local luxury home expert Mark A. Fuller.

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Houston home sales rise again

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 it's July 2011 in Houston, Texas, it's a nearly 17 percent increase in home sales. Last year's third quarter slowdown in home sales continues to make this year's 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. Continue reading ...

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Why I recommend the Katy area as the best suburbs to purchase a home in Houston!

As you know the three rules of real estate are location, location, location - right? Well this is especially true in Houston. Because we are such a sprawling city with plenty of land to build on as you go outside the city. Many developers have done just that. The problem is, not all of these neighborhoods end up being a big success. What I mean by that is that there is not a sustained history of the re-sale homes appreciating in price and selling fairly quickly(liquidity) - these are the two main factors that indicate whether the public views an area as desirable or not. Continue reading ...