August 2014

There are 6 blog entries for August 2014.

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The high speed train from Houston to Dallas is one step closer of becoming a reality. This could mean that a 4-5 hour drive between the two metro areas could be reduced to a 90-minute train ride.

Texas Central High Speed Railway is the company behind this project, partnering with Central Japan Railway for this undertaking. The Japanese company has experience in working without help from taxes, which is something Texas Central wants to do, according to Robert Eckles, president of the company.

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation have begun work on an environmental impact statement for this proposed 240-mile high-speed rail system.

Depending on how long the environmental process takes, Eckels said the

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One of the most exclusive zones in Houston just witnessed the groundbreaking of a brand-new community near Memorial.

Enclave at Westview will be a 1-acre gated community located near the intersection of Campbell Road and Westview Drive, and it’s developed by McGuyer Homebuilders Inc., a Houston-based homebuilder.

Ranked as the 2 HBJ’s Largest Houston-Area Homebuilders List No. 2 in 2013, McGuyer Homebuilders Inc. offers homes under three brands: Coventry Homes, Plantation Homes and Wilshire Homes. Coventry is the one which will construct homes at Enclave at Westview.

Six homes at Enclave at Westview will be built within the 1-acre area beginning at the end of the year, prices starting from $750,000. Presales for all interested will begin in

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The development company Wulfe & Company Inc. has just broken ground on Phase 1 of East Shore Place, a new shopping center which will be located on East Shore, the “garden district” of Town Center The Woodlands, on the northwest corner of Grogan’s Mill and East Shore Drive.

East Shore is one of the most popular neighborhoods in The Woodlands, with over 2,000 residences at or near completion. It is located next to Town Center, which gives it quick access to headquarters of companies such as Anadarko, US Oncology, Chicago Bridge and Iron, and Huntsman.

East Shore Place, an upscale 3.44-acre center, will feature 18,280 square feet of ground floor retail and 23,000 square feet of second story Class A office space. The Phase I of East Shore Place will

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July was yet another positive month for the Houston real estate market, there were positive sales, prices went up and there was a slight growth in the supply of homes. The sales volume reached the highest monthly total ever recorded.

The housing inventory has recovered, after the 40-year lows earlier this year, reaching in July a three-months supply, thanks to a consecutive growth during the past three months. Prices also reached a new high for a July, but were still lower than June all-time record highs. Sales priced between $250,000 and the millions. The number of days in the market for listings fell to a record low of 45.

Sales of single-family homes totaled 7,769 units, which is 1% more compared to July 2013, which also represents a record

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Home builders such as Butler Brothers Construction Corp. are currently appearing on the scene. Companies like Butler Brothers have shown interest in providing excellent home options for families looking for a home in a brand-new community. 

New luxury gated communities are currently being planned - one of them is Maravilla Court by Butler Brothers in the Spring Branch community, which is situated in west-northwest Harris County. Located at 1717 Pine Chase Dive, near the intersection of Long Point Road and Wirt Road, Maravilla Court in Spring Branch will be an exclusive community where its residents will enjoy of safety, green spaces, luxury access of the inner loop and lavish amenities.

Announced last August 5, Maravilla Court in Spring Branch

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Home builder Darling Homes has announced a new collection of patio homes at the Imperial Development in Sugar Land, Texas. Prices will start at $550,000. This 716-acre lakeside community is located at Texas 6 and U.S. 90A. Seven floor plans will be offered.

Homes will features a Mediterranean building style, with covered porches and grand master suites. You will find residences with sizes ranging from 2,600 square feet up to 3,800 square feet. They will also offer up to three bathrooms and bathrooms, along with plenty of entertaining spaces and optional outdoor living spaces.

“We’re excited to be able to offer our patio collection at Imperial,” Scott Sim, vice president of sales and marketing for Darling Homes’ Houston

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