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Hurricane Harvey: One Year After – Q&A with County Judge Ed Emmett

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017 and it plagued southeast Texas for days. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, a visible leader during the storm, has spearheading the drive to help fix the flooding problem. The Commissioners Court has called a bond election for Aug. 25 for the Harris County Flood Control District. ... Read More »

Developing a New Houston that Can Handle Flood Waters: Q&A with Jim Blackburn

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The anniversary of the initial landfall of Hurricane Harvey is approaching. The storm arrived Aug. 25, 2017 and it stayed in the Houston area for days, pounding the city with 50 inches of rain and flooding more that 100,000 homes. A year later, voters are going to the polls to consider approving $2.5 billion ... Read More »

10 Months After: Houston’s Housing Market Recovers from Harvey – Q&A with Amy Bernstein

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Some 10 months after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the effects are still being felt, particularly in the residential real estate. With 24-hour news coverage of Houstonians in some of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods being rescued by boats, Harvey left an indelible memory on the world’s consciousness. Are people who relocate to Houston worried about ... Read More »

The Structural Integrity of Addicks and Barker Dams is Unknown, New Flood Report Says

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The structural integrity of the aging Addicks and Barker dams, built to protect a large portion of Houston from flooding, is uncertain and should be the subject of a transparent investigation, according to a new research report by Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium. “Data indicate that if either the Addicks dam or the Barker ... Read More »

Hurricane-Damaged Retail Center Gets New Tenant

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A Northwest Houston retail center that suffered damage during Hurricane Harvey has signed a new tenant after completing repairs. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, and many of the retail shopping centers felt the wrath. At the end of August, the storm dumped 50 inches of water on the Houston area. More than 100,000 ... Read More »

Houston Home Sales Hit Record High in 2017

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – 2017 was the best year in the history of Houston realty sales, according to year-end numbers released by the Houston Association of Realtors. The association reported 79,117 single-family homes were sold in the Houston area last year, up 3.5 percent over the 76,450 sales in 2016. By comparison, five years ago in 2012 when ... Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Launched Houston’s Apartment Market Into an Immediate Turnaround

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hurricane Harvey accelerated multifamily absorption in Houston and drove a rise in rental rates, according to a new analysis by international real estate firm CBRE. “A quickly draining construction pipeline — with less than 7,700 units underway — and reduced inventory due to flooding is causing supply to tighten further while demand from displaced ... Read More »

Back in Business: 77,500 Self Storage Units Reopened in Houston by Public Storage After Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON – Public Storage announced Monday that all 115 of its self-storage properties previously closed due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Harvey have been reopened. The reopened properties cover 8.4 million SF and more than 77,500 storage units in the Houston and nearby  communities. In addition, Public Storage has opened its 116th facility in Houston, located at Highway ... Read More »

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