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Aug. 6, 2007

Top Urban Enclaves - West University Place

Houston named Top Urban Enclave by Forbes.comWest University Place has been named one of the "Top Urban Enclaves" according to Forbes.com...

"... Call it an urban suburb – a big-city next-door neighbor that has rejected high-rise development and highways and maintained a small-town feel without the nightmarish commute of the average bedroom community…

"Contained within the ...

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June 1, 2007

Houston Housing Market - An Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houston Housing Update by the Federal Reserve BankThe Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas issued the following update on the Houston housing market ...

June 2007

"A slower U.S. economy and a pause in domestic drilling have taken the pressure off the Houston economic expansion, with growth ebbing across the board in the first half of 2007. Despite ...

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Feb. 1, 2007

Houston Housing Market - an Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houston Economic Update from the Federal ReserveHere is the lastest Houston housing update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ...

February 2007

"The Houston housing market has cooled in recent months from the torrid pace of early 2006, but existing home sales were still solid in January, at 8.1 percent above the year earlier. New ...

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Jan. 1, 2007

Houston Housing Market - an Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houston Housing Market by the Federal Reserve Bank of DallasThe Federal Reserve Bank of Houston had this to say about the Houston housing market ...

January 2007

"All the data aren’t in yet, but Houston can look back at very successful economic performance in 2006...

"Existing-home sales have been very strong, up 9.8 percent since November 2005, but with ...

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Nov. 29, 2006

Houston Economy - Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houston Economic Update - by the Federal ReserveGood news for the Houston economy and its real estate markets from Dr. Bill Gilmer, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas...

November 2006

“The Houston economy continues to boom.  Seasonally adjusted unemployment has fallen to 4.7 percent, the lowest rate since 2001... Strong job growth is supporting ...

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Nov. 6, 2006

Houston Housing Market - by the Wall Street Journal

Houston Housing Market - Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal issued this comment about the Houston housing market ...

“... This sprawling city missed the real-estate boom that sent home prices soaring on the East and West coasts.  Now, with much of the nation’s housing market in retreat, it has yet to feel even a tremor ...

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Nov. 1, 2006

The Houston Economy - an Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Houston Update by the Federal reserveNovember 2006

"The Houston economy continues to boom. Seasonally adjusted unemployment has fallen to 4.7 percent, the lowest rate since 2001. Allowing for known data revisions to come, Houston has created 99,000 wage and salary jobs in the past 12 months. While there are dark clouds in the ...

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April 1, 2006

Houston Economy - Update by the Federal Reserve Bank of Texas

Houston Economic UpdateThe Houston economy displayed strong jobs growth, handily outstripping both Texas and the U.S. as a whole.  Check out this recent article from Bill Gilmer, economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Texas....

April 2006

Revised employment data show Houston’s job growth over the past 12 months at 2.9 percent ...

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July 9, 2004

Houston ranks as Cheapest City for Singles - by Forbes.com

Houston Cheapes City for SinglesHouston is the Cheapest City for Singles to live, according to a humerous post by Forbes.com.  It is good to know that Houston is a great, affordable place to live - not just for families in the classic Single Family Homes, but also for our younger singles.  Check out their critera ...

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March 19, 2004

Houston Real Estate Market - Spotlight, by Forbes.com

Spotlight on Houston Real Estate MarketThe Houston real estate market is in the the spotlight, according to Forbes.com:

March 19, 2004

"... One reasen why the Houston real estate market has been growing at a sustainable rate, according to local brokers, is that there has been a measured amount of new inventory introduced to the market ...

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