January 28, 2014 |

Earlier this month, Chevron Houston Marathon runners participated in the best races of the event’s history. The twenty-five thousand runners enjoyed beautiful weather, a brand new course and boisterous fans.

Two returning champions won their second Chevron Houston Marathon, sharing the podium with a pair of first-time winners who completed the race in just over two hours! The top American winner was former Georgia star Ian Burrell, who placed in seventh with a lifetime best of 2:13:26. First place runner Bazu Worku from Ethiopia sealed his victory with a $40,000 payday!

January 27, 2014 |

Employees of Newmark Homes are mourning the loss of Senior Sales Manager Bill Ulrich, 61 who lost his battle with cancer, early Thursday morning, January 23, 2014. Bill had an illustrious career with over 30 years experience in the residential construction and mortgage industries. He was well known and respected for his vast knowledge in both arenas.

January 20, 2014 | Woodforest Johnson Development

Woodforest is now ranked No. 6 among the Houston area’s top-selling master-planned communities in a recently released list by housing research firm Metrostudy.

Woodforest sold 457 homes in 2013, a year-over-year increase of 48 percent. The community was previously listed as No. 7 in Metrostudy’s annual ranking.

“The Houston residential market is one of the most vibrant and competitive in the country, with nine communities listed among the nation’s top-selling developments,” said Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest. “We are thrilled to move up on the Houston list.”

January 16, 2014 | dream homes, homes

Buying a home, like cooking a great meal, requires knowledge and patience. There are many ingredients -- type of house, location, budget, real estate agents, mortgages, and interest rates just to name a few. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the real estate industry before starting. Lucky for you, we’re here to help! Here is a simple recipe for buying your dream home:

January 11, 2014 | Riverstone, sugar land, top communties

Riverstone is now at No. 6 on two lists of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, based on 2013 sales. Plus, Riverstone is the second-highest-ranking Texas development on the two reports, one compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and the other by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO). Riverstone builders sold 791 homes in the community last year, an increase of 31 percent over record-breaking numbers in 2012. The increase moved Riverstone up one spot on each list. There were nine Texas communities earning a place among the top 20 developments.

January 9, 2014 |

Will this be the year you start making your bed each morning? Keep a perfectly-organized, label-free pantry? Donate wardrobe castoffs? Here is a to-do list for the next few months any homeowner can use.

January 3, 2014 | Home Inspiration, homes, Plants

Did you know that houseplants not only add beauty, they also purify the air, improve health and sharpen focus?  Here are some of the easiest plants to keep: 

Norfolk Island Pine The secret to keeping Norfolk Island pine healthy is to give it ample light and humidity. In low light, the lower branches may turn brown and fall off.

January 3, 2014 | discovery green, family, Movies

Join in the fun at Discovery Green on January 3, 2014 on the ICE for a fun filled friday night! The park will be showing Despicable Me 2, so bring blankets and chairs to view the show from the White Promenade or the Lake House deck. Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie!