The beautiful master-planned community of Towne Lake just got featured in the Houston Business Journal for its dazzling new promotional video. What was once an undeveloped Cypress-Fairbanks lake area is on its way to becoming one of Houston’s most coveted and attractive communities.
Newmark families in a new Fort Bend master-planned community will soon find it much easier to get kids to eat their greens! Harvest Green, Houston’s first “Agri-hood,” will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce grown from the master-planned community’s on-site farm. Plus, each new home in Harvest Green will come with a ready-to-grow backyard garden.
Riverstone has again been ranked the No. 1 top-selling master-planned community in Texas for a third consecutive year.
Housing research firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) shows Riverstone as the highest-ranked Texas development in its recently released 2015 mid-year report. Riverstone is ranked No. 5 in the nation, moving one point from its 2014 ranking. Riverstone is the only Texas development ranked among the nation’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities. The annual report analyzes home sales from the first half of 2015.
Contrary to popular ideas, Millennials want surprising things from their homes. While this generation does gravitate towards digital devices, they also want homes in the suburbs. Here are some of the top things that a survey from CultureMap found were Millennials’s top housing wishes.
1. Suburbs over urban
A recent study on millennials home buying preferences shows an interesting pattern - buyers under 34 generally prefer a real estate agent over a real estate search engine like Zillow when looking for help.
One of the best parts about moving into a newly-built house or apartment is knowing that you are the very first person to use the space. You are the first one to ever make yourself a warm meal in the kitchen. You are the first one to take a shower in the brand new bathroom. You get to experience every corner of your new house for the very first time and it feels liberating.
Another good thing about moving into a new place is that you are free to decorate the space with new furniture or to repurpose old furniture in new and creative ways.
As of June 2015, Millennials are the biggest age group most likely to purchase a home this year. This has been expected for a while since the 25 to 34-year-olds population has grown to 43 million and counting. It’s typically that time of one’s life that most Americans prepare to buy their first homes, and in a letter to Millennials, Realtor.com suggests that there’s substantial opportunity costs for young people who wait to purchase a home.
America’s largest congregation is expecting a celebrity guest - Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood actor who played the voice of God in the movie Bruce Almighty. Mr. Freeman is starting a new National Geographic series titled “The Story of God,” and will be filming a documentary on the biggest theological concept known to man.
Millennials are loving Houston - and it’s easy to see why. Houston’s become a magnet for young professionals looking for great job opportunities. Its lucrative careers in healthcare and energy have been primary attractors, and even with the recent oil slump, the city still has optimistic employment prospects for this year’s third quarter.
Something big is coming to Houston’s Energy Corridor, and it’s not another oil and gas behemoth’s office. Instead, it’ll be a “billion-plus-dollar, high-density, mixed-use development” on the same property that used to house the ExxonMobil Chemical headquarters.