Post 1980s: Residential buildings drive growth in tall towers

America’s new office towers have gotten shorter since the heyday of the 1980s, when so many buildings burst onto the Houston skyline, while residential buildings are rising taller, according to a new Commercial Cafe/Yardi Matrix report. Two of the tallest five buildings to go up in Houston since 2000 are residential, according to Yardi Systems….

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One answer to the lack of affordable apartments might begin at home

For Megan Klepp, the small two-bedroom unit she and her husband built in their backyard behind their 2,000-square-foot cottage-style house in Portland, Oregon, represents a much-needed source of income now – and financial security well into the future. They rent out the 800-square-foot unit to a friend to live in, with a long-term goal of…

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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, the…

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Houston Apartment Association: Know the safety features in your apartment

New apartments are safer than ever. Every three years or so, the City of Houston updates its building and fire codes, making sure new apartment communities have state-of-the-art safety features to go with all the modern amenities. Since the 1980s, apartment properties have monitored pull-station alarms and extensive fire sprinkler systems.

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Houston Apartment Association: Know the safety features in your apartment

New apartments are safer than ever. Every three years or so, the City of Houston updates its building and fire codes, making sure new apartment communities have state-of-the-art safety features to go with all the modern amenities. Since the 1980s, apartment properties have monitored pull-station alarms and extensive fire sprinkler systems.

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One answer to the lack of affordable apartments might begin at home

For Megan Klepp, the small two-bedroom unit she and her husband built in their backyard behind their 2,000-square-foot cottage-style house in Portland, Oregon, represents a much-needed source of income now – and financial security well into the future. They rent out the 800-square-foot unit to a friend to live in, with a long-term goal of…

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Post 1980s: Residential buildings drive growth in tall towers

America’s new office towers have gotten shorter since the heyday of the 1980s, when so many buildings burst onto the Houston skyline, while residential buildings are rising taller, according to a new Commercial Cafe/Yardi Matrix report. Two of the tallest five buildings to go up in Houston since 2000 are residential, according to Yardi Systems….

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One answer to the lack of affordable apartments might begin at home

For Megan Klepp, the small two-bedroom unit she and her husband built in their backyard behind their 2,000-square-foot cottage-style house in Portland, Oregon, represents a much-needed source of income now – and financial security well into the future. They rent out the 800-square-foot unit to a friend to live in, with a long-term goal of…

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How are Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund donations being spent?

HOUSTON – When Hurricane Harvey hit, donations poured in as fast as floodwater to help our neighbors in need. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, set up by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, raised $114 million from 120,000 donors.

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Post 1980s: Residential buildings drive growth in tall towers

America’s new office towers have gotten shorter since the heyday of the 1980s, when so many buildings burst onto the Houston skyline, while residential buildings are rising taller, according to a new Commercial Cafe/Yardi Matrix report. Two of the tallest five buildings to go up in Houston since 2000 are residential, according to Yardi Systems….

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Houston Apartment Association: Know the safety features in your apartment

New apartments are safer than ever. Every three years or so, the City of Houston updates its building and fire codes, making sure new apartment communities have state-of-the-art safety features to go with all the modern amenities. Since the 1980s, apartment properties have monitored pull-station alarms and extensive fire sprinkler systems.

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Older D-FW apartments are seeing the biggest run-up in rents

Dallas-Fort Worth renters are paying record monthly rates for apartments. An average North Texas apartment will run you more than $1,100 a month, according to the latest data from RealPage.That’s up 35 percent from 2010. But if you want to see real rent hikes don’t look to the fancy Uptown towers or those new digs…

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Public comments invited on Harvey plans, as aid inches closer

Houston area residents are inching closer to getting long-awaited Hurricane Harvey aid, and have until Oct. 6 to comment on the city of Houston and Harris Countys draft plans outlining how the governments will spend the more than $1 billion each soon will receive. You can find the plans at this link. In a mid-May…

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Post 1980s: Residential buildings drive growth in tall towers

America’s new office towers have gotten shorter since the heyday of the 1980s, when so many buildings burst onto the Houston skyline, while residential buildings are rising taller, according to a new Commercial Cafe/Yardi Matrix report. Two of the tallest five buildings to go up in Houston since 2000 are residential, according to Yardi Systems….

Read More  



Houston Apartment Association: Know the safety features in your apartment

New apartments are safer than ever. Every three years or so, the City of Houston updates its building and fire codes, making sure new apartment communities have state-of-the-art safety features to go with all the modern amenities. Since the 1980s, apartment properties have monitored pull-station alarms and extensive fire sprinkler systems.

Read More  

How are Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund donations being spent?

HOUSTON – When Hurricane Harvey hit, donations poured in as fast as floodwater to help our neighbors in need. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, set up by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, raised $114 million from 120,000 donors.

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