In growing numbers, renters are taking a pass on the American…

Rising values and a shortage of single-family homes on the market have made renting more attractive than buying for more and more people, according to a pair of recent studies that reflect shifting attitudes about the American Dream across age groups. More than three out of four renters surveyed by Freddie Mac in August said it’s cheaper to rent…

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26-Story Tower Proposed for Downtown El Paso

Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso Kobi Karp Architecture/City of EP Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso El Paso, Texas – Plans are in the works to bring a 26-story, mixed-use tower to El Paso’s downtown. The brand new addition to the city’s skyline would include a mix of…

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Half of U.S. Renters are “Cost Burdened”

Nearly half of U.S. renters are “cost burdened,” spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.  According to apartment list, the share of cost-burdened renters has doubled since 1960, when just 24 percent of renters were cost burdened.  In 2015, it was 42.6 percent of Amarillo renters. Last year, it hit 49.7 percent,…

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Planning commission calls for neighborhood character studies, recommends Code SMTX changes

The final draft of Code SMTX proposes four new Neighborhood Districts.Courtesy City of Austin San Marcos planning and zoning commissioners said Tuesday they want to allow residents a chance to weigh in on the character of their neighborhoods before parts of city’s new land-development code, Code SMTX, are applied. Commissioners called for neighborhood character studies—described…

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Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston’s history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America’s fourth-largest city. You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of…

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College Station City Council revisits rental housing, P&Z recommends suggestions to mitigate impact

On the heels of an election cycle in which neighborhoods were frequently at the center of discussion, the College Station City Council on Thursday weighed possible options to regulate student rental housing in single-family residential areas.  It’s an issue the council has revisited several times, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended some…

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Airbnb is said to double revenue to $1 billion

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg Published 5:07 pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Photo: MARTIN BUREAU, AFP/Getty Images Image 1of/24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 (FILES) This file photo taken on April 21, 2015 shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. For…

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City plans downtown redo via 'Renaissance District'

A new plan for the revitalization of downtown La Marque — an area the city’s now calling the Renaissance District — is out this week after months of community workshops and planning. The plan, created by Texas A&M University’s Texas Coastal Watershed Program, spells out specific measures for the next several years meant to redesign…

Read More  

Austin Wants To Make It Easier To Build Garage Apartments

The Austin City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process. Council Member Delia Garza, who sponsored the measure, said she wants to create a separate permitting…

Read More  

Apartments under construction near The Pearl made of shipping…

SAN ANTONIO – Construction is underway on a new apartment complex downtown that is being built from shipping containers. Each of the 2,680-square-foot units at the Park Avenue At The Pearl has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, two-car garages and a Smart Home Security System, said Robert Melvin, founder of Disruptive Construction.  “Each container…

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Airbnb is said to double revenue to $1 billion

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg Published 5:07 pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Photo: MARTIN BUREAU, AFP/Getty Images Image 1of/24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 (FILES) This file photo taken on April 21, 2015 shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. For…

Read More  

26-Story Tower Proposed for Downtown El Paso

Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso Kobi Karp Architecture/City of EP Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso El Paso, Texas – Plans are in the works to bring a 26-story, mixed-use tower to El Paso’s downtown. The brand new addition to the city’s skyline would include a mix of…

Read More  



Half of U.S. Renters are “Cost Burdened”

Nearly half of U.S. renters are “cost burdened,” spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.  According to apartment list, the share of cost-burdened renters has doubled since 1960, when just 24 percent of renters were cost burdened.  In 2015, it was 42.6 percent of Amarillo renters. Last year, it hit 49.7 percent,…

Read More  

City plans downtown redo via 'Renaissance District'

A new plan for the revitalization of downtown La Marque — an area the city’s now calling the Renaissance District — is out this week after months of community workshops and planning. The plan, created by Texas A&M University’s Texas Coastal Watershed Program, spells out specific measures for the next several years meant to redesign…

Read More  

College Station City Council revisits rental housing, P&Z recommends suggestions to mitigate impact

On the heels of an election cycle in which neighborhoods were frequently at the center of discussion, the College Station City Council on Thursday weighed possible options to regulate student rental housing in single-family residential areas.  It’s an issue the council has revisited several times, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended some…

Read More  


Local officials plead for state help in Hurricane Harvey recovery

CLOSE Hurricane Harvey decimated communities along the Coastal Bend and left large swaths of the Lone Star State underwater when it roared ashore in late August. Now those communities are trying to pick up the pieces. Wochit Buy Photo Local officials addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Disaster Impact and Recovery on Wednesday Nov. 8…

Read More  

Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston’s history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America’s fourth-largest city. You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of…

Read More  

Apartments under construction near The Pearl made of shipping…

SAN ANTONIO – Construction is underway on a new apartment complex downtown that is being built from shipping containers. Each of the 2,680-square-foot units at the Park Avenue At The Pearl has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, two-car garages and a Smart Home Security System, said Robert Melvin, founder of Disruptive Construction.  “Each container…

Read More  


Austin Wants To Make It Easier To Build Garage Apartments

The Austin City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process. Council Member Delia Garza, who sponsored the measure, said she wants to create a separate permitting…

Read More  


In growing numbers, renters are taking a pass on the American…

Rising values and a shortage of single-family homes on the market have made renting more attractive than buying for more and more people, according to a pair of recent studies that reflect shifting attitudes about the American Dream across age groups. More than three out of four renters surveyed by Freddie Mac in August said it’s cheaper to rent…

Read More  

Houston civil rights violation could delay Harvey housing funds

Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 1of/50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 2 of 50 See some of the most heartbreaking and inspirational photographs of Hurricane Harvey. See some of…

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College Station City Council revisits rental housing, P&Z recommends suggestions to mitigate impact

On the heels of an election cycle in which neighborhoods were frequently at the center of discussion, the College Station City Council on Thursday weighed possible options to regulate student rental housing in single-family residential areas.  It’s an issue the council has revisited several times, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended some…

Read More  



26-Story Tower Proposed for Downtown El Paso

Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso Kobi Karp Architecture/City of EP Courtesy: Kobi Karp Architecture via City of El Paso El Paso, Texas – Plans are in the works to bring a 26-story, mixed-use tower to El Paso’s downtown. The brand new addition to the city’s skyline would include a mix of…

Read More  

Half of U.S. Renters are “Cost Burdened”

Nearly half of U.S. renters are “cost burdened,” spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.  According to apartment list, the share of cost-burdened renters has doubled since 1960, when just 24 percent of renters were cost burdened.  In 2015, it was 42.6 percent of Amarillo renters. Last year, it hit 49.7 percent,…

Read More  



City plans downtown redo via 'Renaissance District'

A new plan for the revitalization of downtown La Marque — an area the city’s now calling the Renaissance District — is out this week after months of community workshops and planning. The plan, created by Texas A&M University’s Texas Coastal Watershed Program, spells out specific measures for the next several years meant to redesign…

Read More  

Austin Wants To Make It Easier To Build Garage Apartments

The Austin City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process. Council Member Delia Garza, who sponsored the measure, said she wants to create a separate permitting…

Read More  

City seeks sorely needed housing

City officials are moving forward with what could be the most promising project in years to alleviate a severe housing shortage in Palestine. The shortage forces many people who work in Palestine to live elsewhere. The proposal includes an apartment complex with 186 units on 14 acres in Palestine, east of Willow Springs Drive, off…

Read More  

Celebrity-backed Los Angeles investor buys Houston apartments

Photo: Turner Impact Capital Image 1of/13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red Oak Drive in northwest Houston. The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red…

Read More  

Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston’s history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America’s fourth-largest city. You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of…

Read More  

Apartments under construction near The Pearl made of shipping…

SAN ANTONIO – Construction is underway on a new apartment complex downtown that is being built from shipping containers. Each of the 2,680-square-foot units at the Park Avenue At The Pearl has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, two-car garages and a Smart Home Security System, said Robert Melvin, founder of Disruptive Construction.  “Each container…

Read More  


In growing numbers, renters are taking a pass on the American…

Rising values and a shortage of single-family homes on the market have made renting more attractive than buying for more and more people, according to a pair of recent studies that reflect shifting attitudes about the American Dream across age groups. More than three out of four renters surveyed by Freddie Mac in August said it’s cheaper to rent…

Read More  

Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets

Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry. For most of the current economic expansion, declining ownership rates have enabled landlords of apartments and single-family homes to raise rents far faster than the pace of…

Read More  

Local officials plead for state help in Hurricane Harvey recovery

CLOSE Hurricane Harvey decimated communities along the Coastal Bend and left large swaths of the Lone Star State underwater when it roared ashore in late August. Now those communities are trying to pick up the pieces. Wochit Buy Photo Local officials addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Disaster Impact and Recovery on Wednesday Nov. 8…

Read More  

Houston civil rights violation could delay Harvey housing funds

Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 1of/50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 2 of 50 See some of the most heartbreaking and inspirational photographs of Hurricane Harvey. See some of…

Read More  

West Houston Association reveals 'comprehensive regional flood…

A west Houston economic development group is urging Harris County leaders to take a much more aggressive approach to flood control in areas affected by the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. The West Houston Association unveiled what it called a “comprehensive regional flood control plan” Tuesday. The $32 billion proposal includes restoration of the Barker and Addicks…

Read More  

Proposed street maintenance fee axed by Laredo City Council

By Julia Wallace, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times Published 9:56 am, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Photo: Cuate Santos/LMTonline Image 1of/21 Caption Close Image 1 of 21 Council Member Nelly Vielma and City Traffic Engineer Roberto Murillo met with members of the media, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, for a show and tell regarding road reconfiguration on Bartlett…

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Cedar Hill council counters critics, OKs 300-unit apartment complex

Johnson said his company is mindful of residents’ concerns. “When you are a multi-family developer, those kinds of concerns kind of come with the territory,” he said. Most, but not all, of the residents who voiced complaints at the meeting live in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood to the west of the project. Several objected to what…

Read More  

Lawsuit alleges housing discrimination in P.I.

A lawsuit filed in federal court late Monday afternoon alleges that city leaders in Port Isabel discriminated against low-income Hispanic residents in the years following Hurricane Dolly. The Cameron County Housing Authority and the Community Housing & Economic Development Corporation, with the assistance of the public interest justice center Texas Appleseed, are accusing the City…

Read More  

Local officials plead for state help in Hurricane Harvey recovery

CLOSE Hurricane Harvey decimated communities along the Coastal Bend and left large swaths of the Lone Star State underwater when it roared ashore in late August. Now those communities are trying to pick up the pieces. Wochit Buy Photo Local officials addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Disaster Impact and Recovery on Wednesday Nov. 8…

Read More  

Houston civil rights violation could delay Harvey housing funds

Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 1of/50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 2 of 50 See some of the most heartbreaking and inspirational photographs of Hurricane Harvey. See some of…

Read More  

Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston’s history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America’s fourth-largest city. You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of…

Read More  

Half of U.S. Renters are “Cost Burdened”

Nearly half of U.S. renters are “cost burdened,” spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.  According to apartment list, the share of cost-burdened renters has doubled since 1960, when just 24 percent of renters were cost burdened.  In 2015, it was 42.6 percent of Amarillo renters. Last year, it hit 49.7 percent,…

Read More  

Austin Wants To Make It Easier To Build Garage Apartments

The Austin City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process. Council Member Delia Garza, who sponsored the measure, said she wants to create a separate permitting…

Read More  

College Station City Council revisits rental housing, P&Z recommends suggestions to mitigate impact

On the heels of an election cycle in which neighborhoods were frequently at the center of discussion, the College Station City Council on Thursday weighed possible options to regulate student rental housing in single-family residential areas.  It’s an issue the council has revisited several times, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended some…

Read More  



Apartments under construction near The Pearl made of shipping…

SAN ANTONIO – Construction is underway on a new apartment complex downtown that is being built from shipping containers. Each of the 2,680-square-foot units at the Park Avenue At The Pearl has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, two-car garages and a Smart Home Security System, said Robert Melvin, founder of Disruptive Construction.  “Each container…

Read More  

Tech, housing boom creates homeless crisis on West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor’s massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless – mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and…

Read More  


Whatever happened to the Northgate project?

While parts of the long-anticipated project to redevelop the old Northgate shopping center in Northeast El Paso have moved forward, the larger retail and apartment component has slowed to a crawl. That has left many Northeast residents to wonder: Why is it taking so long? Known formally as Metro 31, the project has made some…

Read More  

Harvey's effect on Lake Houston area real estate: Higher rents, lower home values

Flooding is a common occurrence for residents of Belleau Wood—a Humble-area subdivision located on the southern bank of the San Jacinto River. Many of the homes in Belleau Wood are built on stilts with the living space directly above the garage, which usually insulates residents from replacing Sheetrock, carpet and furniture after every heavy rain,…

Read More  

Cedar Hill council counters critics, OKs 300-unit apartment complex

Johnson said his company is mindful of residents’ concerns. “When you are a multi-family developer, those kinds of concerns kind of come with the territory,” he said. Most, but not all, of the residents who voiced complaints at the meeting live in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood to the west of the project. Several objected to what…

Read More  

Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets

Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry. For most of the current economic expansion, declining ownership rates have enabled landlords of apartments and single-family homes to raise rents far faster than the pace of…

Read More  

City plans downtown redo via 'Renaissance District'

A new plan for the revitalization of downtown La Marque — an area the city’s now calling the Renaissance District — is out this week after months of community workshops and planning. The plan, created by Texas A&M University’s Texas Coastal Watershed Program, spells out specific measures for the next several years meant to redesign…

Read More  

City seeks sorely needed housing

City officials are moving forward with what could be the most promising project in years to alleviate a severe housing shortage in Palestine. The shortage forces many people who work in Palestine to live elsewhere. The proposal includes an apartment complex with 186 units on 14 acres in Palestine, east of Willow Springs Drive, off…

Read More  

Celebrity-backed Los Angeles investor buys Houston apartments

Photo: Turner Impact Capital Image 1of/13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red Oak Drive in northwest Houston. The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red…

Read More  

Lawsuit alleges housing discrimination in P.I.

A lawsuit filed in federal court late Monday afternoon alleges that city leaders in Port Isabel discriminated against low-income Hispanic residents in the years following Hurricane Dolly. The Cameron County Housing Authority and the Community Housing & Economic Development Corporation, with the assistance of the public interest justice center Texas Appleseed, are accusing the City…

Read More  

West Houston Association reveals 'comprehensive regional flood…

A west Houston economic development group is urging Harris County leaders to take a much more aggressive approach to flood control in areas affected by the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. The West Houston Association unveiled what it called a “comprehensive regional flood control plan” Tuesday. The $32 billion proposal includes restoration of the Barker and Addicks…

Read More  

Proposed street maintenance fee axed by Laredo City Council

By Julia Wallace, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times Published 9:56 am, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Photo: Cuate Santos/LMTonline Image 1of/21 Caption Close Image 1 of 21 Council Member Nelly Vielma and City Traffic Engineer Roberto Murillo met with members of the media, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, for a show and tell regarding road reconfiguration on Bartlett…

Read More  

College Station City Council revisits rental housing, P&Z recommends suggestions to mitigate impact

On the heels of an election cycle in which neighborhoods were frequently at the center of discussion, the College Station City Council on Thursday weighed possible options to regulate student rental housing in single-family residential areas.  It’s an issue the council has revisited several times, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended some…

Read More  

Apartments under construction near The Pearl made of shipping…

SAN ANTONIO – Construction is underway on a new apartment complex downtown that is being built from shipping containers. Each of the 2,680-square-foot units at the Park Avenue At The Pearl has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, two-car garages and a Smart Home Security System, said Robert Melvin, founder of Disruptive Construction.  “Each container…

Read More  


Cedar Hill council counters critics, OKs 300-unit apartment complex

Johnson said his company is mindful of residents’ concerns. “When you are a multi-family developer, those kinds of concerns kind of come with the territory,” he said. Most, but not all, of the residents who voiced complaints at the meeting live in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood to the west of the project. Several objected to what…

Read More  

Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets

Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry. For most of the current economic expansion, declining ownership rates have enabled landlords of apartments and single-family homes to raise rents far faster than the pace of…

Read More  

Local officials plead for state help in Hurricane Harvey recovery

CLOSE Hurricane Harvey decimated communities along the Coastal Bend and left large swaths of the Lone Star State underwater when it roared ashore in late August. Now those communities are trying to pick up the pieces. Wochit Buy Photo Local officials addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Disaster Impact and Recovery on Wednesday Nov. 8…

Read More  

Houston civil rights violation could delay Harvey housing funds

Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 1of/50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. The Fountain View housing project was nixed amid vocal opposition. Image 2 of 50 See some of the most heartbreaking and inspirational photographs of Hurricane Harvey. See some of the most heartbreaking and…

Read More  


West Houston Association reveals 'comprehensive regional flood…

A west Houston economic development group is urging Harris County leaders to take a much more aggressive approach to flood control in areas affected by the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. The West Houston Association unveiled what it called a “comprehensive regional flood control plan” Tuesday. The $32 billion proposal includes restoration of the Barker and Addicks…

Read More  

Lawsuit alleges housing discrimination in P.I.

A lawsuit filed in federal court late Monday afternoon alleges that city leaders in Port Isabel discriminated against low-income Hispanic residents in the years following Hurricane Dolly. The Cameron County Housing Authority and the Community Housing & Economic Development Corporation, with the assistance of the public interest justice center Texas Appleseed, are accusing the City…

Read More  

Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston’s history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America’s fourth-largest city. You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of…

Read More  


Austin Wants To Make It Easier To Build Garage Apartments

The Austin City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process. Council Member Delia Garza, who sponsored the measure, said she wants to create a separate permitting…

Read More  

City plans downtown redo via 'Renaissance District'

A new plan for the revitalization of downtown La Marque — an area the city’s now calling the Renaissance District — is out this week after months of community workshops and planning. The plan, created by Texas A&M University’s Texas Coastal Watershed Program, spells out specific measures for the next several years meant to redesign…

Read More  

Celebrity-backed Los Angeles investor buys Houston apartments

Photo: Turner Impact Capital Image 1of/13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red Oak Drive in northwest Houston. The Turner Multifamily Impact Fund has acquired the Bridges of Cypress Creek, a 314-unit apartment complex at 17710 Red…

Read More  

City seeks sorely needed housing

City officials are moving forward with what could be the most promising project in years to alleviate a severe housing shortage in Palestine. The shortage forces many people who work in Palestine to live elsewhere. The proposal includes an apartment complex with 186 units on 14 acres in Palestine, east of Willow Springs Drive, off…

Read More  

Proposed street maintenance fee axed by Laredo City Council

By Julia Wallace, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times Published 9:56 am, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Photo: Cuate Santos/LMTonline Image 1of/21 Caption Close Image 1 of 21 Council Member Nelly Vielma and City Traffic Engineer Roberto Murillo met with members of the media, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, for a show and tell regarding road reconfiguration on Bartlett…

Read More  

Tech, housing boom creates homeless crisis on West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor’s massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless – mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and…

Read More  

Whatever happened to the Northgate project?

While parts of the long-anticipated project to redevelop the old Northgate shopping center in Northeast El Paso have moved forward, the larger retail and apartment component has slowed to a crawl. That has left many Northeast residents to wonder: Why is it taking so long? Known formally as Metro 31, the project has made some…

Read More  

Citys top planner seeks federal help with housing

The city’s top planning official wants to pursue a federal grant to help homeowners rebuild damaged homes and potentially make them stronger than they were before Hurricane Harvey hit. Tuesday, Julie Fulgham, who oversees the city’s development services department, is planning to tell the City Council about a grant funded by the U.S. Department of…

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Harvey's effect on Lake Houston area real estate: Higher rents, lower home values

Flooding is a common occurrence for residents of Belleau Wood—a Humble-area subdivision located on the southern bank of the San Jacinto River. Many of the homes in Belleau Wood are built on stilts with the living space directly above the garage, which usually insulates residents from replacing Sheetrock, carpet and furniture after every heavy rain,…

Read More  

Cedar Hill council counters critics, OKs 300-unit apartment complex

Johnson said his company is mindful of residents’ concerns. “When you are a multi-family developer, those kinds of concerns kind of come with the territory,” he said. Most, but not all, of the residents who voiced complaints at the meeting live in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood to the west of the project. Several objected to what…

Read More  

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