houston texas real estate: Top 10 Recession Proof Jobs - 05/28/09 11:17 PM
In an economy that is steadily slipping, people are trying to get a grip on their finances and look for jobs that are recession proof.

1. Sales Representative. Median salary: $65,000-$75,000. Talented sales force is needed in these economic times to help companies grow by finding customers and businesses.

2. Software Design and Development. Median salary: $85,000-$95,000. Software designers write programs for computers and develop programs for companies. This career is projected to be among the fastest growing jobs through 2016, according to the Department of Labor.

3. Nursing. Median salary: $35,000-$45,000. There is a … (5 comments)

houston texas real estate: A Guide to Kemah, Texas - 05/28/09 11:01 PM
Summer is quickly approaching and many families will be planning out their summer vacations. Kemah is a small city of just under 3,000 that lies between Houston and Galveston. Less than 200 miles from the Austin area, it makes a great vacation destination.

The most popular destination in Kemah is the Boardwalk; it is located on Galveston Bay. When hurricane Ike hit the gulf coast, much of the boardwalk was destroyed. Over the past year, it has been rebuilt and is open for business.

The boardwalk is a mini amusement park has many attractions for the entire family; … (1 comments)

houston texas real estate: December 08 Stats for the Houston Texas Real Estate Market - 01/28/09 10:20 AM
Houston experienced another double-digit drop in one year home sales in December 2008. This was the sixteenth consecutive month experiencing a drop from its counterpart one year prior, and the tenth consecutive month with a double-digit decrease.

The average home price dropped 10.13 percent in the past year. The price dropped to $190,800 from $212,300. The price was consistently above $200,000 for most of 2008, but dipped below in October of 2008. The median price dropped 6.46 percent to $144,700, from $154,700. To read more go to our Houston Real Estate Blog statistics provided by Houston Texas real estate … (0 comments)

houston texas real estate: The Houston Market Slows Down In November - 01/06/09 02:46 PM
 
The one-year drop in home sales for November 2008 was the highest drop seen in a dismal year. Every month in 2008 lost sales from their 2007 counterpart. The lowest drop came in February, which was 8.47 percent lower than February of 2007. This was the only single digit drop in the year. November saw a 32.06 percent loss in sales from the preceding November.  (to read more go to Houston Real Estate Blog)
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houston texas real estate: How to Sell a House in a Cold Economy - 01/01/09 01:30 PM
Even in the best of times, selling a house during the long winter months can be a challenge. In these tough economic times many would-be home sellers are opting to hold onto their house until the market starts looking up. Not everyone has that option due to job changes, finances and other circumstances beyond control. If selling the house is an absolute must in these winter months following some no-nonsense advice can help.

Be aggressive about finding the right real estate agent.

First and foremost is choosing a real estate agent. The importance of finding the right person to … (2 comments)

houston texas real estate: How to Maximize Your Grocery Budget - 09/04/08 08:03 PM
As the standard cost of living continues to rise, more and more people are finding themselves in need of budget cuts and cheaper alternatives to the everyday expenses that they can't cut out altogether. One of the biggest spending arenas is, without question, the grocery store. Clearly food, house wares, cleaning supplies, etc. cannot be left out of the budget, but as the costs associated with these must-have items continue to rise, many people are feeling the crunch. To help ease the stress and strain of shopping for these necessities, we've put together a list of tips to help you get … (19 comments)

 

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