10 Facts about Houston you may not know! - By HoustonNewcomerGuides.com

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We are excited that you are concidering Houston to be your new home - and thought that you may enjoy these interesting facts.  Some things you may or may not know, but I think our particular favorite of this list would have to be number 3.  Can you believe how large our city is!  

Fact 1
When the Apollo 11 moon lander touched down, Neil Armstrong said, "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed," making "Houston" the first word said on the moon.

Fact 2
Houston is larger as a city than the entire state of Maryland.

Pearland Ripe For Tourism ~ Gulf Coast Destination Near Houston, Texas Medical Center

Pearland is A Perfect Pick...to stay, play, meet, and getaway and the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to make sure everyone knows it. A key part of the marketing effort to promote Pearland as a destination on the Texas Gulf Coast includes the launching of a branding campaign A Perfect Pick and the debut of a new website – visitpearland.com.

Sitterle Homes Takes 2013 AVID Gold Award for Customer Service

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Sitterle Homes was recently awarded the 2013 Avid Gold Award for Best Customer Experience in the South Central Region. Sitterle topped all regional builders with the highest Avid Index for customer experience. 95% of their home buyers In Austin, TX said they would recommend the home builder to family and friends.
    Sitterle Homes was honored for superior customer service with the national 2011 AVID Diamond Award for America’s best homebuilder customer experience.

Sitterle Homes Named 2013 Builder of the Year by San Antonio Board of Realtors ~ Houston Division Opens Strong

The San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) has named Sitterle Homes its 2013 Builder of the Year. The award recognizes Sitterle Homes’ work with the real estate brokerage community. Sitterle was also SABOR’s Builder of the Year in 2011.
    “While Sitterle Homes is new in Houston, we’ve been building in San Antonio since 1964. The company will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a few months, in Texas that’s a huge milestone for a privately-owned homebuilder,” said Steve Von Hofe, Houston division president and partner.

2013 was the best year ever for Houston's housing market - Houston Business Journal

Houston’s housing market closed out 2013 -- its best year on record -- with its 31st consecutive month of positive home sales and its lowest inventory level of all time.

Houston’s housing market closed out 2013 — its best year on record — with its 31st consecutive month of positive home sales and its lowest inventory level of all time.

However, home sales are expected to slow in 2014, the Houston Association of Realtors reported Tuesday.

After slowing slightly in November, home sales rebounded a bit in December with 5,813 single-family homes sold, up 14.3 percent from December 2012.

Houston 2nd hottest real estate market for 2014 - Houston Business Journal

There’s no doubt Houston’s real estate market has been on fire in recent years, and the Urban Land Institute predicts 2014 will be even better than the year before

There’s no doubt Houston’s real estate market has been on fire in recent years, and the Urban Land Institute predicts 2014 will be even better than the year before.

The ULI ranked Houston the No. 2 market to watch in its “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014” report. That’s up from No. 5 in 2013.

ULI’s reasoning is not that surprising: “Houston’s booming energy economy has fueled an active real estate market over the past few years, and survey respondents expect that to continue in the coming year.”

New luxury apartment tower planned near River Oaks - Houston Business Journal

Novare Group, an Atlanta-based apartment developer, is reportedly planning another luxury SkyHouse apartment tower in Houston.

Swamplot reports that Novare has a new Houston project dubbed the River Oaks SkyHouse. Although the exact location hasn’t been confirmed, Swamplot said the reported address for the project is at 2013 Westcreek Lane, which is located near San Felipe St. and the 610 West Loop South.

Houston area dominates top master-planned communities list again - Houston Business Journal

Cinco ranch ranked third on the list for top-selling master planned communities 2013

Houston dominated the nation in the number of top-selling master-planned communities in the nation for 2013, according to research compiled by a national real estate consulting firm, with eight west Houston communities making the list.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the firm that compiled the report, noted that Houston consumers valued master-planned communities due to the lack of zoning outside of them.

Houston luxury home sales soared in 2013 by Houston Business Journal

Houston's luxury housing market is just as popular as other segments of the housing market. Luxury home sales increased almost 50 percent from the time period between January and October 2013, according to research released by the Texas Association of Realtors.

Luxury homes are considered those priced $1 million and up. Houston experienced the second highest increase among Texas’ four major metro areas, according to the report.

Taylor Morrison ~ Avalon at Spring Green in Katy Giving Houston Homebuyers Plenty of Choices

Stunning waterfront home sites, access to Katy ISD schools and nearby shopping, dining and entertainment options await Houston home buyers at Taylor Morrison’s beautiful gated community of Avalon at Spring Green.

         Situated off Spring Green Boulevard, less than two miles south of I-10, Avalon at Spring Green’s 200 home sites are situated around two beautiful lakes, allowing for numerous waterfront home sites for Taylor Morrison’s Inspired Series and Legacy Series.