Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

StarTex Power Expands Lease Space in Phoenix Tower

HOUSTON, TX - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hines, the property and leasing manager for Phoenix Tower in Houston, on behalf of building owner FSP Phoenix Tower Limited Partnership (“FSPLP”), announced today that StarTex Power has expanded their lease space in the building by 9,922 square feet, bringing their total leased space on the premises to 20,038 square feet.

Do You Have the Messiest Office in Austin? Austin Centre Executive Suites Wants You!

AUSTIN, TX - August 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Is your office cluttered with annual reports from 2001? Two-year-old candy bar wrappers? Memos from your former boss’ ex-boss? Stacks of business cards from people you don’t remember meeting? Operating instructions for every cell phone you’ve ever owned?

Houston Association Of Realtors® Announces Support For Stephen Costello For Houston City Council, At-Large,...

HOUSTON, TX - August 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Houston Association of Realtors® Board of Directors announced its decision to support Stephen Costello for Houston City Council, At-large, Position 1 and Noel Freeman for Houston City Council, At-large, Position 4.

State housing agency invests $78.7 million to expand rental housing choices in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - August 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Striving to increase the state’s stock of affordable rental housing, strengthening families and communities in uncertain economic times, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a funding plan to help finance affordable rental properties across the state bringing stability to young working families and retired individuals while providing a boost to local economies.

Austin Centre Executive Suites Brings High-Value Option to Downtown Office Market

Austin, TX - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Offering a cost-effective, highly professional choice for downtown Austin office space, Austin-based commercial real estate firm T. Stacy & Associates Inc. has launched Austin Centre Executive Suites at 701 Brazos St.

Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors Donates Austin Office Space

AUSTIN, TX - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors LLC today announced that it has built out and donated a 1,197-square-foot office unit at 816 Congress Ave. to four area nonprofit arts organizations rent-free for five years.

Appraisal Reform Legislation Makes Progress Toward Slowing Pace of Increasing Property Appraisal Rates

HOUSTON, TX - July 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House bills (HB) 8 and 3613, which will help slow the pace of increasing property appraisals, provide additional oversight for the appraisal process, and grant a total exemption for the homes of veterans who are disabled due to their service for our country.


Houston, TX - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Houston incurred 720,000 square feet of negative absorption in the second quarter of 2009, according to CB Richard Ellis' Houston research group. The loss nearly doubles the city's first quarter loss, signifying that even Houston's strong market is no match for the country's current economic situation

Property Investment Connection Launches in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - July 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — ‹ Developing commercial real estate just got easier. Combining advanced database technology with commercial real estate industry experts, Property Investment Connection (PIC) LLC proudly announces the launch of an all-new Web site that provides enhanced communication and maximizes networking opportunities for key professionals within the commercial real estate market.

PSMI Opens Office In Graham, TX

Roswell, NM - June 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc. (PSMI) continues to open branches Nationwide. PSMI proudly announces the opening of an independently owned and operated (PSM) Branch in Graham, TX.

Equity Based Services, Inc. Proves Leveraged Real Estate Acquisitions are Alive and Well

Arlington, TX - June 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Equity Based Services, Inc. (“EBS”) announced the purchase of two Self Storage properties in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, TX. The two facilities are Assured “Median” Self Storage at 5500 Highway 287 and Assured “Sublett” Self Storage at 1800 Sublett Road.

Gov. Perry Signs Legislation Protecting Texas Property Owners

SAN ANTONIO, TX - June 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Perry today joined lawmakers in highlighting the importance of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14 that allows Texans to vote on a constitutional amendment to strengthen land owners’ rights.

Attorney General Abbott Charges Houston Property Tax Firm with Texas Property Tax Code and...

HOUSTON, TX - June 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged O’Connor & Associates, which purports to be the state’s largest property tax consultant, with violating the Texas Property Tax Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

How to Select a Lender in Real Estate Investing

Prior to investing in real estate, you should select a lender with caution. Always question the lenders about how they can help you out...

State housing agency awards $450,000 to rehabilitate affordable rental property in Nixon

AUSTIN, TX - February 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Knowing that improving the existing stock of affordable rental housing in rural Texas preserves housing options for younger families and the viability of entire communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a $450,000 award for the rehabilitation of an existing 24-unit rental property in Nixon, ensuring its viability and bringing economic benefits to the local construction industry

Aycock Files Legislation For Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Austin, TX - November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Monday, Representative Jimmie Don Aycock pre-filed House Bill 62, exempting persons who are 100 percent disabled or totally...

Villarreal Pushes Fairness For Homeowners & Students In Pre – Filed Bills

First Day of Pre-Filing State Legislation Highlights Policy Priorities Austin, TX - November 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – On the first day to pre-file legislation...

State housing agency awards $1.4 million in funding for San Antonio affordable rental communities

AUSTIN, TX - September 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing that rapidly rising rent levels undermine the stability of families and communities alike, the...

State housing agency awards $274,500 to San Antonio nonprofit for rental assistance

AUSTIN, TX - September 9, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Understanding that helping low income tenants achieve self-sufficiency stabilizes both the individual and community, the Texas...

Affordable housing in Beaumont gets boost with $747,500 in funding from state housing agency

AUSTIN, TX - September 8, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing that rapidly rising rent levels undermine the stability of families and communities alike, the Texas...


Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.


Three New Laws That are Affecting You in 2018

Hundreds of laws get passed every year that can affect you as a Texas resident. These new laws can cause legal concerns and sprout confusing legal questions for both you and your families. Here are a few of the laws that began to take effect in 2018.