Galina Cross's Blog Posts

Nov 12 2018 57328 2

University of Texas football coach's former Bellaire home back on the market for $2 millionTom Herman's home is an exclusive Bellaire neighborhood.Photo by TK ImagesThe house boasts a two-story

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Nov 12 2018 57328 1

8 best Houston barbecue joints for a smoking Thanksgiving feastFeges BBQ has a full range of Thanksgiving options.Photo by Carla GomezGet brisket, turkey, and more at The Pit Room.Courtesy

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Oct 15 2018 57328 2

Houston ranks among 10 U.S. cities with most foreign-born homeownersA new study shows that immigrants play a big part in Houston's housing market. Photo courtesy of HARHoustonians already enjoy

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Oct 15 2018 57328 1

Where Houston lands among best and worst real estate markets in the U.S.North Texas cities outshine Houston on this report.iStockTexas may be home to America's hottest housing markets, but Houston

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Aug 30 2018 57328 1

Houston home foreclosure starts on the rise, according to alarming new reportThe Houston area saw a 76 percent spike in foreclosures in July.Photo courtesy of HARHouston, it looks like we might have

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Jul 31 2018 57328 2

MONEYMATTERSThis Houston neighborhood boasted the biggest profits for sellers in 2017Lazybrook/Timbergrove sellers made big bucks in 2017.Photo courtesy of ZillowHouston homeowners who sold their

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Jul 31 2018 57328 1

BEST.MONTH.EVER.Houston housing market makes history with all-time high in home salesHouston home sales reached record pace last month.Photo courtesy of HARHouston realtors, real estate,

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Jun 5 2018 57328 2

Houston socialite's famous 3-story closet, and massive home, back on the market for $7 million693 ENLARGESLIDESHOWThe massive, three-story closet houses clothes and purse collections. 

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Jun 5 2018 57328 1

Houston arrives on list of nation's top summer destinations394Houston ranks high on the list.Photo by Katya HornerLow flight costs and other reasonable travel expenses make Houston one of theâ

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Jun 1 2018 57328 4

Houston real estate stars partner with Italian design house to elevate Upper Kirby living421The Giorgetti entrance. Courtesy imageThe Girogetti lobby. Courtesy imageThe sleep Giorgetti

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Jun 1 2018 57328 3

This is how much home can you buy for $200,000 in Houston right now434A unit in this Montrose mid-rise is on the market for $199,999.Photo courtesy of HARHouston homebuyers are still getting a

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Jun 1 2018 57328 2

Hot new service helps young Houston women make friends through brunch1821This new service links up young Houston women over mimosas.Courtesy photoLet’s face it: for women, it can be hard to make

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Jun 1 2018 57328 1

7 Tips for Working With International ClientsWant to work with more international clients? Consider this advice from two Indiana agents who’re doing it: Jun Liu and Kristina Akopdzhanova.1. 

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May 12 2018 57328 7

Bustling downtown Houston street will transform into a walkable, bike-friendly corridor1878The new-look Bagby will be greener and more walkable. Courtesy imageOne of downtown’s main gateways

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May 12 2018 57328 6

eHighly anticipated new trail linking Buffalo Bayou Park and White Oak Bayou now open to Houstonians19396 ENLARGESLIDESHOWHikers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts can now enjoy a highly

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May 12 2018 57328 5

LISTINGLANGUAGEThese amenities can help your Houston home sell for 25 percent more than expected367Buyers want to cook under the big Texas sky.Photo courtesy of HGTV Smart HomeKnowing when to list

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May 12 2018 57328 4

Hot Heights development seeks restaurant to cultivate 'sunken garden'00The "sunken garden" could be a draw at Heights Village.Courtesy of Heights VillageBy any measure, Yale Street is becoming a hot

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May 12 2018 57328 3

PRESIDENTOBAMACOMINGTOHOUSTONBarack Obama returns to Houston as star of acclaimed Rice University gala2321President Obama will be the focus of the Baker Institute's discussion and gala. Photo

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May 12 2018 57328 2

What first-time Houston homebuyers are willing to pay for farmhouse features81Farmhouse features are still a hot commodity. Photo courtesy of deVOL Kitchens, HouzzZillow already has a

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May 12 2018 57328 1

Houston homes are flying off the market at this record-breaking pace2032See a home you like? You'd better pounce.Photo by Phillip Spears/Getty ImagesPrime homebuying season in Houston is coming up

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May 11 2018 57328 6

What Does Houston’s Real Estate Landscape Look Like After Harvey?Just like the city, it’s recovering. IMAGE: SHUTTERSTOCKLAST SUMMER, a local couple made a big life decision. After

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May 11 2018 57328 5

Happy Mother’s Day11MAYOn Sunday, May 13th, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day, a national holiday honoring mothers and motherhood. Mother’s Day was first organized by Anna Jarvis in,

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May 11 2018 57328 4

BEACH BREAK!Ferry to Freedom: A Day at BolivarTake a 20-minute ride to another planet.119 IMAGE: ERIC KINKEADTHE FERRY TO BOLIVAR PENINSULA, which you catch from Galveston’s

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May 11 2018 57328 3

BEACH BREAK!The Bright ’Side: A Day at Surfside BeachA laidback fishing village where anything goes.6862 IMAGE: BRAZOSPORT CHAMBERSURFSIDE BEACH LIES AN HOUR DOWN THE COAST FROM GALVESTON,

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May 11 2018 57328 2

New Gated Community Looks to Make Modern Architecture AffordableThis “Oak Forest–adjacent” development is targeting those who want a little more space but need easy access to the.

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May 11 2018 57328 1

10 Questions Every Houston Homebuyer Should Ask Before They Press GoGet these answers before you commit to a house.5 IMAGE: CHRISTOPHER VELA1. Do I need flood insurance?This is the only

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May 10 2018 57328 6

How to Sell Your Parents' House With Your Siblings' Help—and Avoid a Family FeudJens Magnusson/Getty ImagesWhen your parents pass away, you might find yourself tasked with selling their houseâ€

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May 10 2018 57328 5

Do You Live in One of the Best—or Worst—States for Working Moms? grinvalds/iStockIt's not easy being a working mother, starting with those middle-of-the-night feedings that leave you exhausted

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May 10 2018 57328 4

Home Buyers Reveal: 'What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home' Wavebreakmedia/iStockLove. Terror. Giddiness. Teeth-gnashing desperation. Buying your first home involves all these,

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May 10 2018 57328 3

7 Pricing Myths to Stop Believing If You Ever Hope to Sell Your HouseBsWei/iStockPricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you

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May 10 2018 57328 2

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling (Because Isn't It About Time?)"How to remove a popcorn ceiling" is one of those questions you'll ponder if, well, you find yourself afflicted with 

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May 10 2018 57328 1

Texas added more people than any other state in past yearTexas added more people than any other state from 2016 to 2017, according to national and state population data released last week by

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