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Real Estate Blog & Resources

America's Best Housing Markets

Forbes.com just released its latest report on the Best Housing Markets in the country. Three Texas markets top list primarily because of jobs stability, which drives housing stability.
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Strong industries have bolstered some of the cities on list: The energy sector has kept jobs flowing into Texas oil town Houston, and that effect trickles into Dallas and Austin (which is also buoyed by technology jobs). A good job market means the housing outlook will stay strong. Houston home prices are expected to rise 1.2% by next year; it's one of only four of the markets we ranked where prices won't continue to slide, according to Moody's Economy.com.

How to Build a Custom Home

Building a Custom Home is a detailed process with many decisions along the road to completion. Builders work side by side with you every step of the way facilitating this process and making it fun and exciting. You should be able to play an active role in the building process and have input at all levels of the design build process. The right builder will make sure that your individual tastes are realized in each phase while closely monitoring your budgetary goals versus your actual costs. The following steps are typical when building a custom home and are for informational purposes only. You should meet and speak with different builders to determine if their philosophy and style of building will work for you.

Little Satilla Island Named Best Island Retirement Community

On February 26, 2010 Best Retirement Destinations release their list of best island retirement communities. #18 on the list this year is Little Satilla Island, a Bluegreen Community, located near St. Simons Island, GA.