What newcomers need to know about Houston area property taxes

Houston Property TaxesJeremy Fain

Original article published in the Houston Chronicle: “On the Move” Although most people are probably thinking about their income taxes this weekend, it’s also a good time to be thinking about property taxes, as the deadline for filing a protest is May 15. This is an important topic for people who are moving to Houston, because they often experience a bit of sticker shock when they learn about our property tax rates, which can be substantially higher than in other […]

Houston newcomer shares experience, advice

Houston newcomer shares experience, adviceJessica Donahue

Original article published in the Houston Chronicle: “On the Move” Moving to a new city and settling in can be daunting and stressful in the best of times.  So, image moving to Houston and experiencing a major weather event like Hurricane Harvey just three weeks after arriving. That’s exactly what happened to Jessica Donahue, who relocated to Houston with her husband last year from Redding, California. But surprisingly, the flooding and devastation that they witnessed didn’t discourage them or cast […]

Many Houston newcomers drawn to inner-city living

Original article published in the Houston Chronicle: On the Move. In recent years, there has been a significant emphasis on urban renewal here in Houston.  Likewise, inner-city living continues to attract Houstonians and newcomers alike. From popular areas such as The Heights and Montrose, to up and coming areas like EaDo (East Downtown), newcomers have many choices when it comes to urban living in Houston. With a growing focus on walkability, many people prefer to live in an area where […]

Relocation Spotlight on Greenwood King Properties

Greenwood King PropertiesRenee Eads

Original Article Published in the Houston Chronicle: Relocation Spotlight Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services.  Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients, understand the importance of being advocates for […]

Relocation departments embrace greening efforts

In recent years the relocation industry has seen a real push towards becoming greener. Historically, this has not been an easy task for relocation departments within real estate companies, where paper files have been the norm for many decades. Thanks to the advancement of various technologies and the advent of several streamlined tools and processes, relocation departments and real estate companies have taken advantage of paperless filing and have successfully executed greener initiatives.