Mischer - Planned Communities, Residential and Commercial Developer

September 2011

Now is a Great Time to Buy a Home in Cypress, Sugar Land, and Richmond, Texas.

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According to HoustonFacts.org, now is the time to buy. Unlike the booming years where the sellers were the ones in control; today the buyers are calling the shots. All the components are in a buyer’s favor. Homes are competitively priced, interest rates are lower, and sellers are willing to negotiate.

"If my neighbor sold his house for $250,000 six months ago, why should I have to settle for $225,000 today?"

Texas Legislature Makes Changes to Homestead Exemption Requirements

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The Texas Legislature has made significant changes to the requirements for homestead exemptions.

These affect all types of homestead exemptions, not just the regular homestead exemptions. The changes also affect over-65 exemptions, over-55 surviving spouse exemptions, disability exemptions, and the 100% Disabled Veteran exemptions (all of which are considered homestead exemptions). Any new applications as of September 1 must comply with all requirements.

Houston’s Median Home Price at All-Time High

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According to the Houston Business Journal, "sales of single-family homes in Houston in June totaled 5,422, the highest number since August 2008, according to statistics released by the Houston Association of Realtors." A healthy real estate market normally has six month inventory of home, Houston has an almost eight month supply! The median home price as of June was $164,500 which is up 2.8 percent from June 2008.

Houston to Remember 9/11 Anniversary with Weekend of Events

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The City of Houston has announced a full range of activities the weekend of September 9 to 11, that will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks ten years ago.

These events are intended to carry on the legacy of those lost by creating a weekend of community service projects throughout the Houston area.

The schedule of events is:

Brazilian Festival Comes to Houston

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The Houston area is renown for its great diversity of cultures and peoples moving here from across the world. Next week come out for rhythmic music, exquisite food and lively dancing of Brazil.

The 2011 Brazilian Festival is Sunday, September 4, at Jones Plaza in Houston, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, sponsored by the Brazilian Arts Foundation.

Join a crowd of more than 2,000 people that gathers each year for this great event that coincides with Brazilian Independence Day.