February 2012

There are 3 blog entries for February 2012.

The San Antonio Business Journal is reporting that only two U.S. metro areas have seen increases in home values since 2007 - (the year in which home values peaked) and they're both in Texas!  Houston and San Antonio.  I feel so blessed to be located in the greater Houston Area!

According to FNC Inc., a mortgage technology company based in Oxford, Mississippi, Houston reported a 4.8% increase in home values and San Antonio saw a 2% increase.

Nationally, home prices were down 3.5% at the end of 2011, compared to prices reported in 2010.

In other real estate economic news today, The Houston Business Journal is reporting that Houston is expected to add 91,000,(yes, that's 91,000) jobs in 2012, according to a new report out from Marcus & Millichap. 

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According to CNNMoney, if you want to date, own a home.  Evidently it's the ultimate aphrodisiac.  Now this is the news I've been waiting to hear!  

1,000 single people were surveyed and it was found that more than 1/3 of the women and 18% of the men said they would rather date a homeowner than someone who rents. On the flip side, just 2% of the women and 3% of the men surveyed said they would prefer to date someone who rents over someone who owns a home.  62% of both men and women surveyed said that they would prefer to date singles who live alone.  Dah!

If you're back home living with your parent or parents, you're just out of luck.  Less than 5% of the singles surveyed said they would even date someone living at home with mom and dad.

So what are

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One of three wineries in Montgomery, TX. located in the old First State Bank building in historic Montgomery at 211 Liberty Street.  Open Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm and Sun noon to 6pm.  Stop in, check out the award winning wines, and enjoy a glass!
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