By Charlotte Aguilar The murmur never quite goes away, reaching a crescendo at times like this, when a nice-sized, reasonably updated supermarket property becomes available in the Bellaire-West University area. It’s always campaign season when a community is trying to snag a Trader Joe’s Market. Read social media posts or converse with a Trader Joe’s aficionado, and one would … [Read more...] about The odds on Trader Joe’s coming to town: Will Two-Buck Chuck ever live in Bellaire or West U?
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By Charlotte Aguilar West University’s Scott Novich describes his business as “something out of Star Trek,” but in reality, Pluck is literally down-to-earth. It’s “yardiculture” — a company growing, both literally and figuratively, and looking for would-be gardeners in West University and Bellaire interested in harvesting some of their own food to test the service. Pluck is … [Read more...] about Yard-to-table, Pluck enables home-growing without the hassle
Houston ISD is making it easier to respond to its “See something, say something” campaign of dealing with campus threats or crimes by adopting an online tool to report any issues directly to HISD police. The Axon Citizen for Communities is accessible through its portal or through the HISD police webpage to make reports and upload of videos, pictures and documents for … [Read more...] about HISD adds new tool for reporting threats, crimes
By Heidi Dugan Dear Heidi, My husband and I keep reading about the declining stock market, inflation, and rising interest rates. Do you think we should wait because he feels prices will go down with all this negative press? Thanks, Waiting in the Wings Dear Waiting, In my 30 years of selling homes in Houston, the last time we saw a drastic decline in home prices was … [Read more...] about Ask the Professional: Should we wait for a price drop to buy a home?
The feverish local housing markets continued to cool to pre-pandemic levels in October, with year-over-year sales down 56 percent in Bellaire and 30.8 percent in West University. Only 29 homes changed hands in the two cities that month, compared with 51 the previous October. Still, prices soared by nearly 30 percent in West University, up to a whopping $1.74 million average, … [Read more...] about November report: Temperatures and West U/Bellaire housing markets cool