Has Houston learned nothing after Harvey?

Martina NerrantHouston

Copyright 2017: Houston ChronicleNovember 1, 2017 Updated: November 1, 2017 10:41pm City Hall must reject the pre-Harvey status quo of paving over the floodplain. Houston just faced our first major flooding test after Hurricane Harvey, and we nearly failed. Buried in the City Council agenda on Wednesday was an ordinance to create a Municipal Utility District for a 151-acre housing … Read More

To Repair or Rebuild? One Local Architect’s Advice

Martina NerrantReal Estate

StudioMET spent two years designing a modern, elevated house to replace a flooded Meyerland property. This is what they learned. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR MEYERLAND? That’s a tricky question, but one possible answer can be found in the AIA Houston Home Tour, which takes place on Oct. 21 and 22. That’s when residents from the neighborhood and … Read More

On the Move: Understand relocation home-sale process

Martina NerrantReal Estate

Michelle Sandlin | July 7, 2017 As a major hub for corporate relocation activity, real estate transactions involving relocation management companies (RMCs) have become somewhat commonplace in the Houston area. Ideally, both the listing agents and the buyers’ agents should be well-trained and knowledgeable about the various contract nuances, as well as the rigid procedures that must be followed in … Read More