Houston, TX

Blog with news about the Houston, Texas, high-rise condominium and loft market.

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Randall Davis, the premiere condominium and high-rise developer of Texas, has been credited with redefining the Houston skyline, with bringing a new luxurious and hip flair to downtown developments and ultimately, with integrating contemporary loft-inspired living concepts into some of the city’s most historically entrenched areas and neighborhoods.

With his latest ventures, Davis certainly does it again, providing prospective Houstonians with chic elegance and trendy, high-concept living. Arabella and Marlowe are truly taking a cue from Randall Davis’s past projects while bringing his development designs into even bolder territory.

Arabella: New York-Centric Floorplans

Arabella will feature 75 different floorplans from which to choose; and the

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Chateau Ten West University is the newest mid-rise by renowned Randall Davis Co. With over 2600 square feet of living space, this 3rd floor ''Rand'' unit features 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, an open concept living with South and East views, and plenty of windows beaming with natural light. Meet with the design team to customize your unit. Features include Thermador appliances, Eggersman cabinetry, 4'' hardwoods, high ceilings, and semi-private elevator entries. Walkable to Rice Village shopping, restaurants and entertainment. 

2506 Shakespeare Unit 303 is listed courtesy of Kristina Houston with New Leaf Real Estate.

Call (713) 489-9989 for more information and availability

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Construction cranes are all over Houston, and new high-rises are going up from downtown to the Galleria. One of the newest to open is the Astoria, an exclusive luxury building by developer Randall Davis. Our partner agent, Kristina Houston, stopped by the building this week to check on a couple units and she took these photos. Join us as we take a tour of this amazing new building.







Astoria view from condo

Modern kitchen at Astoria condos Houston

And here's a quick video of the rooftop pool deck:

 

We love cooling off with a great view in the hot #houston summer. This cool pool at the new Arabella condo tower is one of our favorites. #highrises #houstonrealestate #views #houstonskyline #poolside

A video posted by Highrises.com (@highrisesdotcom) onAug 11, 2016 at 11:47am PDT

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Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo including TV, ready for move-in July 15th. Hardwood floors, granite counters in kitchen, wet bar, and both baths. Stainless appliances, light filled with tree lined views. Master has double sinks, separate shower/tub. 320 square foot wraparound balcony not included in unit square footage. Storage unit downstairs. Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator included. Enjoy living at the Bristol - a full service building with concierge and valet parking.

3350 Mccue Road #301 is offered for lease at $3,000 per month

Listing courtesy of Kristina Houston of Nan & Company Properties

Call (713) 489-9989 for more information and availability

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The days of Texas being a place to go for affordable housing are quickly coming to an end.  The Texas economy consistently ranks as one of the strongest in the country, and every time a magazine publishes a top 10 list of fastest-growing cities Austin, Dallas, Houston... they're all there.  As a result, the luxury condo market in Texas has been red hot, and developers seem to be trying hard to outdo each other to raise the bar on the quality and amenities of the new high-rises.

Have a look at the ten most expensive condos currently for sale, as of February 11, 2015

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#1:  $8.5M - Dallas - Ritz-Carlton Residences
At the top of the list is this 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath full-floor penthouse at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.
It doesn't get much better than

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high-rises fireworks

Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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The high-rise condo lifestyle is catching on in some unlikely places, like the Woodlands - a suburban community north of Houston. The Woodlands is more commonly known for large houses on huge lots, but now they are getting a 23-story high-rise tower called Treviso at Waterway Square. It seems that even in areas where there is plenty of land to develop the trend is to go up and not out.

According to the Houston Business Journal, the developers may start construction as soon as half of the 84 units are pre-sold and the tower may be completed as soon as Fall 2017. The large one- to three-bedroom homes at Treviso will start at $650,000 and range from 1247 - 3500+ square feet. Waterway Square is the "centerpiece" of the Woodlands Town Square which is

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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Forbes Names “Where to Invest in 2015” 

Forbes came up with this data based on several factors including population, average home price, population growth, annual job growth, unemployment, annual price growth, over/under priced and home price/rent ratio.

To view available properties, click on the city name.

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Provo, Utah
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Dallas, Texas
  6. San Antonio, Texas
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Boise, Idaho
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. Fort Worth, Texas
  11. Phoenix, Arizona
  12. Salt Lake City, Utah
  13. Atlanta, Georgia
  14. North Port, Florida
  15. West Palm Beach, Florida
  16. Jacksonville, Florida
  17. Twin Cities, Minnesota
  18. Tacoma, Washington
  19. Sacramento, California
  20. Grand Rapids, Michigan

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

USU with CarUSU with content

 Loaded up USU

www.TheUSU.com

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