How is the Houston housing market being impacted by policy and what can we do to manage the demand for solutions?

How is the Houston housing market being impacted by policy and what can we do to manage the demand for solutions?

As inner city neighborhoods become attractive to investors and developers looking to profit from rising property values, Black communities like Third Ward are feeling the stress of gentrification. There has been an influx of private dollars pushed into the real estate market by  proximity to economic opportunity, tax incentives like opportunity zones and 1031 exchanges,…

Third Ward organization empowers residents to reclaim property through community led design anchored by Emancipation Park

Third Ward organization empowers residents to reclaim property through community led design anchored by Emancipation Park

In response to the changes happening in their area a group of residents created The 3rd Ward Real Estate Council, Inc. The organization is a 501c3 development company aimed at providing more equitable opportunities in real estate through education, building capacity, and responsible development practices. Through its Do The Things That Matters campaign, the council…

Don’t miss The Third Ward Real Estate Council’s Inaugural Fall Luncheon with Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas!

Don’t miss The Third Ward Real Estate Council’s Inaugural Fall Luncheon with Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas!

You’re invited! We are proud to sponsor the Third Ward Real Estate Council as they kick off their inaugural Fall Luncheon to their “Do the Things that Matter!” build the block campaign. It has been our pleasure to support this organization. They are tackling affordability in both the commercial and residential space by providing options…

Local Community Group Teaches Urbanism Through Ownership and Collaboration

Local Community Group Teaches Urbanism Through Ownership and Collaboration

The Third Ward Real Estate Council set up shop on Emancipation Avenue to solicit community feedback and host an outdoor activation workshop. Using the 11,000 square-foot lot on Eagle and Emancipation, the Council shared renderings of its proposed development, a business incubator and food truck part slated for Fall. Architect, Gregory Benjamin walked community members…

4 Ways you can practice building generational wealth in real estate

4 Ways you can practice building generational wealth in real estate

  Building generational wealth is no easy task. You often have to make tough decisions concerning earning income or highest and best in regards to properties that haven’t had any succession or estate planning done. Nowadays there are ways to make your job easier while not selling out the hood. There are plenty of outlets…

3 things to prepare yourself to get a preapproval for a mortgage

3 things to prepare yourself to get a preapproval for a mortgage

  Undoubtedly one of the hardest tasks in purchasing a property, especially the first time, is getting your financial profile strong enough to be able to qualify for a mortgage. Getting that mortgage preapproval letter is key to being able to get out in the market and make strong offers. Hopefully you’ve found this resource…

How much to save for down payment on a house?

How much to save for down payment on a house?

  There’s so much information out there sometimes its hard to get right down to the point so you have a clear goal to focus on. If you’re looking to buy a home then you’ve undoubtedly been thinking about how much to save for a down payment on a house. Even if you are eligible…

How much should I save to get my Texas real estate license?

How much should I save to get my Texas real estate license?

    If you’re adding up costs to make a decision that’s a good thing. It means you know whatever you choose to do is going to cost you time and money, and you’re evaluating your resources. The list of what ifs can go on and on, but exactly how much do you need to…