Finding a Home in Houston

Posted in Development in Texas on Aug 20, 2015

Houston’s real estate market is booming right now. While the majority of the country suffers from an economic slowdown, Houston continues ahead, thanks to the presence of a strong oil and gas industry. The real estate in Houston is doing fantastically well, making it a hot housing market compared to the rest of the nation.

Let’s discuss a little bit about what Houston has to offer potential home buyers. To start off, no talks of Houston would be complete without a mention of the climate. To put it simply, Houston is very hot and humid during the summer months. If that type of weather isn’t your cup of tea, Houston might not be the best place for you. However, for those who can withstand the heat, know that Houston is very widely air conditioned, so you’ll always be able to stay cool as long as you’re inside. In the winter months, Houston’s weather is much more mild, therefore, more tolerable.

Houston is also very spread out. When people talk about the city, they could very well be referring to a variety of areas. Driving from one side of the city to the other could take some time, so don’t assume that because your home and your job are both in Houston that your commute won’t take much time. Chances are, you’re going to deal with at least an hour difference.

Speaking of commutes, you should be aware that Houston has less than favorable traffic. But that comes with almost every major metropolitan area. This means you should consider and carefully select where your home is in ties to your work place or else you could find yourself stuck in traffic for most of the time. Plan ahead and do your research before deciding on your home.

Houston, of course, isn’t all heat, traffic, and distance. It is also home to a wide variety of amazing restaurants, stores, sports, nightlife options, and family activities. One popular hang out spot in the Houston area is the Highland Village shopping center.
Owned by Haidar Barbouti, the shopping center boasts over 100 shops that are sure to please any customer. Barbouti, along with owning a sublime piece of real estate, also owns a restaurant. His inspiration, he says, came from a trip to Europe. He didn’t want his establishment to resemble that of other restaurants. Despite having no experience in the field nor lack of a culinary degree, he has always been aware of two important things: how to make money and what good food tastes like.

The restaurant is not trendy, it just serves good food, says Barbouti of his restaurant. He chooses every dish that is featured on the menu and also tastes and tweaks the recipes if needed. He knows his way around the kitchen and insists on a certain, high level of quality for those who come to eat there. The man most certainly knows good food when he tastes it and can converse about food with even the most established chefs and food critics. He stands by the mantra that you’re not going be good at something unless you put 100% of your efforts behind it and are passionate about what you’re doing.

If you find that Houston is the best place for you and your family, make sure to do all of your research, study the area that you’d hope to live, and get to know the area. You’ll find that Houston really is one of the best places to live if you give it a chance.

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