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5 Things We Love about the New OKA Furniture Store

The posh British brand features curated, colorful, and functional pieces perfect for any home.

11:07am By Catherine Wendlandt

Howdy, Neighbor

Houston Saw an Influx of Renters Last Year. Here's What We Know about Them

A new report introduces us to these New-stonians, telling us they come from and how much money they probably make.

04/15/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Glowing Review

Have You Been Inside the Kinder Yet?

The many dreamy design details of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the MFAH’s game-changing new space

04/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

Mixed-use Mania!

6 Mixed-Use Developments Transforming Houston

City blocks are changing all over town—here's what you need to know.

04/02/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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How Covid-19 Actually Boosted Houston Real Estate Last Year

The growth in Houston’s market isn’t going to be extinguished any time soon.

03/26/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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The Build Up: Our 2021 Real Estate Guide

Everything you need to know to build your Houston dream home, from the hottest trends to up and coming neighborhoods to the lowdown on space city’s 2021 rea...

03/26/2021 By Houstonia Staff

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5 Home-Design Trends That Developed During the Pandemic

Styles come and go—think Italianate exteriors and (dare we say?) sliding farmhouse doors—and the pandemic has only helped expedite that process. Here are five trends that home builders are seeing in the market.

03/25/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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9 Houston Home Builders You Should Know

Local custom builders and renovators to help you perfect—or create—the home you’ve been dreaming about.

03/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt, Laura Furr Mericas, Denise Cathey, and Timothy Malcolm

Friendly, Happy People

This Posh Houston Suburb Was Just Named the Best Place to Live in America

Meanwhile, the Bayou City earned top marks for diversity.

03/24/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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So You Want to Build a House in Houston?

Here's what you need to know.

03/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Spruce Up

5 Tips for Perfecting Your Spring Greening Game at Home

Jemine and Matthew Oakes, founders of The Flora Culture, talk all things indoor plants.

03/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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A By-the-Numbers Look at Houston Real Estate

A primer on home prices, growth rate, square footage, and more per Bayou City neighborhood.

03/22/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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A Map of 2020 Median Home Prices in Houston

A look at the Houston-area and Harris County neighborhoods that are hot—and those that are not—according to home value fluctuations over the past year.

03/22/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll

Flower Fever

Your Informal Guide to Azaleas in Houston

The Azalea Trail is canceled, but you can still see the blooms at these H-Town spots.

03/19/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Vintage Staycay

Look Inside the Stunning New La Colombe D'or Mansion Hotel

The 1923 former home of Houston royalty reopens to the public March 29.

03/12/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Building Boom

Another Strip Center Is Getting a Major Revamp in Garden Oaks

The Common will sit on the edge of the GOOF and Acres Homes.

03/05/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Work from home for life

On the Market: A Family- and Pandemic-Friendly Southgate Charmer

Offers are already pouring in for this revamped '40s home. 

03/04/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Staycation

The Hyatt Regency’s Multimillion-Dollar Revamp Will Make You Excited to Travel Again

The renovation mixes an eclectic flair with industrial-chic design.  

02/26/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Good to Know

Houston Homes Aren’t Built for Weather This Cold: Here’s Why

A Houston homebuilder explains.

02/19/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas