Home is where the heart is, as the trite saying goes, but it’s also where we’ve all been hanging out for more than a year now thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. For some this has been a time to really appreciate the living space they’ve created over the years, from that splurge on bathroom remodeling to the fact that they had the wisdom to choose a ’hood with plenty of greenspace (a key factor when daily runs and walks have truly become clutch). 

But not everyone has been so lucky, and the importance of a well-appointed home setup has translated to a Houston housing market that has continued to move at a brisk pace even as the coronavirus has hit so many other aspects of the H-Town economy with all the subtlety of Godzilla tap-dancing down Westheimer.

And for those who have scoured the market and still been unable to find what they’re looking for? Well, that’s where custom builders come in. Whether you’ve decided to renovate your current abode or to claim your plot of land and build the homestead of your dreams, these pros have got you covered.

In This Feature:

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

So You Want to Build a House in Houston?

Here's what you need to know.

03/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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

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

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

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