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HTX Real Estate 2013

Ever since two New York speculators, the Allen brothers, founded Houston on a swamp in 1836 and marketed it as "a center of government and commerce" with an "abundance of excellent spring water and enjoying the sea breeze in all its freshness," the Bayou City has been a developer's dream. Our special series, Real Estate Confidential, examines what's happening in the world of real estate in Houston today as the housing market sizzles and building cranes are popping up all over town. Also, CultureMap editor-at-large Shelby Hodge looks at some of the most interesting residences on the market.

HTX Real Estate 2013


Houston high school for sale triggers a $40 million-plus bidding war: Who will blink first?

By Whitney Radley

Jul 3rd, 2013 at 11:18 AM

When the Houston Independent School District's High School for Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice went on the market after the 2012-13 school year, St. Thomas High School — which borders LECJ ...


Another historic building is bulldozed: Heights landmark disappears over the weekend

By Whitney Radley

Jul 2nd, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Now you see it, now you don't: The Schauer Filling Station, a 1929 structure on the corner of Oxford and 14th Street in the Houston Heights, was demolished over ...


An independent bookstore is set to close, paving the way for a new Houston art space

By Whitney Radley

Jul 1st, 2013 at 2:36 PM

When The Joanna hosted its final event last month in typically irreverent style, with mud wrestling and all, it was only a matter of time before a new opportunity materialized ...


A dramatic killer loft with a $2.4 million price tag is all about the art — and the views

By Shelby Hodge

Jul 1st, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Editor's Note: Houston is loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap Editor-at-Large Shelby Hodge snoops through some of ...


Tom Ford headed to Houston, Hermès plans new store in River Oaks complex

By Clifford Pugh

Jun 29th, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Dene Oliver, the CEO of San Diego-based development company OliverMcMillan, has confirmed what has been an open secret in luxury retail circles: Tom Ford is headed to Houston. The designer ...

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