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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 home editor Barbara Kuntz looks at some of the most interesting residences on the market.



This $11.5 million Houston mansion brings historic luxury — and the legend of the indoor home skating rink

By Barbara Kuntz

Jul 6th, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Iconic Houston skyscraper earns coveted Green status after uber modern makeover

By Shelby Hodge

Jul 5th, 2014 at 12:31 PM

International real estate firm Hines is on a high, literally and figuratively, after the redesign of its Galleria-area office has earned a coveted platinum certification under the U.S. Green ...


Condo fever rules Texas: It's only the start of the townhouse and condo craze — many more are coming

By Barbara Kuntz

Jul 5th, 2014 at 8:08 AM

It's not just Houston's sultry summer weather that's heating up. Condominium and townhouse sales are also hot, with an average double-digit growth among Texas' four major cities ...


Mammoth new Exxon Mobil campus lures a fancy new mixed-use development: The next CityCentre is here?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Jul 4th, 2014 at 1:22 PM

With employees already starting to move into the new Exxon Mobil campus in North Houston, it should come as no surprise that a 60-acre mixed-use development located just south of ...


New apartment complex is all about downtown views and bike trails: A modern young professionals playpen?

By Barbara Kuntz

Jul 1st, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Yet another midrise complex is coming to Houston, this one called Jefferson Heights, a seven-story, 198 residential-unit community to be built at 2018 N. Memorial Drive near downtown with completion ...

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