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Houston real estate agents are reporting an uptick in wire fraud targeting home buyers, the Houston Association of Realtors said this week.

"FBI statistics show a record number of reported wire fraud victims across the U.S. in May 2018", the realty group said in a statement. "These have the potential of costing unsuspecting consumers thousands of dollars that will likely never be recovered"

HAR released the following tips to help guard against wire fraud:

• When possible, use a cashier's check for closing funds instead of a wire transfer.

• Call before you wire. Buyers should initiate a call to the title company and have the title representative read back the wiring instructions for verification before initiating a wire transfer.

• If

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This time next year as students head back to school, a top-notch, early childhood educational facility will be located within the Bridgeland community, offering parents an enriching environment for their preschoolers.

Primrose School at Bridgeland will add infant care and early childhood education to the already superior education provided by CFISD and Bridgeland schools. Primrose Schools is the first early childhood education organization to earn national accreditation from AdvancED. Utilizing what they describe as a Balanced Learning approach, the school day incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) making learning fun.

Their website explains how they inspire lightbulb moments by encouraging children to think

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Smart home automation technology can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems and equipment ranging from home security to thermostats. With a smartphone acting as a control center, homeowners can remotely monitor video cameras, lock or unlock doors, turn on lights or automatically shut off the water to their home if a leak is detected.

A recent study found that 69% of consumers will own a “smart” in-home device by 2019. As this technology gets integrated into more homes, the potential exists for a variety of home security vulnerabilities and concerns. With so many possibilities, there are a number of decisions to make. Following are some important home automation safety considerations.

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A ranking of best places to live in the United States by niche.com lists three Texas communities in the top 10 of the category Best Cities to Live in America, including The Woodlands at No. 7. Niche.com, a site that ranks communities and amenities across the nation, used data and feedback to generate its 2018 Best Places to Live rankings.

The site says the list "provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area". The ranking grades are derived from several sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, crime analysis statistics, housing studies, amenities and online surveys. The process, the site says, includes reviews of school quality, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

The Woodlands,

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Building a house is a big deal. Whether you’re looking for a new home that you build from the ground up or an inventory home that is move-in ready, there are a few important things to know when choosing a home builder. We met with the experts and gathered their top home building tips on how to choose a builder below. Whatever you decide, when you buy a home in Bridgeland, there are 18 of Houston’s best homebuilders available to help you build the home of your dreams.

Research customer satisfaction ratings. When finding a builder, it’s important to look at their history. Check out social media and builder websites for testimonials and reviews. Don’t be afraid to ask the builder you’re interested in for references from current homeowners. Want to

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When you live in The Woodlands, your children have a wide range of educational opportunities available to them. In fact, our education systems are one of the reasons so many families have chosen to make The Woodlands their home. Learn about The Woodlands three major school districts, how they rank against other Houston schools, and the area’s alternative educational options below.

Conroe ISD Schools

Considering a move to areas zoned to Conroe Independent School District? Conroe ISD is ranked the eighth best school district in Houston, the 14th best school district to teach in the Houston area and one of the most diverse school districts in the Houston area. The system has been recognized with a Platinum Leadership Circle Award for financial

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Leaving behind a place that you’ve come to consider your home, can be a very awkward sensation. However, it’s also a time of reinvention; allowing you to create new memories in an area that will be considered your new safe haven. With all of this in mind, choosing a new home is a very important decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is especially true for families, as there is more than one set of wants and needs that must be acknowledged. So, what should you be looking for when choosing a new home builder?

Last month, Houston remained on top for new construction activity, having more than 2,225 new permits with a total value of nearly $451M on file for the month. More than half of all new construction took place in Harris County

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Houston has become one of the fastest growing cities in America, boasting a strong economy and plenty of jobs, this is the reason why this city has one of the youngest, fastest growing, and most diverse populations anywhere in the world. People from across the globe relocate to Houston every year because of the opportunities the region provides. It is the future of America!

Besides being the most diverse city in the nation, Houston is fun and affordable, giving you access to a great quality of life. So if you work hard and dream big, anything is possible in Houston.

 

Here are some of the best things about living in Houston:

  • Living in Houston means affordable housing options in excellent school districts and employment opportunities in
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Here’s everything you need to know about the key factors that could make this, the best place for you and your family. So let’s start with the map: Katy, TX is located in Harris County and is part of the Houston - The Woodlands - Sugar Land metropolitan area. It has a population of 15,796 with a median age of 36. The median income in Katy is $70,526 and the median home value is $156,300, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability.

Now, it’s no secret that schools and education opportunities are big motivating factors when choosing a best place to live, so here’s a list that might help you with that matter. School districts in Katy are: Aristoi Classical Academy, Katy Independent School District and Calvin Nelms Charter Schools.

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Sugar Land is a first-class master planned community rich in cultural diversity and outstanding recreational amenities. The city prides itself on providing high quality service to its residents and is located in eastern Fort Bend County, approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston.

It was founded as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s and incorporated in 1959. A full-service municipality, Sugar Land, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods, enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land one of the fastest growing cities

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