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Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

 All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force, the tailwind that is necessary.

Some may question that assertion as they look back on the last recession in 2008 when housing was the anchor to the economy – holding it back from sailing forward. But even then, the overall economy did not begin to recover until the real estate market started to regain its strength. This time, the housing market was in great shape when the virus hit.

As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First Americanrecently explained:

“Many still bear scars from the Great Recession and may expect the housing market to follow a similar trajectory in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But, there are distinct differences that indicate the housing market may follow a much different path. While housing led the recession in 2008-2009, this time it may be poised to bring us out of it.”

Fleming is not the only economist who believes this. Last week, Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, (@DrFrankNothaft) tweeted:

“For the first 6 decades after WWII, the housing sector led the rest of the economy out of each recession. Expect it to do so this time as well.”

And, Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders, in an economic update last week explained:

“As the economy begins a recovery later in 2020, we expect housing to play a leading role. Housing enters this recession underbuilt, not overbuilt…Based on demographics and current vacancy rates, the U.S. may have a housing deficit of up to one million units.”

Bottom Line

Every time a home is sold it has a tremendous financial impact on local economies. As the real estate market continues its recovery, it will act as a strong tailwind to the overall national economy.

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Cypress, TX – Food Trucks – Rolling Delicousness!

The popularity of Food Trucks in Cypress keeps growing and growing…⁠ They circle the wagons at the Rosehill Beer Garden and Bridgeland’s Friday Nite Bites as well as a number of local bars and breweries.⁠ ⁠

Here are some favorites: ⁠

  • Krab Kingz Cypress – (832) 797-0530⁠ 11323 Barker Cypress Rd⁠
  • Andy’s Kitchen – (832) 653-3802⁠ 15202 Mason Rd⁠
  • Craft Burger Food Truck – (832) 995-6056⁠ Serving Cypress and the Surrounding Area⁠
  • Lonestar BBQ (281) 581-8072⁠ 14307 Telge Rd⁠
  • Tacos Y Tortas La Balita – (346) 370-2375⁠ Serving Cypress and the Surrounding Area⁠
  • Brooks’ Place – (832) 893-1682⁠ 18020 Fm 529⁠
  • Filipin Tex – (832) 622-9022⁠ Serving Houston and the Surrounding Area⁠
  • Desi Bites – (832) 806-2483⁠ Serving Cypress and the Surrounding Area⁠
  • Toron Food Truck – (832) 273-9437⁠ 12925 Spring Cypress Rd⁠
  • Pitas Bites – 713) 410-0991⁠ Serving Cypress and the Surrounding Area ⁠
  • The Rolling Crawfish – (832) 867-6087⁠ 7202 Fry Rd⁠ ⁠
Preparing Your Home for Sale = Jessica Harless

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • When you list with me, my professional stager,  Jennifer Ross, will meet with you and prepare a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market,
  • I can also assist you in finding local contractors who can help!
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CFISD – Growth – 2019 Bond Vote

Did you know that CFISD enrollment has increased by 70,000 students since 1992? With 68 campuses now north and west of FM 1960 and Hwy. 6, a new centralized instructional support center on the 26-acre site at Hwy. 290 and Matzke Road is included in the 2019 bond package.

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One-2-Sell – 2015 Recap

Business plans, strategies, goals, resolution, and reflections are all part of the January landscape. If gives us a time for “do-overs,” “do-betters” and  “well that was a mistake” accountability. This is a roller-coaster of emotions, piles of paper, and long conversations.

All in all, I can say 2015, was a good year in so many ways, especially when it comes to the great people, who became clients, new friends, and of course, new homeowners!   You can see on the map – Cypress, Katy, and Northwest Houston are now home to smiling faces getting the keys to their new home.  Others smiling as they started new chapters in their lives, selling their home and moving on to their next adventure.

2016, the road ahead…  I hope to put smiles on more faces with some fabulous spaces, all in one of the greatest places to live!

 

 

 

CFISD - Keeps on Growing

Major construction projects underway within Cy-Fair ISD

 Cy-Fair ISD makes preparations to open 5 schools in 2 years

In response to the growth and new development in Northwest Harris County communities like Cypress, Cy-Fair ISD has embarked upon an aggressive expansion plan. This article from the Community Impact | Cy-Fair provides an insight into the projects underway and planned. September 16, 2015

Construction is underway on two multischool sites, several new facilities and updates to older campuses as Cy-Fair ISD works to keep up with student growth.

“Because of the economic downturn in 2008, there were a lot of construction projects planned several years ago that had to be delayed,” Superintendent Mark Henry said. “We’re in the process of catching up. On the other hand, over the next five years we’re expecting around 9,000 or 10,000 new students, so we’re dealing with growth that occurred over the last seven years and growth that will occur over the next five years.”

Construction projects

CFISD was the fifth-fastest-growing school district in Texas during the 2014-15 school year, adding nearly 1,600 new students, according to a study by demographic firm Population Survey Analysts.

“The district is growing rapidly, and we’re pushing 115,000 students this year,” said Dillon Brady, CFISD assistant superintendent for facilities and construction. “Between now and 2017 we’re opening two high schools, two elementary schools and replacing an elementary school. We’re trying to stay in front of our needs.”

Construction is nearly 50 percent complete on Cypress Park High School, which is part of a 175-acre property at FM 529 and Westgreen Boulevard. The site will also house a middle school, expected to open by 2019, and an elementary school, which will open by 2020.

There are numerous advantages to building a multi-school site—or educational village—ranging from cost savings to shared roadways and providing a sense of community for the students, Brady said.

“It’s an advantage for students and families in that your child can start kindergarten at that site and go all the way through 12th grade,” Henry said. “We think there are advantages with bus routes and transportation costs, and we have a centralized kitchen so it’s easier to deliver meals to those campuses. There are a lot of cost savings.”

The multi-school site in Bridgeland is located between the Grand Parkway and future Mason Road, south of the future Bridgeland Creek Parkway. Construction began in late August on High School No. 12, which will be 570,000 square feet and four stories tall.

Construction is also underway on an adjacent 120,000-square-foot elementary school that will open for the 2017-18 school year. A middle school is planned for the site as well but has not been included in a bond.

The new campuses were designed with flexible spaces in mind, giving teachers the ability to create a unique culture of learning, Brady said.

“The way that High School No. 12 is placed and oriented allows for indoor and outdoor learning activities in a safe learning environment,” he said. “Inside you’ll see more glass, learning walls and activities built into the facility.”

read the complete article at CI-CyFair

 

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The Many Faces of Going Back to School

The first day of school is one of anticipation and excitement.  I found this poem that pretty well sums up how many parents feel each day as we send them off to school…
Roots & Wings
It has been said that the two most important things we can offer our children are roots to grow and wings to fly.
Roots & Wings

If I could give you many things, I’d give you gold and silver rings Of knowledge that I’ve gained with years The gift of smiling through the tears Confidence, courage, determination, Laughter and spirit and love of creation, Wrapped up in a box with a bow, I’d give To you these gifts to keep for as long as you live.

“If I could give you just two things, One would be Roots, the other, Wings.” Roots, not to tie you to the ground, But to guide you to where your fulfillment is found The nourishing start, the firm foundation, The source of your inner determination. Wings to soar over obstacles, wings to fly free, Wings to glide to the heights of the best you can be. And when obstacles loom, from your Roots grows a hand Providing a strong, sturdy, safe place to land. I’d choose these two things for the gifts that are best, For with Roots and with Wings, you’ll find all the rest!

Hope you and your children have a great school year!
Jessica

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CFISD 75th Anniversary Festival

The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD 75th Anniversary Festival was held April 25 at the Berry Center, celebrating 75 years of districtwide excellence. The event included a carnival, multiple vendor booths and food trucks, student parades and performances and a fireworks display to close out the evening. What a great event to celebrate CFISD and 75 years of excellence… it was quite a day!

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We Are CFISD

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD, often referred to as Cy-Fair) is an independent school district in northwest unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. Cy-Fair ISD is the largest Recognised school district in the state of Texas with 75 out of 78 campuses receiving an ‘Exemplary’ or ‘Recognized’ rating by the Texas Education Agency in 2010.

The district covers a small portion of Houston (including the Fairbanks section), the city of Jersey Village, and other unincorporated areas in Harris County (including Cypress). The district covers 188 square miles (490 km2) of land.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is part of the taxation base for Lone Star College System (formerly North Harris Montgomery Community College District).

As of August 2014, the district had 86 general-purpose campuses (fifty-three elementary schools, 18 middle schools, eleven high schools, and four special program facilities).

courtesy of the Wikipedia.