Houston Land & Acreage

A Defense Of Houston: Local Experts Say Land Use Not to Blame For Harvey.

Full Article by Kyle Hagerty, Bisnow Houston During Hurricane Harvey, the Houston area was pounded with an entire year’s worth of rain, 27 trillion gallons, in just four days. Despite rainfall that shattered every record, many outside experts and national news media organizations are lobbing severe criticisms toward the city for its decades-long expansion. The Atlantic’s Ian Bogost is calling Houston’s flooding…read more →

Rural Property Owners Fighting Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Actions by the High Speed Train Connecting Dallas and Houston.

Rural land owners are fighting back Texas Central Partners recently filed legal procedures to take private property from rural land owners via eminent domain and condemnation. The politically connected individuals behind the project tout the real estate development the train’s path will create – which is probably true if you own land near a train stop. However, the sound of a 200-mph loud…read more →

Houston and Dallas Land Sales in 2014 Increase in Price and Volume.

  The Texas land report for 2014 analyzes small land parcel sales throughout seven regions in Texas. Statewide, 5,282 small land tracts were sold in Texas in 2014, a 20.69 percent increase from 2013. As in 2013, the hill country region around Austin posted the most small land sales with 1,722 parcels changing hands.  The average price per acre for Texas…read more →

How the Massive New ExxonMobil Campus Came to Fruition and Created Momentum North of Houston.

Beginning like a spy novel might, an anonymous inquiry led to one of the largest and most transformative real estate developments in the history of Houston. The deal was code-named “Project Delta,” and the caller claimed to be representing a Fortune 500 company searching for a site for a massive corporate campus. The rest of the story…