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Houston Targets Condemned Homes On “Demolition Day”

Posted on · The City of Houston is getting rid of some blight this weekend. The city, along with volunteer contractors, will target certain neighborhoods on Saturday for "demolition today" — knocking down homes that have gone through the lengthy process of being declared unsafe to live in. And, as David Pitman reports, this year's "demolition day" could help the city set a new record.

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Recession Hits Property Values

Posted on · Harris County homeowners should receive their property appraisals in the mail this week. Many of them will be shocked by the numbers — which show tax values have dropped about four percent since last year. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Energy Efficient, Low Cost Homes

Posted on · Most people think that making their homes energy efficient is a luxury. So it may be surprising that some of the most energy efficient homes in Houston are in low income communities. Melissa Galvez has more.

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New Apartments for Special Clientele

Posted on · There's a new apartment complex going up in Houston's Fifth Ward Denver Harbor area. When it's completed the 166 unit facility will look just like any other new apartment building in Houston. And that's how the developers want it, because as Bill Stamps reports, this place isn't for everyone.

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A Tear Down and A Rebuild in the Historic 5th Ward

Posted on · There's a plan to use federal stimulus money to demolish and rebuild an old public housing project in the 5th Ward. Rod Rice reports that the Houston Housing Authority plans to replace 60 worn out units with 108 new homes.

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Hit, But Not Like Everyone Else

Posted on · The people responsible for building most homes in Houston expect the housing market here will improve. They gathered downtown yesterday for the Greater Houston Builder's Association mid—year forecast. Bill Stamps has more.

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Stimulus Money To Be Used for Houston Housing

Posted on · The Houston Housing Authority is getting almost 8-million dollars in stimulus money to build more affordable housing units in the city. City officials say there was a shortage of subsidized housing and the stimulus money will help address that problem. Bill Stamps has more.

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Houston Housing Market Doing Fine

Posted on · National home sales are up as median home prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years. But here in Houston there's a different story. Prices have stayed the same or increased slightly in some areas. Bill Stamps has more.