The street talk has been of how low oil prices may negatively affect the real estate market in River Oaks, especially at the high-end. There was even an alarmist article with that implication in late-February published by Reuters and since then picked up by other media. However, the article was lazily researched and rather misleading.
The 2016 outlook and year-end review edition of the River Oaks Market Report, published by Cameron Ansari and Teresa Byrne-Dodge, has just been released.
If you examine the charts showing available inventory and overall sales of houses in River Oaks, you will note that the years 2015 and 2014 look remarkably similar.
While the obvious function of cufflinks is to hold your cuffs together on shirts that have no cuff buttons, the more important purpose is to provide an opportunity for a man to wear jewelry without having to appear vulgar. However, it’s not enough to simply rush out and buy expensive cufflinks to achieve the right
This is the question posed repeatedly of late by one of our favorite buyer clients. The cheeky and obvious answer is, “Because you didn’t buy it.” It is a relevant question in our current River Oaks market where many delightful homes are not selling, and a challenging one to answer – though never as challenging
It’s a fairly obscure and sarcastic English observation, with a meaning similar to the sardonic Texan expression, “All hat and no cattle.” Finding common sentiments between English and Texan culture has become a labor of love late in my life. Refreshingly, Google was of little help in finding examples, meaning and origin of the phrase
SALES With four houses scheduled to close in November and one in December, total sales for 2015 are expected to be on par with 2014. Those sales in the pipeline for the final weeks of the year include two houses in the mid-$2 millions, two priced below $1.5 million, and an attractive recent construction house
Photos by Cameron Ansari & Safa Ansari-Bayegan The trip to Rome was ostensibly for a family reunion, but I went to see Bernini in the Galleria Borghese. While Proserpina struggled with Pluto above, I was focused on the three-headed dog below that propped up the sculpture. Which made me wonder: Instead of being dragged around
I slipped off the leash on the eve of our departure from London for a pilgrimage down Jermyn Street. It’s the real reason we stay in Mayfair on recent visits. In the Thatcher years Jermyn (pronounced “german”) used to be a mere cross street for me, a LSE student on his way from a to-go
Photos by TK Images © In past editions of River Oaks Market Report we have described how the high end of the River Oaks real estate market is the most unpredictable because it is the least driven by the economic factors that affect the majority of buyers and sellers. At the high end, caprice and unknowable motivations