Reading the Tea Leaves

Drawing broad conclusions from market anomalies in River Oaks real estate is usually a mistake. There simply aren’t enough data points to extrapolate likely future outcomes. In other words, it’s a thin market, so don’t try to be too clever by predicting what’s going to happen in the next six months or so. But every

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A Bee in His Bonnet

Maybe you’ve seen that t-shirt that has a cartoon drawing of a bee followed by the quote: “If we die, we’re taking you with us.” Or perhaps you’ve read the newspaper and magazine articles that discuss bee colonies collapsing at a rate that beekeepers seem helpless to staunch. In any case, bees are commanding more

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Color My Hinges

You’ve heard that expression – variously credited to Mies van der Rohe, John Ruskin and Friedrich Nietzsche – that God is in the details. I often find myself whispering that affirmation as some stupid insignificant thing has me bogged down. And it’s never truer than with a whole-house renovation. Take our house for an example.

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