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HCAD residential appraisers to start visiting neighborhoods and homes


While they do it every year, the Harris County Appraisal District is reminding residents that appraisers will be visiting neighborhoods throughout the county starting Oct. 1.

With so many people working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, HCAD wants residents to know what to be on the lookout for when appraisers show up to verify neighborhood changes, property characteristics and other data.

While initially focusing on new construction, all properties are subject to verification.

“Correct data is essential to developing accurate estimates of value,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. “Field inspections by our appraisers are a very important part of this process.”

HCAD wants residents know what appraisers will look like and what they will do while appraising properties.

Foremost, appraisers “will never ask to enter” a home nor ask property owners to accompany them around a

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New residential development to add more than 1,500 new homes to Conroe area

Residential development is continuing west of Conroe with the development of 393 acres near Old Highway 105 and FM 2854.

The Conroe City Council approved the creation of Municipal Utility District No. 183 during its regular meeting Thursday.

While the development does not have a name, it is being developed by McComb Realty, Ltd and will include 1,580 single family lots. According to Director of Community Development Nancy Mikeska the project will include 5.2 acres for commercial development but no multifamily.

The average price of homes will be $220,000 to $260,000, Mikeska said, with an anticipated start date of late 2021.

In separate action, the council approved the voluntary annexation of MUD 183 along with the voluntary annexation of Forest Creek off FM 830 and Mackenzie Creek Section 3 off Loop 336.

Forest Creek spans about 60 acres and currently includes about 87 homes. Developer Steamboat Development Company is planning

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Residential AC Contractor in Plano, TX: People Are Ready To Spend More On Impeccable Service

The trade services industry often takes people aback because of the costs associated with certain services, but more and more people are willing to pay the extra money if it means getting the best of the best.

Kleen Air Services and owner Russell Pattinson are air conditioning replacement and repair professionals in Plano, Texas. The HVAC industry has changed very little in the 100 plus years of existence outside of technological increases in materials and durability.

The rise of the Internet has really changed how people conduct business more than ever before. People looking for goods and services get reviews, recommendations and the like from others across the Internet. Pattinson has noticed this and found what people want above all else.

“People are always living a tight budget and working hard to make ends meet. What most are not willing to compromise on the services they want. If it costs

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About 12 homes evacuated in Chicopee as officials contend with ‘energetic material’ discovered in residential neighborhood

This is an update to a story posted at 1:12 p.m.

CHICOPEE — Residents of about a dozen properties surrounding a home on Summer Street were evacuated Thursday after a swarm of emergency personnel descended a home where unspecified, potentially explosive material was discovered.

Chicopee fire and police officials made the discovery after extinguishing a small fire early Wednesday evening.

During a press briefing on Broadway Street this afternoon, Mayor John Vieau said residents of the densely populated neighborhood behind the School Department had been cleared out as local, state police and fire officials mapped out a plan to secure “energetic material” that had been improperly disposed.

The material in question, which officials refused to identify, was discovered in a yard, Vieau said.

Vieau had little more to offer about three hours after the first press briefing, but emphasized the first priority of the team of emergency responders is to

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New residential community coming north of Fort Worth will bring 1,000 homes

A new residential community on the way north of Fort Worth will bring more than 1,000 homes.

The Ridge at Northlake is located on Robson Ranch Road near the town of Northlake in Denton County. Its first phase will include 267 home sites and a four-acre community center with a swimming pool and splash park.

Houses in the development will be priced from the $300,000s.

Future plans include an adventure park for young children and teens, a second amenity campus with a pool, outdoor game areas and lawns and an extensive community trail system.

McKinney's new Painted Tree community is planned to have more than 3,000 homes.

“When planning The Ridge, we knew we wanted to push the notion of what an active neighborhood could mean for families,” said a statement from Ryan Huey, vice president for corporate land investment for builder Taylor Morrison Homes and managing partner for The Ridge. “We wanted to create a place where you and your family could

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Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market May See a Big

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market report gives a thorough analysis of this dynamic focus of this market with a secondary search. The report sheds light on the Residential Remodeling Estimating Software forecast, share, demand, development patterns, and also their current industry size. The Residential Remodeling Estimating Software report forecast for the next several years and examines the historical data. The analysis assesses that the plan patterns embraced by major players that are dominant and studied by the Residential Remodeling Estimating Software industry size. The report estimates how big this market is concerning revenue for the forecast period. Loopholes are ascertained using resources, and stocks are figured, such as by the info, divides, and also checked through primary sources and secondary sources.

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Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing

These days it’s important to take advantage of intelligent investments. Given the current state of Wall Street, we can expand the idea of an investment in terms of things that can extend our current assets’ life cycle. One of the most economical ways to do this is preserving our home. As a structure, it requires constant maintenance and the more efficient the maintenance that you can provide over the long run, the better.

An often overlooked way to preserve the hard infrastructure of our homes is by pressure washing. One would be surprised at the benefits of this simple task. Here are just a few examples.

Would you rather clean things or replace them? Siding, sidewalks and roofs are enormously expensive to replace yet few people do the math to see which they would truly rather do. In a throw-away society, far too few people think about preservation and they … Read More

Residential Construction – Estimating Software Will Save Contractors Time & Money!

It certainly isn’t the easiest job in the world to manage a construction project – and it involves a lot more than knowing how to use tools and build things! Of course construction managers do years of study to learn all the complexities of their role, but onstruction

estimating is something that is only mastered through hands on, long term experience. Many contractors hold the belief that residential construction estimating software can cause more harm than good, and this was perhaps the case in the earlier stages of development. Modern day advances mean more variety is available on the market and there is a construction estimating software package that can make your life a whole lot easier.

If you want your residential construction business to be a success, it is vital that you have solid record keeping procedures and immaculate books: If the numbers aren’t right the whole business could … Read More

How to Hire a General Contractor or Renovator for Residential Construction Projects

In the last 10-15 years, the industry of Residential General Contractors has taken a beating by the media. Television, maganizes and articles have waged war on the image, credibility and trust of General Contractors. This is something that as a Home Owner, you must first be aware of.

15 Years ago, there were 3 shows that dealt with residential construction:

-This Old House

-The New Yankee Work Shop

-Bob Villa’s Home again

These 3 shows gave Home Owners an “inside” look into construction techniques and methods, offering plenty of advice, knowledge and wisdom. I suppose they had a loyal following amongst hobbyists, contractors and weekend warriors. But it didn’t appeal much to the general masses. After all, not everyone is interested in learning how to cut Crown Moulding or how to select the best router bits.

Along came a show on HGTV called Holmes on Homes. The entire premise of … Read More

Benefits of Vinyl Siding for Residential Homes

If you’re planning on replacing the siding on a residential home you have many options to choose from. Wood, fiberglass, aluminum and cement fiber are all materials a contractor can use to install new house siding. In addition to improving the look of the house, high quality siding also serves to protect the structure from foul weather. For a cost-effective and long-term siding solution consider the benefits to using vinyl siding. Weather resistant, maintenance free and manufactured to maintain its original look for years to come, vinyl siding is a great option for contemporary and traditional homes.

While wood is a nice material and provides a hearty look for homes it needs very special attention to keep it looking good and protecting it from the elements. Rain, snow, wind and excessive UV sunlight can all combine to wear down cedar, oak and other types of wood that is commonly used … Read More