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We're here to help ease your way into this new summer season with inspiring stories + ideas for the whole family, including our feature on Summer Road Trips That RockRead on for local news and stories of positivity you don't want to miss out on, as well as insider tips and lifestyle content curated just for you.


Real Estate in the News

Why housing prices aren’t dropping in the pandemic

The housing market isn’t collapsing.

For house hunters wondering whether the coronavirus crisis might lead to a better deal on an upcoming purchase, there’s some bad news: probably not, at least not right now. 

The housing market, somewhat like the stock market, has been okay lately — even during a pandemic, an economic recession, and a landscape where looking two days into the future seems murky, let alone two weeks or two months. It took a significant dive when the coronavirus first took hold in the United States and stay-at-home orders began to be put in place in March, but in recent weeks, it’s begun to come back. Everything’s not exactly back to where it was pre-pandemic, but the sky isn’t falling, either.

Record low interest rates and pent-up buyer demand have kept real estate activity strong, particularly in the past few weeks. Houston showings, new contracts, and closings were all up double digits to 2019 last week, while inventory remains down 10%. Limited inventory has created multiple offer situations for many of the most desirable listings on the market.

Local News

Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards

During the COVID-19 crisis, Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown has joined forces with Sawyer Yards in Arts District Houston for a special drive-in movie screening experience featuring classic and beloved films. Debuting with the classic film Grease, the series also will be screening classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Shrek and Space Jam.

Road Trips That Rock

Summer travel may look different this year, but it can still be spectacular. Check out our roundup of some of the most gorgeous destinations right here in the U.S. Hop in your car and seek out an adventure on the open road!

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas For a Stylish Staycation

Summer is officially here and w

hether you have a beach house or a city apartment, House Beautiful, is sharing 30 easy summer decorating ideas that'll lighten the look of your home for warm-weather months and vacation vibes


Ready to dress your home up for a summer-inspired staycation?

Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You to Pick Up a Paintbrush

When it comes to kitchen design, white cabinets are undeniably classic and timeless, but colorful kitchens will always steal the show, attract attention, and collect compliments. According to RealSimple colorful kitchen cabinets are racking up the likes on Instagram, causing us to imagine giving our boring white cabinets a colorful pop.

50 Great Backyard Landscaping Ideas You're Sure to Get Inspired By

A backyard is an extension of your living space. It can be a colorful, casual, fun space and the possibilities are up to the terrain, your design skills, and your do-it-yourself know-how. Explore The Spruce's 50 ideas that show you how to transform a backyard into your favorite space. 

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