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Hi friends! Can you believe that we made it to December? What a wild year it has been, and we want to take a second to just say how grateful we are for all of our friends, family, and the amazing clients we have had the privilege of working with in 2020!

With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festivities, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for our 2020 Gift Guide to make holiday shopping a breeze, plus local business news as well tips + tricks curated just for you!

Real Estate in the News

Houston Market Update

Even with an ever-dwindling supply of housing and a lingering pandemic, consumers bought homes at a frenzied pace in October, keeping the Houston real estate market on the path to a record year. 

The high end of the market once again registered the greatest sales volume increase, with mid-range homes also attracting heavy activity. 

According to the latest Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Market Update, 9,287 single-family homes sold in October compared to 7,187 a year earlier. That represents a 29.2 percent increase and marks the fifth straight month of positive sales. 

Low inventory has led to multiple offers on the most desirable properties, driving prices up in many cases, while record low interest rates are giving buyers unprecedented savings on mortgages, fueling buyer demand. 

Local Events

Miracle at Johnny's

Local Heights drinkery Johnny's Gold Brick is hosting the second annual Miracle at Johnny's pop up bar. Enjoy delicious themed cocktails in an over-the-top festive holiday environment. Featuring speciality cocktails served in themed glassware, wall-to-wall over the top Christmas decorations, and an abundance of Christmas cheer all served in a a safe and sanitary manner.

Learn more and book your reservation at

Houston Ballet’s Virtual Nutcracker Market 2020

For 2020, the 39-year old Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has moved online to a virtual marketplace featuring holiday and other goods from hundreds of merchants from around the country. 

Proceeds all go to support the Houston Ballet Foundation and to help it bring arts education, scholarships, performances, and classes to hundreds of thousands of Houston-area students.

Learn more at

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Get inspired by the perfect gifts for everyone on your list! Click here to browse our guide to this year's most lust-worthy presents!

48 Beautiful Holiday Decoration Ideas

Nothing welcomes the holiday season quite like a well-decorated, festive home. Whether you prefer traditional red-and-green decor or favor more a more subtle use of gold and white, you can infuse every room in your home with the holiday spirit. Take decorating inspiration from VERANDA

The 40 Best Subscription Boxes to Gift

Not only will the personalized boxed gifts show your loved ones that you're thinking about them, but they're sure to last well beyond the holiday season. Harper's Bazaar has the perfect subscription boxes to choose from, from fashion and beauty, to food and fitness. Creating gifting opportunities for your family, friends, and beyond.

14 Winter Vacation Ideas in the U.S.

A winter vacation is a great cure after the holidays. Where to go is the question, with so many options and destinations. Here are Travel + Leisure's top 14 winter vacation ideas for destinations around the United States. Whether flying or driving, there's sure to be wintery fun within your reach!

Local Business

Tribute Goods

Tribute Goods is a luxury Italian linen company. Residential interior designer, Karen Pulaski, launched the company with the intention of sharing her love of art and beauty with her fellow Houstonians. She collaborates with fine artists, seasoned linen purveyors and Italian graphic designers to create original artwork, which is then evolved into distinct linen collections through digital printing. The result is a canvas of the finest Italian textiles, with breathtaking art and meaningful themes that touch the core within. Tribute Goods is offering friends + clients of the Krantz Linn Group 10% off for the month of December!

Click here to view the digital catalog for tons of amazing gift ideas!

Dee Dawson at Stratos Title

If a real estate transaction is a wheel, the title company is the hub, connecting all the moving parts! A trusted title officer is critical to ensure a smooth transaction. 

Dee has over 20 years of real estate experience and knowledge. She works closely with 

agents, builders, brokers, residential and commercial buyers and sellers, as well as architects. Dee 

understands the legal complexities involved in real estate transactions and is a problem solver. She does 

whatever it takes with each closing to make sure it is smooth and successful. She has innate abilities to 

connect quickly and easily with clients and make the most difficult issues easy to understand. 

Click here

to send Dee an email!

Featured Listings

629 E 9th Street

Click here to join us on a tour of this quintessential modern craftsman in the heart of Houston Heights! This incredible home, complete with a POOL, had multiple offers within hours of hitting the market!

3 BR | 2.5 BA | 3,133 SQ FT

Offered at $1,150,000

4518 Maple Street

We are thrilled to be underway on another stunning new construction project by LK Custom Homes! Unbeatable location in Bellaire + zoned to Horn Elementary! 

Click here for the full digital brochure. 

5 BR | 4.5 BA | 

4,356 SQ FT

Offered at $1,399,000

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