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Just Reduced by Brockway Realty - Memorial Cove Lofts Condo Now at $565,000
Posted In: Houston News | Residential Posted by Penny Brockway on 04/28/2016


Just Reduced by Brockway Realty-Memorial Cove Lofts Condo Now at $565,000
This beautiful 3 Bed/3 bath loft in the Memorial Cove community is only minutes from Memorial Park, the Museum District, and Downtown. Custom stained concrete floors, granite countertops and backsplash in the kitchen, and new paint and carpet in the loft. Washer, dryer, and refrigerator are included. A must see!

View the full listing details on Brockway Realty's website.



Tagged With: Houston | Houston Listings



BACK ON THE MARKET! 1996 KINGSTON COVE IN LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS
Posted In: League City News | Residential Posted by Penny Brockway on 04/26/2016


Two-Story Home on a Cul-de-sac at $274,000
Welcome to your new home at 1996 Kingston Cove! This DR Horton home built on a cul-de-sac is in a great location just off of South Shore Harbour Blvd. One of Harbour Park's newest homes; this 5 bedroom (one can convert to a study or game room), 2 1/2 bath home has 42'' maple cabinets, Silestone countertops, new stainless appliances, two-story ceilings and a gas fireplace. Large master bedroom features real hardwoods and en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, whirlpool, separate shower and walk-in closet. New carpet and hand-scraped hardwoods up. Radiant barrier in attic.

View the full listing details on Brockway Realty's website.



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JUST LISTED AT 8302 BURWOOD PARK DRIVE IN SPRING, TEXAS!
Posted In: Houston News | Residential Posted by Penny Brockway on 04/22/2016


Two-Story Home in Champion Forest at $229,900
This impressive two-story home features four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a two-car detached garage with an apartment. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and travertine tile floor. Master bedroom downstairs with 3 secondary bedrooms upstairs. Large laundry room with built-ins, updated tile and wood floors downstairs, carpet up.

View the full listing details on Brockway Realty's website.



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*NEW* Texas State Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend
Posted In: Events & Attractions | General News Posted by Pam Moore on 04/21/2016


Note: This sales tax holiday was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2015. Under this new law, the holiday will be held on the Saturday before the last weekend in April.

From the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: “You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2016 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.

This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.


These emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a price:
    Less than $3000
  • Portable generators
  • Less than $300
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Emergency ladders
  • Less than $75
  • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Hatchets
  • Axes
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage
  • Nonelectric can openers
  • Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
  • Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
  • Reusable and artificial ice products
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
These supplies DO NOT qualify for tax exemption:
  • Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves
  • Camping supplies
  • Chainsaws
  • Plywood
  • Extension ladders
  • Stepladders
  • Tents
  • Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
  • Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies
Additional Charges Affect Purchase Price
Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are part of the sales price. If the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable. Consider these charges when determining whether an emergency preparation supply can be purchased tax free during the holiday.

For example, you purchase a rescue ladder for $299 with a $10 delivery charge, for a total sales price of $309. Because the total sales price of the ladder is more than $300, tax is due on the $309 sales price.

For more information, contact us at comptroller.texas.gov/taxhelp, or call 1-800-252-5555.”

The Official Press Release made by the State Comptroller's Office can be found on the website.

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Niche.com Ranks Bay Area School Districts in Recent Report
Posted In: CCISD News | DISD News | FISD News | PISD News | TCISD News Posted by Pam Moore on 04/15/2016


The 2016 Best School Districts in Houston Metro report was released on April 13, 2016. The following factors were considered when calculating this information: Academic grade; Health & Safety Grade; Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience; Student Culture & Diversity Grade; Teachers Grade; Resources & Facilities Grade. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2013-2014, as self-reported by the school district.

Niche.com reviewed their database which contained records for 12,153 school districts. School districts were not included in the ranking process if they did not have sufficient data. The final ranking results in 10,563 school districts receiving a grade, with 10,488 of those also receiving a numerical ranking. An inspection of this list on the Niche.com website showed rankings from #1 to #82. The school districts named and their rankings are: About Niche.com - “Niche is transforming the way people make big life decisions. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, we make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, we’ve since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country. We’re obsessed with providing students, families, and professionals with best-in-class content and deep insight into big life decisions. Every year, we help millions of people find their niche and thrive within it.”

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