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We were about to close and Harvey trashed the house, now what?

By |2017-08-31T12:03:25-05:00August 31st, 2017|Advice, News, Our Communities|

What happens when disaster strikes while a home is under contract? What do you do if your home was damaged and you still need to sell? We can absolutely help get you started in the right direction. Take a look at the following General Guidelines Regarding Insurance, Repair, and Pending Transactions after Hurricane Harvey. Everyone’s particular situation will be different, but everyone at CENTURY 21 Realty Partners will be on hand during the recovery process to make sure that our clients real estate needs are met.

  1. DISCLAIMER. We are not lawyers. We cannot give legal advice. This is general advice about real estate that is not legal advice and is not meant to apply specifically to any particular contract or client. All properties are case by case situations. All properties are different and will require different repairs.
  2. Insurance and FEMA.
    • There is a rumor spreading that you must make a claim by Friday, September 1 in order to be covered. This is false. Texas House Bill 1774 is about notice prior to filing lawsuits in regards to claims concerning certain insurance policies. For more information see the Texas Department of Insurance notice on HB 1774.
    • If you do not have flood insurance, you can can still file for disaster assistance through FEMA. FEMA will likely offer a loan to help repair/rebuild. The fastest way to register is to go to http://www.disasterassistance.gov/, if you do […]
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Our Initial Harvey Recovery Efforts and How to Help

By |2017-08-29T18:00:37-05:00August 29th, 2017|News, Our Communities|

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and it’s aftermath. It is in times of peril and adversity that we come together to help our fellow human beings. Tomorrow, Wednesday August 30, our Lake Conroe office location will be staffed by our agents from 9-5 to help those in need. Please do not attempt to leave your house or shelter until it is safe to do so. Beware that flood waters are still moving. We will be a drop off point for those wishing to make material donations for those in shelters and those in need. Please keep in mind that money is the most useful donation, there is information on where to give money below. Here is a list of items that are currently being requested at George R Brown Convention Center. In BOLD is highest priority:

  • Toiletries (travel-size shampoo, conditioner & soap)
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bottled Water
  • Individually-packaged foods (not prepared)
  • Pillows (not used/secondhand)
  • Baby supplies (baby wipes, diapers, formula, new clothing)
  • Towels (not used/secondhand)
  • Blankets (not used/secondhand)
  • Toys/Books
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sweatsuits (not used/secondhand)
  • New L/XL clothing (not used/secondhand)
  • New Socks/Undergarments (not used/secondhand)

Here’s a similar list of shelters in Montgomery County and items needed.

Here are other ways to donate supplies:

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Houston: The Next Great American City

By |2017-03-13T15:54:53-05:00April 8th, 2013|Our Communities|

Here at CENTURY 21 Realty Partners, we always keep an eye out for what the chattering class is saying about Houston. For years, many urban planners have sneered at Houston, dismissing it as merely the center of a sprawling and anarchic metropolitan area. The suburbs, the freeways, the lack of density, the lack of zoning, the poor mass transit, Houston was deemed a backwards and tasteless city that would never amount to much. While gallons of ink has been spilled describing why Houston shouldn’t work, Houstonians have been quietly going to work, living their lives, and building a vibrant urban region. It seems that people are starting to realize what we knew all along: Houston is not just a great place to do business, Houston is a great place to live.

Coming to our intellectual defense is Joel Kotkin, Professor of Urban Development and a Fellow at Chapman University. He has recently penned and article titled, “Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think.” Kotkin’s article applauds us for many of the reasons we already know about, job

s, growth, diversity, culture, opportunity, and many more. What stood out however, was his standards by which he judges a city and his explanation as to why they grow:

“Cities grow primarily because they do what cities were designed to do in the first place: help their residents achieve their aspirations.”

What a simple yet powerful statement. A city is just a physical place where people live in […]

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