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The first of our weekly market updates with Bill Baldwin, broker and owner of Boulevard Realty. In this installment, Bill provides an overview of general market trends as he sees them, including the precarious balance of supply and demand during an intense period of disruption. Bill also describes options for sellers, including standing pat and using this valuable pause in some segments of the market to spruce up listings and focus on the lifestyle and sanctuary that our homes and neighborhoods can provide. For buyers, Bill covers lending activity and changes in light of tumult in banking and financial markets. Finally, we answer questions about homebuilding, buying in up-and-coming areas, and the role of the Realtor in this new real

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There is no shortage of news about the spread of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus). In just a few short weeks COVID-19 has emerged as a significant global disruptor with a growing public health impact in America: schools and child care centers are limiting attendance; businesses are instructing employees to work from home; community events are being cancelled; and health care systems are showing strain. Here in Houston, you know we are taking the risk of community spread seriously to have cancelled the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, which will cost us substantially in lost wages and sales tax revenue.

First, here's what Boulevard Realty is doing:

  • Our office will remain open for normal business hours and operations. Our goal is to maintain
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If you've been to our office lately (927 Studewood, Suite 200), you'll notice that someone's been drawing on the walls!

And, we couldn't be more excited about it!

Boulevard Realty (and its agents) pride themselves on giving back to the communities in which we work. As a fun way to showcase our impact and the causes we're passionate about, we're adding every organization we've donated to, to our wall. Stop by often to see what new organizations are being added every day and see the difference our agents make in their communities...and feel free to stay a while! If you haven't tried it out yet, our Yourspace, co-working space is open to the public 7 days a week, courtesy of Boulevard Realty (just another way we love giving back). 

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 As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things Rose Scharning has done since joining the Boulevard Realty.

  • Hosted the Mother’s Day Market for 4 yrs

  • Part of the Heights Holiday Market

  • Volunteered with Anna Eastman campaign

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It's CIP time again! From better roads to repairs of City-owned properties, Capital Improvement Projects are a community affair. Spending just a few hours having your say this spring could have a direct impact on how your neighborhood receives vital local funding over the next five years.

These meetings bring city officials to each council district and allow the community to ask questions, provide input and learn about city resources to help. Information and experts will be available at tables before and after the community meetings to answer questions.

Here is the 2020 CIP Meeting schedule for all Council Districts:

 

Monday, February 24th
District B – Jerry Davis
Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center
4014 Market Street
77020

Tuesday, February

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As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things Lauren Alff has done since joining the Boulevard Realty.

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- raised $66,000

  • Women's Center Montgomery County

  • Child Advocates

  • Covenant House

  • Cheley Foundation

  • LifeHouse Houston

  • Family Legacy

  • Rescue Houston

 

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 As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things Rhonda Power has done since joining the Boulevard Realty.

  • Volunteer at HAR

    •   Professional development advisory group

    •   Engage REALTORS® conference advisory group

  • Giving Back

    • Animal Justice League

    • Friends of Oak Forest Park 

    • Festival of Abilities 

    • Oak Forest HOA

    • Lakewood Church

    • Bushlife Conservancy 

    • Edgewood Center for Children and Families

 

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As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things Robert Zahn has done since working in his Galveston community.

  • President, Galveston Association of Realtors

  • Volunteer- Galveston Historical Foundation

  • Texas United Charities, Galveston Chapter. (TUC raised money for Access Care of Coastal Texas and The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County)

 

 

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As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things Nicholas Guidry has done since joining the Boulevard Realty team.
  • AIDS Foundation Houston (Board Member)

  • Great Age Movement (Volunteer)- Raises money for senior citizen outdoor gyms and encourages senior citizens to get out and exercise. Hosts monthly exercise classes at The Health Museum with different senior living facilities shuttled to the site.

  • LAMBDA Next Gen (Board Member)- LGBT+ Young Professionals Organization that hosts monthly happy hours, community engagement events and workshops to encourage growth and networking amongst young professionals.

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As a hyper-local brokerage firm, it is important to Boulevard Realty to give back and strengthen the communities in which we live and work, here are a few things our agents Marianne and Kenny did over the past few years:
  • Kenny elected to the Board of the Houston Heights Association (HHA)

  • Marianne elected to the Board of the Houston Heights Woman’s Club

  • Received the 2015 HHA Rising Star Award

  • 2019 Co-Chairs of the HHA Membership Committee

  • Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2018 Art Launch

  • Supported Hogg Middle School through Learn Local

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