Vicki Fullerton

RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring - Research Forest

2520 Research Forest #140
The Woodlands, TX 77381


Cell: 281-703-3748   
Phone: (281) 367-7770 (1310)
Fax: (281) 363-5817

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Young Professionals in Texas Cities among Nation's Happiest According to a survey conducted by Careerbliss.com, four of the 20 cities with the nation’s most content young professionals are in Texas. San Antonio topped the list at No. 10, followed by Irving at No. 13, Plano at No. 18, and Houston at No. 20. Learn more at TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Inventory shortage has become more prevalent & more pronounced. The data at the national level clearly shows fewer listings. The decline in inventory has been particularly sharp in the following markets based on large broker reports from those areas: Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Jose, Cape Coral, downtown Seattle, and even the suburbs of Detroit.  more...

Texas to help fuel national growth. Texas will contribute significantly to the expansion of the U.S. economy in the coming year. The state is forecast to have the third-highest gross domestic product growth this year & is expected to regain jobs lost from the pre-recession peak by the first quarter. Read more at San Antonio Express-News.  more...

Houston, DFW, Austin among top cities where paycheck stretches furthest. In an analysis, Forbes magazine ranked Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Austin in the top 10 cities where a paycheck stretches the furthest. Houston topped the list, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth at fifth, & Austin at eighth. Read more at the Austin Business Journal.  more...

"Suddenly, it's a seller's market in Texas?" Texas weathered the national recession better than most. Affordable home prices, robust job growth, and Texans' can-do attitude have helped. But in many parts, the pendulum already has swung back to a seller's market. The first-quarter 2012 Texas Quarterly Housing Report provides insights as to why. more...

Texas top state for hospitality job growth Jobs in the leisure and hospitality sectors are growing again, and Texas leads the nation. Texas added 79,300 leisure and hospitality jobs between January 2008 and January 2012, ranking it No. 1 for total jobs added. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com more...

Job layoffs by Texas employers is at a four-year low, making conditions good for continued strengthening of real estate markets. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Texas companies in 2011 made fewer big cuts to payrolls. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Population Explosion to Fuel Texas Housing Boom Texas will grow by 14 million new residents between now and 2030. By 2040, 33.7 million Texans will reside in the state’s four largest metros, pushing up housing demand exponentially. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com.  more...

Economic Recession Ends The economic recovery is taking hold in Texas, producing higher than expected tax revenues. Tax collections were on pace to produce a USD 1.6 billion budget surplus for the fiscal biennium ending in 2013, according to state comptroller. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS® consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Texas housing market returning to old form The latest Texas Quarterly Housing Report, issued by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, is out. And the news is encouraging. Statewide, home sales were up 18% in third quarter 2011 with prices holding steady. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Texas sales tax revenue bouncing back to pre-recession level Economic recovery in Texas has brought sales tax collections almost back to peak 2008 levels. Sales tax revenue paid to cities in September was up 11.8% from a year earlier. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Texas underwater mortgages half the national average Only 10% of all residential mortgages in Texas were “underwater” in the second quarter, well below the national average of 22.5%. Learn more about why Texas is such a homeowner-friendly state at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com. more...

The kids are now back to school and that means fun for the whole community with football your whole family can enjoy. 

We just visited Crave Cupcakes for an "after movie" treat, and the red velvet cupcake was amazing! It’s great to have a cupcake store in our Uptown Park center in Houston and the evening hours make it easy to visit.  more...

Texas Cities Best for College Grads Five Texas cities rank among the nation’s top 25 for college graduates. The rankings were based on housing costs, job opportunities, average income, cost of living, and the percentage of 22- to 24-year-olds living there. Learn more at the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ consumer site, TexasRealEstate.com more...

Unlike other states, Texas home prices increase The median price of existing single-family homes increased 1.3% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year. Analysts say the modest price increase is confirmation that Texas continues to emerge from the national recession in a better position than other states. more...

HOUSTON — (April 19, 2011) — In what reads like a carbon copy of the February housing report, local home sales fell slightly in March while the average price of those homes rose. The lower sales volume compares to sales activity in March 2010 that was driven, in part, by the federal government's first-time home buyer tax credit incentive. more...

HOUSTON — (March 15, 2011) — February marked a slight slowdown in the Houston real estate market following a galloping start to the new year in January when home sales rose for the first time in seven months. Despite last month's decline in sales volume, average and median home prices rose to the highest levels ever recorded for a February.  more...

Texas kicks off 2011 with a growing housing market January 2011 data from Texas MLSs showed a 2% increase in both home sales and median home prices. Economists with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M believe Texas is poised for increased growth. Learn more about Texas’ unique real estate economy at TexasRealEstate.com. more...

Visit my exceptionally charming & beautiful renovated listing in prestigious River Oaks! Listed for $939,500.  more...

Houston Association of REALTORS® reports median single-family home price up 1.9% Nov-10 over Oct-10, sales fall to 3,379. *Existing single-family home sales decreased -7.8% from Oct-10 for a Nov-10 total of 3,379 *Condos increased in price to $134,510 up 13.0% vs Oct-10 *Existing condo sales increased 3.3% in Nov-10 over Oct-10 for a total of 342 more...

Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. more...

Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. more...

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