Energy Realty officially re-opened our office just before Thanksgiving, 2.5 months after the Army Corps of Engineers released water from the reservoirs and flooded our community.
I want to thank Vista Management and the owners of our shopping center for being proactive in restoring our office and making it better than before! We have new floors, new cabinets, new counters, new furniture , and new computers. I hope that we can be an example to the community that we can all come back after Hurricane Harvey and be stronger and better than ever!
I am also happy to report that I am back in my home after restoring it after Harvey, and I am re-building my other home in Memorial Thicket. Many neighbors, clients, and friends have reached out for guidance on what their options are in regard to selling a flooded home or remodeling it, and both I and my agents have been scurrying around the neighborhoods offering guidance and assistance when needed.
Whether you are remodeling your home or selling it, please seek professional guidance so that we can help you protect your investment.
Every situation is different, so it is important to evaluate all of your options before making a decision. Our communities are slowly turning around, and we are seeing signs of life as families move back into their homes. Some of the lawns have green grass again, and as every day passes, life is more normal again.
I am not sure what 2018 has in store for us, but there is a positive buzz in the air! Houston suffered tremendous losses in 2017 with huge layoffs and then Hurricane Harvey, but we are on our way back. We expected to see the market turn within 2-3 months of the hurricane, but ran into the holidays and continued layoffs. There are some changes in the horizon with higher mortgage limits and tax reform that could impact the housing market in both a positive and negative way.
I remain optimistic that 2018 will be an amazing year for Houston, so I want to encourage all of you to enjoy the holidays. We wish you a joyous holiday and a Happy New Year!