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Research Manager at Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston, TX

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a multi-disciplinary “think-and-do tank” housed on the Rice University campus in central Houston, focusing on urban issues in Houston, the American Sun Belt, and around the world. The Kinder Institute builds better cities and improves people’s lives by bringing together data, research, engagement and action.
Tags: Houston, Houston TX, Rice University, Sun Belt, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Kinder Institute

Redfin Report: West Coast Buyers are Now More Likely to Win the 1st Home They Bid On

San Jose, Seattle and San Diego Saw Big Year-Over-Year Gains in the Share of Homebuyers Winning the First Home They Make an Offer on Seatle, WA – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Fifty-six percent of buyers nationwide who purchased a home in the first quarter closed on the very first home they made an offer on, according to a report from Redfin, (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This is up from 52 percent a year earlier, and is the highest first-of...
Tags: Washington, Austin, Radio, Canada, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, National, West Coast, Seattle, Baltimore, San Antonio, Redfin, Charlotte, Chicago Il, Phoenix

Going Green: Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More

Zillow helps homeowners understand the solar energy potential of their homes by providing a Sun Number for more than 84 million homes Seattle, WA – April 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) More than 80 percent of home buyers say energy-efficient features are important[i], a truth that’s reflected by data showing homes with solar energy systems fetch higher prices. A new Zillow® analysis shows homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1 percent more on average than others nationwide in the past...
Tags: Energy, Real Estate, New York, California, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Zillow, Baltimore

Redfin Report: Detroit, Indianapolis and Buffalo Among the Least Disaster-Prone and Most Affordable Places to Live

Redfin Analysis Uses “Natural Disaster Hazard Score” to Rate the 50 Biggest U.S. Metro Areas by Frequency of Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, Tornadoes and Hurricanes Seattle, WA – April 11, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Providence, Rhode Island, Detroit, Michigan and Hartford, Connecticut are the least disaster-prone metro areas in the country, according to Redfin, (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. In a new report, Redfin rated the 50 biggest metro areas accord...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Radio, Canada, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Baltimore, San Antonio, Redfin, Oklahoma City, Chicago Il, Birmingham Al

Owner Perception of Home Values Dropped 50% in March, According to Quicken Loans Study

Quicken Loans’ National HPPI shows appraised values 0.78% lower than homeowners estimated in March Home values dipped 0.20% nationally in March, but posted a 3.37% year-over-year increase, according to the Quicken Loans HVI Detroit, MI – April 9, 2019 (PRNewswire) Homeowners’ average estimate of their home’s value stayed consistent in March, while appraised values dipped – widening the gap between the two more than 50 percent since February. In March, the average appraisal was 0.78 percent...
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Redfin: Average 2019 Homebuyer Spends 3 Fewer Days Searching, Tours 1 Less Home Than Last Year

In Philadelphia, buyers this winter found homes 4 weeks faster than 2018, 2 weeks faster in Washington, D.C. Buyers in Atlanta toured 7 fewer homes than a year ago; in Phoenix they saw 4 fewer homes Seattle, WA – April 1, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — It took the typical homebuyer this winter 73 days to find and close on their new home after their first home tour, down from 76 days last year and from a peak of 84 days in winter 2016, according to a report by Redfin, (, ...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Radio, Portland, Miami, San Jose, Philadelphia, Houston, West Coast, East Coast, Baltimore, Redfin

Inside The World Of Gillistans, Kirsten Gillibrand’s Biggest Fans

Brooklyn attorneys Ella Frederick, 43, and Jolevette Mitchell, 31, were among the earliest to arrive at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s strategically positioned rally in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City last week. Because of that, they got to stand right in front of the stage as Gillibrand formally announced her candidacy for president, decrying the glassy “shrine to greed, division, and vanity” behind her and calling President Donald Trump a coward. After the rally, they took self...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Senate, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Michigan, Chanel, Msnbc, Donald Trump

Rents Growth Accelerates After a Relatively Flat 12 Months

After slow growth in 2018, rents are rising faster now than they were last year in 36 of the country’s 50 largest markets. – Rents are rising 3.1 percent annually – appreciation is at its highest level since August 2017. – Rents in Phoenix are rising the fastest overall, and rents in Austin are rising three times faster now than they were last year. – Formerly hot markets like Sacramento and Seattle continue to cool relative to prior years, though rents in these areas are still rising f...
Tags: Real Estate, Sacramento, San Francisco, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Seattle, Baltimore, Chicago Il, Birmingham Al, Phoenix, Seattle Wa, New York Ny, Houston TX, San Francisco CA

Comp-Tac Releases Holster Fits for New CZ P-10 Variants

Comp-Tac Releases Holster Fits for New CZ P-10 Variants Houston, TX –-( Comp-Tac a leader in high-quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, has expanded many of their holsters to fit the new CZ P-10 Subcompact and CZ P-10 Full-Size weapons including The MTAC, The eV2 and The International. The MTAC Holster is hybrid holster with two layer leather backing and Kydex shell making this a comfortable concealed carry choice. The MTAC is tuckable allowing the use...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, Houston TX, Shooting Industry News, Comp Tac, Gun Holsters, Gordon Carrell, CZ, MTAC, About Comp Tac, HSGI Company Comp Tac

Lyft giving away free rides in March

For Women’s History Month , Lyft is honoring the contributions of women in a big way. The ride-sharing company will be offering free rides up to $10 to locations associated with women’s history, such as monuments, museums, and female-owned businesses throughout the month of March. Each rider can only use the free ride once, however, and to very specific locations. The promotion is available in 37 cities across the US and Canada, and each city has its own unique discount code which needs to b...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Minneapolis, Boston, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Hawaii, Washington Dc, New Jersey, San Diego, Dallas, Miami

Colour of Music Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence Price Mar. 27-30

Piano and Voice Recitals * Quartets *  Chamber Ensemble * Orchestra and Chorus Colour of Music Festival Orchestra 2019 Colour of Music Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence B. Price March 27-30, 2019/Charleston 2019 Colour of Music Festival Returns to Charleston This Spring March 27-30, 2019 Black Classical Musicians Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence B. Price FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 27, 2019 Charlesto...
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Yung Chad – “Space City”

Rising Houston, TX based Hip Hop artist Yung Chad releases his new single titled “Space City.” 
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Houston TX, Yung Chad

Analytics Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP in Dallas, TX

The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP ([bc]) is a Texas-based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. [bc] has offices in Dallas, Brownsville, and Houston, TX and in Washington DC.  Position Title: Analytics Associate Start Date: February/March, 2019 Compensation: Commensurate with Experience MAIN PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
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Ranger Point Precision and Mad Pig Customs Announce the #LeversWeLove Contest

Chance to Own a Custom Marlin 1894 CST in .357 Mag / .38 Special Houston, TX –-( Ranger Point Precision partnered with Mad Pig Customs to build the ultimate custom Marlin 1894 CST, Midwest Industries for an M-LOK handguard, and Aguila Ammunition. The #LeversWeLove contest is open to all U.S. citizens 21 years of age or older that can legally own a firearm and there’s no purchase necessary to enter. The contest will run from February 11, 2019 – February 28, 2019. To enter the con...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Houston, Customs, Houston TX, Branford, Adam, Cypress TX, Federal Firearms License FFL, Shooting Industry News, Lever-Action Rifles, Adam DeVine, Cerakote, Midwest Industries, RPP

Planner Leader at City of Houston in Houston, TX

PN 20847Department: Housing and Community DevelopmentDivision: Planning and Grants ManagementSection:  PlanningReporting Location: 2100 Travis, Houston, TX 77002Workdays & Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday* * Subject to changeDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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Oaktree-backed NorthStar names Hummel as CEO

NorthStar Midstream, a midstream services company backed by Oaktree Capital Management LP, has named Mac Hummel as CEO. Previously, he was executive vice president and president of EnLink Midstream‘s liquids business unit. PRESS RELEASE THE WOODLANDS, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NorthStar Midstream (“NorthStar” or the “Company”), a diversified midstream services company majority owned by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) announced today that Mac Hummel has been named Chief ...
Tags: Florida, Mac, US, Trends, People, Williams, Royal Dutch Shell, Louisiana, Shell, Delaware, Jacksonville, Alexander, Company, Houston TX, Tim, Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Planner - Sustainable Development at Houston-Galveston Area Council in Houston, TX

Job Title: Planner Job Grade: 6 Job ID: CE14037 Full/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular  H-GAC Overview
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Houston, Cincinnati, and Virginia Beach Shows Added

Three more tour dates have been announced this morning for Jimmy Buffett’s 2019 tour: Houston, TX Saturday, June 1st, 2019 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion On sale 1/18 – Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork Cincinnati, OH Thursday, July 18th, 2019 Riverbend Music Center On sale 1/18 – Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork Virginia Beach, VA Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater On sale 1/18 – Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork Tickets for these three shows go on sale Friday, January 18th t...
Tags: Music, Virginia, Tour Dates, Ticketmaster, Houston TX, Jimmy Buffett, Ticketnetwork Cincinnati, Houston Cincinnati, Ticketnetwork Virginia Beach VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater On

Comp-Tac Releases Holster Fits for New Glock 48

Glock 48 eV2 Houston, TX –-( Comp-Tac a leader in high-quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, has expanded many of their holsters to fit the new Glock 48 including the MTAC, the eV2, and the Warrior. The MTAC Holster is a hybrid holster with two-layer leather backing and Kydex shell making this a comfortable concealed carry choice. The MTAC is tuckable allowing the user to tuck their shirt in over the gun. With interchangeable shells, customers who alre...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, Houston TX, Glock, Shooting Industry News, Comp-Tac, Gordon Carrell, Holsters, MTAC, Glock 48, About Comp Tac, HSGI Company Comp Tac

Trippie Redd Announces “Life’s A Trip” Headline Tour

Multi-platinum Canton, OH, rapper and singer Trippie Redd announces his headline “Life’s a Trip” tour kicking off January 26, 2019, and continuing throughout February, wrapping in Seattle on Feb. 28. Tickets are available HERE.  Trippie’s brand has definitely grown to monumental proportions since he laid down a legendary Mic Session with last year. Trippie’s recent album “A Love Letter To You 3” entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 3 on November 19 and held th...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nba, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Riaa, Rolling Stone, Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit, Travis Scott

Pelican invests in Axon Pressure Products

Pelican Energy Partners has made an investment in Houston-based Axon Pressure Products, a maker of pressure control equipment. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in partnership with Keith Klopfenstein and Gus Halas. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pelican Energy Partners (“Pelican”) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Keith Klopfenstein and Gus Halas and completed an investment in Axon Pressure Products, Inc. (“Axon”), an independent ...
Tags: Trends, Houston, Keith, Houston TX, Gus, Pelican, Kirkland, Halas, AXON, National Oilwell Varco Inc, PE Deals, Ellis LLP, Pelican Energy Partners, Pelican Energy Partners Pelican, About Pelican Energy Partners Founded, Klopfenstein

Michelle Obama's Book Tour Will Continue In 2019

There's no stopping Michelle Obama now. The former first lady, whose memoir Becoming quickly rose to be the most sold hardcover book of 2018, is extending her tour well into next year.“I’ve been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year,” Obama exclusively told People. “That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Obama, France, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Austin, Canada, United States, Michelle Obama, Denmark, Nashville, Donald Trump, John Kelly

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Houston, Texas

Photo submitted by TJ, “Finally finished up building up my 2018 Red Hook Allez Sprint Track bike and now the velodrome is closed for the winter time. So a tour of the graffiti mural in Houston,TX works instead.” Hey, what’s a gorilla’s favorite climb? The Ape d’Huez! We always love seeing photos from where you […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Houston, Texas appeared first on Bikerumor.
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Operator Coffee Under New Ownership – Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Operator Coffee Under New Ownership – Appoints Chief Executive Officer Houston, TX. –-( Operator Coffee (OC) is now under new ownership, maintains Veteran owned/Texas roasted status, and is pleased to announce the hire of Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sara Mellado.The original founder and CEO Zack Weisenberger and partners are pleased to announce the sale of Operator Coffee, effective mid-October 2018. The company has maintained Veteran ownership and stays within the Anteris Allia...
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Figure Technologies Announces New Sale Leaseback Offering

Home equity release firm Figure Technologies, Inc. has announced the rollout of a new sale leaseback product to offer prospective homeowners an option to access their home equity as an alternative to a reverse mortgage. This new offering, Figure Home Advantage, works as follows: Figure purchases the home, and grants seller(s) a lease that renews annually. Homeowners then get the proceeds of their loan in one lump sum. As the new home-owning entity, Figure covers property taxes, homeowner’s in...
Tags: News, Finance, Atlanta, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, IRI, Philadelphia PA, Tampa FL, Dallas TX, Pittsburgh PA, Reno NV, Phoenix AZ, Reverse Mortgage

YG Announces ‘Stay Dangerous’ North American Tour

YG is starting 2019 off on the road. The Compton rapper announces the “Stay Dangerous” North American tour. Kicking off Jan. 17 in Vancouver, Canada, the 19-date trek will make stops in Seattle, Denver, New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, and San Francisco, before wrapping up on Mar. 10 in Reno, Nevada. Tickets can be purchased starting this Friday (Nov. 16) on YG’s official website and Ticketmaster. The tour is in support of YG’s third studio album of the same name, featu...
Tags: Nicki Minaj, Toronto, San Francisco, Atlanta, Yg, Portland, Jazz, Vancouver, Jay, Worcester, Tours, Oklahoma City, New York Ny, Houston TX, San Francisco CA, Reno Nevada

SkyKnight funds car wash operator WhiteWater

SkyKnight Capital has made an investment in Houston, Texas-based WhiteWater, a car wash operator. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE SkyKnight Capital (“SkyKnight”), a San Francisco based private equity firm, announced that it has made an investment into WhiteWater Express Car Wash (“WhiteWater”), a multi-location car wash operator headquartered in Houston, TX. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. WhiteWater owns and operates express exterior car washes, a highly automa...
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11 Money Diarists Reflect On Their Most Expensive Purchases

As we know from Money Diaries, we all have our unique styles when it comes to saving and spending money. Some people are partial to money-saving apps that do (some of) the work, others use piggy banks, and some are ready to hit purchase on the cart that's been filled for days as soon as that direct deposit hits.These habits doesn't necessarily have to do with salary: Sometimes, a diarist with an entry level salary one-third of what our highest-paid diarists earn is the most willing to shell out...
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‘Bodied’ Director Joseph Kahn on Why His Explosive Rap Battle Comedy Was a Tough Sell For Distributors [Interview]

Joseph Kahn is a prolific commercial and music video director, but he has only made three feature films. His first, Torque, was The Fast and the Furious on motorcycles, but he made it a spoof of The Fast and the Furious, and people expecting a straight Fast and the Furious weren’t on board. He made Detention independently, but the teen slasher comedy with time travel was a tough sell for distributors, even as a Josh Hutcherson vehicle. On the surface, Bodied would be Kahn’s most commercial f...
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