Blair House Demo Almost Done; Ranking Houston Suburban Living


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  • Southside Place is a suburb? Might as well call neighboring Bellaire and West U suburbs then, in which case I’m surprised they aren’t on the list.

  • Trying to keep score here — can the Westbranch neighborhood be officially counted as part of the Energy Corridor now? I mean — especially with the arrival of the CyrusOne goliath — the area has developed to the point where it looks like it would belong. . . .

  • For a while, I really thought Blair House would survive, but alas, no. It was always well-kept and had many longtime residents. If I were the developer, I’d hold off on building for at least a year. The pricey townhomes just east on Holcombe don’t seem to be going very fast, and nothing’s happening at all on other tracts that held some of the old Shell building.

  • My impression of Bellaire Blvd, between the RR tracks and Edloe, is one of frenetic over development. But given the location, I expect all of these town homes and such to sell like hotcakes.

  • As a residential appraiser I have pretty accurate valuation of my home. The Redfin estimate site has my value at least $50k higher than what it’s worth. Being in a neighborhood comprised of either fully renovated listings or properties requiring full renovations ready to be flipped, how exactly does Redfin account for this discrepancy without actually looking inside a home?