01/18/18 12:00pm

Today’s sponsor is Just Buyers Houston, a real estate firm that represents — you guessed it — buyers only. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Appreciation calculations for Houston’s most popular neighborhoods have been published at JustBuyersHouston.com. In the 10-year ranking, the Westbury area (77035) showed the highest level of appreciation in price paid per square foot (75 percent). Meyerland, right next door, showed the lowest (12 percent).

For the last 12 months, the Museum District and Montrose/Upper Kirby led the pack. This could be a result of new construction in those areas, Just Buyers Houston’s Judy Thompson notes. Meyerland showed the greatest decline in price paid per square foot in the previous 12 months, likely — Thompson notes — a result of flooding.

For more up-to-date data on the Houston market, check out the Just Buyers Houston website.

In the market for a great way to reach Houston real estate fans? Check out what it takes to become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
01/12/18 12:00pm

Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day for today is Houston’s own Central Bank — thanks! We sure appreciate the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
01/04/18 12:00pm

Thanks to Just Buyers Houston for being today’s Swamplot Sponsor of the Day!

For up-to-date data on market conditions for single-family properties by price range in 21 of Houston’s most popular ZIP Codes, check out the MarketWatch Summary page on the Just Buyers Houston website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/18/17 9:00am

Our thanks today go to TechSpace Houston, the new modern flexible workspace in Westchase — Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day.

TechSpace Houston is celebrating Christmas early: Swamplot readers are personally invited to come try the space for FREE all this week!

From today through Friday, December 22, 2017, from 8 am to 5 pm, come try the space as a VIP guest — an early Christmas gift from TechSpace Houston.

To join, just fill out this form so you can be added to TechSpace Houston’s VIP list — and receive some important information about the facility.

Can’t make it this week? Claim your FREE day pass with a tour — on the day of your choice!

Separately, TechSpace Houston is also offering Swamplot readers 2 holiday-special discounts for the end of the year. Here are those deals:

  • Sign a FlexSpace membership agreement for 6 months and receive 5 free conference room hours.
  • Sign an agreement for a minimum of 6 months for a private office and receive 20 percent off plus 5 additional free conference room hours.

(To be eligible, agreements must be signed by close of business on Friday, December 29, 2017.) Please contact TechSpace Houston to take advantage of these specials!

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Sponsor of the Day
12/15/17 12:00pm

Hooray for Houston’s own Central Bank — Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day! We sure appreciate the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/13/17 12:00pm

Thank you to TechSpace Houston, the new modern flexible workspace in Westchase — today’s Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

TechSpace Houston is celebrating Christmas early: Swamplot readers are personally invited to come try the space for FREE for 5 days!

From Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22, 2017, from 8 am to 5 pm, come try the space as a VIP guest — an early Christmas gift from TechSpace Houston.

To join, just fill out this form so you can be added to TechSpace Houston’s VIP list — and receive some important information about the facility.

Can’t make it this week? Claim your FREE day pass with a tour — on the day of your choice!

Separately, TechSpace Houston is also offering Swamplot readers 2 holiday-special discounts for the end of the year. Here are those deals:

  • Sign a FlexSpace membership agreement for 6 months and receive 5 free conference room hours.
  • Sign an agreement for a minimum of 6 months for a private office and receive 20 percent off plus 5 additional free conference room hours.

(To be eligible, agreements must be signed by close of business on Friday, December 29, 2017.) Please contact TechSpace Houston to take advantage of these specials!

Need to get the word out about your company’s holiday specials? Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day!

Sponsor of the Day
12/01/17 12:00pm

Today our sponsor is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thank you for the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/28/17 12:00pm

Today’s sponsor is Dawn in Damnation, a new paranormal Western novel by Clark Casey. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Dawn in Damnation features affordable and creative living spaces . . . in the town of Damnation, on the south side of the afterlife just short of hell. The newly gentrified neighborhood is popular with gun-slinging outlaws from the Old West, as well as werewolves and a lone vampire.

Need a better sense of Damnation? Think True Blood meets a shabby-chic Deadwood. Here’s a review of the book from the Vampires.com website. In Damnation, the local rooming house offers amenities such as cots and the smell of decay, while the saloon functions as a flexible workspace. The best part about Damnation is . . . it hardly every rains.

The novel is available now in paperback and as a Kindle download.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/27/17 12:00pm

Today’s Swamplot sponsor: personal coach Cricket Buchler. Thanks for the support!

Searching for a creative, personalized holiday gift for friends, family members, or employees? Consider the gift of a fun and inspiring 90-minute personal coaching session with coach Cricket Buchler. An experienced corporate trainer who has helped top executives, Hollywood celebrities, and employees in a range of industries address personal and professional development issues, Cricket also works one-on-one, guiding clients to explore and unlock possibilities and design plans to realize change, and coaching them through their journey toward an intentional life.

A coaching session can be an inspiring gift for anyone on your list who is looking to take the next step forward in life, work, or relationships, but feels a bit stuck as to what next steps might look like. You’ll find a sampling of testimonials from Cricket’s clients on her website, along with more information about coaching sessions.

Swamplot readers want to hear from you! Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
11/21/17 12:00pm

Sponsoring Swamplot today: ASCOT — also known as the Alcohol Servers Counsel of Texas. Thanks for the support!

If you work in a restaurant, or in any kind of food-service or food-prep operation, you’re probably already familiar with state requirements for training in food-handling safety. And if you work in a bar or for an alcohol distributor, you probably already know why it’s so important that everyone who has anything to do with selling, dispensing, or delivering any kind of alcoholic beverage complete state-certified training in alcohol safety.

Since 1988, ASCOT has been licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to provide TABC-certified alcohol-server training programs. That makes ASCOT one of the oldest and most established food and beverage certification programs in the country — as well as Texas’s longest-running provider of training in this important field. And ASCOT has been a preferred source for training in food handling in Houston since 2004.

If you’re responsible for making sure new employees are trained promptly and well in these particular areas, you can be sure they’re getting the exact program they need — in the most helpful format possible — by sending them to ASCOT. ASCOT offers its training courses both in a classroom setting and online, in both English and Spanish.

Use the discount code ASCOT on the alcoholservers.com website and the online alcohol-server training course works out to just $9.89 per class. The food-handling class costs just $7.00 — no discount code is needed.

ASCOT’s server-training program is certified by the TABC, and its food-handler program is ANSI Accredited as meeting the ASTM E2659-09 standard. For more details, or to sign up, head over to the ASCOT website — alcoholservers.com — or call 713.922.1223.

Swamplot readers are Houston’s leaders. Reach them by becoming a Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
11/20/17 12:00pm

Today our sponsor is Dawn in Damnation, a new paranormal Western novel by Clark Casey. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

Dawn in Damnation features affordable and creative living spaces . . . in the town of Damnation, on the south side of the afterlife just short of hell. The newly gentrified neighborhood is popular with gun-slinging outlaws from the Old West, as well as werewolves and a lone vampire.

Need a better sense of Damnation? Think True Blood meets a shabby-chic Deadwood. Here’s a review of the book from the Vampires.com website. In Damnation, the local rooming house offers amenities such as cots and the smell of decay, while the saloon functions as a flexible workspace. The best part about Damnation is . . . it hardly every rains.

The novel is available now in paperback and as a Kindle download.

Got some action and adventure for Swamplot readers? Become a Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
11/17/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thank you for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

Get involved in Houston. Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day

Sponsor of the Day
11/09/17 12:00pm

Today’s Swamplot sponsor: personal coach Cricket Buchler. Thanks for the support!

Searching for a creative, personalized holiday gift for friends, family members, or employees? Consider the gift of a fun and inspiring 90-minute personal coaching session with coach Cricket Buchler. An experienced corporate trainer who has helped top executives, Hollywood celebrities, and employees in a range of industries address personal and professional development issues, Cricket also works one-on-one, guiding clients to explore and unlock possibilities and design plans to realize change, and coaching them through their journey toward an intentional life.

A coaching session can be an inspiring gift for anyone on your list who is looking to take the next step forward in life, work, or relationships, but feels a bit stuck as to what next steps might look like. You’ll find a sampling of testimonials from Cricket’s clients on her website, along with more information about coaching sessions.

Reach out to Swamplot readers: Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day