Velma Ellison

Alliance Properties

5519 FM 2100
Crosby, TX 77532

Cell: 281-851-7733   
Phone: (281) 328-8700 
Fax: (281) 462-2505

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Home Prices Rise in Some Metros, Buyers More Active in Other Areas

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2008 - Four out of five metropolitan areas recorded lower home prices in the third quarter from a year earlier, while existing-home sales fell in 32 states from the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly survey by the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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The Future for Home Prices

The title of this article is the same as one in today's Wall Street Journal (password required). The WSJ article raises questions about people's optimistic outlook on gaining wealth from their homes as being simply wishful thinking. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors, attempts in this corresponding article to lay out the same information - but in a different light. More... Read more

Curb Appeal Matters Now More Than Ever, Say Realtors®

WASHINGTON, December 02, 2008 - For the second year in a row, Realtors® report that exterior remodeling projects return the most money as a percentage of cost, as detailed in the 2008 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. More... Read more

Existing-Home Sales Soften on Economic Volatility

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2008 - Existing-home sales declined on the heels of a strong gain in September as uncertainty and economic concerns increased in October, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

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Existing home sales ()

4.9 million units*

Existing home median price ()


Housing Starts ()

771,000 units*

New home sales ()

433,000 units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Velma Ellison

Despite the winter weather, home sales are picking up again, after the holidays. If you are considering buying or selling property in 2016, now is a good time to get started. I am always happy to visit with you about your goals. We can make it happen together. Read more

Save the Date: April 28th, 2012. The Realtors at Alliance Properties are hosting a "Customer Appreciation Event" at the Harris County Park on Hare Road, Crosby, Tx. 10am to 2pm. Free BBQ, moonwalks, ice cream, & lot's of fun activities. 50's Theme. Come enjoy the day & let us say "Thank You" Read more

It is so exciting to see real estate sales picking up in the Crosby Huffman area. Buyers are out taking advantage of the low interest rates. Call today for awesome service. Read more

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Before You Apply for that Loan …

A strong financial history can be the key to securing a mortgage loan when buying a new home. Even if you can purchase a home with little or no money down, you still need a strong credit history to pay the balance. More...
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Don't Rule Out a Condo

Are you ready to make the move from renter to owner but aren't sure you’re prepared for the maintenance and responsibilities that come with owning a home? Consider purchasing a condominium. In the past, people chose condominiums as a viable option to homeownership because of their affordability. While that may not hold true in every market today, there is another factor you might want to consider: lifestyle choice. More...
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Know your Homeowners' Association

The home or condominium that you're thinking of buying may be governed by a homeowners association (HOA). What benefits do they provide you? More... Read more

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