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Events in Houston this November 2019

Events in Houston this November 2019

Hard to believe Autumn is here and winter is just around the corner. The holidays are just weeks away, be sure to check out some of these fantastic events in Houston this month – before you’re too busy to enjoy all that this great city has to offer.

Events in Houston this November 2019

Feast with the Beasts

When: November 1st, 2019

Where: Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

 

The Houston Zoo’s 14th annual Feast with the Beasts presented by Bank of America is back! Enjoy cuisine from Houston’s best restaurants, beer and wine, and a live concert performance on the H-E-B stage by The Suffers!

 

The event features spectacular animal experiences throughout the evening, and animal feedings sponsored by Comcast, so guests may watch the animals dine as they get their own taste of Houston’s best cuisine.

 

6th Annual Fall Fest

When: November 1st, 2019

Where: North Shore Rotary Pavilion

14350 ½ Wallisville Rd

 

It's the kick off to our 6th year and we're excited to announce the Fall Fest 2017 "Perfect Element" weekend.

 

Chicagoans, we have heard you! This year our headline DJ is Chicago's own, Boolumaster!

 

The "Fall Fest" picnic is now a TICKETED and PAID event. Attendees ages 14 & up will now pay a $5 entry gate fee. Wristbands will be issued and all day in/out access will be granted. Children 13 and under are still FREE to attend!

 

The purchase of a VIP Lounge wristband INCLUDES one (1) entry gate ticket/wristband.

 

For every RESERVED, pavilion table purchased one (1) entry gate ticket/wristband is INCLUDED.

 

Art is an Outdoor Market

When: November 7th, 2019

Where: The Hub (Greenway Plaza)

3 Greenway Plaza

Houston, TX

 

ART IS AN Outdoor Market is a European styled art market, with a Houston flare, featuring local Houston artists. Open to the public and kid friendly, we are a unique market, bringing the arts of all flavors and styles to the residents of River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Rice/University, Bellaire and surrounding areas.

 

Night Market 2019

When: November 8th, 2019

Where: Asia Society Texas Center

1370 Southmore Blvd

Houston, TX

 

Our annual Night Market is back and cooler than ever!

 

Now in November, enjoy after-hours access to exhibition, a Japanese-style carnival, a curated selection of food + home goods + art + apparel from local artisans, K-pop, and a ticketed beer garden with special culinary offerings. Free and open to the public!

 

Sweet Desserts Fest Fall Edition

When: November 8th, 2019

Where: A.D. Players at the George Theater

420 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

 

Treat yourself while supporting a great cause! Now you don't have to feel bad about eating dessert. You can have your cake and eat it too... Indulge in a variety of sweet treats from local bakers and help us fund our first home care facility.

 

Indulge in a variety of desserts from Houston's local treat makers and bakers.

Enjoy a Dessert Themed Experience with family and friends.

Sample, Shop Dessert Vendors, and make memories at this sweet event!

 

30th Annual Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Traders Village – Houston

7979 N Eldridge Road

Houston, TX

 

A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, teepees, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 30th Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow. This annual event is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones. Plan to join us for this colorful and interesting event, presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association, at Traders Village – Houston on Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2019.

 

Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and bead-work competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in their 80’s.

 

Astroworld Festival 2019

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: NRG Park

One NRG Park

Houston, TX

 

Founded by Travis Scott, Astroworld festival is a music fest curated by the Houston native himself. Astroworld festival takes place across the street from the former home of Astroworld, an amusement park opened in downtown Houston in 1968. Astroworld was originally built to complement the nearby astrodome, the world's first multi-purpose domed sports arena, referred to by many as the "eighth wonder of the world." the festival ultimately seeks to bring back the beloved spirit and nostalgia of Astroworld - making a childhood dream of Travis' come true. Residents of Houston and travelers from across the globe are now able to experience the magic that was Astroworld.

 

Houston Filipino Street Festival

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Constellation Field

1 Stadium Drive

Houston, TX

 

The Houston Filipino Street Festival has grown to be the biggest Filipino Festival in the south, showcasing Filipino Street Food, Entertainment, Family Activities, and More!

 

Come celebrate and learn about Filipino culture and all the good it stands for.  And show our appreciation for the amazing Houston community that we now call “home”.

 

Tomball Depot Day

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Tomball’s Historic 1907 Railroad Depot

201 South Elm Street

Tomball, TX

 

It’s a day filled with railroad memories as Depot Day offers up highly detailed model railways in different scales, memorabilia and artifacts, arts, live music and more. Admission and parking area free. An official National Model Railroad Month event.

 

Magical Winter Lights

When: November 15th – January 5th, 2020

Where: Gulf Greyhound Park

1000 Fm 2004

Houston, TX

 

MWL is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival with themed lantern sections, nighty acrobatic performances, carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun for the whole family.

 

The Great State of Texas Food Truck Festival

When: November 16th, 2019

Where: 4450 Harrisburg Blvd

Houston, TX

 

The Taste Of Texas Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. The inaugural event will take place in the Historic East End district at 4450 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX, 77011.

 

The Taste Of Texas Food Truck Festival is designed to showcase the diversity in Houston’s culinary community along with some of the cities amazing musical talent.

 

Our focus is to highlight & celebrate our wonderful melting pot that we call home, and allow so many others to experience the real “H-TOWN” lifestyle. The festival will feature some of the cities top rated Food Trucks, Hip hop/pop/country/ indy rock performers, & vendors showcasing their latest product to hit the market!

 

Frostival

When: November 22nd, 2019

Where: Discovery Green 1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

 

Frostival is a FREE annual park-wide celebration featuring ice carvings by Reverend Butter and DLG Ice Factory along with ice sculptors from around the U.S.

 

Come and explore a winter wonderland full of holiday cheer, complete with live carvings, ice photo ops, interactive ice sculptures and ice skating.

 

Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

In this recent article from the National Association of Home Builders, builder confidence remains high for newly-built single-family homes, fueled in part by lower interest rates and steady demand. A shortage of land/lots and labor continues to be an issue for builders, however. Continue reading the full article below.

Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

(NAHB), Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 68 in September from an upwardly revised August reading of 67, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels have held in the mid- to upper 60s since May and September’s reading matches the highest level since last October.

“Low interest rates and solid demand continue to fuel builders’ sentiments even as they continue to grapple with ongoing supply-side challenges that hinder housing affordability, including a shortage of lots and labor,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn.

“Solid household formations and attractive mortgage rates are contributing to a positive builder outlook,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “However, builders are expressing growing concerns regarding uncertainty stemming from the trade dispute with China. NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index indicates that the slowdown in the manufacturing sector is holding back home construction in some parts of the nation, although there is growth in rural and exurban areas.”

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

The HMI index gauging current sales conditions increased two points to 75 and the component measuring traffic of prospective buyers held steady at 50. The measure charting sales expectations in the next six months fell one point to 70.

Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Northeast posted a two-point gain to 59, the West was also up two points to 75 and the South moved one point higher to 70. The Midwest was unchanged at 57.

Editor's Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public. HMI tables can be found at nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at housingeconomics.com.

The Best Townhouse Floor Plans For Sale

The Best Townhouse Floor Plans For Sale

If you're in the market for townhouse floor plans, we've got them. We've got the best townhouse floor plans available from $1500. No matter what size floor plan you're in the market to build, we've got them. From small 1000 sq ft plans to more than 5000 sq ft plans, you'll find all you could dream of here.

Tried and True

Not only do we offer some of the most beautiful townhouse floor plan designs, all our plans have been built before. All the bugs have been worked out of these plans so you know you're getting quality floor plans.

Variety

We offer a huge variety of townhouse floor plans for sale. No matter where you're building - in our hometown of Houston or across the country, we'll help you find the perfect townhouse floor plan for your lot and location.

Superior Customer Service

Sure, you can buy floor plans from a variety of sources, but we have the best customer service and support you'll find. Some online floor plans sites don't even have a contact number, just a text box with who knows answering your questions. When you buy townhouse floor plans from Preston Wood  & Associates, you get top notch support that you won't find anywhere else.

Customization

With hundreds of plans to choose from you're bound to find something that is perfect, but if it isn't, we're here to help customize your floor plan

Marketing

We'll even help with marketing. At Preston Wood & Associates we produce marketing and promotional pieces for the developer to use on signs and brochures. Renderings can be used as promotional pieces during the selling phase, and make excellent house warming gifts to new residents.

Got Questions

If you've got questions, we've got answers. Give us a call about your next townhouse project and we'll help you get there. Call us at 713-522-2742.

Preston Wood and Associates is a member of  the "American Institute of Building Design" or "AIBD". The "AIBD" is a national organization with chapters in in every major city including Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, Ill., Houston, TX. New York, N.Y. Philadelphia , Pa, Phoenix, Ariz., San Antonio, Tex, San Diego , CA, Dallas, Tx

Design Trends to Look for in 2020

Design Trends to Look for in 2020

With 2019 coming to an end, we're been scoring the internet and trade journals, as well as touring new homes, to find out what the latest trends in home design look like. While many trends remain from the past several years - Realtor grey is still an extremely popular color, white kitchens never really go out of style - there are some new interior design trends that are making a come back, and some that we expected to trend long ago. 

Like all things, your home and the way you decorate it are dependent only on what works for you and your lifestyle, these trends are hot, but they may not work for everyone. 

Design Trends to Look for in 2020

Go Green

Big, bold plants are making a huge come-back. Think the 70s with large ferns and elephant ear plants. Not only are these beautiful plants a great way to bring the outdoors inside, they also help to clean the environment, look fantastic, and add a pop of color to any room.

Multi-Use Spaces

This trend is due in part to the tiny house craze that's been going on of late. In smaller homes space has to be multi-use. An office is also a spare bedroom, the laundry room is also a craft room. 

Multi-Use Furniture

The Murphy bed is making a comeback due to this trend. Your home office can also be a bedroom with the flip of a switch (or the tug of a cord). 

Recycled Materials

With concern about our use of plastics and other man-made materials filling our oceans and landfills, it's no wonder that innovative companies are creating furnishings out of previously used materials. Patio furniture made from recycled milk cartons last forever and look great. The same is happening for interior pieces too.

Sport Courts

While many homes are getting smaller, some are going big and in those large homes you'll often find sport courts. These are great in climates where going outside in harsh weather is dangerous, or for sporty families that need to practice and don't want to spend free time driving. They're also a great draw for the neighbors so be sure you like to entertain before adding one to your home.

Indoors go Outdoors

More and more we're seeing homes that have traditional indoor spaces - living areas, kitchens, dining rooms - taken outdoors. These are not simply porches or patios  - these are living spaces meant exclusively for the outdoors and to be enjoyed in all seasons.

Bold Color

You'll find bright, bold colors in most of the new homes being designed these days. And not just a pop of color but a whole wall of lemon yellow or lime green. Often used on textured surfaces. These can be stunning, certainly eye catching, but one wonders if they won't date the home like avocado green appliances did in the 70s.

 

Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

With the recent interest rate cut, it's no wonder that builder confidence would trend slightly higher, according to this recent article from the National Association of Home Builders. Demand remains high for single family homes, however construction costs continue to rise, and labor shortages are still problematic. Continue reading below for the full article.

(NAHB)

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels have held at a solid 64-to-66 level for the past four months.

“Even as builders report a firm demand for single-family homes, they continue to struggle with rising construction costs stemming from excessive regulations, a chronic shortage of workers and a lack of buildable lots,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn. 

“While 30-year mortgage rates have dropped from 4.1 percent down to 3.6 percent during the past four months, we have not seen an equivalent higher pace of building activity because the rate declines occurred due to economic uncertainty stemming largely from growing trade concerns,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Although affordability headwinds remain a challenge, demand is good and growing at lower price points and for smaller homes.”

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

The HMI index gauging current sales conditions increased two points to 73 and the component measuring traffic of prospective buyers rose two points to 50. The measure charting sales expectations in the next six months fell one point to 70.

Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the South moved one point higher to 69, the West was also up one point to 73 and the Midwest inched up a single point to 57. The Northeast fell three points to 57.

Editor's Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public. HMI tables can be found at nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at housingeconomics.com.

Fort Worth Student Housing Project

Fort Worth Student Housing Project

Preston Wood and Associates is proud to have been chosen to design the new student housing in Fort Worth, TX.

The floor plan for this stunning design features three stories and a lovely roof deck. This design is a great choice for student housing. The floor plan is open with plenty of room for studying, hanging out, cooking and conversation. 

The first floor of this townhouse features 3 bedrooms each with a private bathroom and spacious walk-in closet. A porch on the front of each level provides ample sunlight and a space to get away from the books for a little while.

The second floor is where you'll find the communal living space. The dining area, kitchen and living room are spacious and welcoming. In addition to the living areas, the second floor includes a pantry, powder room and deck and veranda.

The third level also features three bedrooms on each side for a total of 12 bedrooms in this beautifully designed building.