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Relocating to Texas? We can help

Relocating to Texas? We can help! Whether you are moving from across town or from across the country Bamboo Leasing can make your relocation as simplified and smooth as possible. Read below for details about our NO FEE relocation services.

Bamboo E-Book: How to Buy a Home in 2014

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make. In an age of incredible technology and convenience, it's easy to forget that searching for a new home is hard work. Whether you're one of the 39 percent of buyers in the market for their first home, or a veteran looking for a better way to search, this guide will show you how to find and secure your perfect home in 2014. 

Sections include qualifying for a home loan, searching for the perfect home, working with an agent, making the offer, inspections and more! 

Welcome Chris Fagan to Bamboo Realty Houston

 

Christopher Fagan joined the Bamboo Realty Houston office in January 2014. He brings over 13 years of real estate experience to the firm including property management and rental search services. His areas of expertise include the Energy Corridor, Cinco Ranch, West Memorial, the booming Westchase District as well as Katy, TX.

Most recently Christopher was with another local firm, Apartment Search, where he was the top producing agent in 2011, 2012 and 2013. During that time he was promoted to office manager and assigned to recruit and train new agents for the firm.

Along with real estate experience, Christopher also spent five years in Iraq where he oversaw troop morale and recreation. For example he coordinated weekly tournaments for pool, video gaming, sports, etc. so the troops could "find a piece of home and enjoyment" even while overseas.

When not hard at work, you will find Christopher at home enjoying time with his wife and two young children. He is a big movie buff and rarely does a day go by where he doesn't sneak movie quotes into casual conversation.

Welcome Christopher!

 

Merry Everything!

Getting a Home Loan - Interview with Kevin Pierce, Senior Loan Officer

With real estate markets rebounding, we are fielding a lot of questions with regard to financing options and how they may have changed with the new regulations. We sat down with Kevin Pierce, a Senior Loan Officer with Real Estate Mortgage Network (REMN), to get the scoop. He also offered great tips for first time home buyers to secure their first mortgage loan. 

Kisha Wilburn named Director of Leasing

Kisha Wilburn, Broker Associate, has been named Director of Leasing Services for Bamboo Realty. In this capacity Kisha will oversee strategy and operations for the entire leasing division including offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, TX. 
 
When asked what she was most looking forward to in her new role as Director of Leasing, Kisha said she looks forward to "helping the team succeed at an even higher level in everything that’s involved in leasing. The success of our agents lies in building expertise in properties and neighborhoods, developing instant feedback and communication mechanisms, putting forward honest property recommendations, and offering personal community tours for every client. I look forward to supporting all of these efforts. "  She went on to say she will continue to build Bamboo's reputation as "the company people come to first for all their leasing needs."  
 

Hardhat Tour of 5250 - New Galleria High Rise

Last week David and I had the awesome pleasure of touring the newest high rise in the Galleria, 5250 Apartments located on Brownway near the intersection of Westheimer and Sage. We met with Natalie Swindal, the general manager of the building for the guided tour. As the first real estate company invited in for the preview tour, we had to don hardhats as we surfed our way through construction dust and piles of sheet rock. Once we reached the top floor and the elevator opened, we knew right away why the hard hats were required!

Brand New Montrose Apartments

Brand new and now leasing in Montrose, Houston! We love this posh new property with luxury interiors and first class amenities. Prime location just minutes to popular Midtown, Upper Kirby, Washington Avenue, and Memorial running trails. This location is terrific for shopping, dining, and provides easy access to entertainment and sporting venues. Bamboo Leasing Ref#H269.

Gorgeous kitchen with slab counters and stainless appliances. 

Blog Repost: Apartment Hunting is Like an Easter Egg Hunt

In discussing which Easter traditions we wanted to start for our own growing family, I asked my husband about some of his most memorable Easter moments. He shared the following story:

World Water Day - Create jobs and clean water in Africa

Today is World Water Day! This is our third consecutive year of fundraising on World Water Day and I would SO appreciate your help.

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