2207 Bancroft Ln. Houston, TX 77027 | Highland-Tower Condominiums For Sale & Lease

Highland-Tower Condominiums

Highland-Tower Condominiums

Highland Tower located in the fashionable Highland Village district of Houston, the 17-story Highland Tower has ninety-six (96) residences with a diverse selection of floor plans. Designed to appeal to the young professional, the tower is conveniently located in the middle of it all for those who desire care free living.
Highland Tower will include one-, two- and three-bedroom plans, ranging from 825 square feet to 2,134 square feet. Most of the units will be priced from the $400,000s to $1 million+, with residences on the upper floors and penthouse on the 15th floor priced higher.
The residences will feature floor-to-ceiling glass, with corner plans highlighting this feature. Other interior finishes include Bosch stainless steel appliances, wine coolers, European styled-cabinets, hardwood flooring, gas cooking, oversized Kohler soaking tubs, and exotic natural stone tiled and countertop surfaces.
Features on the fifth floor terrace level will include an infinity-edge pool with Galleria area views, covered outdoor pool-side pavilion with barbecue grill and outdoor fireplaces, green space with fountains and paved courtyards, fitness center overlooking the pool, a dining room with catering kitchen, a private party lounge and a private massage therapy room.
The facility will have controlled access at all points of entry.
The residences at Highland Tower will be in built in accordance with plans and specifications prepared by Ziegler Cooper Architects, Ingenium> Engineers
(Structural), Brooks & Sparks Engineering (Civil) SEI Engineers (MEP) and Kudela &Westheimer Landscape). The plans for these residences meet or exceed all requirements of the City of Houston building department and all applicable building codes.
STANDARD FEATURES
SITE
  • Resident and guest entry drive with covered porte-cohere drop off lane.
  • Short term visitor surface parking at entry-way
  • By-pass lane at main entry adjacent to porte-cohere
  • Twenty-two (22) covered spaces for guest parking inside of parking garage on level one (1)
  • All resident parking to be located beyond access gates on levels 1-4 of parking garage
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Ceiling heights – 10′ for standard residences, 11′ for Summit Level and Penthouse
  • Emtek door hardware in satin nickel finish
  • Smoke detectors as required
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler system
  • All bedrooms pre-wired for ceiling fans. Ceiling fan provided at master only.
  • Pre-wired for cable TV (satellite capable) and telephone (Category 5 wiring)
  • Pre-wired for sound system in living room, kitchen, master bedroom and master bath
  • Alarm system including 1 keypad and monitoring capabilities
  • Select oak and cherry 4″ hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring provided in entry, living,dining, kitchen, hallways to bedrooms and powder rooms (where applicable)
  • Carpet selections to be nylon cut pile or nylon loop carpet
  • Double glazed commercial grade aluminum windows
  • Kitchen back splash to be marble or metallic glazed porcelain (Casa dolce cas a line)
  • Master closets finished out with shelving and aluminum rods
  • Solid core slab type interior doors
  • Two track lighting fixtures (MR 16 Halogen lighting) provide standard in living room. All dropped ceiling areas furnished with recess lighting. Bedroom lighting to be surface mounted lighting. Master bedroom provided with fan and light kit. All other bedrooms are wired for fans with light kits but trimmed out with surface light only.
  • Upper cabinets provided at utility room (where applicable)
  • Walls and ceiling paint to be flat latex paint with a rolled texture (fine). All wood finish semi-gloss enamel.
  • Choice of three designer finish packages: 1.) Classic 2.) Traditional 3.) Urban
BATHROOMS
  • Bathroom countertops to be marble slab tops.
  • Master bath tub to be Kohler Tea for Two cast iron deep soaker tub
  • Master bath plumbing fixtures to be Kohler Stillness series
  • Guest bath plumbing fixtures to be standard Kohler series
  • Master tub deck to be surface mounted slabs of stone
  • Tile surround at master bath and shower walls to be floor to ceiling
  • 3/8″ thick frameless shower enclosures at master bath
  • V4″ semi-framed shower enclosures at 2nd baths
  • Recessed cove lighting design at sides and top of master mirror
  • Master bath cabinet design to be off of floor (“floating cabinet”) installation. Base cabinet does not sit on the floor tile. Finished countertop height to be 36″.
  • Towel bars and papers holders provided in all baths
KITCHENS
  • Kitchen appliances to be Bosch (excluding microwave) stainless steel
  • Bosch side by side refrigerator – model #SP-BB20CS50SNS
  • Bosch 30″ built-in oven – model #SP-BHBI5045AUC
  • Bosch gas cooktop – model # SP-BPCK755UC
  • Bosch vent hood – model #DKE9405EUC
  • Bosch Dishwasher – model #BSHX33A05UC
  • Microwave manufactured by Sharp – pull-out microwave drawer at kitchen island – model #SKB6015KS
  • I5″ Wine cooler manufactured by Marvel provided standard – model #M30WCBSG
  • Badger 1/2 horsepower garbage disposal unit
  • Kitchen countertops to be Okite Quartz, granite or marble slab tops.
  • Under cabinet countertop lighting
  • Cabinetry to be European styled cabinetry in slab and shaker door styles. Wood species available in Oak and Cherry. 42″ Upper cabinets.
  • Vent exhaust to exterior
  • Glass paneled door fronts
  • Upper cabinet down lights where glass doors are present
  • Three (3) pendent lights provided at kitchen island
COMMON AREA AMENITIES
  • Large entrance lobby appointed with elegant furnishings
  • Over-sized swimming pool with infinity edge and sun shelf
  • Heated spa / hot tub
  • Covered pool-side pavilion with outdoor kitchen and fireplaces
  • Paved pathways and fountain in the area adjacent to the pavilion
  • Large fitness center with cardio machines and light free weights
  • Private lounge room appointed with comfortable furnishings, a serving island and flat screen TV viewing
  • Private dining room with a catering kitchen
STRUCTURAL / BUILDING
  • Designed by professional and licensed structural engineer
  • Reinforced concrete frame consisting of a rigid column and flat slab building frame. Floor and roof slabs will be 8″ thick, reinforced with high strength post-tensioned steel reinforcement along column lines (two way) and mild-steel reinforcement.
  • Exterior Skin – Exterior walls consist of composite aluminum panels and masonry (brick, and cast stone)
  • Resident demising walls to be double stud walls with 5/8″ studs, (2) layers 5/8″ gypsum board each side, acoustic insulation on each side, 1″ air space between studs.
  • Commercial grade windows, dual pane, for sound and temperature insulation
  • Trash chute access on each floor
  • Passenger elevators (2) – Machine room-less (Otis Gen 2 or similar) with front and rear opening.
  • Freight elevator (1) – Gearless traction elevator.
  • All points of entry to be access controlled and activated by key fobs
  • Hot water to be a central gas fired system.
  • Air conditioning and heating system to be water source heat pump system central.
  • Gas to be provided to building from one master meter. Gas usage to be paid by condominium association, not individual owners.
  • Fire sprinkler system provided in all residences and common areas. Fire protection system shall be classified and designed in accordance with NFP A # 13.
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Houston’s Real Estate Market & Where it’s headed 2013

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Houston Real Estate Market & Lending Update

The credit for lending in Houston is freeing up, and Subprime loans are out the window. Last year local homes sales went up 29.1, boosting residential real estate lending for several local banks, not to mention mortgage refinance. Interest rates continue to be low, relatively steady home value appreciation. The healthy Job-creating economy, will continue to bring more demand.

Here is the problem for Houston Buyers, lowest inventory since year 2000. In December, single-family homes sales totaled 5,039, up 11.4 percent from December 2011. Sales of all property types totaled 6,055, up 12.5 percent from a year ago.

The average price and median price for single-family homes both reached their highest levels ever in Houston. The average price increased 11.3 percent over last year to 243,797, while the median priced was up 7.8 percent to 172,500.

The total dollar volume for all properties sold last month jumped 25.9 percent year over year to more than $1.43 billion, and HAR noted homes priced from $500,000 through the millions experienced the biggest increase in sales.

Additionally, the only price category to experience a decrease in sales was the portion of homes below, which decreased 17.7 percent from December 2011, and sales of foreclosed properties decreased 24 percent. Foreclosures made up 14.2 percent of reported sales, half the share they comprised at the beginning of last year.

Forward-looking indicators continued to improve, as well. Total pending sales at the end of December were up 6.2 percent year over year, and active listings were down 20.3 percent from December 2011. Meanwhile, the inventory of single-family homes dropped to a level not seen since the previous century. It reached 3.7 months, down 36.2 percent from the same time a year earlier and the lowest level since December 1999. Nationally, the single family home inventory is at 4.8 months.

The upper-end market is exceptionally hot. In January, the sales of houses priced above $500,000 and into the million-plus bracket were up 52 percent over January of 2012, the association reported .

The Market is not expected to cool down anything soon. The sales pending at the end of January were up 13 percent over January of last year,  and spring selling season will be excellent. In short, Realtors are going to be running fast for a while.

Houston luxury real estate experts. Whether you are interested in buying or selling, or just simply browsing for your next dream home, you can find it for sale on our real estate website.

Mosaic On Hermann Park Condos| Houston, TX 77004

Mosaic On Hermann Park Condominiums

Mosaic On Hermann Park Condominiums

Mosaic on Hermann Park, your home of towering high style in Houston’s heartbeat. This is location to live for.The city center: a mile and a half away. The Texas Medical Center and Rice University: less than a mile. The historic Museum District: a stone’s throw. The 445-acre park: it’s your yard. The Mosaic Condos gives you the best of a vibrant city, from park to work to chic to shop . . . with breathtaking views, equally amazing value, and exquisite interiors as individual as you are.

Record Sales
The pace of Houston home sales has never been brisker, as a super-low supply of homes for sale is igniting bidding wars for houses in many neighborhoods. Sellers are getting offers from multiple buyers on the day their house goes up for sale. And home prices are going up fast.

The inventory of homes for sale is at its lowest point since 1999, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.

Historically, January is a slow month for Realtors. But not this January.

January property sales in Houston totaled 4,680, a 29 percent increase over January of last year, the Realtors Association Reported

The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.[1] Located in Greater Houston, the center contains 50 medicine-related institutions, including 15 hospitals and two specialty institutions, three medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and other health-related practices.[2] All 50 institutions are not-for-profit. Exceeding one thousand acres in size, the center is larger than downtown Dallas.[3] Some member institutions are located outside of the city of Houston.[4][5] The center is where one of the first and largest air ambulance services was created and where one of the first successful inter-institutional transplant programs was developed. More heart surgeries are performed in the center than anywhere else in the world.[6]

The Texas Medical Center receives 160,000 daily visitors and over six million annual patient visits, including over 18,000 international patients. In 2010, the center employed over 93,500 people, including 20,000 physicians, scientists, researchers and other advanced degree professionals in the life sciences.[7]

The Houston Museum District consists of 19 museums within a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecom Fountain. The Houston Museum District Association is dedicated to collaborative efforts that maximize use of the artistic, scientific and educational resources.

The Houston Museum District is an association of museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to promoting the arts, sciences, and cultural amenities of the area.
The Houston Museum District currently includes 19 museums that recorded a collective attendance of over 7 million in 2011. All of the museums offer hours with free admission, and 12 of the museums are free all the time.[1]
Bordered roughly by Rice University, the Neartown area and Texas Medical Center, the Museum District specifically refers to the area located within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain in Hermann Park. The Museum District is served by four stops on the METRORail, one specifically named for it and is easily accessible from US 59, State Highway 288 and Main Street.

The beginnings of the Museum District are found in 1977, when it became apparent that some action needed to be taken to provide easier access to the museums of the area. This call for community improvement evolved into the non-profit Montrose Project by the mid-80s but changed into the Museum District Development Association of Houston (MDDAH) shortly thereafter. Based on the works of this organization, the Museum District was formally recognized by the City of Houston in 1989. The founding organization was dissolved in 1994, but the Museum District is now under the auspices of the Houston Museum District Association, founded in 1997.
The Museum District attracts visitors, students and volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to learn about and celebrate art, history, culture, and nature around the world.