Thursday, November 15, 2007


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I mentioned it briefly in the previous entry, but I really want to call attention to Swamplot, a Houston real estate blog that approaches its subject with a great deal of humor. Even the name is perfect. One of the coolest features of Swamplot is the Daily Demolition Report, where they list all the structures that have demolition permits for that day. It's shocking when you read it to learn just how many buildings are torn down every day in Houston. And Swamplot doesn't just dump a list on you--they often go and photograph one of the soon-to-be-extinct-but-unlikely-to-be-regretted structures.

The variety of blog posts is another great feature. In the past few days, they've talked about new development, the implosion of the Crown Plaza hotel (with a cool film of it), the perfect photos in Houston Home & Garden, Astrodome redevelopment, and the sad latter days of a former Bellaire party pad.

I recommend it highly.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Houses in Bunker Hill?

It's not often that new property for development comes on the market in the Villages, but the Holy Name Retreat Center is selling 10 acres. The invaluable Swamplot has the story.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Robot Threat

I've had enough of people fretting over nuclear weapons in Pakistan and North Korea, and potential nuclear bombs in Iran. When are people going to open their eyes and recognize the threat posed by giant Azerbaijani robots!