SOURCE: The Johnson Development Corp.

June 20, 2008 13:17 ET

HAR Web Site Proves Useful in Houston Real Estate Search

MISSOURI CITY, TX--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Shopping for real estate in Houston can be a challenge, especially if one is not familiar with the area. Luckily, there is one site that specializes in real estate in Houston: was an innovative project started by the Houston Association of Realtors® in 1997. At the time, only a few public Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sites existed in the country. specializes in real estate in Houston and surrounding areas. is the only local Web site that regularly ranks among the top 25 real estate sites in the United States, according to the U.S. ComScore Media Metrix, which measures Web site traffic. averages more than one billion hits and 900,000 unique visitors each month, according to the Houston Chronicle.

As the fourth-largest city in the U.S., covering 596.11 square miles, real estate in Houston and its surrounding areas offers many choices. will not only narrow down searches by area; it will also divide by subdivision or search for a particular address in the Houston area. is also the only Realtor® association Internet site in the country to display detailed tax information for every property in the greater Houston and surrounding area.

The Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) accounts for more than 5 million people according to the U.S. Bureau of Census 2008 Post-Census Population Change. With its diverse ethnic population, more than 60 primary languages other than English are spoken in the homes of Houston Independent School District students. Fort Bend Independent School District, which serves Riverstone, also boasts great diversity, with students representing more than 25 different countries. is able to display text in multiple languages including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, German and Italian, accommodating much of the ethnic diversity of Houston and Fort Bend today.

Other unique features include narrowing the search to a listing of foreclosed properties, properties posted for less than one week on the MLS and open houses. Most national sites do not accommodate such requests.

Home buyers wanting specific information on homes in Riverstone can find detailed listings at

Knowledge is power. And when looking for real estate in Houston, it's important to have the information necessary to make the best decision. HAR provides in-depth information about the city and surrounding areas that will help buyers make the best choice for their families.

About Riverstone

Riverstone is a master-planned community in the heart of Fort Bend County near U.S. 59 and Texas 6, The Fort Bend Parkway and Texas 288. Numerous well-known production and customer builders are featured in the community, which is designed for 6,000 homes, 250 acres of lakes and 500 acres of open space. Housing styles range from affordable townhomes and single-family homes to $1 million homes on homesites as large as a half-acre. The Johnson Development Corp. is a major partner in the development. To learn more about the amenity-rich neighborhoods of Riverstone, see

About The Johnson Development Corp.

The Johnson Development Corp. is an award-winning residential and commercial land development company involved in premier projects including master-planned communities such as Sienna Plantation, Fall Creek, Riverstone, Woodforest, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater and Silverlake in Houston, Texas, and Towne Lake, BridgeMill and Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1975, known for innovative master planning and today one of the largest and most successful land developers in both Houston and Atlanta, Johnson Development has cultivated a strong reputation for vibrant, responsible development, with impeccably designed communities. For more information, visit

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