Film Buffs

Movie and culture aficionados celebrated Houston creatives at the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a five-day marathon of screenings and performances, beginning with opening-night festivities at the MFAH and the Rice Cinema. The latter featured a panel discussion with Bun B and a rap battle between Houston’s Scotty Raps and Liven Learn. The fest also included the NASA-endorsed CineSpace short-film competition, which was judged by Richard Linklater, and a performance-laden event at White Oak Music Hall. Houston artists performed renditions of hit songs from Singin’ in the Rain as a tribute to the city’s rainy fall.

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‘Natural Passion’ Makes Fourth-Gen Houstonian Sarah Callaway Sulma a Realty Star

AS A FOURTH-generation Houstonian, Sarah Callaway Sulma has a unique and invaluable view of the city. Her deep seated connection to Houston led her down the path to becoming one the city's most well-respected, and renowned real estate agents. Sarah's natural passion for the real estate industry from a young age led her to where she is today. "I know that it sounds cheesy, but it is the truth! I wanted to be in real estate from a young age," Sarah shares. "The late-great restaurateur, Tony Vallone, put me together with real estate legend, Martha Turner, and Martha put me together with Cathy Cagle. The rest is history-13 years of success and counting!" Now with over 13 years in real estate and $55M+ in residential real estate sales, Sarah brings a rare combination of knowledge, skill, and advocacy to each one of her clients.

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Walter Bering with Martha Turner’s Sotheby’s sold this property at 3920 Inverness for more than $10 million this spring.

AFTER THE COVID-era hysteria, Houston’s housing market has leveled. The pace of sales has slowed over the past year, and prices are a bit down here and there. But there are pockets of explosive growth and, say experts, good indications that a healthy, balanced market is on the horizon. Read on for the latest stats, trends and lust-worthy listings.

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