Many clients find me from har.com or from my website when they are still in the other cities and other countries...I am so thankful of their trusting and support!
Client Experience Rating from Overseas Client:
--------I'm overseas,never met Jing, communicating by email. She is a great communicator and notifies you of all the developments almost in real time. She is the definition of a hard worker; never lets anything slide, no matter how busy she may be. She is meticulous about the details and never lets you miss any. Above all, she is worthy of all the trust you can put in her. If you need your agent to care about your interests as much as you, I don't believe there's anyone better than Jing Harlan.
-------- I'm overseas, needed to sell the property, but it needed to be renovated first. Emailed Jing, whom I'd never met. Soon as she heard what I needed, she had the ball, was running. She got me bids, helped me nail down the details, prepare the specifications, inspected the work with an excellent result. Through the sale process, she was perfect, right on top of everything. It's her work ethic, dedication, loyalty, energy that makes her great. It's been an honor to work with her. I will miss her.
** Welcome Home! Happy and Proud to be in The Greater Houston!
** Houston's Population Soars, Census Shows
While New York and Los Angeles continue to hold on to their top spots for overall largest cities in the U.S., a much tighter race occurred for the No. 3 spot, which Chicago usually comfortably enjoys. Houston’s rapid population growth in the past decade nearly sent it over reigning No. 3 city Chicago, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures.
Houston’s population grew 7.4 percent in the past decade, while Chicago’s population growth has dropped 7 percent. The Windy City, however, still was able to remain above Houston for population size, 2.7 million to 2.09 million respectively.
"If Chicago doesn't change direction, it's obvious Houston could overtake Chicago and become bigger sometime in the next decade," says Steve Murdock, a previous director of the U.S Census Bureau.
So why is Houston experiencing such a rapid population growth? Experts attribute Houston’s growth to its low unemployment rate (8.1 percent compared to the 9 percent national average), the oil industry, low cost of living, and an influx of immigrants.
Plus, "the main advantage is Houston is the least expensive major city to live in," says Stephen Klineberg, Rice University sociology professor.
Meanwhile, Chicago continues to lose residents. Some major factors: Eighteen percent of the city’s black residents left in the past decade, its rate of growth among the Hispanic population has slowed, and some residents have been forced to relocate due to the city’s demolition of housing projects.
"We knew it would be very, very difficult to overtake Chicago in this census take,” says Jeff Moseley, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership. “Those of us who follow the numbers know it's just a matter of time."
Source: “Census: Houston Sees a Population Surge, But Chicago Narrowly Remains Nation’s No. 3 City,” The Associated Press (Feb. 17, 2011)
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** Place to Have Chinese food in Houston
As a Chinese, I have been asked many many many times where are the good places to eat Chinese food, so here are some I know local Chinese go to. And I will add more as time goes by.
7320 S.W. Frwy #115
|Kim Son Restaurant|
|12750 SW Freeway||Houston|
|New Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant|
|8520 Bellaire Blvd.||77036|
|11215 Bellaire Blvd.||77036|
Dim Sum King: 9160-B Bellaire Blvd. 713 270 6788
Dumpling / Noodle:
1. Lailai : 9715 Bellaire Blvd. #B, Houston, 77036 tel: 713 988 2088
2. classic Kitchen restaurant. 9888 Bellaire Blvd. #108; houston 77036; tel: 713 270 8545
3. Luky Pot: 9888 Bellaire Blvd. #158; houston 77036; tel: 713 995 9982
4. My Tea House: 9888 Bellaire Blvd. #148; houston 77036; tel: 713 270 8988
5. San Tong Noodle House: 9938 #F Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX 77036 713 271 3945
1. Tan Tan : 6816 Ranchester/ Bellaire Houston, TX 77036 Tel: 713 771 1268
2. Sichuan Cuisine: 9114 Bellaire Houston, TX 77036 ; spicy food. Tel: 713 771 6868
3. Phat Ky Chinese Restaurant: 11792 Wilcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77099 tel: 281 495 7591
4. Sarah Place: 9968 Bellaire Blvd. #160, Houston, TX 77036 Tel. 713 995 0985
5. Peking Cuisine: 8332 S.W. FRWY, Houston, TX 77074 Tel. 713 988 5838
6. Shanghai Chinese: 9116 Bellaire Houston, TX 77036, Tel. 713 988 7288
7. Sinh Sinh: 9788 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77036 Tel. 713 541 2888
8. Spicy Sichuan: 9888 Bellaire Blvd. #168 Houston, TX 77036 713 988 8866