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Houston's unsinkable housing market undaunted by storm

The home (above) of Sue and Roger Powell, which continues to attract interest from buyers even in the immediate wake of Harvey, undergoing repairs after being damaged by the storm.

A billboard advertising new homes in the Grand Oaks housing development in Houston.


FOR six months, Sue and Roger Powell have been hoping to find a buyer for their 7,100-square-foot home in the Houston suburb of Katy. A week ago, after they waded out of it with a few suitcases on air mattresses, those hopes had largely faded. Then they got an unexpected call from...