Clear Lake City, TX Real Estate News

By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Ever wonder how you can help?  What foods are needed most at the local food banks?  Here is a list of the most in demand items that you can donate to help STOP HUNGER. • Protein items  -Canned tuna or chicken, packed in water  -Canned stews and pasta/meat, easy on salt and fat • Peanut butter • Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce • 100% juice cans or boxes • Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce • Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can, easy on salt and fat • Cereals and cereal bars, easy on sugar and fat • Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles • Packages of dry beans Take a moment to help those less fortunate.  Grab a sack and walk to your pantry...there is at least one item listed above that is sitting in your pantry.  Place it in the sack and drop it at our office...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Have you been wondering if Electric Cars will catch on?  Have you been wanting to "Go Green", but afraid of where to find chargers?  Well I was thrilled when I dined at Cullen's on Space Center Blvd this week and recognized that they have multiple Electric Car charging stations :)  This is exciting...not only is Houston embracing the idea of Electric energy for vehicles, but we have merchants right in our own backyard that are taking a stand to be on the cutting edge and make it convenient for us.  After seeing the electric charging stations here in our own neighborhood I did a little Google searching and discovered other areas in Houston that have embrace this concept as well:  Memorial City Mall; The Houston Center downtown, and HEB on Buffalo Spdwy.  I'm certain they'll be others.  
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
The Pine Brook / Brookwood ORCAS are looking forward to the upcoming summer swim season!  The Orcas are open to all kids between the ages of 5 - 18.  We strive to provide a high quality summer swim program where our swimmers can improve their aquatic skills, promote teamwork, good sportsmanship, and most of all have lots of fun. Check out the web site www.pinebrookwoodorcas.org For up to the minute information, you can also follow the Orcas on Twitter::  @pbworcas Walk-up registration will be held March 31 and April 14 from 10am - noon at the Pine Brook Pool, or go to the web site www.pinebrookwoodorcas.org to complete the form online for submission or print and mail in. Practices will start after school on Monday, May 7 and will move to early morning once school is out.  Both Pine Broo...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Celebrate Big ShelterBox WeekJune 9-16, 2012 This year's Big ShelterBox Week will be bigger and better than ever--and it's possible with your support. Help bring ShelterBox to your community this year. Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!Until then, check out some of the ways to start your planning below.      Big ShelterBox Week is ShelterBox’s annual awareness week celebrated around the world to promote the importance of humanitarian action following natural and other disasters. In the United States, ShelterBox USA, Inc. celebrates the idea that individuals, businesses, schools, civic and other groups can help make a global impact by supporting ShelterBox’s mission of providing shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors around the world.                                    ...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
I've been telling you that changes are on the horizon... and they are.  April 1 there will be dramatic changes to the FHA mortgage loan guidelines --- No Fooling! Currently in Houston Metropolitan area homebuyers may use an FHA loan to purchase a home with a maximum loan value of $271,050...which means a home purchase price of $280,880, and only have a down-payment investment of 3.5%.  This is true for properties in Harris, Brazoria, Galveston, Chambers and Fort Bend counties.  The only mortgage in which you may have a lower down-payment is a Veteran Administration loan for our veteran buyers who may purchase with no down payment at all.  Thank you for your service.  Or in a few select regions a USDA mortgage, also with no down payment. What is going to change on April 1st?  Credit qual...
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If you have been trying to decide to purchase a home then NOW is the time to buy!  US Department of Housing and Urban Development has just issued a new Mortgagee Letter 2012-3 that will make stronger requirement on home buyers that have prior credit delinquencies. If a borrower has individual or multiple disputed credit accounts or collections with singular or cumlative abalances equal to or greater than $1000, the acounts must be resolved (payments arrangements with a minimum 90 day pay history) or paid in full, prior to, or at the time of closing.  The lender must obtain documentation supporting the pyament arrangements or that the debt has been paid off.  The payments arranged for the accounts must be included in the calculation of the borrower's total debt-to-income ratios. Disputed...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
As a Rotarian I am extremely pleased to be a member of the local Space Center Rotary here in the Clear Lake area.  I am able to interact with a wonderful group of professionals and like minded individuals that believe in and enjoy giving back to our community. Recently I was able to assist our youth exchange students on an out of town trip and was delighted to interact with two lovely exchange students, Julie and Hannah from Denmark and Sweden.  Wonderful young ladies each full of excitement and genuine appreciation for the opportunity to be accepted as exchange students here.  They spoke of their experiences in school, trips they've been able to experience with their host families and the studies they are engaged in.  It was a wonderful experience to hear Hannah speak of how she wants ...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Become aware of the many assistance facilities located in your community.  These facilities are there to assist those in need with food, clothing and other necessities.  These groups serve thousands of clients, and their families every day...Right Here in the Bay Area. Are you aware there are homeless in your community?  Some of these groups provide assistance with backpacks filled with necessary essentials.  Please consider making a donation of supplies, time or money in support of any of the following: Food Pantries at: Clear Lake Church of Christ     938 El Dorado Blvd, Houston          281-486-9350 Clear Lake Baptist Church     15700 Space Center Blvd, Houston          281-488-3767 Lighthouse Christian Ministries     825 Grand Ave, San Leon          281-339-3033 Living Faith Outreac...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Enjoy the teams battle it out on Super Bowl Sunday...Then Make the Call! Now is the BEST time to Sell Your Home! If you're thinking of making a move this year and have a home to sell, Call Me Now! You get the highest price and sell faster early in the year, just after Super Bowl Sunday.  The football weekends are over.  Tax Refunds are flowing into buyer's hands. The really servious and qualified buyers are out very early in the year and They Are Buying Homes Now. Take advantage of the best buyers and the low interest rates. Call Nancy Now 281-479-8191 x102
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
The Third Annual Bank Bites and Buys will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00pm.  The event will showcase a live auction and a silent auction.  Come and do some tast tasting with around twenty of our restaurants in and around the Clear Lake ARea.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $12.00.  If you or a local business would like to donate any item(s) to the silent auction please contact Ron Zaguli at 713-240-2488.  This is truly an inexpensive and great way to sample our local area's cuisine and a great way to support and recognize some of the businesses in our community.  Thank you and we all hope to see you at this grand event!
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to serve in your local community and impact families internationally? Join the fight to address the poverty housing crisis facing millions worldwide through the Habitat for Humanity 2012 Women Build Project! One-third of the families that live in our Habitat homes are single moms. Can you imagine having three children and no place to live? Women Build recipient, Tiffany Gilmore, can. In the wake of hurricane Katrina, Tiffany was left to fend for herself and her three children. Moving from New Orleans in 2009, the Gilmore family was forced to move into a homeless shelter in Houston. It was in this state she came to us. Through the service and generosity of women like you, now Tiffany is a proud Habitat homeowner, and respected manager of a local groc...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Nasa Area Baseball is accepting registrations for the spring 2012 season for 13-14 year old (as of April 30, 2012) baseball players residing in the Clear Lake and Seabrook areas. Registration information and forms are posted on the www.nasapony.org website. Cost will be $220 per player. Tryouts will be this Saturday, January 21 at the Nasa Pony Field in Bay Area Park. The season will begin the week of February 13.     Please visit the website at www.nasapony.org for more information or contact Lisa Cubley at lisacubley2@yahoo.com
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan to open a second location for the Webster Academy-Visions in Education (WAVE) program.Beginning the 2012-2013 school year, the Gifted and Talented program will be offered at Westbrook Intermediate and its new location, League City Intermediate. An expansion team of educators, parents, and students from both locations will be formed to implement the second program.WAVE is currently offered at Westbrook Intermediate. The program for the Gifted and Talented has grown from 320 students in 2000 to more than 745 students in 2011, pushing Westbrook Intermediate beyond its instructional capacity.WAVE was created in 1996 for 6th-8th grade Gifted and Talented students. The services and courses offered at WAV...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Did you know that our Texas Districts have been redrawn? Which one do you live in now? Check out this interactive site to find out where you are now: http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/whats-my-district-now/Meet the candidates running in those Districts at the following scheduled Town Hall events hosted by Clear Lake Tea Party:1) Congressional District 36 (new) on Thursday, January 26th at Webster Civic Center - 311 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster, TX 77598 beginning at 6:30 p.m.2) Texas House District 23 on Thursday, February 2nd at Nessler Center - 1801 9th Avenue North, Texas City, TX 775923) Texas Senate District 11 on Thursday, February 9th at Webster Civic Center - 311 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster, TX 77598 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Galveston County TEA Party is hosting a Candidate Fo...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Middlebrook's Annual Meeting is Monday, February 6th at Armand Bayou Elementary in the cafeteria. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Please plan to attend. There are many items directly effecting the community that will be discussed. We will have guest speakers, an election of board members, presentation of the budget, snacks, and discussion of future needs. Additonal Meeting Dates - Middlebrook Association meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at the CMSI offices on Bay Area Blvd. at 7:00p.m. Upcoming dates are - March 13th, April 10th, and May 8th. Homeowners are welcome, but should call CMSI at (281) 480-2563 to verify the date and time. Please contact the management company, Community Management Solutions, Inc., (281) 480-2563, if you have any questions regarding the assessment...
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Keller Williams Friendswood | RE/MAX Space Center | The Bly Team | Who Sells More? If you are thinking of buying a home in the Friendswood area, or selling a home in the Friendswood area, you might be wondering who is The Bly Team? The Bly Team is part of the #1 Selling Real Estate Company RE/MAX. Let this chart help you understand: Any More Questions? Call - The Bly Team : 281-823-5775      RE/MAX Space Center - South Shore RE/MAX Space Center - Clear Lake   3032 Marina Bay Dr Ste 200, 1150 Clear Lake City Blvd. Ste 100, League City, TX 77573 Houston, TX 77062 (281)-823-5775 (281)-204-1084 Fax: (281)-823-5701 Fax: (281)-488-2264 Team@AgentBly.com Team@AgentBly.com
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
A spike in burglaries has police cracking down in parts of the Clear Lake area. Certain neighborhoods have been targets in the middle of the day and police are trying to put a stop to it. It's hard to say why thieves are targeting certain neighborhoods over others. What we do know is that homes are being targets at random and Clear Lake residents are now on guard. Sandy and her husband Wendell are reluctant to open their door when a stranger comes knocking. She said, "It's like we look out to kind of see. If we really don't know who you are and you're not supposed to be here, you wouldn't answer." They've been on alert ever since their neighbor's Clear Lake home was broken into by thieves who stole a bunch of jewelry and a 200lb safe. Wendell said, "They drug it out of there. Well, they...
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By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Another one SOLD!   2206 Gemini.     University Green located in the Clear Lake Area and is close to nearby entertainment, restaurants, University of Houston Clear Lake as well as shopping. The residents of  University Green in University Green enjoy a contemporary lifestyle with patio homes and townhomes. It is a community with values and a wave of the future.   University Green has many amenities that are suitable for the whole family. With its close location to The University of Clear Lake, University Green makes commuting easy! You are never too far from entertainment and restaurants. Space Center Houston  is located just a few miles away. Dining is within just a short drive. Kemah Boardwalk is a short driveaway and you will always find fun and entertainment waiting!   Enjoy a nice ...
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By Nancy Anderson
(Bay Area Elite Properties)
Clear Lake High School is kicking off its Project Graduation 2012 with sponsors jumping on board to help out.   Visit the sponsors listed below on specific dates and let them know you are there for the Clear Lake High School Project Graduation Fundrasiser.   Bullritos 1820 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058 Come to a "Charitabull Event" on Friday, December 30 and January 27, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. to raise cash for Project Graduation.   Genghis Grill, The Mongolian Stir Fry 510 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598 Genghis Grill is offering a "FUNdraiser" every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. with 15% of sales going to Project Graduation 2012!   For more information on Project Graduation 2012 email laoprojectgrad@yahoo.com or visit www.clhsprojectgraduation.co...
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