Clear Lake City, TX Real Estate News

By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
I treat my hard working car to "the car spa" every week or so, and I have to say if you go on a regualar basis it makes a big difference in your car.  If your car has too many huge Texas road bugs, and built up gunk, you may have to go throught it twice, and they'll actually let you do that.  If you're not happy with the way it looks they run it through again.  You can ride in your car and go through the wash or stay in their reception area.  They have a nice play area for kids, a coffe bar, alot of seating, tv, and magazines to read.  They also offer other services too, oil changes, inspections, emissions testing, and winshield repairs along with detailed cleaning. Oh, and I got gas there too! Just for fun, I snapped some pics when my car went through, each step. This is the beginning ...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
You are welcome to join the free walk at the University of Houston Clear Lake that begins at 8am.  the walk begins at 9am.  This is for the children that struggle with arthritis on a daily basis.  And guess what?  Dogs are welcome! (as long as they are leashed). Click here for more information on arthritis.  
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By League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
(RE/MAX 1st Class)
BEAUTIFUL UPDATES THROUGHOUT! New kitchen tile, counters, microwave, tile backsplash 10/09. Dishwasher '08. Microwave 10/09. Oven '05. Water heater '08. New carpet 10/16/09. New Laminate Wood Floors in '06. Cat 5 Networking throughout. Great floorplan- 3 bedroom, 2 bath on a wooded lot in the heart of Clear Lake. Excellent CCISD schools! Quick access to work and fun! Get your enormous tax credit! HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED! Call for details and to schedule a viewing, 281-948-7042.   View More Information © 2009 Brian Worrell Team, Realtors in League City, TX - 281-948-7042. All Rights Reserved.
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Our modernization of the current Texas Homeowners policy is finally here.  Not only can we continue to offer the Texas Family Home Policy, but we are adding an additional policy version, the Farmers Next Generation Home Policy. Some of the key features include: Modified Open Perils coverage - not only we will insured the common Named Perils but the policy also covers several ‘causes of loss' in addition to your classic Named Perils. Liability Limit extended to a Million - for your high net worth clients, we can cover their liability up to one million as opposed to the classic $500,000 eliminating the need in some instances for a separate umbrella.  Extended Personal Property and Loss of Use percentages - basic policy will now included 75% of the dwelling limit in personal property and 4...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, TX will be hosting a free workshop on Saturday, December 19, from 10am to 1pm.  "The Word Factory", is a supportive environment for writers and poets to work on their craft.  This is free to the pubic. The Arts Alliance Center is located at 2000 NASA ParkwayNassau Bay, TX 77058. Click here for more information. *************************************************************************************
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Clear Lake Homes market in Middlebrook seems to be holding up nicely amongst a volitale US real estate market.  No big changes to report with 34 closing year to date at an average sales price of $147,019 or $80.29 per square foot.  With an average sales price in Clear Lake of $222,000, Middlebrook appeals mostly to first time homebuyers with a great availability of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, mostly single story.  The good news is that you don't have to pay significantly more than you did last year.  The average sales price last year was $145,417.  You might have to move a little quicker however with the average market time this year of 45 days.  Compare that to 58 last year. 33 homes in Middlebrook sold last year so the market there seems to be on an even keel.  Overall the number of si...
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
Today I previewed one of the Clear Lake foreclosures in the Meadowgreen subdivision.  This home is listed for $145,000, is a little over 1,900 square feet and includes a pool.  A lot of people are excited about the possiblity of buying a foreclosed home.  Maybe you're one of them.  Everybody's looking for the best deal, aren't they?  One thing to keep in mind about a foreclosed home is, if the homeowner couldn't make the payments, then they weren't able to maintain the property either.  Frankly, some deals are good.  Some aren't so hot.  The one today?  Well, it ain't on top of my list for the Better Homes and Gardens Get it Sold show. This one needs all flooring replaced, completely painted in and out, most of the siding on the garage needs to be replaced as well as the garage door.   ...
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Clear Lake Texas Homes market continues it's spotty numbers in the Pipers Meadow neighborhood.  While we've seen higher numbers in some neighborhoods like Bay Pointe, Pipers Meadow numbers are down. However prices are up, and market time is one half what it was last year. Pipers Meadow is one of the areas prime first time homebuyer neighborhoods.  It provides easy access to both downtown Galveston and Houston- great for families who need to commute to both.  It's literally 2 minutes from Interstate 45. Pipers Meadow homes range from about 1,200 square feet to 2,000.  A small handful are more.  Current price ranges are from the $90's to about $150k.  For the period ending today, 12/7/09, there have been 30 homes. The average home in Pipers Meadow has been selling for 98.1% of list pr...
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you're looking at Clear Lake Texas houses, want to buy a home and are waiting around for better prices, you might want to rethink your strategy. If you're a market watcher, soaking up the information overload across news media and Internet websites, you're probably overwhelmed with confusion by now. Is the housing market getting better? Is it getting worse? Was there really, when it gets down to it, a housing bubble collapse? And, if so, who popped it? First, the quick answers. Yes, the housing bubble collapsed, and everybody had a hand in popping it: the government, the lenders, the investors and the general public. Now the hard answers: it's getting better - and worse. The truth is that market predictors are all on the fence. With the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) g...
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Clear Lake Homes  market may be down 12% this year, however thethe Meadowgreen neighborhood has held steady with 34 closed homesthrough October 31st, 2009.  Strangely enough, there were exactly34 homes sold during that same time frame last year. Meadowgreen house prices remain relatively stable with an averagesales price this year of $148,657.  This compares to $149,297 lastyear.  The average days on the market is just under 2 months comparedto 64 days in 2008.  No big change there. The number of foreclosures in the area is unchanged as well.  2 of the34 homes sold in Meadowgreen this year were foreclosures.  Same for lastyear.  Clear Lake as a whole in the last 12 months has had fewer than3% foreclosures.  Homes in Meadowgreen did sell closer to their listed price last yearat a 98....
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
While the overall Clear Lake Homes market has been off by about 12% this year,the Bay Pointe subdivision has gone against the grain with an increase inhome sales; 24 through October 31st.  That beats last year of 19. The average home sold in Bay Pointe this year was $188,933 compared to $185,413last year; up just about 2%  Contrast that to some parts of thecountry and we'll take it all day long! By the way to clarify, when I say Clear Lake homes are off this year, I meanthat the numbers are off, not the prices.  Prices remain stable- not up, notdown- relatively flat.
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
Camino South has been a hot item this year.  These Clear Lake homes don't stay on the shelves long.  33 homes have sold this year but the amazing thing is the number of days on the market.  Would you believe 16 days?!  It's no wonder with average sales prices of $123,224.  The average home in Clear Lakesells for a little less than $220,000. This community might be the perfect place to take advantage of the $8,000 homebuyers tax credit. Read More
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
The 2009 Bay Area Turkey day 10K and 5K fun run benefitting the Bay Area YMCA's.  This race is for the whole family and will be around the scenic neighborhoods of Clear Lake City.  All fitness levels are invited to participate.  Get up and get some exercise, and check out the scenery along Clear Lake. Where:  University Plaza             2427 Bay Area Blvd.             Houston, TX  77058   When:  November 26, 2009            8:00 am (10K Race)            8:05 am (5K Fun  Run) Register:  www.bayareaturkeyday10k.com Entry Fee:  $30 Hosted by:  USAFIT/Bay Area Fit, On the Run, Koala Sponsor:  Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
If you book a home staging consultation by November 6th for the month of November, we will give you our all inclusive "Walk-n-Talk" consultation from curb to back fence and all areas in between for a special rate of $135.  If you've been on the fence, here's your chance to get to most comprehensive customized expert advice on staging your home.  We walk through like a buyer would, giving recommendations, tips, cost effective advice and color and paint selections.  It's time to start now...What are you waiting for? This is our pre-holiday special and spaces are already filling up, this is the biggest bang for your buck when selling your home or redesigning your home for a new look, especially for the Holidays! *You must mention the "November Special" in order to recieve discounted rate....
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
The EXPO provides an opportunity to showcase the products and services available in the Clear Lake Area and increases exposure for our excellent local businesses.  Over 80 local Clear Lake area businesses. FREE ADMISSION Date:    Thursday, September 3, 2009 Time:    11:00am - 6:00pm Place:  Gloria Dei Lutheran Church               18220 Upper Bay Rd.               Houston, TX  77058 Event sponsored by:  Christus St. John Hospital, JSC, Houston Community Newspapers, Bay Area The Citizen, Berkeley Eye Center, Houston Chronicle, Fantasy Yacht Charters. For more information click this link.    
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
The numbers seem to be getting a little better in the Clear Lake Texas real estate market.  Last year in the Brookwood subdivision of 904 single family homes, there were 14 home sales in the first 2 quarters.  This year there were 22.  And prices of Brookwood homes are actually UP!  That's great news for Brookwood homeowners.  The average sales price last year was $267,000 while this year the average sales price was $277,869. The average number of days on the market has remained fairly constant at 60 days last year and 62 this one. My best guess is that this year will end up significantly better than last due to our Mr IKE.  Yeah, I know...the year's not over yet but I can certainly hope this year is not a repeat.  At least I hope not.  The last quarter of 2008 really tanked. The Brookw...
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
Bay Glen Homes Sales in Bay Glen have started off with a BANG this year.  Finally! The average turnover in Clear Lake is a little over 6%, meaning that in any given year, 6 out of every 100 single family homes will sell.  Last year in Bay Glen, that number was 70 out of the 1,389 existing homes in Bay Glen, or 5.0%. In the first 2 quarters of 2009, there have been 47 Bay Glen homes sold. Contrast that to 36 in that same time period last year.  Average market time is a bit longer at 59 days whereas last year, it was taking 46 days.  Keep in mind that the days on the market is defined as the date an acceptable offer is received on the home and not the "drive out" time.  Add about 30 days and you have the average length of time from the sign going in the yard, till the moving truck pulls u...
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By Sara Goss, Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas
(HatmakerGroup.com GMAC Real Estate)
©2009 Sara Goss All rights reserved   SARA GOSS, Realtor281-748-4380HatmakerGroup.com GMAC Real Estate I am a full-time realtor in the Houston Bay Area of Texas. Ready to help sellers get their houses sold and find buyers the home of their dreams. Call, y'all!
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By Sara Goss, Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas
(HatmakerGroup.com GMAC Real Estate)
If you live in the greater Houston area, you may have seen the free magazine, Houston House & Home. I look forward each month to picking up the latest issue at Kroger or Randalls Supermarket, in the free magazine section at the entrance of certain stores. I can't believe it's FREE! Houston relocation new residents, please look for it, it's good looking with beautiful photographs on glossy paper and is a good read geared towards residents of the area. This magazine, dedicated exclusively to the home, is full of resources for the Houston area homeowner. Articles range from how-to information and resources, remodeling transformations, inspiring designs in all styles, and inspiration for the homeowner - inside and outside the home. Trends and techniques are discussed in regular columns writ...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
Kay Taylor Burnett returns to The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, which she founded in 1997, on June 11, Thursday, 2009 to sign copies of her book from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, leading into the reception for TAACCL's Open Doors Series:  Summer 09 Exhibit, which begins at 6:30pm. No Odes to Widows will be available for purchase in TAACCL's Gift Gallery. For more information Click this link.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc.Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell By Professional Home Stagers! Our goal is to provide solutions to getting your home sold for top dollar in the most cost effective way!  Thinking of selling your house or want a new look give us a call...
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