Cypress, TX Real Estate News

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Twenty-two homes SOLD in Fairfield for the month of May!   Fairfield continues to have drawing power for buyers due to its award-winning schools and superb ammenities! Today, I will do a synopsis of those properties under 2500 sq. ft.  Tomorrow, I will cover the statistics of those properties which are 2500 sq. ft. or more! There were twelve homes that sold in the under 2500 sq. ft. range.  The net sales price ranged from $110,000 for a foreclosure built in 2003 up to $178,400 for a new construction one-story!  (Net sales price is equal to the contract price less any contribution the seller makes to the buyer's closing costs.  Sellers are not required to make a contribution to the buyer's closing costs.  It is an item of negotiation as are repairs to the home, a new survey, a home warra...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Located near Fry Rd. and Highway 290, CYPRESS CREEK LAKES subdivision is increasing in notariety!  With a great location, popular builders, and highly-rated schools, CYPRESS CREEK LAKES becomes the obvious choice for many home buyers! For the last 30 days, SEVEN homes have closed ranging in price from $188,000 to $425,000.  Of these seven SOLDS, there was one foreclosure, two resales, and four new construction homes.  Highest price per sq. ft. was $89/sq. ft. If you are looking to buy in CYPRESS CREEK LAKES, I would love to show you around this popular subdivision!  Or, if you are thinking of selling, I will review the current market data, take a look at your home, and give my opinion as to what you can expect to receive when selling. For more information about Sonja Patterson, or to vi...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Eight homes have SOLD in the beautiful Northlake Forest subdivision the first four months of 2011.  Of these eight, three were foreclosures, five were regular homeowner sales (ie not a short sale, estate sale or foreclosure sale). The average price/sq. ft. for the foreclosures was $66/sq. ft.  While, the regular homeowner sale average was $79/sq. ft.  Average number of days on the market was 115. THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR NORTHLAKE FOREST RESIDENTS!  At this time last year, there were only half as many SOLDS for the period of Jan. - April.  The average price per sq. ft. of the nonforeclosures was $74.63 and the average time on the market was 410 days, almost 14 months! If you are thinking of purchasing a home, Northlake Forest is a beautiful, well-maintained subdivision with excellent schoo...
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
Market Report and Home Sales As of April 30, 2011   Home Styles in Stable Gate and Homes Currently Available for Sale (This link to Home Styles & Homes Currently Available in Stable Gate in Cypress, TX is always up-to-date -- it is updated the minute a change takes place on MLS!)     As of April 30, 2011 . . . . . No. of Homes CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET:  14 Homes Price Range                                                    $240,000 to $449,000 Average Days on the Market:   .                 . . .  54 Days Average Price per Sq. Ft.:  $92.76   The high price per sq. ft. is $112.96 andthe low price per sq. ft. is $72.03.      No. of Homes CURRENTLY IN PENDING: 2 Homes Price Range:     ..............              $308,000 to $344,000      No. of Homes SOLD since January 1, 2011: 5 Homes Pri...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
  There were eight COLES CROSSING homes that sold in the month of April.  The range in price/sq. ft. was as large as the range in prices.  A three-bedroom foreclosure in the cottage section sold for $125,000 ($70/sq. ft), while an AMAZING David Weekley Callais home sold for $349,900 ($99/sq. ft).  Average price per sq. ft. was $.86 consistent with March's average of $.85. This is good news for Coles Crossing--that in spite of the down economy--price per square foot is remaining high.  However, there are A LOT of people trying to move from Coles right now due to job transfers, down-sizing, etc.  There are NINETY homes on the market as of today, April 30!  Not a problem if you have a lot of upgrades, and your home shows like a model home!!  However with this much competition, you have to ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Happy Easter!  Hope you had a great Easter Sunday with your loved ones. Here were the eggs that we hid for the kids.  Some were bought pre stuffed with candy and others were stuffed with chocolate.  There were also hard boiled eggs and here is some dye.     Here is the yard before we hid the eggs.  The eggs that are there are for decoration.  Very cute.     Yeah, they found them all.     More activities, fishing at the pond and riding horses.     Having some fun jumping on the trampoline.   Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday!
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
If you live in the Cypress, TX area,  and you don't have curbside recycling in your neighborhood, COVENANT ACADEMY on Telge just north of Cypress N. Houston has a recycling bin!!  Located on the south end of the parking lot, the bin accepts your paper, plastic, and aluminum recyclables.      Paper products include newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and phone books. Plastic containers #1-5, #7 (rinsed and drained) Aluminum and Tin Cans (rinsed and drained) Our family goes through quite a bit of plastic with all the milk, apple juice, Gatorade, and bottled water we consume.  So, we are looking forward to being able to recycle all these items! COVENANT ACADEMY is located at 11711 Telge Rd.  Cypress, TX 77429.  Coming from Houston headed WEST on 290, exit Telge and turn RIGHT (north).  Contin...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Today, my sellers and I closed on their beautiful Cypress home located on 1.18 acres.  The first "offer" we received on it was more of an argument than an offer.  The buyers agent (in a nice way--I should add)insisted we would NEVER get anywhere close to the list price.  I had to laugh as I look back on that email "Cypress is not my area of expertise," she said, " so I may be missing the boat here. Frankly when I did the CMA, I could not come up with a value more than about (40K less than the list price)." Well, this agent did miss the boat.  This home wasn't meant to be for her clients.  In this diverse, acreage subdivision, you really cannot compare a home built in 1970, and another one built in 1988 with one built in 2000 (and built to last --extra foot on the slab, brick all sides, ...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
The Coles Crossing Crocodiles are ready to kick off their 9th season and are looking forward to another incredible year!!  This years' registration will take place online from March 28th through April 2nd  Sunday, April 10.  In addition to registration, the Crocs will also be handling volunteer shift sign-ups and meet sign-ups online as done last year. These new, online procedures worked very well in 2010 and streamlined the sign-up process.    A mandatory meeting for swim parents will be held at the Community Center on April 17, 2011, 4:30PM.  We will discuss parent/swimmer responsibilities/expectations for the season as well as take questions.  Also, at this meeting we will be collecting payment for the season.  Note:  You should have already registered on-line. For more information, ...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
SPRING is here, and the buyers in COLES CROSSING abound!  Fourteen homes closed during the month of March in this master-planned community located in NW Houston, TX!  Of these fourteen homes, prices ranged from $190,000 to $351,000.  Half of these homes had a backyard pool which in most cases added some value to the home, but in one case the price per sq. ft was only $78.75.  So, having a pool is no guarantee of a higher price/sq. ft.  (This was a lovely home as well...but a relocation, so the sellers were in a hurry to get it sold.)  All homes were situated in good locations (ie they did not back up to busy streets).  The average price per sq. ft. overall was $85, and average days on the market -- 117 days (about 4 months).  Of course the best way to ensure you sell in 90 days or less ...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Northlake Forest located in the NW Houston community of Cypress, TX had six homes sell in the first quarter of 2011.  Prices ranged from a very LOW 130,000 for a foreclosure backing up to Spring Cypress all the way up to $320,000 for a 4500 sq. ft. home with an amazing lake-view lot! Interestingly, half of these homes had a pool. Having a pool versus not having a pool did not seem to affect the price per square foot greatly. I excluded the foreclosure from the price/sq. ft. calculation, which showed a price/sq. ft. of $77 for homes selling in Northlake Forest.  Average number of days on the market was 134 or about 4.5 months. For more information on any of Northlake Forest's current listings, give me a call!  I'd love to show you around! SONJA PATTERSON with RE/MAX REALTY CENTER, 13611 ...
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
Bridgeland Naturefest in Brigeland's Oak Park Meadow will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.   A few of this year's activities include: Music by Rockit Bayou Amazing Duck Race Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club Armadillo Races Pony Rides Baby Camel Rides Petting Zoo Train Rides Nature Classes Arts & Crafts Birds of Prey Performances A Treasure Hunt on Cypress Creek Nature Trail  Lots of good food And more.   More Info for the 2011 Bridgeland Naturefest and Photos from 2010 Naturefest at Bridgeland   Most activities are free.   Bridgeland is an 11,400 acre communnity in northwest Houston, which the National Association of Home Builders named as the #1 master-planned community in the nation in 2008.  Bridgeland has 3,000+ acres that will be lakes, parks and hiki...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
This is our resident squirrel who LOVES birdseed and will risk life and limb to eat it!  Mr. Squirrel drives our dog, Sophie CRAZY!  Sophie dreams of one day having squirrel steak for dinner, but fortunately her dream has not been realized yet.  Meanwhile the birds are content to share with the squirrel.  Mama Mourning Dove with Jr. Mr. Squirrel on the Bird Feeder Enjoy your week and don't forget to take time to enjoy the little things! :)   Other recent posts you may find interesting! Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations in Cypress, TX and Spring, TX   Thank you, Walmart Personnel! :)  SOLDS in Chimney Hill for the past six months Fairwood SOLDS for February. 2011 Coles Crossing SOLDS for February, 2011 Join the BLUE BELL Ice Cream Club!   SONJA PATTERSON with RE/MAX REALTY CENTER 13611 Skinner R...
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
Stable Gate in Cypress, TX Market Report and Home Sales As of February 28, 2011   Styles in Stable Gate and Homes Currently Available for Sale (This link to Home Styles & Homes Currently Available in Stable Gate in Cypress, TX is always up-to-date -- it is updated the minute a change takes place on MLS!)   As of February 28, 2011 . . . . . No. of Homes CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET:  6 Homes Price Range                                                    $308,000 to $449,000 Average Days on the Market:   .                 . . .  104 Days Average Price per Sq. Ft.:  $94.02   The high price per sq. ft. is $112.96 andthe low price per sq. ft. is $75.49.      No. of Homes CURRENTLY IN PENDING: 1 Home Price Range:     ..............                      $330,000 Average Days on the Market:......   ...
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
Big Star Storage - Self Storage and U-Haul Truck Rentals in Cypress, TX Big Star Storage (832) 220-6129, a 305-unit self storage facility, is located at 14830 Cypress North Houston, Cypress, TX 77429, near the intersection of Telge and Cypress North Houston.  This  self storage and U-Haul truck rental facility is owned by Steve and Jennifer Schrieken.    Big Star Storage was built and opened for business in 2010.  Big Star Storage is a U-Haul  Neighborhood Dealer as well.   You won't find a friendier or more pleasant place to do business.   For your convenience, they are open seven days a week and have on-site management.     Not only are they one of the friendliest Cypress businesses that I know of; but Steve is retired from the military and, personally, I like the idea of supporting t...
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I see gift bags!  For visitors to our Grand Opening! 10 GreenECO Builders Subdivisions (Katy, Cypress, Spring, Dickinson, Rosenberg, Houston, TX).   I love it when we have big events...Tonight we had a phone a thon to invite people.  The excitement is building.   Apple IPAD drawings -- 10 - homebuyers to be 50" HD Flat screen TV - Realtors.   CAN'T WAIT TO CALL THE WINNERS!!!   The grand openings will be celebrated at all 10 GreenEco locations with model homes. Summer Lakes (Homes from the $130′s), 7427 Summer Night Lane, Rosenberg, Texas 77469 Lakes at Mason Park (Homes from the $120′s), 2503 Seahorse Bend Drive. Katy, Texas 77449 Plantation Lakes (Homes from the $110′s), 19690 Little Pine Lane, Katy, Texas 77449 Cypress Trace (Homes from the $130′s), 16619 Dover Mills Drive, Spring, T...
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By Leslie Don Wilson, REALTOR ABR ALHS CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES
(281-804-2291)
  The Cypress Real Estate market had an active February 2011.  We had over 100 Cypress MLS recorded property sales and an average market time of 261 days for those sales with the shortest market time being on single family homes.  For more information please contact your Cypress Realtor. Cypress ACTIVE Property Type # of Active Properties Average Active List Price Average Active  CDOM Single Family 1159 $254,160 169 Townhome/Condo 10 $116,509 211 Lots / Land 170 $135,678 596 Multi Family 0 0 0 Homes w/Acreage 16 $1,999,350 310 Midrise/Highrise 0 0 0         SOLD Property Type # of Sales Average List Price Average Sales Price Average SP/LP% Average CDOM Single Family 106 $241,312 $231,798 96% 136 Townhome/Condo 1 $109,900 $109,900 97% 97 Lots / Land 3 $196,300 $174,867 88% 551 Multi Fam...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Here is the February 2011 market report for the highly sought-after COLES CROSSING subdivision!  COLES CROSSING is a master-planned community located in Cypress (NW Houston area), Texas.  With award winning schools, outstanding ammenities, and beautiful walking/biking trails, Coles Crossing offers so much for its residents! This past month, six homes sold in Coles Crossing.  The average time on the market was only 32 days!  Average price/sq. foot was $83.79.  However, the price per square foot ranged from $73.55 all the way up to $94.82.  There were no foreclosures or short sales that closed this month.  There are currently 13 homes in Coles Crossing with a pending status, so the month of March should see quite a few homes closing! If you are relocating to the Houston area, take a look ...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
My kids LOVE Blue Bell Ice Cream (as do I!).  We all have our favorites!  My son's is Dutch Chocolate or Cookie Dough ice cream, and my daughter's selection varies between Mint Chocolate Chip and Coffee. In an effort to save $$, I have bought a few different "off-brand" ice creams. The feedback was anything but positive.  Yes, I must admit even one knock-off brand was offered to the family dog who turned her nose up.  Can you believe??!! Well, at $6+/half gallon, who can blame this Scottish girl for being frugal? ;)  So, now I check the grocery ads to see who is selling our preferred brand at a discount.  This week it is FOOD TOWN for $3.99, BUT they also have a $1 off Blue Bell coupon for a price of $2.99!  Wow, that is almost as sweet as a foreclosure deal!! But wait, there's more.  T...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Tomorrow, February 22, 2011, COVENANT ACADEMY will host an open house for prospective families from 9-11 AM (classroom observation) and again from 7-9 PM (presentation and faculty introductions). Almost ready to enjoy our Egyptian feast! :) "WHAT is COVENANT ACADEMY?" you ask.  COVENANT ACADEMY is a private, Christian school, established by a group of parents committed to providing a classical Christian education for their children.  Covenant Academy was officially incorporated in March 2003 with classes for kindergarten through eighth grade.  On September 2, 2003, Covenant Academy began its first school year with 33 families and 18 teachers.  By 2008, the school had outgrown the space it was leasing from a Cypress-area church.  In that year, Covenant Academy merged with Cy-Fair Christi...
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