Cypress, TX Real Estate News

By Jack Maxwell
(Great Spring Real Estate)
Urgent!  Please let your voice be heard by Governor Rick Perry.  If House Bill 3646 is passed the Cy-Fair Independent School District will receive less money per student than other school districts resulting in a major budget short fall which will in turn result in the repeal of Cy-Fair ISDs homestead exemption and a 20% tax hike. I am told that according to House Bill 3646, Cy-Fair will receive $4,200 per child whereas other districts will receive approximately $5,800 per child even though their districts are contracting and Cy-Fair is expanding.  Houston ISD is facing the same problem, but they have a much larger tax base that is largely commercial property.  Cy-Fair is primarily residential. Our low tax rates in Cy-Fair are a big reason why the area is so attractive to young families...
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By Jack Maxwell
(Great Spring Real Estate)
Bridgeland is a very large master planned community located in Northwest Harris County in Cypress, Texas just Northwest of Houston.  The development is a very large one covering almost the same land mass as the inside of Houston's 610 inner loop. Recently, it was learned that General Growth Properties Inc., the developer, was filing for bankruptcy protection.  I was curious about what that meant for the development itself.  General Growth Properties is one of the largest retail shopping mall developers and owners in the country and residential development was only a small piece of their holdings. I talked with an employee of Bridgeland who assured me that they were well funded for the next year and although a few of their builders have struggled of late, they still have a strong builder...
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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass)
In No Particular Order: 1. Sellers are at home during Inspection, Showing & Appraisal. This is probably the largest error any homeowner can make. When buyers are looking at your home they want you GONE. They need to talk about your house, talk to the inspector and be able to think out loud. You being there prevents this and ultimately costs YOU MONEY. 2. A seller gets an offer within 2 weeks of being listed & gets too cocky. Too often when an offer comes quickly a seller becomes Contract Proud. They feel "many more will come" and they do not want to consider negotiations as well as they should. 3. Television, friends in Alaska and the news reporter in Syracuse know nothing about Houston Real Estate. - ZERO. They can give you advice, but that's all it should be. When you attempt to use o...
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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass)
Curious how much your home is worth? Who isn't? Everyday I get emails from people curious about the value of their home. Here are some things to know: - What homes are listed for are not considered comparables & do not determine YOUR homes value. Tey can however help you strategize your placement on the mls. - What the Builder is selling homes for, especially brand new is usually not considered either. - Licensed Real Estate Appraisers usually only go back 3 months when searching for "comps." - Values are neighborhood specific. Master-planned communities versus communities with golf courses will certainly have a different price range. - Lot Value means the land is worth MORE than the home itself. - Your FINANCED upgrades by the builder are NOT worth what you paid! Builders almost ALWAYS...
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By Rod Watson, Luxury Home Specialist
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Cypress, West Houston Homes for Sale! Are you thinking about selling your home? I will provide you with a free valuation of your home with absolutely no obligation. Please fill out the easy to use form below to tell me about your home. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used to provide you with better service. I will contact you shortly. Thank you!   ­FREE Comparative Market Analysis for Houston Sellers   The correct selling price of a home is the highest price that the market will bear. To assist you in determining the correct asking price we provide you with a comprehensive market analysis of comparable properties sold and offered for sale in your neighborhood. To provide a more detailed Comparative Market Analysis, we would be more than happy to also...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
  JANUARY REAL ESTATE NEWS Though the national real estate market has taken a beating this past year, the Houston area has fared well for the most part. There are some subdivisions that have a high foreclosure rate which is a death blow to the homeowner who absolutely MUST sell. On the other hand, these subdivisions are a goldmine for the investor who wants to buy a property for rental income. NOW is a great time to invest in lower income, recent construction housing. One of my clients purchased such a home just before Thanksgiving and has already leased it out. This particular client is so pleased with his first property, he has opted to purchase two more! With the financial climate being what it is, he sees the value in owning real estate! Onto my featured subdivision of the quarter-C...
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Award-winning schools, great ammenities, and beautiful lakes throughout are just three of the many factors contributing to the popularity of Northlake Forest in Cypress, TX.  From the moment you enter the subdivision, you will notice the picturesque pines and oaks which line Northlake Forest Drive.  The community pool provides a shallow area and splash pad for little ones.  While those who are more serious swimmers can do laps or play "sharks and minnows"! For those who love tennis, there are lighted tennis courts next to the playground and pool areas.  Have your own neighborhood basketball tournament!!  There are lots of kids to play with in Northlake Forest!!   Many homes have a lakeside view!! Directions: Coming 290 West, take the Spring Cypress exit and turn R onto Spring Cypress. ...
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By Jay Koetter, Cypress Texas Realtor; Cypress Tx Real Estate and Homes
(Cypress Texas -Heritage Texas Properties)
                                   Looking for new homes in Cypress Texas? If you are looking for New Homes in Cypress Texas, try Bridgeland New Homes in Cypress near Highway 290 and Fry Road. When this new home community is finished, it will offer over 11,000 new homes to choose from. Take a look at the Homes in Bridgeland on my website. Search BRIDGELAND NEW HOMES IN CYPRESS TX NOW.   START YOUR CYPRESS TX HOMES FOR SALE SEARCH HERE                FOR DIRECTONS TO BRIDGELAND -CLICK HERE
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By Timothy Sojka
(See TIM Sell @ Keller Williams)
Cypress Real Estate News - Cypress Home Sales Update for October 2008  By Katy Realtor - Tim Sojka (shop for a home online at www.Search-Katy-Homes.com ) If you would like more information about Cypress call Tim at 713-822-2152 or shop for a Katy home online at www.Search-Katy-Homes.com As with the rest of the nation the Houston Area real estate market has seen a shift.  Our markets Katy, Cypress and West Houston have not seen the full brunt of the real estate shift as have other markets (the East Coast and West Coast).  The days on the market in all of the areas serviced by our team are less than 90 days.  So technically it is a sellers market.  I don't know how else to say this "it just doesn't feel like a sellers market."  Honestly, I believe we are in a transition market, somewhere ...
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By Ginny Theriot
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
  Initial 75 acres of main lake (over 300 acres when complete). 14,000 sq. ft. active adult clubhouse almost complete.  Beautiful Lots available on the main lake.  www.TowneLakeRealtor.net
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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass)
                         The annual Cypress/Spring Pumpkin patch & Christmas Tree festival is located just off Spring Cypress Rd. at the Intersection of Stubner Airline. Admission is just $3.00 per person with unlimited re-entry. Parking is plentiful and the festivites are a blast for the kids. * Hayrides * Train Rides * Jump Arounds * Pumpkin Patch areas * BBQ/Drinks/Turkey Legs * Pumpkin Carving *Christmas Tree Farm * Hay Picture Props * Billy Goat Petting Area * Duck Races Each ride/event typically costs 1 ticket per person. Tickets can be purchased at 2 different locations at the pumpkin patch for $3 each.                                                       Greg Nino is your West & Northwest Houston Real Estate Connection. Available 24/7.
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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass)
                                                   When you think of listing your home you many choices & thoughts. The single most important decision should be who you list your home with. Here's both my perspective & opinions from past clients: 1. You should think twice before listing with a friend or family member. A lot of times people will list their home or do business with people outside the family/friend network, and for good reason. Perhaps you don't want your neighbor who is also a Realtor knowing your personal financial business, maybe you don't want your wife's who is an appraiser to hear about your negative equity. This is a normal and common feeling. Most importantly you want to be able fire the person you're working with without hurting feelings or damaging relationships....
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By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
Adjoining the beautiful Longwood subdivision, is a small well-kept secret -- the Fairwood subdivision.  Established in 1979, Fairwood is located along Spring Cypress in between Louetta and Grant. This quaint subdivision has award-winning Cy-Fair schools, GREAT ammenities, and affordable prices for the first-time buyer or those looking to downsize.  No other neighborhood I know of has a playground, park, tennis courts, a swimming pool, AND clubhouse for ONLY $350 per year. In addition, Fairwood has a GREAT location in that it is not too far from highways 249 or 290, so commuters have options in driving to and from the office.  If you are interested in viewing homes in this subdivision, please give me a call.  I would love to show you around!! A portion of the community park and playgroun...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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By Amanda McCumber, ABR,CRS,AHWD,CHMS,SFR,SMP
(DRM Residential Properties, Inc.)
Lot's of folks ask me- "What is the average Price per square foot for my neighborhood?"  So I thought to myself, "self, now that is a really easy question to answer".  I am going to give Sellers out there a number.  Please note- when determining the value of your home there is a lot more detailed information at play.  So, I am going to give out a number if you promise that you will not think that this number is what you can reasonably get for your house if you decide to sell it today.  There are houses that have sold at a lower number, and houses that have sold at a much higher number.  This number is based on all of the houses that have sold and documented on HAR.com in your neighborhood from 1/1/2007-8/2008.  Please call me if you are thinking about selling your house.  I can personal...
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