Friendswood, TX Real Estate News

By Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe
(Realty Associates)
We all love our pets - they are part of our family!  The Friendswood Animal Advocates will host a "Bets for Pets" Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th at the Good Shepherd Church in Friendswood.  Come on and play "Texas Hold 'Em" and get in on the Live and Silent Auctions!  They will sell raffle tickets and you have the chance to win Disney tickets, A Helicopter Tour of San Antonio, a Weekend in Frisco, TX, A Delta Downs Getaway or Autographed Memorabilia from names like Troy Aikman and Dean Koontz!  The Friendswood Animal Adcocates is a non-profit organization and they are dedicated to saving the lives of animals.  Your particiation in the "Bets for Pet" event will help to pay for vet visits, pet food and place homeless pets into rescue who might otherwise be euthanized. ...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
There are a lot of things to do around the Friendswood and Pearland areas that appeal to men. One of the biggest draws for the area is that there are eight Harley Davidson full-service dealerships in the Houston area! The one that is closest to Friendswood and Pearland is San Jacinto Harley Davidson in Pasadena.   San Jacinto Harley is located at 3636 E. Sam Houston Parkway South between Fairmont and Spencer Highway in Pasadena.  It is just a 15-minute drive from Friendswood.   There is always something fun going on at San Jacinto Harley.  On weekends, you might find them sponsoring benefit rides, concerts and rallies at the store. They also sponsor the local HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter.   San Jacinto Harley carries new and pre-owned motorcycles, genuine Harley Davidson parts and ...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
The Forest of Friendswood is a lovely Friendswood neighborhood that has a little something for everyone. If you are looking to buy a home in The Forest, you can get one in the $200,000’s, all the way up to over a million. Homes in The Forest were built between 1998 and 2005.   One of the reasons The Forest remains such a popular neighborhood is because of the convenient location just off of FM 2351 and Melody Lane. Residents of The Forest have very easy access to I-45, and FM 518. The Forest is also just down the street from Westwood-Bales Elementary in Friendswood’s Exemplary-rated school district.   This past year was a pretty good year for resales in The Forest with 30 homes selling in 2011. Sales prices ranged from $200,000 to $1,300,000. The average sales price was $415,676, and th...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
I often get calls from people who want their children to attend Friendswood ISD schools because of the district’s exemplary rating, but they don’t think they can afford the homes in Friendswood.  However, one of the best kept secrets in Friendswood is that there are some townhome/condo complexes that are VERY affordable, especially for first time buyers!   Friendswood doesn’t have a lot of multi-family properties, but there are a few small complexes that were built in the 70’s and 80’s. There is one complex, Ashford Village, with townhomes constructed between 2000 and 2003.   There were 15 townhomes/condos sold in Friendswood ISD this year. Of those, eight were sold for under $100,000.  They didn’t stay on the market for long – average number of days on the market was only 96 days. Most...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Christmas Eve will be a busy night in Friendswood, Texas! Most of the churches in town have Christmas Eve services and activities planned – there’s something for everyone! Here are the scheduled Christmas Eve services for a few of the churches in Friendswood.   Friendswood United Methodist Church FUMC has four services to choose from for Christmas Eve, and all will be candlelight services. 3:00 p.m. – Celebration of Love This is a service designed for young children and their families. It will be led by Children’s Director Lee Ann Love, with the Combined Children’s Choirs. 5:00 p.m. – Celebration of Praise Raise your voices in joyous praise of the coming King at this contemporary Christmas Eve service. Reverend Jim Bass and the Celebrate Praise Team will lead the service. 7:00 p.m. – Ce...
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By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Friendswood, TX Area Information, 77546|Marilyn Wier 713-542-8451   Friendswood can boast about it's small town charm as being one of CNN/Money Magazine's "America's Best Places to Live." With its small city charm and its locality to the big city, you will find Friendswood is a great place to call home! Friendswood has a reputation for traditional values, outstanding education and an impressive housing market. Its low crime rate and premier lifestyle are just a few of why people are proud to live in Friendswood, TX. The city is adorned with a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Friendswood is booming with office buildings, shopping centers and new developments. Choices abound with master-planned communities for new...
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By League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
(RE/MAX 1st Class)
New Medical Clinic Breaks Ground in Downtown Friendswood, Texas   Friendswood Family Chiropractic Clinic and Spuhler Medical Associates began construction on their new 10,250 square foot building at 1111 S. Friendswood Drive and the corner of Whispering Pines. Earlier this year, City Council approved a $15,000 municipal grant for the construction of this $1.3 million medical clinic. In addition, approximately $14,700 of City-related development fees will be waived since the project is located in the City's Downtown Neighborhood Empowerment Zone. The Downtown area of Friendswood, Texas has sure seen some very significant growth in that past 1-2 years.  This should be another great addition!
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Santa Claus will be making his annual tour of Friendswood neighborhoods this Saturday, Dec. 17. The Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department will be giving him a ride all around town on one of their big red fire trucks!   There is no set schedule for Santa to visit each neighborhood, so you will just have to listen for the siren as the fire truck makes it way down each street. He always seems to show up in Wilderness Trails in the mid-afternoon, but only Santa knows what his schedule will be this year.   Santa and a few of his helpers will be on board, waving to children and throwing candy to kids and adults who come out to greet him. I have heard that he also has a stash of doggie bones to throw out for canine friends as well!   It’s always fun when you hear the siren in your neighborhood...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Last week I noticed that Friendswood City Hall was decked out with a Christmas wreath and Christmas lights. I wanted to stop and take a picture, so I pulled in there yesterday and snapped a photo. Because it was taken during the day, the pretty Christmas lights weren’t noticeable. Hopefully I’ll get by at night sometime to get another shot of our pretty city hall building!   Merry Christmas from Friendswood, Texas!
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Downtown Friendswood will be hopping with holiday activities Saturday, December 10, when Santa comes to help everyone kick off the Christmas season at the annual “Santa in the Park” community celebration!   Events will be held at Stevenson Park in downtown Friendswood from 3-9 p.m.   There will be fun activities for all ages, and the weather should be cool enough for that wintery holiday feeling!   Check out this agenda!       3:00-5:00 p.m. Snow Hill Photos with Santa (bring your camera) Train and Hay Rides Blue Santa Holiday Toy Drive Coloring Contest Face Painting Pet Adoption Chara Dance Academy Performances Food Vendors   6:00-7:00 p.m. Chamber Lighted Christmas Parade Starts at Heritage Drive and Friendswood Drive Ends at Stevenson Park   7:00-9:00 p.m. Concert in the Park – Velve...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
I found this charming whimsical Christmas tree on the Alvin Christmas Tour of Homes last weekend. It was cute as can be, and I found it tucked into a corner of the sweetest little girl’s room. I loved the ornaments she put on her special tree, especially the snowman with a carrot nose!   Merry Christmas!
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Santa Claus is coming to town, so you better be good for goodness sake! At the Alvin Christmas Tour of Homes today, I saw so many wonderful Christmas trees! Every home had at least one tree in every room, and they were all so pretty. Most were decorated with a theme, and I found one tree decorated with snowmen. I took this picture of a cute sign on the snowman tree. I wish I had one of those signs for my own tree!     Merry Christmas!    
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
People just don't send out Christmas Cards anymore. You will get one from anyone who is marketing anything though. I am determined to send out Christmas Cards AGAIN this year myself! I get such a thrill when I get a card or letter in the mail. I really do enjoy digging through all the junk mail and advertisements and finding a nice colored envelope addressed to me. It may be a short note or an invite to some function but it thrills me all the same. The sad thing is that the elderly R-E-A-L-L-Y miss it. So I plan to send as many as I can to them too! It makes my heart hurt to know that the world they once knew changes more and more each year. I see the sadness in my mother-in-laws eyes as more of her friends pass away each year. Almost all of her friends are now deceased; less people for...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
There are Christmas trees everywhere you go – at the grocery store, at the mall, at the office, at the car wash, all over the place! I ran across a really pretty tree in Friendswood yesterday, so I took this picture of one of the ornaments. The entire tree was decorated in red and gold, with white lights. I thought you would enjoy it - very pretty!   Merry Christmas!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Christmas has come to one of my favorite subdivisions in Friendswood...Windsor Estates !!!                                                         You can be sure I will be checking the Home Owners Association Webb site twice for all the fun activities they will be having. Sussie Says... if you are looking for a home in Friendswood call me at 713-822-1655. Or, contact me by clicking on one of the icons below!
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
The Southeast Christian Women’s Club meets quarterly at Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland. Today, when I walked in for the meeting, I was blown away by the awesome Christmas decorations the country club had put up. The stairs that go down to the dining room were decked out with luscious garland, and right in the middle of the stairs, on the middle landing, was the most beautiful Christmas tree ever!  The tree was framed by garland and lights wrapped around the stairway banisters, with clusters of red poinsettias for a big splash of color. The view from the top of the stairs was fabulous!     Merry Christmas, Y’all!
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By Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe
(Realty Associates)
The Friendswood Library presents Classic Movie Night and the movie will be "ELF" starring Will Ferrell and James Caan.  This is such a cute movie and this will make a great FREE family night.  The movie will be December 1st at 6:30pm and is 95 minutes long.  While you are waiting for the movie to start, check out all of the fun events that will take place this Christmas month!  Don't be surprised if Santa shows up at the Library soon. THE FRIENDSWOOD LIBRARY 416 S. FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE 281-482-7135
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
It took Joel Olsteen to solidify what I am grateful for. Everyone on AR was writing about what they were grateful for during the Thanks Giving Holiday. I wanted to write about the many things I was grateful for too. I just didn't know how to write them down without sounding cheesy. I was watching Joel Olsteen this morning and his sermon was on being grateful. It was then he verbalized just about everything I was grateful for. I think most of us are grateful for the same things we just don't realize it. No matter what our daily hardships are; we must be grateful for what we currently have. There will always be someone who would be grateful for what we have that they don't. So I am going to the the Greg Nino thing and just list them. I am grateful for..... That I woke up this morning To b...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
On the way home tonight, I had my camera with me (and the battery was charged), so I stopped on Sunset Boulevard to take a picture of the big beautiful tree in front of one of the big estate homes. This large tree covers most of the front yard of this home, and the homeowners have it wrapped in brilliant twinkling lights for Christmas.     The tree’s branches are long and low to the ground. There was a crew working on the lights for that tree all last week. It took them several days to wrap all of the lights around the trunk and branches of this fabulous oak tree.   I’m so glad the owners of this home light up their tree for Friendswood residents every year. It is truly beautiful; and because the home is located on one of the main roads running through the heart of Friendswood, lots of ...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Did you shop locally today? I did! I went to Style Junkie Boutique here in Friendswood to pick up a few Christmas gifts. And, boy, am I glad I stopped in today! They were having a big sale!     Style Junkie Boutique carries unique fashions, accessories and gifts. You will find very trendy items at Style Junkie, including tops, jeans, jackets, vests, leggings, dresses, shoes, jewelry, purses…the works! And, the friendly staff can help you put together an outfit that will wow everyone. One of the reasons I like the store is that their trendy clothing doesn’t just come in size Double Zero. The average woman can shop there and find cute things that fit!   I bought a few Christmas gifts, and even found something for myself!   When you walk in to the Style Junkie Boutique, you will certainly ...
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