Friendswood, TX Real Estate News

By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Bay Area Pet Adoptions, as a limited admission organization,  is dedicated to preserving the lives of the animals it accepts into its program. This not for profit group has a mission to care for homeless companion animals. Its facilities need volunteers to help with weeding and mowing the shelter grounds. Please contact Volunteer Houston Bay Area at 281-282-6035 for more information. www.StagingSmartNSold.comprovides Houston home staging expertise for homeowners and Realtors in the surrounding areas of Pearland, Clear Lake, Friendswood, and League City.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston Bay Area.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
The Clear Lake Sailing Club will sponsor their annual Introduction to Sailing class on 3 Saturday morning classroom lessons May 31, June 7, and June 14.  Upon completion of these 3 lessons, participants practice rigging a small sailboat and experience a one hour on the water sailing demonstration with the sailing club.  Classes are for beginners interested in learning small sailboating (under 20 feet).  Class is limited to the first twelve registrations. The $75 fee covers an annual one year membership in the Clear Lake Sailing Club. For more information visit www.clearlakesailingclub.org or call Dick Hoover at 281-996-7716.www.StagingSmartNSold.com provides Clear Lake Texas professional home staging to facilitate a rapid and profitable house sale for Realtors and homeowners.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Hospice Care Team has a very special group of volunteers that make a difference every day in the lives of others.  Everyone has unique life experiences that qualify them to become a valuable asset of the HCT volunteer program. The volunteers are required to complete a free thirty hour training program, and the next session is at 1708 Amburn, Suite C in Texas City at the following times.May 12, 13,14, 20 & 21 from 10am until 4 pm.  Please call 409-938-0070 or 1-800-545-8738 to speak with Judy Wilson, Director of Volunteer Services.www.StagingSmartNSold.com offers Friendswood home staging designed to promote a rapid and profitable house sale for area Realtors and home owners.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston Bay Area. 
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
The Friendswood Senior Center program, established in 1993, has both short and long term volunteer opportunities, as well as one time special projects.  Needs exist in food service, housekeeping, front desk assistance, data entry, advanced computer projects, yard work, table set up for special events, bus drivers with a class B license, and instructors for dance, exercise, games, and crafts.  Interested persons please contact Volunteer Houston at 281-282-6035 ro www.volunteerhouston.org  .www.StagingSmartNsold.comprovides Friendswood home staging solutions designed to promote a rapid and profitable house sale.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston Bay Area. 
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Friendswood City Council approved an economic incentive grant for the development of a 21,600 square foot, three story office and retail development named The Design Center.  The grant will reimburse Crystal Creek Developers, LLC up to $30,000 for fees paid to the city for the construction and development of the project.  The building will be constructed on Friendswood Drive across from the City Hall, and three Friendswood businesses will relocate to the building.  The $2.2 million dollar project will increase property tax revenues to the City, FISD, and Galveston County.  Also, at least 14 jobs will be retained through the expansion of the development and engineering companies.  Groundbreaking is expected in April of this year.http://www.stagingsmartnsold.com/ offers Friendswood home s...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
Tee Off Against Cancer is  a Non-Profit Corporation whose primary purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society. They hold an amateur golf tournament annually, the net proceeds of which are distributed to the American Caner Society- Relay for Life Foundation.  This organization is for the critical research, education, patient services and advocacy programs for those individuals and families stricken with this terrible disease.Registration will be March 28, Friday, at 7:00 a.m.  Breakfast at 7:30, and Shotgun Start begins at 8:00 a.m. Lunch and Awards Ceremony to follow at Timber Creek Golf Club.  Visit www.teeoffagainstcancer.comVisit www.redesignetc.com Houston's Home Staging & Redesign Specialist Staging Your Home To Sell!
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
The 14th annual Rivers, Lakes, 'N Bayous Trash Bash is scheduled for March 29.  This volunteer cleanup project is the largest statewide event to educate the public about natural resources and beautify parks and waterways.  Thousands of volunteers are needed at sites such as Armand Bayou Nature Center, the Highway 3 boat ramp in Dickinson, Galveston Bay in Seabrook, the Texas City Dike,and Virginia Point Estuary in Galveston.Location times vary, but activities are scheduled from 8 am until 1 pm.  Families, Scout troops, businesses, and churches are urged to participate.  Learn more at www.Trashbash.org or call 281-486-9500.Visit www.StagingSmartNSold.com for Friendswood  home staging solutions designed for a rapid and profitable house sale.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston B...
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Volunteers to Family Outreach of Clear Lake can support the nonprofit group's mission to strengthen family life and prevent child abuse. Volunteering opportunities include facilitating parenting classes, giving direct care and support to a family in need, or teaching children how to keep themselves safe in threatening situations.  Just a few hours each month can help alleviate family stress and promote family life.  Please call Volunteer Houston Bay Area at 281-282-6035 or visit www.volunteerhouston.org for more information on Family Outreach Agency.Visit www.StagingSmartNSold.com for Houston home staging solutions to promote a rapid and profitable house sale for area Realtors and homeowners.  The owner is also a volunteer for Family Outreach Agency.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
On February 26th from 4:30-7:30 pm, the Clear Creek Community Council of PTAs will hold their 3rd Annual Reflections Reception at the Back Bay Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1401 Second Street  in Seabrook.  It has been underwritten i part by Marian, Margaret and Robert Kidd.This year's theme is "I can make a difference by...", allowing CCISD students from PreK to 12th Grade to express their own ending in a variety of different artistic mediums, such as visual arts, literature, photography, music, dance, and film.  Students, families, and friends are  invited to view the 233 works of art that have received an Award of Excellence from the Local PTA Unit judging during this reception.  For more information, contact Sarah Davis, Reflections Reception Chairman at 281-335-1530.www.StagingSmartNSold.co...
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Hope Village in Friendswood needs volunteers in its resale shop to help with sales, sorting, laundry, pricing, stocking, and displays.  Resale shop hours are from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturdays.  The agency is a nonprofit organization that provides residential and support services for children and adults with mental disabilities. Contact Volunteer Houston Bay Area at 281-282-6035 or visit www.volunteerhouston.org for more information.www.StagingSmartNSold.comoffers affordable Friendswood home staging solutions to help area homeowners and Realtors with a rapid and profitable house sale. The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston Bay Area.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
The Gulf Coast Gardener's Forum will meet at 9:30 a.m. on February 20th at the Marie Workman Garden Center, 112 West Spreading Oaks in Friendswood.  The program will be by Lana Sims on interplanting herbs and flowers in your garden.  Call Nancy Busko at 281-332-5294 for more information.www.StagingSmartNSold.com provides Friendswood home staging solutions designed to help homeowners and realtors with a rapid and profitable house sale.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Local Houston Bay Area animal shelters need students or adults, individuals or groups to volunteer to provide care for injured or abandoned animals and help to clean their cages.  Also, items which are needed for collection and donation include animal food, paper towels, and blankets.  Please call Volunteer Houston Bay Area at 281-282-6035 or visit www.volunteerhouston.org for more information.www.StagingSmartNSold.com has Houston home staging solutions designed to help a house sell quickly and for more profit.  The owner is also a Bay Area volunteer.
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Hope Village is a residential facility in Friendswood, Texas for children and adults with mental disabilities.  Student groups and individuals can help with gardening or other outdoor projects, plus host birthday parties for residents.  Volunteers are also needed to build signs for the property.  Call 281-282-6035 for further information on this and other volunteer opportunities with Volunteer Houston Bay Area.www.StagingSmartNSold.comoffers Friendswood home staging solutions to assist homeowners and realtors with a rapid and profitable home sale.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Bay Area community.
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
 The art of square dancing will be making a comeback in Friendswood.   Lessons will begin in Friendswood in January.  The Hanger Squares will meet at 901 Buckingham in Friendswood.  There will be a free "fun night" January 19 from 8:00p to 10p to see if it's something you might want to pursue.   Lessons start January 26, 7:00-8:30. www.redesignetsc.com Houston's Home Staging & Redesign Consultants staging "Occupied & Vacant Homes".
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Snow will be falling at Baybrook Mall Snow Town through next Monday. The times for the ten minute faux snow flurries are Mon-Sat at 10 am, noon, 3pm, 5 pm, and 7 pm.  On Sunday the times are noon, 3 pm and 5pm.Call 281-488-4620 or visit www.baybrookmall.com for more information.www.StagingSmartNSold.com provides professional home staging in Houston to help your  house appeal to many buyers and facilitate a faster  real estate sale for top dollar!
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
                                                               The Friendswood "Holiday Hustle" is a yearly event where it is a great way to give back while getting some exercise as well.  All proceeds go to the Laura Recovery Center Foundation to help in efforts to prevent abductions, runaways and to recover missing children.  200-300 runners and walkers are expected.  The event will be held at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Dr., and registration begins 7-8 am in the gazebo.  There will also be a Kid's 5k Fun Run, and trophies will be awarded in different events.  For more information call 281-996-3228 or visit  http://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/. To find out more about the Laura Recovery Center visit http://www.lrcf.org/.   Visit www.redesignetc.com for Professional Home Staging & ...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
Best places to live Best Places to Live: Top 100For this year's list we focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community. #51. Friendswood, Texas Population: 31,500Median home price (2006): $254,999Average property taxes (2005): $1,958Once a Quaker Colony, Friendswood underwent its largest makeover when young Houston families began relocating to the city in the 1950's (then, with a population of 1,000). Thanks to a Mayberry Effect that continued throughout the decades, Friendswood is now home to over 31,500 people. This affluent town enjoys year-round subtropical weather and access to jobs, shopping and entertainment in nearby Houston.
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
By Sara McDonaldThe Daily NewsWith two council members newly elected, it's the end of the voting bloc that formed city policies the past year.But some say it's probably not the end of split votes and a politically divided council - just a flip in the other direction.Last year, most council votes that weren't unanimous were split between two groups - one composed of council members Jim Hill, Jay Horecky, Chris Peden and John LeCour; with Laura Ewing, Mel Measeles and Mayor David Smith voting the opposite way.Please visit http://www.danfrankrealty.com
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
(PRLEAP.COM) Perry Homes in West Ranch offers homes surrounded by the natural beauty and charm of Friendswood. The new community will feature acres of green space, parks, trails and family amenities.With more than a dozen one- and two-story designs to choose from, Perry Homes in West Ranch are priced from the $270,000s and range from 3,000 to 3,800 square feet.The Perry Homes new model home in the community is currently under construction and is scheduled to open this month. Representative of Perry Homes in West Ranch and showcasing Plan 3029W, the one-story home has four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 3,029 square feet. The home features a brick front porch and a Hill Country stone-and-brick elevation. Hardwood floors are highlighted in the formal living and dining rooms. Th...
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