Friendswood, TX Real Estate News

By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Frosty the Snowman didn’t like the warm weather we have been experiencing in the Friendswood and Alvin areas, so he decided to cool off in the bath tub!     I found this cute guy in one of the homes I toured during the Alvin Christmas Home tour. The owner of the home said her daughter saw the idea on Pinterest, and they thought it would be cute for the tour.   I loved it!  
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By Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe
(Realty Associates)
The City of Friendswood is hosting "Home For The Holidays" at Stevenson Park on December 8th.  Bring the whole family and plan to spend the day!  3:00pm - 5:00pm Photos with Santa (bring your own camera) Local Dance Groups Friendswood Animal Advocates Animal Adoption Concert in the Park - The Revelators 3:00pm - 8:00pm Snow Hill Train Rides and Hay Rides Blue Santa Holiday Toy Ride Coloring Contest Face Painting 6:00pm-7:00pm Chamber Christmas Parade (starts at Heritage Drive and ends at Stevenson Park) 7:00pm Lighting of the 20' Christmas Tree in Stevenson Park
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
A friend of mine is one of the directors at Home Town Bank.He wanted to make sure I knew about their Banks sponsorship of the Christmas holiday activities in Friendswood. I recently received this information and it sounds like it is going to be fun for the entire family! Festivities start on December 8th with pictures with Santa, then followed with a concert that starts at 3 P.M.  At 6 the chamber’s Christmas parade starts and ends with the lighting of the new 20-foot Christmas tree! Now that is what I want to see! I have attached the flyer for your perusal.
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By Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe
(Realty Associates)
The City of Friendswood Library will host a Christmas Music Concert on December 10th at 7pm.  The Hope Lutheran Handbell Choir will perform "Christmas Bells - Music to Celebrate the Season".  This beautiful music will put you in the Christmas mood - even if it is 80 degrees outside.  Stephanie Royner will direct the choir and Amanda Gonzales and Carol Chew will be the guest vocalists.  Bring the whole family for this fun event.  On Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm, the Book Club will have a Christmas Party.  Bring a reading from your favorite poem or book and share it with the group.  The Library will have their annual Book Sale from December 15th - December 29th during regular hours.  All proceeds will go toward supporting library programming.   Please consider joining the "Friends of the...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
The real estate business is good in Friendswood, Texas. This bedroom community has been named one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States in 2007 and 2009, and was named one of the Best Affordable Suburbs in the United States in 2009.  In 2011, Family Circle Magazine named Friendswood one of the Best Towns for Families. Friendswood is a highly-desirable place to live!   It is not surprising that in November, there were 43 homes sold in Friendswood, ranging in price from $55,000 to $685,000, with an average of 77 days on the market. Five of those homes sold in 10 days or less. In fact, the house pictured below was sold in November by Rose King as the listing agent after just four days on the market!     Seven of the 43 homes sold had private pools, and six of them had five bed...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
DECK THE HOUSE HOLILDAY LIGHTING COMPETITION FOR RESIDENTS OF FRIENDSWOOD Today I received this email from the City of Friendswood announcing a Christmas house decorating contest for the residents of Friendswood.  Friendswood is a great city with many residences who already decorate each year. The displays can become quite grand! I look forward to taking my grandchildren to see all the lights here and in Pearland. (However, that is another post) Below is the email in its entirety.  I hope all my Friendswood friends will participate in this competition.   ***************************************************************************** The City of Friendswood and FFAI/Friendswood Fine Arts are pleased to announce Friendswood's new 2012 Deck the House Holiday Lighting Competition. The event i...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Friendswood  Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk Sometimes we need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. We each need to release some stress and tension. A good way to do this is a good run!     Guess what! You are in luck! On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the City of Friendswood Community Services/Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run / Walk and Kid's K. This event will be held at Stevenson Park, located at 1100 S. Friendswood Dr. You can registration from  7 – 7:45 a.m. on the day of the event.  The Kid's K Fun Run (12 and under) will start at 8 a.m. and the 5K Fun Run / Walk will start at 8:15 a.m. and is open to all ages.  All 5K runners will be chip timed.  Kid’s K cost is $10 and $20 for the 5K, for registration...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Friendswood residents will be kicking off the Christmas season with the Fifth Annual Santa in the Park celebration on Saturday, December 8 from 3-8 p.m. in Stevenson Park. Kids will be out in droves to experience the ever-popular Snow Hill, amusement rides, and photos with Santa. There will be lots of food and beverages available for purchase, as well as a Christmas parade from 6-7 p.m. and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. The big event is a Friendswood favorite, with lots of local performers, dance groups, choirs and bands on hand to provide the entertainment. To get in the true spirit of the season, you can bring an unwrapped new toy for the Friendswood Police Department’s Blue Santa program. Come on out, meet some neighbors, and enjoy the festivities of Santa in the Park! S...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
                                                                GOT LIGHTS?  Today while driving from clients to listings and from listings to clients; I saw this truck in front of us.     Realtors can get really busy. We can get too busy to do some of the things that need doing around the house. I think it is awesome that there are people out there who will come to your house to set up your Christmas lights. Am I calling this guy to put up my lights? Maybe. I normally don’t do lights because I can no longer get my husband to hang them. Thank goodness I can now call this person to hang them for me. Monday I am calling to get the prices on hanging my lights.  
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  I would love to have gotten some Christmas shopping done today, or to have gotten our tree put up and decorated, but there was no time for that sort of thing for me on this Black Friday. I was too busy keeping up with real estate!   Today I showed four homes, wrote and submitted an offer on one of them, negotiated a counter offer for a buyer on a contract we submitted two days ago (got it done), received an offer on one of my listings, and counseled my sellers on what to do with that offer. I have a showing scheduled for tomorrow, and I still need to do a CMA for that neighborhood and print out a few things to get ready for the showing. I also still need to order some JUST SOLD postcards for the listing I closed on Wednesday!   Whoever said that November and December were slow months ...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Why is the turkey the main dish at Thanksgiving?   I don’t know why turkeys are usually the main dish at Thanksgiving. Someone said it is because in early England serving the biggest bird meant that the host was wealthy. I also learned that turkeys are called turkey because they were supplied to England from America through the country “Turkey”. Almost all domesticated turkeys are bred to have white feathers. This is because their pin feathers are less visible when the carcass is dressed. If you have ever dressed a chicken or turkey, you know that you have to dip the bird in boiling water to soften the skin so that the feathers can be plucked off easily. When doing this, the really small “pin” feathers can be left behind accidently. If the bird is dark they will be more visible. I hope ...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Small Business Saturday in an effort to support local business. Here in Friendswood you can shop for Christmas, and keep your dollars in the community. There are several small businesses that I love in our friendly little town. Here are just a few: STYLE JUNKIE BOUTIQUE – Oooo-la-la, Style Junkie has the lastest fashions for women of all ages, and they always have good sales leading up to Christmas. They are even having a pajama party Thanksgiving night from 10 p.m. to midnight – what fun! Style Junkie is located in the shopping center at the corner of FM 2351 and FM 518 near Tuesday Morning.   A-PLUS PACK AND SHIP – When you stop in to have your Christmas packages packed and shipped, you can spend some time shopping in the cute g...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
One of my favorite Friendswood stores, Friendswood Frame and Gallery, is hosting a Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds from sales that day to the Hope Village Foundation.   Hope Village is a non-profit, non-sectarian foundation in Friendswood, which has been providing affordable residential and support services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1967.   Most people in Friendswood are familiar with the Hope Village Tea Room, a local favorite. Residents of Hope Village work in the tea room as waiters, waitresses, and table cleaners, helping to build their self-confidence, self-esteem, and sense of independence. They are a very friendly and fun bunch of people to be a...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  The Southeast Christian Women’s Club will hold their Christmas-themed luncheon and shopping event Thursday, Dec. 6, at Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join in on the shopping fun, make some new friends, and enjoy the luncheon with area Christian women. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Deb Cerkovnik, whose topic will be “How the Three C’s of Curiosity, Crisis, and Control Can Affect and Change our Lives”. Cerkovnik is a Distinguished Toastmaster, choral singer, and mother of four children. She is originally from Oklahoma, but now makes her home in Katy. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. when guests can do some Christmas shopping and networking with some exciting area vendors who feature home décor, clothing, fashion accessories, ...
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
2823 Heritage Colony Dr. is located in Heritage Park. This established community is located in Webster and is zoned to fantastic Clear Creek ISD schools. The community features parks and community pools with sidewalks and shaded sidewalks. The mature trees give this area a beautiful park-like feel! The home itself has over 1700 square feet of living space with a formal dining room and so much more. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an attached 2 car garage. The formal dining room has a beautiful bay window, crown molding and gorgeous laminate wood floors. The family room is spacious and features high ceilings, built-in bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace. French doors lead from this inviting family room to the covered patio in the backyard. The family room is also open to the kitchen...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Before you put your home on the market, you should take a look in your attic and see what needs to be removed. If you’re like most people, you have a lot of stuff up there that you may have forgotten about. A buyer will look in the attic, and will want you to remove not only your personal belongings, but also anything else that shouldn’t be there.   One of my clients recently sold her home and cleared everything out of the attic…everything that is, except the old hot water heater. It seems that when she replaced the hot water heater in the attic, the people who installed the new one just moved the old one aside and left it there. The old hot water heater wasn’t in anyone’s way, since the attic was very large, and she just forgot about it.   The buyers of her house didn’t forget about it...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
What for Lease In Friendswood There are currently twenty-eight homes in Pearland for lease. They are priced from $650.00 to $3,500; the numbers of bedrooms vary from two to 6 bedrooms. The square footage starts at 1,124 with the largest one at 5,396-square feet. These homes all have one full bathroom, but some have up to four! These homes are located in throughout Friendswood, in new and established subdivisions. Friendswood has many rental homes and there is always something to consider leasing in Friendswood. So if you are looking for a lease in Friendswood be sure to call me today! We have a lot to look at!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Friendswood - Special Animal Adoption Event Tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, 2012; the City of Friendswood will be holding a Special Animal Adoption Event. This event will be located at the Animal Shelter located at 3000 West Parkwood. There will be a discount of $30 for each pet adopted and the second one is FREE! The discounts are being sponsored by FAA a nonprofit organization. So if you are in the area or just want a pet be sure to drop by between the hours of 1 to 4 p.m. Hope I see you there!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Spicy Mexican Meat Loaf This is my cook book entry and I decided to post it for those of you who love very spicy foods. I created this recipe. My kids don’t like meatloaf and I decided to revamp the recipe and make it spicy and see if they would eat it. It was an immediate winner in our household. If you decide to prepare this dish beware it can get spicy hot. If you enjoy it please let me know. Spicy Mexican Meat Loaf 2 pounds of hamburger meat 1.5 oz. of tomato sauce 1 can of Rotel Tomato Diced Tomatoes & Chilies 1 large Poblano Pepper diced 1 Bell Pepper diced 1 Onion diced 2 Stalks of Celery diced 1 Egg Salt & Pepper to taste Bottle Ketchup Mix all ingredients in a large baking pan and hand press into an oval shape. Drizzle ketchup on top.  
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  This great house at 1004 Pine Hollow in Friendswood went under contract after just four days on the market, with Friendswood Realtor Rose King representing the seller! With the contract now in the “pending” period, we are just a few weeks away from closing on this lovely custom home. Homes are selling in Friendswood! Rose King, Friendswood resident and area Realtor, is your go-to real estate agent if you are looking to buy or sell in the fabulous community of Friendswood, Texas. Rose treats her buyers and sellers right. She knows the home values in every Friendswood neighborhood, and knows how to successfully market a property to the right buyers. You can count on Rose King for excellent service when buying or selling a home in Friendswood or the surrounding communities!  
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