Humble, TX Real Estate News

By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
What's Better - Short Sales & REO vs. Gold? Historically gold has served as a store of value throughout most of history so it should come as no surprise it is a favorite among contrarian investors and those seeking a safety "hedge" against both inflation and deflationary pressures...but does gold really measure up to its reputation? Before putting their hard earned money into the hands of an ETF or placing big orders for bullion, short sale investors and others seeking real returns on their money would do well to evaluate the actual numbers - not just the hype. Let's begin by examining a few facts: During the last bout of major inflation, the average price of gold went from $41 per ounce in 1971 to over $610 in 1980 before reaching a high of $875 per ounce. Today, gold is selling for ap...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith HebertBroker/OwnerExit Realty Northeast Houston in Humble281-548-EXIT(3948)info@ExitRealtyNEHouston.com Local Real Estate Agent Receives Realtor Of The Year Award  Humble, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) February 23, 2009 - Exit Realty Northeast Houston's Al Hebert was recently awarded the Realtor Of The Year Award at the WCR Lake Houston Chapter's February 18th Business Resource Meeting.  The award recognizes the Real Estate Professional who most represents the WCR values of Power of Relationships, Professional Credibility, Diversity, Participation, Success, and Influence in the Northeast Houston area.   "Al has worked hard and this award is well-deserved recognition of that effort," said Keith Hebert, Broker/Owner of Exit Realty Northeast Houston.  EX...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Mortgage Loan Modification-Humble, TX The mortgage loan modification process is not an overly difficult one. The fact is lenders are very motivated to work with you. For lenders, a loan modification is the preferred solution to help troubled homeowners. There are 6 key elements that the lender will look for when considering a Mortgage Loan Modification: The factors they will look at are: 1. Hardship2. Ability to pay3. Amount Owed4. Equity in the property5. Future financial situation6. Does it make more sense to have the borrower sell the home via a short sale. A loan workout or loan modification generally occurs where the parties to a problem loan mutually agree to work out the problem by creating new and better loan terms. The hope is that the new loan will enable to the borrower to me...
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By The Team at EXIT Realty
(EXIT Realty Corp. International)
Humble, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) February 13, 2009 -- REALTORS® from EXIT Realty N.E. Houston in Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood will host an anniversary celebration on Wednesday March 4th, 2009 from 4 - 8 pm at their Atascocita office.  EXIT Realty NE Houston has been in business since September, 2007 with the Atascocita office having opened March 1st, 2008.The anniversary event will follow the "Mindset 2009" real estate training event at Humble Civic Center the same day featuring Steve Morris, Founder & CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International. Food & beverages will be served, and the event will feature the live band "The NumbeRed", a fire truck & fireman, moon bounce, balloons, and more. This event is open to the public. "We've had a fantastic year," said Keith Hebert, Franchisee, ...
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Please see the flyer below for information about the FREE MCE class next Wednesday, and also please join us this Thursday evening, February 19th , for an open house networking & training event. The agenda is: How to Successfully Close a Short Sale - Presented by E.J. Simonsen, the host of CNN's Real Estate Help Line Radio Show and Founder of Home Solution Counselors . E.J. Simonsen has closed over 500 short sale transactions and will tell you exactly how to get your tough deals closed. E.J. is an excellent speaker and successful businessman, and we are excited to have him in our office this week! Please RSVP as seating is limited. The event will be held this Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128, here: This event ...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Humble, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) February 13, 2009 -- REALTORS® from EXIT Realty N.E. Houston in Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood will host an anniversary celebration on Wednesday March 4th, 2009 from 4 - 8 pm at their Atascocita office. EXIT Realty NE Houston has been in business since September, 2007 with the Atascocita office having opened March 1st, 2008.The anniversary event will follow the "Mindset 2009" real estate training event at Humble Civic Center the same day featuring Steve Morris , Founder & CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International. Food & beverages will be served, and the event will feature the live band "The NumbeRed", a fire truck & fireman, moon bounce, balloons, and more. This event is open to the public. "We've had a fantastic year," said Keith Hebert, Franchisee, ...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Please join us for a Realtor Happy Hour - FREE drinks, and mix & mingle, at Fiesta Azteca Mexican Restaurant this Thursday February 12th at 5:30 pm. Beer, wine, margaritas, and mixed drinks will be served. Fiesta Azteca is located at 20669 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble TX, 77346, at the intersection of Upper Lake & W. Lake Houston Pkwy, here: Come to this "meet & greet" event this Thursday from 5:30 - 7 pm. We'll see you there! Also, please see this link and the flyer below for information about the "MIndset 2009" real estate training event on March 4th that is open to all: Click Here for print version EXIT REALTY N.E. HOUSTON | 3824 Atascocita Road, Suite 128 | Humble | TX | 77396
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What is it going to take to be successful in 2009? "Who am I?... What am I doing?" Steve Morris, Founder & CEO of Exit Realty's 1300+ franchise operation, is coming to Humble Civic Center for a FREE Real Estate training event - "MINDSET 2009"! Steve is one of the industry's 25 Thought Leaders & Top 10 Newsmakers, according to Swanepoel Trends Report (see below). This is a real estate training event that is open to all Realtors. It will benefit all of us in the Real Estate industry, so please join Steve to hear his thoughts on how to succeed in Real Estate in 2009! When: Wednesday March 4th from 10 am - 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. Where: Humble Civic Center - 8233 Will Clayton Parkway - Humble TX 77338 RSVP today, seating is limited! To register, please send an email with your name, ph...
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First, a quiz - what is Mardi Gras? Check out the Exit Promo Shop marketing piece at bottom of this blog entry for the answer... Please join us this Thursday evening, February 5th, at 5:30 pm for an open house networking & training event. We will be demonstrating our on-demand training system and covering: Critical Points of a Short Sale: 7 Critical Points - an overview Short Sale Packet Educating the Buyer or Investor Mistakes Agents Make - Part 1 Mistakes Agents Make - Part 2 Group Discussion Rick Havens, Exit Realtor & MonaVie distributor, will be sponsoring the event & providing a great dinner! The event will be held this Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128, here: This event is open to agents who are with Ex...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
We are proud to host the PGA Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas at Redstone Golf Club.  This year the event will take place from March 30 to April 5, 2009.  Just a week before the awarding of the green jacket at the Masters.  The field continues to develop daily, with many of the top golfers making a stop in our town.  The pro-am on Wednesday, April 1 is an excellent opportunity to bring your camera and get some photos of your favorite golfers on the course.  You can purchase tickets online, as well as find out about parking and hotels.    Fall Creek is always a gracious and welcoming community to the myriad of people that converge to watch the golfers make their magic at Redstone.  Fall Creek has a lot to offer a potential buyer looking for a great place to live.  They are a master-pl...
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By James Wheelock
(Century 21 Olympian)
Fall Creek Master Planned Community Today I am making a post on Fall Creek because of the nice emails that I recieved, from a couple of out of town buyers, following my Eagle Springs post with video and a Google interactive map search plotted with homes for sale. Fall Creek is a master planned community that can be found off the Beltway 8 East. I would say that it has the shortest commute times to downtown during rush hour of any master planned community in the Houston metro area. I strongly suggest that you check it out when you get a chance. Below you will find video and a Google interactive map search plotted with all the current MLS listings in this development. Map Based Home Search http://idx.diversesolutions.com/Feed/RSS/1004515 Video Tour Of The Fall Creek Development For a more...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Poverty Mentality: Learn to Break the Bad Habit & Plan for Success Is a poverty mentality keeping you from breaking into short sales? Learn how to break bad habits like a negative attitude, poor financial outlook and other self defeating behaviors that keep you in the poor house rather than planning for prosperity. Investigate your own money-mindset by answering the following items truthfully: 1.  Do you find yourself seeking the approval of friends and family on a regular basis? 2.  Do you find it difficult to separate fact from fiction especially when it comes to finances? 3.  Do you expect the government, insurance, benefits or someone else to "come to the rescue" when times get tough? 4.  Do you expect to fail or believe things are left to "fate", "chance" or pure "luck" rather than...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Bad News - Motivation or Madness? How do you respond to bad news or a set-back? Much depends upon how you see the world and your position in it; for those that believe they are victims left to the whims of others they are likely to respond to bad news with tears, pity or anger. Remember the aftermath of hurricane Katrina? Some people literally stood around looking stunned and waiting for someone to come rescue them while others became energized and took matters into their own hands while providing assistance to others even as their own homes were washed away. Those that hold a more independent view of themselves are likely to view bad news as a major motivation. Learn how to sharpen your skills and transform bad news into motivation rather than madness with these simple tips: 1.  Don't ...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Compare Earnings: Joe the Plumber versus Jim the Investor - Who Wins? For those new to short sale investing one thing often comes as a total surprise; earned income is the worst type of income to have. Not only do you exchange your hard labor, blood, sweat and tears for an hourly wage or salary...but it is heavily taxed. In fact, the harder your work, the higher it is taxed. You literally work more to bring home less and less. On the other hand, instead of trying to get a second (or third) job only to watch the government take more and more of your hard earned income, purchasing short sale real estate in the properly held method allows you to generate significant cash flow, future appreciation and keep more of the earnings! Let's present two situations and see how the scenario plays out...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Click Here for print version EXIT REALTY N.E. HOUSTON | 3824 Atascocita Road, Suite 128 | Humble | TX | 77396 Exit Realty is a proven real estate business model that provides new and additional income streams over and above generous commissions, plus retirement security for realtors and their families...Which is probably the reason we are the fastest growing real estate company in history!Many people say, "Exit Realty is an unusual Name!"Yes, you are right, Exit is an unusual name. Research shows however, that unusual names stick in consumers' minds, much like Google and Yahoo, and they are doing pretty well, huh?The truth is Exit is the most advertised word on Earth!
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
  Click Here for print version EXIT REALTY N.E. HOUSTON | 3824 Atascocita Road, Suite 128 | Humble | TX | 77396 Exit Realty is a proven real estate business model that provides new and additional income streams over and above generous commissions, plus retirement security for realtors and their families...Which is probably the reason we are the fastest growing real estate company in history!Many people say, "Exit Realty is an unusual Name!"Yes, you are right, Exit is an unusual name. Research shows however, that unusual names stick in consumers' minds, much like Google and Yahoo, and they are doing pretty well, huh?The truth is Exit is the most advertised word on Earth!
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Time is Money - Keeping Track of Time to Improve Your Bottom Line You have heard it said "time is money" and no place does that hold more true than when investing in short sales real estate.  Have you ever stopped to calculate the cost of your actual time? What about the value of that same time? Most people sell their time in exchange for as little as $7.15 per hour (minimum wage). Take time to really let that set in. Envision the last day of your life with your loved ones by your side. Would you trade that last hour for $7 - pre-tax!?! No!! Yet each and every day people shuffle to and from work, spend hours each week in traffic and plow through jobs that leave them mentally and physically exhausted in exchange for a few dollars per hour.   Let's work in reverse and assume you want to g...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
Please join us this Thursday evening, January 22nd, for an open house networking & training event. We will be demonstrating our on-demand training system and covering: Why and How to get BPO's & REO Listings: Foreclosure statistcs & how they affect your business Broker Price Opinions (BPO) - Why complete them? How to get BPO's REO listings - Why list REO properties? How to get REO Listings Why we need Realtors to help us with the rapidly growing BPO & REO Division of our business! Group Discussion Cathe Heinrich with Old Republic Home Protection will be sponsoring the event & providing a great dinner! The event will be held this Thursday evening, January 22nd from 5:30 to 7 pm in our office in the Kroger Shopping Center at 3824 Atascocita Rd, Suite 128, here: This event is open to agent...
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By Ken Snyder, Houston Texas Real Estate
(Exit Realty NE Houston)
A reminder that we are hosting a FREE & friendly Hold 'em Poker Tournament for the Real Estate community, tonight. We will play for chips only & there will be no entry fee. Gift cards will be given away at the end of the tournament, to first & second place. Even if you haven't played hold 'em poker before, come learn & have some fun with us! Please join us at 5:30 pm tonight, January 15th. Kim Oium of Waters Edge & Casey Prochaska of Woodspring will bring Spring Creek BBQ! Beverages will be provided, but please feel free to also bring your favorite beverage. The next Game Night at Exit Realty will be Bunco! Details to follow... We look forward to seeing you tonight at 5:30 pm! We are in the Kroger Shopping Center at the corner of Atascocita Rd & Will Clayton Blvd, here: See you tonight!...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
I'm sure most of you have seen this already, but for those who miseed it. The news was a little grim about the jobs market, as continuing jobless claims rose more than expected.  The Department of Labor reported that those who are continuing to claim unemployment rose by 101,000 to 4.61 million, which was well above most analysts' expectation of 4.5 million.  It also marks the highest level of jobless claims since November 1982. President elect Barack Obama warned today that a "bad situation could become dramatically worse" if Congress does not approve his upcoming stimulus package.  President elect Obama did have some positive comments: "The very fact that this crisis is largely of our own making means that it is not beyond our ability to solve," he stated. New FHA Guidelines Make Shor...
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