Huntsville, TX Real Estate News

By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center to Host Christmas Open House Thursday December 6, 2012 From 5 pm to 7 pm At the Sam Houston Visitor Center   7600 Highway 75 South Huntsville, TX 77340 In celebration of the Sam Houston Visitor Center Open House, the Sam Houston Statue gift store, which sells ALL THINGS TEXAN, will offer a 25% discount on all items except clearance and consignment items.   Santa is expected to be there! So bring your kids dressed in their festive Christmas clothes and DON'T forget your camera!! Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center to Host Christmas Open House
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Houston Family Christmas Saturday ♥ December 1, 2012   From 10 am to 2 pm You should make it a point to attend the Houston Family Christmas at the Sam Houston Museum Complex in Huntsville this Saturday where the Woodland Home will be open to the public for the first time in decades. Aunt Eliza’s Kitchen will also be open and serving HOT gingerbread. The Potter’s Shed and Forge will also be staffed.   So before you head over to the Huntsville Christmas Fair in downtown, drop by the Museum. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the grounds of the museum complex are picturesque. Put the kids in their Christmas sweaters and take your Christmas Card photos while you are here! I hope to see you at the Houston Family Christmas! Houston Family Christmas
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Christmas Fair Saturday  December 1, 2012   10 am to 5 pm   DOWNTOWN On the Courthouse Lawn           Children's Activities start at noon:   ♥ Photos with Santa ♥ ♥ Snow on Courthouse Lawn ♥ ♥ Train Ride (50 cents) ♥   ♥ Winter Wonderland @ Rather Park (50 cents) ♥ Downtown store will be having Christmas Specials!   Vendors: ♥ Arts ♥ ♥ Crafts ♥ ♥ Food ♥ BBQ, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs          So come on out! Fun for the whole family!   Huntsville Christmas Fair
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Moody Dudes Wednesday  ♥ November 28, 2012 10:30 am This weeks Huntsville Public Library Story Hour theme is 'Moody Dudes' and deals with feelings and emotions. The purpose of Story Hour is to promote your pre-schooler's reading skills and help them to develop a love for reading.   Bring your child so they can also enjoy:       ♥ Crafts ♥ ♥ Dance ♥  ♥ Finger Puppets ♥  ♥ Songs ♥  ♥ Storybooks ♥   Visit the Huntsville Public Library website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com for additional information. Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Moody Dudes
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
CELEBRATION Women's Ministry at FUMC Huntsville Monday ~ November 26, 2012 The Women’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church (CELEBRATION) meets Monday, November 26 at 6 pm in the social hall. The CELEBRATION lineup: Food Fellowship Praise and Worship Guest Speaker: Rev. Cheryl Smith "God's Universal Health Care: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" Lesson from Psalm 139:13-14 You do NOT need to be a member of FUMC to join Celebration. This is a women’s ministry reaching out to the community! Child care is provided. CELEBRATION Women's Ministry at FUMC Huntsville
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Huntsville A mobile food pantry will be at the Estella Stewert Elementary School parking lot on Friday, November 16, 2012 to provide food to those in need. The pantry will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM. Stewart Elementary is located at 3400 Boettcher Drive in Huntsville, Texas 77340. For more information, please call (936) 439-7306. Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Huntsville
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Huntsville Christian Women’s Luncheon     The Huntsville Christian Women's Club will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2012   from 11:30 am to 1 pm   at the Elkins Lake Clubhouse 632 Cherry Hills Drive Huntsville, Texas 77340   Complimentary childcare is provided.  The meeting "Sparkle & Superglue" is brought to you by Rebecca Nix who will present "Six Must Have Jewelry Pieces and The Glue Holding Her Life Together." Please Call  (936) 295-2030 for your reservation.     Huntsville Christian Women’s Luncheon  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Native Tales Wednesday  ♥ November 14, 2012 10:30 am This weeks Huntsville Public Library Story Hour theme is Native Tales! The purpose of Story Hour is to promote your pre-schooler's reading skills and help them to develop a love for reading.   Bring your child so they can also enjoy:       ♥ Crafts ♥ ♥ Dance ♥  ♥ Finger Puppets ♥  ♥ Songs ♥  ♥ Storybooks ♥   Visit the Huntsville Public Library website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com for additional information. Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Native Tales 
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Huntsville Public Library Hosts READ With the Dogs   Tuesday ♥ November 13, 2012   @ 5:30 pm     Registration is recommended. (936) 291-5472 ReadingEducationAssistanceDogs   READ with the Dogs is a program that helps children improve their reading skills by reading to a registered therapy dog   The READ with the Dogs program is sponsored by the Huntsville Public Library and will continue every 2nd Tuesday of each month.   Please register by calling (936) 291-5472   Huntsville Public Library Hosts READ With the Dogs
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Elkins Lake Market Report ~ October 2012 At the close of the month for October 2012,  there were: 37 Active Listings in Elkins Lake 1 home that entered into an Option Period. 2 Homes that went Pending. 5 that closed during the month. Of the 5 that closed, the smallest home had 1,820 square feet and the largest home had 3,820 square feet. The average price of homes sold was $72.21 per square foot with an average of 107 days on market. For those of you who appreciate a little more detail, here is a chart of the statistics for the homes sold, as well as the remaining 37 homes that are still on the market. SOLD ACTIVE Just comparing the two charts, it would appear that the active homes listed are overpriced. This is precisely why you need to speak with a local agent and not just make assum...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
YMCA Winter Basketball Registration     The Huntsville Family YMCA 2906 Old Houston Road Huntsville, Texas 77340   It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Huntsville Family YMCA Winter Basketball Registration. Fall Basketball is for children ages 3-12  *Scholarships are available for qualifying families. Visit the YMCA to  apply.   The registration deadline of December 14, 2012 is fast approaching! Register your child today! If you have any questions, just call (936) 295-8009 or stop by the YMCA today!   YMCA Winter Basketball Registration  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Be Thankful Challenge ~ Day 5: Ella Smither Geriatric Center   Today I am thankful for Ella Smither Geriatric Center in Huntsville, Texas. I first became aware of Ella Smither when I worked at Huntsville Funeral Home and the Director’s mother was a resident there. He was always telling us that he visited all of the homes in town -- and Ella Smither was the one that he selected for his mother. Why? The people. So... when my mother broke her shoulder and had to go to rehab for a month, Ella Smither Geriatric Center was my immediate choice. Mother spent one month in their care, and I have to agree... the people at Ella Smither are more than wonderful. A year later, my mother broke her hip and the other shoulder. (She was having mini strokes and blacking out.) This meant another stay at El...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Wishing you all a SAFE and Happy Halloween! There are many alternatives to the traditional Door-to-Door Trick-or-Treating! However, if you decide to go the traditional route: Make sure the children’s costumes fit well and are not a tripping hazard. Make sure the children can be seen. Flashlight, Glow in the dark clothing, necklace, or bracelet. Only visit the homes of people that you personally know. Check all of the candy before allowing the children to eat any. GO WITH YOUR CHILDREN! BE SAFE! HAVE FUN! Wishing you all a SAFE and Happy Halloween from your favorite Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area ~ Real Estate Broker.
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Things to Do on Halloween in Huntsville, Texas If you missed out on all of the Halloween events going on around town this past weekend, don't be sad. There are plenty of things happening on Halloween night! Wednesday October 31, 2012 Calvery Baptist Church Fall Festival 6-7:30 PM @1135 Highway 190 E (936) 295-5393 Family Faith Halloween Extravaganza Huntsville Pentecostal Church Trunk or Treat 6 PM @1080 I-45 South (936) 581-1672 MLK Trailriders Trick or Treat 5-8 PM @ MLK Park New Waverly 1st Baptist Church Fall Festival 6-8 PM Riverside Texas Hallelujah Party University Heights Baptist Church Trunk or Treat Walker County Fairgrounds Haunted House Things to Do on Halloween in Huntsville, Texas
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Area 2012 Halloween Events FRI-WED Friday - October 26, 2011 Willis Texas American Legion Halloween Festival Drac Is Back - Huntsville Community Theatre         Saturday - October 27, 2011 Scare on the Square - Downtown Huntsville Drac is Back - Huntsville Community Theatre Sunday - October 28, 2012 Fellowship of Huntsville Bible Character Quest Drac is Back - MATINEE Huntsville Community Theatre                   Wednesday - October 31, 2011     Riverside Texas Hallelujah Party University Heights Baptist Church Trunk or Treat Family Faith Halloween Extravaganza           Huntsville Area 2012 Halloween Events FRI-WED
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
University Heights Baptist Church Trunk or Treat   Wednesday ♥ October 31, 2012   From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   University Heights Baptist Church 2400 Sycamore Avenue Huntsville, TX 77340   For babies up to children in the 6th grade.   Costumes are encouraged ~ But no scary ones, please!) University Heights Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner The Knights of Columbus will be serving up spaghetti, garlic toast, and green salad, this Thursday, October 25, 2012,  from 5 PM to 7 PM.  @ St Thomas Catholic Church 1323 16th Street ♥ Huntsville, TX 77340 Thursday     October 25 , 2012     From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm     *** Donations Accepted. This is a fundraiser for their Huntsville High School graduating seniors scholarship fund.         For more information, please call (936) 661-4014     Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest at Bear Bend Cabin Grab your pumpkin and everything you need to decorate or carve it and join the Sam Houston Memorial Museum staff at the Bear Bend Cabin on Thursday Night, October 25, 2012  from 4 PM to 7 PM. $3.00 Donation recommended.   Prizes will be given to each category. Youth: age  6-18  AND Community Member: 19 and older.   Parents are encouraged to let their children to their own work. If you would like to participate, bring your own pumpkin! ☺   If you need a pumpkin, the youth from First United Methodist Church in Huntsville are selling pumpkins at their Pumpkin Patch. Help out the First United Methodist Youth Department and have a little fun at the same time!!   For more information, or to become a fan of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Texas Pumpkin Patch The Pumpkin Patch     A First United Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser The Pumpkin Patch Hey Huntsville!! If you are looking for a PUMPKIN to take to the Pumpkin Carving Contest, stop by The Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in downtown Huntsville, and pick one up.  A size and a price range to fit ANY budget!   This is a First United Methodist Church youth fundraiser, so stop by and support our future! ☺ See you at The Pumpkin Patch! The Pumpkin Patch is located at 1016 Sam Houston Avenue Huntsville, Texas 77320 A First United Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser Huntsville Texas Pumpkin Patch
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By Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty
(Mari Realty)
TX: Walker County: Huntsville: Market Trends in Residential Real Estate and Home Sales     Although the Houston area residential housing market as a whole has fluctuated especially since mid-2008, here in Walker County, we have held very steady.  Take a look at the data:  526 units sold in 2008: Click Here to see 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 ytd sales figures and more!
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