Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
 GREAT NEWS for first time home purchasers in Pearland, Texas !!! Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation (SETH Program) Program is NOW accepting applications for the payment assistance program. The City of Pearland is included in the program. The down payment assistance program provides up to $10,000 for use toward the down payment and closing costs associated with purchasing a new or existing home.  So what does this mean to Pearland Texas First Home Buyers? It means you can now get into a home for very little money!! Visit the Southeast Texas Housing for more information or contact Maggie McFarland at pearlandhometeam@aol.com   Click HERE!! Pearland Home Buyers for more Real Estate Resources!! Maggie McFarland RE/MAX One 281-412-2022 Sign Up to Recieve All MLS Listing and Receive...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Texas future home buyers, in the loan approval process you will make a loan application with a lender. The lender may ask for information such as your job history, last two or three bank statements, W-2s, and pay stubs. Within a couple of days of applying for your loan approval, you should receive a good faith estimate that will outline costs associated with the loan. (most lenders can get this to you the same day) The estimate should also give you an approximate amount the funds that will be needed at the loan closing. As a pre-approved buyer, you will be taken more seriously when negotiating items like sales prices and fees. When it is time to present offers on properties, your offer will be more attractive to a seller. The seller will know that you have already finished with...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
For the first time ever one of my very good friends parents home flooded for the first time, a couple of weeks ago.  The very first time and they had three (3) feet of water in their home.  They have lived in this house for over 30 years.  Unfortunately, I hear these stories and so many times people did not have flood insurance on their homes.  My friends parents were the lucky ones, even though flood insurance was not required on their house they decided to have it just in case.  Pearland Texas homeowners, this is one of those things that you can wait to long to get your Flood Insurance.  With Hurricane season quickly approaching it is time to call your insurance company now.  If you are not required to have flood insurance you will be pleasantly surprised on the amount you will pay fo...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Texas Real Estate homeowners it seems to me Hurricane Ike was just a couple of months ago. Like many others Ike is still a thorn in my side! In just a few weeks Hurricane season will begin (June 1st ) So even though some of us that live in Pearland and surrounding areas are still dealing with house repairs and insurance we must begin to prepare. HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONES - Brazoria/Galveston Counties Pearland Texas Residnets the evacuation orders will come from our Pearland Texas city officials. Evacuation will be based on zip codes. When that call comes, be prepared to leave immediately as your zone is called. Pearland Texas City officials make decisions to evacuate 36-48 hours before a storm makes landfall. Hurricanes are extremely unpredictable and can become more dangerous...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
 Pearland Texas and surrounding areas are taking precautions for the swine flu.  Below you will find many resources.  Two of the most important things I have learned is we all need to wash our hands more and for a longer period of time.  At this time if you think you could have the Swine Flu please don't expose other people if at all possible. Get to the doctor and get tested.  If treated early enough Tamiflu CAN work! Stay informed through Stay updated and informed through The Center For Diseases Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov. Pearland ISD website have been making updates requlary http://www.pearlandisd.org   Pearland here are some things that you can do now to help avoid becoming sick with the swine flu.* Avoid close contact - Avoid close contact with people who are si...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Texas Community Information  Weekend Information May 8, 2009 - May 10, 2009  5TH ANNUAL PEAR RUN SATURDAY MAY 9, 7:00 AM 10K RUN/ 5K RUN/ 5K WALK FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.PEARRUN.COM May 9, 2009 General Election To the Resident Qualified Votersof the City of Pearland, Texas MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL, POSITION NUMBER TWO (2) FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM AND MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL, POSITION NUMBER FOUR (4) FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM   Pearland Summer Concert in the Park Friday  May 8th  The Austin Band (Country Music) Location: Southdown Park (2150 Countryplace Pkwy) Fee: FREE Come out and relax to the tunes of a live band every Friday during the months of May and June. The splash pad and playground will be available for the kids.Food vendors will be onsite selling delicious treats   ‘TRIAL...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
The Pearland Area Citizens Corps - MRC The Brazoria County Health Department The Pearland Parks and Recreation Department Pearland ISD and The Exchange Club of Pearland are partnership organizations offering FREE TDAP IMMUNIZATIONS FOR ADULTS (18-64 years of age)  Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Whooping Cough) When:        Saturday, May 16, 2009   Time:         9:00 AM - 12 NOON   Where:      Massey Ranch Elementary 3900 Manvel Road Pearland, TX. 77584      For your convenience, this will be a drive-thru POD; no need to leave your vehicle! For further information, call Ramona at 281-997-9777 or Kathy Thacker, R.N. at 281-485-5344Please visit the Pearland Area Citizens Corps web site: http://www.pearlandcc.org .Provided by a grant from the Office on Women's Health at the US Department ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
I am constantly being asked these days bu Pearland homeowners if properties are selling right now.  So I thought I would share monthly SOLD properties. Below are SOLD transactions for April 2009 through HAR.com only Pearland, Texas 104 homes sold in April 2009(Average Sales Price/Average Sq Ft )(206847/2741)=$75.46   Pearland Homeowners get More local information can be found at http://www.thehomesourceonline.com
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
MAY 2009 Newsletter Housing Trends for Pearland, Texas eNewsletterWelcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you're in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau and Realtor.org reports, videos, key market indicators and real estate sales statistics, a video message by a nationally recognized economist, maps, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, plus local neighborhood information and more. Please click here to view the MAY 2009 Newsletter Housin...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Here are some helpful Real Estate websites that can be useful to all of us.  Feel fre to add to the list. Real Estate Websites   Repair Website http://fixfliprent.com/repairs/index.php   Calculate land Size http://www.ez-calculators.com/land_acre_conversion_calculator.htm   This site is a big help to me, I can upload all the photos at one time! Resizing Pictures http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm   Resizing Pictures   http://www.fotosizer.com   Split Screen http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Acer-Gridvista.shtml   I use this product everyday.  It cuts down on printing and scanning.  Best part it is free! Convert to PDF http://www.cutepdf.com   Get Rid of a Car http://www.junkmycar.com/   Condo or HOA Information https://www.condocerts.com/home.html   Track Driving ...
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Volunteer Houston Bay Area offers The Commanders Program during the summer days for teens aged 13-17.  Participants will learn about volunteerism through classroom activities and community service projects.  Communication skills, teamwork, and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector will be taught.  This program offers the community service hours for credit appeal, graduation requirements, and college applications.  A certificate of completion verifying 20 hours of service will be given for sessions June 20-24 and July 20-24, 2009.  The fee is $60 with scholarships available.  Call 281-282-6035 or email jackieg@volunteerhouston.org . www.StagingSmartNSold.com provides the Houston Bay Area with home staging expertise designed to promote a rapid and profitable house sale for area ...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
BMX Bicycle racing has become an extremely poplular sport.  Now you can go to Pearland and watch for yourself.  Free one day trial membership.  Check it out! Friday May 1, 2009 at 6:00pm Pearland Speedway2932 Manvel RdPearland, Texas 77584 Get Directions Free for spectators.Races are every Friday and Saturday night 6pm to 9pm.http://www.pearlandspeedway.comInfo line: 281-485-0337Website: http://www.pearlandspeedway.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                          Subscribe To My Blog!    Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell By Professional Home Stagers! Our goal is to provide solutions to getting your home sold fo...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
  Housing Market e-Newsletter Get the "numbers" on the Real Estate Market Activity. Click on the Free Sample below. You can sign up to receive the report in your email on a monthly basis. Also, please visit Pearland Real Estate and Buyer Agent James for more local market reports and great homebuyer tools.
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
   Home Inspections     Real Estate professionals should always recommend their buyer to get a home inspection. It is the best way to discover what is wrong or right with the home, BEFORE you decide to purchase. Homebuyers receive an unbiased and professional opinion about the home they are about to purchase. Home inspectors look way beyond paint and rotting wood. They look at the entire structure of the home and will help uncover costly repair items.   The home inspection is typically performed just after the offer is accepted on the property and during the "option period". The option period is usually negotiated with the help of your buyer's agent and gives the buyer time to make sure they know everything about the condition of the home. An option period in Texas is typically 10 days...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
    Buy a home this year and get $8000.00 in your pocket !   The latest modification to the stimulus bill: The credit increased from $7500 to $8000 and the taxpayer does not have to repay the credit. A first time homebuyer is considered one that has not owned a home in the past 3 years. The information below was copied from the National Association of REALTORS.   Please consult with your tax professional to see if you qualify.    Homebuyer Tax Credit - The bill provides for an $8,000.00 tax credit that would be available to first-time home buyers for the purchase of a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.  The credit does not require repayment.  Most of the mechanics of the credit will be the same as under the 2008 rules:  the credit will be claime...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Pearland REO-Watch Real Estate Owned   Automatically sends new Foreclosure listings to your email Pearland Area Foreclosures, REOs, and Short Sales.   Sign up for the FREE Foreclosure list below  Banks are not in the business of owning Real Estate. They are overwhelmed by the current foreclosure market and need to sell their REOs fast. Many homes are selling way below market value.  Go to the Pearland area Foreclosure REO-Watch sign up form Your Foreclosure TEAM Buying an REO is very different than buying a home the traditional way. There are risks associated with buying a property "as-is" and without any disclosures. You need to assemble an experienced team of Real Estate professionals, starting with an experienced Foreclosure Buyer's Agent. Some foreclosures can be a money pit and cos...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
WOW - Look at the Pearland TX real estate market.  It looks to me as if the rebound has started.  We are following the trends of the last 2 years and we have less inventory to sell.  So to me, the Pearland Real Estate Expert, prices of single family homes in the PearlandTX area should start to increase and follow the tend of the last 2 years.  Although the number of homes being sold in the Pearland TX area are down, now is the time to both BUY and Sell real estate in and around Pearland. I think the next tell tail sign is the current MSI, or Months Supply of Inventory.  In looking at the chart below, one can see since IKE, the housing inventory in and around Pearland is dropping.  I think this is what is helping Pearland keep our housing prices holding steady.  But I don't think they wi...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
  Pearland Parks And Recreation Independence Park (50Acres)  3919 Liberty Drive   6:00AM - 10:00PM This park is the centerpiece of Pearland's Parks and Recreation Department.   Independence Park is located at the end of Liberty Drive at the intersection   with John Lizer Road. Among its many offerings are: 4 lighted tennis courts 2 lighted basketball courts Soccer fields Drinking fountains 50-meter pool (Available for Rental)  2 restroom facilities BBQ shelter (Available for Rental)    Rotary Playground 9 picnic units located around the park 1.2 mile hike and bike trail .3 mile lighted walking path Dog park     Centennial Park (46 acres)   3219 McLean Road   This 46 acre park includes: 3  lighted basketball courts 4  lighted tennis courts .7 mile jogging trail 4 lighted Softball Fields ...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Pearland TX real estate market is doing GREAT.  In looking at the real estate market in Pearland, one can see we are following the same trend as the last 2 years.  The median price is flat for Jan 07-09. So, if one where to follow the trend, the Pearland Real Estate market is set for launch.  I feel Pearland will follow the last 2 years trends.  Pearland's real estate market is doing fine.  Now is the time to put your house on the market... You just need to price the house correctly and it will sell.  For someone buying a home in the Pearland market, now is the time to buy before the prices start to climb like they do every year. In looking at the next chart on the Pearland Real Estate Market, you can see the DOM or Days on Market are all over the chart.  It took an average 94 to se...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
The Pearland Parkway has recently been extended through Pearland on to Beltway 8. McHard Rd has been connected through hwy 35 and Future plans for The Pearland Parkway include expansion to Dixie Farm Rd.   Pearland Parkway has recently been a real hot spot for new home community developments. Pearland offers great schools, a small town atmosphere, and easy access to downtown Houston.    Below you can see the Pearland Parkway winding it's way from beltway 8 to 518 Broadway in Pearland.   Here you can see the masive development of the Lakes at Highland Glenn. Below is a nice small community off the Pearland Parkway, very close to 518. Clear Creek Park is a fully developed neighborhood with homes built in the early 2000s. The subdivision borders a wildlife refuge and a nice pond. I have he...
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