Riverside, TX Real Estate News

By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Greenrich Shores Market Report as of 8/4/13     Welcome to beautiful Greenrich Shores on Lake Livingston.    Greenrich Shores is located at the northern end of Walker County and tucked in between Trinity County and San Jacinto County. Greenrich Shores is around the corner from Carolina Creek for great fishing, and the Trinity River for wake boarding or jet skiing!  Waterfront homes in Greenrich Shores sit on Thomas Lake, Black Lake, or Bell and Ford Lake. ALL of which are part of Lake Livingston!   Regardless of what you like to do on the lake, there always comes a time when you have to head home, and Greenrich Shores is a great place to call home. If you think I'm just saying that, take a Sunday drive out to Greenrich Shores. Stop and visit with a few of the neighbors. Ask them if th...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Dedication of Booster Truck at Riverside VFD     A great crowd showed up at the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department for the dedication of the new booster truck to Frederick Weinzierl, aka "Fritz."   Attendees were served chili dogs with all the trimmings, chips, and sweet tea  by our awesome Junior Fire fighters! We visited with friends and neighbors while we waited for the program to begin.       Riverside VFD President, Dick Goldin opened with a few words, followed by Pct. 3 County Commissioner, Bobby Warren, and County Judge Danny Pierce.           While our elected officials were talking, "arsonists" lit the 80 candles on the birthday cake for Fritz. Meanwhile, the dignitaries kept talking. FINALLY... when we thought they were going to burn down the fire station, they asked FRITZ ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Riverside VFD Dedicates New Fire Truck and Invites YOU to Attend!     In March, I reported that the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was going to get a new Booster Truck. If you missed that story, you can read about it here. TODAY the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department is dedicating that truck to RVFD Founding Member Fredrick Weinzierl, fondly known as "Fritz."   So stop by the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department today between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to see the new truck, visit with Fritz and the volunteer fire fighters, and enjoy a hot dog and cold drink while you are there!   The Riverside Volunteer Fire Department is located in Riverside, Texas on FM 980 East, right next to the City Hall.   Riverside VFD Dedicates New Fire Truck and Invites YOU to Attend!    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Riverside Area Lions Club Sponsors $5 Rabies Shots       The Riverside Area Lions Club is proud to sponsor $5.00 Rabies Vaccinations for your pets. Dr. Reece, DVM of Trinity, Texas has volunteered for this community service project. Dr Reece will be on hand at the Riverside City Hall on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 8 am to noon. All dogs must be on a leash, cats must be in pet carriers, and large animals must be in trailers.   Should you have any questions, please contact Lion President Judy Wuensche at (936) 581-3183.   Lions Club International is a service club with clubs meeting in communities all over the world. If you would like more information about the Riverside Area Lions Club, or information on how to become a member, visit www.lionsclub.org.     Riverside Area Lions Club Sp...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Sale Pending on 79 Lakeview Drive in Green Rich Shores!       Buyers have waited too long! There is a SALE PENDING on 79 Lakeview Drive in beautiful Green Rich Shores on Lake Livingston! This little cutie was a great price and will easily be turned into this family's weekend doll house!   Believe it or not, there are a few other affordable Lake Livingston Waterfront Homes For Sale. So don't wait to call  (936) 650-9017! Hurry, before they are all gone!     Sale Pending on 79 Lakeview Drive in Green Rich Shores!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Thomas Lake Road Community Boat Parade     The Thomas Lake Road Community Association will hold   its annual Independence Day   Thomas Lake Road Community Boat Parade     this Saturday   July 6, 2013   Boat participants will meet at the Trinity River Cut at 10:30 and the parade will be start at 11:00.   Spectators, grab your lawn chairs, something cool to drink and YOUR CAMERA and let’s CELEBRATE one and all at the Thomas Lake Road Community Boat Parade!       If you do not live out here and would like to come out and watch the Thomas Lake Road Community Boat Parade, bring lawn chairs and sit at the Green Rich Shores boat ramp on Lakeview Drive, or at Cove Marina, OR -- you can even have someone drop you off at Thomas Lake on FM 3454 and park at the fire station.       Come on out! We’l...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
     Riverside Texas Events ♥ The Southern Plainsmen   Sunday ♥ June 30, 2013   at 6:30 PM This Riverside Texas Event will be held at Riverside Baptist Church 2359 FM 980 East Riverside, Texas     The Southern Plainsmen are a southern gospel quartet. The concert is FREE. There will be a love offering taken should you feel compelled to give.     Riverside Texas Events ♥ The Southern Plainsmen
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
    The sky was GORGEOUS tonight as I drove home from Trinity. It was so pretty that I took the old Trinity River Bridge, put on my emergency flashers, and stopped smack dab in the middle of the bridge to shoot this picture.    The old bridge is now a memorial bridge. You have to GO to it to cross it, and it is only accessible to south bound traffic. Rarely do you see a vehicle on the old bridge.    When I first moved my parents to Riverside back in 2007, my mother used to ask me to drive across the bridge at least once a week. She wanted the bridge to still be used. I guess I am still accommodating her, even though she hasn't thought to ask in a long, LONG time. :) That's okay. I'll remember for you, mom! :)     Sweet dreams from Riverside, Texas!   This is the bridge that I stopped on...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
      VBS has hit Riverside, Texas and it is ALL about Jesus! Children entering 1st through 6th grade are participating in bible study, crafts, music, recreation, snacks,  and finishing up with a little  ROCKIN' at the Worship Rally!    We had 25 boys and 17 girls on Monday night, and 3 salvations!  Traditionally the first night of VBS is the lowest night attended and it just grows from there!   Just in case you didn't know, VBS isn't just for children! Our adults are always amazed at how God takes something like VBS that is meant for the children and then uses it to touch the lives and hearts of His children of ALL ages!    So we love VBS!! And we hope that you will see this and bring your child to Riverside Baptist Church this week starting at 5:30 PM. We will finish up at 9 PM.  Gott...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Blast From the Past - Vacation Bible School 2013 - It's All About Jesus! Where? Riverside Baptist Church 2359 FM 980 East ♥ Riverside, Texas     When?   Monday, June 10th  thru  Friday, June 14, 2013   5:30 pm till 9:00 pm     VBS Scripture God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.   1 John 4:9 (HCSB)       Blast From the Past - Vacation Bible School 2013 - It's All About Jesus!  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Summer Camps on Lake Livingston: Carolina Creek Christian Camp     If you are looking for a great Christian Camp for your children to attend in east Texas, check out Carolina Creek Christian Camp on Lake Livingston.     Carolina Creek Christian Camp has 2 full time directors, 18 additional full times staff, and over 175 hand picked counselors to take great care of your children!  Carolina Creek Christian Camp personally recruits at colleges to interview students with a passion for God and a love for children. They look for students who feel lead to work in this ministry and encourage them to come and spend their summer as counselors at Carolina Creek Christian Camp. These college students often return EVERY summer through their college careers, as it is such a great experience for the...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
    Riverside, Texas Population 510   A great place to call home!   Call Joni Staples at (936) 650-9017 Let me help you find the perfect country or lake home for your family!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Carolina Creek Christian Camp Open House   Carolina Creek is opening up their facilities to the public for a FREE open house on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The entire family can enjoy FREE food and activities.   Although the activities end at 4 o'clock, that is when the worship service begins! There will be an hour long service to finish up the day with a keynote speaker and great music!   So come on out to the Carolina Creek Christian Camp Open House this Saturday! I'll see you there!     Carolina Creek Christian Camp Open House    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Annual Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Weekend Fish Fry       Memorial Weekend Fish Fry     Sunday     May 26, 2013     11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Cake Auction at 12:30     If you have never attended a TLRVFD Cake Auction, then you just haven’t had FUN! You never know what they will auction off... it may not be just cakes!! I have left before with sandals, candy, and even a rocking chair!       MENU:   Catfish Coleslaw French Fries Dessert Iced Tea     $9.00 Adults $4.00 Children Ages 6-10 5 and Under eat FREE!       Thank you in advance for the way you love and support this great community! We are so blessed to live where we do!   From Houston take I-45 N to Huntsville, Exit 113 (Texas 19) 15 miles to Riverside. R on FM 980 4 miles to L on FM 3454 (aka: Thomas Lake Rd.) Th...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Lakeside Village Market Report for April 2013   Writing a market report on small, rural developments can be challenging. Small communities offer less sales data to report. Such is the case with Lakeside Village which is located 8 miles from Riverside, Texas, population 507. But sales data, I do have!   I checked MLS data today, and so far this year, there have been no sales in Lakeside Village. There are currently 7 Active listings ranging from $47,900 to $269,500. The average listing price is $118,329 resulting in $67.93 per square foot with 180 days on market. The cumulative days on market is 330 days which means that at least one of these 7 homes have been listed more  than once. For example, the listing expired and they re-listed instead of just extending the listing. Sometimes th...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Gets New Booster Truck       Fritz Weinzierl of Riverside, Texas decided that he wanted a new truck for his birthday. Not just any truck... but a BOOSTER Truck. And not for him... but for the Volunteer Fire Department of which he is a founding member, a Life Member, and a Honorary Chief.   Weinzierl's generous donation covered all but $20,000. County Commissioner, Bobby Warren, heard about it and shared the story with the Walker County Commissioner Court and they agreed to cover the difference.   So the next time that you run into Fritz, be sure to wish him a VERY Happy Birthday!    And a BIG THANK YOU to Bobby Warren and the Walker County Commissioner Court!     Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Gets New Booster Truck    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  ONLY in Riverside, Texas! I love where I live!   A friend of mine commented on one of my blog posts about Riverside saying, "Riverside sounds like Mayberry RFD."    I laughed when I read it -- but later on I thought, you know, he's right!       Riverside, Texas is like stepping back in time. Around here people still talk to strangers... We know our neighbors...     As a matter of fact, your neighbors will call your cell phone if your sweet mother decides to take a little walk and locks herself out of the house before you get there. They will even sit with her until you arrive!   When you're out of town, your neighbor will pull your trash can right back to the house after trash pick up. You know, so that it doesn't look like no one is home.   Your neighbor will call you when the cable ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
    JUST SOLD! 5 Acres on FM 3454 (AKA Thomas Lake Road) YIKES! You're too late! We have JUST SOLD 5 acres on FM 3454 (also know as Thomas Lake Road). But don’t worry.... There is still one 5 acre tract available that is located around the corner on Brumley Road. So, if you were holding off... you may want to call NOW! Five unrestricted acres near Lake Livingston won’t last long! Call (936) 650-9018 TODAY! JUST SOLD! 5 Acres on FM 3454 (AKA Thomas Lake Road)  
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