Riverside, TX Real Estate News

By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
My husband calls me saying "You've got to go get a shot of this tree for your blog! Someone went to cut it down, but it didn't go crashing down to the ground like most trees do.  Instead, it is standing on it's branches."   I had NO CLUE what he was talking about, but I asked where this "Blog Tree" was and headed over to get the shot. This is what I found.   OOPS! That didn't quite work out as planned.   Time for Plan B. ☺   (I can relate.)  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Check Out This New YouTube Video for My WATERFRONT Listing in Carolina Cove     This property is located at   9 Caddo Street Huntsville, Texas 77320   Call Joni Staples TODAY at (936) 650-9017 to schedule your private tour of this beautiful home.   You can see additional photos of this home at www.9CaddoStreet.com   
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  JUST SOLD! Lots in Carolina Cove! I just closed on two beautiful lots in Carolina Cove. Carolina Cove is located on the northern end of Lake Livingston approximately 6 miles east of Riverside. In Carolina Cove you will find frame, brick, and hardi board homes. The subdivision restrictions do NOT allow mobile homes, and property owners association dues are VERY inexpensive. At the time of the writing of this post, they were less than $100.00 per lot, per year. Homeowners  and their guests enjoy two boat launches, offering direct access to Lake Livingston. Another great perk about living in Carolina Cove is Cove Marina and Campground. Located in the heart of Carolina Cove, Cove Marina is the friendly community store where you can pick up that forgotten can of Cream of Mushroom soup, bai...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Sale Pending at 18 Walnut in Riverside Lakeland!   I am thrilled to inform you that we already have a SALE PENDING at 18 Walnut in Riverside Lakeland!     I am working with The Professional and Courteous -- Roberta Plant, from Markham Realty. She has been such a pleasure to work with. Inspections are being done today and we are expecting a end of February closing on this great home. Sellers, if you are going to put your home on the market, NOW is the time to do it! EVERYONE lists in March and there are buyers looking RIGHT NOW!  Get a jump start on your competition and get your home ready and listed NOW! Don't Wait.  Call (936) 650-9017 for your free selling consultation TODAY! I'm Joni Staples, and I want to be YOUR agent!  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Young Family Band @ Riverside Baptist Church The Young Family Band is coming to Riverside Baptist Church on Sunday, January 27th, at 10:30 AM. You will enjoy this family band that consists of Mom, Dad, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Each member plays AT LEAST one instrument!   Steve: Lead Singer and upright bass. Cathy: Guitar and Piano Amanda: Dobro and hammered dulcimer. Clint: Lead Singer and guitar Haley: Fiddle Faith: Mandolin and twin fiddle. (15 years old) Nathan: Banjo. (13 years old, can also play the guitar and  bass. You will enjoy this unplugged, ALL ACOUSTIC, upbeat, and inspiring family band from Oklahoma! Don’t miss it!! Be sure to check out the Young Family Band website at www.YoungFamilyBand.com . I’ll see you at Riverside Baptist Church on Sunday Morning, January 27, 2013 a...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  18 Walnut Road in Riverside Lakeland I just listed this GREAT house at 18 Walnut Road in Riverside Lakeland! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located on the north end of Lake Livingston, less than a mile from Riverside, Texas! There is a HUGE dining room that is open to the island kitchen.  The family room has laminate floors and a corner fireplace. Enjoy your main bedroom down, with the 2 guest rooms up. The utility room is conveniently located off of the kitchen near the back door. The home sits on 2 lots at the corner of Post Oak and Walnut. It doesn’t get much better than this! $92,000 Call today and we can show you TODAY! Riverside Lakeland has 2 community boat launches for the private use of residents and their guests. The homeowners association dues for this home are only $300 per...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Our little town of Riverside, Texas (Population 510) held it's annual Christmas Parade this past Saturday. This was the first year that it has rained on parade day. So... there were a lot less participants, AND there were a lot less children.... BUT we had a GREAT time anyway!  As always, I shot pictures of the children with Santa (BIG and small).  Of all of my shots, THIS one is my favorite. You can see the rest by clicking here. We should all be more like Ashton, and turn our eyes upon Jesus!!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Riverside Texas Christmas Parade 2012 The Riverside Texas Christmas Parade 2012 will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 AM.  Participants are encouraged to begin lining up at the Riverside Baptist Church at 10:30 AM and bring hard candies to throw to the children lined up along the parade route. The Riverside Texas Christmas Parade 2012 will begin by turning LEFT out of the church parking lot  onto FM 980, passing the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department,  and turning RIGHT on Front Street. Walker County Sheriff’s Deputies will be on hand to stop the traffic on State Highway 19 at Front Street and again at FM 980 to allow Riverside Texas Christmas Parade 2012 participants to pass safely.   So... when you are heading down Front Street, at Highway 19 the Sheriff’s Deputy wil...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  The 2nd Annual Children’s Christmas Extravaganza   December 23, 2012 BUT LOOK!! Here's a peek at last year's performance... No show goes on without a few hiccups!   And The 2011 Children's Christmas Extravaganza was no exception!   Our little girls were scheduled to open the event singing The 12 Days of Christmas.  Each girl was assigned a day with EVERYONE singing “and a partridge in a pear tree”.     Well.... Day number 5 was nowhere to be found.   WHAT?!   No “5 Golden Rings”?!   As always... Brother Jim was eager to fill in wherever needed. EVEN if it meant being a little girl for a bit.   He was stole the show! He used his falsetto voice, and kept everyone laughing each time he was handed the microphone to sing his part!     So... the show went on and the Children's Christmas Ext...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Be Thankful Challenge ~ Day 29: Today I am thankful for 3 Wise Men! On this next to the last day of the Be Thankful Challenge, I am thankful for these 3 Wise Men of Riverside, Texas. Reverend Warren Austin of Riverside United Methodist Church, Brother Ural Massey of Broyles Chapel, and Brother Jim Newton of Riverside Baptist Church. I love these three great men of God. Three Wise Men! ☺ Be Thankful Challenge ~ Day 29: Today I am thankful for 3 Wise Men! This post is part of the Be Thankful Challenge. An attempt to prepare my heart (and yours) for Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas Season! If you are just now hearing about this challenge, you can jump on board at ANY time. It is never too late to have a thankful heart!    The ABC's of Thanksgiving : My Previous 'Be Thankful'  Posts...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Reminder: Community Thanksgiving Dinner TODAY!   Don't forget about the community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department at 3 PM today. Ham, Turkey, and dressing will be provided. Bring you favorite side dish or dessert, and your family!      There will be a short sharing of blessings and maybe a song or two before the breaking of the bread with the neighbors. A great community event! I hope to see you there!   Reminder: Community Thanksgiving Dinner TODAY!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Be Thankful Challenge Day 9: Today I am thankful for inspiration. After what happened to me last night at Dollar General, I am especially thankful for inspiration. Yesterday’s random act of kindness inspired me to really get out and get this food drive going. While I was out setting up a food drive display at the Riverside Bank, my managing broker made a trip to Dollar General to pick up some items for his donation. While he was checking out, the lady behind him asked what he was going to do with all of those crackers and jelly. He told her about my peanut butter that I bought for the food drive and explained that he got some crackers and jelly to go with my peanut butter. She thought that was pretty cool and handed him $10 to get more food. He bought some chili to go with the crackers...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Daisy’s Diner to Host Fall Festival Daisy's Diner Fall Festival     Saturday ♥ November 10, 2012 From 10 am to 2 pm 3687 State Highway South in Riverside, Texas (936) 594-3081     Daisy's Diner Fall Festival Events ♥ Children’s Games ♥ Bean Bag Toss Face Painting Balloon Toss Cake Walk Fingernail Painting         ♫ Karaoke ♪ By L&M Joyful Sounds ♥ Vendors ♥     Jewelry by Macy Lynne Chitwood Candles Avon Tupperware TAIslim Tastefully Simple Thirty-One Sheets The Wrap If you are interested in a booth, please call Elizabeth at (936) 661-2509     For More Information, Visit the Daisy's Diner Fall Festival Event Page on Facebook   Daisy’s Diner to Host Fall Festival    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Annual Riverside Community Thanksgiving Supper   Sunday November 18, 2012 3:00 PM     You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Riverside Community Thanksgiving Supper! The turkey and dressing are provided! Just bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes to compliment them.   At 3:00 we will open with prayer, followed by an invitation to share a blessing, and a brief song service.  THEN it's time to BREAK BREAD together as a community!   Yep! You read it correctly! Riverside, Texas holds an annual Riverside Community Thanksgiving Supper at the Volunteer Fire Department every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at 3 pm.   Riverside has a population of only 510 people but the event draws folks from communities outside of the city limits! Last year we had folks from Lakeside Vil...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Riverside ♥ Lake Livingston Area ♥ Chamber of Commerce Get your tickets NOW for the annual Volunteer of The Year Banquet to be held at Archie's Restaurant on the River   State Highway 19 November 13, 2012 Tickets are only $15.00 per person There will be a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:00 Dinner is scheduled for 7 PM Hurry! Tickets are going fast! You can pick your tickets up at: Daisy’s Diner Riverside Bank Riverside City Hall Riverside ♥ Lake Livingston Area ♥ Chamber of Commerce
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Riverside Baptist Church Hosts Hallelujah Party A Safe Alternative to Halloween Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   For children up to 4th grade NEW THIS YEAR! BOUNCE CASTLE   The children will enjoy face painting, fingernail painting for the girls, cake walk, games, hot dogs and NEW THIS YEAR ~ A BOUNCE CASTLE! The Riverside Baptist youth department will work most of the games.   Each child will receive candy and small prizes for participating.   As you can see by the photos, many of the parents join in on the costume fun!    This is a community event. There is no need to be a member of the church to attend the festivities! Halloween in Riverside, TX  =  F U N !   Riverside Baptist Church Hosts Hallelujah Party   A Safe Alternative to Halloween    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  SOLD! 30 Bluebird Dr. in Harmon Creek Ridge We just closed on this fabulous 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Harmon Creek Ridge near Riverside, Texas! With over 1,500 square feet of living space, this home was perfect for this buyer who wanted to be in the country, but close to the city! Harmon Creek Ridge is located on the northern end of Lake Livingston. It is home to the Harmon Creek Marina. Homes listed in Harmon Creek Ridge typically sell quickly. The marina has its own loyal following, and when something becomes available, it is quickly snatched up.   This home had a contract on it right after I listed it. That buyer opted out for NO real reason. Within a week, this contract was written. While this buyer was going through the loan process, we had ANOTHER offer on the home. It just goes ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
I Missed Out on Tuesday’s Treasures, so here’s my Thursday Treasure! I shot this photo at National Night Out this past Tuesday in Riverside, Texas. A very nice Sheriff’s Deputy passed out SAFETY books and badge stickers to the children. This is sweet little Kailee “reading” us her book. She liked the officer, but wasn’t too sure about that big ole BEAR! She never did quite warm up to ole Smokey! What’s your Thursday Treasure?
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
National Night Out in Riverside, Texas Was a HUGE Success! Never in my mind did I doubt that it would be. We LOVE our Volunteer Fire Department!! We ADORE our Sheriff and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office!!  So to expect a GREAT turn out for National Night Out in Riverside, Texas -- was a given. Children (and adults) enjoyed a visit with Smokey the Bear, a cupcake walk, and fishing.   Attendees were treated to hot Frito-Pie, soft drinks, and cookies.  Many folks (including me and The Princess Mama (TPM) won some GREAT door prizes, and best of all -- we got to hang out with the great men and women that work together to protect our community. In the photograph below you will see some of the volunteers for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department. There are several that are missing from t...
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