Riverside, TX Real Estate News

By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Riverside VFD Hosts Their 8th National Night Out October 2, 2012   If you live in or near the city of Riverside, Texas,  you are invited to join the members of you local volunteer fire department, law enforcement, and members of the Walker County Emergency Management (CERT) for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Riverside VFD on FM 980 East in Riverside. I am hoping for a visit from Smokey the Bear. Hopefully he will not be off fighting a fire. We love it when he gets to attend. This is going to be the 8th National Night Out that our Riverside Volunteer Fire Department has hosted for our community. I have to say that we have THE BEST group of volunteers EVER. While we are blessed to have several volunteer fire departments near o...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Just Sold 17 Pine Wood Drive in Riverside Lakeland TOO LATE! We just closed on this adorable lakehouse located at 17 Pine Wood Drive in Riverside Lakeland on Lake Livingston! Riverside Lakeland is located on the northern end of Lake Livingston. The two private community boat launches place you directly in to Bethy Creek.  Bethy Creek has a cut that will take you to the Trinity River near the Trinity River Bridge at Highway 19. The Trinity River is known as the I-45 of Lake Livingston. From the river, you can go by boat to all 4 counties that make up Lake Livingston!   While it is TOO LATE for this little gem, if you are looking for the perfect weekend retreat, we have others. Give me a call at 936-650-9017, and we can begin the search for your perfect lake house TODAY! JUST SOLD 17 Pine...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Woo Hoo! I Just Closed on 4 Acres on FM 980! Woo Hoo! I just closed on this transaction on Friday. I sold this small acreage tract while I was on vacation, and  closed on it a few days after we returned home. ☺ One of the great things about real estate is the fact that we can work from anywhere. Although I did my best to try to put this together BEFORE I left, the buyers were just not ready to commit. No worries! When they called and said “We are ready to sign on the dotted line,” I simply typed up the contract, sent it via DocuSign, and within minutes it was on the way to the listing agent to have their buyers sign. The rest is history! :) Woo Hoo! I Just Closed on 4 Acres on FM 980! That I sold while I was on VACATION!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
The Churches of Riverside Texas: Broyles Chapel Riverside, Texas invites you to visit one of their many GREAT churches. This week, we introduce you to Broyles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  If you are looking for a full gospel, Preach-It pastor, then Brother Ural Massey and Broyles Chapel in Riverside is the church for you! Broyles Chapel is located approximately ½ mile from FM980 East. Just make a Left on Lake Road and head on down. Broyles Chapel is on the right at the curves in the road. When our community has it's annual revival in April, the pastors all draw to see what day of the week they preach on. No matter which day Brother Massey picks, it's standing room only on his night. Having served Riverside, Texas at Broyles Chapel for the past 33 years, Brother Ural Massey is wel...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
The Churches of Riverside Texas: Faith Baptist Church Riverside, Texas invites you to visit one of their many GREAT churches.  This week, we introduce you to Faith Baptist Church.  If you are looking for a bible preaching pastor, and music that consists of a combination of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian, then Faith Baptist in Riverside just may be your new church family. Faith Baptist is located approximately ½ mile from Highway 19 at 1301 FM 405 in Riverside. The location makes this church convenient for residents of both Riverside and Dodge. Sunday Services are at 11 am and 6 pm, and again on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. Sunday Morning Bible Study is at 9:45 and there is a children’s church for those in 3rd grade or under. Kyle Coston is the Pastor and his wife, Cathi,  ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
The Churches of Riverside,Texas: RUMC Riverside United Methodist Church FM 980 Riverside, Texas Rev. Warren Austin, Pastor I just love this beautiful, old church and the people in it. I am not a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. My membership is at the church next door. However, I do consider Riverside Methodist part of my church family. We enjoy combining our small choirs to provide the community with special music at Christmas and Easter. Together we hold a sunrise service every Easter and the two pastors alternate their roles. One year the Riverside Methodist pastor preaches and the Baptist preacher opens us up in prayer. The next year it's just the opposite. The annual sunrise service is held around the Gazebo behind the Riverside Methodist Church. Different churches wor...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Come to the Thomas Lake Road VFD Labor Day BBQ   The Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual Labor Day Weekend Barbecue on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.   As always, you will enjoy sliced brisket, chopped beef, sausage, and chicken -- served up with pinto beans, potato salad, dessert, and iced tea!  Trust me! You will not go home from the Thomas Lake Road Annual Labor Day Weekend Barbecue hungry!   You’re more than welcome to dine in or take home. Most folks choose to dine in because of the cake auction that starts at 12:30. You never know what will be auctioned off along side those cakes. Some years we have had hand crafted wooden rockers, flip flops, candles, homemade candies... and more!   Big Al is sure to entertain you with his ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Thank God I'm a Country Girl NOW!Today I am thankful that I have the ability to go back to visit.... and the privilege of returning “home.” I was born at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas and raised in the nearby town of Mesquite. I lived in the metroplex for 30 years before moving to Huntsville, Texas. Upon arrival in Huntsville, I thought I had moved to “Hooterville.”   THEN... after a few years, we moved to Riverside, Texas. That was in 1995. The population was 425. Now THIS was “Hooterville.” The last census resulted in a change to our population signs from 425 to 510. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to see that change.  Sure, moving to the country took a little bit of getting used to. But I can assure you that it did not take long for me to learn that country life was for me...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Sale Pending at 17 Pine Wood Drive in Riverside Lakeland BREAKING NEWS! There is now a sale pending at 17 Pine Wood Drive in Riverside Lakeland on Lake Livingston! This darling cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A new roof was put on in 2011.  Riverside Lakeland is located on the northern end of Lake Livingston. The two private community boat launches place you directly in to Bethy Creek.  Bethy Creek has a cut that will take you to the Trinity River near the Trinity River Bridge at Highway 19. Lake lovers know this area as excellent skiing and lots of little coves for fishing!   We are expecting a closing near the end of September. While it is TOO LATE for this little gem, if you are looking for the perfect weekend retreat, we have others. Give me a call at 936-650-9017 and we can ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Sale Pending! 30 Bluebird Dr. in Harmon Creek Ridge I just listed this fabulous 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Harmon Creek Ridge near Riverside, Texas, and it already has a SALE PENDING! With over 1,500 square feet of living space, this home was perfect for a first time home buyer or those wanting to downsize after the kids are grown! It has a split floor plan with the 2 guest rooms and their bath being on the south end of the property and the master suite on the north end. The master suite consists of his and her closets, a private bath with a garden tub, double sinks and vanities, a large linen closet with lots of shelves and a nice size shower! In the middle you will find a LARGE living room with a wood burning fireplace, a dining room with a built-in hutch, and an island kitchen with cab...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Local Youth Raise Funds for a Toy Store at Christmas The youth department at the Riverside Baptist Church are having a garage sale this Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  The sale will be held INSIDE the church in the Fellowship Hall. So come RAIN or SHINE!! The the air conditioning will be ON and you can shop till you drop!!   There will also be outside vendors at the garage sale that have made a donation to the Toy Store in exchange for the ability to set up a table and sell their goods. This is a new addition to the annual garage sale fundraiser, and we are looking forward to the excitement these new vendors will bring. In addition to the garage sale and vendor tables, there will be a car wash and BBQ for sale! Something for EVERYONE!   The proceeds from the Riverside B...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Lake Livingston Heights on North Lake Livingston Lake Livingston Heights is located on the northern end of Lake Livingston in Walker County. This tiny subdivision consists of one main street, Palisade Circle, and two other tiny streets. Lake Livingston Heights has waterfront homes that sit on Bethy Creek, which is part of Lake Livingston, AND a few that are directly on the Trinity River. Lake Livingston Heights residents have their own private boat ramp and waterfront park. Children attend Huntsville Independent School District, and the subdivision is located within 2 miles of the city of Riverside. Companies providing utilities to Lake Livingston Heights are: Entergy Lake Livingston Heights Water Supply Windstream (Telephone and DSL) Lake Livingston Heights is restricted against mobile...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  While you were off looking at houses.... I caught the BIG one!     I love selling real estate in the country. The job is NEVER boring. Several weeks ago, my buyer called and said he was fishing and could I pick him up at the boat ramp for our appointment and then drop him back off after we finished. You bet I can! And I did! When I dropped him off, I got to take a picture of his buddy's BIG FISH!  I just love my job!! ♥    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Just Leased in Riverside Lakeland I just leased this adorable 3 bedroom home in Riverside Lakeland. Jerry Sutherland with Prudential Anderson Properties was the listing agent. I was blessed to work with the renters who were an absolute JOY to work with. Riverside Lakeland is right around the corner from our home and I am looking forward to having this family as neighbors! Another home listed and rented with Prudential Anderson Properties in beautiful Riverside, Texas! If you are looking for a 2012 sales market report for Riverside Lakeland CLICK HERE! Just Leased in Riverside Lakeland
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Riverside Lakeland 1st Quarter Market Report 2012 I have exciting news for Riverside Lakeland Homeowners that are considering selling their homes. Single Family Living Residential Sales for the first quarter of 2012 have already equaled  the TOTAL number of sales for  2011! There have been 4 sales this year. 1 Waterfront home, 2 regular sales, and 1 foreclosure. If you read my 2011 end of the year market report for Riverside Lakeland, then you may recall that I reported that waterfront homes in Riverside Lakeland that are elevated and require many stairs down to the water typically get about 15% less than other comparable waterfront homes that do not require lots of stairs to get down to the water. This was clearly seen in the waterfront home that sold this year. That particular waterfr...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Welcome to Green Rich Shores on Lake Livingston! Welcome to beautiful Green Rich Shores on Lake Livingston. Located on the northern end of Walker County and tucked in between Trinity County and San Jacinto County. Green Rich Shores is near Carolina Creek for great fishing and the Trinity River for great wake boarding or jet skiing! If you just want to hang out in the water with the neighbors and sip iced tea, Green Rich Shores is just around the corner from the sandbar at Bethy Creek AND a 20 minute boat ride from Lake Livingston's Most fun hang out-- The Honey Hole!    Regardless of what you like to do on the lake, there always comes a time that you've got to go home --and Green Rich Shores is a great place to call home. There is a mixture of traditional homes as well as mobile homes ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Carolina Cove Market Report for 1st Quarter 2012 Carolina Cove did not see ANY action during the first quarter of 2012. In my opinion, that is because once someone moves to Carolina Cove.... they don’t want to leave. Typically when a homeowner sells their Carolina Cove  home, it is because they are moving closer to their children, OR... they are not close enough to use their lake house like they would like to.   There were *NO closed sales in Carolina Cove  during the 1st quarter of 2012.   As for other 1st quarter 2012 sales data: there were NO expired listings, NO terminated listing, and ONLY ONE home currently on the market. So... if you are thinking about selling your Carolina Cove Home... NOW would be a good time to do it! Carolina Cove is located on the northern end of Lake Livin...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Riverside VFD Hosts Blood Drive June 30, 2012 The Riverside Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 12 noon to 6 pm at their FM 980 station in Riverside.   Tara Lynn Johnson, a volunteer at the Fire Department is asking all residents to honor Captian Ted Roy,  by donating blood this Saturday.      The blood is not FOR Captian Roy, it is in honor of him. He has been very ill and has needed blood several times.   The donations of blood collected on this day will be for ALL patients in the Texas Gulf Coast Region in need of blood.           Thank you in advance for your support of the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Blood Drive and Captain Ted Roy. They look forward to seeing you THIS Saturday!!     Riverside VFD Hosts Blood Drive June 30, 201...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
    City of Huntsville Independence Day Celebration   @ Kate Bar Ross Park               4 pm to 8 pm   Saturday   The 30th of JUNE                             Balloon Art Face Painting Games Karaoke Moonwalk Rock Wall           Refreshments will be served while they last! So get there early to enjoy hot dogs, nachos, and snow cones.     This is a family friendly event. NO ALCOHOL allowed.       City of Huntsville Independence Day Celebration  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
We've decided the grass in only greener where you water it, so we went to the BLUE water! Anderson Properties has gone PRU BLUE! As of Saturday, all Anderson Properties offices are now part of the Prudential Real Estate Family. We are VERY excited about this change. No, we have not changed brokers, we simply changed brands. I have NOTHING against BHG, but am VERY excited to be a part of Prudential Real Estate. What a wonderful opportunity for us as agents, and for our clients! GO BLUE!        
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