Spring, TX Real Estate News

By Anna Gonzales
(First American Title Insurance Company)
First American Title is the nations leading title insurer.  Their underwriting strength, along with our years of service, insure both the real estate agent and their customers that we are going to be here for you, today, as well as many years from now.  It is however our local commitment to the real estate professional that really matters the most.  It is always our goal to Strive For Excellence in everything we do for you.  When you walk into any First American Title office, you are truly family to us.  Why is this important?  It allows the client and the agent to rest assure that their transaction is being handle with care.  From the moment you drop off your contract to the closing room we will be working for you.     
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their 2009 Toyota Corolla car raffle!!  Buy a raffle ticket NOW for a chance to win a new car for your Valentine!! I became involved with the Sprin-Klein Chamber almost from its inception less than one year ago.  I have seen this new Chamber of Commerce grow substantially and really give back to the community.  In that short time they have done back to school supply drives, Thanksgiving food drives and a Christmas Toy drive.  As a new chamber the one thing that is of course lacking is money.  With that in mind as a fundraiser the Chamber is raffling off a 2009 Toyota Corolla LE.   Tickets are a $20 donation and with just a limited number of tickets being sold, the odds of winning are excellent at 1 in 3000.  Proceeds will directl...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Traditions is located in Northwest Harris County off of Kukendahl with easy access to both Spring and The Woodlands.  The subdivision is a fairly small subdivision with only a little over 100 homes.   About half of the homes in the subdivision were built in the mid 1980's and the other half were built in the mid 1990's.  Square footage sizes range from 1700 to over 3000 square feet.  Homes are priced between $120,000 to $200,000.  The homes are on large lots and the sudivision has lots of towering pine trees and hardwoods.  The subdivision does not have amenities but it does have a fairly low subdivision fee. Traditions is in the acclaimed Klein ISD.  It is located in unincorporated Harris County just minutes from the county line.  It has a Tomball mailing address but is just minutes fr...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Augusta Pines Spring TX Market Report- July 2008 to January 2009! Augusta Pines located in Northwest Harris county just south of The Woodlands is set in a truly beautiful and tranquil setting surrounded by tall pine trees, dogwoods and large oak trees.  Surrounded by the beautiful Augusta Pines Golf Course and with 30 acres of lakes, streams and open spaces it is a truly magnificant community.   It is peaceful to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the many lakes.  It is common to see the neighbors walking, riding bikes and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The custom estate homes are on wooded lots between 1/2 acre to 1 acre.  The estate homes offer lots that are in the woods, on one of the lakes or on the golf course.  The homes feature grand entry ways, large kitchens, cof...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
Yesterday, for the first time in almost 4 years, it SNOWED in Spring Texas. The official time it started snowing I do not know. But for me it was 3:30 pm. I was busy working on my real estate marketing plans for 2009 from my home office when I heard cheers of joy from outside. I looked out my window and listened a little closer and caught sight of the elementary kids who were getting off the school bus and jumping up and down yelling "Its Snowing, Its Snowing, Its Snowing".  I had to stop working and watch the big snowflakes float down from the sky. As I continued to watch it snow, my mind was flooded with wonderful childhood memories of winters in the Midwest where I grew up.  Childhood memories of building snow forts and stock piling them with snowballs for an attack on an unsuspectin...
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By The Marion Franke Team
(Lake Conroe Real Estate)
8019 Oxfordshire Dr. THIS GORGEOUS ESTATE HOME OFFERS MARBLE ENTRY, BOTH FORMALS (LIVING WOULD MAKE A GREAT STUDY), INCREDIBLE MILLWORK, ALL NEW CARPET, DEN W/GASLOG FIREPLACE & WET BAR, NEW CEILING FANS THRU-OUT, GARAGE APARTMENT W/PRIVATE ENTRANCE, ALARM, GREAT STORAGE, HUGE ROOMS, GAMEROOM W/WET BAR, & MASTER SUITE W/HIS & HER CLOSETS, WHIRLPOOL TUB, & SEPARATE SHOWER. ALL THIS & MORE LOCATED ON A BEAUTIFUL, WOODED CORNER LOT W/FENCED BACKYARD, POOL, SPRINKLER SYSTEM, & 3 CAR GARAGE. This property has been reduced by $30,000 to: $319,900 (Click the picture for more information) Lake Conroe Real Estate
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ExploreSpring.com Announces 1st Annual Christmas Photo Contest!   ExploreSpring.com is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Christmas Photo Contest sponsored by The Woodlands Media Hub! Enter pics of your beautiful Christmas trees, decorations, lights & costumes! Spring, TX - June 19, 2008 - ExploreSpring.com announces date for 1st "Christmas Photo Contest" - December 1, 2008. Do you think your house has the best decorations or prettiest tree? Are you known in your neighborhood for your decked-out Christmas trees? Do people drive by your house just to see your yard decorations? Do you dress up as Santa, an elf, an angel or snowman to perk up your holiday celebration? Do you have an adorable Christmas photo of a family member? If you do, why not send in your photo? (U.S. and Canadian entri...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
How's the Spring Texas real estate market fairing?  Is it getting better or is it getting worse? In a word "BETTER". Our months of inventory has decreased and is creeping closer to a balanced market at 6.2 months. According to the National Association of Realtors, nationally the real estate market has 10 months of inventory. Our Spring Texas real estate market has out-performed the national real estate market through out all of 2008 and it continues to do so.  Sales ↓  -  12% decrease with 201 October 2007 sales versus 189 October 2008 sales. The percentage decrease in sales was smaller in October versus recent months. With the majority of the damage caused by Hurricane Ike repaired and the national election now behind us, the buyers are starting to find their way back out into the Spri...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Willow Forest in Klein ISD Willow Forest is located in Northwest Harris County at Kukendahl and Dowdell.  It is located in unincorporated Harris County with a Tomball mailing address but it is in Klein ISD. It is just minutes from Spring and just 10 minutes north you have all the amenities of The Woodlands.  The community was started in the late 1970's and then the middle section was completed in the early 1980's and the subdivision was completed in the mid 1990's.  Square footage ranges from just over 1000 square feet to about 2500 square feet.  Current sales prices fall between $87,000 to $130,000.  You will find towering pine trees and oak trees throughout the subdivision. As you come in the subdivision off of Kuyhendahl you will pass Shultz elementary.  This is one of those rare su...
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Take a moment to explore Northgate Crossing and you'll see why residents love this wooded community consisting of four Villages -- Crossgate, Eastgate, Southgate and Westgate. From the tremendous schools of Spring ISD and community features, to proximity to shopping, restaurants and bars, Villages of Northgate Crossing easily meets the needs of both families and younger residents. Conveniently located North of Houston, near Old Town Spring. With access to I-45 & the Hardy Tollway, allowing for an easy commute to Spring, Houston or The Woodlands. For information about other neighborhoods, rental housing, real estate and communities in Spring visit Spring Texas Real Estate. The highly rated Spring schools appeal many parents. Homes in the villages of Northgate range from the upper 100s to...
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
  Thanksgiving Celebration at Church of New Beginnings on Sunday, November 23rd at 10:00am. Join in for a Thanksgiving Service and immediately following the service Thanksgiving Dinner will be served to you!   Activities for children will also be available!     Thanksgiving Dinner will be served and activities for the children will be available. This includes: Moonwalk, Clowns, Balloons, Games, Face Painting, and LOTS OF FUN!!! This free event will be open until 2:00pm at the Church of New Beginnings -1609 Spring Cypress Rd.- Spring, TX 77388. Contact Phone: 281-651-7879   Time: 10:00am-2:00pm   Event General Phone: 281-651-7879   Event General Email: conbhouston@yahoo.com   Event Website: www.conbhouston.com
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By Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging
(STAGING SMART N SOLD)
Two thrift shops run by a coalition of local churches provide proceeds to needy families.  Volunteer shifts are available on weekdays and Saturdays for sorting donated items, pricing the merchandise, displaying, and processing sales.  One shop is located near Jones Road and Fallbrook, and the other near FM 1960 and Kuykendahl. Please call Volunteer Houston at 713-965-0031 or visit www.volunteerhouston.org for more information. www.StagingSmartNSold.com offers Houston home staging solutions for a rapid and profitable house sale to area Realtors and homeowners.  The owner is also a volunteer in the Houston Bay Area.
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By Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros"
(Redesign Etc. Home Staging)
                                                                                                                                                       The Spring Antique Mall will be having it's Open House this Saturday and Sunday November 15th & 16th.  Refreshments & Entertainment will be from Sat. 10-6p and Sun 1-6p.  Their motto is "Not To Big, Not Too Small.  Just an Old Fashion Antique Mall". The Mall is located at 1609 D. Spring Cypress 1 block West of I-45 N. Exit 70A (in U-Haul Center) Phone # is 281-355-1110. *********************************************************************************** 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 get your home sold for top d...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
It seems like every couple of days I hear about the government bailing out this company or giving this other company a loan. I am to a point that I want to know what I have to do to get a government loan.  Because after all if the government is giving out money .... I want some too. You probably have not heard that you may qualify to receive an INTEREST FREE LOAN from the government. Why?  Because bad news SELLS and GOOD news well it is just not as exciting. Now, I don't qualify for the interest free loan since I am not considered a "first-time home buyer". So I am still going to be waiting for my money.  But if you DO meet the government's definition of a first-time home buyer, you can get a 15 year interest free loan up to $7,500. I know its not as good as FREE money since the money h...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
                                                                 It has been a while since anything has been posted about Discovery at Spring Trails, Houston's first Solar Hybrid Community so I thought I would put out an update.  The community is really coming along and homes are actively being sold and built. When you take a drive through you will notice that the developer is putting in some stone accents on the bridges and about to start putting up the Brick/Stone walls elsewhere in the Community as well.  Plantation Homes has moved in to their model along with Chesmar last last week.  Mercedes Homes currently has their model under construction and I believe I heard a rumor that Westin was shortly following. If it has been a while since you have been out there, it may be worth the str...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
It's like a game so you better show up ready to play, but the game is about Convenience and Perceived value right now. It's true.  The climate of the Real Estate Industry is different right now.  It is a tad more difficult to get a mortgage for some people which means the Pool of available and QUALIFIED Buyers is smaller right now.  When you go out to look at properties it is almost like walking through a 'Sea of Sameness'.  Even though the homes may have different floorplans, different locations, different prices - They are all the same in one way or another.  There are minimal updates like tile flooring, granite countertops, updated appliances... All of these are used as marketing tactics by Home Sellers and Agents to add a 'Perceived Value'.  It's about making the home different, in ...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
What's going on with the Spring TX real estate market?  Is it good, is it bad, is it time to sell, is it time to buy? Real estate is LOCAL and its fairing better in some cities than in others. The Sacramento CA real estate market is different than the Hoboken NJ real estate market which is different than the Houston TX market which is different than the Katy TX market which is different than the Spring TX real estate market. Anyway you get the picture. Real estate is LOCAL. The only real estate market that I am going to discuss is the Spring Texas real estate market because that's the one I know.   The interruption caused by Hurricane IKE skews our September numbers. Thus comparing September 2008 to September 2007 does not provide an accurate picture.   Instead I am comparing September ...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
    It is not often where I have felt that I received exemplary service from either a telephone company or a cable company but this last week here in Spring TX we signed up with the new AT&T U-Verse and I am so impressed with the product and the service we have received. As we already had our DSL with AT&T they contacted us a few months ago about the U-Verse.  We discussed it but decided to just stick with what was working.  The service sounded nice but every time we have tried to make a cable, Internet or phone change it has turned in to a nightmare scenario.  Had Hurricane Ike not happened we probably would not have been the first on our block to give it a try but as it turned out during Ike our phone lines never went down.  I was actually the envy of the neighborhood because when we ...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Old Town Spring Pet Fest 2008 - October 18th and 19th!! For two days in October Old Town Spring goes to the dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, bunnies, birds (you get the idea).  Old Town Spring Pet Fest 2008 will take place October 18th and 19th 2008 at Old Town Spring. The event will be Saturday from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event is dedicated to finding homes for the many wonderful animals in shelters and rescue groups across the Houston and surrounding areas.  Grab your furry friends and join in for the fun filled festival of entertainment and eduction.  This event helps to raise money, volunteers and foster homes for our many furry friends.  Mark your calendar now; there will be all kinds of events and fun.   Contest Demonstrations Music Yappy hour Sat...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Gleannloch Farms Market Report - March 2008 to September 2008! Gleannloch Farms is a 2,100 acre premier master planned community located in Spring TX.  It is conviently located off of Spring Cypress with easy access to State Highway 249. Home prices range from $140,000 to estate homes priced in the millions.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Gleannloch Farms, please contact me today. The present builders include David Weekly, Trendmaker, Darling Homes, Newmark, Ryland and Village Builders. There are also custom lots available.  Communities exist for every lifestyle.  Starter homes star at about 1700 square feet and luxury custom homes go up to 5500 square feet with everything in between.  The custom homes are on larger lots of 1/2 acre or more Residents can enjoy the outdoors...
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