Spring, TX Real Estate News

By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
The Hardy Toll Road which provides great access to Spring Texas residents to Loop 610 will be connected to downtown Houston. Yesterday the Houston City Council approved an agreement with Harris County which will build and pay for the road.Construction of the $200 million project is scheduled to begin in August 2009 and to be completed by the end of 2011. An estimated 32,000 vehicles are expected to use the Hardy Toll Road extension. Officials have envisioned extending the Hardy Toll Road into downtown Houston since it opened in June of 1988.We, as residents of Spring Texas, currently enjoy a manageable commute into downtown of between 20 and 45 minutes. But we are just like everybody else of always wanting to decrease our commute time. We have heard rumors of the Hardy Toll Road being e...
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By Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate
(Results Realty)
The 27th Annual Christmas Celebration "Home for the Holidays" is going on now through Christmas in Old Town Spring.  You can load up the whole family to enjoy the 27th Annual Christmas celebration.  Spend the day shopping the many shops, listening to musicians and barbershop quartets, take pictures with Santa, tour the museum, enjoy a train ride, and last but not least, enjoy skating around the towns new Ice Skating Rink.  Come step back in time with us!  Phone: 1800-OLD-TOWN or 281-353-9310www.oldtownspringtx.comCandy HenthorneResults RealtyEmail Candy 281-413-3076 
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By Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate
(Results Realty)
Wrap up your year with Holiday Cheer!  The Annual Holiday EXPO is Thursdsay, December 13th, 2007 at Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Rd, Spring, TX. Come shop with the many vendors!  Hosted by Houston NW Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, visit www.HoustonNWChamber.org  Where: Shirley AcresWhen:  December 13, 2007Address:  217 Woerner Rd, Spring, TXPhone:  281-440-4160Time:    11:30am - 1:30pmwww.HoustonNWChamber.org   Candy HenthorneResults RealtyEmail Candy 281-413-3076 
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
Many Spring Texas homeowners want to take their homes off the market during the Holidays. But before you do consider the following:   Top 10 Reasons to have your home on the market during the Holidays:   Buyers shopping during the Holidays are more motivated than "normal" buyers. Increasing the probability that a showing will result in an offer. Your home is never more inviting and beautiful as it is during the Holidays. Allowing potential buyers to view your home during this time let's them picture their own family life in the wonderful setting that you have created.  Not all buyers celebrate the same Holidays. If you take your home off the market during the Holidays, you could miss out on a potential buyer. There are fewer homes on the market. Fewer homes translates into less competit...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
You are sure to delight in and laugh out loud as the Holiday classic, "A Christmas Story" is performed on stage in Northwest Houston. For a second year, the Texas Repertory Theatre Company brings to life the 1940's story of Ralphie Parker's quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Create a new holiday tradition by taking your children to a performance of A Christmas Story. I am sure they will enjoy it as much as I did and still do.  A Christmas Story is one of my favorite holiday movies and I have seen it more times than I can count. It is a true holiday classic from the triple dog dare to the secret decoder ring to the bar of soap to the exploding furnace to the easter bunny pajamas to the neighbors dog eating the turkey. But wait, let's not forget Ralphie's Old Man winning a "Ma...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
Auburn Lakes is a great Golf Course Community located off of Gosling Rd. north of Downtown Houston in Harris County.  Lakes, Fountains and amazing landscaping Welcome you to drive inside. There is plenty of New Construction going on in several sections and a wide range of prices to attract a wide variety of homebuyers. Before I post the statistics, I would like to note that of all the homes available in Auburn Lakes, 3 appear to be Existing homes and the rest are New Construction.  Thus the longer Days on Market.    Now, on to the October Update! Auburn Lakes October Update Active Properties Currently Pending Sold Properties Under $200,000 0 0 0 $201,000 to $250,000 4 0 2 $251,000-$350,000 5 1 1 $351,000-$450,000 0 1 0 $450,000-$500,00 0 0 0 Above $500,000 8 0 0 Total 19 0 1 Average Pr...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
If you are familiar with Imperial Oaks Subdivision on Rayford Rd. in Spring, TX then you know that it has Fabulous Amenities, Amazing Landscaping and a Huge mix of homes and builders that appeal to most everyone.  To make Imperial Oaks even better, they have just opened the highly anticipated Falls at Imperial Oaks!  This section will surrounded with Nature among 686 acres and is expected to have about 1800 homes.  Some of the main Highlights being Community Lakes, Cascading Waterfalls, and TREES! The Falls at Imperial Oaks is also next to a rather large State Park for those that would like to take a stroll, and if you prefer stroll next to water, just check out the Spring Creek Greenway Project.  Spring Creek Greenway Project is a Huge undertaking that will allow folks to Hike and Bik...
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By Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP
(thredUP.com)
  Imperial Oaks had a busy month in October.  Not only were the sales still good, but they opened up the Gorgeous new section Imperial Oaks The Falls.   As it gets closer to the Holidays, this is one of my favorite neighborhoods to drive around and view Christmas Lights.  Families get in the Christmas Spirit with amazing decorations.  If you are in the area, go check it out! But without further ado, here is the October Report for Imperial Oaks.  The following numbers are community wide and broken up in to large price ranges.  If you need specific information or Comparables on your home, please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to compile the statistics for you. Imperial Oaks Oct. ‘07 Active Properties Pending Properties Sold Properties Under $100,000 1 1 1 $101,000...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
Are the relatives going to be in town for the Thanksgiving Weekend? And are you looking for something to do besides shopping at the overcrowded malls?  How about spending the evening at the Sam Houston Race Park in Northwest Houston. Enjoy live Thoroughbred Racing as it returns to Sam Houston Park on November 23rd. The excitement continues with concerts scheduled for November 23rd and November 24th. Grammy nominated country singer-songwriter, Miranda Lambert will perform on Friday and  Texas country musician, Kevin Fowler will perform on Saturday.Arrive at Sam Houston Race Park hungry, because they have 2 restaurants, 8 bars, and 5 concession stands ready to tempt your taste buds. The Winner's Circle Restaurant is one of my personal favorites. You will enjoy feasting on their five star ...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
HEB Vintage Market in Northwest HoustonThe Northwest Houston community turned out in droves today for  the opening of the HEB Vintage Market grocery store. I decided I too could not wait until HEB's second day of operation, I had to go and check out the store TODAY. As I stood in line to get into the grocery story at the intersection of 249 and Louetta, I was thinking how weird is this to have to wait in line to get into a grocery store. I can understand waiting in line to check out but not just to get in. As I entered, the new 112,000 square foot hybrid HEB store I was given a red rose and a store guide. The store guide definitely came in handy as I wandered up and down the aisles.My first stop was at the Cafe on the Run. The Cafe on the Run has prepared foods such as pistachio crusted...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
Come and experience the beauty of The Nutcracker Ballet as it is performed by the Houston Dance Theatre in Northwest Houston. 100 local dancers will be performing with world famous guest artists during this classic Christmas Story Ballet about a young girl and her dreams of a prince. A Klein Oak High School Senior will be sharing the role of "The Snow Queen". Every young girl has dreamed about being a ballerina. Isn't it time you took your children to experience the excitement of the ballet. The Houston Dance Theatre has been a part of the Northwest Houston community for many years with this year being its 25th year of presenting The Nutcracker Ballet. Only three performances are scheduled over the Thanksgiving Weekend: Saturday, November 24th at 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 2...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
The Centrum in Spring TXAre you looking to expand your horizons and enrich your life? If the answer is an affirming YES, then its time for you to discover the numerous performing arts venues that are located in Spring Texas and Northwest Houston.  One of the largest performing arts venues in Spring TX is The Centrum.The Centrum, a 900 seat performing arts center, is located in the Cypresswood Cultural District just east of Steubner Airline on Cypresswood. The Centrum Concert Hall is a 23,000 square foot facility with excellent acoustics.   The concerts hosted at The Centrum are made possible through the direction of the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE), a non-profit organization.  During the 2007-2008 season, FACE will be showcasing three different t...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
It seems hard to believe but it is that time of year again (The Holidays!). To kick off the Holiday Season, Old Town Spring in Spring TX is hosting its 27th annual Christmas celebration on November 10th. The streets of Old Town Spring will be decked out with festive bows, ribbons, ornaments, and twinkling lights aglow. You will enjoy discovering the unique items available at the over 150 quaint shops in Old Town Spring. Barbershop quartets and strolling musicians will be singing their hearts out during the Christmas Celebration. Bring the kids for they are sure to enjoy the train rides, a visit with my favorite guy - Santa Claus, and the town's ice skating rink. Don't worry if you don't have skates, because skates are available to rent. To top off what is sure to a delightful day, atten...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: CYPRESSWOOD GLEN ESTATESCypresswood Glen Estates in Spring TX is conveniently located 2 miles west of I45 on Spring Cypress, just 25 miles north of Houston. Residents enjoy a short drive to IAH airport, quaint shopping at over 150 stores in Old Town Spring, shopping and dining in the Woodlands, and quick access to I45. Due to its small size of 135 homes, Cypresswood Glen Estates can not support an extensive array of amenities. But it does have playground equipment, picnic tables, and a swing set in its park. The residents can use the swimming pool in the Cypresswood Glen subdivision for a small fee of $150.  The community produces and distributes a bi-monthly newsletter to keep its residents informed scheduled activities through out the year including the yard of ...
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By Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate
(Results Realty)
The Spring Art Society will have an Art event that will benefit the Breast Cancer Society.  There will be a silent auction of boxes designed and executed by local artists at this event.  The event has been dubbed "Day of The Living."The Spring Art Society will also have a reception which is to be held simultaneously at Mason's on Midway STreet Gallery and The Garden of the Dragonfly Gallery Saturday, November 3rd from 5-8pm.  Each artist's box is to represent their idea of life.These boxes are wooden so the artist can carve, paint, collage, embellish or all of these.The box selling for the most will gain for it's creator a cash prize of $250.A minimum of 10% of the procedes on each box sold will be donated to Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.Door prizes will be ararded.The public is...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: SPRING CREEK OAKSSpring Creek Oaks in Spring TX is conveniently located 5 miles west of I45 on Louetta, just 25 miles north of Houston. It is situated approximately half way between Highway 249 and I45 providing route options to commuters. Its main entrance is at the traffic controlled intersection of T.C. Jester and Louetta. In Spring TX, we have numerous subdivisions that feed out onto main thorough-ways without the luxury of traffic control.Spring Creek Oaks boasts of numerous subdivision amenities including two clubhouses and 12 tennis courts. Do you Bunco? Join the ladies of the subdivision for a night of bunco at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month at clubhouse I.        Spring Creek Oaks has two swimming pools and is the home of the SCO Dolphins swim...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
COLLINS PARK in SPRING TXAs you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood about  1/10th of a mile to the east of Stuebner Airline you come across one of Spring TX's largest baseball field parks. Collins Parks is a 55 acre facility with 5 lighted softball fields and 4 lighted baseball fields.Collins Park in Spring TX is home to the Spring Klein Girls Softball League. The Softball League has been developing the character of young girls for 30 years. The Softball Leagues is in its 18th year of hosting the Ronald McDonald Tournament and NFCA (National Fast Pitch Coaches Association) Camp. The Ronald McDonald Tournament is a charity event that over the years has donated over $200,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. The NFCA Camp is attended by college coaches from across th...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
Get out your calendar and reserve the date of either November 16 or 17th, because you won't want to miss the 5th annual Dickens Christmas Market. You are sure to enjoy browsing the wares of over 65 vendors in a Victorian setting. But wait the fun does not stop there. Victorian musicians are scheduled to entertain both days. On Friday morning, enjoy the Klein Forest Show Choir. On Saturday morning at 10 am enjoy the young voices of the Krahn Elementary Choir. At 1 pm on Saturday, you are sure to be dazzled by the twirls and turns of the Nutcracker dancers from the Houston Dance Theatre. The Dickens Christmas Market will be held at the Cypress Creek Christian Church located at 6823 Cypresswood in Spring TX from 9 am to 5 pm on November 16th and 17th. Did I mention that admission is FREE! ...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE: CYPRESSWOODCypresswood in Spring TX is conveniently located 2 miles west of I45 on Cypresswood, just north of Houston. The Cypresswood subdivision is a large subdivision consisting of approximately 1,700 homes. The main geographic area of the subdivision reaches Louetta to the North and Kuyendahl to the West. A tree lined esplanade street winds its way through the Cypresswood subdivision in Spring Texas.          Cypresswood in Spring TX has numerous amenities available to its residents including a newer clubhouse, pool with double water slide, playground equipment nestled under the trees, numerous tennis courts with spectator seating, basketball court, and picnic tables. The annual Home Owners Association (HOA) fee is a reasonable $475.         Cypresswood is in ...
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By Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene)
MEYER PARK in SPRING TXAs you drive down the tree lined esplanade of Cypresswood just west of Stuebner Airline you come across one of our most prized parks in Spring Texas, Meyer Park.  The sooner you discover this gem the better. Meyer Park is a 286 acre park with 26 soccer fields with 10 of them being lighted. Who knew that Soccer had such a huge following in Spring TX?  Come out to the park on a Sunday and you too will be saying "Sundays is for Soccer".         Meyer Park in Spring TX has a three acre fishing lake for catch and release fishing. Its a great place to drop your line and hopefully you will get a nibble. If fishing is not for you, you can enjoy the duck pond. In addition to ducks, you will also find geese, and believe it or not nutria. It is great to get an up close look ...
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