Tomball, TX Real Estate News

By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Once a week or so I go visit the ducks behind the office building off of Highway 249 in Tomball, TX.  The office building has a lake behind it.  A dozen or so ducks live there and it is a great way to unwind at lunch to go and watch the ducks at their private lake. This time I remembered the bread that I had promised them. Here some of them have realized I was passing out free food and were interested. The feathers on the white one below look so soft and brilliantly white. While most ducks swim across, this one chose to fly over. The colors on the feathers on this one are such a pretty teal color.  They are amazing to watch.  I really enjoy going over there to see them.  I'm anxious to see if there will be any baby ducks soon. 
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
 $6,500 Tax Credit -- Beat the Deadline!  Do You Qualify for the $6,500 Tax Credit? Current home owners --  Don't miss out on the $6,500 Tax Credit of up to 10% of the purchase price of a new or resale home up to $6,500.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must have lived in the principal residence for at least 5 consecutive years of the last 8 years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home purchased must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 Agent and also a new home consultant for TexStar Ho...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
First time home buyers don't miss out on the $8,000 Tax Credit!! First-time home buyers -- 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must not have owned a principal residence in the last three years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close before June 30th, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball, Texas.  Come on by and let me show you the model homes in Tomball sometime, ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Need a rental in the Tomball, Magnolia, Spring, The Woodlands or Stagecoach area and you have: good rental history medium to good credit at least 1 year at the same employer 4  times the income as monthly rent Call me today so we can get started.  After you call or email me we will follow these steps to put you in your rental: We will pull your credit I'll send you listings to look at  We will go visit your favorites Fill out the lease application After approval, then fill out the lease and put up deposit (usually the same as the monthly rent) Move in on agreed date (1st month rent is due at move in) 
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Ready to Go GREEN and save money on your electric bill?  Come visit TexStar Homes and get ready to save big.  We built  a custom home for one of our employees last summer, and her August 2009 light bill was  $115.  Here are some of the green plus standards we used on her 1 story 2800 sq foot brick house to help her achieve such a low electric bill: Two Speed 15 Seer A/C Fresh Air Return/Equalize Air Ducts Vinyl Windows/Double Pane low E Glass Insulation R-15 Walls, R-38 Flat Ceiling Tyveck Moisture Barrier Tech Shield Roof Decking/Radiant Heat Barrier Ridge-Vent and Continuous Vented Soffit Ceiling Fans in every bedroom and the living room When you are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We bu...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
The 10th Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival will be taking place on March 26th through the 28th.  The 19thCentury saw a big influx of immigrants from Germany and Austria to the Tomball area.  They created a community and this is the time to come and celebrate the German heritage that flows through the area.  The celebration is always held the last weekend of March and has become a tradition.  The event will take place in the historic downtown section of Tomball, near the 200 block of Main street (FM 2920) and Market Street.  The wonderful thing about his celebration is that it is FREE!!    Admission to the event and parking are both free of charge. There will be 4 stages of live musical entertainment, a number of food booths,  street vendors, dealers of antiques, a German heritage ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
First time home buyers don't miss out on the $8,000 Tax Credit!! First-time home buyers -- 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must not have owned a principal residence in the last three years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close before June 30th, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball, Texas.  Come on by and let me show you the model homes in Tomball sometime, ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Here are some pictures I took of the Tomball Wild Life at dusk on Saturday night.  The goat is so cute.  It has the most adorable little floppy ears.  My sister-in-law has horses, and she also has goats which she says keep the horses company.  This is the view of the sunset from my office.  This was taken on Saturday March 13th. Now both the goat and the donkey, mule or whatever he is, are both looking into the flash.  They are not trained very well.  But you can see the goat flicking his ears. Another sunset picture.  The colors were so vivid that night. The daddy was head butting the baby to keep him out of the picture.  A very protective daddy.  
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Ready to Go GREEN and save money on your electric bill?  Come visit TexStar Homes and get ready to save big.  We built  a custom home for one of our employees last summer, and her August 2009 light bill was  $115.  Here are some of the green plus standards we used on her 1 story 2800 sq foot brick house to help her achieve such a low electric bill: Two Speed 15 Seer A/C Fresh Air Return/Equalize Air Ducts Vinyl Windows/Double Pane low E Glass Insulation R-15 Walls, R-38 Flat Ceiling Tyveck Moisture Barrier Tech Shield Roof Decking/Radiant Heat Barrier Ridge-Vent and Continuous Vented Soffit Ceiling Fans in every bedroom and the living room When you are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We bu...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
$6,500 Tax Credit -- Beat the Deadline!  Do You Qualify for the $6,500 Tax Credit? Current home owners --  Don't miss out on the $6,500 Tax Credit of up to 10% of the purchase price of a new or resale home up to $6,500.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must have lived in the principal residence for at least 5 consecutive years of the last 8 years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home purchased must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 Agent and also a new home consultant for TexStar Hom...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
The Annual Spring Fling was held at Lone Star College -- Tomball campus Thursday March 11th, 2010.  All students and faculty were invited.  The theme this year was western.  There was even a longhorn balloon near the top of the balloon rainbow. This was the tent for bailing out people put in mock jail. Below is the saloon (see the cute doors) and the picture posing place. Here a cowboy is sitting in front of a western landscape on his hay bale.  I think I've been to where the picture was taken, but I can't remember which National Park it is. Here a student enjoying riding the mechanical bull.  There was a nice soft rubber raft to catch people after they fell off the bull. They also had roping with the hay bale bull below.  It reminds me of the roping that was done on "The Amazing Race"....
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Ready to Go GREEN and save money on your electric bill?  Come visit TexStar Homes and get ready to save big.  We built  a custom home for one of our employees last summer, and her August light bill was  $115.  Here are some of the green plus standards we used on her 1 story 2800 sq foot brick house to help her achieve such a low electric bill: Two Speed 15 Seer A/C Fresh Air Return/Equalize Air Ducts Vinyl Windows/Double Pane low E Glass Insulation R-15 Walls, R-38 Flat Ceiling Tyveck Moisture Barrier Tech Shield Roof Decking/Raidant Heat Barrier Ridge-Vent and Continuous Vented Soffit Ceiling Fans in every bedroom and the living room We build within 75 miles of Tomball.  Here is our Austin II Model in Tomball, TX.  The base price is about $200,000 for 2018 square feet.  We are custom b...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Do you know what kind of trees these are?  I have been searching and the closest I can find is pears, crabapples or dogwood.  The first tree is slightly different then the second and third pictures, so it may be two different kinds of trees. The picture above was taken in Heatherwood Village in Houston, Texas which is adjacent to Loutta Road.  On the other side of Louetta, the city is considered Tomball. These trees are in Tomball on the side of Loew's in Tomball off of the new FM249.  I acually did a blog last fall about these trees with their beautiful gold and red foliage before the leaves fell off.  I thought they were birch trees, but the pictures don't match birch trees on the internet.  Here is what the flowers look like up close. They are very cute, and they have a slight unplea...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
New Listing at 8214 Rushing Stream Ct.  This is a D R Horton 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage "gently used" home.   This 2005 home looks like new inside.  Fresh interior paint in Jan 2010 helps make the rooms feel light and bright. Kitchen boasts tile back splash, island, 2 breakfast bars and 42" stained oak cabinets for lots of storage.  For all you gourmet cooks, it also has a gas cooktop and oven. View of living room from upstairs game room.  Look at all the light streaming in.  There is a gas fireplace to cuddle up in front of on those cold winter days.  Partial view of huge game room upstairs.  Boasts two closets for your games, movies or knick-knacks. Master bath has double sinks, separate tub and shower.  Also has a large walk-in closet.  Large window over tub with rain glass ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
New Listing at 8214 Rushing Stream Ct.  It is a D R Horton 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage"gently used" home.   This 2005 home looks like new inside.  Fresh interior paint in Jan 2010 helps the bright and airy feel in each room. Kitchen boasts tile back splash, island, 2 breakfast bars and 42" stained oak cabinets for lots of storage.  For all you gourmet cooks, it also has gas cooktop and oven. View of living room from upstairs game room.  Look at all the light streaming in.  There is a gas fireplace to cuddle up in front of with your favorite people on those cold winter days.  Partial view of huge game room upstairs.  Boasts two closets for your games, movies or knick-knacks. Master bath has double sinks, separate tub and shower.  Also has a large walk-in closet. This house has so...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
First time home buyers don't miss out on the $8,000 Tax Credit!! First-time home buyers -- 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must not have owned a principal residence in the last three years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close before June 30th, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball, Texas.  Come on by and let me show you the model homes in Tomball sometime, ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
 Parents are you looking for activities for your children during Spring Break?  Look into these FREE events. Events start at 3pm during Spring Break Tuesday -- Kid Trekkers -- Trek to Jamaica on Tuesday March 16th . Enjoy stories, crafts, games and snacks!  Req registration begins on Monday March 8th.  Limited to 30 children ages 5 - 12. Wednesday -- Chess Club-- Learn beginning chess moves or new strategies from Dr. Van Piercy on Wednes March 17.  Ages 8 - 12. Thursday -- Kite Craft Make and fly a kite March 18th.  Registration begins on THursday March 11th.  Meet in the childrens area.  Limited to 30 children ages 5 - 12. Friday -- Cinderella in Spain -- Houston Grand Opera presents Cinderella in Spain on Friday March 19th.  don't miss the allergy prone fairy godmother and the unusual...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Save the Date, Children's Events at  Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library Afternoon Programs for March 2010 Mondays @ 1:00 pm KIDLIT Book Club-  3rd - 5th Graders with discussion, reading, activity, snack and craft. Meets the 3rd Monday of the March at 1pm. What's the Bid Idea? - Explore Math and science with actvities Monday Mar 8th at 1pm.  Registration begins Monday Mar 1st.  Limited to 20 children ages 2 - 7 and their parents. Tuesdays @ 4:30pm Fun with Science -- learn about nutirition on Tuesday March 9th at 4:30pm. Registration required.  Limit 30 children 5 - 12. Art Explorers -- Learn about Jasper Johns and the art of printmaking on Monday March 22nd at 1pm, andTuesday March 23rd, at 4:30pm. Create a number grid using oil pastels.  Registration required -- begins Mond...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
 First time home buyers don't miss out on the $8,000 Tax Credit!! First-time home buyers -- 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000.  This money does not need to be repaid.          Requirements to be eligible: Must not have owned a principal residence in the last three years. Make less than $125,000 yearly for a single tax payer or $225,000 for married filing jointly. Home must be less than $800,000. Enter into a contract to buy or build a house on or before April 30th, 2010, and close before June 30th, 2010. If you meet these requirements and are ready to buy or build, call me or email me today!  I am a Century 21 agent and I am also a new home consultant for TexStar Homes.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball.  Come on by and let me show you the model homes in Tomball sometime, just t...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Ready to Go GREEN and save money on your electric bill?  Come visit TexStar Homes and get ready to save big.  We built  a custom home for one of our employees last summer and her August light bill was under $150.  Here are some of the green plus standards we used on her 1 story 2800 sq foot brick house to help her achieve such a low electric bill: Two Speed 15 Seer A/C Fresh Air Return/Equalize Air Ducts Vinyl Windows/Double Pane low E Glass Insulation R-15 Walls, R-38 Flat Ceiling Tybeck Moisture Barrier Tech Shield Roof Decking/Raidant Heat Barrier Ridge-Vent and Continuous Vented Soffit Ceiling Fans in every bedroom and the living room We build within 75 miles of Tomball.  Here is our Austin II Model in Tomball, TX.  The base price is about $200,000 for 2018 square feet.  We are cust...
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