Tomball, TX Real Estate News

By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Extreme Science Going on Until 8pm at Chick-fil-A Tomball.  The scientist is doing lots of experiments tonight.  The kids at Chick-fil-A are absolutely riveted to every move the scientist is doing. This was just after 6pm when he started his experiments.  When he asked for a volunteer, the kids could not get their hands fast enough.  They all wanted to be the volunteer. Here is where he started the experiment.  The kid had their eyes are glued to the bucket with water in it. Then he pulled out the glass he had submerged, and let the children feel that the cow inside the cup that was inverted inside the ice bucket full of water.  The cow was still dry.  He was describing to the children why it was still dry when I left.  I hope this man is a science teacher -- he is so passionate about s...
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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)
Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library  Events for March 6th - 15th March 6th 11am - 3pm  Tax Aide (FREE tax help) March 8th 10:30am - Noon ESL Noon - 4pm  Tax Aide March 9th 6:30-8:30pm Sit & Stitch March 10th 10:30am - Noon ESL 1pm -3pm Retired Persons and Wannabes March 11th 10am - Noon Sit & Stitch 7pm Inspirational Book Club March 13th 11am - 3pm Tax Aide March 15th 10:30am - Noon ESL 7pm Paranormal Book Club Noon - 4pm Tax Aide       All events are located at the Library located at: Lone Star College Library -- Tomball Community Library 30555 Tomball Parkway Tomball, TX  77375 832-559-4200 www.hcpl.net 
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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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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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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)
Come see the exhibit on Loan from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  This is on display at Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library, which is located at: 30555 Tomball Parkway Tomball, TX  77375.  832-559-4211 Website at http://www.lonestar.edu/library/ This cute little teacup has a darling monkey swinging inside it. Don't miss seeing the Love Shack plate.  Can't you hear the song now? This clay head had some unusual markings on it --they kind of look like dominoes.  On the back of the head there is a yellow monkey. These cute teapots are very uncommon.  I know I've never seen a teapot with a green wig on it.  The smaller one looks like bellboy.  Have you ever seen one like it at a hotel? This is another one I have never seen before, a frog skeleton on a teapot.  Someone was very ...
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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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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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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)
US Wins Gold in four Man Bobsled just minutes ago.  From Vancouver, Steve Holcomb and the Night Train win the four man bobsled competition.  This is the first time the United States has won the 4 man Bobsled event since 1948 at St. Moritz.  The bobsled track in Vancouver is at Whistler and is touted to be the fastest track ever in Olympic history.  Bob Costas says that Holcomb and the Night Train won the competition because of their fast start times.  Congratulations to the US Four Man Bobsled Team -- we are so proud of you!!!
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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 you can qualify for up to 10%, a maximum of $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 by 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.  You can se...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
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 Homes.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball.  Here are some pictures of our Austin II ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
If you think you have had a bad day, listen to this story.  Ten years ago Jeff Kepner woke up in a hospital with his wife leaning over him.  "You've been sick", she told him through tears.  "You have been asleep for three weeks." Jeff stared down at his hands -- they were black, leathery and lifeless.  "I'm not going to keep these, am I?" he asked.  "No", Valerie said. Jeff was an Air Force veteran, softball ace and aspiring chef.  He had just graduated from culinary school.  He had fluelike symptoms for nearly a week, and ended up in the emergency room.  He was diagnosed with Streptococal Toxic Shock Syndrome, which strikes about 10,000 people per year.  His organs were shutting down and he coded several times.  They didn't expect him to survive.  He lost his arms and legs.  He then we...
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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)
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 by 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.  You can see floor p...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Today at approximately 12:30pm the Sam Houston Trail Riders passed by my office on FM 249 (also known as Tomball Parkway) here in Tomball.  I ran out to the street and started taking pictures as soon as I saw a horse go by my window. I knew some people from the wagon, they started hooping and hollerin' when they saw me on the side of the street.  The lady riding the chestnut horse is Robbie Powell.  She works at Tomball College.  See the little maroon banners in the background?  They are the Tomball College banners for Lone Star College.  Some of the trail riders preferred to stay inside the wagons, it is cold today.  Supposed to snow either today or tonight sometime. Are these mules?  They sure are cute. The trial ride is headin' over to the Tomball Depot for lunch.  Stop on by.   This...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Free Tax Help @ Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library February 1st through the end of Tax Season AARP volunteers will provide assistance in filling out your tax forms in the 1st floor Library Meeting Room for the following hours: Monday 12pm - 4pm Wednesday 10am - 2pm Saturday 11am - 3pm The address is: Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library 30555 Tomball Parkway Tomball, TX  77375 Phone number is 832-559-4200 Check the website for more information at Lone Star College -- Tomball Community Library. Don't forget about the Mystery Book Discussion at 1pm on the 25th.
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By Trecia Cooke
(Exit Lone Star Realty)
The New Credit-Card Rules: What to Expect by Aleksandra TodorovaTuesday, February 16, 2010 provided by Unexpected rate hikes. Over-limit fees. Double-cycle billing. Those are just a few of the credit-card practices that have trapped millions of consumers into a life of constant worry over mounting debt. In less than a week, these practices will be history.  On Feb. 22, 2010, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) takes effect. It puts forth new rules for credit-card issuers that are arguably the most consumer-protective in the history of credit cards. If you're the type of person who reads every piece of mail sent by your credit-card companies, then chances are you already have a fair idea of the changes coming. (Credit issuers have been mailing out ...
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