Tomball, TX Real Estate News

By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
The Annual Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty Christmas Party was held today December 17th, 2009 at 10am to Noon.   Aside from being a Century 21 office, we also build homes (as Hardee-TexStar Homes).  The party was held in one of our model homes off of Tomball Parkway.   The gifts under the tree are for the trade-around, some people call it a White Elephant.   I took a Capitol of Texas Christmas Tree Ornament to the trade-around and ended up with a massaging neck pillow.          Here are some of our agents and office staff.   Notice our beautiful arches?  They are standard in our custom built homes.           Connie, our office manager, ended up with these little Christmas plates.       One of our agents got this gift, which is a package with adorable hand-made gift tags.  And, her gift al...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Fall in Tomball.  These beautiful trees are off of the new FM 249 Bypass in Tomball, Texas.  We really don't get a long season of trees changing colors here, so I saw these trees and knew I had only a few days to take the picture before the leaves would fall off.  Someone said they are birch trees, do you know if they are right?                       I was on my way to get an iced tea and saw these ducks, and then I remembered a duck pond right behind this office building. Here is the pond behind the office building (off of FM 249).  The ducks have noticed me and are now coming my way -- although I told them I didn't have any food. I will have to take them some bread tomorrow.  They are so pretty. Here is another one of the beautiful trees that are changing color.   Here in Tomball we r...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Official Toys for Tots drop of at: Century 21 Tomball Office, 30310 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375. Please bring your NEW, UNWRAPPED gifts to the Century 21 Tomball Office before December 16th, 2009.  Here is a picture of what our office looks like.  We also build homes.  Our Century 21 office is also a model home.  If you need more home building information, just ask for Liz or contact me directly. I know it's hard this time of year - but every toy counts!  Lets show our support to the children who would otherwise go without this Christmas. The collections will go to a local organization, SOS (Society of Samaritans), in Magnolia on 1774.  A sweet lady, Judy, said they were in desperate need of more toys and volunteers.  The toys MUST be in the Tomball office before the 16th. (Every...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Come throw snow balls in Tomball on December 1st.  The Annual Winter Wonderland at Lone Star College - Tomball will take place tomorrow (December 1, 2009).  The community is invited to participate in the festivities to celebrate the holiday season, including musical entertainment, games for the children, refreshments and pictures with Santa.  Pictures with Santa will be from 5pm to 8pm in the Black Box Theater in the East Building.  Pictures are $5 each.  Proceeds go to the Lone Star College Scholarship Fund. Childrens activities get under way at 5:30pm and include: Moonwalk Hay Ride Train Ride Other games Two Playgrounds of snow will be located near the Beckendorf Conference Center.  The hours for the snow play grounds are 6pm to 8pm. Entertainment starts at 6pm in the Beckendorf Confe...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Veteran's Day Celebration Lone Star College - Tomball College, which is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway, TX 77375.  The phone number is 281-351-3300.   Please come celebrate Veteran's day at Lone Star College -- Tomball. November 11, 2009 schedule: 10:30am to 2:00pm: will be a salute to our veterans.  The Army, Navy, Air force and Marines will have display tables in the commons area and will be available to assist with any questions.  10:30am to 12:30pm: Outside display of military vehicles: Medic Vehicle, Strategic Vehicles, and more. 12:30pm to 12:50pm: in the commons is the main event.  Welcome by Dr. Cher Brock Presentation of Colors -- U.S. Army Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance Lone Star College-Tomball Choir to sing the National Anthem Mr. Don Price reciting a poem on the U.S. Fl...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
TexStar Austin II Model.  TexStar is a home builder, and the Austin II model is one of the most popular of all the models that we build.  The basic plan is 2016 square feet down stairs with an optional game room up above the 3 car attached garage.  We are a custom builder and can alter almost anything as long as we have load bearing walls in certain places.  We have been know to flip whole plans, add or subtract rooms or resize rooms to fit the customer's needs. Close up of the front entrance.  Several of our plans have covered front porches.  Located at 30310 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375.  We build within 75 miles of Tomball. While our Rockport model next to this one has our standard features, this great room in the Austin II model boasts upgrades like the austin limestone on the...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Tomball College Fall Fest 2009 was rocking the house today.  They combined the normal Fall Fest activities with Halloween this year.  The decorations and balloons were everywhere in the commons area of Tomball College and there was even a Disc Jockey playing rock/rap music for part of the day.  Various school clubs and activities were represented. Close up of Trevor the Timberwolf who is the mascot for Tomball College.  He was getting "wrapped" by students. Here is the DJ and he even did the record scratch thing.  There were lots of kids dancing before I took this picture, but I guess they wandered off to eat some goodies. Another cute blow up decoration that was in the commons of Tomball College. A different view of the Fall Fest.  Notice all the people in the purple t-shirts, they we...
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  Tomball Business & Professional Women 11th Annual"Fall Food Fest"       Held at Tomball United Methodist Church on Baker Street       Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM       Tomball Business & Professional Women will host their 11th annual Fall Food Fest at Tomball United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 20th from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. This event serves as our organization's primary fund-raising effort to secure funds for scholarships for high school graduates in Tomball & Magnolia School Districts as well as a scholarship to someone attending Tomball College. Additionally our organization's fund-raising contributes to numerous community needs.  Local restaurants will be providing samples of their food. PizzaCassarolesBlackened catfishSoupsMexican foodCatfishCa...
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By Jamie Roe
(Signature Living Properties)
 Never Been Leased Before. Owners hate to leave their home but will entrust it a responsible tenant. Great Open Floorplan huge Island Kitchen that includes wine refrig., icemaker, top of the line range. Wood Floors in most rooms. This home has space for everyone: study, gameroom and children's retreat! Tomball School District and a GREAT location, just off 249! Must have good rental history, no smokers, pets on a case by case basis. If you have any questions please call @ 832-341-3500 or shoot me an e-mail jamierroe@yahoo.com!!
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September 17, 2009Excerpt from:  EXIT Realty News EXIT Realty Boasts Two Finalists for the REALTOR® Technology Spotlight Award Jeff Lobb and Trecia Cooke are recognized by the Center for REALTOR® Technology EXIT Realty is proud to have two exceptional individuals named as finalists for the prestigious REALTOR® Technology Spotlight Award to be presented at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo this November in San Diego. Jeff Lobb, EXIT Realty Corp. International's Technology Specialist has been a REALTOR® for over 21 years and has more than 10 years experience in the internet and technology fields both with Fortune 500® companies and startup ventures. From a unique position of having been a real estate sales representative and EXIT Realty franchisee, Jeff travels acro...
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By Bob Moos RISMEDIA, September 2, 2009-(MCT)-Seniors battered by the tough economy are selling their life insurance policies to replenish their retirement nest eggs.  Unlike younger investors, older adults may not have the time to wait for the market to recover all of their losses, so they're turning to this previously overlooked asset to see whether they should sell it and use the money to pay medical bills or other expenses.  Seniors sold life insurance policies with a face value of $11.8 billion last year, almost double the value of policies sold just two years earlier, according to the U.S. Senate's special committee on aging, which recently held a hearing on such transactions. A "life settlement," as a sale is called, may be an attractive option for seniors who determine they no l...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
  The above oak tree was a causality of Hurricane Ike.  It is on Baker Street in Tomball which I travel often.  I watched the artist sculpting the tree from my car as I traveled back and forth on Baker Street.  I figured the cougars had something to do with the cougar being the mascot of Tomball High School. I found a youtube video that our local Tomball Potpourri News made that explains it all. The artist who carved the tree is Master Wood Carver Nathan Smith, a local Tomball artist.  He carved two cougars in a rocky cliff setting out of this fallen oak tree.  Yes, the cougars are in recognition of The Tomball Cougars. Please click here to watch the Youtube vidoe about the Tomball Cougar art sculptor! It is a very cool video and you can even watch Nathan Smith sculpting the cougars.  
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By Jamie Roe
(Signature Living Properties)
Impress your friends in this beautiful 5 yr old home located in the Klein School District! From the moment you step into the entry, the beautiful tile flooring & 2-story entry beckon you to explore the rest of the home! The spacious Den features a corner fireplace & a wall of windows overlooking the huge backyard, complete w/covered patio & outdoor spa! The Eat-in Kitchen boasts lots of cabinets & Avanza countertops. Upstairs you'll find the Mstr BR & bath, 3 secondary bedrooms and a Gameroom.                                                   Livingroom                                                                                   Kitchen                                           Master Bedroom                                                                        Master Bathroom   ...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Tomball Rental Center and Tomball Party Rental  are located off of State Hwy. Business 249 just to the south of Tomball.  The owners Bill and Virgie Kitchens along with their son Terry opened Tomball Rental Center in 1977.  They started out with 300 pieces of equipment (mostly outdoor equipment).  They have grown to where they now have over 10,000 pieces of equipment to rent.  Through all this growth Tomball Rental Center has stayed a family owned business.  Their son Greg and his wife Beverly joined them in 1978. Every adult member of the family has worked in the business at one time or another.  They now have over 17 employees. I'm not sure where they were located to being with but in 1984 they moved to their present location off of SH 249.  That was when they added the Tomball Party ...
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
Mel's Country Cafe is in Tomball TX.  This is the second time I have written a post about Mel's but some things are just SO GOOD they are worth posting on more than once.  That would be Mel's Country Cafe! Mel's is on the outskirts of Tomball on Stanolind Rd.  It is on a country road that I use as a short cut over to Tomball so I drive by quite often.  It is amazing no matter what time of the day you drive by it is ALWAYS busy.  I have learned to slow down as I drive by as there are so many trucks I'm always afraid a car will be hidden behind one and not see me. The picture to the left was taken about 3:30 PM on a Sunday afternoon.  I wrote this prior to going to take the picture so this just validates my point. Mels Country Cafe is nothing in the looks department but the food is GREAT ...
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By Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene
(Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX)
I'm getting quite a few calls from people wondering when and where the fireworks will be going off in Tomball for the 4th this year. Here's what I know.... From 11am to 3pm on Saturday there will be some fun things to do in the Target parking lot off 2920/249. I heard it includes some bouncy things and water balloons and things the kids will enjoy. Then come back at dusk with your lawn chairs and set them up in one of the parking lots near Lowe's. Personally I prefer the old Kroger parking lot which still has the Cinema. Park right in the middle for the best views. HAve a safe, fun, happy 4th of July!!!
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By Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene
(Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX)
I'm getting quite a few calls from people wandering when and where the fireworks will be going off in Tomball for the 4th this year. Here's what I know.... From 11am to 3pm on Saturday there will be some fun things to do in the Target parking lot off 2920/249. I heard it includes some bouncy things and water balloons and things the kids will enjoy. Then come back at dusk with your lawn chairs and set them up in one of the parking lots near Lowe's. Personally I prefer the old Kroger parking lot which still has the Cinema. Park right in the middle for the best views. HAve a safe, fun, happy 4th of July!!!
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By Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
(Results Realty)
We had an extraordinarily good speaker at our Tomball Business and Professional Women luncheon.  Her name is Linda Talley and being a body language expert she spoke on "Non-Verbal Etiquette for the Business Woman". As I said this was a ladies group so her talk was geared for businesswomen.  I thought about usina a title of "Women REALTORS® smile too much".  You will need to watch the video below to get the full answer to that.   I have heard this before but verbal communication makes up 7% of all communication and non verbal makes up the other 93%.  We spend so much time focusing on what we are saying without spending time focusing on what we are saying with our body language.  We also have to remember that we may be reading what our clients are saying but they are also reading what we ...
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By The Marion Franke Team
(Lake Conroe Real Estate)
11338 Log Cabin Ln is a great starter home! Beautiful kitchen with upgrades. Silestone counters, tile backsplash. Designer paint colors. Large front porch. Large backyard. This property is listed at $109,900. For more information click on the Address/Picture or contact Christian Tewes.  
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By Matthew Kelly
(REO Field Services of Texas)
  Kim Clay| Starcrest Realty LLC| kclay@starcrestreealy.com| 281-543-3377 12702 Timber Dove, Tomball, TX WOW! Former MODEL home in a beautiful lake community! 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $291,875 Year Built 2008 Sq Footage 4,248 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 10,274 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A stunning, two story rotunda, greets you at the entry, and this precious home also features a tranquil lake view, 4 nice sized bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a huge gameroom plus a seperate media room, large kitchen with 42in maple cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, window treatments, 8ft doors on 1st floor, and a large study with hardwood floors and french doors. A must see gem! see additional photos below P...
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