Tomball, TX Real Estate News

By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Do You Love Beer and Sausage?-- Come To The German Festival in Tomball, December 9 - 11, 2011 Free Admission/Parking 5 Music Stages 150 Street Vendors Ethnic & Festival Food, Beer, Wine Petting Zoo Street Performers  Souvenirs, Arts & Crafts,  Antiques Heritage Center & Church Service Tomball, Texas Old Town Tomball Near the Historical Train Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm Tomball, Texas   Telgte, Germany is Tomball's Sister City Panoramas of Telgte, Germany       See You At The Depot!! 
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
FREE Movie Tuesday -- Santikos 19 Theaters in Tomball Presents "Season of The Witch" With Nicolas Cage As a celebration of 100 years of cinema, the Santikos theater in selected cities play one movie each Tuesday at 7pm for FREE.  This Tuesday the movie in Tomball is "Season Of The Witch" with Nicolas Cage.  Click the link for a video trailer about the movie.   Silverado 19 theaters is off Texas 249 near Canyon Gate Subdivision. 24720 State Highway 249Tomball, TX 77375Map & Directions - Text this to meMovie Showtimes: (281) 290-0077Theatre Guest Services: (281) 290-0077 Hope you enjoy the movie.  Subscribe to my blog for more fun things to do in and around Tomball.  PS Email me your address if you would like a FREE 2012 Calendar.
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
FREE Rental Listings for Tomball and Magnolia, Texas. Email me at liz.flint@hotmail.com and let me know your perfect rental criteria.  After I receive your email I will send you listings to look at.  You pick your favorites and we can go looking when you are ready. Important: If you need to move within 30 days, in order to process your application quickly, please bring the following items with you for the showings: Current Drivers Licence Social Security Card Two months worth of pay check stubs Application fee ($35 - 55 per person over 18) These items will ensure that I can process your application quickly, and hopefully get you the rental you want. I look forward to hearing from you! This is a picture of my office in Tomball.  I am directly across from Lone Star College Tomball.
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Toys For Tots Drop Off For NW Houston, Tomball & Magnolia, Texas!  Toys will be accepted until December 18th 2011. This Toys for tots drop off is at 30310 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX  77375 Here is the Toys For Tots Poster. Here is the building where you need to bring the new toys.  See the Toys for Tots train banner on the railing? Here is the sign out front of the Century 21 office.  Look for the red flashing sign.
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Real estate represents a consistent and stable way to build wealth, brings liquidity to our housing market, and stimulates our local economy.  In fact, in the past year, investment and second-home properties represent approximately 27% of all residential sales.  It's also worth noting that national wide, 43% of real estate investors earned less than $75,000 per year.  Today, real estate is quite literally on sale!  There is an unprecendented opportunity to build wealth thruough real estate, and I specialize in helping al investors achieve their goals.  Contact me today to learn more about investing in real estate.        
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Carnival in Tomball, Texas.  It is at Highway 249 and Spring Cypress. This beautiful ferris wheel can be seen from miles away.  The light show is pretty amazing.  I took a video of it, but haven't uploaded it yet. Here is one of the kiddie rides, it is motorcycles. The genesis is a long swing that goes in a circle, and up about 20 feet in the air. The viper looked like one of the bigger rides. Here is another picture of the ferris wheel.  The colors are so nice. Here are several of the food booths.  They also had a gaming booth. Here is the tilt a whirl. This ride was to the right of the Genesis.  It looked a little more for teen agers and young adults. What carnival would be complete without bumper cars.  These kids seemed like they were having a really good time.  This carnival is loc...
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
Villages of NorthpointeandVillages of Northpointe WestTomball, TX 77377Home Sales and Market ReportOctober 28, 2011 Active Listings in Villages of Northpointe (Always Up-to-date)  2011 has been a pretty active year for home sales in Villages of Northpointe and Villages of Northpointe West.  Homes are selling in a relatively short period of time, especially compared to other parts of the country.  Homes that are staged or in the best showing condition typically sell quicker and sometimes for more money than those that do not show as well. As of October 28, 2011 . . .No. of Homes CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET:    31Price Range:   ..           ..        . .              .          ..                      $129,900 to $299,900Average Days on the Market    .. ..         .  ..                       ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Homes For Rent In Tomball, Texas.  For a FREE list of homes for rent in Tomball, Texas, please email me and give me the answers to the following: How many bedrooms? How many baths? How much acreage? How many garage spaces? Is a mobile okay? What is your credit score? How is your rent history? What is your income per month before taxes and deductions? What kind of pets do you have (please be specific)? With the answers to these questions, I can send you the properties that best match what you are looking for and can qualify for.  Please provide any other information you might think important to your search. I look forward to working with you, and finding your dream home! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is one of my new listings in Jersey...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
Have you ever thought you wanted to move?  Well, if so you need to look at your home with a critical eye and make the necessary repairs and/or improvements that will make your home desireable to someone new!  We decided about a month ago that we wanted to downsize and set a target of November 1 to go on the market.  Then the work began. Oh my goodnes......   It's one of those times that we wish we had done all this stuff when we bought the place.  So far we've done light renovation in the baths and kitchen plus now we're doing the final painting..... Then it's onward to the exterior for a couple minor repairs and some landscaping. But the most tedious is getting rid of stuff... what to keep, what to give to charity, what to garage sale and what to give to family.  It's quite the cathart...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
After many months of drought and only an occasional smattering of rain we are finally getting a good rain.  Hopefully is will be slow and soaking and bring need relief for our millions of dieing plants, shrubs and trees here in Houston.  It's so good to have some moisture outside.  This is they driest I've seen it in my 60 plus years!!
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
We have lived in this home four and a half years and still we occasionally find an occasional mystery.  After a brutal summer with oppressive heat and NO rain or more accurately a severe drought I went out back a couple of days ago and found this growing happily!  We have not planted anything and have not had these things since we have been here.  But what a pleasant surprise!    So, my question is..... do you pay attention to the little things in life?  Some of them will give you immense pleasure.  
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By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston)
 Old Town Tomball and Historic Downtown Tomball Many Great Places to Shop and Eat Old Town Tomball & Historic Downtown Tomball are located toward the east end  of Tomball -- between Commerce St. and Market St. (north and south); between Pine St. and Elm St. / the railroad tracks (east and west).  In case you don't know where Tomball is, it is northwest of Houston, northwest of Spring, southwest of The Woodlands, Northeast of Cypress. Old Town Tomball & Historic Downtown Tomball offer many great places to shop and eat; and it's a lot more relaxing and more low key than going to one of the malls.  If you don't want to fight the traffic and you are looking for unique gifts, give one (or several) of these wonderful stores a try.  You'll see lots of things you won't see at the mall.  There a...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Magnolia Lions Club Pays $10,608.17 Towards Food and Supplies For Wild Fire Victims.  From 10 - 11am Saturday September 17th, 2011, the Wild Fire victims could sign up to shop at the Walmart on Alice Road in Tomball, and have the Lions club pay $50 per person towards their approved food and supplies.    Here was the table to sign in.    This is one of the district governers for the Lions Club.  He had a great "Texas" tie on.   These folks were close to the cash registers.  I talked to the majority of the folks in line.  They were mostly from Remington Forest, Ranch Crest, River Park Ranch and Oak Hollow.  Some had homes that burnt to the ground, others had major smoke damage.   The line was very long, stretching out of the garden center and through the store. At the end of the line I st...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Fire Trucks and A Lovely Remembrance of 9/11 I was at Chick-fil-A the other day and spotted these great fire trucks there.  I happened to notice the beautiful eagle and flag painting on the truck with the "We remember" banner underneath.  It was very moving. Here is the side view of the whole truck.  I almost missed the banner and flag, until I looked closer. That day there was also Engine 25 at Chick-fil-A.  Their paint design is a little different from the Engine 21 truck. Side view of Engine 25.  Thanks Cypress Creek Fire Fighters, we appreciate you! 9/11 victims and their families, "We do Remember".
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
The Lifecycle Of A Sunset.  These pictures were taken outside the Kroger supermarket off of the the new 249 Bypass in Tomball. The items backlit are the freeway overpass and the trees they planted next to the overpass.  As I went into Kroger to get some groceries, I noticed what a beautiful sunset it was becoming. In this one the cloud edges look like liquid gold.  This was after I came out of the store from shopping.  It was amazing the difference that 20 or 30 minutes made in the look of the sunset.
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
On the order of the hurry up and wait department,  morning came early so we could finish the open house dishes, clean the silver and pack provisions in the car.  One of the not so pleasant findings was that our open house signs had vanished....  we seldom do open houses so they are not a part of our regular inventory.   Creative modifications were made to existing arrow signs and house for sale signs.   When we arrived in the subdivision for the extravaganza scheduled, we put out signs to help people find the target house.  We then unloaded the car, turned on the lights and the oven for heating the garlic bread,  and the peach cobbler.  The burners on the stove were also activated to heat the shrimp creole and the pot of rice.  At this point we put all the plates and accessories out.  W...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
When it is time to sell, the best thing you can do is think like a buyer.  Get a pad of paper and make notes.  Go through your house room by room and look at it critically.  Ask yourself if the room looks spacious, fresh, bright.  If not make notes about what you can do to make it appear at its best.  Attention to details such as cleaning windows, removing dust bunnies and spider webs and painting where there has been heavy traffic will make a dramatic difference. Next, go back room by room and see what you can live without for a while.  After all, you are planning to move.  Why not start packing?  Boxes can be stored in your garage, an unused bedroom or a weather proof  shed.  This will signal the buyer that you are serious about this sale.  Nic-nacks and bric a brac need to be scrupul...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
So how often have you seen a squirrel smile?   He or she looks really happy!  I do not know what creates a happy atmosphere for a squirrel, but I think it may have to do with lots of good food.    This cutie was just sort of hanging out.  Maybe he was asking for Ralph to  take a picture of the moment? It will be good to remember this tree by.    It is dying and we are going to have to cut it down to keep it from falling on the house.  I hope we can save most of it for the wildlife to enjoy.  It has provided nesting places for two woodpecker families in the past three years.                                                                            This one was taken before the flower bed got so thick.  As a music lover, I thought you might enjoy seeing this potentially musical squirrel...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
FREE List of Foreclosures.  Email me at Liz.Flint@hotmail.com to request your FREE list of Foreclosures. After you click, just request your FREE list of foreclosures.  To help me send you the houses that meet your criteria please let me know: How many bedrooms? How many baths? Number of garages? Minimum square footage? How big of a lot? What city or county? Are you paying cash or have you met with a lender to get a prequalification letter? This is my office at 30310 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX  77375.  We are directly across from Lone Star College Tomball.  Stop on by and ask for Liz Flint or call ahead and I'd be happy to make an appointment to meet with you.  And don't forget to email me for your FREE list of foreclosures.
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
Some days just come with an aggravation factor.  This one is a gteat case in point.  Having forgotten to mail a birthday card to a very dear friend, I was on the internet looking for a free ecard.  When I found one i had used before, I pulled it up and procreeded with reckless abandon.  Suddenly the stuff on the scdeen did not look familiar.  At that point I noticed that the name of the e-card program was not the one I thought I was using.I called out for help.  Ralph is my computer guru, who handles all the high tech parts of  our business and my life in  general.He found that although I had only been wayward for a few minutes, there were 254 infected files as a result.Wow!  It then took three long proceedures to erase/remove all those from my computer.  Time and energy wasted not to m...
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