Walker County, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs.VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of t...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Home Prices in Huntsville Texas for February 2017 Real estate market data for Huntsville, Texas provided by Ruth Smith of Keller Williams Realty Conroe.  Call 936-520-4737 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood.  Find out what your home in Huntsville Texas is worth instantly on my website. Huntsville Home Prices  We have seen a month of listing price increases in home prices in Huntsville and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Huntsville.  Working with a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Happy New Year From BHHS Anderson Properties   Front row seated:Walter White. Walter is a Broker Associate and serves mainly Trinity County. Back row left to right: Cindy Vincent. Cindy is a Sales Associate who serves primarily the Riverside and Trinity areas. Joni Bailey. Joni is a Broker Associate serving the Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area. Marie Castecka. Marie is a Sales Associate who serves the Huntsville / Lake Livinston Area; and Dale Vinson. Dale is a Sales Associate serving the Huntsville / Lake Livingson area.   If you know anything about real estate agents, you know it is nearly impossible to get everyone at one place at the same time. This rang true for this photo op as well. We have tried since DECEMBER to do this. Missing from this photo are Mike Morrison and Jerry Sut...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Elkins Lake 2016 End of the Year Market Report  Hi! This is Joni Bailey with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson Properties bringing you a 2016 End of the Year Market Report for the Elkins Lake subdivision of Huntsville, Texas. This report summarizes the 2016 single family residential real estate sales in the Elkins Lake Subdivision in Huntsville, Texas. The information in this report is based on homes listed on the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service that closed during the period of  January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. There were 77 homes listed in Elkins Lake that closed in 2016. The least expensive home sold for $104,900 and the most expensive home sold for $550,000.   The average square footage of the homes sold was 2,354 square feet with the selle...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
RBC Presents an Independence Day Cantata ‘America Keep Singing'The Riverside Baptist Church Choir will present ‘America Keep Singing’ at their two morning services on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The early service begins at 8:30 AM, Sunday School at 9:45, and the late service is at 11 AM. A bonus to attending the 11 AM service is that there will be a potluck picnic on the grounds immediately following that service. Riverside Baptist Church will provide the BBQ -- you just bring a side dish or dessert, and lawn chairs for your family and friends -- and we will have a good time.  There will be lots of family and friends visiting the lake this weekend! You do not need to be a member of Riverside Baptist Church to join in this Independence Day celebration. Be our guest!   RBC Presents an Independe...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Huntsville TX VA Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Huntsville TX VA Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a copy. If dis...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Coffee Talk 2016 ~ Northside Baptist ChurchCoffee Talk is held by the ladies ministry of Northside Baptist Church. This is a community event. You do not need to be a member of NBC to attend.  1207 FM 980 West, Huntsville, TX 77320(936) 295-3667   Friday ♥ February 26, 2016at 6:30 pm  Childcare will be provided.  It's time to enjoy a little Girlfriend Time!!  Directions: From Huntsville take FM 247 to Right on FM 980. From Riverside, if you are heading North on SH 19 take a Left on FM 980.  Coffee Talk 2016 ~ Northside Baptist Church 
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  ♥ Faith Baptist Church Fish Fry Fundraiser ♥  Friends and family of Liz Williams are hosting a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church  off of FM 405 in Riverside.  One of the many benefits of living in a small town is how people rally together when someone is in need. In Riverside, it is not necessary that you know why this family needs help --> or even WHO this family is. Pretty much, when word gets out that there is a family in need, this community shows up in full force to spread some love. Thank you for that! See you Saturday. SaturdayOctober 24, 201411 AM to 4 PMFaith Baptist Church1301 FM 405 in Riverside *For GPS use Huntsville, TX 77320  Faith Baptist Church Fish Fry Fundraiser 
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Carey Lohrenz to Speak at SHSU President’s Speaker SeriesCarey Lohrenz, the US Navy's first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, is scheduled to speak at the President’s Speaker Series at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center at Sam Houston State University from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  There will be a book signing following the lecture. The event is FREE and open to both students AND the general public.  Carey Lohrenz to Speak at SHSU President’s Speaker Series 
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Huntsville TX Veterans Loans is the best loan program in Texas!   Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA MORTGAGE LOANS are one of the best mortgage loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Huntsville TX Veterans Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood SOLD! Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,365 sqftLot: 30,927 sqftYear Built: 1995MLS #: 30268946 Location 300 Broadmoor DriveHuntsville, TX 77320 Joni Staples BHHS Anderson Properties(936) 650-9017Joni@JoniStaples.comhttp://www.JoniStaples.com   Listed by: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson Properties Our recent listings Lake Livingston Waterfront 2 LotsWash Haus - FOR SALE!One of a Kind! You Have to See to Believe!Magnificent Waterfront in Carolina Cove Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
2015 Thomas Lake Road VFD Labor Day BBQ    The Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual Labor Day Weekend Barbecue on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  As always, you will enjoy sliced brisket, chopped beef, sausage, and chicken -- served up with pinto beans, potato salad, dessert, and iced tea!  Trust me! You will not go home from the Thomas Lake Road Annual Labor Day Weekend Barbecue hungry!  You’re more than welcome to dine in or take home. Most folks choose to dine in because of the cake auction that starts at 12:30. You never know what will be auctioned off along side those cakes. Some years we have had hand crafted wooden rockers, flip flops, candles, homemade candies... and more!   Big Al is sure to entertain you with his quick wit...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
PRICED TO SELL!  AND IT DID! Sale Pending 300 S Broadmoor in Elkins Lake Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood SALE PENDING! But you can make a backup offer! Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,365 sq ftLot: 30,927 sq ftYear Built: 1995MLS #: 30268946 Elkins Lake - Huntsville, TX 300 S Broadmoor DriveHuntsville, TX 77320 Joni Staples BHHS Anderson Properties(936) 650-9017Joni@JoniStaples.comhttp://www.JoniStaples.com   Listed by: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson Properties Our recent listings Horse Friendly on Small Acreage Near RiversideLake Livingston Waterfront 2 LotsOne of a Kind! You Have to See to Believe!Wash Haus - FOR SALE! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
JUST SOLD! at 4 Carolina Way in Carolina Cove on Lake Livingston  Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood 4 Carolina Way, Huntsville, TX 77320 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,080 sqftLot: 17,550 sq ftYear Built: 1970MLS #: 7845739 Carolina Cove - Lake Livingston 4 Carolina WayHuntsville, TX 77320 Joni Staples BHHS Anderson Properties(936) 650-9017Joni@JoniStaples.comhttp://www.JoniStaples.com       Listed by: BHHS Anderson Properties Our recent listings Horse Friendly on Small Acreage Near RiversideLake Livingston Waterfront 2 LotsOne of a Kind! You Have to See to Believe!Wash Haus - FOR SALE!Price Reduced in Elkins Lake Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Outdoor Explorer Class @Huntsville State Park 2015 Outdoor Explorer Class Dates ♥ August 15 ♥♥ September 19 ♥  From 9 am to 1 pm Cover Basic Safety in:  ♥ Biking ♥♥ Hiking ♥♥ Kayaking ♥ Supplies provided include bicycles and kayaks.    Class limited to only 20 people. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!Call (936) 294-5725 $5.00 for Adults to enter state park.Children 12 and under ~ FREE admittance!    Outdoor Explorer Classes @Huntsville State Park  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Buyer Advice: You Can Still Make A Backup Offer  I am sure that it does NOT come as a surprise to you that this gorgeous home located at 69 Murphy Farm Road is pending.  If it does surprise you --> it shouldn't. I had an agent call me to tell me that they had told their buyers that they needed to make it a priority to see this one before someone else snatched it up. Unfortunately, more times than not, people just think we are being pushy. NOT! We have the data at our fingertips. It is not hard to figure out average days on market for properties.  AND MOST IMPORTANT -- if you love it, what on earth makes you think you are the only one?! (Just sayin'!) So, buyers -- if you misssed out, you can still make a backup offer!  Things happen! Besides having the financing fall though, here are a...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Thomas Lake Road 4th of July EVENTS UPDATE! Several of the annual 4th of July events  held by the Thomas Lake Road Community Association have been cancelled for 2015 due to recent flooding. Charlene Crocker, President of the TLRCA, posted on the association's Facebook page that due to the road conditions, the golf cart parade has been cancelled. She also announced that the boat parade has also been cancelled due to water conditions. We live on the river and it is moving quickly and full of debris. Even if it were not still high, for safety reasons alone, you would not want to put your boat in the river right now. Now for the GOOD NEWS....  THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS STILL ON  ☺  Bring your family and friends to the Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday at 3 PM for an old ...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 JUST SOLD!  427 Brookhollow in Elkins Lake  I am excited to let you know that my buyers are now the proud owners of this beautiful home on the golf course in the Elkins Lake subdivision in Huntsville, Texas. In addition to the 3 nine hole golf courses, Elkins Lake offers wonderful amenities such as tennis courts, two swimming pools, 3 private lakes, several playgrounds, youth sports fields, walking trails, a country club, AND MORE! For more information, you can visit the Elkins Lake website by CLICKING HERE!   Before you buy or sell your Elkins Lake home, give me a call at 936-650-9017. I'm Joni Staples and I would love to put my 11+ years of real estate experience work for YOU! JUST SOLD! 427 Brookhollow in Elkins Lake
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
 Buyer Advice: Talk to a Lender  Besides the obvious reasons (are you qualified AND your offer is stronger WITH a pre approval letter) --Buyers -- it is in YOUR best interest to talk to a lender PRIOR to starting your home search.    It is a good idea to find out what you qualify for and WHAT your payments will be at that price. You may find that you are not at all happy with what your payment would be at the amount you actually qualify for.  At that point you would need to determine what price range you WANT to stay in so that you will be satisfied with your mortgage payment. The goal is to set you up for success.   I always tell my buyers that just because you qualify for a Jeep doesn’t mean you want a Jeep car note. You may be just as happy in the Ford Fiesta so you can take a cruise...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Seller Advice: Set Yourself Up for a POSITIVE Closing Experience   Sellers, it is in YOUR best interest to do everything in your power to set yourself up for a positive closing experience. Realize that your buyers will (or should) be doing a final walk-through before closing. You may not really care whether they like you or not, but you should. How they feel about you could determine how they handle the simplest of irritations after closing.   For example → crazy as it may seem, water heaters do conk out the day after closing. NO, there was nothing said about the water heater in the inspection report. WHY on earth would the buyer think you knew it was going to happen. Well…. maybe because you left the house unclean, the lawn had not been mowed since it went pending, and the shed was ful...
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