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The Kirby FIRE/EMS Station #5 NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES! This is great news as it could result in lower insurance premiums for nearby property homeowners! The City of Pearland Fire Department recently initiated operation of Fire & EMS Station 5, located at 3100 Kirby Dr. This is the City's second shared Fire/EMS facility housing fire apparatus and EMS Mobile Intensive Care units. It is one of three fire stations with 24-hour combination paid and volunteer firefighter staffing. While Station 5's primary impact is faster public safety response, another anticipated benefit will be a possible reduction in homeowner's insurance (0 comments)
I recently received an email on a great way to protect yourself at night and I thought I'd pass on the tip! This tip actually came from a neighborhood watch coordinator: Always keep your car keys by your bedside at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. Next time you come home for the night and you start (4 comments)
Miche Bag is now has the newest versions of the Hope Shells! I personally have this bag and its a wonderful way to look great while raising money for a good cause! These are wonderful whimsical prints and designs with inspirational quotes. And finally a Hope Shell for the Mini Bag!! Collectively, Miche Bag distributors and reps have been working to donate $1,000,000 to cancer research from the sales of the Hope shells. Help continue their efforts to Stamp Out Cancer by purchasing one or more of these shells. $10 of the sale of each shell goes directly to (2 comments)
Due to the weather conditions this weekend, the location of WinterFest has changed from Independence Park to the Bailey Campus Parking Lot (4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584). Don't let the weather this weekend keep you from coming out! This is one of my favorite annual events in Pearland and your family will have a blast! Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars! The Vic Coppinger YMCA Shopping Extravaganza & Women's Business Expo is set to be held on February 26, 2011! There will be a HUGE raffle, silent auction & giveaways galore! All proceeds benefit the Vic Coppinger YMCA which ensures that everyone participates regardless of circumstance or the ability to pay! Its going to be an incrediable day of pampering and shopping so I hope to see you there!
Save The Date - 8th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon on March 24th - 01/25/11 08:11 PM
Save the date for 8th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon on March 24, 2011! This event is always so much fun! Over 250 people attend each year and all funds raised benefit the Adult Reading Center and help them provide free instruction to adults with low literacy skills. For more information visit www.adultreadingcenter.org. Hope to see you there!
Many times I come across people who would like to buy a home but are impeded by their credit score. Unfortunately, this is all to often an occurrence. Recently, I interviewed Aaron Faubion, a financial industry expert and president of Allied Credit Solutions. Allied Credit Solutions specializes specializes in repairing credit scores. Faubion says that there are several things you can do on your own to help repair and improve your credit score. These are great tips and I'm planning on passing this on to all of my clients! I also wanted to include this for my readers. I know (3 comments)
WHEN: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 5:00-8:00 pm WHERE: Recreation Center & Natatorium 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX
The "Corks & Canvas" monthly art exhibits will begin with a February 5th reception to launch "Art From The Heart Of Pearland" - on display until February 27th. This February event, as well as each month's event, will host an art opening reception on the first Saturday of each month from 5-8 PM on the second floor of the Recreation Center & Natatorium at 4141 Bailey Road. Each month will host a different theme with a different art group (0 comments)
If you have been to the Pearland Farmer's Market, then you know how great it is! There are so many great vendors there! With items ranging from local fruits and vegetable to canned jams and honey - there's something for everyone! The Pearland Farmer's Market has now expanded to a year-round format, and continues to operate on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at Zychlinski Park, north of Alvin Community College on Grand Boulevard. Market hours are 8 a.m. - noon. Come out early and support our local farmers and producers! For more information on vendors, check (0 comments)
The Pine Hollow subdivision is a fantastic community! When you first enter the Pine Hollow Subdivision, you immediately notice mature trees and beautiful landscaping. Pine Hollow is one of those neighborhoods that you can enter into and feel completely at home.
Located on Pearland's east side, Pine Hollow is centrally located between Houston and Galveston, only 15 minutes from Hobby airport and just a couple miles from Friendswood. Need to get to I-45 fast? The Pine Hollow subdivision is less than a mile from Dixie Farm Road!
As mentioned in a previous blog, the deadline to file a homestead exemption in Brazoria County is April 30, 2011. I would also like to warn all recent home buyers of home exemption scams out there. There are many businesses that send official-looking letters that suggest that a fee - typically $50 or more- that must be paid for a homeowner to get the exemption. They may also state that their company handles homestead exemption filings for the state of Texas. These claims can be deceptive. Texas state law requires these companies to make it clear that they are (0 comments)
Pearland Homestead Exemption Application - 01/18/11 08:57 AM
If you purchased a Pearland home in 2010 or have never filed for homestead exemption, now is the time. As a Pearland homeowner you may apply for Residence Homestead Exemption. A one-time application is required. The filing period has begun and the deadline is April 30, 2011.
Pearland Homestead Exemption Application can be found at the Brazoria County Appraisal District Website
"What is my Pearland home worth?" I get asked this question a lot. The answer is actually quite simple: Its what someone is willing to pay for it!
How do you know what potential buyers are willing to pay for you home? Ask a Realtor for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA takes into account recent sales, pending sales, and current listings that are within the same neighborhood and have similar characteristics as the subject property. It will often compare things such as lot size, square footage and the number of bedrooms and garages. Your Realtor will (0 comments)
January 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter - 01/17/11 10:42 AM
JANUARY - 2011 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletter Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau and Realtor.org reports, videos, key market indicators and real estate sales statistics, a video message by a nationally recognized economist, maps, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, plus (0 comments)
Looking for an established subdivision in Pearland? Then take a look at the Woodcreek subdivision!
Nestled on Pearland's east side, the Woodcreek subdivision has long been a favorite among home buyers in Pearland. Its proximity to places such as Wal-Mart, banks and several restaurants makes living easy!
Woodcreek subdivision is also home to Woodcreek Park! This lovely park is maintained by the Pearland Parks & Recreation. The park has a playground suitable for ages 5 - 12 complete. There are also picnic tables and shaded areas that are perfect for family gatherings!
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 8:00 AM WHERE: Dawson High School 2050 Cullen Blvd Registration Closing Date: Friday, January 21, 2011
Come out to the Dawson Winter Dash and Family Fun Run on January 22nd! The Dawson Winter Dash is a fundraising effort in support of the Dawson High School Eagle Band and Catalyst Color Guard. The race is spectator friendly with stadium seating and race results announced over the PA system! Event entertainment includes a moon bounce, face painting, color guard and band performances, and other family friendly activities. The Brazoria County Sheriff Department's Dragster, a Blackhawk (0 comments)
CAR SEAT CHECK-UP EVENT WHEN: Saturday, February 5th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm WHERE: 2335 Texas Ave. Pearland, Texas 77581 (Corner of Texas Ave & West Broadway/Next to Pearland NCI)
Did you know that a new Texas law states that a child up to 8 years old must ride in child safety seat unles they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches? The Pearland EMS are sponsoring a car seat check-up event. Come out on February 5th and have your child's car seat checked for FREE! Also - A limited supply of seats will be (3 comments)
WHEN: January 27 -29, 2011 TIME: 5:00 to 8:00 Thursday; 9:00 to 6:00 Fri. & Sat. LOCATION: Angleton Library 401 E Cedar St.
Looking for a great deal on pre-loved books? The Brazoria County Library System is hosting a book sale from January 27 - 29 at the Angleton Library. This is a GREAT opportunity to snag books of all kinds ranging from fiction to non-fiction to children's and more. All proceeds benefit the Brazoria County Library System! (0 comments)
One of the many things I love about Pearland is the many fantastic parks in our city. That's why I am going to spotlight a different Pearland park each week. Wouldn't it be great to discover a new place to take your children, have a picnic or walk at?
This week, I'm shining the spotlight on Independence Park. Located at 3919 Liberty Drive - right down the street from City Hall and the Library, Independence Park is on of Pearland's largest parks and the site of many city celebrations throughout the year.
Its that time of year again and Pearland's Winterfest is coming up! If you have never been to Winterfest, then you don't know what you're missing! Each year, the Pearland Parks & Recreation puts on a day filled with rides, food, games and lets not forget the most important part: over 250,000 lbs of REAL SNOW sponsored by HEB Plus! This year, there will also be a Green Mountain Energy Recycle Snowman Contest, an Ice Carving Demonstrations, Live Entertainment, a Sports Zone, a Dancing Horse Demonstration, Inflatables Rock Climbing, a Carnival AND MORE!
DATE: Saturday, January 29, 2011 (0 comments)
Pearland Youth Basketball and Flag Football Registration is Open! - 01/11/11 10:23 PM
Pearland Youth Basketball and Flag Football Registration is Oow open! If you have a child who is interested in playing basketball and flag football this spring, Pearland Parks and Recreation offers youth leagues! All participants must be between 7-14 years of age. Registration is available at the Pearland Parks and Recreation administrative offices (4141 Bailey Road) or online. For more information, contact Charles Payton or Chris Warnick at 281-412-8900. For your convenience, an Athletics Hotline has been implemented to answer all your questions regarding field and court conditions. Please call 281-412-8989 and select Option #2 for the most up-to-date information. COACHES (0 comments)
I am constantly being asked how the Real Estate market is in Pearland. I get the feeling that those asking the question assume that the Pearland Real Estate Market is not good. Most seem a little surprised when I respond, "The Real Estate Market in Pearland is good!" The follow-up question is usually, "Really? Why?" Yes, a lot has changed in the last couple of years. However, homes in Pearland are still selling and buyers are still buying! Pearland continues to have growth - not only in real estate but in the area of sports, education and business growth. (0 comments)
According to the weatherman, it looks like Pearland is in for several nights of freezing temperatures this week. Here are a few things to keep in mind to protect your home: Before the cold hits: Insulate your exposed pipes. These can be found in crawl spaces and attics. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing! Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes. Use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can (2 comments)
Looking for a great neighborhood in Pearland, TX? Then take a look at the Lawrence Place Subdivision!
The Lawrence Place Subdivision in Pearland is one of those great neighborhoods where you immediately feel at home! Driving into one of the two entrances of the subdivision, you are immediately greeted with manicured lawns. The pride of ownership in this Pearland community definitely shows!
This small community has a lot to offer families. A beautiful lake sits in the middle of the Lawrence Place subdivision. A winding sidewalk surrounds the lake - perfect (0 comments)
Are you looking for a nice, established Pearland neighborhood to buy a home in? Then look no further than the Banbury Cross Subdivision!
This community prides itself on its beautiful landscaping! Monthly awards are given for yard of the month by the Banbury Homeowners Association. Driving through the subdivision, you can see the pride of ownership by the residents!
Located in the heart of Pearland, this fantastic subdivision is close to it all! Hyde Park, one of Pearland's great parks, is located just inside the subdivision. Hyde Park was jointly developed by the City of Pearland and (0 comments)
We were all so impressed when the Pearland Oilers beat Euless Trinity 28-24 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington to win the state championship! The boys worked hard all year and their tenacity to win showed through! Now its time to celebrate! A time & date to honor our 2010 5 A, Division 1 State Champions, has been scheduled for this Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the First Baptist Church parking lot located along Pearland Parkway. It will then travel south on Pearland Parkway and conclude at the visitors parking lot of Pearland (1 comments)
Pearland Real Estate Boasts of Growth in 2010 - 01/03/11 04:07 PM
2010 was a banner year for the real estate market in Pearland, TX! Despite the national recession last year, Pearland continued grow. Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, there were 1,345 homes sold in Pearland. That's an average of 112 homes selling each month! It is interesting to note that these home sales seem to be spread out across the city. As a Pearland Realtor and a Pearland resident, I find the continued growth in Pearland encouraging! For those of us who live in Pearland, we already know what a great community it is to live and own property. (0 comments)
Can you believe that another year has come and gone? 2010 and definitely a busy year for me both personally and professionally. I have to say, I am looking forward to 2011! While I don't make new years resolutions, I am making some big plans this year. I think "making plans" instead of resolutions is more feasible... at least for me! As most of you know, family is very important to me. One of my goals is to find new and fun ways to get involved in the Pearland community with my family. We love the Pearland community and there (1 comments)
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