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Pearland residents complain of high property valuations - 05/31/07 02:52 PM
By Vicente Arenas / 11 News In Shadow Creek Ranch, you'll find some of Pearland's biggest and newest homes. Lakes dot the landscape. It is picture perfect. But trouble is brewing. Shadow Creek home values, homeowners say are over inflated. Way too high they say making the Brazoria County taxes they pay some of the highest in the area. "They've got mine appraised at over $305,000, which was like a 13-percent plus percent increase over last year," complained homeowner Michael Banyai "I couldn't put it on the market for that much money today." Some homeowners blame Brazoria County's Central Appraisal District for (0 comments)
Friendswood city council on new direction? - 05/31/07 08:13 AM
By Sara McDonaldThe Daily News With two council members newly elected, it's the end of the voting bloc that formed city policies the past year.But some say it's probably not the end of split votes and a politically divided council - just a flip in the other direction.Last year, most council votes that weren't unanimous were split between two groups - one composed of council members Jim Hill, Jay Horecky, Chris Peden and John LeCour; with Laura Ewing, Mel Measeles and Mayor David Smith voting the opposite way. Please visit http://www.danfrankrealty.com (0 comments)
Perry Homes opens in new Friendswood community – West Ranch - 05/31/07 07:42 AM
(PRLEAP.COM) Perry Homes in West Ranch offers homes surrounded by the natural beauty and charm of Friendswood. The new community will feature acres of green space, parks, trails and family amenities.With more than a dozen one- and two-story designs to choose from, Perry Homes in West Ranch are priced from the $270,000s and range from 3,000 to 3,800 square feet.The Perry Homes new model home in the community is currently under construction and is scheduled to open this month. Representative of Perry Homes in West Ranch and showcasing Plan 3029W, the one-story home has four bedrooms and three baths in approximately (0 comments)
Active Rain Points - 05/30/07 10:48 PM
I need a little bit over 100 points to move from 41st in the state to 40th place... Thus, this post. I know they are only POINTS and you can't do anything with them, but I want more. The more the better. I read Jay's post about buying them on EBay, but I thought that was cheating...LOL. But I digress. This is just a cheep way of moving ahead of my next COMPETITOR for points. I guess I will have to work a bit harder for the next victim... (15 comments)
Evacuations Will Be by Zip Codes if Hurricane Approaches - 05/30/07 09:36 PM
Last Edited: Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 1:43 PM CDT From: http://www.myfoxhouston.com The Atlantic Hurricane season is around the corner. It starts on June 1st through November 30th. In order to ensure an orderly evacuation of the Galveston-Houston area in the event a major hurricane approach, authorities in Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties included the City of Houston have established a "zip code evacuation plan" for the upcoming 2007 Hurricane Season. The four zip code zones begin along the coast and the generally correspond to hurricane storm surge risk areas. They extend toward the greater Houston area, and continue with the coastal zone evacuating (0 comments)
Top Producer's Market Snapshot - 05/30/07 07:26 PM
I signed up for this new program Top Produce Online has and I was just wandering if anyone is using "Market Snapshot" and to see what kind of response you have received from your customers? I also want to know how you have put it to use in your web site. And what type of results you have see from it. Take a look... MLS Market Snapshot (3 comments)
BRATS come in all ages - 05/28/07 09:21 PM
By Bill ShawThe Facts Published May 28, 2007 Happy Memorial Day. The frolic-in-the-sun, hit-the-road-if-you-can-afford-to-buy-gas season begins."Awesome," a female voice said from behind me. "Awesome?" I said. "Why?""Because of the age on your leg," she said.We were finishing up our 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike routes and 3-mile runs in the first mile of the 3-mile anchor leg of the College of the Mainland-Bay Area Triathletes (COM-BAT) Triathlon. In a triathlon, we are body-marked with our race numbers on our arms and legs and our ages on one of our calves."It's great for a 68-year-old to be finishing a triathlon," said my fellow triathlete, (0 comments)
Mosquito district to become taxing entity - 05/28/07 10:36 AM
By John TompkinsThe Facts Published May 28, 2007 ANGLETON — The Brazoria County Mosquito Control District is about to become its own boss, complete with its own advisory board, tax rate and budget.Brazoria County commissioners voted 4-1 last week to activate the district as its own entity. The district was created in 1955, and since that time, commissioners have kept the district a department of the county government.With the move last week, the mosquito control district now will operate on its own tax revenue and would be able to keep revenue it generates rather than losing funds to the county’s general fund, Commissioner (0 comments)
Tax zone makes sense - 05/28/07 10:28 AM
By Yvonne MintzThe Facts Published May 6, 2007 There are at least two good reasons Brazoria County Commissioners Court should give serious consideration to approving a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for a housing and retail development in Manvel and Iowa Colony.• The road developers want to pave along CR 56 from Highway 288 to Highway 6 and the overpass they want to build on Highway 288 provide a regional benefit, not just a pricey road only to be used by people who live there.• Establishing infrastructure done right in that area will help development take hold at the county’s center, which is (0 comments)
Communities win environment award - 05/28/07 07:59 AM
By Jason SmithThe Facts Published May 28, 2007 For being pioneers in promoting and maintaining an environmentally friendly community, two area cities were awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Award.The awards, sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful, were given out to Lake Jackson and Pearland for their excellence in community leadership coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and property improvement, and solid waste management."This is a huge achievement," said Josh Spradling, Keep Texas Beautiful's communications manager. "They put a lot of time and effort in improving their community."More than 75 cities applied for the prestigious award, and (0 comments)
The Lost Heroes of the War on Terror - 05/27/07 03:18 PM
I posted this a a different blog too, but I thought it was so important I had to post it here also. I know it's long, but PLEASE take the time to remember our heroes. By Jeff Emanuel Published 5/25/2007 12:09:13 AM Despite taking place in an age of seemingly limitless information, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) has spawned a paucity of stories on the topics of heroic action and courage under fire. Regardless of whether this has been the result of honest, unfortunate oversight, or a byproduct of the "if it bleeds, it leads" mindset of a sensationalist 24-hour media apparatus (1 comments)
New Perry Homes’ designs available in Shadow Creek Ranch - 05/26/07 04:51 PM
May 12, 2007 Real Estate News (PRLEAP.COM) Perry Homes is pleased to introduce a new floorplan design, Plan 3530W, available in Shadow Creek Ranch, Eden Cove. The new design, featuring four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in approximately 3,530 square feet, will be showcased as the community's new model home. Perry Homes is offering a $10,000 bonus on all sales in Eden Cove through May 31. Perry Homes also offers a free upgrade to stainless steel appliances on all homes available to build in this section.Perry Homes offers a full selection of one- and two-story homes in Eden Cove that are (0 comments)
Ashley Furniture Leases 50,016 SF in Pearland - 05/26/07 04:43 PM
Written by Jeremy Hoffmann 15-Year Deal Signed at Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center The Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center, located in Pearland, TX, has added a new tenant to its Junior Anchor list. Ashley Furniture has leased 50,016 square feet and will be located between the Academy Sports and Outdoors and Hobby Lobby stores. The 15-year deal has a reported contract rent of $11 per year triple net with a build-out allowance of $30. The retailer has an estimated move-in date of October 2007. The Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center is located at State Highway 288 and FM 518 (Broadway). The (0 comments)
Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland Texas - 05/26/07 04:25 PM
Shadow Creek Ranch Shadow Creek Ranch is a 3,500-acre lake themed master planned community south of Houston in Pearland Texas offering homes from $140s to over $1 million as well as commercial/retail opportunities. Shadow Creek Ranch is the #1 selling master-planned community in the Houston-Pearland Metroplex Shadow Creek Ranch, Houston's newest major master-planned community that offers residents a small town feel, with big city appeal. Homes priced from $140,000 to $1 million 700 acres of greenbelts and community parks 300 acres of recreational lakes 1/3 of the homesites will be waterfront and a majority will have clear lake views. A 22-mile hike (0 comments)
Realtor Safty Thought - 05/25/07 10:56 AM
I want to take a poll and find out how many Realtors® are carrying a Concealed Handgun. And if you are, do you have a license? Then I would like to know what type of gun you carry and where and how you carry it. And what caliber of gun do you carry. Then let's talk about how often you practice shooting your pistol. (3 comments)
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