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Did the Fed Rate cut help mortgage rates? - 01/31/08 08:47 PM
The Fed controls the Fed Funds Rate. They DO NOT control the mortgage rate. Although what the Fed does can affect what happens to mortgage rates. Now what I just wrote may sound like a foreign language or even worse, a hard Algebra word problem, but try to stay with me as we delve into this a little further. Mortgage rates are tied to mortgage bonds. As the price of mortgage bonds go up, rates in turn get lower. When the price goes down, rates go higher. People basically have two options when investing their money. They can either put it in (2 comments)
Top 7 Tips on showing your house - 01/29/08 02:32 PM
You followed all the tips and staged your home to sell. It is now on the market and you are impatiently awaiting that first call from the showing service saying that the buyers and their Realtor are on their way. To get the most out of every showing of your Spring Texas home, follow these tips: Convenient - Make the showing of your home as convenient as possible to buyers. Buyers have many homes to choose from and if they can not get in to view yours they will just move on and find another home. Comfortable - Although the buyer is a (6 comments)
Klein school district experiences 16% growth - 01/29/08 10:54 AM
Since the 2004 bond election, Klein, a fast growth school district in Spring Texas, has experienced 16% growth. And the district does not see the growth stopping. As they are projecting the growth to continue for the next 10 years at a rate of 4% a year. That means by 2016, Klein school district is expected to grow by over 17,600 students. Where is all this growth coming from? Since the last bond election in 2004, approximately 98 new subdivisions and new sections in existing subdivisions have been built in the Klein school district. Since all of the previous bond funds (1 comments)
Area chef competes on Food Network's Iron Chef program - 01/24/08 05:05 PM
Kent Rathburn, the chef at Jasper's in the Woodlands, Texas, has just completed one of the most stressful shows of his life. The local chef recently competed in the Iron Chef America program on the Food Network. In the ever popular, Iron Chef program, world class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America: Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora. Its all hush, hush on which Iron Chef Mr. Rathburn chose to compete against, what the secret ingredient was, and who was the winner of the competition. We will just have to tune in for the airing of the program at 8 pm (2 comments)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranks #5 in the world - 01/24/08 03:02 PM
The latest Pollstar Magazine affirms that word has officially gotten out about the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Pavilion ranked fifth in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on number of tickets sold in 2007. The blend of atmosphere and world class performances has made the Pavilion one of the most popular venues of its kinds. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion accommodates more than 16,000 guests at its performances. It presents approximately 75 events every March through November. The performances run the gamut including rock, classic, jazz, country, and ballet. 2008 looks to be another strong year for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1 comments)
Top 5 things to do after you close on your Spring Texas home - 01/23/08 08:53 PM
You have just closed and moved into your Spring Texas home and now you are dreaming of ways to personalize and make it yours. But before you get your paint buckets out, complete the following 5 must dos: Change your locks - at closing you got the keys and the garage door code from the previous owners. They seemed like nice people and for that matter they probably are. But what you don't know is who has a copy of your house key. Did they give the key to someone to walk their dog when they were out of town? Or what (3 comments)
Two more stores OPEN at Vintage Park - 01/20/08 11:13 AM
Vintage Park, an upscale lifestyle shopping destination, located at 249 and Louetta in Northwest Houston has two new stores now open. The ever familiar and ever popular Starbucks coffee has opened its doors and drive through window for business. Its location at the front of Vintage Park and drive through window is sure to make it an instant hit with the many on the go commuters traveling down Louetta. Also jumping at the opportunity to move into space at the 84 acre mixed use development of Vintage Park is Alan Murphy Salons. They have been ranked among the top 200 Salons in America by Salon Today for (0 comments)
Let's go fishing at Meyer Park in Spring Texas - 01/10/08 09:44 PM
Your chances of catching a fish at the lake in Meyer Park in Spring Texas will increase after January 11th, 2008. On Friday, Harris County Precinct 4 will have its annual trout stocking event. Meyer Park's 1 acre lake will receive 2,000 youth trout courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4 and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The youth trout will be joining the catfish and other trout that currently call Meyer Park home. Anglers under the age of 17 enjoy FREE fishing. Each anlger is limited to a daily catch of five trout. But there is no minimum length limit. (0 comments)
Top 30 things to do before putting your home on the market - 01/09/08 11:43 AM
Top 30 things to do before putting your home on the market. Make your home's "First Impression" its "Best Impression" Trim your shubbery Add color with flowers and potted plants Powerwash the front sidewalks and driveway Clean the pine needles from the roof Repaint to a neutral color walls with vivid colors Wash the windows Refinish your front door and polish the hardware Get a new door mat that says "Welcome" Clean up after your pets Organize the garage to make the space seem larger Make sure all your light bulbs are working and replace any burnt out ones Replace old, (3 comments)
Houston Rodeo announces 2008 entertainment line up - 01/08/08 01:11 PM
The Houston Rodeo announced its 2008 entertainment schedule today. The entertainment is sure not to disappoint as some of the biggest names in Country Music are slated to perform. The entertainers include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kevin Fowler, Alan Jackson, John Legend, Martina McBride, Hannah Montana, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, John Fogerty, Toby Keith, Clay Walker, Brad Paisley, Duelo / Los Horoscopos De Durango, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich, Fergie, Dierks Bentley, Pat Green, and Brooks & Dunn. Tickets are $16 - $300 and go on sale at 10 am on Saturday, January 12th 2008. The Hannah Montana, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and (4 comments)
Top 10 tips for NEW home buyers - 01/07/08 09:50 AM
Before you purchase that new home to call Home Sweet Home, Read our Top 10 tips for NEW home buyers. Location, Location, Location - The lot you select will impact the home's future resale value. In Spring Texas, the characteristics of your lot becomes even more crucial since there are No Zoning Laws. If vacant land is viewable from the lot, you want to find out if the land has been platted to be part of the subdivision. If it is not part of the subdivision, anything can be built on it (Walmart, apartments, grocery or convenience store). Homes that back to commercial properties, busy roads, cell (0 comments)
Large 1 story Louetta Lakes home in Spring Texas - 01/04/08 12:12 PM
SPRING TX REAL ESTATE Over a 1/4 acre lot - Louetta Lakes subdivision 19903 Glen Lake, Spring, TX 77388 View Map One of the most popular one story floor plans in the Louetta Lakes subdivision. The home was built by Pulte. Open Floor plan with high ceilings and expansive windows. Large kitchen with 42" oak cabinets, gas cook top for cooking, island, built-in desk and additional cabinets between the kitchen and den. Award winning Klein schools. LOW tax rate. Community has numerous amenities for you and your children to enjoy including catch and release fishing. Additional photos available at www.JillWente.com Details (0 comments)
Reduce your Property Taxes - 01/02/08 11:33 AM
PROPERTY TAXES SPRING TEXASOne of the easiest ways to Reduce your Spring Texas property taxes is by filing for your homestead exemption. The homestead exemption removes part of the assessed value of your property from taxation and thus lowers your taxes. The assessed value of your home is the value placed on your home by either the Harris or Montgomery County for the purposes of determining your local property taxes. The three types of homestead exemptions, which you may be eligible for are general homestead, over 65 homeowner, and homeowner with disability. In order to qualify for the homestead exemption: You must own your home (1 comments)
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