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R.A. Smith Gifts - 03/30/10 01:35 PM
R. A. Smith Gifts R.A. Smith Gifts on FM 1960 East of Lake Houston is a great store to check out if you are looking for a special gift to purchase for some one of any age. They carry a huge array of products for any season and any reason of gifts. It is very convenient to the Humble, Atascocita, Crosby and Dayton areas. It is about 5-7 miles East of Lake Houston. Their phone number is 936-258-4792. I have shopped there several times. The ladies that own it are always so friendly. I went in there a couple of days ago, and I am always amazed (0 comments)
A Hip Eatery in the Downtown Houston Area: Oh My! Pocket Pies - 03/30/10 11:18 AM
A Hip Eatery in the Downtown Houston Area: Oh My! Pocket Pies Check out Oh My! Pocket Pies if you are looking for a cheap, hip place to eat lunch in Downtown Houston that is all LOCAL and easy on the environment. Here's the scoop: Oh, My! Pocket Pies is, well, like a Taco Truck, but they sell no Tacos. They sell Turnovers and burgers. The Turnover pies are stuffed with different things, so you have a variety. They have a steak pie, a chicken pie and several others. The stuffings vary depending on the season. They also serve burgers. They (2 comments)
Twitter Followers and New Pictures. - 03/24/10 12:12 PM
Two different topics that go together. I have been working very hard on increasing my on-line image. I have updated websites, and worked hard to grow my twitter and Facebook following. I really don't jive with twitter like I do with Facebook, but it is great for networking and finding folks you might not ever find any other way. I went up from 14 followers yesterday to 50 today. I did this by clicking on some local media twitter people that I follow and clicking on people that follow them...then they reciprocate. Pretty cool. So, maybe I'll make new friends.
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource - 03/22/10 02:14 PM
It is official. I received my notice that I passed and was approved to pronounce that I am now certified to be a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. If you are in a bind with your house payments and need help call or email me. I have been trained on this subject by the National Association of Realtors to provide guidance to help save or sell your house. There are usually several things that can be done to help you recover if you are in this situation so that you don't loose the property. But, every situation is different. Oh, Yes. (0 comments)
How to Invest in Rental Properties in one Short Blog Post - 03/22/10 09:56 AM
I've been studying up on real estate investment clubs because there are radio shows, TV shows, even that GET Motivated thing, about real estate investing. There are not enough rental properties out there to meet demand right now. Especially in the $650-850/month price range. Lots of people have lost their house or just gone through a divorce and need a house to rent. This current market is a landlord's dream. In my office we get more calls on rentals than on any other type of property. But, should you jump into the landlord business? It is very, very scary to hand (1 comments)
So, I was at a Houston Association of Realtorsworkshop about foreclosures and short sales for my SFR certification a couple of weeks ago. I had the inside seat by the wall. It was too cramped to get up and leave, and my cell phone would not quit ringing, well vibrating. As soon as we got a break, I checked my messages. A reporter from Texas Realtor Magazine had left a message. He saw my blog about my Crosby, TX Facebook Fan-page that I started and posted about based on an other post by Bob (4 comments)
Lunch at Luby's - 03/08/10 05:42 PM
I actually went and ate lunch with just my husband today. We haven't done that in a very long time. We went to Luby's. in Baytown. I use to hate Luby's when I was a kid. I thought it was for old people. Now it is one of my favorite places to go. (Maybe I'm getting old?) If you are not from Texas, you may not know Luby's. It is a cafeteria that makes all of it's offerings from scratch every day. They serve a wide variety of entrees and veggies. They have beautiful pies and cakes for dessert, and wonderful homemade (1 comments)
Weekend Ramblings - 03/07/10 10:14 PM
This was a slow Real Estate Weekend. I showed 1 house on Saturday to a family with 9 children and one on the way. They were looking for a large house with a small price. I really do not think that the house I showed them is the best house for them. I hate to say this. The house is my company's listing. It is a nice house. It has a big yard. But the backyard neighbors are not very good for children. There is a factory behind the property that throws up lots of light at night and is noisy. I (2 comments)
Law Ranch Cattle Company - 03/05/10 04:45 PM
(disclosure: This is my husband's company. When he found out that I had featured other local businesses, but not his, I was in some hot water...so HERE IT IS:) If you are interested in some great, grass fed beef, with no added chemicals or hormones, no antibiotics given to the animal in any way, then check out the website for Law Ranch Cattle Company This ranch is on the San Jacinto River in North East Harris County, about 20 minutes from DowntownHouston. The owner, Leonard "Ray" Law, if asked will tell you he is a grass farmer. He mostly raises Bahia (1 comments)
I just broke 30,000 POINTS! - 03/04/10 04:28 PM
I am ranked top in the Crosby market. Here are my stats: Members Invited:3Blog Posts:48Rank in Texas:217 /10,843Rank in Harris County:32 /1,668Rank in Crosby:1 /15 (Featured!)Featured Posts:0Comments Received:257Comments Left:314Blog Subscribers:4Blog Subscriptions:15 I've been a member since 9/28/09. I have gained recognition in my community from my blog, and a possible quote in a magazine. (I haven't received absolute confirmation on this yet, but it was an exciting phone call all the same.) Most important, I have received clients from people finding me by my blog posts. Actual business. I received my license to be a REALTOR the week before I signed (12 comments)
In February of 2010 there were 6 single family homes that closed within the month for Dayton, Texas. This is a decrease of 1 unit as there were 7 homes that closed in February of 2009.
The Average list price for the homes that closed in Dayton for February of 2009 was $57,257 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Dayton for February of 2010 was $79,800
The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Dayton for February of 2009 was $52,645 The Average sale price for (0 comments)
Market Report for Crosby, TX February 2010 - 03/04/10 01:13 PM
In February of 2010 there were 8 homes that closed within the month for Crosby, Texas. This is a decrease of 7 units as there were 15 homes that closed in February of 2009.
The Average list price for the homes that closed in Crosby for February of 2009 was $133,097 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Crosby for February of 2010 was $114,582
The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Crosby for February of 2009 was $123,354 The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Crosby for February of (0 comments)
In February of 2010 there were 8 homes that closed within the month for Channelview, Texas. This is no change from last year as there were 8 homes that closed in February of 2009.
The Average list price for the homes that closed in Channelview for February of 2009 was $59,602 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Channelview for February of 2010 was $65,775
The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Channelview for February of 2009 was $53,578 The Average sale price for the homes (0 comments)
Sing it this way... - 03/02/10 10:07 AM
To the tune of "Going to the Chapel and I'm gonna get Married"
Going to the Title Company and we're Going to close the deal... Going to the Title Company and we're Going to close the deal... Gee they really loved it, And they're bringing the big check And we're going to the Title Company to close!
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