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OUR FRIENDS CHERISE & GORDON SELLEY NEED YOUR PRAYERS! - 06/28/12 08:21 PM
OUR FRIENDS CHERISE & GORDON SELLEY NEED YOUR PRAYERS! Active Rain Family, our fellow bloggers Cherise & Gordon Selley who live in Colorado Springs are in a dire situation. Their home is in the neighborhood of the Flying W Ranch where hundreds of homes were lost due to the fires. I just got off of the phone with both of them and thankfully they are both safe as well as their son. They believe that their home may have been miraculously spared from the fire but won't know more until later this evening or tomorrow. The do know that every home (9 comments)
Remember the Drew Carey Show? One of the characters, Mimi was larger than life! She had big hair and a ton of makeup! Where am I going with this? When showing a very high-end home yesterday, upon walking in the front door Mimi came to mind immediately. Now I certainly don't mind a variety of decor types but am always amazed when house are "over done"! This particular home was overdone so much so that it was difficult to get past all of it in order to truly appreciate the (24 comments)
THE WOODLANDS, TX ~ HOMES IN STERLING RIDGE FOR SALE - 06/25/12 05:54 AM
THE WOODLANDS, TX ~ HOMES IN STERLING RIDGE FOR SALE The Woodlands is a very large, master-planned community that is divided into Villages which are further divided by indivdual neighborhoods. Each Village and neighborhood offers unique areas with different access to the various freeways, roadways, shopping centers and schools. Finding the perfect loctation in The Woodlands is important to fit your lifestyle and needs. There are many wonderful homes for sale in The Woodlands, TX and the Village of Sterling Ridge is a great place to look. The Player Woods neigborhood is in the Village of Sterling Ridge. Located in the (3 comments)
I EARNED A NEW CLIENT BECAUSE I ANSWERED MY PHONE ON SUNDAY
When the phone rang yesterday I answered it as I always do if possible. If I do miss a call, I return it as quickly as I can. I am in this business to help my clients buy or sell real estate. We are in a very brisk market right now and with the number of relocation's coming to our area, they need responsive real estate professionals. The woman on the other end of the phone was elated that I answered the phone and shared with me (14 comments)
Any agent, buyer or seller in The Woodlands and Houston market can resoundingly say that the Buyer's market is dead in the water! In May we saw our numbers soaring as the switch was flipped and moving us into a Seller's market. As a result, the inventory is low and the competition is high for the great homes! During the past few years we were all too familiar with what a Buyer's market meant. Buyer's were in the drivers seat, they had more houses to choose from and they were able to put (13 comments)
The Woodlands as well as the entire Houston area are on fire right now in the housing market. The numbers are in and May was truly a record breaking month. Sales are booming and the available inventory is shrinking before our eyes. All indicators support this increase as sustainable as the local economy continues to be strong and our employments rates remain high. New companies continue to relocate here bringing a continual stream of new home buyers. Builders and developers are scrambling to keep up with the demand. Some (3 comments)
When you make the decision to place your home on the market, it is time to completely change your emotions concerning the home. What I mean by this is that you now have to look at your house as a product to sell. When you think about the dollars and marketing strategies for products that are sold, there are millions of dollars spent on getting the product to look a certain way. Putting your home on the market should be evaluated, scrubbed and staged as a product to SELL! It doesn't have to be difficult and you (36 comments)
Here we are at the end of another week. We were pounded by strong storms here in The Woodlands. We were blessed today on Father's Day to have beautiful blue skies and perfect weather. We are very thankful that we had no trees fall into our home. I always like to take a breath on Sunday evenings to reflect on the blessings in my life. Even when we have difficulties and tribulations, blessings are around every corner. Seek them out, recognize them and give thanks for them. May you each have a wonderful (7 comments)
Yes, I am sure that you are wondering if really and truly my father was named Billy Bob and I have a resounding YES for you! He was not my biological father but it never felt that way to me. He stepped into my life and filled a void that was missing. Born in a dusty, west Texas town called Baird, Texas out near Abilene, Billy Bob was raised with his three other brothers by a God-fearing mother and father. He was taught to have a strong work ethic and to take care of your family. (5 comments)
I am sure that all of you at one time or another have lost or damaged your cell phone or perhaps it just wasn't working correctly! When this does happen, it can cripple us as this is our life-line in this business. Yesterday my beloved phone was on the fritz and luckily due this little tip, I didn't miss a beat. Making a quick call to my provider, he asked me if I had an old cell phone that I might have previously used. I had kept my old phone and had been allowing (13 comments)
Another beautiful listing by Chevaux Group. 94 W. Ambassador Bend, The Woodlands, TX 77382 is a to-die for home. A Leigh Custom Home built in 2007 sits on the 16th fairway of the Gary Player Golf Course. The home is richly appointed with extensive mill work, Brazilian wood floors and so much more.Some of the exquisite features include: 5 bedrooms + 5 full baths. 2 half baths (1 is the pool bath) Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the downstairs Cathedral ceiling in the kitchen and outdoor living (3 comments)
Available commercial office space in The Woodlands is at an all-time low! Currently there is only 2% of available commercial Class A office space! Of all office space classes, there is only 7% available. We continue to see new companies moving here thus creating this increased demand for space.Chevaux Group is pleased to present a Class A office space that is just coming onto the market! This space is located in a busy corridor, has excellent visibility and is easy to get in and out of.There are currently two suites available. (1 comments)
For those of us in The Woodlands, location means everything. Many people desire to live closer to Interstate 45 for work reasons and therefore homes near this corridor have become very popular. This new listing on 1 Hedgebell Ct. is the perfect home for someone desiring to have quick access to the Interstate as well as being walking distance from Market Street, The Mall or the Waterway area. This gem of a home is located in the Village of Grogan's Mill which was the original village of The Woodlands. The homes (1 comments)
The Beach Boys came to The Woodlands last Saturday night and I was one of the lucky ones who was rocking with the crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion! This was part of their 50 year tour! Being 52, the music from these guys has been a big part of my entire life.What a privilege it was to be able to see them live! All of those great songs just take you back in time when you hear them. Everyone was singing, on their feet and having a wonderful time!My hat (6 comments)
It was truly a very frightening experience yesterday in The Woodlands as we were hit with a major storm that just seemed to come out of nowhere! I was sitting in my office and noticed that the once sunny day was quickly turning dark. I got up to look out of the window because the clouds looks strange to me.Literally within minutes, the wind became so strong that our trees were bending at an angle that I had not witnessed since Hurricane Ike in 2009. These were no mere wind gusts but (23 comments)
Buying your very first home can be a daunting task. There are many things to do and so much to learn about the process. Having a team of qualified partners to assist you throughout the process is the key.A few tips to help the process go as smoothly as possible include: Find a qualified real estate agent in your area. Interview them and make sure they are a good fit for you. This person is someone that you will work very closely with and will need to feel that you can trust them, they (7 comments)
SUNDAY BLESSINGS ~ TAKE A MOMENT - 06/10/12 06:40 PM
SUNDAY BLESSINGS ~ TAKE A MOMENT On Sundays I like to reflect on the many blessings that I have in my life. It is so easy to get busy throughout the week and allow things to just pass you by. I don’t ever want to forget even when things are difficult that there are so many blessings surrounding me every moment.Do you keep a journal with the good things that happen in your life? I think it is a great way to be able reflect over the great things in your life and especially pick this up when you are having (8 comments)
There have been many posts about the Appraisal issues out there. Here in The Woodlands, a very typical issue has been in having the correct square footage. Most people assume that the Appraisal District has their square footage correct. What we are finding is that this is rarely the case. For people in The Woodlands it is important to understand how the square footage is reported to the county. When a builder submits his plans to the county, if there are additions or changes that were made during construction, these do not get reported. Therefore, incorrect square (6 comments)
Today as I was reading my daily blogs, I am seeing more and more SPAMMER comments! These are super distracting and unnecessary! Do these people really believe that we will all visit their sites for discounted Ralph Lauren or other goods the claim to have the best prices on? I know that the powers that be with Active Rain are working hard to keep these guys at bay. You can go into your settings and not allow non member comments. I have done this but still get SPAMMER comments. It is important to report each and (21 comments)
Chevaux Group in The Woodlands, TX is proud to announce another pending premier lot in the prestigious gated community of Carlton Woods. We are seeing the lots diminishing rapidly in this area as the demand for new homes continues to soar! 6 Lamerie Way is now Pending for Sale! This 30,000+ s.f. lot is a water front lot that offers a lot of privacy and plenty of space to build a fantastic new home! Located in the exclusive sub-division of Carlton Woods, this lot is a rare find. The available (6 comments)
Chevaux Group has just pended another fine property in The Woodlands, TX. 18 W. Monteagle has officially gone into Pending after receiving multiple offers. The market is picking up like wild fire here! This 4600+ s.f. Huntington Home boasts beautiful hand-scraped wood floors, Sub Zero and Wolfe appliances, gorgeous fixtures, 3-car garage with epoxy floors, covered back porch, 4 bedrooms, media + game room and so much more! The balcony off of the game room upstairs is a great place to get away from it all. The executive study has extensive (0 comments)
Shortly after my family left my son's graduation party last weekend, as soon as they pulled out onto Woodlands Parkway, a woman was texting while driving and resulted in her t-boning them right at the intersection of Woodlands Parkway and Flintridge. We hear about these accidents more and more and this one hit too close to home. My cousin was driving and luckily they were in his big truck. His mother, my aunt was behind him in the backseat. When they were hit, the truck lost control and literally wrapped around a tree. My aunt was hurt (16 comments)
What an evening! As always, the Jimmy Buffet concert delivers! Not only during the concert but also during the tailgating that is going on all day long! We had a great time before the concert walking around "Margaritaville" right here in The Woodlands, Texas! This is truly a pilgrimage for so many people as they line up in the wee hours of the morning to claim their own spot in the Buffet-mania! We were not disappointed at all! The concert was a sell out as always and Jimmy was in full-form! (0 comments)
I have a client who is in a high-end home here in The Woodlands. They are building a new home and are not necessarily ready to place their home on the market "officially". However, The Woodlands is experiencing a boom with all of the high level executives relocating to our area. When they approached me with the question of when to "officially" list their home, we discussed some creative alternatives for them. One of those of putting the home on the "soft market". Let me explain a bit more. Because the (7 comments)
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