sugarland: Sugar Land Toots its Own Horn! - 03/10/08 05:15 AM
        
 
     Sugar Land, Texas (suburb of Houston) has put up with the sound of train horns blowing all hours of the day and night!  Well, after many years technology has finally caught up with the train.  In the city of Sugar Land, all of the railroad crossings now have the new wayside horns.  The train is not allowed to blow their horn since the new horns emit a narrow, quieter cone of sound directed at the intersection.  This will eliminate the need for the train to warn everyone within a five mile radius that is there.  Since there are 10 intersections … (0 comments)

sugarland: Thirsty for some Minute Maid? - 08/03/07 02:11 AM
 
 
The Coca-Cola owned Minute Maid headquarters has been located in Houston, Texas for over 21 years.  They are now becoming sweeter by moving to the city named after sugar... Sugar Land, Texas in Fort Bend County.  The 400 employees of Minute Maid's headquarters will be relocated to the brand new office building currently under construction in the First Colony Town Square.  Coca-Cola is selling the 12 story building that they have been in for many years to make the move to Sugar Land.  There will be no job losses and the move will not affect any of the distribution operations across the … (7 comments)

sugarland: About Stratford Park - Sugar Land, TX - 07/14/07 03:50 AM
                                                                            
     Stratford Park is a quiet and small neighborhood consisting of only 325 homes.  The homes were built by US Home and Ryland.  The houses consist of three and four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms ranging in price from $140,000 up to $190,000. 
     For the kids there's a community pool and park!  Some of the activities that are done are July 4th parade.  The kids will decorate their bikes and have a parade and when they get back to the pool/park area there are hotdogs, chips, drinks, watermelon (donated & served by David Slavin, ABR), games, etc.  Then on Halloween … (1 comments)

sugarland: Imperial Sugar Redevelopment Plans - 07/11/07 05:42 AM
Living in Fort Bend County gives you the real sense of community.  I have lived here since I was only 2 years old, so needless to say, I have seen this once company owned (before my time) town grow into a large city while keeping the feel of a small town. 
A little history of Sugar Land is that it was a company town until the late 1950s. The Imperial Sugar Company built housing, schools, and hospitals for their workers, and continued to expand by creating subdivisions. Without Imperial Sugar, Sugar Land wouldn't exist.
The refinery used to be open for tours, but, unfortunately for … (7 comments)

sugarland: Don't miss viewing Stephen F. Austin's desk - 07/10/07 09:19 AM
This is the desk that Stephen F. Austin signed the original land grants that created Fort Bend County!  It is at the Fort Bend County Museum and will be returned to the San Felipe State Historic Site and Stephen F. Austin State Park soon. 
This was the exact spot where Stephen F. Austin (c. 1825) signed the original land grants for the settlers throughout the state.  If you would like to get more information about the museum please visit http://www.fortbendmuseum.org/ . 
Don't Miss This Opportunity!  Fort Bend County has so much rich history like the 150+ year old Imperial Sugar Company.  Sugar Land was … (0 comments)

sugarland: New Homes vs PreOwned Homes - 07/06/07 07:58 AM
Benefits of New Homes
Everything in the house is newNeighborhood is newStreet Construction is newBuilder pricing and incentivesPrice appreciation (if you buy at the right time)Benefits of Pre-Owned Homes
Established neighborhoodTrees are maturedKinks worked out from possible builder problemsSchools establishedCharacterThere are many more benefits for each.  It is really up to each buyer's preference and desires.  Some people want mature trees and an established neighborhood and others would rather start from scratch.  If you don't mind a new neighborhood and are willing to stay for at least three years then new would be the way to go.  If not then buy from the … (9 comments)

sugarland: To Team or Not To Team... That is the Question? - 07/06/07 04:30 AM
Many real estate professionals spend their entire career as an individual agent and hiring an assistant or two or three.  Then there are those who team up with other agents as a joint force.  Then there are others who will have listing/buyer specialists, and a back office team for the processing.  I'm sure there are many otherways teams can be organized.
What I want to know and I'm sure other professionals would like to know as well, is when is a good time to start thinking about a team?  Then to follow up on that question is, what team model works better … (13 comments)

sugarland: Why Am I The Way I AM? - 07/04/07 02:15 AM
This is a poem that my wife recieved from a friend of hers.  The author is unknown. 
Keep in mind that my wife works in the title business and I'm in real estate... I wonder what she's trying to tell me?
WHY AM I THE WAY I AM?
Last night as I lay sleeping
I died or so it seemed,
Then I went up to heaven
But only in my dream
Up there St. Peter met me
Standing at the pearly gates,
He said, "I must check your record
Please stand here and wait."
He turned and said, "Your record
is covered with terrible flaws,
On earth I see you rallied
For every losing … (8 comments)

sugarland: Do Open Houses Work? - 06/30/07 02:09 PM
I can't give answer for any other area except for the Houston, TX area.  The answer in my experience is NO!  Why would a seller want the agent they hire have them wake up early on a Saturday or Sunday morning to make the house sparkle and then get kicked out for three to five hours?
There aren't that many things that the seller can do weekend after weekend while their agent is holding their open house.  Secondly, holding an open house really isn't productive.  It's considered passive.  This is because the agent advertises the open house but has NO control over … (30 comments)

sugarland: 3622 Stratford Town Ln., Sugar Land, TX 77478 - 06/28/07 04:37 AM
You deserve the best!  
                                        
                                         3622 Stratford Town Ln., Sugar Land, TX 77478
                                                                Only $169,900
                                                             3/2.5/2 2714 sqft.
                         Click here for virtual tour:  http://idx.imprev.net/03782F07/23047/317724/index.ipv
David N. Slavin, ABR www.SellMyHouseDave.com
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sugarland: How to Interview a Real Estate Agent to sell your home! - 06/26/07 09:11 AM
     There are hundreds of real estate agents in our area.  Choosing the right one for the sale of your home can be confusing.  It is especially difficult when you speak with serveral different agents, and they all seem so convincing.
     There is a way to find an agent who will most likely suceed in getting your desired price and terms.  The key is to ask the right questions.  The following list provides you with questions to ask your prospective Realtor.  The list will not only help you select the right Realtor, but also get you the very best from the … (6 comments)

 
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