real estate in the woodlands: The Greater Houston Area - 03/03/14 11:30 AM

In a recent interview with Fred Welch, the vice president of regional economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership, 2014 was determined to be a strong year for Houston's real estate. "Our job forecast is down slightly from 2013 to slightly under 70,000 net new jobs in the region vs. 76,000 in 2013, but it still points to a strong local economy driven by our pillars of strength in energy, logistics and manufacturing."
"The office market (corporate headquarters, financial services and back office support) will be robust in 2014. We have not yet overbuilt in the markets and sub-markets that … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: The Woodlands and Magnolia Real Estate Statistics for January 2014 - 02/17/14 02:42 AM
All statistics point to very little inventory and in most cases a seller's market. In The Woodlands with only 353 homes on the market and 335 homes either under contract or sold last month, it's clear to see the need for more homes to sell.  Magnolia, although not as strong a market, is still doing great and in a seller's market in most price ranges.  There are new neighborhoods popping up all around the area, but not enough or quickly enough for the demand.  If you are considering selling, now is the time to get your house on the market. The buyer … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Just Sold in The Woodlands - 01/18/14 10:08 AM
                                       JUST SOLD IN THE WOODLANDS!


real estate in the woodlands: Springtime for Springwoods Village - 12/11/13 04:07 AM

While it may seem like ExxonMobil has recently made the decision to move to the quickly thriving Woodlands area, the developer for the 1,800 acres of land has been waiting since 1961 for the opportunity.
“[ExxonMobil] saw this giant piece of land on I-45 with nothing on it and eventually got to us and said they were interested in the location,” the Coventry Development Corporation Executive Vice President Keith Simon said. “But they were concerned that there was no infrastructure, no master plan, no nothing, and so what can we do?”
The CDC whipped together a plan that convinced ExxonMobil … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Just Listed in The Woodlands - 12/07/13 05:26 AM


real estate in the woodlands: The Woodlands: Making the list of Houston's Greatest Hits - 07/21/13 03:37 AM

Welcome to the seller's market, especially in the Houston/Woodlands area.  A buyer has to fight tooth and nail to purchase a house in this high demand, low inventory real estate industry.  It's also the only area with 27,000 permits for single-family construction in one year, as well as the relocation of Exxon,  both leading to changing property values overnight.  With the boom in real estate, The Woodlands has made the list of the 20 hottest neighborhoods in Houston and is described as "where self-sufficiency is the master plan".
Thirty-nine years after its birth, The Woodlands now holds a population of … (2 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Creekside: Encouraging Growth in The Woodlands - 07/18/13 03:11 AM

Creekside Park, established in 2006, is one of The Woodlands' many rapidly expanding residential villages.  The Woodlands itself was recently listed as one of the top ten in new home sales (number three according to John Burns Real Estate Consultants) and one of the "best-selling master-planned communities in the country" with Creekside as one of its primary sources of real estate growth.  The village consists of 75% of homes sold in The Woodlands. 
Tim Welbes, co-president of The Woodlands Development Company, says "we have hike and bike trails; we have parks throughout The Woodlands" in order to encourage outdoor … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Making a Grand Entrance - 07/16/13 05:41 AM

Houston is about to make headway on its newest amusement park, Grand Texas Theme Park.  The park will be located in northeast Houston and covers 640 acres of ground off of  Highway 59 and FM 242.  Chuck Hendrix, CEO of Innovative Leisure Partners LP and former general manager of Astroworld says that construction will begin this fall and phase one should finish up in 2015.  Grand Texas will consist of a water park, dining facilities, retail amenities, and an upscale RV resort (which includes 20.2 acres of land that has been sold to a third party).  Monty Galland, an investor … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Making your home appealing for today's seller's market - 07/10/13 12:20 PM

If you've been keeping up with the past blogs and articles, you'll remember that we are definitely in a seller's market.  Housing inventory is low, putting more emphasis on that high demand for new homes, especially in the Houston/Woodlands area.  So while you have the advantage in selling a house, here are six more tips to help you acquire the best deal on your real estate with the most efficiency:
Be Unique; Stand Out!
Customizing your home to make it stand out in a buyer's mind is always a good idea.  Improving the aesthetics can include, but is not limited … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Welcome to the Seller's Market - 07/06/13 04:42 AM

The Woodlands has most definitely stepped up its game in the past decade.  When the recession hit, The Woodlands blew right past the economic hurt, continuing to grow and flourish.  Today, The Woodlands is the third master planned community in the United States.  Especially with the Exxon Mobil "campus" headquarters relocating to what used to be our small suburbia, the diversity and population growth has skyrocketed and further encourages enlargement of our already booming real estate industry.  Not surprisingly, the increase in population means a decrease in the supply of housing options.  Welcome to the Seller's Market!
A quick … (2 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Tips for a tight housing market - 06/20/13 01:53 PM

The housing market seems to be booming wildly as we fishtail out of the 2008 US recession.  Because of this, the houses for sale inventory has been dwindling quickly.  Stats from April say that, comparatively, the inventory that is available is down 14% from last year.   This may not be apparent to home buyers who see copious listings without realizing that most of the listed houses are under contract already.  Buyers need to be more aware of these changing markets.  For instance, there are signs of increasing inventory in the housing market.  Home values are rising which encourages more sellers to … (1 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Myth Busters of Real Estate - 06/12/13 12:24 AM

It seems that with every human downfall, we seem to become more aware of growing opportunities.  So although the US economy took an unpleasant dip a couple years back, self-made entrepreneurs and business-minded opportunists jumped on the losses in the real estate industry to create a turnaround of their own.  However, since these usually smart-minded individuals are not experts in their new area of business, assumptions are made and, as with most assumptions, TV and movie concepts of this market influence these new buyers and sellers' perception of and participation in the market.
Think you're interested in doing … (0 comments)

real estate in the woodlands: Signs the mortgage market is improving - 04/15/13 02:52 AM
We all know that the last five years haven't exactly been smooth sailing for the housing market. And even if you weren't completely tossed overboard, chances are you got a little wet.
Perhaps your home has lost value over the last few years, making it difficult to refinance. Or maybe you've been shying away from buying a new home until the market is more stable. Whatever your situation is, we have good news about the months to come. Several indicators suggest that 2013 will usher in an increased level of home purchase loan activity.
In fact, in December 2012 the … (1 comments)

Kathy Sexton (Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands)

Kathy Sexton

The Woodlands, TX

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Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands

Address: 1401 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands, TX, 77380

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