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)

the woodlands: 5 Always Applicable Tips When Searching for a New Home - 02/24/14 11:25 AM

As is common with any market, the real estate market has its highs and lows. And during the financial crisis that the rest of the country was facing, the Texas real estate market boomed. But a booming market can only stay at an excessive peak for so long. 2013 showed high demand for real estate in Texas, shortening inventory and appealing to sellers across the state. However, 2014 is predicted to slow from its manic pace to a more normal selling market rate, despite climbing interest rates and home values. A more 'normal pace' does not necessarily mean a worse … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Just Listed For Lease in The Woodlands!! - 02/03/14 03:13 AM
                          JUST LISTED FOR LEASE IN THE WOODLANDS!      


the woodlands: The Home Search in the Digital Age - 12/12/13 07:27 AM

In a society where everything runs on technology, it's important to be current in order to stay relevant in the market. Already, there are apps available to list and find homes.
The Search
Zillow is a popular app that lists homes for sale with details about each property and includes a GPS feature to help you find each listing. Trulia is another mobile app that pulls information from its parent website.  You can also find information on houses on the Redfin app, which includes photos and details on the listings. Most of these apps give you the ability to … (1 comments)

the woodlands: Booming Economy Leads to Increase in Million Dollar Homes - 12/12/13 06:34 AM

The Village of Indian Springs holds The Woodlands Reserve where the Frankel Building Group plans to construct 55 homes with prices starting around $1 million. The demand for homes at this price are increasing as the economic boom affects the Houston/Woodlands area. Compared to 2012, people have purchased 62% more homes, specifically 110 houses, within the seven figure price range this year according to the Houston Association of Realtors.
"At the risk of jinxing it, it's a golden age for The Woodlands," said Kevin Frankel, vice president of Frankel Building Group, a Houston family-owned custom home building business that has … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Leveling Out the Playing Field - 12/11/13 10:42 AM

According to the National Association of Realtors, median home prices are expected to rise only 6% next year compared to last year's 11%.
Home sales are predicted to hold steady in 2014, but due to a low supply of houses in the market, prices will continue to rise.  This plateau-ing of home sales is the first reversal since 2011, when sales were on the rise. 
Lawrence Yun, the trade group's chief economist at the NAR annual conference, explained that the lack of income growth, higher home prices, and rising interest rates will effect sales.  As it is, the existing home … (1 comments)

the woodlands: The Moving Cycle - 12/11/13 06:40 AM

Moving is a typical part of life. Many people move for occupational reasons but there are other motivational factors for Americans to uproot their lives.  The search for lower taxes, cheaper housing, and similar communities also lead people to find new homes.  These shifts affect the economy and political organization.
That’s the argument in Shaping Our Nation, the latest book from political historian Michael Barone of the American Enterprise Institute and the Washington Examiner, who also-co-authors the biennial Almanac of American Politics.  Barone goes on to site various nightmare versus dream cities in Shaping Our Nation.  Nightmare cities include Detroit, … (0 comments)

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)

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the woodlands: How to Find the Right Agent - 11/17/13 06:54 AM

There's a lot of pressure in selling a home.  Most people look for help with their local real estate agents, people who know the business and are familiar with the process.  Looking for local, experienced help is always smart, but you also need to know where to look for a reputable agent who will do the best for you and your home.  Here are some important steps in looking for that right agent.
Ask Someone You Know.  Looking to friends and family for their experiences in the market with particular agents can get you pointed in the right direction.  Most … (2 comments)

the woodlands: The Woodlands Chamber On the Move - 11/17/13 05:18 AM

Recently unveiled, The Woodlands Area Chamber of commerce plans to move its offices to 9320 Lakeside Blvd. Building 2, a new high rise on the waterfront of Lake Woodlands Drive, from its current location off of the I-45 on The Woodlands Parkway.  The move is a necessity with the present lease up in 2014.  Moving requirements included ample parking, room for member tenants, and a scenic locale that conveyed "the beauty and amenities" of The Woodlands to visiting corporations looking to The Woodlands for their operations.
Karen Hoylman, President and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce (since 1996), … (1 comments)

the woodlands: Bettering the Roadways - 11/10/13 07:48 AM

If you're driving around The Woodlands as of late, you've probably noticed the traffic cropping up around various construction sites.  Although the San Jacinto River Authority's Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) Waterline Project title is pretty long, there is an end in sight for the construction.  The projected timeline contains a multiphase plan that will be completed in stages starting around the intersection of FM 2978 and Research Forest Dr. and Research Forest heading east (both due May 2014), and the last phase Pruitt Road to Rayford Road to be finished in May 2015.
The necessity for this project stems from … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Haunted Houses or Happy Huntings? - 10/23/13 12:39 PM

You might think that houses closer to cemeteries may be harder to sell, but surprisingly, it looks like they might actually sell for a better price than homes farther away from cemeteries.  According to Redfin, a national brokerage, these "scary" houses may take a bit longer to sell, but with no backlash to their prices. On the contrary, the online housing marketplace offers statistics showing that these haunting homes sell for higher prices.  Looking at the comparison of houses less than 50 feet from a cemetery to those 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 yards away, Redfin states:
"The numbers … (0 comments)

the woodlands: The Newer, The Better? - 10/15/13 03:25 PM

Throughout The Woodlands, older homes are being upgraded in villages such as Grogan's Mill.  Since new single-family residential areas are not being as commonly built, Realtors and developers are better off building new homes in the place of older ones.  This isn't easy to do in The Woodlands, however.  The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Development Company have restrictions in place that make it difficult for builders to tear down older homes and replace them with newer, bigger ones. 
Despite this, clients are calling for newer options. 
“In Grogan’s Mill the lots are a little bit bigger than … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Important Steps for the First-Time Buyer - 10/14/13 11:30 AM

You want to sell a home.  You know there are  certain practices and processes that you'll have to do, but you have no idea where to start.  You've shopped around, looked at the pricing of other homes in other areas, checked your finances, and started to make a list of priorities.  However, as a first time home buyer, you're not quite sure what's most important or what to expect.  Here are ten things that will help get your new adventure off to the right start.
1.  S.O.S. Our number one piece of advice at The Brownstone Group (which you'll find … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Looking Up: Keeping Your Sale Price from Dropping - 10/14/13 10:17 AM

Even the most renowned, experienced real estate agent will tell you that it is impossibly rare to find a home that was perfectly easy to buy AND sell.  Typically, no home sale is perfectly easy, for either the  buyer or the seller.  There are always ups and downs during the process.
It's especially hard when your offering price is rejected for a much lower one.  You've put all this hard work into the home that you've personally owned and after determining what value you think your house deserves, it almost seems like a personal affront that buyers would scoff at … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Closing Costs: What's in YOUR Closing? - 10/09/13 11:25 AM

Buying a home can be a complicated project, and one that carries multiple costs, both obvious and hidden.  It's important to know what to expect when deciding on purchasing real estate.  Some expected costs include down payments, interest rates on mortgage loans, and even monthly living expenses.  But shoppers may forget those closing costs that come with owning a new house.
These closing costs within the home sale may be owed by the buyer, the seller, or both factions.  Not every sale comes with the same closing costs, so here are a few examples to be aware of:
Brokerage commissions

the woodlands: Special Star to Light Market Street Tree - 10/09/13 10:52 AM

The search continues for the "Luxury in Lights" holiday bonanza's special guest to light up the shopping, dining and entertainment areas of The Woodlands Market Street.  The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 21st at 6 p.m.
Currently, nominations are being made and accepted; applicants may range from a child to an entire family that has special merit.  Examples may include: overcoming incredible odds, making a significant contribution to the community, or helping others in need.  The chosen lucky "Lighting Luminary" will be presented onstage to light the 70 foot tree and initiate its three minute light … (0 comments)

the woodlands: Looking for a Scare in The Woods? - 10/09/13 10:31 AM

Looking for a fun time in The Woodlands this October?  There are several events open to all ghouls and goblins of every age this fall from trick or treating, vendor booths, children's activities, performances, costume contests, games, etc.  Take a peek here at our list of haunted happenings:
1st Annual Make Your Own Scarecrow Competition
Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive
Sunday, October 6, 2013- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Do you think your family has what it takes to make the best scarecrow? Bring an old set of clothes (long sleeve shirt and pants) to make your own! … (0 comments)

the woodlands: New Project Landing in The Woodlands - 09/29/13 12:11 PM

A new building project has begun in The Woodlands between Grogan's Mill and Lake Woodlands, a 66-acre mixed-use development called Hughes Landing.  Alex Sutton, co-president of The Woodlands Development Company, says that "Plans for Hughes Landing include 1.5 million to 2 million square feet of office space, 800–1,000 apartment units, 175,000–200,000 square feet of retail, 200,000 square feet for a hotel and a fitness center to serve workers."  The project is estimated to take around two years and will also include a grocery store, parking garage, restaurants, more luxury apartments, and potentially eleven office buildings (although the office buildings may … (0 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

Office: 2813(641) 588-2044

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We are committed to finding the home for you, in the community you deserve. Our premium service is here to assist you with the buying or selling of your next home. Our clients sell and buy all price point homes in The Woodlands, Magnolia, Lake Conroe and Spring. Whether a Relocation, luxury home, first time home buyer or a 55+ buyer/seller, we will find and negotiate the perfect home for you. If we do not service your area, we will find the expert that will.



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