rose king realtor: Tips for Spring-Time Home Buyers - 01/25/19 02:59 PM
Spring is the busiest season on the real estate calendar, and it is not far off. It may still be cold outside, but many people just like you are gearing up to start looking at houses soon. There will be lots of buyers out looking at the same homes you look at, and making competing offers. In order to be successful, buyers will need to make some good decisions when starting their hunt for a new home.
Here are a few tips for spring-time buyers:
Be prepared. Get your loan pre-qualification and pre-approval in advance. Visit with a lender you trust, or ask … (2 comments)

rose king realtor: 416 Towne Ct. in Alvin has been completely remodeled - 11/16/18 02:38 PM
The beautiful patio home at 416 Towne Court in Alvin, TX, has recently been completely remodeled. The three-bedroom, two-bath home features a gorgeous soaring ceiling and a gas log fireplace in the living room, with lots of big windows looking out to the pretty courtyard. The formal dining room has plenty of room for a big table and a buffet, and is located between the living room and the kitchen.
The remodeled kitchen has tons of storage, and features a gas stove with a grill, deep double stainless sinks, new stainless appliances, recessed lighting, pretty glass front cabinet doors, a pull-out coffee … (3 comments)

rose king realtor: What to do about pets and their stuff when showing your home - 09/07/18 11:01 PM
Pets are treasured members of the family, but they can be a problem when you are ready to list your home for sale.
There are many potential buyers who just do not like pets, are afraid of them, or are allergic to them. Those people do not want to see any sign of a pet in the home they are considering purchasing.
If you have pets, and want to sell your home, there are some guidelines you should follow.
First, you need to remove your pets for showings. Put Fido in the car and take him to the dog park. Don’t just leave him … (11 comments)

rose king realtor: 15322 Wandering Trail in Friendswood - a Beauty on 3/4 Acre - 07/30/18 09:51 PM
The home at 15322 Wandering Trail in Friendswood, Texas, is a spacious 3-bedroom home on a huge 3/4 acre lot. This home flooded during Hurricane Harvey (a once-in-a-lifetime, monumental event), but it has been completely remodeled, and is ready to go!
The gourmet kitchen features THREE ovens (a double oven in the stove plus a third wall oven), gas stovetop, brand new stainless appliances, stainless refrigerator, granite countertops and brand new custom cabinetry. There is plenty of cabinet and counter-top space for the cook to prepare some fabulous meals.
The flooring in most of the home is wood-look ceramic tile, for durability … (3 comments)

rose king realtor: 7202 Cobbs Oak Lane - Great Investor Opportunity in the Houston Area - 07/12/18 10:19 AM
Here’s a great fixer-upper opportunity for you! This large ranch-style home on a wooded lot in Rosharon, TX flooded during Hurricane Harvey, and it is ready for a new owner to make it their own.
The home at 7202 Cobbs Oak Lane sits on a gorgeous wooded corner lot on about an acre, with creek access. The 3/4 acre wooded lot next door is included, for a total of about 1.75 acres.
Huge oak trees frame the house, which is right across the street from the community pool. There is a seasonal pond on the property that attracts birds and wildlife of … (5 comments)

rose king realtor: A quick staging safety tip - 07/10/18 09:22 PM
 
Here is a quick staging tip for sellers that they might not think about. If the child’s bedroom has the child’s name on the wall as part of the décor, it is best to remove it before pictures are taken, and before the house is shown.
A stager will recommend de-personalizing the home anyway. But, it really boils down to safety. Since the pictures are on the internet, and are associated with the seller’s address, perfect strangers will know where the house is located, and what the child’s name is.
So, play it safe! Take down the children’s names, and de-personalize the … (8 comments)

rose king realtor: Home Staging Should Start in the Front Yard - 06/29/18 07:43 PM
We have all had it happen. You drive up to a listing you are supposed to show, and your buyer decides not to waste his/her time looking at the house because the outside of the home is not attractive. The buyer says, “Let’s skip this one.”
Curb appeal makes that first impression and if a home does not have good curb appeal, buyers might decide not to take a look.
There are some easy things sellers can do to spruce up the curb appeal of their home.
Hang easy-to-read house numbers that can easily be seen from the street. It might mean replacing … (3 comments)

rose king realtor: The sellers didn't follow through, but their agent did! - 03/29/18 10:58 PM
 
 
I closed on a house in Pearland today, and did a final walk-through with the buyers a few hours prior to closing. I always do a final walk-through with my buyers, just to make sure the home is left clean, any required repairs have been completed satisfactorily, and that there have been no damages to the home since we last saw it.
 
On this particular house, the sellers had previously agreed to have the home professionally cleaned prior to closing, and they also agreed to pay particular attention to cleaning the oven, which was very dirty when we first saw it.
 
Well, guess what? At … (2 comments)

rose king realtor: If it's a gray area, better spell it out! - 08/09/16 04:28 PM
 
 
In Texas, things that are permanently affixed to a home, such as ceiling fans, light fixtures, and window blinds, must stay with the house when it is sold, unless the item is specifically excluded in the sales contract. That seems simple enough, but there is a gray area that could be confusing if the listing agent does not spell it out in the listing.
 
The Texas Residential Sales Contract specifies several items that must be conveyed with the home, unless they are excluded. That list includes mounts and brackets for televisions and speakers. What are missing from the list are the televisions … (4 comments)

rose king realtor: 1202 Silverleaf, Friendswood, TX just listed, open Sunday - 07/08/16 02:29 PM
 
This gorgeous custom-built one-story home at 1202 Silverleaf in Friendswood will be open Sunday, July 10 from 2-5 p.m. Plan to stop by and see this fantastic home!
This house has four bedrooms with TWO MASTERS, three and a half baths, and a three-car garage on an oversized corner lot. The kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a great gas cooktop, deep undermount sink, under-counter lighting, and much more. The kitchen also features a beautiful vaulted ceiling with rich bead-board for a luxury look. There are two pantries and a coffee bar with a pass-through to the family … (4 comments)

rose king realtor: Just listed and already under contract - 14619 Underwood Creek Way - 06/01/16 01:35 PM
This lovely four-bedroom home in the Bay Knoll subdivision in Houston/Clear Lake was just listed by Rose King, with UTR-Texas, Realtors. Offers started coming in on the first day of showings, and the sellers are happy to be under contract after just three days on the market!
 
The sellers listened to the advice of their Realtor to price the home correctly, and to prepare it for showings. Everything was de-cluttered, clean and sparkling when the doors opened to the first potential buyers. The first offer came in quickly, but the sellers took a little time to look for just the … (6 comments)

rose king realtor: No More Fleas, Please! - 05/31/16 03:59 PM
Sellers, if you have pets in your home, be sure and do a preventive extermination before listing your home, just in case there might be fleas in your house.
 
Last week I had a bad case of FLEA-BITIS! It was a direct result of showing a house with an infestation of fleas.
 
I took my clients and their three children to see the property on a Saturday afternoon. We spent a good 45 minutes in the house, checking out several things that were listed on a previous inspection report that had been provided to us by the listing agent.
 
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rose king realtor: 4809 E. Meadow in Deer Park, TX is just like new! - 01/25/16 12:22 PM
This beautiful three-bedroom home at 4809 E. Meadow Drive in Deer Park, TX, is just like new! The home is only six years old, and features lots of upgrades, including granite countertops in the kitchen,  under-mount sink, 42" dark walnut cabinets, custom decorator paint, recessed lighting, pre-wire for surround sound, a beautiful 14x16 covered patio, and much more!
 
The large family room has a cozy gas log fireplace, and lots of big windows. The bedrooms are spacious and bright, with nice closets. There is pretty landscaping, front and back, and no back neighbors!
Priced at just $194,000, this 1625 square foot home is … (3 comments)

rose king realtor: Christian Women's Club Christmas luncheon set for Dec. 3 in Pearland - 11/15/15 08:55 AM
Burn victim Justina Page will present her story
at Dynamic Women quarterly luncheon, Dec. 3
You are invited to come and hear the inspirational story of Justina Page, a burn victim who survived a  deadly home fire, but lost one of her babies in the tragedy. Page will be the featured speaker at the next Dynamic Women luncheon and Christmas-themed networking event, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at Golfcrest Country club in Pearland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Page is the author of the book, The Circle of Fire, and founder of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization that … (2 comments)

rose king realtor: Sedona Lakes: Master-Planned Community Near Pearland - 08/21/15 12:08 PM
 
Sedona Lakes is a master-planned community located in Manvel, Texas, off of Highway 288,  just south of Pearland. New home prices in Sedona Lakes range from the low 300's to the mid 700's.
The neighborhood features winding jogging trails meandering along the beautifully landscaped lakes, playgrounds for the kids, and a recreation center that boasts a pool with a waterfall feature, a splash pad for the little ones, a water slide, and an open-air pavilion.
Builders in Sedona Lakes include Emerald Homes, J. Patrick Homes, Coventry Homes, Trendmaker Homes, and KB Homes (coming soon). Most of the builders in Sedona Lakes have some inventory … (11 comments)

rose king realtor: Natural Wood Art Pieces Caught My Eye - 08/19/15 04:05 AM
 
I was visiting a model home in Pearland recently, and stumbled across these lovely natural wood art pieces. The Ryland model home in the Highland Glen Subdivision was beautifully decorated, and these art pieces stood out to me. My brother loves working with wood, so I took these pictures to show him, hoping he would make something similar for me. I like them so much, I decided to share them with you, too! Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
By the way, new construction homes in Highland Glen in Pearland are priced in the mid $200,000's to the upper $300,000's. If you are looking for a new … (4 comments)

rose king realtor: "I read your blog!" - 07/22/15 04:52 AM
 I recently took a listing, and the client was the most prepared client I have ever worked with. When she called me to say she wanted to list her home, I made an appointment to take a look at it.
 
I was expecting to have to go over everything she would need to do to get the house ready to sell, and give her a list of all the information she would need to gather up. Boy, was I surprised!
 
The house was immaculate, and all of the repairs had already been done. She presented me with all of the documents that I would need, … (49 comments)

rose king realtor: Tuesday Treasure: Bird on a Ladder - 07/21/15 07:12 AM
 
My husband left his ladder on the back porch longer than he should have, and it didn't take long for this Mama Dove to take up residency. She has already raised two babies who flew off to live on their own, and she is now keeping some new babies warm in the nest.
 
We have enjoyed her presence on our porch immensely.
 
Maybe once these babies are grown, my husband will put the ladder away...
 
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more … (9 comments)

rose king realtor: Mid-Century charmer at 10106 Elmhurst in Southeast Houston just listed - 07/09/15 07:32 AM
"Charming" is the best word to describe this wonderful cottage-style house in southeast Houston! The home at 10106 Elmhurst has been lovingly cared for by the ORIGINAL owners since it was built in 1956. It is located in the Beverly Hills subdivision near I-45 and Beltway 8.
 
Many of the homes in this neighborhood are being remodeled and refurbished because of affordability and the convenient location. There is easy access to the Gulf Freeway and the Beltway, and it is close to shopping, schools, and medical facilities.
 
Lucky for you, all of the big-ticket items have already been replaced in this home! Water pipes … (10 comments)

rose king realtor: Selling your family home can be an emotional experience - 07/07/15 03:37 PM
 
In the past few years, I have had many clients who were faced with selling the family home they grew up in. For some it was a home they inherited when their parents passed, and for others it was the home their parents could no longer manage alone. A few moved out of homes where they raised their children and played with their grandchildren. For all of them, it was an emotional experience.
 
I have been seated at the closing table with clients who couldn't hold it together when they had to sign off on the sale of the home they had … (11 comments)

 
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