Atascocita, TX Real Estate News

By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
It's a beautiful sunny day, plant yourself & relax in Atascocita.  Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you.  Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
There is a young artist at work in Atascocita.  And she just happens to be one of my team member's grandchildren.  Her name is Emily.  She is 8 years old.  She created this remarkable likeness of her grandma for Grandparents Day at her school.  Athough we all loved the attention to detail, no one was prouder than her grandma.  Thanks Emily! Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you.  Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today!
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
This morning began by checking in with Active Rain to see what interesting blogs I could enjoy over my cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee, when I came across this post. Wilson Hill - Worthington Names / Maureen McCabe I commented on the rich history of Worthington and the use of settler's names being tied in to the street names.  That got me thinking about the street names in some communities today.  Not so rich in history.  In fact, some are almost humorous in their conglomeration of street names.  Or the flip side of that, where there are just more names than streets available, so streets just change names for no apparent reason.  Both of these situations exist in Walden on Lake Houston in Atascocita. Our community has several "villages" within it.  Here are a few to ponder.  Sportsman's Vil...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Due to Hurricane Ike, at this time last year in Walden on Lake Houston, we were in the middle of 11 days without power.  We were able to heat water for coffee because we still had natural gas power.  AND a friend loaned us her french press for coffee.  Cooking was a different story because most food had spoiled and the grocery stores had looonnngggg lines (as did the gas stations, my 4 hour wait is  another story).  We learned to live by flashlight & candles.  We glistened a lot (remember in the South ladies don't sweat - they glisten) and depended on the kindness of neighbors & friends.  As power was restored, those kind souls offered laundry facilities, bags of ice, recharging for cell phones (which only worked when FEMA released the cell towers), food, air conditioning & TV (we almos...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Eagle Springs in Atascocita, is a master-planned community offering its residents a variety of amenities.  Walking paths, parks, pools, clubhouse & fitness center are just a few things you can enjoy living in Eagle Springs.  This market report will give you an idea of what is current in the home market in Eagle Springs. There are 99 current listings.  Of those listings, 2 are foreclosures.  The average listing price per square foot is $85.47.  The average days on market is 106. There are 35 pending sales currently.  Of those pending sales, the average days on market is 77.  When these homes change status to sold, we'll be able to incorporate solid comparison numbers. There were 17 homes sold in August 09.  Of those sales, one was a short sale.  The average sales price per square foot wa...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Walden on Lake Houston, in Atascocita, is a country club community offering golf & tennis memberships, as well as other activities for residents. This market report will give you an idea of what is current in the home market in Walden.  There are 67 current listings.  Of those listings, 4 are foreclosures.  The average listing price per square foot is $73.12.  The average days on market is 96. There are 15 pending sales currently.  Of those pending sales, the average days on market is 56.  When these homes change status to sold, we'll be able to incorporate solid comparison numbers. There were 13 homes sold in August 09.  Of those sales, one was foreclosure, one was pre-foreclosure.  The average sales price per square foot was $65.29.  That is 96.2% of listing price of those homes.  The...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
  You are invited HUMBLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT High School Open Houses  This is an excellent opportunity to check out the educational facilities our area has to offer your high school students.  You'll have an opportunity to see the campus on a student-hosted tour. You'll have a first-hand look at how school bond funds are being used.    •      September 15  -  Humble High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM •      September 15  -  Kingwood Park High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM •      September 21  -  Kingwood High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM •      September 28  -  Atascocita High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM •      October 19      -  Quest High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM •      October 19      -  Summer Creek High - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  Dan Huberty, Humble ISD Board of Trustees President   Guy Sconzo, Humble ISD Superinte...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
I am working on the green thing in Atascocita.  Not golf.  Not money.  The whole "kindness to the environment" thing.  Being Green! Since I am new to the process, I thought I'd share what I'm learning along the way - just in case someone wants to join me in being Green!  Try as I may, I have a hard time getting away from plastic water bottles.  My reuseable water bottle isn't working 100% yet, so I am going to start with recyling those pesky plastic water bottles.  Both at work & home.  I started with Googling "How to Recycle."  That led me to www.ehow.com, which said: "The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has set a national goal to recycle 25 percent of our national waste. Some plastics can be recycled through curbside recycling, grocery store drop bins or drop-off centers. A rais...
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Last night was the Campaign Kick-off Celebration for Dan Huberty's run for State Representative of District 127.  It was held at Walden on Lake Houston Country Club.  And the event was a huge success.  it was great to see Dan's wife Janet, as well as his three children, Brianna, Ryan & Dylan - they are a great family & always willing to offer help when you need it.  You know, it takes a lot of effort to get a grass roots campaign going.  Friends, family & neighbors all have to come together to work on behalf of someone they believe in.  It is apparent that Dan Huberty has that support in his bid for office.  There were over 250 people that showed at Walden for this event! If you're asking, "What can I do?" - go to the Dan Huberty Website for ways to support Dan.  Volunteer help will alw...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Have you had a dining experience at The Veranda in Kingwood?  If you haven't, you are certainly missing out on one of the most delicious restaurants in the area. A recent addition to their menu is a Tuscan Quiche, deep-dish quiche with roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, cheddar & pepperjack cheese.  Wow!  The Veranda Menu offers a delectable array of choices. The Veranda serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, reservations are not required but recommended.  (281) 358-2820.  They are open for dinner in the evenings, Monday through Saturday.  Reservations are required for dinner.  The Veranda has played host to a variety of business functions and local events over the years.  In fact, this Thursday, September 10, is a fashion show / lunche...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Reading in Atascocita.  I know a good majority of my friends, family & clients enjoy reading.  And although it's fun to browse a bookstore for just the right book, it is great to get a book recommendation from someone you know.  Here are a couple of those books to put on your own list! South of Broad - Pat Conway Alex Cross's Trial - James Patterson One of my team members enjoys her reading on her Kindle. She is able to buy books at any time, get free samples & read several books (and a few magazines) at the same time.  A good website for book reviews is Library Thing.  You can list the books you've read.  You can see reviews of those books and many others.  If you're in a book club, you can find suggested questions to use for discussion.  There are forums, local events & giveaways.  If...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Okay, how many of us remember our mom saying something like this, "You can have the popsicle, but take it outside."  It saved the sticky drips from being on the floor.  And it was so much more fun without having the paper wrapped around the stick to prevent (yea, right) the dripping.  It's still popsicle weather here in Atascocita.  Enjoy. Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you.  Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today!
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
We hear about being green all the time.  And I'm guilty of wanting to do the right thing but not completely following through.  Sure I have the grocery totes and use those.  In fact, that is one of my giveaway items to the community.  The bag logo is below & I can tell you everyone has enjoyed those bags!  I do recycle magazines and newspapers to the bins in the parking lots around the area.  But I need to ramp it up a bit and take total advantage of the Kingwood Recycling Center.  Located in the parking lot of the Metro Park 'n Ride, it's just beyond the Kingwood Library.  It can be accessed from W. Lake Houston Pkwy.  Bins are available to collect Paper, Glass, Metal & Plastic Bottles & Containers (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #7 - not #6).  It is open from noon on Friday to Monday morning.  ...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Cooking in Atascocita.  That could mean the real estate business is really jumping here.  Or it could mean Your Texas Connection's production is hot.  Or it could mean that we enjoy food creation in Atascocita.  Yep.  The last one is correct.  I'm going to share a favorite recipe.  Hope you enjoy it as well. Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you.  Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today!
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
The Kingwood Women's Club will hold its Thirteenth Annual Holiday Marketplace at the Humble Civic Center on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $7.  Carrabba's will cater a luncheon for $25 a ticket, if you'd like an enjoyable shopping pause.  And the Kingwood Women's Club cafe will also have sandwiches & snacks available for purchase.  In addition, there is a Preview Party on Monday evening October 26, 2009, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  At the preview party, wine & refreshments will be enjoyed while shopping.  Tickets are $25 - which includes free general admission for Tuesday shopping.  Proceeds from this Preview Party's ticket sales will benefit Project Mammogram & other local charities.     Advance tickets are available at Sterling Events/Alspaugh Ace Hard...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
The first census was taken in 1790.  And it has been taken every ten years since.  Beginning in February & March of 2010, questionnaires will be delivered by mail to households.  The importance of the census is its affect on funding for your community and your representation in Congress.  And your response is required by law.  The 2010 Census is using a short form for compiling its statistics.  Easy to fill out, it simply requires name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, realtionship & housing tenure.  It's confidential.  Just complete and mail back.  In April through July, census takers will visit those households that haven't responded to the questionnaires by mail.    Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Ata...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Atascocita, Texas.  Is it a city?  No, Atascocita is really a large development on both sides of FM 1960, a little ways east of Humble.  Wikipedia has Atascocita listed as a CDP.  And before you ask, here is the Wiki definition of a CDP.  A census-designated place (CDP) is a type of place (a concentration of population) identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. Continue reading.. We do have a giant A located by Lake Houston.  And if you said to an Atascocita resident, "it's over by the giant A," that resident would know just where you meant.  We have about 60,000 people in the area and our school district is the Humble ISD.  We have seen a 41% growth in population in a little over a 6 year span.  Roads that were two-lane are now four lanes with a median.  S...
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Doughnuts.  When I say the word, I think of Homer Simpson drooling.  Or I think of going to Shipley's here in Atascocita to pick up a dozen.  Or the Atascocita HEB.  Or Best Doughnuts in front of the Atascocita Golf Course.  They all have delicious offerings.  Coffee, anyone?   Susan Brown, Your Texas Connection sells real estate in Walden on Lake Houston, Eagle Springs, Summerwood, Atascocita, TX, Kingwood Greens, Royal Shores & Kingwood, TX - just to name a few!  Susan's the team leader for Your Texas Connection at Keller Williams Realty NE.  Visit their website for more in depth info about the team and what they can do for you.  Or call Susan direct (281) 415-1454 if you'd like her to start working on your behalf today!
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Tasting the Town sounds intriguing already!  And the event will be held at the Humble Civic Center on Thursday, October 15, 2009.  Tickets are $15 in advance at HEB in Atascocita & Kingwood or at Mission Burrito in Atascocita. Event founder, Jennifer Jozwiak, said, "It has been nearly 15 years since our area has had an event like this for the community to enjoy,"  She encourages everyone to "Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Repeat."  The sponsors are HEB & Mission Burrito.  They will host booths at the event.  Also a part of the the fun are McDonald's McCafe, Hector's Mexican, Black Eyed Pea, Joe's Crab Shack, Monterey's,  Italiano's, Texas Roadhouse, Rico's Grill and Java Pi Cafe.  And the list goes on!  A "Beer Bistro Booth" featuring Silver Eagle and Anheuser Busch, as well as wine-sampling from M...
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