Magnolia, TX Real Estate News

By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Lakefront Tuscan Villa -- EXECUTIVE LEASE -- Magnolia, TX Come relax in the country!!  This beautiful Tuscan Villa is ready for your friends and family.  This is the view from your back porch and vanishing edge pool.  To see the video of all the pictures click on the link Lakefront Tuscan Villa.  This beautiful villa in Indigo Lake Estates subdivision is being offered at $6,000 per Month.  Call agent today for a showing.  You can also view the pictures via http//www.har.com/5125593. Please let me know how I can make your purchase, sale or new construction easier on you!!
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
I keep saying it and you keep hearing it, Magnolia is growing faster than ever!  I see the signs of growth everywhere, from new subdivisions to expanding roads.  Recently, I read an article detailing how the retail market is beginning to grow as well.  This is a perfect sign of growth, as retail has to have a market of consumers large enough to make their business profitable.  Many expect the retail growth to explode once road projects are completed and we see more homes built.  With plenty of undeveloped land surrounding Magnolia, the sky is the limit for future developments.   This map outlines the future growth in Magnolia and its surrounding areas.
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
After a seven year “slump” (some call it a nightmare), home prices are up, buyer confidence has returned, interest rates remain low, and sellers are experiencing high buyer activity, even to the point of bidding wars. According to Core Logic, Inc., a North American corporation providing financial, property, and consumer information based on its research, home prices increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012. This change represents the biggest year-over-year increase since February 2006 and the14th consecutive monthly increase in home prices nationally What does this mean for sellers and buyers of Magnolia TX real estate? Sellers: Can take heart n knowing that contract activity has continued to increase for 20 consecutive months on a year-over-...
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
Farmers Markets have been on the rise since 2008.  In August 2013, the USDA reported that 8,144 markets were listed in the National Farmers Market Directory, a 3.6 % increase from last year.  We have absolutely seen this in our area!  The increase is welcomed by many residents.  Not only do these markets help local farmers, they help satisfy the constant growing demand of consumers wanting access to fresh and local produce.    We are fortunate in our area to have a wide variety of markets to choose from!  Just to name a few: Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, and Magnolia all have weekly markets.  Closest to my area is, Sweet Magnolia Pickins Farmers & Artisans Market, which has been making a name for itself in Magnolia, Texas!  Estabished by local citizens in 2009, it has grown a...
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as reported in RISMedia.com the national housing market will continue it’s recovery in 2014. Recently, NAR chief economist and Senior Vice President of Research, Lawrence Yun, presented his 2014 market forecast to a national gathering. Mr. Yun predicted that over the coming year we will see a 6% increase in home prices, which is lower than the 11% increase we have seen in 2013. He predicts mortgage ratesthat will hit 5.4%, an increase of over 1% from what they have been averaging in 2013. These are what he thinks will be national averages so, obviously, Magnolia TX real estate will vary somewhat. His optimism about continued recovery is somewhat tempered by no, to relatively low,gain in total housing unit sales. In other words, inv...
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
If you live anywhere near Magnolia, you MUST put this on your Christmas list! This is by far one of the most impressive displays around town, and if you have small children they will be in complete awe and delight. Heck...even the adults will be in awe by this sight of sights! I love driving by the Gullo's (on Old Hockley Rd.) every year. It has become a tradition for my family and brought smiles to our faces...I hope it will do the same for yours! Tony Gullo Sr. and his wife, Dolly, give back to the community each year in this way and many more. There is music and magic on the 5-acre wonderland. Check it out and please be respectful that this is the residence of the Gullo Family.  The lights are left up until New Years, so you still have a few days left to view this spectacular gift t...
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By TERESA SARTIN, TERESA SARTIN
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Located on FM 1488, just northwest of The Woodlands, Texas is the estate community of Lake Windcrest. Located just east of the quaint town of Magnolia, Texas this community, with acreage home sites, has a little something for everyone.  This neighborhood, with nearly 800 homes, is unique and with significant diversity in home builder styles. From stucco to colonial the chances are good that no 2 homes are going to look exactly the same. The lots range in size from one to five plus acres and the average home size is 3,500 square feet. Homes range in price from $250,000 to $1,000,000 and can include such options as lake view, golf course view, or in designated sections of the community, a home with the option of having horses on your property.  Regardless of what you may be looking for,...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Bill Fitch Speaks at the Magnolia Lions Club, May 6th, 2013.  Bill Fitch has a long and famous basketball coaching career, but to Houston fans he will always be known as a Rocket's Coach.     Bill Fitch is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach who has been successful in coaching teams and getting them to the playoffs.   His speech was a collection of anecdotes he was very comfortable answering questions from the audience. He was gracious enough to take pictures with audience members.  Alex Hardee even wore his Rocket shorts and lanyard.  To hear the words of a man that has coached basketball greats such as Larry Bird and others was inspirational.  
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
The Historic Magnolia Depot.  Open Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm.  Make sure and look at the great pictures of the Hometown Christmas.  In case you don't know where this is, the address is 426 Melton Street, Magnolia, TX  77354.  This is near where FM 1774 and FM 1488 cross in downtown Magnolia. Here is a picture of the Historical marker on the back side of the depot.   You may have noticed the red caboose near FM 1774 as you were going to the Texas Rennaisance Festival. Inside the depot there are display cases and artifacts.  It has been a while since I have seen a pot bellied stove. A close up of the sign on the north side of the depot.  Another sign says sweet potatoes and cotton were run on this line in the old days. I thought these ration books were interesting.  There were for...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
2010 Sendera Ranch Dr, Magnolia, TX  77354.  ***New Listing*** Awesome property on 1.385 acres in Montgomery Trace.  4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths and 2 car garage with a 2 car carport.  MCAD Square foot does not include the game room or 4th bedroom, so the 2803 might be as much as 3194 square feet. The family areas down stairs are tile, no carpet.  Neutral paint colors make it easy to see the lovely architectural details of this home stand out.   The living room has three picture windows looking out to the back yard. The master bedroom is a nice 17 x 16 size.  Big kitchen boasts black appliances, tile, granite counter tops and tall cabinets.  Seller is taking the refrigerator, washer and dryer. Here is the whirlpool tub with seat in the master bath.  Also has granite surrounding the tub, with...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Magnolia Lions Club**Annual Pancake Dinner** Feb 2nd, 2013 The Pancake Dinner is at Magnolia Junior High School again.  Come out for all you can eat pancakes, bacon, milk and coffee.  There will be lots of great items for sale on a silent auction.  Last year items on the silent auction included: trees and flowering plants, gift cards from restaurants and other items.  Proceeds from the Pancake Supper will go for eyeglass exams and eyeglasses for the needy, summer camp for needy kids and other worthy causes the Lions club supports.
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
It's time again for the Magnolia Lions Club Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner.    The address for Magnolia Junior High is: 31138 Nichols Sawmill Road Magnolia, TX 77355 Get directions ‎ (281) 356-1327 Please attend this fun for all Pancake Dinner.   Besides the All you can eat pancakes, bacon, coffee and milk there will be a silent auction and two raffles.  Come out and see all your friends and have a good time, as well as contributing to a great cause.  The Lions club pays for eye exams and eye glasses for those in need as well as a summer camp and other activities in the community and worldwide.
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
As we drive along FM 1774 recently, one of the changes we noted was that a fence has been added outside a school. Being inquisitive folks we immediately questioned the need for a fence.Are they fencing the children in, or are they fencing the rest of the world out?In either case it seems a shame that it is needed.  Perhaps it is designed to protect .  From what and why?The perception that children are at risk from the world is definately not a pleasant thought.  This school is in rural Magnolia.  The country always seemed a safer place to raise children.  I moved from a fancy area in Houston to this area in 1982 to raise my boys.The country environment worked well for them.  Hopefully the fencing will help that feeling of safety for the country kids of today.
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
Driving through a once familiar part of Magnolia, Texas we saw a lot of recent changes.   What was once the main road is now wider but less important.  Much of the commerce has moved to the other side of the railroad track!   The Depot was always a landmark but has also been moved .  It is now a piece of the area history that tourists can visit along with a retired boxcar.   It seems like just yesterday that we enjoyed this piece of Americana.  The road was driven daily as a large part of our market was accessed through this area.   Over the past ten years it has changed dramatically.  A lot of the old is no longer in use.  It has been replaced with newer stores and wider roadways.  That does not make it better, but the history that was there is now becoming a blurr.  For some reason, I...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
When we were in pursuit of an assigned BPO recently, we happened down a quiet country road that we had traveled many times just off the heavily traveled FM 1488.   We were looking for a house where we had a strange listing presentation experience about 15 years ago.   It was a repeat performance since I had sold the house to them some years before.   Some places are more precious than most.  This was one of those situations.   The property was two and a half acres of pasture fringed with native trees.  There was a four stall barn with workshop area attached to a two car garage.   The house was an adorable two bed two bath Victorian farmhouse.  It was charming from every angle.   We had done our homework for the listing presentation and these folks had been friends for years.   I had put...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Texas longhorns.  This one looks like he is posing, but I zoomed all the way out with my camera, so I don't think he even saw me. Here is the yellow field of flowers that first interested me enough to stop the car and take pictures. Then I saw some of these awesome longhorns.  They look nice and healthy. The horns on these two are different.   I took these pictures on the way from one of my listings going back to the office.  These pictures were taken on FM 1488 near Spur 149. 
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
 HAR.com ML41794442  27218 Azalea Ct, Magnolia, TX 27218 Azalea Ct, Magnolia, TX  77354,  This great listing has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a double carport, It is priced at $119,000. Front View of this great home for sale.  Covered front porch and solar screens in this home that has 2,344 square feet of space for your family.  Picture of the cute breakfast area.  These curtains stay with the home.   Front view of large property.  Plenty of parking, with two parking spots in front and a double carport on the right side. Covered back porch and large deck make for a great party area for family get-togethers. Look at the great lines in this home. Looking from the large living room to the front door. Nice size kitchen will hold a big family that loves to cook together.  This master is eleg...
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By Pam Sitterly, CRS Magnolia-Tomball Texas
(RE/MAX VINTAGE)
Magnolia, TX | Residential Home Sales | Tomball, TX Here's What's Happening in the Current Magnolia, TX  Tomball, TX Residential Markets   Magnolia, TX    May, 2012 478 Homes currently listed for sale 130 Homes currently under contract 79 Homes SOLD in Magnolia, TX in MAY, 2012   Tomball, TX     May, 2012 479 Homes currently listed for sale 202 Homes currently under contract 83 Homes SOLD in Tomball, TX in May, 2012      
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
ANOTHER CHEVAUX GROUP SOLD PROPERTY ~ 12 ACRES ~ MAGNOLIA, TX Another prime tract of land in Montgomery County, Texas successfully closed today.  The Ranches of Pinehurst, a gated, equestrian development only minutes from The Woodlands offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Beautiful 6-acre+ home sites with private bridle trails offer a great alternative for those seeking a little elbow room. The Magnolia School District offers quality education and the elementary school is just a hop, skip and jump away.  The private, gated sub-division only has a few tracts of land left.  The existing homes are on average in the million dollar range and have beautiful horse facilities, pastures along with the coveted wooded areas. If you are interested in land in and around Th...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
ANOTHER CHEVAUX GROUP UNDER CONTRACT! 6 ACRES RANCHES OF PINEHURST   It is wonderful seeing this market picking up so quickly!  The phones are ringing and people are making offers on property in a big way!  One of the trends we are noticing is that the smaller acreage tracts are really getting some action these days. The 12 acre tract that we put under contract to close at the end of this month already has two back-up offers on it!  Having experienced a few slower years, the market is coming back stronger than ever!  This is great news for everyone moving or living in the Montgomery County, Texas area! The Ranches of Pinehurst is located just west of The Woodlands.  Woodlands Parkway is literally only about 3 miles to the private, gated entry of The Ranches of Pinehurst.  Enjoy the coun...
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