Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
NATIONAL CUP CAKE DAY!   Cup cakes are the hottest thing these days. Instead of birthday cakes you get assorted fancied up cup cakes. People now bring cup cake and cake balls.... makes you wonder where all the 8-inch cakes have gone to.     I think cup cakes are a good thing because you have an individual serving and you don't have to slice up cake and get crumb and icing everywhere. Still like cake... though.   My friends over at Southern Elegance wrote up a cup cake post with a recipe...so here goes.   Check out their Face Book Page and the recipe follows below. Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 1 (18.25-oz.) package German chocolate cake mix ... 1 (16-oz.) container sour cream 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Vegetable cooking spray Preparation: Beat first...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Tamale Day!   Today was tamale day at my moms home. We ladies got together and made about 30 dozens of tamales. These tamales are for dinner on Christmas Eve.   Yesterday, I and Dominique ground into hamburger two huge pork butts that my mom had cooked earlier in the morning. I was determine to start at 8 a.m. this morning since it is a time consuming process making them. Of course someone with veto power said, no we are starting at ten. So I slept in as I have been sleep deprived and needed some extra sleep. I did not intend on sleeping in till 9:15! By the time I got to my moms it was 11 a.m.   My granddaughter Jesika, niece Dominique, Nanny who is my mom, sister Rebecca, daughter Tommie (not pictured), from left to right...got started and we killed it. We had such a great time laughi...
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It makes a huge difference between you and the next buyer or renter. It is usually not very difficult at all. The key to having credit is HAVING CREDIT. I met many people who were cash driven on every purchase. Well in order for companies to know your credit worthiness, they must see it. You want to keep 2-3 open accounts ( cars, student loans, credit cards, department store cards etc)  and keep the balances below 20% of your credit limit. Pay them on time each month. It does not matter at this point the number of bad accounts you have in the past but what you are going to do moving forward. Some good ways to start are secured credit cards or loans. Did you know you can also negotiate the payment of your student loans in many cases as well. Get these payments negotiated to your advantag...
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HUD has announced the 2014 FHA loan limits in the following counties will increase from $272,550 to $295,550 effective for case numbers assigned on or after Jan 1 2014.   - Austin county -Brazoria County -Chambers County -Ft. Bend County -Galveston County -Harris County -Liberty County -Montgomery County -Waller County
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Join the City of Pearland for a Toys for Tots Basketball Tournament where the Pearland Police Department and Baytown Police Department will take on the Pearland Fire Department and the Associated Credit Union of Texas! The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.14, at  2 p.m. at Pearland High School. Bring one 1 New, Unwrapped Toy for admission.  Additional information: Buy a Raffle Ticket for a Chance to win $100 (Sponsored by the Pearland Police Officers Association)Make 2 out of 3 Free throw shots for an additional $300 (Sponsored by Big Star Ford)Or Make 1 out of 2 Three Point Shots for an Additional $400 (Sponsored by Associated Credit Union of Texas)For more information, call 281.997.4176 or 281.997.4171.
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Dates: Friday & Saturday, December 6-7, 2013Time: Starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, continues through SaturdayLocation: Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway)Ages: All ages welcomeCost: Free admission. Food, crafts and some activities will have fees associated.   Feel the Christmas spirit come alive as Pearland Parks and Recreation teams up with the Pearland Town Center to host the City's Annual Hometown Christmas Festival. Come join the Pearland community for an exciting weekend of Christmas entertainment, the sounds of holiday music, a live performance by "The Voice" contestant Savannah Berry, the arrival of Santa, the lighting of a gorgeous 30-foot Christmas tree, fun in the snow and much more! The festivities will kick off on Friday evening with Mayor Reid and jolly ol' Saint Nick at our T...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Happy Thanksgiving From The Pearland Home Team!   I cannot believe that it is already Thanksgiving! This year has gone by so fast! We are so incrediably thankful for the many blessings we have had this year- not only professionally,but in our own personal lives. We would like to extend a heartfilled "Thanks" to each one of our friends, family and the amazing community we live in. May you be blessed beyond measure!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Be Thankful Challenge 24 Days Still Counting   Day: 1) I am soooo thankful God placed me with a family in America. 2) I am thankful God gave me to my parents and the ability for me to take care of them when in dire need. 3) I am thankful for my children; no matter how diverse and challenging their personalities are. 4) I am thankful for all the people I have met up until today and those to come in the years until my passing. 5) I am thankful for my crazy ass-ed family, the original loud family. 6) I am thankful for Active Rain, with whose help from it's members my knowledge and marketing has soared. 7) I am thankful I have a truck to drive even though it is old. 8) I am thankful for my day job....as it pays the medical bills. 9) I am thankful for my church and the pastors and leaders th...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Dates: Friday & Saturday, December 6-7, 2013Time: Starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, continues through SaturdayLocation: Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway)Ages: All ages welcomeCost: Free admission. Food, crafts and some activities will have fees associated.   Feel the Christmas spirit come alive as Pearland Parks and Recreation teams up with the Pearland Town Center to host the City's Annual Hometown Christmas Festival. Come join us for an exciting weekend of Christmas entertainment, the sounds of holiday music, a live performance by "The Voice" contestant Savannah Berry, the arrival of Santa, the lighting of our gorgeous 30-foot Christmas tree, fun in the snow and much more! The festivities will kick off on Friday evening with Mayor Reid and jolly ol' Saint Nick at the Tree Lighting Cerem...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Help Keep Pearland Beautiful celebrate its 20th Annual Tour de Lites Family Bicycle Ride on Saturday, December 14.  This family friendly hayride and bike ride has become an annual tradition for many Pearland families.  This year registration for seats on the hayride must be reserved. The one and a half hour evening recreational ride begins at 7 p.m. at the pavilion in Independence Park and goes through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. Registration and check in for the ride ends at 6:30 p.m. and no vehicles will be allowed into the park after 6:45p.m. There will be a hayride available to those who reserve seats on the wagons (limit 75). The riders then return to Independence Park for hot chocolate and cookies.  Registration before November 22, 2013 will guarantee ...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
This is a road map on how to buy a home.  As with any map, you will find many different side roads and other shortcuts along the way. When you engage a Realtor® to help you find your way, you will find they not only smooth out the bumps, but they also help protect you, the home BUYER.  In Texas, all real estate agents represent the SELLER by default. This is why you should sign a buyer’s representative form.  And in most cases, when a buyer hires a Realtor®, they do not have to pay anything. In most cases, the seller is paying the buyers agent. When hiring a Realtor®, some things to talk to them about are what kind of experience do they have, what kind of reputation do they have, what is their client experience rating and what do they know about the area in which you want to move. Are t...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Parks & Recreation will host its first annual Holiday Pickleball Classic on Friday, Dec. 20 to Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Recreation Center & Natatorium! Pickleball is a relatively new sport, but one that is rapidly catching fire around the United States and around the world.Entries are $25 per team and Registration begins Monday, Nov. 11, with a final registration deadline of Tuesday, Dec. 17. This is a first-come, first-served event, and it is projected that this event will fill all divisions quickly, so don't wait until the last minute and be left with a sour taste!For more information, visit pearlandparks.com. 
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
We hope you'll join us at a FREE community event tonight, Monday, Nov. 11, at Dawson High School to honor our veterans. What: Salute: A Tribute to Veterans When: Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Where: Dawson High School - 2050 Cullen Blvd. Cost: FREE   Additional Info: Performances by Dawson High School Encore Choir, Readings by Student Council and presentation of colors by Dawson HS NJROTC   Keynote Speaker: Richard Machowicz Speaker Bio: Richard “Mack” Machowicz, has spent ten years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, and now searches for new weapons and military technologies used in modern warfare. Mr. Machowicz, has participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While operating at SEAL Teal TWO, he was a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper, as well as being attached to the traini...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Today is National Cappuccino Day!!!    If you know me then you know I love Cappuccinos… I visit Starbuck almost daily.      My friends over at Southern Elegance provided this great picture. Be sure to take a look at their Face Book Page and hit “LIKE”.    Take a few minutes to enjoy a Cappuccino today with a good friend and remember it times like these that make great memories.     Remember you can enjoy a cappuccino in your home. If you don't own one be sure to call today so we can get started on the steps needed to own a home of your very own!  
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
TODAY IS NATIONAL DEVIL's EGG DAY! I just love Deviled Eggs. Our family always has at least two dozen at any function we may have. They are the first thing to disappear from the buffet table. This dish originated in ancient Rome. All I can say is that Romans did invent so many good things but never did I know that they were into inventing good food too!        
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Don't forget to "Fall Back" tonight and set your clocks back one hour! The “extra” hour gives you a chance to catch up on the sleep you lost in when we had to move the clocks forward earlier this year when daylight savings time began. I hope you enjoy your extra hour of sleep - I know I will!
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
      The City of Pearland is looking to engage residents, property owners & business owners in their new online forum! Visit Pearland's new online discussion forum with ideas to improve the community's long-term prosperity and quality of life. The city aims to engage residents, property and business owners, and everyone who has a stake in the future of Pearland. Posts will be seen by City decision-makers, staff and consultants as we plan ahead for Pearland's continued success!   This virtual "discussion" will be among the inputs used by City leaders to update the City's Comprehensive Plan. The City hopes to engage a broader audience by using an online platform that allows residents and others to contribute from their homes and on their own schedules. And with this broader outreach and ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
The Pearland Old Townsite Farmers Market is this weekend, Oct. 12th from 8am-12pm at Zychlinski Park (2243 Grand Blvd., 77581)Keep Pearland Beautiful will be hosting their Plant Thyme Plant Sale at the market this weekend. This is a great opportunity to add a few items to your gardens AND help a great Pearland community organizationThere will be Fresh Produce, Back-yard eggs, Grass-fed beef, Free-range chicken, Pastured pork, many baked goodies, tamales, fresh goat cheese, doggie bakery, fresh roasted coffee and much more! Bring your family and make plans to attend! For more informaiton, please visit www.PearlandOldTownsiteFarmersMarket.com
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
There are currently 74 homes for sale in Pearland which feature five (5) bedrooms for larger families. Some of these listings have six (6) bedrooms. All of the homes are priced from $177,900.00 to $890,000.00. The lots sizes are from 6,600 square-feet with the largest lot being sized at 37,100. The square footage starts at 2,995 square-feet, with the largest one at 6,250 square-feet. The majority of these homes have four bathrooms but many have four, five and some even have six bathrooms! These homes are located throughout Pearland, in new and in beautifully established subdivisions with majestic oaks adorning the yards. Pearland has many luxury homes for sale and there is always something to consider buying in your price range. So if you are looking for a home in Pearland, be sure to c...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  How does a Saturday evening filled with dancing to a live band, enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with friends and playing professionally-run casino tables for some great prizes sound?  What if while you were having fun at this party, you were simultaneously helping to provide economic stability andopportunities for adults with limited English proficiency? When you buy a ticket to the Red Carpet Gala, you're helping fund the Center's free English literacy, workforce development, GED and citizenship programs for almost 1,000 individuals.  Your participation helps to pave the way for a better quality of life for adult learners who are truly eager to: learn and be proficient in the English language, be parents who are actively involved in their children's education, acquire new job ...
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