Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Oakbrook Estates Pearland Homes for Sale    Oakbrook Estates is a fairly new subdivision. Currently there are at least 800 residents with a new section currently under construction. Located on Dixie Farm Road and a mile from Highway 35 this subdivision is near FM 518/ Broadway and Pearland Parkway. Work in the Med Center or downtown Houston? No problem this subdivision is a 20 minute drive. Baybrook Mall is nearby as well. Pearland's Independent School District is an exemplary star rated school. Additionally, there is a campus for the University of Houston and Alvin Community College. There are currently 4 homes in Oakbrook Estates Pearland for sale. They are priced from $184,900 to $222,675. They all have four bedrooms, except for one which has three. The square footage starts at 2,128...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
I recently received a call from a gentleman wanting to see the model home at new subdivision. After he introduced him self he said the magic words, "I saw and read what you wrote about North Pointe Trails and that house you sold there" The post he is speaking about was written a few months back. This is the first time that I know for sure that my post came from Google when he typed in the subdivisions name. I was so excited to have verbal proof! ACTIVE RAIN POSTING DOES WORK! He works rather far away and we made an appointment to meet at a later date to visit the model there and other new residential subdivisions.    
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  Always dreamed of renovating a home exactly to your specifications, or have you found an older house that is structurally sound but needs a lot of work inside?  Perhaps the price is right and you can't resist all that house you can get for your money.  Whatever the reason, buying a fixer-upper can be both an exciting and rewarding purchase or a financial and time consuming disaster, depending on whether you are prepared for what you have gotten yourself into.  So what should you know before buying a home that requires a little or a lot of tender loving care?   The Benefits   The benefits of purchasing a fixer-upper are obvious.  The price is usually right, and if the seller wants a quick sale because of decreased interest in the home, you may be able to negotiate a really great price....
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Beautiful home with tropical swimming pool in Shadow Creek Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $395,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 4,040 sqftLot: 16,370 sqft Location 11501 Island Breeze StreetPearland, TX 77584USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.thehomesourceonline.com   Listed by: Maggie McFarland Our recent listings Spacious home in Shadow CreekWaterfront home in Shadow Creek RanchWaterfront home in Gated CommunitySpacious Home in Wood CreekBeautiful Waterfront Home Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
    Hurricane season is upon us and here on the Gulf Coast, we take it seriously! The CDC gives some tips on what to do when a hurrican watch is issued:    Fill your automobile's gas tank. If no vehicle is available, make arrangements with friends or family for transportation. Fill your clean water containers. Review your emergency plans and supplies, checking to see if any items are missing. Tune in the radio or television for weather updates. Listen for disaster sirens and warning signals. Prepare an emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc. Secure any items outside which may damage property in a storm, such as bicycles, grills, propane tanks, etc. Cover windows and doors with plywood or boards or...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
The folks at Southern Elegance tell me today is Pina Colada Day! I am ready for someone to serve me with one! I love Rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and juice of pineapple. The drink was invented in San Juan in 1952, by a person of the name of Ramón ‘Monchito’ Marrero Pérez. The only way the it could have been better would be if it had been invented on the 12th (which is my birthday). Here is a recipe I looked up and I am providing it for you. La Piña 2oz of Santa Teresa Rum 1oz freshly squeezed pineapple juice 1oz coconut water (canned with pulp) 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup (see bel0w) Simple syrup: One part water One part sugar For syrup: Put sugar and water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let rest at room temperature, then store into a container unt...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
You've gone to countless open houses, searched online for months, and have finally found the house of your dreams! But before signing your name on the dotted line, there are a few key steps you should not overlook.  When purchasing a home, hiring the right home inspector can be the most important decision you make!   Knowing the condition of the house you are going to purchase cannot be left to appearances or promises, and some undetected problems can be even more costly than the price of the house itself.  Making sure you have the services of a home inspector who knows what he or she is doing can prevent what should be a great investment from becoming a financial disaster.     So what steps can you take to be sure your home inspector is qualified?  Here are a few things to consider.  ...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
My friends over at Southern Elegance (catering) tell me today is National Fried Chicken Day!     I have been trying to hide that from my husband all day! However, the cat is out of the bag now and he wants me to fry him some chicken! Okay I can do that! So I am off to the store to get some chicken to fry for tonight's dinner and I am going to make a little cold slaw with that and corn on the cob. We both love fried chicken with mash potatoes! So if you are looking for a re-sale or a newly constructed home to cook your fried chicken at be sure to call me Sussie Sutton, your REALTOR® to help you find the right home for you!
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
I drove by King’s Biergarten and Restaurant the other day and saw the parking lot packed, as usual, and thought I should tell you about this fantastic Pearland restaurant! A taste of Germany right here in our community! The restaurant was opened in April 2011. King’s Hand Car Wash was already an established business in Pearland, but the owner, Johann Sitter had a dream of creating a restaurant where patrons of the car wash could grab a bite to eat while they waited. So, with the help of his son (and business partner), Philipp and wonderful wife Megan, he opened a small restaurant King’s Biergarten. This restaurant became a popular favorite of the people in Pearland and Houston and quickly won national recognition as the Best German Restaurant in America in 2012-2013! What an accomplishm...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Thank You! .... to all those who have given the ultimate gift of freedom -- THEIR LIVES! Thank you to all those who have fought past, present and future military people so that we can enjoy our way of life. Freedom to choose what to do with our lives. Can't THANK YOU enough!        
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
DATE: Thursday, July 4, 2013LOCATION: Pearland High School Football Stadium (3775 South Main)TIME: Gates open at 6 p.m., Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.ADMISSION: FREE admission to the concert and fireworks showPARKING: *FREE on-site parking or shuttle service provided from Turner College & Career High School (4717 Bailey Road, at the corner of Bailey & Veterans). Join the City of Pearland in celebrating our country's independence at the Pearland High School Football Statium! Stadium and field seating will be available at no charge beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday. A VFW military salute will begin the evening's entertainment, followed by the National Anthem. The Exchange Club of Pearland will be handing out American flags, just as they have done for more than the last 20 years in honor of thi...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
With temperatures now in the high 90s to low 100s, many in Pearland are looking for a cool way to beat the heat! Have you thought about trying the pool at Independence Park? The outdoor pool at Independence Park is now open daily for the summer season. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. For detailed information, please call 281.485.6432.  Please refer to the Independence Park Pool page for more information. Hope you get the chance to get out there and enjoy the pool!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
What is for Lease in Pearland May 2013?   There are currently 55 homes in Pearland for lease. They are priced from $800.00 to $4,900; the number of bedrooms vary from two to 5. The square footage starts at 400 with the largest one at 4,074-square feet. These homes all have at least one full bathroom, but some have up to four. They are located throughout Pearland, in new and established subdivisions. Pearland has many rental homes and there is always something to consider leasing. So if you are looking for a lease in Pearland, be sure to call me today! We have a lot to look at!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Pearland  Fireworks – Freedom Fest 2013 Pearland will hold its annual 4th of July fireworks display at 9 P.M. at the Pearland high school football stadium located at 3775 South Main Street. The free on site parking gates will open at 6 P.M.  Additional free parking will be available with shuttle service at Turner College & Career High School located at 4717 Bailey Road @ Veterans Road.Food vendors are available for food purchase or you can bring your own. Please note that alcohol, glass containers, pets and tobacco are prohibitedRelax while listening to the music of the Texas Unlimited Band on the HEB Plus! Entertainment Stage.There will also be face painting and various "moonwalk type" inflatables for your children's pleasure.For more information call Pearland's Park Department at 28...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Date: Saturday, August 10Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.Location: Recreation Center & Natatorium (4141 Bailey Road) Ages: All ages welcomeAdmission: FREEParking: Free parking at Recreation Center & Natatorium   The Recreation Center & Natatorium is turning three years old and to celebrate, they are throwing an 80's-themed party for all ages! Bring the whole family out on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for moonwalks, free classes, a totally rad health fair, a pool party, the City of Pearland First Responder Round-up and a whole lot more! The RCN will be themed with Eighties décor from the era when Michael and Madonna ruled the airwaves...and Aqua Net ruled the "hair-waves!" We'll have an 80's digital photo booth, two working DeLorean vehicles (of "Back to the Future" fame), 80's t...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
  A home inspection can spare you from surprises after you buy. After crunching the numbers, searching your favorite neighborhoods, and weighing the pros and cons of each property you’ve seen, you’ve chosen a house that seems like the perfect fit for you. While it may be “perfect” when it comes to location, price, or features, it’s now time for you to find out about the home’s imperfections before you hand over your hard-earned cash. No matter how much time you spend looking over the home, you’re probably not qualified to perform an assessment of every aspect of it before you commit to its purchase. Houses are composed of many complicated components, such as heating and cooling systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, a roof, siding and much more. A licensed home inspector can provide a go...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you are wondering why the Houston Real estate market is booming, you need not look past the fact that we have JOBS... The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area added 91,600 net new jobs, a 3.4 percent increase in the 12 months ending May ’13, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. Dallas-Fort Worth led the state in job growth, adding 107,800, a 3.6 percent increase, and Austin netted the third largest gain, adding 31,400, a 3.8 percent increase over the same period.     CHANGE IN PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT Texas Metro Areas, May ’12 – May ’13     Metro Area Jobs Added % Change Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 107,800 3.6 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 91,600 3.4 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos 31,400 3.8 San Antonio-New Braunfels 12,500 1.4 Corpus Christi 5,600 3.0 Midland 4...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Will Your Next Pearland Home Have a Swimming Pool? The City of Pearland city limit is located a few miles to the north of the Alvin City limits. Pearland is a very fast growing city and homes sell in that market very quickly. Friendswood and Pearland are experiencing a hot sellers’ market. Just like the other cities there are not many listings that offer pools.   There are 40 homes for sale in Pearland with private pools. The lowest listing price is $174,900.00, with the highest price being $895,000.00. Even though some have three bedrooms the majority have at least five bedrooms.  There are few listings with six or seven bedrooms. The minimum number of bathrooms is two and several have three and one has seven baths. All but two have half baths.   The square-footage of the smallest hom...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
MLS Report for May 2013   THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET CHARGES INTO RECORD SALES TERRITORY IN MAY   Home prices and sales volume reach historic highs; housing inventory shrinks further   HOUSTON — (June 18, 2013) — Just when you thought the pace of Houston home sales could move no faster nor home prices climb any higher, they do. May marked the 24th consecutive month—two straight years—of positive sales, and brought a continued flurry of home buying that accounted for the largest one-month sales volume of all time and record-high pricing. This buying frenzy caused a further shrinkage in the supply of homes on the market. According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), home sales jumped 28.0 percent compared to last May, with contracts clo...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Stay Connected!   The City of Pearland launched its Connect2Pearland mobile application for smartphone users. The Connect2Pearland application is available for Apple iOS and Android devices and provides users the ability to report a variety of issues. The Connect2Pearland mobile application offers users the following categories of service: Submit a Report - Offers a listing of a variety of issues that can be reported. Examples include: broken curbs, potholes and dead animals. My Reports - Allows users to track the progress of their issues until resolved. News - Provides access to the City's news stream.  Personal Setting (under the More tab) - Users can enter profile information to be updated when issues are addressed. Pearland's new mobile application is available for download at cityo...
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