Pearland, TX Real Estate News

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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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
At some point during your home buying process, the topic of title insurance is likely to come up. As with most types of insurance, title insurance is better to have and not use than to be needed and unavailable. But what is it, why do you need it and how does it work? Title insurance is a specialized insurance policy that protects you and your mortgage lender against mistakes made in a title search. If you find a home and there's not a clear title to it, title insurance protects the bank - and you - if there's a problem. A clear title means you'll be able to occupy and use the property the way you want, and that you're able to sell or pledge your property as security for a loan. There are generally two types of title insurance: lender's and owner's title insurance. The lender's policy i...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  School's almost out for summer! Are you ready to dig into reading and find some treasures this summer? The 2013 Summer Reading Club (SRC) at Brazoria County libraries is ready for you! The SRC begins June 1 and ends July 31. This year's themes are: Dig into Reading for children; Beneath the Surface for teens and Groundbreaking Reads for adults. All ages are invited to participate in a full slate of summer programs designed to help everyone burrow into great books this summer!    For more information, visit http://bcls.lib.tx.us!
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
3723 E Peach Hollow Circle Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $161,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,617 sqftLot: 6,664 sqft Location 3723 East Peach Hollow CirclePearland, 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 Waterfront home in Gated CommunitySpacious Home in 55+ Community Country Place Community2023 Isla DriveStunning Home in Shadow Creek RanchBeautiful home with tropical swimming pool in Shadow Creek Ranch! 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)
  I saw this quote today and I could not help but think that is was just as appropriate today as it was when it was first spoken many years ago: I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.   ~President Benjamin Harrison Let us honor all those who have serviced by rejoicing in the greatness of our country. May God bless each and everyone who has served our nation. We appreciate your sacrifice!
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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 56 homes in Pearland for lease. They are priced from $800.00 to $9,500; the numbers of bedrooms vary from two to 5 bedrooms. The square footage starts at 1,122 with the largest one at 3,500-square feet. These homes all have at least one full bathroom, but some have up to five! These homes are located in 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 James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
MLS Report for April 2013    HOUSTON’S HOMEBUYING BONANZA SHOWS NO LET-UP IN APRIL The law of supply and demand is fully in play as a dwindling supply of homes sends prices to record highs; dollar volume jumps 46 percent HOUSTON — (May 21, 2013) — The great Houston home-grab continued in April as local property sales tore through the month at full-throttle. Buyer demand and an ever-shrinking supply drove home prices to the highest levels of all time. According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), home sales surged 27.2 percent compared to last April, accounting for the 23rd consecutive month of positive sales. Housing inventory, which reached a 13-year low of 3.6 months during the first two months of the year and dipped to 3.5 months in Ma...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
So why do I need a Realtor when I am buying a new home? This is one ouf our new home buying videos that demonstrates how we coordinate the new home building process. Here we go over things to look for in the framing stage. This is the most important time we recommend a third party inspector. During the framing stage, there are a lot of things that can be covered up once the sheetrock goes up. As your Realtor and Exclusive Buyer's Agent, we help coordinate the inspections and review the inspecion report with you before we present it to the builder.    
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, New Construction Buyer's Agents Saving You $1000s
(PEARLAND - MANVEL - HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
 This video show you how an Exclusive Buyer's Agent can help you buy a new home in the Pearland area.  
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland TX I know I have written about this amazing community in Pearland before, but I have helped a lot of buyers and sellers here in the last year and feel that it's time to remind you again what a fantastic community Shadow Creek Ranch has become. Why Do People Live Here? Well, that's easy! According to Mapquest, Shadow Creek Ranch is located less than 12 miles from the Texas Medical Center and less than 15 miles from Downtown Houston with drive times for each of 18 minutes. This means that you can have all of the peace and tranquility that comes with life in a suburban master-planned community with the amenities and attractions associated with a large city. When you enter Shadow Creek Ranch, you find a well-planned community with walking trails, gorgeous lake...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Celebrates EMS   Every year, National Emergency Medical Services are celebrated during one week in May by the City of Pearland. The celebration brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front lines." They will also offer classes and events such as: CPR & First Aid, Babysitting classes, and Car Seat Inspection.Join the City of Pearland for the following scheduled events:  Sunday, May 19 CPR/First Aid class2 p.m. FREE for the first 20 people that sign up before May 15.Wednesday, May 22CPR/First Aid Class10 a.m. Fee: $50Friday, May 24 Car Seat inspection830 a.m. to 12 p.m. 3100 Kirby Dr. Pearland, 77584 (EMS Station 5)by appointment onlySaturday, May 2...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Summer Fun At Pearwood Skate Center Pearwood Skate Center South Side Roller derby beginners can enroll in a Roller Derby Boot Camp which is a $65 value. This class is held each Monday from 8 P.M. to 9 P.M. The classes are designed with drills to stay agile quick and strong. Make no mistake this is an invigorating fitness class for those who would like to try out for the South Side Roller Derby League. As many as 100 ladies train and compete each year for membership in the South Side Roller Derby League. The league is owned and operated by volunteers with people that are really interested in this sport. So if skating is your passion and you secretly wanted to be in a roller derby league; this is your chance. Track on down to pearwood skating facilities located at 1230 Broadway Pearland...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  Cost: $15/members; $22/non-members Date: Sunday, June 9, 1 to 7 p.m.  Location: Recreation Center & Natatorium (4141 Bailey Rd)  Celebrate Father’s Day with a little hoops competition with Pearland Parks & Recreation! Children will partner with their dads/guardians to take on other families in a double elimination tournament. Registration deadline is Fri, May 31. Register online at pearlandparks.com or call 281.412.8915 for more information. Age Groups: 7-8 years, Course # 18718 9-10 years, Course # 18719 11-12 years, Course # 18720 13-14 years, Course # 18721
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
The City of Pearland and Brazoria County have partnered to open a new Westside Library. The grand opening for the new 6,000 sq. feet facility is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at the library located at 2803 Business Center Drive, Suite 101 in Pearland.    The grand opening ceremony will include brief remarks from local officials, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will culminate with self-guided tours of the facility.  Residents are invited to the grand opening which includes light refreshments. The push for a new library on Pearland's west side was a grassroots effort initiated more than two years ago by the Friends of Pearland Westside Library when the West Side Event Center, which had functioned as a small drop-off and pick-up library location for the west side of the city, sa...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
When: Friday, May 10th - 6:00 pm Check-in and Saturday, May 11 - 9:00am Check-out Where: Alvin Senior Center     Alvin Parks and Recreation is hosting their Fifth Annual Mother Daughter Sleep Over!  Mothers and Daughters ages 5-12 are invited to an evening of fabulous sleep over fun.  Enjoy traditional sleepover activities and participate in the Mother Daughter PJ pageant.  Sleep over begins Friday May 10th  at 6:00 p.m. and wraps up with breakfast May 11th  at 9:00 a.m.      Tickets are $40 per pair and can be purchased in advance at the Parks and Recreation office, 1100 W Hwy 6 Alvin TX 77511, or online at  http://www.bookking.ca/bkalvinrecreationpub/index.asp . No tickets will be sold at the door so be sure to get your ticket today!  Call (281) 388-4299 for more information.
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  You have probably noticed all the elections signs in Pearland lately.  We have several local elections including School Board and City Council. If you think your vote doesn't matter, there has been several instances lately where a canidate looses by a very small margin! If you care about what happens in Pearland ISD or ordniances passed for Pearland, then take this opportunity to VOTE! Early voting starts April 29th.  You can vote early at the following locations: Westside Event Center (2150 Country Place Pkwy) Alvin Community College, Pearland Center (2305 N. Grand Blvd - Bldg 2)
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m., Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) will be hosting the annual Environmental Awards Dinner at the Pearland Community Center, catered by Casa Ole.  The theme for this years event is #Green Starts Here, a rallying cry that began in 2012 with the Don’t Mess with Texas trashoff and continues to inspire members of the community to begin their own sustainable movement. Keep Pearland Beautiful will be honoring members of the community who began a green and sustainable movement in the City of Pearland and who continue to help KPB fulfill its mission to make Pearland the cleanest, most beautiful city in Texas. KPB is currently soliciting nominations for Environmental Awards. For more information, visit www.keeppearlandbeautiful.org.
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Beautiful home in Parkview Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $149,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,145 sqftLot: 8,300 sqft Location 2302 ColleenPearland, TX 77581USA 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 Country Home in Santa FeGorgeous Home in Shadow Creek Ranch!3134 Tankersley Circle2203 E Capri Place Drive3410 Lindhaven Drive 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)
  On Monday, April 22nd, you can help Young Life in Pearland raise money by simply eating at Bullrito's!  All day long tomorrow, you can visit the Bullritos at FM 518 and Dixie Farm Rd, purchase a meal and a portion of your ticket will be donated to Young Life - it's that easy! What to do: Make sure you download and take this flyer with you. Show the cashier when you check-out Enjoy your meal knowing you helped a worthy organization!    
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  The results are in and Houston home prices have officially hit an all-time high! According to Cultral Map Houston, Houston's median home price hit it's highest point ever in March.  The median price, $172,000 is up 6.5% from March 2012! Add that to the fact that Houston's inventory of homes for sale is at it's lowest point since 1999. What does that mean for home sellers in the Houston area? The demand for your home is HIGH! If you are considering placing your home on the market, now is the time! The Pearland real estate market is HOT right now! With over 16 years experience in the Pearland area, the Pearland HomeTeam can help you sell your home! For more information on our services, visit our website or email at pearlandhometeam@aol.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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