Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
3410 Lindhaven Drive Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $349,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms2 Partial BathroomsInterior: 3,258 sqftLot: 12,393 sqft Location 3410 Lindhaven DrivePearland, 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 3134 Tankersley Circle2203 E Capri Place Drive3410 Lindhaven DriveBeautiful Waterfront Home3723 E Peach Hollow Circle Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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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 March 2013    HOUSTON HOME SALES BLOSSOM IN MARCH   Aggressive home buying shrinks inventory further while driving the median price to a record high   HOUSTON — (April 16, 2013) — It’s hard to tell that the spring home buying season has begun because real estate transactions throughout Greater Houston never slowed during the traditionally quieter winter months. The addition of nearly 119,000 jobs over the past 12 months and the resulting need for housing, combined with continued low interest rates, helped make March Houston’s 22nd consecutive month of positive home sales. According to the latest monthly data prepared by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), home sales jumped 17.0 percent compared to last March. Housing inventory, which had been at a 13-year low of 3...
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Do you have a medicine cabinet full of old prescriptions that you don’t know what to do with? Many of us leave unfinished prescriptions in medicine cabinets not realizing the dangers. These medications are less effective and can be dangerous once past their expiration dates. Also, leaving them there provides easy access for children and other people to find. I think it’s better to be safe than sorry in this case! Okay, why can’t you just throw them out? Well, many people do not realizing that these medications eventually break down and can potentially infiltrate our drinking water or the water used for agriculture. It is best to dispose of them properly and April 27th is a great day to do it! Simply bring any prescription medications to one of the participating sites listed below. All ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  It's almost summertime and it's now that a lot of people start looking for a vacation home. A place to relax and enjoy peace & quiet!  But is it a good investment? You can buy a vacation home today for investment purposes as well as enjoyment. And yes, there are tax benefits.Some people buy a vacation home to use as a permanent retirement home later, which allows them to get ahead on their payments. Another benefit is that the interest and property taxes on a vacation home are tax-deductible. Some real estate experts predict that vacation homes will appreciate in value due to rising demand from the aging Baby Boom generation. You also can depreciate the property if you live in the house less than 14 days a year. You also need to consider whether you can afford to carry two mortgages, ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  Date: Friday nights, May & JuneTime: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.Location: Southdown Park (2150 Country Place Parkway) Ages: All ages welcomeAdmission: FREEParking: Free parking at Westside Event Center & Southdown Park Come out and relax to the tunes of a live band every Friday night during the onths of May and June at Southdown Park from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand selling a delicious variety of foods while the Splash Pad and playground will be available for the kids. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets then sit back and enjoy an evening of fun and family entertainment. For more information and band schedule, call 281.412.8900. Summerfest Entertainment Stage Schedule of Events May 3: Level One Band - Motown, Soul, Disco & Classic Rock  May 10: Bayou Roux - Zyde...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Pearland Parks & Recreation announces its 7th annual "Let Freedom Sing" talent search, a singing competition to find the two most talented vocal performers in Pearland. The top two singers will be selected to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America at the city-wide July 4th Celebration of Freedom. There are separate categories for adult and youth competitors. A panel of judges will select the eight finalists who will perform each week during Summerfest, the Pearland Parks & Recreation Department's summer concert series held every Friday during May and June in Southdown Park (2150 Coutryplace Parkway) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. One winner from each of the following categories will sing at the city's July 4th Celebration of Freedom: The National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" - ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  WHEN: May 12, 2013 WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall (2320 Hatfield Rd, Pearland, TX)   This is a cause near and dear to my heart. My daughter's mother-in-law is battling cancer and our family is reaching out for assistance in developing a fund to aid in our efforts of “Keeping Edie Well”. Join us for a fantastic day of BBQ, Music, face painting, hair & nail station and LOTS OF FUN! Check out some of the Silent Auction Items: Call Candace McFarland-Kliesing at 832-578-0488 for more information!  It's going to be a GREAT day and We hope you can make it!
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Keep Pearland Beautiful (a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit) with the help of Alexander, Jamison, Rogers and Sablatura Middle School Environmental Clubs (Kids In Pearland Preserving (the) Environment (through) Responsible Service – KIPPERS), the Pearland Independent School District and the Pearland Council of PTAs are planning the Seventeenth Annual School Environmental Fair for Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Rogers Middle School, 3121 Manvel Rd, Pearland, Texas 77584. There is no admission charge and all of the activities at this event are family friendly and free to the attendees. If you are interested in participating in the fair by hosting a BOOTH or an ACTIVITY please contact Fay Watson ASAP at info@mykpb.org or call Fay at 281-652-1659.  Each booth or activity must have an environ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Are you relocating to the greater Houston area and you're not sure where to live? Consider Pearland, TX!   Pearland has a lot to offer! Just check out one of my latest blog postings on the "Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home In Pearland, Texas" to learn about this great area. If you need help finding a home in Pearland, Tx, then let me help you with a FREE Relocating Guide. To begin the process, please click here and fill out the form with all of your criteria for the home you're looking for. I will contact you with your housing options and answer any questions you may have.  Let the Pearland Hometeam help you relocate and find your perfect home!  
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Homes have been in huge demand in the Houston market over the past several months, with many listed properties drawing multiple offers from would-be buyers and some sellers getting more than their original asking price. The hefty sales activity has driven housing inventory down to levels not seen since 1999. This is an excellent time to sell a home, so what are you waiting for? Remember when you were a first-time home-buyer? Were you excited but overwhelmed? It’s not unusual to feel that way as a first-time seller either, and it’s just as involved of a process – if not more so. But knowing what to expect can make the selling process go smoothly. Here are five ways to be a smart first-time seller. 1. While it may sound appealing to try to sell your home on your own, keep in mind the ch...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  April 5 - 7, 2013   The Pearland Crawfish Festival boils up tons of cheap, delicious, spicy crawfish, a world of great food, lively music, vendors, games, and more in the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up big. There will be serving hot, fresh crawfish throughout the festival, along with the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare.   Professional, world-class boilers are bringing in the best farm-raised Crawfish the Gulf Coast at a great price. With deep Cajun roots and years of experience in Cajun cuisine, they’ll spice it just right and with a 50 acre festival site to work with, they’ll have plenty of stations to serve it up fast and hot. The area’s best Zydeco bands provide the infectious rhythms where the Bayou meets the Bay, and...
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
I am excited to share some news that was announced by the City of Pearland.  Memorial Hermann is planning to bring a 64 bed hospital to Pearland.  This hospital will be located near Highway 288 near the existing imaging center facility.  The new facility will have what they are calling a convenient care facility.  This is intended to bring primary physicians and specialties to this new Memorial Hermann campus.  At the center of the facility will be a full emergency room with an intensive care unit, operating rooms, a heart cath lab and many other services.  Better yet, it is affiliated with the larger Memorial Hermann system meaning that patients requiring a level of care not provided at this smaller facility can be transferred to one of the other Memorial Hermann full-facility hospital...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
    This is a cause near and dear to my heart. My daughter's mother-in-law is battling cancer and our family is reaching out for assistance in developing a fund to aid in our efforts of “Keeping Edie Well”.  Edie was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2012, less than a year after losing her younger sister to lung cancer.  So after great prayer and reflection she made the decision to set forth in alternative medical treatment options that are not covered by insurance.  She is continually traveling back and forth to the Dallas Area to maintain her treatment plan.  Edie’s faith and determination to enhance and maintain her quality of life to be there for her family and friends has been inspirational, and has instilled in all of us that we are to “Trust in the LORD with all our HEA...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
In today’s real estate market, you need to work with a real estate professional you can trust and one with a proven track record. I am proud to announce that Re/Max out-sold all other real estate companies in Pearland for 2012! What does that mean for you? It means that we have what it takes to get your home SOLD!  I am dedicated to providing the absolute finest service and expertise possible for my clients. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, I can help make your home ownership dreams come true! Have questions? Please feel free to call me at 281-412-2022 or email me!  
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
The countdown has begun for a local favorite! The Pearland Crawfish Festival will be held next weekend, April 5th through 7th just outside Shadow Creek Ranch at the corner of Discovery Bay and Business Center Blvd. This annual event started as a small local festival and has grown to include more vendors, rides and games than ever before! Tickets are being offered at a discount if purchased before the event. Click the link to buy tickets for the Pearland Crawfish Festival. Tickets cost $5 per adult (13 and up) if bought in advance and 7$ per adult if bought the day of show. Children 12 and under and Active Military with Current I.D. are FREE! This reasonably priced event creates a good excuse to grab some friends and go enjoy some fantastic entertainment and Cajun food! Entertainment wil...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
What Is A Home Warranty Plan?     A home warranty plan, also known as a home protection plan, is a service contract that offers homeowners a way to safeguard themselves against possible breakage or a malfunction within the home.  It's impossible to predict the future, which is why so many buyers look for that little extra peace of mind to comfort them when life unexpectedly throws them an unforeseen problem.   Who Needs A Home Warranty Plan   Basically, anyone who purchases a home and is concerned with the cost of repairs should consider a home warranty plan.  This is especially true of first-time home buyers who may not be familiar with home maintenance.   Factoring In The Cost   When factoring in the potential cost of repairing a major appliance or other home component, a home warrant...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
   Showing your home is essential in the real estate business.  After all, who would purchase a property sight unseen?  When a potential buyer stops in, here are ten recommended tips to follow when showing your home:   Tip # 1: Welcome Your Buyers If you are still living in the home while it's being shown, graciously greet your potential home buyers and invite them to look around.  Make sure that you instruct them to take their time and to ask any questions that they may have.  It may be a good idea if you leave the home for a short time to allow the buyer to look without feeling restricted by your presence.  A potential buyer is less likely to voice any concerns in front of the current owner, which is why it's better to leave your buyers with the REALTOR® and announce that you will be ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  When we have pets, they quickly become a part of our family.  But when it comes to selling your home, potential buyers may not be impressed by the presence of your four-legged family member.  Whether it's due to allergies or a simple case of not being a lover of animals, some buyers shy away from a home with pets.  The good news is that there are strategies you can employ to sell your house without a ruff time!   A Foolproof Solution   If you worry about potential home buyers being scared off by the presence of your pet, find an alternate location for them while you are showing the home.  Perhaps a neighbor, family member or friend could watch your pet for a few hours.  Otherwise, consider boarding your pet temporarily.  Without the discomfort of an unfamiliar animal, buyers will be ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Almost all home buyers will be looking in the bathtub or shower when viewing the home.  So many times this is over looked by the homeowner when preparing the home for the market.  With a little bit of time and effort you can make your shower shine and look ready for each showing.  Below are a few helpful hints to prepare and maintain you shower and/or bathtubs.   Cleaning Shower   Take everything out of the shower and give your shower a good cleaning.  This is a time to take a look at any cracks, grout, & caulk.  Clean the shower doors:  To clean shower doors here is my secret that works and will clean your soap scrum doors in a timely manner.  Spray the glass area with a good bathroom soap scrum remover.  Let it sit for about 15 minutes.  Scrub with a SOS pad. (I know it might sound s...
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By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Paws in the Park has become one of my favorite Pearland events! I look forward to it each year and have marked my calendar for this weekend! Each year the event is used to benefit an animal rescue or animal advocate organization. This year's Paws in the Park will raise funds and awareness for Pup Squad Animal Rescue. This organization rescues puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters and other situations and helps to place them in forever homes. Paws in the Park will be held at Independence Park. Better yet, attendance and on-site parking are both free! The event kicks off with a Fun Run on Saturday, March 23rd. Visit http://pearlandparks.com for exact time of the Fun Run and to register on-line. The HEB Plus! Pet and Owner Fun Run is open to everyone. There are distances o...
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