Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
 Just Say HELP ME RHONDA for All Your Real Estate Needs.713-397-6524www.rhondameredith.comrhonda.meredith@att.net     Date : October 6, 2007      Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.    Location:  City Hall                The City of Pearland is inviting all Pearland citizens to attend the     Annual Meet the City Fall Festival event at     Pearland City Hall located at     3519 Liberty Drive,     Pearland, Texas 77581.      The event is free and is held to give members of the     community the opportunity to meet their City    employees and learn about what they do, learn     about the services and programs available to them,    while having fun at the same time.     "Meet the City"    will feature door prizes, interactive displays,     and exciting games. 
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By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked Pearland as the 34th fastest growing suburb in the nation. It is therefore the fastest growing suburb in the Greater Houston area, and the 10th fastest growing in the state of Texas.I remember when Broadway was a two lane road growing up in Pearland. It has changed so much.Pearland had its humble beginnings near a siding switch on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in 1882. When a post office was established in 1893, the community was originally named Mark Belt. The name was changed to Pearland in November of that year because of the abundance of pear trees in the community. Pearland was promoted by some developers as an "agricultural Eden." The Galveston hurricane of 1900 destroyed most of the fruit trees and slowed growth for a considerable period ...
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By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
From www.rhondameredith.com For The Right Real Estate Agent, Just Say HELP ME RHONDA!The RIGHT Realtor will make all the difference in the world. The RIGHT Realtor respects their client's needs. The RIGHT Realtor puts their client's needs above their own to ensure complete satisfaction and making a client for life. RHONDA MEREDITH is "The Right Real Estate Agent".  Just Say HELP ME RHONDA!Since you have found your way to my website, you must have a real estate need, so let me assist you. I would like to earn your business and future referrals. WHAT DO YOU NEED? HOW CAN I HELP YOU? Are you ready to buy a home or sell your existing home?Looking for a place to lease - a home or an apartment?Are you almost facing foreclosure? I can help.Are you looking for a stress-free experience?Would my ...
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By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
Straight from the state's website.......  Sales Tax HolidayAugust 17-19, 2007The annual sales tax holiday for clothes and shoes has changed to the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August.This year, for the first time, school backpacks that cost less than $100 may be purchased tax-free.Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 17, 18, and 19 - the state's annual tax holiday. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The new exempt...
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By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
Who doesn't love high school football? Watching the Oilers play is an inexpensive way to bring the family together! For more information, check out www.pearlandoilers.com! 2007 Varsity Schedule | DateDayOpponentTimeSiteScore8/24/07FriDeer Park (Scrimmage)7:00Abshire8/31/07FriKempner7:00The Rig 9/7/07FriHouston Madison7:30Butler 9/14/07FriHouston Memorial7:00The Rig 9/21/07FriLaMarque7:00Etheridge 9/27/07ThuClear Lake7:00District 10/5/07FriBrazoswood7:00The Rig 10/12/07FriOpen 10/19/07FriClear Creek7:00District 10/26/07FriAlvin (HC)7:00The Rig 11/2/07FriGalveston7:00Corville 11/9/07FriClear Brook7:00The Rig For all of your real estate needs, just say HELP ME RHONDA!www.rhondameredith.com713-397-6524 Thanks and GO OILERS!Rhonda Meredith 
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Pearland is the 34th fastest growing suburb in the United States according to an article in Forbes magazine.The Houston suburb also is 10th in Texas and first in the greater Houston area.Pearland's population has increased 100 percent in seven years. By 2011, the estimated population is predicted to soar to 120,000 residents. Since 2000, retail sales in Pearland have increased more than 85 percent to more than $1 billion annually.Retail growth has had a similar spurt as Pearland experienced a major surge in retail with the launch of three, high-quality projects that will add a combined 1.9 million square feet of new retail to the city. To see the complete story see: http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2007/07/16/suburbs-growth-housing-forbeslife-cx_mw_0716realestate.htmlPlease visit www.da...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
The naysayers in the news keep talking about how bad the real estate market is.  Well, I say phooey on them... The real estate market is very strong in Pearland and most of Brazoria county.  Our office is as busy as it has every been.  I found this article in the Brazoria County news paper called "The Facts"  I think all should take the time to read it.  http://thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=dfc4997c718b236c  It would be nice to see the more GOOD stories about our local real estate market in the major news channels.Please visit my web site at www.danfrankrealty.com
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By Rhonda Meredith
(RE/MAX Top Realty)
 If you knew to the area and the district, mayber this information will help!Enrollment ProceduresStudents under 18 years of age must be enrolled by a parent listed on the birth certificate or legal guardian who lives in the Pearland Independent School District. Pearland ISD does not enroll out of district students. The following items are required for enrollment: All three of the following items are required. They must be current and in the name of the student's parent(s) or guardian(s). 1. Deed or Current Lease to Home (Tax statement can be used for deed): Leases must show: · Beginning date and length of lease · Physical address of lease · Occupant List for apartments (will be verified if not shown) · If utilities are included, it should be stated • Lessor's name with address and phon...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
June 09, 2007   Real Estate News(PRLEAP.COM) Perry Homes announces a limited selection of 65-foot homesites remain in the Trinity Shores section of Shadow Creek Ranch. Through June 30, Perry Homes offers a $7,000 buyer bonus on all sales and a free upgrade to stainless steel appliances on all pre-construction sales this section. One- and two-story Perry homes in Trinity Shores are priced from the $270,000s and range from 3,100 to 3,900 square feet.One of five homes ready for move-in this month and eligible for the $7,000 bonus is 13303 Ravenlake Drive. Showcasing the same floorplan as the model home, Plan 3223W, this one-story home has four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 3,223 square feet.The extended entry with a 13-foot coffered ceiling leads to a family room highlighted by...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
One of Pearland's home town guys is doing well.Sugar Land, Texas Promotes FenwickJun 7, 2007 10:05 AMSugar Land Fire Chief Dannie Smith promoted Clay Fenwick to the position of assistant fire chief for planning and research. His responsibilities include professional development, resource management, planning and research. Sugar Land is a Houston suburb.Fenwick began his professional fire career with the Sugar Land Fire Department in 1991. He began firefighting in 1983 as a member of the Pearland Volunteer Fire Department, where he served until 1994. He has previously held the positions of firefighter, driver, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief. He holds certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Firefighter Master, ARFF Advanced and Fire Service Instructor II,...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
My name is Danny Frank and I am a Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty.  I work mostly in the Pearland Texas area and I would love the opportunity to help you with the sale or purchase of your home.  I work mostly in residential but I do a lot of commercial contract also.  So if you are looking to buy or sell any type of real estate in the Pearland TX area, please call me and I will be glad to help you in any way.If for some reason you need to move from this area, call me and I can refer you to a real estate expert in a different area of the country.Choosing the right real estate agent can mean the difference between a smooth worry free transaction and a plain nightmare. That is why I thought it would be a good idea to introduce some of my friends that I have met on Active Rain.Tacoma R...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
By Vicente Arenas / 11 NewsIn Shadow Creek Ranch, you'll find some of Pearland's biggest and newest homes. Lakes dot the landscape. It is picture perfect. But trouble is brewing. Shadow Creek home values, homeowners say are over inflated. Way too high they say making the Brazoria County taxes they pay some of the highest in the area. "They've got mine appraised at over $305,000, which was like a 13-percent plus percent increase over last year," complained homeowner Michael Banyai "I couldn't put it on the market for that much money today." Some homeowners blame Brazoria County's Central Appraisal District for using a system that lumps homes together when calculating values on properties. We're told resulting high taxes have even forced some families to foreclose and abandon their dream ...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
By Bill ShawThe Facts Published May 28, 2007Happy Memorial Day. The frolic-in-the-sun, hit-the-road-if-you-can-afford-to-buy-gas season begins."Awesome," a female voice said from behind me. "Awesome?" I said. "Why?""Because of the age on your leg," she said.We were finishing up our 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike routes and 3-mile runs in the first mile of the 3-mile anchor leg of the College of the Mainland-Bay Area Triathletes (COM-BAT) Triathlon. In a triathlon, we are body-marked with our race numbers on our arms and legs and our ages on one of our calves."It's great for a 68-year-old to be finishing a triathlon," said my fellow triathlete, a 35-year-old, as she overtook me and continued her run.I was one of the five BRATS (Brazosport Area Triathletes) who rose early and headed for Texa...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
By Yvonne MintzThe Facts Published May 6, 2007There are at least two good reasons Brazoria County Commissioners Court should give serious consideration to approving a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for a housing and retail development in Manvel and Iowa Colony.• The road developers want to pave along CR 56 from Highway 288 to Highway 6 and the overpass they want to build on Highway 288 provide a regional benefit, not just a pricey road only to be used by people who live there.• Establishing infrastructure done right in that area will help development take hold at the county’s center, which is good news for Angleton and points south.Seven Oaks Ranch, as the 2,000-acre, master-planned community is called, is laid out in a crescent shape starting at Highway 288 and looping around to meet ...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
By Jason SmithThe Facts Published May 28, 2007For being pioneers in promoting and maintaining an environmentally friendly community, two area cities were awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Award.The awards, sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful, were given out to Lake Jackson and Pearland for their excellence in community leadership coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and property improvement, and solid waste management."This is a huge achievement," said Josh Spradling, Keep Texas Beautiful's communications manager. "They put a lot of time and effort in improving their community."More than 75 cities applied for the prestigious award, and only nine were handed out in different population c...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
May 12, 2007   Real Estate News(PRLEAP.COM) Perry Homes is pleased to introduce a new floorplan design, Plan 3530W, available in Shadow Creek Ranch, Eden Cove. The new design, featuring four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in approximately 3,530 square feet, will be showcased as the community's new model home. Perry Homes is offering a $10,000 bonus on all sales in Eden Cove through May 31. Perry Homes also offers a free upgrade to stainless steel appliances on all homes available to build in this section.Perry Homes offers a full selection of one- and two-story homes in Eden Cove that are built on 70-foot homesites, priced from the $290,000s, and range in size 3,000 to more than 4,800 square feet. Currently under construction and eligible for the $10,000 bonus in the Eden Cove section is Plan 3...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Written by Jeremy Hoffmann 15-Year Deal Signed at Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center The Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center, located in Pearland, TX, has added a new tenant to its Junior Anchor list. Ashley Furniture has leased 50,016 square feet and will be located between the Academy Sports and Outdoors and Hobby Lobby stores. The 15-year deal has a reported contract rent of $11 per year triple net with a build-out allowance of $30. The retailer has an estimated move-in date of October 2007. The Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center is located at State Highway 288 and FM 518 (Broadway). The Center is owned by a venture among Transwestern Development Company, WCF Development and Buchanan Street Partners. The project will be anchored by a 150,000-square-foot H-E-B accompanied by specialty goods retail...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Shadow Creek RanchShadow Creek Ranch is a 3,500-acre lake themed master planned community south of Houston in Pearland Texas offering homes from $140s to over $1 million as well as commercial/retail opportunities. Shadow Creek Ranch is the #1 selling master-planned community in the Houston-Pearland Metroplex Shadow Creek Ranch, Houston's newest major master-planned community that offers residents a small town feel, with big city appeal. Homes priced from $140,000 to $1 million 700 acres of greenbelts and community parks 300 acres of recreational lakes 1/3 of the homesites will be waterfront and a majority will have clear lake views. A 22-mile hike and bike network 7 school sites on 145 acres Town Center with shopping and dining Corporate Campus Hospital Day care facilities Library Polic...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Shadowcreek Ranch  is a master planned community located in Pearland, Texas just minutes away from Houston's commercial, coroporate, and entertainment venues .  Encompassed around beautiful vistas and sparkling lakes, Shadow Creek Ranch is a great place to call home! School Zoning:Shadow Creek Ranch is located in two school districts. The Brazoria County portion of Shadow Creek Ranch is located in the Alvin Independent School District. The Fort Bend County portion of Shadow Creek Ranch is located in the Fort Bend Independant School District.visit Fort Bend ISD website for up-to-date zoning changes.visit Alvin ISD website  for up-to-date zoning changes. Amenities Include:Golf course, walking/jogging trails, 3 recreation centers with tennis courts, volleyball courts, swimming pools, fine ...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Shadow Creek Ranch Market Report Brought to you by The Hurley Group.Selling your home in Shadow Creek Ranch?  What are the current market trends and house values in Pearland, Texas?   Shadow Creek Ranch is a master-planned community  located just south of Houston, Texas.Shadow Creek Ranch -Pearland, Texas 2006 Market Summary As of 02/21/2007250 Homes sold in Briarglen in 2006.High Sales Price   359,335High Price per Square Foot  118.83Low Sales Price  158,470Low Dollar per Square Foot  60.29All homes sold were built after 2002 What is your Shadow Creek Ranch Home Worth?  Visit http://www.houstonhomebuyer.com/
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