Pearland, TX Real Estate News

By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Inventory is low all over the Pearland/Friendswood area, but lucky for you, I have just listed a great home in the heart of Pearland!   This super-nice four-bedroom home is located at 4016 Hazelwood Drive in the Westwood Village subdivision in Pearland. It features a big kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large den with fireplace, formal dining and living rooms, nice-size bedrooms with very large walk-in closets. The master bath has double sinks, a jetted whirlpool tub, separate shower and a very large closet.   The HUGE cul-de-sac backyard has no back neighbors! There is plenty of room for a pool with lots of space left over!   This Pearland beauty has NEW carpet, is FRESHLY painted, and is MOVE-IN-READY! Priced to sell at $175,000.   Don't miss this one! Call Rose King for a s...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
We have all had those moments when unexpected costs come up.... this is never more true than when you are buying a house. At Pearland HomeTeam, we want you to be prepared! Here are a few things to look out for when planning your home purchase. 1. Buying Costs - "You mean we have to pay fees too?" I can't tell you how many times I have heard this. There are several services that you will have to include in your buying costs: Appraisal to confirm that your home is priced accordingly to it's value Home Inspection Real Estate Attorney to review all contracts 2. Homeowner Insurance - You have to have Homeowner insurance to close on your new home. Make sure you shop around for the best plan to fit your needs. 3. Private Mortgage Insurance  - Most people don't realize that if you have less th...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
We in Texas Call This Beauty Lawn Art! Today while showing a home I noticed this creation in someone front porch and yard. She is a beauty! I really would like to have one too! If I remember correctly it originated as a gimmick to raise money for a cause. Now it has caught on and many people want to have one. This would include me.      
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
We love this time of year! The weather is beautiful and it's fun to get outside and enjoy it! Each Friday evening in Pearland, the Parks & Recreations department put on Summerfest, concerts in the park.  If you've never been to one, you're missing out on great music and the chance to get to know others in the community! This Friday, May 23rd, the Jonathan Fox Band will be perfoming. Make plans to come out to Southdown Park at 7pm and have a great time! For more information, visit the Pearland Parks & Recreation page. Hope to see you there!
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
    Houston Home Prices Reach Record Highs in April Despite Flat Sales The latest MLS release with April 2014 residential sales statistics has been posted in the HAR Newsroom. Please click HERE to read the release. It will be distributed to the media today so it will likely be reported in the newspapers and on TV, radio and the Internet in the next couple of days. For your convenience, you may also view the Houston Housing Minute video of HAR Chair Chaille Ralph discussing the statistics embedded within the release. In an effort to keep our members as informed as possible about the real estate market, we wanted to make you aware of the latest statistics. Obviously, it is important to remember that "all real estate is local," and these figures are for the aggregate of the greater Houston...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
    WOW! If you are looking for a great home in the Pearland area with lots of space, look no more! My new listing at 13306 Iris View Lane in the new Southlake Subdivision is just what you are looking for. The home features 2,942 square foot of living space. There are many upgrades that this home offers such as crown molding, plantation shutters in the front of the home with 2.5 inch faux wooden blinds in the reminder of the home. Crown molding, chair railings are another upgrade and extra wide door trims throughout the home. The four bedrooms, three bathrooms and closets are spacious as are the three baths.    There is an office with French doors and a formal dining and living room area. The family room has a beautiful fireplace with an open concept that ties the breakfast and kitchen ...
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By Danny Frank, The Houston Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Texas housing market slows in first quarter of 2014 amid continued demand Texas Association of REALTORS® releases the 2014-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—CONTACT: Stacy Armijo - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950 Apr 30 2014 — AustinThe Texas housing market’s rapid growth slowed significantly in the first quarter of 2014, while single-family home prices continued to increase and inventory reached a new historic low, according to the 2014-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.“While the demand for Texas housing has remained strong, single-family home sales growth was relatively flat compared to the first quarter of 2013,” said Dan Hatfield, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “Severe weather at the ...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Congratulations to our clients on the closing of their new home at 1610 Oak Point in Pearland! We are just as excited for our clients on their new home as they are. If you are looking to purchase a new home in the greater Pearland area, give us a call! It is a fantastic time to buy! 
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
We would like to congratulate our clients on the purchase of their new home located at 2503 S. Venice Drive. It's always a great day when we help someone find the home of their dreams. We wish them all the best! If you are interested in finding your dream home, give The Pearland Home Team a call today!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Bright Idea or Break Down? I have been battling my Yahoo email in box. I am not happy with the recent changes they have made. Today I found out that they had erased over 300 emails without notification that I am aware of.   Being so tired of battling that system.... I just erased all the email in the in box all together. I hope there was not anything important there....I must say it was liberating!  
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
  Congratulations to our clients on the purchase of their new home! I had the great opportunity to assist a client in finding their new home at 12019 Blossomheath Rd in Cypress, Texas.  We wish them the very best! If you would like help in finding your dream home, give the Pearland HomeTeam a call today!
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
According to a new report by RealtyTrac showa that 96 percent of counties that they track are better off now than they were four years ago. They analyzes housing market by gaugin four main categories: home price appreciation, affordbility of bank-owned REO sales and the unemployment rate. RealtyTrac Vice President, Daren Blomquist states, "The housing recovery has taken root in hundres of counties across the country, and almost all local housing markets are better off than they werre four years agao when foreclosure activity peaked in 2010, with more than 1 million homes lost to foreclosure in that year alone."  Furthermore, Blomquist stated that there were less than half of bank reposessions in 2013 than before. This is great news for national housing market! It is a great time to buy...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Your're Invited to a Crawfish Boil Fundraiser for Sunshine Kids - hosted by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services! WHEN: April 26, 2014 WHERE: 463 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058 Join Berkshire Hathaway Home Services this month to raise money for the Sunshine Kids! There will be lots of crawfish to eat and plenty of activities including Face Painting, Corn Bag Tournaments, Ballons, Raffles, Craft Vendors and MORE! Make plans to come out! You'll have a great time and all money raised with go toward a worthy cause! For more informaiton, call BHHS at 281-723-2888.
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
A BIG Congratulations to Clyde & Judy on the contract of their new home in Pearland! We are so excited for you both! Thank you for letting the Pearland HomeTeam help you find your new home! We wish you the best of luck - may you make the best of memories in it!
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By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
What?!?!? Another Crawfish Festival!!!! Don't worry if you missed last weekend's Kemah crawfish festival, Pearland is having their annual crawfish festival April 4-6th. Friday and Saturday events open at 11 am and end at 10 pm. Sunday April 6th events will open at 11 am and end at 6 pm. There is plenty of time to have some fun with the family and invite friends too! There will be tons of yummy crawfish, other delicious foods, music, games, and tons of family friendly fun in the sun! If crawfish isn't really your thing, don't worry their will be plenty of other delicious cajun food to try. There will be a children's area and a festival/carnival area filled with fun rides. To top off the fun their will be arts and crafts, a crawfish eating contest, vendors of gifts live music and more foo...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Sellers: Top 10 Selling Tips from Maggie and The PearlandHomeTeam   Presentation of your home or property means a lot...especially, for first impressions. Take a moment below to review some tips  to ensure when marketing your home to potential home buyers. Enhance the first impression for the home buyer Pay attention to how your lawn and landscaping looks. Remove dying plants or keep them out of sight. Keep the yard mowed, raked, weeded, fertilized and watered. Trees and shrubs should be pruned and trimmed. Use plants and flowers on porches and front walk way - create curb appeal! Hoses and garden equipment should be kept neatly out of sight. Remove all toys, bicycles, tools, unattractive patio furniture, trash, etc., from the yard. Outdoor furniture should be kept clean. The exterior o...
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
We all know that Houston has a HOT real estate market but did you know that it is actually ranked in the Top 5 for Investment for Foreign Homebuyers? According to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, the top five spots for foreign buyers worldwide, according to the survey, are:  London New York San Francisco Houston Los Angeles It's a big deal that Houston landed on #4 and we are proud about how far our economy has carried the real estate market! Click here to read more!
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.79% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.77% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.72%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Have you heard the news?   Pearland has been selected to host the 2014 United States Quadriplegic Rugby Association (USQRA) Quad Rugby Mountain Sectional rugby tournament! Wheelchair rugby teams from across the U.S. will come to the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium this Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 2 to compete, with the winners proceeding on to Nationals. By hosting this tournament, the City of Pearland is providing local athletes with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports. This is one of the greatest services Pearland Parks & Recreation can provide to the Pearland community.Adult volunteers are needed to help make this tournament a success! Volunteers are needed for the following duties: working score sheets, game clock and shot clocks. "Ju...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.79% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.77% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.72%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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