The Woodlands, TX Real Estate News

By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
HOME IN THE WOODLANDS WITH A POOL ~ $223,500! If you are looking for a great family home in The Woodlands at a great price and in a great location, look no further!  52 N. High Oaks Circle awaits a new owner!  Located literally minutes from I-45 and the new Exxon campus, this is one of the best locations around! This 3 bedroom, 2014 home features a formal living and dining plus a great family room!  Lots of space for the family to entertain and enjoy!  And right outside of the family is a lovely screened-in porch overlooking the lap pool!  And if that isn't enough, why not sit atop the back porch on the sundeck overlooking the pool! The home has been freshly painted throughout the inside!  New carpet, new counter tops, wood and tile floors throughout!  This home is ready for immediate m...
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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
We just embarked upon a daunting enterprise.Some friends and past clients, experienced a heart wrenching loss, in August of 2011.In the early morning hours a fire reduced their 5000 sq ft, Nationally award winning Goslin-Nix Training stable barn and indoor riding arena to ashes.  They also lost 14 horses to the inferno.With no insurance, they have been fighting to exist and to continue their life's work.Ralph and I decided that we would undertake putting together a Benefit to raise funds for them to rebuild.  The last benefit I was involved with was many years ago when the goal was building hike and bike trails in one of the Memorial villages near downtown Houston.To accomplish the purpose this time will require skills I do not have and more energy than both of us possess!Planning is on...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
RESTAURANT REVIEW IN THE WOODLANDS ~ VIA EMILIA When I first moved to The Woodlands in the late 80's, we only had a handful of restaurants. Now that we have topped out at over 100,000 residents, the restaurants have increased as well.  There are many wonderful places to eat scattered throughout The Woodlands.  When I find a great place to eat with excellent service, I will be writing a review. Today's review focuses on Via Emilia!  This fantastic family owned restaurant is a relatively new kid on the block.  They were located on FM 1960 for many years and finally moved to The Woodlands last year.  They have already recently expanded as well to meet the increased demand. What I like the most about this restaurant is the fact that they remember you!  Each time we visit there they call us ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
  ARTS IN THE PARKS ~ THE WOODLANDS ~ MARCH 9,2013 If you have yet to experience an Arts in the Park event here in The Woodlands, now is the time!  On Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Rob Fleming Park located at 6055 Creekside Park in the Village of Creekside.  This is a popular venue that is in a beautiful setting. This is a great event for the entire family.  There will be local musical performances, crafts,, vendors, a kid zone and so much more.  Additionally there will be many works on art on exhibit. Don’t miss this fun event right here in the Woodlands!  The weather has been spectacular so this should be a great day to get outside with the family!  See you three!    
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
ARTISANS FARMERS MARKET ~ THE WOODLANDS, MARCH 1, 2013 Are you looking for locally grown  fruits and vegetables right here in The Woodlands?  This Friday March 1,  located right in the heart of The Woodlands in the Village of Panther Creek, you can come out and find some healthy home-grown delights!  The Espirit International School located at 4890 Panther Creek Drive, right next to Sally K. Ride Elementary will be hosting this event. From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. you will be able to shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, free range chicken eggs, a variety of meats, oils and so much more.  In addition to the food there will be craft items as well.  This is  a great opportunity to load up on the freshest produce around! Come early to find the best selections!  There is plenty of pa...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
THE WOODLANDS MARATHON ~ MARCH 2, 2013 The 2nd Annual Woodlands Marathon is this Saturday, March 2, 2013.  The Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 K and Family 2K will all begin early Saturday morning at 7 a.m.   If you are not participating, come on out and cheer on the runners. Residents need to be aware of the traffic blocks that will occur that morning.  Click HERE to see where the races will be and make note of alternative routes if you need to be out on Saturday morning.  There will be many police and volunteers on the race to keep things "running" smoothly! Last year was the first year for this race to return after a long hiatus.  With the number of runners in The Woodlands, it just made sense to bring the race back.  The race was very well attended and is almost sold out for this year! I...
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By Tiffany Sniezek, Tiffany Sniezek 713-594-9639 RE/MAX Woodlands TX
(RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, TX 713-594-9639 direct,)
It’s raining its pouring…Forecast for The Woodlands TX…..A Hail Storm of Showings and Offers Predicted! Hold On To Your HATs 2013 is going to be a wild ride! Over the last few weeks, I have been busy meeting with sellers and helping them prepare their homes for market.  We have worked diligently to get their homes in perfect showing condition! Lights, Camera….Show Time!   We are definitely in a seller’s market but it still helps when a seller is willing to take the steps to ensure that their home will show the best that it possible can.  By doing this, they are putting more money in their own pocket. Take for instance a home I listed a little over than 48 hrs. ago.  Now, this is not the normal situation and part of me is thankful for that but for my sellers, I am very pleased that this ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
PROM TIME IN THE WOODLANDS ~ HAIR, MAKEUP & DRESSES! Spring is just around the corner and it is Prom time here in The Woodlands. Young ladies are beginning to plan their quest for that perfect dress, getting their hair and makeup done and of course getting the manis & pedis! Luckily, there are many great places for all of these services right here in The Woodlands. For the perfect dress: Couture House Rentals - why buy when you can rent a one-of-kind gown at a very reasonable price? They will make sure the dress fits your perfectly too! For the perfect hair style: L'Vantage - located in two locations. Make your appointments now! For professional makeup: Special Event Makeup - Get that flawless look for your night at the prom! Kelsey knows makeup and has experience with theatre, pageant ...
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By Jeremy Williams, Business Coach, Husband, Father, and Dog Wrangler
(Red Hawk Coaching)
Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion 2014 and Mega Camp 2013 Online Registration   Chad Hyams Bringing BOLD Technology to The Woodlands in April 2013   Keller Williams The Woodlands and Magnolia Recognizes Agents Joining the Office This Week Keller Williams Realty Ranked #1 in the United States by Agent Count Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Speak on The One Thing at Keller Williams Family Reunion in Dallas Texas Keller Williams The Woodlands and Magnolia is a Learning Based Company Keller Williams The Woodlands and Magnolia Owners Share Profits with Their Agents in January Keller Williams The Woodlands and Magnolia | Thirsty Tuesday Event at Bar Louie on Waterway KW The Woodlands and Magnolia February Sales Meeting – Woodforest
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
A WEEKEND IN THE WOODLANDS ~ TONS TO DO! Thinking of coming to The Woodlands for a weekend and want to know what to do?  There is plenty to keep you busy, many great restaurants and of course top quality hotels!  The weather is getting nicer by the day so now is super time to visit!  Take a cruise on the Waterway, catch a concert at the Pavilion, row a boat in Lake Woodlands, enjoy a picnic in one of our many parks, take a stroll on our bike paths and so much more!  There is something for everyone! Oh and did I mention shopping?  The Woodlands has some outstanding shopping areas.  The Woodlands Mall and Market Street are two of the more popular shopping areas.  There are many more specialty shops scattered throughout The Woodlands. Now after you have spent your weekend here in The Woodl...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
MAKEUP ARTIST IN THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS ~ PROM, WEDDING, SPECIAL EVENTS Do you have a special event coming up where you need to have a makeup artist help you get ready for that special day?  Having a professional makeup artist can assist you in putting your best face forward!  Right here in The Woodlands, Texas is a top-notch makeup artist who can transform you into a glamorous Diva! Special Event Makeup specializes is getting you ready for Prom, Homecoming, Pageants, Interviews, Head Shots, Bridal Portraits, Wedding Day, and more!  When you need to look your very best, trust your makeup to a professional!  We can assist you in making sure that your day is perfect and memorable! Kelsey, the makeup artist is my daughter so I can personally vouch for her expertise!  She has always had an af...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEART BALL 2013 Last night we attended the 2013 Montgomery County Heart Ball.  Held at The Woodlands Marriott Waterway, the theme of Fifty Shades of Red and underwritten by FMC Technologies, a great deal of money was raised for the American Heart Association.  A very well attended event that was a night to remember. Gorgeous table design and a stunning ballroom created a magical evening.  It was a great evening seeing all of the gorgeous red ball gowns.  The men were rather dashing as well in their sharp tuxedos.  It was certainly a magical night of great food, good friends and a wonderful cause.  Make sure you make plans to attend this event next year.  Close to a million dollars was raised this year.  Many people with heart disease will directly benefit from this ev...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
        The Woodlands Parkway Road Expansion over Lake Woodlands The oldest and longest thoroughfare in The Woodlands will see a makeover in 2013 as the stretch of Woodlands Parkway over Lake Woodlands will expand from four lanes to six lanes, potentially eliminating rush hour traffic congestion.   The stretch of Woodlands Parkway from Grogan’s Mill Road to East Panther Creek Drive is the only four-lane stretch of the otherwise six-lane thoroughfare, said Mike Page, spokesman for The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1. Page said rush hour traffic in the morning and evening exacerbates congestion on that stretch, slowing eastbound and westbound traffic. “The purpose of the project is just to eliminate that four-lane bottleneck,” Page said. Danny Perez, spokesman for the Texas Departme...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
HOMES IN STERLING RIDGE IN THE WOODLANDS, TX The Woodlands, Texas is a master-planned community that has something for everyone.  Our community is sub-divided into Villages.  The Village of Sterling Ridge is located in the western end of The Woodlands.  Homes in the village of Sterling Ridge in The Woodlands range from the low $100,000 to upper millions. Search for Homes in Sterling Ridge in The Woodlands, TX The Village of Sterling Ridge is futher sub-divided into specific neighborhoods.  Each neighborhood is clearly marked with a nice marque sign.  Miles and miles of hike & bike trails can give you easy access to all of the parks, neighborhoods and shopping centers in The Village of Sterling Ridge. The schools in Sterling Ridge are some of the best in the state!  Visit the Conroe ISD ...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
Communities in The Woodlands TX 77380, Lake Woodlands East Shore Community Details To preview a Complete List of Available Homes FOR SALE or LEASE in East Shore TX Real Estate or to contact a Woodlands and Spring Remax Realtor at (281)620-4899 so we can discuss your housing needs. A guide to East Shore neighborhood - The Woodlands The East Shore neighborhood is named so because its sits on the eastern edge of Lake Woodlands, the “Garden District” of The Woodlands Town Center. This 260 acre area is a unique blend of classic architecture with formal garden parks and green spaces, East Shore features distinctive neighborhoods each with its own special character. Shade trees line broad streets and shadow peaceful green spaces to create an established, welcoming setting as you enter East Sho...
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By Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate
(Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring)
  11 Things Women Buyers Want in a Home in The Woodlands, TX   BIG Closets!   Preferably His and Hers Closets Jetted Bathtubs Location (MORE important than the size of the home!) Security Place to Socialize  (Men like the outdoors) Laundry Room Low Maintenance Separate Master-Bath Shower and Tub 2 Car Garage Large and Spacious Kitchen Open Layout Looking at buying a home in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas, I will help you every step of the way.   SIGN UP (via email) to get New Listings the day they come on the Market in The Woodlands and Spring!  Don't miss out on your chance to find your perfect new home!
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
WHAT DOES MONTHS OF INVENTORY MEAN FOR REAL ESTATE? As we crunch our numbers and statistics in real estate, knowing how many months of available inventory is a good barometer of what is going on in our market. As we see this number fluctuate, we can make better predictions of our local real estate markets. Months of Inventory calculates the number of homes currently on the market with the currently sold homes and gives us a number of months it would take to sell those homes that are currently on the market. If the Months of Inventory are low, this is a great sign that it is a good market. This is especially true if we see the available inventory going down consistently from month to month. If the Months of Inventory are high, this can indicate a more sluggish market. More homes on the m...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
   THE WOODLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET ~ HOT, HOT, HOT! The Woodlands, Texas is experiencing a very active real estate market!  Only into our second month of the year, we are already seeing a buying frenzy!  As more and more people are moving into the area, the available inventory is shrinking quickly.  Currently there are more people moving here than are moving out. Here are some quick statistics of what is going on since the beginning of 2013: There are 424 new homes on the market Average List Price is $355,672 317 pending homes 175 closed homes Average list price to sales price is 96.37% Average days on market is 69 If you are planning on making a move to The Woodlands, find an agent that knows the area and the neighborhoods well.  Make sure that you are a ready, willing and able buyer ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
COUTURE HOUSE RENTALS ~ THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS Needing that perfect formal gown for your next charity event, wedding or special occasion? Now, you don't need to run out and purchase a dress that you most likely will only wear once! Couture House Rentals in The Woodlands, Texas provides a fantastic service where renting a couture gown rather than purchasing one. Couture House is by appointment only in order for you to experience a very personal service.  As you enter the boutique you notice right away that you are going to have fun!  In a beautiful setting, glittering gowns are everywhere!  Also available are shoes, belts, purses and many other accessories to make your event perfect! The price to rent a gown is an amazing $49 - $69 for a 3-day rental which includes the dry cleaning!  When ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR HOME INSPECTION IN THE WOODLANDS, TX So you have found the perfect house, have an executed contract and are now ready for the inspection process. Congratulations! Everything is happening quickly so it is important to understand the inspection process for your Woodlands home. If you need assistance in choosing an Inspector, your agent should be able to provide you with a list of good Inspectors. Most agents know the inspection companies that provide great service so they are a good resource.   The inspections that are encouraged include: A GENERAL inspection, TERMITE inspection, HVAC inspection & possibly as STUCCO inspection (if warranted).   GENERAL Inspection - This type of inspection includes a thorough visual inspection of the home both internally & extern...
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