All About Texas Real Estate

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Imagine this: your home, a center of memories and comfort, is about to transform. While the excitement of upgrading your living space is palpable, there's a practical challenge to tackle first. Specifically, you must focus on finding the ideal living arrangement during home renovation. That isn’t just about finding a temporary roof over your head; it’s also about ensuring your life runs smoothly during this transitional period. As you embark on this adventure, let’s explore eight tips to secure the perfect temporary living arrangement.1. Customize Your Temporary SpaceIn your quest for a temporary home during renovations, you must zero in on a place that aligns with your daily lifestyle. Ask yourself: What are my non-negotiables? For some, it might be a pet-friendly environment, while fo...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. If you are a Texan you will certainly understand #1! El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—th...
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Nestled within the heart of Richmond, TX, lies the vibrant enclave of Indigo, a testament to the art of community living meticulously curated by Meristem Communities. As the newest gem in Richmond's real estate landscape, Indigo epitomizes a profound commitment to fostering meaningful connections and embracing the essence of neighborly camaraderie. So, if you're excited to delve deeper into the allure of Indigo Richmond, TX Homes for Sale, let's dive in!Crafting a Neighborhood Embrace: The Vision of IndigoIndigo is all about putting people first in every design aspect. Meristem Communities has created a sanctuary where residents easily come together, making every nook a place for shared experiences and lasting memories. Right from the start, Indigo has been carefully planned to capture ...
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Experience the ultimate blend of contemporary luxury and small-town charm at Pecan Ridge in the heart of Fulshear, TX. Created by Toll Brothers, a trusted leader in real estate, this exceptional residential enclave sprawls across 256 acres of thoughtfully planned surroundings, providing a peaceful retreat from urban chaos. So, if you want to learn more about the upscale living that Pecan Ridge Homes for Sale offers, read on!Exquisite Homes Amidst Natural BeautyStep into a world where sophistication meets comfort in the charming single-family homes of Pecan Ridge. Each residence is carefully crafted to offer contemporary living at its best, boasting spacious interiors filled with natural light. Enjoy the bonus of covered outdoor areas, perfect for unwinding or entertaining guests. Embrac...
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Nestled charmingly in the serene landscape of Fulshear, Texas, Fulshear Lakes shines as the newest gem in the crown of Sam Yager Incorporated (SYI). With an impressive legacy of nearly three decades dedicated to crafting exceptional master-planned communities, SYI has rightfully earned its reputation in the industry. Their portfolio boasts remarkable projects like Harper’s Preserve, Falcon Landing, Memorial Springs, Summer Lakes, and Summer Park, each showcasing their unwavering dedication to quality. Fulshear Lakes Homes for sale perfectly embody this commitment by seamlessly blending modern living with the natural beauty of its surroundings.A Symphony of Architecture and LandscapeDiscover the irresistible charm of Fulshear Lakes, where the peaceful Bessie Creek winds its way through t...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Come experience the peaceful retreat of Del Webb, Fulshear, homes for sale in Texas! It's a special community for residents aged 55 and up, tucked away in the lovely town of Fulshear, TX. Created by the well-known Del Webb team in partnership with PulteGroup, Inc., this place offers a whole new way to enjoy life in Texas. Imagine beautiful one-story homes, excellent resort-style facilities, and tons of fun things to do!At Del Webb Fulshear, you'll feel right at home. They have various activities to unite people, like workshops and social gatherings. Plus, they've got a dedicated lifestyle director who plans exciting events for everyone to enjoy. And if you're into shopping and dining, you're in luck! The Katy Mills Mall and Fulshear Town Square are just a quick 10-minute drive away. And...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Nestled within the vibrant city of Fulshear, TX, lies the serene haven of Cross Creek West, offering an unparalleled lifestyle that harmonizes with nature's beauty. As the fastest-growing city in Texas, Fulshear represents modernity without sacrificing its natural allure. Within this dynamic landscape, Cross Creek West homes for sale stand as a beacon of refined living, meticulously crafted by the esteemed Johnson Development Corporation. Embracing sustainability and environmental preservation, this community intertwines modern luxury with the tranquility of expansive green spaces and shimmering lakes, setting the stage for a life of unparalleled comfort and serenity.Unravel the Wonders of Cross Creek WestTraverse through the verdant trails of Cross Creek West, immersing yourself in the...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
"Change your thoughts and you Change your world."---Norman Vincent Peale  Whether one is the buyer, seller, listing agent, or buyer's agent, a positive attitude goes a long way to achieving positive results. There are three important instructions: Read carefully to understand. Listen carefully to understand. See carefully to understand.    Whether you are a buyer, seller, both; or an experienced or inexperienced agent, listen attentively with both ears. Age may be just a number, but the truth is age is reality. The reality is buying or selling a home is still one of the most expensive investments. As the mind wonders on price, size, decor, paint colors, functionality, staging, clutter, cost to move, closet space, size of garage, pets, fenced in yard, schools, location, transportation, h...
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
The Pearland Real Estate Market: Insights and Trends for January 2024The Pearland real estate market has shown a fascinating blend of stability and subtle shifts as we entered January 2024. With data pointing towards a nuanced landscape for buyers and sellers alike, understanding these dynamics can provide a crucial edge. Here, we delve into the latest trends, dissecting supply and demand, alongside pricing strategies, to equip you with the insights you need in this vibrant market.Supply and Demand DynamicsIn January 2024, Pearland's real estate listings saw a total of 278 properties up for sale, a noticeable shift from the previous months. These listings averaged 58 days on the market (DOM), indicating a relatively balanced pace of sales activity. On the flip side, properties under con...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED
(HomeSmart)
Essential Tips for First-Time Homeowners: A Comprehensive GuideCongratulations on becoming a first-time homeowner! Owning a home is an exciting milestone, but it also comes with a whole new set of responsibilities. From maintenance to budgeting, there’s a lot to consider. But fear not! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with essential tips to help you navigate the world of homeownership with confidence. Let’s dive in!1. Prioritize Home Maintenance:Keeping your new home in good shape is crucial. Regular maintenance can help prevent costly repairs down the line. Create a schedule for tasks like cleaning gutters, inspecting HVAC systems, and changing air filters. Don’t forget to maintain your lawn and garden too! A little effort now will go a long way in preserving the value an...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
My last blog post shared an experience about picking tulips at Pilot Point Tulip Farm in Texas. To learn more about what I wrote the title and link is called It's Tulip Picking Time in Denton County Texas.Now it's time to tell the background story:How one Texas Real Estate Agent Helped Fulfill an American DreamThe dream began "nearly 30 years ago." Pieter and Petra Korman and their two children from The Netherlands came to America. They moved to Pilot Point where they started their dream in America by doing what they knew best from their European country. They were tulip farmers, with a long family tradition of planting tulip bulbs. Making their dream a reality was not easy. It took planning and finding the right real estate agent. With no experience about Texas soil, climate, or relati...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What an electrifying evening it was at the Moody Center, cheering on our UT Women's Basketball team! Beckett and her dad were thrilled to snag tickets, and have great seats. What an intense game it turned out to be, with Texas Tech putting up a tough fight but the Lady Longhorns clinching a 77-72 victory! The atmosphere was buzzing, especially when the shirts were tossed courtside into the stands. Beckett managed to nab one, danced like crazy and found herself up on the Jumbotron! To top it off, she had the incredible opportunity to meet her idol, Shay Holle, snap a photo with her, and even snag an autograph!  “Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.” Roger Staubach 
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
      Join Melissa Stout for an exclusive Open House from 1-3 pm, Saturday, February 24th, showcasing my newest listing at 11016 Crossland Drive in Austin, TX 78726 within the esteemed Canyon Creek community. Melissa is ready to take you on a tour of this charming two-story Austin brick home. If you can't make it reach out to Melissa at 512-554-6656 to reschedule a tour. Discover your dream home nestled within the sought-after Canyon Creek community, where convenience and lifestyle harmonize to offer the ultimate living experience.Meticulously maintained by its owners since 2015, this enchanting residence resides in close proximity to Trail Head Park, the community pool, activity center, tennis courts, and a convenient crosswalk granting easy access to Canyon Creek Elementary.Step insi...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
TEXAS-TULIPS FARMIS OPEN FOR BUSINESSPilot Point, Texas With temperatures in the high 70's and sunny, it is the perfect time to pick tulips at the Tulip Farm, which is located in Pilot Point, just north of Dallas. From Flower Mound, it is approximately a 50-minute drive. I believe wellness in nature is the best way to live. Once you pay your entry fee of $6.00 (less for seniors), take a breath. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty. A lot of work goes into farming. Proceed carefully. Respectfully. Walk. Tiptoe. Dance. However, you choose to enjoy your day, just get to the Tulip Farm, if you can. There are baskets available to place your tulips down before purchasing what you pick.  Egyptian Proverbs teaches, "Seek peacefully, you will find." As soon as I learned the Tulip Farm was opened ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Explore your ideal home in the coveted Canyon Creek community, where convenience and lifestyle converge for the perfect living experience. This well-maintained charmer, cared for by its owners since 2015, is situated near Trail Head Park, the community pool, activity center, tennis courts, and a crosswalk for easy access to Canyon Creek Elementary.Inside, the kitchen is a culinary haven with granite counters, a stylish travertine backsplash, under cabinet lighting, painted cabinets, and stainless appliances. The serene backyard with a greenbelt view and covered patio is perfect for hosting gatherings.The family, kitchen, and dining areas seamlessly blend, creating an inviting space. Upstairs, the owner's suite features a cozy sitting area and a luxurious bath with double vanities, a sep...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE epro, Principal, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JPAR Real Estate)
Norich Park in North Richland Hills TXNorich Park, nestled in the heart of North Richland Hills Texas, stands as a testament to the city's commitment to providing a vibrant and serene recreational haven for its residents and visitors alike. Boasting acres of meticulously landscaped greenery, walking trails, and state-of-the-art recreational facilities, Norich Park transcends the ordinary, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. With playgrounds for children, and picnic areas, the park caters to a diverse range of recreational interests. Its carefully designed layout creates a tranquil escape within the bustling city. This 10 acre park also has practice fields for multiple sports. Norich Park stands not only as a testament to North Richland Hills' dedication t...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. If you are a Texan you will certainly understand #1! El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—th...
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By Rosie Crow, Exceeding Expectations. Delivering Results
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
Located near U.S. 59 and the Grand Parkway (99), Veranda is a sprawling 710-acre master-planned community in Richmond, TX, developed by Johnson Development Corporation in 2016. Veranda offers a diverse range of homes built by eight award-winning builders. Home prices in the Veranda community range from $350K to over $750K.Property taxes in Veranda vary from 2.6% to 3.1%, depending on the section in which you reside. If your home is in the section where water and sewer services are provided by a municipal utility district, your property tax rate is 2.8%. Alternatively, if you reside in the section where these services are provided by the City, your annual property tax rate is 2.6%. Annual property taxes are subject to change.What makes Veranda a great place to consider home?Variety of Ho...
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,)
Buying your first “nest” is a thrilling milestone. It's a journey filled with hopes and, admittedly, a few nerves. A key challenge? Setting the right budget. It's not just about how much you can borrow; it’s about balancing your dreams with a realistic financial plan. Here's where strategic budgeting comes into play, ensuring you're financially comfortable not just at the point of purchase but for years to come. In this guide, we’ll walk through practical steps to set a budget for buying your first home, helping you unlock the door to your dream abode without stretching your wallet too thin. Let's embark on this exciting path with confidence and clarity!Understanding Your Financial HealthBefore you tackle the budget for buying your first home, take a hard look at your finances. How much...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Exciting news! Your offer has been accepted—congratulations! Now, let's walk through what comes next as we move towards finalizing your dream home. Here's what you can expect in the upcoming closing process: u Understanding Closing Costs: We'll delve into the details of closing costs, ensuring transparency and clarity regarding the financial aspects of your purchase.u Home Inspection: This crucial step allows for a thorough examination of the property's condition, ensuring everything aligns with your expectations and any necessary negotiations can be made.  u Title Search: The Title Company will conduct a comprehensive review of the property's title to verify ownership and uncover any potential issues that need to be addressed before closing.u Appraisal: An appraisal will be carried out...
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