Huntsville, TX Real Estate News

By Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty
(Mari Realty)
TX: Walker County: Huntsville: Real Estate, Homes for Sale and More! What's happening in the world of Real Estate in the Greater Huntsville TX area? I'm glad you asked! Walker County and the Greater Huntsville TX area offer solid family values in many ways including real estate. Come to Walker Co and you will find lifestyle that is much slower paced than our neighbors to the south, north and west, and relatively affordable homes to boot! Even at the worst of the "crash" in 2008 (which, by the way is when I chose to enter the world of real estate full time and full throttle), Walker County Real Estate was relatively stable and held its value better than most areas of the country. Now, whereas the sales volume of closed single family homes in Houston Memorial in February 2012 was $22,568,...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Sam Houston Statue If you are passing through Huntsville on I-45, don't miss the opportunity to stop and visit the Sam Houston Statue. I see lots of people who illegally stop on the side of the highway and snap a quick picture of Sam and move on their merry way. They have no idea what they are missing! The Sam Houston Statue has a visitors center with friendly folks that can give you the scoop on the artist and the particulars of the statue. They have clean bathrooms and the coolest of gift stores with everything Texas! There is a short walk through the woods where you will see a bust of Sam's face, cross over a picture perfect bridge and finally you are at the 10 foot granite base of  "Big Sam."  Now ANYONE can take a shot of the  Sam Houston Statue from the highway, but it takes someo...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry @ St Thomas Catholic Church 1323 16th Street ♥ Huntsville, TX 77340 (on the corner of 16th Street and Avenue M)       The Knights of Columbus will be serving up fried talapia and shrimp!!    March 9, 2012     From 5:00 to 7:00 pm     This is NOT an all you can eat event. Pricing as follows: $9.00 - 12 Shrimp $9.00 - 6 Shrimp and  Fried Tilapia Fillet $7.00 - 6 Shrimp OR 1 Tilapia Fillet $5.00 for Children under 12 (1/2 tilapia filet OR 3 shrimp)         Side Dishes:  ♥ Cole Slaw ♥ ♥ French Fries ♥ ♥ Fried Okra ♥ ♥ Hush Puppies ♥ ♥ Iced Tea ♥   Knights of Columbus Fish Fry  
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By Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty
(Mari Realty)
Our legislative branch of government speaks in circles at best most of the time.  It's not a surprise that so much confusion surrounds this issue. Re: OBAMA-CARE as it pertains to the new Real Estate Tax that will become effective in 2013.  Although this is a piece of legislation from March 30, 2010, it just made it to my email box the other day from a client. I bet you've received it too. My clients wrote to me to ask, "Mari, is this true??" Basically, the email that is circulating says that starting in 2013 a 3.8% tax will be levied on ALL Real Estate transactions. What is the truth? For the answer, I went directly to the "Public Law 111-152 H R. 4872" dated March 30, 2010. Please, take a look for yourselves.... PUBLIC LAW 111-152 [H.R. 4872] MAR. 30, 2010 HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RE...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Sam Houston Folk Festival is Looking for Actors and Volunteers The 2012 General Sam Houston Folk Festival is scheduled for April 27 through April 28. Volunteers are needed as well as actors to portray historical figures. Auditions are going to be held on Thursday♥March 8, 2012 From 5 pm to 8 pm at the Walker Education Center at 1400 19th Street in Huntsville, Texas Visit the General Sam Houston Folk Festival Website for more information! Sam Houston Folk Festival is Looking for Actors and Volunteers  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Walker County COC - Lunch and Learn Thursday ♥ March 8, 2011 11:45 am To be held @ the Huntsville Church of Christ on State Highway 30 out toward the Walker County Fair Grounds. Guest Speaker:David Pierce, SHSU Head Basketball Coach Cost: $15.00 Includes BBQ Plate from McKenzies BBQ Brought to you by your Huntsville - Walker County Chamber of Commerce Huntsville Walker County COC - Lunch and Learn
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Alphabet Soup Wednesday  ♥ March 7, 2012 This weeks theme is 'Alphabet Soup' focusing on letters and ABC's. The purpose of Story Hour is to promote your pre-schooler's reading skills and hep them to develop a love for reading.   Bring your child so they can also enjoy:     ♥ crafts ♥   ♥ dance ♥   ♥ finger puppets ♥   ♥ songs ♥   ♥ storybooks ♥   Visit the library website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com for additional information. Huntsville Public Library ♥ Story Hour: Alphabet Soup
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
MOSAIC in Concert at Fellowship of Huntsville WHEN? Sunday♥  March 4th 2012 WHAT TIME? 6:00 pm Where is Fellowship of Huntsville? Fellowship of Huntsville is out State Highway 30 toward the Walker County Fair Grounds. Who is MOSAIC? Click Here to visit their website!☺ Click Here to read more about the EVENT! ♥ MOSAIC in Concert at Fellowship of Huntsville
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
FACE OFF! In honor of Sam Houston’s Birthday andTexas Independence Day, my Friday’s Foto is this face shot of the Sam Houston Statue. There are events going on throughout the day all over Huntsville. Click on this link to see what is happening near you RIGHT NOW! Happy Birthday Sam! FACE OFF!
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Public Library to Host Genealogy Weekend Friday  ♥ March 2, 2012 THRU Sunday ♥ March 4, 2012 In cooperation with the Walker County Genealogy Society, the Huntsville Public Library will host a genealogy weekend featuring family search presentations and resources to assist you in starting your family research. On Saturday there will also be children’s programs. Visit the library website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com for additional information. Huntsville Public Library to Host Genealogy Weekend
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Celebrates Sam Houston’s Birthday and Texas Independence Day FRIDAY ♥ March 2, 2012 The day begins with coffee at the Sam Houston Statue and Visitors center. Followed by a  march to Sam Houston’s grave. The traditional march will begin at 10:15 am at Austin Hall on the campus of Sam Houston State University and end at the grave site (9th Street & Avenue I). A short ceremony at the grave site is expected to begin around 11 am. Next, enjoy lunch at  12:30, by reservation only, at the Homestead on 19th Street. After lunch, meet at the Gibbs-Powell House Museum at 1228 11th Street for birthday cake at 2 pm. Finish the celebrations at 4 pm with an open house and dedication at the Walker Education Center on 19th Street. Pick and chose or start with coffee and take part in each eve...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Memorial Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association Present ‘Understanding Alzheimer’s Research' Understanding Alzheimer’s Research Wednesday ♥ February 29, 2012 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A&B 110 Memorial Hospital Drive ♥ Huntsville, TX 77340 Seating is Limited! Please RSVP (800) 272-3900 Huntsville Memorial Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association Present ‘Understanding Alzheimer’s Research’
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
National Pancake Day is TODAY! IHOP is doing their part to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. You can visit IHOP in Huntsville, Texas for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network. The event will run from 7 am to 10 pm. Tuesday♥ February 28, 2012 Looking for a way to pay it forward in your own community?! IHOP just made it easy for you! Celebrate National Pancake Day and Pay it Forward to the Children’s Miracle Network! National Pancake Day is TODAY
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
CELEBRATION is Tonight at FUMC Huntsville The Women’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church (CELEBRATION) meets tonight at 6 pm. Tonight’s CELEBRATION lineup: Food Fellowship Praise and Worship Guest Speaker: Chris Gautreaux ‘I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’ You do NOT need to be a member of FUMC to join Celebration. This is a women’s ministry reaching out to the community! CELEBRATION is Tonight at FUMC Huntsville
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Lions Club to Sponsor ‘Ravens Revenge’ Bike Ride Saturday ♥ March 10, 2012 8 am to 2 pm Pre-register in advance online at www.active.com OR Pre-register the morning of the event starting at 6:00 am $35.00 Entry Fee Includes: ♥ T-shirt ♥ ♥ Food ♥ Benefiting the Huntsville Lions Club, MS 150 and Texas Lions Camp The 'Ravens Revenge' ride offers 10, 20, 35, 53 and 61 mile courses. www.HuntsvilleRavenRide.org Huntsville Lions Club to Sponsor ‘Ravens Revenge’ Bike Ride
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Huntsville Public Library Grand Opening Celebration Huntsville Public LibraryGrand Opening Celebration Saturday, February 25th From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the patio at the new front entrance 1219 13th Street Huntsville, Texas 77320 Drop by for the ribbon cutting at 2 o’clock followed by a tour of the new facilities. Huntsville Public Library Grand Opening
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Knights of Columbus Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Dinner @ St Thomas Catholic Church 1323 16th Street ♥ Huntsville, TX 77340 (on the corner of 16th Street and Avenue M)       The Knights of Columbus will be serving up chicken and shrimp gumbo on Fat Tuesday!    February 21, 2012     From 4:30 to 6:30 pm Don't miss it! :) Knights of Columbus Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Dinner    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
University Heights to Host FREE Screening of ‘Courageous’ Thursday ♥ February 23, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The FREE screening will be held at the Old Town Theatre located in downtown Huntsville at 1023 13th Street Huntsville, Texas 77340 You read it right! Entry is FREE! University Heights to Host FREE Screening of ‘Courageous’    
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
25th Annual Trade EXPO and Taste of Huntsville   Thursday   March 1, 2012 From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm   @ The Walker County Fair Grounds Highway 30 West   Free tickets to the EXPO are available at the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce 11th Street Tickets at the door will be $2.00   $5.00 To enter the Taste of Huntsville where you will find samples from some of Huntsville’s finest restaurants!   So head on over to the Chamber today and pick up your free EXPO tickets and we’ll see you at the 25th Annual Trade Expo and Taste of Huntsville! 25th Annual Trade EXPO and Taste of Huntsville  
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
“Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for  Local Food Banks Tuesday ♥ February 21, 2012 11 am to 2 pm at The Wynne Home Arts Center 1428 11th Street Huntsville, Texas 77320 The Friends of the Wynne Home are the hosts of this annual fundraiser. Come and enjoy a bowl of soup while helping to raise awareness of world hunger! Proceeds from the Empty Bowls Fundraiser will benefit the 3 food banks in Walker County. You may dine in or take home!   You will also receive a souvenir pottery bowl made by a local artist. A $10 donation is suggested. “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for  Local Food Banks
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