Friendswood, TX Real Estate News

By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
"You're a Grand Old Flag" is the theme of this year's Fourth of July celebration in Friendswood, Texas. This will mark the 118th year Friendswood has celebrated Independence Day with community-wide activities.   Every year, the daylong celebration kicks off with a Grand Parade. This year's Grand Parade will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of FM 518 and Heritage Drive. It will travel down Friendswood Drive and end up at Stevenson Park.   There are always lots of activities going on in Stevenson Park throughout the day, including booths, rides, games, food and live entertainment. These activities will run until about 3:30 p.m.   Later, the evening program and festivities will start up at Centennial Park at 7:30 p.m. There will be amusement rides and a show band that will be playing m...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Take A Cool  Dip in Your New Homes Swimming Pool In Friendswood The City of Friendswood city limit is contiguous to the City Alvin to the east. So you can imagine that if Alvin home sales are heating up, so are Friendswood’s. Homes Sales in the Friendswood are moving like hotcakes. Not only is the inventory depleting rapidly; but so are the listings that offer pools.   There are 51 homes for sale in Friendswood with private pools. The lowest listing price is $134,900.00, with the highest price being $2,790,000.00. They all have at least three bedrooms and several have five. The minimum number of bathrooms is two and several have five; one even had seven! Most of the listing have half baths.   The square-footage of the smallest home is 1,624 with the largest square footage is 8,453. The...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
            Using an Exclusive Buyer's Agent can save you thousands of dollars when buying a new home in West Ranch, Friendswood Visit our new homes YouTube Channel to learn more.   What we do....   Negotiate – The lowest price the builder is willing to take.   Upgrades – Which upgrades will give you the biggest bang for your buck.   Energy – Which homes have the best energy saving construction techniques.   Inventory – Already built homes, ready to buy. Builders drastically discount these but they are not always the right home for you. We will negotiate all aspects of the transaction for you as well as coordinate the inspections.   New Build – From the ground up. We help oversee the entire construction process.   Builder Reputation – Which builders are better than others? Our experienc...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Sundays Are Movie Nights   My husband and I are movie people. We really love to watch movies. Now that all of our children are all grown and have lives of their own, we have more time to go to the movies. Now instead of taking our children we go with our friends. The last movie we went to see was Oblivion with Tom Cruise. I think it is a great movie about never giving up on love or what you think is the right thing to do about any situation. Sounds like Real Estate doesn't it!  I would say more but I want to avoid spoiling the movie for those who have not seen it. Below is a picture of me and my friends in the lobby of the theater.     l hope all of my Active Rain friends had a great weekend.  
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
    Friendswood Summer Day Camp   Well the good people over at the City of Friendswood are up to their Summer Fun once more! Yes! That is right it is time for Friendswood Summer Day Camp for all boys and girls. Children the ages of 6 to 13 can enjoy field trips to Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, and Putt-Putt Fun House and so much more! At Day Camp your child will also enjoy Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Movies, Roller Skating, Games, and Rocket Science. There are still spots left but they will be filled quickly so make plans to register your little one for some summer fun!       Friendswood is a great place to live so if you are looking for a home or a newly constructed home in or near Friendswood be sure to call me....  Your Realtor at 713-822-1655.  
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
    DON'T FORGET --- FREE ZUMBA CLASS IN FRIENDSWOOD!   I received a reminder from my friends at the City of Friendswood that the Aqua Zumba classes would soon begin. They wanted me to be sure to know that there was a free class on June 3rd to see if you think you can benefit from this class. I may take this class as I realize  that as I climb up in age, my agility is diminishing and any kind of water aerobics is a good thing for me. So I hope I see you there!  
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
My lunch buddy and friend Kristine Schaffner won! Below is the entire Alvin Sun/Advertiser article where the area manager for Blue Bell Ice Cream presented her with an award and the new flavor that she thought up! She has known Matt Glaves for a bit and had a long conversation with him at a training meeting in another city. While on a break Matt told her about the contest and she decided to try submitting a new flavor! AND SHE WON! She was so surprised and excited, as we all were. So we are saying congratulations to her!       Picking a Winner! Matt Glaves, Blue Bell Sales Manager, presents Alvin Assistant Fire Marshall Kristine Schaffner with a book and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Schaffner’s suggested flavor, Italian Cream Cake, has recently been produced and distributed. (Staff photograph b...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  What for Lease In Friendswood May 2013?   There are currently 23 homes in Friendswood for lease. Since there are so many I will address the first 27 homes. They are priced from $900.00 to $2,900; the numbers of bedrooms vary from two to 5 bedrooms. The square footage starts at 1,080 with the largest one at 2,034-square feet. These homes all have at least one full bathroom, but some have up to three. These homes are located in throughout Friendswood, in new and established subdivisions.   Friendswood has many rental homes and there is always something to consider leasing in Friendswood. So if you are looking for a lease in Friendswood be sure to call me today! We have a lot to look at!  
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Consider using an Exclusive Buyer Agent when building a new home in West Ranch, Friendswood. Exclusive Buyer Agents will represent your best interests through out the entire build process. Having an Exclusive Buyer Agent help you buy a new home doesn't cost you anything ! Exclusive Buyer Agents negotiate the lowest price on a new home for you. They will help you choose the best upgrades to get the most return on your investment. Also visit http://www.texashomebuy.net/NewHomes.htm to see all of the free services they provide.  This video demonstrates what to look for in the attic of a new home during the build process. They show you the energy efficency of the home and point out any defects.    
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Friendswood Art In the Park Sidewalk Art I was able to attend the last day of Friendswood Art in The Park at Stevenson Park. It was really a hot day as tempatures rose to 80 degrees. My husband had a great time. There were many booths where one could purchase something to eat. There were many crafts booths that I really enjoyed! My favorites were the ceramics, woodwork and the jewelry! However the thing I totally enjoyed the most was the Sidewalk Art. I took some pictures for your enjoyment. Tell me what you think.               If you are looking for a home or a new constructed home in Friendswood Texas; be sure to call me 713-822-1655. I would most happy to help you!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
ART IN THE PARK IN FRIENDSWOOD TEXAS! Yesterday, the City of Friendswood sponsored ART IN THE PARK. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend. Next year I fully intend to schedule this event as an appointment so I can attend! If you know me you know that I love all things art! When I realized I had missed it I almost cried. I have not been able to attend the annual Art Car Show nor the Art Festival in Houston for many years. This coming year I am going to just make an appoint in my appointment book so I can attend. Life is too short not to attend the events that you may love so much.  If you live in or near Friendswood make sure you attend next year. Below is their beautiful poster they used to announce the event. If you are looking for a home or newly constructed home in Friendswood plea...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  “Time is of the essence.” I must have heard those five words a million times when I took my real estate education courses.  Agents must pay strict attention to contract deadlines, or the results could be disastrous for their clients.   In today’s hot real estate market, time is of the essence in other ways as well. Here in the Houston area, homes are flying off of the shelves. When you find a home you like, you had better make an offer right away, or it might be gone the next day.   If a house is in good condition, shows well, and is priced reasonably, it probably won’t last long, and there could very well be multiple offers.   In fact, I have found that there might not be time for a second look, and if there IS an opportunity for a second look, I always take a contract with me to the...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
Free Zumbia Class in Friendswood! My friends over at the City Friendswood sent me an email invite today and I thought I would pass the invite down to those in and near Friendswood who would like a free Zumba Class. Summer Beach time is coming up and what better way than to shape up than with a Zumba class! This class is so much fun and a total work out. You can be sure to burn a boat load of calories and get in the best shape for that itsy bity tinny yellow polka dot bikini! I bet you didn’t know that Zumba fitness dance was started by Beto Perez. He is a Colombian dance and choreographer and uses Samba, salsa, merengue and mambo (one of my favorites) to create this dance. I was surprised that belly dancing, Bollwood and martial arts was also part of Zumba. The development of Zumba was ...
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
DO ALL REAL ESTATE MAGNETIC CARS SIGNS GO TO HEAVEN?   Today, my magnetic car sign fell off my truck door. This is the second one that I lost and I was determined to find it. I noticed it was gone when I got to the office and so I traced my route on the way back home looking for it. What I found was: ·       Beach towel ·       Shirt ·       Round water cooler cover ·       Dead animal not sure what it was ·       Blue drink bottle ·       A shoe ·       Three political signs ·       Several man holes   So DO ALL REAL ESTATE MAGNETIC CARS SIGNS GO TO HEAVEN? No… they don’t… they land in front of Jack In The Box waiting to be picked up in pieces. Being a magnetic car sign is not all what it is cracked up to be!
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Friendswood Pet Adoption Weekend is coming up and it is a great time for those who are thinking about getting a pet to adopt one instead of buying one. The adoption event will be held at 3000 W. Parkwood, Friendswood, Texas. If you find that you can’t adopt a pet perhaps a donation to the shelter would be a great idea. In any case I hope I see each of you there this year.
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
It's that time again! Friendswood is having their Spring Sparkle Great American Cleanup and GARAGE SALE! Be sure to go to Centennial Park located at 2200 S. Friendswood Drive to find that treasure that is someone else's trash! Speaking of trash you can also bring your large items that you no longer have a need for. Don't forget your paper that needs shredding! Check out the advertisement that my friends at Friendswood sent me today.
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By John Duncan, It's not about houses, it's about people
(Keller Williams Realty)
Coming soon in Heritage Park, Friendswood.  The owners are sad to leave this wonderful home, but they now have the opportunity to be closer to their children and grandchildren on the far north side of Houston.  And they are tired of the commute from Friendswood! This home is a single story home of over 2,400 square feet and is in impeccable condition.  As you enter the home, on the right side there are a formal living and formal dining.  The kitchen is located almost dead center in the home and combined with the generous sized family room, makes a great gathering spot for chefs (and those who enjoy the fruits of their labor).  Exterior siding was recently replaced with Hardi Plank and the original windows were replaced with double paned ones. The floor plan is very flexible with bedroom...
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By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
  Friendswood Boy Scout Troop 445 is once again sponsoring Flags Across Communities so residents can show their patriotism on special holidays year-round.   For the bargain price of just $35, the Boy Scouts will place a 3’x5’ American flag on an 8’ pole which will be posted in your front lawn on patriotic holidays. The flag will be posted prior to and taken down following five holidays, which include:   Memorial Day: May 27 Flag Day: June 14 Independence Day: July 4 Patriot Day: September 11 Veteran’s Day: November 11   The Boy Scouts use the proceeds to offset the costs of attending summer camp where they will learn life skills, including swimming, camping, first aid, wilderness survival, canoeing, rifle, archery, metalwork, astronomy and much more!   To subscribe to this service, emai...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
  Tuesday's Treasures: The Color of Friendship ~ Rose King   They say that a yellow rose stands for friendship.    I've said it before, and I will say it again... I believe Rose King lives up to her name. She is our 'ActiveRain Yellow Rose of Texas.' Rose King is a friend. It doesn't hurt that she is beautiful as well... but that is just icing on the cake. She is even more beautiful on the inside -- where it really counts!     If you don't know Rose King, click here, subscribe, and get to know her.   You'll soon understand what I mean. Our Rose is a Rose.   A TRUE Tuesday Treasure!     P.S. It may come as no surprise that Rose is a TEXAS REALTOR® in FRIENDSwood, Texas!!! ☺   Tuesday's Treasures: The Color of Friendship ~ Rose King    
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By Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers
(David Tracy Real Estate)
This morning I woke up and did not even have the slightest idea that today was that day. This is the day that I really dislike. I hate it when we have to change the time forward or backward one hour. Why can't the SUITS just leave the time alone? This yearly event messes with my inner body clock for weeks on end. I hope all my peeps remember to move their clock forward one hour as March 10th is the date to do so.... So don't forget!   
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