Humble, TX Real Estate News

By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Lease with Right to Purchase  Is Now in Humble TX Home Partners provides responsible households a transparent new path to home ownership through our Lease with a Right to Purchase Program.  The program provides three of rent certainty with an initial financial commitment of just a year. Home Partners is not a homebuilder or mortgage company. We invest in real estate and approve homes for our program based on expected appreciation.  If you qualify for our program, you can choose a home in your price range from all "homes for sale" in one of our eligible communities. We buy the house, then lease it to you. You have the right to purchase the house when you are ready and able, and at a price that is pre-established at the outset and increases by a maximum of 5% per year. Your monthly rent i...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Your wisdom for today is:             Proverbs 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. You are Blessed to be a Blessing!We all have dreams and goals that we want to see manifest in our lives. With God's wisdom, understanding and knowledge our dreams will be established. Which means we must put God first in that dream or goal. He is the originator of the dream so he has the blueprint. He knows the people you need to make it work. He installed the right talents and gifts in you to bring it to pass. He will make sure you're in the right place at the right time. You already have everything you need to succeed, but you have to include Him in it! Have a fantastic day!  http://char...
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By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
Search current inventory of 19911 Moonriver Drive Humble TX 77338 Listing Details Price: $65,000MLS Number: 87176581 Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2Square Footage: 1223 Call Dahl Team Properties at 832-799-7272 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. FRESH PAINT THROUGHOUT! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 car attached garage home located in Mill Creek neighborhood in Humble TX. Home includes a wood burning fireplace in the living/dining area, a newly installed carpet and a large walk-in pantry in the kitchen. Located a drive away from great schools, shopping centers, major highways and Airport! Come put your finishing touches on it today! Priced to Sell! Search ALL Homes for Sale in Humble TX 77338     Click here to see additional images of this Home For a private showing on...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Holidays are coming Stress-free Entertaining during the Holidays Hosting a dinner with friends and family is always fun – right up until its midnight and you’re still washing the last load of dishes. During the holiday season when things are already hectic, entertaining can feel a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Not to fear! Here are four simple tips to help you throw a great party and keep your sanity. http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/stress-free-entertaining-during-holidays   - See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/stress-free-entertaining-during-holidays#sthash.FqPPmJag.dpuf   Charles Gardner, Realtor Zip Realty-Houston,TX charles.gardner@ziprealty.com
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Great Service is a Choice!  Will you be a Duck or an Eagle? No one can make you serve customers well. That's because great service is a choice. Years ago, my friend, Harvey Mackay, told me a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said: "I'm Wally, your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk, I'd like you to read my mission statement." Taken aback, Harvey read the card. It said: Wally's Mission Stateme...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Hire a Humble TX Realtor!!   Did you read this article?   Why buying a home is more complicated than buying a car, and how you can make it easier Article By:  Marty Kramer | Consumer columnist   A friend of mine once commented that a person can walk into an auto dealership and drive away in a $100,000 car a few hours later. So why, he wanted to know, does it take so long to purchase a home? Here’s why You don’t need to hire a surveyor to measure a car to find out if the neighbor’s fence encroaches on your property. Cars don’t have utility easements. You won’t need to buy extra insurance if a car was built in the 100-year flood plain. Purchase a house, though, and you’ll be dealing with items like those as well as option periods, contingency clauses, and inspections. Oh, and title insura...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Recent Testimonial for Dave Your Mortgage Guy:   "As first time home buyers we knew how important it was to find a good mortgage guy. Dave was someone my husband had worked with in the past when he was a loan officer so we knew that he was a stand up individual and would keep our best interests in mind. We were able to sail through the loan process not because we had perfect credit but because Dave knew how to do his job and started us working on the things we needed ahead of time so when the day came for us to buy a home we were able to do so seamlessly. He was extremely organized and very responsive. I honestly don't feel we would be living in our new home at this current moment if it wasn't for him and his guidance. Dave is more than just a guy who processes paper work he consults an...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Every homeowner in Humble and Spring should be educated on their options to avoid a foreclosure in Humble and Spring. Many options are available in Humble and Spring to distressed homeowners however; short sales are becoming increasingly popular due to its abilities to assist homeowners in Humble and Spring. Short sales offer cash back incentives in Humble and Spring, a credit score that suffers far less than one of a foreclosure in Humble and Spring and the assistance of a Humble and Spring short sale specialist at no cost.  Read more at http://www.humble.theshortsaleguide.com/ Here is too a great balance of 2012  
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Buy your College Student a House…Save $$$ If your college student is getting ready to live off campus, buying a rental property or condo may be an option worth considering.  Of course, with high rental costs and the opportunity to create a tax shelter for your hard earned money, this is a strategy many parents have found to be beneficial. An investment property is an excellent opportunity to put your money to work for you, and may even help offset some of the income invested into your child’s education.  However, there are various factors you should consider before making any final decisions. Long term goals – Although appreciation rates may be favorable, it is important to discern how long you intend to keep the property.  Within a few years your son or daughter will be finished with t...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
I got this question the other day. "Hey, can you answer this question for me? How are judicial foreclosures slowing the recovery down?” Here is the deal. The housing market has continued to show slow signs that it is strengthening for some states. It all depends on whether or not the state is a non-judicial foreclosure state or a judicial foreclosure state. Let’s briefly go over what the difference between a judicial and a non-judicial state. A judicial foreclosure state is one in which the lender has to go through the court system to pursue a foreclosure. In a non-judicial foreclosure, the lenders can foreclose on a property without court approval. For judicial states, the judicial procedure is a long process and takes many months to complete a foreclosure. With the number of foreclosu...
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For Sale: 3BR/2BA House - Humble TX - 98300 A Keith Hebert / Realty Associates / 281-798-4599   Excellent starter patio home. 16727 SHRUB OAK DRHumble, TX 77396 Year Built:1982 Sq. footage:1652 Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:2 Floors:2 Parking:Garage Lot Size:1652 HOA/Maint:$35.41 per month   1 / 20 Offered at $98300 Property Features Central A/CCentral heatDishwasherFireplaceLiving roomMicrowaveStove/OvenTile floorWalk-in closet  Community Features   Property Description Excellent starter patio home. Over-sized Master Bedroom. Recently replaced roof shingles, fence garbage disposal, stove, microwave, gutters, screens, carpet & paint. Updated with french doors. Updated master bedroom, master bath. Updated light fixtures. AC/Heating updated in 2006. Additional Links Local Schools 8 — Car-Dependen...
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By Andrew Fortune, Local. Trusted. No Pressure.
(Cherry Creek properties)
Summerwood is the 7th most popular neighborhood searched online in the Houston area. Summerwood has over 1,300 single family homes and is located in Northeast Houston off of Beltway 8. It is an excellent location for commuting downtown, or anywhere else in the Houston area. While searching for homes for sale in Summerwood, you'll notice that most of the homes are fairly new. The median price per sq. ft. is $72.00. Homes hold their value well in this subdivision. If you need more information on Summerwood, or if you would like to see currently listed homes for sale, CLICK HERE. 
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By Andrew Fortune, Local. Trusted. No Pressure.
(Cherry Creek properties)
There are over 1,400 single family homes in Fall Creek in Humble, TX. Fall Creek is one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Houston and the surrounding areas. Located on the Northeast side of town, it offers quick access to Houston while maintaining a small town community feel. It is an excellent location for those commuting downtown, or those looking for a great family friendly neighborhood. While searching all the homes for sale in Fall Creek, notice that the properties are fairly new and very well maintained. Pride of ownership is a staple of this community. For more information on Fall Creek, or to view available properties, CLICK HERE.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Read:  Luke 8:4-15 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold." After saying this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear." Holy Spirit, help me to sow God’s word today. Remind me of the times I have seen you at work, healing, strengthening, or teaching me. Help me to scatter these seeds all around me.
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By Susan Brown
(Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too))
Tasting the TownThursday, September 22, 2011Humble Civic Center4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Check out offerings from local restaurants like Cafe du Bois, Hector's, Hasta La Pasta, Gigi's Cupcakes, Texas Roadhouse, Chimichurris and so many more!  See a complete list on the Tasting the Town website.   There will be a chance to check out a personal chef like I Cook 4 U or My Fit Foods for healthy meals to go.  See what Lady Savory, A Spice Co. is all about or what the latest finds are at Dirt Road Divas.  General admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door which entitles you to all the sampling of local restaurants, chefs & caterers plus 2 beverage choices from beer, water & soda.  There are also tickets that include an after-party, the Wine Walk or both.  Sponsors of the event include the title spo...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Sunday, September 4, 2011 Read Psalms 95:1-6 Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;let us acclaim the rock of our salvation.Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;let us joyfully sing psalms to him. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Homestead Exemption in Texas...more complex The application process for a homestead exemption in Texas is about to grow more complex.  Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature approved new standards of mandatory disclosure for any one of several kinds of homestead exemptions.  Beginning on September 1, 2011, those new rules go into effect.  Prior to September 1, a homestead exemption was relatively easy to obtain; a property owner simply filed an application.  Now, home buyers will have to follow new rules and provide more proof they are eligible for the claimed exemption. In order to receive a homestead exemption for property tax purposes, applicants must now provide a copy of their Texas driver’s license or Texas state-issued identification card and a copy of their vehicle registratio...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, Sept 3, 2011 Read Colossians 1:21-23 God has now reconciled youin the fleshly Body of Christ through his death,to present you holy, without blemish,and irreproachable before him,provided that you persevere in the faith,firmly grounded, stable,and not shifting from the hope of the Gospel that you heard... Lord, help me find more courage to be a witness of your gospel.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Sunday, August 28, 2011 Read Matthew 25:1-13 Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.  Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. Holy Spirit, purify my heart so that I can live a life pleasing to God.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Diana Olick says: The housing market is shrinkingThe foreclosure headlines today are that one third of all homesales in Q2 were of distressed properties (foreclosures and shortsales). The discount on those homes from comparablenon-distressed properties was 32 percent. What the headlinesdon't say is that while the percentage of the market that'sdistressed rose from a year ago, from 26 to 31 percent, theactual number of distressed sales fell. The share only went upbecause the number of non-distressed sales fell, leaving thetotal pool smaller.  And there's the biggest problem in housingtoday. Sellers are afraid to put their homes on the market forfear of losing too much equity, which means there are fewerpotential move-up buyers. First time buyers are choosing to rent in droves, as unemplo...
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