Richmond, TX Real Estate News

By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Del Webb is bringing their lifestyle and premier active adult living to Houston.... Houston. A city rich in history, deep in culture. Proud of its roots, yet modest and inviting to all. It's a place that nearly 4.5 million people call home. It's a town that offers the culture, museums, theaters and downtown life of a big city. In the same breath, it is but a short distance to either the quiet, peaceful country with winding creeks and soft prairie or the call of the ocean along the shores of Galveston Bay. Del Webb in Houston is taking shape right now just beyond Sugar Land on US 59 and Thompson's Road. Just down the street from the charming town of Richmond where diners, boutiques and shops are reminiscent of southern history and just blocks away from any convenience you may need. With ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Town / City: Richmond, Texas Subdivision Started:  2007Price Range: $500,000 - $2,000,000Tax Rate: 2.94439%Amenities: N/AA defining moment is beginning to unfold in the heart of the Brazos countryside. Where Art & architecture will become one with a woodland paradise.The Lakes of Williams Ranch offers a limited number of home sites by a collection of Houston's most esteemed custom builders.Residents will enjoy the privilege of a guard-gated entry, generous lakes and built-in technology. Anticipation is high and sales have already begun. The opportunity is yours.MLS Search in SubdivisionMLS Search - In (Richmond)Open House - In (Richmond)For More Information ContactShayne Stone 832-363-1181
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By Robyn Jones
(Robyn Jones Homes)
Yesterday I held a lovely Open House at my Royal Lakes listing in Richmond, TX.  There were some wonderful people who came through to "take the tour".  Many of them were just out driving and saw the signs and decided to take advantage of this opportunity to walk the inside of a 7,600 SF home.  I don't mind at all.  It's good company and you never know who may have a friend who might be looking for something like this.  I had a couple stop in once and tell me that they were just looking for decorating ideas for the new home they were building.  Not your perfect open house visitor in terms of selling the home - but on the upside, when I asked who was listing that home, they didn't have anyone and I'm supposed to get the house on the market for them in the upcoming weeks.  On the other han...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Town / City: Richmond, Texas             Subdivision Started:  2006Price Range: $150,000 - $500,000Tax Rate: 3.5%Amenities: Adult and Childrens' Splash Pool, Nature Preserve, Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Volleyball Court, Party Barn, Three Lakes, PlaygroundNestled along the high bank of the Brazos River, Richmond's newest master-planned community lies at River's Edge. The family-friendly community features 368 acres of Energy Star homes, exceptional amenities and space for commercial development.   River's Edge is located on the west side of FM 359, just north of U.S. Highway 90A, in a peaceful area near plenty of nature, yet still close to shopping and great restaurants. Designed for families seeking the community life, the neighborhood features great schools; pools; parks; a party ba...
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By David Slavin, CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier
(Keller Williams Premier)
                                                                     This home has the WOW FACTOR!  The house you've been looking for is here!  Tile entry,kitchen,baths,utility rm.  The gourmet kitchen has an abundance of cabinet space & open to huge family rm w/cozy fireplace & surround sound.  Lg Master bdrm & mstr bath has double sinks,sep shower & relaxing oval Jacuzzi tub.The other two rooms are nicely sized as well.  The backyard is large enough to enjoy and small enough to easily take care of & NO backyard neighbors! Great Neighborhood + Great Neighbors + Great Price = Welcome Home!!You can call this house your home for only $154,999.David N. Slavin, ABR   www.SellMyHouseDave.com   davidslavin@remax.net
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
2006 Facts Home Finder  Single Family Properties 429Average Bedrooms 3.70Median Lot Square Ft. 11,463Median Year Built 2004Med. Appraised Value $175,530Average Baths 2.50Median Square Ft. 2,809Median Price / Square ft. $69.23 County Fort Bend Zip Code 77469  Search properties in subdivisions with names like Riverpark and zip code 77469  Homes for Sale  » Single Family » Townhouse/Condo» Highrise» Lots & Land» Multi-Family» Acreage» For Lease   Homes Recently Sold  » Single Family » Townhouse/Condo» Highrise      
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
River Park West offers affordable luxurious living in the successful tradition of its sister community, River Park. River Park West is a master-planned community settled in a lush, nature park setting of over 500 acres, offering a multitude of amenities, homes that are elegant and practical from the $190's to the $300's, and a convenient location just minutes off Hwy. 59, one exit South of Grand Parkway. Come and see the beautiful community and homes of River Park West.A 545-acre master-planned community, River Park West will have 1,100 homes when completely developed. Like its adjacent sister community, River Park, it has also been meticulously planned to emphasize nature preserves and greenbelts. Our prestigious group of builders includes Perry Homes, Meritage Homes, and Brighton Home...
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This amazing House in Richmond has just reduced the price to $935,000!! http://search.har.com/engine/dispsearch.cfm?mlnum=6484684I've changed the pictures on HAR, so if you love this house and you'd like to see some other views - check out the MLS! Richmond is such a wonderful area.  It's expanding and we're seeing wonderful, high-end neighborhoods (both gated and non-gated) contributing to the high growth in the Richmond area. 
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By Kimbra Valachovic, Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams)
It all started innocently enough..........Last week, at a local organization luncheon, I was happy to hear that there is a group of civic minded persons working to inform and promote improving our schools and encouraging us to vote YES for the Fort Bend Bond Election on Nov. 6th. The group called "Excellence in Education"  had a spokesman address the group, ask for voter support and offered signs to put in your yard to help promote the vote.  I grabbed 3 signs and ran home to stick them in my yard.  I wanted to promote the Bond, too. But, early this morning, I was greeted at the door by our Pecan Grove POA President, Jim Ashmore.  He was there to inform me that I was a SIGN BANDIT!  I was in violation of our community deed restrictions allowing one sign per cause or candidate!  Ooops!  ...
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By Kimbra Valachovic, Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams)
Thank you for your comments and interest in the Fix and Flip project that I recently wrote about.I will be very honest about the fact that this was my first professional project.  It came to me as a result of helping a client/friend find a fabulous patio home to scale down to.  Timing and circumstances beyond her control left her in a position of needing to sell fast.  Knowing the market as I believed I did, I crunched the easy numbers up front for the paint, carpet, tile, granite and fixtures.  It looked like the possibility of a very nice return on investment if we could get it back on the market quickly.  Holding costs in the summer with that pool and huge yard and massive A/C bills was a bit scary.Did I have a formula?  Not exactly.....having been interested in flipping for years, a...
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By Kimbra Valachovic, Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams)
Why in the world would we want to vote to raise our taxes??????If for no other reason, think of the value of your home in comparison.  I know, you love Pecan Grove, you are never going to move, you like low taxes. ...But, you'll have better looking homes and more owner occupied homes as neighbors which tends to make your home a nicer place to live.I'm no economist, but as a Realtor, it is clear to me that neighborhoods with highly sought after schools attract neighbors of quality and more of them.  Supply and Demand gives you more buyers seeking the same properties, boosting the home values.  As this lovely neighborhood ages, the homes need to focus more attention and money to fight aging and deterioration.  Homeowners fear spending upkeep money unless they feel fairly certain that they...
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By Kimbra Valachovic, Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams)
Pecan Grove, My little corner of the world, My Village.....continuing the reminiscing......So, I had the 5 days to find a house, I worked 8 hours a day with my realtor, narrowed the acceptables down to 1 in Cinco Ranch, new, near the "Oh, it'll never be busy" Hwy 99; 1 somewhere in First Colony, needed a LOT of work; and 3 in Pecan Grove.  I artfully stacked the tour for my husband to make sure that my favorite was last and looke awesome compared to the totally trashed house I showed him just before it.  I think we paid $10,000 more for the house with trees, but it WAS 98 degrees in July after all and we were moving to the armpit of Texas, so I deserved it, right?We immediately started school, loved the volunteer opportunities, so got involved with the PTA  We found the grocery store op...
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By Kimbra Valachovic, Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams)
I LOVE Pecan Grove.....I have lived here for 13 years, and now , I WORK here.  Doesn't get much better than that!Pecan Grove is a great example of Americana.  Small, Close-Knit, Family-Oriented, Quiet, Secluded and yet Convenient, Patriotic, Reverent, Casual, Friendly......are words that come to mind when I try to describe what this wonderful little Corner of the World is like. It's quite ironic that I'm writing this today, because 13 years ago, I was mourning the fact that I was leaving my beloved Dallas behind.......I considered moving to Houston, a "tragedy".  I was moving to what many considered the "Armpit of Texas". ( Many of you native Houstonians know of the love/hate relationship between Dallas and Houston )  My late husband coaxed me down here, dangling the proverbial carrot o...
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By Thomas M. Pino
(Sweetwater Home Inspection)
Recently I inspected a home that was built in 1973 in Fort Bend County. A beautiful home but a lot of neglect and some disrepair. Apparently the original homeowners lived there and after their death, it was placed for sale and a couple who is now getting a divorce. They had lived in the home for about 2 years, maybe three. But the people who baught the land and house did not take good care of the property and finally decided to sell. I noted that a few things had been severly neglected as I was driving up to the home. First was the overgrown trees on three sides of the house. Trees that extend over a homes roof can also exend under a foundation. The most likely scenerio is that the canopy above fairly well dictatesthe size and extensions of the root system. My recommendation was to pull...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Pecan Grove is a master planned community located in Richmond, Texas just minutes away from Sugar Land.  Encompassed around thriving Pecan and Oak trees, Pecan Grove is a beautiful plantation style community with great amenities.view mapSchool Zoning:Fort Bend ISD:  Elementary schools- Pecan Grove, Middle Schools- Garcia; High School: Travis, Austin- (because of rapid growth and changes in Fort Bend, visit Fort Bend ISD website for up-to-date zoning changes.Amenities Include:Golf course, walking/jogging trails, Pecan Grove Country Club, tennis courts, volleyball courts, swimming pools, fine dining, and a variety of fitness classes offered to its resident members. The homes in the neighborhood were built between 1984 and 2000, range from 2000 to 4500 square feet, and are currently priced...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
 Canyon Lake at the Brazos is a gated  master-planned community located along Hwy. 59 and Grand Parkway. County. Encompassed around pecan and oak trees Chelsea Harbour is both beautiful and convenient located just minutes from restaurants, shopping centers, and grocery stores.View Map School Zoning:Lamar ISD:  Elementary schools- Dickinson, Middle Schools- Wessendorf; High School: Lamar (because of rapid growth and changes in Lamar ISD, visit Lamar ISD website for up-to-date zoning changes.Amenities Include:Recreation Center, swimming pool, children's pool, luxury clubhouse with wood-burning fireplace, wide-screen TV, and lounge furniture. Exercise equiptment are available for residents' use. The community is surrounded by a beautiful golf course available for use with applied fees. Hom...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Pecan Grove is a master planned community located in Richmond, Texas just minutes away from Sugar Land.  Encompassed around thriving Pecan and Oak trees, Pecan Grove is a beautiful plantation style community with great amenities.view mapSchool Zoning:Fort Bend ISD:  Elementary schools- Pecan Grove, Middle Schools- Garcia; High School: Travis, Austin- (because of rapid growth and changes in Fort Bend, visit Fort Bend ISD website for up-to-date zoning changes.Amenities Include:Golf course, walking/jogging trails, Pecan Grove Country Club, tennis courts, volleyball courts, swimming pools, fine dining, and a variety of fitness classes offered to its resident members. The homes in the neighborhood were built between 1984 and 2000, range from 2000 to 4500 square feet, and are currently priced...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Pecan Grove Plantation is a 1,400-acre country club community built around a 27-hole golf course that was once a pecan plan­tation and is set in the natural beauty of huge oak and pecan trees. Pecan Grove expects to reach a maxi­mum capacity of 13,551 residents, as its build-out is nearly complete. To view more information about sub-divisions & neighborhoods - Click HereTo view all available listings in this sub-division - Click Here
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Pecan Grove Report Brought to you by The Hurley Group.Selling your home in Pecan Grove?  What are the current market trends and house values in Richmond, Texas?   Pecan Grove is a master-planned golf community located in Richmond, Texas.Pecan Grove- Richmond, Texas 2006 Market Summary As of 03/06/2007150 Homes sold in Pecan Grove in 2006.High Sales Price   440000High Price per Square Foot  94.62Low Sales Price  110000Low Dollar per Square Foot  59.70Nearly all of the homes sold were built in the early 90's.What is your Pecan Grove Home Worth?  Visit www.sugarlandrelocation.com
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