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30726 Raleigh Creek Dr Tomball TX  77375
If having a beautiful home to entertain in or needing a mother-in-law suite when guests come to visit is on your must-have list then look no further.  From the front brick entryway to the expansive covered patio with vaulted ceiling - you'll love all the features this gorgeous and barely lived in 1-story home has to offer.  A 3-car tandem garage, fully fenced backyard large enough for a pool with room left over, sprinkler system, gas hook up for an outdoor kitchen, security cameras - and that's just the outside! 

Stepping into the home, you'll find tall ceilings, arched doorways, beautiful hardwood flooring in the main living areas, tile flooring in the wet areas, coffered and trayed ceilings with wood beams, gas log fireplace, plantation shutters,…
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I recently acquired a new listing.   Well, new for me but unfortunately, old for the market.  When I took the listing, it had been on the market for 868 days.  Yes, that's right, 868 days...I like a challenge.  And no, the Greater Houston Area is not a dead real estate market.   When you first hear that a home has been on the market for so long, your mind conjures up all kinds of sights and smells - why else would no one make an offer?  This simply isn't the case with this home.

It's been lovingly cared for by the original homeowners.  It's not stigmatized, the homeowners are not smokers, and they have no pets, never have.  It's in a good school district,  located in a quiet gated neighborhood, close to shopping, restaurants, and theaters. It has a very…
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In the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster that hit the greater Houston area, I'm certain that most of us just want to get back to normal. Over 80% of Houston area homes affected by Hurricane Harvey did not have flood insurance. So, where and how do we begin to rebuild?  There is a program to help you either move on or rebuild.  

FHA 203(h) Disaster Relief Program can help you do just that.  This program provides mortgages for victims of major disasters who find themselves faced with either buying a replacement home or restoring what nature has destroyed. If your home was destroyed by a flood, fire, storm, hurricane, earthquake or any other federally declared natural disaster, you may qualify.

  • The property must be located in a
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ExteriorWonderful Woodlands patio home with a pool!  This ready to move in 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home features hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, custom woven blinds, new roof, tankless water heater, stainless steel appliances, and much, much more! Situated on an oversized cul-de-sac lot that backs up to a greenbelt!  Quick & easy access to FM 1488 and I-45.  Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, and a 56-inch Sony flatscreen TV with equipment stay!  Seller/Owner is a Texas licensed Broker.

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Following is a copy of an email I sent to a homeowner that contacted me to discuss selling his property that has been on the market for 550 days.  He thinks the reason it hasn't sold is because the Realtors he's chosen to represent him are not accustomed to selling acreaged property...

 I enjoyed talking with you a bit this morning about your home for sale in (?    subdivision).  I would like to go into a little more detail regarding the fact  that  it’s  been on the market for over 550 days and you haven’t received a  single  offer.

  You have a number of issues that need to be dealt with in order to get it  sold.  I  have been in this business long enough to see and experience first hand what  happens to a property that is over priced.  The

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Coming soon!  This wonderful and hard to find 1-story home with 3 car garage offers high ceilings, archways, art niches, custom interior paint, 18x18 porcelain tile throughout, 1-year old appliances & AC, with new carpet in the bedrooms is just about ready to go on the market!  The roof is only 6 years old!  The original owners have taken meticulous care of this home and have made it like new!  The Kitchen is open to the Family Room and Breakfast Room.  It features a breakfast bar, granite counters, and a fantastic sky light that bathes the room in lots of natural light.  The Family Room features a gas log fireplace with built-ins.  Great floorplan with split bedrooms - close to 99, 249 and Vintage - not to forget, excellent schools - Klein High School

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Always Wanted to be in a Movie?

 

If you're looking for something different to do for the 4th of July and you've always wanted to be in a movie, this might be for you!  The movie, Stronger, which will debut in 2017, starring Angela Sweet, a local Woodforest resident, and Ulises Larramendi, owner of our favorite local restaurant, Eden Cafe, is filming the last scene of the movie in Huntsville on July 4th. They're looking for movie extras to participate but you'd better get there early!  It's on a first come basis.

Stronger hopes to shed light on the fact that PTSD not only affects veterans but anyone that has witnessed or experienced a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or

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Homeowner Tax Deductions that May Help You Out 

Let’s face it, taxes are here to stay and will only increase as time goes on.  We all need to pay our fair share but you shouldn’t pay more than you have to.  As a homeowner, you’re paying not only income tax but also property tax.  Here are some ways you can boost your tax savings by taking advantage of Homeowner Tax Deductions.

Mortgage Interest and Refinancing

For most of us, a large portion of our monthly income goes directly toward the house payment.  Thankfully, you can deduct the following on your on your taxes:

Interest Paid on the Mortgage

  • Points and Origination
  • PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)
  • Interest on a Home Improvement Loan
  • Interest on a Home Equity Loan (up
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The Top Festival in Texas is Seeking Performing Arts Talent

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, ranked #1 in Texas and #3 in the country has openings for performing artists at the 2015 Arts Festival.  Performing artists looking for significant exposure are encouraged to apply soon.  There are only a limited amount of openings for this fabulous opportunity.

Previous attendance has been over 18,000.  This year's festival has added a Friday show to the schedule so attendance should be even greater.  Those interested should apply prior to the February 15, 2015 deadline at:  http://www.woodlandsartsfestival.com/performing.application.asp .

The Woodlands Waterways Arts Festival is a nationally acclaimed arts festival held each year on The Woodlands

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