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Questions to Ask Before Buying a Waterfront Home on Lake Conroe

Hordes of people come to Lake Conroe every year to experience everything this beautiful location has to offer. It has some of the best fishing, boating, and swimming in the county, making it a popular vacation destination for many Texans.

Owning a waterfront property on Lake Conroe is a dream for many homebuyers. All the of the lake's most phenomenal activities are no further than your own backyard.

Although waterfront properties give you access to terrific amenities that other homes simply can't, they come with their own concerns that you should consider before diving head first into a sale's agreement.

To make sure you know what you're getting into, here are five questions you should ask before buying a Lake Conroe waterfront property:

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99 N. Spincaster Court

Picture-perfect Village Builder home with a resort-style backyard!  This exquisite two story 5-bed, 4-bath home with 2-half baths comes with countless upgrades plus a warm and inviting floor plan built to entertain.It's impossible to find this combination of bedrooms, high-end finishes, cinema room, and outdoor spaces on a secluded cul-de-sac under $1,000,000! 

Nothing beats grilling out in the outdoor kitchen with beverage chillers, swimming in the pool with sunning bed entry, hanging out in the hot tub, or cozying up next to the outdoor fireplace while enjoying your favorite TV program on the flat screen in the Pergola.  But wait...there's more.  There's even room for a play structure and grassy area for the dogs and

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You've worked hard to get where you are.  Now, isn't it time that you enjoy the fruits of your labor?  This beautiful home is in the gated waterfront golf community of Bentwater, in Montgomery, Texas.  Just a short drive north of Houston.  Every day will feel like a vacation with resort style living.  Bentwater offers 54 holes of championship golf, a Marina, Yacht Club, Fitness Center with area pool, Day Spa, Racquet Club, and Guest Villas.

2 Hillsborough Drive East Montgomery, TX 77356

The 3373 sq.ft. home is located on a 14,731 sq.ft lot at the end of a quiet cul de sac street.  Custom built in 2006, it features an open floorplan, 10' ceilings soaring to 28' in the Family Room with a wall of windows overlooking the flagstone patio and tree lined backyard. Custom finishes include deep crown

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If you've been waiting for the perfect Bentwater home to hit the market, your wait is over!  Offered for the first time, this beautiful custom home situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac street will not disappoint. 

Stucco and stone exterior with flagstone patios and pathways, a terraced backyard, exposed aggregate driveway and sidewalks leading to the entryway are just some of the carefully selected exterior finishes on this amazing 14,731 square foot lot.  You'll also find a detached 21 x 30, 3-car tandem garage with additional side rear golf cart garage.  

Once inside, you know you've found the perfect home!  An immediate sense of relaxation and comfort take over - maybe it's the openness of the space - you can see

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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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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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Our Houston area real estate market is hot and has been for some time now.  With limited inventory and an influx of home buyers into our market, the average sales price of a single family home is up 22% over the same time last year.  The total number of active listings is down 15.9%, and the months of inventory is just 2.6%.  Wow!!!  New home starts are on the rise but had previously been so lagging that it will take some time for them to impact the demand in the housing market.  

With all of that being said, now is the time when you really need an experienced Realtor - whether you're buying or selling a home.  

For Buyers - If you're a buyer, you will want to:

  • Have your pre approval letter ready to submit with any offer you make.  Home
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