31 January 2018

Venetian Estates News January 2018

Market News
In our last newsletter we said, "Just watch those signs disappear as the weather cools. We are working with several good prospects now and expect a great “end-of-year” market in VE!"  Well, it happened as we predicted. We closed two VE sales in December and more of FBRE's "For Sale" signs are being replaced with SOLD signs as the weather has cooled (or shall we say frozen?). Our listings at 518 Lombardy, 603 Salerno and 903 Gondola are now pending sale and scheduled to close this month and next.

We still have prospects waiting for the “perfect fit”, whether that be a remodeled home, a home that needs remodeling, or a home that would be considered land value only. Many of these prospects are committed to Venetian Estates but simply have not found the right home or lot for their family. Give us a call or email Kelly or Susan if you have questions about your specific home or about the Venetian Estates market.

New-Neighbor News
FBRE represented our new neighbors, Darby and Jeff Brennan, in the purchase of 919 San Marino. Jeff and Darby are both Aggies, class of '97 and '02. Jeff is in business development at Phillips 66 and Darby is a preschool teacher at The School for Little Children (First United Methodist Church Sugar Land). The Brennans have two children, Molly, age 5 and Jill, age 2.   Darby says the girls are begging for a dog so my guess is that there will soon be another member of the family to enjoy their big beautiful yard! Jeff and Darby say they are loving Venetian Estates and its quiet slow pace. Jeff is one of many second-generation homeowners. He grew up on Lombardy!

Neighborhood Post
Many of you know Carolyn Tarver of 838 Bel Mar and are acquainted with her "Project Smile," which for many years has supplied thousands of school age children with school supplies with which to begin the new school year. Carolyn is involved with many other ministries as well and has hundreds of families that depend on her in many ways and for many things. She often has families in need of furniture or appliances in good working order. Please keep this sweet lady in mind and give her a call if you have an item that one of “her” families could use.  Carolyn is listed in the VE directory or feel free to contact us at FBRE if you need her contact info!

Blendin storefrontBrewing in the Neighborhood
As evidenced by the full parking lot and perpetually occupied tables, our neighbor Blendin Coffee Club has already established itself as a gathering place for the community. The warm lights inside are so inviting, and upon entering the doors the delicious aromas and smiling faces will make you linger! If you haven't already, please introduce yourself to the staff and owner and ask how you can learn more about Blendin and specialty coffee. They host regular "cuppings," which are a delight! In these events, one can learn about and develop senses of taste for the world's best coffees. Think wine tastings, but for coffee...Blendin can teach you about coffee, the nuances of different brewing methods and more. Get to know this new neighbor--it's so much more than a traditional coffee shop! Your eyes will surely be opened!


The first FBRE newsletter was written in March of 1989! The Newsletter was simply in the form of a letter to neighbors until August of 2010 when Kelly Ferguson redesigned the letter and it became known as Venetian Estates News! Kelly and I will continue this "tradition" indefinitely, publishing and mailing the “News” at least once a quarter. However, this year we will also begin sending short updates to "VE News" through email - most likely these updates will be sent only once a month unless there is some reason to send out an additional announcement of some kind. The updates will include information on new neighbors, information on new listings, etc.  We do have many of your emails but many others we do not have... so send me a quick note at susan@fbre.net or text or call me at 281-381-3604 with your email. Conversely, if you prefer NOT to receive anything from us send me a note and we will make sure your email is not on our list.

08 December 2017

Waterfront Window to a Winter Wonderland!

Check out the scene to which Venetian Estates residents awoke this morning!  So hard to believe we were fishing in shorts and flipflops just a few days ago!  It's truly a waterfront winter wonderland!

Be sure to check our main website for information on current listings in Venetian Estates.  Visit us at www.fbre.net/residential.  There you'll find more information on our listings and other residential real estate news.  Of course, you can also contact Susan or Kelly anytime, too.  Happy snow day!

06 December 2017

New VE Listing! 603 Salerno Street!

Check out our new listing at 603 Salerno!  This beautifully updated 4-bed/3-bath home sits on a beautiful, private, and shaded waterfront lot!  Call us to see it today!

31 October 2017

203 Savoy Street: Now under contract! Open House Canceled

Dear Neighbors,

We recently posted about our upcoming Open House at the beautiful home at 203 Savoy. We were looking forward to showcasing this stunning home and visiting with you; however, the event has been canceled because the home is now under contract...we now look forward to introducing new neighbors to you in our next edition of VE News! In the meantime, let Susan or Kelly know if you would like information on any other available properties in the neighborhood.   We are also seeing an uptick in interest in this special neighborhood, so please let us know if you are considering selling!

Susan and Kelly

Available Venetian Estates homes and lots for sale:

610 Piedmont Street
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122 Saint Marks Street
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118 Tuscany Street
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810 Piedmont Street

903 Gondola Street


115 Capri Street