19 August 2009

August News

August 2009

Dear Venetian Estates Neighbor,

There are now eight homes on the market in VE ranging from $389,000 to $899,000. We have just listed the home at 103 Savoy. This home has high ceilings, large bedrooms and a wonderful screened-in porch overlooking the ½-acre tree-shaded lot. If you have friends wanting to buy in our neighborhood, this is a rare opportunity to purchase under $400,000—this property is priced at $389,000! Our listing at 714 Santa Maria is under contract and scheduled to close in September. Counting this pending sale, Kristin, Tanya and I have sold 8 of the 9 VE homes sold this year. We are still very busy in the neighborhood working with potential purchasers. Please call us if you are considering selling.

I also just sold a beautiful property on Oyster Creek Drive. I have one other home on Oyster Creek Drive available—it’s an older home on a beautiful ½-acre lot on Oyster Creek overlooking the Lake Pointe development. This property is priced at $349,000.

Our new neighbors at 410 Lombardy, the former home of Jim Kepple, are Melissa and Jeff Crawford. The Crawford’s have lived in Sugar Land, the Oaks of Alcorn, for 18 years. They are making major changes to their new home, and I know it will be beautiful! Melissa and Jeff have two daughters, Jessica and Sarah. Jessica is 21 and a student at SFA. Sarah is 20 and attends Baylor. Other members of the family are Holly, a 13 year old Golden Retriever, and Zoie, a 3 year old Golden Doodle. Melissa has been with ExxonMobil in Human Resources for 28 years and Jeff is IT Director of GC Services in Houston, where he has worked for 18 years. Many of us remember seeing Jim and his wife, Ollie, ride with their cute little poodle Bubba around the neighborhood to let him hang his head out the window to look for squirrels. Jim and Ollie used to bring Bubba to our house for the doggie birthday parties that my kids used to have! Ollie passed away a couple of years ago, and Jim has now moved to a retirement home in Tanglewood. He has a great apartment there and is still very active. We are delighted to have the Crawford’s as our new neighbors!

Susan Marblestone on Salerno recently helped Doc Seibel obtain a new recycling bin. She thought some of the neighbors might want to know that it is easy to get a new one if yours has been damaged or lost. For a replacement call 281-275-2450. They will come take the old one and give you a new one. Thanks, Susan, for your very helpful info. I have already called and had mine replaced.

Bud recently represented a client who purchased a property in Gonzales County (near Smiley, TX) to complete a tax-free (deferred) exchange. Three years ago, Bud and I purchased a ranch in Gonzales County. Our entire family has enjoyed it immensely! If you or anyone you know is considering acreage or a “ranch” investment, give Bud a call. He is very familiar with the Houston/Austin/San Antonio “Golden Triangle” and can help with due-diligence items specific to ranch properties. He is well-qualified to represent clients in the sale or purchase of unimproved or improved properties and in utilizing tax-free exchanges.

Please remember to give us a call if you are considering a move. We work with builders on new construction (I am presently working with two clients who are in the process of building a home) and, of course, resale homes in many different areas. I have a sale pending in First Colony (sold in 3 days) as well as the pending sale in Venetian. Kristin is representing a couple considering Telfair and another couple wishing to buy in Venetian Estates. Tanya is representing an owner of property near Flynn, Texas, and is working with buyers looking in the Richmond area. Bud just completed an office lease transaction for one of our neighbors, and he and Kelly are working on a build-to-suit in Richmond, as well as relocation of an office for another VE neighbor. All this to say, whatever you need with regard to real estate, we can help you!

We are excited about having our neighbors attend our building open house in the fall. We are still working on our new offices and can’t wait for you to see what we have done!

Please call me with any news!


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