29 September 2010

September News

Extreme Makeovers!

There are 10 available homes in Venetian Estates priced from $349,000 to $864,000. The new price of 819 Piedmont is $349,000. WOW! What a reduction and what a house! This should sell quickly at the new price. My listing at 907 Gondola is pending sale and scheduled to close in early November. It was only on the market for about two weeks before it sold!

Makeover #1

I am very excited to introduce our new neighbors at 306 Lombardy. Virginia and George (Buck) Prince purchased the home and will be doing extensive work prior to moving in. If you have driven by the home you have certainly noticed a change in the exterior appearance. Fewer trees surround the home and there is much more to come--or perhaps I should say “to go!” Virginia and Buck presently live in Sugar Lakes. Buck’s company, Prince Food Systems, has certainly been around for a while! His father started Princes Hamburgers in Dallas in 1929 and Princes Hamburgers came to Houston in 1934.

Makeover #2

If you haven’t driven down Savoy lately, check out 411. We, here in Venetian, are in somewhat of a transition period. Some of our older homes are in fantastic condition and many have been beautifully updated and remodeled. Others need more work, and sometimes it is more cost effective for owners to simply start over – obviously the case at 411 Savoy.

Other new neighbors who have not been introduced are Wen-Li Chang and her husband, Bernard Yu. Wen-Li and Bernard purchased the home at 910 Genova in April of this year. Wen-Li is an internal medicine physician who offices in the Methodist Hospital Medical building. Bernard is an ophthalmologist and offices in Sugar Land as well. Their son Stanley is attending HCC and planning to transfer to U of H or another university this year. Wen-Li’s niece, Mary Lang also lives with the family. Wen-Li and Bernard have lived in Sugar Land for 15 years – in five different houses! They are delighted to be in VE and don’t plan to move again! (They have an incredible cul-de-sac lot overlooking the bird reserve on Alkire.)

For up-to-date Venetian Estates real estate (and other) news visit our blog at www.venetianestatenews.com. You’ll find interesting news and enjoy looking at photographs of your neighbors and neighborhood. If you have any questions or information to add, please post on the Blog; I would love to hear from neighbors. “Venetian Estates News” is also posted on the blog. Also, please “Like” Fort Bend Real Estate’s Facebook page! Lots of great info there as well.

Wanting more of a chance to visit with neighbors and get a little exercise at the same time? Try the new Venetian Estates Walking Club! Meet in the Frost Bank (FBRE) parking lot on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 PM. Dogs and baby strollers are welcome, as are neighbors from other Sugar Land neighborhoods. Call for more info or check out our recent post!

24 September 2010

Venetian Estates Walking Club

Great idea.......For those needing some motivation and accountability meet in the Frost Bank Building parking lot - (also being the FBRE parking lot!) every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6 PM. The first VE Walk took place last Monday and was a great success. Those wanting more of a work-out may walk around twice (4 miles) or go around and up and down each street in the subdivision (5 miles). Some of us may need to work up to that!

This is a good time to walk your dog or stroll your child while you visit with other neighbors. Hope to see everyone on Monday, September 27th at 6 PM!

15 September 2010


The beautiful home at 819 Piedmont was reduced today to $349,000! It will be open on Sunday, September 19 from 1 pm until 4 pm. Go to www.har.com/71033033 for full details.

12 September 2010


Venetian Estates Residents don't forget to RSVP for the neighborhood party on Thursday, September 30th from 6:45 PM until 8:45 PM at the home of Glenn and Marcie McCutchen. ( 710 Piedmont) Bring your favorite bottle of wine (or other beverage). Hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Glenn and Marcie are the owners of Chef for You so neighbors get ready to taste some remarkably delicious food while viewing the McCutchen's newly remodeled home.

Call or email me if you did not receive the RSVP info!

Susan Friedman, CRS
281-242-2200 susan@fbre.net

11 September 2010

Nine Homes For Sale in VE

Presently there are nine available homes in Venetian Estates. These homes range in price from $389,000 (my incredible "just like new" listing located at 819 Piedmont) to $895,000. As a Realtor and resident of Venetian Estates for the past 25 years I absolutley love "showing and selling" in my neighborhood. I am familiar with the three lakes of Venetian, and truthfully know the majority of the residents in the neighborhood. Please click on the link below and to the right in order to see the available homes. Type "Venetian Estates" in the space for neighborhood and click "search." Call or email me to see any of these homes.

Susan Friedman, CRS
281-242-2200 susan@fbre.net

08 September 2010

Now You See It-Now You Don't!

A picture is worth a thousand words! Here's the answer to the previous post.

06 September 2010


I sold this home last December to past clients wanting to move back to Venetian Estates. Over the past several months the new owners have removed the swimming pool built in 1972. (They intend to put in another gorgeous infinity pool )They replaced the bulkhead along the water and have done some landscaping on the 1/2 acre lot. Now it is time to work on the house! What do you think? Are they planning to remodel or tear it down completely?

Venetian Estates is such a unique area. The neighborhood is located in the heart of Sugar Land only 20 minutes from the Galleria - yet in some ways so secluded from the city! Large tree-shaded lots, ranging from 1/3 to over 1/2 acre in size provide the perfect setting for one story homes with gorgeous waterfront views. (There are several two story homes in the neighborhood as well) These are some of the reasons many people, like my clients mentioned above, decide to purchase and live in this incredible neighborhood, even though it sometimes means doing an Extreme Makeover!
Susan Friedman, CRS
Call or email with any questions about this neighborhood.
281-242-2200 susan@fbre.net

02 September 2010


Where can you live in the Heart of Sugar Land & step out to your private dock for an afternoon of boating & tubing? VENETIAN ESTATES, OF COURSE!

01 September 2010

Sense of Community!

How wonderful it is to live and work in a neighborhood where neighbors actually look out for one another! Venetian Estates is certainly one of those neighborhoods. Yesterday morning a neighbor stopped me as I was leaving my house to tell me she was concerned about a boat in Lake Venice carrying two men and going rather fast! After other neighbors checked it out we realized it was the lake management company who is authorized at certain times to use gasoline powered motors in the lake. I am so grateful that we have neighbors who actually pay attention to activity in the neighborhood. This is just one example of the "sense of community" residents enjoy in Venetian Estates.

I have lived in Venetian Estates since 1984. I have been a full time licensed Realtor in the Sugar Land area since 1986. As a 25 year resident of Venetian Estates I can say that I KNOW the area. Please call me with any questions and/or if you would like to see any of the available homes in Venetian Estates. Prices currently range from $389,000 to $895,000.