21 November 2010

November News

Real Estate and More

Are You Ready?

No, not for football--we’re well into football season. No, not for the holidays--who is ever ready for the holidays? Are you ready for...new neighbors?! There are now three pending sales in the neighborhood and I happen to know there is a high level of interest in three other properties presently on the market!

So what’s up? Not interest rates. They have been extremely low for a while, but perhaps prospective buyers have begun to think they should take advantage of these rates just in case they start to rise. Lawrence Yun, NAR (National Association of Realtors®) chief economist, said the housing market is in the early stages of recovery: “A housing recovery is taking place but will be choppy at times depending on the duration and impact of a foreclosure moratorium. But the overall direction should be a gradual rising trend in home sales with buyers responding to historically low mortgage interest rates and very favorable affordability conditions.”

As I write this the home at 819 Piedmont is still available, and the price has been reduced to $335,000! If you have not seen this home call me. We’ve had comments from Realtors such as “WOW, If I could have a crush on a home this would be it!” and “Who did the design and who was the contractor?” “This home is beautiful!” See pictures on FBRE’s Facebook page. Also, “LIKE” FBRE’s page and you will have access to some great area real estate info. For real estate and other news particular to VE visit VenetianEstatesNews.com.

Ready to Walk

If you would like to walk on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 just show up in the Frost Bank (FBRE) parking lot. Several people are participating on a regular basis and it’s been a great way to have a 30-45 minute visit with a neighbor or two while getting some exercise. Next week we’ll be walking in the dark at 6 PM so bring a light or wear neon clothing. Remember to set your clocks back on Saturday evening, November 6th..

These Judges Weren’t Blind

On October 30th three VE residents, Kate and Kenny Johnston and Luke Ferguson, ages 3, 2 and 1, respectively, were the City of Sugar Land’s first-place winners in the Town Square costume contest for their age group. The contest took place on a runway stage in front of City Hall. Kate, Kenny and Luke were in original costumes depicting “Three Blind Mice”. Congratulations to the “cousins” and to their Moms and Dads who were able to get them dressed in all the garb and convince them to keep it on long enough to parade down the runway in front of the judges. (By the way, the “Three Blind Mice” are three of my adorable grandchildren!) Unfortunately, my grand- dog, Birdie, who competed in the pet costume contest, did not place. She was adorable in her fluffy white cockatoo outfit, but the MC mistook her for a chicken. When he announced her as such, it’s no wonder she became flustered and did not do her best in the runway competition! Too bad the judges couldn’t see through this one!

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