25 February 2011

Venetian Estates News - March 2011


We are going to have new neighbors at 311 Savoy! Yes, that is the lot that has been vacant FOREVER! I recently represented the purchasers of this property and they truly are going to build as soon as plans for the home are completed. I was speaking with a resident on Savoy a few weeks ago, telling him that he was soon going to have a new neighbor. He just looked at me and said, “Sure!.” I said, “No, really, I recently sold the lot,” to which he replied, “So, what’s new? How many times have you sold it?”

He may have a point, but I am delighted to introduce the final purchasers, my clients and our new neighbors, Sally and Bob Buck. They presently live in Sugar Creek and are very active with First United Methodist Sugar Land, where Sally sings in the choir and directs two of the church’s handbell choirs. Bob is an engineer with Thorpe Corporation. The Bucks have two grown children. Their son, Bryan, his wife, Julie and their two children have recently moved back to Anchorage, Alaska. Their daughter, Lori and her husband, Josh and their daughter live in Nashville, Tennessee.

I have had two residents call me recently asking permission to use the Savoy lot as a launching site for their boats. Please call me if you need immediate use of the lot to put a boat in or take one out of Lake Venice. I say immediate because once any bulkhead repair/replacement or construction has begun the lot will not be available for use. Until then, the Bucks would be glad to help and I can put you in contact with them. By the way, Sally and Bob are interested in purchasing an electric powered boat so if you have one for sale please let me know.

Homes in VE

There are presently eight available homes in Venetian Estates., ranging in price from $399,000 to $799,000. Two homes, listed at $300,000 and $425,000, are pending sale. For more info on any of these homes call me or go to www.fbre.net and search homes for sale in Venetian Estates through the “HAR - Home Search” link on our Residential page. Spend a little time on our new website (still under construction) and let us know what you think. Also, don’t forget, for up-to-date VE real estate news visit www.venetianestatesnews.com.

Here we go again!

Here one day and gone the next! Jessica and Bao Hoang’s home at 115 Saint Marks is gone, the lot is cleared and construction on their new home will begin this week or next. Jessica and Bao are building a one-story ~3500-square-foot brick home with four bedrooms and three baths and expect completion in five to six months. This is the third Venetian Estates home to be completely torn down.

In the zone

Many changes with regard to school zones are proposed for the 2011-2012 school year. According to proposed changes VE would be zoned to Highlands Elementary instead of Lakeview, Dulles Middle instead of Sugar Land Middle and Dulles High instead of Kempner. Public hearings have taken place and the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees plans to take action on the proposed zoning at the March 7 meeting.

Imperial Development

Many neighbors attended the public meeting last week regarding the Imperial Development. According to City Planning, the site plan that was presented is preliminary. If you have any interest in providing feedback to the city with regard to single-family, multi-family or other proposed developments please keep updated on the website www.imperialsugarland.com

As always call or email with any VE-related news!

19 February 2011

Believe It!

News Flash! The last remaining vacant lot in Venetian (311 Savoy)will not be vacant much longer! Soil samples have already been taken and construction will begin very soon. For years this lot has often been used by lake management and Lake Venice residents as a convenient launching place for motorized boats. Of course, when the subdivision was developed in the 60's no one ever anticipated the wide use of large electric powered pontoon and other style "cruising" boats. (Most of the large boats can be dropped by crane in either lake at the bridge location.) For now, the new owners of 311 Savoy, Bob and Sally Buck have generously offered to allow residents needing immediate use of the lot to put a boat in or take one out to do so as long as the owners are notified well in advance and grant permission. Of course, as soon as any bulkhead repair/replacement or construction of the home begins the lot will no longer be available for use. I have told several neighbors that construction will begin soon on a new home here. Funny, no one really believes it! I told a neighbor the other day, "No, really, I just sold the lot!". The neighbor just looked at me and said, "So, what's new? How many times have you sold it?" Well, this time they really are going to build - and quite soon! Believe it!

For more info contact Susan at susan@fbre.net or 281-242-2200.

12 February 2011

New Listing Today!

118 Tuscany Street is now on the market. With approximately 320 feet of water frontage and located near the center of Lake Venice this is an amazing home. See www.har.com/49373338 for complete details.

This home has steel frame construction, open floor plan and beautiful views of the lake.

09 February 2011


907 Genova will be open on Sunday, February 13 from 2 PM until 4 PM. Great 4 (or 5) bedroom home overlooks Lake Eldridge and beautiful Alkire area as well. See HAR for more info.

04 February 2011

Here We Go Again!

Another VE home bites the dust! Jessica and Bao at 115 St Marks will soon be starting construction on their new home.

AND, I represented Sally and Bob Buck, new owners of the vacant lot on Savoy.... They are in the design phase and will be starting construction on their new single story home very soon!