06 November 2013


Neighbors had fun chatting and sampling various wines. Many enjoyed the beautiful patio area overlooking Lake Venice.

04 November 2013

Venetian Estates News - October 2013

In the Neighborhood

Homes for Sale

There are presently three homes available on the MLS priced from $459,000 to $950,000. 914 Gondola is pending sale.

My listing at 903 San Marino ($459,000) provides a great opportunity for those who recognize that NOW is the time to buy in VE. Most likely the home will be torn down as it does not lend itself easily to a remodel.  I have spoken with a couple of potential buyers for this ‘lot’ who would consider living in the home until they are ready to build. This could be a good option if land values continue to rise.

My listing at 907 Genova has been temporarily taken off the market. It was under contract for 45 days but, at the last minute, the buyers’ lender was unable to provide the financing to which they had committed. (On a side note – beware and tell your friends to beware of lenders with whom you or they have had no first-hand recommendation or experience.) This home will be back on the market soon, but in the meantime let me know if you know of anyone who might be interested and I will be glad to send them photos or show them the home. The 946-SF garage apartment is also perfect for a home office! The lot is beautiful and the price ($679,000) is a steal! The owners will consider carrying financing.

News of the Neighborhood

A total of 9 sales have taken place so far this year.  (I have sold 7 of those. One of the homes I sold twice!) Four of the homes have been or will be torn down.  However, lately I have more prospects for a home to be remodeled than I have for a ‘lot.’  PLEASE let me know if you are considering selling. I can almost guarantee that I have a prospect for your home.

New to the Neighborhood

We are eager to welcome the Arayath family to the neighborhood. They expect their new home at 126 St Marks to be complete in the first quarter of 2014. George, who works in the chemical industry, and Julie, who works for the Harris County Hospital District, have four children:  Isaac (13), Nathan (11), Tobias (7) and Justin (2). George has lived in Sugar Land for over 30 years, and VE has always been one of his favorite neighborhoods.

Your newest “neighbors” leasing space in our office building are Debbie and Don Heath. Debbie owns Accounting Services & Consulting, which focuses on bookkeeping services for churches and non-profits. Don is the director of Touching Hearts at Home, which operates on the premise that maintaining independence is a key to ensuring the highest quality of life for adults. The company’s expertise is providing non-medical in-home assistance to help adults live and stay independent.  Don and his staff believe that bringing quality, safety and friendship to clients is a privilege. Call them at 281.235.4075 or visit www.touchinghearts-brochure.com/fortbend for more information.

New Happenings
This will be our third year sponsoring a youth hunt under Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Youth Hunting Program.We will host the hunt on our ranch in Gonzales County on Nov. 8-10. The program is primarily for first-time hunters (boys and girls) between the ages of 9 and 17. Call Bud at our office if you have a friend or family member who may be interested

FBRE Update

I have sales pending in Townewest and Sienna Plantation. I closed sales this week in Sugar Mill and The Highlands in First Colony. Point being: I love referrals in all areas of Fort Bend and Houston! Please ask your friends and family to call when they are considering purchasing or selling.

It was worth the wait! The custom metal awnings for our building took longer than expected to manufacture, but we love the finished product. We are working on very exciting projects pertaining to the tenancy of and additional improvements to the property and hope to be able share details soon. We have remaining space available, so call Kelly Ferguson at 281.242.1261 if you or someone you know is looking for office space.  High ceilings, open floor plans and proximity to the soon-to-be fabulous Imperial Redevelopment make it a great place to work!