27 January 2016

Venetian Estates News - January 2016

2015 Recap
What a year! FBRE had a total of 10 sales in Venetian Estates during 2015.  We sold over $6.7 million of real estate in our neighborhood alone! AND I was notified last week by Johnson Development that I was one of the top-selling Realtors in the new Imperial Development, where I sold four homes last year.  

Perhaps the biggest news is that I was selected as the Houston Association of Realtors Fort Bend Outstanding Realtor for 2015! It was certainly a surprise and an incredible honor. HAR is literally considered the top Realtor association in the country! I am so grateful for wonderful clients and to be a part of an incredible real estate community.

Kelly Ferguson continues to excel in commercial real estate transactions throughout the Houston and Fort Bend areas, representing local businesses as well as national investors and developers. Due to client requests and genuine love of the industry, she has also expanded her services to include residential. Her most recent sale was an approximately $1 million home in Memorial...that will be demolished as her clients design and build on their 10,800-SF lot! Kelly has a wealth of information pertaining to builders, construction costs, etc. She also has clients interested in purchasing in VE. Call/email her regarding any facet of real estate: kelly@fbre.net

New Construction
Out with the old and in with the view! We were pleased to work with the seller and buyer of 111 Savoy and can hardly wait for the beautiful new home that is underway. The home, which will be available for sale, is being built by our own neighbor, Chris Trlicek, who also built the beautiful home at 310 Piedmont last year. Like us, Chris was taken with the lovely view and seemingly unceasing backyard breeze of this lot. He will build a gorgeous home to take advantage of both! Call us if you are interested in relocating to a brand-new home in VE! (And expect traffic on Savoy to slow as beautiful home after beautiful home is built--the street will be a show-stopper!)

Welcome New Neighbors
We have new owners at 815 San Marino!  Neil & Jean Madison are both long-time Houstonians and University of Houston graduates. They previously owned the “empty” lot on Savoy (from 2000-2005) and recently decided to return to VE. They own specialty pharmacies serving individuals with specific medical conditions.  Neil was previously a custom home builder who built new homes in old neighborhoods close to the Med Center, where they currently reside. He has decided to design and build one last home for Jean and himself in their “favorite neighborhood in the Houston area.” Construction will begin later this year. It was great to reconnect with Neil and Jean after so many years!

Melissa and Denton Kernodle of 111 Sorrento relocated to the Dallas area and they entrusted the marketing of their gorgeous home to FBRE! This 4400-SF remodeled home is lovely, and our new neighbors are Prudy and Ed Bishay, who moved from Pasadena, CA in 2014. They have an 8-month-old baby girl, Natalie. Prudy is originally from Hong Kong. She went to boarding school in Dallas and obtained her MBA at the University of Southern California. Ed describes himself as an Egyptian Christian who grew up in a “dental” family. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California and is the owner of Grace Dental, located at 5022 Highway 90A--very close to VE. Ed has offered residents of VE free teeth bleaching! Ed enjoys biking and cooking. He also enjoys art and has a collection of beautiful pieces. Prudy likes traveling and is a big foodie! Their favorite hobby is playing with their daughter.

Imperial Market News 
In the last newsletter we mentioned the new theater coming to Imperial Market: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Imperial Market will break ground in 2016 and will be located in a new two-story 55k-SF retail building. The theater will offer a full-service beverage and dining experience that will include a vast number of local beers on tap, cocktails and an expansive food menu featuring made-from-scratch items.

We have prospective buyers patiently  waiting for homes or lots. As always, call us for any of your residential or commercial real estate needs!
 111 Savoy Street: Out with the old and in with the view!