20 August 2021

Venetian Estates News August 2021 - New Neighbor Edition!


New-Neighbor Edition

Through the flurry of transactions over the past year, we have had delightful additions to our neighborly neighborhood! While we know many of you have already had the pleasure of getting to know our new neighbors, it is a joy to share notes with you about a few of these wonderful families! We introduced the Cox family in our June newsletter, and they, along with the Shermans and Buells, were featured in the official VE Newsletter, the Mainsail. Enjoy getting to know each of these families as you see them around the neighborhood!

Nancy and Pete Olson, 903 San Marino The Olsons moved to VE at the end of 2020. They are empty-nesters, except for their adorable COVID Cavapoo puppy, Maisy. Their daughter, Kate (24), lives in Washington, DC and works for Booz Allen Hamilton, and their son, Grant (21), is a college basketball player in Kansas. At 7’ tall, Grant is easy to spot in the neighborhood when he is home from school! Pete recently retired from serving 12 years as our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is now a consultant, focusing primarily on issues affecting the Houston region. Nancy is a community volunteer and is especially passionate about Child Advocates of Fort Bend. She looks forward to serving as the next CAFB board president. Nancy and Pete are loving lake life and feel so blessed to have landed in the best community in Sugar Land!

Payal & Santosh Dixit, 911 San Marino Two houses down from the Olsons is the Dixit family, who moved in at the tail-end of 2020. Payal and Santosh are both physicians. Santosh is originally from New Orleans and is an emergency-medicine physician at Elite Care Emergency in Rice Village and Patients Emergency Room in Baytown. Payal was born and raised in Houston and is a dermatologist and Mohs (skin cancer) surgeon at Complete Dermatology in Sugar Land. The Dixits have three children. Riya is 6 and starting first grade at Highlands Elementary. Mila, 4, and Shiyan (aka the Destroyer😊),1, attend Telfair Montessori. The Dixits enjoy good old fashioned family time and traveling. They love being a part of our friendly neighborhood and Payal has already organized a neighborhood street party complete with food truck and family fun!

Monica & Colin Taylor, 815 San Marino

The Taylors purchased the lot at 311 Lombardy and are living on San Marino while they build their new home. They have three children: Jack and Oliver will be going into the 3rd grade and Hazel will be going into 2nd grade at FBCA. Monica and Colin say they love the neighborhood and have already met so many wonderful residents. They enjoyed living in Sienna but say that moving here was one of the best decisions they ever made!   


Susie & Jim Murray, 534 Lombardy 

The Murray family has lived in this area for 26 years and has dreamed of moving to VE for a while. Their beautiful home is under construction, and they hope to move in December. Jim’s career has been in the insurance industry with agencies around Texas. Susie does volunteer work and plays tennis at Sweetwater. They have 5 kids: Wesley and Daniel (twins) are founders/owners of an e-commerce insurance company. (Daniel and his wife Marie have 2 girls and their 3rd baby is due in December.) Alyssa is a pediatric nurse at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin. Jonathon is in supply chain management with McLane Distribution in Dallas and is engaged to be married to Paulina Kardoush this fall. Stephen is a Junior at Strake Jesuit High School (and will walk dogs, mow yards, pick up mail or do just about any work to make a few dollars!).  The Murrays are very excited to be joining the VE community and look forward to meeting everyone! 


We are out of room yet still have more new-neighbor info for you! Look for another Venetian Estates News soon!

15 June 2021

Venetian Estates News June 2021

 Real Estate and More

VE Market Update

First and foremost, please join us at our Open House at 702 Piedmont this Saturday, June 26 from 1 - 3 PM

Stop by to say hello and tour this beautiful 5100 square-foot home on a gorgeous ½-acre lot with a stunning view across Lake Venice. The home will go active on MLS on Thursday, and we are expecting a great turn out for the open house! We would love for you to stop by, whether you are considering a move within VE or whether you bring friends wanting to become a part of our great neighborhood. We always welcome neighbors to our open houses, as you are our best source of referrals for future clients!

We have been busy this year! Here is a recap of activity and sales in VE: Six homes/lots have sold and closed thus far in 2021. We have sold five of the six – representing either buyer, seller, or both. Two homes are pending sale, making 702 Piedmont the only available property. (To boot, this 12-year-old gem with an exceptional floor plan and open lake view is a rare find!) 

Please call us if you are considering selling. We may have just the right “buyer-in-waiting” for your home or lot. 

Neighborhood News

We were sorry to see our dear neighbor and longtime board member, Sue Frewin, move away; however, we are so happy for Sue as she is now settled near her son and other family members. We are also thrilled to have Melanie and Adam Cox as our newest neighbors in VE! Kelly met Melanie and Adam several years ago, and when Sue asked us to market her lovely home on Salerno, Kelly knew the home would be a good fit for their family! See the note below from Melanie and be sure to say hello when you spot their family on the street or on the lake!

We are so excited to be in Venetian Estates! We are the Cox family: Adam, Melanie, Cora (9years old), and Duncan (8 years old). We have three dogs, two Cavaliers, and one Beagle. My husband Adam works in the energy industry and I work in technology for Wells Fargo. Our kids attend Logos Prep and will be in 4th and 3rd grade this August. I grew up in Missouri City and have always loved VE. We’ve looked at several houses over the past few years and are so happy to have finally found a home here. We are members at Sugar Creek Country Club and play tennis and golf. After living in Sienna we are so excited about being in a small close knit neighborhood!

In addition to this sweet family, we have several other new families that we have been delighted to welcome to the neighborhood over the past several months! We have already begun preparing a new-neighbor special-edition newsletter. Look out for it soon! 


Market Update from HAR

We have been working at a record pace. You may have noticed this, with all our transactions in VE—a.k.a., our favorite place to work! However, we are also busy with sales in neighborhoods including Lake Pointe, Riverstone, the Hill, Sugar Mill, and inner-loop neighborhood favorites of West U and Afton Oaks. Read excerpts from a recent HAR market update for a better understanding of just how hot Houston has been (even before June weather hit!):


Houston area home sales set new records in May…. What resulted was a nearly 50 percent jump in sales volume compared to the same month last year. Limited supply, strong buyer demand and increased construction costs all contributed to record high home prices. 


Homes priced from $750,000 and above led the way in May sales volume, shattering all previous measurements with a whopping 291.0 percent year-over-year increase.

01 June 2020

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