10 November 2011

Venetian Estates News - November 2011

What’s Up-What’s Down

...in the Neighborhood?
There have been two recent sales – Leona Drodz’ home at 103 Capri and Dr. Mike Marko’s home at 602 Lombardy. Leona has been living in the Rockport area for some time. The new owners will demolish the home and rebuild a one-story on the pretty treed lot! Dr. Marko moved to Bourne to be closer to his children. I’ll have all the new neighbor info for you next month!

Most of you know that the Hamilton home at 123 Sorrento burned a few weeks ago. The demolition had already been scheduled by the new owner so after the fire was extinguished the SLFD gave the contractor the OK to complete the job. This lot is truly spectacular! Many of us have admired it from the water over the years but when I showed it for the first time to my client I was blown away! With approximately 280 feet of water frontage, the views from the lot are truly spectacular. Renowned builder Steve Fuqua is designing a beautiful home specifically for this lot. (Of course, a purchaser may tweak the plan or design an entirely new one.) Please plan to attend the post-demolition party on November 3 and bring friends who may be considering purchasing in Venetian. We will be showing off the glorious views and showcasing a rendering of Steve Fuqua’s home design!

I am excited to present my other new listing at 122 Tuscany. The property is located in the cul-de-sac and directly on the center of Lake Venice. The views and southerly breezes are magnificent. It features a rare combination of privacy and incredible lake views. I will not be surprised if a new home is built on this one-of-a-kind lot...

I will also not be surprised if the future purchasers of 123 Sorrento and 122 Tuscany turn out to be existing VE residents! Who knows the value of these awesome lots more than those of us who have lived in the neighborhood? If you are interested in learning more about these properties please call or email me.

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Venetian Estates TURKEY TROT! This was the brainchild of Catherine Bell (915 Piedmont) last year and it was a huge success. (See photos of last year on my blog, http://www.venetianestatesnews.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-morning-in-ve.html ) Meet in our office (Frost Bank Bldg) parking lot on Thanksgiving morning at 8:00 AM. The “walking fee” is $10 per family and 100% of the proceeds will go to Child Advocates of Fort Bend.

...in the Area?
VE is not the only neighborhood seeing demolition and reconstruction: the home at 818 Sugar Creek Blvd. was recently demolished. This is interesting because the home was designed by architect Karl Kamrath, a devotee to Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. He and his partner Fred Mackie introduced Wright's style of modernism to Houston in the 1950s. H.A. Lott (builder of the Astrodome) built the home for himself in 1975. The home was 4425 square feet situated on a 36,000-SF hillside waterfront lot overlooking the golf course. It had been recently updated and originally went on the market for over $1 million. I actually showed the home to two clients, and the lot was spectacular. The home was on the market for 255 days and sold for $800,000. (That’s land value!)

What’s Good; What’s Bad?
As a long-time resident of VE I understand the mixed feelings about homes being demolished. To date five homes have been torn down, and two more are expected to be demolished in the near future. Land values in VE are continuing to rise. Our neighborhood, built around gorgeous lakes and only minutes from the heart of Houston, cannot be duplicated. Land values justify new construction, and these new homes should prove to be sound investments. They should also help in maintaining values of homes that have been extensively updated and remodeled. Bottom line: Both rebuilding and remodeling are good choices!

Call me if you would like to tour any available homes/lots in the neighborhood. Whether considering a new home or a fabulously updated one, we have true gems on the market!

08 November 2011

Market Update

There are presently seven homes in Venetian Estates actively on the market. The prices range from the mid $400,000's to almost $1,000,000. FBRE has two "quiet" listings available to be shown upon request. The home located at 103 Savoy Street is in "option pending" and the buyers' inspection should be completed this week.

Twelve homes in the neighborhood have sold and closed so far this year. Land value prices on several of these homes range from a low of $260,000 to well over $500,000. MLS recorded home sales this year have been as high as $770,000.

Many extensively remodeled homes, several new homes, and homes presently under construction often exceed values of well over $1,000,000. If you would like a more complete analysis of the area please contact Susan Friedman at Susan@fbre.net or 281-242-2200.

28 October 2011

Neighborhood Events

WOW! What fun the neighbors had at Alice and Tom Tannahill's home at 127 St. Marks last night. Alice had an incredible array of unusual cheeses and cheese spreads. (It helps that she sometimes works in the cheese department of Whole Foods!) Everyone brought a bottle of wine to share and Alice and Tom's beautiful breakfast bar was full of wonderful wines. We had several new neighbors there last night. (Of course being "new" in Venetian means you have not lived here more than 10 years!) Suzanne Hanks, a really really new neighbor on Saint Marks found that out last night when Daria Dick on Savoy introduced herself to Suzanne as a new neighbor also. When Suzanne asked Daria when she moved into the neighborhood Daria answered, "Five years ago". Suzanne responded that she was glad to know that she got to be "new" for five years.

Today was Venetian Estates luncheon day and I would guess there were close to 30 ladies there! We had a very long table in the back room of the Red Oak Grill -- Wonderful place to meet and visit. It looked like most of us were trying to 'eat healthy.' Maybe that's a good idea for the next couple of weeks before Thanksgiving!

11 October 2011

Open Houses this Week-End

FBRE will be hosting 3 Open Houses this week-end! The homes at 106 Capri, 907 Genova and 118 Tuscany will be open from 10AM to Noon on Saturday during the Imperial Farmer's Market.

05 October 2011

103 Capri is Sold!

The home located on the corner of Piedmont and Capri sold this week. Can you guess what's coming?

03 October 2011

Historic Home Burns

The 1959 Better Homes and Gardens Idea House located at 123 Sorrento caught fire and burned on Friday. The home was vacant and scheduled for demolition today. These pictures were taken from across the lake.

22 September 2011

New Prices!

                                                                106 Capri Street

907 Genova

08 September 2011

Don't Miss the Chance ........

to live in Venetian Estates!

There are some great homes on the market now in VE! Take this one for example. The home at 103 Savoy ( www.har.com/18234535 ) sits on 1/2 acre on Lake Venice and is priced at only $375,000! This price is below land value based on the sales price of three recent land value sales. Come see this incredible opportunity for yourself and don't miss the opportunity to live here. This home, built in 1972, should be easy to update or remodel...One of the great features - a three car garage! See the listing details on Har.com or www.FBRE.net

01 September 2011

Construction Begins!

WOW! The vacant lot on Savoy is no longer vacant - after all these years - a beautiful house is under construction.

This lot has the longest view down the lake of any lot in the subdivision! So .... neighbors driving along Savoy will miss that view - especially during Christmas when the lake is full of lights! However, we are all very happy to have a beautiful home here and wonderful new neighbors as well - so no one is complaining! We can't wait to see the finished product!

25 August 2011




23 August 2011

Venetian Estates News - August 2011


...to the Neighborhood!

Sally and Harry Chen purchased 411 Lombardy, former home of John Friarson. The Chens have two “Aggies”, a son, Chris, who is a junior and a daughter, Leslie, who is a sophomore. Chris and Leslie graduated from FBBA (now Fort Bend Christian Academy). The Chens have lived in Sugar Land since 1988 and moved to VE from Magnolia Plantation in First Colony. Harry works with Direct Energy Power (he was with Imperial Sugar years ago) and Sally is an RN at Methodist, Sugar Land. Harry’s brother Lee Shen and Lee’s wife, Licy are our longtime neighbors at 111 Savoy.

Suzanne and Jim Hanks purchased the home at 111 Saint Marks. They moved from the Commonwealth area of First Colony. Suzanne already has many VE friends through the Sugar Land Garden Club. Jim is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. His office is located on Lexington Blvd. near Williams Trace. Small world – the first time I went by Jim’s office the receptionist and I looked at each other and I said, “I know you!” She smiled and told me that she purchased one of my “builder” listings in Richmond several years ago. Then the other week I attended a luncheon at the Post Oak Grill hosted by Gehan Homes. I sat down next to a beautiful young lady and introduced myself. She said, “Oh you just helped my mother buy a home.” It was Suzanne’s daughter, Kate Johnson, Director of Sales & Marketing for Gehan Homes in Dallas! The Hanks have four children and eight grandchildren. The entire family recently returned from a trip to Yellowstone!

Thanks so much to the Marblestones for organizing the Fourth of July Parade of Boats. It was wonderful! To view a few photos go to www.venetianestatesnews.com

Note the picture of the incredible french country kitchen of my featured listing, 106 Capri. The home’s floor plan, private pool, shady yard, charm and detail (the list goes on!) truly make it feel like a vacation home. This beautiful retreat is a must-see! Tell your friends! Go to “HAR Home Search” on our website and enter 106 Capri or MLS # 44971443.

...to the Ranch

The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are co-sponsors of the Texas Youth Hunting Program (“TYHP”). Many youngsters in our state have not had the opportunity nor resources to enjoy hunting or learning about conservation, wildlife management and firearm safety. The TYHP gives young Texans (ages 9 – 17) an initial positive and safe hunting and wildlife experience.

We have volunteered our ranch in Gonzales County to participate in THYP. This fall we will host 6 or 7 boys and girls for a weekend hunt and learning experience. Hunters must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian and must have completed Texas Hunter Education course and have a valid Texas Hunting License. A $110 fee covers instruction, guides, and meals for a hunter and guardian. Volunteer Huntmasters orchestrate all instructional and safety measures, hunting and cooking. Local game wardens and biologists also participate.

We are thrilled to work with this program that promotes appreciation of local wildlife and gun safety and makes hunting easily accessible. For more details go to www.tyhp.org or call Bud at 281 242-2200.

Merry Ministries
Merry Ministries, an interdenominational Bible study resumes on Tues, Sept 6 at 6:30 PM and Wed, Sept 7 at 9:30 AM. MM is led by Mary Willis and meets weekly at the First United Methodist Church on Eldridge. Several VE residents and I attend on Tues evenings and often meet for dinner first. There are also several VE ladies who attend the Wed morning session. Please call me if you would like to join us or for more info.

I have a new listing in Alkire Lake. This beautiful 1.5-acre lot offers the opportunity to live on acreage in the heart of Sugar Land. Up to 7 acres are available. Call me if you are considering building your dream home.
I am representing the buyer in a pending VE purchase but have another buyer ready to go--we just need the house! Call me if you are considering selling – a re-do is fine!

01 August 2011

Price Reduced!

106 Capri Street

Check out www.har.com/44971443 for more info on this beautiful home with French Country Style!

05 July 2011

Fourth of July Parade of Boats

Neighbors gathered in their back yards last evening to watch the traditional VE Fourth of July Boat Parade. What fun to live in a neighborhood like this! This is Sugar Land living at its best!

03 July 2011

Parade of Boats

The traditional Venetian Estates boat parade will take

place on Monday, July 4, 2011 beginning at 7:30 PM.

21 June 2011

Venetian Estates News - June 2011

Get On Board

Get ready this Saturday, June 25 for the Venetian Estates Tour of Homes! Seven homes will be open for viewing between 10 AM and 1 PM. My listings at 106 Capri (beautiful!), 907 Genova (beautiful!) and 419 Lombardy (available for lease!) will be open and we will be serving “light brunch snacks” at all the homes. This is a great opportunity for neighbors and friends of neighbors to spend some time getting acquainted with the different homes and lakes within Venetian. If you know someone who is interested in our neighborhood please tell them about this event and encourage them to attend. I would love to speak with them if they have questions regarding any of the homes that will be open on Saturday.

In addition to the three homes I have on tour, I have a home listed at $375,000. Please call me for more information.

In the Neighborhood
Paul and Jan Loggins Hinson purchased the home at 915 Gondola. Jan and Paul formerly lived at 918 Gondola and, as many of you know, moved to Rockport. We are delighted to have our friends back with us in the neighborhood, and I have to say they purchased one of the most beautiful lots in Venetian. The lake views are truly amazing.

Now, for the second part of the story. I recently represented Jan and Paul in the purchase of the home at 419 Lombardy. Jan and Paul will offer a lease on this home while they are living on Gondola and designing a new residence for that property. When they begin construction on Gondola they will move in to the Lombardy home.

We also have new neighbors at the beautiful home located at 111 Sorrento. Melissa and Denton Kernodle recently moved from Sienna. Denton is with Apache Oil. Melissa is a former teacher with FBISD. The Kernodles have two children, Audrey, 11 who attends FBBA and Evan, 3. Charlie, a Cavilier King Charles Spaniel, also resides with the family.

Fourth of July Parade
Sign up and be a part of the traditional VE parade of boats. Please email Susan or Howard Marblestone at susanmarblestone@gmail.com to let them know you will be participating. All boats will meet at the bridge on Monday, July 4th at 7:30 PM. The boats will travel down every canal this year while patriotic music is being played. Let’s break a record this year for number of participants!

We have a neighbor wanting to purchase a “resale” electric boat. Please call me if you have one for sale and I will put you in touch.

Market News
As a representative of HAR, I attended the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council meeting this month. According to Pat Jankowski with the Greater Houston Partnership we are actually experiencing a double dip in the housing market. The first time buyer tax credit apparently stole from future sales. However, the future looks bright for the Houston area – the construction and real estate industries are certainly lagging behind other areas of growth in our metropolitan area but the recovery time should not be very long. Most projections show major improvement within one year.

Don’t forget to stay in touch by checking in at www.venetianestatesnews.com on a regular basis. Also, if you “like” FBRE’s Facebook page you may obtain valuable information there. Kelly Ferguson’s latest article in the FBBJ can be found on Facebook, but I have also enclosed a copy, as promised in the last newsletter.

House Hunting
I did find the “right” VE home for the client I mentioned in the last newsletter, and the sale is now pending.

I have a new client, again, waiting for that “right” home. Call me if you are considering selling.

I have a townhouse listed in the Walnut Bend/Memorial area, which could be purchased as an investment property.

I look forward to catching up with many of you on the 4th!

17 June 2011

Coming Soon!

The Venetian Estates Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10 AM until 1 PM. Light brunch snacks and/or beverages will be served at each of the seven homes on the tour. The tour starts here at 907Genova Street. www.har.com/75372600

15 June 2011

Available for Lease!

Short or long term lease available until new owners are ready to move in. One of the best views in Venetian Estates, beautiful pool overlooking the lake! See www.har.com/9617468 for more details. Available immediately!

02 June 2011

First Things First!

Beautiful new dock is complete at 311 Savoy. Now construction on the home is soon to follow. We are excited to have a house and wonderful new neighbors here!

24 May 2011

Two pending sales in VE!

FBRE's listings at 111 Saint Marks and 118 Tuscany are pending sale. FBRE is an intermediary in both sales working with both buyer and seller!

15 April 2011


James Kirby Ferguson of 718 Santa Maria Street - one of the youngest residents of Venetian Estates - enjoys himself during the Johnston party. James Kirby (Jamie) has urged all his friends to pressure their parents to purchase a home in Venetian Estates, the sweetest place in Sugar Land!

14 April 2011

Backyard Party

What fun the friends of Kate and Kenny Johnston had in their back yard last Saturday!

12 April 2011

It's Gone!

The house at 715 Salerno is gone! A 5700 square foot home is planned on this spectacular cul-de-sac lot. Construction should be complete by January 2012.

31 March 2011

One More Time Again!

Lake view of 715 Salerno, or at least what is left of 715 Salerno! Demolition started yesterday and will soon be complete. A gorgeous new home is being designed and will soon be under construction. Let's see - that makes four new homes in Venetian either in the design or the construction stage

26 March 2011

907 Genova Open Sunday

Open Sunday, March 27 from 2 pm until 4 pm.
Incredible four bedroom home overlooking Lake Eldridge and Alkire Lake Estates' homes. Full guest quarters with additional bedroom, living area, bath and kitchen. Beautiful trees - Simply a gorgeous setting and a rare opportunity to purchase a "move-in ready" home!
See www.har.com/75372600 for more details.

11 March 2011

Several of these signs were posted at the entrances to Venetian Estates yesterday. Neighbors are committed to making sure this is a crime free neighborhood! Although historically there have been very few instances of any crime related activity these cameras should reduce the risk even more!

10 March 2011

Construction is Underway!

Looks like the builder has started framing for the foundation at 115 Saint Marks.
Another one story home is planned. When construction starts on the vacant lot on Savoy there will be three new one story homes under construction in Venetian Estates!
Not sure Jessica and Bao planned to tear down their Saint Marks home when I sold it to them five years ago. But they are very excited to raise their young family in a brand new Venetian Estates home!

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!

25 January 2011

311 Savoy Pending Sale

The backdrop for "Venetian Estates News" at the top of this Blog is a view down Lake Venice from the only vacant lot left in VE! However, it won't be vacant much longer. I am representing the buyers in the purchase of the lot and we are scheduled to close this week. Preliminary sketches have already been done and a beautiful one story home is planned for the site.

For more info on this fabulous subdivision give me a call.

Susan Friedman

22 January 2011

Open Sunday

Great four bedroom home on Lake Eldridge! Private guest quarters with over 900 sq feet!

19 January 2011

Venetian Estates News - January

Real Estate and More

What's new (besides the year)?

Here in VE there are many new faces! Meet your new neighbors:

Eileen Westbrook at 819 Piedmont
Eileen lived on Tuscany for several years so she already has many friends in the neighborhood. She sold the home on Tuscany two years ago in order to downsize with a home in Belknap-Brookside. When she decided to begin looking for a new house a few months ago, I showed Eileen homes in Sugar Creek and other areas but there is just “no place like home (VE)”, so she purchased the beautifully remodeled home on Piedmont that I had listed. Her friends are so glad she has decided to remain in the neighborhood! Eileen is a benefits consultant with Benefits Unlimited, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. located in Sugar Land.

Alice and Tim Jenney at 906 Gondola.
Alice and Tim relocated to Fort Bend County from Virginia Beach in 2006. They purchased a home in Sienna, where they have lived prior to moving to VE (this week!). Dr. Alice Jenney teaches education-major undergrads at Houston Community College. She is also a professor at the University of Houston, where she teaches graduate students holding their administrative endorsement and seeking their superintendent’s endorsement. Dr. Timothy Jenney has been the FBISD superintendent since September of 2006. Tim enjoys woodworking as a hobby, and Alice is a marathon runner. She runs several marathons each year, including the Boston Marathon in April. If you are out early–say between 3:30 and 4 AM– you might see her as she trains! Alice and Tim have four children (2 sons and 2 daughters) and nine grandchildren. They also have a Golden Retriever named Gator and a rescue dog, Sadie who is part Golden and part American Eskimo.

Quynh and Bao Vinh at 710 Santa Maria.
Quynh and Bao have been looking at homes in Venetian for over a year. Quynh is a New Product Manager with Great Southern Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company. She is also a licensed “part-time” real estate agent. Bao is an IT Project Consultant at Chevron Pipeline. They are very excited about their baby girl, to be born in March. Bao coached the “Houston Heat” dragon boat team for 4 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, chess and piano. Quynh and Bao are remodeling the home and hope to be in prior to the birth of their daughter.

08 January 2011

Open Sunday

907 Genova

Open House Sunday

The brand new listing located at 907 Genova will be open Sunday, January 9 from 2 PM until 4 PM. This is a fabulous home with separate guest quarters located on Lake Eldridge. The list price is $769,000 and pictures will be up soon.

04 January 2011

Annual HOA Meeting

The annual meeting for Venetian Estates residents is being held next Wednesday, January 12, 7 PM in the Sugar Land Community Center.

01 January 2011


As Bud and I begin 2011 and our 26th year of living in Venetian Estates I am more grateful than ever for this incredible neighborhood. Our daughters, Kristin and Kelly were three and four years old when we moved to 534 Lombardy Drive. They spent much of that month of December, 1984 learning to ride their bicycles down the street and over the bridge. In those years few young children lived in VE. Most of their playmates lived in Pecan Grove or Sugar Mill. Our daughter, Katie was born in 1986. By 1994 we needed a larger home and purchased our present home on Santa Maria. (It never ever occured to us to move out of the neighborhood!) We have such fond memories of those early years in VE.... birthday parties for the girls with everyone jumping in the lake when it got too hot... Fourth of July parades and fishing tournaments.... Our girls loved to fish! Paddle boat rides and dogs (and cats) floating on rafts in the lake..... buried treasure.... canoe races.....and the best part of all is that we will continue to "make more memories" each year. We have two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren now living in VE!

As a Realtor AND as a resident I would love for you to experience the VE lifestyle. Call or email me for a tour of the neighborhood. (I have a great new listing that will be ready for viewing next week!)

Susan Friedman, CRS