#NeighborhoodSpotlight Juice Easy #movemetotx #foodiefriday

For this #FoodieFriday, Join us as we visit with Ashley Mac, co-owner of Juice Easy! Founded in November 2017 as a home-based business, they now operate out of three locations in the Greater Houston area!

Juice Easy offers 100% organic juices and 1-4 day detoxes, with pick up locations in EaDo, Third Ward, and the Galleria.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.juiceeasyonline.com!
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#FirstFriday: Mastrantos in the Houston Heights

Join us at Mastrantos Global Tastes, a new restaurant off of Studewood in the Woodland Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Houston, originally platted in 1907. Watch us eat a ridiculous amount of food, chat about Houston Real Estate, and hang in the Woodland Heights!

Mastrantos is a family-owned restaurant opened by Xavier and Mari Godoy, serving up tasty breakfast/brunch and dinner (lunch to come in April). They feature great Venezuelan and Spanish inspired dishes, daily made handmade pasta, a “dough lab” with great fresh pastries. The croissants are buttery and flaky, and they have awesome flavors passionfruit and chocolate. Their espresso and coffee drinks are top-notch! They also have dairy free milk (and LOTS of choices).

Jesse Soto (aka Jesse in the Heights) has been to dinner multiple times and in addition to the pasta, says he dreams about the espresso-rubbed Tri-Tip. (You heard it here first).

Stop by Mastrantos for a meal & let them know we sent you! Follow along with their adventures at @mastrantos! (Facebook link HERE)

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Coltivare

Agricole Hospitality describes Coltivare as a “Heights neighborhood restaurant serving rustic Italian cuisine with a gulf coast perspective, dictated by Houston’s growing seasons and our backyard garden.”

The pizza and pasta (and everything else) at this Heights hot spot are on point. The restaurant opens at 5 PM nightly (except Tuesdays… they’re closed), and has ample seating inside, at the bar, and in the garden/patio area.

Pro tip: arrive early, or be prepared to wait, they don’t take reservations, but will text you when your table’s ready.

For tips on other Heights Hot Spots or if you’re looking to move to the Heights, reach out today!

Coldwell Banker Open Houses: Saturday 05/19 & Sunday 05/20

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1207 Detering St, Houston, TX 77007 – 3 Bed, 4 Bath – $359,485

Open House: Sat May 19, 2:00PM-5:00PM & Sun May 20, 1:00PM-3:00PM

More Info: https://www.har.com/1207-detering-st-houston-tx-77007/homevalue_7888278

Nestled between Washington Avenue and I-10, just off TC Jester, this stunning move-in ready home provides a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy entertaining friends and family in an open second floor. Your bright and functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built-in oven and microwave, and island-gas range overlook both the dining area and the living area. Enjoy two patios off of the living space for everyone to spread out. Each guest bedroom features an en-suite bathroom plus ample storage space, with both walk-in closets in the bedroom and linen-style walk-in closets in the bathrooms. In your master retreat, enjoy a small Juliet-style patio, lots of natural light, and a spa-like bathroom. The master bathroom is expansive, with double-sinks, whirlpool tub, stand-up shower, separate water closet, and linen closet. Walk to local bars and restaurants, and enjoy the ultimate inner-loop lifestyle at an affordable price.

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7906 High Knoll Ln, Houston, TX 77095 – 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath – $259,000

Open House: Sun May 20, 2:00PM-4:00PM

More Info: https://www.har.com/7906-high-knoll-lane/sale_92620823

Gorgeous semi custom one story home in the heart of Copperfield. Corner lot with detached garage, great curb appeal with lush manicured yard & water feature in backyard. Floor-plan includes game-room & additional half-bathroom. Huge Master witg sitting area & spacious two walk-in closets. Extensive tile floor, and carpet in the bedrooms. Updated Kitchen with island, granite counters, stainless-steel appliances & sink. Close-by (pocket) green space for kids or to walk your pets. Could this be your new home?

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5414 Drumlin Field Way, Richmond, TX 77407 – 4-5 Bed, 3 Bath – $274,900

Open House: Sat May 19, 2:00AM-4:00PM

More Info: https://www.har.com/5414-drumlin-field-way/sale_22988728

Next we have a four bedroom, three bath in Richmond, TX. This home comes with upgraded engineered wood flooring from the entry-way to the living room, a 5 burner stove, energy-saving dishwasher, and a new fixtures for the kitchen sink. Gorgeous Plantation shutters throughout entire house; Security Glass doors at front and back; enlarged patio with great Sunset-awning over patio with automatic remote; sprinkler system, yard nicely landscaped, and much more. Separate 4th-Bedroom with Full-Bath for guest or separated-suite for the in-Law’s. Wouldn’t you like to see this beautiful home?

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2858 Torano, League City, TX 77573 – 4 Bed, 3 Bath – $299,000

Open House: Sat May 19, 12:00PM-2:00PM

More Info: https://www.har.com/2858-torano/sale_61584305

This gorgeous Tremar floor plan built by Chesmar Homes is situated on a huge lot with a pool-sized back yard waiting just for you. You will walk in and fall in love with this well maintained, four bedroom, three bath home in the Heart of Tuscan Lakes, it features wood floors and tall ceilings with a warm, inviting, spacious living room that can fit a grand piano. The kitchen design makes cooking easy, a time-saving breakfast bar for those busy mornings, also features stainless steel appliances. Outside is a dream, you will enjoy the convenience of the underground sprinkler system that keeps your lawn and flowers beautiful the easy way. Watch the Kemah Boardwalk Fireworks from the second floor. Don’t wait, make the call.

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24311 Water Hill Ct, Katy, TX 77494 – 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath – $340,000

Open House: Sat May 19, 11:00AM-2:00PM

More Info: https://www.har.com/24311-water-hill-court/sale_63567694

This prestigious Katy golf course community home sits on a culdesac lot and backs to the community’s private golf course. With lush green landscaping and mature trees enjoy the shade on your covered back patio or get a little sun on your private balcony. This four bedroom three and a half bathroom home has well allocated spaces and fine finishes throughout. Enjoy walking in to this grand entry with rich hardwood floors, architectural elements, formal dining, study, gorgeous updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a two story living room with custom built-ins and a wall of windows inviting a lush green view of the golf course. Spacious bedrooms, playroom/flex room and game room upstairs. Low tax rate and convenient access with multiple routes to major highways. You deserve this, hurry up and don’t miss your chance!

For information on these, or any other homes in the Greater Houston area, reach out today!

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® – Metropolitan
Katie Day, REALTOR®
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046

Phone: 832.317.6006
Email: katie@movemetotx.com
Web: http://www.katiedayteam.com | http://www.movemetotx.com

 

HURRICANE HARVEY CAN’T STOP HOUSTON’S HOUSING MARKET FROM REACHING RECORD TERRITORY IN 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY CAN’T STOP HOUSTON’S HOUSING MARKET FROM REACHING RECORD TERRITORY IN 2017

Houston real estate resists Mother Nature to complete its strongest year ever

From www.HAR.com

HOUSTON — (January 10, 2018) — Despite the devastating assault that Hurricane Harvey waged on the greater Houston area last summer – from which many property owners are still recovering – the Houston real estate market set new records by the time the sun set on 2017. Single-family home sales for the full year rose 3.5 percent compared to 2016, the previous record year. However, as 2018 gets underway, the supply of housing remains constrained. Inventory had begun to reach more balanced levels when Harvey’s widespread flooding sent affected residents scrambling for whatever undamaged rental and sales homes were available to provide safe shelter for themselves and their families.

According to the latest report produced by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), sales of all property types in 2017 totaled 94,726 units, a 3.5-percent increase over 2016’s volume, which was 91,530. Total dollar volume for single-family homes sold in 2017 rose 6.5 percent to $23 billion.

“No one could ever have imagined 2017 turning out to be a record-setting year for the Houston real estate market, which had weathered the effects of the energy slump only to have Harvey strike such a devastating blow,” said HAR Chair Kenya Burrell-VanWormer with JP Morgan Chase. “We know that many are still working tirelessly to rebuild their lives after Harvey, but overall, this clearly illustrates the incredible resilience of the people and the economy of Houston, Texas. We also know that some neighborhoods are performing better than others, so it’s always advisable to consult a Realtor when thinking about buying or selling a home.”

December single-family home sales rose 4.1 percent to 6,875 versus December 2016. The strongest sales performance took place among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000. Total property sales for the month climbed 3.5 percent to 8,125.

The single-family home median price (the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less) rose 1.7 percent to $230,000. That marks the highest median price ever for a December. The average price declined 0.6 percent to $292,174.

2017 Annual Market Comparison

As 2017 began, the high end of the Houston real estate market was showing welcomed signs of recovery from the effects of the weakened energy sector, and inventory levels in all housing categories finally began to rise. Strong employment numbers translated to an influx of home buyers and renters to the Houston area from across the country and around the world. However, Harvey’s late August rampage interrupted hiring and forced those whose homes and apartments were damaged or destroyed to seek immediate housing anywhere they could, causing inventory to shrink.

Fortunately, the setbacks resulting from this historic weather catastrophe were much shorter-lived than anticipated. By the end of September – just four weeks after Harvey hit – the “Houston Strong” housing market saw home sales rebound and the greatest rental activity of all time. The positive momentum continued through the final months of 2017.

By the end of December, a record 79,117 single-family homes had sold. That represents an increase of 3.5 percent from the previous record of 76,450 in 2016.

On a year-to-date basis, the average price rose 2.9 percent to $291,340 while the median price increased 3.8 percent to $229,900. Total dollar volume for full-year 2017 jumped 6.5 percent to $23 billion.

The strongest one-month sales volume of 2017 was recorded in June with 8,362 single-family homes sold. By contrast, the lightest one-month sales volume took place in January with 4,104 sales.

Months of inventory began the year at a 3.3-months supply, and while it grew to a 4.3-months supply just before Harvey struck the region, it ended 2017 at a 3.2-months supply. Months of inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity.

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December Monthly Market Comparison

The Houston housing market registered largely positive measurements in December, with single-family home sales, total property sales, total dollar volume and median pricing all up compared to December 2016.

Month-end pending sales for single-family homes totaled 5,413, an increase of 24.0 percent versus 2016. Total active listings, or the total number of available properties, declined 2.2 percent from December 2016 to 33,432.

Single-family homes inventory shrank from a 3.4-months supply to 3.2 months. For perspective, housing inventory across the U.S. currently stands at a 3.4-months supply, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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Houston Real Estate Highlights for December and Full-Year 2017

  • Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, 2017 proved to be a record year for Houston home sales with 79,117 single-family homes sold versus 76,450 in 2016, the last record-setting year. That represents an increase of 3.5 percent;
  • Total dollar volume for single-family homes in 2017 rose 6.5 percent to $23 billion;
    December single-family home sales climbed 4.1 percent year-over-year with 6,875 units sold;
  • Total December property sales increased 3.5 percent to 8,125 units;
  • Total dollar volume for December increased 2.8 percent to $2.3 billion;
  • At $230,000, the single-family home median price rose 1.7 percent to a December high;
  • The single-family home average price declined 0.6 percent to $292,174;
  • Single-family homes months of inventory declined slightly to a 3.2-months supply;
  • Townhome/condominium sales rose 3.2 percent, with the average price down 5.5 percent to $199,197 and the median price down 9.3 percent to $158,250;
  • Leases of single-family homes fell 3.6 percent with average rent up 3.3 percent to $1,745;
  • Leases of townhomes/condominiums climbed 7.3 percent with average rent up 2.4 percent to $1,532.

The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 37,000 REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 50,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com.

 

Houston Real Estate: EaDo Market Update – November 2017

 

Man, can you believe it’s already almost 2018?! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year has flown by.  Wanted to give you a quick market update on EaDo (Houston, Texas 77003).

Key Points for EaDo:

  • 15 homes sold in November 2017, at an average sales price of $325K
  • 46% were New Construction homes close to Navigation and Harrisburg
  • 5.7 months of inventory on the market today, or 138 active listings
    • 6 “lot value”
    • 78 new construction listings (Average List Price $636K)
    • 54 resale listings (Average List Price $361K)
  • Average Days on Market for Listings Sold in November
    • Single Family: 145 days on market
    • Townhouse/Condo: 116 days on market

If you’re interested in buying, selling, renting, or investing in East Downtown Houston, please reach out!

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Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Metropolitan
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 832.317.6006
Email: katie@movemetotx.com
Web: http://www.katiedayteam.com | http://www.movemetotx.com

Harris County adjusts building code for homes, businesses in 100-year floodplain after Harvey

Harris County officials approved new building code regulations for all construction projects within the 100-year floodfloodplain that require a permit.  This new code, which was unanimously approved and will be effective January 1, will require homes and businesses located within the 100-year floodplain to be built two feet above the 500-year floodplain to mitigate future flooding.

Although many people think that the “years” of the floodplains are the “time frame” or frequency of floods, they numbers correlate with the probability of a flood occurring on an annual basis.  According to the Harris County Flood Control District, the 500-year floodplain is the area of land that has a .2 percent chance of flooding each year. A 100-year floodplain is the area that has a 1 percent chance of flooding each year.

While FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will  likely update federal flood maps, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said that editing the building code is a preliminary measure as the county waits for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Detention and flood mitigation requirements are based on the FEMA floodplains. However, it took seven years for FEMA to edit the floodplain maps after Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, leaving the county seeking more immediate solutions, Emmett said.

“The maps are going to change, but we can’t wait for FEMA to redo all of the maps,” Emmett said. “We can use what we have. That’s why we’re erring on the side of caution. We’re getting people well above what we think the water is going to be at in the future.”

While this change will likely increase costs for developers and builders, it has been reported that they have responded positively to this regulation.

For more information on some FAQ’s regarding flood insurance, visit the Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool.

 

Friday Feature: 3347 Kilgore

We were out in the TMC area this week and checked out 3347 Kilgore.  This newly built 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom town home is gorgeous!

This three-story home sits inside a gated community in a prime location, just off of 288.  You’re minutes from the Medical Center and about 10-15 minutes from Downtown.  The  living-dining-kitchen area flow well together, and are perfect for entertaining!  There’s also a patio off of the living area.

If you’re ready to tour, reach out today! We’d love to assist you in finding your new home.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Greenway Plaza
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 832.317.6006
Email: katie@movemetotx.com
Web: http://www.katiedayteam.com | http://www.movemetotx.com

HOUSING MARKET PROVES IT IS ‘HOUSTON STRONG’ AFTER HARVEY

Source: Houston Association of Realtors

MLS Report for September 2017
HOUSING MARKET PROVES IT IS ‘HOUSTON STRONG’ AFTER HARVEY

A month after the devastating storm, September sees home sales rebound and rentals surge.

HOUSTON  (October 11, 2017) — Battered by Hurricane Harvey during the final week of August, the Houston real estate market demonstrated its ‘Houston Strong’ resiliency during the four weeks that followed with a rebound in home sales and the strongest rental activity of all time.

According to the latest monthly report produced by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), single-family home sales climbed 4.2 percent compared to last September, coming back from a nearly 24 percent plunge in August. All segments of the housing market enjoyed gains except for homes priced below $150,000, with the greatest sales volume reported among homes in the $500,000 to $750,000 range. On a year-to-date basis, home sales remain 2.3 percent ahead of the 2016 volume despite Harvey’s rampage.

As expected, property flooding and continued consumer demand for homes lowered inventory levels. While housing inventory grew from a 3.9-months supply to 4.1 months year-over-year, it was down compared to the 4.4-months supply immediately preceding Harvey’s arrival.

 
Lease Property Update
Driven primarily by consumers displaced from housing as a result of Hurricane Harvey’s widespread destruction, demand for lease properties across Houston soared to record levels in September. Single-family home leases rose a staggering 83.6 percent while townhome/condominium skyrocketed 92.2 percent. The average rent for single-family homes was up 7.9 percent to $1,886 while the average rent for townhomes/condominiums climbed 5.4 percent to $1,601.

 

Market Observations and Pricing
“I don’t think anyone expected to see home sales in positive territory this soon after a natural disaster of Harvey’s magnitude, but the September report speaks volumes about the incredible resiliency of the Houston real estate market,” said HAR Chair Cindy Hamann. “We are still mindful of the terrible property losses suffered across the region and continue to urge anyone who may have housing available for those in need (for up to 12 weeks of occupancy) to please post it on our Harvey Temporary Housing page at www.har.com/temporaryhousing“.

Pricing never skipped a beat during or after Harvey. The single-family home median price (the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less) rose 5.5 percent to $232,000. The average price increased 5.4 percent to $291,767. Both figures are record highs for a September.
September sales of all property types in Houston totaled 8,150, an increase of 3.4 percent versus the same month last year. Total dollar volume for properties sold jumped 10.2 percent to $2.3 billion.
September Monthly Market Comparison
With surprising but welcome improvement from the Harvey-influenced August report, Houston’s September housing market indicators provided positive readings across the board as single-family home sales, total property sales, median and average pricing, total dollar volume and inventory were all up compared to September 2016.

Month-end pending sales for single-family homes totaled 6,606, an increase of 13.1 percent over last year. Total active listings, or the total number of available properties in the marketplace, rose 7.4 percent from September 2016 to 40,848.

Single-family homes inventory edged up from a 3.9-months supply to 4.1 months year-over-year. However, that is down from the 4.4-months supply that prevailed before Harvey struck, as consumers scrambled for available housing. Housing inventory across the U.S. currently stands at a 4.2-months supply, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

 September Sales
Single-Family Homes Update
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Single-family home sales staged an impressive post-Hurricane Harvey rebound, rising 4.2 percent to a total of 6,913 units sold versus 6,636 in September 2016. That follows a devastating decline of 23.8 percent in August that interrupted 10 consecutive months of positive sales. All housing segments experienced gains except for homes priced below $150,000.

Home prices continued their upward march in September. The median price increased 5.5 percent to $232,000 while the average price rose 5.4 percent to $291,767. Both figures are record highs for a September in Houston.

Days on Market (DOM), or the number of days it took the average home to sell, edged up from 53 to 54 days. Inventory rose year-over-year from a 3.9-months supply to 4.1 months, but that is below the healthier 4.4-months supply that existed during the two months leading up to Harvey.

Broken out by housing segment, September sales performed as follows:

  • $1 – $99,999: decreased 20.7 percent
  • $100,000 – $149,999: decreased 23.2 percent
  • $150,000 – $249,999: increased 6.0 percent
  • $250,000 – $499,999: increased 14.8 percent
  • $500,000 – $749,999: increased 20.4 percent
  • $750,000 and above: increased 4.2 percent

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HAR also breaks out the sales figures for existing single-family homes. Existing home sales totaled 5,783 in September, up 3.8 percent versus the same month last year. The average sales price increased 8.1 percent to $282,528 while the median sales price rose 6.8 percent to $219,000.

Townhouse/Condominium Update
The townhome and condominium market was slower to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey as sales fell 5.8 percent in September with a total of 533 units sold. This follows August’s nearly 30 percent sales decline. The average price rose 3.5 percent to $208,215 while the median price jumped 8.4 percent to $159,950. Inventory expanded from a 3.7-months supply to 4.1 months.

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Houston Real Estate Highlights in September
  • Single-family home sales staged an impressive post-Hurricane Harvey rebound, rising 4.2 percent year-over-year with 6,913 units sold;
  • On a year-to-date basis, single-family home sales remain 2.3 percent ahead of the 2016 volume, despite Harvey’s effect on Houston housing;
  • Total property sales rose 3.4 percent with 8,150 units sold;
  • Total dollar volume jumped 10.2 percent to $2.3 billion;
  • At $232,000, the single-family home median price rose 5.5 percent, achieving a September high;
  • The single-family home average price increased 5.4 percent to $291,767, also a record high for a September;
  • Single-family homes months of inventory rose year-over-year from a 3.9-months supply to 4.1 months, but that is below the healthier 4.4-months supply that prevailed during the two months leading up to Harvey;
  • Townhome/condominium sales fell 5.8 percent, with the average price up 3.5 percent to $208,215 and the median price up 8.4 percent to $159,950;
  • Leases of single-family homes shot up an unprecedented 83.6 percent with average rent up 7.9 percent to $1,886;
  • Volume of townhome/condominium leases surged 92.2 percent with average rent up 5.4 percent to $1,601.
  • HAR continues to encourage anyone who has housing available for temporary occupancy (up to 12 weeks) to please post it on our Harvey Temporary Housing page as soon as possible at www.har.com/temporaryhousing to provide housing to those in need.

Friday Feature: 2027 Brimberry Street

If you’re considering moving to Oak Forest, we’ve found your new home! Just steps away from T.C. Jester Park sits 2027 Brimberry. This home is conveniently located off of West 43rd between T.C. Jester and Ella Blvd.  Petrol Station, Wakefield Crowbar, Slowpokes, and Cottonwood offer dining/entertainment options… and you’re just across 610 from Shady Acres (and dining/bars like King’s BierHaus, Crisp, and Cedar Creek!)

This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was not affected by Harvey! Refreshed throughout with upgrades, including: hardwood floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen, soft close drawers in the kitchen, marble in the baths, and contemporary fixtures… all in a bright living space!

All three bedrooms provide lots of natural light and boast excellent closet space.

As the weather cools down, enjoy a fenced yard out back with a covered patio on the east side, and open entertaining space on the west side.

This home is ready for YOU to move in!

This home is 1,353 square feet, listed at $379,000.  For more information and photos, please visit HAR.com.

The property will also be hosting an Open House on Sunday October 15, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

If you’re ready to tour, reach out today! We’d love to assist you in finding your new Oak Forest home.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Greenway Plaza
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 832.317.6006
Email: katie@movemetotx.com
Web: http://www.katiedayteam.com | http://www.movemetotx.com