The Woodlands Real Estate Market Statistics – Nov 2016

Post-Election Recap Now that we are past the uncertainty of the election, it seems like the market (stock and real estate) is starting to wake up from a prolonged torpor. 2016 has been an unusual year, to say the least. However, … [Read more...]

Let’s do the numbers – Pre-Spring Break 2016

With the first months of 2016 in the books, I'm sure you'll agree that quite a bit has happened. Between oil prices, job figures, interest rates, and the stock market, it sure feels like things are more than shaking up. Its impact … [Read more...]

Halloween in our Community

Summoning all mummies, daddies, little ghouls and ghosts! Looking for something to do this coming Halloween? Check out these events in our area - they'll be spook-tacular!  Know of any others? Let us know!  Have a safe and fun … [Read more...]

Relocation Corner – What to Expect

As our community continues to enjoy an extremely healthy real estate market, buyers - in particular those that come from out of state - need to be aware of what to expect when they're ready to "pull the trigger." This is a brief … [Read more...]

Woodforest turns up the heat this July

If you're looking for a home right now, you are well aware of the current inventory conditions: basically none, and the few resale homes that pop up in the market, are in the middle of a feeding frenzy from other qualified buyers … [Read more...]

10 leyes que todo turista debe conocer

Bienvenidos a The Woodlands! Ya sea que hayas venido como turista o si tienes planeado comenzar una nueva vida en nuestra comunidad, seguramente ya te diste cuenta de que este país toma muy en serio las reglas y normas básicas que … [Read more...]

Brad’s Pick – June 2013

Brad Fox - the sommelier at GenuWine Tasting Room - selects a Wine of the Month and shares his tasting notes with us. This wine will be offered for an exclusive tasting - complete with fine cheese and a personal discussion with … [Read more...]

¿Cuándo es el momento de refinanciar tu propiedad?

Para nuestro primer post en español, agradecemos la colaboración de Alex Camacho de Cherry Creek Mortgage en Market Street. Alex no sólo ha demostrado su experiencia y servicio sin igual a nuestros clientes y amigos, sino también … [Read more...]

Top 10 things that Buyers Hate About Your Home

As we get ready to plunge into the summer moving season (although, as we commented in our newsletter, we have been well underway for a few months already!), here are a few things to keep in mind (via this article from Bob Vila) as … [Read more...]

Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas – Traffic Impact

With preparations for the event well underway, and our OutRival Racing athletes getting in tip top shape, we want to make sure that you're prepared for one of the things that will definitely be affecting us mortals on that date … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – February/March 2013

Magnolia continues to be a value-added alternative to suburban life in our area - Jacob's Reserve and Woodforest are handling the overflow from The Woodlands (from a new construction standpoint), and acreage home sales are … [Read more...]

Should I stay or should I go – When is the right time to sell

During the last few days, I have often come across this question: "When should I sell?" At the risk of sounding like I don't want to help you sell your home, the answer is it depends. To help answer the question more specifically, … [Read more...]

Reviewing your Property’s Assessed Value

Reality is that nobody likes taxes. Let's face it - if you moved from out of town into our Lone Star State, chances are that you had sticker-shock when you saw the property tax rates. And if you haven't claimed your Homestead … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – January/February 2013

Activity in the 1488 corridor is starting to resemble the summertime numbers - which is good news for those that are planning to sell. The communities with quicker turnover - outside of the usual suspects like Lake Windcrest and … [Read more...]

New Home Construction – zoned to TWHS?

An award-winning builder has just told us (in person!) that they've acquired lots to start construction in the near future in an area that's zoned to The Woodlands High School (TWHS). This area in particular has great access to … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – December / January 2013

Inventory in Magnolia is in the single-digits across all price points for homes with a pool. The sweet spot for Magnolia continues to be for homes priced below $400K, with or without a pool – consistent with what we have seen … [Read more...]

Reducing your Property Tax Bill

Homestead Exemption for your Primary Residence One of the most common tax benefits of home ownership (outside of mortgage interest) is the Homestead Exemption for your primary residence. Surprisingly, it is often ignored and/or … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – October/November 2012

Inventory in Magnolia continues to remain stable, with the difference being a lower number of listings with pool in a popular price range ($400K to $500K). Sales activity continues to revolve below $500K, with or without a pool. … [Read more...]

Magnolia Inventory Update – September/October 2012

Movement in Magnolia revolves around homes without pool up to $300,000, although inventory with pools is moving at a brisk pace in the $200-$500,000 range. The trend stems primarily from move-up and move out buyers coming from The … [Read more...]