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March 20, 2017

4252 Dartmouth Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4252 Dartmouth Avenue is a beautiful five bedroom, four and a half bathroom home located in West University's College Court Place. This updated move-in ready home is in great condition, with hardwoods, spacious rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,432 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #93707134
  • Sold For: $1,100,000

Features

  • Automatic driveway gate.
  • Tree-lined street.
  • Leaded glass front door with the Texas Star picked out in an iron accent, gas lanterns. Easy care landscaping.
  • Hardwood floors, neutral paint, and high ceilings throughout the house.
  • Arched window transoms on the large first floor windows at the front of the home.
  • Formal living room with wall sconces that opens to the home office or study.
  • Formal dining room with a swinging door leading to hte kitchen.
  • Study or home office with built-in bookshelves and cabinets.
  • Spacious den in the rear of the home open to the kitchen and breakfast room. Great flow for family time and entertaining. Light and bright with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard flagstone patio. Slate surround fireplace. Mounted TV remains with the property.
  • Cook's kitchen with granite counters, an island Jenn-Air gas cook top, stone tile back splash, double GE ovens, a microwave, and dishwasher. Plentiful cabinets and counter space. Refrigerator remains.
  • Spacious master bedroom with room for a sitting area. high ceilings, crown moldings, great natural lighting. Large his-and-her walk-in closet. Master bathroom with double sinks, stone tile flooring with a matching backsplash and soaking tub surround.
  • Second bedroom has its own full bath.
  • Bedrooms three and four share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • Utility room with hookups for gas or electric dryer. Separate sink and plentiful cabinet space.
  • Fifth bedroom is located above hte garage. Great as an additional home office or au pair quarters, accessed by a back staircase from the family room or master bedroom. Full bathroom.
  • Gorgeous backyard flagstone patio with lush landscaping.
  • Fully-fenced backyard with an automatic driveway gate and garage door opener. 
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

March 17, 2017

7926 Braesview Lane | SOLD in Braeburn Valley, TX!

7926 Braesview Lane is a gorgeous five bedroom, four and a half bath home located on a huge 11,500 square foot corner lot in the Braeburn Valley subdivision. This home has great features, such as a four car garage with work areas and a huge game room overlooking the backyard pool's deck.

Property Information

  • Sale Price: 390,000
  • House Size:  4,378 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 11,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #82228804

Features

  • Huge corner lot in a neighborhood with a very active HOA.
  • Brand new roof.
  • Spacious rooms with copious natural lighting.
  • Double door entry with elegant staircase leading upstairs.
  • Gracious open living room with hardwood flooring.
  • Large dining room with bay window and hardwood flooring.
  • Grand updated kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and tons of storage space. Walk-in pantry with an etched glass door. Bar area for casual dining and entertaining, as well as a breakfast room with natural lighting and easy access to the backyard pool and deck.
  • Lovely master bedroom overlooking the backyard and the pool. Massive walk-in closet, built-in shelves and drawers. Master bathroom suite has granite counters with double glass vessel sinks, an extra large luxury shower, and a separate tub.
  • Extra large game room has a brick accent wall, built-in shelving, and tons of possibilities! Overlooks the backyard and pool.
  • Flexible upstairs bedroom could also be a second study or workout room.
  • Fantastic backyard! Large grassy area as well as an updated swimming pool! Downstairs full bathroom located near the backdoor makes for easy cleanup for family and guests!

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

March 17, 2017

7900 North Stadium Drive #37 | LEASED near the Texas Medical Center!

7900 North Stadium Drive Unit #37 is a recently updated and renovated first floor condo located in a gated community close to the Medical Center and Museum District. This condo has been recently updated with fresh paint, granite counters, and brand-new kitchen appliances!

Property Information

  • House Size: 729 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #95224294
  • Leased For: $1,050 per Month

Features

  • Great location close to the Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District. Near the local Metro station.
  • First floor unit! Includes a patio and assigned parking space.
  • Gated complex with coded entry. Facilities include tennis courts and a swimming pool.
  • Beautiful landscaping leading to the unit.
  • Recently updated with fresh paint and new floors.
  • Spacious living room with a stone tile floor and a gas fireplace.
  • Cozy dining area with an open floorplan.
  • Updated kitchen has granite counters, new cabinets and fittings, and brand new appliances.
  • Large master bedroom with windows overlooking the patio.
  • Master bath has double sinks and a vanity mirror. Shower/Tub with floor-to-ceiling tile and bronze fittings.
  • Assigned car park.

>More Great Museum District/Medical Center Homes for Sale

March 3, 2017

2425 Wentworth Oaks Court | SOLD in League City, TX!

2425 Wentworth Oaks Court is beautiful Lennar patio home located in the gated golf course community of Fairway Pointe. With an open floor plan and a flagstone patio with its own fire pit, this lovely vacant two bedroom home is located in a park-like setting amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course and ready to show!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,198 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,288 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Jim Barker
  • MLS #44485649
  • Sold For: $246,000

Features

  • Crown moldings, carpets throughout the house.
  • Spacious dining room located next to the entry.
  • Large living room with great natural lighting, fireplace with custom surround, custom built-in shelving and cabinets. Open to kitchen and dining areas.
  • Spacious center island kitchen with breakfast area, stainless steel appliances, a built-in desk/computer work area, Corian counters, and a five burner gas cooktop.
  • Large master bedroom with corner windows, huge walk-in closet. Master bath has double sinks, separate shower, canned lighting, custom mirror frame, and jetted tub. 
  • Flexible study could also be used as a nursery, den, or media room.
  • Utility room with sink, folding area for clothing. Built for a stackable washer/dryer combo.
  • Secondary bedroom with large windows providing lighting, walk-in closet.
  • Hall bathroom with shower/tub.
  • Grand flagstone patio with gas-fired fire pit. Tons of space for lawn furniture and outdoor living. 
  • Gated subdivision with entry controlled by individual access codes and remote controls for property owners. Fairway Pointe is located amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course.
  • Low HOA Fee of $510 per year.

>More Great League City Homes for Sale

Feb. 21, 2017

1811 Majestic Falls | SOLD in Richmond, TX's Riverpark West Subdivision!

1811 Majestic Falls is a beautiful single-story home in Riverpark West. Gently lived in home w/ multiple upgrades. This corner lot home comes w/ spacious Family Room open to gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters & large island & stainless steel appliances. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths & a Study. Secluded master suite, 6' tub, dual vanities & stand alone shower. Corner lot, sprinkler system, 2-inch blinds throughout & alarm system. Extra large covered patio in private backyard is great for entertaining.

Property Information

  • Sold For: $274,500
  • House Size: 2,495 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,519 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full
  • Buyer Represented by John Marshall
  • MLS #85110234
Feb. 14, 2017

6000 Reims Road, Unit 2305 | SOLD in Sharpstown, TX!

6000 Reims Road, Unit 2305 has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bath, and a 2-car attached garage  This great complex - with a 24-hour manned gate, two pools, and plenty of on-street parking for guests - is one of the best kept secrets in Houston!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,640 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #6809048

Features

  • Great condo complex with two pools and 24 hour manned gate. Excellent, active HOA with reasonable fees.
  • Enter through a lovely exterior walkway.
  • Spacious living/dining room with tile flooring. Serving window from dining area to galley kitchen is great for entertaining. Electric range with microwave, stainless steel sink with newly installed faucet. New floors and lights in the unit.
  • Oversized master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, two large windows for natural lighting. Large walk-in closet. Master bathroom with double-sink vanity, jet tub.
  • Spacious second guest bedroom with en suite full bathroom featuring a shower/tub. Great for a home office!
  • Patio for grilling or relaxing.
  • Plenty of on-street guest parking and an attached 2 car garage.

>See More Great Sharpstown Homes

Feb. 14, 2017

6000 Reims Road, Unit 3307 | SOLD in Sharpstown, TX!

6000 Reims Road, Unit 3307 is a condo with two bedrooms, two full bath and one half bath, and a 2-car attached garage.  This condo complex is one of the best kept secrets in Houston, with great features such as a 24 hour manned guard gate, an active HOA, plenty of guest-parking, and more. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,640 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #70038423
  • Sold for: $125,000

Features

  • Semi-private entrance located next to patio door.
  • Spacious, light and bright living area with great natural lighting and a wood-burning fireplace.
  • The combo living and dining areas have a serving window that opens to the kitchen.
  • Remodeled open concept galley-style kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar.
  • New carpet on the stairs.
  • Oversized master bedroom. Large master bathroom with granite counters, double-sinks, and a built-in end cabinet. Jet tub.
  • Spacious second guest bedroom could easily be used as an office.
  • Large, private outdoor patio for grilling and entertaining.
  • Two complex pools.

>See More Great Sharpstown Homes

Feb. 9, 2017

5406 Indigo St | SOLD near Meyerland, TX

5406 Indigo St, Houston, TX 77096

5406 Indigo Street is an updated ranch home with mature trees and easy access to Houston's Medical Center, Downtown, Galleria and shopping. The home is zoned to Bellaire High School, and the owners say it has never flooded. Includes new low-E double pane windows.

Property Information

  • House Size:  1,680 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,700 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #1868076
  • Sold For: $329,000

Features

  • Nice neighborhood with mature trees.
  • All windows and glass doors are Low-E double-paned, for both efficiency and beauty.
  • Gorgeous laminate wood flooring. Natural lighting.
  • Large living and dining area with sliding glass doors leading into the backyard.
  • Study off of the living and dining area.
  • Open kitchen with breakfast bar. Freshly painted. All appliances remain with the home.
  • Large master bedroom suite at the back of the home has a huge walk-in closet. Master bathroom is updated, features a large vanity and a stand-up glass shower.
  • Second bedroom has carpet, walk-in closet, and great natural lighting.
  • Third bedroom is easy-access, with an especially large doorway. Large closet, laminate flooring.
  • Shared hall bathroom. Beautiful finishes, large vanity.
  • Covered patio with nice landscaping. Great for entertaining.

 

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

Feb. 7, 2017

The City with No Limits - 25,700 New Houston Jobs in 2017

Job GrowthThe Greater Houston Partnership forecasts the Houston metro area will create 29,700 net new jobs in 2017, with growth in non-energy and consumer-driven sectors offsetting losses in sectors most closely tied to energy. The forecast calls for the strongest job growth in manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance and insurance, real estate, business, professional and technical services, educational services, health care, administrative services, arts and entertainment, accommodation and food services, other services and government. Job losses are expected to continue in exploration and production, oil field services, construction and information.

“The worst of the energy downturn is now over and Houston’s economy will see some growth in 2017,” said Patrick Jankowski, the Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Research. “Our forecast takes into account the impact of both energy and non-energy industries on economic growth in Houston.”

The mission of the Partnership is to make Houston one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. To that end, the Partnership provides this forecast to help the Houston business community and those involved in economic development in the region understand trends influencing the region’s economy and driving industry gains or losses. The forecast is meant to help businesses make better investment, staffing and purchase decisions in the coming year.

The Partnership’s Houston Region Economic Outlook event also featured a panel of industry experts representing real estate, energy, banking, and health care. Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, chief economist and managing director at the American Chemistry Council, delivered this year's keynote presentation on the global and national economic outlook.

To stay informed about Houston’s economy and the efforts of the Partnership to make Houston greater, visit Houston.org to view the 2017 Houston Employment Forecast and the 2016 Houston Economic Highlights.

Feb. 1, 2017

Swift911 Replaces CodeRed in West University Place

Swift911 Emergency Alert ServiceEffective 2/1/2017, the City of West University Place has a new emergency alert system called Swift911. This services replaces the earlier CodeRed system. Following the 2016 active shooter situation, the city received numerous complaints from residents who failed to receive timely warnings. The solution to this problem is the transition to Swift911.

We highly recommend that all West U residents subscribe to the emergency notification system. You can personalize your account to receive phone, email and/or text messages.

Subscription information for Swift911 is available on the city's website.  Current CodeRed users will need to subscribe to the new system.