Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak about the Luxury Real Estate Market to a group of Realtors here in Katy. I was joined by two other fabulous Realtors, Diane Kink, from the Woodlands and Cindy Blustein from Houston Metropolitan.
Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Builder, is coming to Katy this FALL! They will begin building upper – scale luxury homes, from the $400,000s. The Reserve at Katy will be located off of FM 1463.
If you’re in the market for a new home in the Katy or Richmond area let me know. I just finished meeting with some of the areas top builders….They have some awesome deals that I can pass along to my buyers who can close quickly! Have a great weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather!
Statistics have just been reported for August 2012! Single-family home sales increased 20% compared to the numbers from last year!
Of course, you all know by now that home prices are sky-rocketing in the Houston and Katy/Richmond areas, but did you know that according to the Houston Chronicle, rents have “hit an all-time high”!
Statistics are in! For the last 14 months homes sales have increased here in the Houston area! We can’t seem to keep homes on the market here in Katy…Sellers are starting to see multiple offers on their properties which just escalate prices ABOVE the seller’s asking price!
Did you know that Economic Modeling Specialists International research shows that the Houston Area Self-Employed have increased by over 12% in the past 4 years! Houston is one of the top cities in the United States for Self Employment Growth! The Houston area boasts countless economic opportunities for entrepreneurs. The changes in the energy industry have also helped to maintain a healthy increase in the area of self employment for our Houston business men and women.
Home sales increased by 14% in June compared to last year’s numbers! Inventory for June is down and $1.7 billion worth of pre-owned homes were sold! If these numbers are any indication of what’s to come….July, 2012, is going to be phenomenal!
Our Luxury Division, at Keller Williams Premier Realty, will be hosting our 1st Luxury Tour Luncheon out at Lakes of Bella Terra in Richmond on Wednesday, June 30th! We’ll be showcasing one of the area’s top custom home builders, Homes By David Powers! Lakes of Bella Terra is one of Katy/Richmond’s most sought after communities. If you need more information on this tour please let me know. This is definitely going to be an event to remember!
Bringing Luxury Home to our Richmond, TX, community!
Yee Haw! Texas Exceeds Expectations in Job Growth
This information comes from NewGeography, and the statistics were compiled by their executive editor Joel Kotkin. He was quoted to say, “Even the dullest minds on the East Coast are beginning to realize that Texas is doing something right, as much as they hate to say it.”
Now for the summary of the report:
Once again TEXAS CITES ranks among the strongest in the country when it comes to job growth! And YES, the Houston area is one of those TOP cities!
Did you know that Lakes of Bella Terra is home to some of the best schools in Texas? Not only do they feature award winning schools, but if you look at the statistics you will see their class sizes have smaller student to teacher ratios and more opportunities for students to excel in academic and extracurricular activities! If you have any questions concerning the schools in Lakes of Bella Terra let me know. It’s great to know that we have communities that truly focus on what really matters to families.
Great news for the Houston area again! Property sales rise again for 10 straight months in a row here in Houston…and inventory is at its lowest level in more than three years!
I am pleased to announce our 4th Annual RED Day on May 10, 2012. RED Day is a companywide Keller Williams Realty volunteer effort dedicated to improving our local communities as We Give Where We Live. All across North America and Canada, Keller Williams agents commit to a Day of Service where the focus is Renewing, Energizing and Donating. This year we have challenged ourselves to complete a host of projects at The Brookwood Community in Brookshire, Texas.
Our RED Day Vision (10 on 10) includes 10 Major Projects that we hope to accomplish:
• Project 1 – Power Washing Campus Buildings & Group Home Porches
• Project 2 – Painting (2) Brookwood Transportation Vehicles
• Project 3 – Donating (8) New tires for Brookwood Transportation Vehicles
• Project 4 – Landscaping (8) Brookwood Community Group Homes
• Project 5 – Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations and Interior Makeovers for 2 Brookwood Staff Homes
• Project 6 – Washing and Cleaning 16 Brookwood Vans
• Project 7 – Providing RED Day Goodies and a Special RED Day Celebration for the Brookwood Citizens and Staff
• Project 8 – Providing Personalized Frames for each resident’s room
• Project 9 – Providing (4) New Tables and (24) New Chairs for Group Homes
• Project 10 – Providing 50-100 New Workshop Chairs
The successful completion of our projects is directly related to our fundraising efforts. Our project expenses call for a budget of $10,000 and that’s where you can help. The attached Sponsorship Opportunities Menu outlines the available sponsorship levels. Additionally, we welcome in-kind donations for the renovation projects as we will need paint supplies, interior and exterior paint, major kitchen appliances, flooring, garage door openers, bathroom fixtures, blinds, kitchen countertops, landscaping materials and ceiling fans.
If you’ve never personally experienced Brookwood, please check out the attached brochure and their website at www.brookwoodcommunity.org We are honored to serve this special place on RED Day and we hope you will join us in our efforts. Your assistance goes beyond networking with our agents because RED Day changes lives.
Finally, we need Sponsorship Commitments by April 6th and all monies are due by April 16th. The sooner we confirm our sponsors, the sooner we can finalize our projects and the respective purchases needed to make our RED Day 10 on 10 Vision a Reality. If you have any questions regarding RED Day 2012, please do not hesitate to contact me at 281-682-2555.
Did you know that there’s only two Metro Areas in the United States that home values showed an increase from 2007? If you are keeping track of yearly home value statistics, 2007 marked the peak of the housing market. Both HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO received this honor with Houston reporting a 4.8% increase and San Antonio reporting and increase in home values of 2.7%
The statistics are out! January marked the 8th consecutive month of increased existing home sales in our area. When you compare the statistics from January, 2011 and then look at our numbers for this January, sales of single-family homes have increased 9.2 % according to the Houston Association of Realtors.