The Groves Builder Series: Westin Homes

Westin Homes has been a recognized name among Houston builders for over 20 years. It has become a name synonymous with elegance and warmth as the Westin brand prides itself on offering the “sophisticated luxury home” and not overlooking any detail. Westin Homes offers seven floor plans in The Groves, with price points starting in the low $280s. Currently there are seven inventory homes in the neighborhood, each with four bedrooms and all of the Westin touches their clients have come to expect and love. Outside of the distinguished builders, The Groves is attracting buyers with the community amenities and their proximity to schools within the award winning Humble ISD. The Groves Elementary is slated to open its doors to students for the 2017- 2018 school year. A new Humble ISD middle school is scheduled to be complete and ready for students the following school year, 2018- 2019. The Westin Homes model home is located at 12915 Fernbank Drive and is open seven days a week, including this Saturday during The Groves annual Earth Day Birthday Festival. This even is open to the public and is a great time to get a feel of what this community could offer you. With activities for the family and open houses held by all 10 builders in The Groves, you don’t want to miss this chance. Give our office a call and have one of our agents show you around and let you experience what life in Atascocita could look like for you. *photo from...

Springtime in Houston

The first day of Spring brings on the anticipation for blooming flowers, weekends at the ball park and for the real estate world, the start of busy season. Houston is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas and per Moonraker Marketing and Great Guys Moving, one of the more affordable areas in which to purchase a home. While the competition may increase in a Springtime realty market, buyers shouldn’t be dismayed. With Houston-area housing prices remaining below the national average, home ownership can be the ideal option. Per statistics and information gathered by Moonraker Marketing and Great Guys Moving, this housing cost difference is about six percent lower than average while apartment rental prices are more than 30% above the national average. Coupled with the affordable housing costs, Springtime often offers an increased inventory of homes from which to choose. Sellers find Spring to be ideal for many reasons, including their Springtime curb appeal. Houses don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and a well-manicured yard in full bloom warmly welcomes interested buyers. As the school year wraps up, buyers begin to realize if they are wanting to be settled before the next school year, now is the time to be buying. Heightened competition can also result in a higher selling price for many sellers compared to other, slower real estate seasons. For buyers looking to buy in this hot season, there are a few tips to consider to help edge out the competition. Get pre-approved by a lender before setting out on your search. This works two-fold to give you a more realistic budget and...

The Groves Builder Series: Perry Homes

Perry Homes has been designing and building their clients’ dream homes for 50 years. What started as a, “recognized need for quality homes at reasonable prices,” by founder Bob Perry, has boomed into one the most recognizable and respected names in Texas and a company which has experience with over 50,000 homes under its belt. Perry is now building their standout homes in The Groves and offers homes on either a 50 or 60 foot lot. Their homes are backed by a two year workmanship limited warranty and all include Perry’s trademark energy efficient touches. Their two different lot sizes allow for more options including beautiful floor plans on the 50 ft lots with many upgrade-like finishes that come standard, and the larger, yet still gorgeous, floor plans available on the 60 ft lots which include a three car garage. You can view both their move-in ready home and their homes available to build on their website, the 50 ft lots are found here and the 60 ft lots here. Give one of our agents a call (281-359-2172) to schedule your visit to see one of their two model homes in The Groves. Their 60 foot model is located at 13610 Overton Woods Drive, Humble, TX 77346 and the 50 foot model at 12911 Fernbank Forest Drive, Humble, TX 77346. You won’t regret checking out these houses and all they can offer you in your next...

Fall in Love with Buying Now

According to time.com, fall is quickly becoming the hot season for buyers. “For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal season to buy a home.” Among the reasons why fall is the time to buy are tax advantages, less competition and end-of-the-year sales. Time. com spoke with tax adviser, lawyer and personal finance expert, David Hryck. Hrych advised that both property tax and mortgage interest are tax deductible on the entire year’s income regardless of closing date as long as it falls within the tax period’s calendar year. Further more, he noted, “Any payments that are made prior to the closing of the loan are tax-deductible. This can make a serious difference in the amount you owe the government at the end of the year.” Typically, the fall brings a slower real estate season. Often this gives advantage to the buyer allowing them more confidence in making an offer without fear of a multi-offer bidding war. A slower market also allows the buyer to be more aggressive with negotiations and potentially get more for less. As silly as it sounds, end-of-the-year sales are also a major perk of moving into a house in the fall season. A new house often needs new furniture and decor which can add up quickly. Fall buyers can take advantage of these end of season sales to help soften the...