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Realtor James Blasczyk Moves Business to RE/MAX Integrity

Ruben & Nancy Villarreal, Owners of RE/MAX Integrity, along with Esther Cordova, Broker, has announced that top producing REALTOR James Blasczyk, has moved his business to their office.

James Blasczyk “We are so excited to add real estate icon like James to our office,” said Ruben.

“I am very eager to accelerate and expand the growth of my business, while continuing to deliver my clients the same level of professionalism they are accustomed too,” said Blasczyk. “The level of energy and professionalism at RE/MAX Integrity is amazing, I am very excited about my move.”

As a former professional athlete turned Real Estate Agent, James has a proven track record of production and success. Blasczyk’s product knowledge, innovative marketing and negotiating skills, gives him the winning combination for all his clients. “I fully expect James to hit the ground running. The quality of professionalism and determination he demonstrates when working with his clients is outstanding. I cannot be more pleased to be adding another top producing Realtor with his experience to the RE/MAX Integrity family”, stated Esther Cordova.

 

James can be contacted at RE/MAX Integrity, 281-370-5100, or directly at 832-816-0963.

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Market Street Spring Concert Series

Market Street Spring Concert Series Event Details:

Market Street is hosting a concert series that will be featuring artist in country, rock and acoustic guitar and more. The concert series will take place every Thursday, until June 8th from 6-8:30 PM.

Market Street’s Central Park will be the scene of the eight-week concert series. You can enjoy the music from the shady patios of Jasper’s, Crú –Wine Bar, Tommy Bahama Tropical Café, Uni Sushi, 1252 Tapas Bar or any of Market Street’s signature restaurants.

Market Street’s 2017 Spring Concert Series features the following music line-up:

• May 18 Texas Country tunes from Junior Gordon

• May 25 Acoustic guitar sounds by Zach Person

• June 1 Country and rock favorites by Rat Ranch

• June 8 Jazz and R&B sounds on the saxophone from David Caceres Quintet (during H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street)

The spring music concert at Market Street is free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring in lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert. Coolers are also welcome within the limits of Central Park.

You can get more information on the concert series HERE.

 

For any questions regarding the Houston real estate market do not hesitate to contact us. 19510 Kuykendahl Rd #B Spring, TX 77379, 281-370-5100 or 10766 FM 1097 Willis, TX, 936-202-3131. Two offices to better serve you!!

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Texas Burger and Music Fest

The 2nd Annual Throwdown Texas Burger & Music Fest is taking place on April 29, 2017 at Town Green Park in the heart of The Woodlands, TX.

On Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm, dozens of local restaurants, eateries, and burger joints will set up shop at Town Green Park.They will  filling the air with the delicious scents of burgers on the grill. There will be live music supplied on stage by local bands, keeping the energy high and the appetites large, while you can enjoy and shop over a variety of 30 vendors. And who can resist a little competition, especially when it includes celebrity chef judges and bragging rights for the “Best Burger in Town”?

KSTAR, Woodlands Hit and Voice of The Woodlands will be on site broadcasting the event on air. Additionally, they will have a kidzone that will have moonwalks, a rock wall and other fun filled activities designed for our younger attendees.

 

For tickets and more information you can visit the event website. Here you can also find a list of the vendors that will be attending!

For any questions regarding your real esatate needs please do not hesitate to call 281-370-5100 or 936-202-3131. 2 offices to better serve you!!

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Grand Parkway Marketplace Opens in Spring

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Grand Parkway Marketplace is now opening is Spring, TX. Target is the first retailer to open in this much-anticipated development. This $87-million, 488,000-square-foot phase is scheduled to be complete in the third quarter of this year.

Multiple anchor tenants are scheduled to open, in addition to Target, in the upcoming months. Some of these include DSW, Michaels, Party City, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and others.

Grand Parkway Marketplace is located along the recently opened Grand Parkway. This huge highway project surrounds the Greater Houston region, offering retailers street frontage along Grand Parkway, Spring Stuebner Road and Kuykendahl Road. There is also a direct route to the Woodlands, which is a few miles north of the shopping center.

There has also been other recent additions to the area, including facilities for Noble Energy, Southwestern Energy, CHI St. Luke’s Health, and the ExxonMobil world headquarters. Together, these facilities house approximately 10,000 employees. HP also recently announced plans for a new campus. This would bring in about 2,400 employees to the area.

Phase one of Grand Parkway Marketplace will contain national, regional, and local tenants. There will be eight junior anchors, 11 outparcels and ample parking. It will also have a restaurant village with a man-made lake, series of fountains, and a boardwalk amenity for the restaurants.

 

Grand Parkway Marketplace II

Also underway is Grand Parkway Marketplace II. Located across the street, the second phase has three anchor boxes, two of which have been leased by Hobby Lobby and Academy Sports & Outdoors, with the third under lease negotiation. In addition, the planned $52-million phase two development will include a number of multi-tenant retail buildings, and several outparcels for restaurants, banks, or other retail uses. As a result, the two phases will encompass over 110 acres. This will create a retail hub of approximately 750,000 square feet

 

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HAPPY EASTER!

THE EASTER BUNNY AT THE GALLERIA!

5085 Westheimer Road, Suite. 4850 | Houston, TX 77056


Easter Bunny at The Galleria

The annual Easter celebration festivities at The Galleria are here! Families will have the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events. Children can visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny on Level 1 of the Nordstrom Wing near Adidas. The last day will be Sunday,  April 16th!

You can now save time and avoid the line with Bunny when you make an Appointment online! Reserve you magical moment with Bunny HERE!

For more information regarding Real Estate in and around The Houston area, feel free to contact REMAX Integrity,  281-370-5100 office ; 19510 Kuykendahl Rd. #B Spring, Tx 77379 or 936-202-3131 office 10766 FM 1097 Rd. Willis, Tx 77318 – 2 locations to better serve you!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual occurrence observed each year on March 17th in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The observance began in the 17th century as a religious feast day, but has evolved into a variety of festivals with parades, Irish foods, music, dancing and a lot of the wearing of the green.

St. Patrick was actually born in Britain and was captured by Irish raiders, who attacked his family’s estate, at the age of 16. He was transported to Ireland and was held captive for six years where he lived a solitary life as a shepherd. St. Patrick was a devout Christian and in a dream one night he believed he heard the voice of God urging him to leave Ireland. He escaped back to Britain and underwent many years of religious studies in order to convert the Irish pagans to Christianity. St Patrick chose to incorporate Irish rituals and symbols into his teachings and from his teachings was born the Celtic Cross.

Irish families have celebrated the feast of St. Patrick for thousands of years, but the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March 17, 1762. St. Patrick’s Day serves as a pause during the Christian season of Lent where prohibitions are lifted for one day of dancing, drinking and feasting on the meat.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time officially begins this Sunday, March 12th. The time change takes place officially at 2:00am Sunday morning, so remember to move your clocks forward one hour before retiring on Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time adds one hour to our standard waking hours for making better use of the daylight and conserving energy.

Daylight Saving Time was first introduced in the United States in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war efforts during World War I. Seven months later the law was repealed, but several states continued to use Daylight Saving Time until President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round Day Light Saving Time in 1942.

Other things to consider, when Daylight Saving Time takes effect, are testing your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Daylight Saving Time is a good time to do a home check on these items, as it makes it easy to remember each year.

One of the biggest supporters of Daylight Saving Time is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As our days grow longer, people tend to shop more and this helps to boost the economy. Daylight Saving Time last until November 5th, when we will once again turn out clocks back one hour. Just remember to spring forward and fall back.

Does Daylight Saving Time affect every state? No, Arizona and Hawaii do not participate in Daylight Saving Time.

ADAM OLSEN TEAM, RE/MAX INTEGRITY

Adam Olsen Team, RE/MAX Integrity, in the Community

February 21, 2017
RE/MAX Integrity, Willis, TX – The Adam Olsen Team, one of the #1 real estate teams in Huntsville, became the #1 Valentine for Huntsville Nursing Homes.

 

February 2017 – The team delivered over 200 Valentine flowers to Carriage Inn-Huntsville, Creekside Retirement Community, and Lexington Center for Valentine’s Day. Grateful to currently be the number one listing agent at RE/MAX Integrity, Adam and his team strive to always give back to the community.

 

 

As an official sponsor of the Sam Houston Bearkats, Adam and his team also brought in the RE/MAX Skydiving Team to deliver the game ball to Huntsville Mayor, Andy Brauninger. “It was an amazing presentation for thousands of Bearkat fans”, stated Ruben Villarreal, owner of RE/MAX Integrity.

 

Born and Raised in Huntsville and a local resident, Adam Olsen thrives to continuously lead his team to be one of the number one RE/MAX Integrity Teams and #1 for the Huntsville Community.Adam Olsen Team Contact Information: adam@adamolsenteam.com or (936) 202-3131 office or (936) 662-7853 direct.

 

HOUSTON – A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME!

HOUSTON (July 13, 2016) – MLS Press Release
Houston has always been a great place to call home, and it’s getting better everyday!  Houston’s median home price hits a record high in June!

Mid-range housing sees positive activity again while inventory gets another boost

With interest rates today are at 3.5%, lower than the 30 year average, there is not a better time to buy!

Interest rates are great!

Interest rates are great!

 

June provided a continued boost to Houston’s housing inventory as new listings entered the market. Home sales volume was unchanged year-over-year, but as the local real estate market has seen for the past several months, most of the homes consumers purchased were priced in the $150,000 to $500,000 range.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), a total of 7,696 homes sold in June compared to 7,710 a year earlier— statistically unchanged. However, on a year-to-date basis, home sales rose 2.7 percent versus June of 2015. Inventory levels enjoyed another bump, rising from a 3.2-months supply to 3.7 months.

“We continued to see solid buying activity among middle-range housing in June,” said HAR Chairman Mario Arriaga with First Group. “Even though sales overall leveled off compared to last June, volume is up for the year, and we anticipate a sufficient supply of inventory and low interest rates to draw more home buyers into the market in the weeks ahead.”

The single-family home median price—the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less—rose 2.5 percent to a record high of $230,538 in June. The average price declined a fractional 0.8 percent in June to $300,178, the second highest level of all time (the highest was $302,599 in June 2015).

June sales of all property types in Houston totaled 9,139, down 0.9 percent from the same month last year. Total dollar volume for properties sold in June declined 1.7 percent to $2.6 billion.

Houston housing prices are going up!

Houston housing prices are going up!

REAL ESTATE |RE/MAX | MAY’S NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT

<a href="http://www useful source.realtorsatintegrity.com/agents/”>THE REAL ESTATE LEADERS, RE/MAX, NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT – RE/MAX researches  in  53 major metropolitan markets and analyzes the data to get a pulse on the US housing market.  Here are some highlights for May’s National Housing Report:

With the 2016 real estate home-buying season just starting, April sales saw a 7.5% increase over March and a 3.2% rise over April last year, which nearly matches the average year-over-year sales increase of 4.3% so far in 2016. The Median Sales Price in April was $215,000, which was 5.4% higher than one year ago and 7.5% above the median price in March. The inventory of homes for sale remains very tight in many markets across the country, with the April inventory 15.2% lower than April 2015. At the rate of home sales in April, the national Months Supply of Inventory was 3.2, down from 3.7 in March.

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NATIONAL HOUSING UPDATE – MAY 2016

Real Estate – Closed Transactions – Year-over-year change
In the 53 metro real estate areas surveyed in April, the average number of home sales was 3.2% higher than one year ago, and was 7.5% higher than the previous month. The sequential monthly increase was in line with the 6.8% average seen over the last seven years. Like February and March, home sales continued to be strong the Northeast. Across the nation in April, 34 of the 53 metro areas surveyed reported home sales higher than one year ago, with 16 experiencing double-digit increases, including Hartford, CT +27.4%, Providence, RI +27.1%, Augusta, ME +23.4%, Manchester, NH +22.3%, Boston, MA +21.1% and Tulsa, OK +16.2%.

Real Estate – Median Sales Price – Median of 53 metro median prices
The Median Sales Price in April was $215,000, up 7.5% from March, and up 5.4% from the Median Sales Price in April 2015. April is the 51st consecutive month without a drop in price from the previous year. In 2015, the monthly average of year-over-year price increases was 7.6%. The 5.4% rise in April may mark a moderation in price increases, which would have a positive impact on home affordability. Among the 53 metro real estate areas surveyed in April, only two had a year-over-year drop in prices, Tulsa, OK -2.7% and Trenton, NJ -0.4%. The remaining 51 metros reported higher prices than last year, with 11 rising by double-digit percentages, including Providence, RI +17.5%, Portland, OR +15.5%, Boise, ID +13.5%, Fargo, ND +12.5%, Nashville, TN +11.7% and Burlington, VT +11.4%.

Real Estate-  Days on Market – Average of 53 metro areas
The average Days on Market for all homes sold in April was 64, down 7 days from the average of 71 in both March and April 2015. April becomes the 37th consecutive month with a Days on Market average of 80 or less. In the three markets with the lowest inventory supply – San Francisco, Denver and Seattle – Days on Market was 23, 27 and 32 respectively. The highest Days on Market averages were seen in Augusta, ME 159, Des Moines, IA 110 and Burlington, VT 108. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and a sales contract is signed.

Real Estate – Month’s Supply of Inventory – Average of 53 metro areas
The number of homes for sale in April was just 0.2% lower than in March, but 15.2% lower than in April 2015. The average loss of inventory on a year-over-year basis in 2015 was 12.2%. While inventory remains much lower than last year, there are signs of stabilization month-to-month. Based on the rate of home sales in April, the Month’s Supply of Inventory was 3.2, which is nearly identical to last month and last year, 3.7 and 3.6 respectively. A 6.0 month’s supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. The number of metros with a month’s supply below 2 has jumped significantly. While January and February saw 5 and 6 metros below 2, March and April real estate charts both reported 11 metros with a supply less than 2 months. Those with the lowest Month’s Supply are Denver, CO 1.1, Seattle, WA 1.1, San Francisco, CA 1.2, Omaha, NE 1.2, Portland, OR 1.3 and Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX 1.6.