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Cy-Fair Real Estate Blog

In this video, Jim goes through the listing pictures of a home that was just listed in Cypress, TX by another real estate brokerage and discusses what he would do differently with the pictures.  Some of the points made in this video:

  • Lead with your best pictures
  • Turn on all of the interior lights
  • After your best pictures, try to keep pictures of the same rooms next to each other
  • Not much point of secondary bathroom pictures unless they are good sized and nicely updated

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With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast and threatening to stall over SE Texas once it gets here, there has been a lot of talk about potential flooding in the Houston area. 

As for us in the Cypress, TX area, we just had a significant flood about 16 months ago.

Cypress Flood - April 18, 2016

During that storm, most of Cypress had at least 12 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. The good news is that, for the most part, flooding was isolated to streets and yards with very few homes actually getting flooded out.  

The main notable exception were homes in the community of Stable Gate near the intersection of Telge and Spring Cypress.  (Houston Chronicle -- Subdivision never flooded, until it did...)  During that April 2016

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Back in January 2013, I did some research and wrote a blog post about pricing your home at the 99's versus pricing your home at the 00's.  

Are you better off listing your home with a price ending in 9 versus ending in 0?  For example, if your home is worth $300,000, would you be better off listing it for $299,999?

Do Home Prices Ending in 99 Sell Better Than 00?

Over four years later, I did the same research by looking at homes sold in Cypress, TX between March 1, 2016 to March 1 2017.  I looked at homes listed in 4 different buckets:

  • $199k vs $200k
  • $249k vs $250k
  • $299k vs $300k
  • $399k vs $400k

Interestingly, I found that (a) most agents still list their homes ending in the 99's and (b) homes listed with prices ending in the

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Here are homes for sale in the Cypress, TX area on at least 1/2 acre of land.

Larger lot neighborhoods in the area include Lakes of Rosehill, Lakes of Fairhaven, White Oak Lake Estates,  Kluge Lake, and Tower Oaks.

You will also find oversized lots in master-planned communities such as Bridgeland, Towne Lake, Fairfield, Cypress Creek Lakes, Coles Crossing, Longwood Village, and others.

Here are homes on at least 1/2 acre current for sale in Cypress, TX. 

 

 

 

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According to data from the Houston MLS, Cy-Fair Real Estate was the 14th top selling real estate brokerage (of almost 400 brokerages with sales) for home sales in Cypress (77429 & 77433) for Q1 2017 with 15 sales and over $4M in production!

Also of note is that we were the top selling independent brokerage over that time period, our production per agent was 2nd best at $706,682/agent, and we are the only brokerage in the Top 20 with its world headquarters in Cypress, TX!

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients and our AWESOME Cy-Fair Real Estate Team!

 

 
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Pope Elementary in Bridgeland

 

When families are looking for neighborhoods for a new home, good schools is almost always a top priority. 

Below is a list of the Top 35 communities in the Cypress, TX area ranked by schools using the 2016 Children at Risk school rankings that are summarized on our "Cy-Fair ISD Schools" page.  

The topped ranked Cypress area neighborhood based on schools is Bridgeland which is zoned to Pope Elementary School (ranked #5 in Cy-Fair), Smith Middle School (#1), and Cy-Ranch High School (#2).

Coles Crossing, The Park at Arbordale, Longwood Village, and Blackhorse Ranch round off our top 5 neighborhoods based on schools.   

There is a 3-way tie for last due to all 3 neighborhoods being zoned to the same schools:  Postma Elementary (#58),

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If you are in or around Coles Crossing this holiday season, you need to checkout "Christmas in Cypress" on Lavendar Run in Coles Crossing.

This is the 3rd year Louis Mayer has put on the show and it is very well done, to say the least.  From his web site:

This year the light show has grown to over 60,000 lights with over 170 different channels controlled by a computer. The extension cords used in this show would stretch over a mile long. We have special effects of Peppermint smelling fog, moving spot lights, and a laser light effect.

They are also taking donations for a great cause with 100% of all donations will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  There is a donation box at the front of the house.  Please make checks payable to "Cystic

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Cy-Fair Real Estate is excited to announce that we will be a part of the Christmas in the Park in Bridgeland! The fun and festive event is on December 11, 2016 from 2:00-6:00pm. Cy-Fair Real Estate is sponsoring the balloon artist and will also be holding a raffle drawing. Please join us in enjoying all the Christmas fun and for your chance to win an RTIC cooler, customized RTIC cups, and multiple gift cards.

Along with our sponsored event, there will be;

  • A giant snow globe
  • Crafts
  • Face painting
  • A 12 foot snow hill
  • A bunny hill
  • Train rides
  • and most importantly - Santa Clause!!!

It is sure to be a great day for kids and parents alike!

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2017-2018 Bridgeland School Boundary Proposal

 

The Cy-Fair ISD board met on Thursday, November 10th.  One of the main topics of discussion was elementary school boundary changes. 

One of the biggest changes coming up for the 2017-2018 school year is splitting up Bridgeland due to the new Elementary School #55 (yet to be named) opening up in Fall 2017.

The above proposed boundary will be put up to a vote in January 2017.  As of right now, all students living in The Shores, The Cove, and Water Haven would continue to attend pope.  All students living in First Bend, Hidden Creek, Lakeland Heights, and the new aparment complete being built on Fry at the front of Bridgeland would attend the new Elementary #55.

Estimated attendance for each school next year:

Pope:  673 Students

Elem

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Dunham Pointe Cypress, TX Satellite

 

Dunham Pointe is a 1327 acre master-planned community in Cypress, TX just south of Hwy 290 between Bridgeland and Fairfield.  According to the Cy-Fair Impact:

The stretch of land consists of 1,327 acres, 300 of which will be dedicated to retail development along the Hwy. 290 corridor. The rest will be devoted to anywhere between 2,500 and 3,000 residential homes.

Dunham is also the developer behind Stone Creek Ranch, a community located farther west along Hwy. 290 in Hockley. He said the Dunham Pointe will have a higher price point than Stone Creek Ranch with houses likely to start at $400,000.

The article goes on to say that construction for the community will start in the middle of next year (2017) with lots being available to

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