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
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
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!
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
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
A 12 foot snow hill
A bunny hill
and most importantly - Santa Clause!!!
It is sure to be a great day for kids and parents alike!
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.
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