The Freund Group Real Estate Blog

Welcome to The Freund Group's blog spot! We are a real estate group with a combined total of over 50 years of experience helping buyers and sellers in all aspects of residential, commercial, as well as, investors, foreclosures and short sale transactions.  Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home, our helpful resources and tips will help you through the process.

Our blog spot will feature stories of events around the Houston area, the housing market trends and the benefits of investing in Houston real estate. Please feel free to ask questions or voice a concern in the comment section. 

Aug. 16, 2017

2514 Horseshoe Bend New listing in Deer Park

Wonderful New Listing in Deer Park

 


2514 Horseshoe Bend

Great open concept floor plan in a wonderful community. Spacious island Kitchen. Window seat in breakfast. Both formals. High ceilings and Vinyl Plank flooring in Den and formals, new carpet in bedrooms 8/2017. Master bath features jetted garden tub and separate shower. Come see why this beautiful home would make a great choice!

 

 

For more information about this property including photos please click here.

 

 

 

Aug. 9, 2017

City of League City, Texas

 

Where is League City, Texas?

League City is in Galveston County and lies on the edge of Harris County. It is located on the Interstate 45 corridor between Houston and Galveston. League City was named as the fastest growing small city in the country for 2016 by WalletHub.

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Aug. 3, 2017

Great New Listing in Park Meadows

 

1402 Hoover Dr 

 

  

Gorgeous corner lot in a well-established neighborhood in desirable Deer Park! Spacious living room with high ceilings, cozy fireplace, and tons of natural light, covered back patio; huge lot with massive backyard. Stainless steel appliances, tiled kitchen counter tops. Relaxing garden tub in master bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout the house, no carpet! Great school district. Easy access to Hwy 225, Beltway 8 and Hwy 146.

 

For more information about this property including photos please click here.

 

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https://calendly.com/kelly-43

 

July 27, 2017

How to sell a house in the Houston area

If you are looking to sell a home, here is a complete guide to help you have a successful selling experience. From pricing your home right to attracting buyers, this blog has everything you will need to know.

How to sell a House for the Most Money 

Currently we are experiencing a hot seller’s market in the Houston Area. In many cases we receive multiple offers on homes just days after being on the market. It is a sellers’ market and sellers do have the upper hand. Buyers are struggling with lack of inventory which is appreciating property values. These tips are relevant in today’s market or in a slower market.

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Be sure to read The Freund Group’s  tips for making your home market ready. 

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How to Sell a House Before You Buy One

In an ideal world, you’d buy a new home and deal with selling your old home after you get moved. But for most people, that is not a realistic scenario. Not only will it cost you more, especially if you are still making payments on the first house, you will also have to qualify for two house payments. Here is some information on how to sell a house before you buy one.

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How to Sell a Home in Need of Repair

If you have a home you would like to sell, but are worried that the home needs too many repairs, you do have several options to help get your home sold. Be sure to keep in mind that many homes on the market have issues, and even if yours needs many repairs, you do have options to help get your home sold for the most money.

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How to Sell a Home With a Tenant

 Selling a home with a tenant currently living in the home seems impossible but it is workable. If you are selling a rental home and you currently have a tenant in the home it can get sticky if the tenant doesn’t want to cooperate with the sale of the home. An uncooperative tenant can hold up the sale of a property by not allowing showings, leaving messes when showings are scheduled, and by just being difficult all around.

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July 26, 2017

Houston Area Real Estate Market Update for July 2017

Houston Area Real Estate Market Update for July 2017

 

Fueled by growing inventory and continued strong demand in the Houston Real Estate Market, record home sales numbers recorded in 2016 were broken in June. Sales of homes priced from $750000 and above posted a 13% increase from the same month in 2016, making this the 8th consecutive month of rising sales for the luxury market. Sales of homes priced from $500,000 to $749999 were up 6.9%, those selling from $250,000 to $499999 gained 11.5%. The $150,000 to 250,000 segment increased by 12.2%, while sales of homes priced $150,000 and less fell by 10% to 12%, likely because of very little inventory in this price range. Overall property sales dollar volume was up by 10.4%.  

A Look At The Housing Stats

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July 26, 2017

Houston Area Real Estate Market Report- This Month 2017

 

Houston Area Real Estate Market- This Month 2017 

 

Sales Numbers

Fueled by growing inventory and continued strong demand in the Houston Real Estate Market, record home sales numbers recorded in 2016 were broken in June. Sales of homes priced from $750000 and above posted a 13% increase from the same month in 2016, making this the 8th consecutive month of rising sales for the luxury market. Sales of homes priced from $500,000 to $749999 were up 6.9%, those selling from $250,000 to $499999 gained 11.5%. The $150,000 to 250,000 segment increased by 12.2%, while sales of homes priced $150,000 and less fell by 10% to 12%, likely because of very little inventory in this price range. Overall property sales dollar volume was up by 10.4%.  

A Look At The Housing Stats

Single family home sales volume and prices both rose, with an all-time record 8414 units sold city-wide compared to 7771 in May of 2016. Inventory levels increased to 4.4 months from a 3.9 month supply 12 months prior. This is the highest level of inventory seen since October 2012. Months of Inventory is a measure of how long all the existing homes on the market would last assuming no more listings are added, and the remainder of the inventory sells at the current rate of sales. Housing inventory across the U.S. is at about a 4.2 month supply according to The National Association of Realtors. Lower inventory levels indicate a stronger seller’s market. A balanced market is usually considered to be around 6 months.

The Houston area housing market continues to experience low inventory levels, increasing prices and record-setting sales each month. Even with job growth slowing due to lingering low oil prices the market here remains strong. There does not appear to be an end in sight to our extraordinary market because of many contributing factors.  

The population of the Greater Houston Area was 649,0180 as of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2010 estimates and Houston continues to experience strong population growth from many sources.

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July 21, 2017

Great New Listing in Clearview Village

 

13714 View Meadow Lane

Beautiful DR Horton built home with no back yard neighbors* grand sized den w/corner fireplace & open floorplan* Large formal dining room that will accommodate many larger pieces* Gorgeous accent tile design in entry & kitchen* Flex room/sunroom off the kitchen/breakfast area*Master bedroom on first floor with game room upstairs and spacious secondary bedrooms* Children's park in walking distance right down the street! Easy access to beltway 8 & I-45. Don't miss your chance, see this home today.

 

For more information about this property including photos please click here.

 

 

Click below to schedule an appointment or phone call:

https://calendly.com/tammifreund

July 21, 2017

Great New Listing in League City, TX

1315 Porta Rosa Lane, League City, TX 77573

 

You won’t want to miss this stunning lake front home! This Coventry built home offers an amazing floor plan that is completely open from the kitchen & breakfast to the den with incredible views of one of the community lakes and has over $150,000 in upgrades at build!!Grand entry way*Large dining room will accommodate many pieces*expansive island in kitchen & 5 burner stove*Grand sized den with remote control F/P and wall of windows*Each bedroom has its own private bath* Media room & game room up.

 

For more information about this property including photos please click here.

 

 

Click below to schedule an appointment or phone call:

https://calendly.com/tammifreund

July 19, 2017

Houston Area Real Estate Market Report for June 2017

Houston Area Real Estate Market Report for June

 

Fueled by growing inventory and continued strong demand in the Houston Real Estate Market, record home sales numbers recorded in 2016 were broken in May. Sales of homes priced from $750000 and above posted a 27.6% increase from the same month in 2016, marking the seventh consecutive month of rising sales for the luxury market. Homes priced from $250,000 to $499999 sales increased 12.9% from May 2016.  Sales of homes priced $150,000 and less fell, likely because there are very few homes on the market in this price range. Overall property sales dollar volume was up by 17.4%.  While home buyers remained very active, sellers were putting homes on the market at a quicker pace helping to increase inventory levels to 4.1 months from a 3.6 month supply 12 months prior.

 

A Look At The Housing Stats

Single family home sales volume and prices both rose, with 8156 units sold city-wide compared to 7315 in May of 2016. City wide inventory levels rose slightly to a 4.1 month supply from a 3.6 month supply during the 5th month of 2016. Months of Inventory is a measure of how long all the existing homes on the market would last assuming no more listings are added, and the remainder of the inventory sells at the current rate of sales. Housing inventory across the U.S. is at about a 3.8 month supply according to The National Association of Realtors. Lower inventory levels indicate a strong market. A balanced market is usually considered to be around 6 months.

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July 14, 2017

Open House This Saturday July 15th 12-3

Open House This Saturday July 14th 12-3

Address: 2823 Scandicci Lane, League City, TX 77573

DirectionsI-45 south to LEAGUE CITY PARKWAY - 96 GO LEFT, GO TO LOUISIANA AVE GO RIGHT TO LAGE NICOLA GO LEFT TO SOFFIANO LN, GO RIGHT TO SCANDICCI GO LEFT AND FOLLOW AROUND

 Information about the property:

BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL! Well decorated and appointed 4+ bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car attached garage with formal dining, game room, and huge kitchen with open island granite counter tops and breakfast area! Man-cave garage with painted epoxy floors is just one of the many upgrades in this home! Nice private suite off master bedroom, covered patio and so much more! Just call to take a look and see for yourself!


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