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. 

May 14, 2019

The Freund Group’s BEST OF Bay Area Things to do This Summer!

 

The Freund Group’s BEST OF Bay Area     Things to do This Summer!

The Freund Group has you covered for things to do during the summer with family and friends. Why wing it when you can know before you go! Take a look at The Freund Group’s Best OF Bay Area Summer Fun spots.

We have compiled a list of our favorite spots to visit in The Houston Bay Area. Check them out and if you have family and friends coming for a visit be sure to show them everything the Bay Area has to offer.

1.       Schlitterbahn Galveston. Located on Galveston Island, Schlitterbahn has fun for everyone. Bring in your own picnic and enjoy some sun in fun under one of the many picnic pavilions.  Enjoy the world’s tallest roller coaster Massiv and coming this summer: Infinity Racers Click here for hours of operation and ticket prices.

Check out the newest ride opening this summer.

2.       Kemah Boardwalk. Kemah Boardwalk is located in Kemah, Tx on Galveston Bay. Enjoy restaurants, rides, boardwalk games, fishing, firework shows and more! Kemah Boardwalk has it all and The Fun Never Stops! Click here for visitor information.

3.       Pleasure Pier. Pleasure Pier is located on Galveston Island and features rides for all. Much like the Coney Island Boardwalk, Pleasure Pier is a fun spot for summer days and cool nights. While at Pleasure Pier enjoy the gulf breeze and stop at Bubba Gump Restaurant for a bite to eat. Click here for ticket information.  

4.       Space Center Houston/NASA.  Space Center Houston  is located in Webster, TX.  The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, exhibits and experiences and theatres. There is always something new at Space Center Houston. For times of operation click here.

5.       Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens is located on Galveston Island. Enjoy a magnificent aquarium complete with sharks, the Rainforest Pyramid, Theaters, Ropes Course & Zip Line, Palm Beach and more. For ticket and hours of operation click here.

 

Check back for more Freund Group Best Of Bay Area. If you are thinking about buying or selling in the Clear Lake/Bay Area be sure to hire a Team who knows the area like The Freund Group! Give us a call: 281-479-6687

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May 13, 2019

Clear Lake Area Real Estate Market Report for April 2018-April 2019

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May 13, 2019

Deer Park Real Estate Market Report April 2018-April 2019

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May 13, 2019

Dickinson Real Estate Market Report for April 2018-April 2019

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May 8, 2019

La Porte Real Estate Market Report for April 2018- April 2019

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May 8, 2019

League City Real Estate Market Report for April 2018-April 2019

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May 8, 2019

Pasadena Real Estate Market Report for April 2018-April 2019

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May 8, 2019

Seabrook & EL Lago Area Real Estate Market Report for April 2018-April 2019

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May 8, 2019

Last minute Mother's Day Ideas from Your Friends in Real Estate

Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for some cute ideas for Mom We  have run across a few that may be just that perfect homemade gifts.

 

 First off who doesn't LOVE flowers! Well if you want to get mom those special flowers but want to do it in a unique way instead of just purchasing them online, why not go to your local florist and create your own personal Mother's Day bouquet. Find out what Mom’s favorite color and flower are and run with it. Don’t worry if you aren’t the craftiest person, she will love your thoughtfulness and the love that you put into it.

 

 

Let's face it moms deserve a little relaxation in their lives so what better way to treat them then with a relaxing bath set. Get a basket and fill it with soaps, candles, face masks, pedicure sets, bubbles, and maybe a bottle of wine and a glass.

 

 

Create a mom picture collage. Get a canvas and decorate it with pictures and wording. Again you don’t have to be crafty to create a work of art for that mom in your life. If you have children this is a wonderful thing for the kiddos to help you with.

 

 

Write mom a poem! Yes a poem, like back in your school days. This poem doesn’t have to rhyme, just speak from your heart. Words can pierce a person’s soul and what better way to tell her you love and appreciate her than with a poem straight from your heart. Here is a cute idea for the kids to make for mom. It’s a poem with fingerprints spread throughout.  

 

 Make that special mom in your life a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. If mom gets up early well then be sure to get up even earlier. Make some of her favorite or check out some of these breakfast ideas. But why stop at breakfast, make here lunch and dinner as well.  

 

 

 

Mom’s really enjoy time with their children so make Mother’s Day a day devoted to spending around mom. You don’t have to go anywhere extravagant but do offer to spend the day with her. Maybe you can get to that yard work that she hasn’t had time to get to. Do the laundry for her, clean, just make it a day of relaxation for mom.

 

Make this Mother’s Day special after all they mom’s deserve it! There are plenty of wonderful ideas online that are inexpensive and that will leave lasting impressions.

 

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May 6, 2019

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold! | MyKCM

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by conditionfinancing, and price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.

Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

  1. Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
  2. Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
  3. Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showings with just a phone call’s notice.
  4. By Appointment Only (example: 48-Hour Notice) – Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.
  5. Limited Access (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2 pm or for only a couple of hours a day) – This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

With more competition coming to the market this spring, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

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