Do you have a need for Artwork?

Do you have need for artwork for your current home, a home that you are selling, or a home that you are purchasing? Do not have the time or desire to drive all over town visiting the big discount home decorating stores?

You might consider visiting Art.com first. Art.com allows you to choose almost every deal about the art that you need.

Do you have a need for Artwork

Having issues selling a home?

Are you currently having issues selling a home that either has been on the market for a long period of time, isn’t receiving the attention, or offers (at the right amount) it should be? The QBee Team can assist. If you are willing to take our assessment of your home to heart (of course we back everything with solid numbers) and are willing to following our recommendations, there isn’t any doubt that we can sell your home in the quickest amount of time and for the maximum amount possible. Each situation is unique, and it takes a unique plan along with proven procedures and tools to sell a home in today’s market. Long gone are the days which you can just put a sign in the yard, and hope the right buyer or Real Estate Agent sees it. A solid plan has to be in place and certain time tested procedures must be followed. If not, then you will sacrifice either time or money or both!

Having issues selling a home? The QBee Team can assist!

Having issues selling a home

Listings Update from Trulia

Listings Update from Trulia, a national Real Estate listing website notified the QBee Team that our listings average 34% more views than the average listing on their site. This is prove that the QBee Team marketing goes above and beyond. Add to the fact that Trulia is only a small part of the entire marketing plan that is put in place for every listing that we have, that equals the right formula in order to get your home sold in a shorter time period, and often for more money.

Listings Update from Trulia

If your current home on the market isn’t getting the deserved showing or traffic that you feel your home needs in order to find that just right buyer, contact me today and let the QBee Team show you how our marketing strategies are superior.

Jodie “Queen Bee” Collins and the QBee Team

JodieCollins@KW.com

(832) 606 – 4615

Easy Kitchen Remodel – Organization

Our next Easy Kitchen Remodel – Organization. The previous suggestion was adding lighting.

One fast, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen is to add practical storage: Easy Kitchen Remodel – Organization

According to Jamie Goldberg, a National Kitchen & Bath Association-certified designer, adding practical storage to the kitchen can go a long way to adding appeal; organizational items like baskets in the pantry, drawer organizers, wall hooks for pots and pans, and stack-able shelves for cabinets.

Easy Kitchen Remodel – Organization

 

When most people think “remodel” they flash to dumpster bins in the driveway, the area torn down to its bare bones, dust everywhere, and your family unhappy until it is complete. It doesn’t have to be! Sometimes quick and simple changes can make a huge difference. With any changes to your home the changes should flow with the style and look of your home and the room in question. However, the “quality” of the product also needs to fit in with the rest of the home. Adding expensive counter tops, may not flow with the rest of the kitchen and stand out. Of course, you can have the same issue by adding Laminate counter tops next to custom made cabinets.

#KitchenRemodeling

HAR July 2015 Market Update

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET FLEXES ITS MUSCLE IN JUNE

Sales rise, prices reach new historic highs, and inventory continues to grow

HOUSTON (July 15, 2015) The Houston real estate market’s see-saw ride continued following May’s sales dip, with June sales volume up 4.1 percent and home prices setting new record highs. Only homes priced below $150,000 experienced a sales decline.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), June single-family home sales totaled 7,935 units—the highest one-month volume ever— compared to 7,621 a year earlier. The time it took to sell the average home reached a record low of 43 days.

Months of inventory, the estimated time it would take to deplete the current active housing inventory based on the previous 12 months of sales, increased to a 3.2-months supply versus 2.9 months last June. That is the greatest supply since September 2013, but remains well below the current national supply of 5.1 months of inventory.

Home prices achieved historic highs, with the average price of a single-family home up 6.6 percent year-over-year to $302,942. The median price—the figure at which half the homes sold for more and half for less—rose 4.9 percent to $225,000.

June sales of all property types amounted to a record-setting 9,480 units, an increase of 3.3 percent versus the same month last year. Total dollar volume rose 9.5 percent to $2.7 billion.

“I think it speaks very well for the health of our real estate market when you have a month in which sales are up, rentals are up, inventory is growing, and you’re comparing it all to the record year of 2014,” said HAR Chair Nancy Furst with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties. “We still expect normalization in the marketplace later this year, and that may well mean these alternating up and down sales months, but the bottom line appears to be that there is no lack of interest in housing in Houston, Texas.”

June Monthly Market Comparison

The Houston housing market enjoyed across-the-board gains in the June 2015 versus June 2014 analysis, with single-family home sales, total property sales, and total dollar volume all up, and prices reaching the highest levels of all time. Month-end pending sales for single-family homes totaled 8,063, a 10.0 percent increase compared to a year earlier.

Houston’s housing inventory expanded in June to a 3.2-months supply versus the 2.9-months supply of one year earlier. That matches the inventory level of September 2013, but is well below the current national supply of homes which stands at a 5.3-months supply, according to the National Association of Realtors.

CATEGORIES JUNE 2014 JUNE 2015 CHANGE
Total property sales 9,177 9,480 3.3%
Total dollar volume $2,477,752,487 $2,712,021,860 9.5%
Total active listings 29,513 31,963 8.3%
Single-family home sales 7,621 7,935 4.1%
Single-family average sales price $284,289 $302,942 6.6%
Single-family median sales price $214,500 $225,000 4.9%
Single-family months inventory* 2.9 3.2 10.9%
Single-family pending sales** 7,331 8,063 10.0%

* Months inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity. This figure is representative of the single-family homes market.
** Effective May 2015, in an effort to be consistent with industry standards, the Houston MLS is now including all categories of pending sales in its reporting. Previously, the Houston MLS did not include “option pending” and “pending continue to show” listings in its reporting of pending sales. The new methodology is now all-inclusive for listings that went under contract during the month.

Single-Family Homes Update
Single Family

Single-family home sales totaled 7,935 in June, up 4.1 percent from June 2014. Home prices reached the highest levels of all time in Houston. The single-family average price jumped 6.6 percent from last year to $302,942 and the median price climbed 4.9 percent year-over-year to $225,000. The average number of days it took to sell a home, or Days on Market (DOM), reached a record low of 43 in June, down from the DOM of 47 a year earlier.

Single-family home sales tracked on a year-to-date basis were flat in June at 35,632.

Broken out by housing segment, June sales performed as follows:

  • $1 – $79,999: decreased 23.0 percent
  • $80,000 – $149,999: decreased 16.7 percent
  • $150,000 – $249,999: increased 16.8 percent
  • $250,000 – $499,999: increased 10.6 percent
  • $500,000 and above: increased 14.9 percent
Single Family Average Home Price

HAR also breaks out the sales figures for existing single-family homes. Existing home sales totaled 6,887 in June. That is a 5.1 percent increase over the same month last year. The average sales price rose 6.5 percent year-over-year to $286,441 while the median sales price gained 7.1 percent to $210,000.

Townhouse/Condominium Update

After suffering their first decline of the year in May, sales of townhouses and condominiums rose 6.7 percent in June. A total of 721 units sold compared to 676 properties in June 2014. The average price, however, dipped 2.5 percent to $201,557 while the median price increased 4.9 percent to $161,000. Inventory grew slightly from a 2.6-months supply to 2.7 months.

Townhouse/Condominium Sales
Lease Property Update

Demand for single-family lease homes was on the rise in June to the tune of 4.6 percent. The average rent for such properties climbed 4.2 percent to $1,875. Townhouse/condominiums leases were up 5.1 percent in June with their average rent climbing 8.6 percent to $1,759.

Houston Real Estate Milestones in June
  • Single-family home sales rose 4.1 percent versus June 2014;
  • Total property sales were up 3.3 percent year-over-year to a record 9,480 units;
  • Total dollar volume increased 9.5 percent to $2.7 billion;
  • At $302,942, the single-family home average price reached an all-time record high;
  • At $225,000, the single-family home median price also achieved an historic high;
  • Single-family homes months of inventory edged up to a 3.2-months supply, matching a level not seen since September 2013;
  • Days on Market for single-family homes fell to a record low 43 days versus 47 days a year earlier.
  • Townhome/condominium sales rose 6.7 percent;
  • Single family home leases were up 4.6 percent while townhome/condominium leases rose 5.1 percent with average rents up year-over-year.

The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 29,000 REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 50,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com.

The information published and disseminated to the HAR Multiple Listing Services is communicated verbatim, without change by Multiple Listing Services, as filed by MLS participants.

The MLS does not verify the information provided and disclaims any responsibility for its accuracy. All data is preliminary and subject to change. Monthly sales figures reported since November 1998 includes a statistical estimation to account for late entries. Twelve-month totals may vary from actual end-of-year figures. (Single-family detached homes were broken out separately in monthly figures beginning February 1988.)

Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 29,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.

Open House 17631 Surreywest Ln

Open House 17631 Surreywest Ln, Spring, TX 77379

Sunday July 26th, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST

Open House 17631 Surreywest Ln

Stunning home w/ custom features throughout along with fabulous trim work. Living and Dining room have custom built-in s w/ hardwood floors. Kitchen features granite, back-splash, and custom cabinets w/ plenty of storage, plus updated lighting and stove top. All bathrooms have been remodeled, new carpet, paint, and lighting, all bedrooms have walk in closets and one is cedar lined. No neighbors directly behind the home, mature trees, plenty of room for a pool, tons of character a must see!

The QBee Team hopes to see you there!

Just Listed 17631 Surreywest Ln

Just Listed 17631 Surreywest Ln

Spring TX 77379

MLS# 21040374

Dining

PDF Flyer:Just Listed 17631 Surreywest Ln

Stunning home w/ custom features throughout along with fabulous trim work. Living
and Dining room have custom built-in s w/ hardwood floors. Kitchen features granite,
back-splash, and custom cabinets w/ plenty of storage, plus updated lighting and
stove top. All bathrooms have been remodeled, new carpet, paint, and lighting, all
bedrooms have walk in closets and one is cedar lined. No neighbors directly behind
the home, mature trees, plenty of room for a pool, tons of character a must see!

Easy Kitchen Remodel – Lighting

Our next Easy Kitchen Remodel – Lighting. The previous suggestion was replacing the faucet(s).

One fast, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen is to add LED lights either below or above your Cabinets: Easy Kitchen Remodel – Lighting

The LED lighting can be in several forms including individual lights, or even “rope” lighting. Since there are so many options and features, your choices can be unlimited! Granted, if you are adding lighting above your cabinets, it might be difficult to locate an outlet and turn them on and off. This might require an electrician assistance, or some are even battery operated.

Easy Kitchen Remodel - Lighting

 

When most people think “remodel” they flash to dumpster bins in the driveway, the area torn down to its bare bones, dust everywhere, and your family unhappy until it is complete. It doesn’t have to be! Sometimes quick and simple changes can make a huge difference. With any changes to your home the changes should flow with the style and look of your home and the room in question. However, the “quality” of the product also needs to fit in with the rest of the home. Adding expensive counter tops, may not flow with the rest of the kitchen and stand out. Of course, you can have the same issue by adding Laminate counter tops next to custom made cabinets.

#KitchenRemodeling

Great Views of Houston TX

Did you know that Google Earth has added “Picture Views”? This is a great feature that allows you to see a panoramic view of an area from the internet. Granted, it isn’t like seeing everything in person, but it might give you an idea of if you want to visit some of the great features of Houston TX and the surrounding areas!

Our example is the Battle Ship Texas, enjoy!

Real Estate Related Vendors

Real Estate Related Vendors webpage from HAR

Of course our website JodieCollins.com is a great resource for Real Estate Related Vendors, but did you know that HAR.com also has a great list of Highlighted Vendor called its Affiliate webpage?

This page is located at http://www.har.com/realestatepro/searchform/?search_type=affiliate

Real Estate Related Vendors

**As always choosing a vendor or Affiliate is at your own risk, and you should always ask for references and other standard business credentials before choosing