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Don’t Miss! 1315 Briar Bayou Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 44925112

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on April 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Don’t Miss! 1315 Briar Bayou Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 44925112

Rare find this beautiful custom home sits on a half-acre lot in the heart of the Energy Corridor. Huge living area opens to chef’s kitchen with spacious master retreat downstairs all with French doors that lead to massive private backyard with pool. Executive study plus 5 bedrooms and 4/1 bathrooms. Don’t miss the private study/loft area with private entrance from the pool. Estate living in the city on quiet peaceful street minutes from excellent schools and Energy Corridor amenities and employers. See photos and brochure for more details.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1315-briar-bayou-drive/sale_44925112

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in the Energy Corridor, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

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NEW LISTING! 1035 Orchard Hill Street, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 99732847

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on April 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

NEW LISTING! 1035 Orchard Hill Street, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 99732847

Beautiful and tastefully updated home on quiet cul-de-sac. Impressive two-story foyer leads to large paneled study, dining area and nice big family room with views to your shady backyard retreat. Spacious updated kitchen and breakfast area. Master retreat downstairs fully remodeled with gorgeous walk in shower. Plus three more bedrooms upstairs. Roof, interior paint, all bathrooms updated, new carpet, new insulation, new lighting, garage door keypad all 2016, 5 Ton Air Conditioner downstairs replaced in 2015. Too many updates to list see online brochure.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1035-orchard-hill-street/sale_99732847

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston or the Energy Corridor, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

Beautiful Updated Home – 1514 Ashford Hollow Lane, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 33756304

In Buying a Home, Home Upgrades, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on March 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Beautiful Updated Home – 1514 Ashford Hollow Lane, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 33756304

Beautifully updated home on quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of energy corridor walking distance to Terry Hershey Park. Study and dining areas lead to family room and kitchen with hand scraped wood and travertine floors. Chefs’ kitchen with granite countertops, gas cooktop and new Stainless Steel appliances. Smart home locks, lights and thermostat, double paned windows. Spacious family room with wet or wine bar and views to your own private oasis backyard with mature shady trees and sparkling pool. Too many updates to list please see attached list.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1514-ashford-hollow-lane/sale_33756304

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in the Energy Corridor, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

 

Beautifully Remodeled One Story – 1007 Forest Home Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 25498408

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on March 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Beautifully Remodeled One Story – 1007 Forest Home Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 25498408

Beautifully remodeled one story in desirable Energy Corridor neighborhood. Huge family and dining area lead to private covered patio. Stunning Chefs kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and marble tops. All bathrooms remodeled. Plus Bonus room! New exterior/interior paint hardiboard, Low-E windows, new tile, carpet and custom cabinets throughout. Steps from pool/playground/tennis courts and Terry Hershey park trails. Excellent schools Barbara Bush, John Paul and Village are all near. Please see full list of upgrades online.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1007-forest-home-drive/sale_25498408

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

NEW LISTING! 1007 Forest Home Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 79788694

In Buying a Home, Home Upgrades, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Terry Hershey Park on January 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

NEW LISTING! 1007 Forest Home Drive, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 79788694

1007 Forest Home DrBeautifully remodeled one story in desirable Energy Corridor neighborhood. Huge family and dining area lead to private covered patio. Stunning Chefs kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and marble tops. All bathrooms remodeled. Plus Bonus room! New exterior/interior paint hardiboard, Low-E windows, new tile, carpet and custom cabinets throughout. Steps from pool/playground/tennis courts and Terry Hershey park trails. Excellent schools Barbara Bush, John Paul and Village are all near. Please see full list of upgrades online.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1007-Forest-Home-Drive/sale_79788694

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

NEW LISTING! 1514 Ashford Hollow Lane, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 87660283

In Buying a Home, Home Upgrades, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on January 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm

NEW LISTING! 1514 Ashford Hollow Lane, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 87660283

1514 Ashford Hollow LnBeautifully updated home on quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of energy corridor walking distance to Terry Hershey Park. Study and dining areas lead to family room and kitchen with hand scraped wood and travertine floors. Chefs’ kitchen with granite countertops, gas cooktop and new Stainless Steel appliances. Smart home locks, lights and thermostat, double paned windows. Spacious family room with wet or wine bar and views to your own private oasis backyard with mature shady trees and sparkling pool. Too many updates to list please see attached list.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1514-Ashford-Hollow-Lane/sale_87660283

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

5 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood, No Matter Where You Move

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Local Business, Local Events, Real Estate Investment, Restaurants & Shops, Restaurants & Shops, Schools, Selling your home on November 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Since relocating is such a major undertaking, it’s vital to thoroughly research your options. This is especially essential regarding an overseas move. Here are five things to assess in a prospective neighborhood to ensure you’ll feel at home, no matter whether your new home is here or abroad.

1. Transportation

One consideration is how you’ll navigate your new surroundings. Find out whether you’ll have access to public transportation or need a car. If you can use public transit, what are the service hours and stops? If you require airport proximity, determine how you’ll get there. Do you currently have a job lined up? If so, calculate the distance of the commute from the neighborhood in question. Will the trip be a cakewalk, or grueling? According to World Knowing, the top-ranked countries with the best transportation systems in the world are Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, France, Spain, and the UK.

Even if a REALTOR® lists the distance from a house to a public station, the calculation doesn’t always include door-to-door travel time. You may be able to use Google Maps to determine this. If not, the website of a city’s public transit system may provide a clue.

2. Businesses

Before visiting a neighborhood, think about businesses you’ll be frequenting, such as a bank, grocery store, pharmacy and retail shops. Make sure they’re a feasible distance from your prospective home. Also, ensure their customer service is reputable and prices are reasonable. For example, if there’s a grocer nearby, does it stock staples, or only expensive gourmet goods? Where can you find fresh produce?

You may be able to minimize leg work by reading online business reviews. Yelp is expanding internationally, with websites emerging in Europe and Asia. Reviews are also conveniently available via iPhone and Android apps. Local Yelp announces business openings and events in major cities.

3. Schools

If you have children, REALTORS® will tell you that another must-have is access to quality education. Many overseas schools provide bus services, but trip length must be tolerable for kids. In towns where public schools are sub-par, you may want to enroll your children in private school. If so, consider the extra expense of entrance fees, tuition, uniforms and transportation.

Did you know there’s a correlation between the presence of schools and crime? A 2011 study by the University of New Mexico found that elementary schools have a protective effect against property crimes. Middle schools, however, promote drug felonies, and high schools foster both property and narcotics crime. So, regarding school proximity, aim to be close enough for a short trip, though not a hop, skip and jump away.

Concerning school reputation, attend a PTA meeting at a given school. By speaking with other parents, you’ll get firsthand information on the school’s quality. A good school district increases a home’s value, should you wish to sell in the future.

4. Amenities

Is culture important to you? If you’re an avid fan of art, theater and music, this is a consideration. Do you like to frequent restaurants, pubs, or dance clubs? If these are high on your wish list, how close are they to the home you’re debating? If you must travel to a distant town, factor in transit costs.

Also, research proximity to free entertainment, such as parks, museums and libraries. If you’re a sports enthusiast, assess the distance to athletic arenas.

There’s one caveat regarding crime: Steer clear of a neighborhood where bars are prevalent. The study mentioned above concerning schools and crime found that ready access to alcohol promotes violence and vandalism.

5. Economy

Neighborhood decline has telltale signs. Drive through the streets of a potential town, and look for financial clues. Examples of red flags are unkempt parks, littered streets and a prevalence of “For Sale” signs. Are people moving out of the area? Are businesses closing up shop?

Query librarians about the town and whether it’s fiscally sound. Ask if the library has cut down its hours, another clue to a suffering economy. Look for indications that people care about their property and each other. Do houses and landscapes look maintained? Are neighbors interacting? If any seem friendly, ask about their experience of living there.

A Smart Move

Now you’ll be a savvy traveler while exploring a new town. To ensure a successful move, evaluate the local:

  • Transportation
  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Healthcare system
  • Amenities
  • Economy

Like a good journalist, get detailed information from reliable sources. Invite conversation, and record your observations. Then, make your smart move. You’ll be able to settle down for as long as needed in a wonderful neighborhood, whether that be in the United States or abroad.

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Do you have real estate questions?   Contact Connie Vallone at (713) 249-4177 or connie@knowsrealestate.com or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or  www.vallonehomes.com.

Light and Bright One Story in Briar Hills! 14202 Sandfield Drive – MLS# 46122694

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Parks & Recreation, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, Terry Hershey Park on August 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Light and Bright One Story in Briar Hills! 14202 Sandfield Drive – MLS# 46122694

14202 Sandfield DriveOne story in BriarHills. Light and bright with tons of windows for natural light. Great floor plan with huge living and dining area that opens to nice sized yard with built in spa feature. Island kitchen with granite counter tops and gas cooktop. Spacious master retreat with his and hers closets plus two more bedrooms and study. Double paned windows, doors, lifetime concrete tile roof. Walking distance to Barbara Bush, John Paul II, Terry Hershey Park, subdivision pool, play area and tennis courts.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/14202-sandfield-drive/sale_46122694

If you are looking for Classic Real Estate Services from concept to closing, please contact Connie Vallone by phone (713) 249-4177, email connie@knowsrealestate.com or visit my website at www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com or www.vallonehomes.com .

Terry Hershey Park in West Houston’s Energy Corridor -Photo tour

In Parks & Recreation on June 7, 2010 at 12:14 am

What at beautiful amenity we have in West Houston’s Energy Corridor.  Terry Hershey Park runs along Buffalo Bayou.  These are tranquil and peaceful trails for the West Houston residents to enjoy.  Biking and running trails along the  bayou between West Sam Houston Tollway -also known as Beltway 8-  and State Highway 6.  There is a play park on Memorial drive and restrooms and water fountains all along the trails.   Deep into the trails  under the canopy you can forget your are in the middle of the fourth largest city in the United States.  Thank you Terry Hershey for saving our bayou. 

 For more information about West Houston’s Memorial and Energy Corridor  area’s contact Connie Vallone – West Houston’s Memorial Real Estate  expert.  713 249 4177 or conniev@kw.com  www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com