The Bruner Team

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Judy Bruner & Elisa McNinch

 

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It's time to welcome some new families to the neighborhood.

 

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Roth

2525 Potomac, Westhaven Estates (Houston)

(closing 11/2) 

 

Dwayne & Cheryl Miksch

6427 Provident Green, Lakeville (Katy)

(closing 10/26)  Investment property.

 

Daryl & Cheryl Free

13018 Chatfield Manor, Northpointe (Tomball)

(closing 10/12)  Thank you Greg & Marty Sanford for referring Daryl & Cheryl to me.

 

Elizabeth O'Neal

6409 Bayou Glen, Kerry Glen Condos (Houston)

(closing 10/10) 

 

Jon-Oscar Spencer & Kristina Kirk

6023 Sweetspire Ridge, Waterview Estates (Richmond)

(closing 10/5)  Thank you Ryan Hooks for referring Jon-Oscar & Tina to me.

 

 

Daryl & Cheryl Free

11639 Rolling Stream, Three Lakes East (Tomball)

Greg & Marty Sanford referred their dear friends Daryl & Cheryl Free to me after I sold the Sanford's home is less than 14 days. Working with Daryl & Cheryl was truly a pleasure!  Their home in Three Lakes East was beautiful and had been meticulously kept.  This was their first home together, the home where they had their first baby, and it had been filled with so much love.  This home was FANTASTIC as it had double paned windows, bamboo wood floors, decorator colors, recent roof, updated AC, & so much more.  This home was a real "gem."  It went under contract with a full-price offer only after 4 days on the market.  Wow!  Unfortunately, the transaction became a "challenge" as the appraisal came in for considerably less than the agreed sales price.  We formally disputed the appraisal, submitting documentation supporting an increased sales price, but the appraiser refused to budge on his findings.  The good news is the Frees sold their lovely home to a delightful family, Javier Flores & his family.  This will be the Flores' first home as well.  They are excited about their son being able to walk to school each morning, and loved the idea of having a neighborhood park, playground, & swimming pool so close to their new home.  Although Daryl & Cheryl will miss their home, I am quite certainly that it will continue to be well-loved by the Flores family. 

 

Cheryl Anderson

14631 Windwood Park, Cypress Mill Park (Cypress)

Thank you Gerald & Candy Wise, Lindsey Wise, and Clayton & Lynn Wise for referring Cheryl to me.  At first Cheryl started looking at 1920's homes in Waller, which all required lots of work, time, & money.  She ended up purchasing a home built in 2002 in Cypress.  Where we started was 180 degrees from where we ended.  This home in Cypress Mill Park was truly the "right" match!  From the moment Cheryl walked into the home, she knew it was the "right" home for her.  It had an open concept floorplan with an island kitchen overlooking the living & dining rooms, corner fireplace, and a split bedroom floorplan with the master suite located at the rear of the home and 2 guest bedrooms at the front.  And...best of all, it was energy efficient with double paned windows.  The outside was a combination of brick & Hardi-board siding and the yard was quite manageable.  The home was basically move-in ready with very little Cheryl would have to do before moving in. Low maintenance - perfect for a person with a busy schedule!  This was also a HUD foreclosure that Cheryl purchased for an excellent price.  The home also qualified for a HUD $100 Down Program, so that meant Cheryl had to bring even less money to the closing table.  Although we had to "jump through hoops" for Cheryl to purchase this HUD home, it was well worth it.  She truly got the "right" home, for the "right" price.  Congratulations, Cheryl.  Cheers to new beginnings!

 

Henry & Pat Zimmerman

9315 Caddo Springs, Towne Lake (Cypress)

Henry & Pat were ready to purchase a home together, a home ideal for a retired couple.  At first we started looking at the small homes in Coles Crossing, but they did not feel like the right match. Coles Crossing seemed to family-oriented homes with tricycles in the front yard and basketball hoops in the driveways.  They were not in that stage of their lives together, and wanted to find a more "mature" community.  I suggested that they look at Heritage Park at Towne Lake - an over 55 active-adult community nestled in Towne Lake.  It was an immediate match!  The Lodge (the active-adult Rec Center) was right up Henry & Pat's alley with an exercise room (for Pat who uses her treadmill daily), poker & billiard room (for Henry who is an avid poker player), large swimming pool, calendar of events, & so much more.  The home at 9315 Caddo Springs was perfect too with 3 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, tile throughout the living & dining, and large master.  The home was already designed with seniors in mind as well with a raised dishwasher (so you don't have to bend), wider doorways, large master shower with seat, & more. The home was built in 2008 so it had double paned windows for energy efficiency, a covered patio, full sprinkler system front & back, and brick on all 4 sides of the home.  The HOA dues for Heritage Park is $225/month & includes yard service (front only), alarm system, basic cable (I believe), and access to the Lodge amenities.  The home as well as the community were an ideal match for Henry & Pat, who found being around other active adults is where they wanted to be.  Welcome home, Henry & Pat.

 

Greg & Marty Sanford

12622 Mossy Ledge, Village Creek (Tomball)

I had sold Greg & Marty's home in Northpointe in less than 2 weeks when we began the search to find the perfect home in Tomball.  It did not take long as Greg & Marty knew what they wanted - they were INCREDIBLE to work with!  They knew they needed one additional bedroom, a gameroom for the kids (& their toys), a study (for Greg), and a larger backyard for the kids to play.  Seeing the quality of the craftsmanship the Sanfords came from made it easier to understand that the appreciated quality in a home's "finishes."  They also knew which neighborhoods they wanted to live in in Tomball.  It did not take long until we found the ideal home in Village Creek.  The home on Mossy Ledge was everything Greg & Marty had been looking for & so much more.  The home had a gorgeous 2-story entry, wood floors, a gourmet island kitchen with granite countertops and under & upper cabinet lighting, soaring 2-story living room with fireplace, large formal dining, separate study with French doors, spacious master down with executive bath, and 3 large bedrooms with 2 full baths and gameroom upstairs.  Truly a EXQUISITE home!  And best of all...they now live in the same neighborhood as Greg's parents so the kids can see Grandma & Grandpa as often as they'd like.  Once the kids get to be a little older, they will be able to ride their bikes to their grandparents' home.

 

Rebecca Reeves

3903 Heathersage, Deerfield Village (Houston)

Rebecca and I worked together as Dept Chairs at Elsik Ninth Grade Center 11 years ago.  When it was time to purchase a home, I found this adorable 2 bedroom patio home with a study in my own neighborhood, Deerfield Village.  It was perfect for her!  This summer, I was thrilled when she called me to put her home on the market as she had become engaged to a longtime family friend, Greg Blackmon.  I was not only thrilled to hear the news that she was engaged, but elated at the news that she would be relocating to Colorado to be with Greg and his pre-teen daughter.  Rebecca is starting a new chapter in her life of being a wife and mother, and I sincerely wish her the best in all life has to offer.  Rebecca was married in Houston on Sat., 9/22.  Rebecca sold her home to Bill Williams, a retired military veteran who was looking for a small, manageable home in NW Houston.  This home was perfect for him, especially since Rebecca had made so many improvements to the home: new roof, AC, fence, etc...  Bill could immediately move into the home without having to do a thing.  This will be an ideal home for Bill to retire and the neighborhood is perfect for a person seeking a quiet & serene.  Welcome to Deerfield Village, Bill.  And...wishing Rebecca & Greg much happiness for many years to come. 

 

Stacey Buckingham

11831 Normont, Lakewood Forest (Houston)

Stacey sold her home in Magnolia to move closer to work, but finding the right home initially was a challenge.  As her first home was on 1/2 acre and nestled beneath a canopy of trees, she liked homes with space and lots of mature shade trees.  She also liked the look of unique, custom homes.  That led us to Lakewood Forest where the homes are all different, are surrounded by shade trees, and where her son could attend Cy-Fair schools.  The moment we walked inside, we could tell that this home just "looked" like Stacey with its Saltillo tile floors throughout most of the first floor, large dining area, and wall of windows in the spacious living room overlooking the lush backyard.  The home was filled with natural light!  The master bedroom was its own private retreat downstairs.  That left the entire upstairs to be her little boy's paradise.  The last I heard, her son had designated one room as his bedroom, one as his playroom, and the upstairs bath was getting a GI Joe makeover in camouflage and toy soldiers.  He was so excited about his new house!   The backyard had ample room for him to be able to run and play with the family dog.  Stacey was an absolute delight to work with and it was wonderful that we were able to find the perfect match in a home.  Stacey, may you fill your home with a million beautiful memories for many years to come. 

 

Greg & Marty Sanford

19215 Royal Isle, Northpointe (Tomball)

What-a-house!  Greg & Marty's home in Northpointe was truly remarkable.  It was one of those listings that was in pristine condition with so many the "bells & whistles" people are looking for in a home.  The home was a 1-story with 3 bedrooms and a study.  The home had fantastic curb appeal, thanks to Greg's mother who had beautifully landscaped the front yard in blooming plants and trimmed the flowerbeds with flagstone.  On the inside, the home was architecturally beautiful with high ceilings, arched openings, and an open floorplan with a large kitchen overlooking a spacious living room.  It had a large dining room with a bay window overlooking the front yard.  Ceramic tile floors and decorator colors made it feel like a model home.  The home had a split bedroom floorplan with a large master suite at the back of the home, and the children's bedrooms at the front.  This was a truly lovely home that the Sanfords had simply outgrown.  They needed more space for their two children (& the all of the "stuff" that comes with children).   The home sold to a cash purchaser in only 14 days.  The Le family immediately fell in love with the home and had just moved to the Houston area.  They were excited about living in Tomball and enrolling their children in good schools.  I know the Le family will love living in Northpointe as much as the Sanfords did.  Great neighbors and a wonderful neighborhood.  Congratulations to all!

 

Stacey Buckingham

1010 Box Elder, Westwood (Magnolia)

Stacey asked me to list her home in Magnolia in the Westwood subdivision.  What a delightful neighborhood as all of the homes were newer construction located on 1/2 acre nestled among large shade trees.  Most of the neighbors had not put up fences and the wildlife wandered freely between the homes.  On my first evening to Westwood, Stacey warned me to be careful leaving as the streets had no lights and there was lots of wildlife about.  I actually had to wait for a herd of deer to pass at the end of Box Elder that night before leaving the neighborhood.  What a beautiful sight!  The home was built in 2001 and Stacey had decorated it in a beautiful rustic Texas theme.  Everyone loved the little touches throughout the home.  The home had high ceilings throughout with a large dining room with bay windows overlooking the front yard.  Kitchen was wide with lots of cabinets for storage, and it overlooked the large living room with a soaring 2-story ceiling.  The master suite was located downstairs, and there were 3 bedrooms and a gameroom up.  The home showed extremely well as there was little new construction in Magnolia on 1/2 acre for less than $200,000.  This delightful home sold to a mother and daughter, Helen Dodge & Marlene Hicks.  They were moving from a home on acreage but loved the idea of being so close to the amenities of city-life as they were just minutes away from The Woodlands, Conroe, and the City of Magnolia.  

 

Twila McDonald

19692 Atherton Bend, Village of Cypress Lakes (Cypress)

It's been a busy summer for Twila.  She moved to Houston last year, and I helped her find a rental home in the Katy area.  As her lease came to an end, Twila decided to stay in the area and had a home built by Lake Ridge Builders in Village of Cypress Lakes.  It is a beautiful home in a lovely neighborhood.  She closed on her new home in June and one week later married her first love, Hollis Frazier, after reuniting years later.  She & Hollis married in a private ceremony of just family and close friends.  Between days of work (which requires travel for both of them), Hollis & Twila have been busily unpacking and setting up their new lives and household together.  Best wishes go out to Hollis & Twila Frazier. 

 

Rauf Baig & Shazia Farooqui

12210 Lakewood Glen Ct., Lakewood Trails (Cypress)

I met Rauf & Shazia years ago when I showed them homes in Stone Gate.  When it came time to move into a larger home, I was honored that they called me.  Rauf & Shazia had very specific criteria of what they were looking for in a home, one of them was keeping their daughter at Cy-Creek High School.  This was a challenge as they liked the look & feel of newer construction homes, but their choices were limited. Then we found several homes in Lakewood Trails, and the home at 12210 Lakewood Glen was more home that they had even hoped for.  It was perfect...or perhaps even more than perfect!  The home was truly ELEGANT with high ceilings throughout, a huge dining room for entertaining, and a large island kitchen with cooktop and ample counterspace.  The master suite was located downstairs with an executive bath.  Wood or tile floors throughout the first floor - carpet was only on the 2nd floor.  Upstairs were 3 spacious guest bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a gameroom with French doors.  Rauf & Shazia closed on May 30th with their first set of family flying into Houston the next day.  For the next 3 months, they had family rotating into their home.  As there family flew in from overseas they had ample space for all of their guests to stay with them for the first time. This is the family-home they had been looking for and finally found.  Congratulations Rauf & Shazia! 

 

Corky & Patsy Barnes

12926 Maxim, Tower Oaks (Houston)

I had helped Corky & Patsy find tenants for their rental / investment home on Maxim over the years, but this year they decided to sell it.  The home was an adorable 1-story home located on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Tower Oaks.  It was originally a 3 bedroom home that a previous owner had converted the garage into a 4th bedroom.  Corky & Patsy had updated the home beautifully with fresh flooring & paint throughout. The home had an white kitchen, spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace, and a tiled MUD room which was ideal for a hobby room, exercise room, or a place for pets.  The backyard was filled with mature trees that canopied the entire backyard. Home also had a large screened in porch that was ideal for enjoying the outdoors even during inclement weather.  Corky & Patsy sold their home to Edward Hamilton.  This home was the Hamilton family's first home and they were extremely excited about moving into their beautiful home.

 

Chuong & Jennifer Nguyen

2011 Misty Falls, Pecan Lakes (Richmond)

John & Jennifer wanted to purchase a larger home for their growing family, but they were not entirely certain as to what they wanted. After showing them several homes, we came to realize that John really desired a home with a water view, as he grew up along a river in Vietnam.  He liked having a view of water, as it gave him a sense of peace and serenity from his childhood.  We found a remarkable home in Pecan Lakes that was just perfect for the Nguyen family.  The home had 4 bedrooms (all upstairs which was what Jennifer was looking for), a beautifully updated white kitchen with granite countertops (perfect for entertaining Jennifer's large South American family), and a spacious living room with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard and lake of Pecan Lakes.  This home was a perfect match!  And, perhaps best of all, it kept Jennifer close to her work and only minutes away from Jennifer's parents in Waterside Estates.  John & Jennifer's girls could still see their grandparents & aunt on a regular basis. John & Jennifer purchased the home from high school football coach Mark Wiatrek who decided to have a home built in the area.  Congratulations John & Jennifer on finding your perfect home! 

 

Pat Russell

12800 Briar Forest #94, Stonehenge (Houston)

I helped Pat and her late husband, Frank, purchase this patio home in Stonehenge a few years ago. It was perfect for the two of them with 2 bedrooms and a study, located on a corner lot in the quiet community of Stonehenge.  The home had wood floors throughout, lots of windows letting in ample natural light, and a bright, white kitchen.  There was even a covered patio with a little yard for the dog.  Over the years Pat had filled the yard with blooming flowers and feeders to draw in the birds & squirrels.  It was simply lovely.  Within the first 3 days of having the home on the market, I received 6 offers.  This home became the "bell of the ball" in Stonehenge.  I put it on the market on a Friday, had an Open House on Sunday where droves of people flooded through the home, and had a total of 6 offers by Monday for my seller to chose from.  It was a selling frenzy!  Pat chose to sell the home to Nancy Kanistanaux whose children also live in the area.  Pat told Nancy that she would fit in remarkably as the neighborhood had lots of mature singles or couples who enjoy getting together as well as keeping an eye on one another's homes while they are away.  I think Nancy will be very happy with her new home.  Welcome to the Stonehenge community!

 

Eric & Kim Rausch

19011 Allview, Green Trails (Katy)

I had helped Eric & Kim sell their home in The Heights when they decided to move out to suburbia to raise their young son with Baby #2 on the way.  Although they loved The Heights, they needed a home with more space and a larger yard for the kids to play in.  Ideally they wanted to stay as close to the city as possible, and then I showed them Green Trails - subdivision located off Barker Cypress just before Katy.  The subdivision has larger customized homes, on larger lots, surrounded by mature shade trees.  It also has fantastic access to I-10 for commuting to work.  The home at 19011 Allview had only been on the market 1 day, and the listing agent had received 5 offers in a matter of hours.  This home was EXQUSITE!   It had a large living area with fireplace and windows overlooking the covered patio & lush, landscaped backyard.  It had a spacious island kitchen with granite, large dining area, custom-designed doors leading into the downstairs study or library.  The master suite was truly its own private retreat with a stunning bath with Travertine tile and seamless glass shower.  Upstairs there was a gameroom with 2 bedrooms sharing a Jack & Jill bath, and a third bedroom with its own private bath.  Backyard was ideal for entertaining with an outdoor fireplace beneath it's covered patio and a 3 car detached garage. Because my buyers had a flexible move-in schedule and were willing to wait for the sellers' next home to be built, the sellers chose their offer.  Eric & Kim moved in just weeks before Baby #2 arrived.  Congratulations, Eric & Kim on your new home!  This will be a perfect home & neighborhood to raise your two little boys.

 

Wayne & Sheila Huggins

17614 S. Summit Canyon, Canyon Lakes Village (Houston)

Wayne & Sheila had intended to wait until summer to sell their home in Canyon Lakes before purchasing another home for their 3 boys.  As fate would have it, their ideal home came on the market before during the school year, so once they purchase their new home in Riata Ranch, they needed to sell their home on S. Summit Canyon.  The home was lovely with cherry wood floors throughout the first floor. Spacious living area with a fireplace, formal dining area, downstairs study, and a remodeled kitchen with granite and tumbled marble backsplash.  All 4 bedrooms were upstairs along with a sizeable gameroom.  The master was huge with a 11ft walk in closet.  Wayne & Sheila had a great eye for decorating and the home was in pristine condition.  Decorator colors were neutral throughout the home.  Surprisingly, the home was only on the market 17 days before receiving an offer.  A young couple who were getting married purchased the home, and the Huggins did not have to carry two house notes after all.  Everything worked out just as we all had hoped & prayed it would.  Life is good!

 

Chase & Katherine Boeker

10210 Cutting Horse, Winchester Country

It was time for Chase and Katherine to look for a permanent home.  They had sold their out of town home and returned to Houston.  Chase is another native Villager.  He had lived most of his life in Jersey Village and attended the Cy-Fair schools.     Presently, Katherine is a History Professor at Lone Star Community College.  One of her hobbies is reading. Chase works as an auditor at Weinstein Spira Accounting Firm.  Both Katherine and Chase love to fish.  Being an outdoors man, Chase loves most outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Their favorite dogs, Addy, a Golden Retreiver  love to sleep, but Ellie May, a Lab loves to hunt and fetch.  Ellie May is a perfect companion for Chase.

 

Hillary Campbell

1214 Stonecrest Dr. , Shepherd Forest

Hillary visited this well-loved home and decided that this home would great for her family.  The three bedroom home is nestled on a great lot.  All of the living areas and bedrooms have beautiful original hardwood floors.  Located at Ella Blvd and 610, it is a great location for people driving downtown. This home had belonged to Evelyn Wolff, who was the mother of Gaylynn McDaniel.   Gaylynn and her husband, Gary has resided in Jersey Village for more than three decades.  They are the owners of McDaniel Air Conditioning. Congratulation, Hillary, to your new home!  Enjoy!

  

Bill Donovan & Dan Gibbons

7311 April Creek, Sheffield Estates (Houston)

Bill & Dan had completely decked out their 1 story 3 bedroom home in Sheffield Estates.  They had planned on this home being their retirement home and had put in all of the "bells & whistles": water filtration system, reverse osmosis system, full house generator, remodeled kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, combination microwave convection oven, 2-drawer dishwasher, dual vanity cabinets in the master with hidden medicine cabinets behind the mirrors, custom-designed master closet by Easy Closets, & more. (If you have not seen the photos of this home, check them out on our Just Sold section). It was simply GORGEOUS... a one-of-a-kind.  It was no wonder we received a full price offer after the one and only Open House. Erin Kallman fell in love with the home online, and it was everything she had been anticipating and more when she saw it at the Open House. The transaction was seamless!  Erin loves the house and is enjoying meeting all of her great neighbors.  Bill has joined Dan in Colorado where they have purchased their retirement home - a small log cabin just outside of Rocky Mountain Forest. Congratulations to Erin and Bill & Dan on starting the next chapter in their lives in their new homes!  Best wishes to all!

 

Wayne & Sheila Huggins

10615 Brushy River, Riata Ranch (Houston)

Wayne & Sheila were not planning to search for their next home until summer, but when the home at 10615 Brushy River came on the market, they realized that it was everything they had been looking for.   They had been hoping to find a home in the area with a swimming pool for their 3 growing boys.  This home on Brushy River had a formal dining, study with French doors, den with fireplace, updated island kitchen with granite, downstairs master, large gameroom up with 4 bedrooms & 2-full baths upstairs as well.  The home also had a 3 car detached garage, which was ideal for Wayne and their "soon-to-be-driving" sons.  Now there is room for the boys to spread out upstairs, and they are already enjoying their new swimming pool.  Congratulations, Wayne & Sheila!  May you fill your home with fantastic memories for many years to come.

 

Derrick & Korin Burnett

15810 Acapulco, Jersey Village (Houston)

Derrick & Korin had lived in Jersey Village since 2004.  Derrick owned his own AC company and had thought about moving into a larger home in JV when an opportunity of a lifetime presented itself.  Derrick & Korin now own a barbeque restaurant in La Grange.  Derrick, Korin, and their girls love living in La Grange but they do miss their friends in Houston & JV!  But fortunate for all of us, the Burnetts sold their home to a charming young family, Andrew & Michelle Mitcham.  They fell in love with the home and found JV to be the ideal community to raise their family.  It was the perfect home - 3 bedrooms and a large tree-filled backyard for kids to run and play.  If you have not done so, please take a moment to welcome Andrew & Michelle to JV.  They are so excited about their new home and meeting all of their neighbors.  And...if you are ever passing through La Grange, please plan to stop in for some of the best BBQ in Texas and tell Derrick & Korin hello - The Back Porch BBQ (located at 1602 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945 / www.thebackporchbbq.com).

 

Lindsey Wise

10611 Lonesome Dove Ct., Riata Ranch (Houston)

Lindsey was referred by her brother and sister-in-law, Clayton & Lynn Wise in Katy.  Lindsey was delightful to work with as she knew just what she wanted in her first home and was not in a rush to make an impulsive decision.  She was going to purchase a home when it was "right."  Of course, it did not take long because when she walked into this home on Lonesome Dove she knew she had found "the one."  It was virtually move-in ready and architecturally lovely - high ceilings, arched doorways & openings, kitchen with granite countertops, formal dining room, updated fixtures, etc...  And what a name!  Living on Lonesome Dove - a home on a quiet cul-de-sac street with great neighbors.  It was everything Lindsey had in mind, even having a split bedroom floorplan making it ideal for a roommate.  Welcome home, Lindsey. I know you will make this place your very special retreat for many years to come.

 

Mark Oreta

11518 Ashcroft, Westbury (Houston)

Mark discovered the perfect home in Westbury, just minutes away from the Galleria.  It had a spacious living room, open kitchen, nice size bedrooms, and best of all a swimming pool. But this foreclosure needed some work before Mark could move in, so we researched purchasing a home using a FHA 203K loan.  This type of loan allows a buyer to get bids; goes under contract with a contractor who will do the work after the home closes; then, the lender agrees to loan money on the appraised value of what the home "will appraise" for after the repairs are complete.  So even though a home buyer may purchase a home for $180,000, he can take out an FHA 203K loan for $210,000, and take the $20,000 difference to do the work AFTER the home closes.  The buyer has 90 days to complete the repairs once the home closes with the contractor taking draws during construction.  The lender has the home inspected throughout to make sure the work is being completed as agreed.  It's a fantastic loan for those people looking to purchase "fixer-uppers."  Thanks to Jonathan Young & Leesa Sandoval with Prime Lending in Dallas who specialize in these loans (972-250-9628), Mark was able to get the home of his dreams and remodel it just the way he wanted before he even moved in.  Congratulations, Mark!   

 

 

2011

 

Mary Myers

2815 Kings Crossing #219, Kingwood

Mary Myers, a long-time friend of the Bruner family purchased a beautiful high rise condominium in the Kings Crossing Retirement Village    This unit is on the top floor and has a beautiful view.  Being a corner unit, it has lots of windows and light.  What a beautiful condo for retirement.  Mary is in the IT profession.  She travels extensively and teaches all over the United States.  The Myers family love Kingwood.  Enjoy!

 

Miquer & Lucia Casas

15301 Glamorgan, Jersey Village

Mr. and Mrs. Casas have located to Jersey Village from southern Texas to be near their children and grandchildren.   From what I hear, Mrs. Casas loves to cook and the entire family is ready to enjoy her talents.  They purchased the home that belonged to Charles and Sharon Suessmuth.  In fact, the Suessmuths sold this home one time and lived on the east side of Houston for several years.  When they were ready to return to Jersey Village, they learned that they could repurchased the home that had left several years previously.  Sharon loved her kitchen and Charles loved his garage and yard.  Charles did not like retirement and he went to work as a Libranian for the City of Brenham. They found a great home in Brenham to be near Charles’ work and compliment  Sharon’s retirement.  Here’s wishing you the very best!

 

Mandy Mooney & Mary Ann Hughes

12039 Glenway, Lakewood Forest  

Mandy and Mary Ann had sold their home to FEMA.  They were ready to look for a new home. Searching the northwest, we found a great home that would meet their needs.  Mary Ann is a secretary at Millsap Elementary School and she was excited to be living near her school.  Mandy drives to Kingwood each day, but she doesn’t mind the drive.  Mandy is employed with Sullivan’s Advance Fleet Service. They will really enjoy the swimming pool next summer.  This home needs a little sprucing up, but are really busy with the “honey-dos and decorating.   The entire family will really enjoy this beautiful large home for the Christmas holidays. Decorating this home will be lots of fun!

 

Doug & Kathy Jones

7610 Log View, Woodland Trails North

Doug & Kathy decided to move to Nebraska to be closer to Kathy's aging parents, and called me to list their beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a swimming pool in Woodland Trails.  This home was such an adorable home!  It had a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace, U-shaped kitchen that opened to the living and breakfast areas with windows overlooking a large volleyball swimming pool & spa. The home was located on a quiet dead-end street and had GREAT neighbors.  Doug & Kathy sold their home to Jose & Lupe Gonzalez.  These first-time homebuyers fell in love with this home from the moment they saw it.  Unfortunately, this transaction was a challenge - we disputed the initial appraisal, the closing date was extended 3 times before the lender was able to close & fund the loan, and more....  But through it all, the buyer and seller got along splendidly, and through their patience, we got this deal done!  Thank you to both the Jones & Gonzalez families.  I know this was an incredibly difficult transaction that put all of you on an emotional rollercoaster.  Buying and selling is usually not this hard, and I am sorry that you all had to experience a series of obstacles, but we were fortunate to be working with clients like you.  It was a truly a pleasure.  Congratulations to Doug & Kathy Jones.  Your Houston friends will miss you dearly.  To Jose & Lupe, welcome to Woodland Trails family.  I hope you come to love it there for many years to come.

 

Carl Mayfield

10126 Hazelhurst, Royal Oaks

Carl sold the family home that had once belonged to Kathryn Mayfield.  This home was a real "gem."  The family worked very hard cleaning out the long-owned home.  They repainted the interior, installed new carpet and tile, painted the kitchen cabinets, and dressed up the home with new hardware & fixtures throughout.  The home's transformation was incredible!  It became light and bright, and "welcoming" again.  The home's hardwood floors glistened and windows shined.  It became the "bell of the ball" in this Spring Branch neighborhood as the home looked like a little cottage sitting on a corner lot, nestled beneath mature shade trees.  The showings were amazing and the offers rolled in!  Paul Park was a first-time homebuyer who loved this home and its easy access to I-10, the Galleria, & Downtown.  It was perfect home for Paul - ideal size, etc....  The Mayfields were so happy that this family home was going to such a nice young man who is just starting out.  We hope Paul enjoys this home for many, many years.  Congratulations!

 

John Negrete

8007 Bunker Wood, Willowood

Maricris Palomares and her two children decided that they would like to move to San Antonio and be near her family. They are really looking forward to being near their grandmother, brothers, sisters, and cousins. Maricris has been employed by the Klein School system.  She will really miss the children that she has been working with. John and his family walked into this home and fell in love with it.  They loved the large backyard, covered patio and big storage shed.  They will really enjoy their new home and look forward to meeting their new neighbors. Enjoy!  

 

Tim & Mary Krinsky

8309 Achgill, Jersey Village

The Krinsky family, along with their daughters, Michelle and Chelsea, lost their home to a fire in Rolling Fork during the second week of September.  They will be living temporarily in the home of Patricia Delaney.  Their home, furnishings, and personal items were lost to fire or water damage. They will be rebuilding the home on Cher Court.   Both Tim and Mary work in the IT industry. The Krinsky family feels very blessed that they were not injured in the fire.

 

Joe & Diana Green

15702 Lakeview Dr., Jersey Village

A couple of years ago, Joe and Diana had purchased a Jersey Village lot.  They built their  “dream” home.  When we placed the home on the market last year, it did not sell.  Rhonda Coolures, another long-time resident asked to leased the home. Rhonda leased it until she was ready to make an out-of-town move.  Now, there is a new permanent  neighbor in the neighborhood.  She is Kristi Lynn Matthews.  Kristi will love all the great features that Joe and Diana added to the home.  The Greens loved their backyard with their built-in living area with its own fireplace and a beautiful swimming pool. Summer or winter, this backyard is any owner’s paradise. Welcome, Kristi.

 

Kelly & Lisa Hammock

15326 Welwyn, Jersey Village

As soon as the home that the Davenports’ own was vacated, they placed it on the market.  Another Jersey Village family was in need of a home. Kelly and Lisa Hammack were searching every day for a home that would meet their family’s needs.  Within a few hours of this home being on the market, this home was chosen by the Hammock family. They are the parents of two children.  Mom and Dad love Post Elementary School and wanted their children to continue to go there.  They love having the park a couple of doors from their new home.   The children love having the park in walking distance. 

 

Earl & Shirley Hild

8302 Wind Willow Drive, Windfern Gardens

Earl and Shirley came to Houston for a visit with their daughter, Sandra Hild during the month of July.  Shirley is originally from Australia and she loves the hot weather.  Earl was in the Navy during WWII and spent time in Australia.  They married and the rest is history.  Earl and Shirley have been married for 66 years.  They adore each other.  Moving from the state of Maryland, they are ready to stop shoveling snow.  Instead of snow, they now can live in a little piece of Texas paradise.  They love the sunshine, warm weather and the big windows in their new home. They have a fantastic view of what should be beautiful vegetation and landscaping.  Well, with the drought, it is a little dull!  Most of all, they will enjoy swimming in their pool and sitting on their beautiful deck.  Now, they are working on their home and waiting for their furniture and belongings to arrive.  Welcome to Texas!

     

Sarah Henry

10936 Chazenwood, Steepleway Terrace

Sarah graduated from A&M a couple of years ago.  Sarah grew up in Jersey Village and wanted to locate a home in the Northwest.  She had a list of items that she wanted in her first home.  I think we were able to tackle the list and fulfill it. The first chore that she chose to do after she closed was painting.  Now,  she has customized her home just the way she wants it.  I love the red wall in the kitchen.  It goes well with the beautiful granite and stainless steel appliances. Sarah loves to cook, bake and hang out with friends. Shadow and May, her two dogs love their new home.  Congratulations!

 

Jeffrey & Darla Bedenbaugh

15307 Ochre Leaf Trail, Fairfield Village

Jeff and Darla looked at a number of homes and decided that they really liked Fairfield.  They have so many friends that each neighborhood we went into, they always started naming people they knew in the neighborhood.  They found a great home with the perfect floor plan for them.   Darla will love the open kitchen which means that she can communicate with the family in the den.  Jeff will have a fine office to work in at home.  Natalie and Jackson made their selections of their bedrooms.  Best of all, they have a big game room.  Natalie will be a sixth grader at Salyards.  Jackson will be a fourth grader at Keith Elementary School.  Jeff is employed with RR Donnelley.  Darla is busy with unpacking boxes and decorating her home.

 

Tom & Linda Greuter

16322 Saint Helier, Jersey Village

Tom and Linda moved into their home on August 1, 1985.  They had two children when they moved in. Ryan was 7 and Amanda turned 4 on the day they moved in.  Collin completed the family when he was born.  Ryan married his wife, Kensley, nine years ago.  Both Ryan and Kensley graduated from A&M.   Ryan is a chemical engineer, works for Samsung in Austin where he and his family reside.  Amanda graduated from A&M and  UTMB at Galveston.  Presently, she lives in Dallas.  She is a Pediatric Emergency Room Physician at Dallas Childrens’ Hospital in Dallas.  Collin graduated from Mid-American Christian University where he played baseball and earned all conference.  Now, he is attending Lone Star College and looking forward to becoming a firefighter.  Presently, Linda and Tom moved into a home that would accommodate Linda’s aging mother.  Tom is a manager of Jos A. Banks clothing store for men. This family has wonderful memories of the long residency in Jersey Village. The new purchaser is Ginger Elizabeth Bing.  She is excited with her new home.  She will be busy decorating it and meeting new neighbors. 

 

Guy Grossman, Chris and Clayton

1113 Loeser, Spring Valley

The Grossman family has lived in two homes in Jersey Village during the last two decades.  Having sold their present home, the family had to make some changes.  Guy and his sons, Christopher and Clayton have relocated into Spring Branch.  Guy found a great home that will work for him and the boys.  Clayton, a fifth grader, will go to Valley Oaks elementary School which is the same elementary school as his father attended.  Isn’t that neat!  Christopher is returning to A & M (same college as Dad) for the fall semester.  The two grown daughters, Amanda and Ginger are busy with their adult lives.  Ginger and a friend are taking a sabbatical and touring the Eastern states.  They love Boston.  Amanda and her husband are expecting their new baby. This is the first grandbaby for the Grossman family.  Everyone is very excited.

 

Amanda Muske

15810 Singapore, Jersey Village

Amanda has been looking for the ideal home in Jersey Village for a long time.  She had specific things she was searching for, but wanted a solid home that could fit comfortably within her budget.  She invested wisely when it came to her first JV home.  Selecting 15810 Singapore was a good choice.  It had 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a 2 car detached garage.  The home has a large swimming pool in the back, and a full back yard behind the pool for the kids and dog to play.  Now Kaylee and her grandmother, Judy Muske, who attend weekly water aerobics together, can exercise and swim all year 'round.  It is also in a great location as it is within walking distance of Jersey Village High School.   Congratulations on new beginnings, Amanda!  May this new chapter in your life be everything you've been hoping for and so much more. 

 

Colleen Hein

6211 Ludington, Fondren SW Tempo Condos

Colleen is a teacher's assistant who wanted to move into the Meyerland area to be close to her daughter and three grandsons.  Colleen also wanted to purchase a home that she could easily maintain once she retires from teaching - in a few years.  She found a townhome in Fondren SW Tempo with one bedroom and bath downstairs, and one bedroom, a small loft (for a study), and bath upstairs.  The condo included a refrigerator and stackable washer & dryer as well.  She also liked the fact that the complex was a gated for security and had a swimming pool for her to take her grandsons to during the summer.  The home seemed to be the perfect match.  Colleen, I hope you enjoy your new home and living close to your daughter & the boys.  Congratulations on your new home!

 

John & Mandy Donovan

18207 Spruce Creek, Deerfield Village

John & Mandy relocated to Calgary about 4 years ago, but continued to travel back and forth to the US to visit their children. Matthew, their youngest son, recently moved into his first condo in the Galleria area, only minutes from his work.  Once Matthew moved out, John & Mandy put their Deerfield Village home on the market.  Their home on Spruce Creek was unique, even for Deerfield Village, as it was a larger custom-built home for the neighborhood being 4,033sqft.  It was truly a spacious home with 4 HUGE bedrooms, lots of closets & storage spaces, downstairs study, gameroom, swimming pool with diving board, located at the end of a cul-de-sac right off Deerfield Village's greenbelt & walking trail.  This was a REMARKABLE property!  John & Mandy sold their lovely home to another Deerfield Village resident, Bob & Marilyn Pulliam.  Bob & Marilyn had been leasing a home in the neighborhood.  They wanted to stay in Deerfield as it had become "home" for them, when they discovered this home on Spruce Creek.  It was more home than they needed, but they loved that the home was "move in ready."  They could appreciate all of the upgrades the Donovans had put into the home - 

 

Takis Bogdanos

4703 Newpark, Westbranch

Takis purchased the home on Newpark last year, so we both knew it would be a challenge to sell the home since it had little or no equity.  This was a lovely home in Spring Branch - ideal for commuters as it is located across from the Clay Rd YMCA with easy access to Beltway 8.  The home's kitchen had been recently remodeled with granite and stainless steel appliances.  The downstairs master had a remodeled bath with a garden tub & walk-in closet.  Home's living room had a vaulted ceiling and fireplace, and the upstairs gameroom had a 2nd fireplace - which I found unique for the area and price range.  Takis sold the home to a sweet couple, Humberto Mundo & Silvia Vargas.  They were excited about moving out of an apartment and purchasing their first home.  Congratulations Takis!  It was a pleasure working with you and Jackie.  Welcome to the Westbranch community, Humberto & Silvia.  May you enjoy your home for many years to come.

 

Kelly Anthony

18207 Crestwell Ct., Windsong

I helped Kelly find a lease home in the Bear Creek area about 4 years ago, and was honored when she called me to help her buy her FIRST home.  We looked at LOTS of homes but finally settled on a Pulte home in Windsong.  It was a 1 story home on a quiet cul-de-sac with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  It was the perfect size and layout for Kelly.  It also has a nice size yard and covered patio for the two dogs to enjoy.  The home is also an easy commute for Kelly as well, and close to her sister who lives in Bear Creek. Kelly was REMARKABLE to work with as she navigated the house-hunting and loan process for the first time.  Even her lender commented on how wonderful she was to work with and how quickly she got back with them to keep the loan process running smoothly.  Kelly, I hope that the home is everything that you dream it will be.  May you fill it with a million beautiful memories as you start this new chapter in your life.

 

Carlos Guzman

1603 Cedar, Long Woods

It was a challenge to find the right home for Carlos, but the home at 1603 Cedar was everything he was looking for, and perhaps even more.  We started initially looking at homes on the north and south sides of I-10, but moved our way south, and settled on a home in Richmond.  This is a fantastic home nestled beneath a canopy of mature shade trees.  The home has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, downstairs study, formal living & dining, den with fireplace, sunroom, and 3 car detached garage.  Carlos & Judy are excited about their new Richmond home.  Judy has plans of updating and remodeling as she has beautifully done with her other homes.  One of the nice bonuses with this home is that it is spacious enough for Carlos' brother to move in as well, filling this house with family & lots brotherly love.  Congratulations Carlos!  I know that all of you will create wonderful memories in your new home.  (On a side note, Carlos works for the service department at Jeff Haas Mazda.  Personally, I have never been more impressed with the service I've received than with Jeff Haas.  If you are considering purchasing a Mazda, I would encourage you to check them out.  Their service & follow up have made owning my Mazda a pleasure.)

 

Jim & Brandi Leach

21110 Golden Sycamore, Fairfield

I have known Jim & Brandi for quite a while as I've helped both Brandi's parents (Tim & Ginger Biernacki) and brother & sister-in-law (Blake & Andrea Biernacki) purchase their homes.  I am truly honored to be considered the Biernacki family realtor.  Jim & Brandi have been wanting to move out to Fairfield for a long time.  So when the home at 21110 Golden Sycamore came on the market, we thought it may be too good to be true.  It was everything they had been looking for at an excellent price.  It was a 1.5 story home with 4 bedrooms on the 1st floor with a gameroom on the 2nd.  It was an ideal floorplan and perfect location for the Leach family.  The home not only allowed the kids to have their own gameroom upstairs (away from mom and dad), but also allowed the kids to attend the schools Jim & Brandi desired as well.  Jim works for the appraisal district and Brandi is a school teacher, and they are both extremely happy with their new home even though their commute is a little longer.  The kids are enjoying their new schools as well, and are making lots of friends.  Welcome to the Fairfield family, Jim & Brandi.  I know you've worked hard to make this move happen, and I truly wish you all the very, very best.  Congratulations!

 

Jon & Melanie Wright

10838 White Oak Point, White Oak Springs

Todd & Marcie Fokken asked for me to sell their home in White Oak Springs after they purchased a lot and built their own home this year.  The home on White Oak Point was a delight to sell because it had been well-loved and cared for.  Todd & Marcie who own Efficiency Experts AC Company (281-807-7100), had really done some incredible upgrades to their 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home.  Not only had they built-on a 20x15 covered patio & wired it with speakers (ideal for entertaining), installed a sprinkler system, but had "tweaked" the AC system throughout the home as well.  This was the first home I had seen that had a zoned AC system quite like this.  The single AC unit was zoned for upstairs and down - not uncommon - but the bedrooms upstairs had individual thermostats in them so each occupant could stay as cool or warm as desired.  Jon & Melanie Wright have friends (& work colleagues) who live down the street who insisted that they take a look at this home.  Jon & Melanie fell in love with the home and truly could appreciate all that Todd & Marcie put into it.  Jon & Melanie are an INCREDIBLE young couple starting their lives together - Jon is a police officer and Melanie is a registered nurse.  After closing, Melanie was anxious to start decorating their new home, shopping and buying furniture for the first time.  I imagine as the holidays are approaching, Melanie is eager to decorate their "first home" and celebrate the holidays with family & friends.  Congratulations Jon & Melanie!  I hope you enjoy your home for many years to come.

 

Cindy Ricci

3632 Canton Hills, Riverstone

Dorothy Montgomery referred her dear friend and fellow Bechtel colleague, Cindy Ricci, to me when she discovered Cindy was relocating to Houston.  Cindy was an absolute delight!  Initially she was looking for new construction in the Galleria so that she could be close to work.  But she just could not find the "right" home, and wanted it to be perfect as she intends to stay and retire here in Houston.  We ended up looking at David Weekley Homes in the Riverstone subdivision in Missouri City - only minutes from the Galleria with the Ft. Bend Tollroad.  It was the ideal floorplan for Cindy with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a dining she could use as a study, island kitchen, and large open living area.  The home also had a covered patio and easy to maintain backyard (already sodded with a full sprinkler system front & back).  The builder Ricky Martinez did a FANTASTIC job.  When Cindy had the home inspected, the inspector commented that this was one of the "cleanest" and well-built homes he had seen in a long time.  Ricky took the time with Cindy to acclimate her to her new home and address any and all of her concerns, even after closing.  Congratulations Cindy!  Welcome to the Riverstone community.

 

Juan & Michelle Galvan

10626 Solera, Woodland Trails

Felipe & Lesha Ranjel referred me to Juan & Michelle Galvan a couple of years ago.  Juan & Michelle were a lovely couple with a unique situation.  They had married one another, each with 3 children - it was like the Brady Bunch but with 4 boys and 2 girls.  Overnight their family doubled in size and they needed a larger home.  It was certainly a challenge to find a home large enough to accommodate this new family.  It was also important to Michelle to try to keep the kids in the same schools with their same friends, if at all possible.  So, we discovered Pride Builders who were able to built the Galvans a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home on a cul-de-sac lot in Woodland Trails (off Fairbanks N Houston @ Breen), where the kids could all stay in their same schools.  Juan & Michelle also selected a fantastic lot for their new home.  It has a HUGE backyard which will be ideal for installing a swimming pool for the kids at a later date.  This is a great home at a fantastic value for this stage of their lives. Of course, once all of the kids are gone, I image Juan & Michelle will retreat into a little house in the country somewhere.  But for now, congratulations on your new home, Juan & Michelle!  I imagine it will be filled with noise, chaos, and LOTS of love for years and years to come. May it also be filled with countless priceless memories.  I truly wish all of you the very best!!!

 

Estate of Samuel E. Hooper

12807 Butterfly, Memorial Bend

Jeff & Bryan Hooper asked for me to sell their family home after their father Sam passed away.  The home was a beautiful mid-century modern that had had only 2 owners.  The original home was built in 1957 and had been added on and remodeled making it close to 3000sqft.  This home had "character."  The home's floorplan flowed well (not choppy like so many homes that are added on to), with tall windows, great angled ceilings, and hardwood & Saltillo tile floors. There was LOTS of interest in the home as it had 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, HUGE closets & storage space throughout, located in Memorial where students attended acclaimed Memorial HS, Memorial MS, and Rummel Creek Elementary.  The Hoopers ended up selling their family home to Jose & Mary Dominguez.  They truly FELL IN LOVE with the home!  They were a young couple just starting out with 2 boys as well.  A wonderful bonus is Mary's parents live only a few doors down on the same street, so now mother & daughter can have coffee together each morning and the boys will grow up knowing their grandparents on a daily basis.  The street is filled with young families with children, and so the boys will have lots of other children to play with.  The Hoopers are truly a REMARKABLE family who sold this treasured home to another remarkable family who will fill it with as much love as Sam did. My thanks goes out to Lois Lewis of Estate Sales by Lois who was in charge of planning, organizing, and selling the personal items for the Hoopers.  Lois did an OUTSTANDING job!  If anyone ever needs assistance with an estate sale, please give Estate Sales by Lois a call 832-217-5447.  She will not disappoint you!

 

Pat Russell

801 River Rd #111-D, Lake Pointe on Lake Conroe

Several years ago, I helped Frank & Pat Russell purchase their vacation condo on Lake Conroe.  Frank and I looked for the perfect unit on the DEEP water of Lake Conroe - Frank had very specific qualification he was looking for in a vacation home.  After much research, we found the perfect complex at Lake Pointe on Lake Conroe - the only condominium complex in Walden that allows you to keep a boat onsite instead of at the marina.  When there were no one-level units for sale, I wrote letters to the entire complex seeing if anyone was interested in selling.  Frank & Pat had 3 units to chose from.  They purchased a fantastic condo - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, looking at the deep water of Lake Conroe.  It also came with 3 boat slips.  Frank & Pat updated the unit nicely. This became "Frank's place" - his weekend retreat.  It was the perfect place!  When Frank passed away this year, Pat decided to sell the unit.  Thomas & Beth Belter, another retired couple, purchased the condo with the same intentions as Frank & Pat - to be their weekend retirement "retreat."  Best wishes to Tom & Beth.  I hope you enjoy your vacation condo as much as the Russells.

 

Michael & Penny Tapp

12103 Shorelands Road, Bridgeland    

Michael and Penny found the perfect home for themselves at this timeof their life.  They are now the proud owners of a large one-level home on a corner lot in Bridgeland.  Most of all, Penny has a blank canvas to decorate.  Michael will enjoy a smaller yard.  There is a nice playground for the grandchildren nearby.  Michael is a Real Estate attorney and his office is located at 12611 Jones Road.  The Tapp family has been longtime villagers and will be missed.  Here wishing you years of happiness in your new neighborhood.

  

Fabian Mendez

16544 Village Dr, Jersey Village

Fabian’s family moved into Jersey Village on the day that Allison came in June, 2001 .  Fabian’s mother  reminded me at closing, that we had closed their home about 3pm on that afternoon.  Ten years later, Fabian is a professional young man and decided to relocate to his “old stomping grounds”.   He visited the townhome that belonged to Terri Walker.  Terri had lived there a number of years.  During that time, she remodeled several of the rooms. Terri is locating to Austin where she will be continuing to work in the IT business. The town home is beautiful and I am sure that Fabian fell in love with it when he saw it.   We welcome you back to Jersey Village, Fabian.  Terri , here is wishing you and your family the very best with your move to Austin.

 

Sus Bustion

16324 Lewis Street, Jersey Village

Mrs. Willie Stanley has lived in the Village for over three decades. She reared her three children in this small town and loved it.  She and her husband built a perfect home for their retirement onr a beautiful corner lot.  Her daughter, Kay and her husband, Terry are locating to Round Rock for Terry’s employment.  Kay and Terry invited Willie to move with them.  They have selected a multi-generation home to purchase.    They are looking forward to their next chapter in life.  This should really be an experience for Willie since she has lived in the same place for so many years.  The new owner will be Sue Bustion.  She is relocating to Jersey Village from Arkansas.  She has family that lives close by and is looking forward to enjoying them.  Welcome, Mrs. Bustion. 

 

Stacey & Margaret Batterson

16110 Capri Lane, Jersey Village

Michael and Penny decided that it was time to sell the home that they had lived in for over 20 years.  Both of the daughters have married and now have their own homes and families.   Penny loves to decorate and her home had a flare that demonstrated her talents.   Shortly after we placed their home on the market a young couple, Stacey and Margaret Batterson decided that they wanted to shop for a home in Jersey Village.  They looked at this beautiful home and fell in love with it.  They will really enjoy this special home and well-landscaped back yard with a beautiful swimming pool.  They have relocated from an area closer to downtown.  The neighbors on Capri are looking forward to welcoming the Batterson family  into the neighborhood. 

 

Stephen & Krystal Prihoda

16322 Koester, Jersey Village

Stephen and Krystal are moving in to be the closer to the city and employment. They are looking forward to having a shorter drive time to work.  They will really enjoy this beautiful home with the updates that have been done in the kitchen and bathrooms.  The large patio is great for family gatherings and barbeques.  Their three year old will enjoy that big back yard for play-time.  I am sure that they will be looking for playmates.   This is the third time that Judy Bruner has sold this home in the last 25 years.  The Prihodas purchased the home that belonged to Harry and Lois Brinkman.

 

Jeff & Angie Gruber

2002 Stillwater, Eagle Lakes (Friendswood)

First of all, please let me thank Galen & Susan Cotton for referring such a wonderful family to me.  It was a pleasure working with them.  Jeff & Angie Gruber love living in Friendswood but had outgrown their home of 12 years.  They had moved into their home before they had children, and after 2 boys they needed a little more space. So they had a home built in Friendswood so their boys could stay in the same schools and be with their same friends.  The Gruber's home at 2002 Stillwater was truly a lovely home with a swimming pool and 3 car garage that backed up to a greenbelt area where the neighborhood children would gather & play.  Jeff & Angie were part of a remarkable neighborhood...a community of families.  They sold their "first home" to a delightful young family just starting out - Jamie & Amy Pardo.  I think when Jeff & Angie met their new buyers, they could see themselves in their eyes.  Jamie & Amy were a young couple with one young child who had fallen in love with this home.  It was everything they could have wanted for their new family, and more.  It is always difficult for an owner to sell their cherished home, where they have had their children, filling rooms with love & so many memories.  But I believe the Pardos are the perfect match - as they will continue filling this home with love.  Congratulations Jeff & Angie.  You were a remarkable couple to work with and I wish you the very best in your new home.

 

Karl & Karen Pohle

16317 Crawford, Jersey Village

When Karl & Karen saw the Deakin's home at 16317 Crawford posted on MLS, they just had to take a look.  They had been wanting to stay in Jersey Village, but had been searching for a 1 story home with at least the same amenities of their home on De Lozier. The Deakins home was a perfect match!  16317 Crawford has 4 or 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an oversized 3 car garage, and a swimming pool.  What a find, and an ideal match for this family!  Now, Adam & Barbara (Karl's mother) enjoy swimming each day as well as sitting beneath the large covered patio they've created into a outdoor living space.  Adam has a gameroom to enjoy with his friends.  Karen & Barbara now have their own study/computer area.  Richard & Kathye Deakins purchased this tiny home in 1994 and rebuilt it, remodeling it into a true "one-of-a-kind showcase home." They raised their children in Jersey Village, but enjoy traveling overseas and visiting their now grown children.  They absolutely loved living in JV through the years and relished the friendships they'd made.  They decided to have a custom home built in Magnolia.  Congratulations on this new chapter in both the Deakin's & Pohle's lives.  Wishing all of you the very best!!!!

 

David & Renee Habegger

6507 Oak Masters, Spring Creek Forest

Once David & Renee Habegger married, these newlyweds needed to find a home of their own as they were combing two households into one.  They found the ideal home in Spring Creek Forest.  This home was everything they had been looking for with a large open kitchen, spacious living room, with 3 bedrooms.  David also wanted to find a home closer to I-45 to be closer to his work.  The home on Oak Masters was perfect and offered so much more than what David & Renee had been thought they could find - the home was nestled beneath shade trees, and had lush gardens filled with fruit bearing trees & bushes.  The former owner, Debra Takacs, and Renee shared a common interest of gardening.  When Renee saw the vegetable garden filled with tomato plants, she felt like she had finally come "home."  Debra loved living in Spring Creek Forest, but had retired from teaching this May.  She had purchased an RV, consolidate her household, to begin her first summer of retirement traveling the country.  Welcome to the Spring Creek Forest, David & Renee.  Hope you enjoy this home together for many years to come.

 

Casey Ferrell

12518 Saracen, Ravensway

Casey Ferrell wanted to purchase his first home.  He has several family members that live in the Ravensway area.  He purchased the home that belong to Marc and Gayle Bellomy.  Marc and Gayle had reared their boys in this home.  After the boys went off to college, they decided that they would move to Jersey Village.  Gayle tells me that she knows that she is the customer that I have worked with the longest.  She says she has been working with me for eleven years to find a home.  If that is correct, Marc and Gayle are lovely and it doesn’t seem that long.   Casey loves his new home.  I think his brother and father are looking forward to having those barbeques in Casey’s backyard.  Everybody wants to enjoy the swimming pool.  Both were eager to help Casey get moved in.

 

Steve Tabibian

603 Brittmoore, Memorial Plaza

Steve had purchased this home at the corner of Memorial & Brittmoore as an investment property in 2007.  Homes in Memorial Plaza are good investments and normally sell quite well.  Steve remodeled the kitchen and updated the home's paint & flooring throughout.  This was a unique split floorplan home with the steps up to the front door leading to the main floor.  The main floor had the living room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast.  One staircase led to all of the upstairs bedrooms.  One short set of stairs led to a downstairs gameroom overlooking the lush tree-filled backyard.  Shortly after Steve's purchase, the market took a downhill turn and it became extremely "challenging" to sell the home, especially one with such a unique floorplan.  Fortunately, Rick & Chelsie Ramos fell in love with this home.  This lovely young couple have 2 little girls who can now walk to Rummel Creek Elementary.  A nicer couple could not have purchased this home.  Congratulations Rick & Chelsie on your new home and welcome to the Memorial Plaza community.

 

Damian & Kelly Strome

911 Arlington, Houston Heights

I met Damian & Kelly at an open house in Memorial.  When they decided to put their home on the market for sale in the Heights, I was pleased that they gave me a call.  Damian had purchased the home at 911 Arlington before he and Kelly married.  With the news of a baby on the way, Damian & Kelly suddenly needed a larger home.  911 Arlington was one of the most charming homes I have ever had on the market.  It was built in 1921 and had 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths - a rare find in the Heights.  The home had been immaculately kept through the years.  On the day of the open house, I had the largest turnout I had ever had at an open house with over 40 families coming through the home in a matter of 2 hours.  I also had 3 offers on the home by the end of the weekend.  Damian & Kelly accepted an offer from Kelda McFee.  She works in the oil & gas industry (like Damian), traveling often, but was starting her new married life with a new home at 911 Arlington.  Congratulations to Kelda McFee on starting your new married life like the Stromes did not so long ago. 

 

Harry & Lois Brinkman

15717 Sierra, Jersey Village

Mike and Judy Doherty decided to sell their lovely custom-design and custom-built home by Mike Doherty, the builder/owner.   They built some homes for other Jersey Village residents   and decided that they would like to live in the Village also.  They selected a corner lot and built a magnificent one-level home.  It had a Hill Country feel, but at the same time, it felt like a dressy Tuscan style.  With the open houses that we had, we had very favorable comments.  Some clients (Harry and Lois Brinkman)   who I had sold two homes in Jersey Village previously, return from an overseas employment.  As soon as they returned, they call to say there were ready to purchase a larger home in the Village.  When they looked at this home, they knew immediately it was perfect for them.  Mike, with Doherty Homes , did several updates to customize this home for Harry and Lois.  Harry and Lois love their new home and can’t wait to empty all those boxes. This is a special home for some long-time Jersey Village residents that we are glad to have return to Jersey Village.  Mike and Judy Doherty, the owners of Mike Doherty Homes continue to build fine custom homes.  They can be reached at 281 850-9247. Their website is www.mkedohertyhomes.com.

 

Charles & Amy Truan

16113 Wall Street, Jersey Village

Charles and Amy are relocating to Houston from San Antonio. They selected a home in Jersey Village that had been totally renovated and the home was waiting for them!   Charles is moving back home where he grew up.  He graduated from Jersey Village High School.  Charles is in sales and has flexibility where he lives.  They are the parents of three small children.  Most of all, they are excited to be living near family and grandparents.  Charles’ father is the Rev. Renee Truan, one of the associate ministers at Foundry United Methodist Church on Jones Road.  This listing holds a special place in my heart.  Carolyn, the daughter of Peggy McShan called to ask if I would market her mother’s estate.  Her mother, Peggy McShan had worked in our office in the 1980’s.  She was a beautiful lady.   Welcome home, Charles and Amy.

 

Corinna Sadler

5803 Bryant Pond, Corcord Bridge

Corinna, with her thirteen year old son and her mother have purchased the home that belonged to David and Renee Habegger. Corinna is in the commercial real estate business.  She and her entire family fell in love with this home.  David, the Seller is another Jersey Village Falcon graduate.  David had updated this home (inside and outside).  Corinna was very fortunate that she found a home that has been so very well cared for. She is looking forward to learning how to take of the beautiful yard that David had groomed for her.  After David and Renee married and put two households together, they decided that they needed a larger home.  Since David is an Exxon employee, they wanted to locate to the spring area to be closer to his work.  The entire Sadler family is looking forward to all the sports activities.  They will really enjoy the park and walking trail near their new home.

 

Jon Murray

9743 Knights, Steeplechase

Jon had decided that he needed to have more to do.  Jon loves to get his hands dirty and have projects.  I assume that he has probably redone everything in his own house and now it is time to find another house to work on.  Jon found this home that  needed lots and lots of work.  He has been busy with the renovations.  He is happy and loves to make a house into a home.  Jon owns a commercial building business and built his family a couple of beautiful homes in Jersey Village.  Jon is the father of three Jersey Village Falcons.

 

Neil Harrison

2834 Crest Park, Park Hollow

First of all, please let me thank Mark Oreta for referring such a wonderful client to me.  It was a pleasure working with Neil - I had a blast talking with him and learned so much.  Neil works for Clear Channel and he wanted to live relatively close to work.  We looked at several homes in the area, but did not find the "right one" until we came across Kalamu & Jatoi Johnson's home at 2834 Crest Park.  It was a well-loved 1.5 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large covered patio, and upstairs gameroom or study with a "Texas basement" - a.k.a. a HUGE storage closet or converted attic space with air conditioning.  The Johnson's home was truly lovely, but they had just had a baby and needed more space for their 2 children.  Kalamu & Jatoi decided to purchase a new construction home in the Katy area.  Neil loved Jatoi's style and color choices throughout the home, especially the kitchen area.  It was an ideal match!  Congratulations Neil on your new home!  I truly hope you love it for many, many years to come. 

 

Damian & Kelly Strome

15731 Foxgate, Fleetwood

When Damian & Kelly discovered they were expecting their first baby, and Damian's job with Exxon was relocating him to the Memorial office, we started looking at homes in the Memorial & Briar Forest area. They needed more space than their 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Heights would provide, and Damian very much wanted to live inside Hwy 6 and be close to home with the new baby on the way.  We found the ideal home for the Stromes.  It was a large house in Fleetwood with 4 spacious bedrooms, all upstairs, so that they could be close to the new baby.  The downstairs had room for a study for Damian as well as a playroom for the baby.  The previous owner, Tom Lacolmbe, had been transferred to San Antonio with only 2 weeks notice, and he needed to sell and liked the idea of selling the home to this young couple starting their family together.  Damian & Kelly purchased this home in pretigous Fleetwood only 2 weeks before baby Harrison arrived.  Originally Kelly was due the first week in June, but I guess Harrison was eager to move into his new house too.  Congratulations Damian & Kelly on your first "family" home together.  May you fill the home with a million beautiful memories.

 

Rajbir & Daljit Sra

15422 Chichester, Jersey Village

John and LaVera Tamburello purchased this lot several years ago with the thought of building a home on it.  They love their present home and where they live, thus they decided to sell the lot.  Another family was searching for a lot to build a home and found this one.  It is just perfect for Rajbir and Daljit Sra.  Being empty nesters, it is time to have a different style home.  They are looking forward to building just the “perfect retirement” home for themselves.  I sure that the all the neighbors on this street will look forward to a new home on the block.  With all the new construction in this area, hopefully all the lots will have homes on them in the near future.

 

 

 

2010

Adam & Jackie Grimm

12807 Crestwind Dr., Shadow Creek Ranch (Pearland, TX)

Congratulations to Adam & Jackie Grimm! We thought that we would be closing their new home at 12807 Crestwind in Shadow Creek Ranch (Pearland) in January, but thanks to the Kyles Team at Secure Mortgage, LSI Title, and the seller (foreclosure) everyone worked endlessly to close on this young couple's FIRST home before the end of the year - 12/30/10! The Grimms purchased a WONDERFUL 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, 2455sqft, built in 2005.  Adam & Jackie were able to get A LOT of home for a really FANTASTIC VALUE with interest rates being so low.  So Adam & Jackie not only got into their "dream home" in 2011, but are expecting their FIRST baby in March. They just found out...It's a boy! Congratulations! What a wonderful beginning to a new year full of lots of joy & surprises. Now you can begin decorating the nursery and putting together baby furniture. 2011 looks like it is going to be an exciting year for Adam & Jackie. Wishing you the very best in this new year.

 

Maxie & Cindy Rodriguez

16001 Singapore, Jersey Village

Congratulations Maxie & Cindy! We closed on their home at 16001 Singapore in Jersey Village on December 15th. Maxie retired on his birthday this year, and Cindy will be retiring in 2011. They will be returning home to Louisiana to be near family. They lived in their home in JV for the past 12 years. It was a beautiful home that had been nicely redone - kitchen completely remodeled with new cabinetry, appliances, & granite. It had the master down with 4 bedrooms up - and the LARGEST closets I have seen in a home in JV in my 10 years of selling real estate. They sold their home to a young lady, Nicole Garber, who is getting married in 2011. John, of course, loves the 3 car garage and swimming pool. All of her family live outside of Texas, so this big home will come in handy with the couple's families come to visit or they start having a family of their own. Congratulations Maxie & Cindy on your retirements and this new chapter in both of your lives. You've sold your home to a lovely couple who are just beginning their married lives together and will love your home as much as you have. Best wishes to all.

 

Chris & Kayla Towle

16206 Congo, Jersey Village

Congratulations Chris & Kayla! We closed on their home at 16206 Congo in Jersey Village on November 10th. Chris & Kayla had beautifully remodeled their home with wood floors, granite in the baths, etc... It was one of my finest listings in Jersey Village! It was truly a GORGEOUS home! All 4 bedrooms upstairs, surround sound in living room, tiled walk-in shower in the master bathroom, etc...  The attention to every detail was incredible!  And Chris had designed a workshop in 2 bays of his 4 car garage that any woodworker would envy. He had a vacuum system, piped for an air compression system, etc... That was THE selling point for the buyer, Jason Kiniry, who fell IN LOVE with Chris' extensive workshop & swimming pool. According to his agent, Jason spent more time in the garage than in the house when she showed it to him. Congratulations Chris & Kayla. You sold your home in JV to someone who will love and appreciate it as much as you did. Best wishes to everyone!

 

Mark & Gayle Bellomy – 281 894-4818

8101 Rio Grande, Jersey Village

Mark and Gayle had been wanting to move to Jersey Village for years. They have been watching and waiting for the perfect home.  On the weekend that we had all of our listings open (Bruner Team's Jersey Village Showcase of Homes),  they looked at each home.  They found the perfect home for their family. They had lived in Ravensway for twenty-two years.  Now, they are really looking forward to living near their church, Jersey Village Baptist and their many friends.  Being a social couple, they are really looking forward meeting their neighbors and making more friends. Gayle is already busy with her plans for her home. Mark has been a long-time employee of Bechtel.  They have lived outside the United States in other countries during this time. Mark and Gayle are the proud parents of two grown sons.  Luke is an aspiring writer and  Ben will be graduating from Law School this year.  Welcome Bellomy Family!

 

Susan Eppes

8101 Rio Grande, Jersey Village

Susan and Ed lived in their home for 22 years, and raised their 2 beautiful girls, Amanda & Emily.  After Ed passed away, Susan decided to retire from Cy-Fair ISD - many of you may remember Susan as the switchboard operator for Cy-Fair or working at Post Elementary several years ago.  When Susan retired, she moved to the sunny state of Florida.  She discovered that she LOVES living in Florida - the sun, the beaches, the great food, etc...  For a couple of years, she traveled back & forth to Texas, but then decided to stay in Florida.  She put her home on the market.  It was a lovely contemporary home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a detached 2 car garage on almost 1/3 acre.  The home had been updated with double paned windows & was very energy efficient.  Marc & Gayle Bellomy saw the home and knew it was the right home for them.  They saw it for the 2nd time during one of our Jersey Village Showcase of Homes, and decided to write an offer then & there.  It was the perfect fit!  When I told them that the home belonged to Susan Eppes, Gayle was ecstatic!  She knew Susan from when their boys went to Post Elementary.  She loved the idea of buying Susan's home.  It is indeed a small world.  Congratulations to Susan, Marc & Gayle!  Congratulations on this next chapter in each of your lives.

 

Erick Bonilla & Katerine Agudello

19702 Kendall Lake, Lakemont

Congratulations to Erick Bonilla & Katerine Agudelo! I've known Erick for years - he originally worked with Frank Santopolo & the guys at Star-Motors.  He & Katerine are a delightful couple who are getting married later this year.  They closed on their NEW Lennar Home in Lakemont subdivision. They got a FANTASTIC price on their new 2881sqft home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage. It was an inventory home. It was a SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL home and so much more home than they could have hoped for. With interest rates being so low, they could afford so much more home right now than they could have last year.  Lennar closed in less than 30 days and their in-house lender did a GREAT job with Erick & Katerine's loan. Even with a few hurdles to overcome, Erick & Katerine could not have asked for a smoother transaction due to Lennar's due diligence. Congratulations Erick & Katerine! May you enjoy your new home for many years to come and fill it with a million beautiful memories.

 

Scott & Elsa Switzer

15315 Mauna Loa, Jersey Village

Scott and Elsa had been wanting to purchase this home for a very long time.  They wanted to be near family members. John and Wanda Cupp decided to sell their home after they had built a new home outside of Lovelady.  They are enjoying their farm and raising cattle.   The Switzers are in the process of making some changes to their new home. They are really enjoying it.  Scott works for an Armored Car Company.  They are the parents of two children.  Sara attends the University of Houston and Ethan is a student at Lone Star Community College.  Enjoy your new home!

 

 

Patrick Ransom

9135 Elizabeth Road, Campbell Place

It came time for Mark Hayes III to sell the family’s  estate.  Mark’s family had lived in the family home for over 4 decades. Mark with his daughters, Amber and Morgan has wonderful memories about this home and lovely piece of land.  Mark remembered his Arabian horse, horse stalls, goats, dogs, his mother planting the baby twigs that grew into huge trees, and spending hours and hours mowing grass.  Morgan and Amber loved having their own trampoline, a tree house which their Grandfather built plus the goats, and horses to keep them entertained. Thus, they were sadden when it came time to sell it.   The best thing that happened is that a wonderful family is now the proud owners of this home nestled on a large piece of property that would remind you of a park.  As Patrick Ransom  was out on a bristle walk, he noticed the sign and gave Judy Bruner a call.  Standing in front of the home, they made arrangements to see it.  He fell in love with it.  Then, he brought his children over to visit the playground and home,  No doubt, this would be any child’s dream yard.  The children all approved of their Dad’s choice.   Eventually, Patrick will be building a new home for his family on this lot.  My wish is that this family will enjoy it as much as Mark did.  Mark always said  “This was the best place to grow up , we had it all”.   

 

 

Rhonda Coolures

15702 Lakeview Dr., Jersey Village

Joe and Diana Green have built a lovely home in the Village.  Having lived in the Village for most of his life, Joe wanted to continue to live where his “heart” is. At the time that they were moving, it became apparent that another long-time Jersey Village resident was needing a home. Rhonda thought that his home would be just perfect for her and her family.    She loved the beautiful updated bath, a home with three fireplaces and being on one-level was a plus. Cameron and his friends will enjoy the large swimming pool during the hot days and the outdoor living space with its own fireplace this winter. What a deal! The name of the Green’s family business is Green’s Blue Flame Gas Co.

 

 

Gregory & Jessica  O’Neill

10506 Mills Walk Dr., Mills Walk

Having sold this home to Mr. and Mrs. Barnes about six years ago, time to sell came sooner than we expected.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Barnes’ health  failed them.  Their son, Corky called to say we had another home to sell.  He and his brother  spent lots of time taking care of the estate and preparing the home for sale.  A lovely young couple looked at the home and felt that it was perfect for them. The bride lived in the Northwest, but the groom was from the Humble area.  They decided the Northwest was best for their travel time for employment.  Greg and Jessica fell in love with the home.  They loved the floor plan.    Being clean and neat certainly made a positive impression.  They closed on the home only one week prior to the wedding.  How great it would be to get married and go to your new home. Greg and Jessica, we wish years and years of happiness!

 

 

John & Teresa Hendrix

13910 White Glen Oak Ct., White Oak Springs

It was absolutely wonderful to meet and work with John and Teresa.  Their home was being purchased by a Home Buyout Program for the Flood Control.  The Hendrix loved their home and really had a tough time with the decision that they had to go find another home.  Their home was just what they wanted. Teresa’s swimming pool was what she really loved.  Teresa loves to swim.  Having been reared in the North, she loves every minute of the sunshine that she can soak up.  Being retired, John seems to favor the coolness of the air conditioning.  I think he must be a true Texan.  Fortunately for them, they found a really nice home in the White Oak Springs.  It was a young home that had been give lots of love and attention by its previous owners.  The most important thing was to be near Jersey Village church.  They are very active in many areas of the church.  I think that they will be very happy.

 

 

Christopher Carver

15905 Lakeview Dr., Jersey Village

Christopher was one of several people who wanted to move into this lovely home.  The Sellers had purchased this home earlier and completely renovated it. When you walked in, you felt as though you were walking into a new home. The kitchen has all new appliances, handmade kitchen cabinets, granite counters, and tile flooring.  Both of the baths have replaced fixtures.  Of course, the replaced roof and flooring, interior/exterior paint, lighting make this home beautiful.   Christopher moved from a loft downtown.  He is now ready for the suburbs.  Having his parents and grandparents close is another bonus.  Chris is Sales with Verizon Wireless.  He would love to have your business.  His number is (713) 724-4602.

 

 

Scott & Sorita Hanagriff

15714 Tenbury, Jersey Village 

Scott & Sorita loved living in Jersey Village.  Scott graduated from Jersey Village High School in 1986 and they were enjoying raising their own children here.  Scott received a fantastic job offer in Austin that he could not pass up, so they put their lovely home on Tenbury on the market.  It was a lovely 1 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that had been beautifully redone.  The kitchen & baths had been remodeled with granite countertops, & updated appliances & hardware.  The home had decorator colors & new Frieze carpet.  It sat on almost 1/3 acre in the back of the neighborhood on a very quiet, secluded street.  This was a real "gem" of a home!  Fellow Realtor, Donna Neely with Berstein Realty, discovered this great property and purchased it for herself.  Scott & Sorita purchased a lovely home in Austin and are presently unpacking and getting ready for the school to start for their two children. Scott & Sorita are enjoying Austin and their new home, but miss their friends they have left behind.  Best wishes to you, Scott & Sorita, on this next chapter in your lives.  We truly wish all of you the very best!

 

 

Katie P. Ziskrout

7803 Cathedral Grove Lane, Woodland Oaks 

Katie Ziskrout was in the market to purchase a home.  She found just a great home for her family.  The home belonged to Rose McCarty.  Rose had worked for  Bechtel for many years.  She had been transferred and needed to sell her home.  Rose is excited because the transfer moved her to be near her family in far East Texas.  She was really enjoying preparing her new yard and getting it ready for the growing season.  Upon closing, Katie was on target and ready to lay some new tile and start the redecorating process.  Here’s wishing both of the families continue happiness in their new homes.

 

John and Marla Eckhoff

8309 Achgill St., Jersey Village 

The Eckhoff family has been looking forward to their move from Tucson, Arizona.  Finally, they have arrived.  John is with employed by C.E. Shepherd Co. 

Marla and daughters, Chenin and Cheyenne will be looking forward to meeting the neighbors and making new friends.  The girls will love all the shopping that is available. The girls will be getting here in time to make some friends before starting to school.  This summer rainy season must be a novelty for them.  They are accustom to the hot and dry heat of Arizona.  Good Luck, we hope you enjoy the heat as much as all of us, (Houstonians).     Marla will really be busy with the move and decorating this beautiful home.  Enjoy your new home.  

 

Brian Davis

8307 Sunny Ridge, Copperfield Middlegate

Brian attended Jersey Village High School, graduated from A&M and returned to Houston for employment.  He works with JDR Cables, Inc. and  really enjoys his work.  Time came for Brian to purchase a home.  We looked long and hard to find the right neighborhood, the right home and the home that would make him happy.  We found it.  It needs some work, but since Brian is very, very handy, this home is perfect for him.  Helping Brian to select is new home is his fiancée,  Stephanie Wilkinson.  Since I have seen the colored paint under Stephanie fingernails, I know she is busy helping Brian.  Wedding bells will be ringing for these two nice people.  Here’s wishing them a  lifetime of happiness.

  

Renee Berry & Rev. Aaron Stewart

21327 Berry Ridge, Sugarberry

Renee's family is very dear to mine.  Renee's mother, Ellouise, was our housekeeper (and Kevin's & my surrogate mother) while growing up.  We played with Ellouise & Aaron's children, and love their family deeply.  So when Renee called and said that she wanted to find a home that she, her son EJ, and her parents could move into together, it was an honor to help them find the perfect home.  But finding a home for 3 generations under one roof, within a budget, was our initial challenge.  Then once we found the ideal home, processing the loan through Bank of America became a nightmare - even our first loan officer quit before the transaction was complete.  It was frustrating for everyone involved, but divine intervention intervened.  Already 2.5 months into the transaction with no one from B of A reviewing the file, our new loan officer (Cheryl Oglesby) took over, and through her due diligence finally pushed our file through.  Literally 101 days after we went under contract, we finally closed on July 19th.  Now Renee, EJ, Ellouise, & Aaron are moved into their new home.  Aaron & Ellouise have the first floor to themselves including a master bedroom down with a separate shower & tub.  Renee & EJ share the upstairs gameroom and 3 bedrooms.  The home was built in 2006 and has all the energy features of a new construction home (double paned windows, etc).  I am so happy that we were finally able to help this family purchase a home.  They are the first people in their family to own their own home.  Congratulations to all!  I hope you love it as much today and for MANY YEARS to come.  The true kudos goes to Cheryl Oglesby.  I have a handful of loan officers I use that do a FANTASTIC job, but if any of you are inclined to go to Bank of America for your loan, please give Cheryl a call - 832-252-2151 (and let her know where you heard about her). 

 

 

Todd & Marcie Fokken

Lots 24 & 25 in Timberlake Estates

Patience is a virtue, and Todd & Marcie Fokken truly have it by the truck-loads!  This has been my longest transaction yet - we went under contract on February 10th and closed on July 9th.  Todd & Marcie were referred to me by friend & lender Matt Brown, as they were looking for a country lot to build their dream home.  They found the perfect 2 side-by-side lots in Timberlake Estates.  The seller, George Scroggins, had no clue that the lots that have been in his family since 1952 did not have a free & clear title, although the Scroggins family have been paying taxes on the properties for 60+ years.  Grandma never recorded the Deed of Trust at the courthouse.  We hit a brick-wall when the first title company could not insure the lots without a clear title.  Thank goodness the buyers wanted to buy, and the seller wanted to sell, and both parties were willing to see this through.  I passed along the name & number to John Tamburello, a magnificent title company attorney, to see if he could work "his magic," and...indeed he did.  After months of work, John made a tight case, and made it possible for Stewart Title to insure this title.  Thank you John Tamburello & Jo Spohn at Stewart Title for pulling this all together.  Todd & Marcie are getting ready for construction to begin.  And by the beginning of 2011, the Fokken family will have a new house.   Congratulations Todd & Marcie!  I pray that your home is everything you dream it to be, and may you fill it with a lifetime of beautiful memories. 

 

 

Dick & Rose Howard

10802 White Oak Creek Ct, White Oak Springs

Dick & Rose Howard were referred to me by Joe & Donna Danna (of JV).  I love working with the Danna family - Rose is one of Joe's 10 sisters.  Dick & Rose moved out to Waller a few years ago, only to decide to move closer to town to be near family, and an aging mother.  The Howards were FABULOUS to work with! They worked with Matt Brown (281-630-3777), THE "Danna-family lender," to get their homeloan and everything went extremely smoothly.  We looked at several homes in NW Houston (Rose says it was over 20) and finally found the ideal home, a 2 story home in White Oak Springs (Hwy 290 @ Huffmeister behind the new Cypress hospital).  It was perfect and they knew they had found "THE one" from the moment they walked in the door!   It is a beautiful, well-loved home at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a large pie-shaped yard with room for a swimming pool (...some day).  This open floorplan has high ceilings, double paned windows, and lots of natural light.  Kitchen has a long breakfast bar that overlooks the living space.  Master suite is downstairs, and the upstairs has 3 bedrooms and a gameroom for guests and grandchildren to enjoy.  I know that Dick & Rose will enjoy many holidays to come surrounded by their grandchildren and loving family.  And...with the addition of a swimming pool, I imagine you'll see more of your grandchildren than you ever could have ever imagined, especially in the summer.  Congratulations, Dick & Rose!   

 

Suzanne Trevillion

11330 Old Mission, Riata Ranch

Suzanne was referred to me by one of her work colleagues, Corky Barnes.  Suzanne was ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL to work with!  She knew exactly what she was looking for in a home, which helped narrow down and quickly eliminate the "not-quite-right" properties.  We found a GREAT home in Riata Ranch with a swimming pool & hot tub.  What a find!  A real "gem" of a home!  It had an open, bright island kitchen, large formal dining, and master down with an executive bath.  Upstairs are 3 guest bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a large gameroom.  This was one of the easiest transaction I have had all year!  Suzanne stayed on-top of everything, taking care of the smallest of details in a very timely fashion.  She also worked with a wonderful loan officer, Brandy Smith (713-875-8552 ), who made this transaction seamless & virtually effortless.   The day after closing, the Trevillion family traveled in from Louisiana to help Suzanne paint, move, & unpack.  The whole family came in to celebrate in the occasion of Suzanne purchasing her first home.  Suzanne has an INCREDIBLE family, a real family-oriented family who would do anything for you in a moment's notice.  I can see where Suzanne gets it from.  Best wishes in your new home, Suzanne. 

 

Sherie Littleton

15705 Seattle, Jersey Village

Sherie is truly a dear friend that I've known for a very long time.  We've experienced so much together - marriages, divorces, babies, deaths,...  Sherie and I grew up in Jersey Village, and she wanted to return to JV and purchase a home for her and her two boys.  This spring she was finally ready.  One thing about Sherie is she truly knows what she wants - if it doesn't "meet the bill," she'll move on.  It's really easy to shop with her.  We looked at only 4 homes on our first day, and as luck would have it, we found her ideal home.  It was a lovely colonial style home that was reflective of everything Sherie.  Sherie loves antiques, so the oval front porch with columns & hardwood floors were right up her ally.  The kitchen was bright & white with granite countertops with a tumbled marble backsplash.  The master suite was its own private retreat downstairs, with 3 bedrooms upstairs.  The backyard is beautiful and canopied by mature shade trees. It's also within walking distance of Jersey Village High School, which is perfect for the boys to walk home from school each day.   Congratulations Sherie! 

 

Jesse Gamboa & Lori Roberts

15831 Pinyon Creek, Copperfield

Jesse and Lori had been looking for the "right home" to come on the market for a few months.  One morning I received a phone call about this new home that had just come on the market.  I was driving past Copperfield and called to see if I could make arrangements to "preview" the home for my clients.  The sellers, Jay & Rhonda Mogford, graciously accepted.  When I walked through the front door, I immediately recognized the floorplan.  It was same plan Jesse & Lori had fallen in love with, but it had one thing more - a study at the front of the house that would be perfect for a pool table.  Yes, we had finally found a home that would suite Jesse's pool table indoors.  The home had all the "bells and whistles" Jesse & Lori were looking for: spacious bedrooms, a roomy kitchen for entertaining, and a gorgeous backyard.  I immediately called Lori and asked if she would "trust me" if I told her that I had found "her" home.  She said "yes."  I laughed and told her that I would be sending her an offer to sign before she actually saw the home.  She indeed trusted me, signing the offer and faxing it back. I showed them the home after they got off work that night, and then immediately sent in the offer.  It was EXACTLY what they had been looking for!  Our contract was accepted and the rest, as they say, was history.  This was one of the smoothest transactions I had had in a very long time.  Congratulations Jesse & Lori on your new home!  You are a delightful couple and I had a blast working with you.

 

Jesse Gamboa

9611 Eblen, Woodland Trails North

Jesse had raised his two children in his quaint home in Woodland Trails, but as his kids had grown up he was ready for a new home with a larger kitchen (Jesse's a chef at Buca di Beppo on Buffalo Speedway) & room for his pool table (inside the house).  Jesse's home had been well-cared for through the years, and just needed a new family.  The home was charming - 887sqft, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 2 car garage, located at the end of cul-de-sac.  When Lucinda Allen saw this dollhouse of a home, she fell in love.  It was perfect for Lucy, a school district secretary, and her son.  Although there were some delays and a few "hiccups" along the way, everyone stayed optimistic and the sale went through in the end.  This buyer bought, and the seller sold.  Everyone was happy!  Congratulations Lucy on the purchase of your FIRST home!  I know how exciting this can be.  We hope you love this home as much as Jesse has through the years.  It's wonderful to finally be able to make a house "yours" and finally call it "home."  

 

Chris & Kayla Towle

13215 Water Oak Park Circle, Oak Hollow Estates

Chris & Kayla loved their home in Jersey Village, but when they found out they were expecting Baby #3, they suddenly needed more space.  I had sold them their home on Congo several years ago (when they were just newlyweds), and was excited to work with them again!  We quickly started looking for larger homes for their expanding family.  They wanted to find a home that would not only accommodate their newest addition, but also have a mother-in-laws quarters for Chris's mom.  We found an incredible home in the small neighborhood of Oak Hollow Estates (Jones Rd @ Grant Rd area).  This was everything they had been looking for - spacious bedrooms for their growing children, a large kitchen for entertaining, and even a separate quarters for Mom.  It even has its own kitchenette!  The home also has a large backyard and a swimming pool for the kids to play in all summer long.  This home is a perfect match!  Congratulations Chris & Kayla!  Congratulations on your new home and new baby.   I am so excited for you!  You are an absolute delight to work with and I wish you and your families the very best.   (Now, we just need to sell your home in J.V.)

 

Mark & Amy Barile

10006 Burgoyne, Briargrove Park

Amy is a dear friends of mine.  Once Mark & Amy got married, they quickly outgrew their 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow that they share with their 3 family dogs.  They originally were looking for a home in The Heights, where they currently have a 900/sqft bungalow.  When we could not find their perfect home in The Heights, they expanded their search into the Memorial, Westchase, & Briarforest areas.  We found a fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 story mid-century modern home in Briargrove Park.  It had been completely remodeled - which was ideal for this extremely busy young couple.  It has new cabinetry & granite in the kitchen, gorgeous remodeled bath with a step-in shower with 2 shower heads, formal dining room, 3 living areas, wood burning fireplace, and large picture windows throughout that draw in lots of natural light.  This home truly reflects Mark & Amy's style - it looks like "them."  May you fill your home with a million beautiful memories for many years to come. Congratulations!  Tom & Joyce, thank you for introducing your lovely daughter to me so many years ago.  It's been a pleasure working with her & Mark.

 

Mindy Schempf

13015 Marble Crest, Canyon Lakes Village

Brooke Howard referred her good friend, Mindy Schempf to me.   Mindy found a lovely Pulte home in Canyon Lakes Village, only minutes away from Brooke & Matt.  The home was built in 2004, had a island kitchen, 3 bedrooms, ceramic tile & wood flooring throughout.  It was the perfect size...and the perfect home! The original homeowner, Shawna, had been single when she purchased the home, and in 5 years had married, had one baby, and was 9 months pregnant when she closed on this home.  She outgrew this home quickly!  Luckily we were able to sign and close before she went into labor.  Before moving in, Mindy was personalizing her new home with a fresh coat of decorator paint colors and some personal touches.  She is looking forward to meeting her new neighbors.  I believe her mother is already planning a house-warming party.  Mindy, I hope you love your home.  I truly enjoyed working with you.  Congratulations on your new home!

 

Jon & Gayle Wellborn

14403 Bella Florence, Lakes of Bella Terrace

Dave & Marianne Davies referred Jon & Gayle Wellborn to me.  They were all once neighbors in Williamsburg Settlement in Katy.  While Jon was working abroad in the oil industry, Gayle was living in a 448sqft cabin outside Columbus, TX.  After a year, she was ready to move.  Gayle and I looked for homes in the Katy, Richmond, Rosenburg, and Sugar Land areas knowing Jon was due to back in Houston to work primarily in the main office in Houston starting in February.  Luckily, we found a spectacular new construction home with Darling Homes in Lakes of Bella Terra.  It is everything that they had been looking for.  An island kitchen with granite, formal dining, master down with an executive bath (& large shower & huge walk in closet), a study, and 2 more bedrooms down.  I personally like the laundry room that connects to the master bedroom.  And best of all, upstairs is Jon's personal "man cave" - a media room with a full bath. This room will house his big screen TV and game-hunting trophies.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and get to know you.  You are a lovely couple.  I hope you enjoy your new home for many years to come!

 

Matt King & Jill Danna

14403 Bach Springs, North Lake Forest

Matt & Jill found the ideal home for their new family in North Lake Forest.  When Matt & Jill saw this home for the first time, both of them "knew" that it was everything that they were looking for.  It has a large island kitchen, downstairs master, and 3 large bedrooms & a gameroom up for Matt's two growing boys.  It is also located at the end of a cul-de-sac with a neighborhood walking trail to one side.  Great for boys to ride bikes through the neighborhood and play with friends.  This was my first transaction in 2010, and we had difficulty with all of the new lending changes. This home was also a foreclosure which came with its own set of "challenges."  But with patience from all parties, and Jill's due diligence it getting things to her lender Matt Brown in a timely fashion, we were able to close only 1 week later than originally scheduled.  Jill was a fantastic good sport through this entire transaction!  Thank you, Joe & Donna, for referring your lovely daughter to me.  She is an incredible woman who I absolutely loved working with. Congratulations Matt & Jill on your new home.  I hope it is everything you dream it will be as your start your lives together.

 

 

  

2009

Lewis & Imogene Raymor

5214 Council Grove, Inwood Forest

Fellow Realtor Ellen Wenske referred Lewis & Imogene Raymor to me.  The Raymors had a lovely home in Inwood Forest that they had lived in for years - they were the original homeowners.  This was a fabulous home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths that backed up to the former Inwood Forest golf course.  The home was nestled beneath large oak trees.  The Raymors retired to a home in Ingram, TX and had decided to sell their home in Inwood Forest.  We thought it would take months to sell their home, but we had a full price offer on their home within days of putting it on the market.  The buyers, Shalissa & Raymond, were a young couple who were fortunate enough to be able to find a home right across the street from Shalissa's mother.  Her mother would help with the couple's young children.  What a fortunate find!  Congratulations to Shalissa & Raymond on your new home.  And my best wishes to Lewis & Imogene Raymor, who are still very much in love after all these years.  Cheers to these high-school sweethearts!  May you enjoy your retired years together as much as you've enjoyed your many years together.  It was truly a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. 

 

Tammy Barta

12102 Briar Forest, Country Village

Tammy was relocating to Houston from Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Her agent in Fayetteville referred Tammy to me, and I truly enjoyed working with her.  We looked at homes in the Memorial and Briar Forest area, trying to find a home close to the Beltway for Tammy's commute.  I got to know Tammy and her friends well - what a fantastic group of friends!  Tammy flew in several weekends, until we finally found the right home.  It was a modern 1 story home with high angled ceilings, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths that she will be sharing with her cats and a roommate.  The home was ideal because it had two atriums, allowing her cats to enjoy the outdoors without living solely inside or out.  It was also a split bedroom floorplan which would be ideal for she and her roommate.  Now, Tammy is in the process of updating her home with some new flooring and a fresh coat of paint before she moves in.  In a few weeks, the house will look and feel like "home."  Welcome to Houston, Tammy!  We hope you come to enjoy it here for many years to come. 

 

 

John & Beth Ontiveros

21027 Carmel Valley, Settlers Village

John & Beth are an incredible couple to work with!  They were looking to relocate so that they could be closer to their work.  John works in the organ transplant unit at Methodist Hospital and Beth works at the VA.  They are two of the sweetest people one could ever meet - and their hearts are in the right place.  They wanted to relocate to the Pearland area so that they could spend less time on the road each night from the Medical Center, and more time with their son.  In just 36 days after putting their house on the market, we had a full price, cash offer on their home.  Unbelievable!  This was the smoothest transaction I have had in a very long time.  Wanda Rychlik was wanting to move closer to her daughter, who lives in Settlers Village.  This home was a perfect match for Wanda.  The home was a single story with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, a beautiful bright white kitchen, and a yard filled with trees.  It was truly lovely!  Wanda sold on her home in Oak Forest one day, to purchase her Settlers Village home the next.  Only for John & Beth to be able to purchase their Pearland "dream home" the following day.  It was virtually a picture perfect transaction!  Every piece just fell into place - Incredible!  Now, John & Beth have settled into their Pearland home.  We do wish you the very best in this new beginning in your lives.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you.  It was truly a pleasure!

 

 

Brijesh & Palak Sadrangani

10507 Barnstable, Gleannloch Farms

I had helped Brijesh & Palak purchase their David Weekley home in 2004.  It was exciting watching this young couple build their first home together as newlyweds.  In July (5 years and one baby later), I got a phone call from Brijesh saying that he and Palak had decided to relocate to Austin, TX and they would like for me to put their home on the market.  When I got to the house that first day, I realized that Brijesh was more certain about this new adventure than Palak.  This was Palak's first home with her husband, the place where she had had their first baby and created a home full of memories.  Brijesh was ready to start a new chapter in their lives, but his wife was not there yet...and I completely understood.  I gave them a list of suggestions, of things to do, in order to get the house ready to sell when they were ready - cleaning out closets, shampooing the carpet, and neutralizing paint to de-personalize the space.  By August they were ready - they were both mentally ready as well as they had got the house ready to sell.  They had staged their home beautifully!  Brijesh & Palak had also taken some trips to Austin and began the process of looking at homes.  All this helped "divorce" themselves from their home in Gleannloch Farms and they began getting excited about their next one in Austin.  Within 22 days we had an offer on their home from Michael & Amber Riess, a newlywed couple just like them not so long ago.  They loved the floorplan; loved that the home was a 1 story with 3 bedrooms, had a study, and they loved the "flex room" between the 2 guest bedrooms.  They loved the colors, especially soft steel blue in the master, the sellers' simple streamlined-style furniture, and the cleanliness of the home. It was a perfect match!  Congratulations to both Michael & Amber and Brijesh & Palak!  May you find much happiness as you venture off in these new chapters in your lives.  Best of luck to all of you.

 

Dave & Marianne Davies

10918 Angel Lake, Canyon Gate at Westheimer Lakes

I have never worked with a more resilient and optimistic couple as Dave & Marianne Davies.  Their optimism never seemed to waver through this journey of selling and buying a home simultaneously.  During our venture together, we kept finding homes of interest and writing offers that the sellers would reject because it was a "double contingency."  The buyers that were buying the Davies' home in Williamsburg Settlement also had a home to sell - thus creating a domino effect.  If one contract fell through, then they would all consequently fall through as a response.  So, although the Davies found several homes of interest, the sellers would not accept their offers.  It must have been discouraging for them, but they really didn't let it show.  Ultimately, we looked at new construction and, indeed, found their perfect home.  It was larger than they would have imagined with lots of upgrades and amenities for a comparable price to what we found with the resale homes.  The home had granite in the kitchen, downstairs master suite, formal living & dining room, and den with a fireplace.  Upstairs it had 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a gameroom, AND a media room.  We had stumbled across a real "gem" of a home at a great price!  It was everything that they had been looking for and so much more!  And the best news of all...the builder was willing to accept our contingency offer based on the Davies closing their home first.  What a deal!  It was a match made in heaven!  We closed on their home in Williamsburg Settlement on August 29th, and then turned around and closed on their new Triumph Home home on August 31st, the next business day.  Congratulations, Dave & Marianne!  We hope you & the kids love your new home as much today and many years to come. 

 

Dave & Marianne Davies

22446 Bucktrout, Williamsburg Settlement

Marianne and I worked together in Alief ISD years ago - she is a fantastic and enthusiastic individual.  I was excited when Marianne called for me to help she and Dave sell their home - excited that I could help them, but also excited to work with Marianne again.  Dave is also an educator, principal at a Christian school in Simonton.  Dave & Marianne had a lovely home in Williamsburg Settlement that they were wanting to sell, so that they could purchase a little larger home preferably with an upstairs gameroom for their two kids.  The home was a fabulous floorplan with a large den with a fireplace, spacious master downstairs, and 3 bedrooms up with really large walk-in closets. This home had wonderful storage space!  The Davies replaced the carpet and gave the interior a fresh coat of paint, just to "spruce things up" before putting the home on the market.  What a difference it made!  We had a lot of interest in the home from the start.  Our first offer fell through because it was a contingency based on the buyers selling their own home.  The buyers for their home backed out; therefore, the initial buyers for the Davies home had to withdraw their offer.  Those buyers were so disappointed. But it didn't take long, for Ed & Kim Mayberry to see the house and write an offer of their own (mid-July).  They loved everything about the home!  It was just what they had always wanted.  Dave & Marianne had put the house on the market at the end of April, with the goal of selling before the end of the summer.  To everyone's delight, we closed on August 28th.  The Mayberrys love their new home and truly enjoy living in Williamsburg Settlement.  Welcome home, Ed & Kim.  We hope you fill your new home with lots of love & countless memories.

 

Candy Fair

7718 Winkleman, Mission Bend

Frances Hooper, former colleague in Alief ISD and dear friend, referred a fellow colleague Candy Fair to me when she was commissioned to sell her father's home.  What a difficult task it must be to go through one's parents' belongings as one gets ready to sell an estate.  There is so much paperwork to do and personal effects to sort through.  I was amazed at how well and efficiently Candy handled things.  She was remarkable to work with!  She boxed up personal items, and staged the home to sell.  I had more interest in this one little home than I've had on all my other listings this year.  This home was 1097 sqft, with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths that was built in 1998 in Alief.  This is considered new construction for the area and we had lots of activity and interest.  Our first two contracts fell though because buyers could not get final loan approval, but as they say, the "third time's the charm."  The home was sold to Emmy & Hope Gabriel.  They were an absolutely lovely couple just starting out, and never thought they could own a home - it was a dream come true.  It was a pleasure to see this home go to such a nice family.  I wish Candy and her family the best, knowing that this will be the first Christmas without her father. And I hope you are able to take some comfort in knowing that happiness prevails in the home your father loved so much, as the Gabriels will be celebrating their first Christmas in a home they never thought possible. 

 

Holly Amerson

12800 Briar Forest #101, Stonehenge

Frank & Pat Russell moved to Stonehenge a little over a year ago, and so when their neighbor Holly Amerson got ready to sell her home, they suggested that Holly give me a call.  Holly was delightful to work with, and was open to suggestions to help get her home ready to sell.  She packed up non-essential items, and staged her home beautifully.  It looked spectacular!  The first couple to see the home was the couple to purchase it, Pastor & Laura Giraud.  They loved the large floorplan (a rarity in Stonehenge) and beautiful wood floors. The home had 4 spacious bedrooms with the master down, an island kitchen, formal dining, vaulted ceilings, and lots of windows.  One of the bedrooms was so large upstairs it could also be used as a gameroom instead of a bedroom.  It was just what the Giraud family was looking for.  With only a few lending "hickups" at the end, we made it to the closing table, and everyone was happy!  Holly and her son are now starting a new life with Holly's fiance, Jason, as they are building a home together in Cross Creek Ranch.   We wish Holly & Jason the best as they begin their new lives together.  Cheers to new beginnings!  And please welcome Pastor & Laura to the Stonehenge community.  May you love this home and enjoy raising your family here as much as Holly did. 

 

Mike & Marla McElvany

17307 Canyon Knoll, Sheffield

I had met the McElvanys a year before at one of my Open Houses in Sheffield Estates.  So I was quite honored to receive a phone call from Mike & Marla when they decided to put their home on the market.  They had a gorgeous Newmark home - it was a one story, 4 bedroom home that they had beautifully updated - granite countertops with glass tile backsplash, decorator colors, blinds, sprinkler system, etc...  They were impeccable homeowners and the home shined like a new penny inside and out. There was nothing that needed to be addressed - it was evident that they truly loved their home.  We received a first offer on the home within 7 days that ended up falling through, but received a 2nd offer in just a matter of days after putting the home back on the market.  It was a perfect match!  Jennifer Nguyen was a first time homebuyer, and her agent recognized this home was "better than new."  The maintenance would be minimal for this woman buying her first home because it had been so well cared for.  Jennifer loved the glass tiled backsplash in the kitchen, and the soft decorator colors throughout the home.  She also loved being so close to her family by living in Sheffield Estates.  Congratulations Mike & Marla on the sale of your home!  You were an absolutely lovely couple to work with.  And welcome to Sheffield, Jennifer.  We hope that you are happy here for many years to come.

 

Charles & Sandra Luna

8206 Green Bank, Copperfield 

The Luna family has been living in California for many years.  They decided that they would like to return to their “roots” and come home to Houston.  Upon their return, we started looking for a home.   They found just the perfect home for their family.  We had look long and hard for a couple of days and decided to expand our search.  A  great home had just come on the market.  With one look, they knew this was their perfect  home.  They loved it so much, they lived in temporary house for nearly two months waiting for the owners to vacate.  Finally, they are at home with their two daughters,  Kassandra and Kayla.  The girls love soccer.  Their parents are already busy with coaching and participating in all their daughters activities.    Most important, Lady, the canine lady loves her new home and swimming pool.  

 

Audelia Castro

20207 Plum Trails Court, Raintree Village 

Having completed the third transaction in five years for Jeff and Susan Ross, they are on the move again!  They loved their beautiful home and yard in Katy.  They spent a lot of time under the  huge covered patio, cooking on the barbeque grill and enjoying their peaceful garden.  The driving time for them was really a struggle.  Jeff and Susan own a company for medical equipment. They needed to be closer to the Medical Center and their office.  They are now living in the shadows of the Medical Center and love the short “hike” to work.    The new owner, Audelia Castro will really enjoy all the hard work and love that Jeff and Susan put into their home.

 

Brian & Christine Cox

16205 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village

Having lived in Jersey Village while in school, now  Brian Cox is returning to Jersey Village.

He and his wife Christine, with their 6 year old son, Logan have been living in San Antonio. 

They are so excited to be returning.  Christine and Brian loved to work in their home and yard.  Logan is having a “ball “with his grandparents who also reside in the Village”. The first few days of school were a little overwhelming for Logan, but that will change.   Brian owns Cox’s Remodeling and Construction Co.  The phone number for his company id 832 350-0200.   

 

Jason & Lauren Ledbetter

13326 King Circle, Tower Oaks Plaza

Jason and Lauren are really happy.  They found a great home for themselves in Tower Oaks Plaza.  The home is located on a very large lot and has a covered patio.  Caleigh, their daughter who is 2 years of age loves to play on the patio.  Jason will be remodeling a large storage building into a guy’s game room. They have so many great plans for the home. They have already finished painting Caleigh’s room pink.  Lauren is looking forward to substituting school this   year.    Both set of Jersey Village grandparents (Scott & Julie Ledbetter and  Perry & Tammie Jones) will have a longer drive to see Caleigh.  Jason is employed with Mechanical Piping Systems.    

 

Clayton Jurica, Blanton Barkemeyer, &  David Janin

1925 Althea Dr., Oak Forest

Three friends, Clayton, Blanton, and David who graduated from Texas A&M moved into this nice three bedroom home. They were so excited to find a home with three bedroom and multiple baths in an area that would make commuting desirable for all three men.  They were glad to have a garage and a car port for their cars. Clayton, originally from Katy is now employed as a Sales Engineer for Daily Thermetrics.  Blanton is a Sub Surface Technician with Exxon Mobil.  David Janin is an Engineer with Baker Hughes.  It is great to see three young men excited with their new lives as professional men.  Congratulations! 

 

Theo & Debra Woodard

8305 Rio Grande, Jersey Village

Theo & Debra were very fortunate to find their dream home in Jersey Village.  They purchased the home that belonged to David & Sanne Wang.  The Wangs are in the restaurant business - they own Shanghai River on Westheimer in River Oaks.  They designed a fantastic kitchen.  Now Debra has a side-by-side refrigerator and a side-by-side deep freezer in her well appointed kitchen.  How is great is that!  The Woodards are really enjoying their swimming pool, and will be pleased to make many new friends. 

 

Mark & Yolanda Hayes

109 Wind Rose Ct., Jersey Village

Mark & Yolanda married last January.  The home where Mark resided on St. Helier was not large enough for the new blended family.  They found a home that would be adequate for the size of their new family.  Yolanda has decorated the interior of their new home beautifully.  She loves her patio and plants.  Mark stays active with the children and their sports.  Mark with has been with Clay Development for many years.

 

Jim & Sandra Lowery

15001 Lakeview Dr., Jersey Village

The Lowerys had been search for a long, long time for the perfect home for themselves.  Sandra had nearly beaten a path in the pavement to and from Jersey Village to visit their family, the Keith Davids.  Jim & Sandra have been very busy placing their signature on their new home.  This was the home of Clyde & Lori Hayes.  This had been a long-time Hayes family home that had been truly loved through the years.  Jimmy & Sandra are looking forward to meeting neighbors and making new friends.

 

Sukesh & Rachel Aghara

15705 Sierra Lane, Jersey Village

Sukesh & RAchel had decided that they only wanted to live in Jersey Village.  They were waiting for "their" home to come on the market.  Richard & Shirley Kaucher placed their home on Sierra Lane for sale.  Sukesh & Rachel saw it on the first day the home was on the market.  The rest is history!  Sukesh & Rachel are truly happy about establishing a true home.  They have been in school and traveling extensively.  Dr. Aghara teaches nuclear engineering at Prairie View A & M.  Richard & Shirley are really enjoying the home that they built in Brenham, but really miss their long-time friends of Jersey Village.  Dr. S. Aghara teaches Nuclear Engineering at Prairie View A&M University and is a research scientist with NASA.

 

Clint Mote
9826 Haverdown, Steeplechase

Clint purchased his house in December 2008, only to shortly thereafter fall in love and become engaged to his new bride-to-be, Dyna Wallace.  What a year of changes!  After careful evaluation, neither house could accommodate their soon-to-be blended families, so both Clint & Dyna decided to sell their homes in order to purchase a single home together that would meet their entire family's needs.  Dyna's mother lives with her and they really needed a home with two master suites.  Clint had several offers on his home, and on Day 53 finally settled on selling it to a delightful young lady, Yesinia Osti, whose parents also live in the area.  It was the perfect size for her - not too big or too small, but "just right" - with the master bedroom down, and two smaller bedrooms & a loft up. She also loved the swimming pool, patio, and landscaped backyard. We wish Yesinia much happiness in her new home.  And many congratulations to Clint & Dyna on your new lives together!  Cheers to new beginnings!  

 

Ted & Lori Lively
15611 Mustang Creek, Stable Gate

Ted & Lori searched for a home in Jersey Village but never quite found the one that was "just right" - the one that would be worth selling their 3 bedroom home on Leeds Lane for.  Then we found a beautiful home in the gated community of Stable Gate.  This home was simply elegant with a downstairs study for Ted, spacious kitchen for Lori, and a swimming pool in the back for the kids.  It was everything that had been searching for!  Downstairs master suite with executive bath, and then 4 full bedrooms and a gameroom up with 2 full baths. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street.  Only days before we had discovered this treasure of a home, had the Livelys found out they were expecting Baby #3.  Now there will be ample space for their growing family!  And enough room for family to visit when the new baby arrives.  Congratulations!  It looks like 2009 will be an exciting year for Ted & Lori is so many ways.  We truly wish you the very best!

 

David & Lynn Pritchard
15602 Australia, Jersey Village

David & Lynn had raised their two girls Sarah Beth & Becca in this home. They had truly loved it, and put time and money updating it, so that it would be the ideal home for their family.  They had even remodeled the master bath to incorporate a tub that would fit David's 6'4" frame.  In 2005, they had put in a beautiful salt water laguna pool with a waterfall.  The garage had an extensive workshop area.  The location was ideal as the girls could walk to Post Elementary when they were little, and then roll-out-of-bed and race across the street before the morning bell rang as high school teenagers.  The Pritchards had really made this house their "home."  So after they had purchased another home in Jersey Village, relinquishing this home with all of its memories was very difficult.  The home had a lot of interest, and at Day 83 the Pritchards accepted one of the offers.  But not until Lynn met the new soon-to-be owners (at that time) did she finally feel comfortable selling her beloved home. But Aaron & Heather Tuggle are about in the same place in their lives as the Pritchards were when they purchased this home.  They are a young couple, just starting out, with one little boy (3 years old) and another baby on the way (due this fall).  They are an absolutely delightful couple!  Welcome Aaron & Heather to the Jersey Village community.  Hope you enjoy this home as much as David & Lynn did for many years to come. 

 

Ted & Lori Lively
15314 Leeds, Jersey Village

As the Livelys' two children were growing, so did their need for more space.  They had been looking for larger homes in Jersey Village with a swimming pool, but never found one that quite matched.  But they found several homes in other neighborhoods that met their needs.  They decided to put their home in Jersey Village on the market and had 2 offers within the first 19 days. Buyers loved this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with MASSIVE closet & storage space throughout.  Ted & Lori had given their home a "face left" with a fresh coat of paint & new carpet throughout.  It was the perfect size for a single person or young couple just starting out.  The Livelys sold their home to Carl Baker, whose family also lives in Jersey Village. Carl was also a graduate of Jersey Village High School.  Welcome back to Jersey Village!  Ted & Lori purchased this home when they were newlyweds and they hope Carl enjoys it as he begins this next exciting chapter in his life.  Congratulations, Carl!  Best wishes to all! 

 

James & Cindy Deitiker
9602 Winter Run, Willowlake

James & Cindy adore living in Willowlake, and had only "toyed" with the idea of selling their home although they knew they & their daughter were beginning to need more space.  They enjoy the neighborhood, their neighbors, the schools, location,...EVERYTHING.  One day they walked into an Open House and knew it was the home for them.  They purchased 9714 Winter Run and a month later put their home at 9602 Winter Run on the market.  It was an ideal 1 story, 4 bedroom smaller home with some great upgrades - wood laminate flooring & neutral colored paint throughout.  An ideal home for someone just starting out.  On Day 34, James & Cindy accepted an offer from Brian & Maria Harlan, a sweet young couple just starting their lives together.  The Deitikers remembered what is was like setting up a first home, and really went the "extra mile" leaving things the Harlans would need to help set up their new home.  Now they are all neighbors in Willowlake.  Welcome to the Willowlake family, Brian & Maria.  We hope that you as happy here for years to come as James & Cindy have been!

 

Sean & Melissa Piper
5307 Hanneck Valley, Cinco Ranch Greenway Village

When we sold Sean & Melissa's home in less than 1 month, we could not find a place fast enough for them to move into.  The couple and their two children temporarily moved in with Melissa's parents, Mike & Frances Hooper, until we could find the right home.  This was going to be their "long term home" so they wanted it to have enough space for their growing children, and have the amenities they were looking for.  They did not want to "settle" on this long-term investment, and they also felt certain about living in the Katy area where their children are enrolled in Katy ISD schools, Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, etc....  So when we came across 5307 Hanneck Valley in Cinco Ranch, everyone knew it was the Piper's Home!  It was a lovely Lennar home with a study down, island kitchen, master bedroom down, and upstairs 3 more bedrooms with 2 additional full baths and a gameroom.  It had an oversize detached garage which Sean really wanted, and a beautiful swimming pool that the whole family could enjoy and still have yard for the dog.  The search was over!  The entire family has been enjoying these hot summer days in the pool before school starts, although I think these Piper "fish" may swim all year long.  Congratulations Sean & Melissa on finding the home of your dreams!  As you know, your entire family shares a very special place in my heart. (FYI - I taught Melissa's brother Matthew in my 9th grade English class in Alief "many moons" ago).

 

April Gray
9206 Bent Spur, Winchester Country Trails

April decided that she wanted to sell her home in Jersey Village and purchase another home in the area for she and her two daughters, Alannah & Amelia.  They wanted a new beginning - a home all their own.  The most important item for April was to keep youngest girl at Jersey Village High School.  The Gray family did their homework, looking and evaluating the homes in the area that met their needs and pocketbook.  Once they got an offer on their Wall St home, they made an offer on 9206 Bent Spur.  It was ideal for them with a study, formal dining, living room with fireplace, bright white island kitchen, downstairs master, upstairs separate bedrooms giving these two "young ladies" their own space, and LOTS of walk-in attic storage space (perfect for storing Christmas ornaments).  Of course, April's dad, Tommy Gray of Jersey Village, loved the detached 2 car garage for his daughter.  The home had mature shade trees in the front and back, and was just what April was looking for.  We did have some problems with the appraisal which was done in the middle of some lending changes, but patience prevailed among all of the parties and we finally closed with relative ease.  The girls settled into their new home quickly, and absolutely love it.  Cheers to this new beginning, Gray girls!  We wish you the very best in this next chapter in all of your lives!

 

James & Cindy Deitiker
9714 Winter Run, Willowlake

James & Cindy purchased their home at 9602 Winter Run in Willowlake when it was just the two of them.  Then as things happen, along came their little girl and life as they knew it would never be the same.  Through the years, they slowly started to run out of space, especially as their daughter went from being a small child to a young teen. They wanted more room for their daughter to have sleep-overs with friends and more space to "spread her wings."  So when James & Cindy randomly walked into an Open House down the street one Sunday, they knew they had walked into their next home.  The home at 9714 Winter Run had a charming front porch, large dining room, island kitchen, master down, wood floors downstairs, and then 3 bedrooms and a gameroom up.  It was perfect!  They loved living in Willowlake, truly enjoyed their neighbors and the neighborhood amenities.  Their daughter would not have to change schools, and their church (Foundry United Methodist on Jones Rd) would still be close.  And, James could still hop on the Beltway to get to work in the mornings.  It was one of the easiest decisions the Deitikers had ever made!  Except for some personalized colors & wallpapers, the home was truly a "match" for this family.  Congratulations James & Cindy on your new home.  May your home bring you much happiness for years to come!

 

Sean & Melissa Piper
20502 Somerset Hill Ct., Lakemont

Several years ago, Sean & Melissa built their 1 story, 4 bedroom Lennar home in Lakemont.  It was their first home together with only one baby at the time.  Now with two growing children, they wanted to find their "long-term" home where they would raise their kids through high school.  They wanted to relocate into Katy ISD and they wanted a home with a swimming pool, if we could find one.  So, we put their home on the market and started looking for their next home.  But as things would have it, their home had A LOT of immediate interest.  It was a beautiful Lennar floorplan with a formal dining room, large triangle-shaped kitchen, spacious living room, and a split bedroom floorplan, and had a fully fenced MASSIVE cul-de-sac backyard. At exactly 30 days, they accepted an offer from Howard & Neelie Zietz, a retired couple who fell in love with the house and the Lakemont community.  It was the perfect size for the two of them, and they loved the newer construction.  Welcome Howard & Neelie to the Lakemont community!  Hope you enjoy this home as much as Sean & Melissa did for many, many years!

 

Bill & Julie Toth
15801 Honolulu, Jersey Village

Bill & Julie loved their Georgian plantation home, the "White House in Jersey Village," but their needs were changing.  Julie's parents would be moving in with them, and they needed a home that could accommodate their new extended family.  15801 Honolulu was a beautiful home that had A LOT of public interest!  It was a traditional white Georgian plantation-style home with a large porch in the front & back, hardwood floors in the dining, light bright white kitchen with granite, exquisite & expansive downstairs master suite, 3 bedrooms & gameroom up.  The lush, landscaped backyard was its own private paradise with a large swimming pool, outdoor cabana, and even a gazebo with its own bell tower.  The timing was perfect - the house was put on the market right before one of our big "JV Showcase of Homes" Open Houses that we included in the tour.  We had 20+ families tour the home that day, including the couple who ended up purchasing it.  On Day 8, Bill & Julie accepted an offer from Patrick & Cari Cadorette, a young couple who fell in love with the house and the all of the amenities Jersey Village had to offer.  The Toths then purchased a magnificent home on 20+ acres in Waller with a pond.  Both families have now "settled in" and seem very happy with their new homes.  We wish both the Cadorettes & the Toths the very best!

 

April Gray
16129 Wall St., Jersey Village

April wanted a "fresh start" with her girls and decided to purchase a new home in the area.  We put her home at 16129 Wall St on the market and had it on tour during our "JV Showcase of Homes" Open House.  The house was a nice traditional 2 story home with a large living room with fireplace, white kitchen, downstairs master, and 3 bedrooms up.  The home was well-kept but had not been renovated or remodeled per se.  By Day 8, April had accepted an offer from Wayne & Karen Hyman.  The Hymans loved the location of Jersey Village as it was presently located in between their 2 separate residences.  This would be their home together, and the idea of living off the Beltway for easy access to both of their jobs made JV ideal.  The home was great for the Hymans!  It was just the right size, layout, & price.  And because April had purchased a new flood elevation certificate recently, they were even able to get a reduction in their new flood insurance policy.  Everyone was happy!  April then purchased another home in Winchester Country Trails so that her youngest daughter could finish school at Jersey Village High School.  Both families are excited about their new beginnings!  Welcome Wayne & Karen Hyman to the Jersey Village family!  We hope you are happy living here for many years to come!

 

Wayne & Molly Wilson
16502 St. Helier, Jersey Village

Wayne & Molly wanted to sell their home at 16502 St. Helier in Jersey Village.  They asked for advice about paint, carpet, & tile to "freshen it up" before putting it on the market.  It was a beautiful home with a cottage-look on the outside, vaulted ceilings in the living room with a stone fireplace, master bedroom and a 2nd bedroom with full bath downstairs, and 2 bedrooms up.  The backyard was a lovely paradise with an expansive wooden deck, hot tub, and swimming pool (and bath house). The home was well-loved and Molly had a great "eye" for staging the home before putting it on the market.  They had left minimal furniture in the home, but just enough so that it was staged very well.  (Molly would say that it was my doing, but truly she was the one that staged the house beautifully).  By Day 11, the Wilsons had accepted an offer from Blake & Julia Beddingfield, fellow residents of Jersey Village.  They fell in love with the house and it was a perfect match for this young family.  They were looking for a larger home, and one with a pool was simply "icing on the cake."   The Wilsons moved into another home in Jersey Village, and the Beddingfields moved into their "cottage" on St. Helier.  Both families seem very happy with their new homes, and we wish everyone the very best in the next chapter in their lives!  It was truly a pleasure working with you.

 

Laurie Delley
4035 Heathersage, Deerfield Village

Laurie had lived in the area a couple of years ago, and was ready to return when we started looking at patio homes again in the area.  She loved Deerfield Village, where I live, when we discovered a little "treasure" at 4035 Heathersage.  This was an estate home previously owned by an elderly woman, and it needed some work.  But the 2 bedroom, 2 bath patio home was filled with possibilities.  It was a great floorplan and it was located on a cul-de-sac street, like most of the homes in Deerfield Village.  The home was the perfect size for Laurie and an ideal project for this "visionary."  She loved to see what she could do with the home so that it reflected her personality instead of the previous owner who was very "artsy."  Laurie absolutely loves her new home and is passionate about living in Deerfield Village.  Welcome to the neighborhood, Laurie!  It is always a pleasure working with you.  I hope you are happy with your home for many years to come!

 

Wayne Coleman / David & Lynn Pritchard
15905 Capri, Jersey Village

Wayne Coleman decided to sell his home in Jersey Village as he realized that he was spending more time between his beach house in Port O'Conner and his business ventures in Mexico.  This was a beautiful and unique property for the City of Jersey Village.  15905 Capri was a sprawling ranch-style home on 2+ acres.  It has wood floors throughout much of the downstairs, master suite with an executive bath, private patio with a waterfall, island kitchen and downstairs gameroom, upstairs are 2 bedrooms, loft, & media/gameroom room.  It also had a 4 car garage, which was a big plus for David.  The yard was truly its own serene backyard paradise with a multi-leveled deck and a lush park-like backyard canopied by mature shade trees with another waterfall & firepit. During an Open House, we had 20+ families come through one Sunday.  The response was phenomenal!  Home received multiple offers, and on Day 71 Wayne accepted an offer from David & Lynn Pritchard, fellow residents of Jersey Village.  The Pritchards walked past the home one night after work, and just HAD TO SEE the inside.  From the moment they walked in the door, they fell in love with the home.  They weren't looking to purchase another home - they had just recently remodeled their home at 15602 Australia and added a pool.  But this home was a one-of-a-kind that just "drew them in."  David & Lynn are really enjoying their new home.  Their home has people coming in and out as David is very involved with the youth program at their church.  Of course, the Pritchard's daughters love the home too.  Sarah Beth is now a senior at Mississippi College who will be graduating in December and will be pursuing her Masters degree in January.  Becca is attending Blinn College as a sophomore and comes home often.  Congratulations to David & Lynn on their new home!  Best wishes to Wayne Coleman - may you enjoy many fantastic sunsets on the beach!  Cheers!

 

Yvonne Deffenbaugh & Todd Bishop
6315 Greenvale, Cutten Green

Yvonne is one of the most bubbly & optimistic people I've ever met.  After 3 years of leasing a home in Spring, Yvonne & Todd were ready to purchase a home of their own.  They needed a home that was large enough for the two of them, plus 2 grown children, and it if all goes well perhaps another baby some day.  They also needed access to Beltway 8 for everyone to get to school and work.  We found a fabulous home for this fantastic, fun-loving family.  It was a 2 story home with a formal living & dining, den with fireplace, beautiful kitchen with high ceiling, downstairs master suite, and 3 full bedrooms up.  The home was nestled beneath shade trees, and the garage had already been converted into a 2nd living area that Todd planned to use for his personal "man cave" complete with big screen TV & stereo.  Yvonne said that this was the first room completed in the house and where everyone goes to "hang out."  As of recently, Yvonne's son Jace just graduated from the National Guard Cadet Academy on June 27, 2009.  He earned his GED and his high school diploma through this program.  Yvonne's daughter, Angel is still pursuing her neonatal pediatric degree at Lone Star College in Tomball.  Congratulations to Yvonne & Todd on this new chapter in your lives!  I hope you enjoy your home for years and years to come!  Best wishes to all of you!

 

 

2008

 

Clint Mote
9826 Haverdown, Steeplechase

When Clint stepped into the home at 9826 Haverdown, he knew it was the one for him.  It was the perfect home for he and his two children, and even had a swimming pool.  The house is ideal for his growing "soon-to-be" teenagers - two bedrooms with a shared bath in between and their own gameroom up, while Dad has his master bedroom down.  It's also only minutes away from the children's mother, grandparents, and their church. The kids even have friends who live two doors down.  What a truly fortunate find!  Now, Clint and the kids are busy unpacking boxes and settling into their new home.  The kids are anxiously awaiting summer when the weather is warm enough to tryout their new pool.  This is home is going to be only the start of a wonderful new beginning.  Cheers to a SPECTACULAR 2009, Mote family!   Wishing all of you the very best!

 

Ryan & Maggie Pepper
16615 McCormick, Wheatbridge Estates

When Ryan & Maggie found out they were expecting Baby #2, the Peppers decided that they needed a home with a yard for their 1.5 year old son and baby-to-be.  We sold their townhome in Memorial Club Townhomes (and closed in 5 days), and found a LARGE home in Copperfield's Wheatbridge Estates that was perfect for this growing family that met all of their needs.  It was newer construction and had all of the bedrooms upstairs so that they could be close to their "little ones", had the utility room up, 2 separate living areas, 2 separate dining areas, and so much more.  It also had great, friendly neighbors who readily welcomed the Peppers to the neighborhood.  Now, Ryan & Maggie are just waiting for Baby #2s arrival.  It sounds like the Peppers are off to a good start in 2009.  I imagine it will be a year of wonderful & exciting changes for all! 

 

Roger Montes & Veronica Ruiz
14939 Lindenbrook, Copperbrook

Roger & Veronica purchased their first home together in Copperbrook.  The first time we saw this home, Veronica fell in love with it.  It took us an additional 2 months before it became available again for them to purchase.  The moment it became available, neither Roger nor Veronica hesitated. This was the home for them!!!  It had wood floors on first floor, granite counter tops in the kitchen, the master down, and a LARGE cul-de-sac lot.  Although this was their "dream home," it was also a short-sale that needed work and required never-ending patience from Roger & Veronica.   But in the end their patience persevered.  They now have their dream home, and have been steadily working on it & remodeling it.  They are also fortunate to have great neighbors as well, ones who have created a close-knit community in their cul-de-sac as they gather regularly to have BBQs and social events.  Everyone sits out on their front porches in the evenings to socialize and watch the kids play in the street.  This is going to be a GREAT home for Roger & Veronica. Congratulations!  

 

Clayton & Lynn Wise
19607 Chestnut Brook Ct, Creek Bend (Katy)

Clayton & Lynn relocated from Nashville, TN and found the perfect home in the Katy area - close to Lynn's new job with Katy ISD.  They had narrowed their search down to 3 homes, and then, after careful evaluation, selected the home at 19607 Chestnut Brook.  It was truly the IDEAL home for these newlyweds.  It had a large kitchen (since Lynn LOVES to cook), spacious living room, and wood floors throughout much of the home.  This couple loves to entertain with dinner parties, etc...so they were looking for a home with space to entertain.  This one had it!  During the homebuying process, Clayton & Lynn were "giddy" about selecting paint colors, new furniture, etc... to put into their first home together.  One of their first projects was painting their new home and making it completely their own.  It was easy to see how excited they were about this new chapter in their lives.  Congratulations on your new home, Clayton & Lynn.  Wishing you the very best for years & years to come!

 

Benedetto & Jill L’Abbate

15814 Tahoe Dr., Jersey Village

Chris and Carol Conner have sold their home in Jersey Village.  The home had been remodeled several years ago. An entire master wing had been added.  The home had some lovely qualities and amenities that I feel any family would appreciate.   Benedetto and Jill L’Abbate will be moving into the home soon.  They love the big open spaces and yard for their three children.  They are looking forward to getting to the Village.  Their children will be searching for new friends.   The Connors are excited about what life holds for them.  Now, that they are empty nesters most of the time.

 

Charles & Pamela Stephens

14707 Tilley St., Jamestown Colony

Charles had resided in Jersey Village with his family while he was in school.  As soon as he and Pam married, they were ready to find a home of their own.  Within a month of the wedding, graduating from a Law Enforcement School, accepting a position with the HISD system, Charles and Pam had their home and they were moving in. What a whirlwind experience!  They found a beautiful home, just perfect for a young couple.  The minute they walked in, they knew this home was perfect for them.  Here’s wishing Charles & Pam  many years of happiness and bliss.   

 

Wanda Snell

13523 Piney Oaks, Oak Cliff Place

Wanda and her family had resided in the Huntsville area for a long time.  She and her family decided it was time to move to Houston.  Everyone needed to be closer to their employment.  Wanda found the perfect home.  It has all the items and amenities that were on her wish list.  The best part of her new home is that she has a beautiful kitchen to bake those cookies for those grandchildren.  She and entire family love the convenience of Houston. 

 

Hal & Bridgette Howell

16205 Singapore, Jersey Village

Time passes so fast! About nine years ago, I assisted Carlos and Laudys Pereira with their move into this home.  At that time, only Carlos could speak any English.  They had just arrived from Venezuela  Nine years later, Carlos is NOT the only one in the family speaking English.  All the family are happy to be here.  America is blessed to have such fine people as the Pereira family.  Carlos is an Advisor in the US Sales Group of Reed Hucalog. They sold their home to the Howell family.  Hal and Bridgett  had been searching for a home in Jersey Village for a long time.  They wanted their daughter, Haley to be closer to Jersey Village High School.  Bridgett’s profession is Faux painting.  Hal and Bridgett have spent a couple of months updating and painting their new home.  Bridgett’s kitchen must be fantastic!  Hal is with Flexpipe Systems.

 

Doris Bringolf
9659 W. Withers Way Circle, Steeplechase

Doris is returning to Houston from living in Arlington for the last decade.  She came to Houston to search for a home after receiving an offer for her home. With the assistance of her daughter, Donna Wilson, we had just the "perfect" home waiting for her approval. She loved the home the first minute she walked in. She is so very happy to be back. Now, she not only has a daughter and her husband, Donna and Roy Wilson and two grandsons to enjoy, but three beautiful great-granddaughters. Who would not return to be near great grandchildren?

 

Theresa Schweiss

15709 Seattle, Jersey Village
Paul and Nell had decided to downsize. They were ready to sell the home that they had put all of their hard work and love into for the many years they had resided in it. Nell and Paul had updated their home in the last few years. They placed it on the market. Within 48 hours, an offer came in that the Protas accepted. The new owner is Dr.Theresa Schweiss.  She is the mother of three children. They will love their location, being near the schools, parks and pool. Dr. Shweiss is the new Director of the S.P.C.A. We welcome her and her family.

Paul & Nell Protas
#48 Parkway Place, The Park at Jersey Village
The Protas family moved into their home at 15709 Seattle 35 years ago. They were a young married couple looking for the perfect home and community for their family. They found it. They have loved the Village and are happy that their daughter, Amy grew up in this loving community. Paul is a pharmacist and has worked most of his entire career at pharmacies on Jones Road. Nell worked in the City Hall of Jersey Village for many, many years. The worst part of their move was they were leaving friends who have owned their homes as long or longer than the Protas family. Retirement is near and they would like to start another chapter in their life. Now, the time came that they wanted to downsize, but certainly did not want to leave their community. They chose to the purchase the home of Phyllis Winston in The Park. This home had only been on the market a few days. Phyllis had a lovely patio home which she really loved. She enjoyed working with her plants in her large patio area. She really missed being near her grandchildren. She had decided that she would like to move closer to the children, so she moved to Tomball. We will really miss you!

Joe Huang
15406 Congo Lane, Jersey Village
Joe had been searching for the perfect home in Jersey Village for a long time. He had been residing with his family in Jersey Village. Joe is a pharmacist in one of the hospitals. He is looking forward to working on his home and purchasing all the items that you need to buy for your first home. Joe loves the location. This is great location for those people who like to go to the track and jog and walk.

Ty Ngov

5511 Danebridge, Deerfield Village
Zach and Kelli Linde loved their home and location of the home that Judy sold to them two and one-half years ago. They loved Houston. The family and their three children loved the city, museums, zoo, people and weather in Houston. Zach is in Sales with Carrier Air Conditioning and was transferred to Dallas with Carrier, thus Kelli and the kids followed. We know that they will be happy in their new home and pool is Dallas. Another young family, the Ty Ngov family purchased the Linde home. They fell in love with the floor plan, pool, and walking paths to the elementary school that the Deerfield subdivision has for their school age children. We know that they will be happy in their new home and pool in Dallas.
 

Frank & Pat Russell

12800 Briar Forest #94, Stonehenge

Frank & Pat Russell are retired and grew tired of climbing stairs in their two-story townhome in Memorial Village.  Due to health reasons, they needed a single story home but wanted to stay in the Memorial area to be close to their hospital and doctors.  As we were looking, they fell in love with the patio home community at 12800 Briar Forest.  We looked at several patio homes, but they settled on a For Sale By Owner being sold by Ron Boyd.  The home was perfect for them!  It was the ideal floorplan with 2 bedrooms and a study, a formal dining area and one living area.  It also had the perfect size yard for Mack to run & play and a covered patio for Frank to enjoy the outdoors.  Frank & Pat are presently installing wood floors before they move in, and are busy packing and getting ready to move.   Frank & Pat are an extraordinary couple who are looking forward to getting settled in and meeting their new neighbors.  Cheers to your new home!  Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

 

Ryan Hooks

3006 Red Stag Pass, Sienna Plantation

Ryan didn't initially know where he wanted to live, but the moment we drove into Sienna Plantation he knew there was no place else he would rather be.  He fell in love with the neighborhood from the start - the beautiful homes, winding streets, the mature shade trees, the children playing & riding their bikes,...it was all picturesque.  Picture-perfect!  We were fortunate to find just the right home - 3 bedrooms + a study, with ceramic tile virtually throughout - and at the end of a cul-de-sac street.  Great neighbors in a great neighborhood!  Now Ryan, a physical therapist, just has to catch the Fort Bend Tollway into work, a direct shot into the Galleria / Meyerland area.  Welcome to your new home, Ryan. May you fill it with beautiful memories for many years to come.   

 

Peter Jessup & Paula Sartin

16026 Capri Lane, Jersey Village

Upon the suggestion of very dear friends, Peter and Paula decided to look for homes in Jersey Village.   They fell in love with the small town atmosphere.  Gary is from England and has been coming to Houston for years.  He feels very comfortable with the setting. Paula has lived in Houston for years, but is really pleased with the home that they have chosen.  They are really busy with some renovations and settling into their home.  They are really anxious to meet their neighbors.  Many of the neighbors on their street may be original owners.  Everyone loves their cul-de-sac street.   

 

Blake & Andrea Biernacki

16911 Scenic Lakes Way, Copperfield

Blake & Andrea are newlyweds of 2 years who purchased their first home in Copperfield.  They absolutely love their new home and the neighborhood!  It is the perfect home with ample room for starting a family (when they're ready).  It is just down the street from the neighborhood park and swimming pool, and only minutes away from Blake's parents (in Copperfield as well).  The Biernackis continue to receive good news - Blake is starting a new career with Mustang Engineering.  He will now be working even closer to home.  Cheers to all of the "good happenings" in Blake & Andrea's lives!  May your good fortune continue for years to come.  

 

Betty Whitehead

22507 Vista Valley, Creekstone (Katy)

Betty is an extraordinary woman and an "in-demand" great-grandmother.  Even after 2 knee surgeries in the same year, nothing could slow Betty down.  She continued to care for her great-grandchildren, keep an immaculate house, sewed, painted, crafted, etc....  The woman is always on "the go."  She spent such little time at her home in Katy, that she decided to sell and move in with her daughter, Linda Copley. Of course, all of her children and grand-daughter have asked Betty to move in - she is one dynamic lady.   She and her little dog, Bandit, have finally got settled into their Pecan Grove home, and are as active as ever.  I think Betty plans to take up line-dancing if she can fit it into her schedule.  Congratulations on this next chapter in your life!  You are an inspiration - living life each moment at a time. 

 

Antonette Danna

7902 Yellow Pine, Woodland Oaks

Antonette was a long-time homeowner in Woodland Oaks, who sold her home to a delightful woman, and purchased a new Lennar home in Fairfield.  Antonette's new home is perfect for her and her girls!  Wooden floors, separate shower & tub, granite countertops in the kitchen, and all of the latest appliances and upgrades Lennar has to offer (Pex water system, double paned windows, sprinkler system, etc...).   The home is simply beautiful - a beautiful home for an exquisitely beautiful lady.  As things should happen, good fortune has continued in Antonette's life.  She is now the proud owner of her own beauty shop - Antonette's - in her mother's assisted living facility.  All of the pieces of her life are coming together.  Indeed, life is sweet!  Congratulations, Antonette. 

 

Diane Marlowe

1938 Westcrest, Ridgecrest

Diane was given the task of selling her mother's home in Spring Branch.  The home was built in the 1950's and the baths had green 4" tiles along the floor & walls, kitchen had the original wood cabinets, and the signature pink stove.  Diane and her sister Betty spent time cleaning out the house, and getting it ready to sell (recent carpet, new vinyl, and new paint throughout), but everything else was original.  Diane and I spent time previewing the other homes in the neighborhood, so that we would price the home "right" - and indeed our research paid off!  Within the first 30 days, we receive multiple offers for the home.  What a spectacular surprise (especially since the market has been soft) !  The home sold to an investor as a cash sale - and it was just what Diane & Betty were looking for.  It was a smooth transaction and everyone was extremely happy.  Thank you, Diane & Betty, for being such a pleasure to work with.

 

Carson & Ashley Williams

13334 E. Trail Hollow, Georgetown

Carson & Ashley are a delightful young couple who were ready to purchase their first home this year.  They wanted to be closer to their jobs, and fell in love with Georgetown in the Memorial area.  They found a beautiful large 3 bedroom townhome, with a formal living, dining, and family room.  The size was great for the two of them, and their young son.  After closing, Carson & Ashley immediately began renovations and improvements to make their new house, their "home."  Now Carson & Ashley are only minutes from work (which is great considering gas prices) and their son will be able to attend the acclaimed Rummel Creek Elementary school.  They love being close to Town & Country and Memorial City Malls - love all of the amenities (shopping, restaurants, & more)!  May you love your home for many years to come, Carson & Ashley.  Wishing you lots of happiness!  

 

J.D. Demore

15309 Kingfield, Langham Creek Colony

J.D. had renovated & updated his townhome in Langham Creek Colony - it was gorgeous!  Slate and wood floors throughout, granite countertops in the kitchen, decorator colors throughout, pedestal sinks in baths, etc...  It was extraordinary!  J.D.'s desire was to move into mid-town or downtown Houston - he loved the artistic, eclectic atmosphere of being in the city.  He wanted to be in the heart of everything - the coffee shops, music, art, & more.   J.D. sold his home, netted what he wanted from the sale, and then found a unique, open loft in the midst of everything.  He absolutely loves being downtown!  Isn't it great when everything works out the way it is supposed to be!  Congratulation, J.D.!  Hope this is a magnificent new chapter in your life!

 

Claudia Pena

15304 Falmouth, Langham Creek Colony

After serving her country in Iraq, Claudia retired from the military to begin a fresh start in Houston and be close to her family.  Initially we were looking at small homes, but then found a great deal in Langham Creek Colony townhomes.  We found Claudia a foreclosure that was everything she had hoped for and so much more.  This townhome has ample room for Claudia (and room to grow - over 2200sqft).  She has started renovations, replacing the flooring with wood floors, and has begun painting.  With great enthusiasm, she has also purchased her first pieces of new furniture.  Claudia (and her parents) are thoroughly enjoying her new home.  I am so happy for you, Claudia.  Welcome to this great new adventure in your life.  May it be all that you imaged it would be. Welcome home, Claudia. 

 

Kenneth & Carolyn Walker

8402 East Copper Lakes, Copper Lakes

The Walkers are leaving their home in the city of Port Arthur.  Kenneth and Carolyn are very sad to be leaving the only city that they have ever lived in.  The will miss dear family and friends there, but coming to Houston means that they will be near four of their five children.  They are really excited that they will be able to attend the grandchildren’s sport activities.   We found a home that is just right for them at this time of their lives.  They are about three blocks from their daughter and her family.  Now, they are closer to all the children including their son who lives in San Antonio. 

 

Andrea Beazley Macejak

16325 Jersey Dr., Jersey Village 

Andrea and her five year old daughter, Anna are very happy to be moving to the Village.  Andrea grew up in Jersey Village and has been yearning to return.  The perfect home came on the market.  Andrea loved the beautiful hardwood floors, the light and bright rooms throughout the home.  Most of all, Andrea is excited about having a backyard for Anna and a garage for all the items that go in a garage excluding the cars.  The happy glowing grandparents are Bill and Merrilee Beazley.  They are excited to have Andrea and Anna near.  Congratulations, Grandparents!

 

Chris & Pam Roberts

10303 Cutting Horse, Winchester Country

Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Roberts!  They should be settling into their new home after the big wedding this month.  They are the proud owners of their first home. They have been  busy removing wallpaper from nearly every room in the home.  Next, comes the paint brush!  Chris is an Engineer   They look forward to becoming a part of the community.

 

Jonathan & Holly Stephenson

16225 Congo Lane, Jersey Village

Jonathan and Holly fell in love with this home.  They purchased the home from Patrick and Andrea Green.  They loved the swimming pool with the iron fence around it ..... a safety measure for children.  The home met their needs and the extra quarters was just perfect for them. They are looking forward to making new friends in the neighborhood. 

 

Darren & Debbie Mazzu

15318 Leeds Lane, Jersey Village

Darren and Debbie have had their hearts set on moving to Jersey Village for many years. They had been searching for the perfect home when they found it.  They purchased a great home, but they are in the process of remodeling several areas. Debbie tells me that her favorite place is the backyard.   They are the proud parents of one son.  Darren is in the Graphics Design Business.