An inside look at the residential real estate market in Southeast Texas including: the hottest neighborhoods, proven home selling strategies, home buying and negotiating tactics, median prices by neighborhood, average days homes are on the market, and professional advice on how to get the best deal when buying or selling a home.

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February 2015

Prepping Your Home For Sale_Good Tips for Southeast Texas Home Sellers

Prepping your home for sale

Here's a quick video for anyone thinking about selling their home.  Before it even goes on the market, here's a few tips to prep your home to get it ready to be sold. 



For more tips on how to prep your home for sale, contact me.  Coldwell Banker offers a free home enhancement guide as just one of our many seller services. 

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David Huerta Home Builder, New Home For Sale in North Vidor,Texas

Take a look at this beautiful new home that is offered for sale by David Huerta Homes.  This house has so many high quality features that come in your more expensive custom homes. 

Located in North Vidor in a newly developed residential community.  The home is approximately 2000 square feet with 3 bedrooms.  Priced in the low to mid 200's. 

For more information contact Diane McNelis, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker Southern Homes at 409-504-9097 or here on the blog just click the contact link. 

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Home Sales in The Meadows_ Featured Neighborhood in Beaumont, TX

The Meadows _Home sales

The Meadows, also called The Meadows West in one of Beaumont's newer neighborhoods.  There are existing homes and also new construction homes for sale.  The average square foot of homes for sale in The Meadows is 2039 square feet.  Prices range from $205,000-$289,000. 

Homes sales during the past eight months averaged 225 days on the market.  The quickest home sale took just 37 days.  The longest sale took 385.




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Moving to Beaumont or Boston or Biloxi, Coldwell Banker Southern Homes Can Help


If you are buying or selling a home in Southeast Texas, I can help.  Did you know if you are buying or selling a home anywhere in the United States or even anywhere in the world Coldwell Banker Relocation Services can help. 

If your mom, uncle, brother, or cousin needs help finding a professional Relocation Certified REALTOR, call me.  My relocation network can assist you with your home sale or purchase. 


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New Construction Homes in Southeast Texas

Looking for a new home?  Do you want a brand new home that is being sold by the builder?  One that has never been owned by anyone else and one that is complete, not still under construction... 

Right now, as of Feb. 17, 2015, you would have 32 homes in Southeast Texas to choose from, according to data from the Southeast Texas Multiple Listing Service. 

Take a look at the chart.

New Construction compete Feb 2015

There is a wide range of prices in new construction with a low of $139,900 and a high of $519,000 but you will find on average you will pay about $120 per square foot of living space for new construction in Southeast Texas neighborhoods. 

The majority of these new construction homes are priced on average in the 200's.  Currently, there are 6 brand new homes listed under $200,000 and there are 11 listed above $300,000. 

Now, if you are not in a hurry and can wait for the builder to finish construction on a home then you have a lot more choices.  There are 100 homes listed in the Southeast Texas MLS that are new construction complete and incomplete. 

Want to find out more about buying from a builder in Southeast Texas?  Click the contact link on the blog or comment on FB for a no cost guide on what you should know before you buy a new construction home from a builder in Southeast Texas.



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Selling a Home in Southeast Texas: Windstorm Certificates

If you are planning to buy or sell a home in Jefferson County, Texas, you will want to learn about Windstorm insurance.  Jefferson County is one of the Designated Catastrophe Areas by the Texas Department of Insurance.  Sounds scary right?  Here's a map showing the Designated Catastrophe Areas. 

Windstorm areas

In reality, its not that scary but you will want to know a few things before you buy or sell a home in Jefferson County.  First, does the home have a windstorm certificate.   You can find out by going to the Texas Department of Insurance Search for Windstorm Certificate page on their website.

If the home you are selling or buying has a windstorm certificate then breathe a sigh of relief.  It will be easier to get insurance and less expensive. 

Working with a local professional REALTOR can help you save time avoid many common mistakes.   If you would like more information about buying or selling a home in Southeast Texas, contact me.  I'm currently accepting new listings and would be happy to help you sell your home.

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Southeast Texas Home Sales: Willow Creek Country Club

Willow Creek Sales

Take a look at another popular Southeast Texas neighborhood.  Willow Creek Country Club is one of the few golf course communities in the area. 

It is a good time to be selling a home in Southeast Texas.  The market is strong for home sellers in many neighborhoods.  If you would like to know what homes are selling for in your neighborhood I'd be glad to provide you a neighborhood analysis at no cost.  Just contact me and ask for a no cost neighborhood market snapshot. 

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Stonegate Home Sales: Top Selling Neighborhoods in Lumberton, Texas

Do you have a favorite Southeast Texas Neighborhood that you would like to know more about?  Each week  SE Texas Real Estate Talk features a Southeast Texas Neighborhood and provides some key sales data for the prior six months.  The neighborhood featured today is Stonegate in Lumberton.  Take a look at chart. 

Stonegate Aug_Feb Sales

This is about as good as it gets for home sellers.  In the past six months, sellers have only negotiated about 2% off their asking price.  Homes have sold in less than three months on average.  Right now there are only three homes for sale.

If you are looking to sell your home in Stonegate or any other Southeast Texas neighborhood, contact me for the key sales data to help you sell your home for top dollar.  

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