July 2018 The Woodlands, TX Recap

Speaking of real estate in The Woodlands, Texas 213 homes went under contract in July which was down 17.4% against last year.  Listing inventory for July was 870 which was down 13.6% against last year.  Here are some more notes as of May 6th:

  • There are 830 active listings to choose from.  $169,00 to $7,000,000.
  • There are only four properties for sale below $200,000.
  • For Sale listing inventory is down 13% compared to last year’s selection at this time. This is positive news for sellers, less inventory means less competition between sellers.
  • For buyers, less inventory means less selection and more competition between home buyers for prime properties.
  • Average Days on Market for August active listings is 73 Days on Market.  Up 5 days compared to July Days on Market.
  • The Average Active List Price = $775,150
  • The Median Active List Price = $489,000
  • The Average List Price of properties placed Under Contract in July = $479,600
  • The Median List Price of properties placed Under Contract in July = $400,000
  • Important!  Of the 213 sales in June 52.6% sold in 31 days or less.  112/213
  • Average Days on Market for listings placed Under Contract in April = 44 Days on Market.
  • Overall in The Woodlands across all price ranges there is 5.3 Months of supply which is a seller’s market.
  • We expect steady showing appointment activity and Open House traffic through August.

            If you would like more information about buying, selling or renting real estate Email me at: SCOTT@SCOTTCULBERSON.com. I look forward to helping you to… LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

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End of July Notes

             Next week we will recap and update the month that was July, but this week it’s all about mosquitoes. Our summer hasn’t been too rainy, so you shouldn’t have much standing water to get rid of. If your noticing more than usual mosquito activity in and around your home, it’s time to walk the property and find any standing water. Even a spoonful can be enough for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Bonus tip: LOOK UP, yes, you may have standing water in your gutters. A leafy gutter is a bad gutter so get the leaves out, rinse it out and then the sun can dry it out.
              I visited a local garden center and here is a short list of plants that mosquitoes do not like: Lavender, Lemon Grass, Lemon Balm, Citronella, Basil, and Marigolds. Put some of these plants around the doors to your home and that should reduce the likelihood that you will have a hitchhiking mosquito when you come into your home.
              If you would like more information about buying, selling or renting real estate Email me at: SCOTT@SCOTTCULBERSON.com. I look forward to helping you to… LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

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Happy Mid Summer Nights

What do you know we are at the midway point of Summer?
So here is zip code 77389 Home Sales Real Estate Report as of July 5, 2018.  Looking at all price ranges combined there is a 6.2 months’ supply of listing inventory, with 388 active listings and 83 under contract..  Looking at the whole market for zip code 77389 is not the way to go, you need to understand the price you are buying or selling in. Reach out to me and I can run the numbers for YOUR neck of the woods. You can email me at: SCOTT@SCOTTCULBERSON.com.  I look forward to helping you to… LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

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MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU 2018

 

Lots going on in May so let’s get to it.  SUPER IMPORTANT—If you are planning on disputing your property taxes in TEXAS the deadline is MAY 15, 2018.  You are correct THIS IS A CHANGE.  Soooo, get your property tax dispute in before MAY 15, 2018 if you want your voice to be heard.  If you need ammunition for your dispute contact me ASAP, I’m glad to help.

 

You could see this one coming MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU.  The unofficial, official, Star Wars holiday is today annnnndddddd it’s Friday, so you can watch ALL the movies tonight and sleep it off tomorrow.  My favorites continue to be the original three.  I would love to hear which movie YOUR favorite is.  I was such a nerd when I was young.  I actually READ the Empire Strikes Back book…not the comic the actual adult book.  I think this might be where my love for reading truly began.  I can’t remember what grade I was in and I don’t want to do the math, but I do know it was a single digit grade☹ I had to read that first chapter at least five times before I understood what was going on.  Prior to that book it was easy reading; Berenstain Bears, Charlie Brown, you know, kid’s stuff.  Reading Empire opened my mind to imagery in a Galaxy Far, Far away.  When you’re watching my attached video listen close to The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack in the background.

 

Like I said, lots going in May including tons of Graduations:  Shout out to my cousin Shelby, my fraternity brothers, including Zach and many more.  Congratulations on your accomplishment.  I wish you well as you begin your new journey in life.  If I can help, let me know, I am always looking for ways to help people to LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!

 

But wait that’s not all we also have Cinco De Mayo.  Take a moment and say thank you on National Teacher Day, May 8th.  Celebrate your teacher all week long.  Some school districts have moved this day of thanks due to STARR testing so check with your kid’s school.  Remember not all teachers are teaching children and some of your teachers go by other names like MOM so make sure you don’t stack your holidays.  Celebrate MOM twice; National Teacher Day and Mother’s Day, May 13th.  We also have Memorial Day, May 28, a day when we remember those who have give the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country.  This used to be the beginning of summer but now schools don’t let out until June.  I am sure I missed a day or two.

 

LIKE I SAID…LOTS GOING ON…HAPPY MAY EVERYONE…

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LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST,

S.C.

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Taste Test #HERSHEY’S GOLD

Click here to view Taste Test Video

I am a Broker Associate at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GARY GREENE, and I have decided to take a break from Real Estate to share my thoughts on the new HERSHEY’S GOLD candy bar. (Check out the YouTube video) Try it yourself and chime in with your thoughts. No, I am not paid by #Hershey’s, I just have a HUGE sweet tooth. I am on the look out for the White Chocolate #Twix in The Woodlands/North Houston area, DM me if you have spotted them in a store.

 

Live Life to the Fullest,

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S.C.

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THERE IS ALWAYS TIME TO BE THANKFUL

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In the Gulf Coast Region of Texas it has been a bit of a challenging couple of months.  The destruction from Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years to come.  But there is always time to be Thankful.  Some would say this is the icing on an already challenging year.  Retail is continuing to take a hit due to e-commerce or due to their continued insistence that they understand what their customers want, yet continue to do business as they always have in the past.  Real Estate has not had a bang up year, Harvey aside, due to the slow in the regional economy.  Yep it has slowed and in some cases their have been layoffs and 2018 may bring more.  The talking heads talk about stocks being up here and there but the trickle down to our region hasn’t happened yet, not enough to create a BOOM.  But there is always time to be THANKFUL.

SOOOOO LET’S BE THANKFUL

Thankful that the HOUSTON ASTROS won their First World Series Championship, be thankful that despite their star rookie quarterback getting hurt the Houston Texans have a future to look forward to.  Thankful that Tilman Fertitta kept the ownership of the Houston Rockets local and so far the season is looking good.  Rumor has it he is looking at bringing hockey back to Houston and that would be AWESOME!!!!   Ok, enough about sports, let’s be thankful that we live in a GOD WE TRUST country.  Let’s be thankful that we can worship GOD in our own way.  Let’s be thankful that we have each other and help one another…..

through thick and thin

So I did some research on where this phrase came from and it IS and oldie.  My research found this phrase goes back to the English country side around the late 1300.   This refers to the thick growth of the English countryside that hunters encounter and their strong desire to overcome those obstacles in order to win the prize of the hunt.   The original expression was through thicket and thin wood.   We all know that a thicket is a tightly grown group of trees or brush and thin wood…well that is a forest that has not grown together.  History class dismissed.

Be thankful for your health, the ones you love and the ones that love YOU and make sure you take time to……………….

 

Live Life to the Fullest,

S.C.

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LIVE JUNE TO THE FULLEST

Lots going on in June, Flag Day, Happy Birthday Army and Fathers day.  Check out this months quote in the photo above.  Click on my video below to get two tips on selling your home.  If your in the buying or leasing process you tooooo may find this information helpful.

Happy Fathers Day Dad, I LOVE YOU!!!!

 

 

LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST,

S.C.

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