Laura Murdock's Blog Posts

This Is What The Average Americans Dream Home Looks Like

According to a survey conducted by Digital Third Coast, 75 percent of Americans believe homeownership isn’t necessary to “live a good life.” But that doesn’t stop them from dreaming about

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Time Hacks For Busy Moms

Summer is here!  It is a fun time and it can also be overwhelming for the busy mom.  To help me save time (and sanity)  I do the following time savers.1) Prepare a meal plan2) Order

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Weekly Mortgage Update

Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher After Yesterday's Big DropBY: MATTHEW GRAHAMDecrease Font SizeIncrease Font SMay 30 2018, 5:36PMMortgage rates were somewhat higher today as politicians

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Tips And Tricks To Getting Your Home Sold

Tipsto Get Your House Ready For a SaleSo youfinally did it? You took the plunge and put your house up for saleand now you can’t wait to get it off your hands. While making thedecision to sell your

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Access An Important Factor In Getting Your House SOLD

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your

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Tuesday Tip Of The Day Tip 1

Sellers often think they should start the asking price high and then lower it if the home fails to sell.  But that can result in a slower sale, sometimes at a lower price.  The

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Step By Step Guide To Relocating To The Houston Area

Relocating to a new city can be an overwhelming task.  Ideally you’d take several trips to your new city to get to know the place and find out exactly where you want to live. Realistically,

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THE ULTIMATE SELLER TO DO CHECKLIST WHOLE HOUSE

 Objectively Evaluate Every Room! CLEAN/REPLACE AS NEEDED: Light Switch Covers Fireplace Light Bulbs Front door Carpets Blinds Doors and Door Knobs 

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SEVEN SIMPLE SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN THE PEARLAND AREA

Pearland has no shortage of amazing summer activities for kids. Whether it is a wildlife tour in Bayou Wild Life Zoo (in Alvin), going to the Children's museum or spending the day at the Kemah

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Top 14 Home Renovation Mistakes And Ways To Avoid Them

Home renovation projects, whether you go the DIY route or hire contractors to handle the work, are serious undertakings. Although the end result will be awesome, the journey can be pretty rough

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5 Important Factors To Consider Before You Start Flipping Houses

Being a house flipper is very much like running a separate business. Even if you know what you are doing it often takes a full time commitment to be successful.  The perks of flipping

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HOW TO BUY A HOME IN YOUR TWENTIES

We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this

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10 Home Staging Mistakes You Dont Even Know You Are Making

Everyone has heard of the home staging phenomenon and its powerful effect on buyers, and while some sellers hire professional stagers to get the most out of their home, others do it in a DIY.

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Why A Pre Approval Is Crucial To Your Home Search

When you’re ready to find a home, the last thing you want to do is limit your possibilities. Dream big, right?But you’d be totally bummed if you found a perfect pad, only to learn you don’t

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You Are Invited To Lauras Birthday Bash April 12th 6pm

Come pamper yourself on Laura’s birthday. There will be food and drinks, a live DJ, shopping, prizes, the opportunity for make overs and lash extensions.When: April 12th, 2018Time:-

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How To Successfully Buy A Home In A Tight Sellers Market

When you are looking for a home in a sellers market your challenge will be not just finding a home you like, but also beating out all the other homebuyers who like it and want to make an offer on,

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7 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in the air, don't let a musty house spoil it. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of salt

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41 Easy Moving And Packing Tips That Will Make Your Move Dead Simple

My goal 🥅 as a realtor is to be there for you every step of the way. To answer your questions, be honest and transparent through the whole process. In the end my goal 🥅 is that you will be

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To Dos Your February Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your February Home ChecklistKeep your home fresh and organized this month while you plan for warmer days aheadLaura Gaskill February 1, 2018 Houzz Contributor.  February is a

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PRICE REDUCTION 10 ACRES IN ANGLETON

Great location, right off of FM

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How I Can Help You

My goal 🥅 as a realtor is to be there for you every step of the way. To answer your questions, be honest and transparent through the whole process. In the end my goal 🥅 is that you will be

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Happy New Year And My Promise To You

Happy New Year 🥂 and best wishes for 🍾2018! With a New Year 🎉comes a new chance for personal and professional growth. Here are three core pillars of my approach I plan

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year From My Family to yours© SomyaPublished: December 30, 2016With a new beginning and fresh start,Full of inspiration and positive thoughts,Let's begin this year with an optimistic

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yoursChristmas is more than a day in DecemberIt’s all of those things that we love to rememberIts carolers singing familiar refrainsBright colored stockings and

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10 Reasons You Should List Your Home During The Holidays

The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home.  The good news is that this could be an even better time to sell your home because it is the holiday

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Reduce The Risk By Hiring A Local Agent

I just recently met with an out of towner looking to purchase in the Houston area.  He agreed that home buyers nee the guidance of a local real estate consultant who have local understanding.A

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Homeowner Ship Is With In Your Reach

Homeowner Ship is with in your reach.  Find out what you can afford today. Click

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Open Houses In Pearland October 7th

Home shopping?  Here is a complete list of homes in Pearland that will be having Open Houses on October 7th.  Please let me know if you would like  a private showing of any of these

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List Of Open Houses In Alvin October 7th

Home shopping?  Here is a complete list of Open Houses in Alvin on October 7th.  Please let me know if you would like a private showing of any of these homes.Laura MurdockRE/MAX

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Home Financing Options For Homeowners In Disaster Areas

Home Financing Options For Homeowners in Disaster AreasQualified homeowners, first responders, veterans and active service members can qualify for home loans with up to 100% financing,

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How I Work For You

How I work onyour behalfChecklist This checklist focuses our discussion on what you should know to optimizeyour homebuying experience. If you have any questions not covered here,please ask me.

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Stratigies For Summer Home Buying

A lot of people talk about the spring being the most popular home buying season. But with the markets being crazy across the country during the summer, summer has become the time for people to find

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Is Now A Good Time To Buy

Tips for BuyingBuying a house is a big step. The right time to take this leapdepends on your financial and personal situation as well asyour goals. If you are considering buying a house,

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Looking For A Home With A Pool In Pearland

Its summer time!  Is one of the features you are looking for in your new home a pool?  Here is a complete list of all the homes in Pearland with pools.  Please let me know if you have

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Foreclosures In Brazoria County

Looking for a bargain?  Click HERE for your complete list of Brazoria County foreclosures.  Like what you see? Call or text me at 281-912-4146 to schedule a showing.List With Laura,

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145 Open Houses This Weekend In Katy

House Hunting?  Check out these 145 Open Houses this weekend in Katy.  Need a more tailored list?  Email me at [email protected] for a list of homes more tailored

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18 Open Houses This Weekend In Friendswood

House Hunting?Check out this list of Open Houses this weekend in Friendswood.List With Laura, Because My Phone is Always On.Laura MurdockRE/MAX American Dream281-912

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73 Open Houses This Weekend In Pearland

House Hunting?  Check out these open houses this weekend in Pearland.List with Laura, because my phone is always on.Laura MurdockRE/MAX American Dream281-912

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3 Open Houses This Weekend In Alvin

House searching?  Take a look at these Open Houses happening this weekend in Alvin.List with Laura, because my phone is always on.Laura MurdockRE/MAX American Dream281-912

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40 New Listings In Pearland This Week

CLICK HERE to see the 40 NEW LISTINGS in Pearland this week.Give me a call 281-912-4146 to set up a showing.LAURA MURDOCKRE/MAX AMERICAN DREAM281-912

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8 New Listings In Friendswood This Week

CLICK HERE  to check out the NEW LISTINGS in Friendswood.E-mail, call or text me with any questions you may have.I would be more than happy to show you any properties you are interested in

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4 Open Houses This Week In Pearland

House Hunting?  Check out these 4 amazing OPEN HOUSES this week in Pearland.As always I am available to show you any homes you may like & answer any questions you have on

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Avoiding Foreclosure

No one buys a home hoping to get behind on payments and have the bankforeclose on it. Here are a few tips to avoid this problem altogether, andwhat to do if it does occur.Don’t set yourself up for

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4 Open Houses This Week In Manvel

House Hunting?  Check out these 4 amazing OPEN HOUSES this week in Manvel.As always I am available to show you any homes you may like & answer any questions you have on the

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4 Open Houses This Week In Friendswood

House Hunting?  Check out these 4 amazing OPEN HOUSES this week in Friendswood.As always I am available to show you any homes you may like & answer any questions you have on the house

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Question And Answers With A Local Lender

Do you have questions about pre-approval?  Watch this short video on common questions buyers have.  If your questions are not answered give me a call 281-912-4146 and I will get you the

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Common Questions Sellers Have Answered

Answering your questions: What do I need to do repair wise to list my home?How quickly are homes selling?And more - Click here Laura Murdock RE/MAX American Dream281-912

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Buying In A Sellers Market

Buying?  Watch this short video on tips for buying in a sellers market.Click HereAs always, please contact me with any questions you may have.Laura MurdockRE/MAX American Dream281-912

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Foreclosure Listings In Alvin

What are the first steps that a buyer needs to take when purchasing a foreclosure?You need to be preapproved for a loan, and understand that financing a foreclosure is more difficult and more

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Horse Friendly Property In Alvin

Looking for property for you and your horses?  Look no further!  Here are 11 Horse Property listings in Alvin.Call or email me 281-912-4146 if you have any questions.Laura

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4 Open Houses In Alvin

Your complete list of open houses in Alvin for this weekCall Laura with any questions281-912

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Open Houses In Alvin March 31st Through April 2nd

Its a beautiful weekend!  Here is your COMPLETE LIST of Open Houses for this weekend.  Call me if you have any questions, and remember Move with Murdock because my phone is always on. 281

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8 Open Houses This Weekend March 11th And March 12th

House hunting this weekend?  is your complete list of open houses this weekend in Alvin. Call me if you have any questions - Laura Murdock 281-912

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5 Open Houses This Weekend In Alvin

Looking for homes?  Here is a list of all the open houses this weekend in Alvin, all in one place.  Let me know if you have questions about any of.

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10 Thousand Dollar Reduction In Pearland

1860 Hillhouse Road$539,900 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,585 Sqr Ft, Pearland Price Reduction77584 - This custom home offers casual elegance throughout. Open concept great for

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97000 Dollar Reduction In Friendswood

1102 Tall Pines Drive$1,098,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 Half Baths, 4,762 Sqr Ft, FriendswoodPrice Reduction77546 - Gorgeous mediterranean style custom home completely renovated! This home

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48000 DOLLAR REDUCTION IN ALVIN

Spacious, charming home w/ 1.4995 unrestricted, fenced in acres. Many upgrades throughout. 4-5 bdrms. 3 full baths. 18x24 detached mancave/gameroom w/ central a/c/heat. Property contains stables,

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Open Houses In Alvin For February 11th Through The 12th

Looking for open houses this weekend?Here is a list of all the open houses in Alvin.http://laura.remaxalvin.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AAlvin&fbts=7985985&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max&

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Look Adorable Home In Friendswood

Call Laura Murdock today to schedule your showing 281-912

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Great Starter Home In Friendswood

-Call Laura 281-912-4146 to schedule your showing

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68 New Listings In Katy This Week

68 new listings in Katy.  Call Laura at 281-912-4146 for more information or a showing on any of these.

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80 New Listings In Spring This Week

Check out these 80 new listings in Spring this week.  Call Laura at 281-912-4146 for a showing or more.

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3 New Listings In Santa Fe

Check out these 3 new listings in Santa Fe.  Call Laura at 281-912-4146 for a

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11 New Listings In Friendswood This Week

11 new listings in Friendswood this week.  Check them out, all in one place.  Call Laura 281-912-4146 for more information or a.

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22 Just Listed Homes Just Listed This Week In Pearland

Twenty Two Homes were just listed this week in Pearland.  See anything you like?  Call Laura for a showing 281-912

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Home On Unrestricted Acerage In Alvin

16810 Mark Circle$99,500 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,216 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Unrestricted clean 1.5 acres property with 3/2 recently remodeled mobile home and 2 storage units. Mobile home has

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Beautiful Move In Ready Home

1205 Stallion Ridge$189,999 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,368 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Beautiful home ready to move in! Great location in alvin off 1462! Almost 2400 sq ft, large

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Great Home In Popular Alvin Neighborhood

2418 Harwell Circle$215,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,551 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Great home in a quiet popular neighborhood in alvin. Home is located on a huge corner lot and is

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This Bay View Lot Could Be Yours

Build your dream/vacation style home on this lot complete with a beautiful view of galveston bay. Found on the highly desired todville road close to water front eateries & quaint shopping. Hop

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Waterfront Home In Pearland

2803 Raven Ridge$435,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 4,068 Sqr Ft, Pearland Just Listed77584 - Absolutely fabulous home. To many features to list; $60,000 worth of outdoor

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Price Reduced In Pearland

9422 Sterling$349,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,237 Sqr Ft, Pearland Price Reduction77584 - Very quiet home, located on a cul-de-sac. 3-car garage with double sided doors.

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Beautifully Renovated Spanishstyle Home

5326 Fayette Street$899,900 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,963 Sqr Ft, Houston77056 - Beautifully renovated spanish-style home within walking distance of the best the galleria has to

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Fantastic 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home In The Heart Of Alvin

4711 High Creek Court$185,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,615 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the heart of alvin. The elementary school is in walking distance. This

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New Pearland Construction

3222 Tamara Creek Lane$499,900 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,755 Sqr Ft, Pearland New Construction77584 - Perry homes new construction-extended entry with a 13-foot ceiling.

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Stunning Pine Hollow Estates Home

1613 Pine Crest$789,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 Half Baths, 5,993 Sqr Ft, Pearland Price Reduction77581 - Custom finishes throughout this stunning home in pine hollow estates on

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Stunning Custom Home

2204 Nemes Lane$875,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,082 Sqr Ft, Pearland77581 - Stunning custom home on approx 1/2 acre in prestigious la paloma. Stucco/stone elevation leads to barrel ceiling

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Stunning Pearland Home On 7 Acres

2730 Leroy Street$975,000 Need space?  This Large home has it all 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, one half bath and 8,294 sq ft.  It also includes a guest house, pool house, and pool on

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Gated Private Lake View Home

2658 Miller Ranch$1,000,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,300 Sqr Ft, Pearland Price Reduction77584 - ''gated private lake view home'' custom home built on 1.862 ac./W over

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Stunning Pearland Home

2312 Paradise Canyon Drive$595,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 4,730 Sqr Ft, Pearland Views77584 - Gorgeous former model home with so many beautiful features and amenities..

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Top Rated Schools In Alvin

Alvin ISDIf you are moving to Alvin and you have children, you may be interested in knowing how Alvin ISD ranks.  Alvin has 24 schools and according to greatschools.org, Alvin ISD ranks 6 out

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Why Getting Preapproved Should Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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You Could Own JJ Watts Pearland Home

Are you a big foot ball fan?  Specifically a Texans Fan? You know all of JJ Watt's career stats, like he has 49 assist,  74 sacks, and he has even scored a touch town in his Texans

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Country Home With Three Car Garage

9800 County Road 190$410,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,645 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Amazing package! Spacious updated home with huge 3 car garage, workshop, large shop/barn with 4 covered stalls

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Stunning Home On 10 Acres

1195 County Road 150$972,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2 Half Baths, 4,590 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Stunning executive acreage estate w/so many amenities...Gated & perimeter-fenced 10 acres, 4590

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Spacious Home On 4 Acres

1300 South PLANTATION DR$650,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,713 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Beautiful custom built home on 4 acres. This home has everything you've been looking for- both formals,

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Home On Over An Acre In Alvin

6610 County Road 191a$174,900 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,176 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Beautiful home located 4 miles south of alvin on 1.5 acres. Home features large master with dual sinks and

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Foreclosure 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom On 2 Acres In Alvin

13910 Amanda Dr$100,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,388 Sqr Ft, Alvin Foreclosure77511 - Large 4 bedroom three bath mobile on two acres on a cul de sac here's your chance to live in the

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A Home Inspection Is Well Worth The Cost

Most people probably only think of one or two questions to ask a homeinspector: “How much is your fee?” and “When can you be there?” But theseonly scratch the surface.Here’s a list of

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Most Expensive Estate In Texas Takes Over Three Years To Sell

Most Expensive Estate In TexasThis exceptional River Oaks estate looks like something out of a fairy tale.  Taking 3.5 years to sell,  It sits on a 3.7 acre bayou lot.  This country

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Unique Custom Home On Over 3 Acres In Manvel

6225 Louisiana st$429,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,111 Sqr Ft, Manvel Price Reduction77578 - Unique custom home, tranquil country living on 3.29 acres. This 5/6 bedroom, 3 bath, study,

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Stunning Executive Acreage Estate

1195 County Road 150$972,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2 Half Baths, 4,590 Sqr Ft, Alvin77511 - Stunning executive acreage estate w/so many amenities...Gated & perimeter-fenced 10 acres, 4590

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The Country Life Is Calling You Alvin Tx

Welcome HomeThe Country LifeThis beautiful country home was built in 2001 and sits on 5.5 acres.  It is a 2,504 sq ft one story home that features a split floor plan with 3 bedrooms

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Foreclosure On Half Acre

3311 Glastonbury Dr$334,400 Single Family 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,231 Sqr Ft,

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Tropical Curb Appeal

3205 Barry Moore$340,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,836 Sqr Ft, Pearland Just Listed77581 - Tropical curb appeal with 4 palm trees, elegant white stone on the front entrance

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Where To Pokemon In Galveston And A Oasis Vacation Home

My husband and I recently went on a date night in Galveston.  Galveston is a treasure trove for Pokemon.  Typically Historical Markers, Churches, and some businesses are Poke Stops.  

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Do You Want To Live At A Pokey Stop

If you are a Pokemon Go player you have probably thought "I wish my house was a pokey stop".   Unfortunately  you can not request for your house to be a pokey stop.  I guess if they

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Almost A Half Acre Lot In Friendswood ISD

120 TOWER DR$180,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,763 Sqr Ft, Friendswood Just Listed77546 - New appliances stay, play set stays, riding lawn mower stays, alarm touch screen and video

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Just Listed 406 George St

$262,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,843 Sqr Ft, Alvin Just Listed77511 - In downtown alvin-this gorgeous home on 2 lots and on a corner is the cream of the crop! This home has numerous

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Stunning Estate On 10 Acres

Stunning executive acreage estate w/so many amenities...gated & perimeter-fenced 10 acres, 4590 sf custom residence, 4700 sf bardominium w/living space, 1200 sf pool house, 9 car garage, pool, &

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PRICE REDUCTION 19107 County Road 175

$229,900 Acreage 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,280 Sqr Ft, Alvin Price Reduction77511 - Price reduced! This home has it all! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 living rooms, open kitchen concept,

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Foreclosure 409 Linda Ln

$104,900 Single Family 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 1,167 Sqr Ft, Alvin Just Listed77511 - This wonderful single story home has great access to the alvin community college, the ymca, alvin,

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FORECLOSURE 3705 Cambridge St

$135,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,855 Sqr Ft, Alvin Foreclosure77511 - Come take a look at this 4 bedroom home with 3 bathrooms. Located in the quiet city of alvin, tx. Home is nestled

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PRICE REDUCTION 4885 County Road 172

$444,900 Acreage 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,950 Sqr Ft, Alvin Price Reduction77511 - ~13 acre fenced ranch w/2 homes near tx-35 & proposed tx-99. 247+ ft road frontage lined w/fruit trees. 2250 sf all

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Just Listed 7203 County Road 168

$498,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,572 Sqr Ft, Alvin Just Listed77511 - 440 sq ft garage converted into a bonus room, can be an extra bedroom. Covered carport and enclosed back porch.

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PRICE REDUCTION

17140 Mckay Rd$598,850 Acreage 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 5,076 Sqr Ft, Alvin Price Reduction77511 - Wow!! Come home from work to country living every day! Talk about a ''staycation'', this

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Open House Rutherglenn Houston TX

Come see me on Sunday from 2

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK Pearland

Looking for some free family fun!  Pearland concerts in the park are back.  Every Friday in May in June at South Down Park from 7-9 pm.  Food vendors will be on hand selling a

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3 Great Places To Eat In Alvin

Are you looking for some great places to eat in Alvin?  Lucky for you, I like to eat.  If you are really hungry I recommend Kelly's.  They have huge portion sizes and you can get

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Hurricane Season Is NOW

Hurricane season is upon is - June 1 through November 30th.   Hurricanes are a huge threat to those of us who live in the Houston - Gulf Coast region.    You want to make sure

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Raising Chickens Alvin TX

Back yard chickens have become very popular in the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. There are the fresh eggs , but did you know that there are other reasons to keep chickens? Here 

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5 Ways To Use Pintrest To Make Your Life Easier 052816 Alvin TX

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