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AVOID IDENTITY THEFT! DON’T BE THEIR NEXT VICTIM!

Identity Theft is becoming more and more common. Avoid becoming an identity thief’s next victim! Remember identity thieves can strike at any time! While the majority of people take steps to prevent thieves from stealing their identities, there are situations where it may be difficult to prevent. The below information outlines several ways in which thieves can steal your information, from ATM skimming to email and phone scams.

Did you know more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014*?  Thieves are becoming savvier and tapping into technology to gain access to your information.

Identity Theft is huge! Protect your information.

Protect Your Information

The information we provided is intended to help you avoid falling victim to identity theft.  Hopefully this information will give you the knowledge you need to mitigate the impact if your personal information is stolen.  The above flyer outlines a few of the latest tactics thieves use.  The below flyer outlines several common scams that have swindled countless victims out of more than one trillion dollars in 2015 alone.

Identity Theft

Don’t Fall Prey to These Scams

Having your identity stolen can have a serious impact on your credit, job and overall life.  The more conscious you are about shredding your documents, staying on top of your credit report and changing your passwords, the more likely you are to prevent identity theft.  Below is a link for more information on how to protect yourself from Identity Theft.

http://www.consumersadvocate.org/id-theft-protection

We hope this information proves to be helpful to you. It is our goal to keep our friends and clients up-to-date on the Houston real estate market, but also on various other topics that can make an impact on their lives or the lives of someone they know.

Oh, by the way… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service we provide, please contact us with their name and business number.  We will be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

*Source:  Bureau of Justice Studies, September 2015
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HOUSTON REAL ESTATE UPDATE – JUNE 2016

HOUSTON’S MEDIAN HOME PRICE HITS A RECORD HIGH IN JUNE

Mid-range housing sees positive activity again while inventory gets another boost

HOUSTON (July 13, 2016) June provided a continued boost to the Houston Real Estate housing inventory as new listings entered the market. Home sales volume was unchanged year-over-year, but as the local real estate market has seen for the past several months, most of the homes consumers purchased were priced in the $150,000 to $500,000 range.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), a total of 7,696 homes sold in June compared to 7,710 a year earlier— statistically unchanged. However, on a year-to-date basis, home sales rose 2.7 percent versus June of 2015. Inventory levels enjoyed another bump, rising from a 3.2-months supply to 3.7 months.

“We continued to see solid buying activity among middle-range housing in June,” said HAR Chairman Mario Arriaga with First Group. “Even though sales overall leveled off compared to last June, volume is up for the year, and we anticipate a sufficient supply of inventory and low interest rates to draw more home buyers into the market in the weeks ahead.”

The single-family housing median price—the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less—rose 2.5 percent to a record high of $230,538 in June. The average price declined a fractional 0.8 percent in June to $300,178, the second highest level of all time (the highest was $302,599 in June 2015).

June sales of all property types in the Houston Real Estate Market totaled 9,139, down 0.9 percent from the same month last year. Total dollar volume for properties sold in June declined 1.7 percent to $2.6 billion.

June Monthly Real Estate Market Comparison

Houston’s monthly housing indicators were mixed in June compared to those from a year earlier, but nevertheless continue to reflect market sustainability. On a year-over-year basis, single-family homes sales were flat, the median price reached a record high while the average price hit the second highest level of all time, total dollar volume declined and inventory grew.

Month-end pending sales for single-family homes totaled 7,801, an increase of 8.6 percent compared to last year. Total active listings, or the total number of available properties, at the end of June climbed 13.8 percent from June 2015 to 35,857.

An increase in new listings in June elevated single-family homes inventory, with levels rising from a 3.2-months supply to 3.7 months. For perspective, housing inventory across the U.S. currently stands at a 4.7-months supply, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

CATEGORIES JUNE 2015 JUNE 2016 CHANGE
Total property sales 9,224 9,139 -0.9%
Total dollar volume $2,636,457,773 $2,591,071,978 -1.7%
Total active listings 31,509 35,857 13.8%
Single-family home sales 7,710 7,696 -0.2%
Single-family average sales price $302,599 $300,178 -0.8%
Single-family median sales price $225,000 $230,538 2.5%
Single-family months inventory* 3.2 3.7 17.2%
Single-family pending sales** 7,181 7,801 8.6%

* Months inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity. This figure is representative of the single-family homes market.
** Effective May 2015, in an effort to be consistent with industry standards, the Houston MLS is now including all categories of pending sales in its reporting. Previously, the Houston MLS did not include “option pending” and “pending continue to show” listings in its reporting of pending sales. The new methodology is now all-inclusive for listings that went under contract during the month.

Single-Family Homes Update
Single Family

Single-family home sales totaled 7,696 in June, down a fractional 0.2 percent from June 2015.

The median price rose 2.5 percent to an all-time record high of $230,538. The average price declined 0 cytotec dosage.8 percent to $300,178, second only to last June’s record of $302,599. Days on Market (DOM), or the number of days it took the average home to sell, edged up to 51 days versus 45 last year.

Broken out by housing segment, June sales performed as follows:

  • $1 – $79,999: decreased 20.0 percent
  • $80,000 – $149,999: decreased 19.1 percent
  • $150,000 – $249,999: increased 3.5 percent
  • $250,000 – $499,999: increased 2.5 percent
  • $500,000 and above: decreased 8.7 percent
Single Family Average Home Price

HAR also breaks out the sales figures for existing single-family homes. Existing home sales totaled 6,669 in June, up 0.6 percent versus the same month last year. The average sales price edged up 0.5 percent year-over-year to $286,773 while the median sales price rose 4.6 percent to $218,750.

Townhouse/Condominium Update

Townhome and condominium sales fell 5.8 percent with 665 units selling in June versus 706 a year earlier. The average price declined 2.4 percent to $197,937 while the median price climbed 2.1 percent to $164,450. Inventory grew from a 2.7-months supply to 3.3 months.

Townhouse/Condominium Sales
Lease Property Update

Renters were once again out in force in June. Single-family home leases rose 4.8 percent, while townhome/condominium leases jumped 12.9 percent. The average rent for single-family homes ticked up to $1,883 and the average rent for townhomes/condominiums dropped 5.6 percent to $1,658.

Houston Real Estate Highlights in June
  • Single-family home sales were basically unchanged with a total of 7,696 units sold;
  • On a year-to-date basis, single-family home sales are up 2.7 percent;
  • Total property sales fell 0.9 percent to 9,139 units;
  • Total dollar volume declined 1.7 percent to $2.6 billion;
  • At $230,538, the single-family home median price rose 2.5 percent to a record high;
  • The single-family home average price declined 0.8 percent to the second highest level of all time, $300,178 (the highest was $302,599 in June 2015);
  • Single-family homes months of inventory climbed to a 3.7-months supply versus 3.2 months a year earlier;
  • Townhome/condominium sales fell 5.8 percent with the average price down 2.4 percent to $197,937 and the median price up 2.1 percent to $164,450;
  • Leases of single-family homes were up 4.8 percent with rents up slightly to $1,883;
  • Leases of townhomes/condominiums soared 12.9 percent with rents down 5.6 percent to $1,658.

The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 32,000 REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 50,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com.

The information published and disseminated to the HAR Multiple Listing Services is communicated verbatim, without change by Multiple Listing Services, as filed by MLS participants.

The MLS does not verify the information provided and disclaims any responsibility for its accuracy. All data is preliminary and subject to change. Monthly sales figures reported since November 1998 includes a statistical estimation to account for late entries. Twelve-month totals may vary from actual end-of-year figures. (Single-family detached homes were broken out separately in monthly figures beginning February 1988.)

Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 32,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.

REAL ESTATE IS OUR #1 PRIORITY… UPDATING YOU WITH COMMUNITY EVENTS IS IMPORTANT TOO!

Welcome to Family Fun Houston, the website dedicated to providing you the information you need, so that finding activities that your whole family can enjoy will become easy.  Most people are not familiar with this website, therefore we wanted to share it with you.

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 Downtown Houston was the initial area that started the website, Family Fun Houston has grown to include a total of 19 communities North, South, East and West of the main Houston area.  The goal of Family Fun Houston is to provide the most comprehensive list of retail stores, events, entertainment, sports, shopping, services and reviews for the users.  Information both for playing and day to day living.

As one of the #1 RE/MAX Real Estate Teams in the community, it is our mission to keep our family, friends and customers up to date with the on-going events in the area. Hopefully you find this site to be helpful when looking for some family fun in your community!  We’d love to hear your feedback.

And as always… we are never to busy for your referrals!

Ruben & Nancy

The Villarreal Team

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713-557-7095

 

 

3414 Pine Run, Spring, Texas 77388

One Story Beauty located in Louetta Lakes, Spring, Texas! You will fall in love the moment you walk in with the high ceilings, updated kitchen open to huge den that offers a wall of windows overlooking the spacious yard. The elegant formal dining makes entertaining a true delight. Terrific study.  Split floor plan offers private master suite with rich wood/laminate floors, double sinks and a separate tub and shower.  Large private backyard with patio.  A new home for sale and A definite MUST TO SEE!

Additional information:
Microwave – Yes
Dishwasher – Yes
Disposal – Yes
Fireplace – 1 w/gas connections
Utility Room in House
Ceiling Fans
Flooring includes carpet, tile, wood/laminate
Area Pool
Utility Dist – Yes
Gas Heat
No Known Defects
Maint. Fee: $488 annually
Taxes w/o Exemptions per yr:  $5,892/2015
Financing Avail: Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA
Klein ISD

Neighborhood Info:
Louetta Lakes is located in Spring, Texas, 77388.  The neighborhood has approximately 400 homes priced between $170,000 to $325,000.  Located just 3 miles from Interstate I-45 allows easy access to The Woodlands, Exxon Mobil, Greenspoint, as well as Downtown Houston look at here now.  One of the many highlights in Louetta Lakes is the beautiful lake and lighted fountain surrounded by lush landscaping.  Louetta Lakes is part of the Oaks of Devonshire HOA.

 

 

 

The Villarreal Team – “America’s Best Real Estate Agents..Top Teams in Texas”

Ruben & Nancy Villarreal Team: “America’s Best Real Estate Agents..Top Teams in Texas”

The Ruben & Nancy Villarreal Team of Spring, TX has been honored with a recognition by Realtrends.com in its selection of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents: Top Teams In Texas.”

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Ruben & Nancy Villarreal, RE/MAX Integrity, sell real estate in North/Northwest Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball & Montgomery County.

Ruben Villarreal commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for me as well as our team.  The fact that Realtreands.com included us in its selection of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents: Top Teams in Texas,” signals that our constant effort to deliver excellent customer based service and hard work has paid off.  It is gratifying to be recognized in this way.”

Ruben & Nancy Villarreal and their team provide the ultimate in professional real estate services.  Ruben Villarreal is a real estate veteran of more than 25 years and is recognized as one of the top producing RE/MAX agents in Houston.  Teaming up with his wife, Nancy, in 1993, they have continued to climb the ladder of success.  Not only have Ruben & Nancy structured one of Houston’s #1 award winning RE/MAX teams, but they also own one of Northwest Houston’s premier real estate offices, RE/MAX Integrity.

As a team they have surpassed a level of achievement other Realtors only dream of.  The team consists of both Ruben & Nancy Villarreal, Ray Humphrey, Dawnya Simmons, Beth Perque, Andree Perque-Ward, Blanca Maeso, Robin Webster, as well as a licensed assistant, Ashley Silvey.  This dedicated team works with precision to maintain the professional level of service the feel each of their clients deserve.

In summation, The Ruben & Nancy Villarreal Team’s success has been found by risk taking and goal setting, combined with customer service, market knowledge, innovative marketing, constant attention to details, and their genuine care for the clients!  Specializing in North/Northwest Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, Klein as well as Montgomery County.

For more information about The Ruben & Nancy Villarreal Team visit us at www.rubenandnancy.com, or call us directly at 713-557-7095 or at RE/MAX Integrity, 281-370-5100. #realtrends #rubenandnancy #thevillarrealteam #topteamsintexas

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

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HOUSTON REAL ESTATE POWER TEAMS 2016 – RUBEN & NANCY VILLARREAL

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Notifications When Moving Checklist

Great “Go-To Checklist” to mark off all the things that you need to transfer when you move!

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Mover’s Checklist

Check out this awesome Mover’s Checklist, given to us by Capital Title of Texas! Great tips for anyone who is moving, whether it be purchasing or leasing!

Moving Checklist