New construction homes are being built in the Delany Cove Subdivision, La Marque, Texas – a 15 minute drive from Seawall Blvd in Galveston – or a 30 minute commute to downtown Houston. La Marque has the advantages of both living near the gulf coast beach with access to a major metro area.
Delany Cove is minutes from the Gulf Freeway (I-45), Tanger Outlet Mall, Texas City Dike, shopping, restaurants and outdoor recreation. The 25 acre amusement park, Adventure Pointe is currently under construction next to Tanger Outlet Mall. Updates for the opening date are available on the Adventure Pointe Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/adventurepointepark Delany Cove has a children’s playground with picnic area and benches for family enjoyment. Hitchcock Independent School District serves this community’s educational needs.
La Marque Texas has the small community feel but is the gateway to a major metropolitan area. Houston offers pro sport events for the Houston Astros, Texans, Rockets and Dynamo. The arts are abundant with access to the Houston Symphony, A 40 minute commute to the Houston Museum District and the Houston Zoo.
New home construction does not require changing wallpaper, carpet color, kitchen remodels or painting. A brand new home is move-in ready. New construction has the “new home smell”. No one else walked barefoot on the carpet or brushed their teeth in the bathroom sink.
GreenECO Builders and Lennar Homes offer spacious floor plans and beautiful elevations to choose from in the Delany Cove subdivision. New construction homes include new kitchen appliances, landscaping and choices available to make it your unique home. To insure your best interests are a priority, visit Delany Cove with your real estate agent. A Realtor will offer individual attention to the home buying process as well as working with the builder. This is at no additional cost to you as the new home buyer.
Call Andi Peto-Selby, Realtor® 713.870,0208,
APeto-Selby@bdrealty.com for additional information.
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Statistics bring to our attention trends and moves within our personal focus and direction. Though we are all unique individuals, state and national currents of home buying and home selling activity relay the propensity of our overall habits.
Women are rocking it in Texas. Twice as many women (14%) purchased homes in Texas as men between July 2014 and June 2015, compared to 7% of men. The national comparison is 15 % of women home buyers compared to 9% of men home buyers for 2015. Before the Fair Housing Act of 1968, women had a difficult time obtaining a credit card to buy a dress let alone qualify for a mortgage to buy a home. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 further assisted women with obtaining credit.
Married Texas home buyers decreased 2% to 70% from the previous year. Six percent of unmarried couples bought homes in Texas between July 2014 and June 2015.
Homes purchased with room for parents or adult children (over 18 years of age) are 15% in Texas compared to 18% nationally.
The median size home sold during this time period is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2060 square foot house. The national average size home is 1,900 square feet during the same time period. New home construction, 30%, accounted for Texas home sales. Texans like new and shiny. The national average is 16% which has recently remained constant.
Nationally, folks remain an average of 9 years in their homes. Texans average 8 years in their homes which decreased by one year between July 2014 and June 2015. The average age of a Texas home buyer is 45 years of age with first time home buyers median age of 31 years old.
Eight weeks was the average tenure for seeking the perfect property, with views of an average of 10 homes in Texas. 68% used the assistance of the internet and a Texas Realtor®. The primary purpose when choosing a Texas Realtor® in 2015 was to understand the buying process, assistance with pointing out flaws and features and 57% chose a Realtor® for counseling in selecting the best home for them.
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Texas private property owners have the right to prohibit handguns, concealed or open carry, on their property. This includes rental property. Communication, verbal and written, is due notification to tenants.
The Texas Penal Code – Section 30.07(c)(3)(A) provides required language for prohibiting open carry, as well as The Texas Penal Code- Section 30.06(c)(3)(A) specific language for prohibiting concealed handguns on a private property. If the notification is included in the Texas property lease, special provisions section (26), clear and direct wording must state forbidding concealed weapons and open carry, separately.
Notice to every individual entering the private property can be signs conspicuously posted at each entrance. Again, the signs, one for open carry and one for concealed handguns, must use the language of the Texas Penal Code – Section 30.07(c)(3)(A) for open carry and The Texas Penal Code- Section 30.06(c)(3)(A) for concealed handguns – in Spanish and English, utilizing two contrasting colors with block lettering, a minimum of one inch high. This is due notification to people other than the documented tenant.
Landlords can specifically ban concealed or open carry handguns on their property. The written notifications must specify either separately. Express and current notification to your tenants with any and all updates will provide clarity and confirm lease requirements.
This article is only applicable for the state of Texas. Check with legal counsel, a licensed Realtor® or your state association of Realtors®. The Texas Association of Realtors® provides further information for landlords and tenants.
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