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The Woodlands CB&I Triathlon Sells Out for 8th year!

Triathalon

CB&I TRI – The Woodlands triathlon sells out for eighth year in a row

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (March 22, 2012) – The ninth annual CB&I TRI - The Woodlands, produced by The Woodlands Township, sold out for the eighth straight year with more than 1,000 participants registered. The race, set for Saturday, May 5, 2012, will begin at 7 a.m. at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.

Registration for the race was closed after less than two months, which is the earliest the race has ever sold out. The Woodlands Township is currently accepting names for the waitlist. Signing up for the waitlist does not guarantee a spot in the triathlon.

Sponsors for the event include CB&I, Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine, Luke’s Locker, Bikeland, Swim Shops of the Southwest, The Strong Firm, Massage Envy, Finish Strong Coaching, Liberty Mutual and Faust Distributing.

The CB&I TRI - The Woodlands is a premier triathlon in the Houston region with a 500-meter swim course, 15-mile bike course and five-kilometer run course. Triathletes from across the country, including Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and numerous Texas cities, will come to The Woodlands to participate. Almost half of the athletes, more than 460 registrants, are from The Woodlands.

For more information about the triathlon, including volunteer information, wait list sign up and cheer zone locations, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/races.

For more information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.


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New Extension of Kuykndahl Has Opened

Road Work

As Realtors in The Woodlands, we often see a need for road changes as areas grow.  While the time during construction, with the mess, noise, lane changes can be inconvenient, usally the end result is well worth it!  We are very pleased that the new extension of Kuykendahl need the Village of Creekside Park is now open.  Designed in a way to help minimize the need for turn lanes and allow for safer and more traffic flow, we feel like it is a long overdue help.  A recent press release by The Woodlands explained that the new extension officially opened on March 22nd with a ribbon cutting including guest speaker, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle.  The extension called for a bifurcation of the roadway, meaning north and southbound lanes that are seperated by approximately 450 feet, and is about 1.7 miles long.  Alex Sutton, president of The Woodlands Development Corporation was quoted as saying "The Kuykendahl Road Extension uniquely defines and serves the Village of Creekside Park and the future Creekside Park Village Center.  The roadway provides direct access to the upcoming Village Center, Timber Creek Elementary School which will open in the fall of 2012, and Fire Station 7."  according to Daniel E. Kolkhorst, vice president, engineering and construction with TWDC, "Approximately 15,000 vehicles per day use Kuykendahl Road, and the area is growing at a rate of 3% per year, said Kolkhorst. “The extension and enhancement of Kuykendahl Road was highly anticipated.”

For more information, click here.



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The Woodlands 5th Annual Muddy Trails Bash

Muddy Trails Bash

Mark your calendar for a great event next weekend.  This is a great event for the whole family that benefits our local community.  What better way to enjoy and support The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department?  The Fifth Annual Muddy Trails Bash will be held April 7, 2012, from 3-8pm.  The race courses will wind through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve.  This will be a chip-timed race for the 5k and 10K.  There are races for all ages 5 and up and will also feature a post race party including crawfish and live Zydeco music.  Lace up your running shoes and come join the fun!  For more information, click here.



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Protesting Your Homes Value is a MUST This Year

Property Taxes

While we as Realtors in The Woodlands, are encouraged to see such an improvement in our local real estate market, it brings up a very importannt issue that too often goes over looked.  A large expense of homeownership is the annual property taxes.  This expense is the one universal expense of all homeowners!  While you will never be fully exempt from taxes, you can take steps to reduce your tax liability.    We are quickly approaching the deadline for most counties to file your notice of protest, May 31st, however it varies from county to county.  While we don't believe there will be many that will see an increase in taxes this year, with the improvement of the local real estate market it is still imperative that you make sure your home is assessed appropriatly now to save yourself in the future.  There was a recent report on this subject on a local new channel.  To view the entire report, please Click Here.

As a full service real estate team, we are always happy to help in any way that we can.  If you would like help calculating the value of your home, please contact us and we would be happy to provide a free Comparative Market Analysis of your home.

For more information on the deadlines and requirements for filing a notice of protest, please visit your county's appraisal district website.  For your convenience, we have included links to the Montgomery and Harris County Appraisal District Websites below.

For Montgomery County, please Click Here.

For Harris County, please Click Here.

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US Home Re-Sales Complete Best Winter in 5 Years!

Rising

As Realtors in The Woodlands, we keep a close eye on not only the local real estate trends, but also the national real estate trends as well.  We have spoken with several other local Realtors in The Woodlands and they are confirming what we are seeing as well.  That our local real estate market, here in The Woodlands, is noticeably stronger than it has been in some time.  We are seeing a marked increase in traffic through our listings.  We are pleased to see that this appears to be the case, for the most part, nationally as well.  A recent Houston Chronical article reports, "The past two months made up the best winter for sales of previously occupied homes in five years, when the housing crisis began.  And the sales pace in January was the highest since May 2010, the last month that buyers could qualify for a federal home-buying tax credit". This in combination with mortgage interest rates being near record lows has really helped to start the housing recovery process.  We are encouraged by the last few months and predict that the increase will continue for some time.

To read the entire article published by the Houston Chronicle, please click here

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The Woodlands Earth Day Greenup

EARTH DAY 2012

The Woodlands Second Annual community-wide stewardship project for The Woodlands Township. Connect with neighbors and the outdoors by joining or leading a cleanup crew bagging trash from streets, pathways and streams. You gather your friends, and we provide the bags! This is a great free event for the whole family to give back to the community, help the environment, and meet some new friends and neighbors!


When:

Saturday, March 31st from 8:30-10:30am.

Where:


Check in at a designated park in your village
  • Check in at a designated park in your village

How To Register:

School Registration
  • Register your campus clean-up for one day, during April 2-20, 2012
  • Register now!

Community Registration
  • Register now!
  • Individuals, families, clubs, scouts, neighborhoods, businesses, places of worship
  • Early registration is encouraged, especially for groups
  • Walk-up registration welcome on March 31, 2012
  • Everyone needs to register, whether participating as an individual or a group
  • Participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments and be entered in the door prize drawing

Be Prepared:
  • Wear appropriate clothing, long pants, close-toed shoes or boots recommended
  • Remember hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and water
  • Gloves and bags provided
  • A limited number of grabbers and vests will be available per group
  • Wagons welcome
  • Pick up supplies for yourself and/or group
  • Receive a map to the clean-up site
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This Week's The Woodlands Concert in The Park Features Spellbound

Spellbound

The Woodlands Annual Concert in The Park will Feature Spellbound this week.  This is a great free event for the whole family!

When:

Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,

Where:

Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive.

What:

The whole family will enjoy the sounds of Spellbound. Playing every style of music from smooth jazz and country to top 40 and Latin, Spellbound is a rare blend of experienced and talented musicians that will touch your soul.

Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and lawn chairs to enjoy leisure time with your family and friends. Northshore Park offers plenty of lawn space for tossing balls and Frisbees®, a large playground, two sand volleyball courts and pathways. All bands are family-friendly and admission is free.

Concert in the Park is sponsored by Munday Chevrolet; stage sponsor for the 2012 season is Liberty Mutual. For more information on the Concert-in-the-Park series, please call The Woodlands Township’s Parks and Recreation Department at 281-210-3950


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10th Annual Home & Garden Show in The Woodlands


Spring Home and Garden

Its that time again!  The 10th Annual Home and Garden Show in The Woodlands.  This is a great opportunity to visit several vendors and get inspired for new projects for your home and garden. As Realtors in The Woodlands we feel that keeping your home updated is one of the easiest ways to help increase the resale value of your home.  This is a great way to see the latest in local trends and meet with several vendors all under one roof!



When: March 31, 2012 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)-April 1, 2012 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Exhibitors at the Spring Home & Garden Shows in The Woodlands are the finest companies in The Woodlands and the North Houston area.

Go to the New Products and Featured Exhibitors pages for connections to quality companies and products.

Let your DREAMS and IMAGINATION create YOUR PERFECT HOME INDOORS and OUTOORS!


Where:


The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

1601 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, Texas 77380

ADMISSIONS: (cash only)

  • $9 for Adults
  • $7 for Seniors
  • 12 & under are free

For more information, contact Tony Wood at 713-661-0109 or texwood@sbcglobal.net.

www.woodlandsshows.com

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The Woodlands Crawfish Festival!

Crawfish Fesitval

The Annual Woodlands Crawfish Festival will be held Saturday March 24th from 11am-6pm in Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380)

 

Bring your family and friends to celebrate this community event.
Come out for live music, crawfish, jambalaya,
activities for the kids and good times.

 

Tickets are available at $25 per person for ages 11 and up - to include one plate of food and two drink tickets; $15 for 10 and under - to include one plate of food and one drink ticket; stroller babies are free.

 

Pre-purchased tickets are strongly encouraged. Limited tickets will be available the day of the event at an increased cost.

Discounted ticket sales will end on Wednesday, March 23. Purchase yours today online at www.thewoodlandscrawfish.com/tickets.htm

 

For general information call 281-639-8750 or email crawfish@woodlandschamber.org.

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The Woodlands Spring Flea Market

Flea Market

As Realtors in The Woodlands, we think its very important to stay informed on the local community information.  To help in this we would like to pass along some information that we have just recieved.

The Woodlands Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 7 to 10 a.m., in the Town Center Parking Garage. The garage is located at the southwest corner of Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins Drive, adjacent to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The flea market is a cooperative event with all The Woodlands’ villages participating. A small fee is charged to the sellers to defer flea market expenses. There is no fee for buyers. Any proceeds over cost are funneled back into the community in the form of scholarships, grants and other village association projects.

 

www.TheWoodlandsTownship-TX.gov

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