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As this video shows one of the many reasons that having a Realtor in today’s market is highly recommended is that Realtor’s have inside knowledge to coming soon listings that have not been listed.  Time is of the essence in a sellers market!

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Your homes curb appeal is a buyer’s first impression.  75% of home buyers drive by the homes that they are interested in after first viewing it online.

Even if you’re not considering putting your home on the market, it never hurts to enhance and improve your property.   Make your home the talk of the neighborhood and your property value with these simple tips.

The Lawn & Landscapingcurbappeal

  • Mow your lawn twice a week, pull weeds and rake up your leaves
  • Trim hedges and shrubs, as well as tree limbs that are near your roof
  • Sweep your walkways
  • Plant a variety of colorful flowers & plants that flourish in all the seasons
  • Weed and mulch your flower beds

The Homes Exterior

  • Front door,porchClean your windows, gutters, and pressure wash your siding and decks
  • Freshen up the exterior of your home with a coat of paint
  • Update your front door.  Try new hardware, or a new paint color
  • Install new accents like house numbers, doorbell buttons, or mail slots
  • Check and replace your roof if necessary
  • Add an awning or covered patio to enjoy the outdoors year round

Landscaping doesn’t have to be expensive; only well-thought-out, interesting, and cohesive.  Plan a week or a couple of weekends to get your curb appeal up to par so that you can make the best first impression on future buyers.

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High Oaks Neighborhood Marquis

High Oaks Neighborhood Marquis

High Oaks is a neighborhood in The Village of Grogan’s Mill, the first village developed in The Woodlands.  It was developed in the late 70’s and is known for its great location and larger lots. High Oaks is on the south side of The Woodlands and is located on the corner of Sawmill Road and Grogan’s Mill Road.  High Oaks’s location is ideal for those commuting.  It’s located  just:

  • 6 mins to I-45
  • 3 minutes to the new Super Wal-Mart
  • 3 minutes to Sawdust Road featuring several retail shops, restaurants, Kroger and HEB.
  • 5 minutes to Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center anchored by a Randall’s supermarket.
  • Approximately 9 minutes to The Woodlands Town Center, Market Street, The Woodlands Mall, Movie Theatres and Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion.

Currently, there are 6 homes active on the market in the price range of $105,000 to $162,000 and 3 homes

A 1-story home in the High Oaks Neighborhood

A 1-story home in the High Oaks Neighborhood

have been sold as of September 2008. Since January 2008, 13 homes have been sold in the High Oaks neighborhood with an average days on market of 62.

I fell in love with High Oaks the minute my family and I drove in. After living in Arizona for 14 years, High Oaks felt like the mountains! We live at the end of a cul-de-sac and love being surrounded by nature. We have cardinals, blue jays and many other birds that sing in the early morning. In the evenings, we can hear the toads and frogs chirping. Living here reminds me a lot of where I grew up on Long Island, New York. Many of the homes exterior facades have somewhat of a “New England” feel to me. I really like that the homes here have personality and aren’t as “uniform” as they are in the newer villages of The Woodlands.

I interviewed my neighbor Lisa Bourgeois to find out what she liked and disliked about the neighborhood. She and her family have lived here for 12 years so I look to them as the experts. They said they chose High

A 2-story Home in the High Oaks Neighborhood

A 2-story Home in the High Oaks Neighborhood

Oaks for several reasons on being the location.  She said she loved “the older trees and that the neighborhood is somewhat out of the way”. She also fell in love with the large , wooded lots and that it is one of the original neighborhoods and really represents what “The Woodlands was trying to achieve, “a quiet home among the trees with everything you need not far away.” I asked her what she thought was special about High Oaks. “We’re a close knit bunch. Most of us know each other and help each other in various ways. In a crisis, we know we can count on each other and that’s really important in this day and age.”

When asked where she would move if they had to leave High Oaks but stay in The Woodlands she said they would probably choose the neighborhood off of Flintridge called Trace Creek because they are also older homes with an incredible amount of trees.

Later in the week, my neighbors were outside doing yard work. I stopped by to compliment how nice their

High Oaks has great walking trails

High Oaks has great walking trails

yard always looks. They were kind enough to answer some questions about how they feel about living in High Oaks. They have lived in High Oaks for 17 years and absolutely love it. They downgraded to a smaller home after their children left home. They enjoy being “empty nesters” here and love that everyone really looks out for one another.

Of course, no neighborhood is perfect, right? When I asked about the downside of living in High Oaks, they said that the traffic on Sawdust Road has increased tremendously over the years. A new office building is being built at Sawmill and Sawmill Roads and is planned to open Spring 2009. That will also bring in more traffic.

The High Oaks Neighborhood Park

The High Oaks Neighborhood Park

Overall, if you are looking for an established neighborhood with everything close by, large yards, mature trees, friendly neighbors and a community of many different age groups, High Oaks is definitely a wonderful choice!

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