Friday, July 22, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Design

As I reviewed Active On the Market homes in The City of Panorama Village I came across a Frank Lloyd Wright design home.  Personally his style of Organic Architecture totally intrigues me.  Organic Architecture is a philosophy of harmony with humanity and its environment.    If you are not familiar with the works of Frank Lloyd Write I encourage you to look at the following links.

Wikipedia is usually my first go to link for history and definitions:

There is also a foundation that Wright himself established.

Let's get back to the home for sale in Panorama Village.  Built in 1971 this particular property has 4431 square feet.  It has 1.3 acres (a rarity for Panorama to have a large lot), and it is on the golf course of The Village Golf Club.  I understand from reading the write up that the pool/sauna is enclosed and the wrap-around porch overlooks the 24th hole of the course.

Do I sound interested?  Oh my gosh yes!  However, I already own a home in Panorama Village that I do not plan on selling.  However, if you are interested in this opportunity to own one of the most unique homes then please contact me. 

Let me mention here that I am not the Listing Agent.  Simply I am totally intrigued that
such a design exists in my own little community.  So if you are looking for a Buyers Representative contact me right away and let's take a look at this and/or any property which will fulfill your dreams.

As always I am standing by to be your Realtor® and help you "Wrap Real Estate".

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flood Insurance and Montgomery County (TEXAS) flood maps

Previously I have posted information about our Montgomery County flood maps.  The link to the archive including that information is:

Last month (June 19th 2016) in the Conroe Courier there was an article titled 8 things that you didn't know about flood insurance  Byron Ellis, Finance Columnist included the following take away points that strike me most:
  • Because the earth is always changing (new buildings and parking lots) even miles away can affect the water patterns.
  • Your detached structure may need a policy of its own.
  • You cannot run a business out of the garage and have it be covered under your flood policy.
  • The flood has to cover at least 2 acres if you have acreage.
  • You may not be covered if your pool overflows into your house.  If your home is flooded by your rising pool water, the water has to cross an adjacent structure along with flooding your home.
  •  You can buy flood insurance after you have been flooded.
  • After a 30 day waiting period, you can purchase a flood policy.  While it won't pay for repair to the damage of the first flood, it is suggested you hold on to your receipts in case you have another loss after the policy is in force.  FEMA will require proof that you made the repairs from your first loss.
  • FEMA cannot cancel your flood insurance policy! (as long as you have paid your premiums)
  • FEMA cannot cancel you no matter how often your property floods.
  • If you are more than 60 days late on premiums you will have to have a new policy written.
  • You can transfer your policy to a new homeowner.  This keeps their policy premiums lower than if they secured one on their own.
  • If your flood zone improves you can get your premiums lowered. 
  • You can request lower rates by showing a new elevation certificate.

You might be wondering if I personally have flood insurance?  YES!  Anytime water comes from outside to flood your home this catastrophe is not covered under your homeowners insurance.  Because we live in an area prone to flash floods and because our area is ever growing and changing my personal home is covered with flood insurance.  Be sure to visit with your insurance agent and get this information plus any questions you may have verified by an insurance expert.

If there is anything I can help you with when it comes to Real Estate be sure to contact me!




Monday, July 18, 2016

July, A Month of Celebrations

Opening this month of festivities was one of our most memorable experiences!   Although we have lived in the City of Panorama Village, Texas for several years this was the first time we participated in the 4th of July Parade.  Thanks to Panorama Nextdoor we knew exactly where and when to line up and enjoy all of the events of the day.  There was an impressive turn out as we lined up in front of Panorama's City Hall at 8am July 2nd to enter our spot in the procession of Emergency Vehicles, Automobiles, Golf Carts and Bicycles.  Friends and Neighbors meet, visited, took photos, and looked over all decorations for the next hour as we waited on everyone to join the Fun.

Then the parade began, Mark and I had an abundance of tootsie rolls, and Dumdums to throw at the citizens who gathers along the route waiting to wave as all of us passed through our streets of the Village.  To our surprise our 3 wheeled motorcycle (Izzy) took 2nd place in the automobile division!  Now we certainly plan on participating next year and look forward to adding to Izzy's décor.


The following weekend Mark took a Trike Operators Safety Class.  We stayed in Texas City (a mini vacation for me) while Mark studied and gained valuable advise from expert teachers.  The weekend ended with us celebrating Mark's successful completion of the 3WMC class.   We highly recommend the teaching location and you can find their information at the following link:

The month of July has been a busy month at Texas Home Group Realtors in Willis as several classes have been offered to the Agents.  July 13th I won a Starbucks gift card wrapped in the most impressive presentation that will become one I remember to use myself.  Thank you to Brook Furniture Rental!


Last, but certainly not least, is the celebration of many birthdays in our family this month!  Kristilyn and my Dad share birthdays (July 16th).  While Kristilyn turned a young 14 yrs, we wished my Dad a quiet Happy 85th Birthday at his bedside.  This week Joe turns 36yrs.  I find myself wondering where the passage of time has gone.  But remember how grciousl God has been to allow the celebrations of Birthdays!

So how about you?  What celebrations have you experienced this month?  Have you bought or sold a home during July?  Shall I help you find your dream home?  There is still summer waiting.  Let's make an appointment today!

Judy Reynolds