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ANJA DREWESPROPERTIES, LLC
        EMAIL ME        104 Industrial Blvd #201, Sugar Land, TX 77478     Phone: (713) 298-9177     Fax: (281) 271-8147
I am a Real Estate Broker and Staging Designer in Fort Bend.
APR
18

DSC_2863_2For Sale, Magnificent beauty shows like a model built in 2014 in Riverstone Sugar land TX, 5 bedroom home with Master and Guest suite downstairs, 20'ceilings in study/formal living, entry and family room, Stunning island kitchen boasts maple cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, double oven, open Family room with fireplace, upstairs 24x21 Game room & 20x14 home theater, writing station and 3 bedrooms, extended Patio, sprinklers, 4 car Garage. Walking Distance to New Sullivan Elementary School.

Riverstone is one of Fort Bend County’s most desirable addresses and one of the nation’s top-selling neighborhoods.3,700-acre. Riverstone offers, lakes, parks and miles of trails, Pools, dog parks,  tennis courts, Fitness center and a great clubhouse. 

4827SF, Tax rate 3.2%

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr8y9W-T3fQ

Call me for your private tour Anja Drewes Properties 713-298-9177, sold@anjadrewes.com

APR
17

"It is a privilege to be named a 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent, now six years in the rowfivestar. Thank you to my clients for taking the time to recognize me and favorably evaluate my service. My clients are the reason I do what I do. It is so rewarding to know that I am making a positive impact on their lives," Anja Drewes

The Five Star Real Estate Agent award program has been recognizing and promoting outstanding real estate agents for over 13 years. Five Star Professional conducts market research to identify excellent service professionals in over 45 markets across the U.S. We recognize agents who meet our five objective criteria.

Award candidates are identified through evaluations completed by consumers. To receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent award, a real estate agent must satisfy five objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. The award process is conducted annually in each market.

Recent homebuyers are asked to evaluate real estate agents with whom they have worked and evaluate them based upon ten criteria. Recent homebuyers may evaluate up to two real estate agents in order to measure the experience associated with the purchase and sale side of a move. Self-nominations are not accepted.

In order to be named a Five Star Real Estate Agent, an individual must hold a current real estate license and be in good standing.

Less than 7 percent of professionals in the Houston area receive this award.

Award winners are featured in the June Issue of Texas Monthly.

APR
5

There are some renters that have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s.

As The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:

“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return.  

That’s yet another reason owning often does—as Americans intuit—end up making more financial sense than renting.”

Christina Boyle, a Senior Vice President, Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management at Freddie Mac, explains another benefit of securing a mortgage vs. paying rent:

“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you’ll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years – unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

 

Bottom Line

Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or are considering a vacation home on the shore, owning might make more sense than renting with home values and interest rates projected to climb.

Call me Anja Drewes 713-298-9177

MAR
5

Selling your home with Anja Drewes Properties

MAR
1

Where to begin. What to look for. And what to do when you find the home of your dreams. Check out our Guide from Anja Drewes Properties Home Buying Guide

FEB
15

 

I recently joined in givebackhomes.com where their mission is to help build a home for a family in need. Giveback Homes is a trusted network of real estate professionals dedicated to creating social change. Simply by choosing to work with a Giveback Homes real estate agent, mortgage broker, home builder, or interior designer, you will help build a home for a family in need.

A lot of things happening around the globe. Climate change, Earthquake, Unexplainable disease and poverty. I woke up one day and still on my bed asking myself, aside from being a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a realtor, what else is my purpose in life? I look outside my window and I saw my car. I look around my room and I saw comfort then I look beyond the trees and think, how does the morning of a homeless person look like? It gives me a chill just by thinking I will wake up in a morning and I will see cars and trash bins then suddenly I took my laptop and browsed, thinking of ways how can I contribute to help these people. I bumped into this website givebackhomes.com and read everything about them.And that’s how I started ingivebackhomes.com.

How about you? When are you going to decide in choosing the perfect realtor for you? Why not choose a realtor who is knowledgeable, friendly, smart and with a BIG HEART. Hiring a realtor membered in give back homes is like giving these people a chance to build their future at the comfort of their own home.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please visit https://givebackhomes.com/

JAN
14

If you purchased a home in 2015 and occupied it as your primary residence by January 1, 2016, and you aren’t currently claiming homestead on a different property, you are eligible to lower your property taxes through filing for your homestead exemption in the country where the property is located.

NEW LAW

As of September of 2011, House Bill 252 imposed new requirements on property owners that want to claim exemptions. Due to the spread of duplicate or multiple filings of homestead exemptions on several properties by the same owner, this bill now requires the homeowner to provide the following along with their application:

Copy of drivers license showing the address of the property and
Copy of car registration with the property address. In the absence of a vehicle, you can provide a utility bill with that address or complete a notarized affidavit

Fort bend documents: Documents

Harris County: Documents

Montgomery County: Documents

Anja Drewes properties, llc

www.anjadrewes.com 713-298-9177

sold@anjadrewes.com

JAN
14

 I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your business and friendship. I would not be in business without your support.

A year that I look back and smile because I know we served you better. New friends added on my phone book and new families on their new homes. No other satisfaction can compare to what I felt when I helped 73 families to buy, sell and lease homes.

New year is coming, another year to expect new friends and new families on their new homes. My team promised a new year with a blast. Hundreds of homes to sell and homes to buy. We are not just your realtors but your friends too.

Our mission is always focused on the goal that you’re ALWAYS fully aware of everything – whether good or bad. Communication is the key between both of us. We consistently want you to feel heard and have all your doubts answered.We think professionals like Lawyer, Doctor or Realtor are the most life changing people in your lives. We take great pride in knowing that and want to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your history.

I look forward to exciting new business endeavors in the coming year. Please remember me for any real estate needs you might have—I am always delighted to serve you and greatly appreciate your business.

Wishing you safe and happy holidays to you and your family!

Anja Drewes properties

713-298-9177

www.anjadrewes.com, sold@anjadrewes.com

NOV
12

Client appreciation events are a great way for agents, brokers and offices to show clients and referral partners that you appreciate their business and referrals. It will be an awesome event for establishing andIMG_2842 building your business with your past and current clients and letting them spread how great your service and brand are!

Anja Drewes Properties held its 2nd year, Oktoberfest Annual Client Appreciation Day but this time with an international twist.

A combination of German and Indian festive food was served, a live German music with Indian dance delight the day and even the rain can't stop the fun of the event.

It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all, and a great opportunity to share in our success and to say "thank you" for all their support and business throughout the year.

Anja Drewes Properties make it happen because we value your trust.
Anja Drewes Properties, 713-298-9177

NOV
12

Don't be afraid if you are selling your home as the holiday rush coming in. There are some advantages of putting your home on the market during this season.10670140_1473803759558736_2081056452200126110_n

There are some challenges in selling your property during Christmas and New year as many realtors take a break and people are so excited about having a long vacation, parties and presents.

But if you find yourself selling your home during this season don't be despair because at some point, it can be a good thing for you.

  • MORE TIME TO SCOUT AND VIEW PROPERTIES - The normal work schedule would be very difficult for some other people finding time on viewing new properties. Although it's a busy season of the year, buyers have a lot of their time looking for properties and scheduling their viewing.
  • LESS COMPETITION - As we mention earlier a lot of realtors take a break during this season to focus on their family and unwind. Selling at the height of Spring and Autumn means you'll need to work hard to stand out from the crowd while during Christmas and New Year there are less properties in the market, meaning 100% motivated buyers will have fewer options on properties to tempt them. Make the most out of it, think that you are one of a special few in the market.
  • PEOPLE ARE RELAX AND HAPPY - When less stress from work and errands to accomplish, people are generally relaxed and happy. When a buyer feels that they are in a better mood to negotiate and act. It would be easier for both the seller and the buyer to talk about the price. Some other people think that as the New Year will come, it will be the best time for them to make a change and move to a better place.

So if you think it's not the right time for you, think twice.

May Santa delivers the perfect buyer for you!

Anja Drewes Properties, 713-298-9177

 
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