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JUN
17

There are many things to love about the exclusive gated community of Bentwater on Lake Conroe. Located in Montgomery, Texas, you’ll enjoy coming home and being greeted at the gate. You can have dinner prepared at the Country Club before you go for a relaxing swim. The green golf courses surround you and the lake splashes at your back yard. There are so many things to love about coming home to Bentwater.

The amenities of Bentwater include:

Formal Dining Room

Private Meeting Rooms and Private Dining

Golf Pro Shops

Tennis Pro Shop

Three 18 Hole Golf Courses

Two Putting Greens

Driving Range

Private Covered and Open Boat Slips, Jet Ski Slips, & Kayak Storage

Boat Launching Facilities

Fueling Station and Ships Store

Two Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi, Children’s Pool

Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms @Yacht Club, Country Club, Fitness Center & Grand Pines

9 Tennis Courts

Sports Club including Fitness Center & Day Spa

Golf Snack Bar

Gazebo’s

& Much More!

Find your Bentwater Home Below –

  1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,242 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,155 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Texas Home Group, REALTORS
  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,245 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,507 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Pine Shore Properties, LLC
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,741 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Creighton Realty Partners, LLC
  4. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 9,713 sqft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Conroe
  5. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,569 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,015 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands
  6. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 13,394 sqft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Preferred Group
  7. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,987 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,056 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with BHGRE Gary Greene
  8. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 7,270 sqft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Red Door Realty & Associates
  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,217 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,297 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Conroe
  10. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 12,750 sqft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Grand
  11. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 17,123 sqft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with RE/MAX Integrity
  12. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,630 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Pine Shore Properties, LLC
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,308 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,578 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with RE/MAX Integrity
  14. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,874 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,215 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Pine Shore Properties, LLC
  15. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 11,064 sqft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Lake Conroe Realty
  16. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,094 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Pine Shore Properties, LLC
  17. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 23,587 sqft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Rita D. Santamaria, REALTOR
  18. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 13,642 sqft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Listing Results, LLC
  19. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Weichert, Realtors
  20. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 23,025 sqft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with RE/MAX Integrity

See all Bentwater -1 .
(all data current as of 6/16/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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JUN
15

Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a house boat? We have Galveston bay close to Houston, so it’s not impossible to make it happen if you’re a Houstonian.

Andy Upchurch, author of “Oleanders of San Leon“, joined me on Houston Real Estate Radio to talk about his book. “Oleanders” is about his experiences in building his own home. He was a sailor/musician and had no building skills and wrote a very entertaining account about his on-the-job training on home building.

At Register Real Estate Advisors, we do not recommend living on a house boat. We suggest homeownership with a recreational boat on the side!

The post Want to Live on a House Boat? appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

JUN
15

Jim and Hydie McAlister of McAlister Investments talk about how they invest in land around Houston. They research and try to buy ahead of the growth before it happens. Jim Senior talks about the growth in Houston and how Texas always outpaces the rest of the country. As a result of the growth Jim sees that there will be lot shortages due to the increase of people coming to Houston and 100,000 plus jobs per year coming to the area.

Hydie talks to Shannon about their approach to researching and purchasing land in Texas Markets. What they look for in a piece of land, school districts and drainage and how they put together a plan for a land buy and evaluate how well a plan will work for a developer. They discuss the I-10 to the 290 area blooming. Jim also discussed the numbers of homes that have been and will be built in Houston this year. He says 35,000 homes will be built in 2014. He says land is driving the price of housing.

The post Land Development in Houston appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

JUN
10

Ever wondered what title companies and title plants really do behind the scenes. Our RREA Media team was invited behind the scenes to the Houston Title Plant where they recorded amazing videos. You won’t believe all the things we talk about in the videos below. Prepare yourself for an hour of learning!

Dee Dee and I talked about Title Vesting issues, fraud they find in the search for title that dates back in the history of properties. We also talked about the title time line and interesting documents on property in Houston that goes back to the Mexican Govt and the Republic of Texas Govt.

Beverly, the Residential Examiner, told me about interesting deed restrictions and covenants that have stood the test of time and date back to the 1800’s.

Carlos explained how his job at the title company is to check and make sure the title is as clean as possible all the way down to punctuation and typos.

Michelle reviewed how the Title Plant deals with dead people, are they dead and if a member of the family has claim to a property if that is true. Michelle goes over the process to clear that issue up.

Ola and Rosilina talk about the number of files that come into the office and the flow of the contract through the plant to make sure everything is covered.

Katherine discusses the process of plotting new developments over old surveys to check for old utilities and easements running through the property.

Watch Videos Here

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JUN
1

When I built my real estate brokerage, RREA, we included a full service video production studio capable of radio and television quality audio and video. Soon after…other companies, non-profits, politicians, and the builder community came knocking. Originally we only created videos for our Realtors at RREA, but we soon found a niche market for creating videos for the Houston Real Estate Radio show and the builder community.

Matt Register, Owner of RREA Media, talks on air and in video about the importance of video when marketing yourself and your business. We discussed how RREA started marketing with RREA Media when they first started putting out quality content and then started to compete with larger firms. Small businesses can affect their success with online video content shared on various social media outlets.

Matt covers SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a crucial tool in successful online business marketing. He has a different way of doing SEO than the larger Online Marketing Companies and his different way has drastically expanded their business. RREA Media has not only helped their real estate company but also helped other small businesses with video marketing services.

Lastly, Matt talks about Easy Distance Learning, RREA Media’s latest endeavor. Easy Distance Learning allows a company’s training seminars to easily record, host and sell their training online.

Watch the entire radio interview in videos below.

Watch Videos Here!

The post Video Explained for Builders & Selling New Construction with Video appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

MAY
29

Last year I did a radio show with Jim McAlister, of McAlister Investment Real Estate, about the formation of The Woodlands, Texas. Whether you are new moving to The Woodlands or you’ve been living there for years, you will enjoy his retell of the story about how it all began.

I spent an hour with one of the most interesting men I have ever met, Jim McAlister, and his daughter and business partner, Hydie. I love hearing Jim Sr’s story about the Woodlands and how it all began. I know you’ll love hearing it too.

First, we talked real estate investment, growth areas around the Houston market, their investment process, and much more. McAlister Investment Real Estate is a private real estate investment firm that uses a fund format to invest in undeveloped land parcels in the southeast, southwest and mountain states to achieve strong, risk-mitigated returns for their investors.

Having completed over $1 billion in real estate partnership transactions, this team has a proven track record of success in real estate investment, development and operations.

In the last segment, Jim Sr. shared his stories that I never get tired of hearing. This one needs to be shared with every homeowner in The Woodlands! Great videos to watch and share in this link.

http://houstonrealestateradio.com/archive/episode-84/

The post Most Interesting Man in Real Estate – Jim McAlister’s Story of the Beginning of the Woodlands, Texas appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

MAY
24

I get calls all the time from homeowners who want to protest their taxes. I am happy to email you comparable sales. This is a great article about it.

AUSTIN (Austin American-Statesman) – It’s property tax appraisal season, and an article in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman offers some tips on protesting your appraisal. The article advises:
Don’t complain about how you can’t afford your taxes. The appraisal district doesn’t set the tax rate; they only decide what your home is worth for tax purposes.
Do come armed with a specific value you believe your home is worth, and the documentation to support that figure.
Don’t give a long, rambling presentation filled with generalizations.
Do request in advance the documentation the appraisal district compiled to calculate its appraisal of your property. Examine the comparable homes used to determine your property’s value. See whether differences in property size, home upgrades or proximity to a busy road, for instance, might make those properties a poor comparison for your home.

The post Tips for Protesting Your Tax Appraisal appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

MAY
23

If you’re looking for a good deal on a waterfront lot to build a home on, you’ll want to attend this Friday’s real estate Auction. Watch this video for all the details! Click Here.

The post Looking for a Waterfront LOT to Build On? AUCTION FRIDAY! appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

MAY
23

Your broker and owner of RREA is running for the Board of Directors of the Houston Association of Realtors. Watch this video to find out more. Visit her website to see the issues facing our industry at ShannonRegister.com. Watch this video to learn more. Voting begins in July for all HAR.com members.

Shannon’s Video

The post Shannon Announces Her Candidacy for the HAR Board of Directors appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

MAY
22

Over the years, Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD), has had a few issues to deal with. Recently, the district brought in Dr. Rodney Watson to make a few changes. Earlier this year I sat down with Dr. Watson and we discussed his three areas of focus for the district. He also spoke about his unique tactic to get students back into school to finish out their education in Spring High Schools.

Dr. Watson is very professional and dedicated to making Spring ISD an exceptional school district. He addresses how Spring ISD is being transparent and more flexible to student’s personal and educational needs. The bottom line is they will work with students however they can to make Spring education accessible to all students who want it.

If you’re making a move to Spring, Texas you need to see this video. Many people are relocating to Spring since the new Exxon Mobile World Headquarters has opened.

The post Moving to Spring ISD? appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors.

 
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