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Shop The Woodlands Mall

The Woodlands Mall is the apex of the local shopping experience. Anchored by Dillards, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Forever 21 and J.C. Penney, The Woodlands Mall hosts a myriad of shops and restaurants in between. The food court is centrally located as the hub of the mall, and opens to an al fresco outdoor shopping and dining experience all leading towards the start of the Waterway.

 

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A brief list of some of the other shopping options here include:

  • Apple
  • The Art of Shaving
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Coach
  • Disney Store
  • Express
  • Gap
  • A. Bank
  • Michael Kors
  • New York & Company
  • Oakley
  • PacSun
  • Panera Bread
  • Swarovski
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Williams-Sonoma

 

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Dining options include BRIO Tuscan Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Bazille located inside the Nordstrom anchor store. Faster dining options can also be found throughout the mall including the food court.

 

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In addition to shopping and dining, there is a Carousel for the kids located on the upper level in the food court, and a Children’s play area on the lower level across from J.C. Penney. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus step away from their busy schedules to make yearly visits for photo ops.

Before you head out to indulge in some retail-therapy, click here for a list of current sales going on at The Woodlands Mall – Click Here.

Normal hours of operation are Monday-Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.

 

 

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Wet ‘N’ Wild Splashtown

While the rain is keeping us indoors, we can still dream of sunny days. The newly updated Wet N Wild Splashtown has received a facelift thanks to a multi-million dollar new capital investment aimed at transforming the customer’s experience at Splashtown. Splashtown is located just south of The Woodlands on I-45N. There are three new attractions in the park featuring Wet ‘N’ Wild Jr, Big Kahuna, and Flowrider.

 

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Wet ‘N’ Wild Jr. is an expanded kid’s area that will include “eight exciting water slides, including a double body slide and triple track racer; an extreme gushing spray tower; a continuously drenching waterfall as well as a jumping spray fountains that the little visitors can frolic through.”

 

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Big Kahuna is a mega-tube, serpentine, five person raft-ride that will “blast visitors into a dark, enclosed tunnel filled with a series of unpredictable twists and turns, breathtaking drops, and back-to-back curves.

 

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Flowrider is an innovative surfing experience that “rolls out perfect waves at 35mph, moving 30,000 gallons of water per minute.”

Beyond the three new attractions, check out all the new amenities featured at Wet ‘N’ Wild Splashtown here

Wet ‘N’ Wild Splashtown is now open daily until August 23rd, 2015 when they will begin a weekend-only schedule until September 12th. For Park Hours – Click Here

Early bird season tickets are available here for a limited time for $69.99, with discounts for additional tickets available. Day passes start from $35 for adults (online special) and $31 for kids under 48 inches. A few other costs to keep in mind: Parking will run $9.24 if you purchase online, tube rental costs are $25 for the entire season, but will be less at the park for single-day use.

For more information, coupons, and breakdowns of costs, go to www.wetnwildsplashtown.com

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Our House Flooded! Now What?

In the wake of the heavy rains plaguing much of Texas, flooding continues to threaten the region. More rain is expected later this week, which will only compound the problem. The following best practices when dealing with water damage may be of some help to homeowners experiencing flooding issues.

 

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Safety First 

Turn off the power

Before stepping into any flooded area of a home, take a trip to the fuse box to turn off the main power as well as the individual breakers. Even if the power is currently out, power restoration is highly unpredictable.

Dangers in the water

Depending on the type of flooding a home is enduring (i.e. weather related flooding, interior plumbing issues) it is important to be cognizant of the dangers of flooding. Floodwaters could contain contaminants like sewage or hazardous chemicals, even if it visually appears safe. Wearing waders or waterproof boots and rubber gloves to remove debris will help protect from hidden dangers.

 

Take Pictures

Before removing any water or damage from the event, take pictures to catalog the damage for insurance purposes. By failing to complete this step before beginning restoration, claim payout amounts may be considerably less.

 

 

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Call your Insurance Company

File a claim as soon as possible. Communicate with the insurance agent the state of the home and follow their instructions. Document any and all communications with the agent. If there are plans to begin work immediately, let the agent know and to what extent. Depending on the severity of damage, the insurance agent may advise to wait until an adjuster can come out to inspect the property before repairs are made.

 

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The Clean Up

Removing the water

If the agent has given the “go-ahead” to begin cleanup, start by cranking up the fans to circulate air to encourage quicker drying. Mop up the floors and remove any excess water. Most hardware stores also rent out sump pumps or wet vacs to remove water. Any wet belongings or furniture should be moved to a designated “dry area” outside your home before deciding whether or not they are salvageable. Mold should be a top consideration here. Do not throw away any damaged belongings, especially expensive ones, as adjusters may need to inspect them to process the claim correctly.

Dealing with Carpeting

If the carpet has been flooded, the best rule of thumb is to remove it. The padding underneath the carpet takes a long time to dry out, while mold only takes a day or two to begin to flourish. Even if the carpet has been dried and the mold risk has been avoided, the carpet may still adopt a strange odor and may still need to be removed.

 

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Dealing with Drywall

If the flooding has impacted the drywall, it will need to be remediated to guard against mold. The waterline will be easily visible once the water has been removed. This area and at least 12 inches above the damaged area will need to be removed.

Dealing with Hardwoods Flooring

Hardwood floors that experienced flooded conditions may be difficult to salvage. Cupping, warping, and swelling are all symptoms of water damaged flooring. Again, the main concern is mold and mildew, which can grow very quickly if the area is not dried out and dehumidified properly.

 

The Repairs 

Once the water has been removed and the area is dry, then the repairs can begin. Ensuring that interior walls and flooring are completely dry is critical to avoid the growth and spread of mold. It may be necessary to contact mold remediation companies or professional flood restoration companies depending on the extent of the damage. Again, consult with the insurance company to determine the level of coverage and damages that could be due as a result of the flood. Additionally, check to see if the area was designated as a disaster area as it may mean additional resources are available.

 

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Spectacular lake home with partial water view available for lease in the gated community of King's Point! Updated and situated on a corner lot, this home features natural light, cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace. Open kitchen, breakfast room situated off the sunroom. Master first floor bedroom suite with new shower & tile flooring. First floor study.

For more info: 701 Grove Drive, Coldspring

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Just Reduced 20k - 4 Bed 4 Bath, now $795k

A stunning entry through the Palmer Golf Course this Gaertner Custom Home is a short stroll to the Palmer Clubhouse. Cul-de-sac lot & gated courtyard entry. Expansive ceilings & windows compliment spacious rooms. Master & 2nd bedroom down. Gorgeous kitchen opens to den & breakfast. Large game room up, bedroom with full bath & balcony. New A/C & roof. Amazing entertaining home offers covered back patio w/summer kitchen. Casita provides all the comforts of home, can be used as private study or exercise room.

For more information: 39 Jadestone Court

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Simple elegance & Spanish Court yard architecture with state-of-the-art amenities! Formal dining, study, sunk-in thermo controlled wine grotto/sub-zero wine chiller. Gourmet kitchen with large island, 4-b gas Wolf brand range & SubZero refrigerator. Master with Miele coffee maker in coffee bar! Master bath with massage tub & walk-in wrap around shower with dual heads. Large gameroom & raised poker room. 3 additional interior rooms. Outdoor fireplace & DCS grill. Casita-wood floors, shower, sub-zero wine chiller & mini fridge.

For more information: www.66palmiera.com

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Stunning two-story home located on a cul-de-sac lot in the Goldenvine enclave. Private study, formal dining with hardwood floors and rounded archways throughout first floor. Den with custom stone fireplace and spacious island kitchen with large pantry. Master suite is located downstairs leaves the second floor open to a gameroom & secondary bedrooms. Large wooded backyard with extended interlocking paver patio and room for a pool. Oversize three-car detached garage with 10' extension and breezeway to home. Great neighbors & family friendly neighborhood.

For more information: 2 Latticeleaf Place, The Woodlands

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Elegant, custom home in enclave of Shadowpoint sits in quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to the beautiful lake. Custom details throughout include extensive moulding & trim, dual fireplace, both formals & gourmet kitchen with upgraded granite countertops, built-in appliances & abundance of cabinets. Master suite with jetted tub & walk-in shower in master bath. Second floor media could be fifth bedroom. Spacious rooms. Sparkling pool with diving board & spa in private backyard! Newer well maintained A/C.

For more information: 5 Wandflower Place, The Woodlands

 

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Community Spotlight – Town Center

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Overview

The Woodlands Town Center serves as the “downtown” as the name would suggest. Town Center is comprised predominantly of commercial properties and attractions including Market Street, The Woodlands Waterway, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Mall, as well as a number of hotels and a convention center. Town Center is located west of I-45 between Woodlands Parkway and Research Forest Drive.

 

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Recreation

Town Center is home to five community parks with various amenities. Explore Riva Row Park and rent a kayak for a couple hours to explore the canal leading to Lake Woodlands. Town Green Park is a great place to bring the kids as they can experience a labyrinth featuring oversized tablets with Aesop’s Fables. Experience the fountains at Waterway Square and spend some time walking alongside the Waterway.

Beyond the nearly endless shopping opportunities and exploration of Town Center, an ice rink is set-up off of Lake Robins and Six Pines drive for the family to enjoy during the holiday season. If you’re ready to take in a concert, head over to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a fantastic outdoor experience viewing one of the world-class acts.

 

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Shopping

You will find plenty of opportunities to partake in some retail therapy with Market Street, The Woodlands Mall, The Waterway, and several other shopping centers within close proximity. Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Kendra Scott, Lululemon Athletica, Michael Kors, Sur La Table, Tiffany and Co, and Tommy Bahama are just a few of the shops available in Market Street. Dining options include Jaspers, Berryhill Baja Grill, Grotto, Potbelly, Uni Sushi and Zoes Kitchen. The Woodlands Mall features anchor stores including Macy’s, Forever 21, Nordstrom, JCPenny, and Dillards. Abercrombie, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Cheesecake Factory and the Disney Store all are included on the list along with a lengthy list of others. Over on the Waterway, experience restaurants such as Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, The Goose’s Acre, Crush Wine Bar and America’s Restaurant among many more.

 

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Age and Price Range

Town Center features several urban communities within close proximity to all the action. The Remington Brownstone Luxury Townhomes, the Millennium Apartments, and the Waterway Lofts are just a few of the living options in Town Center. Currently under construction is the Millennium Six Pines, which will boast an additional 314 luxury apartments with custom amenities. Homes in Town Center run anywhere from the upper 400’s to over a million.

Interested in homes in Town Center? We can help. The Kink Team has 15 years of experience buying and selling both large and small homes in The Woodlands.

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Serene brick two-story nestled into a wooded lot backing to the state forest. A prior model home, the features include high ceilings, built-ins, custom mouldings & plantation shutters. Hardwood floors & tile down. Both formal living & dining. Open floorplan flows & natural light fills the home. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel built-in appliances, granite countertops & stone backsplash. First floor master. Sparkling pool with rock waterfall & spa in the backyard. Convenient access to 1488 & I-45.

For more information: 67 E Evangeline Oaks Circle, The Woodlands