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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.

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With a new month comes a new edition of the most expensive homes sold in Houston. This week we focus on ten different homes that have been listed between 2.7 million and 5.7 million. Since Texas is a non-disclosure state, we can’t tell you how much they actually sold for, but we can however tell you what they were listed at. We can also tell you that the homes on this list sold anywhere from 77% to 96% of the list price as shown.

Without further ado, take a look at the top homes sold around Houston in May.

  • #1 - 728 Kuhlman Road in Hunters Creek, listed at $5,775,000.
  • Beyond this breathtaking backyard, 728 Kuhlman boasts a 5/6 bed, 5/3 bath floorplan spanning over 10,000 square feet of living space.
  • #2 - 206 Millbrook Street in Houston comes in number two with a list price of $4.25 Million.
  • A look inside the kitchen at 206 Millbrook Street
  • #3 - 605 Longwords Lane, Houston. Listed at $3,799,900, this home boasts 6 bedrooms, 7 full and three half baths and over 9,000 square feet of living space.
  • #4 - 226 Maple Valley Road, Houston, listed at $3.5 Million.
  • 226 Maple Valley Road is a 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bedroom home. Here's a shot of the kitchen.
  • #5 - 5666 Cedar Creek Drive, Houston. Listed at $2,999,900.
  • 5666 Cedar Creek Drive features five bedrooms, five full and two half baths and over 6,500 square feet of living space.
  • #6 - 2 West Rivercrest Drive, Houston. Listed at $2,999,000.
  • #7 - 725 E Creekside Drive, Hunters Creek Village. Listed at $2,995,000.
  • 725 E Creekside Drive features 6,000 square feet of living space and hosts 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths.
  • #8 - 434 Thamer, Houston. Listed at $2,795,000. 4/5 bedroom, 5 and a half baths and over 5k square feet inside
  • #9 - 402 Knipp Road, Bunker Hill. This 5 bedroom, 5 full and 2 half bath home was listed at $2,795,000
  • #10 - 227 Hedwig, Houston. 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with over 7,600 square feet was listed at $2.7 Million.

 

Most Expensive Homes Sold in Houston – April 2015
Most Expensive Homes Sold in Houston – March 2015

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Fantastic rental in the perfect Woodlands location! Elevator building. Literally around the corner from fantastic dining, shopping and easy access to I-45. Delightful two bedroom, two bath second level condo. Spacious rooms, neutral flooring, warm paint colors, Stainless steel in kitchen, large windows offering lots of natural light. Large master with private master bath. Covered balcony for enjoying your morning cup of coffee or a place to unwind at the end of the day!

For more info: 6607 Lake Woodlands Drive

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Rob Fleming Aquatic Center

The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center is located in the Village of Creekside Park, adjacent to the Rob Fleming Park and within walking distance to the Creekside Forest Elementary School.

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The Rob Fleming Park hosts a Resort-Style free-form pool with beach entry and is fully stocked with a pool house and concessions. Relax the day away under one of the oversized umbrellas or take slow ride on the 500 foot lazy river. Enjoy a two-story flume slide and 150 gallon dump bucket. The aquatic center also features a three-lane swimming pool separate from the lazy river and children’s play area.
You can start or end your day next to the pool, but if you want to get a little more active, take a walk to the adjacent 72-acre Lake Paloma for some catch and release fishing or to launch your canoe.

 

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Stunning fully remodeled LifeForms home! Features include tile flooring throughout first floor with hardwoods in master & study. Open gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large granite island & elegant glass tile backsplash. Study with open ceiling. Formal dining. Brick wine closet. Master suite with ''His'' & ''Hers'' vanities & large dual seamless walk-in shower. Second floor media room. Built-in speakers in Living & Media. Resort-like backyard with palms, pool with rock waterfall & outdoor kitchen!

For more information: 57 S Bethany Bend Circle, The Woodlands

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Stunning 1.5 story home sitting on 1 acre! Wrap around porch. High ceilings, tile flooring and neutral paint throughout home. Open floorplan with all bedrooms down. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, island, beautiful cabinetry with upper and undermount lighting. Master bedroom w/en-suite bath. Gameroom up with hardwood flooring could be 4th bedroom. Sparkling pool & spa with tanning ledge, rock waterfall & water features!

For more information: 27103 Holly Lord, Magnolia

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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