Fueled by the April 30 contract deadline for the federal home buyer’s tax credit, area home sales saw huge gains in April versus a year ago. The Houston market overall had 26.7 percent more single family homes sold in April versus last year.
Two local HAR areas did better than the market. In the Kingwood area (HAR #32), one hundred single family homes were sold during the month – a 29.9% increase.
It was evident by last Friday night’s Keller Williams Concert at Kings Harbor that not everyone leaves town for Spring Break. In fact, there were several hundred people who thought that an evening with friends and neighbors down by the water in Kingwood was the perfect way to spend their break.
The featured entertainers, the 5th Avenue Band Trio, ended up being a quartet with the last minute addition of Steve Pickels from Katy on vocals. He was accompanied by Kingwood residents Terrell Tipton on bass guitar and Bill Phillips on acoustic guitar along with Chris Benton on keyboards. The group sat on bar stools and performed in the center of the Harbor Plaza close to the crowd, giving the concert a more intimate, coffee shop vibe.