Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Releases June Market Update

During the month of June, sales of single family homes in northeast Houston varied widely versus the Houston market overall, according to the Multiple Listing Service Market Update released by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). While the Houston market had a three percent gain in single family homes sold over last year, HAR Area #1 (Atascocita/Humble) declined 11 percent, HAR Area #40 (Montgomery County Southwest) increased by 18 percent and Area #32 (Kingwood) was flat with exactly the same number of homes sold in June 2010 as in June 2009.

Humble ISD School Board Election Takes Place Saturday

After seven days of early voting, only 146 votes have been cast in the Humble ISD School Board election, according to Peggy Young, Humble ISD executive secretary.

That is a surprisingly low number. More residents should want a stake in the election considering that the quality of a school district correlates to an area’s housing values. In light of the recent report of a $11 million budget deficit at Humble ISD and budget cuts looming, the people we elect to the school board will have a significant impact on our community.

Charity Holds Golf Ball Drop

The Village Learning & Achievement Center will mark its tenth anniversary serving people with disabilities in a big way. The non-profit organization based in Kingwood will drop hundreds of golf balls from the air onto a hole at Tour 18 golf course during the its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 10.

Kingwood Library Opens

Last week marked a long-anticipated event for the Kingwood area: the unveiling of our new library.

The new $8 million Kingwood Branch Library opened on April 19. The 30,000 square foot facility at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood was built by the City of Houston and will be run by Harris County. Nestled in the woods, the new library is as scenic as it is functional. All the windows in the building look out onto the Livable Forest.