Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yoga In The Park - (Houston Heights)

Yoga In The Park

Our "Yoga in The Park" event went spectacular this Sunday (October 19th, 2014).  The weather was stunning, the cool breeze was inviting and blissful.  The smiles flowed in like a deep river from all the guests.  It seemed all the stars aligned for us that morning.  We are planning our next event and will be sending out those invites shortly.  

I sure appreciate you guys coming out, and finally having a chance to meet you in person.   For those that missed our event, or have not yet signed up, please email or text me with your full Houston Heights address, name, phone, & email.  Thanks again friends, the Zombie Halloween evite will go out shortly.  

Allen J. 
Blogger & Real Estate Broker 
832-305-SOLD Direct

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boomtown Coffee House Review

Boomtown Coffee House Review
Houston Heights, Texas

Well I had a wonderful time this morning at Boomtown Coffee House.  The coffee was strong and excellent.  I enjoy a strong or somewhat tasteful Latte.  The breakfast was excellent as well, I ordered the breakfast croissant & fruit for brunch.  The croissant was lightly toasted to perfection, the sunny side egg was cooked just right in order for the yolk to slowly drizzle out of it's bun, the bacon crispy enough to squeeze out all those juicy spices but not over cooked.  

I take off my hat to the chef & the coffee maker. 

Now for the some what downside of Boomtown... Yes there is a small downside.  I enjoy reading at a coffee house, but the venue has a BOOM to it... lol... A lot of hustle & bustle there, so if you enjoy reading you may consider bringing some ear phones or ear plugs.  Otherwise, the place is wonderful. 

By the way they are having an event today on 19th Street, so you will need to park your car on the side.  I believe it is a merchant event, lots of booths being setup and music.  So put on a pair of comfy shoes and high tail it to 19th street.  

Please excuse any grammatical errors, as I am blogging from my mobile device. =)

Allen J. 
Blogger & Real Estate Broker
832.305.7653 Mobile

Talk to guys later, headed to open house on 15th Street.  Call/Text me if you need anything.  See you soon at Yoga =)  Evites going out by tomorrow. 

A little Walk Thru of BoomTown Coffee House

Monday, October 6, 2014

Review of Blvd. Coffee on Heights Blvd

Review of Blvd. Coffee on Heights Blvd.

Houston Heights - Texas

Blvd coffee I must say is not only a quaint, very friendly, coffee shop but a great place to enjoy the day.  The shop has very large patio deck covered with lush adult trees.  The servers are so nice and very courteous.  I do have bad news though.  They are closing down supposedly early next year.  The landlord states another restaurant type facility is to take its place.  One more tip, they close early too, I went at 8pm one evening and they were closed.  Well i'm off to work on this glorious Monday morning =)... Time to sell some homes !! Have a wonderful day and grab some coffee, before it's too late =)

I'm blogging from my mobile so please excuse any grammar errors. 

Allen J.
Real Estate Broker & Blogger

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

So funny wow ... Love Ellen - Ellen & Matthew Lincoln Commercial

Ellen and Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln Commercial is Hysterical !

Ellen as usual is outrageously funny, she out did herself on this video.  Love her.  Had to share, thought it would bring some smiles today (so gloomy outside).

Allen J.
Blogger and Real Estate Broker
713.320.0122 Direct

Monday, September 15, 2014

Coffee Shop Review of Down House in Houston Heights 09-13-2014

Review of Down House Coffee Shop

A very quaint coffee house, with that small town European feel. 

This weekend, after our Lakewood Church visit, we decided to have some late night latte at a coffee house, and thought it would be nice to view Down House Coffee Shop.  I was very pleasently surprised with the atmosphere, lighting, and hospitality.  I give this coffee shop about a 4.25 star on a 5 star rating system, and I will explain why.

First the good news, the shop has a wonderful atmosphere, engulfing you in a European setting.  I really felt like I was in another country.  I do not know how they did that, but it was amazing.  The coffee was great, not excellent but great.  I had a latte and was surprised that they did not offer a variety of milks (such as skim, or non fat..etc...).  Secondly, I like the bigger cups of  coffee and these were on the small side... (ok maybe I am a bit spoiled ...hahhaha)...  

The hospitality was fair, not excellent or great but fair.  We were seated very quickly, but their greeting was a bit cold, not sure why, maybe they were upset about something .. who knows.   Our waiter was nice, but also lacked the warmness I expected.  

The restroom was not sufficient, not only does it only have one stall, but it was not very clean.  Their was paper towels everywhere, and other problems I will not mention.  I know they can do better, and hope this lands in the managers lap so he can get this place up to par, where it should be.  

It is a great place by far and I definitely recommend this place, but I had to be honest with you guys.  Well enough blogging for now, i'm headed to show 5 homes in the Heights today and can't wait.  This first time buyer family is so excited.  Talk to you guys later.  BYE for now =).

Allen J. 
Blogger and Real Estate Broker #0549644
832.305.7653 (SOLD)

Video of the Patio

Hey I love this, you can ride your bike here and stop in to refuel your body.

Coffee was pretty good, 

Friday, September 12, 2014



50 New Construction Properties to Be Built in the Heights 

The Southwest corner of Heights is going to explode with new construction.  The builders have seen the demand, now they are acting upon it.  50 new homes being built by just one builder is going to create one noisy, polluted area for at least 2.5 years in my opinion.  

I do love the advancement in the neighborhood, and understand change is inevitable but just wish somethings would stay the same.  Sighhhh, but one can only dream.   In 20 years, I believe the area will be full of townhomes & condos, and most likely the residence will have to sell to builders.  

I know a lot of the home owners in the area, and many are 60+ years of age, and they usually say they will die in their home & give to their kids when they pass.  It is quite heart breaking, but yet also very  honorable.  Well I gotta go for now, need to sell more homes.  Talk to you guys later.

Yoga class soon, just trying to avoid the rain... Blahhhh 

Allen J.
Blogger & Real Estate Broker

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pack of wild dogs in Houston Heights

Good morning everyone,

There has been a few complaints about a pack of dogs running around the neighborhood. Spotted near the hike and bike trail west of Yale.  Please be very careful out there.  One neighbor stated her cat was killed by them.  Please be very careful with unattended children.  

Have a great week,

Allen J.
Blogger and Real Estate Broker

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foreclosure and Hot Innerloop Deals

Foreclosures and Hot Investment Innerloop Deals for 08/29/2014

Howdy, everyone! This weekend will be a rainy one but that doesn't stop me from selling homes.  Here are my favorite 3 homes that are foreclosures or a super hot deal.  I will be showing them from 2pm to 6pm but moving from one house to the next, so please call/text me at 713.320.0122 for an appointment or more information.  

Click for more pictures ...Single-FamilyML #: 98813451Status: ALP: $335,000
County: HarrisKM: 492BArea: 9 - Central NorthLP/SF: $ 174.03 
Addr: 1240 Prince StCity: HoustonZip: 77008-6408
Sub: Park at PrinceYear Built: 2005/Appraisal District
Listing Firm: Beth Wolff, REALTORS 
SqFt: 1925/Appraisal District# Bedrooms: 2 / 3FB/HB: 2/1
Style: TraditionalLot Size: 1535/Appraisal District
Garage: 2/Attached GarageStories: 2Tax w/o Exempt/Yr: $6646/2013Tax Rate: 2.55896
Media:  13                     Photo Gallery 
Dir: From I-10, north on TC Jester, right on 11th St, left on Prince St.
Remarks: Beautiful patio home in pristine condition. Great location in charming complex in the Heights. Open living areas w/ hardwood floors and tons of windows. Island kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Spacious master suite includes vaulted ceilings and bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, his & hers sinks & large closets. Private back patio w/ brick pavers. Appliances included.

Click for more pictures ...Single-FamilyML #: 64991447Status: ALP: $450,000
County: HarrisKM: 492RArea: 16 - CentralLP/SF: $ 90.00 
Addr: 1119 Welch StCity: HoustonZip: 77006-1235
Sub: WestoverYear Built: 1910/Appraisal District
Listing Firm: Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS 
SqFt: 1280/Appraisal District# Bedrooms: 2 / 2FB/HB: 1/0
Style: TraditionalLot Size: 5000/Appraisal District
Garage: 0/Stories: 1Tax w/o Exempt/Yr: $6615/2013Tax Rate: 2.55896
Media:  29  / Docs                     Photo Gallery 
Remarks: 2-1 MONTROSE BUNGALOW. Half block off Montrose Blvd. Lots of new construction in the area. Minutes to downtown, museums, shopping and restaurants. High ceilings, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases, hardwoods in living, dining & bedrooms. Tile in entry & bath. Large kitchen. Wood deck in back. Separate deck around hot tub.

Click for more pictures ...Single-FamilyML #: 3889992Status: ALP: $524,999
County: HarrisKM: 492UArea: 16 - CentralLP/SF: $ 100.00 
Addr: 2217 W Main StCity: HoustonZip: 77098-3318
Sub: Alabama PlaceYear Built: 1940/Appraisal District
Listing Firm: Adler Construction Realty Roger Adler 
SqFt: 1260/Appraisal District# Bedrooms: 2 /FB/HB: 1/0
Style: Other StyleLot Size: 5250/Appraisal District
Garage: 1/Detached GarageStories: 1Tax w/o Exempt/Yr: $7612/2013Tax Rate: 2.55896
Media:  6                     Photo Gallery 
Dir: Take Shepherd North, left on Richmond (if permitted), right on Greenbriar, left on N Main, house on left.
Remarks: Cute original bungalow with nice curb appeal for rehab or tear down and build new. Great lot in middle of the block on a great street in highly desirable UPPER KIRBY. Walk to Whole Foods or any of the dozens of great restaurants. CURRENTLY, DRIVE BY ONLY.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:16 AMData Not Verified/Guaranteed by MLS
Obtain signed HAR Broker Notice to Buyer Form
Prepared by: Allen Jimenez
Click for more pictures ...Townhouse/CondoML #: 89961812Status: ALP: $345,000*
County: HarrisKM: 492MArea: 16 - CentralLP/SF: $ 177.01SP/SF: $ 0.00
Addr: 4113 BLOSSOMUnit# CCity: HOUSTONZip: 77054 -5806
Sub: FRISCOYear Built: 2000 /Appraisal District
Listing Firm: Century 21- Olympian Stories: 3Tax w/o Exempt/Yr: $6795/2013Tax Rate: 2.55
SqFt: 1949 /Appraisal District# Bedrooms: 3 / 3FB/HB: 2 /1
Style: Contemporary/ModernLot Size: 1427 /Appraisal DistrictGarage: 2 /Attached Garage
Maint Fee: Yes/$ 58/MonthlyOther Mandatory Fees: Yes/$250.00 /TRANSFER FEE
Maintenance Includes: Grounds, Water and Sewer
Media:  26                     Photo Gallery 
Dir: EXIT I-10 765B toward N Durham Dr/N Shepherd Dr/Patterson St.right onto Patterson St, left onto Blossom St.Blossom St is just past Floyd St
Remarks: FANNIE MAE HOMEPATH PROPERTY. LOCATION. LOCATION. This home is ready for you to move into and make it your new home. New carpet, paint and appliances. The living area is spacious with great looking wood floors on the second floor. The ground floor has easy access to the garage and a third bedroom with a private bathroom. The 3rd floor has a large master bedroom and master bathroom, second bedroom has its own bathroom. Call now to view this home easy access to all local attractions. A Must See.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:16 AMData Not Verified/Guaranteed by MLS
Obtain signed HAR Broker Notice to Buyer Form
Prepared by: Allen Jimenez