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Diane McNelis
Southeast Texas Realtor
Born a Florida native, but I've been a SE Texan since 2007. I've been helping people buy and sell real estate for as I can remember- at least the past ten years.
Interests: When I'm not showing homes or helping sellers list their property, you'll find me in the great outdoors with my family, husband Sean, son Owen, our 6 horses, and 5 dogs. I'm an avid equestrian. I served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. You could say, finding homes for people and animals is my passion. We relocated to SETX from Florida several years ago. I can tell you the good, the bad, and everything in between about Southeast Texas. If you are moving here, or planing to buy or sell a home give me the opportunity to show you what a professional REALTOR can do for you.
Recent Activity
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You might think Hurricane Harvey would have affected the number of home closing in September in Southeast Texas. With a total of 292 closings, that doesn't appear to be the case. There is no way to know how many more... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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About 6 weeks post Hurricane Harvey the number of flooded and gutted homes coming on the real estate market in Southeast Texas continues to grow. We are also seeing the first of these flooded and gutted homes start to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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The number of flooded and gutted homes to go under contract is now up to 4. The number of flooded and gutted homes listed in the MLS is now up to 45. The chart above shows the average price per... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Kitchen renovations and upgrades are among the top remodeling projects most likely to add value to a home at resale and most likely to appeal to home shoppers, according to the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report, conducted by the National Association... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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I've been posting about "as is value" and how to determine the value of a flooded and gutted home lately because so many people are considering this option. Now we have the first two homes under contract. Not closed yet.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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RiShown below a photo of a flooded and now gutted home in Wexford Park in Vidor. Its not common that the MLS adds a new category of homes. Thanks to Hurricane Harvey it has. We now have a category called... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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I ran this post earlier this week. I'm running it again because a lot of people are asking the question "What is my home worth if I sell it "as is" with flood damage but gutted. Here's the chart that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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For Example: Pre- flood Value – $150,000 15% Stigma Discount – $22,500* After repair value – $127,500 Repair Costs – $40,000 20% Investor Profit – $25,500 “As Is” Value - $62,000 Now, the next factor to consider is how much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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If you have wondered why there haven't been posts for the past several days, two words, Hurricane Harvey. So many areas had flooding that is hard to comprehend. My home was an island for about five days. We couldn't leave... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Look at the photos of the brick arches in this beautiful home located in Westchase Village off Major. It is for sale for $380,000 or for lease for $3,250/month. Call me for more information. Sincerely, Diane Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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The busiest price ranges for the month of July were: 38 Sales $200,000-$249,999 35 Sales $120,000-$139,999 Other Interesting Statistics: There were a total of 286 homes sold and closed in the month of July in Southeast Texas. 95 Days on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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The National Association of Realtors did a study to see what information home buyers used before they bought a home. What this study tells us is if you are selling a home you want in on all the major internet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Little Cypress CISD, here's the top five things to know about home sales during the past three months. Home sellers of single family homes managed to get 97%... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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June is usually one of the busiest months for home sales in Southeast Texas. June 2017 is no different. According to the Southeast Texas MLS, 350 homes closed in the month of June. This is the highest number of sales... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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If you are thinking about selling your home in Southeast Texas and want to maximize the sales price without doing a full overhaul then focus on these three things: Storage, Windows, and Accessories. De-clutter Replace broken blinds Add fun neutral... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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This is a graph you can find on the Housing Activity Page of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M's website. This chart is for the Beaumont - Port Arthur area. If you haven't looked the the Real Estate Center... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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If you are from Southeast Texas then you know exactly where Orangefield is located. If you aren't from the area then our friends at Wikipedia are helpful. Orangefield is an unincorporated community located in Orange County, Texas, in the Beaumont-Port... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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121 homes have sold in Lumberton since Jan. 1, 2017 The median sales price was $199,900 Homes averaged 87 days on the market 178 homes have sold in Beaumont's WestEnd neighborhoods. (W2 and W4 for the agents out there.) The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Yesterday I looked at neighborhoods/areas in Southeast Texas where homes were selling the fastest. Today, here's where they are selling for the most (highest average sales price). Data is from the SETX MLS. For an area to qualify there had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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I'm lucky to work with this talented group of real estate professionals. This picture is from Coldwell Banker Southern Homes Awards Banquet. The group pictured above (that's me in the center with the Coldwell Banker Blue Capris) all produced over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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The spring Home selling season is underway. The Southeast Texas housing market has a shortage of inventory in certain price ranges and neighborhoods. To see a broad picture of where homes are selling the fastest in Southeast Texas, I pulled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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I like charts. You can say so much in not many words. For those still reading, let me explain the chart in a little more detail. There were 262 total single family homes that closed in April. The lowest level... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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One of my favorite sayings when people talk about trying to sell their home on their own is "You could do surgery on yourself too but its probably not a good idea." As a professional Realtor in Southeast Texas with... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk