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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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I recently listed a home in Wexford Park, in Vidor. You could say the exterior was a little bland and lacking eye catching curb appeal. But the seller called in some landscaping professionals and "ta da". What a change a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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It is safe to say home prices in all parts of Orange County, Texas are still being affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than half of the homes that closed in the month of February were sold for less than $100,000.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Its been almost seven months since Hurricane Harvey flooded close to 80% of the homes in Vidor, Texas. For home buyers that is making it hard to find a home. Take a look at this chart. It shows the number... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
Here's a new listing. Hitting the Market Today. Total remodel. Thanks to Harvey. This home is precious and looking for the right someone. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Five things to know if you are looking to buy a newly built home in Southeast Texas: The neighborhoods with the most newly built homes for sale are Acadian Quarters in Bridge City, Barrington Heights in Beaumont, Bergeron in Hamshire,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Have you been looking to buy a home in Vidor, Little Cypress, or Mauriceville? You are probably getting frustrated. Take look at the latest home sales data from the SE Texas Board of Realtors. Currently there are 83 homes listed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Here's 3 reasons we should talk if you plan to sell your home this year: 1. As a member of Coldwell Banker's International Diamond Society for sales performance, you can count on my years of experience to help guide you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Happy New Year! There's a new technology in real estate photography called the Matterport Camera. One of the things it does is create a Floor plan of your home with 360 degree photographs. This might be the first big change... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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The Southeast Texas Board of Realtors has just released the October home sales data from the MLS. The three big indicators are all positive for home sellers. Median sales price is up 9.6% Active listings are down 21.7% from Oct... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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We now have a total of 10 flooded and gutted homes that have closed according to the Southeast Texas MLS. Most of these homes went under contract fairly quickly as soon as they were listed in the MLS. The average... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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I got a call this morning from a Tram Road resident who had questions about what is required to start rebuilding his home. He had heard he had to have a "Dry Certificate". It is a RUMOR! Neither Jefferson or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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If you search the Beaumont Enterprise archives for my name you will find several real estate articles I have written for them over the past ten years. Last Sunday, in the Sound Off column I answered the question "Should you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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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 Oct 18, 2017 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