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D2 'llll DAlIYNlAYS SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1999 GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS Real estate Dale Continued from D1 like clothing, most housing styles eventually come back in vogue . — even if it takes several centuries. Size proportions in millennium housing will shift. For the past decade, common areas such as family rooms and kitchens have expanded at a steady pace. Housing experts predict this trend has staying power. The home's "public" spaces will keep growing whereas "private" spaces, such .as bedrooms and baths, will shrink Some housing industry experts predict that 21st century homes will function as digitally controlled, robotic servants, catering to the homeowner's every want and need. How would you like a kitchen cupboard that noticed when the Frosted Flakes were gone and called in a restock order to a supermarket that delivers? And solar panels may shrink in size until they resemble shingle-like roof tiles. Even if they can't have computerized kitchen cabinets, home- buyers will still want convenience. The average American home will come stocked with amenities. Housing experts cant predict exactly what convenience item will become commonplace in new homes. Fifty years ago, who would have guessed that every new home would one day come with a dishwasher? But they can make guesses by looking at current amenities featured in most new homes or reading surveys that ask homebuyers what features they consider essential. According to a new study performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Fulton-Research in conjunction with Home Guides of America, today's homebuyers want: • At least one fireplace. • Central Air Conditioning. Eighty-three percent of respondents to the "What Today's Home Buyers Want" survey wanted central air conditioning in their home. • High ceilings. Some home- buyers want ceilings as high as 11 feet. First-floor ceilings in homes built ten years ago average eight feet. • Home offices. Homebuyers want bigger and better-wired home offices. • Open space. • Larger kitchens. Homebuy- ers want more counter space, table space, central islands, walk- in pantries and double sinks. • More bathrooms. Thirty years ago, the average home had 1.5 baths. Ibday it has 2.5 to 3. Homes built in the 21st century should come with plenty of bathrooms. Buyers want linen closets, exhaust fans, separate shower-enclosures, whirlpool tubs, water temperature controls, dressing/make-up areas and private toilet compartment in their baths. • Two stories. Increasingly over the past two decades, homebuy- ers have shifted toward a preference for two-story homes. In 1971, only 17 percent of new homes built had two stories. By 1995, 48 percent of new homes built had two stories. • High-tech security systems. • Media rooms. • Two or three car garages. Composite Home Sketch Composite Home (Based on-Home Shoppers' Preferences) • Single family detached, two-story with basement • Median size: 2,196 sq. ft. • Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 2.5 • Parking: Two car garage • Extra bedroom: Guest room/Home office • Master bedroom closet: Walk-in his and hers/ single large walk-in • Kitchen: large counter space, place for table and chair, double sink; walk-in pantry; island work area; corian counter top • Bath: white toilet tub and sink; separate shower enclosure; private toilet compartment; linen closet; exhaust fan • Security system: internal security system • Kitchen-family room: visually open, with a half wall completely open Specialty areas: laundry near kitchen or bedroom, dining room, home office, den/library; sound proofing • Double pane windows • Built-in shelving • Rreplace in: family room • Skylights in: bathroom/kitchen • Bay windows in: living/dining room • Cathedral ceiling in: living room • Front exterior material: brick • Outdoor features: lot with trees, exterior lighting • Ceiling height: Nine feet on first floor • Multi-purpose rooms. In some homes, the traditional kitchen and family rooms will melt into one larger, new, multi-purpose room, either divided by a half wall or left completely open. • More storage space. In some bedrooms, closets will cover an entire wall. Most master bedrooms will include his and her walk-in closets. • Energy management systems. • Lighting controls. • Sun rooms. • Exercise rooms. • Laundry rooms. • Communications ports. Upgraded and improved wiring systems provide better access to the Internet and cable TV sta- tions. New homes built in the twenty- first century will suit individual lifestyles, providing havens in which homeowners can live comfortable and convenient lives. And again we will wonder, as a new amenity becomes commonplace in the average home, "how did we ever live without it?" David Dale is president of the Galveston County Builders Association. Robinson Continued from D1 • held in check by rising home prices. Although median household income grew one percent during that time, interest rates fell from more than seven percent to 6.8 percent. This allowed affordability to remain the same, according to Jack Harris, research economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The index indicates that the median income of a renting household is 23 percent higher than that needed to buy the median priced starter home, based on financing with a loan covering 95 percent of value. In the first quarter of 1999, it is estimated that 66 percent of Ifexas households could afford to buy a median-priced home. During that periodl the median price was almost $98,000 nationally, more than five percent higher than a year ago. According to a recent survey conducted by Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate dur- ing the first quarter of 1999 dropped to its lowest level in four years. The delinquency rate dropped 13 basis points to 4.13 percent. In the past four quarters, the rate has fallen by 29 basis points. Loans 30 days past due declined by nine basis points to 2.89 percent, while loans 60 days past due dropped by five basis points to 0.63 percent. However, loans 90 days past due rose one basis point to 0.61 percent. Delinquency rates for conventional loans declined nine basis points to 2.71 percent, the rate for FHA loans dropped 20 basis points to 8.43 percent, and the rate for VA loans fell 24 points to 6.88 percent. All of these factors indicat that the housing market wil remain strong for some time. Gordon Robinson is president c the Galveston Association of Realtor Happenings Continued from D1 Cove; Pat and Stan Brown provided flags for Jones and Golfcrest additions; Nancy Lowth distributed flags in all of Harve LaFitte; and Gary Schero decked out the Denver Court Neighborhood with American flags for the Fourth Weekend! Gordon Robinson spent five days attending classes to enhance his knowledge in real estate. This was his final course to receive the GRI Designation (Graduate Real Estate Insti- tute). Andrea Sunseri just returned from the TAR Executive Meeting in Austin where she serves as Region X vice-president. This region included Galveston, Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties. David Bowers as the Council representative to the Wharves Board is working on the plan for the renovation of the Cruise Terminal in preparation for the cruise ships coming to Galveston next year. David also worked with the Downtown/Strand Partnerships painting curbs in the area. Carolyn Clyburn will complete her term as President of the Galveston Historical Foundation this week. Real Estate Happenings, a col- lection of news submitted by local real estate companies, is published the beginning of each month. Please fax your information to Rita Bowser at (409) 986-9464. Information received before July 27th will be included in the August 1st column. CAPTION ORDINANCE NO. 99-56 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS. AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE "ZONING STANDARDS 199T BY ADDING "ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY" AS A NEW PERMITTED LAND USE: PLANNING CASE NUMBER 99P-72: MAKING VARIOUS FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT I. Barbara Lawrence. City Secretary of the City of Galveston. do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and coriect copy of the Caption of Ordinance No. 99-56 adopted by the City Council of its regular meeting held June 24. 1999. as the some appears in the records of this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I subscribe rny name hereto ANNOUNCEMENT The Galveston Count) Community Action Council Inc. announces the availability of stale funds under ihe 1999 'omprehensive Energy Assistance Program. This program is designed to assist those individuals who nice' Federal Income Guidelines, Assistance is available in the following components: Energy Crisis Component. Co-Payment Component. Elderly Disabled Persons Component, and the •ieating. Cooling Component. MI interested persons arc invited to call for an appointment. On Galveston sland 409-762-8418: on the mainland 409-935-8002; in Braroria County. 409-849- 292S; in Fon Bend County -342-3012; in North Wharton County. 409-5322: in Somfi officially under the corporate seal of the City of Galvesfon this 1st day of July. 1999. /s/ Barbara Lawrence Secretary for the City Council for the City of Galveston. Texas Published: 7/4. 5/99 14509560 NOTICE THE MT.PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH. 3215 BROADWAY. GALVESTON. TEXAS 77550 HEREBY NOTIFIES ALL BUSINESSES THAT IT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY UNPAID BILLS PRIOR TO MAY 12. 1999. MADE BY THE FORMER PASTOR OR ANY MEMBERS. /s/ Deacon J.P. Lewis. Sr. Published: 7/2, 3, 4/99 14509530 CAPTION ORDINANCE NO. 99-58 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON. TEXAS. AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 99-36 BY WAIVING THE REQUIREMENT OF AN APPRAISAL AND PAYMENT OF MARKET VALUE OF PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY ABANDONED TO GALVESTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. WHICH PROPERTY IS DESCRIBED AS 'THAT PORTION OF AVENUE Q-1 12 EAST OF 4015 AVENUE Q. BETWEEN 39TH AND 40TH STREETS IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF GALVESTON. TEXAS": MAKING VARIOUS FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT I. Barbara Lawrence, City Secretary of the City of Galveston. do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Caption of Ordinance No. 99-58 adopted by the City Council at its regular meeting held June 24. 1999. as the same appears in the records of this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I subscribe my name hereto Officially under rhe corporate sea! of the City of Galveston tf* 1st day of Jury. 1979. /s/ Barbara Lawrence Secretory for rne City Courts for the City of Govestoa Texas : 7/4, 5W CAPTION ORDINANCE NO. 99-57 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 29-213, "APPLICATIONS FOR REVIEW BY THE GALVESTON LANDMARK COMMISSION' OF 'THE ZONING STANDARDS 1991" BY ESTABLISHING AN APPLICATION FEE FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION, PLANNING CASE 99P-71; MAKING VARIOUS FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT 1. Barbara Lawrence, City Secretary of the City of Galveston. do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Caption of Ordinance No. 99-57 adopted by the City Council ot its regular meeting held June 24,1999, as the same appears in the records of this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I subscribe my name hereto officially under the corporate seal of the City of Galveston this 1st day of July. 1999. /s/ Barbara Lawrence Secretary for the City Council for the City of Galveston. Texas Published: 7/4, 5/99 14509559 Bids & Proposals M500558 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of League City. Texas is now accepting sealed bids for Commercial and Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Services. Copies of the bid specifications may be obtained from the office of the Administrative Specialist at City Hall. 300 West Walker Street. Upstairs Room 216. League City, Texas 77573 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Monday thru Thursday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Fridays. Bids win be opened on July 12. 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the office of the Administrative Specialist Alt bids must be mated or r.and deivered to the office of T<* Administrative Specialist by Juty 12. 1999. B-ds re? '/ 00 p rr> *>ot "/* no? Bids & Proposals and will be returned to the sender unopened. When delivered to City Hall, all bids must be sealed In an envelope and marked in the lower right-hand corner. 'Bid for Solid Waste. Services." Bids sent via Fed-Ex. Overnight mail or courier must be sealed In a separate envelope inside the mailer. All bidders must use the bid submittal forms provided. The City of League City reserves . the right to reject dny and oil bids, to waive Irregularities and to accept the bid deemed the most advantageous to the City. Questions regarding this bid or the specifications should be directed to the Administrative Specialist by calling (281) 3384853. Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Published: 6/27 & 7/4/99 14509356 THE LA MARQUE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT will receive bids until 2:00 P.M.. Thursday. July 29. 1999, in the LMISD Administration Building. 1 727 Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas 77568. for athletic supplies and equipment in the following categories: Baseball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Golf Pawerlifting Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Softball Tennis Boys Track Girls Track Any bid received after the specified time will not be considered. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the District. For more information or to receive documents and specifications, call the LMISD Purchasing Office at 409/9384251. Published: 6/27. 7/4/99 14509372 The Gulf Coast Center is the community mental health and mental retardation Center for Gatveston and Brotorta Counties arid is a toy-exempt contract agency of the State o' Texas The og<?r>cy seevs fo ooen for corroetitrve b"d its Bids & Proposals management of its profit sharing retirement plan. The plan has been In existence since 1985. At the end of the 1998 plan year, the plan's net assets totaled S3. l million. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) by submitting a written or faxed request for the RFP to: The Gulf Coast Center 123 Rosenberg, Suite 6 P.O. Box 2490 Galveston. Texas 77553 Contact: Rick Elizondo Phone: 409-763-2373 Or 281488-2839 Fax: 409-763-5538 Proposals must be received no later than Monday, August 02. 1999. at 5:00 p.m. Proposals received after this date shall not be accepted. Sealed Proposals shall be acknowledged at this time. Published: 7/2 thru 7/11/99 14509541 Lost Blond male poodle. Tag read "Corky". Last seen in Colony Park Circle (409)741-9363 Lost Dog - Large Mixed Breed, ap- prox. 80 Ibs.. female w/ reddish brown coat. Vicinity of 45th & N 1/2 since 6/26th. Please call 763-4945. [osf kitten, female. 5 weeks old. Needs medication, orange with stripes. (409)744-7502 Lost LaMarque Lions Community Center Receptions. Reunions. B-Days. Graduations, Parties for rentals call: (409)935-0333 Found Male Lhasa Apso 6yrs. old. reddish blonde hair, bowl-legged. Neutered, no collar, lost in vicinity of 44th & Q 1/2 (409)762-5892. Lost Reward Large female Airedale, red & black, wearing green collar. 9 months old. & a female puppy sported Austrdilian Shepherd. Lost in the vicinity of 4th & Hwy. 646 N Santa Fe. both need heartworm medication. (409)925-5152 LOST ROTWEILLER 2 YRS OLD. Last seen in vicinity of 8 Mi Road & Homrighaus, Thurs, 6/24. (409)744-5357 Black & tan Dobermon. male. No tags. Found in the vicinity of VFW Hall in Santa Fe. Please call (409)925-2680 Found Collie - Black 8< white, in the vicinity of Sycamore Dr (Gulf Village) off 69th St, wearing no collar. (409)740-4178 Found Large un-neutered mixed breed male. No collar. Was found In vicinity of 2108-61st. (409)744-5355 Found Small puppy, 16th & Winnie on Sunday. Must be able to describe. (409)762-1027 after 5 or 762-8068. days. Found Yellow female chow mx wearing blue cotor. Hitchcock near conol off Center & Shiro. (409)986-3187 or 409-772-5457 LOST Small mots. Lhaso Apso mix. Dirty blonde/grey cotor-shoo- gy hair. Missing since 6-15-99, no togs. Lost m vicinity of 46th & G 1/2 ft R. Cod (409)7408964. Smoi! reword. LOST A BABY TO LOVE IS OUR DREAM. HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE WISH TO ADOPT NEWBORN. CAN PROVIDE A SECURE, HAPPY. LOVING HOME. LEGAL AND MEDICAL EXPENSES PAID. PLEASE CALL SO WE CAN TALK. JEAN AND DAVID 1-800-471-2113. IT IS ILLEGAL TO ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR ANY EXPENSES BEYOND MEDICAL AND/OR LEGAL EXPENSES Nanny/ Housekeeper Live-in/ or out fo core for one yr. o*d & boby on the way. Must soeoV English & fiave referer-ces. (409)737-42!1 Business Opportunities Absolutely 100 Times Better Than Vending 50K Pot'l. 6K Investment 1-800-285-2488 AREA COKE/PEPSI * Local Routes!" Big Machines!" Big Profits!' Best Prices! 1-800-387-9418 Small white long haired female poodle. Last seen on Temple Circle in Hitchcock. Has collar with name of "Oogie" & phone. *. (409)927-4792 Mole long hair Chihuahua cross. 6 months free to good home (409)750-8680 AT&TBELL PAYPHONES. Own prime sites S 1 50K yr pot'l. Lowest prices 800-800-3470 24 hrs. Coke/ Lipton/ Frito Routes 30 Established locations! $800 - S 1 .500 weekly profits. Financing. Free Video. 1-800-337-1375 (24 hrs) Concession TRAILER For Sale. $6.500. Accessories extra. (409)925-5580 aft. 6PM Awesome Adventure Vehicle Professional Opportunity Unique Sport Utility Vehicle sets industry standard. Unlimited coming pot'l. Mfg seeks select indtv. to develop Region! $35K secures territory & Demo Vehicle. Coll 1 -800-5 10-5$68. ext. 119 T-Shirt & Cap Printing Equipment. Like new. Will train. $2.900 negotiable. 1-800-407-9043 Vending: Lazy Persons Dream. Loan Alternatives $100- 1000 Cash No credit check - No hassle Ck acct required-Not a Loan Galveston (409)741-9733 1000 New Customers Needed Loans S100-S446. Call: Sunbelt Credit @ (409)762-3444 No Credit - No Problem! Loans $100-$446 Phone Apps Welcome Credit/Starter Loans Avail. Se Habla Espanol Call or Come By 4631 Fort Crocket Blvd. Galveston. Tx 409-763-8585 SECURITY FINANCE We Love to Say YES! RH200 RENTALS Few hours = Priced to set. free Brochure. 1*800-620-4363 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes il illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin ot an intention to make any such preference limitation ot discrimination. This also includes the 1988 amendment of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which makes the following in effect: Familial Status - This mites discrimination against tamilies wilh children against Ifie law in all housing covered by the Civil Rights M of 1568. Handicap - Discrimination against persons because of handicap of a person residing /n or intending fo rtsidt in thi falling is pronioiM This newspaper will not knowingly accept any aoVertisicg for real estate cu is in violation c! She law. Oar readers are hereby intomed siai all dwefegs advertised in this rewspaosr are ava«aWe on as equal opw'u'ity basis Apartments For Rent Unfurnished-Galveston $ 99 Move In Central Location, I Bedroom Free cable. W/D, Icemakers Agent 741-3733 $99 Move In 1 &2 Bdrms. Great location Hurry While They Last I! Coll 409)741-0066 Apartment Locators $99 Move-In Extra Large Floor Plans Washer/Dryer Alarm & Gates Call (409) 762-5858 Rent 0 Deposit 3 Application Fee.. For details Call 741-0066 Agent 1 bdrm Apt. You Pay Elec. $3SO/mo + dep.. 1 bdrm Apt. S350. pay all utilities. (409)762-8651 1 Bedroom. Lakeview. Microwave, W/D included. $480. S50. deposit Agent 741-3733 1 Br, Living room, dining room . kitchen & bath. Senior, citizens welcome. S350. + dep. (409)762-0721 1223 Broadway Garage apt. 1/1, ac. appl.. gas & water pd. S350 + clop (409)762-3618 or 409-256-1W 2 Br Apt.. Close to UTMft. All op pliances with A/C $350,.'mo < dep. (409)762-ft.1?h or (409)256-4176 2001 Ave L Large 1 bdrm apt- water & gas pd. $425/mon. 1 bdrm $375/mon. 409-765-8582, 2014 Ave M Nice, small 1 BR. A/C. no pets, $350 *• dep * util. 409^7623840 or 771-5071

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