1st & 15th Newsletter | From the Jo & Co. Desk | January 1st, 2023

The bad news is time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot.

- Michael Altshuler

Hello friend. Happy new year to you and your family. Personally, I am so excited to welcome 2023 into my view. Last night, with the fireworks popping, I wrote down my goals, and one of those goals is to write to my kids each day.

Last week I was on Amazon looking for a journal for the new year, and I stumbled upon these journals by Chronicle Books. Essentially, it is a five-year journal with dated micro-sized entries. I ended up buying one for each of my little kids, and one for my husband. My plan is to micro-journal to them every day for five years. If you are curious about which journal I picked up for me, I purchased this journal in black, olive green, and leather brown. And no, I have no clue what I am going to use 2 of them for.

2020 was a year in which I couldn't catch my breath: both in real estate and personally. Like many others, we lived through a lot of change, including the loss of our son, and an unexpected surge in new clients. 2021 was a year of massive growth within our business and even found our groove in helping families relocate to the Houston suburbs. 2022 gave us moments to reflect and catch our breath, as well as question everything we believed. It was a weird year. But in 2023, I am expecting nothing but great things. I am bringing insane amounts of positivity and I even have a new grandbaby that I plan to pretend is mine during outings, Lol.

When looking at current and historical data, we can see a slowdown in most cities, with Montgomery, Texas, being the only city to see an increase in sales when comparing the last 90 days to this time last year. In this blog post, which I am featuring below, you will discover the 10 most popular suburbs of Houston in 2022, as well as, see the full comparison for 11 cities with now and then data.

And if it wasn't apparent, yes this is the first edition of something brand new I am introducing in the new year, which is my 1st & 15th newsletter. I look forward to pouring my heart and soul into this newsletter, and I hope you enjoy it. If not, please feel free to unsubscribe.

Okey, so one last thing I wanted to throw your way... Edward (my husband) and I just started playing pickleball, and y'all, it is SO much fun. I highly recommend it, if you are trying to stay active in 2023. I am already addicted! And I promise the letter from the realtor, won't be this long in future editions. Best wishes & hugs.

- Jo

YouTube - How's the market? | Click below.

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Blog Post - Where everyone is moving to right now in the Houston, Texas Suburbs. | Click below.

We currently have 11 active listings and 3 pending listings. Today I have two features. Follow this link to see all of our listings.

One, is our new construction listings by Alta Homes. These homes are on the outskirts of Conroe, Texas, and within the neighborhoods of Cedar Crossing and Deer Trail Estates. Both boast low taxes, affordable living, and country air. 

And our second real estate feature, are two listings of a dear friend of mine. These two homes are move-in ready (there are 4 off the market currently for sale), new construction, and can be found in the community of Legends Ranch. They zone to three amazing schools, Birnham Woods Elementary, York Junior High, and Grand Oaks High School. The tax rate is only 2.56%, the community is gated, and many of the homes have no back neighbors. Please reach out if you would like more information or if you would like to start touring homes.

10 Neighborhoods to Watch in 2023

All of these neighborhoods are currently offering new construction options, with amazing incentives for today's buyers.

1. The Highlands, Porter, Texas
2. The Woodlands Hills, Willis, Texas
3. Artavia, Conroe, Texas
4. Grand Central Park, Conroe, Texas
5. Marvida, Cypress, Texas
6. Amira, Tomball, Texas
7. Bridgeland, Cypress, Texas
8. Elyson, Katy, Texas
9. Cane Island, Katy, Texas
10. Harper's Preserve, Conroe, Texas

To see homes for sale in these 10 neighborhoods, click here.

Every other week, we publish market updates for 27 different neighborhoods and 19 different zip codes. You can always access those, by clicking this link.

But what I really want to share with you is something we haven't shared with anyone yet, and we are actually insanely excited about it. It is something we are calling The MOVE Index. We score the market on four parameters.

M: Mortgage Rate
O: Outside Factors
V: Volatility in the Market
E: Equity + ROI

We hope to publish all of our findings on the blog later this week. So be sure to stay tuned!

And if you are currently asking yourself, one of three questions, "Should I buy or should I rent?,  "Is right now a good time to buy?", or "Is right now a good time to sell?", I would love to have a conversation with you. Click this link to schedule a call.

As we enter 2023, it is important to remember some fine words first spoken by Chris Grosser, "Opportunities don't happen. You create them." So let's all create our own opportunities in 2023, and let's let nothing hold us back.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be your friend and resource. Oh, I almost forgot to ask, what are your plans and goals when it comes to buying/selling in 2023? Hugs.

- Jordan Marie Schilleci, Jo & Co.

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We are so happy you found our little corner of the interwebs. We look forward to y'all reaching out to us. We love to answer questions and welcome them. Recently we created some local maps, and you can download those by clicking the image/link above. Below, you will find an index of some very helpful information to assist you in learning more about the Houston suburbs. If you are relocating to our neck of the woods, we hope you reach out to us, because we would love to help you by being your local realtor and friend. Thoughtfully written for you. Hugs, Jo.

We are Waiting for You

If you are looking to relocate to the Houston Area, we would love to meet you and hear your story. Below you will find all of my contact information, as well as some homes for sale in the area. We truly look forward to hearing from you! P.S. Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel!

If you are overwhelmed..

Now if you are feeling overwhelmed about where you should plant your roots, I would love to talk to you. You can schedule a call with me by clicking this link: http://byjoandco.com/call or just send us an email: [email protected]. There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post, https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/best-neighborhoods-in-houston/, I deep dive into all the different suburbs/neighborhoods that you might want to consider, and why. There are many resources here, so please reach out if you are curious about what to look at next! Thank you for trusting us.

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