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Firethorne Sets All-Time High Sales Record in 2012 with 280 New Home Sales: 55.5% Increase Over 2011 Sales

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

firethorne_logoKaty/Fulshear – Jan. 16, 2013. . . . Firethorne sold an all-time high of 280 new homes in 2012, recording a whopping 55.5 percent increase in new home sales over 2011 for the Katy/Fulshear master-planned community.

“This is quite a milestone for Firethorne,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. “We’re proud of our steady growth, with home values appreciating.” He credits Firethorne’s success to the continued strength of the Katy/Fulshear/West Houston economy, highlighted by the Energy Corridor and the Texas Medical Center-West, outstanding public schools and the ongoing support from the local Realtor® community. Realtors® have been a cornerstone to Firethorne’s growth, generating more than 79 percent of its new home sales.” The industry norm in a new community such as Firethorne is 60 percent Realtor®-generated home sales.

The Jimmy Franklin Team of RE/MAX Grand Realty and The Joe Rothchild Team of Keller Williams Signature Realty, ranked as Firethorne’s Top Two Producing Realtors, respectively in 2012.

Firethorne’s previous sales record high of 254 new homes was set in 2010, when short-term federal tax credits were in effect for first-time homebuyers.

Project-to-date, Firethorne has sold 1,630 new homes. Its builder team includes such premiere homebuilders as Ashton Woods Homes, M/I Homes, Perry Homes, Highland Homes, Coventry Homes, and Plantation Homes. New home prices range from the high $100s to the mid-$800s.

In terms of growth, energy companies have relocated employees to the Katy area, plus three major Houston hospitals, Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann and The Methodist Hospital, have expanded there. Firethorne is located 10 and 15 miles west of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor, respectively.

Firethorne is also attractive to the Houston relocation market with its location in the top-ranked Katy Independent School District and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, and availability of lots typically found in the country with all of conveniences of master-designed recreational amenities, such as state-of-the-art technology and nearby shopping, retail, dining, entertainment, schools and medical facilities. The 1,400-acre community features 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, resort-style and competitive swim centers, sports fields, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. It’s where the vibrancy of West Houston meets the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.

To visit Firethorne, take I-10 west and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, go to www.firethorne.info, or call 281-693-1011.
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