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www.houstonheightsrealtors.com   Being able to call the Heights home may seem unreachable for the typical home buyer due to the high price tags on homes. The truth is that many hidden gems still exist within this inner loop haven at reasonable prices. I am lucky to work & live in this ever changing community that is called the Heights. This past year my girlfriend, myself, and ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Andres Wydler]
When you are considering a remodel or improvement on your home, there is no such thing as too much information.  Here is another article from Houselogic that should help you along your way. When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part. The tougher question is figuring out how much you can afford. Follow this four-step plan to arrive at the answer. 1.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
When remodeling or updating your home, a smart homeowner will consider the ROI or return on investment. This means "if" you make an improvement how much can you expect to recoop on resale.  Many an overpriced home is listed on the market by sellers who think they will recoop 100% of all improvements which is not the case.  The below article shows the reflection of research...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
Spring is approaching, and it's time for your clients to start planning their lawn and landscaping strategy. Before they start cutting and fertilizing, it's a good idea to review these common myths and myth-busting tips from lawn and landscaping professionals: Myth #1: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day. Reality: Water is a valuable resource; make every drop count!...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By John Askins]
A list of the home improvement projects that will return the most money at sale for your initial investment. A new steel front door has the greatest return on investment when updating your home. http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/home-improvement/home-remodeling-projects-with-long-term-ROI/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By James Hall]
Hanley-Wood's ProSalesOnline.com has identified several trends that the magazine’s editors believe will continue to have the biggest impact on housing. 1. Big builders are wringing the extras out of construction costs and dropping the national average cost-to-build 36 percent to $52 per square foot. 2. Energy Star has ramped up its efficient design and quality installation sta...
Read Post [Posted on 02/22/2015 By John Askins]
Each new year brings with it a new wave of home design inspiration and trends. Not only does keeping an eye on trends make your home stand out to guests, it also lets you anticipate how to increase your home's value on the resale market should you decide to list this year. We all know that a big part of the excitement for a homebuyer is the design process, so keeping your home fresh ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Cynthia Mullins]
A survey by AARP has found that 33 percent of adults older than 45 have modified their homes to allow them to age comfortably in place. Aging-in-place modifications can include: · Decorative grab bars in showers · Step-free entrances · Levered door handles · Raised electrical outlets · Bathrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs · Widen...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By John Askins]
It is much cheaper for older people to live out their lives in a home of their own than it is to move to a residential center, but it takes work to make a home safer, according to the Home Safety Council. The council advises anyone contemplating home safety for an older resident to consider hiring an occupational therapist who specializes in home modifications. If a physician writes a prescript...
Read Post [Posted on 02/15/2015 By John Askins]
At the combined International Builders Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show recently in Las Vegas, REALTOR® Magazine picked up on the key trends to watch for in the coming year and beyond. The question on everyone's mind was what are going to be the game-changers in 2015? Looking over our notes, we found three major insights that the real estate industry will be watching out...
Read Post [Posted on 02/14/2015 By John Askins]
If you practice fence etiquette and bone up on local zoning regs, you can avoid neighbor disputes.   If you install a fence, it's your responsibility to make sure both sides are well-maintained. Image: Comstock Images/Getty Images Avoid fence disputes by practicing fence etiquette—a good neighbor policy. If you follow zoning regulations and share basics with...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
A common problem in older homes, #foundationrepairs can range from simple DIY fixes to major repairs. Here's what you need to know about your options and when to call in a professional. #realestate #homemaintenance.  Click on the link below to read more!  http://ow.ly/ITPnv Sandra Cannon, REALTOR® Urban Provision, REALTORS® 832.257.2554 Cell 832.592.7182 eFax www.sa...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2015 By Sandra Denham]
Home owners are remodeling their homes at levels that haven’t been seen in decades. In fact, the home improvement business could reach record levels this year, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. What’s behind the increase? Potential trade-up home buyers are fixing up their existing homes for sale, federal and state subsidies...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2015 By John Askins]
To calculate how much remodel you can afford, follow these four steps: Ballpark the cost, establish a spending limit, get quotes from contractors, and set your priorities.‚Äč A smart remodeler ballparks the costs and adds a 15% to 20% contingency. Image: Anne Canright When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part. The tougher question is figurin...
Read Post [Posted on 02/10/2015 By Marla Lewis]
A home seller may be able to boost the value of their home by an additional 12 percent, with just a few smart pre-listing repairs, according to a new survey of 300 residential real estate professionals by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. On a median, single-family home priced at $205,000, that could be a potential gain of $24,600. “You don’t have to spend a ton of mone...
Read Post [Posted on 02/09/2015 By John Askins]
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