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Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Susan Greer]
Energy efficiency is a big selling point in a home and even if you don't plan to move for years, why not make improvements that will save you money? An energy audit for your home identifies what improvements you can do to make your home run more efficient and will show you where you're wasting money. Sometimes the energy wasting culprits are obvious, other times not so much which is why a professi...
Read Post [Posted on 04/14/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
The kitchen remains one of the most popular rooms in the house. If it's well laid out and equipped, it becomes a magnet for family members. “It’s the place where they begin and end their days and also interact with friends,” says designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon, founder of In Detail, Kitchens, Baths, Interiors, a design firm in Pensacola, Florida.But it can do more. “A home that’s in move-in condit...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By John Askins]
Vibrant colors are in this spring. Home owners jazzing up their properties should consider switching out beige neutrals on the walls for cool grey hues and pale pastels. For a more fresh, modern look, complement rooms with bold-colored furnishings and warm metals. Blush tones paired with masculine hues also are in style. Lighter wood is gaining popularity for furniture, countertops, ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By John Askins]
Realtor.com® and the home improvement startup Porch have teamed up to offer a new tool that will display information about the remodeling history of for-sale homes listed on realtor.com®. The Porch Home and Neighborhood Report will provide buyers with access to home improvement project history as well as the cost and details of the remodeling projects when buyers are searching for a home....
Read Post [Posted on 04/06/2014 By John Askins]
 Home remodeling projects in the major cities of Texas grew increasingly profitable and popular in 2013, according to the 2014 Texas Remodel Valuation Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.Dan Hatfield, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, commented, “All aspects of Texas real estate are strong, including the home-remodeling market. As demand for Texas homes c...
Read Post [Posted on 04/04/2014 By Glory Crafts]
Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every homeowner should note, because it signals where some very smart money is headed: right where we live!Remember, Google isn’t just famous for its search engine; it’s also frequently in th...
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Connie Inmon]
As more home buyers become increasingly concerned about rising utility bills, several environmentally friendly updates in a home may help it stand out from the crowd, housing experts say. But if you do just one thing, "it’s probably not going to add value,” Jeffrey Schleider, managing director of Miron Properties in New York, which specializes in green properties, told The New York Times.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/30/2014 By John Askins]
More home owners and buyers are ranking energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home features high in surveys.  AOL Real Estate recently highlighted a few easy steps home owners can take to make their homes more “green”: Swap out the light bulbs: LED light bulbs are known as being 80 percent more energy efficient and lasting as much as 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 03/26/2014 By Susan Greer]
Wakako Tokunaga ArchitectureFeeling a bit down? Maybe it’s time you redecorated your living room or finally tackled that remodeling project. No, seriously. In a recent Houzz survey, 87 percent of the more than 6,000 respondents said that their home design impacts their overall happiness. So if you’ve remodeled or redecorated your home in the past two years, you might be among the 74 percent who sa...
Read Post [Posted on 03/26/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
Bedroom Makeover Idea: Change Up the Headboard By Dave Donovan Enter any bedroom and most eyes will be drawn immediately to the headboard. It is, after all, one of the largest pieces in the room and believe it or not, this one piece of furniture can speak volumes about a person. What kind of headboard do you currently have? Is your headboard all that it can be? Does it reflect your s...
Read Post [Posted on 03/25/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
Considered the heart of a home, the kitchen can be instrumental in selling a property.  Many buyers prefer dwellings with modern kitchens, especially since it's a room they'll use every day and a place where they will entertain guests.  But a kitchen retrofit does not have to be extensive. Realty Times offers the following tips on attracting buyers with lower-cost kitchen upgr...
Read Post [Posted on 03/25/2014 By John Askins]
This video shows all of the Houston duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes available as of March 15th.  There are approximately 200 duplexes available, with the majority of them being listed at a price of under $500,000.  These properties are mostly located within the I-610 loop.  Supply is fairly limited in regards to duplexes.  Check out my other videos of local Houston, Katy, P...
Read Post [Posted on 03/23/2014 By Evan Altemus]
About 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child-safety devices on the market today. Any safety device you buy should be sturdy enough to prevent injury to your child, yet easy for you to use. It's important to follow installation instructions carefully. In addition, if you ha...
Read Post [Posted on 03/18/2014 By Susan Roddy]
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