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Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Pamela Harris]
When is the last time you wished for something? A better job. A healthier body. A padded bank account. A happier life. At some point we all wish for things it seems like we’ll never have. But maybe we wouldn’t feel so bad about not having these things if we stopped comparing ourselves to others and what they have. When we click through endless social media posts we often get down on ou...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Muna Farah]
Insurance is a way to hedge the risk of a possible loss on an asset that a person or entity cannot afford.  The cost of the coverage is determined by risk and exposure to the insurer and reflected in the premium. Another way to say it is: don’t buy insurance when you can afford the loss.  If you have a mortgage on your home, you must have insurance.  It is probably prudent ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Crystal Palencia]
If you currently rent your home and are wondering if you need to purchase renter’s insurance – here are a few things you should know:  Most renters want to purchase a Renter’s Insurance policy to cover any personal possessions that may be lost in a hurricane, storm or fire.  If you already have a Renter’s policy, make sure you take a thorough inventory of all your...
Read Post [Posted on 02/18/2015 By Marta Guerrero]
Since I've experienced a frozen pipe in our second home before, I can offer first-hand advice about the need for still securing your home during the next few weeks of Texas winter. Yes, that's right I said weeks, not months, as by mid-March spring will begin arriving and spreading North from our semi-tropical South Texas locales. But until then it's wor...
Read Post [Posted on 02/18/2015 By John Askins]
A home’s value is dependent on many things. Here are nine factors you might not have thought about. Being able to hoof it to school, shops, and restaurants can add as much as $34,000 to your home's value. The boost from walkability is biggest in large, dense cities. Image: Renee Tougas What do surf breaks, Walmarts, and public transportation have in common? Being...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By Marla Lewis]
Did you know that the 77450 zip code (Cinco Ranch-Westheimer Pky / S Ferry Rd) is the SAFEST NEIGHBORHOOD in Houston, TX? Click the below link to see the top 10 safest neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/tx/houston/crime/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/06/2015 By Chantell Newsome]
If your house was built more than 40 years ago, replace old electrical wiring for safety. An outlet is ungrounded, and should be updated, if it only accommodates two-prong plugs. Image: Liz Foreman Old wiring—even knob and tube wiring that dates back to the early 20th century—isn’t inherently dangerous, but unless you were around when the house was buil...
Read Post [Posted on 01/09/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
Montebello ADA-Compliant 2 Bedroom Now on the Market Montebello is one of the premier buildings for luxury high rise living in Houston, close to the Galleria and within convenient proximity to the shops and restaurants of Uptown Park.  This 2 bedroom corner residence is now on the market.   The gorgeous bamboo floors have been refurbished along with fresh paint thro...
Read Post [Posted on 12/29/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Winter wonderlands are cute and all, but they get pretty cold, too.But you still have time to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frosty windows and every homeowner's nightmare: Busted pipes.A good place to start prior to tackling problem areas i...
Read Post [Posted on 12/13/2014 By John Askins]
Boot trays by the front door keep wet footwear from soaking your floors. Image: Helen ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/11/2014 By Marla Lewis]
With all the festivities that come with this time of year, the lights, the music, the magic of it all also comes with more chances of burglaries and theft.  We all know the movie Home Alone.Two burglars plan a whole holiday heist of all the homes in the neighborhood while everyone is out of town for Christmas. Due to travel, business and overcrowded parking lots and stores, this seems to be a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
It’s the holiday season — something’s bound to go wrong. We’ve all heard about those nightmarish holiday disaster stories in which accident after accident befalls some poor soul who just wanted a quiet, peaceful Christmas with the family. And we know you can’t get enough of those stories, so we’re here to bring you more!We asked around to get some of the most ridiculous holiday horror s...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
It's hard to believe, but burglars do target homes during the holiday season, knowing there are gifts to be stolen inside. Protect yourself and your home by making safe decisions. Image: HouseLogic photo compilation ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/03/2014 By Marla Lewis]
1. HOLIDAY LIGHTING All those twinkle lights help make spirits bright, but they can also start fires. Be careful to choose strands of lights that are flame-resistant. Inspect your older lights and make sure to replace them if the wires are frayed, sockets are cracked or the cord is tightly kinked. Look for a certification mark like UL or ELT to make sure the product complies with safety standar...
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By Chauntae Lopez]
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