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  Many homeowners invest a lot of time and effort deliberately researching property markets and neighborhoods when buying a home. They disregard the role a property manager can play in protecting their property’s capital value and maximizing the owner’s income when it comes time to lease out the home. Landlords tend to pick their property management company based on manage...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By Lidieth Macicek]
I am always amazed when I go to list someone's property (to sell) to find that after living in their home for years, they have never filed for a TEXAS HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.  This benefit is 1 of the main reasons owning a home (instead of renting) is such a benefit, because of the big tax savings$.  This week we will benefit even further.  The following press release explains it a...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
The drought may have receded in much of Texas, but reservoir levels are, if anything, worse in many areas than they were a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. "If we look at the major urban cities, particularly from the Metroplex down the Interstate 35 corridor, on down to San Antonio, it’s pretty dire," said Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extensio...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By John Askins]
March Things To Do In Houston  Check out our top picks for March Things to do in Houston! Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 3-22, 2015 Come be a part of the world's largest livestock exhibition, world's largest rodeo and premier entertainment event! Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2015 Houston Sendoff Event March 4, 2015 More than 50 Houston-area high school and colleg...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Real Estate Logic 101: Buyers always prefer new construction, even though new construction prices are rising. Therefore, mortgage rates are going up. That’s according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, which reported that new-home sales and price appreciation had driven the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to 3.8% this week, up from 3.76% l...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Michelle Cannon]
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]
Home prices continue to rise.  If you are considering selling your current home, the right real estate agent can help you bet the most for your property.  Contact me to find out how.    http://www.houselogic.com/blog/support-home-ownership/home-prices-25-over-three-years/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By James Hall]
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Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Muna Farah]
Fun Day Monday is a contest where you can win prizes and have lots of fun. When you participate and WIN you will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon.  To be part of the contest simply signup on the link below and you should be good to go. Once you signup you will receive a question once a month. When you get a correct answer your name will be added to our drawing list.  We will be ann...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Muna Farah]
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]
Lake Jackson Ready for a Building Boom Just about an hour's drive south from Houston is the small town of Lake Jackson.  The petrochemical industry growth spurt has led to an unprecedented construction boom turning this quaint community known as Brazosport into a booming city.  With $30 billion in projects slated for the area, hundreds of homes and apartment complexes are proposed...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Is your pooch pawing your petunias? Here’s how to keep your dog out of your garden and away from your precious plants. If you sprinkle powdered mustard or hot pepper flakes around your garden, after a few licks, your dog won't bother the area again. Image: Brittany F. We want our dogs to eat well, but we don’t want them snacking on our heirloom veget...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Vanita Cooper]
  These tricks and tips will help you outsmart dirt while cutting back on housework. Your home's humidity level may be contributing to dusty floors and surfaces. Too humid conditions breed dust mites; air that's too dry causes static electricity, which makes dust sticky and tough to remove. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic Giving your home that spring-cle...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Marla Lewis]
I know that it can be hard to think of spring being just around the corner with all this crazy winter weather lately, but it will be here before you know it.  And with spring is the time for fresh beginnings and starting new.  With that comes all the tasks to get your house wake your home out of its deep winter slumber and back ready for life to begin.   Spring cleaning ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
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