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Energy industry representatives are increasingly making an offer to home owners across the country: Let us drill for your natural gas on your land, and we’ll pay you for the lease.  The offer is increasingly being made to home owners in Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Drilling officials say home owners can earn extra income that can be used to pay off their mortgages and that the gas roya...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By John Askins]
The American dream of home ownership is alive and well even after the battering prices and budgets took during the housing crisis, according to a survey by Chase. A total of 87% of respondents said owning their home is something they have always wanted.“Owning a home is at the heart of most Americans’ dreams,” said Chase Mortgage Banking CEO Kevin Watters. “And people are saving as much as possibl...
Read Post [Posted on 04/01/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
 10+ undeveloped acres in Rosharon. Less than 2 miles to FM 1462 and 6 miles to TX 288. Near proposed Grand Parkway Segment B. Great opportunity for future investment, cattle or livestock, ranch or many other opportunities!
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Doris Jean Lacamu]
Check out this article on kitchen design. What do you think? Come back and let me know if it's something you would do to build value to your home before you sell.Kitchen Remodeling Decisions You’ll Never RegretBy: John Rihahttp://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/kitchens/classic-kitchen-remodeling/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By Cynthia Schroeder]
Roads that were meant for the small-town traffic of ranchers and the occasional school bus now continue to get pounded by heavy trucks in the Eagle Ford Shale.To complete a single well in the oil- and gas-rich shale in South Texas, trucks must make hundreds of trips to transport equipment, water and sand to sites for drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Some county roads are dirt or caliche and have...
Read Post [Posted on 03/12/2014 By John Askins]
Last week, DHK Development, held a meeting at Victor's Mexican restaurant to talk about the new community development project coming to Fulshear.  The plan to break ground this fall.  This new community will include retail/commercial and residential.  Residential homes will range from 1 acre to 1/2 lots.  The retail space will be located at the corner of FM 1093 and Bois D'arc...
Read Post [Posted on 03/10/2014 By Deborah David]
More than 900 communities that were at risk for losing access to federal rural housing programs are now protected through 2020.  For the last three years, NAR has worked with Congress extend the eligibility of communities under a 40-year old definition of rural. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had been required to revise the list of communities eligible ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/09/2014 By John Askins]
 SEALY Country Living:  1.564 acres with 3/2 large home. Totally renovated. Huge trees, pool, playhouse, cross fenced, 30x40 barn, tool shed, storm windows, roof one year old (30 yr grty), new Kenmore Elite appliances. Septic /well or city water/sewer. Ceramic tile floor and/or wood. Double pane windows. Excellent condition. Pool is totally fenced with gate, Large rooms. Extra 8x8 room i...
Read Post [Posted on 03/07/2014 By Deborah David]
If you will be shopping for a new outdoor grill this year, here are a few points to consider. What will power it? Charcoal is classic and imparts a distinctive flavor, but it takes time to get it started and clean up afterward. Natural gas is the most convenient, but it takes a licensed or certified gas fitter to install it. That leaves propane, which is the most popular choice. While there...
Read Post [Posted on 03/02/2014 By Tonya Haugen]
Which cities offer retirees the most bang for their buck?CNNMoney ranked the best places for retirement. Here are the top 10:  Marquette, Mich.Population: 21,400Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $145,000 Cape Coral, Fla.Population: 154,300Population over age 50: 38%Median home price: $95,000 Boise, IdahoPopulation: 205,600Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $120,000...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2014 By John Askins]
As you calculate your tax returns, consider each home tax deduction and credit you are — and are not — entitled to. Running afoul of any of these nine home-related tax mistakes — which tax pros say are especially common — can cost you money or draw the IRS to your doorstep. Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes You take a tax deduction for property taxes in ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2014 By Ginger Cato]
All though it's been a overof a day. Knowing that Tomball is always welcoming new and old friend everyday  into it's little shop and business, In the next few post i will try to Introduce you to Tomball and why they like to be know as the "City with a Heart" ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2014 By Christopher Zardeneta]
This is always such an exciting day for communities in the outskirts of Houston. It is the day the Houston Rodeo Trailriders start their approach into Memorial Park. This year may be more of a challenge on their route due to the overwhelming growth and road development to this area. The riders coming from communities northwest spent the night last night in Pinehurst, before meeting others in Tomba...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2014 By Elizabeth Edds]
As some skiers hit the slopes, investors are hitting the real estate market in these ski resorts, hoping to cash in. Some investors are finding they don’t have to be into skiing or snowboarding to enjoy the benefits of a home in a ski town.  The properties can be rented out weekly, monthly, or as seasonal vacation rentals that can sometimes generate the cash flow to cover the costs...
Read Post [Posted on 01/31/2014 By John Askins]
If you’ve been thinking of adding more daylight to a kitchen or dark hallway, a solar tube may be the way to go. At a fraction of the cost of a skylight, a solar tube provides plenty of warm, indirect light.How it worksKnown variously as a sun tube, sun tunnel, light tube, or tubular skylight, a solar tube is a 10- or 14-inch-diameter sheet-metal tube with a polished interior. The interior ac...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2014 By Jennifer Brown]
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