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Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Plant a container tree, like this one wrapped in burlap, whenever it'll have a couple of months to establish its roots before extreme warm or cold temps hit. Image: Barista Kids ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/11/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
Email END binder-item Poinsettia is the brilliant Christmas plant that, with a little love, will bloom long after the ho-ho-hos have faded. Here’s how to care for poin...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
Cutting back unnecessary energy use is an easy way to keep your hard earned money in your pocket. Here are some suggestions you can do at home this winter, at absolutely no cost to you.Let the sunshine in. Open drapes and let the sun heat your home for free (get them closed again at sundown so they help insulate).Rearrange your rooms. Move your furniture around so you are sitting near interior wal...
Read Post [Posted on 12/06/2014 By John Askins]
Oaks On Caroline Condos Houston Neighborhood Guide Located within the energetic Museum District, Oaks on Caroline condos Houston is a new midrise residential condominium unit developed by Urban Flats Builders. This six-story condominium building featuring Texas Hill Country design is sure to delight home buyers because of its: ACCESSIBLE LOCATION: Built within Museum District that b...
Read Post [Posted on 12/05/2014 By Paige Martin]
Despite this still being a roller coaster time for home builders, more new homes were designated Energy Star green properties in 2014.These energy efficient properties accounted for nearly 20 percent of all new single-family homes, up from 12 percent in 2007."Consumer acceptance has been outstanding," says Walter Cuculic of Pulte Homes, which builds Energy Star homes. Owners of existing homes...
Read Post [Posted on 12/02/2014 By John Askins]
A survey of 1,793 members of the National Association of REALTORS® by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reveals that more than 50 percent are excited about homes with new technologies, and nearly 67 percent say that their clients are as well. More than 90 percent of REALTORS® have aided in the purchase, sale, or showing of a home with advanced technologies. Here are the most common tec...
Read Post [Posted on 11/26/2014 By John Askins]
Savvy home owners pine for lush, healthy trees and here's a few  facts and tips on how trees save energy and grow a home’s value.1. Three properly placed trees can save home owners between $100 and $250 a year in energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Their shade cuts cooling costs in the summer. In winter, they serve as windbreak and help hold down heat...
Read Post [Posted on 11/23/2014 By John Askins]
A wind turbine marketed by Honeywell is one idea that  could make generating electricity a home-based business.The compact turbine resembles a 6-foot in diameter bicycle wheel that sits on a suburban roof. It can function at wind speeds as low as 2 mph, doesn’t make loud noises or vibrate excessively – two objections to competing turbines. The average U.S. household uses about 10,000 kilowatt...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By John Askins]
I had the privilege to host an open house and showcase one of Houston's premier mid century modern homes.  It's described as a Renovated, Mid Century Modern home (1956), ''California Contemporary,'' designed by architect-emeritus William Floyd. Banks of clerestory windows, sloped, beamed ceilings throughout open, light-filled spaces. Office/study, large family room. Energy-efficient upgr...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Bobette Gonzalez]
A new performance venue is coming to Sugar Land!-A $74.3 million project will begin on Dec. 9. -It will be located on the corner of Highway 59 and University Boulevard-It will host a wide range of performances, including national musicians, comedians, children’s and family entertainment, theater, and more!Read the full story here--> http://rem.ax/1v3vpE0 We love Sugar Land and we...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
The Groves There is a great new neighborhood coming to Northeast Houston nestled in “the woods”.  The Groves is located about 2 miles south of 1960 on Lake Houston Parkway in Northeast Houston.  The Groves is master planned by Crescent Communities.  The community is built around nature so many of the native trees are being preserved.  Those that are cut down are being ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Kimberly Berger]
Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic cleaner for many areas of your home. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
How far will you go to get your green on? Would you live in the treetops? Share toys? Tell us what you think.They’re sustainable — built with scrap wood and mortar — and their thick walls reduce the need for energy to heat and cool. Would you live in a cordwood masonry house? Image: Tony Wrench/That Round HouseSustainable living has very little to do with shiny new stuff. Think about that reusable...
Read Post [Posted on 11/06/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
JUST MOVED TO COPPERFIELD & NEED A GREAT HAIR SALON? Welcome to my new blog! If you are buying or selling or relocating, we aim to share tips and information that will help make the transition easier. There are so many things to learn about moving to the Houston area from out of town. I am a realtor in the Houston area, as well as a transplant from Cleveland, Ohio. We will share with you ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Marsha Ettinger]
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