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To dry out weeds with vinegar, you'll need a commercial solution, not just the basic distilled white. The vinegar in your pantry doesn't have enough acetic acid to effectively kill perennial weeds. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
To dry out weeds with vinegar, you'll need a commercial solution, not just the basic distilled white. The vinegar in your pantry doesn't have enough acetic acid to effectively kill perennial weeds. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By Sharika Young]
To dry out weeds with vinegar, you'll need a commercial solution, not just the basic distilled white. The vinegar in your pantry doesn't have enough acetic acid to effectively kill perennial weeds. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By Marla Lewis]
None of us ever feel like we have enough time in the day, these spring cleaning tips are great to use year round. They save time and help keep the dirt, dust and grime at bay so you can spend time doing what you want to do. What are some of your time saving tips for spring cleaning? CynthiaHow to Keep Things Cleaner, LongerBy Deirdre Sullivan, originally appearing on HouseLogic.com. Image: Liz...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
The amount of water flowing into Central Texas' Highland Lakes Travis and Buchanan remained near all-time lows in March as the severe drought has reduced many of the lakes' tributaries to trickles. Only 8,102 acre-feet of water flowed into the lakes in March, about 9 percent of average for the month. Inflows for January through March 2014 were lower than the same three months in 2011, a ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/21/2014 By John Askins]
Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By Carol Nagel]
While housing booms may be uneven in many parts of the country, more buyers are placing an emphasis on green -- with some studies showing that green homes can sell for higher dollar than non-green homes.  In Portland, Ore., an analysis from the Earth Advantage Institute found that green-certified new homes sold, on average, for 8 percent more than non-certified green homes--and in one of t...
Read Post [Posted on 04/19/2014 By John Askins]
People who are considering solar as part of their energy profile are seeking to outfit a more traditionally designed and built home to take advantage of sunny days to produce electricity for diverse use. Depending on your climate and surrounding buildings, trees and topography, solar energy can be a resource that could be harnessed to lower your bill from the local electric company. Does ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Alex Handley]
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Homeowners Isn’t owning your own home great? Whether you’re a new buyer or have been in your home for a year or two, you’ll want to make your home clean and comfortable for the many years ahead of you.This spring maintenance checklist has eight tips to help you avoid headaches down the road:1. If you just moved in, change the locks.You may not have considered put...
Read Post [Posted on 04/14/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
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]
360Chestnut Home Energy and Green Living BlogReflections on Smart Homes & Emerging Home TechnologyPosted on Fri, Apr 11, 2014It was quite a night and quite a panel.  The room was packed, the speakers were great and beer was cold.  What more could you want?  For those interested, the video will soon be posted online at 360cTV. Our panel discussion “Does your house know ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/13/2014 By Scharon Garrett]
 Right now everyone is cooking and boiling crawfish and shrimp.  You need a back yard for that. Even if you don't like crawfish its ok cause you can boil water in a large pot, put in some Old' Bay seasoning with some new potatoes add some corn then when corn just about done add shrimp. Yummy. Don't have a house well what are you waiting for call me I am a RE/MAX agent. You don't wan...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Guadalupe Cantu]
Known formally as the old Clear Lake Golf Course, this groundbreaking marks a great addition to the Clear Lake area. Stop by to see what is in store and celebrate with the community.  For more information about the project visit www.explorationgreen.org...
Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By Karen Sherrill]
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 ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/04/2014 By Sharika Young]
What is Generation Park?About 20 minutes northeast of Downtown Houston a new modern industrial facility is in the works.  This master planned enterprise park will be more than 4,000 acres.  Generation Park is designed for companies that need manufacturing distribution facilities, medical facilities, retail and businesses that are looking for a place to house their corporate headquarters....
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By Kimberly Berger]
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