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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]
About Sunday Streets HTXSunday Streets HTX is a pilot initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provide a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active.A portion of a great Houston street will be closed to vehi...
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every homeowner should note, because it signals where some very smart money is headed: right where we live!Remember, Google isn’t just famous for its search engine; it’s also frequently in th...
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Connie Inmon]
Green commercial buildings are more profitable, nabbing higher rates, boasting higher occupancies, and attracting more investors, according to Capital Markets Partnership, a nonprofit coalition of investment banks, investors, and governments. As such, CMG plans to jump-start a secondary market to buy and sell green building securities for all types of buildings, Forbes reports. The group has ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By John Askins]
As more home buyers become increasingly concerned about rising utility bills, several environmentally friendly updates in a home may help it stand out from the crowd, housing experts say. But if you do just one thing, "it’s probably not going to add value,” Jeffrey Schleider, managing director of Miron Properties in New York, which specializes in green properties, told The New York Times.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/30/2014 By John Askins]
More home owners and buyers are ranking energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home features high in surveys.  AOL Real Estate recently highlighted a few easy steps home owners can take to make their homes more “green”: Swap out the light bulbs: LED light bulbs are known as being 80 percent more energy efficient and lasting as much as 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By John Askins]
Things to Do All WeekeendBayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Friday through Sunday – Celebrate a day of art in Houston’s own vast green space as 450 artists display their works at an outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, food trucks, wine, beer, a children’s creative zone and more. $15 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 3 to 12. 10am to 6pm daily.Tomball German Heritage Festival FREE Friday to ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
Don’t let pet odors derail your home sale.Open the windows while you're cleaning to help air circulate and eliminate bad odors. Image: Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Getty ImagesHaving pet odors inside your home can turn off potential home buyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about whether your home has a pet smell. If your agent holds her nose, here’s...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Speaking of Successful People, and how they operate.  The most productive time you may have is right after you wake from your long sleep pattern.   Your brain is fresh, your mind is not cluttered and you are ready for the day.  Let what you think the first hour of the day be SUCCESS.   ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/26/2014 By Debra Nowaski]
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