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Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
http://www.thegardencentral.com/vegetable-garden/growing-vegetables/
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By Pamela Harris]
Home ownership is getting more emotional than it used to be. A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate finds that Americans are increasingly saying that the real value of home ownership is emotional, not financial. That marks a stark contrast from Americans’ perspectives on home ownership during the housing boom, in which they mostly viewed it as a financial venture. “Instead of ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By John Askins]
Are you planning to update your home? When planning home improvements consider budgeting for some of these items to give you the greatest energy savings. 1. Replace an old air conditioner with a high efficiency unit to save you up to 40% in energy cost. Install the unit in a shaded area to consume up to 5% less energy. 2. Seal leaks in ductwork in your attic to save you up to 25%.  3...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Jessica Holcomb Pack]
A study finds high demand for quality public transportation nationwide, although that demand mostly goes unmet, according to the study by Transit Center, a look at attitudes about public transportation. Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents say their ideal neighborhood would be in a transit-friendly community that contains “a mix of houses, shops, and businesses,” but only ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By John Askins]
LANDLORDS WHAT ARE YOUR WEEKENDS WORTH? I specialize in working with landlords to find qualified tenants for their properties Credit/background check Employment and Rental History Verification Valid up to date lease Schedule and show property on your behalf 24 hour professional advertising locally and on social media 20 plus photos of your property  Provide complete lease...
Read Post [Posted on 01/08/2015 By LaWanda Lendsey]
http://www.zillow.com/blog/what-new-homes-will-look-like-in-2015-57988/
Read Post [Posted on 01/02/2015 By Cung Nguyen]
Here are four tips for a better YOU in 2015... 1. Instead of resolutions, set intentions this year. Don't set yourself up for failure by making super specific resolutions, instead, make your intentions part of an overall mindset. 2. Reflect on what you've learned about yourself in 2014. Good or bad, how can you use those lessons to improve yourself and your life i...
Read Post [Posted on 12/31/2014 By Susan Greer]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help homeowners save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home improvement projects. The program guides the homeowner through a “do-it-yourself” energy assessment to create a profile. Based ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/22/2014 By John Askins]
Homebuilders continue to incorporate solar power, energy savings and green building techniques into their new home construction. National builder KB Home says that sales in communities with solar power as a standard are 30 percent higher than in communities that don’t offer homes with solar panel as a standard. In the southwest, the firm plans to make solar power a standard home feature ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/20/2014 By John Askins]
We are always here for your real estate needs!-Mary & Kelly ...
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]
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