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Fresh paint can turn a dark, tired property into a brighter, more saleable home. Here are some suggestions from the service providers on Angie’s List for anyone contemplating a paint job: · If the home was built before 1978, hire a qualified lead specialist to examine the property for lead before you start the job. · The contract should include a thorough description o...
Read Post [Posted on 03/01/2015 By John Askins]
When you are considering a remodel or improvement on your home, there is no such thing as too much information.  Here is another article from Houselogic that should help you along your way. When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part. The tougher question is figuring out how much you can afford. Follow this four-step plan to arrive at the answer. 1.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
I am so looking forward to Spring and sunshine.  I have noticed that I am not the only one as once the sun is out, homeowners are in their yards pruning and sprucing.  There is no doubt that an attractive lawn and FRONT DOOR are the first things that meet the eye of the buyer.    If you are thinking of selling your home, make sure your front door is fresh, clean and not fa...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Maria Pyle]
I know that it can be hard to think of spring being just around the corner with all this crazy winter weather lately, but it will be here before you know it.  And with spring is the time for fresh beginnings and starting new.  With that comes all the tasks to get your house wake your home out of its deep winter slumber and back ready for life to begin.   Spring cleaning ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
Source: Nov 6, 2014;  Paul Takahashi covers residential and multifamily commercial real estate for the Houston Business Journal. Here are few tips on Feng Shui homes and offices by Mr. C.C. Lee, the president and CEO of Houston-based STOA International Architects Inc Home: A staircase disrupts the energy flow in a room, especially when it's placed in front of a door. "The...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Tansel Coskun]
Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation. What Are the Pros and Cons? Kitchen cabinet refacing pros: Costs about half as much as replacing cabinets. Takes less time (a week o...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Nicole Pantalion]
Spring is approaching, and it's time for your clients to start planning their lawn and landscaping strategy. Before they start cutting and fertilizing, it's a good idea to review these common myths and myth-busting tips from lawn and landscaping professionals: Myth #1: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day. Reality: Water is a valuable resource; make every drop count!...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By John Askins]
By now everyone out there should have heard of this incredible new show on HGTV, "Fixer Upper".  This cute happily married couple help people's home dreams come true on their own budget.  There are so many things that make this show fun to watch.  One, is their relationship with each other, they are really cute in how much they love and respect they have for o...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
One of the most commonly asked questions by sellers is, "Will This Add Value To My Home"? Here are 9 things that will add value to your home. If you are considering selling your home but aren't sure how much your home may be worth, contact me for your free, no obligation consultation. 281-624-6449 ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Mildred Molina]
Over time, almost any home could use an upgrade. Not only is wear and tear an issue, but our needs change as we do. Birth, death, marriage, the kids going off to college... all can have a profound impact on the utility of our home and the pleasure we take in it. Home renovation can be an excellent way to improve your quality of life, but is it always the best choice? By asking yourself these five ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Terri Aubain]
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Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Pamela Harris]
By Kim Buish As a long time Realtor ® in the Houston area I’ve been asked by some of my clients in the past: “Kim, should I fix my home before selling it?” and my answer is always YES, you should fix your Houston home before selling it, here’s why. Sell Your Home for YOUR Price Fixing those problem areas in your home now, or making those renovations you&rsq...
Read Post [Posted on 02/20/2015 By Kimberly Buish]
A survey by AARP has found that 33 percent of adults older than 45 have modified their homes to allow them to age comfortably in place. Aging-in-place modifications can include: · Decorative grab bars in showers · Step-free entrances · Levered door handles · Raised electrical outlets · Bathrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs · Widen...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By John Askins]
Since I've experienced a frozen pipe in our second home before, I can offer first-hand advice about the need for still securing your home during the next few weeks of Texas winter. Yes, that's right I said weeks, not months, as by mid-March spring will begin arriving and spreading North from our semi-tropical South Texas locales. But until then it's wor...
Read Post [Posted on 02/18/2015 By John Askins]
More than 80 percent of new single-family homes have at least two bathrooms, which occupy an average of 300 square feet of floor space, or 12 percent of the total area, according to a study by the National Association of Home Builders. The home builder’s study reports a major return on value for extra bathrooms: "When the number of bathrooms is approximately equal to the number of be...
Read Post [Posted on 02/16/2015 By John Askins]
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