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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]
Absolutely gorgeous and FULLY RENOVATED 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom home in North Houston: 1247 Wardmont Street, Houston, TX 77037.  Treat your family to a great gift for the holidays!!  This gem will not last long!!
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Morad Fiki]
We are always here for your real estate needs!-Mary & Kelly ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
More home owners have planned to renovate their houses this year, according to Houzz, a remodeling Web site. The company surveyed approximately 100,000 home owners, and 53 percent of them reported that now is a good time to remodel.  More home owners getting motivated to increasing the values of their houses by improving the “look, flow, and layout” of these residences. The most p...
Read Post [Posted on 12/13/2014 By John Askins]
Read Post [Posted on 12/11/2014 By Susan Roddy]
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]
Whether they're snowy and frigid or just blah and wet, winter months drive many to spend more time in their homes. You can ward off cabin fever in advance with the tips posted by financial site Wise Bread on how to winterproof homes. Writer Mikey Rox offers nine tips to get through the winter happier and healthier. First on his list: Acclimate to the temperature by setting thermostats do...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By John Askins]
Many of us work long days and can’t always get away for vacation so our homes need to an inspiring and relaxing space that you can enjoy by getting away from the world for a time. I know that is what I did.  Once I decided that I was staying in my League City home for a long time I decided to make it as relaxing as possible.  Updating your home décor is a simple way to make this happen a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/07/2014 By Monica Foster]
Home equity lines of credit are becoming one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market, but home owners appear to be using the money more responsibly than they did before the housing crisis, the Los Angeles Times reports. During the first half of the year, HELOCs climbed 21 percent compared to the same period last year, according to credit bureau Equifax. Home owners borrow...
Read Post [Posted on 12/06/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Susan Greer]
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]
There’s a hot debate brewing over hurricane shutters. It boils down to curb appeal vs. home protection. Both sides have valid points. What’s yours?A community in Florida is considering allowing neighbors to keep hurricane shutters on their windows all hurricane season long. Image: StormShutters.com/DecorativeShutters.comProtect your property from occasional killer storms? Or protect your prop...
Read Post [Posted on 11/28/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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]
It may be cold today...but the next cold front can arrive with an even greater vengeance.You still have time, however, to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the full winter of frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frosty windows and homeowners worst nightmare: busted pipes.A good place to s...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Askins]
here is a recent investment home I bought. we are doing the rehab work now and will complete in a few weeks. Gives you insight to some of the things we do at McKinney Real Estate & Investment Co. We will market the home to a buyer
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Daniel McKinney]
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