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First impressions are so important, especially when you are selling your home. Here are five basic things that can lead to the best impression, from TAR's Summer Mandell:1. Boost curb appeal - keep the yard maintained and exterior looking pristine. This is your first impression.2. Keep it tidy - inside. De-clutter and keep your home clean.3. Keep it clear - rearrange furniture or remove some if ne...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Holly Smith]
More than one in three U.S. counties -- a record number -- are losing its population, according to new census data. A growing number of counties are watching their population fall due to an aging population and weakened economies that have prompted younger people to move elsewhere looking for jobs.Many places in the Midwest and Northeast are seeing residents leave, with young adults moving for job...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
I receive a lot of e-mails from Trulia....lots of e-mails.   Some I read, and, well, some I don't.  Last Friday, however, one caught my eye.  It contained a list of the top ten cities for young adults (Millennials) who want to buy or sell a home.  Two of the cities are in Texas.  Pretty impressive, I'd say.San Antonio ranked number 2.  Way to go Sa...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By Pamela Bratcher]
Traditionally when Americans retired, they would make big cross-country moves or head south to Sunbelt states. But times have changed and now more seniors are opting to stay put or make a short-distance move.  Indeed, only 1.6 percent of retirees between the age of 55 and 65 moved across state lines in 2010, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.  Florida once was the retiree ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By John Askins]
A released study lends more support to the idea that where you live can affect your health. In an experiment that started in the 1990s, the federal government offered thousands of low-income women living in public housing in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, and Boston an opportunity to move to a more affluent neighborhood and see if it improved their health.   Now more than a decad...
Read Post [Posted on 07/26/2014 By John Askins]
Americans continue to fall prey to a growing number of real estate scams — most often rental scams — on free classified ad sites. Craigslist, in particular, has been a site that housing experts have warned visitors to beware of when it comes to real estate transactions.  In Lynchburg, Va., a couple responded to an ad to rent a vacant home in the area, wiring $1,000 to the so-called land...
Read Post [Posted on 07/25/2014 By John Askins]
You’ve decided that your first home should have three bedrooms and a big yard, but what else have you thought about? You may want to check out Fox Business' list of 10 things that most first-time homebuyers don’t consider during their house hunt. Here are the first five: Make a checklist and use it. Determine what features are essential to you and refer to your list when viewing properties. Y...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Susan Roddy Century 21 Ross Group 281-650-5780 Susan.roddy@century21.com www.susanroddy.com Susan Roddy Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support Houston, Texas, 07/24/2014 — Susan Roddy with Century 21 Ross Gro...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Susan Roddy]
By now we have all heard how Houston has been attracting talent from all over the world. With a stable economy, affordable cost of living, and entertainment resources galore, Houston has a lot to offer. Recruiters and human resources professionals can benefit candidates by introducing them to a local Realtor. A local Relator with market knowledge can guide them through neighborhoods, provide ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Holly Smith]
Home is where the heart is......So, when families are faced with a child needing to be in the hospital for a serious condition - where does the home become?  Well, one answer is: The Ronald McDonald House!  Home Away from Home....The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is a non-profit organization that offers parents: centers full of comfort, overnight stays, food and resources needed during the...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By Gail Medina]
New to Houston, this summer?  Welcome!  Some items to get you started in feeling right at home....Do:•Always wear sunscreen.... always.  The sun is always shining bright in Houston!•Go to Galveston Beach for the fun, then go to Surfside Beach for the calm.•Sit in an over-sized lawn chair.... off Heights Blvd.•Ride a bike in your area: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/hikeandbike....
Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By Gail Medina]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By Holly Smith]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
After a lifetime of living and working among people of all age groups, many retirees move to communities where they can live primarily among their peers, seeking towns where those age 65 and older make up the largest percentage of the population. We then narrowed the search to one place in each state to give the list some geographic diversity.Karen Lovegrove, 71, lives almost exclusively among oth...
Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By John Askins]
A study by mortgage giant Fannie Mae showed that 90 percent of renters aspire to be home owners one day, and the top reason behind that desire is for the sense of gaining greater control over their living arrangements.  The survey revealed the following top reasons why renters want to own:  “Control over what you do with your living space”: 84% of renters said this was the...
Read Post [Posted on 07/06/2014 By John Askins]
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