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Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

I’ve talked to lots of people who want to sell their homes. Certainly the market is right. But they still aren’t ready to move. C’mon, most of us still have to live in our home until it sells. So how…

Super Bowl 48 Players with Ties to Texas

Super Bowl 48 Players with Ties to Texas

I’ve been thinking about Superbowl 48 wondering if my faithful readers would be more interested in Super Bowl Party Recipes or betting tips. I’ve opted for the latter. Approximately $92 million was bet in Las Vegas on the Super Bowl…

“Howdy” to Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien

“Howdy” to Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Bri

      As HUGE Texans fans, Trey and I were excited when we heard that Bill O’Brien is the new head coach. And, being in real estate, I found myself wondering where in this great city he might want…

88 Grand Regency Circle–Cozy Home in The Woodlands Has 18 Bathrooms

88 Grand Regency Circle–Cozy Home in The Woodlands Has 18 B

  So maybe you were thinking about a place in The Woodlands.  “DanMar Mansion” in Carlton Woods  is selling for $19 million. (That’s approximately $3.8 million down and $90,000 a month–if you have to finance). Oh, yeah, and the annual…

It’s a Great Time to Sell!

It’s a Great Time to Sell!

The Houston Association of Realtors® has just released its latest real estate figures for our area, and the numbers are impressive. Houses are selling, and selling quickly! If you’d like to see the entire report, you can go to the…

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving traditions in your home can create some of the best memories for years to come. We can all think back to our childhoods and remember certain foods, dishes, games, or ways to give thanks. We grasp onto the wonderful…

Expressing Gratitude For Your Home

Expressing Gratitude For Your Home

Thanksgiving is a time to consider all the amazing gifts and treasures we are awarded in our lives. It’s a time to be grateful for your home and possessions. A time to show your gratitude for your freedoms and country,…

Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

Can you believe it’s almost time for the holidays? And guests? And housecleaning! It’s never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance…

Peace, Tranquility, and a Home Garden!

Peace, Tranquility, and a Home Garden!

Okay, here is something I have NEVER had time for: Gardening!  It’s actually more than a popular trend, it’s also just plain fun to grow food at your home. (At least that’s what I’ve heard!) Gardeners say they feel peace…

Will We Lose Our Mortgage Interest Deductions?

Will We Lose Our Mortgage Interest Deductions?

How would you feel if you owned a home and Congress decided to take away the mortgage interest deduction on your federal taxes. Honey Dunlap would be MAD! There’s been lots of talk of mortgage rates and tax credits and…

Home Ownership is a Good Idea!

Home Ownership is a Good Idea!

My husband Trey and I have been living in the Northampton neighborhood in Spring for 14 years. Do we think buying a home was a good financial decision? We do. And according to a recent study by the National Association…

HELP! Buying a House in a Seller’s Market

HELP! Buying a House in a Seller’s Market

There is no question that the Houston area is a seller’s market. Thousands of Exxon employees are moving here from around the world plus all the people who will move here to support them.  So if you are interested in…

Arghh! It’s Back to School Time

Arghh! It’s Back to School Time

Ah, good old “back to school”! Let’s face it, it’s a stressful time for parent and child alike.  (Thank goodness my two are now in high school and college!) Here’s a couple of tips for the little ones. Back to…

Keeping the House Cooler (and other tips)

Keeping the House Cooler (and other tips)

Does it seem like the air conditioner is running all the time, but it’s still to hot for comfort? Before you call your AC guy, try checking the system yourself.  One of the things that is most often overlooked is…

Mortgage Rates Drop–Good News for EVERYBODY!

Mortgage Rates Drop–Good News for EVERYBODY!

How are the fixed-rate mortgage rates affecting the sale of your home? GREAT!  I just checked and the rates fell AGAIN to a three month low in July. (Yes, someone named “Honey” can check mortgage rates!) If you were worried…

More Power to the Entrepreneurs

More Power to the Entrepreneurs

    A few days ago, I went to a client’s home to double-check that it was ready to show to some prospective buyers.  The house was in perfect order (as I knew it would be) except toys were spread out…

When Does Exxon Open Its Headquarters in Houston?

When Does Exxon Open Its Headquarters in Houston?

Have you been wondering just when the Exxon move to Houston will be completed? The campus is located on a 385-acre wooded site on company-owned land near the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. It will   accommodate approximately 10,000 employees…

Sprucin’ Up the Backyard

Sprucin’ Up the Backyard

If you’re like Trey and me, we spend a LOT of time in the backyard during the summer.  With your backyard furniture and seating getting increased use, consider upgrading the look and style of your backyard. There are plenty of…