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Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting. Adding some curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. We’re talking about changing that visible first impression value without…

Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value–WHAT!

Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value–WHAT!

There is a LOT of confusion trying to understand real estate vocabulary. But since so many people are concerned about the true value of a home, whether you’re the buyer or the seller, I thought I would try to cut…

Your Burger Search is OVER!

Your Burger Search is OVER!

  Okay, all you burger lovers in the Spring,  Northampton, and The Woodlands.  Life just got a lot better! Thanks to “Spring Happenings” (springhappening.com), we learned about “Just Burgers” located at Steubner Airline and Louetta.  Ambrose Pina, a former executive…

Houston Rodeo–Things I Didn’t Know!

Houston Rodeo–Things I Didn’t Know!

I love the Houston Rodeo!  But there were a lot of things I didn’t know until I started looking at the official website, www.rodeohouston.com. Here are just a few of the things I found. Beginning in 1932, the Houston Rodeo…

Somebody Sell Justin Beiber a House

Somebody Sell Justin Beiber a House

  I got a little upset when I read that some folks in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta didn’t want Justin Beiber to move there. Since then I read it was just a prank from  a radio station, so I’m…

The Grand Parkway–How Close to Me?

The Grand Parkway–How Close to Me?

Are you thinking about buying a house in the Spring or Northampton area? And maybe, just maybe you’re wondering how close The Grand Parkway is going to be to your driveway?  Perhaps you want to sell your home, and you’re…

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…