Top Spring Cleaning Tips

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The official first day of spring has arrived! And while some of us naturally get the urge to start the season fresh, tidying up all those troublesome spots in our homes, the rest of us could use a game plan. Yes, the thought of a thorough spring cleaning can seem daunting, but breaking tasks down by room and dividing them up amongst family members … [Read more...]

What is a Title Insurance Policy?

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Imagine you've just bought your dream home.  You're finally unpacking boxes and arranging furniture after a lengthy search and closing process.  One day, you receive a notice of a lien on the property that was somehow missed during the title search. A title insurance policy is designed to protect you in situations like this. How is title … [Read more...]

Is the Buying “Frenzy” Tapering Off?

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  Check back soon for a review of the 2013 year-end market and my thoughts on what to expect in 2014. … [Read more...]

What is a Property Survey?

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Buying a new house or thinking about adding on to your existing home? These are just a few instances where you may need a property survey. By calling in a professional to assess the property lines, as outlined by the deed, you can protect yourself from legal disputes and determine the true value for a home and it's surrounding lot. In fact, many … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Houston Real Estate Market Recap – New Records Set in 2013

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Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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Here in southeast Texas we may not need to worry about shoveling snow from our driveways every day come winter, but there are some things you can do to prepare you home for the colder months. “Winterizing” your home can help save you money on your energy bills and prevent damage to your property. Because who wants the stress of costly home repairs … [Read more...]

September All-Time Highs Reached in the Houston Real Estate Market

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A quick 1:22 video update on the state of the Houston real estate market       … [Read more...]

Home Security for the Holidays

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With the holidays just around the corner, peak travel season is upon us. And whether you are venturing near or far to visit with friends and family, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home is secure while you are away. So, to help you prepare, here are a few tips to deter crime, for a safe holiday season: Secure all windows and … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

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Hurricane season officially arrived in June, but often, the end of the season can be the worst. And while there is no immediate threat to our part of the Texas coastline right now, it’s always good to be prepared. Besides common prep procedures like boarding up windows, here are a few things to you can do to protect your home the best you … [Read more...]

Looking at the True Cost of Installing a Pool

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With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it's swimming season. And while The Woodlands boasts some excellent community pools, the warmer weather may have you dreaming of hosting pool parties at your own home next summer. But what are the true costs of installing an in-ground pool and what type of return on your investment can you expect to … [Read more...]