Home Improvement

Nov. 21, 2018

3 Window Options For Seniors

As a Senior Residential Specialist, I often find myself drawn to articles relating to this demographic. As an approaching senior myself, I often find myself checking my surroundings to see how my new home fits the bill for aging in place. 

I recently downsized and plan to stay in ...

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Oct. 10, 2018

Foundation Issues Got You Down?

We have a saying in real estate when it comes to home foundations - “In Texas, it is not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN your home will need foundation repairs.”

Don't Be Afraid Of Foundation Problems

My experience with homeowners from other states is that ...

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Sept. 5, 2018

Smart Ideas For Smart Homes

Considerations For Smart-Home Tech

In the rapid-paced industry of smart home technology, homeowners are bombarded with options many of us never dreamed possible. Owners now have the ability to automate anything from locks to lights to air conditioning and more. With all of the options out there, it’s hard to ...

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Jan. 27, 2018

Beating the Inspection - Pt. 3

Banned Freon Air Conditioner

Will you be able to sell your home when the air conditioner becomes illegal?

Decades ago, the EPA began the phase-out of R22 refrigerant, also known as freon. We are inching closer and closer to the deadline for the substance to be completely banned. We've got less than 2 ...

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Nov. 29, 2017

Itchin' For A New Kitchen?

RECONSIDER THESE CHOICES WHEN YOU'RE DESIGNING YOUR KITCHEN

The kitchen is one of the areas of a home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly, so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal if you’re choosing materials ...

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Nov. 9, 2017

Beating The Inspection - Pt. 2

Where The Sidewalk Ends And Trouble Begins...

Today, I continue my series on beating the inspection and getting your home to closing. If you missed the previous article, click here to read about outdoor lighting. I am working my way from the outside in. Let's look at your front ...

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Oct. 16, 2017

Beating The Inspection - Pt. 1

Eliminate Inspection Obstacles - Exterior Lighting

I wrote recently about a troubled transaction I had this summer. The homeowner's had a difficult time selling the home because the inspection report scared off several buyers. It was a tough time for them. Hitting stumbling blocks like this after getting your home ...

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Jan. 2, 2017

Reduce - Remove - Rejoice!

Organizing to sell your home

Get Your Ducks In A Row Before You Sell

I have previously written about the idea of clearing out your closets prior to putting your home on the market. I wanted to expound on that in a little more detail here with some specific tasks that you can do to ...

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Nov. 2, 2016

The Happy Holiday Home

Your Guide to Making Your Home Safe for the Holidays

As we head into the end of the year, many of us have our eye on the holiday season. I have already seen neighbors taking down the fall decor and getting a jump on the winter lights and decorations.  There ...

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April 1, 2016

The Instant Heat Dilema

Trying to decide if a tankless hot water heater is for you?

I remember the day that my hot water heater broke. Finally! My lifelong desires for a tankless hot water heater were coming to fruition. Then the plumber showed up. The very plumber who wrote this article on the ...

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