Home Improvement

March 3, 2020

Did I Just Become A Tree Hugger?

My Interview With Arborilogical Services...

Commitment to Improving Your Home

I am continuing my pledge to bring you monthly tips on improving your home. This month, I've got tips on pruning and caring for your trees and protecting your home.

Last week, I had a great discussion with Dr ...

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Feb. 1, 2020

Hold The Door


Entry Doors Remain A Savvy Home Improvement

Each year, the Hanley Wood Media Inc. releases its (www.costvsvalue.com) Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. This is where they list various home improvements and score them on return on investment. Entry door replacement has always been a winner when it ...

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Jan. 4, 2020

To Update or Sell As Is? That is the question.

Upgrades To Increase The Value Of Your Home


You have probably heard the old adage🏠 "kitchens & bathrooms sell a home!" 🏠This has never been truer than now. The real estate market has shifted, and the style and condition of a home are fundamental to buyers.

Bathroom Updates

Let ...

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Aug. 29, 2019

September Changes In Real Estate


The Only Thing Constant Is Change

There are two significant changes taking place in the real estate industry this month.

One will save you money, and one will cost you some money.

Sadly, you will pay more than you will save with these changes!

Changes to Homeowner's Insurance ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Links Galore!

Home-Trend Social Media Influencers


As a real estate professional, one of the many ways I keep up with home trends is by following top designers on social media along with other accounts that help with day to day home ownership.

I like to follow both local and national trends ...

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April 21, 2019

Catch The Catch Can Test

How to effectively water your lawn

I recently attended a presentation by the Texas A&M AgriLife Water University. Have you seen the new facility? It looks impressive, and I look forward to the eco-park to opening later this year. 

The Catch Can Test

In honor of Earth Day, I  ...

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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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