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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.   Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What…

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

  The sun is peeking out and the plants are starting to blossom, so it must be about time for spring chores again. Here’s my annual spring checklist of important issues to tend to around the house. 1. Roofing repairs: If…

7 Home Maintenance Tasks Sellers Must Do Before Listing

7 Home Maintenance Tasks Sellers Must Do Before Listing

It’s that time of year again, the 2018 selling season is upon us. If you have clients getting ready to put their home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless. To make it…

What is a Homestead Exemption in Texas?

What is a Homestead Exemption in Texas?

Many of my clients have questions regarding homestead exemptions. If you haven’t already declared a homestead exemption on your primary residence, then you will definitely want to take advantage of your homestead exemption right away. What is a Residential Homestead…

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”   It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value…

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s…

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Now that the holidays are over, are you looking around your home wondering how you’ll ever clear it of clutter? It can be a daunting task, to say the least. And while some organizing experts say it can take weeks…

What is an HOA?

What is an HOA?

If you’re considering buying a home in a planned community, townhouse or condo, you’ll more than likely become part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). Maybe you’ve heard this term before, but aren’t sure what an HOA is or what it…

Is It Time For New Windows?

Is It Time For New Windows?

Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to…

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local…

How To Stage a Bathroom

How To Stage a Bathroom

There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom is ugly, outdated or dirty, it can really turn-off a…

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have to…