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Since 1995, I have helped people achieve their goal of finding their new dream home. Whether you are planning to buy or sell a home, this experience, along with my knowledge and credibility will help you make the most of your real estate decision.
DEC
10
From the MLS report for November 2014: “Homes appear to be high on holiday shopping lists as consumers continued to snap up properties in November, pushing prices up once again while driving the supply level down. The majority of the month’s sales activity took place among homes priced between $250,000 and the millions.

The Houston real estate market grew in all categories in November, with total property sales, total dollar volume and average and median pricing all up when compared to November 2013.”

You can read the complete report here.

DEC
9
Americans age 65 and over are holding onto home ownership instead of downsizing into rentals or moving to senior centers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

According to the article; “These Americans better withstood the financial crisis. They were more likely to have paid off their mortgage, less likely to face a job loss since many were retired, and positioned to reap gains in the rising stock and bond markets.”

You can find more information on this topic here.

DEC
9
Just purchased that new dream home? Congratulations!

From ElleDecor.com: A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must do maintenance task to make sure everything is safe and in working order.

DEC
2

Looking for a unique way to show off your home on the market. Here is something that will get extra attention. These folks got a rollercoaster that runs through their home.

It's a little drastic, but if it works, go for it. 

NOV
26
With the holidays quickly approaching many of us will have overnight guest, which means getting our home “guest ready.” More than providing a place to sleep, we want to make our guest feel welcome and their time with us memorable.

Here are a few easy steps to help you begin your hosting with a little prep work
to ensure your guest will have a happy weekend.


NOV
21
From CNBC: Sales of existing homes priced above $1 million jumped over 16 percent in October from a year ago, according to a Realtors report released Thursday, outshining every other price segment. The next strongest was the $750,000-$1 million range, up over 12 percent. Sales of homes priced under $100,000 fell 6 percent.


To find out more about the growth of the luxury market segment, look here.

 

NOV
11
Fall is upon us and in the months generally known for colder weather, keeping our homes warm is a top priority. Even in those geographic regions where the mercury doesn't drop below 50, knowing your home is not losing energy is a relief when you spend your hard earned dollars keeping your home warm or cool.

Saving energy in your home is not a difficult process. There are many easy free and low-cost ways to save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills. Listed below are some steps you can take in your home to help conserve energy and save yourself some money in the process

For more tips on saving money and conserving energy throught your home, go here for helpful information.



OCT
28
Here is some fun brought to us by REALTORMag: With All Hallows' Eve fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the most outrageously scary home decor — and we weren't disappointed. (Talk about giving new meaning to "bloodbath.") If you're brave enough, click through the slide show to see some of the most ghoulish decorations out there, but be prepared to get spooked.

You can find this spooky and fun slide show here.

 

OCT
5
RE/MAX researches 52 major metropolitan markets and analyzes the data to get a pulse on the US housing market.

Here are some highlights from this months report in a 40 second YouTube video.
OCT
2
From usnews.com: The peak home buying season may be over, but there are still steps you can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the right price and making an excellent first impression are both essential to attracting buyers, but what else can you do to get the offers rolling in?

Here are 10 tips to help you sell your home as quickly as possible - even in the off season.

 

 
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