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Houston/Clear Lake Home Blog

Ideas, resources, links, thoughts, and musings about Real Estate and the Houston/Clear Lake Area.

8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money


September 12th, 2016

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired futu...
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Don't Get Burned - get a home inspection


September 9th, 2016

Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you’re...
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If you LOVE Legos you'll want to visit Baybrook Mall


August 2nd, 2016

Those two cute little heads in the photo are my grandkids enjoying the Lego Americana Roadshow that is now at the Baybrook Mall until August 14th.  You can see the Capital, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty and much m...
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Being a Realtor: a transaction or a relationship


July 25th, 2016

A friend stopped me the other day and asked if I enjoyed being a Realtor – without hesitation I said YES!  The thing I love most – the relationships I have with my clients and the joy of helping them achieve their goals...
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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?


July 12th, 2016

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fen...
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It's almost Spring - Think Curb Appeal


March 16th, 2015

With the unfamiliar sight of blue sky and sun this weekend, thoughts of spring have swirled in my head! You remember Spring? That brief interlude between cold, dreary and damp days  and heat, mosquitos and humidity. A few...
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Fixes that will lift up your homes value


March 3rd, 2015

This is not so much about what improvements you should do to make your home more valuable, but it might be considered what items you already have that you should fix so it doesn't bring the value down.  First impressions are eve...
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When remodeling your budget is as important as your ideas


February 27th, 2015

When you are considering a remodel or improvement on your home, there is no such thing as too much information.  Here is another article from Houselogic that should help you along your way. When it comes to home improvemen...
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Best Values When Remodeling Your Home


February 26th, 2015

When remodeling or updating your home, a smart homeowner will consider the ROI or return on investment. This means "if" you make an improvement how much can you expect to recoop on resale.  Many an overpriced home is...
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Serving vs Selling - which do you prefer?


February 12th, 2015

Serving or Selling? Not the normal topic you see in a Real Estate blog but one I have been pondering the last few weeks in regards to how I approach my business and my clients.  Am I serving their needs or am I selling how great I a...
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