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Tawnya Marney's Blog

Useful tips and tidbits about Houston and its real estate market for current and future residents.

Home Design Trends To Watch In 2018


February 5th, 2018

I 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...
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Real Estate 2018: What to Expect


January 8th, 2018

As we head into a new year, the most common question I receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers...
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20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget


December 8th, 2017

Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? Here at NTR Texas we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and...
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10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven


November 1st, 2017

"Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly...
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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense


October 5th, 2017

INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “g...
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Cut Your Utility Bills By $2000 Or More With Smart Home Tech


October 1st, 2016

The ‘Smart Home’ is the new ‘Internet of Things’ or objects that can communicate with each other. The ideal version of the wired future might look like this:  You awaken to lights gradual...
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Don’t Get Burned – Get a Home Inspection to Save Money on Your Next Purchase


September 1st, 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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Is it better to buy a new or existing home?


August 22nd, 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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A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing


July 6th, 2016

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the...
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Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home


May 10th, 2016

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartme...
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