In Honor of George

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Some of you might not know that in her spare time Rachel is an artist.  She paints mixed media paintings incorporating two of her favorite things:  animals and patterns.   Her paintings are...
What Are Your Walls Wearing?

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(by Rachel)As a Realtor, I see a whole bunch of walls … lots and lots of walls:  kitchen walls, living area walls, bedroom walls, bathroom walls; you get my drift. And one of the most...
Must Have Tools for Homeowners

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When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need...
The Cost of Deferred Maintenance

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In our business we frequently come across evidence of deferred maintenance: homeowners who postpone addressing home repair issues until it's time to sell. While postponing that repair here or there might seem...
How to Create a Dry Creek Bed

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Does Your Yard Have Shady Areas Where the Grass Won’t Grow?We have a large, lush lot that provides us with endless joy. But there was a roughly 300 sqft section in the back corner that was bare from...
Should I Buy Flood Insurance?

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With last year's flooding in Houston, and periodic downpours that cause many parts of Austin to overflow, it's a natural question to wonder whether or not you need flood insurance.Don't I already have coverage...
5 Secret Weapons for DIY Projects

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DIY projects can feel like the very last thing you want to tackle at the end of a long week.  Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because if...
Six Improvements to Increase Home Value

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Have you ever wondered how to get the most bang for your buck when making improvements to your home?  Read on and learn ...Replacing your front doorReplacing your old front door with a new door is a...
Impact of the New Tax Law

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The National Association of Realtors has compiled a thorough analysis of the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, specifically as it relates to home ownership. You can read the full article here.Here are...
How to Make it Snow in Texas

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Make It Snow!I spent about a week making these decorations – but it was a pretty budget friendly endeavor, and very fun! The best thing about making your own decorations is that you can create a totally...