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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist!

1. Stow the mower. If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, you should be. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer ($10 for a 10-ounce bottle) prevents gas from degrading. Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep [...]

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Boutique Hotel Is Coming to Downtown Houston!

Downtown Houston has long been considered to have a woeful lack of hotel rooms, but that is changing with at least nine hotels planned or under construction. The latest to join in the boom: A 15-story boutique hotel atop the recently announced Greater Houston Partnership Building. A new conceptual rendering released by WHR Architects shows a sleek glass-and-steel addition with 400 [...]

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5 Great Houston Attractions That Won’t Have You Fighting A Crowd!

If you’re tired of fighting tourists to get into the Houston Zoo or hate poking through a crowd to read the labels accompanying the exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, here are few hidden treasures on some Houston attractions scene that are sure to be just as interesting but way less crowded. The [...]

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Eating Cheap for Restaurant Week!

Since Texans value straight talk, allow me to indulge in a bit of honesty about Houston Restaurant Weeks. While it’s wonderful that the event raises a lot of money for the Houston Food Bank (more than $1.2 million last year alone), the primary appeal for most people is the idea that they’re getting a good deal on the meal. [...]

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15 Fun Real Estate Facts!

15 Fun Real Estate Facts!  Home is where the heart (and equity) is: 61.4% of the average American family’s net worth is in home equity. A homeowner’s net worth is over thirty times greater than that of a renter. TGIF! The best day of the week to list your home is Friday. Historically, the best [...]

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Updated Bungalow in Trendy Houston Neighborhood!

Owning a classic Craftsman-style home dovetailed with the owner’s insight as principal at a local award-winning architectural firm to maintain and update the structure being mindful of its historic fabric, as well as add a complementary freestanding structure in back. The house, located at 1507 Hawthorn St. in Montrose’s Mandell Place, is now for sale at $592,000. Walk through A [...]

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Houston’s Zoo Newest Arrival has a face guaranteed to melt your heart!!

Houston Zoo officials are already swooning over the big, batting eyes and oh-so-lush lashes of its newest family member, a femaleMasai giraffe. Mama Neema delivered the healthy female calf shortly after 7 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat at The African Forest following a 14.5-month pregnancy. The calf now weighs 132 pounds and is [...]

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New Heights Development is all about the power of Porches!

One minute, you’re sitting on your front porch, interacting with neighbors enjoying the same leisurely pastime on a quiet, tree-lined street. The next, you’re in the the hustle-bustle of Houston’s downtown work scene. That’s the vision of Porch Street on Adele in East Sunset Heights, a development now under construction with the goal of offering vibrant urban living paired with [...]

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HOME HIGHLIGHT! Another client is now a happy homeowner!

~ HOME HIGHLIGHT!!!~ This is one of my personal favorites, no wonder it sold quickly! Another client is now a happy homeowner to this amazing and beautiful home. Check out the pictures below to see why Jackie and Adam are happy homeowners! Also, check out this quote from Jackie, to see what my clients are [...]

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How much do you love your home? The story behind the Disney movie, Up!

Do you love your home as much as Edith Macefield, the 84-year-old Seattle woman whose story is remarkably similar to the plotline in the movie “Up”? She turned down a $1 million offer in 2006, then forced developers to build their five-story shopping mall around her little cottage. Do you love your home as much [...]

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