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Want to give mom more than just flowers this Mother’s Day?

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Give her a view to admire! This upcoming Mother’s Day, don’t just give, invest on a landscaping project that will raise her home value and continue to improve for years to come. Landscape the backyard into her own retreat space to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea along with a really good book. A beautifully designed landscaped yard is …

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Area Real Estate Market Update – January 2017

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Houston Housing Market Gaining Momentum 2016 Sets Record of 76,449 Single-family Homes Sold! Here are the latest statistics comparing – December 2015 to December 2016 (for single family homes) Average Sales Price: $219,900 to $225,903 up 2.7% Active listings (Homes available for sale): Up 7.1% Number of homes under contract: up 5.3% Number of home sales (closed): up 4.3% Home …

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Monthly Market Update – October 2016

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Houston Home Prices Remain Strong Record High Prices for a September Here are the latest statistics comparing – September 2015 to September 2016 (for single family homes) Average Sales Price: $271,466 to $277,849, up 2.4% Active listings (Homes available for sale): Up 11.6% Number of homes under contract: up 10.5% Number of home sales (closed): down 0.5% Home Prices Prices …

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Area Real Estate Market Update – August 2016

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Mild Cooling in Houston’s Housing Market Has the sizzle of summer pasted?   Here are the latest statistics comparing –   July 2015 to July 2016 (for single family homes) Average Sales Price: from $293,772 to $292,316, down 0.5% Active listings (Homes available for sale): Up 12% Number of homes under contract: up 11.4% Number of home sales (closed): down …

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Selling Property to Family? 5 Rules for a Drama-Free Transaction

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By Audrey Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your property to family, you might be wary at first. And rightfully so. Buying and selling a home is a big deal. There’s a lot on the line and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. With loved ones especially, you want to avoid any unnecessary stress. If you’re looking to …

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A Smart Thermostat for Homes with More than One Room

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The Ecobee Smart Thermostat addresses the one design flaw in all thermostats. Take a look at our interview from our Smart Home Showcase to see how they’re making homes more energy efficient and comfortable. By Gustavo Gonzalez  The connected thermostat is usually the first purchase someone makes when they begin to smarten their home up. Who wouldn’t want to control their thermostat …

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The Smart Smoke Alarm That Other Alarms Want to Be When They Grow Up

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What if there was a smart smoke alarm that could alert you before any kind of disaster strikes? Meet Halo. By Victoria Keichinger  Every homeowner’s worst nightmare: a disaster that destroys the one place that should always be a refuge. Devastating environmental disasters like fires, tornados and hurricanes can strike with very little warning, but what if there was one …

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Do You Know How to Keep Your Heating and Cooling System Running Smoothly?

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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the heating and cooling system serves as its lungs. By Fran J. Donegan Keeping your system running smoothly not only makes your home more comfortable, but also affects your monthly operating costs. Poorly maintained heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) work harder, wasting energy and money. Another great reason to keep …