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 …

2016 Is the Year Smart Home Technology Will Be Mainstream

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In advance of CES 2016, Coldwell Banker Real Estate released the results of its Smart Home Marketplace Survey, which found that the “smart home” is going mainstream faster than many originally thought. By Athena Snow Smart home technology is being adopted at a rapid pace – one that is faster than many people originally thought, according to a new survey …

Holiday Decorating Ideas When Selling Your Home

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By Lindsey Chamberlain Are you searching for holiday decorating ideas that are buyer-friendly when selling your home? The winter months can be a difficult time to sell, mainly because there are fewer buyers and many people prefer not to move at the end of the year. Despite a slower selling season, putting a home up for sale may be necessary …

Houston Home Sales Update

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Here are the latest statistics for the area real estate market comparing – November 2014 to November 2015 (for single family homes) Average Sales Price: $262,064, down 3.5% Number of home sales (closed): down 10.5% Number of homes under contract: down 6.3% Average Days on Market: 54 from 55, up 2%   Home Prices Houston area single family home sales …

What Food You Can and Can’t Share with Your Dog on Thanksgiving

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By Lindsay Listanski  via clickertraining.com Google the phrase “Dog Stealing Turkey” and the results will yield an abundance of hilarious YouTube videos, pictures and gifs of pups doing their best to be part of their family’s Thanksgiving fun. Slipping your little buddy a piece of Turkey is harmless. However, throwing them a piece with bones in it… not so much. The …

Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas to Set the Scene

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By Audrey Sellers  All the best Thanksgiving decoration ideas should add some warmth, class, and personality to your home. When your family and friends gather at your table for roasted turkey and fresh-baked pumpkin pie, give the meal some festive flair with creative seasonal decor. Here are a few ideas to try this Thanksgiving. Say Thanks with Chalk Chalkboard signs …