Advantages Home Buyers Have In Today’s Market

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7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting In most parts of the U.S., home buying is still a better decision than renting for people who plan to remain in the space for at least 4-5 years or more, both for financial and emotional reasons. Price Security in Home Buying Your mortgage payment is one …


What you need to know when buying or selling a home.

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Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market? One important thing to remember about the property market is that it’s always in a state of change. Sometimes the market is favorable to buyers and sometimes it’s favorable to sellers. But don’t worry, a knowledgeable agent can guide you in the sale or purchase of your next home, no matter what type of market …


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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Back to School: Tips for Creating a Morning Routine

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By: Lindsay Listanski  “School Year’s Eve” can be a tough night for families. It is a rude awakening that another summer has passed and the countdown until summer vacation has been reset. Our best advice for a smooth transition…be a fan of the plan. Remove the chaos from getting ready for school each morning by creating a routine and staying …


A short history on how the Hatch chile became a New Mexico (and Texas) icon

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Matt Levin Texans don’t always remember their western neighbor New Mexico. It’s understandable. For starters, Texas shares an enormous border with the original Mexico, so that’s a lot of Mexicos to keep tabs on. But there’s one month-long period each year when the eyes of Texas turn to the west: Hatch chile season. Late every summer the Lone Star State …

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9 Budget Friendly Ideas to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

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Giving your kitchen a sweet upgrade doesn’t have to cost a fortune. By: Lindsay Listanski Your kitchen is your place of inspiration and creativity — it’s the space you use to be imaginative, to take risks, to try new things. It’s difficult to feel that adventurous rush to dream up recipes and try out new things if your surroundings are …

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Backyard Living: Creating the Perfect Outside Living Area

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By Tiffany Aller  Backyard living is a fabulous opportunity, but can take a bunch of sweat equity to realize. Is your backyard a welcoming oasis or a less-than-promising place where tall weeds swallow children, toys, and anything else that ventures by? Rather than thinking of your backyard as a separate place or just one more piece of property you need …


Tricks for perking up summer steaks

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In terms of summer rituals, grilling fat steaks over hot coals is one of the best. On a warm California afternoon, San Francisco chef Louis Maldonado and I are doing just that. Wreathed by smoke and dappled with sunshine, I’m learning some tricks from the chef. Grilling is his preferred way of cooking on his days off, and steaks – …