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The Top Things to Do in Houston: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2019

By Alicia C | September 30, 2019

The phrase “I’m bored” should rarely be uttered in Houston. All over the city, festivals, races and cultural events are taking place, so if you’re bored, then it means you’re not looking hard enough. We at Advantage Pro Services love our great city, and we want you to get the most out of it. If …

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The Best Home-Improvement Tools for Every Home

By Alicia C | September 30, 2019

When renters become home buyers for the first time, the biggest shock isn’t their mortgage payment or even being able to paint the walls any color they want. In most cases, most first-time homebuyers are blown away by the amount of upkeep it takes to keep their homes looking good. For renters, there was always …

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The Top Low-impact, Green Cleaning Products

By Alicia C | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 20, hundreds of Houston students rallied with thousands of others across the globe to demand more serious action be taken against climate change. In Houston, students headed to city hall.  One high school student at the rally told Houston Public Radio, “Imelda is a very good example of what’s been going on to …

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The Top Family Activities for a Weekday in Houston

By Alicia C | September 23, 2019

One of the biggest perks of living in Houston is the weather. Though it does get hot and sticky in the summertime, Houston stays warm throughout the year. That doesn’t mean you’ll never never go outside without a jacket, but it does mean that even on school nights in wintertime, you can find family-friendly activities …

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How Building Equity Into Your Home Can Be Done In a Few Small Ways

By Alicia C | September 23, 2019

Your home is likely the biggest investment that you’ll ever make, and like any other investment, it pays off when you take care of it.  As you’ve been shopping for a new home and learning about what you can afford, you’ve probably heard about building equity, but not known what exactly that meant. Don’t sweat …

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The Best App for Tracking Your Family’s Busy Schedule

By Alicia C | September 23, 2019

Have you ever had this experience in your home: You get home from your child’s sports game only to realize you have a few missed calls on your phone. Turns out, you scheduled a gutter cleaning service for the day, but because you didn’t put it on your calendar on the refrigerator or write yourself …

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The Top Safest Neighborhoods in Houston

By Alicia C | September 16, 2019

For many people, the biggest deterrent from moving into or near a major city like Houston is the crime rate. Crime can happen in any city or community in the country, but when you have more people, more crime naturally follows.  In Houston — now the fourth largest city in the country — crime comes …

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How to Prepare for Success Each Week

By Alicia C | September 16, 2019

There’s nothing worse than that creeping, anxious feeling that wells up in you on a Sunday night. You know you’ve got a long week ahead, and you feel like you’ll never find the strength to get everything done. So how do you make that feeling go away? If you prepare for your week on Sunday, …

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The Best House Services to Make Life Easier

By Alicia C | September 16, 2019

For most homeowners in Houston, it seems as if there’s never enough time in the day. Between work meetings, school plays and basketball practices, it seems as if every moment spent relaxing is precious. With such a busy lifestyle, who wants to come home and do housework after a long day? Keeping a clean and …

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How to Spot Signs of Wear and Decay in Older Homes

By Alicia C | September 9, 2019

Some people like to say “Out with the old, in with the new,” but when it comes to buying or owning and older home, that saying goes right out the window.  Older homes represent the era they were built in, and in some cases, that means beautiful architecture, quality materials and attention to detail. Though …

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