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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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How to Prevent Pet Damage

By Alicia C | September 9, 2019

Having a pet around your home in Houston can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether it’s the loyalty of a dog or the sweetness of a cat, pets make our homes warmer and more welcoming, and we love keeping them around. Though we love our pets to death, we can’t deny it: They …

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Why Maintaining Gutters Is Vital

By Alicia C | September 9, 2019

When your child or grandchild draws a picture of a house — maybe your house — what kinds of details do they include? The color of your door? Maybe some flowers in front or a car in the driveway? Maybe the windows even have curtains. What’s probably not there? Gutters. Though they line the perimeter …

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How to Protect Your Home from the Elements

By Alicia C | September 3, 2019

How often do you think about the wonder that is your home? Think for a minute about all that your home does for you day in and day out. When it rains, it gives you shelter and keeps you dry, even in the fiercest of thunderstorms. When it gets cold, your home insulates you and …

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How Soft Washing Protects Your Home

By Alicia C | September 3, 2019

Out of all the investments you make, your home is probably the biggest. Like any investment, you need to protect it and take care of it. After all, you wouldn’t buy diamond earrings and leave them lying around your home or invest in the stock market without doing a little research first. Your home is …

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