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In Texas, summertime  is the perfect time to prepare for the warm and muggy conditions of summer. Homeowners should take certain measures to maintain and protect their house during the warmer months. You should take into consideration your landscaping needs, potential pests, how you can save energy and your outdoor space set-up. Here is a list of home maintenance to-dos for springtime in Texas:

Sprinkler System

With summer heat on the horizon, you want to think about how keep to your grass green and protect it from becoming crispy and yellow.

Check your sprinkler system, so you know it will keep your plants and lawn well-watered. First, you should identify if you have any broken sprinkler heads. If they are broken they’ll have cracked or broken

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A single foe has taunted American homeowners for ages. It is the faulty, tempestuous electric water heater. Whether it's a leaky connection or inadequate hot water supply, when this appliance starts acting up, it upsets the entire home. But fear not. This troubleshooting guide will walk you through the most common electric water heater problems and explain how to address these issues.

Heater is leaking

Begin by examining the orifices of the water heater as well as the heating elements to try to glean where the leak originates. If you are not certain of where the water is coming from, try replacing the o-rings and gaskets. This simple task can mend leaks at the connections and also improve the performance of the unit. If the tank itself is leaking,

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When it comes time to sell your home, you’ve got to know your buyer. In Texas, there are more licensed hunters than anywhere else in the country. It’s not secret 

that we love the outdoors here in the Lone Star State. Tap into this market with these home updates and additions:


Storage is key. As a home seller you’ve got to have potential buyers in mind. Many of your would-be buyers may have lots of Texas-sized toys, think ATVs, dirtbikes, boats and trailers. If your property is strapped for storage space or if your garage isn’t quite big enough, large outdoor storage sheds can be the solution to the storage problem. Plus, you can take advantage of the storage space with your own toys and yard supplies until the time comes to sell your

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Inspection day is a big day during your home buying process. It’s your opportunity to understand the true condition of your home and pinpoint any issues before you buy. It can be a fun yet exhausting day so to make things easier, here are a few key things you should look at when inspecting your home.   Foundation
Look around the interior walls and ceilings of each room. Are there apparent cracks or shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Does the foundation appear straight? Walk the perimeter of the home to inspect if there are any trees that may be encroaching on the structure of the foundation.   Exterior
Take a look outside at the exterior of the home. Are the gutters firmly attached? Are there any loose wires or boards…
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Whether you're designing for yourself or staging a house to put on the market, decorating a small space presents a challenge. The goal is to maximize a small living space without sacrificing comfort, functionality or visual appeal. You want to design the space so the last thing people notice about the home is the petite size. Before you tackle your small house project, check out these seven design tips.

1. Take advantage of wall-mounted technology.

Anything you can move off of counters and onto the walls will help de-clutter a small space. There is no need to forgo modern technology, you just need to seek compact or wall-mounted versions of the technology you want. Most flat screen televisions come with a wall-mount option; you can also mount

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money house photo.jpgSetting back enough money is a crucial part of buying a new home. Below is a summation of the costs associated with closing a deal.

Earnest Money Deposit

Earnest money deposits are used to ensure the seller that the prospective homebuyer is serious about their offer. The deposit amounts vary, but are usually around 1-3% of the home’s purchase price. If the sale goes through, the deposit is added toward your downpayment. In the case that you back out unexpectedly, the money is lost to the seller.

Down Payment

Down payments are the most expensive up front costs when buying a home. Some lenders will allow you to go as low as 5 or 3.5% on your down payment, but the ideal rate is around 10-20%. The higher your downpayment, the lower your future

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17515 Lariat Lane
College Station, Texas

5 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,480 sq. ft. | 1.14 Acres | $579,900 | MLS # 16002881


Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bath Saddle Creek home on 1.14 acres features a split floor plan with an open concept. A great floor plan for gatherings. The living room has an impressive limestone fireplace with beautiful rustic mantel. The kitchen boast with granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances, prep island, gas stove & large pantry. You'll find granite double vanities in the master suite as well as a jetted tub, separate shower, walk in closet & a sitting area. The downstairs is covered in a beautiful rich brown hard wood flooring and tile. The home also has a desirable study with a window overlooking the front of the

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So you decided to hire an agent to list your home, what next? Often sellers are unsure of their role in this process and don’t know what to expect in regards to their responsibilities. Below, we’ll discuss what you should expect your role to be as the client.

Preparing Your Home

Even though your realtor can provide you with tips to better the appearance of your home, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure it is in top condition. This includes making sure all areas of the home are thoroughly cleaned and decluttered, even your junk closet! It is also your responsibility as the client to keep the home odor-free, and remove any personal items to allow buyers to envision themselves in the space.  

Keeping it Available

It is your agent's…
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Are you wanting to build your next home, but don’t really know where to start? It seems like there a millions things to consider before you can make any progress. Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start!

  • Look at various floor plans.

Are you wanting a one story or two story? How many bedrooms? Open kitchen? Homes nowadays consist of lavish floor plans which you may not even thought of! It is important to choose a floor plan that will work best for you.

  • Find an experienced agent.

It is important to connect with an agent that has experience with home builders. An agent will be crucial in teaching you how to structure your offer to a home builder. They will have the experience to know what will be the

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2017 could be a great year for selling a home. 2016 was the best existing-home sales year since 2006, with 5.45 million sales, the National Association of Realtors reported in January. This growing demand was coupled with record-low supply, pushing home values up to a median of $232,200 in December, an increase of four percent since December 2015.

If you’re looking to capitalize on these trends in 2017, you may be considering home renovations. Renovations can sometimes add value to your home, but before you invest in them, here are some things you should know about the dos and don’ts of pre-sale renovations.

Do: Insulate Your Attic with Fiberglass

Each year, Remodeling publishes a cost vs. value guide ranking which home renovations add the most

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