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Fall has officially arrived, folks! And you know what that means: It's time for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted houses.  Here are a few local places you might want to check out! Click on the pictures below for more information!  7705 FM 362, Brookshire, TXNOTE WEEKEND HOURS: Saturdays 10am-dusk and Sundays Noon-dusk! ​Enjoy 8-acres of Corn Maze to explore8-ac...
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2014 By Don Arsenault]
The fall home buying season began with gusto in Houston as sales and prices did in September what they have done for months – rose. The continued buying frenzy caused housing inventory to shrink very slightly after holding steady for two consecutive months. And in another scenario that has become all too familiar in this market, prices reached record one-month highs. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2014 By John Askins]
October is National Pasta Month!Check out this coupon for some AMAZING food!Brio Tuscan Grille  Phone:  281 465-8993  Contact Us For More Info1201 Lake Woodlands Drive   Suite 303The Woodlands, TX   77380Check out more of our Specials and Coupons!DJ & Elizabeth Arsenault281-989-6934Info@TexanRealtor.com ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By Don Arsenault]
Being a first time home buyer can be scary! Here are some common mistakes and misconceptions to avoid.1) Lack of credit- Make sure you have a credit score around 620 in order to qualify for a mortgage.2)Lack of cash-You will need cash for a down payment, earnest money, inspections, appraisal, closing costs, prepaid interest, 3-6 months of reserved money to use for the first few months of house pay...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
The front door and entrance to your home can convey the spirit of the season be it Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, or Spring. It can also send a strong message to buyers: welcome, joy, sanctuary, luxury, warmth.  That first impression sets the tone as buyers enter your home and imagine it as their own. Before you decorate, be sure the door is freshly painted and the porch is clean, clear, ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By Holly Smith]
Welcome back to the return of my blog!! All too often home seekers get excited about a home they see in an ad. Or, they hear about one with a great price, special financing, a bonus or some other unique feature like a 3-car garage. Then they want to go running right out and see this beauty and maybe write a contract on it.A lucky break? A smart move? Or, a problem? Most of the time all they h...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By Christian Flakes]
Reduce Energy Costs and Still Enjoy A Very Merry ChristmasOnce the holidays are here, everything in our lives becomes busier and we are spending much more. With a little planning, you can save on energy consumption and cut some of those costs. 1. Christmas Lights and Displays. Lighting and displays are a major expense for many. Enjoy the spirit of the holiday while reducing your car...
Read Post [Posted on 10/07/2014 By Don Arsenault]
As I was standing in line at my closest HEB waiting to pay, I picked up the latest issue of Houstonia.  If you haven't had a chance to pick one up and look through it--especially this month--you'll be missing a great article about the best new restaurants in Houston for 2014.Most magazines have this sort of issue and I always look forward to it.  I remember when I lived in Los Angeles an...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By Maelia Davis]
Houston House ApartmentsDowntown HoustonHouston House is a 31 story high rise apartment building in Downtown Houston.  Built in 1966, it has gone through a recent renovation with a contemporary look.  It's located close to the light rail system, making it convenient to everything downtown as well as the Museum District, Medical Center, and Reliant Stadium.  Efficiency, one, and two ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By Joseph Culotta]
Houstonians are in general a very charitable and giving bunch. In part, it's because they have to be. The State just doesn't control, participate in or contribute to many things that in the UK we rather take for granted. The UK is a far more socialist (not necessarily more sociable) country in that regard. So private enterprise, donations and charities have to fill in where the State otherwise fai...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By John Paulus]
Developers of a present downtown high-rise that will cater to young professionals seeking an urban lifestyle are planning a second building to mirror the first. The companies behind SkyHouse Houston, an apartment tower with mostly one-bedroom and studio floor plans that recently opened on a city block bounded by Main, Bell, Leeland and Fannin, have acquir...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By John Askins]
Extensively remodeled with new wood looking flooring, new kitchen counter tops, new bath cabinets, new paint throughout. Large living area with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. Large bedrooms and ample closet space throughout. 2 car garage with private entrance. Washer/dryer hook-ups. Seller is a licensed real estate broker. MLS#:86798983Call 409-771-1526 for more information...
Read Post [Posted on 10/05/2014 By Elyse Mayer]
Things To Do In Houston in October 2014The beginning of Fall has brought some much appreciated cooler temperatures! Houston is booming with some great activities this month to take part in, a perfect excuse to enjoy this beautiful weather! BLESSINGTON FARMS' PUMPKIN PATCH AND FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL October 1-November 1, 2014 Enjoy a pumpkin patch and fall festivities at Blessington Farms. An out...
Read Post [Posted on 10/04/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
CHOOSING THE PERFECT NEIGHBORHOODBuying a new home isn’t just about finding an architectural style that appeals to you or a house that feels perfect. A home is never going to be “just right” unless it’s located in a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. Think about it; your neighborhood is an extension of your home. Essentially, it’s the larger space that you will be living in. So when it comes t...
Read Post [Posted on 10/03/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Although the real estate crisis might have broken some homeowners’ hearts, many folks are ready to start dating again, according to two Gallup polls.One poll shows Americans again believe real estate is the best long-term investment, better even than gold, stocks, bonds, and savings accounts.High-income consumers are the biggest believers in homeownership as an investment — 38% of people who make ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/02/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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