Homeowner Tips

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Falling Temperatures Can Mean Unwanted House Guests

October 14, 2010

As temperatures fall, we are reminded that the holiday season is upon us. For many, this means lots of parties with friends and family. It’s a good idea now, while you are planning your guest lists, to think about some of those unwanted guests. No, I don’t mean your crazy cousin (You can fill in the blank here. You know we all have ‘em), I’m talking about the bugs and vermin will be seeking shelter from the cold.

Texas Attorney General Sends Demand Letter to Halt Foreclosures

October 6, 2010

The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has sent a demand letter to 30 banks asking that these institutions immediately “suspend all foreclosures, all sales of properties previously foreclosed upon, and all evictions of persons residing in previously foreclosed upon properties” until these institutions have reviewed files and taken appropriate steps to rectify possible past errors in documentation. This is in response to certain employees engaging in “robosigning” of documents.


Saving Money With Homemade Household Cleaners

September 28, 2010

In these economic times we’re all keeping a close eye on the market and trying to figure out where we can save a buck or two. Stretching the dollar can sometimes be tough, but we’ve discovered a way you can ease some tension on your household budget. Homemade cleaning products can help you save money and eliminate toxic chemicals from the environment.

Katy Homeowners Driven Crazy by Crazy Ants

September 20, 2010


These little bugs are becoming quite a problem in Katy. Many Katy homes have been inundated by these pesky little critters. The main problem in your home is that they are just a nuisance. Take a look at this video taken by our trusted pest control professional, Scott McGrath, from McGrath Pest Control.



Flood Insurance in Houston Just Makes Sense

August 27, 2010

Flood insurance has been a hot topic in real estate this year. I know that most have not heard too much about it. The headlines have all been about the recession, foreclosure rates, plummeting home values, and high unemployment. The National Flood Insurance Program has been allowed to lapse several times this year leaving all Americans in a bind, not just those in a flood zone. We currently are set through September 30, and an extension of the program is likely without a lapse, but there are no guarantees.

Protect Your Foundation

Foundation repair…just the mere mention of it makes people cringe. Foundation problems are right at the top of the list of things that terrify potential buyers. Once the damage is done there is nothing left to do but have it repaired. There are plenty of companies in the area that consider themselves experts, but we recommend using Olshan™.

Good News for Katy and West Houston Homebuyers and Homeowners

We have great news for homebuyers and current homeowners. Congress has passed the extension for the Homebuyer Tax Credit, allowing those who had met the previous deadline of April 30 to have more time to close on their home and still qualify for the tax credit. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Homebuyers will now have until September 30 to close. The flood of contracts near the end of April, coupled with a wave of refinances has swamped an industry that was already working on a skeleton crew.

Keeping Your Home Safe

Jackie and I have been REALTORS® for many years now, and we pride ourselves in our service before, during, and after the sale. Part of that service after the sale includes educating you on the potential hazards lurking in your home.

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