Homeowner Tips

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Find An Extra 15K This Year

Have you ever checked your pockets and found an extra dollar or two?  What about finding that twenty dollar bill you hid from yourself months ago (don't tell me I'm the only one that does that).  Maybe it isn't the same as winning the lottery, but it's still pretty exciting to find money when you didn't expect it.

Understand and Improve Your Credit Score

We've all heard it a million times..."keep an eye on your credit score".  While this is sound advice, not everyone understands their credit score and what it means.  questions about credit abound.  What is a good score?  What is used to calculate a credit score?  Once I understand what my score is, how do I improve it?

Save Money on Property Taxes in Texas

This just in…property taxes in the state of Texas are high! I know this isn’t breaking news; it’s more a reality that we all deal with. We do pay a huge amount in taxes, but thankfully we see a benefit in services and schools. The Katy Independent School District is a great example of what a high school tax can do for an area. You can’t get around it; you get what you pay for. But there is a way for a homeowner to save a little on their property taxes.

In These Cold Temperatures Remember the Three P's

It is going to get really cold in this area over the next few days.  For a native Houstonian like myself it feels down-right arctic right now.  The mercury will dip into the 20's in Houston for several hours over the next three days.  Here in Katy, we'll experience temperatures in the low 20's and possibly the high teens.  While many of us will warm above freezing during the day, our friends to the north in areas like Conroe could be below freezing for 36-48 hours straight!

The Homeowner's Top "To-Do" Calendar

Life happens…and it tends to happen fast. It seems like the older we get, the faster time flies by. If you’re like me then you have a lot of projects that you meant to get to. They were not pressing at the time, and as such something else came up and, well, you know the rest of the story.

Getting Your Home Ready for the Winter

We’ve turned the clocks back and there is a chill in the air…alright, maybe it’s not chilly, but to a Houston native like me anything below 65 can be considered cold. Although mild winters are common for us in Houston and the surrounding areas, we do find ourselves in some downright cold temperatures, particularly in the late winter months. We can go from shorts to coats in an afternoon, so here are some things you can do before the mercury dips too low to prepare your home for the colder weather to come.

How to Prevent a Clogged AC Drain Line

How do I prevent a clog from happening?

Keeping the ac drain line clean is actually quite simple. There is a pipe located near your ac drip pan that should be easily accessible to you. This line needs to be clean and free of algae so that the water can flow in the event of a problem with the main line. There are several schools of thought on what to use to keep the lines clean. I use about a quarter cup of bleach once a month in mine. If you are not a fan of bleach then vinegar and water can be used as a substitute.

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