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IMPROVE YOUR HOMES SAFETY TO MAKE IT MORE MARKETABLE

Homeowners know the value of reinforced doors with deadbolts or a comprehensive home security system. But there are many less obvious fixes to ensure your home is attractive to safety-conscious

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6 LANDSCAPING RENOVATIONS TO SELL YOUR HOME

Your home’s landscape and exterior space is the first thing that potential buyers notice. As they pull up to view your home, it is important that you are giving them a great first impression. 

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Gardening Tips And What To Plant With Children

Gardening with children:  Gardening Tips and What to Plant  Cultivating a home garden is a great way to teach your children where their food comes from while fostering a sense of

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Ways To Add Rich Red Into Your Living Room This Fall

Enjoy Your Autumn This Year!1. Cozy up with warm walls. Obviously painting your walls is a change that will last beyond the weeks that compose the fall season, but if this choice is right for

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Smart Home Tech For Pet Owners

Pet ownership has steadily increased over the years, with more and more homeowners bringing a pet into the home. Pets require responsibility and constant care of your four legged loved one. The

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How To Budget For Your Next Move

There are many items to think about when planning a move and your budget plays a key part. The price of the moving company you choose is an important concern, of course, but there are other

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7 Signs That Youve Picked The Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process

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Quiz What Type Of Housing Is Best For You

What type of house should you buy? Do you think you’re more suited to a tiny house in a modern community, or a traditional home with a white picket fence? Take our quiz to determine what housing

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Make A Play Garden

Make a dedicated play garden for kids to grow plants. They will enjoy sensory play and have a digging patch of their very own! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get stuck into gardening

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Do Not Go To The Builder Alone In LAGO MAR

The sales consultant at each of the model homes represents the builder's!You may have representation in the purchase of YOUR New Home with me and Henry!!!  At no cost to you!A Houston developer

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Fannie Mae Announces Programs To Aid With Student Loan Debt

When applying for a home mortgage, almost every aspect of the applicant’s financial life is analyzed – one of those being debt. Unfortunately, applicants with student loan debt are often

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Firefighter Games On 6th Street Texas City

Friday, May 19th at 6:00 pm: Live Music Food Truck Friday! Antique Fire Truck Show Bucket Brigade Competition (6:00pm) Horseshoe Tournament (7:30pm) Jackpot BBQ Cook-off Events (Chicken Wings

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Taste Of The Town And Auction In Texas City

To satisfy your appetite for good food and fun, join us for some great cuisine prepared by our local culinary masters and “Shop Til You Drop” at our live and silent auctions!Make your plans

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79th Annual Galveston County Fair And Rodeo

79th Annual Galveston County Fair & RodeoFriday, April 21- April 29COME & ENJOY THE FUN!Rodeo events including: Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, Mutton Bustin', Pee Wee Rodeo, American Freestyle Bull

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Outdoor Furniture Trends

The weather is warming up, so you will likely begin spending more time entertaining and relaxing on your outdoor patio. This season, bringing indoor furniture styles outdoors and mixing materials

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FSBO Or Professional Real Estate Agent

The possibility of “saving” on Realtor commission might sound appealing to those interested in selling their home, but a Realtor has the background and experience to make the sale of

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5 Smart Gardening Tips

Whether you have an indoor garden or large backyard, smart gardening will help you save time, money, and design the best possible garden for your environment. Choose the right plantsNative plants

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Make Your Move Easy

Before you move: Complete a change of address form from the post office. Send your new address to any publications you subscribe to. It can often take up to eight weeks for the change to become

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Five Quick Tips To Build Your Credit

Building and maintaining good credit is one of the key components to being able to borrow money for large items such as a home or a car. Your credit history begins with your first credit

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Understanding Homeowners Insurance

Safeguarding your home is critical, as it is likely one of your largest investments. Homeowners insurance protects your home, its contents and other assets in the event of fires, theft,

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THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO SELL YOUR HOME

When the weather is niceThe reason is because inventory being so tight, some home buyers are having to put in multiple offers. We also suggest during the warmer weather since more people

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How To Safely Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree

As we near the end of the holiday season, you may find yourself wondering about the best way to dispose of your holiday tree. It is important to remove your tree from your home before it becomes too

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To Decorate Or Not To Decorate While Selling Your Home During The Holidays

TO DECORATE OR NOT TO DECORATE WHILE SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS!The housing market doesn't come to a standstill during the holidays.Why you should decorate - Decorating your

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6 Myths Of Refinancing

Refinancing your home loan with the current low rates may save you money every month, but there are potential problems that may arise when you don’t have the right person guiding you. As your

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Creating A Budget

Having a budget that you adhere to each month is the quickest and best solution for saving money, paying down debt and investing in your future. However, if you are like most people, it

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5 Quick Tips To Build Your Credit

Building and maintaining good credit is one of the key components to being able to borrow money for large items such as a home or a car. Your credit history begins with your first credit

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What I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First Home

10 Helpful Tips For First-Time Homebuyers Buying a home can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, especially for first-time homebuyers. When you aren’t

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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper

7 Things To Do Before Investing In A Fixer Upper There can be cost savings in fixer uppers, but in many cases, they can turn out to be a money pit. So how do you know

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Family Safety Tips To Consider When Your Home Is For Sale

FAMILY SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOUR HOME IS FOR SALEWhen you’re selling your home and your house is on the market, it’s almost inevitable that strangers will enter your house. Even if you

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7 Tips For A Smooth Move

7 TIPS FOR A SMOOTH MOVEMoving from one house to another is exciting and stressful at the same time. But planning ahead and having some sound advice can make the process a whole lot easier

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Childrens Books To Help Your Child Adjust To Moving

CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO HELP YOUR CHILD ADJUST TO MOVINGAccording to child psychologists, children can experience moving as a type of loss. “A child loses friends, a home, and her early childhood

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Prepare Your Home For Fall And Winter

With summer a fading memory, now’s the time to ready your home for fall and winter’s cooler temps and unpredictable weather conditions. 1. Clear out the gutters. Remove leaves and

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Tips To Help You Be A Good Neighbor

7 Tips To Help You Be A Good (Or Better) Neighbor Barking dogs. Neighbor’s cars parked in front of your house. Borrowed tools that are never returned. Unfortunately, most of us have lived in

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Home Affordable

HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD?According to a Google Consumer survey, 50% of prospective home buyers start searching between six and 12 months in advance. Because purchasing a home is the largest

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Helping Kids Adjust To A New Home

HELPING KIDS ADJUST TO A NEW HOMEMoving into a new house can be a stressful life event for the whole family, particularly young children who rely on predictability and find comfort in familiar

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HOME SELLING TIPS GOING ON VACATION WHILE YOUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET

Your home is on the market and ready to sell – it could be snapped up any day now, but you have a vacation coming up or would like to take a trip out of town. So what to do?Talk with your real

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Boost Your Resale And Home Buying Power

4 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME’S SAFETY TO MAKE IT MORE MARKETABLEHomeowners know the value of reinforced doors with deadbolts or a comprehensive home security system. But there are many less obvious

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Signs Its Time To Move To A New Home

Moving is a lot of work – there’s no doubt about it. But it can also give you a wide range of rewards, from lowering costs, to gaining space, to giving you the features you value most. If you

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8 Ways To Keep Your Home From Smelling Like A Kennel

8 Ways To Keep Your Home From Smelling Like a Kennel! Fresh and clean isn’t always the first way people will describe a home with a dog. Let’s face it, that wiggly-bottomed, waggy-tailed,-

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How Much Home Can You Afford

HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD?So how can you figure out how much home you can afford?Make sure you have a few financial safeguards in place      Get pre-approved (not just

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Happy Memorial Day

More iphoto IfYouWantToThank10x24_zps2f0aa8c2.More iToday we honor this who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedom. Thank you!More inform15 Powerful Quotes of War in HKaren & Henry

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Its Never Too Late To Start Saving For Your Home

It’s never too early to start saving up money if you’d like to own a home someday. But if you’re one of the many Americans dealing with reoccurring expenses like high rental rates, credit card

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Being Pre Approved When Buying A Home

Being Pre-Approved Makes YOU a Stronger Buyer!!!Call Us Today to Buy, Sell or Lease!SEALE THE DEAL!Karen & Henry SealeKaren's Cell #:  409-770

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Few Things To Do When Moving Into Your New Home

1. Change the locks. You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the only person who has access. 2. Steam clean carpets. Do

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7 Reasons Why You Should Use A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

7 Reasons Why You Should Use A Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home!Setting the right list price.Effective home presentation.Gets your home seen by BuyersNegotiation of Buyer's Offer.Negotiates

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Smart Financing

Smart FinancingHaving an Emergency Fund — Making it twelve months without incurring any unexpected expenses can prove a hard feat for anyone. So using your tax refund to either start or

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Home Staging

Home-Staging Tips From the ProsPurposeful home staging is more than just tidying up and cleaning every room. It could mean a quick sale and higher selling price if done right. Here are five

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2016 Home Designer Trends

2016 Home Design Trends That Can Breathe Life Into Your HomeAs homeowners nestle down into the comforts of their furnishings and décor for the many years to come, they may not notice their

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March Home Checklists

To-Dos:  Your March Checklist March can be unpredictable when it comes to the weather,but no matter what Mother Nature is doing outside your window, it’s natural to crave a fresh start this

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Staging A Home To Sell

5 Quick Tips to Getting your House ready to Sell!De-Personalize.  Buyer's need to picture themselves in the Home. Maximize.  Make your space bigger by decluttering.   Closets

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Texas City Fun:  Texas City offers The Dike located off Bay Street.  The Dike offers Fishing, Boating and the Beach!Dining:  Seafood, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Steak!Museum:  

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Home Loans For Teachers

Home Loans for Teachers!  Teachers play an important role in the lives of our children.  TSAHC's (Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation) honors teachers for their service to Texas

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Improvements To Make Before Selling Your Home

To maximize the value of your house there are a few steps to be made before calling us to list.    Clean, de-personalize and de-clutter.  This will add the

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