Life in Richmond, Texas

The city of Richmond is the seat of Fort Bend County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Richmond city boundaries are joined on one hand with Sugar Land and with the city of Rosenberg on the other side. Even...

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Pricing Your Home – The CMA

Smart home sellers obtain a comparative market analysis before listing their house and putting it on the market. Real estate agents will provide this report for you “free of charge”.  It is their best marketing strategy to obtain the listing on your home. Although reports...

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Counter With a Countertop

When choosing a countertop, it is best to consider how you use your kitchen first.  What is best for your lifestyle?  The first consideration is most likely one that begins with your décor in mind.  It is imperative, however, that your countertops can stand up...

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Floors, walls, ceilings, and doors and windows all combine to make up the "energy envelope" of your home. Caulking seals the small cracks and holes in the envelope; weather- stripping seals around doors and windows to help make your home airtight. Weather-stripping and caulking is probably...

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Building Permits – Positive News for Houston Economy

Sales, new home starts, and the number of building permits issued all point to significant economic gains in the new construction segment of Houston. This is positive news for Houston and the state of Texas, as well. Houston led the nation in single-family housing permits during...

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Choosing an Inspector

You have found the home of your dreams.  One of the most critical components of the buying process is the inspection.  How do you find the right inspector?  An inspector must have a full working knowledge of every system in a home.  Most inspectors had...

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Holiday Preparations

The holidays are around the corner. Family and friends will be arriving.  It is time to take care of those small improvements to make your home holiday friendly.  Time to repair the silent doorbell and jammed doors.  Caulking is a good start.  Caulking restores a...

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Curb Appeal Basics

The economy has forced many homeowners to revert to a “back to basics” mentality.  That does not mean, however, that you should allow your home to be anything less than a pleasure to come home to. Repairing a broken fence, or updating a failing roof,...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

Small-space decorating can be a challenge, but living in an apartment, condo, or small home will help you make the most of the square footage you have. Learn how to maximize a small space with these projects, tips, and tricks, that can be used in...

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You and Your Fireplace

Homeowners would be surprised at how many varieties of fireplaces exist. There are those made by masonry, those made out of concrete and those that are prefabricated. Masonry and concrete fireplaces are very durable and capable of lasting over a century if maintained properly. The...

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