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The Century Tree Reader The Mutual Benefit of the Lowe’s Program for Realtors

In a competitive real estate market, much like the one represented in the Bryan, College Station area, it is crucial when selling a home for the property to be as presentable as possible. This generally includes home repair and updating other aspects of the house’s presentation (this can include but is not limited to replacing wallpaper and carpet, kitchen counters, bathroom toilets, etc.). It is common knowledge that an interested buyer wants to select the home with the least amount...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Lawn and Garden

Nowadays,  lush green front yards in Aggieland are few and far between, but when I do, I remember when I was a kid and really enjoyed the lush grass. Despite the changing times, healthy lawns and gardens will never go out of style. Maintaining a healthy lawn is a key part of taking care of your home. Here are some tips on how to keep your grass and flower beds in tip top shape. Mow high and mow less. When mowing your yard,...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Fall Decorating Part 2

Make a fall harvest wreath that you can hang over a mirror with ribbon or secure on a door with tacks or sticky strips. To make this beautiful wreath, you will need an 18-inch straw wreath form, four to five bags of dried cornhusks (8 ounces each) and U-pins. You can pick up the husks at any craft store or Mexican food shop. Soak the corn husks in water for about ten minutes or until they are pliable. Tear into...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Tax Deductions for Rental Properties

Depreciation This is one of the biggest ways to save on your taxes. Depreciation allows owners to deduct a portion of the cost of their property over several years. The actual cost of the rental property is not able to be fully deducted in the same year you pay for it. By the IRS’s standards, if you depreciate the entire building with its contents, it must take 27 ½ years for a residential property, or 39 years for a commercial property. Each...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Schulte Roofing for Bryan College Station Homes

Roofs are the covers of our home and hold out harsh conditions. They keep my Bryan College Station home,  family &  belongings safe and dry. Roofs need to be maintained and inspected properly to avoid running into major problems and expenses. The best route to take is to have a quality roof installed in the first place. Everyone wants to be confident that they have a first class roof over their head. Choosing a roofing company that won’t let you...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Prepping the Surface of Your Home to Paint

Some of my favorite areas of Bryan and College Station are the historic districts. There are grand, old, colonial-style homes with soaring red brick chimneys and white columns. What has kept these areas of the twin cities beautiful is the upkeep of these old homes. Renovations to homes such as painting the outside may seem time consuming but when done correctly, they add value to a home and look beautiful. Painting the entire outside of your house is no small undertaking....Continue Reading!