January 29, 2013

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 […]
October 31, 2012

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 […]
October 19, 2012

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 […]
September 19, 2012

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 […]
September 17, 2012

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 […]
September 7, 2012

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 […]
September 7, 2012

How Much Paint and Troubleshooting

Estimating how much paint you will need to paint your home can be a challenge. There are many factors that go into determining the amount you will need, such as the surface of the house, how big your home is, what paint you use, etc. Some exterior walls require 10 to 50 percent more paint than the standard, smooth walls. Although airless sprayers claim to apply two coats of paint at once, they may require […]
September 7, 2012

Painting Your Home and Trim

Now that you have prepped the siding of your home and know what problems to look out for, you are almost ready to do the actual painting. Because paint colors tend to vary a little, it is smart to mix all batches together in a couple of large containers. Any paint you have leftover can go back into the can it came from and resealed. Paint during a time of day that allows you to […]
July 17, 2012

Preparing and Pulling Off a Garage Sale

Before you put your College Station home or Bryan home on the market for sale, one of the first things we advise homeowners to do is declutter. A garage sale is often a good way to help make this process work. One of the best ways to make sure you follow through with keeping the clutter out of your home is to get rid of it permanently! This may sound scary or like a daunting […]