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With 2018 coming to a close, it is time to look forward to a new year. Both strong employment conditions and rising home values are encouraging homeowners in Texas and from coast-to-coast to invest in their homes. While it’s hard to nail down exactly which projects eager homeowners will be taking on, these improvement projects will likely be at the top of the list in 2019, and even 2020.

High-Tech Home Surveillance

Home security monitoring systems are changing. Many high-tech home monitoring systems are more personalized and accessible than their predecessors. With features like night vision and high-quality video surveillance, the home security systems of today and tomorrow are more advanced than ever before. Sure, 1080P was considered the tops at

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An average kitchen typically costs $20,474, according to realtor.com. Bathroom renovations can range between $9,000 to $20,000. Most of us don't have a chunk of change like that just lying around. Luckily, there are a variety of updates you can make to your home that are budget friendly. 

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Stick It 

Tile floors are a great way to add a touch personality to a home. Whether you like bright colors or intricate patterns, using tile in your home can give it a

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House hunting can be incredibly stressful but finding an ideal home is a major life decision you need to make. With so many factors to consider, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for a new home. Here are five tried-and-true tips to help make the process go more smoothly.

Set Your Budget

Having a budget before searching for a house will ensure you don't stretch financially. It's a good idea to include a rough amount for your home, and a ceiling price in the event that you find a home that you love but it's priced a little higher than your budget. A budget will also come in handy when negotiating for an offer with the realtor.

The Location of the House

The location of your dream home should be at the forefront of your home-searching

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Burglars strike when you least expect it. But you can protect your home and your family with a little forethought. There are measures you can take beyond keeping your windows closed and locked. Here is how you can keep these five areas of your home safe from burglars.

Keep Entryways Lit

Bold burglars know no bounds. No point of access is off limits, including your home’s front door. Keep your home safeguarded against would-be thieves by installing lights just outside of your doorstep area so that your home is illuminated at night. Having lights around your home will deter thieves, keeping your home clear of criminals.

Reinforce Kitchen Windows

While it may seem like an extreme measure, reinforcing your windows with safety glass is a smart

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Putting your home on the market can be both an exciting and stressful time; beyond listing the home and waiting for the right buyer, you're bound to experience a range of emotions, perhaps even a sense of hopelessness.  

Depending on the market and the condition of your property, there may be a few, or many steps, involved in getting your home ready to list. Here are six kinds of tools you’ll need to help get your home ready for the market.

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Packing and Moving Tools

Real estate agents will often recommend decluttering your home so that potential buyers can clearly see all the features as well as the home's overall functionality and aesthetics. Thus,

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Thinking about selling your home? Whether you plan to sell in a few months, or a few years, there are a few steps you can take to give your home that model-home feel. Think lots of natural light indoors, neutral colors and curb appeal. Here’s how you can achieve a model-home look in your very own abode:

Paint Color 101

Boosting your home’s resale value is as simple as picking the right paint color. It’s true, according to a Zillow analysis of more than 32,000 photos of recently-sold homes, specific paint hues can increase or crimp overall home value. The analysis found homes with greige exteriors fetched $1,526 more than homes painted white. Light blue and blue grey kitchens earned home sellers $1,809 more than kitchens painted in other shades in

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Dreaming of a designer-decorated room? Or perhaps your home is ready for bigger overhaul. Whatever the case, you don't have to go to design school to create a chic, comfortable living space of your own. Today's top interior designers including Jeff Andrews, Susana Simonpietri, Brian J. McCarthy and Bernie de Le Cuona have shared their style tricks; here's how you can apply them in your own home.

Be Bold With Paint

Internationally renowned Los Angeles-based designer Jeff Andrews has decorated the homes of celebrities from the likes of the Kardashians to America Ferrera, Ryan Seacrest and Michael C. Hall. Known for pushing creative boundaries in a way that redefines traditional designers, Andrews is one of the most sought-out designers in the industry

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Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner! Bryan-College Station offers a wide variety of fun-filled family events to celebrate this magical season. Check out this list of local events below, and start planning your holiday festivities!

Santa’s Wonderland
November 10th - January 7th
A Texas Christmas experience like no other. Enjoy live entertainment, Frostbite’s Food Village, shopping, Santa and more! Don’t forget to take and hayride or carriage tour down the dazzling Trail of Lights!
https://www.santas-wonderland.com/

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017
November 30th
Visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum for the lighting of the community Christmas tree. The ceremony begins at 5:30 will include musical

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Whether your home has been on the market for months or you’re just putting it on now, there are definitely some great things you can do to spruce it up for the holidays. This may seem like a lot of work and perhaps unnecessary, but it has been proven to pay off in the long run. Not only will it add a festive touch to your home, but it will help buyers picture themselves living in the home and having holidays there.

So here are five easy tips to decorating your house on the market during the holidays. Follow any or all of them and experience great success in selling your home this holiday season.

1. Deck the halls! (Tastefully)
While decorations can be a wonderful add-on to a home during the holiday season, do not go overboard with it. A house with

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So, you’re thinking about selling your home. You have debated it off and on for a while and you have finally made the decision. First step? Finding the right real estate agent to do the job.


Although it may seem a bit daunting initially, here are 5 easy steps to guide you through finding the perfect agent for you:

1. Do Your Research

Request a list of what properties the agents have listed and sold in the past year. Look at the areas that are near your house and compare and contrast. See what the asking price was, what the property ended up selling for, and how long the property was on the market, etc. Reach out to the owners and ask if they had anything specific to say about the agent to help you with

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