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I hope you had an awesome holiday! I had many family members ask for more tips on how to improve the value of their home so I'm excited to get back.  Last time I wrote about the power of paint, and gave you some great color samples.  This week I want to go over how to update the hardware in your home.  

If you have outdated light fixtures and want to update you're in luck because this is an easy fix!  A lot of homes have outdated dome lights, these can be replaced with recessed lighting and updated fixtures to make your home look sleek.  I suggest recessed lights in hallways and over the kitchen sink, and replacing the decorative ones in key areas of the home with updated versions that appeal to you.  

When it comes to the…

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It's been a while since I wore a tall black stiff paper pilgrim hat with a faux golden buckle on front or donned a simple head band made of brown paper grocery sacks with glued on dime store feathers in a Thanksgiving elementary school play...  So, I thought I would brush up on the meaning of Thanksgiving.  I found an entertaining (and seems to be accurate) account of our history on a website called  It was a quick read and explained more than I was looking for.  Click here for the full article.

Each year we can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here and for it to quickly be "done".  Is it because Thanksgiving signals the green light (for us all to push the giant green "GO" button) on the start of the Christmas season.  We all plan and rush…

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Now for the fun part...the interior! There are endless possibilities when updating to improve the value of your home but never underestimate the power of paint!

Painting is a simple and inexpensive project that can change everything.  Warm, neutral colors are best. Try to stay away from bright, bold colors except for an accent.  Taupe is a popular color, but I personally love and recommend the 2017 Sherwin Williams Color of the year, Poised Taupe.  I recently used it in a bedroom and it's an amazing mix between brown and grey. 

Grab a can of paint and let's do this! 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more next week! 

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Happy Holidays! This is officially my favorite time of the year, and I hope it is yours too! On the blog today I would love to share some of my favorite holiday activities that are available here in BCS!

  • Santa's Wonderland Opening Weekend - November 10th @ 6pm
  • Jingle Bell Market - November 12th @ Noon at Pebble Creek Country Club
  • Lights On! in Downtown Bryan - November 17th @ 6pm
  • Movies in The Park "The Grinch Stole Christmas" - November 17th @ 5:30pm at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater 
  • Christmas Mile Fun Run & 5k - November 18th & 19th @5:30pm at Santa's Wonderland
  • Wine & Wassail  - November 25th @ 4pm in Downtown Bryan 
  • Christmas in the Park - December 1st @6pm at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
  • Christmas Cellar Tours -…

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Continuing with the exterior, as discussed last week basic maintenance on your yard is a quick and simple way to create curb appeal, which can have a return of 3-5%! Simple tasks like adding new mulch to flower beds, keeping the yard mowed and trimming overgrown shrubs can make your home look clean and fresh. 

Not only is yard maintenance important when looking to improve the value of your home, but the cosmetics that make it up can make a world of difference.  Adding shutters to windows and replacing the front door is an affordable and easy way to update.  Not only does replacing the front door add another level of security but can have a return of 51%! That is major!

Stay tuned for more tips on how to increase the value of your home!

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  This beautiful 4 bed/2.5 Easterling Homes floorplan is located in the close to everything Stone Forest subdivision. The open living space offers a custom gas log fireplace, as well as large windows that provide a natural light feel throughout the home. You will want to spend hours in the masterful kitchen with its granite counters, gorgeous knotty alders cabinets, breakfast bar, and family-like atmosphere. The large master suite has plenty of space in addition to a double vanity, cultured marble tub, and stand-up shower. The custom back porch and pergola offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Texas outdoors with equal parts shade and sunshine. The oversized, pie shape backyard with no back neighbors provides plenty of space for outdoor parties…

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Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.  Watch this video to learn more...

If you are in the market to buy a home, give me a call at 979-324-9992.  I am an ABR® and would be happy to help you find the perfect property.

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