Category Archives: Helpful tips

  • 10 De-cluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

    Posted on November 20, 2017 by in Helpful tips

      Let’s face it: Clearing clutter doesn’t usually top our list of fun things to do. Sure, the joy of a clutter-free space is something we can all get behind, but finding the time (and the motivation) to make it happen is quite another matter. That’s where quickie clutter clearing comes in. Instead of waiting for […]

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  • 7 Non-Fiction Books to Read Right Now

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by in Helpful tips

    With the winter weather here(for most of us), we thought we would share some good books to snuggle up to and read. With the Help of Realsimple.com we found these 7 books to “dive” right into. We hope you enjoy them! Mamaleh Knows Best, by Marjorie Ingall Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly Love Warrior: […]

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  • 9 Mood-Lifting Ideas For a Cozier Home This Winter

    Posted on November 9, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Holiday & winter Information, Texas Weather

    Banish the winter blahs for a radically better outlook this season. It’s been a freakin’ long day at work and you just want to get home and relax on your deck. But nooooooo, it’s already dark outside and that chill in the air is telling you it’s time to pull out your parka. OK, inside it […]

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  • How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

    Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Motivational

    Sink Drain Sudsy dish-rinsing doesn’t clear away that greasy layer covering the drain. But it’s easy to erase: Sprinkle with a gentle abrasive, like Bar Keeper’s Friend ($2, target.com), and scrub with a toothbrush, paying special attention to the drain’s grooves. Flush clean with water. To disinfect, apply a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 […]

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  • Uses for vinegar!

    Posted on October 16, 2017 by in Helpful tips

    We know it makes for great salad dressings, and zipping up dipping oils for crostini, but have you ever considered the miracle of cleaning with vinegar? Five places to use it: *to descale the drip cycle in your coffee maker. Do it now and remember to flush the coffeemaker with a fresh pot of water […]

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  • How Does Hurricane Harvey Impact the Real Estate Market?

    Posted on October 5, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Texas Weather, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    The waters have receded,  now we are faced with the aftermath.  Many are asking, “what is going to happen to the real estate market”?  It is a complex question, yet I’ll do my best to provide an answer.   Surprisingly, there is good news for both Homeowners and Buyers.  That is because the restoration of the […]

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    No-Bake Desserts

    Posted on October 2, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Holiday & winter Information, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    With the holidays approaching us so soon. With the Help of Better Homes & Gardens we have some yummy no-bake desserts for y’all. We have attached one recipe to this blog and below is the link with all of them! I can’t wait to get home and try these for the kids!  http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/no-bake-desserts/no-bake-desserts/?slideId=28dd75fd-171a-4316-a96d-90cbc15aab75&utm_source=bhg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bhgdailyrecipe_071517&did=159626-20170715 Ingredients 4medium […]

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  • HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    Most buyers feel considerable pride in becoming a homeowner, but they also recognize that ownership includes many new responsibilities. To keep your home looking and performing its best, here are several of the most important jobs to remember.  Safety First Prevent accidents or injury by regularly checking these systems: ☐ Test fire extinguisher ☐ Replace […]

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  • Property “as is”

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    Does a buyer have to accept the property as is? My client won’t accept the property “as is.” He wants to wait until after the inspection to list specific repairs that he wants the seller to fix. Can I leave both boxes in Paragraph 7D of theOne to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) blank, or can […]

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    RIP Beverly Carter

    Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    After the recent abduction and loss of Beverly Carter, it has made many agents scared and worried to show houses or hold open houses. Although this is not the first one to happen it was close to home; Walt Temple Properties would like to offer their condolences to her family and friends. We have y’all […]

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