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Convert a Bland Wall Into Stunning Design Feature.

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Just because a new home comes with fresh white walls doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. A statement wall can pull a design together, add personality, and make furniture and accessories pop. Creating an eye-catching feature can be simple, starting with a wall to highlight. 

Whether you choose to make a statement with a bold, bright wall color or an exotic, textured wallpaper, the key is to balance it with other design elements in the room.

Choose a Focal Point – Decide what aspect of the room you would like to draw attention to fireplace, large furniture pieces and artwork are popular focal points. If your room doesn’t lend itself to having a statement wall, highlight existing features like a small office nook or an inset wall.

Pick a Bold Color or Pattern – Choose a bright color, interesting texture or striking pattern for your statement wall. Pick up a color from the furniture or textiles already in the room or go with a contrasting color to stand out more.

Place Furniture for Maximum Impact – Arrange pieces of furniture to draw attention to your statement wall. For example, two light-covered occasional chairs on opposite sides of a darkly painted wall attract the eye and create a focal point, particularly when they’re coupled with pops of color in pillows, lamps and art.

Add Accents – Finish off a room’s design by carefully placing accessories that highlight your statement wall. This is the perfect opportunity to integrate your personality into your home. Show off your favorite artwork, family heirlooms or travel keepsakes.

Looking to selling your home or interested in purchasing a home, give me a call 281-793-5193, I look forward to speaking with you!

 

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Guess What Houston? Another Listing has hit the Market!

Wow, this home has SO much to offer! Open & Bright, large tiled floors, Split Floor Plan with an huge upstairs! Includes a pool with a 3 car detached garage! Gorgeous kitchen comes with a range with FIVE gas burners, granite countertops, tall back splashes, corner faucet overlooking the pool area with lots of cabinets and counter space. Beautiful breakfast bay area seating.  Fabulous Master Suite comes with a spa type master tub. This home is immaculate and includes a list of upgrades provided by sellers. Great Location, Easy Access to Shopping & Freeways.   

New to the Sea Brook area? We’ve got the low down on schools, events and other fun activities. Give Christina E Osborne a call to go over all your real estate needs! 281-793-5193. Need more information on this gorgeous property? Click here… New listing!

Questions, comments or concerns? I am always available by text, phone call or email!
Ask me about my 22 Step Home Selling Formula to sell your home for 3%, 5%, 8% or more!

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Subdivision:
Lake Cove Sec 03

$ 299,900

 

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Guess What Houston? Another Listing has hit the Market!

Wow, this home has SO much to offer! Open & Bright, large tiled floors, Split Floor Plan with an huge upstairs! Includes a pool with a 3 car detached garage! Gorgeous kitchen comes with a range with FIVE gas burners, granite countertops, tall back splashes, corner faucet overlooking the pool area with lots of cabinets and counter space. Beautiful breakfast bay area seating.  Fabulous Master Suite comes with a spa type master tub. This home is immaculate and includes a list of upgrades provided by sellers. Great Location, Easy Access to Shopping & Freeways.   

New to the Sea Brook area? We’ve got the low down on schools, events and other fun activities. Give Christina E Osborne a call to go over all your real estate needs! 281-793-5193. Need more information on this gorgeous property? Click here… New listing!

Questions, comments or concerns? I am always available by text, phone call or email!
Ask me about my 22 Step Home Selling Formula to sell your home for 3%, 5%, 8% or more!

      2622 Vermillion Rd

Subdivision:
Lake Cove Sec 03

$ 299,900

 

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Another Listing… Sale Pending!

In less than ONE WEEK this beauty is now SALE Pending! If you are in the market to sell your home, give me a call @ 281-793-513, Ask me about my 22 Step Home Selling Formula to sell your home for 3%, 5%, 8% or more!

I will provide you with a quick and FREE Home Evaluation Report of your property. This will give you an idea on what your home is worth in today’s market. 

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Organizing Tips for Your Home

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Spring may be a popular season for cleaning, but fall is a great time to get your home organized, especially if you have a students who are starting school. Clutter creates chaos. Once an area gets messy and disorganized, it becomes the de facto dumping ground for everything else, let’s face it, it’s the truth! Here are a few clutter buster to keep the chaos under control.

Start with the Hot Spots – Clear flat surfaces that tend to accumulate piles on a daily basis. If you find yourself tempted to leave items in those areas, replace the clutter with artful decorations to remind yourself that it’s no longer a dumping zone.

Designate a Space for Everything – Find a home for everything in each and every room of your house, including the garage. If it doesn’t fit, consider it a sign that you need to go through and purge the items you no longer use. 

Arrange by Frequency of Use – Keep regularly uses items near the front or eye level in closets, drawers and pantry spaces. Store stuff you rarely use high up or in the back.

Compartmentalize to Avoid Clutter – Use drawer dividers and storage containers to group like items together. Each compartment serves as a placeholder when items are in use, which prevents the space from being overtaken by random clutter. 

Zip and Store Things – To keep clutter under control, group small items by category and store them in resealable plastic bags inside a larger storage container or drawer. 

Swap out the Extra Stuff – Rotate clothing, toys and accessories by season so you aren’t tripping over winter boots when you’re looking for flip-flops and vice versa. This strategy also works for taming the toy room

Find your next home with Christina E. Osborne 281-793-5193 

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Fixer-upper or Ready-Home?

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Shows like HGTVs “Fixer Upper” have popularized the idea of buying and renovating the worst house on the best block. Homes that need major remodeling, however, aren’t for everyone. Sometimes a move-in ready house is a better option. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each.

Pros of Fixer-Uppers 

  • Lower price – Homes that require some updating tend to be priced lower, and many renovations can quickly add value to your home.
  • Creative control – When you’re the one in charge of updating your home, you can customize it however you choose.

Cons of Fixer- Uppers 

  • Delayed move-in – The planning and work involved to fix up can significantly delay your move-in date.
  • Unexpected cost – No matter how well you plan, major renovations are always subject to unforeseen expenses.

Pros of Move-In Ready

  • Quick move in – Can’t wait to begin nesting? With a finished home, you can start moving in as soon as you get your keys.
  • Energy-efficient technology – New and renovated homes are often outfitted with the latest energy-efficient options when it comes to kitchen appliances and heating and cooling systems which can save you move over time.

Cons of Move- In ready

  • More expensive – To recoup the cost of updating, seller often price move – ready homes much higher. These homes also don’t allow for easy customization.
  • Questionable quality – When you’re not there to oversee the update process, you’re unable to ensure that high-quality work and materials are used for your home.

Still not sure which approach is right for you? Take this quiz to help you decide if you’re ready for a fixer upper.

Looking to selling your home or interested in purchasing a home, give me a call 281-793-5193, I look forward to speaking with you!

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Homes are selling for more than you think in League City and the Surrounding Areas. Find out what you could get for yours!

“What’s my Home Worth”

 

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Find out what your home is worth by simply clicking on the “What’s my Home Worth” picture. I will provide you with a quick and FREE Home Evaluation Report of your property. This will give you an idea on what your home is worth in today’s market. We strive to build positive business relationships by working exclusively with people we admire and respect, and who value service we provide! Don’t make a move…. without the Houston Realty Team!

Questions, comments or concerns? I am always available by text, phone call or email!
Ask me about my 22 Step Home Selling Formula to sell your home for 3%, 5%, 8% or more!

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This Home is Perfect, Move In Ready, Pool is in walking distance!

 

 

New Listing @ 6622 Hawkins Hill Lane!

Listed for $199,000

Wait Until You SEE this Be-U-Ti-Ful HOME.  A split floor plan. Master suite is open and bright with a soaker tub & walk in shower. Open kitchen to living room with gorgeous flooring. Lovely covered porch you’ll love spending evenings enjoying yourself and family. Oh! By the way, there are no back neighbors!

3 Bed(s) / 2 Full Bath(s) / 1,572 Built Sqft / Single Family / 2 Day(s) on HAR.com

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Seller’s have upgraded flooring, added outside electrical outlets for your decorations, added gas line & gas grill, extended stone patio including a Tall Pergola w grapes & flood lighting, added outside fans, landscaping to still include play space & shed!

New to the League City area? We’ve got the low down on schools, events and other fun activities. Give Christina E Osborne a call to go over all your real estate needs! 281-793-5193. Need more information on this gorgeous property? Click here…  New listing!

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Unique Building that Have Been Converted into Homes

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Have you ever dreamed of living in a home unlike any other? Thanks to a little creativity and a whole lot of work., what’s old is new again with these spectacular home conversions. From former firehouses to built-upon barges, check out these truly unusual residences:

Historic Firehouse – Artists Vincent Valdez and Adriana Corral converted a 1928 fire station located in San Antonio, TX into an art studio and loft-style apartment. The former fire station offered the perfect blank canvas for the artists with it’s white walls, concrete floors and high ceilings.

Old Water Tower An 1877 water tower in London, England, was transformed into a luxury home by homeowners Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce. The 99-foot tall brick structure required significant restoration before it could be converted into the four-bedroom home with an ultra-modern living space on the ground level.

Barge- 1909 barge used for transporting heavy goods is now a floating home in Sodermalm, a district in central Stockholm, Sweden. The 1,600 -square foot residence features three levels outfitted with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan living and a dining room.

Schoolhouse – The Federal-style schoolhouse was built around 1840 in the Catskills of New York. Unfortunately pipes burst and the ceiling fell in one week after closing, so the homeowners had to deal with a complete renovation. After a year of hard work, the schoolhouse was transformed into a colorful and vibrant weekend retreat.

 

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Time is Everything: When to Make Big Buys

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Wondering when is the best time to upgrade your appliances or spring for a new mattress? When it comes to getting a great price on your major purchases, timing is everything!call christina

Swimming Pools – Wait until off-season to start that swimming pool project. The best time to book your swimming pool contractor is when the weather turns cooler and things slow down for the season.

Mattresses – Plan your mattress purchase around the holidays when retailers have their big blowout sales. The biggest sales are usually on holiday weekends like Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Furniture – Start your search for that new sofa in January or February as the new stuff starts coming out in the spring. July is the other big furniture clearance month.

Patio Furniture – Outfit your backyard and deck on a bargain basement budget by waiting for the fall patio furniture sales. The fall is also a good time to upgrade your backyard grill.

Television and Electronics – Take advantage of the pre-Super Bowl sales in February, or wait until Spring when Japanese manufacturers start their new fiscal year and blow out the old models in preparation for the new. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also good days for discounts.

Carpeting and Flooring – Upgrade your carpeting and flooring in January when prices drop after Christmas holiday rush.

Appliances – Buy you appliances in September and October when manufacturers start unveiling new models and clearing out the old stock. The exception to the rules is refrigerators, which come out in the summer, making spring the time to buy.

House hunting shouldn’t be hard in League City. It isn’t if you know where to look. Start here…

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