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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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Create a Home Maintenance Checklist 

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Your vehicle routine maintenance to run smoothly, and the same goes for your house. Without service reminders, however, it can be easy to forget to tend to all systems that keep your house fully functioning. Fortunately, you can create a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home and prevent potential issues from becoming major problems.

Start by making a list each task you’ll need to complete over the coming year. Make sure your yearly home inspection includes all major system (HVAC, electrical and plumbing), the interior and exterior of your home, water and septic tanks, doors and windows, and the attic or baseball if applicable.

When that’s done, organize the list according to how often each item needs to be checked or maintained and set reminders accordingly. Your home maintenance checklist might start to look similar to this:

Monthly 

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Change air filters in the heating and air conditioning system.
  • Clean range hood filters to avoid possible grease fires.
  • Trim back any shrubbery or plant around the outdoor HVAC unit at least 18 inches.

Quarterly 

  • Check and wipe down sliding doors and window tracks.
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
  • Test garage door and grease tracks as needed.

Semiannually 

  • Clear gutters of spring and fall foliage.
  • Power wash windows and siding.
  • Schedule seasonal service of the HVAC system before summer and winter.

Annually 

  • Inspect and insulate pipes to protect them from freezing.
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the home’s exterior.
  • Touch up exterior paint and check for wood rot or water damage.
  • Check grouting in kitchen and bathroom and repair if necessary.

 


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What is a Probate Real Estate Agent?

CPRES : Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Certified Probate Real Estate Specialists are trained to sell real estate through probate. CPRES REALTORS® are in high demand and understand the complications, time-sensitive process and adhere to the practices needed to help their clients realize a win-win transaction.
This is one of the most complicated times in people’s live and we have the expertise to help with all of the needs that arise when dealing with Probated Real Estate, including vendors needed, shelters for animals, handymen, landscapers, etc…
You don’t know what you don’t know when these things happen.
We offer Exceptional Customer Service, Have Proven Results and have Solutions to Complicated Problems.
 Call us today 281-793-5193 for your Free Consultation and Market Analysis.
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Find Your New Home Here

Find League City MLS Listings Here!

For those who are looking for homes for sale in the League City area, try our home search tool to find your future home. Find League City houses at a price that is right for you. Buy League City properties using our free property listing search tool with features that allow you to save real estate for sale or real estate for future reference, browse properties for sale by community, and look for League City homes within your price range.

Buy Or Sell A Home With Real Estate Professional Christina E. Osborne

Whether you are looking for a condo or a single family home, Christina E. Osborne, a reliable real estate expert, can offer a high level of expertise in League City. Christina E. Osborne specializes in waterfront and lakefront as well. Christina E. Osborne is dedicated to helping clients and concentrates on having their wishes in mind. If you need to find help in buying or selling lakefront and waterfront, contact Christina E. Osborne for real estate service in your area. Choosing a professional licensed agent is an important step in searching for or appraising houses for sale. A real estate expert can help you figure out all there is to know about the process of buying a home as well as selling a home. With Christina E. Osborne, you can get properties that are right for you. If you are searching for home prices you can afford, submit the form below and get in touch with Christina E. Osborne, League City’s leading real estate specialist today!

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The curb appeal of your home is a critical factor in attracting prospective buyers. A potential buyer will come to a decision on the compatibility of a new home within the first few minutes of seeing it, and often merely from seeing pictures of it on the Internet.

Here are some tips to get you started:
  • Look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer.
  • Take care of small tasks like weeding, mowing the lawn, or cleaning out the storage closet.
  • Start planning and executing the larger tasks such as painting, remodeling or other aesthetic repairs.
  • Make a cleaning checklist for the days leading up to your showings: carpets, floors, walls, bathrooms, linens..etc.
  • Order a garbage bin or start making hauls to the local trash repository – moving is one of the best ways to purge the old and start fresh!
  • Clear the clutter – renting a temporary or mobile storage unit is a great way to hide belongings that might otherwise mask the greatness of your property.
I have many more tips on how to get your home into prime selling condition and ways to determine which home improvement projects will get you the most bang for your buck.
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In a neighborhood of similar homes, why is one worth more than another?

That’s the question that’s teased buyers and sellers for ages, but the answer is simple. Every home is different. When a home is sold, a willing seller and a willing buyer have just announced to the world the value of that home. From there, other similar homes are benchmarked, but other factors come into play.

The most important are:

  • Location – The closer a home is to jobs, parks, transportation, schools, and community services, the more desirable it is.
  • Size – Square footage impacts home values because they’re built using more materials. Larger lot sizes mean more privacy.
  • Number of bedrooms and baths – Over time, median homes have grown larger. Decades ago, household members shared bedrooms and baths without complaint, but today, families want more privacy. The median home purchased today is a three-bedroom, two-bath home.
  • Features and finishes – Features such as outdoor kitchens and spa baths make a home more luxurious. A home finished with hardwood floors and granite countertops is going to cost more than a home with carpet and laminate countertops.
  • Condition – The closer a home is to new construction, the more it will retain its value. It’s perceived as more modern, up to date, and perhaps safer. Homes that are not updated or in poor repair sell for less. It’s a good idea for homeowners to keep their homes updated and in top repair.
  • Curb appeal – From the street, the home looks clean, fresh, and inviting. Fresh landscaping and flowers won’t change the size or location, but they certainly add charm. When two homes are identical in the same neighborhood, a higher price may come down to something as simple as views, or paint colors, or the overall taste of the homeowner. Valuing a home will never be an exact science, but if you buy wisely, keep your home updated and in good repair, you should recoup most if not all of your investment.

 

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New-Home Design Trends Can Up Your Home’s Value

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Perhaps you’re in the market for a newly built home. Or maybe you’re in the process of having a home built. Or maybe you’re considering a remodeling project to your existing home. No matter what your scenario is, taking the latest home-design trends into consideration will make any home pop and give it some unique flavor. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), these home-building trends are not just about style but functionality, and can serve to increase the resale value of your home as they reflect consumer preferences in housing moving forward. Check with a real estate expert to see if and how these trends can affect a home’s value in your particular neighborhood:

• Reworked Spaces: New homes are being designed to allow plenty of space for family interaction in high-traffic areas such as the kitchen, and to eliminate rooms such as formal dens and home offices that aren’t frequently used. Small spaces devoted to home management, also known as “pocket offices,” are being included in large pantries or spaces nearby the kitchen or family great room. Window seats and alcoves are being used to provide an area for private time, without taking up a lot of space. A popular and efficient location for laundry facilities is now added onto the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

 Multigenerational Living: Many families are all living under one roof due to increasing cultural diversity and the state of the economy during the past few years. New single-family home designs reflect this with “shadow” units that are built alongside a home, separate living units that access the main floor plan through a door, or by having at least two master suites; one is usually located on the ground floor to be more accessible for elderly occupants.

 More Impact, Less Cost: Rectangular home designs are more cost effective, so new homes no longer have the formerly-popular feature of multiple roof lines or the resulting unnecessary interior volumes they created. But home designs now include innovative modifications that are still visually stimulating, such as using two windows in a corner with mitered glass to allow unobstructed views and maximum light to come in. Another example is using a mix of materials in the home’s facade such as metal, wood and stone to give the home a modern look.

 

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Update Your Kitchen for $1,000 or Less


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Want to give your kitchen a makeover but also stick to a budget? You may have to skip the custom cabinetry, but a few key changes can make a huge difference. Here are a few cost-effective ideas to freshen up your kitchen.

Swap out the hardware
New hardware isn’t expensive, but it can make a big difference in the overall look of your kitchen. Kitchen hardware ranges from rustic to modern, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect addition to your existing decor.

Buy a new faucet
A new faucet is an easy way to create a stunning focal point in your kitchen. Look for a finish and style that works well with your kitchen’s aesthetic.

Try a stainless steel laminate backsplash
Many homeowners love the sleek, contemporary look of a stainless steel laminate backsplash. Stainless steel laminate works with most kitchen styles and color schemes, and doesn’t cost a fortune to install.

Think outside the box
Don’t be afraid to get creative if you’re working with a limited budget. Repaint or refinish your old cabinets for an entirely new aesthetic. Or, update your lighting fixtures with stylish, modern replacements.

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