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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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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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Refresh your Interior with the Right Paint

Looking for a quick way to rejuvenate your living space? Before you go changing layouts or knocking down wall, try giving your interior a fresh coat of paint. This fairly simple task can dramatically alter the look and feel of your home. 

Changing interior paint is an easy do-it-yourself project that most can tackle in a weekend or two. Before you get the rollers out and start painting, here are some basics about the interior paint finishes available.

Flat or Matte – Hide imperfections with flat paints, which absorb light and make the colors seem darker. The downside? This type of paint is the least stain resistant, so reserve it for low-traffic areas and ceilings.v4l-125301.jpg

Eggshell – Not as dull as flat paint but less shiny than semi-gloss, this low-sheen option works well in living rooms and bedrooms. Be aware that the shine can accentuate wall imperfections, it’s best on smooth, well-prepared surfaces.

Satin – This easy -to-clean finish is often used on windows, doors and trim. It’s soft sheen sets it apart from walls painted in eggshell or flat finishes. Though it is highly durable, satin paint has less protection than shiner options.

Semi-Gloss – Designed to stand up to stains, semi-gloss paints are the easiest to clean, making them ideal choices for kitchen and children’s rooms. Semi-gloss sheen also stands up to moisture, so consider this selection when repainting a bathroom.

Low VOC – The name says it all. This type of paint contains fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which release toxic gases. Opt for low-VOC paint if you want to go green in your home and deal with less paint fumes.

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Recent Sold Properties by the Houston Realty Team!

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Here are a couple of listings and properties that just SOLD

  • Evermore Manor in Houston (as Buyer Agent)
  • Lansing Field in Houston
  • Cross Bay in League City
  • Biltmore Loop in Montgomery **New Build Chesmar Homes**
  • Aguila Creek in Dickinson **New Build Anglia Homes**

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What’s New with Us?

It’s been a BUSY week for Christina E. Osborne and the Houston Realty Team! Listings are going under contract, homes are being SOLD and coming-soon listings are arriving!

CHECK MARKSTwo listings under contract. CHECK MARKSOne new home Sold – Congratulations to my wonderful clients for their BRAND new home, they just purchased. I hope all goes well on your move! 

If you’re in the marketing or even thinking about buying, selling or leasing give me a call 281-793-5193! 

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The process of selling your home can be overwhelming and stressful to those just starting. We’ll help you through the entire process.  In the initial meeting we will evaluate your needs to closing and signing on the “Dotted Line”, our priority is your needs.  Our philosophy reflects “White Glove” service throughout the end.  Each client’s needs are slightly different so we work to meet your expectations and establish good goals together.  We want to work to reduce your stress level, establish workable plans to get your home on the market and then get it SOLD!

We strive to build positive business relationships by working exclusively with people I admire and respect, and who value service I provide!

Questions, comments or concerns? We are always available by text, phone call or email! Contact Christina E. Osborne for all your real estate needs @281-793-5193.

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Staging Tips That Help Homes Sell Quickly

The numbers don’t lie; often well – staged homes can see faster sales and higher offer than their cluttered counterparts. The keys is getting an early start on the process. By beginning the monuments task of clearing the clutter and doing a pre-pack now, you can reduce the stress of preparing for showings and make it easier to move when your home sells.

Try these five staging and organizing tips to help you reach a faster sale.

 

Purge From Top to Bottom – Do a proper sort and purge, getting rid of outdated clothing, duplicate items and rarely used gadgets. To keep this task from turning into a source of serious frustration, tackle one room (or even one drawer) at a time.

Pack Up Everything but the Essentials – Start pre-packing your home, storing non-essentials or out-of-season gear in the garage or off-site. The idea is to give potential buyers a sense of space, which can’t be done if your home is overloaded with clutter.

Fix Glaring Problems – Remove out-of-style wallpaper, replace broken light fixtures, update cabinet and drawer pulls, and refresh dated window treatments. Simple fixes like these can make your home stand out from the competition.

Depersonalize – Remove family pictures and personal collections, and replace them with neutral artwork and simple accessories. The idea is to give potential buyers a neutral canvas so they can image their belongings in your home.

Go for Polished – Research the latest design trends and stage your home to match. Professional stagers recommend tailoring the design style to your target demographic. For example, if you’re in a family neighborhood, style the bedrooms for children, even in none live in your home.

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