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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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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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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! 

http://www.houstonrealtyteam.com

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.

What’s my home worth?

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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.

Thinking about selling your home? Hold the thinking and call me today 281-793-5193. #‎houstonrealtyteam‪ #‎listwithchristina ‪ #dickinsontxhomepricing #friendswoodtxhomepricing #leaguecitytxhomepricing #getthefacts ‪#‎realestatebroker‪ #‎getmarketingdone#probaterealtor #estatesale

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A Recent Client Testimonial

I love working with people like YOU! 

 

Nothing makes me more happier than hearing a pleasant review. When I got the opportunity to help this seller with the sale of their home, I was truly excited. Feels wonderful to be a part of this family journey in life. I wish you all the best and to make more enjoyable memories in your upcoming future.

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Our business is People, Process, and Product “Same as the Profit”. We strive to make the home buying & selling process easy while reducing stress and ensuring clear understanding throughout the process.

It’s not about us, it is about you and your family’s needs. We believe in treating others courteously, professionally, with respect and care.

Our success is measured by your satisfaction!

“Passionately Committed with Integrity to empower out Clients in achieving their Dreams!”

Feel free to contact me at 281-793-5193 to discuss any of your real estates needs!! I would LOVE to chat with you! http://www.HoustonrealtyTeam.com

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Celebrate the Season with These Party Ideas

There’s just something about the starry nights and fresh air that make summer the perfect time for parties. From a friendly neighborhood gathering to an afternoon pool party, here are five themed ideas to get you started.

Movies Under the Stars – Turn your backyard into an outdoor movie theater. All you need for an evening filled with your favorite Hollywood stars is an inflatable screen and projector, a cozy area for seating or sleeping bags and, of course, popcorn.

Neighborhood Block Party – Host a summertime gathering on your street, inviting the neighbors to bring chairs and potluck dishes to share. Arrange games for the kids and invite your local fire or police department. And while  you’re planning don’t forget to apply for a permit to set up roadblocks.

Elegant Garden Party – Invite your friends over for a traditional garden party. While the setting is causal, a garden party is anything but. Give your gathering an air of sophistication with crisp white lines and extravagant centerpieces, and serve your guests an assortment of appetizers and finger foods.

Old-Fashioned Campout – Experience the great outdoors in your own backyard by setting up camp. Sleeping bags, a tent, lawn chairs and a backyard fire pit create the perfect setting for telling ghost stories and enjoying late – night marshmallow roasts.

Backyard Pool Party – Make a splash with your next pool party by designing games, food and decorations around a theme. Adults can socialize while kids enjoy swimming pool games like sponge tag or noodle jousting.

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Have real estate questions? Call me 281-793-5193 – I would love to chat with you or click on the house below!

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New Listing in Clear Lake City

#JustListed You will love this home! Call us today 281-793-5193! Great Location – Meadowgreen. This home offers so much but mostly a Wonderful place to live, raise your family and enjoy family and friends! It’s priced to Sell… Take a Look and call me. It will not last long!

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Your New Home Awaits

Look! A jewel waiting for your Discovery!

 

Charming, Well Maintained, Open and Bright, this home has it all! It has a ”Park Like” backyard, Granite Kitchen, Updated Bathroom Vanities, New AC Ductwork, Radiant Barrier/insulation plus added Ceiling Fans for energy efficiency! There is a fireplace for those cozy winter nights, Plenty of space for your BBQ, Stainless Steel Appliances & a lovely Curio cabinet w/ a Window Seat in the Breakfast room that looks out into the back yard. Priced to Sell!! Contact Christina E. Osborne for more information on this beauty at 281.793.5193. You can also reach me via text or e-mail at Christina@HoustonRealtyTeam.com.

 

****Listed for $215,000****

4 Beds / 2 Full Bath / 2,068 Built Sqft / Appraisal District / 9,000 Lot Sqft Appraisal District

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Lawn Care Summer Tips

The summer season brings about glorious days of warm weather and outdoor activities that keep us outside of hours upon hours at a time. For some, most of those hours during these months are used to maintaining a healthy landscape around their homes.

While some homeowners know exactly what their lawn needs daily, most will find that they have issues keeping their grass healthy and, in turn, will be looking at a very barren dry lawn by the time fall rolls around.

Below are some tips and procedures that can assist any homeowner in making their lawn healthy throughout the hot summer seasons.

 

Watering

Hydration is essential to the growth and nutrition of your lawn. The entire landscape surrounding your home needs to have at least an inch of water on a weekly basis. This inch of water can come from rain or can come from manual irrigation through your water hose.

High-Traffic Areas

By summer, many lawns begin to show signs of wear, especially in a few popular pathways. Consider installing stepping stones to minimize damage to your grass, and try to minimize traffic on dormant, brittle lawns. If you’re getting plenty of rainfall and your lawn is actively growing, you can apply a bit of fertilizer to these areas to help the blades recover faster.

Mowing the Lawn

A healthy lawn does not necessarily mean that it should be short. When cutting into your lawn, the blades need to be set as high as possible. The length of grass, preferably high, provides numerous amounts of benefits towards keeping the soil healthy and productive.

Weed and Feed

Why You Need It: This combo product helps you fight weeds and feeds your lawn at the same time. Most varieties include herbicides that kill annoying weeds like dandelions mixed with fertilizers to help new grass grow. For an organic option, try a weed and feed made with corn gluten, which prevents weeds from germinating while also adding nitrogen to boost your lawn. Apply the product before weeds emerge in spring, following the bag’s instructions

All-Purpose Fertilizer

Why You Need It: This is plant food in its most basic form. Mix it into the soil in flower beds to rejuvenate weak plants or get new ones off to a strong start. Look for special blends like a bloom booster that helps plants grow lots of flowers, a mix that promotes root growth, and a high-nitrogen formula for lush leaves. Organic fertilizers are safest, especially for veggie plots, but no matter what kind you get, follow the guidelines on the bag to make sure you use enough.

 

 

 

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