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Organic Farm Shares Available in Westbury

ORGANIC FARM SHARE NOW IN WESTBURY The Westbury Community Garden offers fresh vegetables, organically grown right in the Westbury neighborhood! Did you know the Plant It Forward Farm Share program delivers Farm Shares at Westbury Community Garden? You can't get more...

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YOUR COMPLETE MOVE-OUT GUIDE

YOUR COMPLETE MOVE-OUT GUIDE

You can hardly wait to move into your new Houston home. You’ve been picking out paint colors, planning how you’ll arrange your belongings, and checking out restaurants and shops in your new community. While all this planning is exciting, there’s one very...

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OPTION PERIOD – WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

OPTION PERIOD – WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

In Texas real estate, the “Option Period” is a formal period of Due Diligence that your Buyer will get as the Buyer of your home. Its definition is “the unrestricted right to terminate a contract on a home for any reason within a prescribed period of...

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR PICTURE DAY

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR PICTURE DAY

Picture Perfect Presentation According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 92% of homebuyers begin their home search online. Online photos provide potential buyers with an idea of the size, layout, and condition of a house without them having to set...

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ALL ABOUT WINDOW SHUTTERS

You get the keys to your first home, walk through the front door – and realize one glaring issue – no window coverings! You quickly run to Lowe’s or Home Depot to get some temporary paper blinds, but you’ll eventually need some permanent options that show...

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HOW TO FIND DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

HOW TO FIND DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

You just found your dream home in Houston, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You’re worried that if you can’t find the money for the deposit, you’ll lose your...

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BE INFORMED: WHAT IS ESCROW?

BE INFORMED: WHAT IS ESCROW?

The first time you heard the term, “escrow” you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow—what it is, what it’s used for, and how it works. What Is Escrow?...

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