Brandi Chapman's Blog Posts

Brandi Chapman's Blog Posts

7 Unexpected Ways To Use Pumpkins
Pumpkins are not just for baking into pies, displaying on your stoop, or carving into jack-o-lanterns. There are many unexpected ways to use pumpkins that can actually help boost y...

10 Halloween Safety Tips For Your Pets
Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following...

7 Ways To Eliminate Weeds
Nothing ruins your garden or yard like weeds, those uninvited guests that rob your plants of space and nutrients. Who says you need standard weeding tools to kill weeds? Here are s...

Tips For Staying Safe Around The Pool
Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their cur...

Lone Star Executive Airport Grows With Montgomery County
When most discuss transportation issues in Montgomery County, they’re usually referring to roadways. However, Lone Star Executive Airport plays a significant role in transportati...

Seven Ideas To Help You Use Your Outdoor Space More
When your mom told you to turn off the TV and play outdoors already, she knew what she was talking about. Hanging outside is good for our mental and physical well-being. As adults,...

Conroe Kidz Fest
The 2015 Conroe Kidzfest is right around the corner! Join us on Saturday, April 25 at Heritage Place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be activity villages, food vendors, ...

Montgomery County Mothers Day Gift Market
Don't miss the Montgomery County Mother's Day Gift Market at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You're invited to browse...

Tastefest 2015
Tastefest 2015 presented by H-E-BPlease join us and our community food peers by participating in Tastefest 2015 at the Lone Star Convention Center on May 14, 2015, from 5-8 p.m.Tas...

Proper Gutter Maintenance
Gutters are designed to do one thing — channel water away from the foundation — and they’re critical to protecting the structural integrity of your house. But in order for gu...

No Housework Day April 7th
The laundry will be just fine in the basket until tomorrow.You’ve got enough plates to leave the washing up until the morning, just this once.No Housework Day is the one day...

Houston Astros 2015 Schedule
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The Houston Art Car Parade
When and where is the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade held?When:Saturday, April 11, 2015 we roll from 2pm – 4pm. The parade route opens at 10am, giving you a chance to see the...

Seventh Annual Wine Tasting Event
Hop on board and make way for a wine tasting charity event: Around the World in 180 Minutes, hosted by MainStreet America! The event will take place from6:30 — 9:30 pm on Saturda...

Montgomery Farmers Market
Farmer's Market nestled under the trees at the Old Community Center in Historic Downtown.  Homemade, handmade and homegrown!From 9am to 2pm every 1st Saturday of the month.An ...

Easter In The Woodlands
Kayak Easter Egg Hunt On Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 AM, each parent and child kayaking team will take a trip down the Waterway on a search for ...

Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Plans For New Conroe Community
The Howard Hughes Corporation and The Woodlands Development Company have announced details regarding a new master-planned community north of Conroe. The as-yet unnamed project will...

The Woodlands Marathon And Health Expo
Beginning February 26th with a health and fitness expo, the weekend-long event features 40 exhibitors, including area health specialists, nutrition and fitness experts and other re...

Frequently Missed Home Deductions
Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these homeownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill:Mortgage Interest Deduction One of the nea...

Whole Food Sets Date To Open First Woodlands Store
Whole Foods has announced it will open its first Woodlands location at 8 a.m. March 18. The grocer, which specializes in natural and organic foods, will open at 1925 Hughes Landing...

Woodlands Economy To Remain Strong In 2015
The Woodlands is expected to continue developing commercial, residential and transportation projects in the coming year despite an energy economy slowdown that could force many of ...

2015 Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Entertainment Announcement
Houston’s biggest secret, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ concert lineup, was released today revealing 21 of today’s most popular entertainers from a variety of genres ...

Resolve To Pay Off Your Debt
Are you suffering from a holiday spending binge hangover? Perhaps you've recently been through a divorce, illness, the death of a spouse, or you lost your job. Finding yourself in ...

Preparing Your Home For Freezing Weather
With low temperatures headed our way, here are some tips to help you get through the cold:  Drain the irrigation system, but don't forget to drain the vacuum breaker. Th...

9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their Taxes
As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the...

12 Simple Home Repair Hobs To Lift You Out Of Winters Funk
Winter’s doldrums got you down? Grab a screwdriver and a hammer and fight back with easy home repairs that’ll raise spirits and get your house ready for spring. Accomplishments...

Accomplishing Your New Years Resolutions
If you're like most people, you've probably experienced the sudden burst of motivation that comes in early January, as holiday indulgences make their way to the waistline and New Y...

Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen
Getting ready for winter? Hoses disconnected and gutters cleaned? If you have an outdoor kitchen, you’ll want to make sure all appliances, equipment, and surfaces are prepped ...

Montgomery County Toy Drive
Happy Holidays! Mariner Realty will be hosting its 9th annual Montgomery County Youth Services Toy Drive! MCYS, as always, is very grateful for anything t...

Christmas In Montgomery
Don't miss Christmas in Montgomery on Saturday, December 13!Holiday Marketplace - Arts & Crafts Sale in the Old Community Center Building Downtown from 9:00 a.m. until 5:0...

Bethlehem City 2014
West Conroe Baptist Church invites the whole family out to enjoy Bethlehem City 2014 between December 4 - 7 starting at 6:00 p.m. each day. Come drive through the streets of B...

5 Holiday Hosting Disasters And How To Avoid Them
 Imagine you’re preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you’re past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving ...

Why You Should List Your Home During The Holidays
1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers!2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more mon...

Zombie Walk Through Forest
6th annual Fall Festival...Friends of Texas Wildlife will hold a Zombie Walk Through the Forest!  Saturday October 25th, 7:00-8:00, costumes and makeup encouraged.  ...

The Benefits Of Generosit
Do you want to improve your well-being and live longer?  Practice generosity.  Generous people tend to be happier and healthier than their less generous peers.  Here...

Five Ways To Pay It Forward
Express gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your community.  1. VOLUNTEER: It's one of the best ways to help others & make an impact in your com...

Houston Home Sales Show No Sign Of Letting Up
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Time To Gear Up Your Fall Veggie Garden
 Fall is a great time to grow veggies that thrive in cooler weather, like broccoli, turnips, and radishes. Summer is ending, but your vegetable garden doesn’t have to. Fa...

Financially Savvy Home Improvements
  When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend those dollars ...

P6 Farms 4th Annual Fall Festival
P-6 Farms is inviting the whole family out for the 4th Annual Fall Festival every weekend from October 4 - November 22. Join them for exciting farm activities including a corn maze...

Ten Ways To Save Battery Life On Your Smartphone
It really doesn’t matter what kind of smartphone you rely on for work or play — be it an iPhone, Android device, Windows Phone or BlackBerry — the more these pocket-sized ...

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk At Your Entryway
 Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips.   Everyone loves a good scare on Hallow...

How To Clean Up After Halloween Pranks
  Halloween can be a messy holiday. With pranksters about, you may end up with egg yolks dripping down your siding and toilet paper hanging from your trees. Inside, you ...

October Is National Dwarfism Awareness Month
What is LPA?Little People of America, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.   Sh...

Downs Syndrome Student Named Homecoming King
Down's Syndrome student Colton Webb was crowned homecoming king at Montgomery High School Friday. The student couldn't celebrate for long though, he is also the manager of the fo...

Tips To Save Money Time And Energy On Laundry
Even with modern technology, laundry is a bear: There’s the sorting. The loading and unloading. The ironing, and the folding. All these loads take loads of time and resources.&nb...

What To Do When Your Credit Report Is Wrong
When you find an error in your credit report and send the credit bureau proof that your creditor was wrong when it said you paid late, didn’t pay at all, or, w...

Hurricane Preparation Guide And Checklist
Gather essential supplies and papers.You will need the following supplies when you leave your home; put them all together in a duffel bag or other large container in advance&n...

Arts In The Park The Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- On Sunday, September 21, 2014, The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department’s Arts in the Park will present Music in the Park, celebrating the r...

Red Flags When Buying A Home
Oh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes! We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with selling the house and not having to...

Woodlands Safety Expo
Don't miss the Community Safety Expo at Northshore Park on Saturday, September 20 to explore public safety in The Woodlands at 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr. Watch live K9 demonstratio...

New Community Thirteen Miles North Of Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The developer of The Woodlands is buying 2,000 acres for a sequel to Houston’s largest master planned community.The site, where home sales will begin in ...

Four Ways To Avoid Foundation Problems
When cracks and leaks show up, you’ve already created or ignored problems that damage foundations.  Here are mistakes that can cause foundation woes and, if unresolved, can ...

Quick Easy Home Makeovers
Here are 7 house pick-me-ups that take about as much time as brewing a pot of coffee and fit your schedule whenever you have a few extra minutes.     1. Switc...

Help Send Willis Youth To Allstars Game
Seven Coves resident headed to state tournament with the Willis 10U Allstars!!!Please help send Brenan Mansker, a Seven Coves resident, and his 10U Allstar team to the state tourna...

Ten Things A Burglar Does Not Want You To Know
 You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in?

In these 10 thank-you note...

Six Things You Should Do When Moving Into A New Home
 1. Change the locks. You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the only person who has access. Install new deadbolt...

Mothers Day
Mother's Day Humor....Words that you or I would commonly use for one meaning, have a completely different meaning to parents in a family... BOTTLE FEEDING: an opportunity f...

Ironman Texas
Memorial Hermann's IRONMAN Texas is scheduled for Saturday, May 17. The race will start with a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Woodlands, followed by the 112 mile bike course and ends with a...

YMCA Trail Run
Don't miss the 9th Annual Conroe YMCA Trail Run presented by Incredible Pizza on Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The YMCA Trail Run includes a 5K Race, 1-Mile Kid's Race a...

Tastefest A Culinary Extravaganza
Tastefest 2014 is at the Lone Star Convention Center on May 8, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is a food sampling event put on by the Greater Conroe/ Lake Conroe Area Chamber o...

Tiger Woods Building First Golf Course In Montgomery
It's not much to see now, but soon an overgrown golf course and the community around it will undergo a major transformation. And that's largely because the man designing the...

14 Mistakes Buyers And Sellers Make
Mistakes Buyers MakeWaiting for prices to drop moreRushing the processNot being pre-approved for a loan prior to making an offerNot having an inspectionMake unreasonable offersMaki...

April Client Appreciation
Because of the nature of my business and the depth of the relationships I have with my clients, I am fortunate to work majority by referral because my clients come in wit...

City Of Willis Annual Trash Off
April 5th, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Free to all Willis residents, dumpsters and document shredder will be provided at City Hall for Willis residents to get rid of their unwanted g...

Free Tax Preparation
Friends of Children's Books on Wheels is offering Free Tax Preparations for residents of Montgomery County at the Park at Woodlands Springs on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. un...

Bluebonnet Wine And Cheese Trail
The Spring Bluebonnet Wine and Cheese Trail is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of native Texas wildflowers and enjoy the blooming viticulture at some of Texas best wineries. Th...

Fundraiser For Anjelica Beltran
Anjelica Beltran was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very rare bone cancer.  She is a 6th grader at Cryar Intermediate School in Conroe ISD (2375 Montgomery Park,...

Houston Real Estate Milestones In February
Single-family home sales increased 8.3 percent year-over-year, resulting in the market’s 33rd consecutive monthly increase;Total property sales rose 8.9 percent compared to one...

Meaning Of St Patricks Day
St. Patrick's day falls on Mar. 17 each year, honoring Saint Patrick. The holiday may have religious roots, but it is now celebrated around the world with lots of green accessories...

St Patricks Day With Southern Star Brewing Co
Top of the Mornin to ya ! Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Southern Star Brewing at the Refinery! Don't let being a Monday fool ya ! This will be one epic party stop by ...

Annual Seven Coves Garage Sale
If you’re like most people, you probably have items in the attic, garage, closets and off-site storage that you don’t need, use and maybe even forgot that you had. Garage sa...

Client Promotion
Because of the nature of my business and the depth of the relationships I have with my clients, I am fortunate to work majority by referral because my clients come in ...

Nine Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their Taxes
As you calculate your tax returns, consider each home tax deduction and credit you are, and are not, entitled to. Running afoul of any of these 9 home-related tax mistak...

Biggest Air Leak In Your House
Have you caulked windows and replaced weather stripping on your doors? Good for you. But if you think you’ve sealed up air leaks, you’re in for a shock. The biggest air leak in...

Super Bowl Party Games
While watching the big game will be the main event of your Super Bowl party for most of your guests, there will probably be a few that are more interested in the commercials than t...

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET ZOOMS INTO RECORD TERRITORY IN 2013
The Houston real estate market ended 2013 as it began: in the fast lane. Surging home sales throughout Greater Houston were largely driven by the addition of more than 86,000 jobs ...

Exxon Mobil The Woodlands
Next year, Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) will start phasing its 10,000 employees into the new corporate campus in Springwoods Village.That means thous...

Local Fall Festivals
October 11th, 12th, & 13th 2013 24th Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival Canjun Food, Carnival & Kid Zone, Live Music   October 27, 2013 @ 3:00 PM - 6:...

Fall Home Maintenance
Now that summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to think about getting your home in shape for the upcoming fall and winter. Below are 10 tips on maintenance items you can comp...

Fire Truck Pull To Benefit Special Olympics
September 21, 2013 @ 9:00 AM:  Fire Truck Pull to benefit the Special Olympics. Teams of 10-12 will play'Tug-of-War' with a 50,000 lb. fire truck. The teams will pull...

Bentwater Fine Art Festival
Bentwater Yacht and Country Club and the Conroe Art League present Bentwater's Fine Art Festival at the beautiful Bentwater Country Club. Wine and light fares available for pur...

Housing Market Continues To Recover
Houston has made the list of improving housing markets as the nation’s economic recovery continued to gained steam. A total of 291 metropolitan areas made the National As...

Houston Texans 2013 Schedule
* Sun, Sep 15 Titans 1:00 PM Reliant Stadium * Sun, Sep 22 @ Ravens 1:00 PM M&T Bank Stadium* Sun, Sep...

10 Ways To Make The Switch From Summer To School
1. Restart Routines. Kids need time to adjust, so provide a head start. About two weeks before school starts, make bedtime earlier and dust off the alarm clock. Aim to serve meal...

Lifestyle Choices Affect Bottom Line
When it comes to eventually moving into that dream home you've always wanted, keep in mind that many of the choices we make on a house are really driven by lifestyle desires, rat...

Waterway Nights Returns To Waterway Square The Woodlands
Enjoy free summer fun at Waterway Square in The Woodlands with the return of Waterway Nights, live music and strolling entertainment every Saturday in June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.&nb...

Woodlands Childrens Museum Offers Summer Programs
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers SUMMER PROGRAMS 2013 for ages 4-10 years!  Classes are age appropriate, developmentally sound and foster creative thinking with dynami...

Understanding Why The Lake Levels Are Low
I attended a very informative meeting today regarding Conroe's lake levels and what role, if any, The San Jacinto River Authority plays in this, as well as information about t...

New 346 Area Code Planned For Houston Area
The Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Thursday announced the addition of area code 346 to accommodate continued growth in and around Houston. The 346 area code will overlay exis...

Houston Among Top City For Business
There's a new list out from Forbes magazine that could give even more people a reason to move to Houston.  The Bayou City was just ranked the best city in America when it come...

Is Gambling Coming To Texas
A proposed Senate resolution that would enable several casino resorts, including one in Galveston, to open could result in one of the biggest economic windfalls Texas has ever expe...

Houston Top City For Recent College Grads
Recent or soon-to-be college graduates may have finally earned their degrees, but after piling up student loan debt for several years, finding a job and an affordable place to live...

Insider Secrets From Seller To Buyers
The conventional wisdom is that buyers and sellers go together like oil and water.  The prime example of competing buyer and seller interests is the buyer wants to pay as litt...

Village Builders New Gen Model In Woodforest
The "Next Gen - The Home Within A Home" model offers a solution for multigenerational households, with a portion of the home converted to living space for the aging parent, boomera...

Stop The Spread Of Germs By Washing Hands
Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.  Hand-washing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the ...

Keep Your Kids Entertained During Spring Break
Spring is coming soon and that inevitably means your kids will have some time off from school.  If you aren’t planning a family vacation, you might be expecting a lot of...

Five Best Cities For Your Career
If you are considering moving to a new city, it might be smart to factor wage and employment potential into your city choice. But how do you know which cities are thriving and whic...

Houston Home Prices Taking Off
Houston’s real estate markets, both commercial and residential, have just finished an exceptionally strong year and conditions remain positive as we sail into 2013. The inven...

Visit Conroe Christmas Celebration
 If you're looking for a great way to get in the Christmas spirit with fellow Conroe residents, mark your calendars for the Conroe Christmas Celebration! The Conroe Christmas...

Tips For Showing Your Home During The Holidays
Although the holiday season is a hectic time to show and sell your house, there are distinct advantages to staging and showing your home during the holidays—you have a chance...

Montgomery County Sugar Plum Market
December 01, 2012 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Visit the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe and check out this year's Sugar Plum Market and get a headstart on your holiday shopping.Guara...

Be Thankful And Make Someone Feel Special
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the latest thing on Facebook is to make a daily post for the things that we are thankful for.  Although I like this idea, I feel tha...

Mariner Realty Food Drive
Mariner Realty Food Drive 13185 FM 1097 W, Ste E Willis TX 77318   In a concerted effort to help feed the hungry of Montgomery County, the office of Mariner Realty will be acc...

Research Forest Lakeside Development Underway
The development of Research Forest Lakeside is moving along with Building 4 and a parking garage well under construction on the 77-acre site.  Warmack Investments is developin...

Sports Fields To Receive Amenities Makeover
Two sports fields in The Woodlands will receive new amenities soon, but a proposal for a soft surface jogging trail has been put on hold.  The Woodlands Township Board of Dire...

Deed Type Definitions in Real Estate
Deed A deed is a document that transfers ownership from one person to another. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property. A deed shoul...

Land Measurements Metric Conversion Tables
Land Measurements Linear Measurements 12 inches 1 foot 3 feet — 1 yard 5V4 yards (I6V2 ft.) = 1 rod 40 rods = 1 furlong 8 furlongs (320 rods or 5,280 feet) = 1 mile 7.92 inch...

Eating Healthy While Tailgaiting
Tailgaiting can be an all-day munch fest for many. To avoid too many of the "bad " foods come prepared. Bring a veggie tray so you can try all those great dips but with veggies ins...

New office Building For Waterway
A proposed new office building for The Woodlands Waterway would be the tallest yet, reaching 20 floors with 500,000 square feet of rentable office space. 10 Waterway Avenue is plan...

STEPS TO TAKE WHEN BUYING A HOME
Get a pre-approval for a mortgage loan!  Not only will a pre-approval allow you to shop with confidence, it will place you in a position to better negotiate with a Seller that...

Shopping For Home Furnishings
Shopping for home furnishings and accessories can be a rewarding experience, but it can also drain your wallet. So, when it's time to find just the right items to furnish or bright...

Bathroom Remodels Add Value
Now, more than ever, homeowners are adding to the value and comfort of their homes by renovating bathrooms into private retreats with luxurious touches that rival those of an upsca...

The Hidden Costs Of Homeownership
You’ve traded in renting for owning. So now what?  You may be surprised to find out that there is more money involved in owning a house than just taking out a home loan ...

The Scoop On PMI
If you're preparing to make the transition from renter to first-time homebuyer, you've undoubtedly been told about PMI, as in Private Mortgage Insurance. It's a fact of life for ho...

Woodforest To Have New Fire Station
Montgomery County officials, firemen and residents were on hand Friday to help break ground on a new Lake Conroe Fire Department station in Woodforest, the master-planned community...

Keep Your Home Fire Safe
Following these simple steps can dramatically increase the chance of your home surviving a wildfire! Create a DEFENSIBLE SPACE of 100 feet around your home. The area closest to yo...

Great Place To Live Conroe Crime Rate Down
The crime rate in Texas has dropped over 8 percent in 2011, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety announced in a press release Friday, with the crime rate in Conroe ...

Check Your Computer For Malware
WASHINGTON — Internet providers have plans to help their customers Monday and others are braced for calls to helplines because thousands around the country whose computers we...

Keeping Cool in the Heat
It's Texas hot weather and we are seeing the temperatures rise early in the summer again this year. This makes going outside unbearable at times especially during the mid day....

Realtors Seeing Increase in Activity
Realtors are seeing an increase in activity in buyers and sellers!  Yes, it is summer time which is typically the busiest time of the year for real estate.  When you are ...

Helpful Hints to Sell Your Home
Thinking about listing your home for Sale?  You have only one chance for a first impression!  The exterior is the first thing a Buyer will see.  Not only will  ...

Meet Local Artists With Conroe Art League
Meet and greet many of the local artists at the ‘Exhibit 8 Artists Reception’ this Friday night, June 29th, from 5-8pm, at the historic 100-year old Madeley Building. L...

Transportation Grants Awarded To Texas Metros
Texas Metros Nab $37 Million in Transportation Grants (Strategic Partnerships Inc.) - Three Texas cities will share $37 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Rec...

Annual Willis Independence Day Celebration
The City of Willis will be having an old-fashion Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30 at the Barton Yates Stadium in Willis. The 2nd annual free festival will have fre...

Renting Versus Buying A Home
There’s nothing quite like a home that you can truly call your own. A place where you can have the gleaming hardwood floors you’ve always dreamed of, a space to cultiva...

Chevron Houston Marathon Registration Now Closed
Registration ended yesterday for the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.  A registration selection announcement will be made on June 25th, The 2013...

Are You Ready To Buy A Home
Figuring out whether you're ready to buy a house -- whether you're a renter or are aiming to move up or size down -- can be a daunting task. But there are signs that will indicate ...

Negotiating And Reasonable Expectations
When purchasing a home you are well aware that there is a lot of money at stake. No house is perfect. Understanding and remembering these two statements will help diffuse the negot...

Houston Real Estate Milestones in May
·  Volume of single-family home sales jumped 23.8 percent, marking the greatest monthly increase since August 2011 and accounting for the market's 12th consecutive mont...

Morticia Starting To Bloom At Moody Gardens
The odor of rotting flesh has never smelled so sweet as "Morticia," the Giant Corpse Flower officially started to bloom in the evening June 13 at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyram...

Trader Joes Now Open In The Woodlands
The wait is finally over, Trader Joe's grand opening is today!  Stop by and check out the newest business in Montgomery, County!   10868 Kuykendahl Road The Woodlands, ...

What Happens In A Home Inspection
A home inspection is a good idea and also a requirement when buying or selling a house. For homebuyers, a home inspection could probably save money on repairs, while for a seller o...

Mortgage Rates Are Still Low
If you are on the fence on whether or not this is a good time to purchase a home, the rates are still low!  Don't miss out on your opportunity for home ownership! 30 yearfixed...

How To Remove A Broken Key From Lock
When breaking off a key in a door lock, before calling a locksmith try one of these less expensive remedies: Try using a thin piece of metal such as a broken off saw blade or some...

Annie Oakleys Gun Fetches Big Bucks At Auction
McALLEN — A shotgun that once belonged to Western sharpshooter and entertainer Annie Oakley sold for more than $143,000 at an auction in Dallas on Sunday. The trove of about ...

Benefits Of A Buyers Agent
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest single investment we’re likely to make – and we’re only likely to do it maybe once or twice in a lifetime. The proces...

New Home And Remodeling Show This Weekend
Looking to purchase a new construction home or do some remodling in order to get your home ready to sell?  Then stop by The 20th Annual New Home & Remodeling Show which fe...

Renting vs Owning A Home
There’s nothing quite like a home that you can truly call your own. A place where you can have the gleaming hardwood floors you’ve always dreamed of, a space to cultiva...

Inexpensive And Educational Summer Fun
Keep the kiddos entertained this summer!  Every Wednesday thru Saturday beginning June 6th through August from 9:00 am  - 4:00pm, Aeronatuical Exhibit at the Heritage...

Eight Ways To Save On Airfare
If summer travel is in your plans, there are a few tips to consider that may help you save a bundle on airfare, according to Joe Brancatelli, travel expert. “On a single flig...

Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series
Looking for something entertaining to do tonight....check out the 2012 Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series presented by County Line BBQ Restaurant and KSAR Country ...

Document Your Possessions Using A Digital Recorder
In a fire, earthquake, or other disaster, you could lose your house, cars, computers, other belongings like electronics, TVs, home theater systems, stereos, music, and even treasur...

Summer Time Grilling Tips
School's out and that means fun in the sun and backyard BBQ's.  Enjoy these helpful grilling tips....A secret to tender, moist, tasty meat and fish is the cut you choose. The ...

Farmers Market In Montgomery
Lone Star 1st Saturday & Farmer's Market is held the first Saturday of every month in the historic downtown area of Montgomery.  This is a free event for everyone! This ev...

Graduations in Montgomery County
It is that time of the year when we are seeing our high school graduates move to the next chapter of their lives.  This week we will be seeing graduates from the Conroe ISD, M...

Life is Booming on Lake Conroe
The lake is back!  The water in Lake Conroe is almost back to normal.  That is great news for the business owners around the lake and also property owners.  This pas...

What is a credit score
When lenders evaluate a loan application, a process called underwriting, they try to evaluate your ability and willingness to repay the loan. They judge the borrower’s abilit...

What amount of mortgage can you afford
There is a rule of thumb that says that if you have the capacity to repay the mortgage, you can afford a single-family house that costs up to two and one-half times your annual gro...


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