Geneva Lang's Blog Posts

Geneva Lang's Blog Posts

How To Budget When You Are Broke
It takes commitment and time, but you can learn to manage your money even when there's not much of it. Follow these steps to set up a budget if you are broke. Most of us have ...

Back To School Safety Tips
It’s that time of year again when parents and children across the country are preparing to go back to school. As part of our commitment to overall campus safety Protection&n...

Just Listed Properties Lake Conroe Area
Looking for a home in the Lake Conroe area?  Check out the link below for the latest listings and call me to schedule your private viewing.https://goo.gl/PHkZNT...

Cool Tips For Exercising Outdoors
Exercising outdoors is one of the pleasures of summer, but heat and humidity can make exertion riskier. Do you know how to protect your health as the temperature rises? Click ...

The Ten Commandments Of Buying A Home
You have your pre-approval and have found the perfect home!!  You have the contract executed and are now moving to the not so fun part of getting final loa...

Six Ways To Honor Your Dad On Fathers Day
With Father's Day quickly approaching, are you struggling to come up with some new ideas to show Dad how much you care?  Most dad's have everything they ne...

Why Consumers Should Always Use A REALTOR
Do you ever wonder why do I need a REALTOR to buy, sell or lease a house?  This quick video gives you an overview of the areas a Realtor can provide assistance and k...

The Woodlands Market Street Spring Concert Series Schedule
If you enjoy outdoor concerts featuring artists in country, rock and acoustic guitar you might want to check out The Woodlands Market Street Spring Concert Series which is returnin...

BEST TIME TO WATER YOUR LAWN IS WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING
HOUSTON (KTRK) --You see it almost every day -- a water sprinkler in use in the middle of the day. But experts say that is the wrong time of day to water the yard.Tim Wintill with ...

How To Make Perfect Hardboiled Eggs For Easter Egg Dyeing
With Easter fast approaching and if you are going to engage in the long-standing tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, you are going to need to start out with a good, sturdy canvas...

Rodeo Houston
As a volunteer for the Houston Rodeo, I'm honored to know my time and service helps so many deserving youth fulfill their educational dreams.  Since the Houston Live...

The Houston Real Estate Market Launches 2017 In Positive Territory
The Houston housing market carried its positive momentum from 2016 into the new year, with single-family home sales and pricing both on the rise in January. Homes priced between $5...

What Is A Listing Agent
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, finding a listing agent should be at the top of your to-do list. But just what is a listing agent? You might have a vague mental image ...

6 Lousy Habits To Ditch Now If You Hope To Buy A Home In 2017
It’s time for our end-of-year new resolutions series to set its sights on home buyers. This installment: bad habits to break if you’re eager to snag the house of your...

Conroe Ranks Among Fastest Growing Large United States Cities
Conroe may not be the first community that comes to mind when talking about national hot spots of explosive growth.Yet Conroe is the only city in the Houston area that made th...

Winterize Your Home Checklist
It's getting cold outside. Before the temperatures drop to freezing, make sure your home is prepared.  Click on the link below to view the complete checklist provided by Lowe'...

Avoid The Holiday Spending Hangover With These 10 Tips
Ah the winter holidays! The lights, the eggnog, the goodwill and cheer. Oh, and the debt.  HowStuffWorks partnered with the United Way and the Sun Trust Foundation to provide ...

How Do I Build Credit To Buy A House Credit Karma Answers
If you're planning on buying a house, it's smart to know your credit score and to take steps towards improving your credit so you can get lower interest rates. Watch the full video...

4 Wonderful Ways To Pamper Yourself At Home
One of the not-so-fun parts of the winter season is being stuck inside. (Though being outside in most parts of the country isn’t much better.) Take advantage of this time, and tr...

How To Prepare A Turkey For Thanksgiving Dinner
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I would share tips on preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  Remember there are no do-overs when it comes to roasting...

Conroe Catfish Festival 2016
Are you and your family looking for something fun to do this upcoming weekend?  Check out the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival October 14-16, 2016 with some of the best acts in C...

Smart Tips To Help You Sell Later
If you think you might move in a few years, there are things you can do now to prepare your home for when you’re ready to list. • Upgrade. Many buyers pay attention to hom...

DIY STARBUCKS FALL DRINK PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE EASY
With the cooler weather who doesn't enjoy a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks?  So I thought I would share a quick DIY receipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte with real Pum...

Thinking Of Buying A House What Are The Costs
Are you thinking of buying a house?  Your Realtor can guide you step by step through the process, but it's always a good idea to be informed of what to expect during your...

10 Reasons You Need A Realtor To Sell Your Home
If you're thinking about selling your home, don't do it alone.  Here are 10 Reasons I can Help.Understand The Local Market - the internet gives you access to more information ...

Housing Market Drives Property Tax Increase In Montgomery County TX
Many Montgomery County homeowners may see a significant increase in their appraised property values this month. The increases are due, in part, to the rising cost of real estate in...

Help Your Child Prepare For Back To School
When summer winds down, it’s time to get ready for a new school year. Buying notebooks and scoping out sales is the easy part, but for working parents with small children there a...

The Best Master Planned City In America Resides Here In Texas
A master planned community is a kind of residential community that includes a large number of recreational facilities like lakes, parks, jogging trails, bike trails and plush parks...

Celebrating The Fourth Of July In The Woodlands
Are you looking for something fun to do this July 4th?  Why not celebrate the 4th of July in the Woodlands?  There's something for everyone!!  The Woodlands has Four...

What Renovations Add The Most Value To Your Home
This video explains it all....

A Checklist To Get Your Home Ready To Sell
To get the best return on your home, you need to make your home look its best.Here’s the checklist that will help you do it. Click on the link t access the checklist.https:/...

Boating Laws And Safety Equipment
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend don't forget to practice safe and legal boating every time you are on the water. Boating is a highly regulated recreational activity, an...

2016 Predictions For Housing Real Estate
As 2016 approaches, it's important to understand what the housing market will look like for renters, buyers, and sellers.  Access the link below to hear what Zillow Chief...

Is Buying Or Building A House Cheaper
The home-buying process can be an exciting time for first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners. As you start to look at homes, you might be wondering, “Is it chea...

10 Tips For Picking Paint Colors
Take your interior from drab to fab with help from an expert.Why do we find one place appealing and are uneasy in another? Why are we attracted to one product over another? Color...

How To Dye Easter Eggs
Do your Easter festivities involve an easter egg hunt?  If so, this article will provide five simple steps for adding a coat of color to those hard-boiled eggs.http:...

How To Improve Your Credit Score To Buy A House
Are you in the market to buy a house, but need to improve your credit score?  Watch this video and learn all about credit scoring and improving your credit score to put you in...

Money Mistakes We Should Stop Making In 2016
Let's talk about money mistakes we should all quit making in 2016!!...

Top 10 Things To Do On Valentines Day
In case you haven’t been picking up on the subtle hints your girlfrind has been emailing you, pinning on Pinterest or sweetly whispering into your ear, here’s the message ...

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More than half of all Americans don’t know their credit score. Here’s why that’s a problem: Your credit score is used by a host of people -- from your bank to your landlord -...

How To Raise Your Credit Score Fast
More than half of all Americans don’t know their credit score. Here’s why that’s a problem: Your credit score is used by a host of people -- from your bank to your landlord -...

Top 10 Inexpensive Real Estate Staging Tips
In this edition of Tuesday Morning Coffee John presents 10 Tips for Staging Your Home To Sell and the reasoning behind them (yes, there's some logic involved). Advice straight from...

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate
We've all heard how important credit is when buying a home, but did you know the most influential determinant of your mortgage rate is your credit score? The higher your ...

10 Home Security Tips For New Homeowners
Did you know that a burglary happens every 16 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI?¹If you just bought a new house, you are probably thinking about all the ways to make it fe...

4 Tips For Managing Holiday Stress
With the holiday season in full swing I'm sure everyone can relate to being a bit frazzled.  I know I sure have.  I came across this article that I wanted to sh...

PreQualified Vs PreApproved Whats The Difference
As you may or may not know, the first step to the home buying process is obtaining financing.  However, there seems to be some confusion amongst buyers between being qual...

Add Safety To Your Holiday Decorating Check List
With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, many families have a tradition of putting up their Christmast tree and beginning their holiday decorationing.  While this is a jo...

Nutcracker Market
It's that time of year!  The Nutcracker Market will be held November 12 – 15, 2015 at NRG Center. For those with a passion to shop, the Nutcracker Market will feat...

Upcoming Election Be Informed
Are you prepared for the upcoming local election on Tuesday, 11/03?  If not, these links will provide you with the knowledge to cast an educated vote. No matter if your p...

The Top 6 Reasons You Should Use A Realtor
The top 6 reasons you should use a Realtor®Real estate is a big deal. For most people, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll ever make, which is why Realtor® represen...

Advantages Of Selling Your Home During The Holidays
Advantages of Selling Your Home During the HolidaysGenerally spring and summer are the best times to sell a home. And it’s true many buyers plan their new home purchases during t...

Fallen Heros
Today I have seen so much outpouring over the recent death of fallen hero Darren Goforth that it just got my mind to wondering.  Not that I don't think we should, but why don'...

Texans Football
Who doesn't just love the Texans?  JJ Watt is that man!  I am hoping their loss this past Saturday (14-10) to the Denver Broncos is the only one we will see this season. ...

New To Mariner Realty
Starting anything new can give you fear and excitement all at the same time!  Remember how you felt when you were a kid and it was your first day of school or maybe you w...

Driving In Heavy Rains
Drving in the RainDriving in rain can bedangerous. The most importantthing for drivers to remember is to SLOW DOWN!In rainy conditions pedestrians, livestock, andwildlife are extre...

Caring For Your Pets During Storms
Drving in the Rain1. Calming MethodsConnolly said that techniques such as calming the animal by petting them or simply sitting with them may reduce anxiety.Also, allowing a pet to ...

Make A Rain Collector
Make a Rain BarrelIf you have gutters and downspouts on your house or garage, you have a fantastic system for harvesting soft, clear rainwater for the garden. The only missing piec...

Moving Tips
A Checklist for Before and After You’ve MovedPlease take advantage of these moving tips and moving advice. Print this page and carry it with you before and several days afte...

Grow Great Tomatoes
One bite of a juicy vine-ripened tomato can capture the whole essence of summer. Let your teeth break through the shiny skin, and the sweet flavor instantly delivers everything the...

Basic Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning ChecklistSpring is here! The weather is gorgeous and it’s time to open the windows and start that spring cleaning. But where to start? Let's just start with the b...

Montgomery County Mexican Food Lovers ALERT
Pappasito’s Opening in The WoodlandsPappasito’s Cantina just broke ground along I-45 in Shenandoah, right beside the existing Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.  Pappas Restauran...

Spring Cleaning Time
I *LOVE* spring cleaning. It is an opportunity to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, and make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces.  Don't be daunted by the...

The Arblor Gate
So, now that we are really close to diving in to the new growing season for perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and more, there is a spot in Tomball, Texas that you MUST check out! ...

Your New Gardening BFF
It's almost here: GARDEN TIME.  For gardening in Texas, Randy Lemmon is your guy. I've attached his bio.  He conducts classes, radio talk shows etc.  He's someone yo...

Cold Weather Equals Comfort Food Gumbo
Let's face it: Gumbo warms the soul, even on the COLDEST, WET winter day!  I've made this many times and you WON'T be disappointed!Thank you, Emeril LagasseIngredients1 tables...

Winterizing Your Home
7 Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter1. Clean Rain GuttersHaving clean gutters not only makes your home look nicer, but it can also help prevent the build-up of ice on your roof....

Tips For Your Fall Gardens
• Plant crops where they will receive at least six hours of direct sun daily. Root crops (such as turnips) and leafy vegetables (like lettuce) tolerate some shade, but fruit...

Time For Fall Veggie Gardens
While it may be hot and steamy outside right now, for vegetable gardeners, fall is just around the corner. Whether you already have a vegetable garden or want one, now is the time ...


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