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Never Say Never

Never Say Never

How many times have you said, “I would never do that”? Or other common “I will never” statements, like “I would never let my child…”, “My child would never…” or, one we often hear in real estate, “We are never moving again!” Fortunately, that last one doesn’t prove to...

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Coffee or Tea?

Coffee or Tea?

According to research, Americans prefer coffee over tea from 75 to 25. That said, we are drinking half as much coffee per capita as we were in the 1940s. There is, of course, a great deal of history behind tea consumption in America, beginning with the Tea Act of...

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Understanding Your Real Estate Contract

Understanding Your Real Estate Contract

The first time you read through a real estate contract, it can feel a bit like you’re trying to read a foreign language – which is why it is so important that you choose a Realtor who will explain everything carefully. There are critical timelines and statements that...

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Midyear Resolution Check-In

Midyear Resolution Check-In

After my last blog about the family Bible study, my daughter, who taught the class, wanted to write her basis for getting us all involved.  She was a champion putting up with all of us! -Beth By Rory Sewell In January, even creeping into February, there are probably...

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Happiness in Numbers

Happiness in Numbers

Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, I was the only daughter of Dale and Ruth Hilton (unfortunately not the Hilton family of hotel fame). My Dad came from a family of 7 and my Mom was one of 16.  I was blessed with only one brother, Mike, who was 7 years old when I...

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The Valor of Vulnerability

The Valor of Vulnerability

Written by Shannon Ferester Petty   A few weeks ago, I was scrolling around on my Netflix account, looking for something interesting to watch. I had spent way too much time binge-watching Sneaky Pete on Amazon (which is awesome, by the way), and I wanted to find...

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Have You Tried Container Gardening? Here’s How!

Have You Tried Container Gardening? Here’s How!

One of the best ways to make your outdoor living space look inviting and lush is by adding beautiful, colorful flowers and plants. Not to mention the curb appeal they add to a house for sale! Container gardening is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this goal. You...

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Food Trucks – Then and Now

Food Trucks – Then and Now

Food trucks seem to be a very popular trend in dining out, particularly with the establishment of extensive food truck parks like Deacon Baldy’s on 1488 or 403 Eats in Tomball.  But if you think back, you will probably realize, as I have, that food trucks have been...

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Summertime Activities in The Woodlands

Summertime Activities in The Woodlands

School is out and if you haven’t already heard the dreaded “I’m bored” from your kids or grandkids, you know it’s probably coming. Luckily, living here in The Woodlands we are surrounded by amazing kid friendly amenities that will help beat those summer boredom blues...

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Wire Fraud – You Can’t Be Too Careful

Wire Fraud – You Can’t Be Too Careful

There have been so many advances in technology in all the years I have been working in real estate, and most of them have changed the industry for the better.  But in recent years, one rather sinister cyber-activity has begun to plague realtors and their brokers –...

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Less IS More

Less IS More

There is beauty in simplicity. Are you thinking of changing up the design theme in your home to create a “less is more” approach? The art of decorating with less seems like an easy task, but it does take a bit of planning and thought to make sure that your home still...

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A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

I have actually never been much of a dog person – so why, after 30 years of not having a dog, did I decide that I really needed one?  Well, as you can see from his photo, his cuteness was certainly a factor. I stumbled upon his “glamour shot” that his breeder had put...

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