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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

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!

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 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

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

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

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

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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Mother’s Day in The Woodlands

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12th. Are you looking for the perfect way to honor and celebrate the Mothers in your life? The Woodlands area has several things that might be perfect to help show how much you love and appreciate her. Several events and...

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Why a Coffee House and Real Estate Go Hand in Hand

Buying or Selling a home can be a very stressful experience.  Not only do you have to consider the needs of everyone in the entire family, but it is also, most likely, the biggest financial decision you will ever make.At Beth Ferester & Company, our...

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Getting Inspired for Summer Entertaining?

Stores are bringing out all of their summer items, the days are getting longer, and Mr. Sun is starting to show up! After the long and rainy winter, I think most of us are ready for some time outside enjoying our Texas temperatures! Does this time of year get you...

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EPA To Phase Out All HCFC Refrigerants By 2020

That sounds ominous don’t you think?  And, as a real estate agent, I say to myself, why do I need to know this? I really don’t want to have to know about it since my expertise is in the real estate market, doing what is best for my clients, and mentoring other agents...

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