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Our New Vocabulary

Our New Vocabulary

It is amazing how quickly new words have come into our vocabulary over the last few months, most of them being reduced to initials. In case you haven’t made a list, I have some I remember below: Covid 19 – Corona Virus Disease #19 EIDL – Economic Injury Disaster Loan...

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What Will Be The New Normal?

What Will Be The New Normal?

As the world turns, and the Corona Virus continued to wreak havoc on every country, the USA swung into action to try and protect its citizens. The most logical and practical approach was to keep the virus contained, as much as possible, by self-distancing while out in...

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What Do You Fear the Most About the Corona Virus?

What Do You Fear the Most About the Corona Virus?

As a wife, mother, grandmother, realtor, and now a food service owner, I am concerned on every front. So what are my concerns on all these fronts? Let me lay them out in hopes of getting your feedback and ideas. As for my husband and I, we are in the more compromised...

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Remembering The “Good Ol’ Days”

Remembering The “Good Ol’ Days”

In this world of high-tech communication and online purchasing, I sometimes reflect on the way things were when I was growing up – back when personal interaction and personal service were highly valued. I feel lucky to have grown up in simpler times and I can’t help...

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Flood Zones- What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Flood Zones- What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Ask anyone considering buying or selling a home about flood zones and what they mean, and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. A common misconception is that homes that lie within the “100-year flood zone” are expected to flood only once every 100 years. The...

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Time to File Your Homestead Exemption for the County Taxes

Time to File Your Homestead Exemption for the County Taxes

As an owner of a property in Montgomery or Harris County, you must file for your homestead exemption one time only, once you have lived in the home on January 1. If you bought a home in 2019, now is when you can file, and you have until April 30th of 2020 to do so. If...

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Where To For The Holidays?

Where To For The Holidays?

It seems to me that more and more people are choosing Disneyworld as a Christmas destination. In fact, my daughter is taking her family for the third time this year. My husband and I joined them when they went a few years ago and I can honestly say that it was as cold...

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Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the biggest holidays of the year. But how many of us know the full history behind this beloved annual celebration? As it is Thanksgiving week, I thought it would be interesting to educate myself on how this holiday came to be an...

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Hold On Tightly, Let Go Lightly

Hold On Tightly, Let Go Lightly

I opened my first real estate company in 1991 in the 1960 area and later, in 1994 in The Woodlands. It became the most successful independent firm in North Houston, soon to grow to over 55 agents. When it grew that large, and while I was still one of the top agents in...

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The (hopefully not) Last Straw

The (hopefully not) Last Straw

Who would have thought that a simple plastic straw would become an object of such controversy? In a world where there are so many issues that need to be addressed, somehow, we have all fixated on something seemingly easy to cut back on. But is it that easy? Many...

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Keymaps To Keywords

Keymaps To Keywords

So I was sitting in a class recently, learning about the ins and outs of marketing through digital media, and it occurred to me how much things have changed in the forty years that I’ve been selling real estate. So much that it is actually hard to remember what it...

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