Making a House A Home

Your new home is so much more than a financial investment or a place to keep your things – you’ll hopefully spend many happy years under that roof. But, it can take a while to get settled in. New sounds, new smells, and a new layout can actually make you feel homesick for your old, comfortable digs. Here are a few of our suggestions for making your house feel like home. Make Your Bedroom Cozy Make the bedroom the first priority. After an exhausting day of moving and dealing with details, you’ll be so happy to have a clean and cozy place to fall asleep. It will give you peace of mind at the end of the day, but also a fresh and energizing start to the next one. Set Up The Bathroom Get started

Help Buyers Love Your Home

When a buyer makes an offer on your home, they’ve based their decision on a lot of factors – but they’re usually thinking more with their heart and less with their head. Buying a home is largely an emotional decision and this is something that sellers can take advantage of to sell their home quickly and for a great price. So how can you make sure buyers fall in love with your home? GREAT PHOTOS Strong photography is crucial in the selling process. Most home buyers have already started searching for homes online before they contact a real estate agent. Your own REALTOR® can help guide you in preparing your home for photography. Before working with an agent, ask if home photography is somethin

Pantone's Color of the Year is Here!

Color junkies, rejoice! Pantone has announced its 2018 Color of the Year. Each year, the selection impacts the home decor and fashion industry, even though the average consumer may not realize it. In 2016, for example, Pantone selected Rose Quartz as the Color of the Year, and suddenly the same blush hue was everywhere, commonly called Millennial Pink. Last year's selection of Greenery was meant to symbolize freshness and new beginnings, and suddenly the color was everywhere. So what color has Pantone deemed worthy this year? Ultra-Violet. According to Pantone, “In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a

Buying and Selling in the New Year

For better or for worse, we're about to kiss 2017 goodbye! With 2018 just days away, it's the perfect time to think about New Year's resolutions. If your goals include buying or selling a home, we have some tips to help you do it the right way. Buying Hoping to buy a home this year? These suggestions can help you make your dreams a reality. Create a buying timeline and work towards your goal. Stay on top of your credit scores and work to improve your rating little by little. If you haven't already started saving for a downpayment, do it now! Start the loan pre-approval process with a lender you trust. Meet with a real estate agent to determine your next steps. Create a list of the wants, ne

Where to find Holiday Lights in San Antonio

It's the holiday season! With Christmas only weeks away, places in and around San Antonio are lighting up with beautiful displays. Whether you want to stay close to home, or enjoy a little out of town drive, there's plenty to keep you busy until the holidays are over. A few of our favorites are below: Christmas Light Fest at the Don Strange Ranch (Through December 31) 103 Waring Welfare Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 | (210) 434-2340 $27 per vehicle, $60 for a season pass Light the Way at the University of the Incarnate Word (Through January 6) University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 | (210) 829-6001 FREE A Wonderland Christmas (Through December 23) Morgan's Wonderland,

Your December Garden

We may still be looking for chilly weather this December, but it's on its way! Colder temps mean less yard work and gardening may be far from your mind. But there are certainly things you can be doing to prepare for spring. In fact, this is prime time for sowing some seeds! While the weather is still comfortable and beautiful, this is a great time to work on expanding your garden. PLANTING This time of year, you can plant spring flowering bulbs. This is your last chance for bulbs before spring! Plant ground covers and borders. Plant hardy perennials and annuals. Plant strawberries. Plant herbs. PRUNING NaturalGardenerAustin.com recommends hiring an arborist or at least consulting a good prun

What To Do In December

Looking for fun this month? From Holiday movies to kicking off 300 years of San Antonio magic, we've got you covered!

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