From one of our favorite guest writers - Bruce Becker from SWBC - comes this well-written post about rental property and how it can fit your portfolio. Once you had a chance to peruse it, call us to Boost your plan forward.
As the moving season enters into full swing, our friends at Square Cow Movers have graciously provided the following tips to take care of of one of the components of a home that ranks high in "wow" factor - your hardwood floors. They can be reached at (281) 419-8282.
Easy, Effective Ways to Protect Original Hardwood Floors
When you purchase a home it usually comes with a laundry list of to dos after everything has been unpacked. If you move to The Woodlands or any other upscale neighborhood in Texas there’s a good chance hardwood floors will be in the home. For most homeowners, protecting those floors is a top priority.
Use Rugs in High Traffic Areas
The front entry, hallways, staircases and other high traffic areas will experience wear and tear the quickest. One simple way to minimize wear is with strategically placed rugs.
Put Pads on the Bottom of Furniture
Protective pads can be put on the bottom of chair and couch legs to protect from future damage. There are three main types of pads: self-adhesive, nail-on and slip-on pads.
Use Doormats at All Entries
Dirt and grim on the bottom of shoes can grind its way into hardwood floors. Good doormats at every entry can help minimize this problem. Mats made of coco brush are among the best at cleaning shoe bottoms.
Clean Regularly With the Right Products
Regular cleanings will also help keep dirt off the floors before it can get ground into the surface. However, some cleaning products can end up doing more harm than good in the long run. Steer clear of cleaning products with ingredients that build up like oils, wax, ammonia, polish and vinegar. These types of ingredients should be used sparingly when you want to add a bit more shine to the floors.
Use a Dehumidifier to Control Moisture
Moisture can quickly compromise most hardwood floors. All spills and flooding should be cleaned up immediately, but humidity can also be a problem in certain areas. Using a dehumidifier during the warm months will keep the humidity at a normal level.
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We all know that next week will be interesting to move around The Woodlands, but this year is different - in more ways that you can imagine. And yes, the bike course is different this year (see below), moving south of The Woodlands towards Harris County, so many more will share our feeling. Find out more in this post.
With the recent flooding in our area, and in anticipation of the hurricane season, it is only natural to feel stress if your home (whether buying or selling) is under contract and a natural event occurs. With this in mind, we have a few tips to share with you on what to do if you're in this situation.
Reality is that nobody likes taxes. Let's face it - if you moved from out of town into our Lone Star State, chances are that you had sticker-shock when you saw the property tax rates. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your property taxes in check - and keep some of this money in your pocket.
Science-centered wellness center is set to open in May 2016
There are alternative health centers, and then there is BioMetrix. Their tailored and revolutionary approach to overall wellness management; including hormone replacement therapy, weight loss, nutrition, exercise, supplementation and anti-aging therapies will launch its second flagship clinic to be located in The Woodlands, Texas this May.