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NEW LISTING! 1441 East Street #301, Houston, TX 77007 – MLS# 38716820

In Home Buying, Home buying in West Houston, Home Selling, Home Values, Houston Real Estate, Moving, Relocate to Houston, Relocate to Texas, Sellers, Selling Your Home, Texas, West Houston Real Estate, West Houston REALTOR Connie Vallone on April 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

NEW LISTING! 1441 East Street #301, Houston, TX 77007 – MLS# 38716820

Beautiful 3rd floor condo with amazing views! Spacious kitchen with granite counters opens to living and dining areas with wood laminate floors and a desk nook leads to your balcony with gorgeous bayou views. Master retreat with relaxing bayou view and new carpet. Light and bright with tons of double paned windows. Huge master bath with relaxing garden tub and separate shower. Fresh neutral paint throughout. 10-foot ceilings. Washer, dryer and refrigerator all included. Covered parking plus downstairs and balcony storage. Heights Hike Bike trail just steps from your front door!

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/1441-east-street-301/sale_38716820

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty, Inc at 713 249 4177, connie@knowsrealestate.com   or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

In Home Buying, Home buying in West Houston, Home Design Trends, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Home Selling, Home Staging, Home Values, Houston Real Estate, Investment, Marketing your home, Relocate to Houston, Relocate to Texas, Selling Your Home, Texas, West Houston Real Estate, West Houston REALTOR Connie Vallone on April 20, 2017 at 6:34 am

Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning, from MaxSold.com.

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Decide what you are keeping
Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start with a post-its to speed up the process as you go along – bite the bullet and blaze through it in a day, or tackle one room at a time.

Don’t take it to the dump
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure – it’s amazing how much money you can recover for your unwanted things. Instead of filling up landfill, fill up your wallet.  Barry Gordon, the founder of MaxSold, an online selling platform, says “A chair that the owner was going to leave out in the side of the curb sold for over $2000, and a box of extension cords that would have gone to the dump sold for $40.”

Don’t prematurely sell off high value items
Ever post an ad online and get a response in an instant? This will leave you wondering if you grossly underpriced the item.  The opposite is also true – if no one responds to your ad for weeks, maybe you overpriced it, and lowering the price over days for 100s of items is inefficient.  Use an auction platform like MaxSold to sell everything where multiple people compete for the goods. Things that are better will engage more people and foster competition for not only items in demand, but for everything you are clearing out.

Don’t put stuff in storage
So many people are focused on “What’s my dining room going to bring?”  The hard truth is that no one is going to give you a lot of money for your dining room.  It’s going to be heartbreaking.  It’s going to be awful.  If you’ve got someone to give it to in the family, then that’s a good idea. But most people do not.  And since they have nowhere else to go with it, they decide to put it into storage.  Unfortunately, they end up paying thousands of dollars in storage cost each year, only to have the items further depreciate in value.Source: MaxSold.com

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Do you have real estate questions?   Contact Connie Vallone at (713) 249-4177 or connie@knowsrealestate.com or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com.

NEW LEASE LISTING! 2647 Anthony Hay Lane, Katy, TX 77449 – MLS# 95232747

In Home Buying, Home buying in West Houston, Houston Real Estate, Moving, Relocate to Houston, Relocate to Texas, West Houston Real Estate, West Houston REALTOR Connie Vallone on April 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

NEW LEASE LISTING! 2647 Anthony Hay Lane, Katy, TX 77449 – MLS# 95232747

Beautiful home zoned to Katy ISD Schools. Huge family room with fireplace leads to kitchen and breakfast area with tile floors throughout first floor. Retreat to your Spacious Master suite with vaulted ceiling. Master bath has garden tub and separate shower. Plus three more bedrooms upstairs. New laminate throughout second floor. Nice backyard plenty of room to relax and play. Washer, dryer and refrigerator all included. Subdivision offers pool and clubhouse. You won’t want to miss this one!

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/2647-anthony-hay-lane/rent_95232747

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty, Inc at 713 249 4177, connie@knowsrealestate.com   or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .