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The gated community of South Shore Harbour will have its annual Garage Sale on October 16th from 8am until noon. This is the largest of it's kind in the Bay Area. Visitors must enter through the main guard gates located off of South Shore Blvd. Visitors will not be allowed in prior to times set for sale. Security will be stationed at certain streets to help direct traffic. Please be respectful of our community and obey speed limits as their will be children and adults walking from house to house. Bring water, comfortable shoes, and bags for items. Many homeowners will be (3 comments)
Your Home Is Your Castle - Your House Is A Product For Sale - 09/28/10 03:12 AM
Another great post from Sharon Tara Transformations in New Hampshire. We have to market a home like a product so it will catch a buyers eye, much like a castle would look sitting next to an ordinary house. If you like Tara's blogs please comment there, and feel free to say Hi to me also! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Via Sharon Tara New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations): Advice to sellers: If you want to sell your home, you need to market it like any other product. Your home just may be your castle and you can decorate it and live in it any way (2 comments)
If you Absolutely Don't believe in Staging, read no further. BUT, read on if you want to learn about SPRY! - 09/26/10 04:25 AM
A great post for sellers and Real Estate Agents who have either never thought about using a home stager, or would like to know exactly what a home stager can do for them. Kathy Streib, a collegue and friend is the owner of Room Service Home Staging in South Florida. If you enjoyed Kathy's post please comment on her blog and feel free to say Hi to me too!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Via Actively Raining Thoughts-Kathy Streib- Stager-South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): Anybody there?? Now, for the remaining hearty souls and I hope some of you are Realtors, then let me explain (3 comments)
Have you ever thought about donating your car instead of practically giving it away to a car lot? If you are moving and don't want to transport your car, you can donate it, get a tax write off and help a charity out. We did this once, it was a nice Nissan worked perfectly, I just didn't want to haul it to to TX from NJ, plus I wanted a new one. ; ) So we decided to donate it to a Charity, and I felt really good about giving it to someone that could use it for (3 comments)
2010 Texas Renaissance Festival - 09/26/10 01:53 AM
The 2010 Texas Renaissance Festival will take place October 9th - November 28th, Saturday's, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday from 9am to dusk. One of the biggest Festivals in the Nation, it offers authentic entertainment, plays, music, lots of food, fun and drink. Everyone dress in period costume. Everyone that's ever been that I've talked to that has gone, has had a great time. There is seriously so many activities going on here there are too many to list. For more information click here. Call 1-800-458-3435 21778 FM 1774 Plantersville, TX 77363 (3 comments)
2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure-Houston, TX - 09/26/10 12:02 AM
On the first Saturday morning in October, runners gather at Sam Houston Park off Allen Parkway, with the start line at downtown's Bagby & Clay, to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, which supports breast cancer research and education, screening and treatment in Houston and neighboring areas. Call (713) 783-9188 for more information. (0 comments)
2010 Houston Festival & BBQ Cookoff - 09/26/10 12:00 AM
On the third weekend in October, the Holiday Entertainment Complex on Elton Street near East Haven and the Hobby Airport hosts live entertainment, amusements and attractions, animal shows, clowns, a barbeque cookoff, and lots of pumpkins and Halloween festivities to benefit the Assist The Officer Organization which assists officers disabled in the line of duty and their families. Call (713) 946-2611 for more information. (5 comments)
2010 Hocus Pocus Pops-Kid-Friendly Symphony - 09/25/10 11:52 PM
It's a kid-friendly symphony concert, Hocus Pocus Pops, in the beautiful outdoors at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Mezzanine and lawn seats are free for this event Friday, October 23. Lots of fun pre-concert activities such as pumpkin decorating, arts-n-crafts, games, prizes from Radio Disney, and the popular instrument petting zoo. If your kids are extraverts, be one of the first 100 costumed kids at the Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza for a chance to march across the stage during the performance! Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats are $15 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (0 comments)
2010 Barkitecture Houston-Pup Squad - 09/25/10 11:50 PM
Barkitecture Houston is a unique event raising funds for an incredible animal rescue, Pup Squad. The weekend events include a Yappy Hour Friday (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) at Houston Pavilions, a silent auction of designer dog houses Saturday created by Houston architects, designers, and builders, as well as shopping galore. The dog houses are on display from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday along with the silent auction items. Get all the details here. This free event encourages you to bring your pooch - on a leash, of course. Houston Pavilion, 1301 Main Street. (0 comments)
2010 ARTOberFest - 09/25/10 11:44 PM
ARToberFEST 2010, Galveston's 13th Annual Juried Fine Art Festival, takes place October 16 & 17 on Postoffice and 22nd Streets amid the historic charm of downtown Galveston. The Island's hospitality and the relaxed atmosphere provide a beautiful outdoor setting in which to enjoy a weekend of art and fun! (0 comments)
2010 Great Taste of the Gulf Epicurean Evening - 09/25/10 11:40 PM
The Galveston Restaurant Association and Galveston.com & Company "Great Taste of the Gulf" Epicurean Evening will take place on Monday, September 27th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, and has been generously underwritten by Galveston.com & Company for the eighth consecutive year. Guests attending the event will have the opportunity to sample some of the Gulf Coast's finest cuisine and beverages from Galveston County's top restaurateurs, hoteliers and dedicated suppliers. (0 comments)
2010 Galveston Downtown Lofts Tour - 09/25/10 11:38 PM
The annual Downtown Lofts Tour returns October 2-3! This year, guests will have the chance to explore a wide range of living spaces and decorative styles each unique to its owner. From a young couple's chic loft decorated in a monochromatic white palette, to a sprawling family compound that spans the upper floors of three adjacent buildings, variety is at the heart of the tour. Absorb the carefully balanced blend of styles, colors and accents in the vast loft of an interior designer, and then be wowed by another home that takes a black and white color scheme and with a (0 comments)
Chuy's Mexican Restaurant is finally open in the Clear Lake/Webster area. The Austin based chain has opened it's 6th restaurant in the Houston area. Chuy's is famous for their Tex-Mex fare including home-made tortillas (you can watch them make them), freshly made salsa, light crispy chips, sizzling chicken fajitas and their off the menu "Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip". Chuy's are decorated in an all Mexican Eclectic look with an Elvis theme. I always get the chicken fajitas, which are perfectly seasoned and the flour tortillas melt in your mouth. I haven't tried too much other than that, but the portions are Texas (6 comments)
Selling Your House Shouldn't Shorten Your Life - 09/22/10 12:20 AM
Selling a home one of the most stressful times in your life. Sharon Tara from Sharon Tara Transformations home staging in New Hampshire, shows how Selling You're House Shouldn't Shorten Your Life. Please visit Sharons blog and post a comment, but as always feel free to say Hi here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Via Sharon Tara New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations): Selling a house is one of today's top stress triggers. With the state of today's real estate market, home sellers are faced with financial burden and overwhelming home improvement projects that weren't typical in years past. Stress has been linked to many diseases, including heart disease. Stress builds when (5 comments)
Buyers Want What they Want and they Want it NOW!! - 09/21/10 11:19 PM
My collegue and friend Kathy Streib makes excellent points on what buyers want. Todays buyers are leaning towards buying move-in ready homes, not a DIY project. Kathy is the Owner of Room Service, a home staging company in Delray Beach Fl. Please visit her blog and comment but feel free to stop by and say Hi on mine! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Via Actively Raining Thoughts-Kathy Streib- Stager-South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging):
The way we do things is always changing, especially in how we buy houses. It is no longer enough to give your house a new coat of paint and (1 comments)
A Home Stagers Dirty Little Tip - 09/18/10 11:58 PM
One of the easiest things to do to update your home bathrooms when selling? Change that toilet seat! Maybe not the most glamorous of odd jobs, but somebody's got to do it. It takes all of 5 minutes if that to replace. The toilet lid...yuk, it's dirt, old, broken, outdated, cracked and sliding off the bowl, but yet I see it all the time. Home Sellers this little tip only costs you about $30 or less per toilet and gives it, yes a new look, and something a buyer will certainly appreciate. The older lid had hinges that are (13 comments)
Redesign Etc. Houston Offers Complete Home Staging Packages - 09/18/10 11:49 PM
At Redesign Etc., we offer furniture packages for vacant homes. We have our own inventory for unoccupied homes and house them in an air conditioned commercial building. Our furniture is kept in a smoke and pet free environment. Not in a garage or dusty, humid warehouse. We also carry accessories, props, and everything needed to completely stage a house. We also offer accessory only staging. Our items are not from flea market finds, garage sales, or someones attic. We offer new updated merchandise, with full groupings of furniture. Staging is suppose to help define a space not confuse buyers even more. We've found that (0 comments)
HomeGain Releases 2nd Quarter 2010 National Home Prices Survey Results - 09/18/10 11:25 PM
HomeGain released it's 2nd Quarter 2010 National Home Prices Survey Results along with other surveys. The survey consisted of over 900 current and former HomeGain members and more than 3,500 homeowners. The survey topics were: Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Think Home Prices Will Go Down In the Next Six Months: Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Think Home Prices Will Go Up in the Next Six Months: Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Disapprove of Barack Obama’s Performance as President: Also included are 10 Questions and National Results from the 1st (2 comments)
Melanoma Awareness Event-Clear Lake, TX - 09/18/10 11:13 PM
If you have suspicious bumps or skin problems and would like to have it checked out you are invited to attend the event to stop Melanoma in Clear Lake Park. There will be free skin cancer screenings, free all-natural spray tanning from Throwing Copper, silent auction, activities for children, vendor booths, Aveeno infared technology, and free BBQ. This event is to raise awareness of the risks and dangers of skin cancer and melanoma. Anyone that's has spent alot of time in the sun, has fair skin, or burns easily should always get annual check-up's, the sooner you catch skin cancer (0 comments)
2010 Quintana/Surfside Beach Clean-Up, TX - 09/18/10 10:35 PM
The 2010 Fall beach clean-up registration scheduled for Surside, Quintana will be September 25. Volunteers will meet at 9am at Surfside's newly renovated Stahlman Park and at the country park at Quintana to register and pick up trash bags and record sheets. Volunteers will return to the registration point by noon for a hot dog lunch. Volunteers should be prepared for the ever changing weather and bring necessary clothing, insect repellent, water, hat, gloves, sturdy shoes. The coordinators will provide materials for clean-up and lunch. Volunteers ultimate help the cleaning of our Texas beaches and ecosystems and near-shore life. For more (1 comments)
If you've ever been on the fence about staging and when to do it, my collegue Kathy Streib lends some insight into when to stage. Never, play the wait and see game, it's always better to stage it first....period! Even if it's partial, or lite staging, it makes all the difference. Kathy Streib is the owner of Room Service Home Staging in Del Rey Beach, Florida. Please stop by Kathys blog and comment there. But feel free to stop here to say hi too! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Via Actively Raining Thoughts-Kathy Streib- Stager-South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): Sellers- (2 comments)
Clear Lake Symphony 2010 Fall Season, TX - 09/12/10 05:48 PM
The Clear Lake Symphony will be starting their fall season with Mr. Robert Wall as conductor featuring light classical and jazz selections. This year the Symphony will be playing at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, TX (across from The Johnson Space Center-NASA). Opening day will be September 17, 2010 (Friday). All concerts begin at 7:30pm and tickets are available at the door or at Eye Trends, 515 Bay Area Blvd, Suite #303. Prices: Adults $10 - Seniors $8 - Students $7. For more information click here. (2 comments)
They recommend screening if: You are 50 years or older. Your father or brother had prostate cancer. You eat a Lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products and few fruits & vegetables.
Where: MD Anderson Regional Care Center in the Bay Area 18100 St. John Dr. Nassau Bay, TX 7758 When: September 18, 2010 (Saturday).
Must call 1-800-418-9081 to schedule an appointment. Christus St. John Hospital. (0 comments)
2010 Oak Tree Festival-League City, TX - 09/12/10 12:11 AM
The League City Oak Tree Festival will be held on September 25th and 26th in League Park located on Main Street under the Oak trees by the railroad tracks. Admission is free and open from Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. There will be food, entertainment and other attractions. For more information call Marta Vargas @ 281-338-1599 or Melissa DeFlora @ 832-372-8170. Booth space available. (0 comments)
Free Yoga Class-St. John Sports Medicine Fitness Center - 09/11/10 11:58 PM
September, 2010 is National Yoga Moth and St. John Sports Medicine Fitness Center will be hosting free Yoga classes. Yoga is designed not only relax your mind and body but to physically help you as well. The center will give Yoga classes for 2 weeks during September. For more information call 281-523-3028. St. John Sports Medicine Fitness Center 18100 St. John Dr. Nassau Bay, TX (1 comments)
2010 Bay Area Texas Baseball/Tee Ball-League City, TX - 09/11/10 11:53 PM
Registration for the Bay Area Texas Baseball and tee ball for players from ages 5 to 18. The registration fee will include uniforms. All play. The games will take place at the Dad's Club park (off Highway 3 near Clear Lake City Blvd.) and mostly played on Sunday afternoons. Fees are from $70 - $110. Players should be from Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, League City, Friendswood, Seabrook, Pasadena and surrounding areas. For more information please click here.
2010 Space City Cruisers Fall Car Show-League City, TX - 09/11/10 11:44 PM
The Space City Cruisers Car Club will have it's car show on Saturday, October 16. The event is in association with the Evening Lion's Club and will be held at the League City Walter Hall Park. The show will include a car show, swap meet and raffle, food and arts and craft show. Location is 807 Hwy 3 North. Registration is from 7:00am to noon. Proceeds for the Vicki Harvey Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Texas Lion;s Camp in Kerrville. Contact 281-338-1218. (0 comments)
Synergy Networking Alliance of Professionals-SNAP-League City, TX - 09/11/10 11:35 PM
Synergy Networking Alliance of Professionals is a networking and referral organization dedicated to promoting local businesses, industry professionals, and business development. Local business owners are invited to attend. SNAP or Synergy Networking Alliance of Professionals is dedicated to referral networking and community involvement.
You can join their network page on Facebook for future Network locations. For more information contact Keith Powell @ 281-482-1900. (0 comments)
2010 Second Annual Galveston Rebirth-Revival Race 5K And 10K - 09/06/10 04:46 PM
The Galveston Historical Foundation will have their Second Annual Historic Galveston Rebirth-Revival Race on the anniversary of Hurricane Ike. The race will be presented by Mostyn Law Firm and will take you through the historic neighborhoods and districts of Galveston Island. Last year was the first annual run with over 1000 participants. The annual run is to bring awareness and help with the rebirth of Galveston after the destruction from Hurricane Ike, the worst devastation since The Great Storm of 1900.Saturday - September 11, 2010 - 8:00 a.m.U.S. Track and Field Certified for 10K & 5K 10K start time 8:00am 5K start time 8:15am (2 comments)
Lifeway Women events present Beth Moore, evangelist, author, teacher. Moore founded Living Proof Ministries, a biblically-based organization for women, in 1994. It is based in Houston, Texas, and it primarily focuses on aiding women who desire to model their lives on evangelical Christian. (Wikipedia) I have attended several of her bible studies, and live speaking events. She is truly gifted, motivational, and very funny. She helps you to understand the bible with those "aha" moments. Her teachings are relevant for every day living and I've found myself trying to scribble every word she says. Thank goodness for workbooks! A (0 comments)
The annual Family Fall Festival & Health Fair will be on Saturday, October 23rd, from 10am to 1pm in the hospital's main parking lot. This is a free event! Radio Disney Toys for Tots Collection-bring a new, unwrapped toy Health and wellness information Ask the Doctor table Camel rides and petting zoo Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital- children can bring their broken "friends" for "healing" Pumpkin decorating Face painting Lots of games and giveaways Address and Phone number: Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital 11800 Astoria Blvd. Houston, TX 77089 281-929-6100 (0 comments)
Happy Labor Day from Redesign Etc. Home Staging in Houston. We send out well wishes to everyone and their families as you enjoy our 3 day Holiday weekend. Stay safe while traveling, enjoy your families, food and activities. It officially marks the last day of summer, and the beginning of Fall. It's also marks the beginning of Football!! Be SAFE Y'all : ) It's back to work on Tuesday! (4 comments)
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