texas: Houston Christmas spirit - 12/26/13 10:53 AM
Houston neighborhoods with the most Christmas spirit! The city of Houston loves Christmas, and many Houston homes are decked out in festive holiday displays. Whether you are looking for a thrifty way to spend time with your family, or are thinking about checking out different neighborhoods before moving to Houston. Here are some areas that really go out of their way to spread the holiday spirit!
- See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/houston-tx/houston-neighborhoods-most-christmas-spirit#sthash.zBt42zUA.dpuf

texas: Houston is a Top Five City - 12/16/13 06:32 AM
Top Five Cities for Entertaining at Home
Dust off the punch bowl and bring out hor d'oeuvres platters – it’s time to party!  The holiday season is a perfect excuse to get friends and family together for both small and large celebrations. And if you enjoy being the hostess with the mostess, having a home that is perfect for entertaining will only make your party-throwing skills shine even brighter.
Here are the cities with the most listings that are “perfect for entertaining”
- See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/top-five-cities-entertaining-home#sthash.XoGQG5Ef.dpuf

texas: Holidays are coming!! - 12/13/13 06:59 AM
Holidays are coming
Stress-free Entertaining during the Holidays
Hosting a dinner with friends and family is always fun – right up until its midnight and you’re still washing the last load of dishes. During the holiday season when things are already hectic, entertaining can feel a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Not to fear! Here are four simple tips to help you throw a great party and keep your sanity.
- See more at: http://www.ziprealty.com/blog/stress-free-entertaining-during-holidays#sthash.FqPPmJag.dpuf
Charles Gardner, Realtor
Zip Realty-Houston,TX

texas: Homestead Exemption Just Became More Complex - 09/03/11 02:59 AM
Homestead Exemption in Texas...more complex
The application process for a homestead exemption in Texas is about to grow more complex.  Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature approved new standards of mandatory disclosure for any one of several kinds of homestead exemptions.  Beginning on September 1, 2011, those new rules go into effect.  Prior to September 1, a homestead exemption was relatively easy to obtain; a property owner simply filed an application.  Now, home buyers will have to follow new rules and provide more proof they are eligible for the claimed exemption.
In order to receive a homestead exemption for property tax purposes, applicants must now provide a … (5 comments)

texas: Chase Bank and Foreclosure Prevention - 05/07/10 03:03 PM
Were You Aware that...
Chase Bank to Host Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
Chase Bank will host multiday foreclosure prevention counseling events in eight markets across the country.  The events will occur over the next five months and the first one will be held in Chicago from May 13-17. Events for Atlanta and Washington, D.C., will follow in June. Dates for the remaining markets - New York, Northern California, Orlando, Phoenix, and Southern California - have not yet been announced.
Now as a real estate investor, how can this benefit you?
Well, do you think that a lot of your prospects (homeowners facing … (2 comments)

texas: Does this Make YOU Think?? - 05/07/10 02:35 PM
This Post by Chris MclLaughlin made me stop and think..
 Friday File - 15 Minute Real Estate Investor Resolution!
 Earlier this week we spent some time discussing the potential ramifications related to the passage of HR 2499...the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010 as well as resources for securing foreclosure and REO data of the recent FDIC bank take-over's.
 Whether you agree or disagree with the proposal, the entire issue provides valuable food for thought when it comes to evaluating your marketing message.
 For example, did you know that...
- One of every seven people in the United States is of … (3 comments)

texas: Call Those Fence Sitting Investors..The time is Now - 12/03/08 03:21 PM
Listen up folks.  You need to start calling your investors ...calling those fence sitters that have been sitting too long. I'm sure you have heard this. The Federal Reserve just said they are going to start buying Treasury notes and bonds.  Let's review some of what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said recently in Austin, Texas:
"The second arrow in the Federal Reserve's quiver - the provision of liquidity - remains effective," he said. "The Fed could purchase longer-term Treasury or agency securities on the open market in substantial quantities. This approach might influence the yields on these securities, thus helping to … (6 comments)

Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor (ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)

Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor

Humble, TX

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