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Houston Zoo

My favorite Houston experience has to be the Houston Zoo.  I have a membership and go quite often….especially when I just need to chill out and get away from it all….grab a soft serve ice cream and take a stroll around the Zoo.  Their motto is:  I’ts a New Zoo everyday…..and it really is, there is always… Read More

Homestead Exemptions

In Texas, you can apply for homestead exemptions on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes. For example, your home is appraised at $100,000, and you qualify for a $15,000 exemption (this is the amount mandated for school districts), you will pay school taxes… Read More

Houston Area Utilities

Electricity In Texas, we have the option to choose who we get our electrical billing from. All power lines are owned by Centerpoint Energy or Entergy; however, the billing is performed by different companies, who charge different prices. You can choose a fixed or variable rate. For our personal homes, we choose whatever company has… Read More

River Oaks

Houston River Oaks Homes Considered as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the state of Texas, the community of River Oaks lies just within Interstate 610, also known as the 610 Loop, making its location about 7 miles from downtown Houston. River Oaks homes also belong to one of the most expensive zip codes in… Read More

3620 Washington Ave. – Houston Heights History

Photo Source:  Rockefeller Hall The imposing Neoclassical building at 3620 Washington Avenue, designed by renowned architect Joseph Finger in 1925, housed Citizens State Bank until 1946, when it became Heights State Bank.  The building made an impressive entrance to the Houston Heights community. Today the building is occupied by Rockefeller Hall.  According to Rockefeller Hall’s website,… Read More

Quick and Simple Home Staging Ideas

Simple Home Staging Ideas Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s… Read More