9 Overlooked Items to Prep Your Home for Sale

So you’ve prepped your home cosmetically for sale in every imaginable way – fresh paint, a deep cleaning, new landscaping, decluttered closets and even organized the garage! Your house looks better then it ever has and you are ready to hit the market! Before you proceed with the “For Sale” sign in the ground, there are several key pieces of information that you should consider gathering that today’s savvy buyers are going to want to know.

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Gardening events, Dec. 9-16

SATURDAY
Santa at the Enchanted Forest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 281-937-9449, myenchanted.com. Free.
Trees and Stars Winter Celebration: with the Houston Astronomical Society. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers, $15 children ages 5-12.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Weekend Market: 9 a.m.-5 Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.
Friday-Dec. 17
Weekend Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.
DEC. 16
Critters’ Christmas: edible decorating for wildlife. 10 a.m. at Jesse H. …read more

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Baking Holiday Cookies

The holidays are upon us and the one thing I’ve been eagerly awaiting is baking holiday cookies with my older sister. We decided to select from an assortment of cookies that would make great gifts for friends, colleagues, and family.

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6 Questions to Ask a Landlord Before You Sign

Finding the apartment of your dreams is literally a dream come true. That is, until you find out that it comes with a host of rules attached to it. This article lists some of the most important questions to ask a landlord before you sign a lease.

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5 Things to Know Before Moving to Michigan

Many Americans think of Detroit, the Great Lakes, and college football when they think of Michigan. But there’s a lot more to the Wolverine State than cars, lakes, and pigskin! If you’re thinking about moving to Michigan…

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Cutting Edge Closing Gifts

If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to closing gifts, consider the world of smart home tech! The number of smart devices in homes around the country is expected to grow by 480% – from 42 million to 244 million – over the next five years, according to Forrester Research. Part of […]

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The New Homeowner’s Guide to Hosting Holiday Guests

As a new homeowner, there’s a good chance you’ll have the opportunity to host the Christmas festivities — after all, everyone will want to see your new place, so you’ll want it to look its best for the holidays.

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