Garden clubs begin new season with September meetings

Herbs From Your Garden to the Dinner Table: with Lucia Ferrara Bettler of Lucia’s Garden, sponsored by Gardeners by the Bay. 9 a.m. at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Clear Lake; Backyard Birds: with Ray Wolcam. 9:30 a.m. Nottingham Country Garden Club meeting at the Municipal Utility Building, 805 Hidden Canyon Drive, Katy; 281-579-7017, 10; Tier 2, landscape and garden plants, Sept. 19-Dec. Fall shrubs and tree planting clinic: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 1200 N. Dairy Ashford and 2233 S. Voss; Includes educational programs, lunch, a nature-book sale, book signings and zoo entry. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center, 6200 Hermann Park Drive.

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Buying your first house?

So, you’ve gotten your financial situation in order and are ready to buy a house. Do you know how much house your monthly budget can handle?  You’ve probably used a mortgage calculator to get an idea of the price range in which you should be looking. While that might give you a very rough idea of the homes you should consider, it shouldn’t be the only budgeting you do, said Kelli Roland, housing manager for American Financial Solutions, a nonprofit credit-counseling agency.

Melinda Fulmer- MSN Real Estate

Is a verbal agreement for repairs acceptable?


If the seller agrees to certain repairs during option period but has not signed the amendment to the contract can he or she change their mind?

Very simple, yes!  Always be sure that the amendment to the contract is signed by all parties PRIOR to the option period expiration date.  Real Estate transactions require all agreements to be in writing to be enforceable.