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June 30, 2022
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Water Safety Tips For Summer

Water Safety Tips For Summer The dog days of summer are upon us with the baking temperatures of July in full swing. Cooling off by taking a dip in a pool, lake or ocean seems like the only sensible course of action when the weather gets this hot. Before taking a plunge off that diving board, it’s important to brush up on water safety measures to ensure that you and your family stay safe this summer.  Don’t go it alone. If you’re planning to hit the pool or visit the lake, make sure you don’t go it alone. Accidents happen even to the most experienced swimmers, and swimming with a buddy can ensure someone is always with you in the […]
June 6, 2022
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Tips For Preparing For Hurricane Season

Tips For Preparing For Hurricane Season The summer season conjures up images of fun in the sun and relaxation, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. Hurricanes are an unfortunate reality for those of us living along the Gulf Coast, and 2022 is predicted to be an active storm season. Even though hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1st, there has already been a tropical disturbance reported in the Gulf near Florida. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to get you, your family, and your home prepped and ready for storm season.  Create a Hurricane Kit  When the storm warnings start, people flock to the stores and supplies can quickly dwindle. Rather than deal with the […]
May 6, 2022
Home Renovation

Renovating Your Home During Summer

Renovating Your Home In Summer With Resale In Mind For many people, the summer season starting with the long Memorial Day weekend offers the ideal time to work on home renovation projects. If you’re thinking about working on some home renovations, it can be helpful to prioritize that list based on what renovations can have the greatest impact on the resale value of your home; especially if you’re considering selling at some point in the near future. Below are some home renovation tips from our experts. Why Summer Is The Perfect Time Because There Is Time Many people with full-time jobs often experience a reprieve from the normal hustle and bustle of the spring, fall, and winter seasons. Families with […]
April 4, 2022
What To Do Before You Sell Your Home

What To Do Before You Sell Your Home

Tips For Selling Your Home Historically speaking, the months of March through May are great times to sell a house. Since the prime selling season is now in full swing, it may be time to get your home ready for the real estate market. Before you put it up on the market, you want to make sure your home is in tip-top shape so you can get the most out of the sale. If you’re thinking about selling, we offer some tips and advice about staging, curb appeal, landscaping, and the most critical must-do’s. Declutter and Depersonalize When it comes time to show your home to potential buyers, less is definitely more. It’s best to do a sweep of your […]
March 7, 2022
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Checklist and Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Spring Cleaning Checklist and Tips for Decluttering Your Home Someone once said, “Happiness is a clean home.” It’s true that few things are more satisfying than having a home that’s squeaky clean and free of clutter. Whether you’re thinking of selling your home, or you just want to start the Spring season off right, using a spring cleaning checklist can ensure that you deep clean your home from top to bottom. Banish the Clutter Any good realtor–and famous organizing consultant Marie Kondo– will tell you that clutter in your home can really take away from the appeal of your home and make it a less joyful place to be. To put your best “face” forward, take some time to clear […]
February 4, 2022
Finance

Should You Refinance Your Home In 2022?

Should You Refinance Your Home In 2022? Financially speaking, times are tough for many Texans. Loss of income due to illness or changes in your work situation may mean that you’re looking at cutting costs, or perhaps you want to make your dollar stretch further. Whatever your personal circumstances, a mortgage refinance may be a good option to help lower your mortgage payment and lessen your financial burden in the long run. This month, we offer some tips and advice about mortgage refinancing in 2022 so you can determine if it’s right for you. The Upside of Mortgage Refinance Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to put more money in your pocket in a number of ways. It can […]
January 7, 2022
Property Tax Tips

Property Tax Tips and Homestead Exemption Rules for 2022

Property Tax Tips and Homestead Exemption Rules for 2022 The new year is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about paying taxes. In addition to federal taxes, Texas homeowners are subject to annual real estate property taxes. To plan for the year ahead, it’s helpful to get a sense of what you can expect in terms of property taxes for 2022. Below we offer property tax tips for the year ahead along with some news about changes to the homestead exemption law that you can expect. Property Tax Tips For 2022 Texas’ property tax rate is ranked 6th in the U.S at a rate of roughly 1.83%. Although this may not seem like a big percentage, it […]
January 22, 2021

Homestead Exemption

Did you purchase a new residence in 2020? If so, it’s time to file your homestead exemption! A homestead exemption helps you save significantly on taxes on your home. This exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation, which can considerably lower your taxes. In Harris County, you can get up to a 20% tax break when you file the homestead exemption. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000. Applying is simple – but it is time sensitive. Applications are accepted from January 1st to April 30th, and fortunately, it’s a one-time process for the duration […]
November 6, 2020

Best Parks in Bridgeland

There’s many reasons why Bridgeland is the #1 Master Planned Community in the Greater Houston area: excellent schools, world-class amenities… and so many wonderful ways to connect to nature without leaving your neighborhood! Bridgeland’s parks and trails are unparalleled and remain a major selling point for families moving to Cypress. Check out some of The Lippincott Team’s favorite parks in the neighborhood and why we love them! Dragonfly Park This amazing 25-acre park is Bridgeland’s newest amenity. Dragonfly Park features a lazy river, leisure pool with beach entry, rope swing, lap pool, playground, splash pad, tennis courts, open play field, basketball court, kayak launch, and hike and bike trails. Plus, the all-new activity center includes a fitness center for residents […]
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