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Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Area From The ZA Staging Team

Don’t let spring and summer be the only time of year that you spend time using your outdoor spaces.  So often we tend to let those areas go unused and abandoned in the fall and winter, but there are so many ways to make your patio space warm and  cozy, which allows you to spend time […]

Fall Front Porch Decorating Tips From The ZA Staging Team

Fall is Here!!!   Below are a few simple and easy ways to spruce-up your front porch this season and provide a welcoming entrance for your holiday guests. Adding a wreath with fall tones to your door is an easy way to add color and texture to your front porch and a great way to […]

Fall Decorating Tips From The ZA Staging Team

Fall is a favorite season for many people, the autumn nights gets shorter and the cool crisp air starts to set in.  I am often asked for tips on what you can do to bring the feel of fall into your home, and of course there are many ways, but there are several inexpensive ways […]

Winterizing Your Home

Dear Jen, My name is Dorothy – but everyone calls me Dot – and I am new to the area.  I’ve read your home and real estate advice in the magazines at my doctor’s office and am hoping that you can help me with some advice before winter sneaks up on us!  I just moved […]

The Don’ts When Buying a Home

You just found your perfect home and have a contract on it!  How excited you are to move to the next chapter of your life! However, the time period before you actually own the home can be the most work and stress you will have to do just to get to the finish line. You […]

The Summer “To-Do” List

Well, it’s official.  The 1st Day of Summer is here.  America’s birthday party (July 4th) is right around the corner.  So it’s time to celebrate all that our summer has to offer; using these helpful and handy tips: Put It On the Calendar – As the days get longer, more and more options for fun activities present […]

7 Home Hacks Every First-Time Homeowner Should Know

When it comes to being a first-time homeowner, there are lessons that family, friends and even neighbors will share with you; to make your transition from tenant to owner/occupant smoother.  And while many of these “life lessons learned” revolve around choosing the right home or finding the best mortgage lender, other helpful insights are situational…meaning, […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”. And while that may be true for those of us that live in this part of the Lone Star State, we often get showers (sometimes too much rain) throughout the entire month of May as well.  So it may seem a bit odd to talk about water conservation during a […]

Property Tax Exemptions

Property taxes are never fun to pay, so it’s always nice to know there are some ways to save some money. These savings can happen if you qualify for an exemption. Here are some of the exemptions that you may be eligible for: Homestead Exemption Any individual (not a corporation or entity) who owns and […]

Need Help Installing a Child Safety Seat?

There is no single piece of baby equipment that will offer your child protection more than a car seat! We all want our children to travel safely in cars. Installing a car seat for younger children and babies can be a challenge. A Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician in your community can check to make […]

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