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    Feng Shui Staging Tips for Your Home

    By Michael Boatner | May 14, 2014

    In Feng Shui, your home is viewed as a whole being where each part is intricately connected to the other, creating a constant energy exchange.  By placing an emphasis on this energy exchange, Feng Shui is able to provide an analysis of what makes your home appealing and inviting.  These simple suggestions will help you... Read More

    Protect Yourself from Online Real Estate Fraud

    By Michael Boatner | April 17, 2014

    Internet fraud is an epidemic that does not discriminate who it targets! From phone, internet, and email scams, to mortgage fraud, real estate fraud, and identity theft, consumers have to stay on high alert.  Currently, a common scam that is circulating the Internet is fraudulent listings, and it primarily affects renters.  Whether you are a... Read More

    How Can Boosting Your Credit Score Save You Money?

    By Michael Boatner | March 27, 2014

    Are you looking for a way to decrease your bills?  Lowering your interest rates can be instrumental in cutting down your mortgage, car, credit card, and other bills. Raising your credit score is the most conducive way to reduce the interest you are paying. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants explains why your credit... Read More

    The Woodlands Named One of Top 25 Coolest Suburbs in the Country

    By Michael Boatner | December 27, 2013

    While many vacationers and homebuyers throughout the country continue to flock to some of the largest cities in America, several sprawling communities outside of the country’s largest cities are steadily attracting increasing amounts of visitors and residents as they become urban centers of unique shopping, cutting-edge restaurants, thriving economies, exciting entertainment options, unlimited recreational pursuits,... Read More

    New ExxonMobil Developments will Create Even More Jobs in North Houston

    By Michael Boatner | December 11, 2013

    In addition to the 385-acre campus south of The Woodlands in Spring Woods Village that will ultimately consist of about 20 office and specialty buildings and at least 10,000 employees by 2015, ExxonMobil will also occupy about 480,000 square feet in Hughes Landing in The Woodlands.   Situated on Lake Woodlands, Hughes Landing is a... Read More

    The Woodlands High School Marching Band Earned First Place at Bands of America National Competition

    By Michael Boatner | November 23, 2013

    On November 16, The Woodlands High School Marching Band took top honors at Bands of America’s Grand National Championship in Indianapolis, IN at the Lucas Oil Stadium.  Known as the premiere high school marching band competition in the nation, the event featured a very elite field of bands from across the country looking to take... Read More

    Avoid the Numerous Real Estate Scams that are Targeting Houston Homebuyers with These Tips

    By Michael Boatner | November 21, 2013

    The housing market continues to thrive in the Houston area.  In fact, according to the latest report by HAR, home sales in October climbed 14.7% when compared to October of 2012.  October actually showed gains in all housing segments, with the exception of the under $80,000 market.  Buyers have also depleted the inventory of homes... Read More

    Galveston Island’s Historic Pleasure Pier: A World-Class Destination for Family Fun and Entertainment

    By Michael Boatner | October 18, 2013

    Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment unmatched by any other destination on the Gulf Coast, Pleasure Pier was recently named one of the Five Best Seaside Parks in the World by Amusement Today’s 2013 Golden Ticket Awards.  Other recipients of this honor include: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA; Pleasure Back in Blackpool, England;... Read More

    Demand for Homes in Master Planned Communities is on the Rise as Several Master Planned Communities in Houston Rank Among Top 20 Nationwide

    By Michael Boatner | September 24, 2013

    Throughout the country, homes within master planned communities are selling at a much more rapid pace and at substantially higher sales prices.  According to a report by RCLCO Foundation, sales in master planned communities across the country have been on the rise for years, as many homebuyers believe these communities are the best place to... Read More

    Stay Prepared: Hurricane Season Peaked on September 10th

    By Michael Boatner | September 11, 2013

    Many people associate the end of summer with the end of hurricane season; however, the reality is that the season doesn’t even peak until September 10. In fact, most of the storms that have impacted the Texas Gulf have occurred in September and October, including Ike (in 2008) and Rita (in 2005).  Since 1950, 61%... Read More