Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 4:37pm. 207 Views, 0 Comments.
We're in week two of "Movember", and the guys are doing great! For those of you who haven't heard, November is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, also know as "Movember". Men all over the world vow to grow moustaches or avoid shaving all of their facial hair to raise awarness for mens health. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of this event is to, "change the face of men's health."
Since we're in week two, here is some history on the origins of Movember. In 2004, the Movember Foundation started hosting Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador,…
Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 11:09am. 723 Views, 0 Comments.
Even though it’s just starting to get hot in Texas, it isn’t too soon to start planning on what Texas wine festivals you may want to attend this year. Here is a listing of the 2013 Fall Wine Festivals coming up later this year. See you at a festival!
Note: It is too early for some planning committees so the dates are not yet set for some festivals. We will update the dates as we know them. If you know of dates or a festival we missed, please let us know.
|August 2-3||Lubbock||Wines & Vines Festival|
|August 30 - September 1||Kerrville||Kerrville Fall Music Festival|
|September 10||Humble||Tasting The Town|
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 2:27pm. 836 Views, 0 Comments.
Update: Be sure to follow on with the 2013 Fall Wine Festivals.
Time again as the weather gets nice to venture out and enjoy some wine festivals! If you live near a festival, consider also volunteering to help a winery pour during the festival. We have met some great people from the Texas wineries, either representatives or the owners themselves. Here are the 2013 spring and summer wine festivals we are aware of in Texas. If we missed any or confirmed dates come up, please let us know and we’ll be glad to update the list. Simply add the information in a comment. Cheers!
|March 2||Mansfield, TX||Bordeaux on the Block|
|March 9-10||Refugio, TX||Texas Independence Wine Classic|
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 10:18am. 291 Views, 0 Comments.
As many of you probably know, November is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, also know as "Movember". Men all over the world vow to grow moustaches or avoid shaving all of their facial hair to raise awarness for mens health. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of this event is to, "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men around the world to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and try and help reduce the number of preventable deaths. Men are encouraged to get their annual check-ups, be aware of their family history, and adopt healthier lifestyles.
A few of the men here at HomeCity have decided to take part in…
Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 11:32am. 339 Views, 0 Comments.
It's become sort of a cliché in the social media world… real estate agents don't always use best practices. It's easy to make mistakes, but as most of you probably know, it's important to use social media for just that, social interactions. Many Realtors and other sales type professionals tend to use social media as their own, personal billboard. This can create a negative image in the eyes of the public, if they're not careful. Here are some of the most common social media mistakes Realtors make, and how to avoid/fix them!
1. Posting every property you list:
One of the biggest faux pas a real estate agent can make is blasting their social media contacts with every single property they list (and only THEIR properties). This is a really easy way to…
Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 11:42am. 1,191 Views, 0 Comments.
Eco friendly appliances, windows, and other building materials are super trendy right now, but there are many other less expensive ways of making your home eco friendly right now! Sometimes, it can be a better choice to begin slowly making small, green changes to your home and lifestyle, rather than diving right in with expensive new appliances and wasteful upgrades.
One good way to reduce your impact on the environment is to re-use decor, rather than buy all new stuff. Buying antiques is a great way to add a vintage flair to your home, while re-using resources. Re-purposing objects is all the rage right now as well. You can re-purpose old furniture by sanding it and adding a new coat of paint, distressing it (so that it has that shabby chic look), or…
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 11:18am. 1,249 Views, 0 Comments.
It can be difficult for potential first-time homebuyers to decide when the right time to purchase that new home is. A high-supply, low demand real-estate market is traditionally seen as the best time to buy, but with the housing market in places like Austin and Dallas promising to be hot for a while, is one supposed to wait forever?
While it's easier for buyers to negotiate a deal in a cooler market, a hot market shouldn't discourage people from buying, necessarily. Many other factors play huge rolls in whether it's time to purchase a home or not. Here are some questions to ask yourself before deciding to look for homes for sale in Austin, TX, or homes for sale in Dallas, TX.
1. Do you have a budget? Do you actually "stick to" your budget?
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 1:29pm. 436 Views, 1 Comments.
For the second installment of this series, we’d like to focus on the fact that first impressions are extremely important. (If you missed last weeks Part I, check it out HERE). A potential buyer may decide to consider a house (or not) based on the view they see when they arrive for a showing. In fact, most people do an initial drive-by before even deciding to view a house! As part of the staging process, you’ll need to take a walk around the outside of your house and decide what you can afford to fix, update, replace, or plant.
Some things to ask yourself about your house are:
What is your first impression of the house and yard?
- You may want to get a second opinion on this, since you see your home every day and have become accustomed to…
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 1:14pm. 773 Views, 2 Comments.
Our readers loved our article on Home Worth, so we decided to give you an in-depth, multi-part article with tips to help you sell your home (and fast!) Selling your home can be one of the most exciting, and also frustrating times in your adult life. Staging your home for sale can reduce the time it takes your home to sell, as well as increase it’s market value. Remember: as a seller you need to understand that the way we live in our home is not the way we sell a house. We want potential buyers to envision themselves in your home, not wonder what kind of people live there. A real estate expert can help you stage your home, but it’s also important to understand what they’re going to ask you to do to your home, and why.
Some of the very first things to…
Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 1:20pm. 665 Views, 1 Comments.
In today’s market, it’s more important than ever to know your homes worth. It can help you decide whether or not to sell, how to price your property, and whether your property is holding its value.
It helps to have a basic understanding for what drives home values. Knowing the difference between inherent value and property value are important. The inherent value covers qualities such as architecture, quality of construction, landscaping, or accessories. Property, or market value depends on factors such as quality of the community it’s in, the neighborhood it’s in, what school district it’s in, nearby amenities (parks, bike paths, libraries, etc.), community development plans, and demographic changes. You can really improve your homes inherent value on…