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Staging Perfectly For an Open House and How to Do It

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs,News.

Four Rooms You Need to Stage Perfectly in an Open House and How to Do It Some houses get snapped up quickly, while others linger on the market longer than you’d like. One reason behind this is staging. According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, 81 percent of realtors believe staging helps […]

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The Best Tips for Dog Owners Selling a Home

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs,News.

As a dog owner, you face special challenges when it comes time to sell your home.  While you may know your pooch is a canine good citizen, potential buyers can be put off by simply knowing a dog lives on the premises.  Here are some tips for putting buyers at ease and getting your house […]

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It’s the Little Things

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs,News.

It is time to make a move…up, away or up and away.  When it is time to put your home on the market, the very first thing to do is to find a professional REALTOR® (pssstttt, we can take of that for you).  But what are some steps you can take to make this a […]

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Should You Buy a New Home Now That You’re Retired?

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs,News.

The Case for Downsizing in Retirement   As we grow older, we begin to realize that all the things we have may not be necessities anymore. Over the years, we accumulate clothes, knick knacks, decor, souvenirs… all stuff that doesn’t add to our overall quality of life. Because of this, many retirees choose to downsize […]

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Navigating Home Renovations

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

Have you been thinking about renovating your home, but unsure of how or where to spend your money? Typically, homeowners will tackle a home renovation project for any number of reasons, but one of the most common is to increase their resale value. Not only will remodeling improve the style or function of your home, […]

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Great Tips for Developing Better Habits

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

Now that it’s officially 2016, you’re probably starting to rethink those crazy New Year’s Resolutions you made back in December! Did you know that more than half of adults make New Year’s Resolutions every year and most give up after the first few weeks?! Most people tend to get discouraged because they don’t see immediate […]

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New Year, New Statistics

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

As the new year rolls in, I know I can always count on at least a handful of clients, friends or family members to ask two questions. How’s the housing market shaping up for the next year? Is now a good time to buy or sell and what will it mean for me if I […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

As summer slowly fades away into fall, it seems that people tend to become more aware of just how close the holidays are and start to set themselves to the task of suddenly becoming grateful for everything. While that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I do often wonder why we don’t spend more of our […]

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Keep Your Mind Sharp and Never Stop Learning!

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

In the world of real estate, it seems like there’s always something new to learn. With technology developing faster than the speed of light, there are constantly new and different ways to market properties, find buyers and make sales. All making the process so much more efficient! That means getting you on the fast track […]

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Summer Safety Tips

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

It’s officially summer in Texas! Now that the rain has finally given us a break and school is out, it’s time for those lazy afternoons and warm summer nights! Cookouts, endless pool time, vacations and time with family and friends! It may be a bit overwhelming just thinking about all of the activity planning you […]

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Look Forward: The 2015 Housing Market

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

Each January, real estate experts start throwing out their market predictions for the coming year. These predictions are based on a number of different figures, including data compiled in the Existing Home Sales Report released by the National Association of Realtors. These reports give investors a clearer picture of what they can expect in the […]

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Building Great Relationships With Your Neighbors

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

I’ve always believed that one of the best investments you can make is buying a home. And, while there may be plenty of financial benefits to home ownership, there are few things that can replace the long-term investment of building a personal relationship with your neighbors. If you’re like me, you might enjoy the idea […]

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How Staging Your Home Benefits You

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

One of the things that’s drawn me to selling homes is the feeling I get when I walk into someone’s house for the first time. Whether it be the way a home smells when you walk in, the tiny personal touches an owner will add, or the unique fixtures they place around their living areas, […]

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HOA’s: Here’s What You Should Know

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

So you’ve found the perfect home. It has everything you could possibly want, and more. Lots of storage, an open kitchen with top of the line appliances, a game room for your kids, and even a swimming pool with beautiful landscaping. It is in the right neighborhood with great schools and you’ve even met some […]

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Great Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free!

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

I don’t know about you, but I hate bugs. I am a firm believer that nature belongs outside, not inside. Especially during these warm summer months! Ants, roaches, ticks, spiders and lizards of all kinds are fine as long as they don’t jump out at me when I’m trying to find the toilet cleaner under […]

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Updating Your Master Bath: What You Need to Know

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

When it comes to selling your home, there are always specific things a buyer will look for before making a final decision. We’ve previously talked about how an updated kitchen space can not only increase the value of a house, while also making it more appealing to a buyer. But, did you know that potential […]

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Protecting Your Home: What’s Your Backup Plan?

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

We’ve all seen them. Those insurance commercials with the crazy accidents, a nasty thunderstorm causing a tree to fall onto someone’s roof, homes being burglarized while the owner is out of town. All of them demonstrating how quickly and easily it can all go wrong; pleading with buyers to purchase optimum coverage and offering plenty […]

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Protecting Your Credit: What You Need to Know

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

During my time as a real estate agent, I’ve learned that one of the best and most important things you can do is protect your assets, your investments and your finances. Even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s imperative to be aware and do your best to avoid those obstacles that can ruin your […]

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Why Texas? Why Now?

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

I don’t know about you, but I love Texas. Open space, weather that allows you to be outdoors almost year-round, friendly people and an unlimited amount of things to do from the coast to the Hill Country to the Panhandle! There’s booming energy production, a growing medical and technological industry, inexpensive taxes and a low […]

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Great Tips For A Great Garage Sale

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

If you’re like me, life gets a little crazy between Thanksgiving and Easter! Between the weather and all of the tiny details that go into making it through the holidays and into the new year, I find myself itching to tackle those neglected and somewhat messy corners of my home! With temperatures dipping back into […]

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Four Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Green

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

In 2014, “going green” is something that we’ve all thought about doing. Whether it be creating your own chemical-free cleaners or participating in your city’s recycling program, we now know that it’s not only economical to be green, but also globally responsible! In a recent Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 49% of homeowners said that they […]

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Remodeling Your Kitchen: What You Need to Know

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

If you’re like most people, your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you go at the end of each day, where you entertain, where you celebrate those important milestones in life. It is that place where you should feel comfortable enough to sit in your pajamas until noon eating cereal and watching reality television (yes, […]

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2014 Market Conditions: What’s coming for our Market?

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

2014 is here and it has definitely started off with a bang!  Homes are moving now that have been on the market for months. Even years!  We’re already to the “Sold In 1 Day” market and that’s usually not seen until May!  In January!  The scare of an interest rate increase, combined with tax refunds […]

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Your College Station, Texas Dream Home Is Here

by Kristi Fox Satsky in Blogs.

Buying Your Home – Appraisals & Market Value What is the return on new versus previously owned homes? Buying into a new-home community may seem riskier than purchasing a house in an established neighborhood, but any increase in home value depends upon the same factors: quality of the neighborhood, growth in the local housing market […]

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