Foundation Heartbreak

Every single home I have shown to potential buyers has had foundation problems. OK. Maybe not. That is a stretch. But almost every house has something going on that elicits a comment from one of the buyers, or even myself, about potential … [Read more...]

What The House? What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?

To kick off her summer sloth, my teenage daughter recently started watching a TV series she referenced as “an old series called 90210.” I was excited to potentially rehash some old storylines until I realized she was talking about an already finished … [Read more...]

To Hire or Not to Hire (a Paint Contractor) . . . That is the Question.

 The following is a guest post by Jason Kyle Sapp of Kyle Developing LLC with some advice on how to decide if you should hire someone to paint your house or tackle that job yourself. Jason has been running his family business in the New Braunfels … [Read more...]

Find Hidden Money in Your Home

You might be missing out on potential benefits that will reduce your taxes. Okay. I'll admit it. Tax exemptions isn't exactly a sexy topic. But saving money that you've already worked hard to earn is important to everyone. And if you use those … [Read more...]

What The House? What is a Banister?

We found out the hard way that one missing banister could hold up the closing on the sale of our house. I mean my husband and I bought the house without one, so we assumed that we could sell it that way too. Our assumptions were wrong. But let me … [Read more...]

What The House? What is an Egress Window?

"This house has a really cool basement with a cool room and bathroom, but the room isn't listed as a bedroom. Why doesn't it count as a bedroom?" This is a question a client asked me today and I remember wondering the same thing about a previous … [Read more...]

Immersion Therapy: National Good Neighbor Day Is Coming Up

I need help. I need therapy. Self prescribed immersion therapy. I will face my weakness and make myself do what I have never been good at. I will become a good neighbor.  I don't know of events that New Braunfels has for this day, because I … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Design Style? Quiz Time!

This weekend I stumbled across a "Design Style Quiz" and took it just for fun. The fact is I always think I know my style, but I don't think I have one. Or technically, I guess my style could be named "I know it when I see it and it doesn't have to … [Read more...]

5 Improvements That Add Value To Your New Braunfels Home

  Regardless of whether you are planning on selling your home or not it is always a good idea to consider the literal value your home improvement jobs will add to your home. There is usually an actual number you can put on it. I recently … [Read more...]