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NEW LISTING! 906 Bayou Parkway, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 3256174

In Buying a Home, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Terry Hershey Park on June 20, 2016 at 5:14 pm

NEW LISTING! 906 Bayou Parkway, Houston, TX 77077 – MLS# 3256174

906 Bayou ParkwayBeautifully remodeled executive home. Step into the impressive foyer with soaring ceiling opens to spacious living/dining rooms lead to sunroom with wall of windows and French doors opens a covered patio and yard with nice mature trees. Huge chef’s kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances opens to family room. Well appointed remodeled master retreat downstairs plus 3 more bedrooms and game room upstairs. Westside double paned windows and doors, radiant barrier in attic. Walking distance to excellent schools and steps from Terry Hershey Park.

HAR Link: http://www.har.com/906-bayou-parkway/sale_3256174

If you are looking for Classic Real Estate Services from concept to closing, please contact Connie Vallone by phone (713) 249-4177, email connie@knowsrealestate.com or visit my website at www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com or www.vallonehomes.com .

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June to Become First-Ever National Healthy Homes Month

In Buying a Home, Environmentmentally Friendly Homes, Home Upgrades, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home on June 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to home health and safety hazards ranging from asthma triggers to potentially deadly pollutants like asbestos and lead-based paint. To reinforce the connection between a family’s health and their homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is declaring this June as the first-ever National Healthy Homes Month. Launched by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), this month is designed to educate families of potential health hazards in a home, and empower them to create the healthiest home possible for their family.

This year’s theme is “Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home,” recognizing that people spend most of their time inside, and introduces them to healthy homes concepts while providing tips for keeping homes healthy and safe.

“National Healthy Homes Month calls attention to the fact that health and home safety are attainable for all,” says Michelle Miller, Acting Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “We are working closely with our federal partners, and many other organizations, to highlight the dangers of residential hazards to everyone, but especially children and other vulnerable populations in low income households.”

To help celebrate the month and to address today’s pressing home health issues, HUD and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are co-hosting an annual National Healthy Homes Educational Conference from June 13-16, 2016 in San Antonio. The State of Big Ideas: Moving Environmental Health Outside the Box conference will gather 1,200 environmental health and healthy housing professionals for an in-depth look at some of the most important issues facing the nation such as water quality, healthy housing and communities, asthma, emergency preparedness and more. 

Currently, millions of American homes have moderate-to-severe physical housing problems, including lead-based paint hazards, dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and electrical deficiencies; water leaks and intrusion; pests; damaged paint; and high radon gas levels.  These conditions are associated with a wide range of health issues, including unintentional injuries, respiratory illnesses like asthma and radon-induced lung cancer.

National Healthy Homes Month 2016 will focus national attention on ways to keep people of all ages safe and healthy in their homes.  To mark this month-long campaign, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, produced a video highlighting the direct link between a household’s health and the conditions within their homes.

Recently, HUD unveiled the Healthy Homes App, designed to raise awareness about potentially serious health and safety problems in the home and the steps consumers can take to protect themselves.

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If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in the Energy Corridor, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at 713 249 4177, connie@knowsrealestate.com   or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com .

 

21 Signs Your Home is Ready for Winter

In Buying a Home, Home Upgrades, Home Values, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home on December 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Shorter days, cooler temperatures, Thanksgiving – these are all signs that winter’s right around the corner. While the weather is still suitable for working outside, put on your work boots and gloves, head outside and give your property a once-over. Then, work your way inside the home to check its winter-readiness.

Here are 21 signs that your home is ready for winter. You’ve:

  • Cleaned out the gutters. This step prevents leaves and debris from blocking drainage.
  • Checked that downspouts are directed away from the home and free of blockages.
  • Put away outdoor furniture. Leaving it outside and under the influence of the weather will cause it to age quicker, or it may even get damaged in storms.
  • Drained and stored garden hoses. Once freezing temperatures hit, any water remaining in the hose (and the home’s spicket and pipes) will freeze and expand, causing them to burst.
  • Winterized the air conditioning unit.
  • Tested smoke and CO detectors. Working detectors are critical, as the early-warning systems will alert your family to problems.
  • Hired a professional to evaluate the insulation. Not sure what’s lurking beneath your walls or attic? A pro can tell you where insulation is failing and where it needs a boost.
  • Boosted wall and attic insulation where it’s lacking. Retrofitting homes with energy-efficient injection foam insulation is cost-effective, and the job will help keep your family warm all winter long.
  • Sealed air leaks around doors and windows.
  • Trimmed tree branches and other landscaping.
  • Inspected the furnace. Every furnace requires annual maintenance to keep it in good working condition.
  • Installed a new air filter on the furnace. A dirty filter stops air movement in the furnace, a factor critical to efficient operations.
  • Purchased a programmable thermostat.
  • Readied portable humidifiers (or finally installed that whole-house humidifier you’ve been eyeing).
  • Inspected the roof, replacing worn or missing shingles.
  • Installed storm windows. If your home only has single-pane windows, storm windows are essential for blocking the cold from coming inside.
  • Checked the siding, identifying and repairing cracks or damaged areas.
  • Shifted ceiling fans to clockwise mode, so they’ll push heat at the ceiling down toward the floor.
  • Weatherized the attic to prevent ice dams. Stopping snow on roof from melting – and potentially damaging the roof – involves three steps: ventilating, insulating and sealing the attic.
  • Performed a final lawn mowing with leaves on the ground to nourish the lawn throughout winter.
  • Stored summer equipment such as the lawn mower, leaf blower, etc. for the season.

With a little attention to detail around the home’s interior and exterior, you’ll be ready for winter’s brutal assault and rest comfortably inside of your well-insulated, tightly sealed cozy home.

This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Check the blog daily for real estate tips and trends for you and your clients.

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2015. All rights reserved.

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston, please contact Connie Vallone with First Market Realty at (713) 249-4177  or visit www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com

Housing Trends September 2015 Newsletter

In Buying a Home, Home Upgrades, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Investment, Selling your home, West Houston on October 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends September 2015 Newsletter http://connievallone.housingtrendsenewsletter.com

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and REALTOR.com local community reports.

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

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Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

Please contact Connie Vallone for any real estate questions – 713-249-4177 or connie@knowsrealestate.com

Echo Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra February 2015 Concert

In Energy corridor music groups, Houston Energy Corridor, Local Business, Local Events, Orchestra, Parks & Recreation on January 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Heart and Soul:
An intimate performance by ECHO patio troubadours

Heart & Soul Echo Orchestra The Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 11:00am
Location: Green Planet Sanctuary
13424 – B Briar Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77077
10:00am – Coffee and Pastries Social

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ECHO Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra – Premiers Fall 2014

In Eldridge Parkway, Energy corridor music groups, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Local Events, Local events, music, orchestra west houston on May 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

 

ECHO is premiering Fall of 2014. If you play an orchestral instrument, you live or work in the Energy Corridor area, and you are looking for a community group to play with email us at info@ECHOrchestra.org for more information.
AUDITIONS: Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the Stratford HS Orchestra Room.
Connie Vallone – Houston Energy Corridor real estate expert 713 249 4177

Energy Corridor Orchestra Premiers Fall 2014

In Eldridge Parkway, Energy corridor music groups, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Local Business, Local Events, music, orchestra west houston, Parkway Villages, West Houston on April 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

 

“ECHO is premiering Fall of 2014.

Echo Energy Corridor Orchestra

Echo Energy Corridor Orchestra

If you play an orchestral instrument, you live or work in the Energy Corridor area, and you are looking for a community group to play with email us at info@ECHOrchestra.org for more information.”

www.echorchestra.org

 

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