All Blog Entries by Teri Fitzjerrell

There are currently 27 blog entries published by Teri Fitzjerrell.

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 09, 2017

Rural areas are expected to see more growth in the 65-and-older population than urban areas over the next few decades, according to a report by the Urban Institute. But for those expecting to grow old in their home, it could prove problematic. Many of the aging homes in rural areas are not suitable for elderly homeowners, the report says.

Sixty-one percent of homeowners age 55 and older say they plan to remain in their home as they age, according to the 2016 Aging-in-Place Report. The report says more education is needed on not just explaining what it means to age in place but also what it means to “thrive in place,” the report notes.

Further, the ULI report is urging the real estate

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Handmade candles let you use random orphan glasses & bowls, or are a great excuse to visit the thrift shop and find some unique or unexpected pieces. The best part about it is that you can make candles that are completely custom for you — which means your favorite scents in containers that match your style or space. If you get a little candle-making crazy, then consider your holiday and hostess gifts taken care of.  Visit the link below to see the nine great DIY candle and container combos to help keep you busy (and cozy) this season.

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When it comes to selling your home today, it's got to be perfect, or buyers will simply move on to the next option. Doing some renovations, whether that means overhauling areas that are long overdue for a facelift or making some simple changes that freshen up the place, is typical. But if you're thinking they can wait until you're ready to list your home, these 6 reasons may make you rethink that plan.

1. You get to enjoy the new stuff

"A worthy update can either serve to reduce your cost of living while you remain in the home or add significant value to the home's sale price when you decide to put it on the market," said Scott McGillivray, a real estate investor and host of the HGTV show Income Property to US News.

But if you're going to spend

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Repairing small cracks and holes in your walls is an essential home improvement skill. It's quick and easy to do on your own, once you know how.  Visit the link below to see instructions and photos on how to repair small cracks and holes in your wall. 

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-project-how-to-repair-cracked-crumbling-walls-apartment-therapy-tutorials-202102

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Looking for a fun and free date night for you and your significant other tonight?  Here is a couples scattergories game that is a great way to reconnect, laugh and maybe even learn something new about each other.  Visit the link below to download the scattergories game. 

http://thelovenerds.com/2016/01/couples-scattergories.html

Couples Scattergories - A fun and free Date Night Game Idea! It's perfect as at home date idea or Valentine's Day game! | The Love Nerds

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If you are looking for something to do with your children check out the Children's Museum.  The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley will be celebrating Valentines Day with exciting crafts, activities, and a Valentine Exchange on February Fourteenth!

  • February 14, 2017 - February 14, 2017
  • Venue: Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
  • 4001 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802
  • T:979-779-5437
  • Times:From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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If you are looking for a great healthy recipe look no further...these skinny burrito bowls are delicious!  Mexican food is one of my favorites but I hate eating all the carbs.  With the skinny burrito bowl, I am able to enjoy the burrito filling without the carbs.  Visit the link below to see the recipe from skinnyms.com.

http://skinnyms.com/skinny-burrito-bowls-recipe/?utm_content=buffer2f211&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Skinny Burrito Bowl Recipe 3

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Single-family homes can offer an easy entry into property investment and help you diversify your portfolio. But even experienced real estate pros have to take care to ensure they get the most from this type of nest egg. December 2016 | By Kevin Ortner golden house in retirement nest  

Thinking of adding investment property to your reserve fund? You’re not alone. When investing site Bankrate.com asked Americans in a 2016 survey what they felt would be the best way to invest money they wouldn’t need for more than 10 years, the most popular answer was real estate.

But while you surely understand the benefits of real estate as an investment — equity, ownership of a tangible asset, and appreciation, just to name a few — when it comes to taking the leap, you might feel

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