A-BETTER PLUMBING PEARLAND

A BETTER PLUMBING is a Pearland, Family Owned & Operated Business that was established over 20 years ago!  They are a full service plumbing company offering an abundant services, expertise, and customer service that can’t be beat!!  The Cavazos family continues to provide free estimates, and guarantees their work.  They are committed to earning their clients long term business and in doing so have established a fantastic reputation for themselves. SECRETARYOFSTATE A BETTER PLUMBING has received countless awards for their business ethics, service, and dependability over the years.  Most recently have added the Angie’s List Super Service Award to their list of achievements.

A BETTER PLUMBING provides service for RESIDENTIAL, NEW CONSTRUCTION, and COMMERCIAL! They stand by the statement that no job is too big or too small!  To see a list of services they can provide visit their website at http://www.abetterplumbingllc.com . SHOWROOM

A BETTER PLUMBING is committed to giving back to Pearland and the Surrounding Community Too.  They are involved with the Adult Reading Center as well as on the Board for the Chamber of Commerce for Pearland.

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Here at the Pearland Home Team we highly recommend the services of A-Better Plumbing for all your plumbing and remodel needs!

BAKED HAM & CHEESE ROLLS

This RECIPE is Quick & Easy, only requiring 3 INGREDIENTS for a delicious meal or side dish!  For a special touch add a Spicy Dijon mustard as a dipping sauce.

BAKED HAM & CHEESE ROLLSAs a realtor, wife, mother, and grandmother my schedule is hectic, as I know so many women are in today’s world.  My family has always loved having home cooked meals for dinner!  That does not mean that I spend hours slaving over a hot stove daily for their dinning pleasure!

I take advantage of few ingredient, quick preparation meals as often as possible so that I can get my family around the dinner table at least 5 nights a week.

For these Baked Ham & Cheese Rolls all you need is PIZZA DOUGH, DELI HAM, CHEESE OF YOUR CHOICE.

Stretch the PIZZA DOUGH, then TOSS YOUR HAM AND CHEESE on top.  Roll it up nice and tight, pinch the edges to seal the loaf.  Pop it into the oven at 400* degrees, and within less than an hour your mouth will be watering as you pull out a Golden Loaf of Bread filled with yumminess!

I have no fuss eaters with big appetites so at our house this was accompanied with aBAKEDHAM&CHEESEROLLRECEIPE salad and soup to suffice!

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME…FAST in PEARLAND

How to SELL your home…FAST

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SELLING YOUR HOME IN PEARLAND, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS does not have to be as stressful endeavor, especially when you have hired an expert listing agent to guide you through the process.  I am often asked how our listing sell so quickly?  It’s simple really its PREPARATION & STRATEGIC CONSIDERATION.  We provide a home stager to meet with our seller’s to assist in getting their HOME READY TO SELL FAST!  When my seller’s abide by the advice provided it makes the selling process go so smoothly and quickly.  FIRST- DECLUTTER YOUR HOME!  By this I mean go room by room, through ca21binets, drawers, closets and declutter.  Now is a great time to SELL OR DONATE UNWANTED ITEMS.  This will help you quickly get the decluttered objective out of the way… and you will either be putting a little bit of cash in your pocket, or have warm fuzzies from helping out a local charity by donating unwanted/unneeded items.  (see below for a local charities that are always willing to take donations) http://www.forgottenangels.org/ (832) 243-6463
NE1210UTRALIZE YOUR HOME!  By this I mean the color pallet, and décor.  Keep in mind that   your taste in furniture, paint, fabric, and/or decorative items may not be the same as your potential buyer, and you want them to feel at home as soon as they walk through the front door.  Keep Personal photos, name signage, etc. to a minimal so that they can visualize their own personal belongings on the walls and shelves instead of yours. DEEP CLEAN THE ENTIRE HOUSE! I know this one is tedious, but a dirty home is a turn off.  It will be time well spent (or money well spent if you hire a company) to get the home      shinning clean!  This needs to be every room, closet, cabinet, etc.  Bathtubs, sinks, showers, and toilets need to be scrubbed to shine bright.

REPAIR ANY ISSUES WITH THE HOUSE NOW!  DSCF2583If you can afford to do so, repairing items for the house up front will earn you more money in the end!  Things such as chipped tiles, dingy walls needing paint, cracks in the sheetrock, leaky faucet, rotted wood outside, etc.  You want to make a good impression on your potential buyers, so getting your home ready for them to move in to needs to be done!  It shows that you are serious about wanting to sell your home, and that you value the home.

FRESHEN UP THE YARD! Take a moment to stand back and assess your 31yard.  Does it have curb appeal?  You do not need to do a complete overhaul.  Simply make sure that everything is de-cluttered, toys have one convenient spot to be stored, lawn furniture is clean and positioned nicely.  If the driveway, house, or sidewalk need a power wash get that out of the 30way too.  Make sure that flower beds have fresh mulch, and bright colored foliage.  With all of that information you are ready to get your home SOLD FAST!!  So give me a call so we can discuss your HOME VALUE REPORT, AND OUR MARKETING PLAN THAT WILL ENSURE TOP DOLLAR IN THE SELL OF YOUR HOME in PEARLAND! 

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Another Beautiful Home Just SOLD in Alvin!

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Congratulations to the Baldwin Family for their Brand New Home in Alvin, TX! It was a pleasure working with you both and we are happy that you are finally settled in!! ‪#‎justsold‬ ‪#‎kendallcove‬ ‪#‎alvin‬
Think about making a move?? Call Maggie McFarland & The PearlandHomeTeam today for your FREE Personalized Web Page of Properties! www.PearlandHomeTeam.com ‪#‎pearlandhometeam‬ ‪#‎soldbymaggie‬ Follow us @https://pearlandhometeam.wordpress.com/

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TOWNE LAKE ESTATES of PEARLAND

Towne Lake Estates is a stunning gated community in Pearland Texas, comprised of grand homes with well landscaped yards.

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Pride of ownership shines on every corner in Towne Lake Estates Subdivision!  The gates to be granted access to the subdivision are located off of Oiler Drive as well Highway 35, both now are equipped with state of the art cameras too.  The front entrance features colorful foliage, statues of children playing, and subtle/grand entrance signs, + the covered pavilion located at the front is perfect for the PISD students in Town Lake Estates to wait and catch the bus each morning.  A3

In the center of Towne Lake Estates is a huge lake that is framed with an oversized sidewalk, landscaping, and benches strategically placed all around.  A4 A5 A6

It is nearly a 1 mile path around the lake, perfect for a brisk evening walk, and enjoying the view of the ducks as well as other wild life in the lake.  There has been 3 homes in Town Lake Estates sold in the last 3 months (7/23/15 – 10/23/15) ranging in price from $205,000 to $300,000.  The average sales price per square foot was $83.99, and were on the market an average of 10 days which is outstanding!!   Most of the homes in Towne Lake Estates have an abundance of square footage, so if you are looking for a subdivision that can provide a floor plan for your growing family, the security of a gated community, and a lake to enjoy all it has to offer Towne Lake Estates in Pearland just might be the perfect place for you to begin your home search.  Give me a call today for additional information about the subdivision and other surrounding areas of Pearland!

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Just Listed in Sunrise Lakes!

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You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! GOLD STAR HOME!! Beautiful resort style swimming pool and hot tub. Large patio cover and lush landscaping. This is a great house to call your home. Lots of windows overlooking the backyard. No back neighbors. Open island kitchen. Huge master suite with garden tub, large walk-in closet and separate shower. Attic is lots of decking, garage has hanging storage, engineered hardwood flooring, plus loads more. For more information call the PearlandHomeTeam @ 281-485-HOME!

Check out the link below for more inside photos!

http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/52/89952/3069586/

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Just Listed in Southfork in Manvel!

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Just listed at 2602 J R in Southfork! Spectacular GOLD STAR Home at it’s finest! Resort style backyard will be great for entertaining or relaxing. Beautiful lagoon style swimming pool & hot tub with sundeck. Lush landscaping backyard. Fabulous open floorplan with large kitchen, gameroom, media room and formal dinning room. Updated interior paint,updated landscaping, neutral colors, ceramic tile, bamboo flooring,sprinkler system, whirlpool tub in master,42” cabinets in kitchen, plus so much more!!! LOOK TODAY!! For more information on this amazing home call Maggie McFarland or the PearlandHomeTeam @ 281-485-HOME!

Check out the links below for inside pictures & property details!

http://listings.realbird.com/S8O5V8L9/419859.aspx

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Determining the Market Value of a Home

                       Determining the Market Value of a Home.
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You’ve decided to sell your home, so what is next? Pricing your home is obviously a key part of the home selling process. A home that is under-priced needlessly costs the client potential return. An over-priced home can remain on the market for an extended amount of time, forcing the seller to either wait out a long listing period or have to adjust down the asking price. Getting the pricing right from the start avoids these potential pitfalls.

To get us started I will prepare for you what is called a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your house. This compares your home to others in the area that are either currently listed, under contract, or have recently sold. Other things that can factor into the CMA are supply and demand, craftsmanship, and the amenities of your home.

The CMA will help us to determine the fair market value. What is “fair market value”, you may ask? In short, fair market value is the highest price that an informed buyer will pay for your home. Establishing fair market value will enable us to sit down and discuss in detail the pricing of your home. I want to help you settle on a price that you feel is competitive and consistent with the current market.

I understand that all of this can be a bit overwhelming, so feel free to call at 281-485-HOME EXT: 101 or e-mail me at any time. Please also explore my website, http://www.PearlandHomeTeam.com it has a lot of information to cover your real estate needs. I’m here not only to sell your home, but also to serve as a resource for you during this exciting time. I would love to be of assistance to you.

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Another beautiful Home Just SOLD in Pearland!

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Congratulations to Ms. Stacie for her home purchase in Pearland! We enjoyed working with you! Many blessing and we wish you the best of luck on your move!

If you are currently in the market for your first home, you probably have lots of questions. You are about to be making an important decision for your future, a great investment of both money and time. I have a wealth of experience helping first time buyers like you make sound, informed decisions. Here are some tips that can help make your home buying process successful: https://pearlandhometeam.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/tips-for-first-time-buyers/

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Tips for First Time Buyers

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If you are currently in the market for your first home, you probably have lots of questions. You are about to be making an important decision for your future, a great investment of both money and time. I have a wealth of experience helping first time buyers like you make sound, informed decisions. Here are some tips that can help make your home buying process successful:

  • Tip #1: Do Your Homework
    The perfect home won’t find you by itself. The key step in buying a home is doing the proper research. Educate yourself on local schools, neighborhoods, and the kinds of homes available. By reading available materials and talking with experts, you can start to put together your idea of the perfect home.
  • Tip #2: Start Planning
    Most decisions benefit greatly from proper planning, and home buying is certainly no exception. Start a filing system with sections such as home buying, home financing, and service providers. By forming a home buying plan you can more easily focus on the most important factors and help give structure to the entire process. My website is a great resource for property information.
  • Tip #3: Get PreQualified
    Getting prequalified for a loan normally only requires a short phone conversation with a lender, and can greatly help your home search. Prequalification does not guarantee you a loan, but it does provide you with an estimated monthly payment and a price range to use as a guide when shopping for homes. Being prequalified can also often indicate to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer.
  • Tip #4: Look for Value
    When shopping for homes, it’s important to consider potential value. Even if you’re not planning to sell the home some time down the line, it’s a good idea to consider the future value of the home. Protect yourself against things like falling prices and gradual shifts in the nature of the neighborhood. You may not think of a new home as a means to make money, but it’s an important investment that requires caution.
  • Tip #5: Decide What You’re Looking For
    Settle on the home features that are important to you (covered parking, hardwood floors, architectural style, etc.) and make an ordered list. Having well established guidelines will help narrow down your search and will prevent you from being shown properties that lack your key amenities. It can help you make the decision not to buy an attractive property that doesn’t really fit your needs. My website has a search feature that allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you’re looking for.
  • Tip #6: Relax
    You don’t have to make an offer on the first home you see. Make sure to look at other listings in the area to get a feel for the marketplace. When you decide to make an offer on a house, consult with your real estate professional so that all of your questions are answered.
  • Tip #7: Shop Around for Your Mortgage
    Deciding on the financing for your home can be as important as choosing a home itself. The first step is deciding what kind of loan best fits you: a fixed rate mortgage, or an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). There are benefits to each form of loan, and your real estate professional can provide you with more information. Next you’ll want to begin to shop around for different lenders.
  • Tip #8: Protect Yourself
    Be careful when signing a contract on a home that allows you to find financing, have the home inspected, and work through any problem areas that may arise. Paying for a quality home inspection is absolutely crucial! You can save yourself thousands in repair costs by being sure of what you’re getting into.

More information for first time buyers can be found on my website, or by giving me a call. I’m confident that I can provide the kind of exceptional service that will make this process an exciting one. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, I would love to be of assistance to you.

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