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Thursday, August 24, 2017   /   by Paige Tamburello

Last Minute Severe Weather Preparation Tips

Water is the Number 1 Essential
After a major storm, the water system could be compromised due to flooding and power outages, making it unsafe to drink. You will want to store between a 10 and 14 day supply of water for you and your family, including any pets. That breaks down to at least 1 gallon per person for every three days. Be sure to account for any pets you have. Check out this awesome hurricane water storage calculator to figure how much water is needed for you and your family. In addition to storing water bottles, we also recommend you fill all the bathtubs in your home with water. Use this water for filling the tank of your toilet for flushing, not for drinking. To prevent drainage, line the tub with plastic. You may also store water in large buckets and containers for this purpose if you don’t have a bath tub in your home.

Ice, Ice, Baby!
Before the storm, set your freezer to the coldest setting and begin making as much ice as possible ...

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  real estate, home owner tips, houston flooding, hurricane preparation tips, severe weather

Tuesday, March 28, 2017   /   by Rene Sorola

Rene Sorola & Team Recognized as HBJ TOP 25 Veterans

Rene Sorola Properties was honored to have been awarded #13 in Sales Volume for $43.83 Million in Sales for 2016, and #14 in Transactions for 156 Units Sold in 2016, at Houston Business Journal's Top 25 Residential Real Estate Awards!

Houston Business Journal also ran a special "Then and Now" feature on the real agents who have been repeatedly awarded Top 25 status by the publication, in which the team was also highlighted. We are pleased to have achieved "veteran" status on such a prestigious list these past 7 years.

The full article and the TOP 25 list are both available to Houston Business Journal subscribers, on their website.

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  real estate, houston business journal, houston business journal's top 25 real estate teams, rene sorola properties

Friday, March 24, 2017   /   by Rene Sorola


Bunker Hill, Heights, Bellaire, River Oaks....
Being some of Houston's most high-end and sought after communities isn't the only thing these neighborhoods have in common. This week, Rene Sorola Properties accepted offers in all four of these enclaves on behalf of our clients. And if that wasn't enough of an indicator that our luxury division is working magic in the market right now, every one of them went to escrow in 2 weeks or less!
Interested in selling your home? We'd love to help! Click here to schedule a free consultation with Rene Sorola Properties!

Interested in purchasing a property? We can help with that too! Click here to schedule a consult with one of our Buyer Specialist!
Would like to learn more about the value of your home? Click here for a free Rene Sorola Properties home valuation estimate.
See more Rene Sorola Properties listings here!

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  rene sorola properties, luxury real estate, luxury market update, real estate market update, selling, home selling

Monday, May 9, 2016   /   by Rene Sorola

houston is one of the best-run cities in the nation, according to latest survey

People complain a lot about government, but several Texas cities get high marks for being run well. WalletHub’s annual assessment of how efficiently some of America’s largest urban centers spend taxpayer dollars on certain key expenditure categories is out and Houston is near the top of the list.

Of the 78 most populated U.S. cities in the survey, Houston comes in at No. 5, up four notches from a year ago. Six Texas cities are in the Top 20, including Dallas (No. 7), El Paso (No. 14), Austin (No. 16), San Antonio (No. 19), and Lubbock (No. 20).
As WalletHub acknowledges, the rankings were determined by the return on investment (ROI) cities received in only three key categories: education, police, and parks and recreation.

Not included were how well cities spent money on public transportation, infrastructure, and health because researchers were not able to find sufficient comparative data. However, researchers believe efficient spending in the key areas examined in th ...

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  real estate, city of houston, current events

Tuesday, May 3, 2016   /   by Rene Sorola

Here are some top features that homebuyers are looking for in Houston

Do you have a house with a barn door, subway tiles and a game room upstairs?
If so, it’s more likely you’ll be successful at selling your home, according to a new report.

Zillow Inc. (Nasdaq: Z) analyzed thousands of home listings across Texas and found certain popular amenities and features likely helped sell homes faster and for more money than others.

Homes with features like barn doors can sell for a higher price — up to 13 percent more — and up to two months faster than homes that don’t have these amenities.
Here are some of the Seattle-based real estate company’s major findings for Houston homeowners:

Listings that mention the following words can be sold at a premium:
“Barn doors” or a rustic sliding door” — sold for 13 percent more than expected
“Shaker cabinets” — sold for 9.6 percent more than expected“Farmhouse sink” — sold for 7.9 percent more than expected
“Qu ...

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  home owner tips, real estate, home selling, real estate market update, selling