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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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017   /   by Rene Sorola

An Effortless Move in 4 Simple Steps from 3 Men Movers

This is a guest post by 3 Men Movers





After 30 years of helping our clients get moved into their dream home we consider ourselves moving aficionados at 3 Men Movers. What we’ve discovered throughout the years is that a stress-free move is not only possible, it’s also surprisingly easy to create. Keep reading to discover four tips for a move that goes off without a hitch!


Start packing early and label everything


Our recommendation is to begin the process of packing at least two weeks out. This way you have the time to pack and stay organized while doing it. Along with boxes and packing tape, markers are going to be your best friend during this process. Ensure that you are labeling every single box that you pack. This will make all the difference when you begin the unpacking process.








Let the professionals do the heavy lifting


Take some of the weight off your shoulders by hiring professional movers. But before you m ...

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  home owner tips, moving tips, home buying

Friday, May 19, 2017   /   by Rene Sorola

Protesting your Property Taxes in Harris County (HCAD): Breaking Down the Process

The deadline for filing your property tax protest in Harris County is May 31st. That’s right around the corner! If you’ve been procrastinating filing your protest, because you’re not sure how to best approach it, not to fear! You still have some time!
Of course, you could always employ a property tax representive, to handle the matter for you. There are many property tax companies and law firms that provide this service, and produce great results. But, for those who would like to DIY, or are just curious as to how the system works, we’re here to help break things down!
Harris County Appraisal District gives property owners two options for filing.




Option A.
iFile
Or
Option B.
Submit a ‘Notice of Protest Form’ via snail mail.
So what’s the difference?
iFile
Pros:

Convenience of filing your protest online.
Property owners using the iFileTM system can request to be considered for HCAD’s iSettleTM program, which is n ...

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  home owner tips, property taxes, protesting property taxes

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

MILLION DOLLAR MADNESS!

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

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