Summer means the beach, longer days, and lounging by the pool. It also means it’s time to break out the barbecue. Nothing beats getting your friends or family together, relaxing outside, and enjoying delicious food and good company. The smell of the grill alone is usually enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. As the barbecue host, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you have as good a time as your guests.

We’re very proud to announce that on June 6th we are opening our 11th office in Dallas, TX! There’s a lot to see and do in this big city and we can’t wait to explore the best of what Dallas has to offer. Here’s what’s at the top of our list.

Photo from: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20569946,00.html Finally, spring is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s a little easier getting out of bed in the morning. As you – and your neighbors – spend more time outside, you may find yourself looking to spruce up your home’s exterior. Here are a few small and large ways to enhance your curb appeal.

Congratulations! You’re ready to buy a home! There are so many joys that come with home ownership, from creating lifelong memories to establishing community; this is an exciting time for you and your family. Unfortunately, these benefits can get lost in the challenging process of finding, and purchasing, the perfect house. Below are some helpful hints for removing some of the stress from the home buying experience.

Brr, it’s cold outside! Winter has officially arrived and we’re bundling up, lighting our fireplaces, and sipping hot chocolate. Unfortunately, the cold weather doesn’t just bring cozy nights by the fire; it also brings potential risks to your home, like ice dams.

This time of year we all find ourselves reflecting on what was, looking towards the possibilities of what will be, and making resolutions to do things differently. It’s an exciting time, full of opportunity and fresh starts. As we think about “refreshing” for the upcoming year, let’s not neglect the space we should feel most comfortable: our homes.

  October is National Fire Prevention Month, reminding all homeowners to look around their house and ensure no fire hazards have emerged over the last few months. To aid you with this task, we’ve put together a few guidelines that will help prevent fires and protect your family if a fire does occur.

  It’s the end of August…the time for buying school supplies, pulling out sweaters, and setting your fantasy football roster. It’s also the perfect time to take a look around your home and ensure that the heat of the summer hasn’t caused any damage. While we all know the damaging effects of winter weather, many times we overlook the damage that can be done throughout the hot summer months.  Below are a few things to look out for as summer comes to a close.

With the first day of spring now here and renovation projects in full gear, a recent study by Remodeling Magazine reveals that home improvement projects that specifically focus on improving the home’s exterior and curb appeal will make it more marketable when they are placed for sale.

  Every year, thousands of homeowners across the country pressure wash their vinyl siding to remove dirt, dust, and debris. Contrary to popular belief, power washing your home’s exterior can do more damage than good. Many homeowners find their siding worn or damaged after a power wash. Take closer look at the damage pressure washing can do to your siding, and learn about the safer and more effective alternatives to giving your home’s exterior a deep clean.