In Home Décor ‘Olde’ Has Become New Again

When it comes to making the house ‘pretty’ again – not to mention, adding to the resale value of the home ten-fold – it is the antique world that has become the new in-thing. Yes, everything from new landscaping to painting to energy saving technology are all good things to bring to the old homestead in order to make it a better investment for you and the family. But what about those small things that are now being used – and no longer being looked over by prospective buyers – to create a whole different type of décor? Any antique maven or “Flea Market Flip” lover will tell you that if “the bones are good” you can restore anything. Which is true. But because the bones are good and millions are restoring things to a brand new shine, there are certain companies making money by selling old/antique décor that makes all these restoration projects far more pleasing to the eye.

How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate

You want to buy that new house because the twins are on their way. Little Betty and Little John are already there, but who knew you would have even more so soon? What’s that? Oh…well, of course, in order to buy that new home with four bedrooms instead of two, you will also need to sell your present homestead in order to get the money needed to start paying on a new one. And, of course, you not only need an agent who’s honest and fair with you in order to get both facets of this deal done, but you also need one who wants to get you the best deal on the best house in the best neighborhood so your kids can go to a good school, feel safe, and even, perhaps, save money. (Jeez…don’t want much, do you?)

Medina Vista Ranch

  Medina Vista Ranch The Medina Vista Ranch is an exceptional high fenced ranch in Medina County, Texas offers the new owner wildlife management, hunting, other recreational and agricultural opportunities. The ranch has exceptionally beautiful topography and consistent with its location where south Texas meets the hill country, the ranch exhibits a variety of habitats […]

Rewarding Land Ownership Stems from Spirit

  Rewarding Land Ownership Stems from Spirit   When ‘Dallas’ is mentioned in conversation, most minds immediately think of either a magnificent city or, of course, the much-beloved NFL Cowboys. What many may not realize, however, is that Dallas, Texas is a lot like a compass when it comes to looking for the perfect ranch […]

Spotlighting the Texas State of Mind

  Spotlighting the Texas State of Mind   There are two ‘values’ when it comes to buying rural real estate: financial and intrinsic. The financial is obvious; land is a stable and reliable investment in this day and age. More important, many times, is the non-financial intrinsic value; a deep-rooted, innate, core value. It is […]

Home Improvement Time!

Home Improvement Time!  ~ Sherry Gillam As Spring comes… (I know, the people in the polar vortexes are screaming their heads off as the storm alphabet actually hits ‘W’ for this tumultuous year)…but bear with me…spring will come…I swear. And when those semi-warm months begin, those four walls that have been driving you crazy all […]

The Southern Hospitality That Caters to Human, Wildlife, and Country

  by Eric Nelson Benjy Griffith is a name held in high esteem when it comes to the realm of American landowners. He was the epitome of the southern gentleman — and his descendants have proven that they, too, have the manners and loyalty that come along with skill, invention, ingenuity and a business sense […]

The Landowner Queen

   by Carmen Schwartz Among the kings, like Ted Turner and others, stands Anne Marion. This is a woman who not only has intelligence and a true love of the land, but also has the class and sass that the world needs in order to thrive.   Owning 345,000 acres, Anne Marion is famous for […]

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