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?)

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 […]

Getting the House You Want Increases the Re-Sale Value You Need

Getting the House You Want Increases the Re-Sale Value You Need  ~ 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 […]

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 […]

The Hard Work & Integrity of an American Entrepreneur

   by James Moore Most likely, back in 1927, no one thought a four-year-old boy who moved with his parents from Houston to Galveston, where they created McCoy Roofing Company, would one day be on the list of America’s top landowners. It probably never crossed their minds that he would one day be remembered as […]

The Land Report: Representing an Exclusive Club

  by James Moore  There are many exclusive clubs and organizations in this world, but the American landowner is one that is rich with skill, talent, agricultural expertise, and in-depth knowledge of all areas that pertain to the much-valued land of the United States.   This is one industry filled with recognizable and completely silent […]

Integrity is What Thomas O’Connor Brought to the Realm of LandOwnership

    by Patrick Qualls To not only be one of the largest landowners in the nation, but to also have a town named after you because of all the respect you’ve gained during your lifetime, is basically unheard of. But when it comes to the namesake of Port O’Connor, Texas, this is one  family […]

Whether Ranch or Stadium ‘Silent Stan’ Loves the Turf

     by   Samantha Lewis The name he goes by is Stan Kroenke, and although he’s widely known in the world of sports, it may come as a surprise to many that agriculture seems to be his deepest passion.   Being the owner of 740,000 acres, Kroenke strives to give the land and agricultural […]

Florida’s Largest Private Landowner Proves Things are Not Always

  Florida’s Largest Private Landowner Proves Things are Not Always as They Seem by Orlando Beach The Sunshine State invokes visions of citrus groves, the smell of oranges ripening in the air, and Mickey Mouse meeting up with Harry Potter in Orlando. When it comes to talking about Florida land, the vision that arrives is […]