amarillo tx realtors: Water Poster Competition in Amarillo, TX - 08/19/13 02:45 PM

The City of Amarillo is having a water poster competition called “Every Drop Counts.” It’s a contest that gives Amarillo’s young people a chance to share their knowledge and artistic skills about water conservation. The theme will help educate water consumers about how much we are water dependent.
Entries can be turned in at City Hall before 5pm each day or at city libraries before 6pm each day. The last day will be August 30, 2013. You can pick up an entry form at City Hall, the Parks department or online at water.amarillo.gov. Entries will have all rules. Posters will … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Protecting Your Family - Need to Know House Fire Dangers - 08/12/13 03:16 PM
Protecting your family is very important; therefore, I have some important information about house fire dangers that you need to know about. Many people believe that house fires are all cooking related, but the fact is that many of the everyday appliances we use in our homes are fire hazards. As a matter-of-fact, the September issue of ShopSmart magazine will identify what appliances cause the most house fires and what you can do to minimize the dangers for your home.

Appliances that Cause Common House Fire Dangers:
Dryer
More and more home fires are related to the gas clothes dryer. … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Home Improvement Scams to Watch Out For - 07/22/13 12:49 PM

Each year someone invents a new home improvement scam to add to the many scams that already exist. From painting, to roofs, to flooring, there are many scams to watch for, therefore, I have some tips that will help you when you are in the market to do your home improvements.
Home Improvement Scams to Avoid:
Door to door contractors – If someone shows up on your doorstep saying your neighbor has hail damage I bet you do too, be leery. Even be leery of someone who comes by asking if you need yard work help. A reputable person will … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Sales Tax Holiday in Amarillo, TX - 07/15/13 07:49 AM
There is great news for all families who need help with preparing their children for back to school. The sales tax holiday in Amarillo, TX will begin the second weekend in August and go for three days. The sales tax holiday will help you save money on select items under $100.
While these savings are not huge, they do help save on back to school shopping. Items that you will see on the exempt list include footwear, clothing, backpacks, school supplies and more that are under $100. Anything over $100 will not be included on the sales tax holiday savings. There … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: The Keller Williams Difference - 07/01/13 03:00 PM

When looking for a real estate professional, there are several things you should look for to see if they meet your criteria. Therefore, I would like to share with you why a Keller Williams Agent is different from other real estate agents.
The Keller Williams Difference:
We offer a superior level of services you need to sell your Amarillo home in today's economy. The market is tough and we make it easier for you.
Keller Williams agents are skilled at pricing and marketing your Amarillo home. We provide listings in the MLS and advertise your home locally. Your home will … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Canyon, TX – Small Town Business Support - 06/17/13 05:30 PM

Canyon, TX is one of the best cities for small town business support. And just to show how much support your small business would get, I have business success story to share with you. It’s stories like this that help make the community of Canyon, TX an even better place to live when it comes to community, family and work.
The Canyon, TX store Palace Coffee Company was recently one of seven semifinalists in the Best Coffeehouse in America competition. To compete, each coffee shop had to send in information about their shops including photos and a video of their … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Get Pre-Approved for an Amarillo, TX Home Loan - 06/10/13 05:37 PM
There are great benefits to getting pre-approved for an Amarillo, TX home loan, which is different than getting pre-qualified for a home loan. There are many potential home buyers who are really sure how the whole home buying process goes and what steps should be taken. It can make things stressful for the homebuyer if they start out wrong; therefore, I have some tips and advice on what the necessary steps are for getting pre-approved for an Amarillo, TX home loan. You can also use these steps for other areas of the country.
Pre-approval – There are several steps that are … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Top June 2013 Community Events in Amarillo, TX - 06/03/13 06:14 PM

Now that it’s June and summer is in full swing, you will find many community events in Amarillo, TX that are great for everyone. You can enjoy many of the local community events with your family and friends all month long.
Amarillo, TX Community Events:
Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo – Don’t miss all the cowboy fun that Amarillo has to offer at the Amarillo National Center. You can enjoy branding, wild cow milking, bronc riding, stray gathering, dancing, barbecue, shopping, picnicking, and more.
Date: June 07 - June 08, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Amarillo National Center
First Friday … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: How to Cut Your Landscaping Costs - 05/28/13 07:43 AM

When cutting your landscaping costs, it’s important to hire the right landscaper for the right price for the job that needs to be done. With the weather warming up, many people need help with grass mowing, design, tree trimming or removal. However, many of these are specialty services and they can be costly. Here are tips you can use to help get the best value from your local professionals.
Not all professionals are the same. You would benefit from having several professionals come over to see what your property looks like and listen to their recommendations. Make sure they are … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Cooling Off Your Summer Cooling Costs - 05/21/13 05:55 AM
Summertime brings with it higher temperatures and higher cooling costs.  And these days, cooling costs are sky high.  Therefore, I have some tips to help you chill off without overheating your wallet.  
Tips for cooling your home for lower costs:
Placement of unit - Whether it's a portable or an outside unit, air conditioners should be placed in a shady spot. That way, the unit doesn't have to work as hard.
Size matters - Buy the right sized unit. If a unit is too small, it won't cool enough. If a unit is too big, it won't pull all the … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: How to Avoid Common Home Seller Mistakes - 05/14/13 05:39 AM

The current real estate market is hot, hot, hot in almost every market. Homes are selling much faster and for a much better price. However, there are still some home selling mistakes that can keep your home on the market longer and you may end up getting less than what you want because of those mistakes. Therefore, I have some tips on what seller mistakes to avoid and how to avoid them.
How to avoid home selling mistakes:
Don’t get stuck on a high price – Many sellers will get stuck on a price that’s just too high. Therefore, the … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: The Homeownership Dream Thriving Once Again - 04/29/13 06:26 AM
Even with the lingering impact of the housing bust, the home ownership dream is thriving once again. Young American’s between the ages of 18 and 29 is the biggest age group that plan to purchase a new home in the near future, according to a poll done by Gallup.
In the older age groups, homeowners are planning to stay put. Over 58% of homeowners between the ages of 30 and 49 who were polled by Gallup say they will be staying where they are. The same goes for other age homeowners. 71% of homeowners between ages 50 and 64, and 69% … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Living in Amarillo, TX Costs Less than National Average - 04/22/13 05:41 PM

Living in Amarillo, TX costs less than the national average, according to an index that was published by the Council for Community and Economic Research. They show that Amarillo’s cost of living is almost 7% lower than the national average. When compared to Manhattan, the most expensive city to live, it looks like Amarillo is a great place to buy your dream home and settle down.
The Council for Community and Economic Research got their statistics by checking prices in over 300 of the nation’s large and small cities. It provides an economic snapshot that helps measure each city against … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Day Trips from Amarillo, TX - 04/08/13 06:35 PM
There several things you can do within a day just miles from Amarillo, TX. Therefore, I have found some great day trips that you and your family may enjoy.
Day trips from Amarillo:
                                                             Photo courtesy of barbwiremuseum.com Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean – Get twisted up in history at two museums that are stuffed into one big old bra factory. You’ll find that one museum shows the history of the West’s iconic fencing, while the other takes you down memory lane of Route 66. This super museum is a non-profit museum and is mostly staffed by volunteers. It is completely … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Amarillo's Top April Events - 04/01/13 05:29 PM

There will be a lot going on in this month in Amarillo, TX. Therefore, I have found a list of events in and around Amarillo that will be great for the whole family.  Hope you enjoy one or more of the events below.
Orren Mixer Exhibit - Now through July 27, 2013
Celebrates and showcases the life and art of AQHA Hall of Fame member Orren Mixer. The exhibit will give you an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Mixer and the American Quarter Horse in art.
Time: Regular museum hours
Location: American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Discover the Dinosaurs Exhibit Coming to Amarillo, TX - 03/25/13 06:21 PM
 

The Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit is coming to Amarillo, TX at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in the Rex Baxter building. The exhibit will be here for three days allowing families to walk through the museum and explore, learn and have fun. There will be an interactive show about pre-historic days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to get a hands-on approach while learning. The exhibit will be in Amarillo from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2.
The T-Rex is one of the most popular attractions of the exhibit. There are around 8 to 10 … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Amarillo, TX Points of Interest - 02/25/13 07:11 PM

There are many points of interest in Amarillo, TX, but too many to list here. However, I have several that are top points of interest that are great for the whole family. Whether you live in Amarillo, TX or you are visiting Amarillo, you will have plenty of fun things to do to keep you entertained and happy year round.
Points of Interest in Amarillo, TX:
Bar Z Winery – Featuring wine, tours and a great party location.
Location: 19290 FM 1541, Amarillo TX
Cadillac Ranch – The world famous nose down, buried Cadillac’s in a wide open field.
Location: … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: Downtown Amarillo, TX Seeing Sharp Growth - 01/28/13 04:09 PM

Downtown Amarillo, TX has been seeing sharp growth over recent years. The city’s value as a whole has gone up nearly 29% in the last year, which makes Amarillo one of the most sought after cities to relocate. Overall, Amarillo’s value has grown over 167% since 2006 according to Amarillo’s assistant city manager.
One of the biggest contributing factors of the sharp growth in downtown Amarillo, TX is from the “tax increment reinvestment zone” that was created in 2006 to help fund improvements to downtown Amarillo. The boundaries of the zone include I-40, Adams Street and the railroads tracks located … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: The Top 20 Major Employers of Amarillo, TX - 01/22/13 05:54 AM

As an Amarillo, TX Realtor®, I know that a place of employment is just as important as the perfect home when you are relocating. And Amarillo has many companies to choose from; therefore, I have compiled a list of the top 20 major employers in Amarillo to give you an idea what to expect with your relocation needs.
Amarillo Texas’ Top 20 Employers:
20. Owens Corning: 433 full-time employees
Service type: Manufacturing
Contact Information: 1-800-GET-PINK
19. United Supermarkets: 466 full-time employees
Type of service: Grocery store
Contact Information: 1-877-84UNITED
18. Hastings Entertainment: 510 full-time employees
Type of service: Entertainment
Contact … (0 comments)

amarillo tx realtors: 5 Easy Steps to Help Sell Your Home - 01/07/13 05:23 PM

Selling your home for the best possible price can be done in 5 easy steps. Once you enlist the help of a real estate agent and make a list of projects that need to be taken care of, you can maximize the value of your home.  Therefore, I have some tips to help you along the way.
Just follow these five easy steps before listing your home for sale:
1. Enlist a real estate professional - An experienced real estate agent that specializes in your area is the most competent person to determine how potential buyers will distinguish your home.
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