Five Tips for Staging in Winter Months

A few weeks ago, we discussed the timing of listing your home to sell.  Should you list during the holidays? Is your home already listed? (Read more here).

This week, we wanted to touch on a few tips to consider when staging your home to sell.

  1. Let there be Light!
  2. Keep it Toasty!
  3. Decorate!
  4. Keep it Clean!
  5. Entertain!

For a closer look at these tips, check out our video below:

If you’re considering selling your home, please reach out!  I’d love to share a customized marketing strategy to market your home to sell for the highest possible dollar in the shortest amount of time!

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Metropolitan
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046

Houston Real Estate: EaDo Market Update – November 2017


Man, can you believe it’s already almost 2018?! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year has flown by.  Wanted to give you a quick market update on EaDo (Houston, Texas 77003).

Key Points for EaDo:

  • 15 homes sold in November 2017, at an average sales price of $325K
  • 46% were New Construction homes close to Navigation and Harrisburg
  • 5.7 months of inventory on the market today, or 138 active listings
    • 6 “lot value”
    • 78 new construction listings (Average List Price $636K)
    • 54 resale listings (Average List Price $361K)
  • Average Days on Market for Listings Sold in November
    • Single Family: 145 days on market
    • Townhouse/Condo: 116 days on market

If you’re interested in buying, selling, renting, or investing in East Downtown Houston, please reach out!

17-11 77003

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Metropolitan
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 832.317.6006
Web: |

Harris County adjusts building code for homes, businesses in 100-year floodplain after Harvey

Harris County officials approved new building code regulations for all construction projects within the 100-year floodfloodplain that require a permit.  This new code, which was unanimously approved and will be effective January 1, will require homes and businesses located within the 100-year floodplain to be built two feet above the 500-year floodplain to mitigate future flooding.

Although many people think that the “years” of the floodplains are the “time frame” or frequency of floods, they numbers correlate with the probability of a flood occurring on an annual basis.  According to the Harris County Flood Control District, the 500-year floodplain is the area of land that has a .2 percent chance of flooding each year. A 100-year floodplain is the area that has a 1 percent chance of flooding each year.

While FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will  likely update federal flood maps, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said that editing the building code is a preliminary measure as the county waits for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Detention and flood mitigation requirements are based on the FEMA floodplains. However, it took seven years for FEMA to edit the floodplain maps after Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, leaving the county seeking more immediate solutions, Emmett said.

“The maps are going to change, but we can’t wait for FEMA to redo all of the maps,” Emmett said. “We can use what we have. That’s why we’re erring on the side of caution. We’re getting people well above what we think the water is going to be at in the future.”

While this change will likely increase costs for developers and builders, it has been reported that they have responded positively to this regulation.

For more information on some FAQ’s regarding flood insurance, visit the Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool.


Friday Feature: 2504 Rusk #104, Houston, TX 77003

Imagine hosting your friends + family for a BBQ on your rooftop deck with fabulous skyline views. Enjoy the convenient location + walk to Dynamo, Rockets, and Astros games, as well as TONS of bars and restaurants! This beautiful 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhome has 1,726 sq. feet of living space and is ready for you to move in. Call to set up a tour, or contact your Real Estate Agent today.

Join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to take a look at this gorgeous home!

Lovingly maintained and conveniently located, this EaDo townhome offers a great location for you to call home. Entertain in style with your open first floor living, dining, and kitchen area. Upstairs, you’ll appreciate a split floor plan with private dual-master bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, jetted tubs, and walk-in closets.

To take a 3D tour, visit

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors – Greenway Plaza
MOVEMETOTX – Katie Day Team
2 Greenway Plaza #150 Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 832.317.6006
Web: |