Your Place: Get Home Prepared Well before Hurricane Strikes

(MCT)—Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov—some things to do well in advance of landfall: To start, put together an emergency kit and make […]    

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Garden calendar grows with fall programs

First Tuesday Master Gardener Lecture – Growing Pollinators: with beekeeper Jeff McMullan. 11:30 a.m. hamburger lunch, noon program at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, tamu.edu/public.

Garden Master Class: identifying trees and shrubs, planting, watering, nutrition, amending soils and mulches; first of four Thursday classes with horticulturist Linda Gay. 9 a.m.-noon at VFW Post 4709, 1303 Semands, Conroe; gardenclasses4@gmail.com. $25.

The Endangered Houston Toad: with Cassidy Johnson of the Houston Zoo, part of Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalists meeting. 7 p.m. at Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Rosenberg; 281-633-7033, mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu.

With Tony Avent, founder of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and Plant Delights Nursery, in Raleigh, N.C., presented as part of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ Distinguished Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4629, hmns.org/lectures. $12-$18.

Harris County Precinct 4 will provide free round-trip transportation from Mercer to the lecture for ages 50 and older; reservations, 281-443-8731.

In Search of Overlooked and Exceptional Native Plants: with Tony Avent, founder of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, N.C. 10 a.m. at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield; 281-443-8731, hcp4.net/mercer. $12 for Mercer Society members, $18 for nonmembers.

Saturday With the Fort Bend Master Gardeners: 9-11 a.m. in the vegetable and ornamental Demonstration Gardens at the Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Service, 1402 Band, Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.com.    

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Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of REALTORS

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Tips to Make a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

(MCT)—Gearing up to go back to school can be hectic. It can take some time for families to feel comfortable with their new schedule. Starting the new routine before school begins can help families ease back into the school year. These simple tips will get you on the right track for a smooth transition for […]    

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Nancy Wey
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Beware, Mortgage Scammers on the Rise Again

(MCT)—For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams. As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered “easy” loan modifications and “foreclosure counseling” that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money from distressed consumers. “The amount of fraud that was occurring in the loan modification sector was unprecedented,” […]    

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Nancy Wey
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Your Place: Before End-of-Summer Vacation, Get House Ready

(MCT)—Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August. In this country, August vacations may not be universal, but they’re pretty common. Give your house a holiday, too, following these tips from the Energy Education Council: Change thermostat settings before you leave. It’s not necessary to keep your home as cool as you […]    

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Workshop will provide tips on cactuses and succulents for your garden

Workshop will provide tips on cactuses and succulents for your garden

Open Garden Day: 9-11:30 a.m., adult program at 10 a.m., children’s activities at 10:45 a.m. at the Harris County Texas AgriLife Extension demonstration gardens, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu/public.

Includes identifying trees and shrubs, planting, watering, nutrition, amending soils and mulches, with Linda Gay. 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 4 at VFW Post 4709, 1303 Semands, Conroe; gardenclasses4@gmail.com. $25.

Wildscapes workshop and native plant sale: sponsored by Native Plant Society of Texas – Houston. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. npsot.org/houston, 832-859-9252; $35 for society members, $40 nonmembers before Aug. 29, $50 after (includes zoo entry).    

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Nancy Wey
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Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a school district’s impact on real estate, whether or not you plan on using the school system. Determine […]    

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Bon Jovi’s Soho Penthouse Drops in Price

If you’ve been looking for a high-end real estate deal, you’re in luck…sort of. Jon Bon Jovi’s Soho penthouse was recently reduced from $42 million to $37.5 million. The 7,452-square-foot spot has been a long-time residence of Bon Jovi and his wife and high school sweetheart, Dorothea Bon Jovi. Awww. Located in the New Museum […]    

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Inheriting Property? These Home Inheritance Solutions Can Help

The passing of a loved one is both devastating and trying. It presents the time to mourn and celebrate the person’s life, to gather with family and friends, and to organize any assets that have been left behind. A significant factor of this involves the home, where the real estate of a deceased individual gets […]    

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Nancy Wey
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