ADTV Introduction

May 24, 2024

Now Selling Home Creations LLC

May 24, 2024

The American Dream TV

Introduction to ADTV

March 5, 2024

Seasonal Vacation Home

 

When buying a seasonal home, whether for winter escapes or summer retreats, there are several important factors to consider.

Here's a summary:

  1. Proximity to Essential Services: Ensure easy access to hospitals, doctors, police, fire facilities, and airports, particularly in emergencies.

  2. Familiarization with the Area: Explore the surroundings to evaluate amenities like restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment options, and other attractions that align with your lifestyle preferences.

  3. Guest Accommodations: Determine the number of guest bedrooms required based on how often you plan to host visitors.

  4. Rental Possibilities: If considering renting out the property when not in use, check community regulations and covenants to ensure compliance.

  5. HOA Rules: If the property falls under a homeowner's association, thoroughly review the rules and regulations to ensure they align with your preferences and lifestyle.

  6. Walkability: Assess the feasibility of walking to nearby amenities such as coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores, considering factors like road safety and the presence of sidewalks.

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when purchasing a seasonal home that meets your needs and enhances your enjoyment of vacationing or spending time away from your primary residence.

Feb. 26, 2024

Create a Summer Oasis

Summer Oasis

Jan. 26, 2024

Special Edition Trend Report 2024

Trend Report by Anita McClellan

Jan. 4, 2024

Global Luxury Home Staging

Luxury home staging is an investment that can yield substantial returns by creating a compelling and memorable experience for potential buyers. It goes beyond merely presenting a house; it's about selling a lifestyle and the promise of an exclusive, sophisticated living experience.  
 

  • High-Quality Furnishings and Decor: 

  • Luxury buyers have discerning tastes, so investing in high-quality, stylish furniture and decor is crucial. Opt for premium materials, elegant designs, and cohesive color schemes to create a sophisticated atmosphere. 

  • Tailored Design and Theme: 

  • Tailor the staging to the specific style and architecture of the luxury property. A cohesive design and theme throughout the home contribute to a seamless and visually pleasing experience for potential buyers. 

  • Emphasis on Key Features: 

  • Highlight the unique and standout features of the property. Whether it's a stunning view, architectural details, or high-end appliances, draw attention to these aspects to captivate potential buyers. 

  • Creating Ambiance: 

  • Use lighting, accessories, and strategically placed decor to create a luxurious ambiance. Proper lighting can enhance the mood and showcase the property in its best light. 

  • Functional Spaces: 

  • Showcase each room's purpose and functionality. Luxury buyers often seek not just a home but a lifestyle, so staging should convey how each space can be used to meet their high standards. 

  • Neutral Color Palette: 

  • While incorporating a touch of opulence, it's generally advisable to stick to neutral color palettes. This allows potential buyers to envision their personal style in the space and ensures a broad appeal. 

  • Outdoor Staging: 

  • Don't forget about outdoor spaces. Luxurious gardens, well-maintained lawns, and appealing outdoor seating areas can significantly enhance the overall impression of the property. 

  • Professional Photography and Virtual Tours: 

  • Once staged, Lisa Fay Team Lead, Fay Realty Team oversees professional photography, high quality brochures, mobile brochures, direct mail. You Tube and social media exposure so that your property is uniquely positioned to sell. 

  • Concierge Services: 

  • In some cases, luxury home staging may include concierge services to provide an immersive experience for potential buyers. This could involve arranging private viewings, coordinating transportation, or showcasing nearby amenities. 

  • Ongoing Maintenance: 

  • Ensure the property is consistently well-maintained throughout the selling process. Luxury buyers expect perfection, and any signs of neglect can diminish the perceived value of the property. 

 

 

In conclusion, staying updated with trends and understanding the preferences of luxury buyers can significantly enhance the chances of a successful sale in the dynamic world of luxury real estate. 

Dec. 6, 2023

Best of the Best Global Luxury 2023

Nov. 15, 2023

Grand Opening Chennault Airfield

 

CHENNAULT AIRFIELD—METRO HOUSTON’S FIRST NEW AIRPORT SINCE 2008—

TO HOST GRAND OPENING AND LAUNCH AIRPLANE HANGAR PRESALES

 

CONROE, TX (Nov. 1, 2023) – Chennault Airfield, which will also be the new home to Chennault Aviation Academy, is hosting its grand opening event November 16, 2023. The event is being held from 4 to 6 p.m. that day at 15900 Schank Road in Conroe. The grand opening is open to the public to tour the airfield, which is nearly completed with phase one of its development.

 

Phase one includes the completion of a 3,100-foot by 70-foot lighted runway, basic airport infrastructure and the flight school main hangar. This building for the Chennault Aviation Academy is already completed.

 

The name Chennault was chosen in tribute to Lieutenant General Claire Chennault, who trained Chinese pilots in China, various US war tactics in World War II. China was an allied nation to the United States during WWII. The owners of the Chennault Aviation Academy, wanted to honor this partnership, and create a place for Chinese and American pilots to thrive. One of the academy owners is of Chinese descent.

 

Additionally, the Chennault Foundation’s president is Major General William Chen, the first Chinese American to attain the two-star rank in the United States Army. Vice President of the Foundation is Nell Chennault Calloway, granddaughter of Lieutenant General Claire Chennault. She is also CEO of the Chennault Museum and has provided invaluable input into Chennault Airfield.

 

The land was previously a smaller airfield used for a crop duster dirt airstrip in the 1970s, but had been abandoned for several decades. Due to the runway size limitations, this private airport will be ideal for smaller aircraft. According to a spokesperson for Chennault Airfield, smaller aircraft have been getting displaced in increasing numbers at larger, more congested nearby airports.

 

Lisa Fay and the Fay Realty Team, based with Coldwell Banker Realty, will be on hand for any questions about the purchase or lease of future airplane hangars. Lisa Fay has been a real estate agent more than 8 years and is fresh off being awarded Industry MVP in Houston Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Awards (awards voted on by industry peers). The Fay Realty Team can be reached at 832-732-2630.

 

“This is an amazing project with so much future potential,” noted Realtor Lisa Fay, who got to be a passenger on one of the first airplanes to land at and break in the new airfield. “It will be such a boost for small aviation planes in the northern metro Houston region.”

 

To learn more about Chennault Airfield and its future development plans and completion timetable, visit www.caairfield.com

About Coldwell Banker Realty in Houston

Coldwell Banker Realty in Houston is a leading residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 14 offices and approximately 1,000 affiliated sales associates. Coldwell Banker Realty is owned by a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE:HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. Visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com. 

Posted in Community News
Oct. 19, 2023

Is It Time to Buy a Generator

How to Determine Which Whole House Generator

Is Best for You 

Great Backup Power Option 

 

A whole house generator can provide back-up power for your entire home, including for essential appliances like your air conditioner, sump pump and refrigerator. Property estimated and installed, you should be able to run everything at full capacity, whether you’re going off the grid permanently or you’re forced off temporarily due to an emergency. 

Consider four primary elements when choosing a whole house generator: power requirements, cooling systems, fuel types and noise levels. 

Power Requirements 

To determine how much power you’ll need for your generator, you can either use an online wattage calculator, the wattage information on your appliances or your electrical bill. We recommend multiplying the total wattage of your appliances by 1.5 to give yourself a safe margin of error. A small to medium-size house in the U.S. typically uses a minimum of 5,000 to 7,000 watts, so you should expect most generators to have a minimum of 8,500 to 10,000 watt outputs. 

Cooling Mechanisms 

When you’ve determined what power level you need from your whole house generator, you should consider whether you want an air-cooled or liquid-cooled system. An air-cooled generator either passively uses the surrounding air to cool the engine or relies on a fan to maintain temperature. 

Liquid-cooled generators pump coolant through the engine block. This coolant absorbs heat from the engine, then is cycled through to the radiator, where it cools off, then moves back to the engine to maintain an appropriate temperature. 

Air-cooled generators are usually less efficient, and they tend to have shorter shelf lives when used in whole-house contexts. They often overheat and then automatically shut down. Liquid-cooled generators tend to work best, particularly if you live in an area that often reaches temperatures of over 100 degrees, because they are much less likely to overheat. 

Fuel Types 

Whole house generators either use liquid propane from a tank or natural gas from a utility line (or custom tank). Propane is cheaper and less contaminating, but using natural gas means you won’t have to refill a tank (although this isn’t an option if you’re looking to go off the grid). 

Be sure to purchase the right type of generator for the fuel you’re looking to use, or check to see if it can be easily converted from one fuel source to the other (most can be). 

Budget 

Choosing the right whole house generator based on your budget involves careful consideration of your power needs and available options. While these generators offer excellent backup power solutions, your choice should align with your financial constraints. 

Understanding your budget is the first step. Whole house generators come in various sizes and capacities, each with a corresponding price range. Smaller generators that power essential circuits will typically be more budget-friendly than larger units that supply power to the entire house. 

It’s essential to balance your budget and your power requirements. Assess your essential appliances and systems that need backup power during outages. This evaluation will help you determine the generator’s capacity that suits your needs without overspending. 

Transfer Switch 

When shopping for a whole house generator, it’s important to make sure you purchase the right transfer switch. This component is a crucial link between your generator and your home’s electrical system. It’s what enables a seamless transition to backup power during outages. 

You’ll want to assess your power demands to choose the ideal transfer switch for your whole house generator. The size of your generator dictates the transfer switch capacity you’ll require. A transfer switch that aligns with your generator’s output ensures efficient power distribution across your household circuits. 

Simultaneously, factor in the complexity of your electrical system. Automatic transfer switches offer effortless power restoration by detecting outages and facilitating a smooth switch to generator power. They’re particularly beneficial for those seeking a hands-off experience. On the other hand, manual transfer switches are more budget-friendly and necessitate manual intervention to redirect power. Weighing convenience against cost-effectiveness is crucial. 

Noise Level 

Whole house generators can run quite loudly (65 decibels on the low end to 69+ on the high end), so it’s important to take that range into consideration when purchasing and placing your generator. 

Best time to purchase is early fall or spring.

Oct. 3, 2023

Why Texas is a Great Place to Buy Land

Buying land in Texas can indeed be a great investment, and there are several reasons why now might be considered a favorable time to make such a purchase. 

Why Texas?

Natural Beauty: Texas is known for its diverse landscapes, from deserts and forests to coastal plains. Many people are interested in owning land for recreational purposes, such as hunting, fishing, or simply enjoying nature.

Population Growth: Texas has experienced significant population growth since the mid-1990s, especially in major cities like Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. As the population continues to increase, the value of land is likely to appreciate over time.

Economic Stability: Texas has a diverse economy, including industries like energy, technology, and agriculture. This economic stability can positively influence the real estate market, making it a relatively safe investment.

Diverse Property Options: Texas offers a wide range of properties, from undeveloped acreage to established ranches and even properties in booming cities.

Benefits for Landowners: Texas provides various benefits, including wildlife, agricultural, and timber exemptions, reducing property taxes significantly. Federal exemptions for ranch and farm expenses are also available.

Minimal Red Tape:  Unlike some other states, Texas has relatively straightforward regulations for land development. Approvals for building usually come from county or surrounding municipalities, making the process easier for buyers. 

How Fay Realty Team Can Help:

Fay Realty Team can assist individuals in finding their ideal properties in Texas, whether they are looking for a permanent residence, an investment opportunity, or a private ranch getaway. Their expertise can guide potential buyers through the process of purchasing land or ranches, making the experience smother and more efficient. 

In conclusion, the combination of Texas's market stability, potential for growth, and favorable conditions for landowners make it a compelling time to invest in land in the state, with Fay Realty Team standing ready to assist those interested in in seizing this opportunity.