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    • Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Team vs. Single Agent

        When buying and selling your home, keeping the process as stress-free and as easy as possible is crucial. To do this, the Ray Larson group works as an expert team, dividing and conquering. Here are just a few of the reasons that working with a team is more beneficial than working with a single agent.   Broader Expertise   It's impossible for one agent to be...

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    • Isn’t It Grand! How to Transition from a Parent to a Grandparent

      Parents often pour large amounts of time, money, and effort into raising their children (as they should); it's one of life's highest callings to bring infants to maturity, and to nurture children into responsible adults. But even after the kids grow up, move out, and get married, there may soon be more work to do; it's called grandchildren!   Perhaps work is the wrong word to use; it...

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    • Help us clear the Animal Shelter

      What is Clear the Shelter Day?   Clear the Shelter Day is coming up again Saturday, August 19th, 2017! On Clear the Shelter Day, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter will be offering cats and dogs for adoption for a $0 fee. That's right, it's a free adoption day to help find animals their new forever homes. The event will last all day and will take place at all...

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    • How Meditation and Prayer Can Impact Aging

      Let's be honest, nobody's getting any younger. But that is alright. At least, that's the attitude many folks would like to have no matter the age, but it's especially relevant when your kids start to bring the grandchildren over to visit.   In many ways, this is a rather confusing or contemplative time in the life of a person. Not since those teenage years have...

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    • Pros and Cons to Holding an Open House

      Pros and Cons to Open Houses Selling a home takes a lot of work and preparation. Open houses, in particular, require valuable time and effort. A useful tool when selling your home, there are pros and cons to consider before opening up your home for others to see.   The Pros   Better than a picture - Anyone can go online and browse homes for sale. While picture...

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    • 7 Healthy Choices to Boost Memory & Brain Activity

      One reason people are living longer is their increasing savvy in their food choices. Studies show that there is a variety of foods that are excellent for the brain, such as egg yolks, avocados, and blueberries.   Egg Yolks   Yes, egg yolks do contain cholesterol, but studies show that eggs have had no real effect on cholesterol levels of healthy adults. What's more, eggs have been...

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    • Upcoming Events & Activities: August 2017

      If you are lucky enough to live in or around The Woodlands, TX, you know there's always something fun happening in your community. August will be a month for concerts in The Woodlands, but there's a number of other events going on as well.   For the Musically Inclined:   The Pavilion will be hosting a great array of concerts this August including Jimmy Eat World...

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    • Popular Novels for those who LOVE to Read

      Who doesn't love curling up with a good book? It's great when you finish a book you loved, but sometimes it's difficult to find the next. Or maybe you already have a list of books you want to read - in which case we may be able to help add a few more to your list. Maybe it's a classic, or maybe something a little more...

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    • What Stays & What Goes?

      It can be intimidating to think about moving everything you own into your new home, which is why moving is the perfect excuse to clean house! As you begin the arduous process of packing your things, you have the opportunity to filter what goes with you and what goes away.   To help decide what stays and what goes, ask yourself the following questions:   Have...

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    • Working in Retirement? Why it may be more beneficial than you think!

      The Retirement Dream... But Not So Fast: It's always long been part of the "American dream" to be able to retire between ages 55 (considered "senior" age for many reasons) and 66 1/2(social security age) with enough money to last the rest of your life. It's been a dream to have no worries in the world and to have all the time to do whatever...

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