Celina Garza's Blog Posts

Home Maintenance Tips For Fall And Winter

Home Maintenance Tips for Fall and WinterThe cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in <your town>, <write about your weather conditions and what is expected

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Know These Three Things When Buying Your First Home

I love working with first-time home buyers! Helping you find your first home, learn the home buying process, and guiding you from house-hunting to move-in day gives me the warm fuzzies. Here

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Daily Habits To Keep Your Home Clean

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a hassle if you keep on top of it. Here are some small daily steps you can take to keep your home clean:Post-shower swipe. To keep mold at bay, store a washcloth in

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Five Reasons Why Fall Is A Good Time To List Your House

Thinking about selling your home but not sure if the fall is the right time of year? It’s actually a great time to put your home on the market. Here are some of the benefits of listing your

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Home Seller Frequently Asked Questions

Seller’s FAQ’s-When is a good time to sell?An easy answer is when it’s best for you! Obviously, if you are closing on a home purchase, moving for work, or want to get settled before the new

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Deciding On A Vacation Home Or Rental Property

Deciding on a Vacation Home or Rental PropertyIf you are thinking about purchasing a beach house, city condo, lake house, or other vacation property, let me help you do your due diligence. There is

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First Time Home Buyer Frequently Asked Questions

**Here are just a few questions answered.  For the rest of the FAQs, email me (Celina@sa-broker.com) to get your copy…Mortgage-RelatedHow do I know if it’s time to buy instead of

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5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money The savings rate in America is pretty abysmal. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have less

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Fast And Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Within Months

Fast and Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Within MonthsImproving your credit score can take a few months. So if you’re looking to get an auto or home loan, or want to apply for a new credit card,

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How To Design The Perfect Space For Learning At Home

How to Design the Perfect Space for Learning at HomeFor the time being, school is taking place at home. While your children might already be set up with everything they need for the virtual,

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Creating A Productive Atmosphere While You Stay Home

Creating A Productive Atmosphere While You #STAYHOME In countless homes across the country and the world, there has been a major shift to working from home - even for students. If you are

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Quarantine Spring Cleaning

Quarantine Spring CleaningThere’s a good chance you’re spending more time at home than you are used to. Whether you had travel plans change, or you are now working remotely from home, or you are

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Small Reminders Can Reduce Credit Card Debt

Small Reminders Can Reduce Credit Card Debt No one wants to be reminded by their bank that using a credit card too much is a bad idea.

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Choosing The Best Bathroom Tile

Choosing The Best Bathroom TileIf it is time for your bathroom to get a renovation, you are likely already thinking of what style you have in mind for the update. One of the major parts of that

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3 Ways To Get Ahead Of Next Years Taxes If Self Employed

Self-Employed? 3 Ways to Get Ahead of Next Year's Taxes Tax time is, for many, one of the most stressful times of the year. But if you

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4 Questions To Ask Your Landscaper Before They Dig In

4 Questions to Ask Your Landscaper Before They Dig In If you’re planning on designing a new garden, patio or outdoor living space in

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Simple Tips To Unclutter The Garage And Set The Stage For A Successful Sale

Simple Tips to Unclutter the Garage and Set the Stage for a Successful Sale When selling a home, staging is an important piece of the

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What To Ask A Mortgage Lender Before You Sign Anything

WHAT TO ASK A MORTGAGE LENDER BEFORE YOU SIGN ANYTHINGLooking at homes for sale can be the fun part of buying a house. The real work comes when you’re picking a mortgage lender that can give you

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Clearing Out The Pet Smell In Your New Home

Let’s say you’ve found the perfect house for you and your family at the right price, but there’s one problem. The previous owners had dogs or cats, and that pet scent can be detected

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8 Ways To Boost Your Homes Value

8 Ways to Boost Your Home’s ValueImproving the look and functionality of your home goes a long way toward boosting its value. But what types of renovation are today’s buyers looking for?If you

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5 MustDos Before Buying A House

If you’re ready to begin the journey of homeownership, it is important to cross a few items off of your to-do list before hunting for the perfect house. Buying a home is a process, and you want to

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Home Updates To Make After A Decade

Home Updates To Make After A DecadeHave you lived in your current home for at least 10 years and are starting to wonder what needs replaced or updated? Even if you make maintenance a priority, some

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Deciding To Buy A FixerUpper

If you are a fan of HGTV, you have probably seen your fair share of fixer-uppers. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially home flipping or updating. So how do you decide if a fixer

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Setting Your Inspection Expectations

Setting Your Inspection ExpectationsWhen you are buying a home for the first time, you’re likely to run into many processes that you haven’t been through before. One of the most important parts

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Why Credit Checks During Closing Are Important

WHY CREDIT CHECKS DURING CLOSING ARE IMPORTANTYou've found your dream home. After months of searching, you're finally closing on the house that you've wanted for so long. The last thing you want to

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How To Fix 5 Common Bathroom Issues

HOW TO FIX 5 COMMON BATHROOM ISSUESHomeownership has plenty of perks. You can make changes whenever you want, but that also means you are responsible for making any fixes that you want (or need)!

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How To Decide If You Should Remodel Or Move

HOW TO DECIDE IF YOU SHOULD REMODEL OR MOVEAfter living in a home for several years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be crazy about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be

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Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home

REPAIRS TO MAKE BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOMESo you’re ready to put your home on the market and to you, everything looks great. Unfortunately, much of the wear and tear on your home becomes

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What To Expect After Listing Your Home

MAY24WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU LIST YOUR HOME After all of the preparation required to list your home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. While most of the hard work is done,

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Deep Clean Your Washing Machine

Time: 2-3 hours Are your clothes coming out of the wash smelling worse than when you threw them in? You’ve got bacteria, mold and mildew build-up in your washing machine to thank for that. But,

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Plant A Tree

Time: 1 hour Did you know that carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses? Healthy trees can beautify a neighborhood and increase the property value of a

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Youre Making Your Landlord Rich

Apr 02 You're Making Your Landlord Rich While you’re fussing over your bills, did you realize you’re making your landlord rich?

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First Time Homebuyer Advice

MAR27First-Time Buyer AdviceIf you’ve never purchased a house before, you may have no idea where to begin when preparing to become a homeowner. You may be on the fence about buying, or you

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Tips To Beautify Rooms In Your Home

MAR 5Tips To Beautify Rooms In Your Home There’s no place like home, so why not make home the most beautiful and cozy place you can stay in? Let’s dive into some techniques that can help

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Why Now Is The Time To Buy

If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast-changing, with new laws coming into play,

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Finding Feng Shui

I recently received a call from a prospective buyer, and one of her requests for her future home was that it had to have good Feng Shui. It threw me for a little bit of a loop, because real estate

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Eliminate Pet Odors In Your Home

Eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your

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Kitchen Improvements Under 100 Dollars

Kitchen Improvements Under $100Want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget? Check out the list of improvements you can get started on for under $100. These tips can come in handy when

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Basics Of Feng Shui In Your Home

The Basics of Feng Shui in Your Home Feng shui is an ancient practice of creating happiness and harmony through urban planning architecture, interior design, and garden design that originated

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Christmas Lights Safety Tips

These Christmas light safety tips will help you get in the holiday spirit and reduce your risk of fire or electric shock injuries. There's nothing like a twinkling strand of Christmas lights to

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2 Timeless Tips For A Simple Cozy Christmasy Home

When it comes time to pull out those red and green bins (or maybe the time has already come for you) I hope you face the task with joy, enthusiasm and excitement.Wouldn't it be nice to look forward

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Kid Friendly Activities In Alamo Ranch

Kid Friendly Activities In Alamo Ranch AreaA former cattle ranch, Alamo Ranch, has emerged as San Antonio’s fastest growing master-planned community, earning a reputation for its safe and

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Owing A Two Story Home

With your home being your biggest investment, (and for most a long term investment) choosing the right layout is key. Deciding whether a one story or two story home is better for you and your family

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5 Must See Attractions In San Antonio This Fall

Well, I guess this is goodbye summer. It was fun while it lasted, but I think we can all agree that this heat needs to cool down. As the temperature begins to drop in San Antonio, you will notice

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4 Factors To Consider When Purchasing A New HOME

Buying a new home is a major milestone and is possibly one of the most exciting accomplishments many will face in their lifetime. With the flood of emotions that comes along it can be easy to

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6 Fall Projects To Boost Curb Appeal

Fall is the season that marks great change. The yellow, red, and brown leaves perfectly accentuate a homey, holiday vibe. Once those leaves fall and the trees are bare, there’s a good chance

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Design Tricks For A Home Office To Make You Instantly More Productive

Working from home seems like the dream when you're stuck at the office. Sweatpants! Pour-over coffee! Lunch at that cute cafe in the neighborhood! TV—whenever you want! And, work ... well, that

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Bold Colors for Your Front DoorIf you're looking to add some interest to your curb appeal, changing your front door color is an easy update!  Front door colors say a lot about your personality

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