Fun Things to Do in Houston Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

If you are looking for fun things to do over the Thanksgiving holiday, have family and friends from out of town to entertain, or just want out of the house for a few hours, then here are some activities and events to attend in the Houston area: Free Wortham Tree Lighting Ceremony – Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Wortham Theater Center’s Grand Foyer. Great Gobblers Thanksgiving Parade – Wednesday, November 26 beginning at 1:00 pm. Kids will design banners, vests, and pennants for the parade beforehand. Then visit with Santa from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Located at 1500 Binz. City Hall Farmers Market – Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. It’s a food-lovers delight at Urban Harvest’s City Hall Farmers Market. The market hosts more than 40 vendors with an array of locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of prepared lunch items made from local ingredients. 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade – Thursday, November 27, 2014. TXU Houston Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving morning, Dillards by the Galleria, 7:00 am. Second largest foot race in Houston. Uptown Holiday Lighting – This takes place Thanksgiving Day night. Join this spectacular Houston tradition for the 29th annual kick-off of the holiday season. Galveston Tree Lighting – This will take place at Hotel Galvez Friday at 6:00 pm. Galveston Ballet and other talent will perform at this free family event. Zoo Lights – TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights every day from November 19 – January 4 (closed December 24 and 25) from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The ICE at...

What’s Happening in Kingwood?

At The Doug Erdy Group, we like to keep you – our clients, community, and partners – current on what’s happening in the communities that we serve. Today we are focusing on Kingwood, Texas. Listed below are upcoming events for the Kingwood area: Kingwood Farmer Market – Buy locally grown and produced fruit, vegetables, jellies and jams, artisan breads, olive oil, goat cheese, lavender, jerky, sugar-free desserts, orchids, and much more at the Kingwood Town Center Park on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. CreativeSpace for Adults – Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Kingwood Library. Atria Kingwood Thanksgiving Food Drive – All the food collected will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. On Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, at Atria Kingwood – 2401 Green Oak Drive, Kingwood. Live Nativity at Good Shepherd – Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 6:30 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Team Dave Christmas Market – Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Christ the King Church. Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Kingwood Barkest – This 7th annual event is scheduled for November 22nd, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kingwood’s Town Center Park. The event is free and open to the public. Amazing Amphibians – Come learn about the lives and characteristics of amazing amphibians on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Lake Houston Wilderness Park. Zumba in the Plaza – Free one-hour Zumba classes in the plaza with licensed Zumba fitness instructor, Cindy Samudio, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Kings Harbor Waterfront Village. Thanksgiving Break Art...

How To Winterize Your Home on a Budget

Safeguarding your home against the winter weather is one of the top concerns for most homeowners. No matter where you live or what type of harsh weather you experience, it makes sense to secure your home against the elements in order to protect your investment, and more importantly to ensure your family is safe and comfortable. At The Doug Erdy Group, we like to keep our clients, community members, partners, and neighbors up-to-date on the latest in home improvement, protection, and technology. We also like to give tips on how to do things on a budget because nowadays we can all use a little extra in our wallets. Below are suggestions for how to winterize your home on a budget: • Basic caulk gun and tubes of caulk to fill gaps in siding, windows, and doors. A caulk gun is usually around $20 and tubes of caulk are approximately $8 a tube. You will probably need anywhere from three to five tubes. • Plastic film window insulating kit, which will cost you about $20. You’ll need enough for five to six windows. • Weatherstripping for windows. You will need four 17-foot rolls, which may run you about $5/roll. • Replacement filter for your central heat and air unit. It’s important you change your filters on a regular basis. We suggest changing your filter once a month. The cost for a filter is usually around $8. • Door threshold/sweep strip to fill air leaks beneath doors. Most homes have three doors that face outside. Typically the strips cost $25 each. • Door gasket to fill leaks around doors. You’ll need...

What’s Happening in The Woodlands?

At The Doug Erdy Group, we like to keep you – our clients, community, and partners – current on what’s happening in the communities that we serve. This week we are focusing on The Woodlands. Listed below are events occurring in The Woodlands during November: Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute – Residents and businesses are invited to attend this special event honoring veterans from The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township will hold the event at Town Green Park on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Local veterans from all branches of service are welcome to participate. For more information, please call 281-210-3800 or visit The Woodlands Township’s website. America Recycles Day – The Woodlands Township will be celebrating this awesome event at the 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive in The Woodlands. The public is invited to attend to learn more about recycling. For collection guidelines, visit The Woodlands Townships’s website or contact the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800. The 3R Bazaar is a program of The Woodlands Township with sponsorship from The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Waste Management, The Woodlands Development Company and H-E-B. Luxury in Lights – This awesome celebration will be held at Market Street on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm. At the celebration they will unveil their 70-foot Christmas tree, which will be synchronized to twinkling lights and holiday music. Smile With Santa – Bring your children to have their photos taken with St. Nick beginning Friday, November 21 through Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Market Street is hosting this special event...

Welcome To Our New Website

All of us at The Doug Erdy Group would like to welcome you to our dynamic, informational, and user friendly new website! We know you will find the site easy to navigate as you search for your new home. Buying or selling your home is very exciting but it can also be a stressful time. Our new website showcases material to help you through the entire process. We are happy that our 21st century website provides relevant information to help you – our clients, partners, and the communities we serve. You will be able to easily locate team member contact information on Our Team page, as well as search home listings, which are broken down by communities, under the Our Listings menu. We are proud of our Resources menu which provides helpful information on Buying a Home, Selling Your Home, or important details on Relocation. Check out our Blog page each week. We will be discussing community events, happenings at The Doug Erdy Group, and news in the real estate industry. We will cover topics that are relevant to you, your family, and community. If you need more information about our agency or want help buying or selling a property, please go to our Contact Us page. We are always available to assist you. Thank you for visiting our awesome new website and please follow us on all our social media sites. We hope to hear from you soon!...