New Homes For Sale in the Bridges at Lake Houston

Bridges at Lake Houston Have you checked out the Bridges at Lake Houston, a gorgeous master planned community located at the intersection of Will Clayton & W. Lake Houston Parkway? You need to do that today! Let us tell you a little bit about this beautiful community: This amazing community is planned to feature lakefront home sites and is only minutes away from Lake Houston, according to DR Horton. They have great floor plans to choose from, such as the Rio Grande, Sam Rayburn, Bonham, and many more! It’s conveniently situated near Bush International Airport, Beltway 8, and the 59 Freeway. Children in this area may attend the following schools: Lakeshore Elementary – (281) 641-3500, Woodcreek Middle – (281) 641-5200, Summer Creek High – (281) 641-5400. DR Horton provides the following neighborhood information for this stunning community: Utilities Reliant Energy – (713) 207-7777 Centerpoint Energy – (713) 659-2111 Harris County MUD #494 – (281) 367-5511 Homeowners Association Planned Community Management HOA Assessment: $800 HOA Assessment gated section-$1,100 Tax Information Harris County – 0.824079 Harris Co MUD #494 – 1.52 Humble ISD – 1.5 Total – 3.844079 *Taxes quoted before Homestead exemption. For more information on this community or if you are looking to a buy house here, please contact The Doug Erdy Group...

Landscaping Tips for the Beginner DIY-er

Tired of too much open space in your yard, but don’t want to pay the hefty price for a landscape designer? Do the landscaping yourself! There are all kinds of resources that can help you figure out the look you want and how to proceed, though you have to take into account both time and budget constraints when considering your options. These landscaping tips can help get you started sprucing up your yard yourself without breaking the bank or ending up with regrets.  Give it time. Your yard is going to be with you as long as you live in that house, so recognize that what you want it to look like now may not be what you want it to look like later. Take your time, plan it out, and move forward slowly; let it take shape in your head for a bit before jumping into the installment process. You may also want to add things here and there over time instead of doing it all at once.  Make a list of everything that you need and want in your space. Do you want a vegetable garden? Do you want a patio? Do you have kids who need a place to play? Start making rough sketches of what you want and where you would like to place those things in your yard. Pay attention to sun and wind patterns. Sometimes certain placements will need to be altered because of these things, so take them into account when designing your space. For example, you may not want to put your patio on the west side of the house, because...

Dawn Parker Joins the Doug Erdy Group Team

Please help us welcome Dawn Parker to our amazing real estate team! She has been a part of the Houston community for 23 years.  She started off in The Heights, and then moved to the Eado/midtown area. She has been an Atascocita resident for the last 5 years. Her hobbies include traveling and running marathons.  She has two children: a son, Caden, who is 10, and a daughter, Kaylee, who is six. Both attend Page Parkes Modeling and Acting. “I’m excited to be a part of this team and looking forward to my first closing with The Doug Erdy Group,” said Dawn. For more information, contact The Doug Erdy Group...

Help Us Welcome Jennifer Perry to Our Team!

We are very excited to announce that Jennifer Perry has joined The Doug Erdy Group! She brings her extensive real estate background to our team. “When I met Jennifer, I knew she would be a great fit to our organization,” explained Doug Erdy, Owner and Broker. “Her dynamic personality and ability to work on all levels of customer service is what impressed me the most,” he continued. Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to our amazing group! For more information, please contact us at The Doug Erdy Group...

Handy Storage Ideas for Small Laundry Spaces

Many laundry rooms are small and cramped, which can present a serious storage issue.  If you are in a tiny, closet-sized space with barely enough room for the washer and dryer themselves, where do you store your detergent? What if you have something that can’t be put in the dryer and needs to be hung somewhere?  What if something needs ironed? These handy tips to maximize space can help: Fold-outs, slide-outs, and retractables.  When you have limited space, you can either buy or make things that can be hung on the wall and only pulled down when needed, such as fold-down or slide-out ironing boards and drying racks, or retractable clotheslines.  That way, they are only out when being used, and out of the way when they are not. Baskets.  Baskets are a great way to organize things in your laundry room, and they are also very versatile in terms of where you can put them.  They can be stored on shelves, in cubbies, or even hung on the wall. Stackables.  If the space is narrow, you may can free up some storage space by stacking things vertically.  In some cases, even the washer and dryer themselves can be stacked. Shallow or slanted shelving or cubbies. Shallow shelving or cubbies can provide storage in a limited space.  If you need something deeper, you can slant the structure and put a lip along the edge to hold things in place and keep them from sliding off (or out, if it is a cubby).    Build a platform.  If you need more storage space, but don’t want everything to be overhead,...