Beat the Heat!

It is summertime in Houston once again, and now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is running in top form.  If it is not, there could be some easy things you can do to improve its performance without having to call in the professionals.  This will save you money in two ways: you may not have to pay to have your A/C serviced, and it will run more efficiently, cutting down your power bill. Here are five easy things you can do to improve the performance of your air conditioner: Replace the filters. Check your filters for dust or clogging, and if they are dirty, replace them.  Dirty filters not only mean that the air circulating through your home is not as clean as it could be, it also means the air will not circulate as efficiently.  Dirty or clogged filters restrict the amount of air flowing through.  This means that it has to run longer to achieve the desired temperature, which burns more power.  How often you must do this will depend on several different factors, so check your filters periodically to see if they need to be changed out. Clean the condenser coils. The condenser (the box that is outside with the fan in it) can end up with dirt and debris in it, which can clog up the coils inside.  This too will decrease the efficiency of your unit and cause it to have to run more.  To do this, turn off the power to the unit, open up the panels to access the coils, and clean the outside of them with...

Waters Edge

Welcome to Waters Edge! Waters Edge is a new community approximately 15 miles Northeast of downtown Houston, just off West Lake Houston and North Sam Houston Beltway East. Conveniently located near world class shopping, fine dining, great entertainment, challenging golf courses, and excellent schools, Waters Edge is a beautifully serene community nestled close to Lake Houston. It offers amazing amenities such as a recreation center with lots of fun activities, private community stocked lake where friends and family can gather to enjoy the outdoors, gorgeous lake front homes for families of all sizes, and tranquil nature trails for every member of the family to explore. The recreation center has junior olympic pool, fitness center, and clubhouse. Many in the community love to take advantage of the private community pier which showcases beautiful views of Lake Houston. Waters Edge is in the outstanding Humble ISD School District and the area has four branches of the Harris Country Public Library. For more information on this community or if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, please contact us...

New Team Member: Tara Wolfe

We are very pleased to announce our newest team member at The Doug Erdy Group – Tara Wolfe! Tara is very familiar with the greater Houston area and real estate market. Not only was she born and raised here but she has also lived in several different areas in and around Houston. She is a single mother with two lovely children, ages 21 and 15. Tara worked in the medical field for 15 years as a Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. Tara has been a proud Realtor since 2006 and nine years as an award winning Top Producer, Multi-Million Dollar Producer. She has lived in the Houston-Kingwood area for 11 years. She is an experienced, honest, and hard working Realtor. She was Foreclosure Director from 2008-2011 at a previous firm. She loves working in real estate and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Because Tara believes in giving back, she is very active in her community and supports several charities. Please join us in welcoming Tara to our...

New Team Member: Silvia Jimenez

Congratulations to Silvia Jimenez for joining our team at The Doug Erdy Group! We are so happy that Silvia has decided to select our team to grow her new business. Silvia is originally from Costa Rica and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She lived in New York for over eight years and moved to Houston in 2005. She has a BA in Architecture and over 16 years in retail management. Silvia is also the sister of Nelda Cedeno, our Woodlands Team Leader. We are blessed to have such a great person with the utmost integrity and enthusiasm to join our team. Silvia will play a major role in our International Division as that continues to grow. Please join me in welcoming Silvia to the team! ~Doug Erdy, Broker and...

Why You Should Consider Making The Groves Your Home

 Getting Closer to Nature in The Groves There are a lot of amazing communities in the greater Houston area, but not many of them are like The Groves. The Groves is a beautiful master-planned community in the woods. It is an excellent place to raise your children while also getting closer to nature. This special community, which is located near Lake Houston, respects the natural beauty of the area. “This unique setting creates the perfect harmony of residential and recreation. There are 993 acres that offer areas to explore nature, gather with your neighbors or share memories with your family,” according to TheGrovesTX.com. It is ideally located in Northeast Houston, just off West Lake Houston Parkway and south of Atascocita, with convenient access to the Beltway. This wonderful community has pristine parks for picnicking, fun playgrounds for the kids, and an awesome resort-style pool. “Not only can you experience life in the woods at The Groves, but you can choose from the best of Texas’ home builders.  With top rated builders like David Weekley homes, The Groves puts you in touch with some of the best builders in Houston,” according to TheGrovesTX.com. The Groves is part of the nationally recognized Humble Independent School District (ISD). Children in The Groves community attend these wonderful schools: Eagle Spring Elementary School – 281-641-3100 Timberwood Middle School – 281-641-3803 Atascocita High School – 281-641-7500 For more information on The Groves or if you are looking to buy or sell a home, please contact The Doug Erdy Group...