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Wednesday, February 19, 2014   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Do-it-yourself weekend warrior survival guide

Exit Homevets Realty posted: "(BPT) - It's the do-it-yourself dream: deciding on the perfect DIY project just as the weekend finally arrives. All the supplies have been purchased and you're ready to dive right in. However, the enthusiastic start of the project doesn't always end in co"

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Do-it-yourself weekend warrior survival guide
by Exit Homevets Realty

(BPT) - It's the do-it-yourself dream: deciding on the perfect DIY project just as the weekend finally arrives. All the supplies have been purchased and you're ready to dive right in. However, the enthusiastic start of the project doesn't always end in completion.
"Knocking out a big home improvement or do-it-yourself project in one weekend can be a rewarding task, but it is also challenging and can be taxing on your knees, feet and back when st ...

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Killeen Area Home Prices Drop in 2013

The median home price within the Greater Fort Hood area for January 2014 ended at $127,500 for single family homes.  That was down -3.41% from last year at this same time when the median home price was at an all time high of $132,000.  The number of homes sold in January of 2014 was 160 down -23.08% from the previous month of December 2013 when 208 homes where sold.  Overall when comparing the 12 month period ending in January 2014;  2568 total homes where sold which is up 7.64% from the previous 12 months ending in January 2013 when 2440 single family homes where sold.
From more information and graphs of the sales data please visit:
The Fort Hood Area Association of REALTORS® MLS Data includes the Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Kempner and Lampasas area.
Courtesy: Exit Homevets Realty, Killeen, Texas


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Thursday, January 30, 2014   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America's hottest home design feature

  (BPT) - Chances are, you've seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation television shows, in magazines and in your     neighborhood. Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends,  effortlessly adapting to any architectural home style.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is a hot home exterior material, appearing on nearly one third of all new homes built, more than any other cladding material. Still unsure about vinyl siding? Consider these myth-busting facts:

Myth: Vinyl siding is boring and looks cheap
Vinyl siding has come a long way since it was introduced and manufacturers have made strides in research and development efforts for design and performance. Nearly 350 vinyl siding colors have been certified for color retention, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI). The variety offers homeowners a virtually endless palette of fade-resistant colo ...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Using employee engagement surveys to boost customer satisfaction and loyalty

If you need to increase your company's competitiveness and profit, where should you start? Should you focus on your employees first, or should you start by focusing on your customers first? In reality, you need to do both.

It is almost always best to start by focusing on your employees first. Highly satisfied and engaged employees are essential for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, retention and long-term loyalty. Start by listening to your employees and taking action based on their ongoing feedback.

Conduct an employee survey / employee engagement survey to gather information, suggestions and insight from your employees. Ask them what it is they like about working for your company and what can be done to help them do their jobs more effectively, as well as do a better job of taking care of customers. Include questions about the effectiveness of internal communications, business processes, teamwork and how employees feel about your company's direction.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Taking the intimidation out of DIY bathroom renovation

(BPT) – When it comes to home improvement, Americans have embraced doing it themselves – in a big way. Among homeowners who plan to make improvements, 64 percent say they will do it themselves, according to American Express’ Consumer Spending and Saving Report. Yet one area of home improvement continues to give even adventurous and confident DIYers pause – bathroom renovation.
“Many people who don’t think twice about installing flooring or cabinetry or even tiling on their own, still feel they need a professional to upgrade their bathrooms,” says Gray Uhl, director of design for American Standard. “However, with the availability of easy-to-install products, like no-tools toilets and Speed Connect faucets, bathroom upgrades are well within the abilities of most do-it-yourselfers.”
Upgrading or adding a bathroom continues to be a winning home improvement for owners, whether they intend to sell or stay in their homes. ...

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