Home and Hearth – Fort Bend’s Guide to Home Living

Debbie Marcell

Armed with 15 years of vast experience, a relentless work ethic and dogged perseverance, Debbie Marcell has consistently ranked in top 2 to 5% of the agents in the Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene Real Estate network. Marcell has built a solid and trusted reputation for her stellar ability to navigate through the listing and purchasing process to achieve sought after results for her clients.

As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Marcell has achieved her remarkable success in selling high-end homes in Fort Bend County. One of her many Riverstone luxury listings that Marcell sold herself ranked in Houston
Top Ten Most Expensive Homes sold in June 2018.

With an ardent commitment to her clients, her honed negotiating and marketing skills, extensive and innate knowledge of the market, along with the network of contacts she has developed and nurtured over her 34 years in Sugar Land, Marcell is poised to put her experience and indisputable track record to work for you.

A Texas Monthly Award Winner for Client Service, see testimonials at www.debbiemarcell.com.

Call Marcell at 281-782-2102 or  email Debbiemarcell@garygreene.com.

Creating a Private Wildlife Sanctuary

Listen to the sound of the songbirds and see the butterflies sipping nectar from wildflowers. Hear the splash of a cardinal bathing in your birdbath and see your children learning more about God’s creatures. This could be your backyard!

It doesn’t matter what part of Fort Bend County you live in or how much space you have, you can create a habitat for wildlife and even get it certified as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). According to the National Wildlife Federation, there are few key things needed to create a wildlife sanctuary in your yard: food, water, cover and a safe place to raise young.

Food sources include seeds from a plant, berries, nectar, foliage, twigs, nuts, fruits, pollen, suet, bird feeders, squirrel feeders, hummingbird feeders and butterfly feeders. Water sources include a small birdbath, a pond or a trickling water feature. Small wildlife like a place where they can feel safe. Having bushes or short shrubs where they can feel protected from humans, predators and inclement weather is a must. Now is a great time to get a plan for creating a habitat for birds, butterflies and other amazing small creatures that visit the area.

Once you have installed these elements into your yard and created a healthy and sustainable wildlife habitat, enroll in the NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program at www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create.aspx.

Garden Guy would love to help you create and install the elements for an amazing backyard wildlife habitat! For more information, call 281-208-4400 or visit www.garden-guy.com.

An Affordable Kitchen Remodel in Less Than a Week

Are you tired of looking at your outdated kitchen? Does a kitchen renovation intimidate you? Too expensive? Too big a project that will take weeks if not months to complete? Most dream kitchen remodels are completed in less than a week without the mess or expense of a kitchen renovation.

Whether you want to refresh your cabinets, make a quick color change, or completely change the look of your kitchen, Kitchen Tune-Up (KTU) has your solution.  Meet with the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up Houston Sugar Land and take your dull, outdated kitchen and create the kitchen you always envisioned.  You will be amazed at the transformation.

KTU will bring the showroom to you or visit their selection center where you can see all the options.  Choose your style, color, cabinets, countertops, hardware, flooring, tile back splash and more.  The options are limitless, and their designers are ready to get started.  They call the experience TUNIFIED:  to make amazing while creating an extraordinary experience for the customer.  They will be with you every step of the way.

What are you waiting for?  You have been looking at that outdated kitchen long enough. Let KTU TUNIFY your kitchen! KTU has options at different price points and financing is available.

Call Joe and Amanda Boyd at Kitchen Tune-Up Houston Sugar Land NOW. Get inspiration from their photo gallery at www.KitchenTuneUpSugarLand.com or call 281-324-8147. Visit the Selection Center by appointment only located at 1515 FM 359, Ste. 400 in Richmond, TX 77406.

Thank You for 20 Years and a Big Texas Howdy to Dalton!

As I celebrate twenty years in Real Estate, first as a salesperson and five years later as a licensed broker, I would like to thank my friends and clients for their support. I am grateful to all of you for your support, referrals and excellent ratings on HAR client surveys. Thank you all!

Our son, Dalton Lytle, has also been licensed for more than 10 years and became a full time agent at Hometown America a year ago. Dalton’s business mind, finance and investment knowledge leads him to excel in working with buyers and sellers as well as investment properties.

Dalton could not have picked a better time to jump in and learn the business. According to a recent press release by Houston Association of Realtors, home sales remain 25.9 percent ahead of 2020’s record pace. And again, homes priced from $750,000 and above, dominate the market with 136.5 percent year over year increase, followed by $500,000-750,000 homes, which soared 87.0 percent. The single family home average price rose 23.7 percent to $395,316, and the median price increased 20.0 percent to $314,500.

We are in one of the best markets for selling a home, and as interest rates continue to remain low, the market continues to be a great opportunity for buyers! If you are considering selling or buying Real Estate, please contact Kristin Lytle 281-414-3059 or Dalton Lytle 281-702-1023.