Going through the probate process in North Texas?

That can feel like the dark pathway of paperwork that never ends… In fact, the American Bar Association places the average probate process (from start to finish) to last six to nine months. In rare cases, though, it can last as long as two years. Other times, it can be much faster. How long will … Continued

More people are working from home than ever before!

And as fun as working from home is… it also has its challenges. Maybe, for instance, your home doesn’t have room for an additional office and so you’re having to work at the kitchen table, in the guest room, or even in your bedroom. (Meanwhile, the kids are running around the house playing like crazy.) … Continued

Trying to decide between saving money and fixing your home?

Maybe you want to save money for college or for buying your next house or just for building up that rainy day fund. Whatever the case, you’re not the only one who’s had to make that decision. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of homeowners who had to decide between saving for … Continued

Are you behind on your property taxes?

It happens to more people than you think, and often through no fault of their own.  An unexpected financial crisis, job loss, divorce, or serious medical issues are some of the most common reasons we’ve seen. As soon as a homeowner falls behind on property taxes, the local taxing authority will begin adding interest and … Continued

Thinking of adding an above-ground pool to your home?

That’s great! Having a pool at home can be an awesome source of fun and a great way to make memories. But is it worth it? Is the cost and work of putting in an above-ground pool worth the payoff? For starters, HomeAdvisor’s estimates that it costs between $734 and $4,609 to purchase and install … Continued

Are you worried about your home’s foundation wearing down?

Unfortunately, a sinking or settling foundation is one of the biggest problems homeowners can experience — and it’s one that you DEFINITELY don’t want to ignore. Just check out what Peak Structural Inc. has to say about it… “One of the biggest dangers of neglecting a building’s foundation is structural damage. A sinking foundation can … Continued

Want to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start?

Join the club. Home renovations can be pretty expensive… and so we don’t want to mess anything up or spend our money on the wrong thing. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in North Texas for quite some time now. And we’ve seen just about every home renovation blunder you can … Continued

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What’s the best paint color for selling a home North Texas?

It might seem like a trivial question, but today’s buyers actually DO care about the color of the house they’re buying. As a rule of thumb, stick with neutral colors — according to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Report for Q1 2020, 98% of agents surveyed agreed that neutral color schemes appeal the most to homebuyers. … Continued

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Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Home Maintenance

Want some easy every-day tips for maintaining the quality of your home? Your home is like anything else in your life that you care about — to maintain it, you’ll need to give it a little bit of love every now and again…and stay committed… But that doesn’t need to feel overwhelming… At Bumble Bee … Continued

What not to repair in your home

What not to repair in your home

Planning to make some repairs to your home? Well, most people spend a lot of time talking about the repairs and updates you should make to modernize your home and get it to sell for top-dollar… But what about the repairs you should AVOID? After all, some repairs are so expensive that they’re not even … Continued

hiring a contractor in North Texas

Hiring a contractor in North Texas?

Planning to hire a contractor to help repair or update your home? It’s unfortunate, but at Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve seen a lot of homeowners hire bad contractors 🙁 Sometimes they quit the job half-way through, do a shoddy job, or charge you more than promised. That’s why we HIGHLY recommend vetting the contractor you … Continued