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Galveston Lawn Care

by Jason Keeling


When your thinking of selling your home, often one of the forgotten selling points is the yard! The landscaping and lawn itself can really make or break a sale. Buyers often comment about a nice yard or say something like I love that house, but it would take years to get the yard back. Some good tips are: 

1) plan ahead and get the yard in shape before listing 

2) use a professional company that can do the work for you

3) use plants from the area - examples being go tropical on the island. Palms are cheap and grow quickly

4) outdoor lighting is inexpensive and adds a new dynamic at night

5) water regularly in the summer or consider a sprinkler system

6) for that last "pop" of clean before listings - get everything pressure washed!


Hopefully these tips will help you get more money for your home and get it SOLD faster! 


One local company that Ryson Real Estate uses is Raymond Banks Landscape services. They specialize in Galveston lawn service, and Galveston pressure washing

Bayside at Watermans

by Jason Keeling

I Manuel Gonzales III, Realtor with Ryson , was given a tour of two wonderful properties at Bayside at Waterman's by Holly Wade Realtor.

Bayside at Waterman's is located near Galveston Country Club, on Lake Como. The first level of the homes accommodates 4 vehicles and 2 golf carts, with an elevator giving access to the upper floors. The homes offer 4 to 6 bedrooms and floor plans from 4200 square feet plus.  Unobstructed views of the Bay with large floor to ceiling, sliding glass doors that open to a private community deck and pool suspended 17 feet in the air above the boat slips down below are just a few of the amenities . Every home will have a roof top observation deck for great views and relaxation. Also, with Waterman's fine restaurant as a neighbor who could ask for more? However, there is more! There are plans to build a boardwalk that will connect Galveston Country Club, Waterman's and Bayside Properties.  Lastly the Concierge Services that will be available really makes this development by Todd Edwards a unique resort style residential living in Galveston, Texas.  If you are interested in this type of property please contact me at: or 409-877-2116.

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Jason Keeling

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Ryson Real Estate
Ryson Real Estate
2115 61st, Suite 101
Galveston TX 77551
Direct: (409) 740-1600
Fax: (281) 476-6202