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Mario Balams Author

Mario is a graduate of Auburn University. He currently lives in Houston, TX and is a licensed real estate broker with 10+ years of active experience. Additionally, Mario is an avid real estate investor and specialize in residential real estate and global mobility services. In his spare time, Mario enjoys traveling, biking, swimming and NCAA football.

Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Your Home

Natural disasters can wreak havoc on communities, businesses, and households. Most people in disaster-prone regions know they should prepare, but very few actually do (Kapucu, 2008). It is imperative...

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Transition to Adulthood: Top Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

The importance of making sure a home suits the person who lives there has long been recognized. As Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”...

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Best Home Modifications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Every hour, three children in the United States are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD (Nagib & Williams, 2018). More research is being conducted every year on Sensory Processing...

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After the Military: Your Guide to Renting and Purchasing Property

You’ve served your country, and are ready to rent or buy property. Congratulations! We value the sacrifices you’ve made, and are committed to making your transition to civilian life as seamless...

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How to Get Your Security Deposit Returned

You’ve heard horror stories about landlords refusing to return a security deposit. How can you be sure it won’t happen to you?  Every state has laws to protect tenants and force landlords to...

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How To Save Money For A House Fast

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new home, it can be a little bit daunting when you realize how much is needed for that down payment, and how to figure out what you can afford to pay in a...

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How to Break Your Lease Properly

Breaking a lease is no small feat. Your landlord can sue you, damage your credit, and affect your ability to find new housing. With a little finesse, you can come to an agreement and stay off the...

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