Do you have some lofty real estate goals? Learn how to invest your tax return to realize your real estate dreams.
The 4th of July is a special day that holds tremendous significance for the United States of America. Commonly known as Independence Day, it commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. With vibrant parades, dazzling fireworks, and gatherings filled with patriotic fervor, this national holiday unites Americans from all … Continued
Nestled in the charming city of Katy, Texas, lies a hidden gem that takes visitors on a captivating journey through time. Katy Heritage Park is a beautifully preserved historical site that offers a glimpse into the rich heritage and culture of the area. With its meticulously restored buildings, engaging exhibits, and serene surroundings, the park … Continued
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Nestled in the heart of Harris County, just northwest of Houston, lies a vibrant and flourishing community known as Cypress, Texas. This enchanting suburban area offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and a welcoming community spirit. From its scenic parks and outdoor recreation opportunities to its diverse cultural scene, Cypress has something … Continued
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Houston, the largest city in Texas, is a true gem that captures the essence of the Lone Star State. With its diverse population, rich cultural heritage, and a thriving economy, Houston offers a unique blend of attractions, making it a must-visit destination for travelers and a fantastic place to call home. In this blog post, … Continued
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you have to get past the home inspection. Trained professional inspectors are very thorough, and their inspection reports will usually be fairly extensive, especially when an older house is involved. Many of the things noted in the report will be minor, maybe even purely cosmetic, but others will … Continued
Staging is always an important task for home sellers. Survey after survey has shown that staged homes sell faster and for more than homes that haven’t been staged. But as with everything else, staging is evolving. Certainly, the basics remain the same, but there are new staging trends you must take into account if you’re … Continued
The title company is often overlooked in all the hub-bub of a real estate transaction, but it is in fact one of the key players. The title company plays a key role at closing – that final step at which you get the keys to your new. In fact, one of the main jobs of … Continued
When interest rates fluctuate, especially when the Fed raises them, home sales are affected rapidly and significantly. Home buyers are impacted directly and almost immediately, but sellers feel the effect too. And interest rates are indeed fluctuating. About two years ago, rates hit near historic lows, but that is now changing. We have seen several … Continued
Searching for just the right home can be a daunting task for anyone owing to the many decisions and compromises that must be made throughout the process. But if you’re a home seller who is also looking for a new home, things get vastly more complicated. You have market a home and search for a … Continued
If you’re a homeowner who has reached or is approaching retirement age you may be, like many others, thinking about making some major lifestyle changes. These changes may very likely include selling your home and moving into a smaller house or a retirement community. Whatever the changes and whatever your reasons for making them, the … Continued
Selling your house in Texas is a big step that takes a lot of planning and preparation, from pricing correctly to preparing for listing to selling at the right time to marketing effectively. In this long and complex process, there’s just a lot that can go wrong. And that’s why so many home sellers have … Continued
Did you know that cleaning your house can help you sell your house for more? If your house isn’t clean it may result in a lower sale price and can cost you a sale altogether – even in the current seller’s market that obtains throughout most of the country right now. Cleaning – cleaning judiciously … Continued
First impressions are everything – you never get a second chance to create a great first impression. And when you’re selling your house, the thing that creates a great first impression for buyers is curb appeal. Whether potential buyers are viewing your home in person or in online listing photos, the outside of your home … Continued
No one wants to take on a big decluttering project, but it’s something home sellers have to do. A messy, cluttered home can affect whether a potential buyer makes an offer or even the offer amount. If a house is cluttered, buyers will have difficulty imagining what it will look like when they move in … Continued
It may be a seller’s market in most real estate markets across the country right now, but anyone selling a house should still be aware of what buyers want. Trying to give buyers what they want (within reason) will go a long way toward helping you sell for more and more quickly. And it may … Continued
One of the more complicated things to accomplish throughout your homeownership career is successfully cutting everything back and deciding to take on less. If you feel it’s time to look into moving into a smaller, more manageable home, check out these 6 tips to help you downsize your home in Houston. Consider Your Circumstances Any … Continued
When you feel it’s time to put your home up for sale, it’s better to have less prep work to do on your home to get it running in ship shape and looking good for potential buyers. To avoid the trap of unknowingly ruining your home’s market viability, let’s look at 4 things you are … Continued