Don’t be fooled by these 3 selling myths

Before and After

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted:

Myth: I bought a house, so I know what it’s like to go through […]

Use Your Dining Room Lately?

No? I didn’t think so.

Surveys have revealed that three out of four families report eating their meals someplace other than their dining room.

For most of us the dining room table has become a collecting place for several kinds of things. But not used much for eating.

Most families eat in the kitchen or in front of […]

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

If you think there is a chance, no matter how remote, that your home could get even 1″ of flood water in it you need flood insurance.

The month of May this year saw record rainfall and massive flooding across the state. News interviews of residents revealed that some areas flooded that […]

One Project Homeowners Should Never DIY

During our time as homeowners, my wife and I have painted rooms, installed ceiling fans, landscaped the front and back yards, and even replaced a garbage disposal—all ourselves.

But one thing we’ll never DIY is selling our home. There’s a lot to know about disclosure, time periods, pricing, and accepting offers, so when we decided recently […]

What Is My Home Worth?

I’m planning on selling my house soon. How much should I ask for it?

Before you list your home for sale, you have to decide on an asking price. Many consumers consult real estate websites, but be aware that not all such websites have reliable information.

The best source for reliable info
A Texas REALTOR® has the accurate […]

2 Scams to Avoid When Buying A Home

A new family moved in next to us, and my wife and I stopped by to welcome them. They asked us when trash pickup is (Friday), if the city will fix the broken streetlight next to their driveway (yes), and if the guy who “walks” an imaginary dog through the neighborhood is dangerous (no).

Then they […]

Three Things You Should Know About Your Property Owners Association

There are more than three things you should know about your property owners association. But if the title said “Fifteen things . . . ” you’d never read the article.

In May of 2013 the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2075 – the Condominium Omnibus Bill.  The major changes are addressed here.

So here are the top […]

4 Mistakes Sellers Often Make

From Texas Association of Realtors

Did you put your house on the market so it would stay there for a long time? Probably not, but if you’re making these mistakes, that’s exactly what will happen. The good news is that it’s never too late to change your ways. See if you’re doing anything on this list, […]

First Home Inspection? Ask These 5 Questions

You’ll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your Texas REALTOR® can answer when it’s time to look under the metaphorical hood of your first house.

Who pays for it?
As the buyer, you choose the inspector, pay him directly for the inspection, and the inspection report he generates is yours. […]

5 Reasons to Continue House Hunting This Winter

Winter Homes For Sale May Equal Good Buys

Winter months typically bring a lull in real estate sales, but this can be an ideal time for homebuyers. In fact, there are several benefits to being an off-season homebuyer.

Less competition. Even hot markets see a decline in buyers during the winter. This can mean fewer multiple-offer […]