UNDO – My Contract Hero

Whoever invented the undo function in computer software is one of my heroes. Think about it: If something doesn’t turn out the way you intended, hit Control + Z and—poof—it never happened. There aren’t many places in life where you get to undo your actions like that, but the option period in a real estate […]

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. […]

10 Maintenance Tips For First Time Home Owners

If you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know how to properly care for your new place. But you can avoid some costly mistakes by doing routine home maintenance that protects your investment. Here’s a basic home-maintenance checklist to help you get started.

Clogged Gutters Cause Damage

Check gutters regularly to […]

When YOU are the Landlord – Do This

Author: Marty Kramer

Everything changed when our landlord and his wife had a baby.

Previously, he came to our rental house often. He spent several summer weekends installing a French drain to address a flooding problem. He repaired a toilet. Painted the exterior. Took down a dead tree.

After the baby arrived, though, our landlord was nowhere […]