Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

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Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and …

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Getting Cozy – Do You Know What the Millennials Are Buying?

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2016 marked the end of an era that began in 2009, when the size of newly built homes increased year after year.  In 2015, the typical new home had 2,689 square feet, but in 2016, the number dropped by about 50 square feet to 2,634, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The National Association of Home Builders says it’s a …

What To Do in a Seller’s Market!

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In the market to purchase a home these days?  If you have been looking, you probably have gotten a good taste of the stiff competition out there.  If you want to find that perfect home, you have to act very fast these days.  Houston, Dallas, and Austin recently were ranked near the top of a list of cities where homes …

What Are the Benefits of Buying an Older Home?

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Now that you are in the market for a home, you’re ready to turn your dream into a reality. Perhaps the home of your dreams is an old Victorian, complete with grand porches and plenty of architectural ornamentation. Here are some benefits to buying an older home: Based strictly on price, older homes are usually less expensive than newer homes. …

CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD THIS HOUSE?

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  This becomes the topic of the conversation every time a client gets excited about a house.  They have gotten a pre-qualification letter and they are so excited because they can afford the house I showed them a couple of days ago and want to put an offer, Yippee or Yikes!!  I called them and said do you know the …

7 Ways Cats Help You Decorate

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Just recently listed a beautiful home, owners had purchased a brand new sofa to spruce up the living space.  The next day they called and requested special showing instructions to ensure their cat stayed in the bedroom while showing.  She was caught red handed trying to add more texture to the brand new sofa! I am always looking for ways …

CLIENT VS. CUSTOMER – Do You Know The Difference?

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In the world of real estate and specifically in the State of Texas there are some huge differences between being a Client or a Customer when involved in a real estate transaction.  As real estate Agents and REALTORS we must treat all parties with care and honesty, however once someone becomes a client, our obligations and duties to them are expanded …

Staing vs. Decorating: Do You Know The Difference?

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With the market so hot in the swing of selling and listing, I wanted to write a blog about staging and it’s huge impact on selling your home.  I came across an article that took the words right out of my mouth, so I am sharing it here to emphasize the importance of proper staging before you put your house on …

Organize and DeClutter Before You Sell!

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Spring is in full swing, and I don’t know about you, but along with it, spring cleaning tends to creep into my psyche. Before I know it, I find myself cleaning and reorganizing everything from what’s in my closet to my computer files.  And the most important part for me is the feeling and the sense of accomplishment I get …