Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
As a buyer, time is of the essence
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:01 +0000
Buying a home isn’t a process to be rushed. Yet with all the variables that go into purchasing property—your existing finances, mortgage rates, competition from other buyers, assistance programs, and government policies—the smart buyers are the ones who are ready to jump at the right deal. To set yourself up for success, have all aspects … Continued
The number-one way to make homebuying less stressful
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:00:26 +0000
Purchasing a home is considered a stressful—though exciting—life event. There are a couple ways you can avoid that stress: Be prepared. Take a close look at your situation and decide if buying a home is a step you are truly ready to take. If you think you may move from your city in a year or … Continued
What fair housing means to you
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:00:58 +0000
Fifty years ago on April 11, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of that legislation, known as the Fair Housing Act, ensures equal access to housing for all. Texas REALTORS® are celebrating the anniversary of act throughout the month of April. Here’s a quick look at what the … Continued
Why you might want a house that others don’t
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:00:43 +0000
There aren’t many people who ask their REALTOR® to find them a house that backs up to railroad tracks or sits under a flight path. Buyers tend not to be attracted to homes on busy streets or next to a large business developments. That’s where the laws of supply and demand can work in your favor. … Continued
An accepted contract is just the beginning
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:31:26 +0000
As a homebuyer or seller, an accepted contract is exciting. But hang on … the deal’s not done. Thankfully, if you’re working with a REALTOR®, he can guide you through all the potential twists and turns on the way to closing. An option to back out For starters, most purchase contracts include a termination option. … Continued
You found dozens of homes listed online that you love. Now what?
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:08:49 +0000
It’s nice having options, right? Especially when it comes to making a big purchase like a home. If you’ve started your home search by using online listing sites, you’ve probably found a long list of properties you want to tour. Even though it’s exciting to see what’s out there, are you wondering how you’ll be … Continued
Home-staging tips for a show-worthy home
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:28 +0000
Staging your home is a great way to enhance the appeal of your property to buyers. Home-staging and lifestyle expert Tori Toth shares some tips for homesellers. Add natural touches Take a cue from the geography surrounding the home and use natural elements that reflect that area. You want to add plants and flowers to soften … Continued