Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
Sellers, Are You Making These 4 Mistakes?
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:00:22 +0000
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, then stop right now. … Continued
What’s a Seller’s Disclosure?
Tue, 14 May 2019 14:00:10 +0000
In many residential sales, sellers are required to provide information about the condition of the property, which benefits the buyer and seller. It’s Required by Texas Law Sellers of a single-unit residential property are required to provide a seller’s disclosure notice to a buyer. The notice details what the sellers know about the property at … Continued
88% of Landlords Say Renting Properties is Stressful. Does it Have to Be?
Tue, 07 May 2019 15:00:48 +0000
In a recent survey of landlords by Porch, a home improvement services company, just over 88% of landlords said they had experienced some stress in renting out their properties.  Nearly 49% of landlords surveyed had been asked to break a lease early, just under 45% have had to evict a tenant, and about 40% have … Continued
Are Your Important Documents Protected in Case of Emergency?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:23:44 +0000
When disaster strikes, your immediate concern will be the safety of you and your loved ones. However, once the immediate danger passes, having records and contact information available will be crucial to start the recovery process. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends taking inventory of things like birth certificates, passports, leases or mortgage statements, vehicle … Continued
4 Ways to Make Your Home Sell Quickly
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:08:09 +0000
Did you know there are actions you can take to make your home sell swiftly? Here are four tips to do just that: Use a REALTOR®. Those who hire a REALTOR® sell their homes more quickly than if they tried to sell their home on their own. That’s because REALTORS® know how to market your property … Continued
The Home Search Interview You Might Be Neglecting
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:00:26 +0000
You’re a savvy homebuyer, so you’ve searched for the best REALTOR®, shopped around for the lowest mortgage rate, and researched the homebuying process. But how well do you know your home inspector? Buying a home is a big purchase, and it can also prove even morse costly if you find issues with your new home … Continued
7 Ways to Ruin Your Open House
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:00:06 +0000
Open houses can be a great way for potential buyers to see your property at its best. But if you don’t prepare for an open house properly, you risk making a bad first impression. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for your next open house. Don’t attend your own open house. This is one of the … Continued
You Don’t Have To Make This Homebuying Mistake
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:00:09 +0000
Now that the weather is turning around in Texas, you might be thinking about starting the home search process. Once you’re viewing homes in person, you may be tempted to fall into the trap that ensnares many buyers: letting relatively small flaws or easy fixes influence your decision about a home. Vetoing homes because of patchy yards or outdated fixtures can … Continued
Common Seller Mistakes to Avoid
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:00:20 +0000
You want to quickly sell your home for a high price. But sometimes your actions (or inactions) have the opposite outcome, leaving the listing lingering on the market. Here are common missteps to avoid when listing your property for sale. Setting a Price Without Market Data A REALTOR® has access to accurate market data that … Continued
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying in an HOA
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:00:34 +0000
Homeowners associations help protect property values and create a pleasant living environment. But they also impose certain rules on residents. Here are four questions to ask before buying property in an HOA. Can You Afford It? HOAs are funded by member dues paid monthly, quarterly, or annually. Be sure to ask the seller how much dues are and when they’re assessed … Continued