Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
Don’t Make These Mistakes When Pricing Your Home
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:44:03 +0000
Deciding how much to ask is one of the most important decisions when selling your home. Here are some pitfalls to avoid. Mistake 1: Overpricing your home Setting a high asking price can backfire. Buyers are reluctant to make offers on clearly overpriced homes. And the longer a home sits on the market, the more … Continued
3 Tips to Help Your Kids Cope With A Move
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:37:02 +0000
There are more than just logistical challenges when you move with children. Many kids feel emotional about leaving their friends or old home behind. Here are some common challenges kids face when moving and ways to help them feel more comfortable in their new place. When your child is nervous about a new school … … Continued
Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Selling Myths
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:08:32 +0000
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’ll sell my home on my own and save money by not using a real … Continued
Bet you don’t know this about Texas REALTORS®
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:00:10 +0000
Do you know if your real estate agent is a REALTOR®? Wait, what? Aren’t those just different terms for the same thing? A lot of people think so, but the terms are not synonymous. Here’s the difference: All Texas REALTORS® are licensed real estate agents or brokers. However, not all real estate agents or brokers are Texas … Continued
The Most Important Negotiating Tip
Mon, 07 May 2018 20:00:52 +0000
There’s a simple thing you can do to put yourself in a powerful negotiating position: If you want something, don’t care about getting it. Does that sound crazy? Can you see yourself not caring about your dream home, the one you can see yourself blissfully happy in for years to come? Don’t misunderstand. It’s not … Continued
What’s More Important Than Finding a Buyer for Your House?
Tue, 01 May 2018 21:00:32 +0000
Selling your home may seem straightforward, but there are nuances to the process that you should consider before you list. Here are three things to think about before putting your home on the market. Set the right price. Do you know how much to ask for your home? Making a pricing mistake can cost you a … Continued
Avoid These Mistakes Between Loan Approval and Closing
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:00:47 +0000
You’ve been careful with your finances, saved for a downpayment, and finally received approval for a mortgage loan. It’s time to celebrate, right? Not yet. Your lender will recheck your credit right before closing. Don’t give him or her reason to question your creditworthiness by making these mistakes: 1. Changing jobs Changing employers could mean delays due to employment and salary verifications. … Continued
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