Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:08:41 +0000
Picking the wrong asking price for your home can cost you a lot of money. Here are nine don’ts when coming up with your number: Don’t assume your house is worth the same as your neighbor’s Your neighbor’s home sold recently, but it has a pool, an updated kitchen, and a cracked foundation. Your house … Continued
Steps to Boost Your Credit Score
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:08:36 +0000
There aren’t shortcuts to improving your credit score. You’ll need to make sound financial decisions for at least several months to offset previous damage you’ve done to your credit record. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Here are four steps to improve your score and increase the chances you’ll qualify for a favorable … Continued
How to Prepare for Who’s Going to Buy Your Home
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:23:38 +0000
Where were you in 1980? A person born after that year might be buying your home this year. Significant parts of the generational cohort are aging into new stages of life: marriage, kids, and buying homes. By the end of the year, they’ll account for 43% of all mortgages, according to a report by … Continued
Why You Should Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:08:20 +0000
People do manage their own rental properties, but it’s not always the best option. In addition to taking care of maintenance, you need to know the rules and laws that govern leases in Texas. Here are just a few of the issues that could crop up with your property:  When are you required to change … Continued
How Your Texas REALTOR® Can Keep you From Making Rookie Homebuyer Mistakes
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:00:42 +0000
Picture a home with a shady backyard overflowing with blooming flowers, chirping birds, and a spacious deck to enjoy it all. You might be a smitten first-time buyer already planning outdoor dinner parties with friends. Then your Texas REALTOR® asks “Do you like gardening?” A well-maintained yard can be an expensive, time-consuming, and water-intensive investment, … Continued
How Much Should You Offer for That House?
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:00:54 +0000
Real estate buyers can submit offers for any amount, often with conditions that make their offer more or less attractive to sellers. So how do you determine the price and conditions that work for you and can you the property? Start With a Professional The best way to present a strong offer is to work … Continued
How to Meet Your Home-Selling Goals
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:53:14 +0000
Whether you’re selling your home for the first time or the fifth, your goals stay the same: Attract buyers and secure a good sales price. Take these simple steps to reach your home-selling goals. Price it Right A REALTOR® can access reliable market data to help you determine the right price for your home. And … Continued
4 Questions Homebuyers Should Ask to Find the Right Agent
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:08:46 +0000
When it comes to finding homebuying help, you have to choose someone who is the best fit for you. So how do you find the right agent? Here are four important questions you should ask when interviewing potential agents. Are you licensed? Before someone can act as a real estate agent in Texas, he or … Continued
Sellers: What’s Your Time Worth?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:08:03 +0000
There are just too many hours in the day, aren’t there? If you need a time-intensive project to fill the moments not occupied by your work and family commitments, consider selling your house without a REALTOR®. You’ll spend hours learning about real estate transactions and studying your local real estate market. Then you can create … Continued
3 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership While Renting
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:08:18 +0000
You may not be ready to buy your first home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare now. Here are three actions you can do while renting that will put you in a better position when you’re ready to buy. Take a homeowner’s budget for a test drive. While you can’t predict all homeownership costs to … Continued