Current Topics – Texas REALTORS®
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
What you Should Know About Home Inspections
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:08:54 +0000
You want to know as much as possible about the property you’re buying—it’s a big investment. Hiring a home inspector is a great way to learn more about the condition of your potential home. What’s a Home Inspection? It’s a visual examination of a house’s structure and systems by a trained inspector. What Does a … Continued
3 Ways Sellers Can Make a Good Impression During a Showing
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 22:00:44 +0000
You may not be there in person, but what you leave behind for a showing can help your home make a good impression to potential buyers. Here are some tips to try. Keep it squeaky clean. You may be saving money by cleaning your home yourself, but you might not be doing it as frequently or … Continued
5 Ways the Location of Your Home Can Affect Your Life
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:08:05 +0000
Before you decide on a property, make sure the location is the right fit for you. Here are some questions to answer with your Texas REALTOR®: Do you like driving? You might be able to afford a larger home by adding 20 minutes each way to your daily commute, which can add up to 14 … Continued
How Long is the List of Things You Don’t Know About Selling Your Home?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:00:55 +0000
Selling a house on your own is like explaining the solar system to a child. You think you can handle it, but as soon as a difficult question comes your way, you realize how much you don’t know. Here are examples of questions that could arise when trying to sell your home. Do you know … Continued
64 Numbers you Shouldn’t Ignore
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:08:03 +0000
When you purchase a house, you want to make it yours. You repaint walls, buy new light fixtures, and replace cabinet hardware and towel racks. But how far should those new pendant lights hang from the kitchen ceiling? What’s the ideal height for a towel rack on the bathroom wall? This Old House magazine has a … Continued
Are Open Houses Useful or a Waste of Time? Yes
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:08:20 +0000
Neighbors often love open houses. They’ll wander in, check out the kitchen and bathrooms—wow, that’s a lot of avocado green—and grab a cookie on their way out. You might be thinking, That’s the answer: Open houses are a waste of time. Not so fast. Some people may be there to eat cookies and snoop around, but … Continued
Understanding Earnest Money
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:36:30 +0000
An important part of the homebuying process that you may never have heard of could help you land the home of your dreams. Here’s an explanation of how earnest money works in a real estate transaction. What is Earnest Money? Earnest money is an amount agreed to in the real estate contract that you will … Continued
5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Agent
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:08:05 +0000
Ready to list your property for sale? Before you answer, consider asking your Texas REALTOR® the following questions to make sure you understand what it means once your property is actively on the market. Where will my listing info show up online? How are showings scheduled? Who will give buyers access for showings? Can I … Continued