You’ll meet a lot of people when you go through the home selling process. There’s the real estate agent that will work alongside you, the escrow agent who will handle the paperwork, the many potential buyers viewing the home, and the buyer who finally completes the transaction…. [Read More]
When selling your home, there are many processes and procedures. However, one of the most important is the home inspection. The majority of home buyers will hire an inspector before closing on a new house. The inspection results are essential for the negotiating process and for ensuring high value on the home…. [Read More]
We’ve all heard about bidding wars before. To hear real estate agents discuss them is like listening to veterans tell exciting wartime stories, or famous athletes reminisce on big games. But how do agents and sellers start bidding wars? Much of it has to do with the current condition of the real estate market, but there are plenty of other factors that come into play. Understanding how to start a bidding war on your Katy home could yield a tremendous financial benefit…. [Read More]
In most areas around the country, the real estate market has experienced a nice post-recession recovery and homes are going under contract within days of being put on the market. If this is true in your local market, yet you have a home that’s been listed for weeks or months, then it’s easy to get a little restless and wonder what’s going on. Are you just being impatient, or is it time to take your home off the market?… [Read More]
You don’t need a blog post to tell you that buying a home is a massive financial investment. You’re probably worrying already about the down payment, interest rates, loan approval, and staying financially stable enough for the next 30 years to pay it off.
Then there are the other risks that come with home ownership, like $7,000 plumbing jobs and potential pest infestations. More and more, millennials prefer to rent rather than go through the financial hassle of buying a house…. [Read More]
If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’re probably at least vaguely aware that your timing is everything. Home prices fluctuate constantly, in response to many variables — the economy, the housing market specifically, and various neighborhood conditions — so submitting a bid on a home at the right time could make your investment multiple times more valuable (especially if you can wait over the long term)…. [Read More]
When it comes to buying or selling a home, one of the more significant decisions you have to make involves the selection of your real estate agent. But unfortunately, this is often a rushed decision. Many buyers and sellers make their decisions based on convenience or mutual connections, instead of experience and service. As a result, it’s fairly common to see frustrated individuals who feel like they’re “stuck” with an agent who isn’t right for them. But what are you supposed to do?… [Read More]
When you purchase a rental property, the hope is that you’ll hold onto it for years, enjoy positive cash flow every month, and eventually sell it after the property has appreciated a considerable amount and you’re finally ready to move some funds and investments around to enjoy retirement.
But, as you’re well aware, it doesn’t always work out this way. Sometimes it’s necessary to unload a rental property prematurely. How do you know when this time arrives? Here are a handful of signs:… [Read More]
Selling your home? It’s a great time to do it. According to data from all over the country, it’s a seller’s market right now because of the scarcity of housing.
Because people are having a hard time finding a place to live, sellers can keep their prices high and remain competitive. But having the odds in your favor doesn’t mean you can throw all caution to the wind…. [Read More]
As soon as people realize that they’re going to put their home on the market and attempt to sell it, their attention immediately goes towards fixing the property up in order to maximize the sale price. But is totally renovating the house prior to listing really the best strategy? The simple answer is no…. [Read More]