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6 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

March 30, 2017

If you’ve paid attention to trends the last couple years, then you’ve probably noticed there’s a rabid interest in “tiny homes.” And while you have to be a little bit eccentric to make the move from a standard-sized home to a tiny home, there is something to be said for downsizing.

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4 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

March 28, 2017

Any real estate agent will tell you that fall/winter is the worst time to put your home on the market. Home sales do happen during this time, but home buyers, on the whole, seem to be more interested in purchasing during the spring and summer.

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8 Things Sellers Should Know About a Real Estate Appraisal

March 23, 2017

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.

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6 Organization Tips for Landlords

March 21, 2017

By and large, organization isn’t something that Americans are good at. We tend to have too many things, misplace items, and revel in clutter. It’s essentially a national pandemic that’s affecting a large majority of the population. Just consider the following facts as curated by Simply Orderly:

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How to Pass a Home Inspection When Selling Your Home

March 16, 2017

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.

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How to Start a Bidding War When Selling Your Katy Home

March 14, 2017

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… [Read More]

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New to Airbnb Hosting? Here’s How to Get Started

March 7, 2017

When Airbnb started in 2008, the hotel industry didn’t flinch. It was impossible that guests would want to stay in a complete stranger’s home rather than in a hotel with room service and high cleaning standards, right? But that wasn’t the case at all. It took a couple of years for people to start using… [Read More]

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6 Strategic Ways to Add Value to Any Rental Property

March 2, 2017

If you talk to some real estate investors, you’ll discover that they focus on buying the cheapest houses possible and charging the highest rent they can get. In other words, their primary focus is on immediate cash flow. And while it’s smart to think about cash flow, a rental property is more than four walls,… [Read More]