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7 Tips for Choosing and Working With the Perfect Builder

August 13, 2018

Have you ever dreamt of designing and building your own home? Do you have Pinterest boards filled with ideas? Do you look at homes and think, I would have done that differently? Building a home certainly isn’t easy, but it’s also not as lofty of a goal as you might think. The most important step is… [Read More]

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Tips and Strategies for Lowering Your Closing Costs

August 8, 2018

Real estate transactions are complicated for several reasons. They involve legal, financial, and emotional aspects – many of which are intertwined together. In order to make sure a real estate transaction involves a smooth transfer of money and ownership, there are a number of closing costs associated with a normal deal. While no single fee,… [Read More]

Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

July 30, 2018

For many Americans, a home in a gated community is a goal that will verify wealth and success. When you live in a gated community, there’s a sense of privilege that comes with owning the property at that address. If you wish to purchase such a home in the Houston region, there are plenty to… [Read More]

Investigating the Pros and Cons of Townhome Living

Investigating the Pros and Cons of Townhome Living

July 27, 2018

When it comes to buying a home, most people immediately think there are only a couple of options: apartment/condo or single-family home. But ignoring the feasibility of a townhome would be a huge disservice.

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8 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into Your New House

July 13, 2018

The move into a new house is exciting … especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. But it can also feature a lot of anxiety and stress. You’re moving into a house with which you aren’t familiar — other than a couple of showings and inspections — and you’d like the process goes… [Read More]

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Growing Families: Should You Add On or Move?

July 4, 2018

When a young couple buys their first home, they generally view it as a starter home. In other words, it’s something they see themselves living in for a few years and eventually selling after their financial situation has improved and they can afford more space/features/etc.

An Overview of Rent-to-Own Agreements for Sellers

An Overview of Rent-to-Own Agreements for Sellers

June 27, 2018

Thus far, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of a buyer’s market. Houses are slow to sell as more and more individuals decide they’d to rent. The solution for this trend could be to combine the two in a rent-to-own option. This could be the perfect solution for a seller trying to move… [Read More]

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Should You Try to Time Neighborhood Price Changes?

June 6, 2018

Much like the prices in the stock market, the prices of properties in a given neighborhood can cycle up or down, based on external variables. Hypothetically, you can use these swings to your advantage—especially if you’re considering buying a new home or selling your old one.

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Should You Buy Your Next House in Cash?

June 1, 2018

Buying a home and taking out a mortgage have essentially become synonymous over the years. Almost everyone takes out a loan to purchase a house, but that doesn’t mean you have to. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to buy a house with cash, and, regardless of your income, you might actually be able… [Read More]

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6 Signs a Seller is Motivated to Unload Their House

May 21, 2018

When it comes to real estate negotiations, nothing is more important than leverage. The individual with the leverage is the individual who will ultimately come away with a more favorable outcome (assuming they’re able to couple the leverage with patience). From a buyer’s perspective, nothing gives you more leverage than knowing that a seller is… [Read More]