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Buying a House in Austin Texas

A First Timer’s Guide to Buying a House in Austin Texas

July 26, 2020

Few American cities are growing faster than Austin, Texas. It’s a hotbed of culture, business, art, music, and good people. But any time there’s a growing city, you can also be confident that there’s a competitive real estate market. And for a first time home buyer, it can feel intimidating.

How COVID-19 Will Affect the Houston Housing Marketing

How COVID-19 Will Affect the Houston Housing Marketing

July 17, 2020

The events following the breakout of COVID-19, often called coronavirus, are unprecedented for today’s global citizens. The United States hasn’t seen the spread of a virus that’s so prolific and potentially catastrophic in about 100 years, since the Spanish flu of 1918.

Is My Home’s Zestimate Accurate?

Is My Home’s Zestimate Accurate?

June 18, 2020

Whether you’re considering selling your home in the near future, or you’re simply a curious homeowner who wants to get a better feel for what your current financial standing is, it’s always nice to know what your home is worth. And if you run a quick Google search to learn more, you’ll almost certainly be… [Read More]

How to Shop for a Better Home Loan 

June 4, 2020

One of the most important steps in the homebuying process is getting a loan, so you can afford the home with just a down payment. That said, the terms and interest rate of your loan can make a major impact on your long-term finances; for example, a loan of $100,000 at 4.0 percent interest over… [Read More]

8 Professional Packing Tips for Your Next Move

How to Choose a Moving Company When Buying or Selling a House

May 19, 2020

Buying and/or selling a house is a stressful process with dozens of different steps. And at the end of all the showings, paperwork, repairs, and negotiations, you get the distinct privilege of moving all of your stuff. Though some people choose to move on their own, we suggest letting someone else do the heavy lifting.

Should You Consider Selling Your Texas Home This Spring?

May 14, 2020

Spring is a popular season in the real estate market, prompting millions of people around the country to start listing their homes (and start looking for new ones). Common advice suggests that this is beneficial, allowing you to sell your home faster, get more money for your home, or both. But is this really the… [Read More]

Everything is Negotiable: 7 Things Homebuyers Can Haggle On

May 7, 2020

In our American culture, price negotiations aren’t something the average consumer deals with on a daily basis. When you walk in to Walmart to purchase an item, the price listed is the price you pay. If you think it’s too high, you don’t buy the item. The same goes with food at a restaurant or… [Read More]

Thinking Of Selling Your Houston Home?

How Can You Tell If There’s a Housing Bubble

April 23, 2020

Housing bubbles have real estate investors and everyday homebuyers on edge—maybe not constantly, but enough to matter. And after the economic crisis of 2008, it’s no wonder why. But is there a definitive way to tell whether a bubble is developing, so you can take proper action to avoid it?

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

With Luxury Housing Down, Are Houston Rents Rising?

April 16, 2020

Houston’s rankings as a real estate market have been on a rollercoaster ride over the last several years. Back in 2014, before oil prices crashed, the city was ranked first in PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends survey, then subsequently took a tumble, and this year has landed in the middle of the… [Read More]

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications: Who Stands Out?

April 14, 2020

The rental applications have come flooding in and it’s time to start reviewing them – but what should you look for? Too often, guides to the tenant selection process focus on red flags and while those are important, you want great tenants, not just acceptable ones. At the end of the day, red flags don’t… [Read More]