If you’ve been searching for a new home there's no doubt you’ve seen the term, “move in ready.” This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is important so you have the right expectations when starting your real estate search.
First it’s important to remember that the descriptions in real estate listings are written by the listing agent or broker. There is no set industry standard for what agents can say in their listings. While there are guidelines and rules which prevent blatant lying, most home buyers have become aware of the fluffy language used to market a home for sale. The meaning of “move-in ready” is fairly straightforward; it means that the home is in a condition which…
Closing Costs are the topic of today's blog post! This is an extremely important topic, because lately I have been realizing that a lot of buyers (and some sellers) do not factor in closing costs when considering purchasing/selling a home. With these costs varying anywhere from $1000-$20,000, they are definitely something buyers should be educated on and aware of upfront. So what exactly are closing costs?
Closing costs are the fees and charges paid to finalize the purchase/sale of a home. Both sellers and buyers will incur closing costs during a transaction. So who is responsible for what?
This graphic just represents the most common closing costs incurred by the buyer/seller. Certain things (for…
Living in the age of HGTV brings along a lot of desire to purchase "fixer upper" properties. What we are also seeing along with this fixer upper craze is the trend of homeowners cutting out the middle-man and taking on renovations themselves. While I 100% support taking on these renovations, but it is important to remember to always get the necessary permits. Most people are surprised at just how many home projects actually require permits. Researching/applying for the necessary permits should always be one of the first steps when planning for your home projects. Always check with the city to ensure that you have applied for the correct permits, because if not fines and fees could occur. Most homeowners don't realize that
Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition and romance, Messina Hof Winery & Resort has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since its founding in 1977. It is the estate winery where the Messina Hof winemaking team crafts our world-class wines. Messina Hof had humble beginnings as founders, Paul Vincent and Merrill Bonarrigo ran the lab, tastings, etc right out of their living room.
Jump forward to 2019 and the Bonarrigo's have done it again!! The two have grafted their passion for wine and wine country living to developed Messina Hof Estates that grants VIP membership to Messina Hof Winery with each home (or lot) purchase. There are currently over 22
April 27, 2019 | 1-4PM | 5216 Congressional Dr. | 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3 Car
Come take advantage of the price drop! Upon entry, you will be stunned by the crystal chandelier. MIL suite can be hidden behind its own pocket door and includes two huge walk-in closets, plus full bathroom. Entertain your guests from the open-concept kitchen, where they can eat at the wrapped bar, breakfast area, or formal dining room. The master suite includes beautiful wood floors, plus bathroom enjoys separate shower and jetted tub, and another walk-in closet. Upstairs a massive loft awaits, complete with reading nook, full bathroom + you guessed it - walk-in closet that could be used as a library. Come see this gem
Delightful home ready for its new owner at 3902 Faimes Ct! Enjoy no carpet, cathedral ceiling in front bedroom, built-in desk and shelves in second bedroom, plus a study off the hallway. Living Room is central to the home, with beautiful natural light, wired for surround system, sitting that faces the stone fireplace, and more built-in shelving. Open-concept kitchen shows off dark stained cabinets and stunning granite counters. Plus there’s an eat-in granite top bar, and an additional breakfast area to enjoy! Master bedroom is oversized, with a bathroom that boasts double vanity counter top, jetted bathtub and separate shower, also huge walk-in
YOU'RE INVITED! Come out this Sunday, April 14th, anytime from 12 - 2 pm to check out this phenomenal home in the Southside area! Just a two minute drive from Texas A&M at 1204 Goode, Alexis Knox - Realtor at TM5 Properties will be holding the house open, so go by and take a peek! You won't want to miss out on this great opportunity!!
Is 2019 your year to take the plunge and purchase your first home? If so, please join me Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 10:30am for a First Time Home Buyers Seminar! Breakfast & coffee will be served, and we will be going over the A-Z process of buying your first home! This is one of the most exciting times of your life, and I want to make sure that you are comfortable and confident going into the process. We will end with a Q&A session, so hopefully you will leave with your questions answered & your 2019 home owning goals a little closer to fruition.
Overview of what we will be covering in the seminar:
-Setting up your real estate search
-Choosing your lender & the pre-approval process
-What to expect for…
Delightful, freshly painted home with no HOA has many updates, ready for you! The master bedroom is a true suite - new flooring, large separate shower with 7 spray heads, double granite top vanity, office with built-ins, and the laundry room. Kitchen includes backsplash and stainless steel appliances, including new stove/oven plus eat-in area. Don’t forget about the huge living room and bonus space that could be a great formal dining area! Garage door has been converted to french doors, with it’s own AC, and can be easily converted back. Front yard has a sprinkler system, and back yard has storage shed and back deck that wraps almost the whole
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”
It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.
HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE
A continual rise in real estate value is where our market’s headed. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.1 While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, several factors continue to push prices