Found 78 blog entries tagged as Texas.

 

There is high buyer activity and a historically low number of houses for sale right now. The perfect time for homeowners to sell their house is when the demand for homes is higher than what’s available for sale. Here are a few ways that low inventory can help you get a great deal if you’ve been on the fence about selling your current home.

Better Seller Terms

When there is a seller’s market like there is today, it is much more like being in he driver’s seat when you choose to sell your home. The ball is in your court and you have the power to sell on your own terms because low inventory means less choices for buyers. Buyers are more likely to work with you if it means they can purchase a home in a market where…

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Who doesn’t love a snow day? Cuddling on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa while watching movies can make anyone not want to venture out into the cold. Especially if you're a Texan. Many of us were not expecting the Winter Wonderland, we received this past week end. Next time you find yourself in this spot, it will be a good idea to head out for half an hour to protect your home, especially if you want to sell in the future. Check out these tips on protecting your home that you may not have considered.

Clear Your Vents: Make sure your furnace vents are clear of snow. Carbon monoxide could build up if your furnace vent is blocked.  A blocked vent may also cause a hot water heater to quit functioning. Use…

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25 Budget Friendly Ways To Upgrade Your Home

It's a new year, and we have all most likely set our goals. As a homeowner, our goals often include upgrading finishes or making our home feel new or personalized to our style or current trends. I have put together a list of 25 ways that are budget friendly and doable without having to hire professionals. Please note, some of these DIY's may not improve your homes value, but can give it more of a facelift, if you're not in a position to do the full upgrade.  

1. Add some character and add texture to your walls with peel-and-stick wall panels.

2. Create a charming accent wall with peel-and-stick paper.

3. Upgrade your countertops to faux granite with a DIY…

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Christmas Blog

One of the best parts of homeownership in my opinion are the Holiday memories & traditions that you make. They will last a lifetime. Nothing says HOME like the smell of fresh baking. Whether you currently have your dream kitchen or not, you can make your current home SMELL like Christmas deliciousness. Baking is just ONE of many ways to make a house feel more like "Home."  Whether you are trying a new recipe, or sticking to your tried and true family recipe, it will be a sure fire way to not only please Santa, but all of your friends, neighbors and Family.

Side note : If you do not have your dream kitchen/Home for holiday entertaining, let's talk! Together we can make that happen in 2021! I can help you with relocation, buying, selling or…

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Closing Cost Budget

 

Saving for a down payment in preparation for buying a new home is pretty common knowledge. With the mortgage meltdown, most mortgages that allowed zero down payments disappeared. While FHA and VA loans still offer little to no money down, most potential homebuyers will need to save at least 5-20% of the home value. 

Unfortunately, many first-time homebuyers are dismayed to learn that in addition to the large down payment, they also owe thousands of dollars in closing costs that they might not have expected. The national average for closing costs ranges
from 2-4% of the purchase price, which adds considerably to the amount of savings needed to buy a home. In addition, while not a closing cost, most lenders also require a savings reserve equal to…

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3352 General is located in the Barracks - this one-owner, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome is a coveted corner unit with an extended concrete patio and backyard! The location is incredibly convenient; only 3 miles from Texas A&M, on the TAMU bus route and close to all amenities in the Barracks! Some great features include granite countertops, stained concrete floors, carpet only in the bedrooms, and all bedrooms with walk-in closets and their own full bathrooms. Large Kitchen with eating bar. The Barracks amenities feature a cable wake-boarding lake, lazy river, sand volleyball courts, fenced dog parks, an outdoor fitness park, game park, pools & so much more! You don't want to miss out on this property!

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Your buyer’s rep can help you decide.

The decision to purchase a home is a highly personal one, based on both tangible and intangible factors. Beyond your personal situation, local market conditions, financing costs, and future expectations must also be evaluated. The following list of questions can help you decide if you are ready to move forward with a home purchase. Your Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) can help you sort through these issues and provide essential local market perspectives.

Purchasing considerations

If you purchase a home, how long do you expect to live there?

What can you afford to pay each month for housing related expenses?

What are the total costs of home ownership? This may include:

  • Mortgage…

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 A common question sellers ask when I’m touring their house during the home evaluation is “Why should I choose you?”.  It’s a fair question, and arguably the most important question they should ask when we’re meeting.  So why should a seller choose me?  Well let’s take a look:

-       Heavy social media presence – Between my own online profiles and those of TM5 Properties, we have a reach of more than 6,300 followers.  That’s more than any others in town!  So when I market your home, I’m not just posting the listing to a couple other websites, I’m also immediately communicating with a huge pool of potential buyers.

-       Back to back Aggie 100 recipient – This prestigious reward is given to the top 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned companies…

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This fantastic split floor plan home built in 2001 sits on a quiet cul-de-sac street in desirable Tiffany Park. It boasts a beautifully landscaped yard, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, formal dining area, large kitchen with substantial countertop space and cabinetry, as well as a rolling island. The master suite has a large bathroom with a new shower installed 6 months ago, jetted tub, and amazing closet space. The backyard is complete with a large covered patio great for entertaining and a storage shed with electricity that could be used for a workshop and so many other things! New roof was installed 3 years ago.

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Neighborhoods in College Station, like Alexandria, have shown a consistent trend in their average sale price – they have appreciated, meaning their values have risen over the last 5 years.  As a seller, you could have more than 40% equity in your home if you purchased your home in 2012 or earlier AND originally had a down payment of 20%… that’s huge!  Also, those values don’t include the mortgage payments you’ve been making every month.  How great is that?!

 

There are many uses for a seller’s home equity, one of the major ones being leverage for their next purchase.  For example, if you have been looking to “upgrade” or buy something more fitting for your family, you could sell your current home and use the net profits as a down…

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