I found a great article on statistics by Scott Bradley Brixen of ListReports called “Reading Real Estate Statistics”. This might be tedious for some, but it you tend to geek-out over numbers like I do, you’re welcome and happy reading! ” Part 1: Better than Average As you read through news stories and social media… Continue reading Real Estate Statistics (Part1)
Budgeting For Home Maintenance
For many first-time homeowners, and many not first timers as well, budgeting and actually setting aside monies for repairs and maintenance of their home can be challenging. Since variables like location, weather, age and style of your home all impact the cost to keep it up, there is no “one-size-fits-all” formula that’s 100% accurate for… Continue reading Budgeting For Home Maintenance
Community Heroes Rewards Program
I am so proud to recognize members of our military, first responders, and teachers by participating in this program. During COVID, there was so much love and appreciation for these dedicated folks, and I want to ensure that appreciation stays front and center! WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? It is really simple. If you are an… Continue reading Community Heroes Rewards Program
Do I Need a Home Inspection?
When buying a home, having a home inspection done by a licensed inspector is a crucial step of the process. During the height of the pandemic, approximately 30% of buyers were waiving their right to a property inspection in an effort to make their offers more attractive. This is a choice that could prove costly,… Continue reading Do I Need a Home Inspection?
Summer months in Texas are not only typically very hot, but also very dry. Water districts have varying degrees or “stages” of water restriction protocols to combat this. It falls on each one of us to help conserve water. Here are some things that can help: Outside: Inside:
Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
A home inspection is a visual exam of the structure and systems of a house. It details problems with the property and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and the remaining useful life of major systems.… Continue reading Home Inspections
Financing: Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval
One sure way to reduce stress during the process of home buying is to seek pre-approval. Buyers who are pre-approved are taken more seriously than their pre-qualified counterparts. Pre-qualification is not a loan commitment from a lending institution; it is only a loan agent’s opinion that you will be able to obtain financing. Virtually anyone… Continue reading Financing: Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval
Credit Scores Demystified
If you’ve made a resolution this year to get your credit on track, getting started can feel a bit daunting. After all, it can sometimes seem as if credit agencies want to keep you in the dark about how scores are calculated. Not to worry – with some diligence on your part and a little… Continue reading Credit Scores Demystified