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The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.   If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase…

Trophy Club Home for Sale

Trophy Club Home for Sale

Thank you for checking out more information on this beautiful custom home, located in an exclusive gated golf course community.  This home offers a gourmet kitchen with large island, granite countertops, shaker cabinets and under counter lighting.  It has a…

Key Features That Sell- By the Numbers

Key Features That Sell- By the Numbers

National Statistics have shown these features raise the value of a house, on average, by the following percentages, above expected values: Barndoors – Sold for 13.4% above Shaker Cabinet– Sold for 9.6% above Farmhouse Sink– Sold for 7.9% above Subway…

Best Uses For a Smart Home Assistant

Best Uses For a Smart Home Assistant

If you haven’t jumped on the smart home assistant bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for? We understand that there may be a learning curve when using these new devices for the first time, like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.…

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.   Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What…

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

  The sun is peeking out and the plants are starting to blossom, so it must be about time for spring chores again. Here’s my annual spring checklist of important issues to tend to around the house. 1. Roofing repairs: If…

7 Home Maintenance Tasks Sellers Must Do Before Listing

7 Home Maintenance Tasks Sellers Must Do Before Listing

It’s that time of year again, the 2018 selling season is upon us. If you have clients getting ready to put their home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless. To make it…

What is a Homestead Exemption in Texas?

What is a Homestead Exemption in Texas?

Many of my clients have questions regarding homestead exemptions. If you haven’t already declared a homestead exemption on your primary residence, then you will definitely want to take advantage of your homestead exemption right away. What is a Residential Homestead…

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”   It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value…

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s…

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Now that the holidays are over, are you looking around your home wondering how you’ll ever clear it of clutter? It can be a daunting task, to say the least. And while some organizing experts say it can take weeks…

What is an HOA?

What is an HOA?

If you’re considering buying a home in a planned community, townhouse or condo, you’ll more than likely become part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). Maybe you’ve heard this term before, but aren’t sure what an HOA is or what it…