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Selling Your Home Detach yourself emotionally Buying real estate is an emotional decision, but the opposite needs to be true for selling real estate. Emotions can get in the way of selling your property. The more attached you are, the harder it will be to convince a potential buyer to see themselves as the new homeowner. Try to get used to the idea ...
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The strengthening of the economy will drive the housing market forward this year and make up for last year’s “unspectacular” housing activity, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s report. Stronger wages for many Americans likely will lead to a higher rate of household formation in 2015, Fannie researchers note. Fannie economists point...
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Interested what homes have sold for in your neighborhood: Text / Email me your contact info & your subdivision's name. The SOLD REPORT will be sent directly to your inbox. NO COST TO YOU. Ben Huynh: 832.607.1679 Voice/Text. BenRealEstate@yahoo.com. * PLEASE KEEP BELOW  INFO FOR REFERENCE. Driver License Renewal on-line: www.txdps.state.tx.us Traffic (in R...
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Market report: This market report is a focus on Missouri City, TX 77479. It analyzes the current market situation in Missouri City, TX and gives an overview of the current trends.   The median list price for Missouri City, TX is currently $285,950. The price has gone down since December. Which means the prices of homes are going down. So if you're looking for a home, now might be the time to b...
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The Best Neighborhood in the Heights? THis is a post I did over a year ago but is still apropos. It is a question I get asked all the time. "What is the best part of the Heights?" There is no obvious answer. Woodland Heights and the original Houston Heights are certainly the premier areas, but with the boom in constuction and all the Heights Historic Districts (there are now 7...
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If you are looking for family-fun activities in the area, consider attending the 19th Annual Winterfest in Pearland on Saturday, January 31st. The event will be held at the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, located at 4141 Bailey Road, from 10 am to 5 pm. Winterfest is a fun-filled day of snow, rides, great food and games. The event features a snow tubing hill in the HEB Plus! Winter Zo...
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Late in 2014, online Real Estate site Trulia Reports that  "Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas. In fact, buying is 38% cheaper than renting now, compared with 35% cheaper than renting one year ago." Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.  And the Hou...
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                    INSPIRATION FOR TODAY   “Always remember the distinction between contribution and commitment. Take the matter of bacon and eggs. The chicken makes a contribution. The pig makes a commitment.”  ~ John Mack Carter   HOW’S THE FAMILY?   OK, sure – you prepare the meals, maintain the yard, balance the checkbook, take the kids to soccer, wash and iron the c...
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Zoned to highly sought after Oak Forest Elementary School, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage was extensively renovated in 2011. Hardwood floors in front living room, halls and bedrooms; no carpet anywhere. The master suite has a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. The utility room is quite large and has a wall of shelving for storage. Roof, HVAC, windows and applian...
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It is getting easier for some buyers to land a house with less money up front. More lenders are lowering down-payment requirements, allowing borrowers to commit 3%—or even less—of a home’s purchase price to get a mortgage. Most had been requiring down payments of 20% or more since the recession began, with a few exceptions. Some lenders also are waiving mortgage-related fee...
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By Kate Shipman / Lions Club columnist Houston Community Newspapers For Conroe Noon Lions, Wednesdays at noon are an opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones and learn more about our wonderful community and how we can serve it. At most meetings, our program will feature a community leader, charitable organization or other speaker who informs us about the needs and goings on in an...
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I have noticed a bit of trend in my own neighborhood, overpriced homes for sale!  Now, as a resident of this community I am all for increased sales values as it helps me - however some of the listing prices I've seen make me gasp! Why is a listing price that is too high for the area bad? In the case of the home in our area, this means that they sit there.  The market is to...
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And the growing continues..... There will be a meeting Tuesday between the University of Houston System administrators and newly elected state Senator Lois Kolkhorst.  They will discuss a major expansion of the UH Katy campus.  Currently UH has a small campus in Cinco Ranch but there are plans in the works for a much larger operation. “There’s a need in the Katy area fo...
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A home is not a mere transient shelter;  it's essence lies in its permanence,  in its capacity for accretion and solidification,  in its quality of representing,  in all its details,  the personalities of the people who live in it. (H.L. Menchen 1880-1956) ...
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