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First time home buyers have so many things to consider as they enter into their exciting journey! It can be so easy to be pulled in many different directions and to lose sight of the things that really matter in your home search. Here are 5 key items that you should consider before and during your search: 1) Make a List. You can make a column of your Needs and your Wants in a property. T...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Rachel Lambright]
[From the Texas City website] “Texas City Small Business Week is a time for local businesses to really shine and remind not only our residents, but the entire southeast Houston region what we have in Texas City to offer. It is not just for retail, but an opportunity for the industrial support businesses, construction trade, restaurants, and service industries to let people know of the opportuni...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By James Brockway]
Often times the decision to sell your home is a stressful experience in of itself. Add the additional stress of knowing that people will now be walking through your house, and many times making their buying decision off of what they see, can make some people question what they should do when listing their home. […] The post 5 To Do’s Before Listing Your Home appeared first on Tracy But...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Tracy Butcher]
Tips to Survive Chemo If you are about to go through chemo or know someone who is, then these eleven tips will be very helpful to share with your loved ones who have to take this path. Jennifer Griffin was diagnosed with a cancer she would really have to battle. Thankfully for those who are in her dame boat, she has blogged about her journey and is telling everyone the lessons she learned while r...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Chris Wylie]
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Hugo Rodriguez]
“A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.” You walk into a home and immediately you can get “a feel” about the people who live their. Their home tells a story about THEM; what does yours say about you? ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
First impressions are so important, especially when you are selling your home. Here are five basic things that can lead to the best impression, from TAR's Summer Mandell:1. Boost curb appeal - keep the yard maintained and exterior looking pristine. This is your first impression.2. Keep it tidy - inside. De-clutter and keep your home clean.3. Keep it clear - rearrange furniture or remove some if ne...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Holly Smith]
Zillow, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction, which is expected to close in 2015. The combined company will keep both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands and will see Trulia CEO Pete Flint maintaining his position, though he will report to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.Zillow’s announce...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
Many former home owners displaced by foreclosure are being left with no other option but to rent. They’re increasingly turning to renting single-family homes, which is the fastest growing segment of the rental market, according to Fannie Mae research.Three million former home owners from the foreclosure crisis will likely rent single-family homes by 2015, according to estimates by John Burns Real ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
The U.S. population is getting older as the number of people who are under 15 years of age has shrunk in the past decade, and in some areas very dramatically.Experts are blaming it on the recent down economy. William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a demography expert, says that many states have an alarmingly high number of older residents. “This is because many states in...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
Where do home buyers have the most to spend on housing? CNNMoney highlighted a map that shows which states millionaires gravitate to the most. Here are the 10 states that boasted the highest number of millionaires, along with the ratio of millionaires to households in each state: Maryland: 7.70% New Jersey: 7.49% Connecticut: 7.32% Hawaii: 7.18% Alas...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
Houston ranks high among fastest moving markets in the nationPosted on July 28, 2014  By Erin MulvaneyPRINT0It seems it’s still not easy to buy nor cheap to buy a home in Houston’s competitive market. The Bayou City has one the fastest-moving and priciest markets in the nation, according to data analyzed by ZipRealty.The median amount of time a home stays on the market in Houst...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Make an Offer That Sellers Can't RefuseDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWSWith shrinking inventories, many home buyers are finding only competitive offers will win them the house they want. A recent article by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance highlighted several ways that home buyers can make more competitive “irresistible” offers.1. Be preapproved: About three or four months before home buyers even shop...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Rochelle Barrow]
   I have been visiting the Houzz site for about a year now simply as a consumer.  We were in the process of building a home this past year so the site was of great interest to me.  I enjoy the way the site is set up and the quality of the pictures.   Once our home was completed, I still found that I was enjoying visiting the site.  I discovered that as a real estate agent, I could create my very...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Paula Hamilton]
Great home located in Lone Oak Subdivision-Oversized Cul-de-sac lot that you have to see for yourself.  Let me know if you are able to stop by on Sunday.  This one is priced to sell.http://www.har.com/11555932 Key 2 Texas Realty Cypress RealEstate ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Renee Hinze]
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