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A continuing U.S. housing recovery stands to also benefit from efforts to revamp U.S. immigration laws.  A Mortgage Bankers Association study projects that the number of foreign-born homeowners will increase by 2.8 million by 2020, versus the 2.4 million gain in the previous decade. Meanwhile, research by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals concludes that...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
As the national inventory of for-sale homes declined, sellers got very comfortable at the bargaining table and telling buyers to cool it with the contingencies. In competitive situations that attract multiple bids, some sellers are even telling buyers they want an offer without mortgage contingencies.  A mortgage contingency, often included in sales contracts, provides buyers with a safety n...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
The process of lighting a room used to be simple. You bought a lightbulb for a few cents and screwed it into a socket. If a room needed more light, you brought in a couple of lamps and plugged them wherever there was an available electrical outlet and furniture to put them on.But these days, with so much buzz about conserving energy and saving dollars with light choices, home owners need to shop w...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
NOW ON MLS:  4BR, 3.5 BATH Family Home in the Woodlands is online and has an open house Sunday July 27th.  View the SMARTePLAN and the Amenities Text here, clicking the photo arrows launches the photos and room descriptions out of the drawing --- allowing you to tour the property in great detail before you make the trip to see it onsite in The Woodlands.  It's a great family home wi...
Read Post [Posted on 07/26/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Looking for A Buyer.Hi Everyone,I have a beautiful house to sell in the Riverpark East Community in Richmond, Texas.   It is a 2 story home with covered porch, entryway into formal dining room, kitchen and breakfast area that opens up to living room. Special feature is the fireplace – it  is a 2-sided fireplace in living room and other side is a study/ library. Master Suite and 3 be...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Linda Guerrero]
2032 Quenby is located in Southampton, one of Houston’s most coveted neighborhoods. Conveniently located 3 blocks from Rice University and just one block from Fleming Park, this residence sits on one of those wide old-fashioned streets ---- the kind lined with large trees on both sides that creates a leafy tunnel by the intertwined overhead branches.   Let’s open up the SMARTePLAN a...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
With the growth of green building the last decade, green lending has emerged to help finance those often costly “green” upgrades.  Dave Porter, with PorterWorks in Stanton, Wash., who provides continuing education courses on green lending to those in the real estate industry, says there are several basic types of green mortgages, which most of the public still isn’t very aware about. For e...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By John Askins]
With crowdfunding tech sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo successfully launching projects ranging from LPs to lightbulbs, the idea is making inroads in real estate. Groundfloor, an online crowdfunding program devoted to real estate, is putting a historic Atlanta home on the market this week as it prepares to expand its funding platform to five new states. The home renovator received...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By John Askins]
Top Tips for FSBO SellersSelling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think, but it's not for everyone.  Here are some tips if you decide to go the FSBO route when selling your own home.1) Make Sure Your Home is Priced Right. The first two weeks are the most critical; it’s when buyer’s interest levels will peak. If you are interested in a FREE...
Read Post [Posted on 07/21/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Update Jul 18: You can access the SMARTePLAN and Amenities Text by clicking the links. Enjoy!=======Four bedrooms on a quiet street in the Panther Creek Area of the Woodlands with rapid access to I-45, Town Center and the Mall.  Reportedly* one of the lowest MUD tax rates in the area. Significant upgrades in features, finishes and new stainless kitchen appliances completed in 2013...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Clients and their real estate professionals often must evaluate environmental risks associated with property deals. Identifying, assessing, and minimizing such risks has become more complicated in light of several recent developments: most notably, changes to risk evaluation standards; a renewed regulatory emphasis on environmental compliance and enforcement; and a spate of transactions ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By John Askins]
Colorado was the first state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, and one Colorado broker saw it as a way to educate new home buyers who are interested in growing it at home. Bob Costello with Brokers Guild Real Estate launched a “marijuana-friendly” campaign dubbed “420 Friendly Realty Broker.”  Colorado’s new law, which went into effect last Jan. 1, also allows home owners to...
Read Post [Posted on 07/17/2014 By John Askins]
Parking is a hot commodity, and it's becoming a buzzword in many listing ads nationwide. In many parts of the country, home buyers can expect the word to carry a premium on homes for sale, a new study finds.  Properties that reference parking tend to sell for more money, according to an analysis of listing ads by Zillow. Many of the metros that see the largest increases in sales prices due t...
Read Post [Posted on 07/16/2014 By John Askins]
Real estate agents selling homes belonging to celebrities face unique challenges. To preserve their privacy, celebrities often desire listings to be out of the public eye; and these homes also tend to be larger with upscale amenities like movie theaters and bowling alleys. Both of these factors make the resale process more difficult. "The ability to afford all that satisfies your wants and needs...
Read Post [Posted on 07/16/2014 By John Askins]
UPDATE July 15th - This West U family sized home with pool is not yet on MLS. The SMARTePLAN has been completed, (see above graphic) as well as the amenities text and is being reviewed.  I'll be embedding the photos into the SMARTePLAN and uploading this onto MLS soon when complete -- so check back --- I will place a link to it here!===========Originally Posted July 9th:This is one gorgeous p...
Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
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