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Real estate professionals say incentives to sweeten a real estate deal are certainly good ways to generate buzz about a property, but the asking price is the real key to getting a home sold.  Incentives to get home buyers’ attention have gotten lavish. Recent examples include a new BMW, season tickets to football games, a boat for waterfront properties, $3,000 gift cards at interior design s...
Read Post [Posted on 04/19/2014 By John Askins]
The share of first-time home buyers on the market is falling to historical lows, despite recent record levels of housing affordability. With low mortgage rates, many would expect first-time home buyers to be flooding the market for their chance to get part of the American dream. However, the number of first-time home buyers is shrinking, falling to around 32 percent of buyers who purchased their ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By John Askins]
Smartphones and tablets are being increasingly important tools that home buyers are relying on in their home search, according to a new survey from The Real Estate Book and RealEstateBook.com.  The survey shows that 68 percent of mobile users contacted a real estate professional to schedule a showing based on their mobile search. What’s more, 98 percent of those who reported using mobile dev...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
Home buyers are willing to pay 4.2 percent more for a property with the word “country” in the name, and an additional 5.1 percent for the phrase “country club,” according to researchers from the University of Georgia. In the study, researchers evaluated the effect of property names on home values by analyzing MLS data from Baton Rouge, La. Researchers found that buyers do assign a price ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By John Askins]
Home with Curb Appeal Success or failure in the sale of a Houston home listing depends on many factors.  When it’s your own home that is being offered for sale, you want to do the most you can with any factor you can control.  Your home’s interior condition and design are likely to be the key considerations in a buyer choosing your home.  However, it’s the exterior view from the ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
Home buyers are saying they’re willing to pay more for a residential property due to concerns over low inventory, according to a survey of more than 1,300 home buyers in 22 major markets by the real estate brokerage Redfin.  The number of buyers who say they’re concerned about rising home prices has more than doubled in the past year, according to the survey. Seventy-nine percent o...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By John Askins]
Self-employed members of the workforce such as realtors can start now to reduce their 2014 tax bill through such methods as buying business equipment, like computers, software, or even a car by the end of the year. The Internal Revenue Code enables them to deduct the entire amount in one year for tangible personal property used more than 51 percent of the time for their business. Self-proprietor...
Read Post [Posted on 04/13/2014 By John Askins]
A massive security flaw exposed on websites could put at risk your private information, such as credit card numbers and other data. The bug is known as Heartbleed, and security experts are warning Internet users to change their passwords on sites they use — and then be prepared to change them again soon. Researchers uncovered the vulnerability in a Web security measure known as OpenSSL....
Read Post [Posted on 04/12/2014 By John Askins]
The kitchen remains one of the most popular rooms in the house. If it's well laid out and equipped, it becomes a magnet for family members. “It’s the place where they begin and end their days and also interact with friends,” says designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon, founder of In Detail, Kitchens, Baths, Interiors, a design firm in Pensacola, Florida.But it can do more. “A home that’s in move-in condit...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By John Askins]
We are very proud of our team accomplishments over the last two years and 2014 is shaping up to be even better. Click here https://www.facebook.com/susan.greer.1610 to see the statistics showing the comparison of our team with everyone else in Fort Bend. Not only do our clients have great things to say about us, but we have the numbers to back it up as well. If you know of someone who wa...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Susan Greer]
210 Pinto Point is located in the village of Creekside Park and features gorgeous brick veneer and stone exteriors. It has a 2-car attached garage and a lushly landscaped front yard. The village of Creekside Park is the most popular among The Woodlands’ residents because of its many amenities and nature areas.This 2-story home for sale in Creekside Park has 4 bedrooms, all situated downstairs. All...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Tomas Larroude]
7 Waterfall Way is a 4-bedroom single family home for lease in Creekside Park. This is a new construction on a lake front lot. The home has beautiful brick and stone exteriors, 2-car attached garage and a spacious fenced backyard.The master bedroom is situated downstairs and has carpeted floors. The master bathroom comes with a built-in vanity area with mirror and double sinks. The rest of th...
Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By Lisa Mills]
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Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
Gorgeous Lennar home for lease in Creekside Park. This lovely 2-story has brick and stone exteriors and a spacious 2-car attached garage. Other adorable features include  gorgeous hardwood floors from the entry to the living room and tiled floors in kitchen.211 New Harmony Tr has 4 spacious bedrooms with nice carpeted floors. The master bedroom is located downstairs and has big windows that p...
Read Post [Posted on 04/08/2014 By Lorena Merlo]
Shadow Inventories Are Quickly Vanishing, Report Says Daily Real Estate News Friday, April 04, 2014 For the past three years, the shadow inventory has declined year-over-year and posted double-digit declines for the past 16 consecutive months as the housing market continues to heal, Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, says in the company’s February 2014 Nati...
Read Post [Posted on 04/06/2014 By Charles Gibbs]
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