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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]
10 Pronghorn Pl is a lot for sale in Carlton Woods Creekside. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build your house from scratch and want to do it in one of Houston’s most exclusive communities. This waterfront lot offers you all you need to build your dream home. It is located in a peaceful, quiet and private community which offers luxury as none other place in The Woodlands, ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Luis Tamborrel]
Tamborrel Properties is glad to introduce The Woodlands Reserve. It has been planned by Frankel Building Group, a Houston-based home builder. This brand-new neighborhood is located in the village of Indian Springs which is being planned for them. The Woodlands Reserve is a new gated neighborhood located in the south area of The Woodlands, which is considered one of the nation’s most celebrated m...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
Within the village of Grogan's Mill in The Woodlands, Texas, right next to The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, in the historical district of The Woodlands you will find Lakeside Cove, a new community under development by Gracepoint Homes. Lakeside Cove is located just minutes away from The Woodlands Town Center and all the amenities it has to offer, such as The Woodlands Mall, Market...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
UPDATE Jul 13th: SMARTePLAN completed and being proofed (see graphic). This is not yet on MLS.   When uploaded onto MLS, the fully functional SMARTePLAN floor plan will (also) be posted here.  =========Original Post of July 12th:Wonderful 4 bedroom family home in the desirable Creekside area of the Woodlands Master Planned Community in close proximity to Creekside For...
Read Post [Posted on 07/13/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
The increasing interest among Americans in walkability is spawning a change in attitude about the desirability of not only urban areas, but also suburbs — both old and new — that have nearby amenities that can be reached on foot.Having amenities within walking distance can boost the value of a home as much as $3,000, according to one study. Another found that “location efficiency,” a measure of tr...
Read Post [Posted on 07/12/2014 By John Askins]
Homeowners rejoice.....Protesting season is officially in action!Should you protest?  YES, yes you should!  If would be a crime not to!  Not a literal crime, but a crime on your finances.My informal protest was held yesterday - and, let me say......OH, MY!I've lived in my home for 10 years, and never have I seen such an outrageous increase in property value. Imagine the taxes that w...
Read Post [Posted on 07/11/2014 By Gail Medina]
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