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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]
The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery County Texas #1 Rated and Most up to date Real Estate Listing Site! The Woodlands and surrounding Areas Finest Homes and best site. Homes for Sale in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, Montgomery and Harris Counties in Texas! Best Deals and Most Up-To-Date Listings, best deals. Your Home Buying Experience Made Simple  http://www.wo...
Read Post [Posted on 07/21/2014 By Kevin Baker]
Nearly 80 percent of home buyers say now is a great time to buy a home, but many sellers say it’s still not the best time to sell, according to one studyIn fact, home selling sentiment is still low in some of the hottest markets. As for home buyers, they certainly are still happy happy about low interest rates, although housing prices have risen.  But sellers, on the other hand, are still g...
Read Post [Posted on 07/20/2014 By John Askins]
Writing a home purchase contract is crucial. Otherwise, it can easily derail a deal. Here are some common contract mistakes: 1. Buyers don’t secure financing by deadline.Many contracts are contingent upon the buyer securing financing by a particular date. However, in today’s tight lending environment, you’ll want to ensure you allow extra time for buyers to get mortgage approval. Ot...
Read Post [Posted on 07/19/2014 By John Askins]
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]
The Upside of Downsizing Your Home   You worked so hard to own your home, it’s hard to imagine moving on—much less to a smaller abode. But while downsizing your home may involve major lifestyle changes, there are a lot of advantages to moving into a smaller space. Downsizing remains one of the most effective ways to lower housing and energy costs. These are just a few o...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
We have 4 OPEN HOUSE’S this weekend. Come stop by and check out these gorgeous homes! SATURDAY JULY 19TH 1615 Sugar Creek Blvd, Sugar Land, 77478 1PM-3PM Click to get more info: http://rem.ax/1zMYx1L SATURDAY JULY 19TH 1410 Sand Lake Ln, Richmond, 77407 1:30-3:30 Click to get more info: http://rem.ax/1zMYjI0 SATURDAY JULY 19TH 2323 Edgewood Dr, Missouri City, 77459 2PM-4P...
Read Post [Posted on 07/17/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
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]
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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Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By Susan Greer]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By Susan Greer]
Be sure you’re walking away with all the money you’re entitled to from the sale of your home at closing. Here's 7 tips to follow:1. Take services out of your nameAvoid a dispute with the buyers after closing over things like fees for the cable service you forgot to discontinue. Contact every utility and service provider to end or transfer service to your new address as of the closing date.If you...
Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By John Askins]
There are many payments, costs and fees associated with buying and selling a home. Some are paid by the buyer and some are paid by the seller.Costs and Fees Generally Paid by Buyer:While there are a number of categories of costs and payments, the most significant buyer fees are related to financing.Inspection fees – In the Houston area, these are generally mechanical, structural, foundat...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By James Brodnax]
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