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Home sales picked up at the end of 2014, closing off a year that had a sluggish start but then showed encouraging signs in the second half, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest housing report. Existing-home sales rose 2.4 percent in December month-over-month, bouncing back after a dismal November. Total home sales –reflecting completed transactions of ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By John Askins]
A home is not a mere transient shelter;  it's essence lies in its permanence,  in its capacity for accretion and solidification,  in its quality of representing,  in all its details,  the personalities of the people who live in it. (H.L. Menchen 1880-1956) ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Sandy Brooks]
Want a Career in Real Estate? If you have an interest in starting a career in real estate, contact Kimberly Berger at 281-968-9546 or email kim@kimberlyberger.com.  Kim will personally assist you with getting started in the process, and she can share with you what being part of Keller Williams Realty can do to change your life.  She will also get you connected with one of Ke...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Kimberly Berger]
There's a perception that listing a home for sale over the winter months in a northern state is foolhardy. However, recent research has pointed to the opposite: Listing during the "off-peak" selling season can actually be the perfect moment for sellers to get attention from serious buyers in less time than usual. How would you convince potential sellers of this?  Well, acc...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By John Askins]
Would You Like Lindale Park? Lindale Park is a cool little pocket of homes just east of the the Heights. It is in the Near Northside neighborhood, straddling Irvington Ave., just inside the 610 N Loop. The attached pdf gives a description of the neighborhood, location, age and style of homes, market conditions and more. Would you like Lindale Park? That's not easy to answer. Start by ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Richard Martin]
  Woodland Heights is a premier part of the Heights and is extremely popular. It is popular because it has always been deed restricted and it is zoned to Travis Elementary. There hasn't been much inventory lately so prices are a little difficult to summarize. Little homes that are tear-downs or in need of remodeling sell in the $400's. Nicely remodeled bungalows (the predo...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Richard Martin]
Our first full year at Keller Williams.  We are so excited to be named 6th in the Top Listing Award.  Can't wait to see what 2015 brings.
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Pamela Harris]
When it’s time to sell, you have to price your home right, using tangible factors. Here are six rules to remember: 1. Price is king Your asking price determines how long the home will sit on the market. Pricing the home too high may reduce the number of interested buyers, which can cause your home to sit on the market too long. If your house is on the market too long, it may create the...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Thursday and Friday are the most common days of the week when real estate professionals list a home for sale, according to 2014 existing-home sales data analyzed by the National Association of REALTORS®. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday follow in popularity in that order. The least popular days to post a new listing are Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the most popular months for new listings ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By John Askins]
Interested what homes have sold for in your neighborhood: Text / Email me your contact info & your subdivision's name. The Free Report will send direct to you, not to the public. Ben Huynh: 832.607.1679 Voice/Text. BenRealEstate@yahoo.com. * KEEP BELOW  INFO FOR REFERENCE. Driver License Renewal on-line: www.txdps.state.tx.us Traffic (in Real-time) - www.houstontranstar.org...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Benjamin Huynh]
Oil prices are plummeting, which is great news for drivers at the pump, but could it negatively effect economies and housing markets that have been fueled by the energy boom? Communities most impacted by the drop in oil prices may start to see a slow in home prices, according to a report by CoreLogic. Dropping energy prices could notably strike states such as Texas and North Dakota. "Th...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By John Askins]
A study by the Brookings Institution found that the walkability of urban areas has a direct impact on real estate values and rents. Using Washington, D.C., as a test case, the report identified five levels or steps in walkability. For every step up the walkability ladder, the price per square foot jumps more than $300 on average for apartment rents, versus $82 for house values, $9 for annual of...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By John Askins]
This checklist is essential for every seller! Brand new homes and very old homes will feel more comfortable and valuable to home buyers if they are well maintained.  We are always here to help you sell your home! -Mary & Kelly ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
As I was sitting across from my client buying a home for his family he asked me "how do you get paid?" That is a great question I am suprised more people don't ask.  How is a Realtor paid? Many consumers are under the false impression that Realtors are salaried by their brokers or companies and commission is on top of that.  The fact is that most Realtors are paid s...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
This Oaks of Inwood home is just 2 miles north of Oak Forest but offer twice the size and amenities for under $300K. Drive north from the high priced Heights and Oak Forest on TC Jester. Just at Victory Dr you will  find this 4066 SF home on a 1/3 acre lot for $289,900. 4007 Black Locust is a brick 1983  home for sale in Oaks of Inwood area. ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Richard Martin]
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