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Read Post [Posted on 09/17/2014 By Susan Greer]
When you're getting ready to sell your home, you don't want to make any mistakes that can decrease the value of your home. However, sometimes sellers unintentionally do.That's because what a buyer sees as a mistake is not always the same as what a seller considers a mistake. But when you're selling your home, you're hoping for a meeting of the minds.Let's uncover some of the mistakes that sellers ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/17/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
The longer a home for sale sits on the market, the more likely buyers will begin thinking something’s wrong with it. Seller's can avoid a long wait for the right offer by considering these six factors that may be telling you it’s time to lower your price.1. You’re drawing few lookers You get the most interest in your home right after you put it on the market because buyers want to catc...
Read Post [Posted on 09/17/2014 By John Askins]
Houston real estate ended the summer on a high note. Inventory held steady at a 3 month supply. Single family home sales were the highest price ever for the month of August. The average price of single-family homes was $275,369. We are always here for your real estate needs! -Mary and Kelly...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
While most people think of spring as being the height of the real estate market, the arrival of fall offers opportunities galore for buying or selling a home. As the weather cools and the leaves begin to drop from the trees, a new crop of homes comes onto the market, making the autumn the second-busiest real estate season of the year.Once summer ends and kids head back to school, the real estate m...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
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Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
Rich Man's Market: Houston home sales jump again — with $500,000 plus houses leading the charge By Ralph Bivins 9.11.14 8:16 am ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Christopher Chin]
In the day and age we live in, we go to Google for everything! From directions to a new restaurant, to instructions on blogging! But, there are some things that are best left to a live human being, and for lots of reasons. One of those things is pricing and selling your home. Your home is possibly the largest investment you'll make in life. Here are some reasons why placing that responsiblity in a...
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Emily Barnes]
Summer wrapped up on a high note for the Houston real estate market, as August delivered gains in both sales volume and prices. Housing inventory held steady month-over-month, but is tracking slightly below year-ago levels. While prices were the highest for an August, they fell short of the all-time records set in June. Single-family home sales totaled 7,505 ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By John Askins]
Some home owners turned into reluctant landlords and rented out their homes to earn extra income while the housing market was sluggish. But now some of these home owners are ready to sell.  However, real estate agents often caution clients that trying to sell a home when a tenant still lives there can be tricky since many renters — who have no financial stake in the matter — aren’t always so...
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By John Askins]
Home stagers are the people who sweep through homes going on the market and make them look uncluttered and cozy without a huge investment of time or money. What’s their secret? Stagers have a bag of design and organizing tricks that can be useful even to someone who has no plans to sell. They look to make a house or condo desirable to potential buyers and maximize price. They have p...
Read Post [Posted on 09/13/2014 By John Askins]
Q: I am about to put my four-bedroom home on the market, with a 90-day listing. The agent says she will hold one open house for the general public. She says we don't need any more because open houses don't sell homes. Is she right?-Ocean City, N.J. A: Heck no, though her opinion is certainly shared by many real estate agents who would rather do anything else on their weekends than babysit a hous...
Read Post [Posted on 09/13/2014 By John Askins]
Most states require home sellers to disclose “material” facts. But the question is, what’s material?In general, says real estate author Dian Hymer, a fact is material when it would affect a buyer’s willingness to buy at the asking price. She says too much information is almost always better than too little. Sellers who are reluctant to be straightforward about their home’s potential problems shoul...
Read Post [Posted on 09/13/2014 By John Askins]
There are so many Open Houses going on this weekend as the cool front arrives and Fall is right around the corner. Check out this open house finder and find your dream home this season: http://rem.ax/12Rl9zSWe are always here for your home buying and selling needs!The Stewart Team ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/12/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
In a seller's or buyer’s market, sellers must be smart or they risk having their property linger longer on the market than they want. Sellers should take caution to avoid the following common traps, according to an article at MSNBC.com.1. Overpricing the home. Home values have dropped considerably since their peak, but sellers still are often tempted to list a home based on what the...
Read Post [Posted on 09/12/2014 By John Askins]
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