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* The Energy Corridor & Memorial Homeowners' Coffee Meet Up  every Saturday from 9am- 10am.  No need RSVP. Just show up! Venue:  Chick‑fil‑A at Parkway Village - Energy Corridor 13412 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, Texas 77077. Map: http://goo.gl/wdbzfE HOUSTON, KATY, SUGAR LAND TX: Interested what homes have sold for in yo...
Read Post [Posted on 03/06/2015 By Benjamin Huynh]
Enjoy The Peaceful Views Of Stocked Lake From Your Covered Patio. This One Story Cervelle Built Home Has Lots Of Custom Features & Converted Bonus Living Space Above The Garage With Heating, A/C, 1/2 Bath & Lots Of Storage. Extra Wide Driveway For All Your Guests. Open Floor Plan With Island Kitchen & Appliances Stay! Study With French Doors & Split Bedrooms Offers Privacy To The M...
Read Post [Posted on 03/06/2015 By Janet Buff]
By Kim Buish As a Realtor ® my number one goal is to help Houston Homeowners sell their homes for top dollar but, sadly, common home repairs are the biggest culprits that stop homeowners from getting the most money for their homes. In today’s post I will share with you 4 repairs you should consider making to your home before you list it for sale. Tip 1 – Repair Crooked...
Read Post [Posted on 03/05/2015 By Kimberly Buish]
I know at times life throws you a curve ball and either we hit it or not. Like my mom states, "Roll with the punch or get knocked out". Your home is one of your biggest investments you will ever make. If you have experienced a transition in your life that has now resulted in a change in income and now has caused your mortgage to fall behind, take a deep breath. Let's explore you...
Read Post [Posted on 03/05/2015 By LaWanda Lendsey]
My closing officer Susan Magers at Chicago Title in Friendswood used this simple door refinisher on her front door with amazing results! This is a great tip if you're listing your home to sell or simply doing some spring cleaning projects at home. She said it was easy to use (apply and wipe) and cost just $10.00 for a can of Danish Oil. Two applications and BAM! Her door looks amazing and...
Read Post [Posted on 03/04/2015 By Terri Brady]
For sale in MARINA VILLAGE! Stunning Mediterranean style home in a gated waterfront community with access to Clear Lake and South Shore Marina. So many updates to this 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home! This home features a backyard oasis with a "spool", rock waterfall, & a fully loaded outdoor kitchen. This is a must see with a tropical destination atmosphere. $499,900! Get more informatio...
Read Post [Posted on 03/04/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
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 03/04/2015 By John Askins]
This is not so much about what improvements you should do to make your home more valuable, but it might be considered what items you already have that you should fix so it doesn't bring the value down.  First impressions are everything when it comes to a home.  Buyers will often label a home after seeing it so they will remember.  You don't want to be the house with that &qu...
Read Post [Posted on 03/03/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
Selling homes during the winter months requires proper staging for the season to ensure a quick sale at top dollar. Although buyers can overlook barren trees and snow piles in the yard, they will not be forgiving if bad weather makes the home inaccessible. Agents should provide alternate directions or change the date of the showing if heavy snow is forecast. Additionally, they should ensure tha...
Read Post [Posted on 03/03/2015 By John Askins]
Just as the kitchen is a magnet for family activity, when a home goes up for sale, it’s the one room guaranteed to get rapt attention at every showing. Older homes can be at something of a disadvantage here, especially when structural design elements prohibit their being transformed into one of today’s popular airy open plan kitchens. Perhaps you've already taken a paintbrush to...
Read Post [Posted on 03/02/2015 By Connie Inmon]
The real estate portal space is heating up with Zillow and Trulia finalizing their merger. The number of major competitors serving this market has been reduced to two big titans: Move Inc., which operates realtor.com®, and Zillow-Trulia. Following the Zillow-Trulia announcement, Move released a statement saying, “2015 will mark Zillow’s year of the merge and realtor.com®&rsq...
Read Post [Posted on 03/02/2015 By John Askins]
There are four steps the U.S. government can take to encourage more home buying, says Dr. Mark Dotzour, chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. "First, the regulatory body writing the Dodd-Frank rules can hurry up and complete their task," says Dotzour. "They are way overdue. The uncertainty this creates causes lenders to be risk averse, especially...
Read Post [Posted on 03/01/2015 By John Askins]
The priciest ZIP code in the country boasts a median home price of more than $4.5 million, according to a list by Forbes that tracked home prices of more than 20,000 ZIP codes nationwide to determine the most expensive areas.  Appraiser Jonathan Miller, chief executive of New York’s Miller Samuel, told Forbes that he’s seen an increase in listings that fall under the luxury bra...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By John Askins]
I am so looking forward to Spring and sunshine.  I have noticed that I am not the only one as once the sun is out, homeowners are in their yards pruning and sprucing.  There is no doubt that an attractive lawn and FRONT DOOR are the first things that meet the eye of the buyer.    If you are thinking of selling your home, make sure your front door is fresh, clean and not fa...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Maria Pyle]
When remodeling or updating your home, a smart homeowner will consider the ROI or return on investment. This means "if" you make an improvement how much can you expect to recoop on resale.  Many an overpriced home is listed on the market by sellers who think they will recoop 100% of all improvements which is not the case.  The below article shows the reflection of research...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
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