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As the national inventory of for-sale homes declined, sellers got very comfortable at the bargaining table and telling buyers to cool it with the contingencies. In competitive situations that attract multiple bids, some sellers are even telling buyers they want an offer without mortgage contingencies.  A mortgage contingency, often included in sales contracts, provides buyers with a safety n...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
The process of lighting a room used to be simple. You bought a lightbulb for a few cents and screwed it into a socket. If a room needed more light, you brought in a couple of lamps and plugged them wherever there was an available electrical outlet and furniture to put them on.But these days, with so much buzz about conserving energy and saving dollars with light choices, home owners need to shop w...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
McMansions have more or less fallen out of favor, according to a new study by the American Institute of Architects.The survey of 500 architects showed that only 4 percent thought their clients wanted more space in their new homes, compared to 16 percent in 2008.Home builders have already taken that information to heart with 59 percent of builders surveyed in May by the National Association of Home...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By John Askins]
NOW ON MLS:  4BR, 3.5 BATH Family Home in the Woodlands is online and has an open house Sunday July 27th.  View the SMARTePLAN and the Amenities Text here, clicking the photo arrows launches the photos and room descriptions out of the drawing --- allowing you to tour the property in great detail before you make the trip to see it onsite in The Woodlands.  It's a great family home wi...
Read Post [Posted on 07/26/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Short sale and foreclosure transactions can be fraught with potential legal problems for real estate professionals. And as the number of these transactions continues to skyrocket, agents need to be careful, says Stella Ling, managing senior counsel of the California Association of REALTORS®. Short sales success rate is only about 50 percent, Ling said, so "the best thing to do is to prescree...
Read Post [Posted on 07/26/2014 By John Askins]
Real estate mobile apps continue to be a growing market. So which real estate mobile apps rank the highest?Inman News reviewed the most popular real estate apps across several platforms, including the Android, iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry. Inman News based its app ratings and rankings from TopAppCharts.com, Apple’s App Store, the Android Market site, and the BlackBerry App Wo...
Read Post [Posted on 07/25/2014 By John Askins]
Looking for A Buyer.Hi Everyone,I have a beautiful house to sell in the Riverpark East Community in Richmond, Texas.   It is a 2 story home with covered porch, entryway into formal dining room, kitchen and breakfast area that opens up to living room. Special feature is the fireplace – it  is a 2-sided fireplace in living room and other side is a study/ library. Master Suite and 3 be...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Linda Guerrero]
2032 Quenby is located in Southampton, one of Houston’s most coveted neighborhoods. Conveniently located 3 blocks from Rice University and just one block from Fleming Park, this residence sits on one of those wide old-fashioned streets ---- the kind lined with large trees on both sides that creates a leafy tunnel by the intertwined overhead branches.   Let’s open up the SMARTePLAN a...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
The Pearland market and surrounding communities continue to bring more buyers looking for outstanding neighborhoods with amenities of parks, pools, recreation centers along with state exemplary and recognized schools. Home sellers are receiving multiple offers at or above list price. Buyers are encouraged to use aggressive price submission strategies knowing there are competing offers and sellers...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Debbie Richardson]
The Coldwell Banker Home Field Advantage has created a video series, which highlights 13 different Major League Baseball players and retired professionals at home.  By going to the URL below, you can get a personal look into their homes and hear from the players and family members why their home is so special and unique to each one of them.   Look up some of your favorite players.http://blog....
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Linda Guerrero]
An amazing estate, built in 1933, is nestled on 13 treed acres along Dickinson Bayou. Review the aerial photography1 provided for this listing to see the acreage with its wonderful park-like setting, naturalized landscaping, old oaks with branching canopies, and strolling broods of peacocks. This 2-story home is one you want to put on your list to see. With 5 (or 6) bedrooms, vaulted and coffered...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Is It Nailed Down? What Stays in the House and What Goes   The doors, the windows, and most likely the azalea bush by the driveway—you’d expect those to stay with the new house you just bought, and you’d be right. But what stays in the house when you buy it? Who claims the washer and dryer? Will the sellers bequeath the lawn mower? What about the bathroom fixtures?&nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
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]
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