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What do you think about home warranties?  Have you had a good or bad experience?  I would like to hear about it!  We at Keller Williams Realty in Huntsville, Conroe and The Woodlands, use several different ones. We always ask the customer or client if they have any preference. Do you?  Let me know!  http://http://www.homewarrantyreviews.com/reviews/american-home-shield-ahs...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Marie Castecka]
Roof damaged by hail? Your insurer may no longer pay to replace it.Bad news for homeowners: As hail storms become more frequent and severe, your insurer may reduce your roof coverage to avoid paying for roof replacement. Image: National Weather Service Storm Prediction CenterIf you live where hail happens most often — basically everywhere in the country east of the line of states running sout...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Many aspects of a home last little more than a decade. Home buyers should be especially vigilant about inspecting these household components because they have a relatively short lifespan, says the National Association of Home Builders. Aluminum roof coating: 3-7 years Enameled steel sinks: 5-7 years Security systems: 5-10 years Carpet: 8-10 years Smoke detectors: fewer than 10 years F...
Read Post [Posted on 10/07/2014 By John Askins]
9 Surprising Things Home Sellers Are Asked To Disclose  Everyone knows that selling a home involves lots of paperwork and each year the amount required or recommended seems to continue to grow. Dozens of pages and signatures and what seems like hundreds of questions now delve into every aspect of home ownership.Buyer beware has been replaced by Seller beware of what you say or don’t say....
Read Post [Posted on 09/29/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Private mortgage insurance is unavoidable for some homeowners, but don’t pay PMI premiums a day longer than required by your lender.Your lender should automatically cancel your private mortgage insurance when you’ve built up 22% equity. Image: Inti St. Clair/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPrivate mortgage insurance provides protection to a lender in case you default on your home loan. Unless you make a 20%...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Texas is one of about 30 states that have disclosure laws that require sellers to tell prospective buyers about any problems, but some sellers aren’t as forthcoming as they should be.Here’s a short list of white lies and misrepresentations that real estate practitioners and regulators say are common and that buyers should be wary of as they shop for a new home: This room and this lot are really...
Read Post [Posted on 09/02/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 08/14/2014 By Susan Greer]
Alleviate those first-time jitters when shopping for a home by researching the neighborhoods you'd like to live in and finding out more about the real estate market in those areas. Image: marslasarphotos/iStockphotoCongratulations! You’re buying your first home, grabbing part of the American dream, and building wealth over time.But buying your first home can be confusing and anxiety provoking. Wha...
Read Post [Posted on 08/13/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
 Top 10 lists: Residential Real Estate            A house under construction in Cinco Ranch. (Dave Rossman / For the Houston Chronicle) Here are highlights of residential real estate coverage in the Houston Chronicle 100 special section. Most active communities Ranked by number of houses started in the Houston area in 2013, according ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/01/2014 By Rita Nelson]
Are you aware of the difference between your homeowner’s insurance coverage and a home warranty policy, also known as residential service contract? All homeowners need an insurance policy to cover any loss to the home and to the contents, such as furniture, electronics and your personal belongings, due to vandalism, fire, hurricane, or hail. A homeowner’s policy does not cover any mechanical fai...
Read Post [Posted on 05/28/2014 By Marta Guerrero]
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Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By Susan Greer]
 What is my home worth? Your home's value depends on many factors, including its style and size, amenities, condition and, of course, location, location, location. In addition, the value of your real estate investment can be affected by market conditions, interest rates, supply and demand and the overall strength of the economy. With the Greater Houston Area experiencing large-scale g...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Audrey Ingram]
Home warranties are big business. One out of 5 homes in the U.S. has one of these policies that cover things that homeowners insurance doesn't, from appliance breakdowns to plumbing problems to electrical issues. Some people swear by their home warranty; others have been ripped off by an industry that isn't regulated in some states. A home is the largest purchase most people make in a lifetime. Wh...
Read Post [Posted on 03/15/2014 By Susan Roddy]
American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, received final regulatory approval to acquire HSA Home Warranty in an acquisition that company officials say is aimed at raising awareness about the value of home warranties. “This is an important development, not only for our two businesses but also for the entire home warranty industry,” says Mark Barry, president ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/15/2014 By John Askins]
You woke up this morning to find it just a little cold this morning, which means winter is on its way.  Time to get your home ready for the season. 1. Clean those gutters  Once the leaves fall, remove them and other debris from your home's gutters -- by hand, by scraper or spatula, and finally by a good hose rinse -- so that winter's rain and melting snow can drain. 2. Block those ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/07/2013 By Faith Floyd]
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