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Keller Williams Professionals, created a commission of Spanish speaker Agents, this group is ready to help people through the process of buying or selling a property in the same language. Agents are holding free seminars open to the public. Educate people is the main objective of this program.   ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Vilma Seghesso de Bur]
SABADO 28 DE FEBRERO DE 2015 DE 3PM A 6PM. LOS ESPERAMOS PARA PARTICIPAR DE ESTE SEMINARIO EN ESPAÑOL GRATUITO. 8101 CYPRESSWOOD DR. SPRING, TX 77379
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Vilma Seghesso de Bur]
  WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORTH IN TODAY'S MARKET? Sellers are looking to sell for a variety of reasons. Either they want to downsize, going through a transition in life (divorce, loan modification declined, loan adjusted to a much higher rate), use the money to buy investment properties, sell property to become debt free, help with childrens' college tuition, the list goes on and on. Ev...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By LaWanda Lendsey]
Today my client asked if she should have her purchased home inspected.  She didn't want to have an inspection because it was a large house and the inspection was $600.  Besides, her 5,000 sq. ft. home had been remodeled and everything was new.Absolutely you should always have an inspection.  Before the home closes, you can negotiate repairs with the seller.  After closing, they...
Read Post [Posted on 12/22/2014 By Donna Burke]
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]
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