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These Tricks And Tools Get Rid Of Annoying Backyard Pests Try these tools and tricks to get rid of summer's most unwelcome visitors: Wasps/Bees You don’t want to kill these guys because they pollinate plants (bees) and kill other insects (wasps). But, you also don’t want them taking up residence too close to your home. To discourage wasps from building nests in your yard: •Keep ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/01/2014 By Nancy Macias]
Existing home owners are taking a bigger share of the housing market while investors—who have been the powerhouse until late—are slowly retreating. “A sustainable housing market typically includes a more balanced share of first-timers, move-up buyers and investors, and that's how the housing recovery is shaking out,” Realty Times reports.  Taking the lead: Current home owners—whethe...
Read Post [Posted on 08/01/2014 By John Askins]
What are some of the most popular home features luring home buyers?  The real estate brokerage Redfin surveyed 435 of its real estate professionals across the country to find out what the biggest real estate trends are with home features. According to the survey, real estate professionals identified the following features as the most popular among home buyers: •    Open ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/01/2014 By John Askins]
<strong><h3>JUN-2014 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletter</h3></strong>Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. <b...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By Gail Medina]
Nicole Rathe and Nikki Villarreal have teamed up to provide unsurpassable real estate service for clients in Houston and Fulshear. They will be sharing their expertise in two locations of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties office, one on Kirby in Houston and  one in downtown Fulshear." We have many clients moving from insode the loop west, and clients that want to live i...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By Nicole Pope]
With home buyer demand strong and available residential units in short supply, many developers in New York, Miami, and other cities are pre-selling units months or even years before new buildings are completed. In Miami, the 18-story Faena House had half of its 47 units under contract, with buyers making 50 percent cash deposits on the $2.5 million-to-$50 million units even though concrete was st...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By John Askins]
Zillow, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction, which is expected to close in 2015. The combined company will keep both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands and will see Trulia CEO Pete Flint maintaining his position, though he will report to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.Zillow’s announce...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
The U.S. population is getting older as the number of people who are under 15 years of age has shrunk in the past decade, and in some areas very dramatically.Experts are blaming it on the recent down economy. William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a demography expert, says that many states have an alarmingly high number of older residents. “This is because many states in...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
Houston ranks high among fastest moving markets in the nationPosted on July 28, 2014  By Erin MulvaneyPRINT0It seems it’s still not easy to buy nor cheap to buy a home in Houston’s competitive market. The Bayou City has one the fastest-moving and priciest markets in the nation, according to data analyzed by ZipRealty.The median amount of time a home stays on the market in Houst...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Ten percent of U.S. renters say they want to buy a home in the next year, according to a survey of renters in the 20 largest housing markets by Zillow. That means if all the renters buy a home in the next year that would amount to about 4.2 million first-time home buyer sales, CNBC reports. The National Association of REALTORS® has reported that the share of first-time home buyers has fal...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
Home buyers may not get as great of a deal on a foreclosure as they once did, according to Paul Diggle from Capital Economics in a report. Foreclosure starts have fallen and the inventory of foreclosures has been decreasing, which has caused the discount on foreclosures to lessen.The discount on foreclosed homes compared to other homes has fallen to a 12 percent average, according to Diggle. That ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
A continuing U.S. housing recovery stands to also benefit from efforts to revamp U.S. immigration laws.  A Mortgage Bankers Association study projects that the number of foreign-born homeowners will increase by 2.8 million by 2020, versus the 2.4 million gain in the previous decade. Meanwhile, research by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals concludes that...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
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]
I receive a lot of e-mails from Trulia....lots of e-mails.   Some I read, and, well, some I don't.  Last Friday, however, one caught my eye.  It contained a list of the top ten cities for young adults (Millennials) who want to buy or sell a home.  Two of the cities are in Texas.  Pretty impressive, I'd say.San Antonio ranked number 2.  Way to go Sa...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By Pamela Bratcher]
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]
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