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First time home buyers have so many things to consider as they enter into their exciting journey! It can be so easy to be pulled in many different directions and to lose sight of the things that really matter in your home search. Here are 5 key items that you should consider before and during your search: 1) Make a List. You can make a column of your Needs and your Wants in a property. T...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Rachel Lambright]
“A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.” You walk into a home and immediately you can get “a feel” about the people who live their. Their home tells a story about THEM; what does yours say about you? ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
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]
Where do home buyers have the most to spend on housing? CNNMoney highlighted a map that shows which states millionaires gravitate to the most. Here are the 10 states that boasted the highest number of millionaires, along with the ratio of millionaires to households in each state: Maryland: 7.70% New Jersey: 7.49% Connecticut: 7.32% Hawaii: 7.18% Alas...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
Give your sphere of influence valuable data and advice, and they will become faithful fansIt may sound harsh to say, but it’s true.Ferdana.housingtrendsnewsletter.comFerdana Johnson Realtor, CNE713-513-6872...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Ferdana Johnson]
Take a look at these 7 ways to clean up your credit - so you can get the least expensive home loan possible. Getting the best possible price and terms makes your home more affordable, and lets you purchase more house for the same monthly payment.1. Review your credit report You’re entitled to a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the 3 major credit-reporting bureaus: Equifax,&...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By Tawnya Marney]
Working professionals tend to use their cars frequently. While staying accident-free may be one of your chief concerns when it comes to safety on the road, there's a new warning about hackers who may want to target your car.  McAfee, a security software provider, earlier this year issued a report that warns of a possible new danger lurking for vehicles coming from hackers who can tap ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/25/2014 By John Askins]
Americans continue to fall prey to a growing number of real estate scams — most often rental scams — on free classified ad sites. Craigslist, in particular, has been a site that housing experts have warned visitors to beware of when it comes to real estate transactions.  In Lynchburg, Va., a couple responded to an ad to rent a vacant home in the area, wiring $1,000 to the so-called land...
Read Post [Posted on 07/25/2014 By John Askins]
The wife of a Military Veteran, I LOVE Working with Military Veterans to show them my appreciation and also give them sound and honest advice. I have 12 years solid experience! I am ready for you! Free buyer consultation!832-545-7005 ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By LaWanda Lendsey]
Join us for our Back to School Bash Sunday August 10th 2:00-4:00 at Walter Hall Park.  We are collecting School supplies to be donated to Impact Center Kids Houston.  Please come enjoy a hot dog or hamburger and bring some school supplies to help us give back to the community!  Please RSVP to kristirealty@yahoo.com so we know who to cook for and we hope to see you there!...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Kristi Wright]
The median sales price of homes with green, eco-friendly features is $47,600 higher than for homes without any green features, according to a new analysis by the real estate brokerage, Redfin. Green features include solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, energy-efficient appliances, strong environmental ratings, and certifications from programs such as Energy Star or LEED. “A...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By John Askins]
If you are looking for homes for sale zoned to Morton Ranch Elementary School in Katy ISD, you can find them here:http://houston-real-estate.houstonprimerealty.com/i/homes-for-sale-zoned-to-morton-ranch-elementary---katy-isd ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/21/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
Soon, you may actually be able to text and drive, as driverless cars are closer to reality than you may think. In fact, Bosch, a global automotive supplier, said during a recent conference that it will likely have a completely automatically powered car available to the public within the next seven to 10 years. It already has two models that it is testing in San Francisco and Germany that...
Read Post [Posted on 07/20/2014 By John Askins]
Colleges and universities continue to snap up big pieces of property at low prices, hoping that eventually the land will be worth much more.For example, the University of Dayton, Ohio, bought the 115-acre world headquarters of NCR Corp. for $18 million, and the University Delaware bought a 272-acre former Chrysler auto plant for $24 million.York College in York, Pa., bought 28 acres for $5.8 milli...
Read Post [Posted on 07/20/2014 By John Askins]
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME   Think long-term and think re-sale: Are you planning to have kids? Will you be taking care of elderly relatives? You might be planning to live in your first home for only a few years. In that case, who is your target audience when it comes time to sell the house? If you buy a house in a very bad school district or a house on ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/19/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
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