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First impressions are so important, especially when you are selling your home. Here are five basic things that can lead to the best impression, from TAR's Summer Mandell:1. Boost curb appeal - keep the yard maintained and exterior looking pristine. This is your first impression.2. Keep it tidy - inside. De-clutter and keep your home clean.3. Keep it clear - rearrange furniture or remove some if ne...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Holly Smith]
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]
Many former home owners displaced by foreclosure are being left with no other option but to rent. They’re increasingly turning to renting single-family homes, which is the fastest growing segment of the rental market, according to Fannie Mae research.Three million former home owners from the foreclosure crisis will likely rent single-family homes by 2015, according to estimates by John Burns Real ...
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]
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]
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]
Make an Offer That Sellers Can't RefuseDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWSWith shrinking inventories, many home buyers are finding only competitive offers will win them the house they want. A recent article by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance highlighted several ways that home buyers can make more competitive “irresistible” offers.1. Be preapproved: About three or four months before home buyers even shop...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Rochelle Barrow]
   I have been visiting the Houzz site for about a year now simply as a consumer.  We were in the process of building a home this past year so the site was of great interest to me.  I enjoy the way the site is set up and the quality of the pictures.   Once our home was completed, I still found that I was enjoying visiting the site.  I discovered that as a real estate agent, I could create my very...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Paula Hamilton]
Great home located in Lone Oak Subdivision-Oversized Cul-de-sac lot that you have to see for yourself.  Let me know if you are able to stop by on Sunday.  This one is priced to sell.http://www.har.com/11555932 Key 2 Texas Realty Cypress RealEstate ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Renee Hinze]
Recently, I have been flooded with calls and have many clients demanding answers. They are skeptical of homes in our hot Houston real estate market because the asking price varies so greatly from Harris County Appraisal District's value. It's exciting for me to see so many people educating themselves and seeking out information but have found this sometimes causes excess worry. There are a conside...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Lauren March]
Moving to a New City? Don’t Stay on the Couch! Some moves involve a couple of friends, a moving truck and a few short trips back and forth across the city. As stressful as these local moves can be, they pale in comparison to a cross-state or cross-country move. With a local move, there’s no need to find the best places to eat, the best route to work, or a new group of friends. You already k...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Chris Wylie]
  5 Steps You Can’t Skip During Escrow  The escrow process, which is also known as closing or settlement, is the endgame of thehome-buying process. It is when the buyer, seller and other necessary parties get together to seal the deal. While your real estate agent and lender may assist you during the process, you should prepare yourself by knowing what to expect once you ar...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
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]
As the number of foreclosed homes dries up in some markets, some investors are looking elsewhere for properties to turn into rentals. With the rental market still strong, some investors are either buying finished single-family homes that they can use as rentals or even developing vacant lots to turn into rentals from the ground up, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Last year, 5.8 percent of ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
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]
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