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Why and How to Hire a Home Appraiser

Buying a home is a major purchase and savvy customers want to save money in any way they can! Many fees in your home transaction are negotiable, but one you definitely shouldn’t skimp on is the home appraisal.

An appraisal differs from an inspection in that it doesn’t only identify potential problems with the home, […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

How To Recover From Flood Damage To Your Home

This hurricane season has been a doozy of unprecedented proportions. First, Harvey destroyed Rockport and put Houston completely underwater overnight. Then, Irma tore her way across Florida.

Unpredictable weather is hard to plan for and flood-related disasters typically have a huge impact because many homeowners don’t have flood insurance policies. Did you know that your […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

So You Inherited a Home! What Happens Now?

Losing a loved one is difficult and often complicated by legal and financial matters. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family during your loss. We hope this article will help you navigate the murky waters of how to handle an inherited home.

First, the property will have to pass through probate. Probate […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Insider Secrets to FSBO (For Sale By Owner) Success!

From the get-go, understand that For Sale By Owner transactions are complicated, involved, and sometimes tedious work. Such transactions are possible, but most people aren’t up for the challenge. In fact, FSBO transactions only account for 9% of the housing market.

Yes, it will save you money. Commissions can run as high as 6% of […]

Why You Need to Sell Your Vacant House, Fast!

Are you the owner of a vacant house? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

There are lots of scenarios where people acquire vacant homes.

In many cases, the timing of buying a new home and selling your old one doesn’t line up, and you’re left with a sale to make after the stress of […]

What You Need To Know About The Texas Probate Process

Losing a loved one is a difficult thing, and in the wake of such a tragedy, the legal obligations can be confusing and intimidating for families that are still grieving. Understanding the probate process will help ease your mind during such a sad time and provide direction and clarity about what to expect and […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Everything You Need To Know About Selling As-Is

What Is Selling “As-Is?”
Selling “as-is” means that the property needs repairs or updates and the seller does not want to take on the responsibility of completing them. They intend to sell the home in the present condition and release themselves from any liability to complete repairs or offer credits for repairs.

It’s a what you […]

How To Calculate If That Fixer-Upper Is Worth The Price!

So you’ve found a fixer-upper for a GREAT price! It’s in a decent neighborhood, but it needs a lot of work. No problem, you can deal with that. How much work is too much work, though? You don’t want to buy into a project that will turn into a money and time sink. Nobody […]

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Rental Properties

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Rental Properties
Real Estate Investment Isn’t For Everyone
Many people daydream about buying rental properties with stars in their eyes. They envision a tidy house with a friendly family and $500 extra in passive income each month, fondly known as mailbox money. This scenario is possible, but reality isn’t […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Real Estate||0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Property Managers

The Pros and Cons of Property Managers
Should You Hire A Property Manager?
Owning rental properties can be an excellent way to establish several income streams while expanding your portfolio! But should you start interviewing property managers, or just do it yourself? Consider your options carefully when purchasing real estate.

Do your research and ask lots of […]