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Home Seller Secrets: Expert Staging Advice

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When it comes to selling a house, appearances are everything. That’s why more and more homeowners hoping to impress buyers are investing in home staging. But between decluttering, styling, and making your house look its absolute best, this process can make you want to pull your hair out. To make this undertaking a little easier, […]

6 Things You’ll Love And Hate About Buying a Home This Spring

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Welcome to the best—and worst—time to buy a home: spring! Yes, it’s peak home-buying season. However, it’s no bed of roses. Knowing what to expect is half the battle, and can help you use these highs and lows to your advantage! So consider this an essential prep course. Ready to dive into the best of […]

7 Emotions You’ll Feel When Buying A Home

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Buying a home may be a financial transaction, but it’s a highly emotional one, too. And while there are highs—like the moments you know you’ve found The One or you get the keys to your new home—you may also go through periods of high anxiety or hopelessness before you close the deal. Ask any homeowner […]

6 Home Maintenance Chores We All Forget

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If you’re like most people, your home maintenance to-do list is so long, plenty of chores regularly fall off it and into the abyss, never to be remembered. With so much house and so little time, that’s understandable. Hey, you’re only human! Still, though: Out of sight and out of mind does not mean it’s […]

How Long Does It Take To Build A Credit Score?

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How long does it take to build credit history? If you plan to buy a house, establishing a track record of past payments is essential, because it proves to mortgage lenders that you’ve paid people back, which means they’ll be more apt to loan you money for a home. Still, if you have no credit […]

Does New Flooring Increase Your Home Value?

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5 Professional Tips to Get the Most Money Back When You Sell Your Home Home flooring takes a beating every day while tasked with a monumental responsibility: setting the design tone for your entire house. The picture-perfect pages of your Pottery Barn catalog don’t reflect the pet shedding settled deep into your living room carpet […]

Can You Buy A Home With Zero Down In 2018?

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Low Down Payment Home Loans For First-Time And Repeat Buyers The biggest barrier to homeownership today is the mortgage down payment. But it doesn’t have to be. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of first-time buyers think they need 10% or more down to buy a home. That’s simply false. In fact, the […]

Should You Buy A Home During The Winter?

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Over the years quite a few people have asked me if they should buy a home in the winter. The question is usually “is there any advantage to buying a home in the winter?” When it comes to shopping for a home, winter is not the most popular season. Colder and short days all make […]

Holiday Home Selling Tips

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Looking to sell your home while the holidays are speedily approaching? If you’re thinking of waiting until the new year to list your home, there’s still plenty of time! Because here’s the deal: As eager as you may be to sell your home before the holidays, plenty of people out there are dying to buy […]

Houston Real Estate Market Hits All Time Highs

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Homes Sales Continue To Outpace Record 2017 Volume Houston’s real estate market had a banner summer as buyers closed on more homes than any other month in history and at sales prices never before reached.From low-end to luxury, houses are selling throughout the area, even as last year’s hurricane remains on the minds of many […]