The end of the year is near.  Many of us will be making new resolutions for 2011.  This next year, I’m going to focus on home maintenance!  My little “to-do” list is getting a little too long.  Power-washing, paint touch-up, new bedroom set and maybe a new refrigerator!  I love my home.

Around this time of year, I also receive several inquiries about home buying.  It seems that a lot of single folks, young couples and growing families make HUGE resolutions for themselves… they set their fears aside and go for the plunge… they make their decision to STOP RENTING!     Everyone knows renting is pretty easy… it’s safe… and it comes with only a 6-12 month commitment.  Not much maintenance, not much “ownership” … trust me, I understand COMPLETELY!

Home ownership, on the other hand… there’s nothing else like it!  Well, maybe there is.  Ever rent or borrow a car?  Now remember when you bought your FIRST car?  Yes… there’s a HUGE difference!  Sure, owning your car and/or home comes with responsibility, but it comes with a pride of ownership.  It makes the “responsibility” a lot less work!  A paint-touch up on a home is like a thorough wax job on that new car.  It’s something you do to take care of something you love.


Fear stops us all from trying certain things.  Just because someone dips a spider in chocolate DOESN’T mean I’ll gain courage to taste it… SORRY!  I guess there are a few things I will remain fearful of.  But buying a home… it’s not as fearful as you might think!

What are renters afraid of?  Usually their credit rating and/or the unknown expense involved in buying a home.  May I help ease your concerns?  Follow the link below… I’ll explain the ins and outs of credit scores and closing costs.

GUIDE TO CLOSING COSTS:  CREDIT SCORES, DOWN PAYMENTS AND CLOSING COSTS – Things you need to know to get you started.  Just “follow the yellow brick road” to home ownership!

Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.


Published by AgentVal

Val's architectural studies, military background, and love for teaching became the pathway to her real estate career. From day one, she realized that the grand world of real estate was more than just closing deals, that it was about building relationships, building trust, and building opportunities for everyone to become a homeowner. Since 1998, Val has dedicated herself to coaching home buyers, home sellers, and home investors with integrity, honesty, experience, and resourcefulness. Whether buying or selling a small tract of land or a luxury estate, Val believes every client deserves eXtraordinary first-class service.

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