WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home? Closing costs. Your closing costs are determinedContinue reading “WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE”

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HOME INSPECTIONS

A Home inspection is an important part of the home sale process, both for buyers and sellers. When it’s time for you to hire an inspector, here are five things you should be thinking about:  1. It’s your choice: You are not bound or obligated to use any particular inspector (including a Builder’s inspector). Your realContinue reading “FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HOME INSPECTIONS”

Phrases home buyers should avoid when touring a home with the listing agent or owner present

Phrases home buyers should avoid when touring a home with the listing agent or owner present

How to Buy a New Construction Home in San Antonio, TX

Invite a REALTOR® to accompany you on your tours to new construction sites and model homes. Why? Because believe it or not, we will represent YOU and ONLY YOU… AT NO COST TO YOU! WHAT ABOUT THE ONSITE SALES PEOPLE AT THE MODEL HOMES? Great question! They represent the BUILDER ONLY. (Like a car salesman).Continue reading “How to Buy a New Construction Home in San Antonio, TX”

BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2017

Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor trends that are appearing in 2017. Geometric Patterns: Many homeowners are selecting bold patterns in geometric shapes, like chevrons, triangles, or hexagons. These patternsContinue reading “BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2017”

Budget friendly projects with a big Return of Investment (ROI)

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase the home’s value. High qualityContinue reading “Budget friendly projects with a big Return of Investment (ROI)”

How Veterans and First-Time Home Buyers can find the best Home Loan in Texas

DID YOU KNOW you have options when applying for a home loan? DID YOU KNOW most big banks and credit unions DO NOT offer FHA, VA, Texas Vet and/or USDA loans? What are all those acronyms, you ask? They’re your link to zero-down or low down payment loans for Veterans, First-Time Home Buyers, and/or Buyers whoContinue reading “How Veterans and First-Time Home Buyers can find the best Home Loan in Texas”

New Listings in Real-Time! It’s finally here in San Antonio, TX

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? You see a “New” listing you like and ask your REALTOR® to show it to you. After you walk through the home, you say, “let’s make an offer!” Your REALTOR® gets in his/her car, calls the listing agent immediately and hears, “sorry, we JUST accepted an offer.” It’s happening OVER andContinue reading “New Listings in Real-Time! It’s finally here in San Antonio, TX”

WHICH WEBSITE IS THE BEST AND MOST ACCURATE FOR LOCAL HOME SEARCHES?

In short, there are NO PUBLIC SITES who can publish listings in real-time. Real-time listings are limited to REALTORS® who are members of their local Board and who are subscribed to the Board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The closest to “real-time” you can get today is from REALTOR.com. REALTOR.com updates every 15 minutes. All other public websitesContinue reading “WHICH WEBSITE IS THE BEST AND MOST ACCURATE FOR LOCAL HOME SEARCHES?”

Home staging: Does it make a difference?

It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long time, and on the surface it seems like a no-brainer. Of course potential buyers will be more interested if a home is properlyContinue reading “Home staging: Does it make a difference?”