REALTORS® are Secret Weapons

Chances are, if you’re thinking about buying a home, you are wanting to research as much information as possible before speaking with a “salesperson.” I don’t blame you. When I’m shopping for a car, I do the EXACT same thing. I want to be armed with information so I feel like I have more control.Continue reading “REALTORS® are Secret Weapons”

ARM WRESTLING: Buyer-VS-Seller

BUYERS CAN HAVE LEVERAGE!  Don’t let anyone tell you differently.  One seller lost out on my Buyer’s offer because he didn’t want to budge on his price or on closing costs. The Seller would rather wait and see if his “back-up” buyer fixes his credit and pays full price.  He HOPES the back-up buyer comesContinue reading “ARM WRESTLING: Buyer-VS-Seller”

Model Home Tours

From Historical Homes to brand new construction… I enjoy previewing homes.  I NEED to know what’s out there so I’m armed with knowledge when a Buyer calls! The past couple of weeks, I’ve taken some time to tour Model Homes by “Sivage Homes.”  Most Builders showcase a Model to give a buyer an idea of what their newContinue reading “Model Home Tours”

Home Tour – 16May2011

I have buyers looking for homes all over the city.  Today, I toured a Model Home in the Southeast side of town.  Sivage Homes is offering fantastic floor-plans at super Springtime Prices! What I love about this neighborhood is that a small city park is on the property.  Right behind the model home (shown inContinue reading “Home Tour – 16May2011”

Dream Home turns into a NIGHTMARE

After about three years in their new home, a young couple’s mortgage payment increased, the husband’s income decreased and now they are about to lose their dream home.  Trying to salvage their credit, the couple is attempting to list and sell their house before the bank forecloses on them.  In the meantime, the young coupleContinue reading “Dream Home turns into a NIGHTMARE”

Home in Northeast Crossing

In order for the bank to avoid the Foreclosure process and legal fees, they have agreed to sell this house for LESS than what the mortgage balance is! Who do you know who’d like to walk away from closing with INSTANT EQUITY? Priced at $120,000, this grand home is a BARGAIN! 2371 Square Feet 3-BedroomsContinue reading “Home in Northeast Crossing”

Divorcing my husband and my house!

The power and strength in women nowadays is exhilarating to witness.  Women have certainly come a long way from being just a, “damsel in distress.”  We’ve paved our own way in this path called life; we don’t know everything and we’ll still get lost, but one thing’s for sure, WE’RE NOT AFRAID TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS!Continue reading “Divorcing my husband and my house!”

Home Builder Facts

“The Builder didn’t tell me that!”[updated: 09 Nov 2017]  First of all, this is by no means a post to bash home builders! I LOVE working with home builders.  Unfortunately, the average Joe/Jane is not familiar with the partnerships between Builders and REALTORS®, so they walk into a model home blindly.  They shake hands withContinue reading “Home Builder Facts”

Texas Homestead Exemption

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS offered in the state of Texas: ALERT!  New filing requirements took effect September 1, 2011.  This page provides the new law and filing requirements. JANUARY 2013:  FILING FOR A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WHAT’S A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION?  It’s a way to receive a discount on your Property Taxes. In TEXAS you have the right toContinue reading “Texas Homestead Exemption”

Hard Labor–Day

Because I LOVE what I do: During the season of the “$8000 Tax Credit,” I became a permanent fixture in my own vehicle.  My Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer “travels” consisted of San Antonio’s Loop 410, Loop 1604 and hundreds of streets in between.  I was a regular patron of Starbucks where the cozy clubContinue reading “Hard Labor–Day”