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”

MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basicContinue reading “MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS”

Headline: How to avoid vacation rental scams

Headline: How to avoid vacation rental scams Home sharing websites like airbnb.com are great for getting the most out of your vacation. Home sharing often saves a lot of money compared to similar lodging arrangements at hotels, and it gives you an opportunity to be part of a new neighborhood during your stay. The downsideContinue reading “Headline: How to avoid vacation rental scams”

HVAC – DIY Preventive Maintenance

I’ve toured and sold miles, and miles, and miles of homes. Most contracts start with a home inspection, and on almost every home inspection, the HVAC System needs to be serviced.  And if you don’t know by now, the HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), is one of the MOST EXPENSIVE items to replace inContinue reading “HVAC – DIY Preventive Maintenance”

S.O.S. – Let’s “Spoil Our Sweethearts”

 VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY  (San Antonio, TX) Entries accepted Friday, February 8, 2013 through Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:00 PM (CST)  [Sponsored by Val J Aranda and Daylon G. Brady, Castle & Cooke Mortgage] WINNER #1 will receive TWO FREE Movie Passes to the Santikos Palladium Theater ($20 Value) —AND— a $50 Gift Card to “Maggiano’s Little Italy!“ And forContinue reading “S.O.S. – Let’s “Spoil Our Sweethearts””