A House is Like a Box of Cereal

A FACEBOOK FRIEND BRINGS UP A GREAT “LISTING” QUESTION.  When preparing a house for sale:  “Extreme Makeover.  Is that the direction of today’s real estate market?” I enjoy interacting with customers, clients and friends on my Facebook page (Val-A-Homes.com on Facebook).  This week, I had a potential seller post a web page showing some beforeContinue reading “A House is Like a Box of Cereal”

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Hollywood Park Home

GROOVY HOMES NEED LOVE, TOO! “Wood” you do something different to this kitchen?  The potential buyer liked the feel of this home.  It reminded him of the home he grew up in. Would YOU make a low-ball offer even though you like this 70’s design? If the 70’s-Style was MY bag, baby… I would certainlyContinue reading “Hollywood Park Home”

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”

Home in Big Country

OVER 1800 SQUARE FEET FOR $110,000?!?  SERIOUSLY? Yes!  Off Marbach and 1604, this home is just outside city limits which means the Taxes are MUCH lower!  Low taxes + Affordable Purchase Price = Mortgage Payment LESS THAN RENT! 1818 Square Feet 3-Bedrooms 2-Full Baths 1-Half Bath New appliances, lots of storage.  Close to HWY 90,Continue reading “Home in Big Country”

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”

A “Lot” to Invest: For the Next Generation

Once upon a time, loving and thoughtful parents used part of their savings to invest in Real Estate so that one day their children could build their own dream homes.  But lately, I’ve been listing those pieces of land handed down from one generation to another. Just recently, I met a retired Military man whoContinue reading “A “Lot” to Invest: For the Next Generation”