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”

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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”

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?”

Five ideas that can dramatically improve your living room

Can’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here are five ideas that can dramatically improve your living room. Move the furniture away from the walls: The tendency is to place your furniture against the walls, but givingContinue reading “Five ideas that can dramatically improve your living room”

Five maintenance resolutions for your home

We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home. 1. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need to fixed. It’s just a fact that comes with home ownership. Rather than letting expensiveContinue reading “Five maintenance resolutions for your home”

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?”

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”