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”

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”

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”

The hard truth about Renting versus Buying

I recently had a conversation with a very intelligent young man who was SO convinced that renting was better than buying, his “wall” of judgement was too thick to penetrate. He wanted to “be convinced” otherwise. Look… there’s no other way to put it: – a recent buyer-client moved into his new home around ChristmasContinue reading “The hard truth about Renting versus Buying”

4th of July GRAND SLAM – Missions Baseball and Kevin Fowler

*******2014 POST****** *******2014 POST****** *******2014 POST****** WE’RE LOOKING FOR TWO LUCKY WINNERS! Each winner will receive FOUR TICKETS FOR LOWER BOX SEATS ($100 value) to watch our Missions Baseball Team play on the 4th of July! But… wait… there’s more!  Country singer and songwriter, Kevin Fowler, will be in concert, on the field, after the game. YES! Oh, youContinue reading “4th of July GRAND SLAM – Missions Baseball and Kevin Fowler”

APRIL FOOL’S DAY – 2014

Growing up with three younger brothers, pranks were not limited to April Fool’s day!  The worst prank was when my brother popped out from behind the shower curtain just as I was about to use the “facility.”  I was so startled, I quickly hunched over as if to hide between the commode and the sink!  HeContinue reading “APRIL FOOL’S DAY – 2014”

Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

[Article 2 of 6] NEW SERIES FOR SELLERS:  Helping Owners Get Ready To List Their House Open houses:  Not every REALTOR® holds open houses, and there are different reasons why.  When interviewing agents, ask about his/her marketing plan.  If an open house isn’t brought up, don’t hesitate to ask why.  Experts in your area will beContinue reading “Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale”

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale

NEW SERIES FOR SELLERS:  Helping Owners Get Ready To List Their House [Article 1 of 6 – “5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale”] There are so many indicators flashing and pointing to the light at the end of the tunnel.  HOUSES ARE A HOT COMMODITY, AGAIN!  Two big indicators are Appraisals and Surveys.Continue reading “5 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale”

PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH

I spend my days talking about houses and explaining about maintenance.  I teach homeowners how to take care of their home, but I don’t always practice what I preach.  I’m like my mechanic who fixes everyone’s car but his own. “Do what I say, not what I do!”  🙂 During “Spring Break 2013,” I’m staying busyContinue reading “PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH”