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”

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?”

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”

IT’S A BIDDING WAR IN SAN ANTONIO!

I hadn’t even THOUGHT about selling my house, but after the month I’ve had, I’m thinking about it!  ~Agent Val The market started brewing at the beginning of the year, and it’s only getting HOTTER! Listings are flying off the shelves!  If you happen to have a house for sale and you’re not getting anyContinue reading “IT’S A BIDDING WAR IN SAN ANTONIO!”