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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
A Lease is only temporary and when it comes time to leave will you remember what you need to remember? Moving in or moving out causes stress. There is a lot to remember and a lot to do. Here is a list of things to remember so you don't forget: Read the Lease Agreement you signed, word for word, section by section. Are you due a deposit back? What reasons are written in the lease for a landlord to keep your deposit? Did you put down a deposit on your pets? Do you get your deposit back on pets? Did you put down a deposit to hook up to utilities? Are you due your deposit back? Did you notify the Utility Companies you are cancelling on your Apartment? Magazine Subscriptions and Newspapers are not forwarded - Did you cancel? Important Tax Information - Did you notify them you are moving? Did...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Have Home Values Hit Bottom?Whether you're already a homeowner or you're looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, and that's raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the crash in 2008.  One of the questions that's on many minds, based on those headlines, is: how much will home prices decline? But what you may not realize is expert forecasters aren't calling for a free fall in prices. In fact, if you look at the latest data, there's a case to be made that the biggest portion of month-over-month price depreciation nationally may already be behind us and even those numbers weren't significant declines on the national level. Instead of how far will th...
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By Leslie Don Wilson, REALTOR ABR ALHS CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES
(281-804-2291)
TC Jester Dog ParkCheck out Homes For Sale In Oak Forest and Garden Oaks  Houston has a lot of dog parks and this is one of Amelia’s favorites. #GettingToKnowHouston #ilovehouston #GettingToKnowHoustonDogParks 
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Like many people, I always loved animals and had many different pets to teach my children valuable life lessons. In this photograph you see my daughter hiking in the Swiss Alps. On her trails she was greeted by a Seedenhund, one of many Swiss Mountain Dogs. She has a way with animals that are always positive. They connect easily. As a family, we traveled to many places and always seemed to discover new life lessons about animals. Here are some of the life lessons you may have also learned. If you have more, I would love it if you shared:  BIRDSThey say the early bird catches the worm. It sings at the break of dawn when the sun is just about to rise. It eats only what it needs and spends the rest of the time flying in the sky, usually coming down from tree to tree. If you come to a cross...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To KnowOne of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why its such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains: In a preapproval [sic], the lender tells you which types of loans you may be eligible to take out, how much you may be approved to borrow, and what your rate could be.Basically, pre-approval gives you critical information about the homebuying process that'll help you understand your options and what you may be able to borrow. How does it work? As part of the pre-approval process, a lender will look at your finances to determine what they'd be willing to loan you. From there, your lender will give you a pre-approval letter to help ...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Building a CastleRock home in maseey Oaks in Pearland TX. This the rough framing stage of construction. We walk all of of client's homes as they are being built. Massey Oaks is located in Pearland, just south of Houston TX. Relocating to the Houston area? 👉Don’t go to the builder without a New Home REALTOR® We represent YOUR best interests and help ensure your home is built right. Including quick move-in inventory homes. This is a FREE service and can save you $1000s. ⭐ email: James@NewHomeJames.com ⭐ 800-301-9122 https://www.newhomejames.com/new-homes/   Watch over 100 new home videos on our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TexasBuyerRealtyLLCPearland Visit our Houston new home Google Business Page to read reviews and more           https://goo.gl/maps/QRccukQhX3EpBY797
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Massey Oaks in Pearland is the newest new home community located just south of Houston Texas. This is a quick-move in Meritage home. We are walking through the home in it's final stage of cosmetics and last detail work. We help ensure the home will be perfect. Contact James Potenza for pricing and availability 800-301-9122 james@newhomejames.com👉Don’t go to the builder without a New Home REALTOR® We represent YOUR best interests and help ensure your home is built right. Including quick move-in inventory homes. This is a FREE service and can save you $1000s. ⭐ email: James@NewHomeJames.com ⭐ 800-301-9122 https://www.newhomejames.com/new-homes/   Watch over 100 new home videos on our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TexasBuyerRealtyLLCPearland Visit our Houston new home Google Business P...
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
Pearland, Texas is a bustling metropolis with a population of over 2.3 million people. As a realtor in this vibrant city, you have the opportunity to help people find their dream homes and invest in properties that will appreciate in value. However, succeeding as a realtor in Pearland can be challenging, especially in a competitive market. Here are some tips to help you succeed as a realtor in Pearland.Build a strong online presenceIn today's digital age, having a strong online presence is essential for any business. As a realtor, you need to establish yourself as an expert in the Pearland real estate market by building a professional website and creating profiles on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Use these platforms to showcase your listings, prov...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
A Majority of Consumers Say It's a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you're a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you're probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you're likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you'll go when you sell, and todays mortgage rates in order to time it just right.According to recent data, that sweet spot could already be here. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae finds that 76% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell. The graph below shows the percentage of survey respondents who say its a good time to sell a house. The big dip in March and April of 2020 reflects how consumer sentiment dropped at the beginning of the pandemic as uncertainty about the health crisis grew...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 5.75%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount: $300kAPR: 6.295%FHA 30 year: 5.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount: $300kAPR: 6.415%Conventional 15 year: 5%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount: $300kAPR: 5.085%Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
What's Really Happening with Home Prices?  Some Highlights If you're thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the more normal level of appreciation, which is 3-4%. Lets connect to find out how much equity you have in your current home and how you can use it to fuel your next purchase.     
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
New Construction Homes For Sale in Royse City UNDER $300KCome out to Royse City & check out some affordable homes. Royse City has a nostalgic downtown area with restaurants, shops & a meat market. They have great filet mignons & other mouth watering meats! They also have festivals throughout the year & shut down the streets for the citizens to enjoy ! Royse City is also growing with many new restaurants around town, a Walmart, a Buccee's & more! Easy access to Greenville or Rockwall for the rest of your shopping needs! Royse City ISD is top notch, with the award winning Bulldogs!! The high school has a awesome stadium & is currently expanding the campus! 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage $281,000-295,0001650-1836 Square Feet Move In Ready Package with Fridge, W/D, Blinds & Garage OpenerQuartz C...
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
Becoming a real estate investor in Pearland, Texas, can be a challenging but rewarding endeavor. The key to success is to do your research, have a clear plan, and be prepared to put in the time and effort to make it work. Here are some tips to help you get started on your journey to becoming a successful real estate investor in Pearland. Understand the market: The first step in becoming a successful real estate investor is to understand the market in which you plan to invest. Pearland is a growing city located in the Houston metropolitan area, and it has a diverse economy that includes healthcare, education, and manufacturing. The city has a strong job market and a rapidly growing population, which makes it an attractive location for real estate investors. Research the area: Before you ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market If you're thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023?An article from HousingWire offers this perspective:The red-hot housing market of the past 2 years was characterized by sub-three percent mortgage rates, fast-paced bidding wars and record-low inventory. But more recently, market conditions have done an about-face. . . . now is the opportunity for everyone to become re-educated about what a typical housing market looks like.This year, experts agree we may see...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Any time, day, or night read the news. There are more and more headline stories in all states and cities about human trafficking. What is the Blue Campaign and do you know what to do?BLUE CAMPAIGN. ONE VOICE. ONE MISSION. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING. "Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases."The DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking partners with the private sector, non governmental organizations, law enforcement, state and local authorities, just to name a few. You can help too! To report suspected human trafficking to Federal Law Enforcement: 1-866-347-2423.Para reportar un posible caso de trata ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines Home equity has been a hot topic in real estate news lately. And if you've been following along, you may have heard there's a growing number of homeowners with negative equity. But don't let those headlines scare you. In truth, the headlines don't give you all the information you really need to understand what's happening and at what scale. Lets break down one of the big equity stories you may be seeing in the news, and what's actually taking place. That way, you'll have the context you need to understand the big picture.Headlines Focus on Short-Term Equity Numbers and Fail To Convey the Long-Term ViewOne piece of news circulating focuses on the percentage of homes purchased in 2022 that are currently underwater. The term underwater refers ...
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
It is difficult to make a blanket statement about whether or not now is a good time to buy real estate in Houston, Texas, as the market can vary depending on a variety of factors. However, there are a few key points to consider that may help you make a decision.First, it is important to look at the current state of the housing market in Houston. According to HAR.com, the median home value in Houston is currently $294,500, and the market is considered to be a "seller's market," with a relatively low number of homes for sale and high demand. Additionally, the median home value in Houston was at $305,000 last year in December. This suggests that home prices in Houston are currently falling, which may make it a good time to buy for those who are able to secure a property at a lower price be...
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By Danny Frank, The Pearland Real Estate Expert
(JLA Realty)
The real estate market in Pearland is currently experiencing a strong demand, with low inventory levels and high competition among buyers. This is due in large part to the city's strong economy and growing population. The unemployment rate in Pearland is currently at or below the national average, and the city is home to a number of large employers, including major oil and gas companies, healthcare providers, and retail businesses. Additionally, Pearland is home to several highly-ranked schools, which is also adding to the demand for housing in the area.One of the major factors driving the growth of the real estate market in Pearland is the city's location. Pearland is located in the Houston metropolitan area, which is home to over 6 million people, making it one of the largest metropol...
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By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX
(ULTIMA REAL ESTATE)
Republic Grand Ranch, Willis TX Market Report January 22, 20233 Homes Currently for Sale as of January 22, 202310760 Ruger Rd. Willis, TX 773783/2.5 with 3,242 Square Feet Priced at $990,889Listing courtesy of Gisela Duverney Properties,LLC 15821 Wooded Trail Way Willis, TX 773783/2.5 with 3,120 Square Feet Priced at $928,000Listing courtesy of Grand Ranch Realty 15706 Republic Grand Ranch Willis, TX 773783/2.5 with 2,978 Square Feet Priced at $885,000Listing courtesy of Grand Ranch Realty No homes in Republic Grand Ranch are showing in the Houston Association of Realtors MLS as being closed within the past 6 months, non currently showing an option or pending status.  This neighborhood may not report all of its data to the Houston Association of Realtors, therefore, other homes may have...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Five New Year Resolutions for Your HomeA new year is often a time you are thinking about changes you want to make. You may consider personal, financial, and other lifestyle adjustments, but what about your living space? Changes to your home may be necessary to refresh and renew it to increase safety and comfort and make you feel happier while also saving you money. A major renovation is an option, although there are some changes you can do cheaply and easily yourself without needing professional labor.The first step is to assess what needs to be done. It could be you are tired of looking at the same color and décor of a room and may want to redecorate. Upon closer inspection, you may realize that you need to repair, replace or even update. If you know you need to make changes but don’t ...
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