Houston Real Estate News

6 Smart Ways to Vet Your Realtor

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2016 5:14:00 AM / by Christi Parham posted in Realtors, Real Estate Tips

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Here’s the thing about choosing a real estate broker—it’s the first step to establishing a long-term, close relationship. This person will be working alongside you to make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.

So, it’s important to find the realtor who meets your needs from the get-go. For smooth sailing, check out these tips, and learn how to vet your soon-to-be new best friend!

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When Is It Smarter To Rent or To Buy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2015 12:44:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Home Buyers, Real Estate Tips

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How_to_Decide_Whether_to_Rent_or_BuyBecoming a homeowner is a major milestone in life. Seeing the sold sign go up and getting your hands on those new keys is definitely an exciting moment.  ( a “Blue Box” Closing! )

But let’s face it, the decision to buy a home can’t be taken lightly. To make the most financially savvy choice, you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of renting and buying.

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Get to Know Julia Mickum - A Houston Real Estate Expert

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2015 5:14:00 PM / by Christi Parham posted in Realtors

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Houston is a bustling property market when it comes to buying or selling homes.

Choosing an experienced and trustworthy agent will save you from much time spent, worry, money and will ensure you make the right decisions.

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Can You Afford to Buy a House Right Now? Smart Question!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2015 4:05:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Home Buyers

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At this point, you’re wondering if it’s time to say goodbye to rental life and hello to the homeownership. Maybe you’re ready to lay down some roots or you’re worried that you’re throwing away money every month on rent.

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Houston Homes: Architectural Trends To Match Your Lifestyle

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2015 12:19:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston Trends

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Whether you are in need of more room for your expanding family, or you’re looking to scale back, finding a new Houston home with an architectural style that matches your personality and lifestyle is essential.

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Quirky Places in Houston Neighborhoods

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2015 12:09:00 PM / by Christi Parham posted in Houston

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When the time comes to set up home sweet home in the Houston area, it's only natural that you'll be a little picky - and if your home turf is one that you never want to be done exploring… Houston has just what you want!

Finding a quirky little neighborhood to put down roots ensures that you'll still be finding places to explore years later, either with your partner or with little ones in tow.

Houston has plenty for the business professional, and it's also full of wonderfully weird little attractions to keep things interesting. Here are a few must-see secrets you'll love as a new Houstonian:

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Rent or Buy? eHomeHouston's Real Estate Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2015 5:16:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Real Estate Tips

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There’s no question that one of the biggest decisions people make in life is about where they will make their home. A decision that involves the choice of renting or to buying your home outright. There’s no perfect answer for everyone.

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Home Buying: Newer vs Older

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2015 11:07:00 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston Housing Market

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These days, the cost of buying a new home isn’t necessarily more than that of an old home. Home lot sizes have reduced, and construction has become cheaper due to changes in building materials. For example, pine is used in place of redwood.

Older homes near downtown Houston usually have larger lots and cost more compared to the newly built houses on the outskirts of the city. Many of these older homes are situated in historical neighborhoods that are being restored.

Here are some factors you should consider before deciding to buy a newer or older home in Houston:

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Why Julia with eHomeHouston?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Christi Parham posted in Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors

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Moving to the Houston area for the first time? Need a larger house for a growing family or a smaller home for less maintenance and more freedom? No matter what your situation is, Julia at eHomeHouston can help you to reach your goal by providing a friendly and knowledgeable guide to help you every step of the way.

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Why Everyone Wants to Move to Houston

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2015 10:31:36 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston

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If you're one of the following, you'll want to keep reading:

  • Downsizing now that your kids are grown and out on their own 
  • Searching for a bigger home for your newly-expanded family
  • Relocating for personal or professional goals
  • A first-time homebuyer wanting to make that purchase in one of the best cities in America

There is a lot to love (and know) about Houston and eHomeHouston has all of the insights! Here’s just a handful of great places to explore, fun spots to enjoy, and 5 indisputable reasons to make Houston your home:

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