Houston Real Estate News

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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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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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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Avoid Delayed Closings & Frustration: Changes to the Loan Estimate & the Closing Disclosure

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Real Estate Tips

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Taking out a home mortgage is likely the biggest financial transaction most consumers ever undertake. Many of them do so without thoroughly understanding the process, which is understandable, as it requires a confusing avalanche of paperwork. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been working to simplify this to assist consumers.

Starting October 3rd, for loans originating after that date, new rules and timelines will take effect:

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Houston Real Estate Market Trends to Keep Up With

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 27, 2015 7:08:00 AM / by Christi Parham posted in Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Houston Trends

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Choosing from a wide variety of excellent neighborhoods is the biggest challenge to buying a home in the Houston area. Why? Because there are so many Houston areas to choose from and they all offer their own unique array of opportunities and highlights.

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Kids Left the Nest, Now What? Tips From Your Houston Realtor

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 20, 2015 8:14:00 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Real Estate Tips

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There is nothing more precious and satisfying than witnessing your kids grow up into successful adults and getting on with their lives happily. However, as your kids become independent, it is obvious that they will fly the coop soon. For many empty nesters, it is a daunting experience. Yet many survive it in a much better way. Having no children in the house to take care of often sounds good only in theory; when the house turns into a quiet place with rare laughs and conversations, a wonderful home can turn into a less happy place in just couple of days. 

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5 Tools Sets Every New Home Owner Should Use

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2015 9:18:00 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston, Home Buyers, Home Sellers

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Walking into a new home you have just purchased can be both exhilarating and intimidating. It feels like you have a world of options open now... and you have a thousand things that need to get done. Fortunately, you are entering territory that many, many others have navigated before you. As a new home owner, you have a number of useful tools available to you – tools that will make doing what needs doing quite a bit more manageable.

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Don't Get Stuck With a Bad Lender!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2015 9:01:00 AM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston, Home Buyers, Realtors

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We can help you get pre-qualified with a good lender.

If you are planning to relocate to Houston and you're buying a home for the first time, you are probably already overwhelmed and wondering where to start. The first step in this process is obtaining a pre-qualification letter for a loan.  It will get you one-step closer to your goal of buying a house.

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20 Reasons to Hire a Realtor

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2015 3:17:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Realtors

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Check out 20 reasons why you should hire a realtor to help you with buying and/or selling your home. If you're in the Houston area, you'll be in good hands with ehomehouston. Number 20 is unique in that you can only get that from ehomehouston!

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Looking for Something Different in Your Next Home in Houston?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 7, 2015 3:52:00 PM / by Julia Mickum posted in Houston, Home Buyers, Houston Housing Market

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For most Americans, buying a home is the single largest purchase they will make in their lifetime. Even as social forces push people to be more mobile (and thus move more often) economic forces are often pushing people to stay in place. These two opposite forces are key when looking for your next home.

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