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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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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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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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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