Posts by Fernando

Avoiding Home Buyer’s Remorse

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Home shopping can be an intense, emotional process. Here’s how to make sure you don’t get caught up in it. Thinking it through How do you avoid getting into this situation? To avoid buyer’s remorse, stay grounded by asking yourself the following questions throughout the home-buying process. Must I ‘own’ this house or must I ‘win’ this house? Often, in a competitive situation, a buyer just wants to win. If you’re competing and forced into a multiple-offer situation, step back and ask yourself: Is this the home I really want, or do I just want to beat out the other buyers? Also, has the...

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Simple Changes for a Greener Home

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Think it’s too tough to make your home more eco-friendly? These straightforward tips will make you think again. Incorporating green practices in your home is simpler than you might think. We’re not talking installing solar panels or adding car-charging stations in your garage (at least, not yet). You can have an eco-conscious home without building one from the ground up. From switching to LED light bulbs to installing a toilet that wastes less water, there are a number of ways to make your home a little greener. Read on to learn how you can work toward making your current home a bit...

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Think Outside the Box: Exterior Considerations When House Hunting

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Most home buyers focus on what’s on the inside of a house, but neglecting the outside could cost you. It’s easy to get tunnel vision while house hunting. When you fall hard and fast for a house, you may be willing to do just about anything to make it your own. But even if you’ve found what seems to be your dream home, take a closer look outside before you make an offer. Any home you consider calling yours should go through a thorough exterior inspection. Trees and foliage Susan Krus of Texas Realty One suggests evaluating trees and foliage first. How close are trees to the foundation of the...

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Why Home Buyers and Agents Need to Have Each Other’s Backs

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

  It can be all too easy for over-eager home shoppers to waste a well-intentioned agent’s time. Here’s what both sides should know about their relationship. Searching for a home and engaging with a real estate agent today is not the same as it was a generation ago. The space (both physical and virtual) between the buyer and the real estate agent was much larger, and coming together was slower and more methodical. If a buyer saw a For Sale sign or an ad in the paper, they might call the real estate agency’s office, get some information, and move on. Or they could walk into an open house solo....

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Why Sharing Your Home Just Got Easier

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Home builders and mortgage lenders are racing to keep up with the trend of shared homes to accommodate multigenerational families and rental units. Whether for care-giving, cultural, or economic reasons, more American families are sharing a home. In 2013, 21 percent of U.S. households were shared, according to a Fannie Mae study  — including multiple generations (grandparents, adult children, and their children) or families of the same generation living together. The low for multigenerational households in the U.S. was 12 percent in 1980, the researchers noted. Two homes in one These...

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