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John Askins

Royce Realty

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Find Out The Latest Trends and Information Regarding Buying And Selling Real Estate in Houston and the State of Texas

When Buying, Beware of These Home Inspection Red Flags


June 30th, 2016

A home inspection not only allows buyers to learn more about their home, it also helps them uncover any potential problems. Curbed.com recently featured a 14-point checklist to help home buyers during a home inspection. Here ar ...
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Facts Show Home Sale By Owner Is Not The Smart Play


June 30th, 2016

Home sellers are more than twice as likely to get their homes sold if they use a REALTOR®, rather than trying to sell their home on their own, according to a survey conducted by HomeGain of 400 home owners nationwide. ...
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The Salary You Need To Buy A Home In America's Major Metros


June 30th, 2016

You need to make only $31,716 a year to buy a home in Pittsburgh. In San Francisco, you need more than four times that. That's what mortgage information site ...
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Rural Areas Beckon More Real Estate Buyers


June 30th, 2016

Homebuying in rural communities is on the rise: Last year mortgages for home purchases increased at a faster rate in rural communities than in the rest of the country. What’s more, rural borrowers paid significantly higher rates of ...
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Texas Employment Still Growing, But At Slower Pace


June 29th, 2016

The state gained 169,400 nonagricultural jobs from May 2015 to May 2016, an annual growth rate of 1.4 percent, lower than the nation’s growth rate of 1.7 percent. The nongovernment sector added 134,000 jobs, an annual growth rate o ...
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Top Reasons Renters Say They Want To Own


June 29th, 2016

A study by mortgage giant Fannie Mae has shown that 90 percent of renters aspire to be home owners one day, and the top reason behind that desire is for the sense of gaining greater control over their living arrangements.  ...
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Before You Jump In, Do Your Research On Short Sales And Foreclosures


June 29th, 2016

As a potential buyer, you may be tempted by a big bargain prices that foreclosures often offer. But before you jump in, housing experts say you need to be warned that it may not be as big of bargain as you believe.&nb ...
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Study: Number Of Kids Living In Poverty Rises


June 29th, 2016

The number of children living in high-poverty areas has jumped 25 percent from during the last decade, an alarming finding, according to a study by the nonprofit group, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.   Nearly 8 million childre ...
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The Best Home Choices For Pet-Friendly Flooring


June 28th, 2016

If you're looking for pet-friendly flooring, you can't go wrong with porcelain tile. A recent article from This Old House points out that not only is porcelain tile moisture-proof, it's also not prone to scratches. ...
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Choose Right Place For You To Live By Personality Type


June 28th, 2016

Could your personality fit better in a different city? Realtor.com®’s research team used Myers & Briggs Foundation data (you know, the creators behind the Myers-Briggs popular personality test) to look at the most popular p ...
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