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Since 1995, I have helped people achieve their goal of finding their new dream home. Whether you are planning to buy or sell a home, this experience, along with my knowledge and credibility will help you make the most of your real estate decision.

From; If you’ve been thinking about making the leap into homeownership, you may be pleased to learn that the next three months could be the best time to buy so far this year. One reason: Mortgage rates haven’t made a big move up — yet. In fact, Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates finds little movement among the most popular options:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.85% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Oct. 1, 2015.  A year ago, the rate averaged 4.19%.

  • 15-year fixed rates averaged 3.07% with an average 0.7 point. The same term priced at 3.36% a year ago.

  • 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages priced at 2.91% with an average 0.4 point. Last year at this time the same ARM averaged 3.06%.

In addition to continuing low mortgage rates, there are two other reasons why it’s easier for buyers to purchase a home than it has been any time so far this year. To find out what those reasons are, look here for this informative article.


From  Spring might be the most popular time to buy a home, but there’s a real case to be made for fall: It’s cooler, so you’ll have less competition at the open houses. Because it’s considered the off-season, you’re more likely to get (or make) a deal. And, with the season’s variable weather, you can get a good idea of what the home’s like in hot and cool times alike.

After all, you’re buying a home that will fit your needs in every season—even if you can only scope it out during one.

If you wish to keep your new fall home purchase fantastic year round, here are six ideas to keep in mind.



America’s seniors continue to amass equity in their homes, and it could be a way for older Boomers and other seniors to deal with losses they took during the recession, one lender trade group says.

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index, surveyed quarterly, reached an all-time high of 195.29 in the second quarter of 2015.

The previous high was 192.03 set in the fourth quarter of 2006.

For more information from this survey, you can find the entire article here.


From While seasoned gardeners know that fall is the time to plant flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips for the spring season, others may be surprised to know that it is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The warm soil is great for root development and plants have several months to establish themselves before the stress of the summer heat.

Look here for this informative to do list. 


From According to new research, the best month for buyers is October. And the best day of the week is Monday. And the single best day on the calendar is October 8.

RealtyTrac reviewed over 32 million home and condo sales over the past 15 years, and they found that homes purchased in October came at a 2.6% discount to the current fair market value.

More information on this interesting article can be found here.


From the latest MLS press release: After a couple of months of rising sales, the Houston housing market eased off the accelerator last month, with sales comparable to August 2014 and prices setting new August highs. Homes priced between $150,000 and $500,000 saw moderate gains, with the low and high ends of the market experiencing sales declines.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), August single-family home sales totaled 7,454 units compared to 7,407 a year earlier, an increase of less than one percent. The time it took to sell the average home held steady at 45 days.

For more detailed information, you can see the entire report here.


From  "With inpendence Day kicking off the month here in the States, kids in the throes of school break and the days (and evenings) luxuriously long, July is a month to celebrate summer in all its glory. So make a summer bucket list, swing in a hammock, invite some friends over and stay cool — these to-dos are as much about fun as they are about smart home maintenance and safety."

Check out these fun to-do ideas here.  What’s on your to-do list for July?



A great article in the Washington Post by architect Julia Caswell Daitch: "I believe that homes are much more than just drywall and studs — they are part of the family.  A lot of people feel a sense of devastation in having to leave the home that they have occupied for many years, and I know I would be the same way. To me a home becomes like another person in the family. Adding loss of a home to loss of mobility can be really traumatic. I believe if we dream big and design smart, it doesn’t have to be.

So what can I do, as an architect, to help people live how they want to live for as long as they possibly can??

For the answer to that last question, look here for some interesting ideas.



88 percent of homebuyers begin the home search process online, looking at pictures on the listing site. Good photos and real curb appeal help entice buyers to check out your house in person. You want to make a great first impression, so don't feel scared to make a statement -- you want buyers to fall in love with your house. The fixes below are minor and budget friendly enhancements that can be done in a day to help make your house more inviting and appealing, and help get potential buyers to schedule a showing!

You can find these great ideas for sprucing up your home to make a great imperssion on my blog here.  If you have additional ideas, feel free to share them with me and my other readers.


From the Houston Chronicle/Homes:   With the recent flooding in the Houston area, there are scam artists posing as legitimate contractors who want to cheat you out of your money. These “fly-by-night” operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters to try to scam distressed home owners into paying for shoddy repairs or work that they will never show up to perform.

Your best bet is to take your time, do your research and choose someone you feel completely comfortable with. Make sure they don’t have a record of consumer complaints lodged with your local Better Business Bureau. You can also contact the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) for a list of reputable contractors in your area.

For some warning signs to look out for, look here to go to the full article.

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