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James Layfield

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Spyglass Realty and Investments

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Welcome and thanks for taking the time to check out my realty blog. Feel free to comment, ask anything or just soak in the content and hopefully we'll all learn a little more.

Butler's Pantry Making a Comeback


June 23rd, 2017

Frequently used as staging areas for meal prep, the butler's pantry can be a strong selling point for your home. A butler's pantry commonly includes a countertop and places for storing serving pieces, dinnerware, and other items....
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Houston Ranks as a Top City for 1st Time Buyers


May 11th, 2017

Although problems with affordability could be relegating some 1st time buyers to the sidelines, some cities have become more accessible to millennials and 1st time buyers. Homes purchased by this demopgraphic fell to 32%, below the...
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Congrats to these two young people!


May 11th, 2017

Congratulations to my clients Alex and Rocio. So great to see when two young people have the vision a...
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Congratulations on a successful closing!


February 28th, 2017

Congratulations to my clients Roy & Virginia...
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Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Home's Entryway


January 20th, 2017

The entrance to a home can have a huge impact on curb appeal. It is where a potential buyer begins to form first impressions of the home's interior. However, this underappreciated area gets neglected even though it can be the easiest...
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Has the Kitchen Become Real Estate's Most Valuable Room?


December 8th, 2016

There's no question that an impressive kitchen can help sell a home, and smart Realtors® are emphasizing them in marketing. Realtor.com® found that 69% of the homes listed on the website mentioned the kitchen as positive feat...
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Why buyers need to get a CLUE.....


November 16th, 2016

Most people are unaware that insurance companies can use a property's claims history as a component for setting premiums for a new policy. A lot of insurance companies utilize CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) to report...
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These Bad Habits Can Ruin Your Home


October 27th, 2016

There are several practices that home owners do that are potentially doing damage to the home and can snowball into major renovations later. Here are a list of some of those bad habits to steer clear of: Front door slam...
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Down Payment Mistakes That Can Postpone a Transaction


October 7th, 2016

OK, you've finally scraped up the money for a home's down payment. Don't let an innocent mistake with that money postpone your closing. Be warned against these seemingly harmless mistakes: Waiting to...
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Congratulations to my client Joel on his home purchase!


October 5th, 2016

Congratulations to my client Joel on the purchase of his new home. Can you believe a homeowner at onl...
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