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Downsizing After the Kids Leave & How to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

March 6th, 2018

When the kids are no longer living at home, it undoubtedly forces you to think about what’s next. Should you stay in the house where you raised your children, or should you move onto another chapter? Choosing to downsize may have n...

What is Title Insurance?

January 16th, 2018

Title insurance provides financial protection against loss arising from problems connected to the title of your new property. Before you purchased your home it may h...

Houston Zoning Laws and Restrictions

January 13th, 2018

Zoning is one of the most important legal tools used by local governments to encourage or prohibit certain types of real estate developments. Zoning intends to improve the living conditions in populated areas by preventing one land owner...

Home Sweet Home: Gift Ideas for New Homeowners

January 12th, 2018

One of the best parts of adulthood is being able to purchase your own house and design and decorate it exactly the way you want it. For new homeowners, it can be difficult to get all of the things needed to make a house a home in one go,... by Amanda Mims at Realty Associates®

January 12th, 2018

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How to Pay Property Taxes in Houston - Cypress - Cy-Fair Texas!

January 7th, 2018

It's that time of year again! Need to pay your Harris County property taxes? Use this blog post as a guide to pay property taxes online, in person, or by mail. All property taxes are due by January 31st. If you live in the...

Ready to Tackle a Home Remodeling or Improvement Project? First Determine Whether You Should DIY or Hire a Pro

December 7th, 2017

Tackling a project can be a time-consuming process, and one of the first steps can take you months. No, we’re not talking about demolition or design. The simple task of deciding whether to DIY or hire a professional can be a paraly...

What is the Option Period in Texas?

May 22nd, 2017

The Option Period - What is it? The Option Period in Texas is a specified number of days set forth in a real estate contract which allows the buyer to terminate the contract for any reason. This option, when written into a re...

The Best Christmas Lights in Houston TX!

December 4th, 2016

****WILL BE UPDATED SOON FOR 2017!!***** It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Houston, so it's time to get festive y'all! Looking for things to do in Houston for Christmas fun? Round up your friends and fa...

Things to Know About Capital Gains Tax on a Home Sale

August 1st, 2016

You probably already know that you are responsible for paying capital gains tax when you earn a profit on the sale of real estate. Before 1997 the only way to avoid paying taxes on a home-sale profit was to use the proceeds of the sale t...

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