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Top 6 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2023

February 1st, 2023

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapte...

Not sure if you have damage after a storm? Here's a way to check

January 25th, 2023

The recent tornados reminded me of a situation back in Harvey. I had a vacant listing that visually looked in great shape. But how could we be sure that no water had infiltrated the home? I knew from past experience that water penetratio...

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What it Means for You)

January 4th, 2023

Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates.  In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on in...

A New Year needs this Friendswood corner lot home (and pool!) PRICE DROP

December 2nd, 2022

Are you dreaming of a new home? You'll want to add this home to your wish list and call it yours! It is a stand out in the neighborhood and conveniently and centrally located too Not only is it a corner lot, BUT it is a corner...

Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation

December 1st, 2022

You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but ther...

4 Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

November 10th, 2022

Buying a home is a big financial decision. Once you have a home under contract, be sure to avoid these four home inspection mistakes Mistake #1: Missing your inspection. Your home inspection is the perfect...

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home's Sale Price

November 1st, 2022

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled.1 Consequent...

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

October 3rd, 2022

Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging...

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

September 1st, 2022

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next....

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

August 2nd, 2022

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of set...

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