Haunted House…would you buy?

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Would you want to buy a haunted house? I came across an article published by realtor.com about a haunted house for sale in Humbird, Wisconsin that was built in 1869. The building actually used to be a hotel bar and grill however it is now for sale as a home for $279,000. The whole bar and hotel theme of the …

Oklahoma house with race track hits the market!

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One the things I truly enjoy about real estate in general is the diversity and uniqueness of certain properties that hit the market from time to time. Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoy marketing neighborhood properties for sale, but it is fun to get a listing that isn’t your run-of-the-mill property to list. Sometimes unique properties can be a …

An easy way to save money on your energy bill!

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I recently came across an article on Realtor.com (the link is provided towards the end of this blogpost that caught my eye pretty quickly. With rising inflation, high gas prices prices, increasing costs of goods and services, who wouldn’t be interested in saving some money each month, especially if it is pretty simple to do. Case in point, admittedly I …

Housing Market Starting to Cool Off!

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I think we all knew it was coming…a cooling off period in the housing market. It had to at some point, right? Prices were increasing at rates never seen before, interest rates were so low, buyers were plentiful and sellers pushed asking prices to an unsustainable point. Well, as expected, prices are starting to fall as the pool of buyers …

The Covid Frenzy Market is Over! Pricing is the Key!

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I think it’s probably a universally accepted opinion that the real estate market surged to places most of us never dreamed of during the covid pandemic. Prices were skyrocketing at a pace that was clearly not sustainable, buyers were being out-bid on almost every listing, sales prices were almost always above asking price and most listings received multiple offers with …

When to Hire a Property Manager

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So you have bought your first rental property and fulfilled a life-long goal of doing so. Congratulations! Many people who own rental homes often times will manage them by themselves. People who live nearby their rental home(s) may not feel they necessarily need to hire a property manager to oversee their rentals if they live nearby specially if they are …

Home sales are down…again

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As most of us know, the real estate market as been rather crazy these past few years. No doubt, Covid turn things upside down and created a frenzy of sales, buyers, multi-offers, cash buyers, etc. to the tun we had really not seen before. Now with interest rates steadily increasing along with a lower inventory of homes to buy, home …

MLB Pitcher’s Tennessee Mansion Up For Sale

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As a baseball fan myself, it’s always interesting to see what sort of homes various players and athletes in general own. Players get traded from time to time as part of the “business” side of the game and when this does, often times players will put their house(s) on the market as they head out to their new team. This …

If we’re being honest about commissions…

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When I created Hill Country Flat Fee Realty several years ago, it was never, nor is it now, to create an adversarial relationship with other “traditional” real estate professionals (agents who adhere to the 6% commission structure). In fact, I am pleased to say I feel I have had a very good relationship and experiences with just about every agent …

Is it better to buy or rent in San Antonio, Texas?

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There’s long been debate about whether one should buy or rent a home. Of course, so many factors can be at play in such a decision such as income, job stability, children, schools, how much money you may or may not have for a down payment, interest rates, rental rates, median home prices, etc. Here is an excellent article, recently …