New construction industry is on fire!

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Have you been curious about what the new home construction industry looks like? Are new builds up or down? What has the Covid-19 virus done to the new home industry? Read the below linked article to get all the latest information and data on the new construction market. I will give you a hint: it is on fire! Read the …

What happens when my listing agreement expires?

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Have you ever listed your home with a real estate agent and before your home sold, the listing agreement expired? In a seller’s market, this doesn’t happen all that often, but it certainly does happen. It may have not have sold for a variety of reasons such as condition, location, price, etc., however if your listing does expire, what happens …

Home prices are on the rise yet again!

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Many people, myself included, wondered what effects Covid-19 would have on the housing market. Would the market crash, would is remain stable, would prices hit rock bottom or would prices actually increase? Well, the data is in. A recent study by Case-Shiller tracked twenty metropolitan areas within the U.S. and in nineteen of them, prices of homes increased from the …

Buying a house sight unseen, are you crazy?

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With the Covid-19 virus dominating the news and much of our lifestyle’s in 2020, more buyer purchased homes sight unseen or over the internet due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Although in the past, I have strongly discouraged this practice, making an offer on a home that you haven’t seen in person may become more common. In part, most …

Check out this “Circular Sun” house in Phoenix!

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Whether you admire the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work or not, you have to admit, he was way before his time in terms of unique designs and styles. There is no denying his forward thinking in his modern, mid century modern style homes. How he came up with so many unique styles, yet made sure they were all unique …

Get ready for a busy real estate winter!

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As many of us know, the winter season is usually slower than most other seasons throughout the year, primarily due to the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s) and colder weather, however this winter could be a major exception for a variety of reasons such as historic low interest rates, pent-up demand due to the Covid-19 virus, the need to …

Why do Victorian homes have a spooky history?

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As we approach Halloween (not at the top of my holiday lists to be honest), I ran into real estate related article that explains why Victorian style houses appear in “spooky/horror”films more often than other styles. I have to admit, I never really put two and two together, but I guess I can think of a few victorian style houses …

How home owner’s insurance claims work

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Ever had to file a home owner’s insurance claim? If not, this article in the below link can help you navigate through the process of filing a claim and seeing it through with your insurance company. Read the Original Article Here: How Does Home Insurance Work? How To File an Insurance Claim, and More Hill Country Flat Fee Realty saves …

How baseball relates to flat fee real estate!

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I know what you are thinking right about now after reading the title of this post, “How baseball relates to flat fee real estate.” You have to be thinking, “Oh brother, please!” Well before you leave this blog post, give me a minute to explain how a baseball analogy is akin to Hill Country Flat Fee Realty’s model. Well, here …

Should you list your home during COVID-19?

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I am receiving a lot of calls from prospective sellers asking whether or not the should list their home for sale or if perhaps it would be wise to wait and see the overall affects of the virus has on home values. This a great question and one that I cannot say for certain has the perfect or correct answer. …