Home features that can hurt your resale

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We have all seen some unique features in homes that we have visited. Perhaps your neighbor or long lost uncle Bob has some very odd or eccentric feature in their home that they are very proud of. Good for them. However, when it comes reselling what is often the biggest asset we own, there are some features that can actually …

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 …

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 …

So what fixtures stay with a house?

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In the real estate world, there are all sorts of stories out there about sellers taking various fixtures with them prior to closing that they should not have. Although fairly rare, items ranging from wall sconces to door knobs to even toilet seats have all been removed by a few sellers just prior to closing in some real estate transactions. …

Beachfront Malibu house selling for 40M!

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I like the beach, the ocean, sand between toes, the surf and the relaxed vibe most beaches offer. There is just something about soaking up the sun while on a beach or taking in ocean views with swells that roll in every few seconds. Whether I will ever live on a beach or not remains to be seen (highly doubtful), …

NY Mid-Century Modern with tons of potential for sale!

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There is just something about a mid-century modern house that appeals to me. I have never owned one and chances are, I probably never will as they are not exactly abundant on the market. There are certain communities in our country that have more of them than others. This stunning, yet outdate/original, home was built in 1953 and has only …

Some very old homes for sale this week!

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Check out this list of very old homes for sale this week. All are located in the northeastern region of the US (which makes sense due to where our country began) with one exception in South Carolina. The oldest house for sale, located in Pennsylvania, was built in 1683! All appear to have charm and lots of character. For more …

Carpenter from Fixer Upper Lists home

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If you ever watched any of the “Fixer Upper” home remodeling shows that featured Chip and Joanna Gaines, you undoubtedly remember their go to carpenter, Clint Harp of Harp Design Company. Clint was the expert that hand crafted, designed and constructed many of Joanna’s special orders for many of her clients. From tables and chairs to mirrors, hutches and more, …

Skinny Home in Boston is on market

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A very unique and extremely skinny/narrow row-style homes is on the market in Boston’s historical district for 1.2M. The back story behind the origin of this home is interesting with two brothers that had a feud after their father passed away. It is an interesting read for sure. It’s worth taking a couple minutes to read the article and viewing …