Snow in the Texas Hill Country!?

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While many people in Texas say we have two different kinds of weather, “hot and hotter”, this saying was debunked big time this week with historic cold weather and snow that descended upon not only the Hill Country of Texas, but all of Texas! Overnight temperatures have plummeted to close to zero degrees while daily high’s are hovering in 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 …

Experiencing “new house smell” odor? Here’s how to get rid of it!

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Have you or someone you know recently bought a brand new home and smelled that very unique odor of the new house? Almost every time I have walked into a brand new, unoccupied home, I can immediate notice that smell. Unlike a new car smell, a new home smell is different. It is essentially a combination of several construction related …

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 …

Amazing mansion on 800 acres in Missouri for sale!

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The most expensive property in Missouri is now on the market. Situated on over 800 acres, this massive and amazing ranch offers multiple ponds, a private lake, multiple structures and incredible private setting. Listed for 13.5 million dollars, this incredible property and working cattle ranch will make you wonder what it would be listed for if it were located in …

$160,000,000 mansion goes to auction!

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Ever wonder what you would buy if you hit the power ball lottery? Well, not that I would recommend spending this kind of dough, but if you really wanted to go all out, you could consider this mega mansion in California with a current asking price of $160,000,000 (yes, 160 million dollars)! However, it seems this amazing Italian themed masterpiece …

Tips for buyers to get their offer accepted!

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For home buyers in a competitive market or what is commonly known as a “seller’s market”, your offer to purchase must be worth the seller’s time. Given nowadays we see more and more multiple offer situations, buyers must be willing to consider how to make their offer most attractive to a seller. Sure, price is very important, but sometimes terms …

Former Trump Campaign Manager Selling Florida Home

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Brad Parscale, the former San Antonio Business owner of the year and former President Trump Campaign manager, is selling his waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 3 million dollars. At first glance, it does not appear to be worth of a 3 million price tag, but after looking at some of the additional pictures, I can see why it …

Want to buy a private island?

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Have you ever dreamed of winning the mega lottery and buying your own private island? Me too! Check out this article that highlights 10 private islands for sale right now here in the US. I think my money would be on # 1 island for a cool $95,000,000! Read the Original Article Here: The 10 Most Expensive Private Islands in …