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 …

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), …

Who won and lost in real estate in 2021?

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There is no debating that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major affect on the entire world, including the real estate market. There was so much uncertainty about what the virus and lockdowns, etc. would do to the housing market and many experts even predicted historic losses of value, increased foreclosures and an overall major drop in real estate values. …

Fierce competition in 2022 coming to the real estate market!

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No one has a crystal ball. If any of us did, we’d be watching our bank accounts grow daily and probably wouldn’t have to worry about what certain markets will or won’t do (stock, real estate, etc.) in the future. In my last blog, we took a look at whether the real estate market had reached its’ tipping point or …

Top 10 Emerging Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

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If you are into real estate like I am, It is always fun to keep up with the emerging markets that are trending across the country. There are undoubtably some towns/cities that will surprise you on this list – maybe some places you have always wanted to visit yourself. Take a look at the list and see if you are …

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 …

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, …

Yard projects that even kids can do!

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If you are anything like me, you may not ask your kids too often for help while you are outside working away. This is certainly a fault of mine and my wife reminds me that when I was a kid, I was expected to help my parents out with many outdoor projects and chores, including the yard. There are so …