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 …

Do I have to leave my refrigerator when I sell my home?

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I get this question all the time, “What about my refrigerator, does it have to stay with the house when I sell?” Refrigerators are personal property and as a general rule they are not included in the sale of a home, unless the buyer and seller have negotiated for it to be included. However, there are times when a seller …

$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 …

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 does a seller have to pay buyer’s agent commission?

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Real estate commissions can be confusing and a little hard to understand to many home owners thinking of selling. If you are a home owners thinking of selling, the first thing you should know is that real estate commissions can often times be negotiated. Of course, this does not mean every real estate company in your area will be willing …

23103 Evangeline, San Antonio, Tx.

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Welcome to 23103 Evangeline in San Antonio, Texas! You will assume you are in a model home as soon as you enter this stunning, like-new, single level home that backs to a greenbelt built in 2018 by Highland Homes. The floor plan simply makes sense!  Open, bright, light and flows so well! 4 beds, 3 full baths, incredible floor plan …

The importance of good curb appeal

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Many of us have had the good fortune to be able to buy a house (if not once, then perhaps several times over).  People buy and sell for a variety of reasons; the American dream of owning a home, upsizing, downsizing, relocation, retirement, buying a second home or vacation home, inheriting a home from a family member’s passing that you …