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 …

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 …

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 …

Are you a mid-century modern fan?

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Some people love them, while others don’t “get” them. Yep, I am talking about the mid century modern house designs. Popular from roughly 1945 to about 1969, mid century modern designed homes are still highly sought after by a specific buyer pool. Check on this one, built in 1967 in New Orleans that just hit the market for a pretty …

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. …

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 …

284 Ranch Circle Drive, Kendalia, Tx

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Wow-“Texas Hill Country meets Colorado!” Views, acreage, pine trees, privacy, wildlife, oak trees all backing to large private ranch! Located on 4.5 impeccable/gated acres, 284 Ranch Circle Drive is a very unique opportunity! 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, rock exterior w/ huge covered front & back porches, in ground pool, hot tub, pergola next to pool for additional shade, an …

What I like about the Texas Hill Country

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Admittedly, I am not a native Texan.  I wasn’t born here and I don’t have a generational Texas legacy I wish I could lay claim to, but I can say that ever since I was in middle school many years ago, there was something about Texas that just intrigued me.  Perhaps it was the idea that Texas was known for …