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2009 

After closing on your new home, it is a good idea to consider re-keying the door locks on your home.  This is a major safety consideration to you and your family.  Also, there are property insurance considerations, for instance; if somebody broke into your home, and if you could not show force ab...
07/31/2009
In today's economy it is extremely important that a home buyer guard against buying more home than they can afford, especially if they encounter an emergency.   Before searching for a home in earnest, at least get pre-qualified.   Many times a lender will qualify a buyer for more home than they c...
07/24/2009
Many times I meet with home buyers who do not understand Option Period and how it is used within a residential property contract.  In Texas, when an offer is submitted for a residential property, there will be two checks; one is for the option period and another for the earnest money.  Option mon...
07/20/2009
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Many buyers do not realize it is a good idea to have a third party home inspector when building or purchasing new construction.  Builders tend to have their own inspectors; in addition there are city and county inspections that normally inspect the home.  After all these inspections, that does no...
07/17/2009
Are you a person who is trying to time the market so the home prices are at the lowest point?   Many people have found out this is not always a wise practice.  Experts have acknowledged this is not always a wise move because you are dealing with an inexact science.  When attempting to get the mos...
07/13/2009
The number one thing a buyer must consider when buying a home, is to locate the right neighborhood that fits their needs and desires.    Before hand the buyer needs create a checklist of features that should be available when they purchase of their new home, such as, schools, parks, shopping, res...
07/10/2009
Many times sellers wonder why their property is not selling quickly.  When sellers are placed into that position they need to have a frank discussion with their real estate agent.  The seller and the real estate agent need to realize this is a team effort; therefore, avoid pointing fingers at the...
07/06/2009
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