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How to Survive Multiple Offers

Multiple offers. These two little words can break your heart when you’ve just found a home you want to buy. Home-buying can be an emotional process, so it’s easy to be reactive and find yourself in a bidding war. So, how to survive multiple offers? Houston home buyers are coming against this issue very often […]

Zombie Houses: Does Your Neighborhood Have One?

The term “zombie house” sounds like it was made-up. But if you say “zombie house” in a room full of real estate professionals, they will probably nod their heads knowingly. Zombie houses are a nightmare for homeowners, banks, and the neighbors. What’s a Zombie House? A zombie house is one that has been vacated because the […]

Saying Goodbye to Low Interest Rates

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Houston area, you’re probably conflicted at the news that mortgage rates are rising. Record-low 3% mortgage rates are quickly becoming a thing of the past and it means at least two things: you might face a higher mortgage payment, but you may also have […]

Prioritizing Repairs Before Selling

Many agents will tell you that your home must be flawless before you put it on the market. Once you decide to sell, your comfortable home suddenly needs a length overhaul. However, the good thing about Houston’s sellers market is you don’t need to put as much into your home before you sell it. However, […]

Interest Rates, Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices in Houston and across the nation responded well to record-low interest rates. These low interest rates were designed to help the real estate market and overall economy recovery after the devastating decline in 2008. Prices have gone so high, in fact, that some of us wondered if another housing bubble loomed on the […]

Houston Named an “Aspirational City” by The Daily Beast

Houston is no stranger to top ten lists these days. The most recent shout-out comes from The Daily Beast, which compiled the nation’s top aspirational cities, cities that are the next lands of opportunity. Houston grabbed the No. 3 spot, right after its neighbors Austin and New Orleans. We’re living in a booming region, not […]

Your 2013 Second Quarter Housing Report

There is great news for Texans, and especially Houstonians, in this second quarter of the year: the housing market is still strong and getting stronger. According to Texas Quarterly Housing Report, competition for homes has remained fierce throughout the state, not just in the Houston metro area. Approximately 80,000 single-family home were sold in Texas […]