Home Buyer Tips

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Finding the Right Location is Important

There are so many things to consider when you are thinking about buying a home. Finding a home with the right layout, plenty of space in the living area or kitchen, an open kitchen that’s easy to work in, and plenty of storage space…the list of needs versus wants can, at times, seem endless. While all of these are certainly important, there is one thing that should be at the top of everyone’s list. Location, location, location!

More Information About the Homebuyer Tax Credit

The Homebuyer Tax Credit is set to expire, and while there is talk about another extension, not everyone will require one to qualify. Click the image below the left to learn more about the tax credit and who will get an "free pass" if they didn't take advantage before the deadline.


FAQ about the Homebuyer Tax Credit


Katy Real Estate is Flying High

The word is out, and it looks like folks are paying attention.  We've seen a huge increase in activity in the world of real estate and it looks like there is going to be a mad rush to get things closed before the Homebuyer Tax Credit expires.  With this said, I wanted to take a moment to prepare our readers for what lies ahead.

Two More Strategies to Get Your Offer Accepted

We spent some time in another post discussing two stategies to make your offer more attractive to a seller, especially in the case of multiple offers on the same home.  When you've found the home that is right for you, we want you to be in the best position possible so your offer will not only be accepted, but the seller would feel like your offer was infinantly safer and more stable than those competing buye

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report

Working with The Jones Team means you will have a team of real estate professionals watching out for you, guiding you through the buying or selling process, consulting every step of the way.  One of the many services we offer our clients is our list of service professionals in a wide variety of industries.  You can think of us as your own personal BBB.  We give our clients the opportunity to work with like minded professionals who share our passion for customer service and the well being of the families we help.  One of these professionals is Sc

Get That Offer Accepted

Shopping for a new home is an exciting time.  Sorting through the huge number of homes on the market can feel a lot like dating, and when you find that perfect one that's when the stress can set in.  We often caution folks when they find a home that is perfect.  The home you saw today that you want to sleep on and think about will be purchased by the couple that saw it yesyerday and slept on it last night!

Even More Tax Money Available

By now we’ve all heard about the Homebuyer Tax Credit. We may not know all the ends and outs about it (our friends and family members have gotten the scoop), but we know there is an opportunity to save some money for the right people. But were you aware that there are other programs out there that can save you even more money when purchasing a home.

Find An Extra 15K This Year

Have you ever checked your pockets and found an extra dollar or two?  What about finding that twenty dollar bill you hid from yourself months ago (don't tell me I'm the only one that does that).  Maybe it isn't the same as winning the lottery, but it's still pretty exciting to find money when you didn't expect it.

Fannie Mae Offers Additional Incentives to Homebuyers

In an effort to help potential homeowners, Fannie Mae announced late last week that people purchasing a Fannie Mae-owned HomePath® property could receive up to 3.5% of the final sales price. This contribution could be used for closing cost assistance or to purchase appliances. This offer applies to properties listed on HomePath.com and applies only to owner-occupants, not investors who plan to use the property for income generation.

Understand and Improve Your Credit Score

We've all heard it a million times..."keep an eye on your credit score".  While this is sound advice, not everyone understands their credit score and what it means.  questions about credit abound.  What is a good score?  What is used to calculate a credit score?  Once I understand what my score is, how do I improve it?

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The information herein is furnished by the owner to the best of his knowledge, but is subject to verification by the purchaser, and agent assumes no responsibility for correctness thereof. The offering is made subject to errors, omissions, change of price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. In accordance with the law, this property is offered without regard to race, creed, national origin, disability or gender.