Home Seller Tips

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Houston Home Sales Solid

March 2011

January brought cold temperatures to the Houston area, but that didn’t stop the Houston housing market from heating up. January saw increases in both sales volume and average prices, with the average price of single-family homes reaching the highest level ever for a January in Houston.

Trouble Selling Your Home

October 7, 2010

Are you having trouble selling your home? Has it been sitting on the market for days and days with little or no activity? Or are you considering putting your home on the market, but are terrified of all the negative press that’s out there right now? There are many reasons why a home will sit on the market for an extended period of time. Some of them we can control, and some of them we cannot.

Texas Attorney General Sends Demand Letter to Halt Foreclosures

October 6, 2010

The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has sent a demand letter to 30 banks asking that these institutions immediately “suspend all foreclosures, all sales of properties previously foreclosed upon, and all evictions of persons residing in previously foreclosed upon properties” until these institutions have reviewed files and taken appropriate steps to rectify possible past errors in documentation. This is in response to certain employees engaging in “robosigning” of documents.

 

Staging Tips That Will Help Sell Your Home

August 30, 2010

I talk to people every day who are nervous about putting their homes on the market. The doom and gloom that is plastered on every television station has them convinced that there is just no way their home will sell. I try to avoid TV news as much as possible. I figure if I need some drama I can always watch a good movie.

Flood Insurance in Houston Just Makes Sense

August 27, 2010

Flood insurance has been a hot topic in real estate this year. I know that most have not heard too much about it. The headlines have all been about the recession, foreclosure rates, plummeting home values, and high unemployment. The National Flood Insurance Program has been allowed to lapse several times this year leaving all Americans in a bind, not just those in a flood zone. We currently are set through September 30, and an extension of the program is likely without a lapse, but there are no guarantees.

Tankless Water Heaters

Going green...everybody is doing it.  Energy efficiency is all the rage as builders continually try to one-up each other with lots of different strategies and changes to the quality they include.  What used to be an upgrade in many instances is now a standard feature.

Keeping Your Family Safe When Selling Your Home.

Putting your home on the market can be an intimidating experience for a lot of different reasons. Emotional responses to the idea of having strangers walk through your home can range from “it feels a little weird” to “I’m having trouble sleeping at night”. Safety is a concern when selling your home; after all, that is one of the major reasons we REALTORS® will site for hiring a professional instead of attempting to sell on your own.

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

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.

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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