Home Buyer Information

March 3, 2013
Buying a home

How to write a winning offer in a sellers market

The Spring Texas real estate market has changed.  We are no longer in a buyers market where the buyers have all the negotiating power. We are in a sellers market and if you don’t want to have to settle for the home that is your third or fourth choice, you need to write a winning offer. How to […]
February 27, 2013
next gen homes spring tx

Builders offering multi-generational housing options in Spring Texas

Be it due to difficult economic times, demanding work schedules, or cultural preference, multi-generational living has been on the upswing over the last couple of years.  The number of buyers looking for houses in Spring Texas with mother-in law suites, separate entrances, living quarters over the garage, and/or 2 bedrooms have continued to increase. Builders have acknowledged the […]
February 18, 2013
online mortgage calculator

The + / – of online mortgage calculators

If you are thinking about buying a Spring Texas home, one of your first questions is probably “How much will my monthly mortgage payment be?”  Good question and should be an easy question to answer.  Just Google “online mortgage calculators” and you will have numerous calculators to choose from including the one below which is provided by […]
February 4, 2013
Mortgage approval

Don’t waste your time – Get preapproved before house hunting.

For the last couple of months you have been searching online for Spring Texas homes for sale. You found several homes you like and contacted a Spring Texas Realtor to show them to you. One of the houses you viewed looks even better in person than its pictures and you have fallen madly in LOVE with it. You can see your dog running around the yard […]
December 30, 2012
Houston Texas

Where’s the healthiest housing markets for 2013?

Number 1 on the list of the Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2013 is …..  drum roll, please ……  Houston Texas.  Based upon a city’s job growth, vacancy rates, and foreclosure rates, Trulia.com determined the healthiest housing markets. Houston and San Francisco came out on top due to their solid fundamentals. 1.  Houston, TX 2.  San Francisco, CA 3.  […]
December 26, 2012
Why is the owner selling their home

Why are they selling?

As a Spring Texas buyer’s agent, I am asked a lot of questions about the houses I am showing.  The two questions that I am asked the most frequently are “How many days has the house been on the market?” and “Why are they selling?”. “How many days as the house been on the market?”  Is a […]
December 21, 2012
DR HORTON home community Louetta

Future residential development at Louetta

Caldwell Companies have SOLD the 51.75 acres it had listed on the south side of Louetta close to the Louetta Glen intersection.  Since March of 2011, the property had been listed on Loopnet.com for $2,817,787.  Earlier in 2012, the property had been partially cleared. The 51.75 acres were originally planned to be sections 3 and […]
December 12, 2012
best direction for a house to face

North South East West … which is best for resale?

North, South, East, or West which direction of a house’s front door is best for resale?  The answer depends upon geography and ethnic break down. In Spring Texas, we average 207 days of sunshine in a year which is a lot of sunshine. The high quantity of sunshine days, its intensity, coupled with buyers desires for low utility […]
December 9, 2012
Better to rent or to sale

If it sounds too good to be true ….

A Spring Texas house listed for sale at $300,000 also available for rent at $900 a month.  Does the monthly rent sound too good to be true?  Then it probably is. Recently a scam artist had copied the pictures and the description of one of listings and placed an ad for it for rent on Hotpads.com. The house was […]