Oops! Don’t make these mistakes next time you’re touring homes. 6 things homebuyers should never say during a tour
For many first-time home buyers, the idea of a 20% down payment is terrifying. It’s one of the biggest obstacles to homeownership. Maybe you want to own a home someday, but the thought of saving up thousands of dollars for a home purchase has deterred you from seriously considering it. Believe it or not, it […]
Some good things to think about before going in on that vacation place with a friend or family member, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. How to Buy a Vacation Home With a Buddy Before buying a property with another person, figure how you’re going to finance and maintain the property.
Ahh the hazards of online value estimates. What is value anyway? Above all else, it’s subjective. One man’s trash…, beauty is in the eye… AVMs, or Automated Valuation Models, and all their algorithm-based cousins simply cannot factor in the human element (yet). Even the suppliers of these estimates acknowledge their limitations (see quoted website disclaimers […]
It’s the end of an era. Noah has retired and sold the shop. He rescued me more than once; 2 flat tires, a dead battery, and a dead alternator. He even looked at the scooter once when it was giving me trouble. We’re going to miss you Noah! Happy retirement and thank you for your […]
Don’t pick up another tool or sign on that contractor’s dotted line before reading this handy “been there, done that” list of tips. Homeowners’ Worst Renovation Blunders (Are You Guilty of Any?) Let these homeowners’ stories be your road signs for what to skip, stop, or stand firm on […]
Whether this will be your first time selling a home or your tenth, the home selling process can be a challenge. You want to sell quickly and for the most money, so you will be doing absolutely everything you can to spruce up your home and make it as inviting as possible. But not every […]
That’s the western end of Galveston Island. Want to see for yourself how the island looks from several thousand feet in the air? Check out http://www.skydivegalveston.com/.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 years since “the storm”. Here is a brief look back at what I found when I finally returned.