Real estate insights, 2011
Dec. 27, 2011Texas economy still best; 2012 looks to mirror 2011
On New Year’s Eve, many bid farewell to the old year by singing “Auld Lang Syne” lyrics that include, “Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.“ Read more.
Nov. 16, 2011Opportunity’s knocking … answer the door, buy a home
The national media still reports on the collapse of the housing market and the downturn in the economy. While I agree unemployment is still too high and housing is not appreciating the way it did from 2000 to 2006, I believe opportunity’s knocking. Now is the time to buy a home. Read more.
Oct. 24, 2011Let’s do this the right way – support Proposition 2
I support Proposition 2 because I think the availability of a clean, reliable water source is one of the biggest long-term priorities facing this state … on par with education and healthcare. Read more.
Sep. 29, 2011Biggest expense? Not the price of the horse … uh, house
Typically, when people decide to buy a home, they don’t start their search with a certain-priced house in mind. They start with a list of features they want and need. Read more.
Sep. 19, 2011Affected by wildfires or want to help others who were?
For those of us who haven’t been through it, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to leave your house as a wildfire approaches. Many Texans have faced that situation this year. Thousands have returned to find their property and belongings damaged or destroyed. Read more.
Aug. 12, 2011Do real estate agents make more than doctors?
Jul. 8, 2011Join the smart-money people … Invest in a home
Recently, I heard a local radio talk show host discussing the advantages of renting a place to live. He was positive that now is not the time to purchase a home. He was positive that now is not the time to purchase a home. The host stated that renters did not have to pay for repairs, updates, or taxes on their houses or apartments. In his opinion, renting was definitely "the way to go" for the next five to seven years. Wow, is he wrong! Read more.
May 10, 2011Texas REALTORS® … Working for you!
Usually, people only think of REALTORS® when they are about to make a decision on buying or selling a home. But did you know that Texas REALTORS® work for you all year long? Members of the Texas Association of REALTORS® work with our local, county, and state lawmakers to ensure Texas remains a “homeowner friendly” state. Read more.
Mar. 22, 2011One rotten apple doesn’t ruin whole market
If I buy a house today, will it be cheaper tomorrow? In other words, if I buy now, what is the likelihood my property’s value will decline, and I won’t be able to sell it for what I paid for it? Put yet another way, have we hit bottom on home prices? Read more.
Mar. 9, 2011When house hunting, watch your Ls and Cs
When buying a house, a good Texas REALTOR® will assist you with the “Ps and Qs” of the contract, inspection, and closing process. They will help ensure the “Ts” are crossed and the “I’s” are dotted. Read more.
Jan. 5, 2011Resolving to buy a home in 2011? Resolve now to do it right
Many people start the new year with resolutions about losing weight, starting a new physical fitness routine, or getting their financial house in order. How many of you are making resolutions about buying a home? Read more.
Residential listings from Texas REALTORS® across the state.