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Posted on 03/19/2020
Another Property Sold - Lot 831 S Otto Lange, Blanco, TX 78606
Build your next Dream Home in a lovely Texas Hill Country Resort Golfing Community at Rockin J Ranch. This nicely squared lot can accommodate a variety of custom built plans for single or two story level homes with 3 car garages, or even a side entry attached garage. The Pro Golf Shop, clubhouse, swimming pool, and outside restaurant are only a few minutes walk away. Enjoy the nice views all around, and take advantage of the transferable lifetime membership(a $12,900 value) worth 3 rounds of golf each...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by KML from Pexels Buying your first home is exciting and you will spend a lot of time working with your real estate agent. However, before you begin searching for the right agent, here are some helpful hints to help you get started off on the right foot and make sure you are ready to purchase a...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
What Is the True Cost of Selling a Home?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay All home sellers understand that there are some costs to selling a home, but not everyone realizes what they're expected to pay for (and how much the total will be). We'll look at the most common expenses and how they might affect your budget. Real Estate Agent Fees This is probably the...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Designing a Luxurious Home Fitness Center
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Selling Your Luxury Home
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Common Types of Mortgages and Their Benefits
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Most homebuyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a house, and there are several different types of mortgages to choose from. Here are some of the more common mortgage options and the benefits of each one. Conventional 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Perhaps the standard starting point for a mortgage is the conventional...
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Posted on 02/02/2020
How To Complete Your Post-Winter Checklist
Every winter, your home faces harsh weather, and it may benefit you to examine your home during the warmer months for any areas that may need maintenance to avoid excessive and costly repairs to your home during or after the winter. Here are few things to check before the snow starts to fall.1. The Roof: Excess snowfall on...
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Posted on 02/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 5802 Cinnabar Cove, San Antonio, TX 78222
Solar Panels (owned not leased) making this home extremely efficient. This home is spacious and has a very open floorplan for entertaining. Lots of natural light and a backyard oasis that is beautiful! The master bedroom is located on the first floor with four secondary bedrooms and a game room up. The property has fruit producing trees which include avocado, lemon, pears, oranges and pecans. Less than 20 minutes to Downtown San Antonio. This home is waiting for...
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Posted on 01/26/2020
Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a House Showing
You know you want to pursue a home, and as such, likely plan to attend lots of house showings in the near future. Before you check out a residence in-person, however, it generally is a good idea to prepare as much as possible. That way, you can use a home showing to learn about a residence, evaluate a house's...
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Posted on 01/19/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: Key Components Every Homeowner Should Know
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Posted on 01/12/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay It’s part of the American DNA to want to own a home. It can be your immense joy or become a nightmare if you don’t avoid some of these first-time buyer lapses in judgment. What to Avoid Overbuying. The mantra used to be “buy the biggest house you can afford.” After all...
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