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The Real Estate Corner is provided by Waymond Lightfoot with REMAX Genesis in Blanco. For more information, visit the REMAX Genesis website or call them at 830-833-2000.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
During your search for a new home, you may come across property located in a homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA. Before you make an offer, think about the pros and cons of living in a regulated community. The purpose of an HOA While some HOAs have voluntary membership, many are mandatory for everyone who owns property in the neighborhood.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
It’s a great feeling when you’ve found the property of your dreams. It’s not such a great feeling to start planning how you’ll move your belongings into it. Hiring movers can help you take some of the stress out of your move, but only if you find the right one.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Waymond Lightfoot, broker of RE/MAX Genesis, Welcomes Alicia Artese to the Blanco office. Alicia brings her professional expertise as well as her knowledge of the Texas Hill Country. RE/MAX is proud to have Alicia as the newest Realtor in the Blanco office.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
What could be better than receiving an offer to buy your property? Getting more than one offer to buy your property! But before you jump at the one with the highest dollar amount, consider other factors that will determine which offer is right for you. Where’s this money coming from? Without cash or a letter from a lender that is providing a mortgage loan, buyers may not be able to afford the price they’re proposing.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
You can’t change when or where your house was built. And unless you want to spend a lot of money that you’ll never recoup in a sale, now’s not the time to knock down walls or build an addition. But there are ways to make your rooms look bigger, and I recommend that you try some before you put your house on the market. You don’t have to be a professional home stager to accomplish this trick, and you don’t need a lot of money.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
When you’re planning to sell your home, you most likely want it sold at the best price and as quickly as possible. But if you inadvertently discriminate against potential buyers, not only do you run the potential risk of missing out on a great offer, you may risk violating the law.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Real estate contracts in Texas have an “undo” button of sorts. A clause in the sales contracts allows buyers to legally cancel the whole deal. Paragraph 23 in the Texas Real Estate Commission residential sales contracts is called the “termination option,” and it lets buyers pay a fee for the right to terminate their contract during a defined period of time.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
One of the first steps to selling your home is deciding how much to ask for it. Several factors influence pricing a home … some you can control, and some you can’t. A Texas Realtor can help you decide on the best price based on the condition of the home and what comparable homes in the area have recently sold for—be prepared in case the amount isn’t what you had in mind.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Easy, inexpensive ways to make buyers think your house is bigger You can’t change when or where your house was built. And unless you want to spend a lot of money that you’ll never recoup in a sale, now’s not the time to knock down walls or build an addition. But there are ways to make your rooms look bigger, and I recommend that you try some before you put your house on the market. You don’t have to be a professional home stager to accomplish this trick, and you don’t need a lot of ...
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Purchasing or selling property takes time and effort, and it’s something you’ll want help with. Hiring a real estate agent means you’ll have an expert who can explain the transaction process while ensuring you get the best deal. But how do you find an agent who gives you the service you deserve?
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
You may be tempted to determine your property’s value by using real estate websites. While these can be fun to look at, here’s what you should consider before your base your sales price on what a website tells you. The information is usually incomplete and inaccurate There are several houses in my neighborhood on these sites with blank fields—no bedrooms listed, no mention of roof type, etc.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
At some point during your homebuying process, the topic of title insurance is likely to come up. Like most types of insurance, title insurance is better to have and not use than need it and not have it available. But what is it, why do you need it, and how does it work? What is title insurance? Title insurance is a specialized insurance policy that protects you and your mortgage lender against mistakes made in a title search.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
People may select homes based on their wants and needs, but their personalities affect the transaction, too. As a seller, you can benefit from knowing about the different types of buyers you’ll encounter. Such an understanding will help you avoid frustrations and make the transaction and negotiations go much smoother.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
Have you heard the saying that what you don’t know won’t hurt you? Well, when it comes to buying real estate, that’s not the case. You need to know if the house you’re buying had a flooding issue in the past or has a defective roof. That’s why full disclosure—a seller’s obligation to disclose facts about properties for sale—is critical for a successful real estate transaction.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
If you’re in the middle of your home search, you already know that there are many factors that affect a property’s price, how much a bank will lend you, and how much your monthly payments may be. But are you aware of some of the other costs of homeownership? Fortunately, they aren’t so high that you should be scared away from purchasing a home.