Archive for June, 2014

Does a Kitchen Remodel Payoff?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

They say it’s a toss up between the outdoor living space and the kitchen being the most important space in your home.  Regardless, a kitchen is an important place to focus attention and remodel dollars.  You want the kitchen to work for you and your family. So – to add value to you and your […]

Realtor.com Develops New App

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Realtor.com® has joined forces with financial site Bankrate.com to create a new Android and iPhone app that allows home shoppers to gather quick estimates of what they can afford, and then target homes within that price range. The app includes an affordability tool that allows the user to key the down payment they plan to […]

Home Search App

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Have you heard about the new Keller Williams home search app available for your smart phone?  This app is awesome!!  It will automatically pull up all of the houses for sale around you when you open it up.  The app will show you on the map where the houses are and provide the details available […]

Is San Antonio an Outdoor Community?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Is San Antonio an outdoor community?  You bet – just look at all the new trails, parks, and river projects that have been completed in the past couple of years.   Here is an outline of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System that continues to add miles of multi-use trails.  I use at least one […]

What to Expect – Part 2

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

We continue the series – what to expect when making an offer.  Let’s talk about the The Deal. You may get all kinds of advice from family and friends about the best deal – especially, the buyers that purchased in the buyers market a few years ago.  Back then you could make an offer below […]

What to Expect When Making an Offer

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Contrary to what you see on reality television, you will probably see more than three houses before finding the one you want to make an offer on.  In addition, you will have to get through the inspection period, the appraisal, the mortgage underwriting process, title commitment, etc. before you pick up the keys and move […]

Preapproval / Prequalification – Why?

Monday, June 9th, 2014

When you first start thinking about purchasing a home, one of the first things we recommend is to get in touch with at least one, preferably two lenders.  If you contact two lenders, then you will be able to compare the costs side-by-side, compare apples to apples and determine what works best for you. But […]

What is the Difference Between a Home Warranty and Homeowners Insurance?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Homeowners looking to protect themselves against costly repairs may consider obtaining home insurance or a home warranty. Although these two terms sound interchangeable, they’re actually two distinct types of protection homeowners can purchase. Home insurance protects homeowners from paying for costly repairs caused by accidental damages. Home warranties protect homeowners from the costs of replacing […]

Questions to Ask an Agent

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

“I talk about you all the time and refer you to everyone that mentions real estate.  You come up in conversation because you are experienced, personable and professional.  I want my friends and family working with a top-notch agent” said Allison.  I want more friends and past-clients like her.  Allison may not know it, but […]