Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

Big Plans for Small Patios

Monday, July 15th, 2019

With a long summer season full of warm weather, bright sunshine, and clear skies, many people are taking their evenings and celebrations al fresco. If you don’t want to keep your weekend get-togethers inside but feel like your patio isn’t well-designed or suitable to hold all of your guests, we have some ideas on how […]

DIY Fouls: 4 of the Worst DIY Mistakes Homeowners Can Make

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

While it may seem like a good idea to save a buck and perform home repairs yourself, DIY repair projects don’t always pay off, and things can get ugly rather quickly. Stay away from these common DIY mistakes that homeowners make, and leave them to the licensed repair professionals. #1 Drywall Repairs. An extra coat […]

Tips for a Quick Sale Come Spring

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Spring is on the horizon and with it, the hot season for real estate – especially home sellers. With an increase in wages, rising home prices, low-interest rates and little-to-no inventory, one thing couldn’t be more certain – today’s market is prime for sellers. How do you take advantage of this opportunity?  By preparing your […]

Rightsizing: The Curtis Team’s Downsizing Process

Friday, January 27th, 2017

No one likes change, but, it’s inevitable. We know the thought of downsizing, or as we like to call it, “Rightsizing” may seem like a change you aren’t ready for yet. It may sound like a daunting or intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. We go through cycles and situational changes throughout our […]

San Antonio Housing Market Sizzled in 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The San Antonio housing market sizzled in 2016.  We broke the 2006 record for number of sales in a single year. 27,154 homes sold in 2015. All reports indicate 2016 will be just as strong and maybe stronger than 2015. The 2015 job growth rate in San Antonio was 3.6% or 35,000 jobs. However, with the […]

Why are You Giving Uncle Sam an Interest-Free Loan?

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Why are you giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan?  If you’re getting a tax refund at the end of the year, Uncle Sam is using your money interest-free.  If you’re like most Americans, you are an employee (W2) versus a contractor (1099), which means this blog affects you.  Employees file a W4 Withholding Certificate with […]

More Tips on Getting Your House Ready for Sale

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

This blog will give you more tips on getting your house ready for sale and keeping it that way.  In the last blog, I talked primarily about the interior.  Well – let’s not forget the all-important exterior.  Buyers form the first impression of your house in the first minute, so you want to capture their […]

Ready to Buy a House – Don’t …

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

What Not to Do When You are Ready to Buy a House 1.  Don’t try and Go it Alone.  Homebuying is a very complicated process and you want a professional that is in “it” day in and day out – a professional that closes several transactions a year. Some people think that if they try […]

What do Sellers Want from an Agent

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Today’s blog is another excerpt from the latest Profile of Texas Homebuyers and Sellers – 2013 edition. This is what the survey respondents said they expect from their agent when they decide to list their home for sale. Number 1 – I want them to market my home to potential buyers.  This is one of […]

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 […]