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The Many Types Of Home Zoning

There are a few different types of zoning for homes, and for most potential buyers, it won’t have much of an impact whether you know them or not. But one reason it can be relevant to know which you are getting is knowing the impact it has on price. For most home buyers looking for…
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Should You Buy or Sell Your Real Estate in San Marcos, TX

A Buyer’s Market VS A Seller’s Market You may have heard the phrase “it is a seller market out there” or “it is a buyers market right now” in real estate. These terms can be confusing, so let’s break them down and explain what they mean, and what the differences are between the two. It’s…
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Tips For Keeping Closing Costs Low

Amidst all the excitement of the home buying process, we sometimes ignore one of the most crucial components of a property purchase: the closing costs. This is one final task to overcome before your dream home is all yours. Since there are a lot of components that make up closing costs, it is imperative that…
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Buying A Vacant Lot: Do’s And Don’ts

Buying any type of real estate is a big decision. Often times, when you purchase a vacant lot you may have it for several years, so you want to make sure that you’re choosing the very best property for your intended purpose. Not every vacant lot can be used for anything because of zoning purposes.…
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Saving on Real Estate Taxes Without Deductions

Whether you own a home or have a large real estate investment portfolio, you are going to seek the best deductions to save money during the tax season. Real estate taxes may vary, depending on where you live, but finding tax credit to reduce your tax bill can often be a great help. Here are…
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Competing in the Spring Home Buying Market

Spring is in the air, and so are potential buyers looking for a new home. Inventory of houses often rises in the spring, so getting a home in pristine condition is a must when competing in the home buying market. The largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home in the months…
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Types of Residences: Single-family homes, apartments, and multi-family homes

Townhomes, Condos, Duplexes/Quadplexes, Single-Family Homes, Apartments, and Multi-Family: Part 3 We will be going over single-family and multi-family homes in this article, previously we went over condos, apartments, townhomes and duplexes. Single-family homes Single-family homes are the norm in real estate and property ownership. These are detached units that do not share anything like A/C…
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Types of Residences: Condos and Duplexes

Townhomes, Condos, Duplexes/Quadplexes, Single-Family Homes, Apartments, and Multi-Family:Part 2 We will continue going over all of the different types of residences and structures in this article. Specifically, more into condos and duplexes. Condos One of the advantages of buying a condo is that it is going to be considerably cheaper than a single-family home. And…
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Types of Residences: Townhomes and Condominiums

Townhomes, Condos, Duplexes/Quadplexes, Single-Family Homes, Apartments, and Multi-Family: Part 1 When looking for a home, the names for all the different types of structures and residences can get confusing. Confusion stems not only from the sheer amount of residence types, but also the fact that some properties might technically fall into several different categories. But…
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Need to Sublease Your Apartment So You Can Move Into Your Home? Part 2

In our previous article we went over subletting your apartment, and how important it is to not let an eviction or broken lease be on your record. In this article we will be going over some things to keep in mind about trying to sublease your place, the differences between subleases and new leases, and…
Need to Sublease Your Apartment so You Can Move In to Your New Home? Part 1

Need to Sublease Your Apartment So You Can Move Into Your Home? Part 1

When you first move into a new area and are looking for a home, you can’t exactly choose to be homeless. Unless you want to drop $100+ a day on hotels, you probably are going to have to find temporary housing. And that means renting, either an apartment, a townhouse, or a home. Although some…
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The Importance Of Inspecting Before You Buy

Nobody wants to buy a home and then find out that they have to pay more for repairs that weren’t noticed and taken care of before the sale. That’s why one of the most important things that buyers should do is to get the house inspected before buying. This will ensure that any potential issues…
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The Many Types Of Residential Real Estate Investors

There are so many facets of property investment that getting into that world can seem daunting. Whether you are a real estate agent, someone looking to generate passive income on the side, or a full-time investor, there are a lot of ways to go about being successful in real estate. Even investing itself has quite…
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Helping You Find The Perfect Real Estate Agent

Texas is a vast place and almost feels like a country in its own right. There are thousands of real estate agents throughout the state and finding one to fit your needs might seem like a bit of a challenge. A strong relationship with your real estate agent can be the difference between a peaceful…
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Buying During The Holidays: Benefits And Pitfalls

There are several benefits, as well as a few pitfalls, to be aware of when buying a home during the holidays. The holidays are not part of the traditional buying season, but for various reasons people will often need to keep browsing the housing market during the winter holidays. Diminished Competition One benefit of searching…
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How Trees Can Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

Owning a home is an investment that you should always take care of. In addition, homeowners should keep in mind the value of their home, and how it can change. It is the wish of every home owner to have the value of the property increase so that they can make a profit when they…
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Places to Live In Between Selling & Buying Homes – Part 2

Hotels, Short-Term Leases, and Temporary Stays We continue making sure you aren’t a “homeless home-owner” in our series on finding places to live between selling and buying your home. If you find yourself in a pinch, make sure you have options. Family and friends This of course seems obvious, as you may have already considered…
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Insulation And Your Home’s Resale Value

Many people often wonder how they can increase the resale value of their home while also saving money on their utility bills. You may not be aware that by upgrading the insulation in your attic, you can not only save money on your utility bills–you can also add to the value of your home by…
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Is A Fall Home Sale Right For Me?

Selling your home can be a daunting task. From open homes to paperwork there is a lot to consider when embarking on the task. While the Fall season is not the traditional time to put a home on the market there can be many advantages to putting your home on the market during this season.…
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Places to Live In Between Selling & Buying Homes – Part 1

Basics and Leaseback No one wants to be a homeless home-owner. When you are in the process of selling your home, sometimes the dates you set sneak up on you. You feel like you mention it one day and you turn around and it is time to sell the house. This can cause problems to…