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Factors to Consider in a Starter Home

A starter home is considered to be the first home that you can afford to buy without financial stress, and it’s typically a home you do not intend to live in for a long time. Some first-time buyers can afford to buy their dream houses, but a starter home is the best way to kick…
A new home under construction

The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

So you’re ready for a new home, and you decided you want it brand spanking new. Well, you’re not alone, as many Americans feel the same way. Before you decide on that new construction home, you might want to know a bit more about the potential benefits and pitfalls of taking this route with your…
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Home Appraisal vs Home Inspection: What’s the Difference?

A house is the largest investment most people will make. In order for that investment to succeed, a few things must fall into place. If they don’t, the new homeowner will be living in a money pit, and that’s every homeowner’s nightmare. Part of the loan process is getting a home appraisal and a home…
Snow-covered suburbs

The Pros and Cons of Winter House Hunting

Buying a home can be a stressful process at any point in the year. However, searching for a home to buy in the winter comes with its own set of pitfalls. Although the snow may obscure important features of the homes that you are looking at, there are a lot of benefits to continuing your…
Couple looking at homes for sale on a computer

Tips for Virtual Home Shopping
From your Agency with houses for sale in San Marcos TX

Due to the pandemic, virtual operations have become the order of the day. Even persons and businesses that did not appreciate virtual platforms of operation before can now attest to the fact that such platforms are necessary in the modern-day world. Most industries and in particular, the real estate industry have been at the forefront…
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Buyers Guide to Open Houses
For sale Tips From Your San Marcos Agency

Attending an open house is a great opportunity to walk through a home and get to know what you do and don’t like without the added pressure of a scheduled appointment. These are great to attend if you are in any part of the house buying process, and we recommend taking advantage of the opportunity…
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Buying a Home During a Recession Part 2: The Challenges
From Your Real Estate Agents in San Marcos TX

In our previous post, we discussed the unique opportunities that present themselves to home buyers during a recession—opportunities that benefit both traditional buyers and investors. Economic down-turns don’t come without a good deal of challenges, however, and home buyers aren’t exempt from facing difficulties. In part two of our series, we’ll explore these challenges and…
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What to do Before Making an Offer
on Homes for Sale in San Marcos

Purchasing a home, whether it’s your first time or not, can be one of the most exciting times of transition you can experience. With all the positive energy you can gain from house shopping and finding a property that you love, it can be easy to gloss over a few details and steps along the…
Tract Home

How to Make Your Tract Home Charming
Advice from your San Marcos Realtors

So, you have a house for sale, and you want to get it sold relatively quickly, and also get your asking price. Your realtor can do his or her part but making the house “sale ready” is your job. Following these steps can help make the difference between selling in 2 weeks or 2 months.…
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Warning Signs Before You Buy A Home
Tips from Your San Marcos REALTORS®

Buying a home is a huge financial investment that should be made as an informed decision. In a perfect world, all sellers would openly disclose any issues with a property, neighborhood, or anything else that might affect a potential buyer’s future or well being. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and you should always…
Choosing the Right Mortgage Plan

Choosing the Right Mortgage Plan
San Marcos Real Estate

There are so many things to consider when you are looking at homes for sale in San Marcos, Texas. You want to find a place that is the right size and in the right location. Does it meet your list of “must haves” and can you make a home for yourself there? Many of these…
Couple Choosing a Home

Deciding if a Home is Right for You
Real Estate San Marcos

Buying a home is such an exciting time as it represents change and transition in your life. For many people, buying a home, especially their first home, causes you to ask yourself questions about what you really want in life and how you want to spend your time. These are important questions because the house…
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