Home Buying Tips

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Researching a Neighborhood Before Buying

One of the many benefits the internet has offered our society is the ability to really get to know your neighbor or town. This is especially helpful when you are planning to move to an area you are not wholly familiar with. Just like Facebook stalking is used as a tool to get to know…
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What to Know About Buying a House with a Pool

If you have started your search in buying a house, odds are you have created a “must haves” list and/or a “wish list.” This is a great way to go into the process knowing what matters to you the most and what you consider to be pro’s and con’s to a property when you tour…
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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you are in the process of buying a home, it can feel like you are making hurdles just to make a little headway. Because of this, it can feel difficult to check all of the boxes you need to be successful. Having a plan is crucial in getting everything you want out of this…
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…
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Deciding if a Home is Right for You
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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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How Real Estate Agents Benefit You [INFOGRAPHIC]
San Marcos Realtors

For home buyers and those planning to sell their home, the many hurdles that come up can seem daunting. Luckily, your local real estate agents are always ready to help make the process easier. We’ve put together a helpful infographic detailing a few of the ways a great real estate agent can make your home…
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The Value Of Owning VS Renting A Home
Advice from a San Marcos TX Real Estate Agency

The accomplishment of grabbing a dream home is catastrophic for some people, and positively reassuring for others. It depends on the circumstances that you may have that can determine whether it’s going to be devastating or uplifting to you and your family. Times are changing as society is becoming more mobile and people have a…
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Using Mortgage Discount Points Effectively

MMortgages can be confusing so it is important to understand mortgage points and how they can affect you financially at closing. Mortgage points, also known as discount points, are fees paid directly to the lender at closing in exchange for a reduced interest rate. By paying the discount points up front at closing, it is…
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Spring Ready Yard For Real Estate In San Marcos

It is almost that time of year when the majority of buyers are looking for a new home. Now is the time to get s jump start on getting the outdoors ready. If you look closely, you will begin to see the signs of Spring starting to make their appearance due to the mild Winter.…
Four factors that will shape the real estate industry in 2019

Four Factors That Will Shape The 2019 Real Estate Industry near San Marcos, TX

Estimated to be worth over 200 billion dollars; the real estate industry has continually reacted to changing macroeconomic factors such as economic changes and population growth. By looking at trends since 1945, the industry has continuously overcome recession rates to register profitable results. For instance, the economy in the 1970s experienced shock inflation which saw…
Everything to Know About Buying Rural Property

Everything to Know About Buying Rural Real Estate Property in San Marcos Texas

Purchasing a rural property is a big decision. The purchase is different than purchasing in the urban areas because there is much more to consider. In order to ensure that the purchase of the property is successful, here are some things to consider.  1) Hire a buyers agent- Before you consider purchasing a rural property,…
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Tips for Negotiating on a New Construction Home

Purchasing a home, whether it is built for you or is an existing structure, is one of the most important financial transactions of your life. Therefore, it is imperative that you educate yourself on all phases of what is involved including the negotiations that are required. Beginning Research It may take a good amount of…
Persistent Real Estate Myths

Persistent Real Estate Myths

If you’ve considered a career, or even a hobby, in real estate investment, you may think there are more deterrents than there are benefits. With the recent popularity of home DIY and flipping shows, more people than ever are considering getting into the housing market. If you are one of them, it’s very likely that…
Open House Sign in front of homes for sale in San Marcos

Different Types of Buyer-Broker Agreements

A person who is planning on buying a home will usually sign a broker agreement with their real estate agent prior to writing up a purchase agreement. These agreements are designed to explain who is representing the buyer and what the details of this agreement are. There are a number of different buyer-broker agreements that…
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Buying A Retirement Home You’ll Love

Finding and purchasing your dream retirement home can often be complex, however, at the same time it can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience in the long run. So how does one go about it? Plan Ahead Buying your dream home comes at a high opportunity cost, and it is important that the buyer be…
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Cul-De-Sac Homes: What You Should Know

You may be looking at homes for sale in a Cul-de-Sac neighborhood. You’ve probably seen all the gorgeous houses that look great, have great looking yards, and fit together like a hand in glove. Let’s look at some other considerations to make as a prospective home buyer in a Cul-De-Sac area. Definition of a Cul-de-Sac…
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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…
Rustic two story A-frame home for sale

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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