Home Buying Tips

A pre-built home next to a custom home under construction

Building a New Home vs Buying Existing

There can be an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to purchasing a home for you and your loved ones to live in. Some of these options rarely make financial sense—we’ll be getting into those weeds soon enough—but the two most sensible options come down to having a home built or buying an already…
Couple looking at homes for sale on a computer

Tips for Virtual Home Shopping

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…
Scenic Texas Hill Country landscape

Why the Texas Hill Country Is a Great Home for Nature Lovers

The Texas Hill Country boasts some of the most unique topography and scenery in all of North America. The Hill Country sits in a space that takes up 25 counties in south and central Texas, and it is an amazing place to call home for anyone who appreciates wildlife, simplicity and relaxation. This article explains…
Open house with sign

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…
Hands holding a set of house keys just out of reach

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…
Man Signing a contract for a house

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.…
Man inspecting a house with magnifying glass

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…
Infographic for Real Estate

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…
For Rent & For Sale Sign

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…
Getting the Yard Ready for Spring

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.…
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