What to Look for in an Income Property

With the real estate market so hot right now, for both home sales and rentals, it may be a great time to think about investing in an income property. But what exactly is important when looking for a rental property? Of course you will need to consider your budget, but what other factors should you pay special attention to? Here are a few things to … [Read more...]

Who can terminate a real estate contract?

The termination option paragraph of the Texas purchase contract provides the Buyer, and only the Buyer, with an opportunity to create an “option period,” during which the Buyer has the unrestricted right to terminate the contract.   When such an option is purchased, the following must apply: Monetary consideration must be paid to the … [Read more...]

Three Things You Should Know Before Meeting Your Agent

THIS IS A RE-PUBLISHED ARTICLE - originally written in early 2011. I recently received a call from a writer at the Houston Chronicle, asking me to answer a real estate-related question for an upcoming column. I believe some things are just meant to be, and after she revealed the question to me, I knew that question was meant to be … [Read more...]

Houston-Area Real Estate – The Year 2016 in Review

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Home Sales and Prices Remain Strong through July

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Houston Home Sales Reach Historic Heights in June 2015

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Staging Basics: The Living Room

If you are trying to sell your home, it's important to note, a house almost always makes a stronger impression on buyers when it is furnished. With that being said, leaving your house furnished as-is is not always enough, even if you are sure to tidy up before showings. Staging is an important topic to think about as a seller. When done properly, … [Read more...]

10 Wild Colt Place: Open House Sunday, April 12, 1 – 3 pm

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, April 12 - 1 to 3 pm CUSTOMIZED EMERALD HOME LOCATED ON FRIENDLY CUL-DE-SAC STREET IN GREEN GABLES! 3780 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, 2-car oversized attached garage Both formals, enclosed study, updated island kitchen that opens to the casual family room and breakfast area. Large game room. The … [Read more...]

First Monthly Decline in Houston Home Sales

Several factors combine to result in first monthly decline of Houston home sales over the past six months.  Please watch this video for more details. … [Read more...]

January 2015 Sales were strong in Houston!

A video review of the January performance of the Houston real estate market: … [Read more...]