What is a Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal is a full evaluation and subsequent written report regarding the value of a home. Many lenders may require such an appraisal before approving buyers for a mortgage. Regardless of whether or not you have been approved for a mortgage of a certain amount, the lender will want to ensure the home is actually worth the price agreed upon … [Read more...]

Local Sites We Love

If you're interested in happenings in The Woodlands or Houston, you should check out these sites. From events to news, restaurants to personal stories, these blogs and websites have local insights and flavor to sate all your local curiosities. H-Town Chow Down This website follows food-related happenings in the Houston area (most recent post … [Read more...]

We are Short on Listings!

Curious how The Woodlands real estate market has performed so far in 2011? Take a look at the following key statistics for The Woodlands real estate market.  These are year-to-date numbers. Unit sales (number of homes sold) are up 13.3% Inventory (number of homes for sale) is down 22.7% The average price of homes sold is flat Average … [Read more...]

Ready to Sell?

Spring is in the air….well, at least for us in the real estate world. This is the time of year when the phone calls and follow-up appointments with soon-to-be sellers occur. The most frequently asked question is: “What do I need to do to get my home ready for the market?” Here is my advice: De-clutter. The process of minimizing the “stuff” in and … [Read more...]