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Understanding the lingo - comps So, you're selling your home and every single Texas REALTOR® you interviewed to list your home has mentioned "pulling comps". Not wanting to appear uniformed, you just nodded your head and played along. So what is a comp? Simply put, a comp, short for comparable, i...
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Selling a vacant house So you've accepted your new job and have moved on to your new life in a different city. The only problem is that your previous house hasn't sold yet and now you're faced with the prospect of selling a vacant house-a sure way to look desperate, lose money, and ensure the pla...
09/24/2009
Finding the right neighborhood     Picking a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle and desires is an important part of the homebuying process. It can be challenging, though ... there are so many things to consider. For a lot of people, quality schools top the list of desirable neighborhood amenit...
09/24/2009
Twelve tips to sell your home    The Sharkey Peek Group There are few things more frustrating to a seller than a home that sits on the market. It's stressful to keep a house in showing condition, and not selling can cost you lots of money. Use these tips as a quick guide to better your chances at...
09/24/2009
Fresh paint can make a difference There are many factors that can affect the sale of your home. Many of these, like interest rates, number of buyers, and amount of competing inventory, are simply out of your control. There are, however, things that you can do to improve the chances your home will...
09/24/2009
Internet presence is the key to selecting the right realtor to list and sell your home There's so much information on the Internet. Literally thousands of real estate sites are out there-all of them with some combination of raw data, opinions, and informative tips for selling your home. Some of t...
09/24/2009
Dealing with lowball offers When your home is on the market, a prospective buyer may come at you with a lowball offer. It's hard to not get offended because you love your house, but you should keep emotion out of it. Remember that this is a business transaction and there are many reasons a buyer ...
09/24/2009
Closing costs Everyone knows that in most cases you'll need at least a small down payment to purchase a home ... but that's not all. You'll also need to come to the transaction with money for closing costs, which can be sizeable. Your lender is required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Ac...
09/24/2009
Get a $7,000 downpayment from the government Hear from the executive director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community affairs about how you can turn the first-time-homebuyer tax credit into money for a down payment and closing cost. Can't keep up with your mortgage payments? Here's help ...
09/24/2009
Name: Ebby Halliday, REALTORS Category: Business - Real Estate Description: With over 60 years of success helping buyers and sellers throughout the Dallas & Ft. Worth Metroplex realize their dream of homeownership, the Ebby Home Team has become one of the largest and best-known privately owned r...
09/24/2009
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