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Builders offering multi-generational housing options in Spring Texas

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Be it due to difficult economic times, demanding work schedules, or cultural preference, multi-generational living has been on the upswing over the last couple of years.  The number of buyers looking for houses in Spring Texas with mother-in law suites, separate entrances, living quarters over the garage, and/or 2 bedrooms have continued to increase. Builders have acknowledged the demand for multi-generational living and have begun to offer multi-generational housing in some of their newer communities in the Spring Texas area. In section 4 of...Continue Reading!

The + / – of online mortgage calculators

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If you are thinking about buying a Spring Texas home, one of your first questions is probably "How much will my monthly mortgage payment be?"  Good question and should be an easy question to answer.  Just Google "online mortgage calculators" and you will have numerous calculators to choose from including the one below which is provided by bankrate.com.   The + of online mortgage calculators: 1.  You can quickly calculate the Principal and Interest (P+I). 2.  You can perform various "what if" scenerios based upon mortgage...Continue Reading!

Don’t waste your time – Get preapproved before house hunting.

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For the last couple of months you have been searching online for Spring Texas homes for sale. You found several homes you like and contacted a Spring Texas Realtor to show them to you. One of the houses you viewed looks even better in person than its pictures and you have fallen madly in LOVE with it. You can see your dog running around the yard and your family coming for holiday dinners. You absolutely, positively must have this house!! In order to submit the offer, you need a preapproval letter. But you...Continue Reading!

Where’s the healthiest housing markets for 2013?

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Number 1 on the list of the Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2013 is .....  drum roll, please ......  Houston Texas.  Based upon a city's job growth, vacancy rates, and foreclosure rates, Trulia.com determined the healthiest housing markets. Houston and San Francisco came out on top due to their solid fundamentals. 1.  Houston, TX 2.  San Francisco, CA 3.  Bethesda -Rockville - Frederick, MD 4.   San Antonio, TX 5.   Austin, TX 6.   Seattle, WA 7.   Omaha, NE 8.   Peabody, MA 9.   Fort Worth, TX 10. Louisville, KY-IN The housing prices in other markets have experienced...Continue Reading!

Why are they selling?

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As a Spring Texas buyer's agent, I am asked a lot of questions about the houses I am showing.  The two questions that I am asked the most frequently are "How many days as the house been on the market?" and "Why are they selling?". "How many days as the house been on the market?"  Is a quick and easy question for me to answer. I just access the Houston MLS and it shows the date the house was listed. The question "Why are they selling?" is much...Continue Reading!

Future residential development at Louetta

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Caldwell Companies have SOLD the 51.75 acres it had listed on the south side of Louetta close to the Louetta Glen intersection.  Since March of 2011, the property had been listed on Loopnet.com for $2,817,787.  Earlier in 2012, the property had been partially cleared. The 51.75 acres were originally planned to be sections 3 and 4 for Louetta Glen, the Spring Texas subdivision located to its east. Unfortunately, Kimball Hill, the home builder of Louetta Glen sections 1 and 2, declared bankruptcy in...Continue Reading!

North South East West … which is best for resale?

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North, South, East, or West which direction of a house's front door is best for resale?  The answer depends upon geography and ethnic break down. In Spring Texas, we average 207 days of sunshine in a year which is a lot of sunshine. The high quantity of sunshine days, its intensity, coupled with buyers desires for low utility bills fuels demand for North - South facing homes in Spring Texas. But not all buyers want North - South facing homes which is good news because we have a...Continue Reading!

If it sounds too good to be true ….

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A Spring Texas house listed for sale at $300,000 also available for rent at $900 a month.  Does the monthly rent sound too good to be true?  Then it probably is. Recently a scam artist had copied the pictures and the description of one of listings and placed an ad for it for rent on Hotpads.com. The house was NOT for rent and if it was for rent it would NOT be for rent at a 1/3 of the market rental rate. Unfortunately scam artists are not...Continue Reading!

New developer breaths life into Discovery at Spring Trails rebrands it Harmony

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Discovery at Spring Trails once touted as the first ecomagination community in Northwest Houston never really got off the ground.  The plan was to develop an 1,100 acre community in a prime location off Riley Fuzzel (path of the proposed Grand Parkway) include resort style amenities and add a green element with a mandatory requirement for solar panels on all homes. In 2008, the first homes were built and the community was gaining significant buzz over its green element.  But then  economy...Continue Reading!

How many days has it been on the market?

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One of the first things a buyer will ask me about a Spring Texas house is "How many days has it been on the market?" Days on Market (DOM) is a measurement of time.  It represents the number of days a house has been listed as Active on the Spring Texas real estate market. If the house has been on the market for a short time, buyers believe the sellers will not be willing to take much less than the list price. But if the...Continue Reading!