Home Owner Association Pros, Cons, and Questions to Ask

Friday, September 20, 2019
When I first show clients property, we always talk about non-negotiables. Whether a client wants to live in a community with a Home Owner Association (HOA) can be a non-negotiable. Some people are adamant that they do not want to live in an HOA. Some people are only concerned about the cost of the fees.... More

What to Do When You Are Torn Between Houses?

Friday, September 13, 2019
You have seen several homes, and you have narrowed it down to 2-3 homes. You want to narrow down your decision to the final home, and need something else to compare. The list below can you an idea of some items to consider when you need to make a decision about a home. Some of... More

Moving With Children

Friday, September 06, 2019
My Own ExperienceIn 1997, my family and I moved from Monroeville, PA to Plano, TX. I vaguely remember my parents sitting all of us down at the kitchen table, and telling us we were going to move. I remember being shocked because the majority of the family I knew lived within driving distance from us.... More

Hidden Gems: Women's Shopping Tyler,Texas

Friday, August 30, 2019
In The BeginningI have had a job ever since I was 12 years old, which was not common when I was growing up. I wanted to make money at a young age so I could by my own things, and not depend on my parents. My parents wanted to raise a daughter who would become... More

Why Are Real Estate Photos Important?

Friday, August 23, 2019
Before The InternetMany times a homebuyer’s first impression of the home would be when they drove by the home the first time. They would take the time to scope out the neighborhood, nearby restaurants, and determine what the traffic was like at the time. Other times, the homebuyer may have gotten a Sunday newspaper, looked... More

Add More Curb Appeal to Your Home For Less

Friday, August 16, 2019
As Autumn approaches, this brings many activities to do with your loved ones. Some fall filled activities are attending football games, The State Fair and East Texas State Fair, and parades are just named a few.Alba-Golden Football ScheduleBrownsboro Football ScheduleBullard Football ScheduleJacksonville Football ScheduleLindale Football ScheduleMineola Football ScheduleTyler Football ScheduleWhitehouse Football ScheduleWith all of these... More

Tax Free Weekend Smart Shopping

Friday, August 09, 2019
What is Tax-Free Weekend?A Tax-Free Holiday is a Governmental incentive that reduces or eliminates taxes on businesses, encourage economic activity and foster growth. During Tax-Free Weekend, with qualifying purchases, consumers can save about $8.00 for every $100 you spend. There are some exemptions. Everything you purchase must be less than $100. Shipping and handling fees... More

Easy Ways to Fall to Sleep

Friday, August 02, 2019
Sometimes during a real estate transaction, you may find yourself lying awake at night thinking the following thoughts...Are the sellers going to accept my offer?Are these buyers going to love my home as much as I do?Did I make the right decision about....What am I going to do about....And then you look at the clock,... More

Summer Activities That Cost $0.00

Friday, July 26, 2019
It's that time of year again when you start seeing the "Back to School" sales, and if you have children, the countdown for the children to go back to school as begun!Independent School District Schedules for 2019-2020:Alba-GoldenISDBrownsboroISDBullardISDJacksonvilleISD LindaleISDMineolaISDTylerISDWhitehouseISDHowever, you want to spend the last few weeks with children doing fun activities. But you have already budgeted... More

Buyer Terminates A Contract During Option Period

Friday, July 19, 2019
Imagine you are selling your home, and have had your home on the market for a few days. Then, one day you receive an offer. You and the buyer negotiate some of the terms in the contract, and the buyer wants an option period for 7 days. You both come to a mutual agreement. Both... More
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