Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28%…

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Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home.  However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to…

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Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might…

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What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what…

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8 Quick Ways To Make Your Space Feel Cozy

If there’s an element many of us like in our homes, it’s a sense of coziness, especially around this time of the year. “As the days get shorter and colder, we all gravitate towards cozy spaces. The great thing about creating a cozy space is that it can be done anywhere on any budget,” says…

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Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays

Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market. The truth is many buyers want to purchase a…

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Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Home

Every pet owner knows the ups and downs of chewing, scratching and the occasional “accident.” While it may be impossible to eliminate these issues completely, there are many things you can do to protect your home and furniture from potential damage. 1. Protect Your Floors.  Whether it’s hardwood, tile or carpet, your floor is no…

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Sell Your Home Before The Holidays

As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs,…

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10 Ways To Winterize Your Texas Home

Fall is an excellent time to start thinking about getting your home ready for winter weather. Winterizing Your Home will reduce energy consumption, keep you warmer, extend the life of your home’s systems, eliminate safety hazards, and save money during the winter months. Here are ten ways to winterize your Texas home. 1. Inspect your…

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Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional can explain the shift that’s happening today and why it’s still a sellers’ market even during the cooldown. Fewer Homes for Sale…

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