Help! We Can’t Afford Two Homes

With Texas’ strong seller’s market these days, you may have been pretty confident that your home would sell in a hurry. You made an offer and closed on a new home, but your old home hasn’t sold yet.  So, you are paying two mortgages, plus the taxes, insurance, utilities, and required maintenance costs on two [...]

Help! We Can’t Afford Two Homes 2018-10-10T14:27:39-05:00

Selling a House with Code Violations

Older homes have charm, and that can be a great selling point. However, unless they have been updated, they also likely not up to current local building code.  These code violations are usually discovered during the selling process when a prospective buyer request a home inspection. Often, the inspector will uncover a laundry list of [...]

Selling a House with Code Violations 2018-10-15T11:51:16-05:00

Selling a Home with Structural Problems

After so many years of owning your home, it may have developed some structural problems. These can be very costly to repair, and in some cases, the time and expense may not be worth it to you. You may wish to sell the home and move, but the very problems you’re hoping to escape will [...]

Selling a Home with Structural Problems 2018-08-02T23:58:42-05:00

Selling a Home with Mold

Every home has the potential to develop mold, and it can be a dangerous and costly problem. Mold inspection and remediation services are necessary if you discover mold in your home. Mold can cause serious health issues, financial issues, lower the market value of the house, and scare away potential buyers. Mold remediation includes: Repairing [...]

Selling a Home with Mold 2018-08-02T23:53:37-05:00

6 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling

If you are trying to sell your home in the Dallas area right now, you have picked a good time.  Market conditions favor the seller and home inventories are low.  Most homes listed in a seller’s market sell within six to eight weeks.  But if your home has been on the market for several months [...]

6 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling 2018-08-02T23:50:17-05:00

Divorce and Home Ownership

When married homeowners divorce, what happens to their home? There are a few options to choose from, each with advantages and drawbacks. The option you choose will ultimately depend on your circumstances, whether or not children are involved, and the animosity level between the couple. Refinance the Home In some cases, you may decide that [...]

Divorce and Home Ownership 2018-08-02T23:44:06-05:00

Home Improvement Costs & Expected Returns

Thinking of making some improvements to your home before putting it up for sale? Adding features, upgrading amenities and updating in general can increase your home’s value, but you won’t necessarily see a dollar for dollar return on your investment when you sell your house. Which improvements will produce the best return on your [...]

Home Improvement Costs & Expected Returns 2018-06-20T01:05:13-05:00