Your First Step Before Deciding Whether to Buy a Home

If you’re thinking of buying property, you’ll probably apply for a mortgage. But before lenders ...

What Form do You Use for That?

A real estate transaction can require many forms, contracts, and addenda. Even in a straightforward ...

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

Is there a spot that you visit so often you’d like to purchase property? Or are you thinking of bu...

If Your Real Estate Agent Doesn't Have This Title, Get a New Agent

Is your real estate agent a REALTOR®? Although some people mistakenly use the two terms interchange...

Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud

Imagine the sinking feeling you would have if you found out the enormous sum of money you just wired...

The Pre-Listing Plan You May Be Neglecting

If you're selling your home, you've probably thought about the work that needs to be done before lis...

What You Need to Know About Title Insurance

If you haven’t heard about it during your homebuying process yet, you will soon. Title insurance m...

'Tis the Season to Check Your Energy Usage

In Texas, summers are the season when electricity bills are typically the highest. However, that's n...

What Do You Really Know About Texas?

Whether you’re new to Texas or a lifelong resident, there may be a few things you don’t know abo...

10 Maintenance Tips for First-Time Homeowners

If you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know ...

Buying a Home? Research Insurance Now

If you're in the process of buying a home or just starting your search, it's never too early to star...

How to Live in a Show-Ready House

Your house looks beautiful. You've cleaned, decluttered, cleaned more, and followed the advice of a ...

How to Make Your Offer Stand Out in a Hot Market

Real estate markets are very competitive in many parts of Texas. As a buyer, how do you differentiat...

5 Texas Programs Homebuyers Should Know

The state of Texas provides a number of financial and educational resources to prospective homebuyer...

Is Selling Your Home Without Help Worth It?

Have you ever taken on a project that looked easy until you actually did the work? Selling your home...

Why Homebuyers May Want to Research Opportunity Zones

In areas where competition is stiff for moderately-priced homes and inventory is thin, potential hom...

5 Q&As About Your Home Inspection

Whether you've had a home inspection done before or this is your first time, there are a few basics ...

Why a higher offer is not always better

If you received two offers on your house that were $5,000 apart, you should take the higher one, rig...

Think You’re Experienced in Selling and Buying Property? Read This Before You Do Anything

It’s easy to assume that because you’ve purchased and sold property in the past that you know wh...

What Sellers Should Know About the Risks of Recording Buyers

If you have smart-home technology that can record video or audio, make sure you don’t run afoul of...