Thursday, January 3, 2019 / by Michael O'Neal
This particular report provides an accounting of single-family activity for the full month of December 2018 compared to December 2017. Please attribute to the Houston Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
The full report will be posted here on Wednesday, January 9th - Be on the lookout!
Sunday, December 23, 2018 / by Michael O'Neal
Monday, December 17, 2018 / by Michael O'Neal
A new study ranks the top spots for retirees — all in or near major U.S. cities — based on median home prices, weather, crime and other factors.
The neighborhoods at the top of the list offer the biggest bang for the buck without being too far from downtown.
The personal finance website ranked the top spots for retirement — all in or near major U.S. cities — based on median home prices, concentration of other retirees, crime rate, weather and proximity to amenities such as restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, public transportation, libraries and parks.
The spots at the very top of the list offered the biggest bang for the buck without being too far from downtown. That makes it possible for retirees to enjoy all the benefits of living close to a major metropolis without sacrificing their hard-earned savings.
"The idea is that you can have city amenities and still live in a neighborhood," said Gabrielle Olya, a senior writer at GoBankingRates.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 / by Michael O'Neal
Selling Secret #10: Pricing it rightFind out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.
Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closetsStorage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.
Selling Secret #8: Light it upMaximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut ...