Keep Calm and Cool On…
As we all know here in Texas, summers can be brutal. But there's more you can do inside your home to keep the temperature down — other than just turning up the AC. So what else can you do to stay cool and maybe save on your electric bill?
5 Easy Ways to Cool Yourself and Your Home in Summer
5 House Cooling Tips That Require Some Effort
5 Serious House Cooling Tips
If all else fails, go run through the sprinkler!
Our Spring Cleaning Checklist
Don't let spring cleaning intimidate you this year. Tell it who's boss. And that's you!
First, assess what you don't need around your house anymore and get rid of it. Springtime is the perfect time to declutter. You'll feel lighter, and less clutter will make your home seem bigger. Bonus? Less to clean! Then, start with the basics like vacuuming floors, dusting wooden furniture, and wiping down high-use kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Those are the must-dos. And instead of trying to do all of this at once, just tackle one room a day to make it a manageable task. When you break cleaning into 15-minute chunks, it's never overwhelming.
Once you've gotten the basic clean done, then move on to details like these:
Spring cleaning extras inside:
Spring cleaning extras outside:
More tips for making your home and your belongings feel new again:
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of cleaning your house top to bottom. But, freshening up for spring around your house, might only take a little effort here and there if you break everything into little tasks. Get the help of your family members, and sooner than later, you'll make your home feel new like spring — inside and out.
Buying your first house can seem like an overwhelming process. Appraisals, offers, interest rates, oh my! One of the most important parts of the process is getting a realistic handle on the costs.
Before you start looking for a home, assess your personal finances. Be ready for not only a mortgage, but the on-going expenses of owning a home. Things like property taxes, insurance and repairs can be more than a first-time buyer might expect. Start by estimating the real costs of buying that house.
Before You Buy:
The Day You Buy:
After Your Buy:
Knowing how to estimate the costs of homeownership ahead of time can help you manage your expectations and reduce your anxiety. Make your home buying experience more productive and much less stressful by asking for help along the way from your favorite local Realtors – us!
In North Texas, the supply of homes offered for sale is the smallest since January 2018. And there are even more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase. Why is this big news? Glad you asked!
You've added a kid or sent one off to college. You're interested in a more urban lifestyle. You want to live on some acreage off the beaten path. We know where the hidden gems are right now, and will help you sell your home quickly and then secure one of the few choice properties on the market that fits you perfectly – leveraging the equity in your current home to match your family to an even better one. Plus, mortgage rates have fallen below 3% and are likely to go up after the new year.
Homes are selling quickly and often for more than their asking price. Texas is no exception. The housing market is under-supplied, and the shortage is rising:
Your house is the most in demand; and you're most likely in a strong equity position. Selling your home while the interest rates for buyers is low and the pool of houses to choose from is also low, puts you in a very favorable position. Demand for houses is driving bidding wars and multiple-offer scenarios, and houses are selling quickly.
Selling and buying a home can be challenging. Let us make it easy for you!