'Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter. This period is generally referred to as the real estate “offseason,” but savvy buyers and sellers know how to use the market slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home. Read on to discover the top five reasons that it can pay to buy or sell a home during the offseason. 1. LESS COMPETITION What’s the number one reason to buy or sell a home during the offseason? Less competition! This can be particularly beneficial if you’re a seller. Come spring, a huge wave of new listings will hit the market. But if you

Buying a Home in Flood Prone Houston

It's hard not to associate heavy rains and flooding with Houston these days. It's just the nature of our city and with climate change on the rise, so is flooding. I was inspired to write this post because I heard something on NPR that said that first-time home buyers were reluctant to buy a home in Houston due to the fear of flooding. I think if I were a first time home buyer, I might even feel the same way. Before I proceed, I want to point out some important facts about Houston and Harvey: Houston is 640 square miles. Only 30% of Houston falls within the 100 yr flood zone. Only 30% of the structures in both flood zones (100 yr and 500 yr) were impacted by Harvey. Only 19% of the those s

'Tis the Season for Lights in The Heights!

Winter in the Heights is always a very special time of year, especially if you live in Woodland Heights. Vintage homes are proudly dressed up in colorful lights, bows and garland all in anticipation of an event called Lights in the Heights (LITH). People from all over the area come into our community to enjoy the festivities. It's like a reverse parade. Instead of elaborately decorated floats passing by, people stroll passed the elaborately decorated houses; music included! One house might have a string quartet performing classical pieces often played during the holidays while another will have a rock band, a jazz band or something with a country flare. And before you guess that just the

Be Still My Beating Heart

I really do love real estate and I've been doing it for over 14 years now. Every now and then, I come across a house that really makes my heart sing. Today, its this house: 400 Cordell, Houston, TX 77009. This gorgeous home, which sits on a 5000 square ft. lot with minimum lot size deed restrictions, is a great buy at $949k. At almost 3,000 sq. ft. it offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The 2 car garage features high ceilings perfect for a lift. Originally built as a bungalow in 1911, this spacious dwelling has been tastefully and exquisitely updated. Recent upgrades and additions reflect the taste of modern times married with architectural traits that reflect the original era when

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