Are you looking to buy a home? Especially if you're a first time home buyer, you need a guide on what your obligations are (as a home buyer) to your Realtor! "What? I have responsibities to my agent'? You bet! Most agents, it seems, are either afraid (or don't know) to tell you that they have certain expectations too. But if you can follow this … [Read more...] about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Home Buying
What? You called the real estate agent off the sign in the yard? What the heck are you thinking? Come here and let me slap you with a trout (an old IRC joke back in the "old days" of the internet - early to mid 90s). You may not even know why you should be afraid (be very afraid... Okay, now I'm just trying scare ya'). Actually, I'll … [Read more...] about "Oops…I Called the Agent on the For Sale Sign"
So you've decided to buy a home or maybe you're relocating to the Waco area. Either way, you'll want to do your research about Waco real estate and the area. Where do you start? I hear ya... searching on the internet can be a daunting task. Forget about the tons of information that's available online, but trying to find RELIABLE information can be … [Read more...] about Researching Waco Real Estate (And More)
I know you've seen them. Heck, maybe even the photos of your house could win bad photo of the week! Not a good thing. Actually, there's a few different emotions I experience when I see exceptionally bad MLS photos. First, there's the comic relief. Some of those photos are just down right hilarious! But also, I feel for the home sellers … [Read more...] about Bad MLS Photos – A Home Seller’s Problem
I read an interesting (okay, funny really) press release put out by Trulia announcing their "Hair Cut" search engine. Apparently this new option for searches will let you specify only to search for homes that have had a previous price reduction. I guess that means that you can specifically search for homes whose price has had a "hair … [Read more...] about The Truth About Home Price Reductions and Good or Great Deals
As we head into the Spring season, the market usually picks up quite considerably from the winter months. If you're thinking about selling or buying a home, here's some quick stats that should give you a general idea of where the Waco Real Estate is today: There's currently 1392 residential properties on the market today. A … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Update
With the "melt-down" of the subprime mortgage industry across the nation, The Waco area has fared well when compared to other cities across America. What's been happening in Miami, San Diego, D.C., New York, etc... hasn't been happening in the Waco MSA (really, McLennan County). Although foreclosures are in fact up for Waco, here are some … [Read more...] about Waco Real Estate Sales
If you've always wanted to live in a 1- 4 acre "neighborhood", then there's more to choose from now in the Waco area! Construction of a new subdivision in Lorena is underway, Ranch Lorena. It's really got a great location (right at the corner of Spring Valley Rd. and Old Lorena Rd). It's just a couple of minutes from Hewitt and Woodway. … [Read more...] about New Homes with Acreage in Lorena ISD