What Is A Hydrostatic Test?

If you’re buying or selling a home, it might come up in the conversation. Where you really see it is after you’ve done foundation work on a home. You’ve taken the foundation that was here, you’ve lifted it up in most cases, and it’s left a gap there. Well, your pipes are inside that gap….

Inspection

As fast as our market is moving right now and multiple offers being more the norm than not, I’m finding that some agents are suggesting that the buyer give up their option period. That’s a paragraph in the contract that says that the buyer is going to give the seller X number of dollars for…

Disaster Tax Relief

I want to alert you of a new exemption that has just come across. This is for your property appraisal…your property taxes. The exemption was because of the damage that was sustained by the winter storm that caused so much damage to our homes. They have issued a temporary exemption property damage by disaster. It…

Are You Ready To Fight Your Property Taxes?

It’s tax time . . . not anyone’s favorite time of the year 🙁 I am here to help. It is time for the Appraisal District to send out proposed property values. If you think your appraised value is too high, (and who does not), I can provide comparable sales data to help you protest…

Earnest And Option Money

I wanted to answer a question I get asked all the time and that’s about earnest money and option money. These are two things that get paid immediately upon becoming a contract. First you have an offer…you put in what you would like to have happen…the seller answers back…yes…no…I accept it…I don’t accept it…you go…

Third Party Financing Addendum

Let’s talk about a document that is typically used in writing a contract on a property, and it’s called the Third Party Financing Addendum. Assuming that you’re not paying cash for a home and you’re going to be getting a loan, then you would be using this document called Third Party Financing. What it does…

Take Your First Steps To Homeownership

Are you thinking about buying a home in the near future? Let me tell you, the first steps you need to take is to talk to a lender. This is so important. The market is moving so fast right now. Our inventory is ridiculously low, so multiple people are jumping on the same house. You…

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

Are you on the fence and thinking about selling this spring and this summer? This is the time to get your home ready to put it on the market, to do all those little things that you’ve put off doing, those things that have just bugged you, but you’ve never done anything about it, now’s…

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home This Year?

What is a good time to be thinking about selling your house because there’s not a lot on the market and what does come on the market gets snapped up pretty quickly. If it is in good condition that is! Not that houses that need work don’t sell, but what’s selling really fast right now…