Author: Melissa Trost

January 14, 2019

Buying your first home? Read on!

Buying your first place can be an exciting but often overwhelming experience. From finding “the one” to figuring out how you’ll pay for it, you’ll face many choices along the road to home ownership.  Before you box up your belongings and prepare to put your new welcome mat in place, you’ll have to do some […]

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January 11, 2019

Do I need a pre-approval?

Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because they’re mean, or they don’t value your business… it’s actually because they’re looking out for your best interests. Let’s face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into […]

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January 2, 2019

Time to apply for your Homestead Exemption!

If you purchased a property last year that is your principal residence, you can now file for your homestead exemption. A Homestead exemption is an application filed with the county appraisal district that removes part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes. For example, if your home is appraised at $35,000, […]

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December 20, 2018

Simple modifications to increase your homes appeal today!

Check this link out for some great ways to add appeal to your home today! https://www.bestrealestateblog.com/23-modest-home-upgrades-thatll-wow-buyers?m=hHjKYSVOivoObOFpPPTA

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December 18, 2018

8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale

Picking the wrong asking price for your home can cost you a lot of money. Here are nine don’ts when coming up with your number: Don’t assume your house is worth the same as your neighbor’s Your neighbor’s home sold recently, but it has a pool, an updated kitchen, and a cracked foundation. Your house […]

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December 14, 2018

Local housing information courtesy of Four Rivers Association of REALTORS®

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December 12, 2018

First Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

Interest rates are rising. According to Freddie Macthe current rate for a 30-yr fixed mortgage is 4.81%, which is up a nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. While some were concerned the rising interest rates would have a negative impact on the market, particularly with first-time homebuyers, it looks as if the […]

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December 11, 2018

New listing – New Braunfels Avery Park Home for Sale

We have a great new listing in Avery Park ready for you to enjoy a beverage of your choice on the back patio! Perfect location for commuting to San Antonio or Austin and close to great eating and shopping options. Call us today to schedule your showing! At only $217,000 this one won’t last long! […]

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December 7, 2018

Winter is the perfect time to buy a home!

Winter is the perfect time of year for plenty of things: making snow angels, going ice skating, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire are all things that come to mind. But do you know what else winter is the perfect time of year for? Buying a home. There’s no better time to find your […]

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November 27, 2018

Home Ownership or Weddings?

Of all the purchases most people will make in a lifetime, two of the most significant—and most expensive—are weddings and purchasing a home. Because they’re so expensive, it can be challenging for couples to save for both. According to a recent survey, it looks like the majority of couples are prioritizing homeownership over a fancy […]

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