Tag: Melissa Trost REALTOR

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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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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November 18, 2018

Moving with kids? This can help

3 Tips to Help Your Kids Cope With A Move There are more than just logistical challenges when you move with children. Many kids feel emotional about leaving their friends or old home behind. Here are some common challenges kids face when moving and ways to help them feel more comfortable in their new place. […]

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November 15, 2018

How to impress buyers

Little Things That Make a Big Impression on Buyers It doesn’t take much to ruin a buyer’s impression of a home. Take an otherwise appealing house and add peeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink, and suddenly the buyer crosses that property off his list. Just as minor imperfections can turn off […]

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November 4, 2018

Selling my home myths

First-time sellers beware: there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell your home. While your Texas REALTOR® is your first line of defense against making these mistakes, here are three common selling myths busted: Myth: I’ll sell my home on my own and save money by not using a real […]

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November 3, 2018

How smart is your home?

As the smart-home technology sector grows, new features make their way into more categories of gadgets and appliances, including ones that may surprise you. Wireless Charging Could Be Coming to Your Kitchen Wouldn’t it be nice if your kitchen counters were always clear of cords? Or if you never had to search for an open […]

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November 1, 2018

How to prepare for who might buy your home

How to Prepare for Who’s Going to Buy Your Home Where were you in 1980? A person born after that year might be buying your home this year. Significant parts of the generational cohort are aging into new stages of life: marriage, kids, and buying homes. By the end of the year, they’ll account for […]

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