Homeownership

April 15, 2024

Going "Green": Smart Money Moves for New Homeowners

 

Congratulations on your new home! As you step into this exciting new chapter, it's crucial to consider how to make the most of every dollar you spend.

 

Although April is Earth Month, and 'going green' usually brings thoughts of environmental consciousness, today, we're focusing on a ...

View More
April 9, 2024

From Drab to Fab: A Seller's Guide to Captivating Curb Appeal, Landscaping and Outdoor Staging

 

Standing out in the busy spring real estate market can mean the difference between a swift sale and a lengthy listing. That's where curb appeal comes in—not just as a buzzword but as a crucial investment in your home's first impression.

 

Beyond a simple coat of ...

View More
March 18, 2024

Master Your Money: The Power of Net Worth Analysis

Navigating the ups and downs of the real estate world depends a lot on how solid your financial ground is. It's not just about being able to buy or sell property; it's also about feeling good about where you're at in life and setting yourself up for ...

View More
March 11, 2024

Fresh Start, Faster Sale: Spring Cleaning Secrets for Home Sellers

 

Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts—not just in nature but within our homes as well. As the world turns green again and the air fills with a sense of renewal, it's the perfect moment to clear the clutter and refresh our living spaces.

  ...

View More
March 5, 2024

Spring House Hunting Kickoff: Prime Time to Find Your Dream Home

 

Spring marks the beginning of many beautiful changes in nature, and it can also signify the start of an exciting and productive journey for prospective homebuyers.

 

Spring House-Hunting Season Kickoff is an opportunity to explore the real estate market and discover your perfect home. As your Central Texas ...

View More
Feb. 6, 2024

Falling in Love with Your First Home: A Guide for First-Time Buyers

 

Buying your first home is more than just a financial transaction; it's a journey of finding a place where you'll create countless memories, experience moments of joy, and embark on a new chapter of your life. It's about falling in love with a space that feels ...

View More
Jan. 29, 2024

What Property Management Companies Do (and Should You Use One?)

 

Navigating the complexities of property management can often feel overwhelming, and property management companies serve as a crucial bridge between property owners and tenants. Whether you're a first-time landlord or a seasoned investor, the challenges are endless.

 

Property management companies offer diverse services to ensure the smooth ...

View More
Jan. 22, 2024

How Much Down Payment Do You Need to Buy a House, and Other Myths - Debunked.

 

When buying a home, the down payment is often seen as a major hurdle – and a source of numerous misconceptions. Many would-be homeowners find themselves mired in myths about down payments, leading to hesitation and confusion.

 

In this post, we're setting the record straight by debunking ...

View More
Jan. 15, 2024

What’s the Difference? Apartments vs. Condominiums

 

In the heart of Texas, where real estate is as varied as the landscape, understanding the difference between apartments and condominiums is crucial for making informed housing decisions here in the Waco area. Knowing these differences can guide you to the best choice for your lifestyle and financial goals ...

View More
Jan. 8, 2024

Navigating Homestead Exemptions in McLennan County: A Guide for New Homeowners

 

As a new homeowner, one of the essential steps you should consider is filing for a homestead exemption. This guide will walk you through homestead exemptions and the steps you need to take to file for them, either by mail or online.

Understanding Homestead Exemptions

A homestead exemption is ...

View More