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Coin on a Headstone – What does it Mean?

Coin on a Headstone – What does it Mean?

Coin on a Headstone – What does it Mean? Memorial Day. We look forward to it every year, but not always for the reason we should. While we prepare for our barbeques, picnics, or pool parties let’s take a moment to remember the real reason we are off work or school today. Today we honor those […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Shadow Creek Ranch

Neighborhood Spotlight – Shadow Creek Ranch

  The value of time is priceless. If you are searching for an area that offers all the comforts with minimal drive time, look no further than Shadow Creek Ranch. The city of Pearland claims the 3,500 acre master planned community. The city initially named Mark Belt was a siding switch on the Gulf, Sante Fe and […]

How to Protest your Property Taxes

How to Protest your Property Taxes

It’s that time again, to protest your property taxes! Property taxes can be extremely expensive, so it’s important to make sure the market value of your home is determined correctly by the appraisal district. You don’t want to over pay on these taxes, it can add up to an extra several thousand dollars. The deadline […]

How to Withdraw from Your 401k for a Down Payment

If you’re wondering where to get money for your down payment, you aren’t alone. Home prices have increased. Along with this price increase, comes an increase of the amount needed to put an ideal 20% down for your new home. If you’ve been working for many years, you most likely have a healthy amount of money saved […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Shady Acres

SHADY ACRES – A HOUSTON, TEXAS COMMUNITY  In the early 20’s, an investment company bought one-hundred acres to develop and subdivide the area from Ella Boulevard and 610-North to Durham and West 15th Street. They dubbed the area as “Shady Acres.” Residents establish roots in the community for various reasons. Whether it be for bountiful […]

Should I buy a home now or later?

It’s a question I get all the time – Should I buy a home now or later? This can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. It’s best to review several factors when making what is potentially the biggest purchase and investment of your entire life.   Down Payment Your finances are stable, but you may not […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Green Trails

Green Trails – A Katy, Texas Community Green Trails neighborhood in Katy, Texas is one of the city’s more established and mature residential areas. It’s located closer to downtown than any other new neighborhood in West Houston. Miles of beautifully landscaped hiking and bike trails line this community. These trails connect to Terry Hershey Park to the […]

Beware of Zillow & Trulia Listing Inaccuracies

Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most people will ever make. So, it’s no surprise that buyers and sellers turn to the Internet to research and gain as much knowledge as possible about their local real estate market. Unfortunately, it seems like not all online real estate websites and […]

Build Wealth, Become a Rental Property Investor

Looking for ways to generate passive income? Become a rental property investor; we’ll show you how. As I mention in my most recent Houston real estate trends blog post, 2017 is expected to be a great year for buyers and investors. Historically, Houston is known as one of the most consistent real estate markets in the region. […]