Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 Tips to Consider in Insurance Costs

Whether buying a home to live in, as an investment or a fix-n-flip property, obtaining the right insurance is essential. If something were to happen, from a fire to an accident on the property, your homeowners insurance could make or break your investment. (more…)...
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What Property Tax And Other Records Can Do For You When Investing

Know the market, know the numbers when investing in a property. Before you make an offer, research the property, the taxes and the surrounding housing market. Has the property tax gone up in recent years or has it remained stagnant? How does this compare to up and downs in the market? What investments have been made in the surrounding community? All of these answers factor into how successful your investment could be. (more…)...
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Houston Home Sales Start Strong in 2016

The Houston housing market kicked off 2016 with a strong month of sales, only about 2 percent off the January record. This is good news in the housing industry as many feared a decline due to strains in the energy industry. "A lot of folks have nervously anticipated that falling oil prices would have a devastating effect on real estate, but so far, the Houston market has weathered the energy downturn without dramatic shifts in sales and pricing,” said Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Chairman Mario Arriaga with First Group. (more…)...
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