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Should Agents List a Home at $499900 or $500000?

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 19, 2019

Should Agents List a Home at $499900 or $500000?

Most online search portals restrict price searches to fixed numbers. Troy Palmquist asks an important question: “Should agents list a home at $499,900 or $500,000? Should we price the home at $999,900 or $1 million? Ask any five agents, and you will get five different answers.” The reason being that at $1 million you are coming up in the search […]


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Does a Sunroom Add Value?

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 18, 2019

Does a Sunroom Add Value?

Does a Sunroom Add Value? I remember the house I bought when I was first married. The early spring day was cold. It felt like winter wasn’t quite over. Our realtor showed us this house she thought was perfect for us. I walked into the house and could see through the living and dining room […]


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A Very Smart Dog

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 15, 2019

A Very Smart Dog

We dog owners revere our dogs. They are family. The dog seems to read our minds, understand our language, and respond to our every mood. We believe we own a very smart dog. A Very Smart Dog As a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees $10 and a note in the […]


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Houston Housing Market

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 14, 2019

Houston Housing Market

Home-price growth appears to be slowing in Houston, says Brandon Cornett at HBI, and most forecasts for the Houston housing market predict smaller gains in 2019 than what we saw last year. Even so, home values within the Houston real estate market will likely continue to climb for the foreseeable future, largely due to population […]


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Move Out Cleaning Service

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 13, 2019

Move Out Cleaning Service

I’ve moved half a dozen times in my life and the last few days of the move are hectic. You are, wrapping dishes and making last-minute decisions about what to keep and what to give away or trash. The last thing you want to do is clean the house. It would curl your hair to […]


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Going Through a Divorce

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 12, 2019

Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences you are ever likely to go through. Bill Gassett writes in Realty Biz News, “what you need to know about going through a divorce.  Knowing what to do with the marital home can be a real problem. Should you sell it and divide the […]


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A Short Sale in Houston

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 11, 2019

A Short Sale in Houston

In the Houston area, a lot has happened since we last looked at foreclosures. Houses in some form of foreclosure have plummeted to less than 200. Right now there is less need to research a short sale in Houston as a way to move on from a bad investment. A short sale is a sale […]


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Friday Rat Humor

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 8, 2019

Friday Rat Humor

A stranger walks into a bar and approaches the bartender. “If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?”, he asks the bartender. The bartender considers it, then agrees. The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls […]


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What Is an Easement?

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 7, 2019

What Is an Easement?

What is an easement? James Richardson at Reality Biz News defines easement. “In a nutshell, an easement is the right to use a portion of an estate given not to the owner but to another interested party. Easements are usually awarded to owners whose enjoyment of or access to their property depends wholly on their […]


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What You Need to Know About Buying a House

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // March 6, 2019

What You Need to Know About Buying a House

What You Need to Know About Buying a House. Chron writes, “Nearly two-thirds of millennial homeowners have regrets about their purchase, according to a study by Bankrate.com. The most frequent complaint is finding out that maintenance and other costs are more expensive than had been expected. Bankrate Analyst Deborah Kearns said homebuyers should set aside 1 […]


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