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    • The Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

      For many Americans, a home in a gated community is a goal that will verify wealth and success. When you live in a gated community, there’s a sense of privilege that comes with owning the property at that address. If you wish to purchase such a home in the Houston region, there are plenty to... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Investigating the Pros and Cons of Townhome Living

      When it comes to buying a home, most people immediately think there are only a couple of options: apartment/condo or single-family home. But ignoring the feasibility of a townhome would be a huge disservice. The History of the Townhouse Wealthy British landowners and nobility originally coined the term “townhouse” in the 18th century. At different... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in a Fraction of the Time

      Owning a home is a quintessential part of the American Dream. There’s nothing like being able to live on a piece of land and call it your own. But for most people, the process of home ownership is one that extends across many decades – even a lifetime. A large portion of “homeowners” never fully... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to be a Proactive Homeowner

      When buying a house, we all have the best of intentions. We tell ourselves that we’ll be meticulous in how we care for the property and won’t let things get out of hand. Then life happens, and little issues crop up here and there. Before you know it, the house is in disrepair, there’s not... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to be a Proactive Homeowner

      When buying a house, we all have the best of intentions. We tell ourselves that we’ll be meticulous in how we care for the property and won’t let things get out of hand. Then life happens, and little issues crop up here and there. Before you know it, the house is in disrepair, there’s not... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Things You Should Do Before Moving Into Your New House

      The move into a new house is exciting … especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. But it can also feature a lot of anxiety and stress. You’re moving into a house with which you aren’t familiar — other than a couple of showings and inspections — and you’d like the process goes... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Growing Families: Should You Add On or Move?

      When a young couple buys their first home, they generally view it as a starter home. In other words, it’s something they see themselves living in for a few years and eventually selling after their financial situation has improved and they can afford more space/features/etc. But then life happens. An unexpected pregnancy, a job change,... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • An Overview of Rent-to-Own Agreements for Sellers

      Thus far, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of a buyer’s market. Houses are slow to sell as more and more individuals decide they’d to rent. The solution for this trend could be to combine the two in a rent-to-own option. This could be the perfect solution for a seller trying to move... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Things That Will Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value

      One of the more interesting aspects of being a homeowner is that you’re simultaneously focused on two different priorities. First off, you want to enjoy your home. So you choose a style you like, perform small renovations, and invest in home improvements that fit your lifestyle. But secondly, you’re focused on the next buyer. Any... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Should You Try to Time Neighborhood Price Changes?

      Much like the prices in the stock market, the prices of properties in a given neighborhood can cycle up or down, based on external variables. Hypothetically, you can use these swings to your advantage—especially if you’re considering buying a new home or selling your old one. The idea goes like this; you sell your home... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Should You Buy Your Next House in Cash?

      Buying a home and taking out a mortgage have essentially become synonymous over the years. Almost everyone takes out a loan to purchase a house, but that doesn’t mean you have to. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to buy a house with cash, and, regardless of your income, you might actually be able... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Ways Every Homeowner Can Save up to $1,987 This Year

      One of the biggest issues people have with renting is they’re throwing money down the drain when they could be building equity. And while this is true, don’t assume that home ownership is an easy ride. As a homeowner, you face several unique expenses. Over time, these can really start to add up. The good... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Signs a Seller is Motivated to Unload Their House

      When it comes to real estate negotiations, nothing is more important than leverage. The individual with the leverage is the individual who will ultimately come away with a more favorable outcome (assuming they’re able to couple the leverage with patience). From a buyer’s perspective, nothing gives you more leverage than knowing that a seller is... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green