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    • 7 Tips for Choosing and Working With the Perfect Builder

      Have you ever dreamt of designing and building your own home? Do you have Pinterest boards filled with ideas? Do you look at homes and think, I would have done that differently? Building a home certainly isn’t easy, but it’s also not as lofty of a goal as you might think. The most important step... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Things to Think About When Designing a Home

      Building a house is a huge responsibility that comes with lots of pressure and decisions. While you have a team of people to handle the intricacies of the process – including an architect and builder – you have to think about the big picture. The more strategically you think about your home’s design now, the... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Tips and Strategies for Lowering Your Closing Costs

      Real estate transactions are complicated for several reasons. They involve legal, financial, and emotional aspects – many of which are intertwined together. In order to make sure a real estate transaction involves a smooth transfer of money and ownership, there are a number of closing costs associated with a normal deal. While no single fee,... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Simple and Effective Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

      Smell is a funny thing. All it takes is one whiff of something and your mind can be taken to a totally different place. For many, fresh cut grass takes them back to summers playing baseball in the backyard. Popcorn is associated with movie theaters. That one perfume your best friend wears reminds you of... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 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