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The Expert Guide of Home Building Terminology

By Debbie Marett | Dec 9, 2023

Great Article Shared from a Local builder – David Weekley Learn about the home building process with this list of home construction terms and definitions written to be easy to understand. Home Building Glossary The field of home building is often where skilled craftsmanship meets specialized knowledge. With the specialized knowledge comes a lot of […]

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The Good News for Real Estate Investments in 2024

By Debbie Marett | Nov 16, 2023

The 2023 housing market has seen many ups and downs, leaving investors wondering what to expect in 2024. The good news is that regardless of interest rate increases and lower than average inventory, real estate investments remain one of the most lucrative areas to invest in as we head into the new year. High Demand […]

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Well written by a fellow agent regarding the Recent Realtor Industry Lawsuit

By Debbie Marett | Nov 7, 2023

Good  and thoughts shared by a fellow agent. Some of you may have heard of and may have been following the recent Realtor industry lawsuit. News reports have spurred a lot of discussion in the Realtor forums. I’d like to take a moment to share my perspective on the home buying and selling process, how […]

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What’s Up with Real Estate? National news and local views for the week ending Friday, November 3, 2023

By Debbie Marett | Nov 5, 2023

Very happy to deliver some good news to would-be buyers: mortgage rates just had a nice move downward! If you’ve put off buying (affordability) or selling (feeling locked-in by low mortgage rates), let’s have a discussion to make sure you’re ready to move when the time is right. What’s Up with Real Estate? National news […]

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Has the residential real estate market changed? For the better or worse?

By Debbie Marett | Sep 14, 2023

By Mark Sprague, State Director of Information Capital A question Realtors, economists, real estate analysts, and more have been getting for the past 18+ months: Has the residential real estate market changed? For the better or worse? Contrary to owners/investors’ fears, the so-called “strong housing bubble” of the last 3+/- years has not burst (“bubble” in quotes because […]

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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

By Debbie Marett | Sep 8, 2023

In today’s competitive real estate market, you may wonder if it’s better to rent a place or buy a home. Purchasing a residence can provide more privacy and future investment potential, while renting allows for more flexibility and less maintenance. Both options have a myriad of pros and cons, but it ultimately will depend on […]

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Interesting how color can influence the human brain in a number of ways.

By Debbie Marett | Aug 29, 2023

Color can influence the human brain in a number of ways Stagers typically recommend painting homes in neutral colors like beige or gray to appeal to more buyers. But that advice isn’t always true. Science has proven that up to 90% of homebuying decisions are influenced by color, which can have a greater impact on […]

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Understanding Title Insurance

By Debbie Marett | Aug 19, 2023

Title companies are nothing new in the real estate industry. But do you understand their function and how vital they are to you? Title insurance is the inverse of other insurance coverages. Instead of assuming risk, title insurance companies eliminate the risk with a one-time payment, assuring the homeowner maintains the title as owner of […]

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Drought Causing Foundation Problems and What to do About it

By Debbie Marett | Aug 13, 2023

Shared from an inspectors point of view on water or lack there of in a foundation and it’s health. Desiccation Cracks – my mud is cracking! Texas is hot and dry and as we are moving into September, we are seeing more and more desiccation cracks, which means that the soil itself is starting to […]

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