If you are a homeowner and going on a vacation for more than a couple days, you have to plan for things like how to handle mail deliveries, tending to pets, watering plants, who has access to the property, safety, and maintenance of the home itself. Top SEVEN tips! 1) Mail Deliveries – Visit the

Did you do a final walk-through?

Your dream to move is only days away, and you are very excited. Rightfully so as you searched for many homes, made an offer, went through the process of applying for the mortgage, etc., There is one crucial process right before closing called buyers’ final walkthrough. What is the buyers’ final walkthrough? As the name


If you purchased property in 2019, you might be able to get money from the seller for their portion of the property taxes. Counties in the state of Texas finalize and mailed out the final property tax bill in October. When properties are purchased, the title companies and the lender use the certified property tax

Plumbing & P-Trap

One of the modern invention that is simple yet powerful is a p-trap. As the schematic indicates, it is shaped like alphabet U and commonly seen under sinks, toilets, etc. The wastewater drains through the sink and flows through the p-trap into the sewer line. The decomposition of solids in the wastewater release gas that

HVAC: Refrigerant R22 and the impact of phase out

R22 is a commonly used refrigerant that has been used in the HVAC system manufactured before 2010. R22 is considered an ozone-depleting substance and therefore regulated by the EPA. Per the EPA, as of Jan 1, 2020, the US will stop manufacturing R22 and prohibit the installation of new appliances that require the use of

PASSIVE INCOME: Would investing in rental properties an option?

Rental properties are a high investment class for those considering passive income. These are regarded as passive income as one has the option to continue full-time employment while managing these assets with a minimal time commitment. What is the investment model? Consider purchasing a single-family residential at $200K with a 25% downpayment; the monthly P.I.T.I.

APPLYING for Mortgage? THE Don’ts

Owning a home is a great opportunity that comes with many advantages. A significant percentage of homebuyers opting to finance, in this blog, we will provide the TOP THREE DON’Ts BEFORE CLOSING Do not apply for new credit Do not change jobs Do not transfer large amounts of money to your bank account without a

HOME: Offer accepted; What happens next?

Your offer to purchase a property was accepted by the seller and you are wondering what your commitments are. If your agent has used TREC One to Four Single Family residential contract, you have to full fill two financial obligations in order to avoid a breach of contract. ONE Pay option money (OM) TWO Pay

Buying a NEW HOME: Do I need a real estate agent?

The answer is probably no if you are buying your fourth or fifth new home. A new home purchase is a complex process involving many entities like the builder, designer, architect, lender, title company and inspectors. The onsite sales representative/counselor is an employer of the builder, and his/her loyalty is only to his employer NOT