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Property Taxes and how they affect your mortgage.

Harris County Appraisal District has started to mail out Notice of Appraisal Value. So if you are currently a homeowner in Harris County, and are paying a mortgage, this could affect you. Most mortgage payments include your mortgage insurance and property taxes, so if the taxes go up the mortgage will go up as well.

FOR SALE

5 reasons why you should use an agent to sell your home:  The sale of your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, and you want to be successful. Here are a few important reasons to hire a professional to work for you: The price is important. An agent will optimize

Curb appeal that makes a difference.

Curb appeal that makes a difference.

Lots of people will be getting ready to change out their landscape soon. Some brightly colored flowers might be nice here, and a few potted plants there … but have you considered creating a landscape that is pollinator friendly? Saving time and money on your landscape can be as easy as installing the right plants.

Listing in the Winter, here are some tips!

Here are some tips to get buyers to fall head over heels for your winter listing! Turn on the HEAT – You want your prospective buyer/tenant to feel at home in your house. You want them focused on living there, not on how cold they are. Market the warmth – When listing homes, I like to cater

2017 A Year in Review

2017 A Year in Review

You know how you start out with big goals at the beginning of each year? Well I do that every year. I sit down in December and decide what I want the following year to look like. I hope you don’t mind me sharing a couple of goals with you. The first goal I had

Jack-O-Lantern Contest Time

Jack-O-Lantern Contest Time

  It is time for Monica Guy’s annual pumpkin carving contest! Yes, I’m serious. It is time put that creativity you have onto the side of a pumpkin. The reward…a little spending money for the upcoming holidays! I will be giving away TWO $100.00 Amazon gift cards to the winners of the contest. Are you

Four Crucial Tips for Managing Your Credit Score

Mortgage lenders, landlords and even potential employers use your credit score as an important benchmark. Here are a few tips you can use to avoid hurting your credit score: 1.     Don’t max out your credit card spending limits. A big factor in your credit score is your debt-to-credit ratio. When you hit your spending limit, your debt-to-credit ratio

When is the best time to sell your home?

How to decide when is the right time to list your home for sale.  Here are some questions you should consider that should help you maximize your timing results. However, choosing the right moment to list your home to sell is always a personal decision for homeowners. What Month is it? Homebuyers are more plentiful during the spring

Spring Cleaning is Easy Peasy

Spring Cleaning is Easy Peasy

  Bring in spring with these cleaning ideas for your home. No shoes..no problem. Removing your shoes before entering your home reduces the amount of dirt and pollen you track in. Pillow Talk. Wash your pillow covers every couple of weeks. Wash pillows every two – three months and replace them every two – three years. Ditch the