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With how much time we have all been spending in our homes, it's easy to get bored with our decor. I've come up with a quick list of my top 5 (easy) DIY projects that will make your home feel like โœจnewโœจ this year. 

๐Ÿญ. Upgrade your kitchen and/or bathroom hardware
๐Ÿฎ. Replace dated light fixtures and doorknobs
๐Ÿฏ. Install a peel and stick wallpaper accent wall
๐Ÿฐ. Paint your front door
๐Ÿฑ. Add under cabinet lighting in the kitchen

Remember โ€” you don't have to spend a lot to get big results. Do you have larger projects you want to tackle? I'd be happy to recommend a trusted contractor or handyman! Shoot me a message, I would love to help!
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#diyhome #diyprojects #realtortips #realestatetips #homebuying #homeselling With how much time we have all been spending in our homes, it's easy to get bored with our decor. I've come up with a quick list of my top 5 (easy) DIY projects that will make your home feel like โœจnewโœจ this year. ๐Ÿญ. Upgrade your kitchen and/or bathroom hardware ๐Ÿฎ. Replace dated light fixtures and doorknobs ๐Ÿฏ. Installโ€ฆ It's never too early, or too late, to take a step toward what you've always dreamed of. 

So many dreams go unrealized because of this one small thing, when all we have to do is, somethingโ€ฆ anything. It almost doesnโ€™t matter what, so long as itโ€™s different from what we have been doing. Focus on one small change you can make today, right now, that will give you more control over your life. One tiny change that will set you off in the general direction of your dream.

Don't underestimate the power you have to control your life and your happiness. ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. It's never too early, or too late, to take a step toward what you've always dreamed of. So many dreams go unrealized because of this one small thing, when all we have to do is, somethingโ€ฆ anything. It almost doesnโ€™t matter what, so long as itโ€™s different from what we have been doing. Focus on one small change you canโ€ฆ If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to start the house-hunting process, there are two things I would ask you:

๐Ÿญ. What do you ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ in a house?
๐Ÿฎ. What do you ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ in a house?

Hereโ€™s a simple definition between the two:

โœ”๏ธ NEEDS are the non-negotiable features, or the features you simply ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ in your next home. These are things that you typically can't change after you move in (or it would be too expensive to do so), such as square footage, number of bedrooms, location, garage, etc.

โœ”๏ธ WANTS are the things youโ€™d like to have, but you can add or change down the road, such as a fenced-in yard, hardwood flooring, white kitchen, his & her master bedroom closets, or a finished basement.

If youโ€™re ready to shop for homes, you should have already spoken to a lender and received a pre-approval. With your budget in mind, you may need to forgo some of the wants. Unsure what's reasonable and whatโ€™s not in your price range? This is where your real estate agent comes in. A strong agent will know the area, what homes are currently selling for in your market, and how much added features โ€” like an additional bedroom or a pool โ€” should add to the price.

If your wants or needs list is extremely long, it may be worth considering building a new home, so that you can customize it however you would like! Not sure where to start? Let's chat, I would love to help.
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#realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to start the house-hunting process, there are two things I would ask you: ๐Ÿญ. What do you ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ in a house? ๐Ÿฎ. What do you ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ in a house? Hereโ€™s a simple definition between the two: โœ”๏ธ NEEDS are the non-negotiable features, or the features you simply ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ โ€ฆ Planning, shopping for and cooking meals for the entire family every week gets to be exhausting, especially when you're running around to sports practices, friends' houses, and juggling homework in between. 

Tell me your favorite local restaurants that are offering family-style take out, or just your favorite take out I should try next! Planning, shopping for and cooking meals for the entire family every week gets to be exhausting, especially when you're running around to sports practices, friends' houses, and juggling homework in between. Tell me your favorite local restaurants that are offering family-style take out, or just your favorite take outโ€ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ? 

Yes! You need a buyer's agent to look out for your best interests with any home purchase. Your agent is there to protect you and guide you throughout the sale.

Here are just a few reasons why you need a buyer's agent when buying new construction: 

1. ๐™ธ ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š•๐š™ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š™๐š’๐šŒ๐š” ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š‹๐šž๐š’๐š•๐š๐šŽ๐š›.
I have great relationships with many of the builders in the area and know which ones don't have the best reputations. Not all builders are created equal!

2. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šŽ๐š๐šž๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š— ๐š’๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐š˜๐š, ๐š•๐š˜๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š—๐šŽ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š‹๐š˜๐š›๐š‘๐š˜๐š˜๐š.
I can give you insight into what makes sense for resale value, as well as factors you may not have thought of, such as picking a lot that can accommodate a walkout basement, etc. 

3. ๐™ธ ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šž๐š™๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š‘ ๐š’๐š, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š—๐š˜๐š.
One of the nice things about new construction is that you can typically customize your home to your wants and needs. However, some upgrades are worth it, while some are not โ€” I can give you my opinion on what you can do later for less.

4. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š—๐šŽ๐š๐š˜๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š— ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š•๐š.
Yes, you can still negotiate with new construction! 

Buying any home without an agent that you trust can put you at a considerable disadvantage. As wonderful as the sales representative is in the model home, they represent the builder, not you. You need someone looking out for your best interests. 

If you've been thinking about building a new home, let's chat! I'd love to help answer any questions you may have about the process.
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#realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife #buyersagent #newconstruction #realtortips ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ? Yes! You need a buyer's agent to look out for your best interests with any home purchase. Your agent is there to protect you and guide you throughout the sale. Here are just a few reasons why you need a buyer's agent when buying new construction: 1. ๐™ธ ๐šŒ๐šŠโ€ฆ Be intentional. Be purposeful. Be focused. Cherish every day. 

What you do today may determine your tomorrow, but it will definitely create your past and leave a lasting snapshot of a moment in time in your life.

So do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return. Life is short, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, for tomorrow is never guaranteed. Be intentional. Be purposeful. Be focused. Cherish every day. What you do today may determine your tomorrow, but it will definitely create your past and leave a lasting snapshot of a moment in time in your life. So do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return. Life is short, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บโ€ฆ So you have your pre-approval in hand, and now it's time to officially start your home search and tour some homes. Your agent is there to help point out a home's potential, as well as red flags to look out for โ€” such as old mechanical systems, potential water issues, or 30-year-old windows. 

Check to see a few red flags (and likely signs of trouble) that you should keep an eye out for-then SAVE to look back on before you tour your next home!
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#homeredflags #realtortips #realestatetips #firsttimehomeowner #hometour #realtorlife #touringhomes So you have your pre-approval in hand, and now it's time to officially start your home search and tour some homes. Your agent is there to help point out a home's potential, as well as red flags to look out for โ€” such as old mechanical systems, potential water issues, or 30-year-old windows. Check to see a few red flaโ€ฆ Is building a new home something you're considering? With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. Building a home can be a bit daunting, but that is where I come in! If this is something you're interested in, I've put together a list of things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

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โ€ข Hire a buyer's agent. 
Builder sales agents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the homes and models. However, as nice as the sales reps may seem to you, they represent the builder. Their job is to get the best price for the builder and meet sales quotas. They are not looking out for your best interests. It is so important that you have your own representation

โ€ข Research your preferred builders.
It is equally as important to research home builders to find one you trust. Not every builder is created equal! A few things to consider are how many years they've been in business, what their warranty looks like, and what their standard features are. Always remember to read their reviews online as well.

โ€ข Always get a home inspection! 
No home is perfect, not even new ones. It's important to have an inspection done to check for warped floors, joists weakened by improperly installed ductwork, leaky plumbing, bad wiring, drainage problems around the foundation, improperly installed appliances, and poor seals around vents (just to name a few).

๐”ป๐• ๐•Ÿ'๐•ฅ๐•ค:
โ€ข Donโ€™t go overboard on upgrades. 
No matter how long you plan on living in a home, it is important to take resale value into consideration. There are some upgrades that make โ€œresaleโ€ sense and some that donโ€™t. There are also many things that can cost less if you do them later.

โ€ข Donโ€™t forget the details. 
All houses are not built the same, and they donโ€™t come with the same features. Be sure to ask your builder exactly what is included in the price. Donโ€™t get hypnotized by the gorgeous model home โ€” they are always upgraded significantly.
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#realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife #newconstruction #newconstructiontips Is building a new home something you're considering? With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. Building a home can be a bit daunting, but that is where I come in! If this is something you're interested in, I've put together a list of things to consider before signing โ€ฆ Who is ready to look and feel their best this year?

At-home workouts are pretty much the way of life now, which means there are SO many programs and equipment that it can get overwhelming when trying to find the best one.

Do you have a home fitness program or equipment that you love? What do you love about it?

Tell me your favorite program or equipment โ€” I am always looking to try something new! Who is ready to look and feel their best this year? At-home workouts are pretty much the way of life now, which means there are SO many programs and equipment that it can get overwhelming when trying to find the best one. Do you have a home fitness program or equipment that you love? What do you love about it? Tell โ€ฆ With homeownership, comes unexpected issues and projects. Whether it is the day after you get the keys or five years down the road, something is bound to come up. This is where a good agent can protect you. As your agent, I have your best interests in mind, and I am by your side to help you make an informed, educated decision when buying a home. The last thing I want is for you to move in, and then have to pay thousands of dollars to replace your heater that decided to die on Christmas. When touring houses, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to submit an offer, such as the life expectancy of the big-ticket (aka expensive) items. 

I've outlined below the average life expectancies of your large home items. Keep in mind that these can vary drastically if something was not properly maintained.

โ€ข HVAC/heater - 15-20 years
โ€ข Air conditioner - 10-15 years
โ€ข Water heater - 10 years
โ€ข Roof - 20-30 years
โ€ข Kitchen appliances - 10 years
โ€ข Well pump - 10-15 years

If you are looking for an experienced agent who knows what to look for when youโ€™re house hunting, give me a call or shoot me a text and let's connect! With homeownership, comes unexpected issues and projects. Whether it is the day after you get the keys or five years down the road, something is bound to come up. This is where a good agent can protect you. As your agent, I have your best interests in mind, and I am by your side to help you make an informed, educated dโ€ฆ What you choose to focus on will grow. For many of us, happiness is a result of some external circumstance, but it doesnโ€™t have to be.

Only YOU can decide to be happy. No one else, no outside influence controls your level of happiness. It all comes down to the way you choose to view life. ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ is a powerful catalyst for happiness. When you are grateful for what you have, not grasping for what you donโ€™t, you will find that your life is happier. Try to focus on something you are grateful for every single day, and you will find that this will snowball and become a habit.

Happiness is your decision. Commit to it daily. What you choose to focus on will grow. For many of us, happiness is a result of some external circumstance, but it doesnโ€™t have to be. Only YOU can decide to be happy. No one else, no outside influence controls your level of happiness. It all comes down to the way you choose to view life. ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ is a powerful catalโ€ฆ ๐™ผ๐šข๐š๐š‘: ๐™ผ๐šž๐š•๐š๐š’๐š™๐š•๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šœ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐š ๐š–๐šข ๐šŒ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ.

Many credit-scoring agencies are forgiving when it comes to borrowers shopping for a mortgage. There is actually a grace period where multiple mortgage applications will only count against your credit score as a single hard inquiry โ€” which is due to the fact that credit scorers understand you are searching for the best rate. This is known as the "credit pull window", and is typically a 45-day window in which you can apply with 3-4 lenders to compare their rates and fees. 

Shopping for the best rate is ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด a smart move, especially when you are financing hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you're thinking about making a move this year, a pre-approval is your first step. I would be happy to recommend lenders that I trust and work with regularly. Send me a message and let's get your home buying journey started!
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#homebuying #mortgagetips #realtortips #realestatetips #firsttimehomebuyer #realestateagent ๐™ผ๐šข๐š๐š‘: ๐™ผ๐šž๐š•๐š๐š’๐š™๐š•๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šœ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐š ๐š–๐šข ๐šŒ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ. Many credit-scoring agencies are forgiving when it comes to borrowers shopping for a mortgage. There is actually a grace period where multiple mortgage applications will only count against your credit score as a single hard inquiry โ€” which is due to the fโ€ฆ
neuhaus_realty_atx With how much time we have all been spending in our homes, it's easy to get bored with our decor. I've come up with a quick list of my top 5 (easy) DIY projects that will make your home feel like โœจnewโœจ this year. ๐Ÿญ. Upgrade your kitchen and/or bathroom hardware ๐Ÿฎ. Replace dated light fixtures and doorknobs ๐Ÿฏ. Install a peel and stick wallpaper accent wall ๐Ÿฐ. Paint your front door ๐Ÿฑ. Add under cabinet lighting in the kitchen Remember โ€” you don't have to spend a lot to get big results. Do you have larger projects you want to tackle? I'd be happy to recommend a trusted contractor or handyman! Shoot me a message, I would love to help! - - - - #diyhome #diyprojects #realtortips #realestatetips #homebuying #homeselling
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neuhaus_realty_atx It's never too early, or too late, to take a step toward what you've always dreamed of. So many dreams go unrealized because of this one small thing, when all we have to do is, somethingโ€ฆ anything. It almost doesnโ€™t matter what, so long as itโ€™s different from what we have been doing. Focus on one small change you can make today, right now, that will give you more control over your life. One tiny change that will set you off in the general direction of your dream. Don't underestimate the power you have to control your life and your happiness. ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ.
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neuhaus_realty_atx If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to start the house-hunting process, there are two things I would ask you: ๐Ÿญ. What do you ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ in a house? ๐Ÿฎ. What do you ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ in a house? Hereโ€™s a simple definition between the two: โœ”๏ธ NEEDS are the non-negotiable features, or the features you simply ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ in your next home. These are things that you typically can't change after you move in (or it would be too expensive to do so), such as square footage, number of bedrooms, location, garage, etc. โœ”๏ธ WANTS are the things youโ€™d like to have, but you can add or change down the road, such as a fenced-in yard, hardwood flooring, white kitchen, his & her master bedroom closets, or a finished basement. If youโ€™re ready to shop for homes, you should have already spoken to a lender and received a pre-approval. With your budget in mind, you may need to forgo some of the wants. Unsure what's reasonable and whatโ€™s not in your price range? This is where your real estate agent comes in. A strong agent will know the area, what homes are currently selling for in your market, and how much added features โ€” like an additional bedroom or a pool โ€” should add to the price. If your wants or needs list is extremely long, it may be worth considering building a new home, so that you can customize it however you would like! Not sure where to start? Let's chat, I would love to help. -- -- -- -- -- -- #realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife
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neuhaus_realty_atx Planning, shopping for and cooking meals for the entire family every week gets to be exhausting, especially when you're running around to sports practices, friends' houses, and juggling homework in between. Tell me your favorite local restaurants that are offering family-style take out, or just your favorite take out I should try next!
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neuhaus_realty_atx ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ? Yes! You need a buyer's agent to look out for your best interests with any home purchase. Your agent is there to protect you and guide you throughout the sale. Here are just a few reasons why you need a buyer's agent when buying new construction: 1. ๐™ธ ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š•๐š™ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š™๐š’๐šŒ๐š” ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š‹๐šž๐š’๐š•๐š๐šŽ๐š›. I have great relationships with many of the builders in the area and know which ones don't have the best reputations. Not all builders are created equal! 2. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šŽ๐š๐šž๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š— ๐š’๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐š˜๐š, ๐š•๐š˜๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š—๐šŽ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š‹๐š˜๐š›๐š‘๐š˜๐š˜๐š. I can give you insight into what makes sense for resale value, as well as factors you may not have thought of, such as picking a lot that can accommodate a walkout basement, etc. 3. ๐™ธ ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šž๐š™๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š‘ ๐š’๐š, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š—๐š˜๐š. One of the nice things about new construction is that you can typically customize your home to your wants and needs. However, some upgrades are worth it, while some are not โ€” I can give you my opinion on what you can do later for less. 4. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š—๐šŽ๐š๐š˜๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š— ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š•๐š. Yes, you can still negotiate with new construction! Buying any home without an agent that you trust can put you at a considerable disadvantage. As wonderful as the sales representative is in the model home, they represent the builder, not you. You need someone looking out for your best interests. If you've been thinking about building a new home, let's chat! I'd love to help answer any questions you may have about the process. - - - - #realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife #buyersagent #newconstruction #realtortips
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neuhaus_realty_atx Be intentional. Be purposeful. Be focused. Cherish every day. What you do today may determine your tomorrow, but it will definitely create your past and leave a lasting snapshot of a moment in time in your life. So do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return. Life is short, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, for tomorrow is never guaranteed.
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neuhaus_realty_atx So you have your pre-approval in hand, and now it's time to officially start your home search and tour some homes. Your agent is there to help point out a home's potential, as well as red flags to look out for โ€” such as old mechanical systems, potential water issues, or 30-year-old windows. Check to see a few red flags (and likely signs of trouble) that you should keep an eye out for-then SAVE to look back on before you tour your next home! - - - - - #homeredflags #realtortips #realestatetips #firsttimehomeowner #hometour #realtorlife #touringhomes
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neuhaus_realty_atx Is building a new home something you're considering? With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. Building a home can be a bit daunting, but that is where I come in! If this is something you're interested in, I've put together a list of things to consider before signing on the dotted line. ๐”ป๐• ๐•ค: โ€ข Hire a buyer's agent. Builder sales agents are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the homes and models. However, as nice as the sales reps may seem to you, they represent the builder. Their job is to get the best price for the builder and meet sales quotas. They are not looking out for your best interests. It is so important that you have your own representation โ€ข Research your preferred builders. It is equally as important to research home builders to find one you trust. Not every builder is created equal! A few things to consider are how many years they've been in business, what their warranty looks like, and what their standard features are. Always remember to read their reviews online as well. โ€ข Always get a home inspection! No home is perfect, not even new ones. It's important to have an inspection done to check for warped floors, joists weakened by improperly installed ductwork, leaky plumbing, bad wiring, drainage problems around the foundation, improperly installed appliances, and poor seals around vents (just to name a few). ๐”ป๐• ๐•Ÿ'๐•ฅ๐•ค: โ€ข Donโ€™t go overboard on upgrades. No matter how long you plan on living in a home, it is important to take resale value into consideration. There are some upgrades that make โ€œresaleโ€ sense and some that donโ€™t. There are also many things that can cost less if you do them later. โ€ข Donโ€™t forget the details. All houses are not built the same, and they donโ€™t come with the same features. Be sure to ask your builder exactly what is included in the price. Donโ€™t get hypnotized by the gorgeous model home โ€” they are always upgraded significantly. - - - - - #realestateagent #realestatetips #realestate #realestatelife #househunting #realtorlifestyle #homebuyingtips #firsttimehomebuyer #realtorlife #newconstruction #newconstructiontips
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neuhaus_realty_atx Who is ready to look and feel their best this year? At-home workouts are pretty much the way of life now, which means there are SO many programs and equipment that it can get overwhelming when trying to find the best one. Do you have a home fitness program or equipment that you love? What do you love about it? Tell me your favorite program or equipment โ€” I am always looking to try something new!
neuhaus_realty_atx With homeownership, comes unexpected issues and projects. Whether it is the day after you get the keys or five years down the road, something is bound to come up. This is where a good agent can protect you. As your agent, I have your best interests in mind, and I am by your side to help you make an informed, educated decision when buying a home. The last thing I want is for you to move in, and then have to pay thousands of dollars to replace your heater that decided to die on Christmas. When touring houses, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to submit an offer, such as the life expectancy of the big-ticket (aka expensive) items. I've outlined below the average life expectancies of your large home items. Keep in mind that these can vary drastically if something was not properly maintained. โ€ข HVAC/heater - 15-20 years โ€ข Air conditioner - 10-15 years โ€ข Water heater - 10 years โ€ข Roof - 20-30 years โ€ข Kitchen appliances - 10 years โ€ข Well pump - 10-15 years If you are looking for an experienced agent who knows what to look for when youโ€™re house hunting, give me a call or shoot me a text and let's connect!
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neuhaus_realty_atx What you choose to focus on will grow. For many of us, happiness is a result of some external circumstance, but it doesnโ€™t have to be. Only YOU can decide to be happy. No one else, no outside influence controls your level of happiness. It all comes down to the way you choose to view life. ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ is a powerful catalyst for happiness. When you are grateful for what you have, not grasping for what you donโ€™t, you will find that your life is happier. Try to focus on something you are grateful for every single day, and you will find that this will snowball and become a habit. Happiness is your decision. Commit to it daily.
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neuhaus_realty_atx ๐™ผ๐šข๐š๐š‘: ๐™ผ๐šž๐š•๐š๐š’๐š™๐š•๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šœ ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐š ๐š–๐šข ๐šŒ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ. Many credit-scoring agencies are forgiving when it comes to borrowers shopping for a mortgage. There is actually a grace period where multiple mortgage applications will only count against your credit score as a single hard inquiry โ€” which is due to the fact that credit scorers understand you are searching for the best rate. This is known as the "credit pull window", and is typically a 45-day window in which you can apply with 3-4 lenders to compare their rates and fees. Shopping for the best rate is ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด a smart move, especially when you are financing hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you're thinking about making a move this year, a pre-approval is your first step. I would be happy to recommend lenders that I trust and work with regularly. Send me a message and let's get your home buying journey started! . . . . . #homebuying #mortgagetips #realtortips #realestatetips #firsttimehomebuyer #realestateagent