Whether you are looking for a vacation home, a place to retire, an investment property, or a short-term or permanent residence for your family, I can help you find the perfect place!
Read more to see why these four countries are my top picks for buying real estate in Central America.
Buying real estate in another country can be tricky. The roles of the professionals you will deal with are likely different from what you are used to. Tax laws and financing rules are probably different. If you are from somewhere other than the U.S. and you are interested in buying real estate here, read on to get started. Then email me to figure out the specifics.
Continue reading to learn how to buy property in the U.S. if you are from another country.
Whether you are buying, selling, or both, it's important to have someone in your corner who knows the market and knows the business of buying and selling homes. For both buyers and sellers, your agent will not only treat you ethically according to our stringent Code of Ethics, your agent will also offer professional advice and an objective point of view, will handle paperwork and other minutiae, and will negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deal you can get.
Read more to see why you should always hire a Realtor®.
Moving is a lot of work, even if you are just moving across town. But moving from one city to another, and especially one state to another, can be downright overwhelming. Read on to see all my tips for moving to a new city or a new state.
With kids careening toward summer break, now is a great time to teach them the joys of deep cleaning and home maintenance! By no means is this a comprehensive list, but it will give you a good start to keeping your home sparkly clean.
I have mentioned previously that decluttering and neutralizing are great ways to get your home ready to sell.
This December will be different, with some things that normally are open for the holidays closed or allowing fewer visitors because of the pandemic. The silver lining is that for those things that are normally extremely crowded, with social distancing practices in place and limited numbers of visitors at one time, we'll have more time and space to see and appreciate the things we are able to do. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Drive through River Oaks to see killer lights displays (and maybe meet Santa!).
2. Visit Dewberry Farm in Brookshire to see the Trail of Lights, to capture some great holiday photos, and to find and cut your perfect Christmas tree.
3. Support local businesses by shopping at Holiday on 19th Street in Houston Heights.
4. Go ice skating or enjoy an evening of Christmas carols at Discovery Green in Downtown Houston.
5. Visit the animals of the Houston Zoo and see fabulous lights displays during the annual Zoo Lights.
6. Drive through the Pin Oak subdivision to see great lights displays, especially the Christmas Katy Story timed to music.
7. See the outstanding Franck Christmas Light Show in Copperfield.
8. Schedule a time to meet with me to discuss buying a house, selling your current house, or both!
When it comes to selling your home, knowledge, preparation, and flexibility are key.
Once we have established our buyer-to-agent relationship and discussed your needs and wants, your first step, if you haven't already done so, is to get pre-approved for your home loan. Without a pre-approval, you cannot make an offer on a home. If you cannot make an offer when you find the home you like, you need not begin searching.
Need to make your small space look larger?
Draw the eye upward with vertical lines and floor-to-ceiling curtains and bookshelves. Use furniture with visible legs and glass tops. Use a monochromatic color scheme, featuring mostly white. Rather than adding several small accent pieces and knick-knacks, choose one large accent piece, like an over-sized piece of art or extra-large, tall headboard.
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Carolyn Barnes, Your REALTOR & Katy Expert