Thursday, February 7, 2013

Just Listed! 2731 Skyview Knoll Ct

Welcome to:
Houston, TX 77047
This home is a charmer!
Located at the end of a Cul-De-Sac, this home shows off an upgraded exterior with hardi-plank and brink siding. The shutters and details give the home a charming craftsman feel!

 There are tile floors throughout the kitchen and lots of natural light in this home.

Wow! This kitchen has some great upgrades! Stainless Steem appliances, dark cherry cabinets, silestone counter tops and plenty of workspace to spread out!

Spacious living area with plenty of natural light. Lots of room for furniture & to entertain!
 Another view of the living room facing the kitchen.  Imagine hosting your next Super Bowl party here!
 Powder Bath downstairs is conveinent, yet tucked out of the way.

HUGE HUGE HUGE Master Bedroom! This is 19X17! Lots of room for a King-Sized Bed and plenty of space for the rest of your bedroom suite!
 Spacious Master Bath with room to walk around! Silestone counters in here too!  Oversized Shower/Tub Combo.  Don't forget the walk-in Master Closet

2nd Bedroom with lots of natural light. Cute window seat.

Guest Bath - spotless and sparkling!
 3rd Bedroom - Neutral Paint and Natural Light!

Nice sized backyard with lots of possibilities - Patio, BBQ pit, Playground, you name it!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Big Real Estate Story of 2013 for Houston? Low Inventory.

It's serious people. We officially are at a 15 year low of housing inventory in Houston.  We are currently at 3.7 months of inventory & a balanced market is usually considered 6 months.  What does that mean to you, you ask?  Well, it depends on who you are.

If you are a buyer that means you have to be ready to take action.  Depending on the area of town, a house could have multiple offers on it quickly.  Let's take for example the Heights area.  If a new home comes on the market that is priced well, shows great and in a good location, you can expect multiple offers (think 4-5) within 24 hours of the house hitting the market.  How to you beat those other offers you ask?
  1. Be the first offer in.  Often times the early bird gets the worm in this case.
  2. Consider making your first offer your highest and best offer.  Often things are selling for well above list. WELL above.
  3. Find out what is important to the seller (Be flexible on closing dates, option periods, etc) 
If you are a seller, congrats, this is your market so take advantage!  Have your house ready to go when you list it.  Make sure your house is picture perfect, priced realistically and you are ready to sell.  If you are in a hot area, expect your home to move quickly.  Also, don't be too greedy on the price.  If the house is priced right, it will receive an offer quickly or even multiple offers.  If it's priced to high, it will just sit there - so be smart!  Also, make sure your home is in pristine condition.  A clean home always sells faster and for higher than a dirty home.  People associate cleanliness with maintenance.

Best of luck on buying or selling!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013