The Pros and Cons of Dual Agency for Floresville Buyers and Sellers

Most of the time home buyers and sellers have different agents, but not always. About 10% to 20% of the time, they both use the same agent. This arrangement called dual agency – when a buyer and a seller both have the same agent – is known as “intermediary” in Texas as dual agency in … Continued

FHA Loan vs. Conventional Loans: A Guide for Home Buyers in Floresville

The two most popular mortgage loan options are FHA loans and conventional loans. The basic difference between the two is that an FHA loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration, and a conventional mortgage isn’t. Each has its own set of pros and cons, as well as different qualification requirements. So how do you … Continued

How to Find the Best Deals on Real Estate in Floresville

Whether you’re an investor or buying a home as a primary residence, finding a deal isn’t as easy as it was just a few short years ago. During the real estate downturn of 2009 to 2012, finding great deals was pretty easy: you just had to take a look at the MLS, make an offer, … Continued

The Closing: How Long Will the Process Take When Buying a Home in Floresville?

During the process of buying (or selling) a home, there are typically two nail-biting stages or milestones. For buyers, these are getting pre-approved for a mortgage and closing, both involving not a little anticipation and anxiety. Here we want to examine the closing process because there is so much confusion and misinformation surrounding it. Let’s … Continued

Should You Build a House in Floresville or Buy an Existing One?

When almost anyone begins to think about a new home, there are always a lot of decisions to be made. Typically, the biggest of those decisions is whether to build a house or buy an existing home. And that’s usually not an easy decision because there are some definite pros and cons to each. Then, … Continued

5 Tips for Homebuyers in Floresville Who Are Struggling to Find a Home

Currently, homebuyers in Floresville and in most other markets struggling to find a home in their price range and/or that meets their needs. Consider, for example, that 32% of homebuyers have been home shopping for at least six months, and 24% have been shopping for a year or longer. And only a short two years ago, those … Continued

4 Ways to Ensure Your Offer is Accepted When Buying a House in Floresville

The economy certainly isn’t in its best shape ever, but that hasn’t dampened the housing market – for sellers. Inventory remains extremely low, and buyers are numerous, especially with the current low-interest rates. And that means sellers are in the driver’s seat and can be pretty picky with offers because, most of the time, they … Continued

How to Find the Right Floresville Agent to Help You Sell Your House

There are thousands of real estate agents to choose from. In fact, you’re probably bombarded daily with their ads via yard signs, TV and radio, and social media. So how do you choose the right one for you? First, you don’t choose an agent solely on the basis of list price and commission. These can … Continued