Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Realtor - Who would want to be without one?

When the 75 year old man who had been widowed four times was asked why he was getting married again, he said “for the little bit that they eat, I wouldn’t want to be without one.”

In a torrential rainfall, you wouldn’t want to be without an umbrella. It is also understandable that when purchasing or selling a home, more and more people want an agent involved.
NAR’s Homebuyers and Sellers Profile states the trend in owners trying to sell their home themselves has declined over the past ten years from 14% in 2003 to only 9% in 2014. Similarly, the number of buyers purchasing directly through an owner has decreased from 2001 to 2014 from 15% to 5%.
It is natural to think that a seller wants to get the highest price for their property while the buyer wants to pay the least possible. Negotiations may be the most valuable service provided by an agent because of the clear conflicts of interest such as the price, terms and condition.
Other areas of contention that could affect a party without an agent:
  • The real estate agent who represents the other party
  • The attorney who represents only one party
  • Home and pest inspectors regarding condition
  • The buyer’s lender regarding terms
  • The lender’s appraiser regarding value
  • The title company in an effort to satisfy challenges to clear title
  • Municipal authorities to mitigate code violations
 Even when there are two licensed agents involved, there could be a question of representation. This is a discussion that buyers should have with a real estate professional before looking at houses.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

McAllen Commercial News: The First Get Air facility in the Rio Grande Valley

Coldwell Banker La Mansion Real Estate is proud to have assisted in bringing the first Get Air facility to the Rio Grande Valley.
Congratulations Get Air on your location at 801 Dove Avenue in McAllen Texas. We look forward to seeing more Get Air locations in the Valley.
What is Get Air?
View the (Oregon) Get Air Video link Below!


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Home For Sale 2709 Quail Avenue McAllen, TX 78504



Home For Sale 2709 Quail Avenue McAllen, TX 78504

1/2 BATHS: 0
EST SQFT: 3002
AREA: McAllen
COUNTY: Hidalgo
Home For Sale 2709 Quail Avenue in Gated community in North McAllen. This Home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 Dinning, 1 Living, Kitchen with an Island, Tile Floors, large back yard, New A/C, and a 2 car garage. The Gated community of Quail Cove only has 10 lots. Close to Schools, Shopping & Dining! Also available For Lease $2,500 per Month.
List Price: $275,000
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Live the Dream

Consumers are more easily living the American Dream of owning a home because of the incredibly low mortgage rates. Today, most buyers can get a much lower rate than their parents or grandparents got on their first home. American dream2.png
In a recent housing survey, FNMA released information about consumers’ thoughts on the current market. Almost two-thirds would rather buy than rent and believe that now is a good time to buy. Half of the respondents expect rent and home prices will go up.
Top Ten reasons to move the dream to reality:
  1. It’s cheaper than renting in most cases
  2. Avoid rental increases in the future
  3. Equity build-up with amortization of each payment going to principal
  4. A home is a forced savings account
  5. Appreciation increases your equity and your overall investment
  6. Mortgage interest and property tax deductions
  7. Home equity interest deduction
  8. A place you can call your own
  9. A place to share with friends and family
  10. Capital gains exclusion on profit
Buyers need the confidence that they can afford a home and proof for the sellers when they’re ready to submit a contract. If a buyer has steady reliable income, a good record of paying their bills, money saved for a down payment and are prepared to pay the mortgage each month, the next step is to get pre-approved by a trusted mortgage professional.

Take a look at the Rent vs. Own to see what the real cost of owning a home for your price range.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

REDUCED Luxury Homes for Sale - 4217 N. Taylor RD, Mission TX 78573

REDUCED McAllen Area Luxury Homes for Sale &

Real Estate - 4217 N. Taylor RD, Mission TX 78573

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1/2 BATHS: 1
EST SQFT: 5164
AREA: Palmhurst
COUNTY: Hidalgo
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sharyland North Junior
HIGH SCHOOL: Sharyland Pioneer H.S
Exquisite custom built home right in the heart of Sharyland! This comfortable and gracious home almost 4,000 sq.ft. that features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 living, 2 dining, fireplace, swimming pool and 4 car garage. It has hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor and the spacious kitchen has corian countertops with granite accents. But wait, there's more! With a charming guest house that is approximately 1,220 of living sq.ft. overlooking the amazing oak trees! Take advantage of this unique home on almost 2 acres because it won't last long!
List Price: $630,000
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