Bonbrook Plantation (Rosenberg, TX)
By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
First impressions go a long way. This is applicable to not only when you meet someone new, but also when somebody sees your house for the first time. Regardless of whether it’s a friend or colleague coming over to visit or a prospective buyer looking at a property you’re trying to sell, the importance of curb appeal shouldn’t be underestimated.You might think that it takes a lot of work and money to update the curb appeal of your home, but that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s possible to significantly increase the curb appeal of your home and your property just by changing your landscaping. Here are a few ways that your landscaping can change up the look of your property and give your overall curb appeal a significant boost.Adjusting Existing Landscaping It doesn’t take a lot to turn ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a seller, you know rising home prices are good news for your potential sale. But lets look past the dollar signs and dive deeper into the concept. To truly understand home price appreciation, you need to know how it works and why it matters to you.Investopedia defines appreciation like this:Appreciation, in general terms, is an increase in the value of an asset over time. The increase can occur for a number of reasons, including increased demand or weakening supply, or as a result of changes in inflation or interest rates. This is the opposite of depreciation, which is a decrease in value over time.When we consider thi...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned were in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons.1. The housing market isn't driven by risky mortgage loans.Back in 2006, nearly everyone could qualify for a loan. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) from the Mortgage Bankers Association is an indicator of the availability of mortgage money. The higher the index, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage. The MCAI more than doubled from 2004 (378) to 2006 (869). Today, the index stands at 130. As an example of the difference between today and 2006, lets look at the volume of mortgages that originated when a buyer had less than a 620 credit score.Dr. Fr...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions that carry the most weight are the ones based on experience and expertise.Here are four expert opinions from professionals and organizations that have devoted their careers to giving great advice to the housing industry.The Joint Center for Housing Studies in their The State of the Nations Housing 2021 report: conditions today are quite different than in the early 2000s, particularly in terms of credit availability. The current climb in house prices instead reflects strong demand amid tight supply, helped along by record-low interest rates.Nathaniel Karp, Chief U.S. Economist at BBVA:The housing mar...
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By Bernadette James, Broker-Associate, Keller Williams Realty SW
(Serving Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond and Pearland)
    Buyer, Beware. The HUD Settlement Statement is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! My very excited buyers closed on their first home in the Bonbrook Plantation Subdivision in Rosenberg, Texas 3 months ago. We had looked long and hard until they found the perfect house to fit their growing family. At closing, the escrow officer gave them the standard explanation about the seller credits for property taxes. The seller’s portion of taxes from January 1 to closing date had been calculated and credited to the buyers because, in Texas, property taxes are due and payable in January of the following year. The owner of record on December 31 is responsible for paying the current year’s taxes.  Last week I got a call from Mrs. Homeowner asking about the amount of the property tax credit she had received on t...
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By Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
(Go Hurley Group)
Welcome Home! Lush beautiful landscaping welcomes you to this 1 story, 3 bedroom home in Bonbrook Plantation. This home is ideal for the growing family or the first time home buyer. Open split floor plan makes this the perfect home for entertaining family and friends. Kitchen with granite countertops and tiled backsplash opens directly to the family room while soft muted colors and fireplace enhance the ambience of this room. Take time to relax on the backyard patio. Full Details http://www.servingsugarlandtx.com/listing/mlsid/113/propertyid/79624686/syndicated/1/?ts=crg Click on photo to see more photos! Listing Courtesy of Bernadette Hurley, Keller Williams Realty -SW Pearland Real Estate
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