Unveiling Zillow’s revenue generation strategies

Zillow is a household name when it comes to online real estate, but have you ever wondered how they actually turn a profit? While searching for your dream home or browsing rentals might seem like a free service, there’s a complex business model behind the scenes. They sure do give a lot of great real […]

Will the Austin Housing market crash in 2024 or 2025

Quick Answer No, probably not. In order for a housing market to crash you need to usually have  Forced selling High unemployment  High inventory Currently that is not the case Austin or anywhere in the country. Austin, TX had huge price increases in the last few years.  But did rising interest rates cool off one […]

I’m a Realtor: How to File a Complaint Against a Homebuilder

When you invest your hard-earned money and dreams into building a new home, you expect it to be a haven of comfort and joy.  However, sometimes homeowners find themselves facing unexpected issues and disputes with their home builders. In such cases, knowing how to file a complaint against your home builder becomes crucial. Hopefull before […]

The Ultimate Guide to Pre Foreclosure Listings: 

Quick Facts Did you know that pre-foreclosure listings have been around for centuries? Back in ancient Rome, if a person couldn’t pay off their debt, their property would often be sold through public auctions to recover the amount owed. This early form of pre-foreclosure allowed other citizens the opportunity to purchase properties at a lower […]

Selling Your Home to a Cash Buyer: What You Need to Know

In the real estate market, cash home buyers have gained popularity as a convenient alternative for sellers. These companies or individuals offer to purchase properties directly from homeowners, eliminating the need for listing on the open market or involving a real estate agent. What Are Cash House Buyers Cash home buyers are house-buying companies or real estate […]

What Makes a Mansion Different from a Regular House

Quick Answer  A mansion is a large and luxurious residence, typically a very large and impressive house that occupies a lot of land.  The size of a mansion is typically measured in square feet, with the average mansion ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. The average cost of a mansion in the United States […]

The Ranch and Farm Disparity: What You Should Know

In the United States, there are currently 2.1 million farms, of which 1.75 million are classified as “ranches” and the remaining 350,000 are classified as “farms” (USDA, 2019). Ever want to know the difference between a farm and a ranch? Then read on! Definition of Farm A farm is an agricultural establishment that focuses on […]

Decoding the Meaning of ‘Pending’ in Real Estate

When it comes to real estate transactions, the term “pending” holds significant importance.  Understanding the Concept of  In real estate, the term “pending” refers to a status given to a property listing that has received an offer from a buyer and is currently in the process of being finalized. During this stage, the seller has […]

Who Bears the Burden of Title Insurance Costs in Texas

In Texas, responsibility for title insurance can vary depending on the type of policy and local market norms. Here’s a breakdown: Lender’s Title Insurance: Always required: Lenders will require the buyer to purchase a lender’s title insurance policy. This protects the lender’s financial interest in the property if there are title defects like liens, fraud, […]

Who is responsible for covering closing costs in Texas

What are Closing Costs Closing costs are the fees and expenses associated with the purchase or sale of a home in the state of Texas. These costs are paid by both the buyer and the seller and include various services and expenses related to the real estate transaction.    Fun Fact from History: Did you […]