Is it a good time to sell your home?

For sellers, the perfect time to list your home is when the market is buzzing with eager buyers, typically during the spring or early summer months when the energy is high and competition is fierce. Strike while the iron is hot! When inventory is low and prices are on the rise, it’s your golden opportunity to showcase your property and fetch top dollar for your slice of the Texan dream!

Here’s what they had to say…

“I had the pleasure of working with Key & Co. Realty to sell my investment property, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. They were professional and very knowledgeable throughout the process, starting from the consultation to the closing.”

– The Garcias (seller)

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Get Your Home's Value

Before you list your property for sale, you need to determine its value. This can be done by obtaining a comparative market analysis from a real estate agent.

Prepare Your Home

This step involves making any necessary repairs and improvements to your property to make it more attractive to potential buyers. 

Hire A Realtor

A real estate agent can help you price your property, market it to potential buyers, and handle the negotiation process. Make sure to choose an agent with a good reputation and experience in your local market.

List Your Home

Your agent will list your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is a database of properties for sale that is accessed by real estate agents and potential buyers.

Accept Offer / close

Once you accept an offer, you will need to complete the closing process, which involves transferring ownership of the property to the buyer.

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Home Valuation

To ensure you receive the best possible price for your home, the initial and crucial step is to obtain a Comparative Market Analysis from a proficient and knowledgeable local Realtor. You can obtain a complimentary Custom Market Analysis of your property by completing this form.

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About Selling Real Estate

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About Selling Real Estate in Texas?

Yes, a home can depreciate in value. Depreciation refers to a decrease in the value of an asset over time, and homes are not exempt from this. Several factors can cause a home to depreciate in value, including:

  1. Age and wear and tear: As a house ages, its components like the roof, foundation, and appliances start to wear down, leading to a decrease in value.

  2. Neighborhood deterioration: If the quality of the neighborhood declines over time, it can negatively affect a home’s value.

  3. Economic conditions: Changes in the local or national economy can impact the value of a home. For example, a recession or job loss in the area could lead to a decline in demand for housing, leading to a decrease in home values.

  4. Environmental factors: Natural disasters or other environmental factors like floods or soil erosion can also reduce the value of a home.

It’s essential to note that depreciation is not the same as a decline in the housing market. Housing markets can experience fluctuations that cause homes to sell for less than they did before, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that the homes themselves are depreciating in value.

The value of an older home versus a new home can depend on several factors. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Age and condition: The age of the home is an essential factor to consider. An older home may have charm and character, but it may also require more maintenance and repairs than a newer home. It’s important to evaluate the condition of the home carefully to understand the level of upkeep required and the potential costs associated with that upkeep.

  2. Location: The location of the home can also impact its value. An older home in a desirable neighborhood or a prime location may be a better value than a new home in a less desirable area.

  3. Features and amenities: The features and amenities of the home can also impact its value. A new home may have the latest appliances, energy-efficient features, and modern finishes that may be attractive to buyers. On the other hand, an older home may have unique architectural features or a historic charm that cannot be replicated.

  4. Resale potential: Consider the potential for resale. A well-maintained older home in a desirable location may have a higher resale potential than a new home in a less desirable area.

Ultimately, the value of an older home versus a new home depends on several factors, including location, condition, and amenities. It’s essential to evaluate each home’s unique features and compare them to your needs and preferences to determine which is the best value for you.

A real estate broker is a licensed professional who helps buyers and sellers of real estate properties complete transactions. In the United States, a broker is a higher level of licensure than a real estate agent and is required to have additional education and experience.

Real estate brokers can work as independent contractors or be part of a brokerage firm. They help buyers and sellers navigate the complex process of buying or selling a property, which includes tasks like setting a price, marketing the property, negotiating offers, and handling the paperwork.

Brokers typically work on a commission basis, meaning they earn a percentage of the sale price of a property. The commission is usually split between the broker and the real estate agent representing the buyer or seller.

In addition to their sales work, real estate brokers may also provide services like property management, appraisal, and consultation. They must abide by state and federal laws and regulations governing real estate transactions and must adhere to a code of ethics that includes honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Yes, it is possible to pay your own property taxes and homeowners insurance when you finance a home. This is often referred to as an escrow waiver or a non-escrow account.

When you take out a mortgage to finance a home, your lender may require you to set up an escrow account, which is a separate account used to collect funds to pay property taxes, homeowners insurance, and possibly other expenses like mortgage insurance. The lender typically collects a portion of the annual property tax and insurance premiums from you each month along with your mortgage payment and holds it in the escrow account. When the bills are due, the lender pays them on your behalf from the escrow account.

However, if you prefer to pay your own property taxes and insurance bills, you may be able to request an escrow waiver. This means that you are responsible for making the payments directly to the tax authority and insurance provider when they are due. Keep in mind that some lenders may charge a fee for an escrow waiver, and you may need to meet certain criteria, such as having a good credit score and a history of timely payments.

If you do decide to waive the escrow account and pay your own taxes and insurance, it’s important to budget and plan accordingly to ensure that you have enough funds available to make these payments on time. Failure to pay property taxes or homeowners insurance can result in penalties, late fees, and even foreclosure in some cases.

The home loan process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on several factors. Here are some factors that can impact the length of the home loan process:

  1. Pre-approval: Getting pre-approved for a loan can help speed up the process. If you have your financial documents ready, pre-approval can take a few days to a week.

  2. Property search: The length of the home loan process can depend on how long it takes you to find a property that meets your needs and budget.

  3. Application and underwriting: Once you have found a property, you will need to complete the loan application process. This involves submitting documentation like income and asset statements, employment verification, and credit reports. The underwriting process can take several weeks as the lender evaluates your financial information and the property you want to buy.

  4. Home appraisal and inspection: The lender will typically require a home appraisal and inspection to ensure the property is worth the loan amount and is in good condition. The appraisal and inspection can take a few days to a few weeks to complete, depending on scheduling and availability.

  5. Closing: The final step in the home loan process is closing, where you sign the loan documents and officially take ownership of the property. Closing can take several hours, but you will typically receive a date in advance to allow you to plan accordingly.

Overall, the home loan process can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days, but it can take longer in some cases, especially if there are delays in any of the steps mentioned above.

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