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July 3, 2015

Step Five | After Moving-in - the Punch List

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Congratulations!  Your home is completed, and you have moved in.  As you find small service items, add them to a punch list for the builder to fix.  Understand your home warranty, and report maintenance issues promptly!

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July 3, 2015

Step Four | Heading Towards Closing

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your home is completed and you are heading for the closing table!  Now is the time for your buyer walk through and the builder's introduction to the home. 

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July 3, 2015

Step Three | Building the Home

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Finally!  The builder breaks ground on your new home.  It typically takes 4-5 months to completely finish a home once the construction begins. Communication should be frequent and regular.  Buyers are urged to ask their questions early, before the process gets too ...

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July 3, 2015

Step Two | Permits and Inspections

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your new home is under contract, and now it is time for permitting.  Be aware that permitting is an important process that can take as long as building the home. Different cities within the Greater Houston Metropolitan area (including West University Place ...

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July 3, 2015

Step One | The Contract

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your contract with the builder is a binding legal document. Know who represents you. Earnest money can be lost if you walk out on the contract.  Modifications and upgrades should be specified in advance, in writing, and in the contract.

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July 3, 2015

Meet Jenifer Moore of ROC Homes

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Jenifer Moore from ROC Homes spoke to the agents of Roger Martin Properties on June 9, 2015. She shared practical tips from her years of working in the home construction industry. See her professional background and her insights on the importance of buyers ...

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July 1, 2015

Staying in Touch With Clients | Comparing Real Estate Magazines

Sending out a personalized magazine is a great way to boost your business and to keep you in the minds of clients, past clients, family, and friends. American Lifestyle Magazine and Home by Design Magazine are two options, both containing opportunities to spotlight you and your business!

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May 27, 2015

Real Estate Without Borders | Rabih Chamseddine

Working With Cross-Border Clients

An International Move

Rabih Chamseddine, of Sente Mortgage, described his own international background, and the difficulties he faced relocating to the US with nothing but a sack of clothes and $500 in his pocket.

The Internations Group

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Dec. 3, 2012

Holiday Tasks for Real Estate Agents

Holiday Tasks for Real Estate Agents

As real estate agents, we are well aware of the cyclical nature of our business.  Few folks start their home searches during the busy family holidays.  And existing clients rush to close their houses by year-end, driven both by the desire to spend the holidays in their new ...

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Feb. 15, 2012

Real Estate Photos - Avoiding Converging Verticals

Many thanks to our Guest Blogger, Pei Zuan Tam, who has contributed the following article on real estate photos...

Real Estate Photos - Avoiding Converging Verticals - Front Hall - CroppedExactly what are "Converging Verticals"?  When a photo is taken with the camera tilted upwards or downwards (in other words, not perfectly level), the vertical lines of the walls tend ...

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