Posts by Missy Stagers

How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Market

 Here’s what you should know about how our local real estate market has fared amid the pandemic. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, I’m sharing the latest market stats and insights to illustrate how the pandemic has changed the real estate landscape. This year, there were actually more sales during the period of March 1 through April 20 than in that same stretch of 2019. We’re leveraging awesome technology like 3D Matterport tours and the ShowingTime app to
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The Importance of Home Inspections

 Here’s why everyone involved in a real estate transaction should prioritize home inspections. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report You should have an inspection done on a house you’re buying, a house you’re selling, and even a brand-new home. The importance of this simple procedure cannot be overstated. An inspector thoroughly looks at the entire property, assessing the electrical, plumbing, and overall structure of a home. It’s important to have that generalist lay their eyes on things. When there are concerns about a house, especially when
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Buying a New House Before Selling Your Current One

 How do you buy a home before you sell your current house? Here’s one good idea. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report How can you buy a home before selling your current house? If you’re blessed, you won’t have to sell before you buy, and you’ll qualify for both mortgages. Many out there are blessed this way, but there are many more who are not—so what can they do? If you’re in a position where you must buy before you sell, try opening a home equity
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Business Spotlight: What’s Brewing?

 For my latest local business spotlight, I’m featuring What’s Brewing? Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report In today’s business spotlight, I’m visiting renowned San Antonio coffee shop What’s Brewing? Previously, this family-owned establishment was a roasting company for 40 years, but they opened their doors to the public a couple of years ago. In addition to a great cup of coffee, you can buy freshly roasted beans, coffee grinders, and other great accessories here. Joining me for an interview is Sami Chbeir, who co-owns the business
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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

 Should you buy or rent a home? Here are my professional views on the subject. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Right now, is it better to rent a home or to buy one outright? To answer that question, you first need to ask yourself these questions: 1. How long do you plan on living in your home? 2. Do you have enough money for a down payment? 3. In what part of town do you want to live? The answers to these questions are all
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Your First 2020 Market Update

 Here’s your first market update of 2020, complete with hyperlocal analysis! Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report 2019 ended with about 35,000 sales (based on the San Antonio Board of Realtors’ MLS system). San Antonio, and Texas as a whole, are growing; there is no indication that our tremendous population growth will slow down soon. Despite the uncertainty that comes with an election year, most projections for our market this year are still positive. Sales in the $200,000 price range are lower than they’ve ever been
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Can You Trust a Zestimate?

 Can you trust your Zillow Zestimate? Today I’ll explain why they’re not completely accurate. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Can you trust your Zestimate? I get asked this question all the time. We’ve all been conditioned by Zillow to go check our Zestimate. That’s one of the first things many do if they’re a buyer, seller, or just a homeowner—check if their home has gone up in value. So let’s discuss that Zestimate. Most people don’t know that Texas is a non-disclosure state, one of
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Have You Filed for Your Homestead Exemption?

 Happy New Year! With the birth of 2020, it’s time to remind you homeowners of an important topic: filing your homestead exemption. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report If you bought a home within the last year, you should file for a homestead exemption now. Apply for the exemption below—under the “Application/Form” section, click on “Residential Homestead Exemption” and fill out the application. Apply here for any of the following counties: Bexar County Comal County Kendall County Medina County Remember, you will need to have your
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When’s a Good Time to Start the 2020 Home-Selling Process?

 As we near the end of 2019, it’s the perfect time to start preparing if a 2020 home sale is in your future. Here’s what you should do to get started. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Even though it’s December, it’s still an excellent time to think about selling your home and start getting it ready for the market. Here are some quick things you can work on before you give us a call to get a market analysis done for your home. First, take
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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family to Yours

 We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving this year. Here’s our special message for you this year. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report The 2019 holiday season has officially begun! We hope you are as excited as we are. We’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of your support. Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with all of your family and friends—that’s what we plan to do!
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