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Protesting Your Property Tax

 Here’s a quick guide for protesting your property tax. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report It’s that time of year where everyone should be receiving their property tax bill in the mail. If you haven’t yet received it, I suggest visiting your county’s website because they’re currently posting 2020 property values. What do you do if you want to protest your property tax, though? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the protesting process has changed somewhat, but the forms are still being sent out and filling them
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Home Seller Tax Deductions

 There are five tax deductions you can take advantage of if you’re putting your home on the market.   Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report   Here are five tax deductions you can take advantage of when selling your home: 1. Selling costs. These consist of the agent’s commission, title and legal fees, advertising costs (which you don’t pay if you work with M. Stagers Realty Partners), etc., and you can deduct all of them! 2. Home improvements. The key thing to remember is that these
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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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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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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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