Realtor – Who would want to be without one?

When the 75 year old man who had been widowed four times was asked why he was getting married again, he said “for the little bit that they eat, I wouldn’t want to be without one.”

In a torrential rainfall, you wouldn’t want to be without an umbrella. It is also understandable that when purchasing or selling a home, more and more people want an agent involved.
NAR’s Homebuyers and Sellers Profile states the trend in owners trying to sell their home themselves has declined over the past ten years from 14% in 2003 to only 9% in 2014. Similarly, the number of buyers purchasing directly through an owner has decreased from 2001 to 2014 from 15% to 5%.
It is natural to think that a seller wants to get the highest price for their property while the buyer wants to pay the least possible. Negotiations may be the most valuable service provided by an agent because of the clear conflicts of interest such as the price, terms and condition.
Other areas of contention that could affect a party without an agent:

  • The real estate agent who represents the other party
  • The attorney who represents only one party
  • Home and pest inspectors regarding condition
  • The buyer’s lender regarding terms
  • The lender’s appraiser regarding value
  • The title company in an effort to satisfy challenges to clear title
  • Municipal authorities to mitigate code violations

 Even when there are two licensed agents involved, there could be a question of representation. This is a discussion that buyers should have with a real estate professional before looking at houses.

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McAllen Commercial News: The First Get Air facility in the Rio Grande Valley

Coldwell Banker La Mansion Real Estate is proud to have assisted in bringing the first Get Air facility to the Rio Grande Valley.
Congratulations Get Air on your location at 801 Dove Avenue in McAllen Texas. We look forward to seeing more Get Air locations in the Valley.

What is Get Air?

View the (Oregon) Get Air Video link Below!

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REDUCED Luxury Homes for Sale – 4217 N. Taylor RD, Mission TX 78573

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REDUCED McAllen Area Luxury Homes for Sale &

Real Estate – 4217 N. Taylor RD, Mission TX 78573

 

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BEDROOMS: 5

BATHS: 4.5

½ BATHS: 1

EST YEAR BUILT: 2005

EST SQFT: 5164

# STORIES: 2

AREA: Palmhurst

SUBDIVISION: John H Shary

COUNTY: Hidalgo

SCHOOL DISTRICT: Sharyland

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Garza

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sharyland North Junior

HIGH SCHOOL: Sharyland Pioneer H.S  

Exquisite custom built home right in the heart of Sharyland! This comfortable and gracious home almost 4,000 sq.ft. that features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 living, 2 dining, fireplace, swimming pool and 4 car garage. It has hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor and the spacious kitchen has corian countertops with granite accents. But wait, there’s more! With a charming guest house that is approximately 1,220 of living sq.ft. overlooking the amazing oak trees! Take advantage of this unique home on almost 2 acres because it won’t last long!  

List Price: $630,000

 

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Luxury Home For Sale 3522 Plazas Del Lago Drive Edinburg, TX

Luxury Home For Sale 3522 Plazas Del Lago Drive Edinburg, TX 78539
BEDROOMS: 4
BATHS: 4
½ BATHS: 0
EST YEAR BUILT: 1987
EST SQFT: 3017
# STORIES: 2
AREA: Edinburg

SUBDIVISION: Plaza Del Lago Lake James
COUNTY: Hidalgo
SCHOOL DISTRICT: McAllen ISD
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Gonzalez
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Cathey

HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial H.S

In the Gated Entrance of the Lake James Subdivision. This Beautiful 2 story Home has a great interior layout, you first enter thru the front patio and the large doors to the lovely view of tile and hardwood floors. Now step into the cozy sunken living room with its fireplace then step up to the lovely dining room. The kitchen has an island that is surrounded by open cabinets and granite countertops. Upstairs has master bedroom and its own private Balcony. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a Maids quarters. A Large Yard has 2 Patio areas great for entertaining. Located in the City of Edinburg but in McAllen ISD. This subdivision has access to community pool, tennis court & a beautiful pond for your evening walks. Home is within a few miles of restaurants, hospitals and shopping areas.
List Price: $382,000
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A tug of war over the earnest money

04/08/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A  tug of war over the earnest money

A buyer backed out of purchasing my home and has asked for his earnest money back, but I think I’m entitled to keep his earnest money. He didn’t cancel during the option period, and he hasn’t given any other legitimate reason for backing out of the deal. How do I prove that I’m entitled to the earnest money? Also, can I continue to look for other buyers while I try to settle the earnest-money issue?

If you and the buyer can’t agree on who is entitled to the earnest money, it’s prudent to settle that issue before putting your home back on the market. Getting the first contract formally terminated will ensure you can sell your home to someone else without risking a lawsuit that could stop that second transaction.

Regarding your dispute with the buyer over the earnest money, Texas Real Estate Commission contracts require buyers and sellers to try to resolve disputes in mediation before heading to court

If you’re intent on putting your house back on the market before resolving your earnest-money dispute, keep in mind that many title companies will refuse to process a second transaction if the first contract has not been officially terminated. If that does not dissuade you, you should consult an attorney concerning the risks of proceeding with a subsequent sale of the property without a settlement of the earnest-money issue.

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10-Step Guide to Buying a House

10-Step Guide to Buying a House

From: Realtor.com

1.

Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner?

Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals.

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2.

Get a REALTOR®

In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local REALTORS® who serve your area.

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3.

Get a Mortgage Pre-approval

Most first-time buyers need to finance their home purchase, and a consultation with a mortgage lender is a crucial step in the process. Find out how much you can afford before you begin your home search.

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4.

Look at Homes

A quick search on realtor.com® will bring up thousands of homes for sale.  Educating yourself on your local market and working with an experienced REALTOR® can help you narrow your priorities and make an informed decision about which home to choose.

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5.

Choose a Home

While no one can know for sure what will happen to housing values, if you choose to buy a home that meets your needs and priorities, you’ll be happy living in it for years to come. 

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6.

Get Funding

The cost of financing your home purchase is usually greater than the price of the home itself (after interest, closing costs and taxes are added). Get as much information as possible regarding your mortgage options and other costs. 

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7.

Make an Offer

While much attention is paid to the asking price of a home, a proposal to buy includes both the price and terms. In some cases, terms can represent thousands of dollars in additional value – or additional costs – for buyers. 

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8.

Get Insurance

No sensible car owner would drive without insurance, so it figures that no homeowner should be without insurance, either. Real estate insurance protects owners in the event of catastrophe. If something goes wrong, insurance can be the bargain of a lifetime. 

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9.

Closing

The closing process, which in different parts of the country is also known as “settlement” or “escrow”, is increasingly computerized and automated. In practice, closings bring together a variety of parties who are part of the real estate transaction. 

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10.  What’s Next?

You’ve done it. You’ve looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing and gone to closing. The home is yours. Is there any more to the home buying process? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a repeat buyer, you’ll want to take several more steps. 

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Luxury Home For Sale 2300 Solera Drive Mission, TX (Sharyland Plantation)

Luxury Home For Sale 2300 Solera Drive Mission, TX 78572
BEDROOMS: 8

BATHS: 8
½ BATHS: 3
EST YEAR BUILT: 2005
EST SQFT: 12000
# STORIES: 2

AREA: Mission

SUBDIVISION: Solera
COUNTY: Hidalgo
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Sharyland ISD
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Hinojosa
MIDDLE SCHOOL: B.L. Gray Jr. High

HIGH SCHOOL: Sharyland H.S
Luxurious home for sale on a waterfront lot in the exclusive gated Solera Subdivision of Sharyland Plantation in Mission Texas! Home has a beautiful stair case, tile and hardwood floors, Formal Living and Dining, the kitchen has granite countertops, gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances with island, next to a wet bar with wine rack and there are plenty of built-ins throughout this home. There is an Office and the Upstairs has a family room, theater room, 2nd wet bar, balcony and a large game room. Downstairs Master bedroom has a sitting area with spacious walk-in closet. House has video surveillance and its own gated entrance. 3 car garage, a spacious backyard with covered patio, 3rd wet bar, pool house, fire pit and in-ground pool with a stunning lake view!

List Price: $2,500,000
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