My organization—the National Association of Realtors®—offers a wide range of guidance for El Paso families who have decided it’s time to land their first house. With more than a century’s worth of experience, you’d expect nothing less. Last week I happened across an article the NAR had distilled that looked like a must-read for anyone
There’s news in the world of house design—for a change! Those who keep in touch with the house design innovations that El Paso buyers are currently favoring know one thing is for certain: they don’t change overnight. True innovations are rare. Fads occasionally come and go (remember “industrial décor” and barn door sliders?)—but by definition,
You don’t have to be holding a showing or El Paso open house to appreciate time-saving maintenance and organizational tips. Nowadays, many of these are being called “home hacks”—but no matter what you call them, when you find yourself repeatedly dealing with recurring cleaning and household organizational problems, simple shortcuts are what is called for.
As worrisome physical symptoms go, house inspection jitters should not be worrisome in the least. Neither El Paso home buyers or their counterparts (El Paso home sellers) need be troubled if they find themselves awaiting the house inspector with mounting anxiety: these are perfectly normal symptoms. My advice echoes HGTV’s prescription for a “Drama-Free Real
Game theory only sounds like it has something to do with how to win in some weekend sports outing or family board game. It’s a seriously studied logical field that mathematicians delve into. Interestingly, when you study how to develop successful negotiation tactics—El Paso real estate negotiations included—you can look at them via game theory.
“Pet-Friendly” is a term that used to be confined to the El Paso Homes for Rent ads and a few open-minded hotel chains. Given the 84+ million American households which now include pets as family members, El Paso homeowners who plan on listing their property anytime soon might include those animal census numbers in their
Ask a typical El Paso consumer to name the two most important purchases people make, and you’ll almost always hear “new house” and “new car.” They’re often lumped together, but they shouldn’t be. They aren’t all that similar. The rationale for buying a new car is clear: automotive technology advances nearly every model year, improving
Most El Paso small businesspeople will recognize this post-startup scenario. It’s the moment when the whole idea of long-range planning first starts to make sense. Although everyone who stakes his or her claim in a new business hopes for success, in the beginning, that outcome is far from certain. Throughout the early going, the first
Some key preparations for the marketing of any El Paso home actually start well before the first showing or open house: they take place in the hours before the El Paso listing photos are taken. Those El Paso listing photos will become the definitive beauty shots—the equivalent of the glamorous depictions that grace product packaging.
A couple of weeks back, the ultimate authority on El Paso mortgage rates hadn’t minced words. That was Freddie Mac, whose opinion about mortgage rates constitutes the final say in the matter. Freddie isn’t modest about its preeminence (Freddie’s trademarked corporate slogan is “We make home possible”). Together with sibling Fannie Mae, the quasi-governmental entities