Felix Trujillo's Blog Posts

CALCULATING YOUR HOMES VALUE or LIST PRICE

Hello and thank you for visiting my BLOG today.Calculating the proper List Price for your home takes proper knowledge of many Factors in your Local Marke.  Knowing and understanding these

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TAX BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

The tax deductions you're eligible to take for mortgage interest* and property taxes greatly increase the financialbenefits of home ownership. Let's work through a hypothetical situation to see how

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A HOMEOWNER

What it takes to buy a home.First, congratulations to you!  The first important step in becoming a homeowner is to become informed when trying to achieve a geal and your path to homeownership

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Look for the R' - REALTOR

Before you enter the world of real estate on your own, see if a Texas REALTOR® can help you instead. Here are some reasons why you should reach out to a Texas REALTOR®.Texas REALTORS®

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WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN BUYING A HOME

While your loan is being processed and before you close on your home, there are multiple ways in which you can ruin your chances in becoming approved for your home.Do NOT:Open any new credit lines.

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HOT MARKET HOME BUYING

Real estate markets are very competitive in many parts of Texas. As a buyer, how do you differentiate your offer from others that a seller receives?SHOW HOW SERIOUS YOU AREIf sellers are asking for%

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WHAT IS TITLE INSURANCE?

If you haven’t heard about it during your homebuying process yet, you will soon. Title insurance may not be as well-known as homeowners insurance or even flood insurance, but it serves an

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VACATION HOME PURCHASES

Is there a spot that you visit so often you’d like to purchase property? Or are you thinking of buying a vacation home that you will rent out when you’re not staying?

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RISKS OF RECORDING POTENTIAL BUYERS

If you have smart-home technology that can record video or audio, make sure you don’t run afoul of the law when your home is being viewed by potential buyers.Illegally recording is a felony

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - INVESTORS

If you’ve ever wondered if the headache of managing your own investment properties is worth it, you’re not alone. A recent survey of landlords by the home improvement company Porch

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SCHOOL'S AND YOUR HOME SEARCH

Whether you're moving to a new city or a new neighborhood, you might be wondering about the quality of the schools. Fair housing laws prohibit agents from steering clients, whether toward a

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SELLER'S DISCLOSURE

In many residential sales, sellers are required to provide information about the condition of the property, which benefits the buyer and seller.IT’S REQUIRED BY TEXAS LAWSellers of a

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PRE-QUAL vs PRE-APPROVED

Getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage loan gives you information about what you can afford.Here’s what those terms mean.PRE-QUALIFICATIONPre-qualification means a lender

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HOME INSPECTIONS

When buying a house, you want to know as much as possible about the property—it’s a big investment. Hiring a home inspector is a great way to learn more about the condition of your

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WHY USE A PROFESSIONAL

Whether you’re buying, selling, or leasing a property, you need a trustworthy professional to help you get the best deal and avoid problems along the way.A professional real

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WHAT IS EARNEST MONEY

An important part of the homebuying process that you may never have heard of could help you land the home of your dreams. Here’s an explanation of how earnest money

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MISTAKES WHEN PRICING YOUR HOME

Deciding how much to ask is one of the most important decisions when selling your home.Here are some pitfalls to avoid.MISTAKE 1: OVERPRICING YOUR HOMESetting a high asking price

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FAIR HOUSING???

Since 1968, all consumers have been protected by the Fair Housing Act from discrimination in housing transactions. Here's how the act benefits you.IT PROTECTS EVERYONEThe act protects

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OWNING BENEFITS AND YOUR FAMILY

Many people know that buying a home can be an excellent financial decision. But owning a home has many social benefits, too.HEALTH AND HAPPINESSHomeowners generally have fewer health

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WIRING FRAUD - WARNING

Criminals are targeting homebuyers and stealing huge sums of money. If you’re not careful, you could be tricked into sending your entire downpayment to a thief.Here’s how

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SALE OF A HOUSE?

Contracts commonly used in Texas home sales state that the house, fixtures, improvements, and accessories are part of the sale. Here are examples of what stays and goes. GOES WITH THE

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MORTGAGE POINTS???

  Lenders offer borrowers the opportunity to purchase points on their mortgage, which means you’re paying up front to lower the interest rate of your loan. Here are

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STAGING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

Staging helps you make a good first impression with buyers, emphasizing your property’s positive aspects and allowing buyers to see themselves living there. But staging isn’t as simple

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ADVICE FOR SELLERS

Selling a home can be complicated—you’re probably trying to purchase another property while selling this one. Using a REALTOR® will save you time and money by setting the correct

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LEASING YOUR HOME

Ready to sign up some tenants? Here are some tips to be a successful landlord.Know Your MarketJust as you perform due diligence on a property and its condition, you should do your homework on the

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Renting Out Your Home

Ready to sign up some tenants? Here are some tips to be a successful landlord.Know Your MarketJust as you perform due diligence on a property and its condition, you should do your homework on the

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ADVICE FOR BUYERS

Real estate transactions are complicated. A Texas REALTOR® will help you with the following steps and much more.Decide What You WantBefore you start looking, make a list of what you want and

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CREDIT AND DISPUTES

It does not take much to Ruin Credit; trust me, I was a victim of identity theft. It turns out that in 2017, one in every 15 people experienced identity fraud that year. One comes to wonder, if

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LUXURY AUSTIN

From High Rise condominiums to grand homes with gorgeous amenities, Austin will provide you with the proper luxury you are looking for.Call to schedule a showing or to place your home on the.-

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