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    Homestead Tax Exemption

    By Rachel Johnson | February 14, 2023

    Homestead Tax Exemption: What is it? How do I file for it? If you purchased a primary residence last year and you haven’t filed for your homestead tax exemption yet, you should do it now. A homestead exemption can save you hundreds of dollars on your property taxes every year. (The amount will vary based... Read More

    Location Isn’t The Only Thing That Determines Your Listing Price

    By Rachel Johnson | January 31, 2023

    Location Isn’t The Only Thing That Determines Your Listing Price LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Yes, location is important, but it isn’t the only factor that determines the price of your home. Remember, the MARKET determines the price of your home! So, where do we find the price?⁣? ⁣ We try to find comparable homes that have... Read More

    Tyler ISD Campus Overview

    By Rachel Johnson | January 27, 2023

    Want to Know About Tyler, Texas Independent School District? Tyler ISD campus breakdown. Thinking about moving to Tyler, Texas? Want to know more about their school district? Tyler ISD is a growing community with 27 public school campuses including: 15 elementary schools 4 middle schools 2 high schools Plus more, such as non-traditional high schools,... Read More

    Are Home Prices Collapsing in Tyler, TX?

    By Rachel Johnson | January 23, 2023

    Are home prices collapsing here in East Texas? We don’t think so. Have you heard experts say that home prices are collapsing this year? Over the last 6 months we have seen declines month over month in home prices nationally, but what does that mean for our local market here in East Texas and specifically,... Read More

    Texas Public School Ratings

    By Rachel Johnson | January 20, 2023

    Texas Public School Ratings – Where to Find Them You want to move to Texas, right? Or maybe you already live in Texas, but you need to move to a new area and you want to know which school district has the best schools. The good news is that Texas public schools are EASY to... Read More

    Buyer Power in 2023

    By Rachel Johnson | January 18, 2023

    Buyer Power in 2023 What you can ask for now that you couldn’t ask for in 2022 Buyers have some negotiating power now that they didn’t have in 2021 and 2022. So what does that mean?? Well, it means as a buyer, you may be able to negotiate: The sales price. Repairs. The terms of... Read More

    Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market

    By Rachel Johnson | December 29, 2022

    Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because those higher rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan.... Read More

    What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

    By Rachel Johnson | December 19, 2022

    What’s Going on with Home Prices in East Texas? Ask a Professional. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts don’t expect prices to come crashing down, but the level of home price moderation will depend on... Read More

    Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

    By Rachel Johnson | December 2, 2022

    Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer... Read More

    Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

    By Rachel Johnson | November 14, 2022

    Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. But it doesn’t have to be. One way to take the fear out of budgeting is understanding some of the costs you might encounter.  And to... Read More