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Things to Do in Granbury TX

10 Ideas to Get You Out of the House and Enjoying Granbury, TX

If you are like the rest of us, you are tired of the chilly temperatures and ready to head outside for some fresh air and entertainment. There are dozens of local events each week near homes for sale in Granbury TX. We think that you will find several opportunities on our list to get out and have some fun.

 things to do in Granbury

The Spring Art Show

Exhibit dates: All Sundays in April from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lake Granbury Art Association

224 North Travis Street

Granbury, TX 76048

817-579-7656

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Staging Your Home For Sale

tips for Staging Your home for sale

In our ongoing set of real estate articles on selling a home, we will cover one of the most fashionable tips to getting your home sold.  Home sellers and listing agents have known for decades that sprucing up your home to look its absolute best can be a powerful influence in getting a home sold.    

Home Staging became very popular after the most recent real estate crash when homes were staying on the market longer and we had fewer buyers.  Aggressive real estate agents were looking for things to make their properties that were for sale stand out…and so professional home staging was born.  Although many home sellers will clean up the home or even give the home a fresh cote of...

How Do Mortgage Rates Affect Real Estate?

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How Does Interest Rates Affect The Real Estate Market

Most people are aware that mortgage interest rates affect the real estate market.  Most people are not aware of HOW MUCH they affect the process of buying a home or selling a home. 

Interest rates can single handedly be the most important factor in the viability of the real estate market.  We will discuss how mortgage rates affect the home buying process which in turn affects the ability to sell a home.

The Affordability of a Home

Although many people who are looking to buy a home look at the price they paid for that home as the single most important...

Granbury Home Search Designed To Deter Budget Surprises

Granbury Home Search Criteria Designed to Deter Budget Surprises 

Elevate Realty Group Search

Once a Granbury home search gets underway, even prospective buyers who hadn’t hardened up the prices they were aiming for begin to hone in on a target range. Even a cursory excursion into the Granbury listings forces the issue. Anyone who is at all serious about finding a new home sees the correlation between the listed asking prices and ‘how much house’ is available in that range. In most cases, lower prices denote features that are, for one reason or another, not very popular. Higher prices can mean the opposite: top-of-the-line quality… (or an overly optimistic seller).

So once a home search has narrowed the field to...

Do I Need Title Insurance?

what is title insurance

Do I Need Title Insurance

When you buy a new home, you are flooded with options and things that you are told you need to purchase.  One common question that comes up in almost every real estate transaction is “Should I Purchase Title Insurance”?  Many people don’t have a clear understanding of exactly what title insurance is, much less if it is worth the extra cost in purchasing a home.  We will attempt to enlighten you on exactly what title insurance is, what it covers and some of the misconceptions of title insurance and finally, if you should purchase it when buying a new home.

What is Title Insurance?

All properties that...

Tips on Selling Your Home - Provide a Home Warranty

selling your home with a home warranty

Tips on Selling Your Home – Provide a Home Warranty

This is the first in a series of posts that discuss tips from the professionals on how to sell your home.  All of the tips that we will discuss will fall into at least one category:

How fast you sell a home

For how much you sell your home for

How easy the transaction moves towards the closing table

In some instances, you may find that a particular tip may have an effect on more than one category.

Today, we will be discussing utilizing a Home Warranty to sell your home.  As a logical step, the first thing is we will discuss exactly what is a home warranty and why does it bring value. 

What is a Home Warranty?

A Home Warranty is a product sold ...

Getting Your Homes Accurate Value - Part 2

What is my homes accurate value? - pt. 2

Hood County Home Values

Part 1 of Getting Your Homes Accurate Value

This is part two of a two part article on Home Valuations.  If you have not read Part 1 -- we strongly recommend that you click this link to get caught up Getting Your Homes Accurate Value. In the previous article, we discussed how websites such as Zillow create home valuations and touched on some of the challenges of using an AVM (Automated Valuation Model) for getting your home’s value. In this article, we will cover how appraisals are done and some of your other valuation options.

Who Has The Real Estate Data?

As we discussed in the previous article, the local MLS (Multiple...

Getting Your Homes Accurate Value

Home Valuations

It has become common today to get a home valuation on the internet.  As a matter of fact, one of the driving factors behind the success of Zillow has been their customized home valuation which they have labeled as the Zestimate.  Thousands of people every day put in their homes address and receive an automated opinion of value…but are Zillow's home valuations accurate?

AVMs – Automated Valuation Models

Anytime you have a computer figure out your home’s value, that is called an AVM or Automated Valuation...

Relocating To Texas

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Why Move To Texas?  Here are 10 Reasons to Relocate to Texas

Texas is a great location to buy a home and this fact can be attested to by anyone who has been there.  It has also become one of the many great places to relocate to for a good number of reasons. It is a low cost state as well as one of the 10 best places listed to live and work in America.  Listed below are 10 reasons to choose Texas when considering relocation.

1. Texas has an excellent real estate market consistently has increased in value. Home owners have made  amazing returns on their home investments with the value of the homes on the rise. This makes Texas a natural market for real estate investors to make solid returns on their real estate investments.  You can search all real estate listings by all real estate brokers using Elevate Realty Group's ...

The Advantages Of Buying vs Renting

The Advantages Of Buying a Home vs Renting

A lot of people have been paying rent their entire lives, but are willing to take the step in acquiring their own home. Homeownership has many benifits but there are important factors to take into consideration before making such a decision.

The advantages of buying a home

In some instances, the thought of becoming a new home owner can be overwhelming. Homeownership can be a very rewarding thing financially as well as for your personal state of well being.  The benefits of becoming a home owner are as follows:

The Payment of mortgage builds equity

We’ve probably heard that paying rent is a wasted expense that never supports our financial wellness. We pay rent to the home owner as an exchange for the use of their house or appartment. You do not have total control over the property.  However, when you purchase...