Real Estate

9 Advantages of Buying a Home 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 benefits but there are important factors to take into consideration before making such a decision.

The Advantages of Buying vs Renting

In some instances, the thought of becoming a first time homeowner can be overwhelming. Homeownership can be a very rewarding thing financially as well as for your personal state of well being.

Here are 9 benefits of...

Exploring Granbury’s Premier Golf Communities

Amidst the picturesque landscapes of North Texas, Granbury has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of golf enthusiasts. This quaint town finds its true essence reflected in the lush greens of its premier golf communities. Meticulously designed, Granbury golf courses make the town a coveted destination for those seeking sport and serenity.

The gentle breeze, sunlight on the fairways, and birds chirping create a tranquil backdrop for golf lovers. Residents and visitors alike feel the unique blend of tranquility and thrill that only Granbury's golf communities can offer.

Granbury's charm doesn't end at the greens. Its golf communities are ensconced in serene neighborhoods, where the pace of life takes a gentle pause. Here, the love for golf is a shared sentiment, making every game a community...

10 Reasons You Should Move to Granbury Texas

Have you ever asked yourself, “Is Granbury, TX a good place to live?”. If so, we can assure you that you’re not alone.

Just about an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth, Granbury has seen a 40% increase in population since the last census. This is the highest rate of growth among Texas towns and in the United States! What is it that makes Granbury so attractive?

Granbury is rich with historic landmarks and full of Southern hospitality. As a matter of fact, it was named USA Today's best historic small town for 2019, 2020, and 2021. Granbury offers tons of activities, from the historic square to the water...

The Best Subdivisions in Granbury, TX

At Elevate Realty Group, we're more than just real estate agents. We're your neighbors, your friends, and your advocates in navigating the exciting world of real estate. Led by our owner and broker, Randall Luna, we're on a mission to transform your property dreams into reality. Let's get started, shall we?

Granbury, TX: A Real Estate Haven

Nestled in the heart of Texas, you'll find Granbury - a real gem. It's not just a town; it's a community rich with history, culture, and charm. But that's not all. Granbury is also a haven for real estate, offering unique opportunities for buyers and sellers alike.

The Charm of Granbury Subdivisions

Peek into Granbury and you'll quickly see its charm. ...

Closing Costs and Who Pays Them

Buying or selling a home involves a lot of costs. The big expenses like down payments and repairs may be the more obvious ones. However, there are other expenses that need to be taken care of before the deal is done. These costs are known as closing costs, and they can be a bit confusing, especially for first-time home buyers.

So, who pays for these closing costs? The answer is both the buyer and the seller, but the specific fees and amounts they pay will vary. 

With that in mind, we’ll explain who pays for what when it comes to closing costs. Additionally, we’ll answer a few more questions along the way.


How Do Mortgage Rates Affect Real Estate?

How Do Interest Rates Affect The Real Estate Market

Most people are aware that mortgage interest rates affect the real estate market.  Most people are not, however, 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

Many people who ...

Properties Perfect for Escaping a Pandemic

The current pandemic has a lot of people questioning a lot of things. One item at the top of that list is living conditions. Crowded cities, cramped apartments or homes they were already growing out of, living too far away from family, needing more room for home offices and home schooling—these are just some of the reasons that people are considering moving to the country, or upgrading their current home for one with more rooms and amenities.

Some people have already made the move to smaller towns, and it’s for certain that more searches for small town and away-from-it-all living has increased. Real estate company Redfin said page views of homes in small towns more than doubled during the last...

Six Things Investors Should Avoid to Be Successful in Real Estate


Becoming a home investor means adapting strategies and gaining a deep understanding of the local market. Each area is different from the next, and one set of challenges might not even be a big deal in another area. How does a new investor know what to do and what not to do? We talk about six of the top things a venture capitalist wants to dodge to become a thriving investor in this blog.

Failing to Plan and Research

This section refers to the market, the house, potential buyers, inspections, repairs, and every other aspect of...

Professional Carpet Cleaners

Using professional carpet cleaners

Using Professional Carpet Cleaners

A beautiful carpet or rug isn’t so beautiful anymore when it gets dirty and soiled. While all other types of flooring can be easily swept or mopped for an almost instant shine and clean, carpets need more than just a weekly vacuum to display their beauty.

You might have tried every product there is to get stains out of your carpet and to bring back its luster and color, but to no avail. This is when you need pros to get the job done. There are so many reasons why having a professional carpet cleaning crew handling your carpets year round is going to make your life so much easier and consequently, happier!

Here are several reasons why you should get your carpets cleaned by professionals,...

Shifting Winds Are Changing Housing Markets

Shifting Winds Are Changing Housing Markets

The Winds Are Shifting In Real Estate

National home sales have historically peaked in spring. This peak has mostly been driven by families with children wanting to settle before the next school season. However, the current state of our nation is far from following traditional or historical patterns.

The ongoing government shutdown, recent natural disasters, and extreme weather patterns are all playing a crucial role in the shifting real estate market. Mortgage rates fell for the first time since February 2018.

Home loan applications surged in the second week of January 2019...