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Wednesday, February 1, 2017   /   by JLayne Mayfield

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is the American real estate market is strong and healthy: home values are up, prices and sales are strong, and millennial first-time buyers are eager to become homeowners.

We often use national real estate numbers to give us a clearer view of our local market. However, real estate is local, and while statistics and predictions help us understand the overall real estate market, our local market may be different. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or just want to know how much your home is worth, give us a call!

What to Expect in the Real Estate Market in 2017The American housing market is stronger than ever! Home values, prices and sales had their strongest numbers in 2016, a sure sign the market ...

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Thursday, January 5, 2017   /   by JLayne Mayfield

Don't forget to file for your homestead exemption if you will live in your home by January 1st 2017 or if you moved in 2016!

Filing Your Homestead Exemption - When is Too late, Too Late? The Homestead Exemption is an excellent way to save property taxes on your residence. But when can a new homeowner or a homeowner who has never filed for a homestead exemption begin benefiting from it? According to the Texas Property Tax Code, a homeowner must live in the house and use it as his/her primary residence on January 1 of any given year. If you purchased your home after January 1, you can not file for a homestead exemption until after January 1 but before April 30 of the following year.
Get form here - www.comptroller.texas.gov/forms/50-114.pdf

FYI… …from your forever REALTOR

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