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Important home buying factors

Home buying can be very stressful, so here are a few tips to factor in. What is the most important thing you look for in a home when you are buying? When we are buying a new home, we have a long laundry list of things we want it to have already. That list can be different for each family, but these are the top things to look for. Try to make sure the home you pick is made to your family’s needs and lifestyle.   Location – Location can mean many things. A lot of people want their home to be of decent proximity to their job. We all know that after a long day at work, the last thing we want is a super long drive home. As well as having a home close to work, we also think about how easy it is to access other places close to the...

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Technology Change in Real Estate

Have you ever noticed how the Technology of selling a home has changed in Real Estate? Back in the day, there were only a few ways to get your property noticed to the public when you were trying to sell it. Remember the Green Sheet? Remember the little booklets you would pick up in a grocery store with all the homes for sale? Those are just a few ways you had to use to get your home noticed. Of course, putting a sign in the front yard, then people would drive by and call you. All you had to do was write a little description of your homes features and a picture of the front of your home.   Let’s move forward a few years now. How has the technology changed from then? This is where you would get online and post some pictures of the outside and inside of the home...

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Investor vs Realtor

So, you’re in the need to sell your home quickly, but not sure what to do? Maybe you are just trying to figure out the whole process of how it all works. There are different types of investors out there to talk to. Some investors will talk to you on the phone and after looking at the property online and knowing what you tell them, they can possibly make an offer over the phone. Other investors will schedule an appointment to go look at the property and evaluate the situation to give an exact offer after talking on the phone. Then there are investors who do a pre-qualification over the phone (like Gulf State Homebuyers) and if that goes well, come look at the home to make an offer. Each type gets a little more serious about what type of home they give offers to, they are looking for more...

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Housing and Retail Black Friday

Not that people don’t know already, but let’s just throw the question out there. What is Black Friday? Stores drop their prices for 24 hours the day after Thanksgiving for people to get some great deals on Christmas presents. The ads for each store participating in the event, come out a few weeks in advance to Black Friday. A lot of stores will open around the same time, early in the morning, and some deals only last a few hours with limited quantity. Consumers do great research at each store, making lists of what they will be going after and putting together a game plan on how to get all the items. It is known that there are people who completely skip Thanksgiving dinner to camp out in front of a store, making sure they are one of the first few in line. Cops stand outside of stores the whole...

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Harvey Recovery Time

Yes 2 months later, we are unfortunately still talking about Hurricane Harvey. Crazy to think it was already that long ago, it seems like it was just a few days ago we were all surrounded by tons of water. Nearly 203,000 homes were either damaged or destroyed in the catastrophic Harvey, costing an estimated $180 billion of damage. This is more than any other natural disaster in U.S. history. Harvey made its first landfall on August 25th, 2017 and then made landfall another 2 times after that over a 6-day period. A total of 738,000 people who registered for assistance with FEMA.   The recovery time for Harvey is very well above average, rebuilding is expected to start around 3 months after landfall. How long is this rebuilding process expected to take? BuildFax is estimating that the rebuild recover time will be up to 20 months. BuildFax is a data analytics firm...

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Housing Market Post Harvey

What will happen to home prices post Harvey?   Houston is the 4th largest city in America, accounting for 25% of the housing market in Texas. After devastating Harvey floods, what will happen to this huge city and surrounding areas? It is being said that it will take months for all affected to enter recovery phase and a few years before the impacted communities fully recover. I think the major question pondering minds is “what will happen to the housing market?”   Facts about the Flood   Before Harvey hit, Houston was a rare fast-growing area in the U.S. The homes were strikingly affordable even though the prices had risen in recent years, but stayed the same during the 2014 oil crash. The average median home price for July was $230,000 for selling price and off the market was around $190,000. Now that Harvey floods have put a damper on the city and surrounding areas, will that...

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Looking to sell a house fast? Check out our process to sell today.

Do you have a property that you are looking to sell but you want to sell it fast?  Do you have a home that needs a lot of repairs but you would rather sell it as-is?  Or maybe you inherited a house that you want to sell fast in order to settle the estate.  We have years of experience handling all of these situations.  We have been buying houses in Houston and the surrounding areas for over 15 years.  We have assembled a team of professionals here at Gulf State Homebuyers that have experience in all of these areas.  Our core values here at Gulf State Homebuyers have been centered on making sure that our seller’s needs are met from start to finish.  We make sure that our wonderful sellers have all of their questions answered and that the process of selling their home is stress free.  Give us a...

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