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See which Texans star is auctioning his mansion

The massive 15,454 square-foot gated mansion is being auctioned off on April 16th with the starting bid of $1.5 million dollars.  This mansion located on 1.6 acres near Quail Hollow Club was purchased for $1.83 million back in 2014 by cornerback Jonathan Joseph.  Full Story located here  ....

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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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Halloween Time

First off, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This is such an exciting time, for kids and adults. I think adults enjoy this holiday just as much as the kids. Who doesn’t like dressing up and getting the adrenaline pumping from getting scared a bit. Each house you go to is decorated a little or a lot different than the last, there are a big variety of costumes and how they are made, and getting candy we all secretly indulge while everyone else is sleeping. Although we don’t want to indulge that candy that we dread getting because no one really likes it. That is why I am revealing to you, the verdict of the not cool candy survey.   Not cool candies: Parade says these candies are the worst to give out this year. Some of these candies are just crazy to be on this list, but I guess everyone has their likes and dislikes. Smarties?...

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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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Sports getting Houston excited!

Houston is the 4th most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the Southern United States with the population of 2.303 million in 2016. With a city that big, you can expect sports to be just as big.   Hockey You would only expect this huge city to have all major sports teams, but that is not the case for one sport. I can only imagine that when you live in Houston and you hear the word HOCKEY, you’re thinking "That's crazy, hockey fans in Houston?" Houston did have a hockey team called the Houston Aeros, which was an AHL/IHL team. This could all be changing soon though. Now that Tilman Fertitta owns the Toyota Center, thoughts of more entertainment have occurred. Question is: will it be a new team that forms, just like the Las Vegas Knights? Or will they move an already formed team to H-town? There have been...

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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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Dangers lurking from Harvey floods

Texas just encountered devastating, or should we say catastrophic, floods that were completely unexpected from all. Yes, we knew it could get bad, but who thought it would be like this? We went from hearing that Harvey could become a Category 1 by land fall, to making it all the way to a category 4. Not to mention the stalling and going back out to waters only to make another landfall. Houston areas hit an all-time high in rain fall with the amount of time it fell in. The record was 48 inches, and some of us had well over 50 inches. Houston gets an average of 79 inches a year, this storm put us at just under 72 inches and we have months to go still.   So, what about after the flood? What are the dangers we witness?   Injuries Ever heard the saying “Turn around Don’t Drown”? Well, as crazy as it...

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Opening Day

Astros Opening Day

Opening Day I know we are ready here at Gulf State for opening day for the Major Leagues. We also know that many of you will be ready to see the Astros hit the field along with all of the youngsters out there that are experiencing their first time playing. As one of the sports here at Gulf State Homebuyers that we grew up with, this time of year had that certain smell to the air or the feel of the grass. Brings it all back in a moment to when we were hitting the field. This year after a great 2015 season with the Astros is looking promising as ever for the city of Houston to have a great team that we can really rally behind and enjoy a fantastic season that hopefully beats out the previous. Two of our young guys are going to be back in action with Carlos...

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