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What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate?

By listingspark01 | July 23, 2021

What does contingent mean in real estate? This is a question that can be very confusing, due to the fact contingencies can come in many different forms. I’ll discuss each in this article. Contingent MLS…

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How To Sell Your House Fast

By listingspark01 | July 16, 2021

How do I sell my home fast? At ListingSpark, we hear this question all the time. It’s a great question, but can come with a complicated answer. A better question might be, if I want…

We Buy Ugly Houses Review: Pros and Cons for Home Sellers

By listingspark01 | July 6, 2021

We Buy Ugly Houses is a brand that many have heard of. As part of the HomeVestors Inc. franchise corporation, they are a national real estate investment franchise that purchases “ugly” homes. They then either…

Buyer’s Agent Commissions

By listingspark01 | May 6, 2021

We are in one of the strongest sellers markets of this century. Pair that with a dramatically changing real estate industry where more tools are available to buyers and sellers than have ever existed before,…

Home Staging Tips

By listingspark01 | April 21, 2021

Do I need to stage my home before I put it on the market? We get asked this question all the time. Some real estate agents and other industry professionals believe that answer is always…

Who Pays Closing Costs in Texas?

By listingspark01 | April 2, 2021

When reviewing a standard residential contract (called a 1-4 residential contract) plus numerous addendums, it can be difficult to unpack who exactly pays for closing costs in Texas. This article will provide you with the…

February 2021 Texas Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | February 24, 2021

Well folks, if you’re wondering if the market has cooled off at all now that we have rolled in to 2021, it hasn’t. In fact it’s been quite the opposite. We are still seeing historically…

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December Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | December 23, 2020

Across the major markets in Texas, our December real estate market update shows clear data points that we are ending the year in one of the strongest seller’s markets we have seen in modern history.  …

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Home Seller Closing Costs in Texas

By listingspark01 | December 9, 2020

One of the most common questions we get from our home sellers at ListingSpark is “How do I determine what my closing costs are”? For this article, we are going to focus on the home…

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September Real Estate Market Update

By listingspark01 | September 30, 2020

It’s a new month, but it hasn’t gotten any easier for buyers out there.  Quite the contrary, it’s getting tougher every day.  That’s great news if you are a seller though.   What’s driving this?  In…

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