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iBuyers have grown to be a large segment in the real estate transaction market. One prominent iBuyer company, Offerpad, promises homeowners the opportunity to sell their home quickly and easily. However, this convenience may come at a cost with service fees sometimes running as high as 10% (far more than…

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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 Listing Status What does contingent mean in regards to the MLS listing status? It means…

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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 to sell my home fast, what is the trade-off? Or better yet, how do I…

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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 flip them for a profit, keep them as a rental property, or wholesales the contract…

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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, how agents are compensated, specifically the buyer’s agent commission has become a very buzzy topic.…

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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 yes. Personally, I can’t find a reason why it would ever hurt. So this entire…

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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 information you need to have a better understanding of how exactly these costs break down.…

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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 crazy numbers across the board. Indicating that not only are we firmly planted in a…

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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.   Here is the breakdown across Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Austin Median Sales…

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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 seller closing costs we would typically see in Texas with a residential sale (commercial sales…

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