Katheryn Roberts's Blog Posts

Top 10 New Builder Upgrades that Make (Dollars) and Sense!

Clip source: Top 10 Upgrades - Builder Upgrades that Make (Dollars and) Sense!Builder Upgrades that Make (Dollars and) Sense!Choosing from the many builder upgrades available does not have to be an

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Are There Going To Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

by:  Keeping Current MattersIf you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for

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Steps to Boost Your Credit Score

by Texas RealtorsThere aren’t shortcuts to improving your credit score. You’ll need to make sound financial decisions for at least several months to offset previous damage you’ve

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Is it a Good Time to Sell my House

KCM CrewMarch 4, 2021Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

by:  Keeping Matters CurrentIf you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

Keeping Matters CurrentThe real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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Eco-friendly Upgrades That Pay for Themselves

Reducing your home’s carbon footprint has a host of benefits, from savings on the operation of your home’s systems to reducing their impact on the environment. However, many

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AS IS

AS ISTexas is an AS-IS state. This means the seller is selling their property AS-IS with all faults and the buyer is buying the property AS-IS with all faults.Kinda Scary for the buyer isn't?&

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Five Reasons to buy a Home During the Holiday Season

Don't believe us? Check out these surprisingly smart reasons to let everyone else hit the mall to buy half-off sweaters while you make the purchase of a lifetime: a new

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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World

by:  Keeping Current MattersIn a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space this Winter

Colder weather ahead doesn’t mean you have to forfeit your precious outdoor space. This year especially, you’ll want to enjoy your backyard or balcony as long as possible. Here are some

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How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

by:  Keeping Matters CurrentMany people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market. However, a recent survey

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Should you buy an existing home or new construction?

by: Keeping Current Matters/ Photo by: Keystone Alliance MortgageFinding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and

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Is Now a Good Time to Move?

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National

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Home Buyers Demand is far Above Last Year's Pace

by:  Keepiing Matters CurrentHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively 

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Scream, Stomp. Slam. Quiet. Breathing Exercise to Calm Young Children

by: Deborah Farmer Kris - PBS Kids.orgScream. Stomp. Slam. Quiet. A fun morning of fort-building with her brother descended into a fight over duct tape, and my daughter fled to her room in.

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

KCM Crew - August 2020Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we

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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

by:  Keeping Current MattersToday, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing

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Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

Source:  National Association of REALTORSNearly every major metro area across the country saw home prices continue to escalate in the second quarter. Median single-family home prices increased

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A better home, inside and out

Article by: Guaranteed Rate  We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. As people are looking to do more with what they have, it’s no surprise that home updates are

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Now may be a good time to sell

Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so

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Attention Buyer to Fees To Be Aware of when Purchasing a Home

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then

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These Programs Can Help Finance First Homes

These Programs Can Help Finance First Homes TEXAAS REALTOR - June 01, 2020First-time homebuyers say getting a mortgage and saving for a down payment were two of the most difficult steps in

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How much is needed for a down payment?

3 types of down payment assistance to boost your purchasing powerBy:Jarret FenneyAre your savings holding you back from buying a home? While pulling together a large enough down payment to reach 20%

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Ways to Reduce your Debt Payments

by Sueheily Figueroa - First Fruit Solutions - https://www.firstfruitsolutions.comThere are ways to reduce your debt payments. ??Properly managing your debt is one of the keys to financial

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How to Know When its Time to Move

If you’re on the fence of whether to move or not, it’s crucial that the entire family sits down and makes a list of pros and cons. But sometimes, even that’s not enough, and you

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Forbearance is not Forgiveness

Let’s do some ‘mortgage forbearance math’ ——————————————Mom and Dad have a mortgage.It's

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Thinking you should rent a bit longer?

By:  Carlos  Colantonio, NMLS # 337702, CMG FinancialWhat does it really cost to rent?It's staggering when you think about the cost of living, especially if you're a renter and not a

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Prepare for your House-Hunting

HOW TOPrepare for House-Hunting Know that there’s no “right” time to buy. If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to

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HOW DO I REPAIR MY CREDIT?

by: Cornelis CampThere is no doubt that if you live long enough on this earth, you may encounter some hard times. Even the most famous, influential people have been gone through financial

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Hey, Buyers: Here Are Home Appraisal Tips for You

By: HouseLogic                        Published: February 27, 2018What to

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer and Getting That House

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called

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How to Know You Have Found the Right House to Buy

How to Know You Have Found the Right House to Buyby:  Emma Joyce - Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and

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Home Repairs that Can Serious Break the Bank

Home Repairs that Can Serious Break the BankEmma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast.

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NBA Player Landry Fields Selling Orange County Home

Former NBA Player Landry Fields Selling Orange County HomeEric AltRick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesA native of Long Beach, CA  Landry Fields parlayed his five-season NBA

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DO YOU GET YOUR EARNEST MONEY BACK AT CLOSING

DO YOU GET YOUR EARNEST MONEY BACK AT CLOSING?By Jeanne Sager | Jun 24, 2019 Realtor.comDo you get your earnest money back at closing? If you're buying a house and planning to finance the purchase

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10 Benefits of Buying a Home

Top 10 Benefits of Buying a Home: Do You Know Them All? By Margaret Heidenry | Dec 13, 2016Buying a home may be the American dream, but it's also a monumental task: You have to clean up your credit,

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10 HOME BUYING STEPS

10 HOME BUYING STEPSHERE'S HOW TO BUY A HOUSE: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR THE FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER By Judy Dutton | Feb 15, 2019, Realtor.comThe steps to buying a house might seem complicated at

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4th of July

Wishing you a safe and joyous 4th of July.Enjoy a preview of a beautiful spacious single story home in Boerne, TX at.

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