Cyndi Cobb's Blog Posts

Cyndi Cobb's Blog Posts

Ways To Advertise And Promote Your Home
 Ways to Advertise and Promote Your HomeUsing Floor Plans in Your Marketing StrategyThough having high-quality photos and a well written description of each room in your home ...

Dec 1 2016 6728 1
 Federal Overtime Rule Blocked, With Impact on Real EstateA rule slated to take effect Dec. 1 that had the potential to increase labor costs for employers in industries nation...

Renovation Financing To Sell Your Home
 There is an option for the sellers that want to sell their home, but know it needs upgrades and repairs. Please remember that there is renovation loans out there that can be ...

Clever Ways To Use Household Items
 CleverWays to Use Household ItemsIrecently saw a post a friend had on Instagram with an amazing “lifehack”. There were 3 pictures; the first of a mahogany table with ater...

Oct 4 2016 6728 1
 HomeBuyer Advantage Starts NowBuyershad to be prepared to bring their housing A-game this year. Amidtight inventories of homes for sale and a tight lending environment,they...

Brace Clients For The Seasonal Slowdown
BraceClients for the Seasonal SlowdownDuringthis past summer, nearly half of the homes listed found a buyerwithin a month. The median days on the market nationwide was about34 days...

SAFETY FOR FEMALE AGENTS AND FEMALES IN GENERAL
 Younever realize how quickly something can happen till it happens closeto home. Today I found out that one of the female agents on my teamhad an incident over the weekend sho...

THERE IS HOPE FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND BUYING HOMES
 THEREIS HOPE FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION, AND BUYING HOMES!Howmany of you out there thought there is no way that I can buy a home?My credit is horrible and I could never qual...

Jul 28 2016 6728 1
 Client Feedback on Cyndi CobbHow fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5How well did your agent use technology: 5 out of 5How helpful was the supp...

5 Savings For Home Owners In 2016
 5Savings for Home Owners in 2016Makinga few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn'teveryone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a fewideas: ...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
  THANKYOU FOR YOUR SERVICEIWANT TO TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY THIS TIME....SORRY I HAVE GOTTEN AWAYFROM REAL ESTATE ITEMS.Therewas a man...

Reverse Mortgage Benefits Buyers
  ReverseMortgage Benefits BuyersIwanted to talk to you about reverse mortgages, as I have recentlyexperienced it and how one truly...

WHAT DO WE DO GEORGE AS A BUYER
As a Realtor you hear allkinds of stories, meet all kinds of people, and of course answer allkinds of questions. The real stories come with buyers that come intomy office, with th...

HOUSE FLIPPERS TURN TO CROWDFUNDING
 HouseFlippers Turn to CrowdfundingInvestorspurchasing homes to spruce them up for a quick resale are lookingbeyond banks and tapping funding for their new projects throughcro...

Owners Have More Equity Than They Realize
 Homeowners are increasingly optimistic about gaining equity in theirhomes this year, but they’re still conservative on how much they’vetruly gained.Forty-sixpercent of ho...

8 Bad Home Improvement Habits
 Homeowners can overdo it when it comes to the upkeep of their home. ThisOld House recently spotlighted several ways that home owners’enthusiasm for home ownership may actua...

MORE RESOURCES FOR OUR CLIENTS
NAR (National Association of Realtors) has been working on their Consumer Advocacy Outreach Program,  and with this they have launched their new web site designed to ...

7 REASONS WHY YOUR HOUSE WONT SELL
 1.Your house is not priced rightPlacing a highprice tag on your home is not going to benefit you in any way. Thoughyou may feel the house is worth that much, a high price wil...

What Is Market Absorption Rate
 Onereal estate term that is often thrown around by real estateprofessionals that many buyers and sellers are confused about ismarket absorption.  In fact, what is market...

6 Tips For Making Your HomeBuying Process Easier
 Buyinga home is a big step for most people, which is understandable. Itwill likely be the largest purchase you have ever made. Because thereis so much involved in purchasing ...

Surprising Tax Credits For Home Owners
 SurprisingTax Credits for Home OwnersManyof your clients may be working on their taxes now, and you can helpthem make the most of home improvements. Homeselfe, a home energya...

Buyers Want A Playroom For The Kids
 BuyersWant a Playroom for the KidsHavinga playroom for kids is becoming an increasingly important factor inyoung families' home buying decisions, even more so than othertradi...

4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make
 4Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners MakeWhen yourclient finally closes on their home, they're going to be excited tostart making the place their own. But going overboard with...

4 Ways To Buy A House With Bad Credit
 4Ways To Buy A House With Bad CreditDon’tlet your credit score dash your homeownership dreams.Asmuch as we may hate it, numbers can determine much of what we’reable to do...

Avoid Overpaying For A House
 Whetherthey’re buying designer jeans or a new house, no one wants tosuffer from buyer’s remorse.Thereare lots of potential complications that can cause you to overpay for...

Stashing Cash In Secret Hampers Home Buying
 StashingCash in Secret Hampers Home BuyingFifty-threepercent of consumers recently surveyed say they keep at least somecash at home in a secret location, according to a 2015 ...

The Proper Home Seller Etiquette
 Whatunwritten etiquette rules should home sellers follow to show theirhome to potential buyers? Realtor.com® recently highlighted a few ofthese must-follow etiquette tips th...

8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should Know
 8Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should KnowIf you’retrying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, stagedit, and scrubbed it down from floorboards...

STAGING TIPS THAT HELP HOMES SELL QUICKLY
  STAGINGTIPS THAT HELP HOMES SELL QUICKLY Thenumbers don't lie; often well-stagedhomes cansee faster sales and higher offers than their clutteredcou...

4 Big Trends To Watch In Real Estate
 4Big Trends to Watch in Real EstateWhatshould you watch for this year? The Urban Land Institute recentlyreleased its “EmergingTrends in Real Estate”report, covering the U...

Best Real Estate Housing Markets Through 2016
 BestReal Estate Housing Markets Through 2016Thebest housing markets forecast for the next five years are composed of10 cities scattered from Washington State to Florida. Thes...

TRID Lengthening Closing Timelines
 TRIDLengthening Closing TimelinesTheaverage time to close on a mortgage was 49 days in November, thelongest timeline since February 2013, according to Ellie Mae'slatest Origi...

Questions To Expect To Be Asked When Buying A Home Part 2
QuestionsTo Expect To Be Asked By A Real Estate Agent When Buying A HomeWhenyou begin to shop for homes you will start to come into contact withreal estate agents.  It’s imp...

Questions To Expect To Be Asked When Buying A Home
QuestionsTo Expect To Be Asked When Buying A HomeWhatAre Some Of The Common Questions You Should Expect To Be AskedWhen Buying A Home?Ifyou’re going to be buying a home in t...

In Most Markets Buying Trumps Renting
 InMost Markets, Buying Trumps RentingBuyinga home makes more financial sense than renting in more than half ofU.S. housing markets. Despite home-price appreciation outpacing ...

5 Savings For Home Owners In 2016
5Savings for Home Owners in 2016Makinga few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn'teveryone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a fewideas: Ene...

Top Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Request A PreApproval Letter Before Showing Houses
 TopReasons Why Real Estate Agents Request A Pre-Approval Letter BeforeShowing HousesWhyDo Real Estate Agents Ask For A Pre-ApprovalI have had many conversation with buyers, s...

Top 10 Green Home Remodeling Upgrades Their Costs Part 2
 Top10 Green Home Remodeling Upgrades & Their CostsHereare the last 5 of the top 10 Green Home Remodeling Upgrades &Their Costs continued.6.Green FramesTheframes your windows ...

Registration Begins On December 21 2015 First 30 Days Are Free
 RegistrationBegins on December 21, 2015, First 30 Days are FreeWASHINGTON –TheU.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) today announce...

Top 10 Green Home Remodeling Upgrades Their Costs
  Ifound that as a home owner I am always exploring ways to remodel andupgrade my home, and that is when I found the article below. Ithought that many of the homeowners o...

Property Tax Exemptions
As homeowners we are all looking to find ways to cut back on cost of owning a home. Taxes are one way that we can do this. If you bought a home last year or own a home that is your...

6 Tacky Home Dcor Trends
6‘Tacky’ Home Décor TrendsTrendscome and go, and the folks at realtor.com® recently compiled a listof a few of those faded home design trends they hope never come backin styl...

Dec 1 2015 6728 1
TAXDEDUCTIONS FOR HOME FLIPPERSIfyou're like many of us after filing taxes, you're wondering what youcan do to take advantage of more deductions next year and how tolower your inco...

What FHA Loans Mean As Large Banks Step Away
What FHA loans mean as large banks step awayOppurtunityawaits smaller independent mortgage lendersIn the aftermathof the great recession, regulatory agencies were born bringing tou...

Nov 4 2015 6728 1
7Tips to Get a Home Winter-ReadyDAILYREAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015Winteris on the way, and home owners should preparing their homes for thecolder temperatures. The N...

Why It Pays To List Your Home In Winter
WhyIt Pays to List Your Home in Winter If you're listing your home now, use these ideas to make a greatcold-weather impression.Spring may still be peak home-shopping season, since ...

Persuade Owners To List In The Winter
PersuadeOwners to List in the WinterDAILYREAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2015Somehome owners may be hesitant to list in the winter, believing thecold-weather season won’t...

Mortgage Rates Three Reasons To Buy In The Next Three Months
MortgageRates: Three Reasons to Buy in the Next Three MonthsIfyou’ve been thinking about making the leap into homeownership, youmay be pleased to learn that the next three months...

BETTER TO BUY THAN RENT INDEX SHOWS
Betterto Buy Than Rent, Index ShowsOwning ahome is expected to produce greater wealth, on average, thanrenting, shows a national index produced by Florida AtlanticUniversity and Fl...

PROGRAMS TO ASSIST HOME BUYERS
Programs to assist home buyersThere are many buyers out there that have not been educated about the many different programs they could be using to help them in the purchase of the...

LEASE THEN OWN HOME PROGRAM
LEASE THEN OWN HOME PROGRAMAs a human I believe that we all have acommon dream, and that is to some day own our own home. I don't knowabout you, but at one point in my life my cred...

RISING MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES
Although mortgage interest rates are rising, the recent increase isn’t significant when looking at the history of rates and the actual difference in monthly payments.  Howev...

Coming August 1 2015 Simplified Mortgage Disclosures For Clients
KnowBefore You OweFor most Americans, buying a home means taking out a mortgage loan. The Dodd-Frank Act requires us to combine the Truth in Lending Act andReal Estate Settlement P...

HOME IMPROVEMENT GRANT AVAILABLE FOR DISABLED VETERANS
HOMEIMPROVEMENT GRANT AVAILABLE FOR DISABLED VETERANSDuringa recent VeteransBenefits Fair thatwas held in San Antonio, the TexasVeterans Land Board (VLB) receiv...

A DIY YOU DONT WANT TO DO
There are a lot of projects that youcan DIY when it comes to your home like painting, gardening, or evenreplacing a ceiling fan. One DIY you should avoid is listing yourhome for s...

WHY SHOP FOR MORTGAGE RATES
WHY SHOP FOR MORTGAGE RATES?Shopping for mortgage rates are just asimportant to you as shopping for the right price on a car, home, orany other bug ticket item you purchase in your...

FREE CREDIT REPAIR
FREE CREDIT REPAIR FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANSFor many military families and veterans, the demands of military service can be hard on a budget. Fortunately, I can link you with a ...

3 Expenses Other Than The Mortgage You Need To Be Able To Afford
Your loan terms greatly affect how much you can spend on a house, but the mortgage isn’t the only cost you need to take into account when buying property.Consider the governmentF...

STAGING A HOME FOR SALE
DOES STAGING A HOME MAKE IT SELL BETTER AND FOR MORE MONEY?First of all, what is staging? This is the act of preparing and showcasing your residential ocommercial property for...

Mortgage Rates Kick Off 2015 At 20Month Low
Mortgage Rates Kick Off 2015 at 20-Month Low DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015 Borrowing costs moved even lower this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage av...

Homestead Tax Exemption
HomesteadTax ExemptionAshomeowners we are all looking to find ways to cut back on cost ofowning a home. Taxes are one way that we can do this. The Texaslegislature has provided num...

Working With A Buyer Through A Realtors Eyes Part 2
This is part two of the buying saga through a Realtors eyes. AS a refresher we have covered what the process is up getting a prequalification with a lender so that we will know wha...

Are Your Ready To Be A Landlord
Are you ready to be a landlord?11/21/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe Being a landlord can be a wise decision but it isn’t for everyone. Here are some things to consider before you ...

Working With A Buyer Through A Realtors Eyes Part 1
I have been in the real estate business for some time now, and I have seen many things that would make you go HUH. My clients come from around the world, with many different ...

The Buying Process
The Buying ProcessSelect Language​▼Buying a home can get quite detailed. Here are the steps to take to ensure you’re prepared for the exciting road ahead.Choose a Texas REALT...

What To Do To Raise Your Homes Appraised Value
In today's sellers market there are a lot of things that you have to worry about and one of the main items is your home appraisal. If your home does not appraise for what you...

QUALIFYING FOR A HOME LOAN
Most people know about the many benefits and rewards of becoming a homeowner. What most don’t know is what it takes to qualify.There is a lot of confusion about qualifying f...

WHAT IS A DOWNPAYMENT
What is a down payment? There are so many expenses that come with buying a home it can be confusing. Just remember no to confuse Earnest money with down payment.  A ...

TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME
In order to be successful in selling your home on the market today you need to stand out and above all of the rest, and you can do this by doing one little thing. . . think like th...

9 Must Dos After Loan Approval
1) DON'T Apply for new credit - Mortgage lenders are required to do a second credit check before a final loan approval.2) DON'T Make any major purchases - If you buy furniture or a...

Refinancing Without Raisng Your Loan Balance
With the rates as low as they are today, refinancing can save you lots of money without adding a bunch of money to your balance!I refinanced my personal home and a rental home...


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