1. Stable housing market. One of only 10 states on steady ground.
2. Rising demand and low inventory have created a seller’s market.
3. Highest average equity levels. Your property may be worth more than what you owe.
4. Texas is the #1 destination for state-to-state movers.
5. A low unemployment rate means lots of job opportunities to help you achieve your real estate goals.
6. Texas is the No. 2 state in which to make a living, due in part to it's affordability and lack of state income tax.
7. An ideal place to retire.
8. Low housing costs help make Texas a great place to raise a family.
9. Supportive business climate makes it the best state for small business.
10. Only in Texas can you find a Texas Realtor to help you meet your real estate goals.
A home warranty is a one-year contractual guarantee that should certain appliances or mechanical systems fail due to normal wear and tear during the coverage period, those items will be repaired or replaced, subject to a small deductible. Coverage varies depending on where you live.
Items available for coverage typically include: central air conditioning systems, central heating systems, kitchen appliances, clothes washer and dryer, plumbing system, electrical system and roof leaks. Many of these items are included in the standard plan of the warranty.
If you purchase the home warranty at the time you are buying a home, coverage begins the day of the closing and are usually good for twelve months. Keep in mind, covered items must be properly installed, properly maintained and in good working condition at the time of application in order to qualify for coverage. Pre-existing conditions are not covered under the HSA Home Warranty plan.
A professional home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home. The home inspector will look for items that are not functioning as intended, items that are unsafe or are not within the guidelines of the “Standards of Practice” established by the Texas Real Estate Commission. If a problem or symptom is found with the property, the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a computer generated report and may recommend further evaluation by a specific trade (structural engineer report).
All homes have problems, even new homes. The only question is how serious are these problems? Good home inspectors understand the difference between major and minor problems and will communicate that difference. Every problem has a solution. Solutions vary from a simple fix of the component to adjusting the purchase price but having a home inspection allows the problem to be addressed before closing, generally, during the option period.
Texas Law requires all real estate licensees to give the following information about brokerage services: http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/op-k.PDF