First-Time Homebuying Advice

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2902 Wickwood, Silverlake Fine Home, Pearland real estate

Finding a huge backyard with pool and balcony, ideal to "house hag"

If you were shopping for a home in Houston, one like this would run close to a million dollars!  So why not get a million dollar home for less than half of that amount?  That's what working with a Great Real Estate Team can do for you!  But this home was one of the last built in Springbrook at Silverlake, in a location so convenient to Houston via Highway 288 and Beltway 8.  So, come check it out!  

So, as a blogger, why would I write a blog post about a house for sale?  I mean, there are websites where "house hagging" can occur by anyone 24/7.  ("House Hagging" you wonder?  My wife and I developed that term many years ago when we used to flip houses . . . and when we used to be

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Pearland Realtor, Pearland real estate agent, Pearland homes for sale

In 1975, whilst still in High School, other kids were playing football, baseball, basketball and other sports.  However, I was not one of those "cool kids."  Rather, I had an IBM Selectric typewriter and could type 100 words per minute.  I know you're in awe of that, because I was some kind of "special."  Others were winning archery contests, and I placed 7th in the State of Texas typing contest.  Yes, I was a competitor, but not like most.  (They don't even teach typing any more . . . )

Oh well, I typed others' term papers for them for $$$MONEY!!  (And made lots of it . . . the only time I, too, was a "cool kid!"  lol)  

Nonetheless, as the nerdy fat kid, my mother focused on my future and insisted that I get a real estate license, which, at

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Tax Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

If you're in the market for a new home — in particular your first home — you may not be fully in the know about the tax benefits that come with homeownership. Here at The Sam Team, we want to make sure that prospective buyers and new owners are aware of the financial advantages to owning your own property, and tax deductions or credits are no exception. If you're filing your taxes at the last minute this year, that's no reason to rush on ahead without considering the credits you qualify for. If you're short on time and aren't able to delve into deep research, here's a handy list to help you get started!

Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit

If you haven't already made energy improvements to your home, this one is good to keep in mind for next year.

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is it better to buy or rent in Pearland, TX?

It’s the age-old question: is it better to rent or own? For residents of Manvel and Pearland, TX, that question comes with a few other strings since the current market in these areas is rapidly developing. So should you rent or buy in Pearland, TX? Let’s take a look at some of the facts:

How Much Does it Cost to Rent in Pearland?

Typically rental properties in Pearland consist of modern condo buildings with luxurious amenities. The average price for units in this area ranges from about $900-$1,800 per month, depending on the building, location, amenities, and unit features. The size of the units can be anywhere from 600 square feet to 1,600 square feet with one to three bedrooms.

Other costs you need to consider when renting a property

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Do you need a Realtor to buy a new construction home

There’s nothing quite as exciting as buying a new construction home. For many buyers, this is the opportunity to check all the boxes on their dream home lists as they get to customize many of the features in a new build. New construction homes give buyers the chance to move into a house that no one has lived in before, which is a desirable trait for many buyers.

But for many, the question remains whether buying a new construction home from the builder or from a realtor is the better option. Many homeowners wonder, “Do I need a realtor to buy a new home?” The answer is different for everyone, however, there are definite benefits and advantages to working with a realtor when you buy a new construction home:

Realtors work For You

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