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May 2018 Archives

Is it a home seller’s market in San Antonio?

There's good news for home sellers in San Antonio. During the first quarter of this year, home prices skyrocketed faster in San Antonio than in other Texas cities. Statistics released by the Texas Association of Realtors show just how good the situation is: Median home prices in the San Antonio area are 7.3 percent higher than they were at the same time last year.

3 kinds of termite treatments

Whether you're trying to buy a new home or sell your current home, a surprise discovery of termites on the property could spell disaster for your real estate deal. If you've found termites on a property and you're the buyer or the seller, you may be able to negotiate with the other party regarding treating the property for termites.

Did you purchase a home with a leaking roof?

Imagine you negotiated the closing on your home purchase. An inspection revealed that there were various problems with the home -- but it did not reveal that it had a leaky roof. You signed a waiver to accept the problems and you purchased the home, only to discover several months later that the roof leaks like a colander.

3 tricks to help you seek a loan modification

You might have been financially stable when you purchased your home, and your mortgage may have been well within your budget. However, anything can happen to change one's financial circumstances and render a mortgage impossible to pay. If something like this has happened to you, and you can no longer afford your mortgage, you might want to pursue a loan modification.

Commercial property construction defects in Texas

The notion of "buyer beware" is certainly recommended, but it's not necessarily the law when it comes to commercial real estate transactions in Texas. If the seller of a commercial property purposefully conceals information about construction defects and other problems related to the property, the seller could be held liable for fraud, concealment and misrepresentation.