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7/25/2014

If you are currently in the market for a home, you will find my website www.AndreaFoss.RemaxTexas.com an excellent resource. The site is continually updated with new and valuable information to aid in your decision making process.

The search feature allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. You can simply search for houses in a certain area and price range, or you can look for houses that fit your specific style. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you're looking for. Most real estate websites don't offer that degree of choice.

By signing up with the Property Research Center, which is free, you have access to features that will help you find and organize the listings that best fit your needs:

  • Saved Searches allow you to preserve your searches for reference at a later time. You can easily maintain lists of properties that match your criteria without having to re-enter any information, and there is no limit to the number of searches you can save.
  • The Favorites Folder allows you to save the individual listings that you find appealing. You can save favorites from different searches into sub-folders, giving you the power to organize your favorite listings however you see fit. This is a great way to put in order those specific listings that interest you most. Again, you may save as many favorites as you wish.
  • With the New Listing Notification service, you can be updated via e-mail as to new listings that match the criteria of any saved search. There is no need to check back for updates to your searches. All you have to do is decide whether you want daily, weekly, or bi-weekly notifications of the most recent listings.

I always strive to make the home-buying process as smooth as possible. With the Property Research Center you have the tools at your fingertips that can get you started in the right direction. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, I would love to be of assistance.

 

 

Andrea Foss

RE/MAX UTOPIA

www.AndreaFoss.RemaxTexas.com

andreafoss@remax.net

903-624-1452

Relocating to Texoma

7/16/2014

Relocating to Texoma | Relocating to Grayson County TX | Relocation tips

 

If you're in the early stages of relocating to a new community you probably have many questions. It can be hard to know where to begin. That's why I've compiled a short list of tips that can help you remember key steps to a successful relocation.

  • Tip#1: Start Early
    While time constraints are often beyond your control, it's critical to get the ball rolling as soon as you become aware of the future move. If you currently own a home, you should begin the selling process. If renting, you need to check with your landlord regarding the status of your lease and potential penalties you may incur by moving. And of course you will need to look for a home in your new city. If pressed for time it might be more appropriate to search for a rental before committing to the purchase of a home. A trained real estate professional can be of great assistance in all of these areas.
  • Tip#2: Clear Clutter
    Arrange a garage sale, give unwanted items to friends, or donate them to charity. Start organizing for your move and purchase boxes and other moving supplies.
  • Tip#3: Details, Details, Details
    File change of address forms and make the necessary arrangements for your children at school. Call all your utility companies and schedule the cancellation of service for at least 1-2 days after your planned move date. Remember, many utility companies will charge you an extra billing cycle if not given enough notice.
  • Tip#4: Pick the Right Moving Company
    Decide how much involvement you need from your moving company (packing, unpacking, etc.) and investigate moving companies. Your real estate agent can provide suggestions. Get a full estimate and ask the moving company representative any questions you may have. Consider the benefits of moving insurance and check with your insurance provider to see what protection they recommend.
  • Tip#5: Don't Forget the Kids
    Moving can be very hard on your children, but there are steps you can take to help alleviate your children's fears. Communicate with them as to exactly what's going on, and get them involved in the moving process and the search for a new home. If they have a favorite toy, pack it last.
  • Tip#6: Moving Your Pet
    Maintain your pet's daily routine until the day of the move. Take your pet for a routine veterinary appointment and obtain all necessary records. Moving by car is the least upsetting for the animal, but if flying is the only option be sure to plan early. Space for pets on commercial airliners is often limited. You may wish to consider a pet transportation service, which can greatly help your pet with the transition.
  • Tip#7: What About Your Car(s)?
    Your moving company may be able to accommodate your car, but it can be costly given the fact that most general moving companies charge based on gross weight. There are companies that specialize in car shipping. Other services can have your car driven to its destination. Check with your auto insurance company about coverage during transport.
  • Tip#8: Get Settled
    Make a move-in shopping list, check all smoke and security alarms, set up utilities, and start unpacking!

These are just a few pointers to help you organize your relocation. My website has additional resources available, and I'd be happy to help you with any and all aspects of your relocation. Please call me and let me know how I can be of assistance.

 

http://www.andreafoss.remaxtexas.com/remaxtx/

 

RE/MAX UTOPIA

Andrea Foss 

Realtor ® / Office Manager

117 E Main, Suite 101

Whitesboro, TX 76273

903-624-1452

Each office independently owned and operated.

 

Relocating to Texoma | Relocating to Grayson County TX | Relocation tips

First Time Home Buyers

7/16/2014

First Time Home Buyers | Texoma Properties for sale | Homes for sale in Texoma | RE/MAX UTOPIA

If you're thinking of buying a home for the first time, you're probably a bit overwhelmed by the idea of it all. You have to think about whether or not to use a buyer's agent, how to secure a mortgage, and what exactly it is that you're looking for in a home. Most people forget to do one important thing: breathe.

The search for your first home can be stressful, so try not to put it all on your shoulders at once. Even if you haven't decided whether or not to use a real estate agent, I'd be happy to help you get started. Sometimes the most important thing is getting pointed in the right direction. If you're interested, my website has tips for first time homebuyers that you may find useful. Please call me if I can be of help to you during this exciting time.

 

 

 

RE/MAX UTOPIA

Andrea Foss 

Realtor ® / Office Manager

117 E Main, Suite 101Whitesboro, TX 76273

903-624-1452

www.AndreaFoss.RemaxTexas.com

Each office independently owned and operated.

First Time Home Buyers | Texoma Properties for sale | Homes for sale in Texoma | RE/MAX UTOPIA

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