What Posts Did You Read on kimberlyhowell.com?
Continuing with our 2013 countdown, today we’re looking at the Top 10 posts at kimberlyhowell.com through 2013. We added a lot of content this year and although some of the top spots were easy to guess, the topics were varied. Thank you for being a visitor to our site and we look forward to bringing you more great posts in 2014 and beyond! PS If there’s ever a topic you’d like to see covered, feel free to let us know.
Parade of Homes 2013 at Cibolo Canyons – No surprise here. The annual San Antonio Parade of Homes is always a top contender for most read posts, because people are always searching for info on when the Parade of Homes is, where to get tickets, and photos of the homes themselves.
San Antonio’s Most Expensive Homes – Much like the Parade of Homes, everyone is searching for information on the most expensive homes. There are entire sites dedicated to these homes and every year SA Scene breaks down the homes and neighborhoods of San Antonio’s priciest homes. This post was actually written back in 2012, but still continues to get tons of traffic.
Disclosing Death in Texas – Not exactly the most fun topic to discuss, but time and time again, we hear questions about whether it is necessary to disclose a death in a home.
Who pays for the survey? – An in depth look at surveys and who is required to pay for them when buying a home, including a look at what is expected if an old survey is used.
Flood Zones and FEMA Mapping – Agent Linda Mosse is an expert when it comes to issues regarding land and lots. Her articles about lots and land are a great resource for buyers and we highly recommend them. Look for more great posts from her in 2014!
Choose Your New Home Upgrades Wisely – When having a new home built, it’s always a good idea to think through the upgrades you purchase direct from the builder. You can save a lot of money by knowing what upgrades you can afford to do yourself, as the builder’s markup on items is often steep.
New Real Estate Scam Targeting Agents – No one hates real estate scams more than we do and when we find out about them, we use our website to tell the world, so hopefully one less person will get caught up in that mess. This particular scam targeted real estate agents and was seen by quite a few of our agents, so we wanted to pass it around so that other agents wouldn’t fall for it.
Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) and Incorrect Information – Sometimes the information in the Bexar County Appraisal District’s records is flat out wrong. Just recently I had a bank argue with me that the home in question was located in Bexar, Texas – they thought Bexar was the city, because someone had entered in the data without the city name of San Antonio. It caused a huge mess with the bank, but we eventually got it all straightened out. It’s a good idea to check the info from time to time and be sure your records are correct.
Buyer Representation Agreement: A Closer Look at Contracts – A paragraph by paragraph break down of the Buyer Representation Agreement detailing what each section means and how they are filled out by your agent. We’ll be doing more of these breakdowns in 2014, so be on the look out for them!
Who chooses the title company in Texas? – Many people assume it’s the seller’s choice as to what title company to use, but that’s not necessarily true. More often than not, most buyers and sellers are unaware of this fact and we’re here to set the record straight.
So there you have it, the Top 10 Posts on kimberlyhowell.com for 2013. Did you miss our other countdown posts? Check out the Top 5 Neighborhood Pages and the Top 5 Pages of 2013. We look forward to bringing you more great real estate content in 2014…see you soon!
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