Which Real Estate Posts Were Most Popular?
Every year, we like to take a look at our analytics to see what real estate articles were viewed by our visitors the most. On top of satisfying our curiosity, it also helps map out the next year of real estate related content that’s relevant to you. We’d like to thank everyone that stopped by our little corner of the internet to read posts, ask questions, and search for homes. We have some big things planned for 2015 for the website and hope you’ll keep coming back for more.
Top 10 Real Estate Posts 2014
- Who pays for the survey? – Surveys are one of the many negotiable parts of a real estate contract, so it’s no wonder that buyers and sellers are searching for information on who should pay for a new survey. The language in the 1-4 Family Residential Contract lays out several options and knowing the difference is crucial to understanding who will wind up paying for the survey.
- Third Party Financing Addendum for Credit Approval – Real Estate Contracts – An essential part of the purchase of a home if you plan on getting a loan, this post about the Third Party Financing Addendum was part of our series breaking down different parts of the contract so that people could better understand them long before they ever sat down with their agent to write a contract. These post proved to be rather popular and brought some great discussions with clients and agents.
- San Antonio’s Most Expensive Homes – This article was based on SA Scene Magazine’s list of the one hundred most expensive homes in San Antonio. We took the article and broke down the homes by neighborhood to see where the concentrations of San Antonio’s most expensive real estate was located. Every loves beautiful, expensive homes, even if they’re not buying them anytime soon.
- Flood Zones and FEMA Mapping – When it comes to flood zones and FEMA maps, people have a lot of questions, particularly when they redraw the flood zone maps. Agent Linda Mosse wrote this post (one of two that appear in our top ten list) utilizing her expertise in lots and land purchases. If you’re looking to buy land, I highly recommend her post, Lots and Land: Do you know what to ask?, as a great starting point.
- Disclosing Death in Texas – Whether or not you need to disclose death on a property in Texas is a question we see quite often. We break down when and why you need to disclose death in a real estate transaction.
- Buyer Representation Agreement: A Closer Look at Contracts – Another in our series of taking contract forms and breaking them down, paragraph by paragraph, this one takes a look at the importance of a buyer representation agreement and the protections it provides in creating an agent-client relationship when looking to buy a home.
- Don’t forget your Homestead Tax Exemption! – If you bought a home in the past year and it is your primary residence, this article is one for you (we typically post a new version every year, but this one is from 2012). The Homestead Tax Exemption helps homebuyers save on their property taxes and is easy to file.
- Construction loans, lot loans, and interim loans. – Once again, our resident lot and land expert writes an article in the Top 10. Construction loans and the lot purchases that go with them can be complicated to navigate, so here Linda helps break down some of the info you’ll need to make the right choices.
- Inter-what? Intermediary in Texas Real Estate – Intermediary can cause a lot of buyers and sellers to scratch their heads and say “huh?” when they first hear about it. It’s also an often heated debate in real estate circles as to whether it should be allowed or not. In this post, we try to look at both sides of the issue and explain it so you can make informed choices about whether or not to be involved in an intermediary transaction.
- New Real Estate Scam Targeting Agents – Any post about real estate scams will always get a lot of attention. This one was a message to fellow agents about a scam we had recently seen in emails asking for information about a property, but instead, it was a phishing scam to get your email account username and password.
We’re looking forward to sharing more great information on real estate in 2015 and bringing you some great new features. If you have questions you’d like answered or things you’d like to see more of on the website, feel free to let us know.
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