Wed Nov 16 09:08:00 UTC 2016

The Electoral College Explained

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in theConstitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The Ele...

Sun Oct 16 09:56:00 UTC 2016

Why Your Agent Won't Answer Certain Questions

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

Maybe you've noticed a certain suspicious silence on some issues. No, your agent isn't ignorant or shirking. Here's what's really going on, and how to find the information you seek. Want to know how old the roof is on a house, or whether ...

Thu Oct 13 08:58:00 UTC 2016

THE 9 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

When shopping for a home, it’s easy to become focused on the aesthetics of a property and forget all of the other factors that will affect whether it’s a good fit or not. To help you find the home that’s right for you, here are a few thi...

Wed Oct 12 11:14:00 UTC 2016

Be objective

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

You know the old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? Well, that can apply to real estate. It’s natural to be attached to your home and therefore not be able to see it “clearly,” like a buyer would. If you’...

Wed Oct 12 09:47:00 UTC 2016

Harker Heights 76548 Market Watch

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

Home Sales for Harker Heights zip code 76542 and 76548 From August 11 to November 12, 2016. 2 Bedroom Homes / AVG sales price $75000, AVG list Price $79000, List to Sell ratio=95% 3 Bedroom Homes /AVG sales price $141,095, AVG list Price $142,423, Lis...

Sat Nov 07 08:34:00 UTC 2015

Illegal or Legal: How Does Your Landlord’s Crazy Behavior Stack Up?

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

OK, we’ll say it. Being a landlord may not always be easy, but being a tenant isn’t a cakewalk, either. Unless you’re the luckiest renter on the planet, your landlord can probably make you a little cray. Sometimes even fuming, call-them...

Thu Nov 05 06:11:00 UTC 2015

5 Seller Safety Tips

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

When you’re selling your property, there’s one important thing you shouldn’t ignore: your safety. While it’s unlikely you’ll experience issues, there are a few precautions you can take to avoid problems. Hire a Texas REALTOR...

Fri Oct 23 08:40:00 UTC 2015

What Do I Need to Know About Plugging An Abandoned Water Well?

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

Groundwater from aquifers supplies over half of the water used in the state. With water being one of our state’s most precious natural resources, we must all take responsibility for protecting it. For many years groundwater has been pumped through...

Tue Aug 04 09:55:00 UTC 2015

Upgrading to Windows 10?

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

Individual consumers and businesses are both closely watching the release of Microsoft’s newest operating system (OS), Windows 10. A recent Spiceworks survey shows 75% of respondents saying they plan to adopt Windows 10 for home use within the first...

Fri Aug 15 06:58:00 UTC 2014

What does the new Qualified Mortgage mean to you?

Posted by: Jesse Mansfield III

The upcoming Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Ability to Repay rules will take effect on loan applications. Part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the new rules are designed to protect buyers from purchasing homes they can't...