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Curious About Your Home’s Value?

Homeowners are often surprised (to put it mildly) when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office.  The assessed value of a home can be very different than what they believe the property is worth.  Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed […]

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5 ‘Affordable’ Ways to Make a Home Look Expensive

If you know me at all and know how I sell real estate, you have definitely heard me talk about how important staging a home for sale is. When selling a house, pricing and marketing go hand-in-hand to get you the highest price…when getting a house READY to sell, staging and photography go hand-in-hand to […]

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The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Just like our clocks on Saturday night, March 10th that have to be moved forward one hour (ugh, I HATE losing an hour of precious sleep!), the housing market will soon “spring forward!” too. If you envision how there’s tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market in a similar […]

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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

One of the biggest challenges for my sellers when we discuss listing their house is decluttering. It is so important to do though, because cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the home and makes them more likely to fall in love with it! Marie Kondo, […]

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Your House Should Be Like Bacon!

Your house really should be like bacon, it’s as simple as that. How should it be like bacon?? You might be wondering.  Well, your home should make everything better. It should be your refuge and comfort at the beginning and end of every day, it should be where the people (and/or pets) you love are, it […]

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5 Ways to Warm Your Home for Less

OK, I know we’re in Texas, but with the brutally cold weather that’s come through in the past couple of days, plus the cold blasting the northern United States, I thought it was appropriate to talk about the best ways to heat your home.  Just like the heat of the summer can stretch your wallet […]

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Etiquette For Home Sellers

Happy New Year! Here’s to 2019 being your best year ever!  I thought I’d start off the year with a blog about home selling, hope you enjoy it. If you’ve contemplated listing your home for sale and you’ve watched any kind of HGTV show, you probably already know that your house needs to be cleaned […]

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Do Kids’ Opinions Matter When Buying a Home?

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down by […]

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]

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FINDING A HOME IS EASIER THAN EVER! It’s now easier than ever to find a home, thanks to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The firm’s websites, ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com as well as my personal website http://www.heatherkindersims.com provide these popular search features: Proximity Search – finds homes for sale within your selected distance of a specific location or […]

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