Lauren Silva's Blog Posts

How To Negotiate An Offer On Your Home

When making purchases at the grocery store, mall, or even a local coffee shop, we’ve become accustomed to simply paying whatever the displayed price tag is. In real estate, that is not the

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4 Things To Consider Looking For When Viewing A Home Or Open House

Whether you are a first-time home-buyer or a current homeowner looking to downsize, more than likely you will be viewing houses or attending open houses while searching for the perfect home.

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House Painting The DIY Vs Pro Debate

If your exterior looks a little worse for the wear, you’ve likely debated picking up a paintbrush or calling in a pro. The best bet varies by situation, but there are some helpful general

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Things To Avoid Doing Before Putting Your House On The Market

Buying and selling a home can be a highly time-consuming process with a myriad of intricacies that influence the length and scope of the deal. Thus, for first-time sellers, mistakes are bound to

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Tips And Tricks For FirstTime Homebuyers

The homebuying process is notoriously complex. From Real Estate jargon to bidding wars to 30 years of mortgage payments, most first-time buyers could use a little guidance. Here’s how to

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All The Pieces Of The Mortgage Payment Puzzle

When financing a home you love, it’s important to understand all the pieces that make up your mortgage payment What’s your mortgage payment? No, not how much is your payment but

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How A Home Office Can Increase Appeal For Homebuyers

With housing inventory remaining tight in recent years, RE/MAX agents are diligent about keeping up with the trends to help clients buy and sell properties in this competitive market.“Remote

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National Homeownership Month 2019 Finding Your Happypathhome

National Homeownership Month 2019: Finding Your #happypathhome Anyone who has had the privilege of becoming a homeowner knows when you’ve found the right home, it isn’t just about the

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As The Summer Season Officially Begins Check These Off Your Todo List

6 Tips to Prep Your Home for the Best Summer EverYou’ve been waiting for summer all year, but just how prepared is your home? You’re probably planning for a beach trip or some time to unplug,

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Top 10 Mistakes Sellers Make

Every good Realtor® knows how to parse an offer.  It’s not just about price, it’s about closing date, earnest money, financing terms and concessions. So why do homeowners still think

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Easy Curb Appeal Projects You Can Tackle This WEEKEND

When it comes to updating exterior, many homeowners balk due to lack of funds and time. There are plenty of quick, easy projects you can complete in just one weekend, though, whether selling your

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Affordable Home In The Heart Of Alvin

This adorable home is located near the Junior High on a large lot with beautiful and mature trees. It features a large and open living room, plenty of storage throughout, and a master retreat

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This adorable home is located near the Junior High on a large lot with beautiful and mature trees. It features a large and open living room, plenty of storage throughout, and a master retreat that

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Move In Ready Home In An Established Part Of Alvin

This adorable home is located near the Junior High on a large lot with beautiful and mature trees. It features a large and open living room, plenty of storage throughout, and a master retreat that

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Affordable Alvin Home On Large Lot

This adorable home is located near the Junior High on a large lot with beautiful and mature trees. It features a large and open living room, plenty of storage throughout, and a master retreat that

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How Much Does It REALLY Cost To Build A House

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?For many Americans, the dream of building a home is more appealing than just buying one. Building a home comes with many benefits, and if we’re being

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Time To Start That Spring Cleaning

Spring has officially sprung, giving way to longer days but plenty of spring cleaning. If you’re short on time or motivation, resolve to tackle the chores with the biggest impact. Whether buying,

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A Plan For First Time Homebuyers

A Plan for First-Time Homebuyers: Go from Prepared to PurchaseIf you’re a first-time homebuyer who has succeeded in saving enough for a down payment on your very first home — congratulations!

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Looking To Get Growing

Indoor Gardening Lets You Grow Greens in Any SpaceDo you have a green thumb but no garden to grow your greens? Indoor farming methods have seen a resurgence over the past few years, particularly

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Its Time To Invest In Real Estate

Is Real Estate a Good Investment?That is a question that real estate agents get asked a lot. In general, real estate tends to be a good investment as, in most cases, real estate appreciates in value

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Spring Repairs To List Your Home

7 Spring Repairs You Need to Make Before Listing Your HomeAs the snow begins to melt and the sun shines brighter, the time for new beginnings — and new listings — is upon us.Make sure

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Its Tax Time Now What

Smart Ways to Spend Your Income Tax RefundYou’ve filed your taxes (or you’re planning to very soon) and you’re expecting an income tax refund. To some, this perceived windfall can be a sign to

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The US Housing Market Outlook

Here are some updates and insight on the Housing Market for 2019. Let's set a time to talk about our local market. I would love to share my housing market insights with you and do an annual

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10 Ways To Refresh Your House For Spring

10 Ways To Refresh Your House For Spring Add these tasks to your spring cleaning list to make sure the exterior of your home is in full bloom for warmer weather.Clean Out The Clogs As the rainy

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The Fordham At Baywood Luxury Apartments

The Fordham At Baywood Luxury ApartmentsStarting the search for your next home online – whether it’s a rental or purchase – has become commonplace, if not completely expected. But

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5 Easy Curb Appeal Tips For Listing Your House

5 easy curb appeal tips for a stand-out listingIn a competitive housing market, how do you ensure your home gets seen by the most prospective purchasers? We have two words for you: curb appeal.The

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How To Win A Bidding War

How To Win A Bidding WarImagine walking through the front door of a home, and with each room you pass, you check off more and more boxes on your wish list until you realize this home has everything

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