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WHY I GAVE AWAY A LISTING I hate ever losing a listing but sometimes we all need to realize that for whatever reason, some listings are just stuck. I have had the BEST clients who were relocated after only being in their new home (the former model home) of one year. The neighborhood was new and i...
LENDER REQUIRING INSPECTION REPORT? I know that we have all seen Lender requirements vary and change over the years.  We all know that FHA loans are very specific where repairs are concerned.  What I am seeing now is a trend for Conventional underwriters asking for entire Inspection Reports. What...
PREVIEWING A HOME? EITHER SHOW UP OR CALL TO CANCEL!   Let me state this up front - I AM ANGRY!  As a real estate broker and a homeowner who has their home on the market, what happened to us last night is NOT ACCEPTABLE!  When agents do unprofessional things, it looks bad on all of us! We receive...
MY VISIT TO RIO ~ BRAZIL IS THE PLACE TO SEE! I just came back from a really neat place - Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  This will be the home for the next summer Olympics and I can see why!  It is absolutely gorgeous!  The mountains, rain forest and beautiful beaches just take your breath away! The ...
CHEVAUX GROUP NEW LISTING ~ 23 AMHERST ~ CONROE, TEXAS 23 Amherst in Conroe, Texas is Chevaux Group's newest listing. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Panorama Village, this ranch-style home sits on two large lots and has an incredible view of the golf course! The home boasts three bedrooms ...
HAPPENING IN THE RENTAL MARKET IN THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS? The real estate boom in The Woodlands, Texas is here! Not only are we seeing extremely brisk home sales, we are also seeing the rental market exploding. Agents are actually calling the listing agent before even bringing a potential client as...
PREPARING YOUR YOUNG ADULT CHILD FOR COLLEGE LIFE In just two more days I will be driving my baby boy (6'4 now) to college.  Every parent who has done this will be able to relate to this post!  It is with completely mixed emotions.  The laundry is getting done, packing ensuing and last minute run...
  A NEW INVESTOR FOUND ME VIA ACTIVE RAIN - WOO HOO! This really is not just one of those posts to shout out the kudos of Active Rain. Rather it is to encourage those who haven't yet seen the fruits of their labor! If you have not seen a referral as a result of your blogging efforts, hang in ther...
IS THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE ALWAYS THE BEST PICTURE? I am seeing more and more MLS listings that are using other pictures of the house rather than the front of the house for the main picture. I can see that this can really be clever if used wisely. Sometimes doing something a bit differently from t...
BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY ~ THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS You don't have to look far to know that the beginning of school is just around the corner.  Here in The Woodlands, the three school districts here are gearing up to open the school house doors very soon.  During this busy time, it is essential to remem...

Paula McDonald

Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
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