How do you know when you need a new roof?

 

How do you know when you need a new roof?

North Texas Real Estate Tips

Every home deserves a solid roof to keep your family safe and protected. Having a damaged roof can lead to a wide variety of issues, including loss of heat throughout your home, water leakage, moldy walls and even health hazards for you and your loved ones. When it comes to roofing issues, it is much better to stay on the lookout and check for marks of wear and tear frequently: don’t allow small problems to become huge issues!

Read on to learn more about some of the tell-tale signs you need a new roof and don’t let it catch you off-guard!

Curled or missing shingles.

If you noticed that your shingles are curling, this means that your roof is showing signs of weathering, and it might become prone to leaking. You should consider inspecting your roof as soon as possible and assess the situation. In some instances, you may notice that you are missing shingles here and there. While it might be a pain aesthetically, replacing shingles is not hard or too expensive. The main problem here is a visual one, as newer shingles will look different from the old one…they didn’t have all those years of weathering to dull them down!

Holes and Cracks.

One thing is for sure: if you can see sunlight filtering down from your roof and water dripping down on a rainy day…you know it’s not a good thing! If you experience a similar situation, you should seek help immediately: water damage, in particular, could generate costly damages, if not tackled very early on!

Structural issues.

After several years, some roofs might suffer from structural issues and might feel as if they were sagging. This situation could morph into something potentially dangerous, so make sure you get a professional to inspect it as soon as you notice something wrong…better safe than sorry!

Have questions about where to get roofing work done?

Ask your local RE/MAX Heritage Realtor or office for their roofing recomendation.




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Finding the Worst Home in the Best Neighborhood

 

Finding the Worst Home in the Best Neighborhood

Guest Post by Dakota

Every neighborhood has one home that stands out like a sore thumb. Even the nicest residential developments contain at least one house that has been neglected or otherwise has a lower value than the homes around it. Having a knack for finding this type of house is one of the most prized skills in real estate and can pay off big if you’re able to find a home that’s valuable but has fallen into disrepair. For those that aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty by doing some repairs, buying the worst home in the best neighborhood can be one of the top ways to make out like a bandit with a low-cost real estate investment.

What Are Your Plans for the Home?

No matter your age – the first day of school is always a bit scary. Reassure your kids that their feelings are normal. To show them that you’ve been there comfort your kids with stories about how you survived your own first days of school (or tell them about a scary situation that you made it through just fine)!If you’re planning on moving in immediately, buying a bad home in a good neighborhood might be a bad idea. It’s incredibly uncomfortable to work on renovations in the place that you’re currently living, especially if the entire house has problems. If the bathroom works and one of the bedrooms is fine for sleeping in, then moving into a broken-down house right away might work for some people.

But if the kitchen is inoperable, the ceiling is caved in, and there are holes in the walls, you might want to post up elsewhere until the repairs are complete. If you’re not planning on living in the house at all, you can buy it as an investment and let it sit for as long as you like until you’re ready to take the plunge and get underway with the repairs.

When looking around for the perfect fixer-upper, it’s also important to determine your long-term plans for the home right away. If you’re buying a home to remodel as an investment, you’ll want to fix up the house in a way that any potential buyer will enjoy. If you’re planning on living in the house yourself, however, you have more freedom in the aesthetic and functional decisions that you make when renovating the home.

What Makes a Neighborhood the Best for You?

While it may be tempting to think of the best neighborhood as being the most prestigious area in the richest city, the qualities that make a neighborhood the best vary from person to person. The best neighborhood for you is the place that you want to live. When taking a look at different neighborhoods, imagine yourself living in that area every day, living with your family or raising children, walking those sidewalks, going to the parks in the area. Truly immerse yourself in the environment in order to learn if the neighborhood is right for you.

To find out which type of neighborhood is perfect for your individual preferences, it can be helpful to write out a list of all the features that you desire in your ideal neighborhood. In your perfect neighborhood, how far are the houses spaced from each other? Do you want to live in a suburban or rural area? What age are the houses in your ideal development? Come up with your own questions to ask yourself in order to determine which type of neighborhood is right for you.

Why Is the House Considered the Worst in the Neighborhood?

It’s worth mentioning flat-out that some houses are utterly beyond repair. Even if the house isn’t built on top of an Indian burial ground, certain conditions may make a house unlivable no matter how much love you pour into it. Structural issues in the foundation, for instance, can make it simply impossible to turn a beat-up dwelling into the house of your dreams. Take the surroundings of the house into account as well; if a home is squished between a 7/11 and a waste processing plant and hasn’t been renovated since 1895, it be best to simply move on.

But if the house is set in pleasant surroundings and simply needs some love and attention, this can be the perfect project as long as you have the will, time, and resources to get it done. Just because a house is old doesn’t mean it’s beyond repair, and seemingly unfixable issues like a caved in roof can be surprisingly easy to mend. And while to one potential owner a house may be beyond hope, to another, it’s just another challenge to overcome. No matter what the situation, it pays to accurately take stock of both the surroundings and condition of the house before making a decision.

What Is the True Cost of the Home?

While a truly beat-up house may come with an appealingly low price tag, that’s not what you’ll actually be paying for the house no matter how good you are at haggling. Before picking up a fixer-upper, you’ll need to factor in all the costs of repairs. There’s

nothing worse than getting halfway through renovating the house of your dreams and suddenly realizing that you don’t have the funding to pull it off. And no matter how much of a whiz you are at estimations, there will always be something in need of repair that you overlooked. Veteran house flippers always allow for an extra 15% over the estimated repair costs just to be safe, so keep in mind, those additional expenses typically can’t just be put on the credit card.

The Importance of Bidding Low

Owners of broken-down homes are often anxious to get the property off their hands. While they might put up a good front, the allure of no longer having to deal with their unwanted property can be a huge draw for deed-holders that are simply fed up with having to deal with a home that appears to be useless. Even if you have huge dreams for the house, don’t let your eagerness get ahead of you and make sure to start off the negotiations by bidding low on the property. Chances are, the owner will accept your first bid just for the pleasure of washing their hands of the situation.

Why It Pays to Take Your Time

When selecting the right fixer-upper, make sure not to rush into things. Take accurate stock of all the factors listed above and make sure to thoroughly inspect the home to ensure that you have an accurate idea of all the repairs that are entailed. When the time is right to make an offer, you’ll know.

Above all, make sure that you enjoy the process of searching for the home of your dreams. Over the course of your quest, you’ll meet some interesting people and go places that you would never normally venture. Make the best out of your journey and make sure to have some fun while searching for the worst home in the best neighborhood.

Have questions about Real Estate Investing? Ask a RE/MAX Heritage Area!

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Guest Post Author Bio

Dakota it the editor at DealMeisters.com in addition to being published on a wide ranging spectrum of respected sites. His writing inspirations are drawn from the areas of saving, goal setting, the latest technology and beyond.




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Ideas to Increase Your Home Value

 

Ideas to Increase Your Home Value

North Texas Real Estate Experts

Your home value is easy to calculate. Our Realtors can help you figure that out! Let’s say you’ve found out that your home isn’t worth as much as you’d hoped… oh man!

Here are a few low budget tips to help raise your home value. Many of these can be completed in a weekend and will make your home shine. Some of these ideas may seem like tiny details that don’t matter but when it comes down to it, these are important to buyers. Check it out.

PS. Don’t forget to PIN THIS to your Pinterest board!

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our Realtors take pride in their craft.




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Keller

76148
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Westlake

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Hurst

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10 Reasons You Need a Realtor

 

10 Reasons You Need a Realtor

North Texas Real Estate Experts

In the age of technology, lots of people feel that they can figure out Real Estate on their own. Of course, we don’t suggest this.

A good Realtor will be an immense help to you. No matter what technology/apps you are using, nothing compares to a trained Real Estate professional!

If you still feel unsure about using a Realtor, feel free read on.

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our Realtors take pride in their craft.




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Keller

76148
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Westlake

76262

Saginaw

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North Richland Hills

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76182

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76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

75022
75027
75028

Soups to try in Fort Worth Texas

 

Soups to try in Fort Worth Texas

North Texas Real Estate Experts

If you’ve moved to Fort Worth from another state (maybe the North) then you may be missing the colder fall weather and the soul comforting soups that come along with the season.

Don’t be sad! We are here to show that you don’t have to miss the delish soups! Fort Worth has lots of warming soup options to try. Check out this list to get your fall soup fix. We’ve listed 5 to get you started.

Texas is an amazing culinary state and Fort Worth knows soup!
If you give any of these a try please let us know what you think.

 

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Keller

76148
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Westlake

76262

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76179

North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

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Flower Mound

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First Time Home Buyer Vocabulary

 

First Time Home Buyer Vocabulary

North Texas Real Estate Experts

Being a First Time Home Buyer can be a bit confusing.

Your RE/MAX Heritage Realtor will explain the entire process to you. So don’t worry.

If you need a refresher on some of the Real Estate Vocabulary that gets thrown around during the process of bying your very first home, we’ve put the basics together for you.

 

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76148
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Westlake

76262

Saginaw

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North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

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Food You NEED to Try in Fort Worth

 

Food You NEED to Try in Fort Worth

North Texas Real Estate Experts

Look no further for food that will make your mouth water.
Fort Worth is a great place to live and, of course, EAT!
Check out these Fort Worth local dishes that are proven to please. Don’t forget to pin to your Pinterest.

Are you intrested in living closer to these yummy Fort Worth resturaunts? We can help you find your place. Call today!

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our realtors take pride in their craft.




Homes for Sale by Zip Code

Keller

76148
76244
76248
76262

Southlake

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Colleyville

76034

Westlake

76262

Saginaw

76179

North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

75022
75027
75028

Free Fort Worth Activity Guide

 

Free Fort Worth Activity Guide

North Texas Real Estate Experts

Activities are fun.
FREE activities are more fun!
Check out this pinable guide to some of Fort Worth’s best free activities for all. Get to know you city the best way – the free way!

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our realtors take pride in their craft.




Homes for Sale by Zip Code

Keller

76148
76244
76248
76262

Southlake

76092

Colleyville

76034

Westlake

76262

Saginaw

76179

North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

75022
75027
75028

Dog Friendly Fort Worth Eats

 

Dog Friendly Fort Worth Eats

North Texas Real Estate Tips

Turns out you don’t have to leave your dogs at home! Explore and enjoy this list of Dog Friendly Dining experience in Fort Worth Texas. An evening of fun is waiting for you – drinks, burgers and your best buddy out on the town.

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our realtors take pride in their craft.




Homes for Sale by Zip Code

Keller

76148
76244
76248
76262

Southlake

76092

Colleyville

76034

Westlake

76262

Saginaw

76179

North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

75022
75027
75028

Tarrant County Halloween Attractions

 

Tarrant County Halloween Attractions

North Texas Real Estate Tips

BOO!

Why hide from ghosts and gouls when you could seek them out? Here are a few Halloween activities to make your fall season more spooky! Tarrant county is a fun place to live with activities for all kids of monsters.

 

Why choose a RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate Professional?

Our company culture breeds excellence. With a commitment to self mastery our realtors take pride in their craft.




Homes for Sale by Zip Code

Keller

76148
76244
76248
76262

Southlake

76092

Colleyville

76034

Westlake

76262

Saginaw

76179

North Richland Hills

76180
76182

Trophy Club

76262

Hurst

76053
76054

Flower Mound

75022
75027
75028