Pet Friendly: Helping Your Pet Adjust to a Move

Pet Friendly: Helping Your Pet Adjust to a Move

Pet Friendly: Helping Your Pet Adjust to a Move

New neighbors, new sounds, new smells…. Moving is a big deal to everyone involved – even your pets! Some pets have no trouble at all adjusting to a new home and environment, while other pets – especially those with anxiety – can experience a lot of stress when they’re relocated to a brand-new setting. Help your pet adjust to a move and settle in comfortably with these easy steps!

Consistency is key. Try to keep your routine in your new home as similar as possible to your routine in your previous home. Feed Fido at the same time as you always have, and keep dog walks, play time, and bed time the same too. This will help your pet understand that while their home is different, life with their owner remains the same. Also, it’s a good idea to keep the comforts of home the same. Dogs rely heavily on scents, so having their bed, kennel, and toys set up immediately so they have something comforting to go to will help your pet begin to adjust.

If you’re brand new to the Cypress community, it’s important to find a veterinarian you trust. Our real estate agents are pet-friendly people, and we’d love to provide you with recommendations to the best veterinarians in the area so you’re prepared before you need them! We would also love to recommend some options for pet boarding and day care for vacation planning, once you and your pet is adjusted to your new home and neighborhood. We also have obedience training references!

Whatever service you and your pet may need to familiarize yourself with your new community, please don’t hesitate to ask The Lippincott Team! We look forward to helping you and your pets, too! Call today: 832-392-8818

Happy Home Sale Season

Happy Home Sale Season

Flowers are blossoming and gardens are growing, but you may notice something else popping up in the well-manicured yards across your neighborhood: for sale signs! Spring marks the beginning of the most active home sale season. Many families are looking for their new house before the new school year begins and with longer, warmer days, there’s no better time in our area to list your home with The Lippincott Team!

Listing your home during the peak season can benefit you tremendously. Let’s take a closer look at some of the positives to listing your home in spring:

Higher Sale Price    Listing your home during the prime season in your area means prices are at their highest. There are more buyers in spring and summer because this is typically the most convenient time for families to move. Due to a higher demand for homes, the listing price will work in the seller’s favor!

Better Valuations    If the most recent data for your home valuation is from a comparable home that sold cheaper in winter, it could potentially hurt your valuation. When more homes sell during the busier real estate season, the comparable data will be more accurate. This will help ensure you get the best valuation for your home.

Let Your Home be the Star!   Your property will look it’s best during spring. The grass is green, trees are full, and flowers are blooming! The curb appeal for your property will be peaking just as buyers start their new home hunt.

If you’re interested in a free home valuation or you’re ready to list now, don’t hesitate to call The Lippincott Team today! We look forward to helping you. 832-392-8818

 

Put Down Some Roots: Enjoy the Benefits of Buying a Home

Put Down Some Roots: Enjoy the Benefits of Buying a Home

Buying a home is built into the American dream, and the Lippincott Team is here to help make that dream your reality! Though renting a home poses benefits to individuals or families that won’t be staying in an area long or have uncertain career plans, the flexibility of renting comes with a steep price. Before you sign a lease agreement, make sure you’re informed about the many benefits to buying a home and putting down some roots!

Over a lifetime, home ownership helps you build and acquire personal wealth. When you buy a home, you pay down the mortgage and increase your equity, or the amount of money you can sell the house for less than what you still owe on it. Plus, the significant tax benefits to buying a home rather than renting is a great reason to invest! Homeowners have the privilege of deducting mortgage interest their federal income taxes.

When you look at the big picture, buying a home is more affordable than renting. You’ll spend less over the life of your home loan when buying; plus, rent may rise over time while fixed mortgage rates don’t go up – even if the cost of everything else does! When you consider this on top of the tax benefits of home ownership, your true out-of-pocket costs will be less when you buy versus if you decide to rent.

Stop stressing about security deposits, pet deposits, and unfavorable landlords. It’s a great time to buy a home in Northwest Houston and the Lippincott Team is here to help you take the first step towards home ownership! We can’t wait to speak with you and help you plan for your future. Call us today: 832-392-8818

Post-Harvey Housing: 9 Months Later

Post-Harvey Housing: 9 Months Later

After the devastation Hurricane Harvey left the greater Houston area in on August 29th, 2017, we understand the reluctance that can accompany home buying in our area in 2018. While the situation was, and continues to be, heartbreaking for many people, Houstonians are resilient and moving forward as a community together! In fact, Houston’s housing market continued beating records in 2017, which ended up being the strongest year ever, according to a recent press release from the Houston Association of Realtors.

 

In the press release, HAR Chair Kenya Burrell-Van Wormer explains that “No one could ever have imagined 2017 turning out to be a record-setting year for the Houston real estate market, which had weathered the effects of the energy slump only to have Harvey strike such a devastating blow. We know that many are still working tirelessly to rebuild their lives after Harvey, but overall, this clearly illustrates the incredible resilience of the people and the economy of Houston, Texas. We also know that some neighborhoods are performing better than others, so it’s always advisable to consult a Realtor when thinking about buying or selling a home.”

 

The Lippincott Team has thoroughly researched all of listings to ensure full disclosure on the property’s flood history. Our honest, dependable team of real estate agents both sell and live in the Northwest Houston area, and we’re aware which neighborhoods and communities were most affected during Harvey. While it’s normal to be concerned – you don’t need to worry about buying or selling in the post-Harvey market when you choose The Lippincott Team as your trusted agency! If you’d like more information, please call today: 832-392-8818.