Relocating to Cypress: What You Need to Know

Relocating to Cypress: What You Need to Know

Relocating to Cypress: What You Need to Know

Are you moving to Northwest Houston from another city or state in the foreseeable future? If so, you’re in luck! This step-by-step guide will help you narrow down our niche area to the town that best fits your needs.

Step One: Online Research
With tons of online sources for information on real estate in our area, your first step is to research potential neighborhoods. If your relocation is job related, we suggest targeting your work area and researching the commute to and from the neighborhoods you’re interested in. Don’t forget to include the cost of toll roads; several Houston freeways require a toll tag.

Step Two: Contact a Cypress Realtor
Finding a realtor who is knowledgeable about the current real estate market, neighborhoods, schools, and relocation process can save you quite a bit of time. The Lippincott Team works with people every day, helping them narrow their search criteria to find the home of their dreams!

Step Three: Get Pre-Approved by a Cypress Mortgage Broker
If you’ll be borrowing a loan to purchase your new home, speak with a Cypress area broker early in the process. Getting pre-approved early does not negatively impact your credit score, and a broker can help you determine the best loan program for your unique situation and help you determine your best approach to home buying in Cypress. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need a recommendation for a great mortgage broker in our area!

Step Four: Know What You Want
Once you know what you can afford, it’s time to prioritize your wants and needs. School zones, commutes, cost of HOA fees, and nearby shops and restaurants are all good things to consider. The Lippincott Team can help you think through this process directly and show you homes that meet your criteria.

If you’d like to learn more about the Cypress area, we’d love to equip you with information and help you begin your relocation process! Call The Lippincott Team today: 832-392-8818

Prepare Your Home to Sell This Fall

Prepare Your Home to Sell This Fall

School is back in session, the days are getting a tad bit shorter, and the weeks until Fall Equinox are dwindling away… Can you believe summer is nearing its end? Believe it or not, the end of summer can be “crunch time” for a lot of buyers! They’re ready to close and get moving into their new home, and you need to be prepared. The Lippincott Team is here to help you do just that!

In all likelihood, there will be fewer potential buyers than in spring. However, the buyers in market now are motivated to close, so it’s important to make sure your home is priced right for the market. Also, the end of summer also signals to most people that the holidays are coming! Take advantage of the ambiance of fall by tastefully decorating for cozy weather, but don’t overdo it… leave the inflatable yard decorations in storage and hang your elegant autumn inspired wreath, instead.

The end of summer is also the perfect time to clean and freshen up the outside of your home. Power washing your driveway and sidewalks and spiffing up your windows will make your home sparkle against a beautiful fall backdrop. Curb appeal is always important, and first impressions can turn away a potential buyer. Take your marketing photos now, before the cold weather begins to make your leaves fall and your grass turn brown. Buyers will see the best version of your home and its landscaping this way! Also, a well-lit exterior catches the eye as the sun begins to set earlier. Nothing refreshes the look of your home in the evening like new landscape lighting fixtures!

If you’re selling your home this fall, The Lippincott Team would love to help you. Our well-informed team of Realtors know exactly what it takes to sell your home in Cypress this fall. Call today for a free home valuation and we’ll get started! 832-392-8818