January 22, 2021

Homestead Exemption

Did you purchase a new residence in 2020? If so, it’s time to file your homestead exemption! A homestead exemption helps you save significantly on taxes on your home. This exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation, which can considerably lower your taxes. In Harris County, you can get up to a 20% tax break when you file the homestead exemption. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000. Applying is simple – but it is time sensitive. Applications are accepted from January 1st to April 30th, and fortunately, it’s a one-time process for the duration […]
November 6, 2020

Best Parks in Bridgeland

There’s many reasons why Bridgeland is the #1 Master Planned Community in the Greater Houston area: excellent schools, world-class amenities… and so many wonderful ways to connect to nature without leaving your neighborhood! Bridgeland’s parks and trails are unparalleled and remain a major selling point for families moving to Cypress. Check out some of The Lippincott Team’s favorite parks in the neighborhood and why we love them! Dragonfly Park This amazing 25-acre park is Bridgeland’s newest amenity. Dragonfly Park features a lazy river, leisure pool with beach entry, rope swing, lap pool, playground, splash pad, tennis courts, open play field, basketball court, kayak launch, and hike and bike trails. Plus, the all-new activity center includes a fitness center for residents […]
October 22, 2020

Have a Spooktacular Fun Halloween in 2020!

It’s October, and despite COVID-19 regulations still in effect in Harris County, Halloween hasn’t ghosted us yet! Halloween candy, decorations, and costumes are hitting our stores, but because we’re still in a pandemic, it should come as no surprise that Halloween may look a little bit different this year. The Lippincott Team has compiled a list of fun ideas to celebrate safely with your friends, families, and neighbors. BOO Your Friends! This is a super-fun way to spread anonymous cheer… drop off a Halloween goodie bag or pumpkin on the doorsteps of friends and loved ones as a contact-free way to celebrate. This usually works by sneaking over to your unsuspecting victim’s home after dark, ringing the doorbell, leaving the […]
August 8, 2020

Marketing Your Listing

In real estate, The Lippincott Team knows that a great first impression makes all the difference! We know this rings true for curb appeal, but it also applies to marketing your home online seamlessly and effectively. We pride ourselves in taking extra steps so that buyers will feel like they can tour your home from the comfort of theirs. We use professionals to take quality high-resolution photos of your home and advertise your listing on social media. Plus, our team is made up of a group of experts at staging, pricing, and preparing your home for today’s market. Each of our realtors have developed spheres of influence in Cypress and Northwest Houston, and our well-connected agents are always helping put […]
July 15, 2020

Making a Move During a Pandemic

Spring and summer are typically the most popular seasons for to buying and selling homes, but 2020 had other plans! While the real estate market in Northwest Houston continues to pick up, many families are still wondering if it’s safe to make a move during a global pandemic. Luckily, The Lippincott Team can help facilitate a smooth transaction and move for you! With or without COVID-19, we always put cleanliness and health at the forefront for both our team and our clients. Rest assured, we’re taking all state mandated safety precautions seriously and encouraging both our buyers and our sellers to do the same. If you’re thinking about moving this summer, a few tips can help keep you and your […]
May 4, 2020

iBuyer Programs: What You Really Need to Know

Opendoor. Offerpad. Zillow. You’ve seen their signs popping up around the area. Maybe they’ve piqued your curiosity. What exactly are they and how do they work? iBuyers offer home selling services completely online — no personal contact is required. Sounds convenient, right? Not so fast. iBuyers profit by purchasing your home below market price and reselling them later. Why iBuyers are a Bad Idea iBuyer programs certainly make the home selling process sound convenient and easy, but if it sounds too good to be true, it typically is. iBuying comes with many hidden downsides. Every seller wants a quick transaction, but these offers typically have more negative aspects than positive ones. iBuyers will make you an offer below the market […]
March 3, 2020

Benefits of an Open House

When you’re selling your home, hosting an open house is a great way to show off your property to a wide variety of potential buyers. Though a majority of homebuyers turn to the internet or social media first when they look for a new home, they will eventually narrow their search with in-person visits. An open house is a pertinent next step for buyers! At The Lippincott Team, we pride ourselves in listing your home attractively online with professional photography and engaging, thorough descriptions to best capture its attributes. However, a live visit is critical so prospective buyers can get an accurate picture. Plus, an open house gives your buyers the opportunity to get familiar with the neighborhood or subdivision. […]
February 26, 2020

5 Benefits to Using a Realtor® in 2020

“Do I really need to hire a Realtor®?” “What do they actually do, besides showing homes and arranging paperwork?” If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why it’s truly a benefit to use a Realtor®, you’re not alone! When you hire The Lippincott Team, you can expect to have an easier, smoother transaction and access to the market in Northwest Houston that will be essential to ensuring a positive experience! Check out these 5 benefits to using The Lippincott Team, instead of trying to buy or sell a home on your own. We Have Expert Market Expertise We’re real estate leaders in the Northwest Houston area, and we pride ourselves on our extensive market knowledge. We constantly track past, current, and […]
October 7, 2019

Interest Rate trends in 2019

The Lippincott Team has been busy all summer long, and we’re continuing to work hard for our wonderful clients as we transition into a bustling fall season. If you’re looking to finance a new home or refinance your current home, now may be the perfect time. Here’s why: mortgage rates recorded their lowest monthly average in over three years last month! According to three top industry forecasts, the trend toward low mortgage rates and increased housing construction will continue for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. Great news, right? To help put this into perspective for our buyers, we’ve compared current rates to rates from just one year ago. Mortgage rates are currently about 1.25 percentage points lower – […]
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