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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 – […]
June 20, 2019

Answering 5 FAQ’s from First-Time Homebuyers

The whole homebuying experience can feel overwhelming – especially if this is your very first purchase! These are the top five questions we hear from first-timers in Houston. 1. “Which loan program is best?”The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan program was actually made for first-time buyers. You may have heard a 20% down payment is required to buy a home – not true! Here are some of the big benefits with the FHA program Only 3.5% down payment required Credit scores as low as 580 may qualify Condos and multi-unit properties are eligible It’s a good idea to get pre-approved for your loan before you start looking for a house. That way, when you find the right one, you’re not […]
March 28, 2019

We’re Seeing Red in 2019!

Move over, “Orange is the New Black” … red is officially the new green for The Lippincott Team! This month, we announced our biggest change yet: we’ve officially moved from Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene to our new broker, Keller Williams Platinum! We are so grateful for the time we spent with Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene and will continue holding the great people there in the highest regard, but we are so excited for our future with Keller Williams Platinum! We look forward to taking all of our amazing families, friends, and clients on this new journey with us. Keller Williams Platinum in Northwest Houston serves as the real estate broker for more than 242 real estate […]
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