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June 13, 2018

Cypress, Texas: Welcome Home!

Are you considering moving to Cypress? You’re making a great decision for you and your family… There’s so many benefits to living here! Between the many lakes, golf courses, shopping, dining, and our exceptional school district, there’s truly something in Cypress for everyone. Master Planned Communities First of all, Cypress boasts some of the top master-planned communities in the greater Houston area. Bridgeland earning a place among the top 50 best-selling master planned communities in the nation in 2017! Pay Bridgeland a visit and you’ll see why – more than 3,000 acres are dedicated to gorgeous lakes, trails, and parks, easily inhibiting nature into your everyday life. There are also other great master planned communities in Cypress, including Towne Lake, […]
June 6, 2018

Set the Stage!

When you’re ready to list your home, one of the most important things you can do is prepare for home staging.  Staging your home is the process of decorating, rearranging, and organizing, purposely designed to feature and highlight your home’s best assets. Home staging is a crucial process to impress potential buyers and sell quickly for the highest price possible. Set the Stage! While staging is technically optional, it really shouldn’t be! If you choose not to stage your home, you could end up settling for a lower selling price than you anticipated. Additionally, it’s likely your home could be listed for a longer marketing period than you may have expected. Don’t forget – potential buyers don’t want to see […]
May 30, 2018

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 […]
May 23, 2018
Optimize Your Selling Price, The Lippincott Team, Cypress Real Estate

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 […]
May 16, 2018
New Home Features, The Lippincott Team, Northwest Houston, Cypress, TX

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 […]
May 10, 2018

Post-Harvey Housing: 9 Months Later

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] 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 […]
January 31, 2018

Find a Slower Paced Lifestyle in Waller & Hockley

Are you looking for a friendly community? Maybe you’re hoping to enjoy small town charm without being too far removed from the greater Houston area. Good news – you can find a slower paced lifestyle in Waller & Hockley! Take a look at the benefits of living just outside of Cypress and why we think you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Hockley, TX is a 10-minute drive west on 290 from Cypress, and this quaint town boasts some excellent attractions for family fun! Enjoy date night or family movie night at the Showboat Drive-In, a retro spot for double features best viewed from the tailgate of your pickup truck. Or, enjoy a picnic lunch at the Oil Ranch, a real […]
January 24, 2018
Out of Pocket Expenses When Buying a Home, Lippincott Team

Why You Still Need A Qualified Realtor

Yes – You Still Need a Qualified Realtor! Were you considering saving money on your listing by doing the work yourself? While it’s true that anyone can list or shop for a house without formally signing a qualified real estate agent, a realtor will help you at every stage – from setting a price to marketing your property to closing the sale. Check out these reasons why experts still recommend using a qualified realtor for buying and selling your home. First, all real estate licensees are not equal! Only agents that are members of the National Association of Realtors are called Realtors. As such, we pledge to uphold a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain the highest […]
September 6, 2017
Homeowners Insurance, The Lippincott Team, Cypress, TX

Your Quick Guide to Homeowners Insurance

You’ve found your dream home and everything is falling into place beautifully. Congratulations! There is so much to process when buying a new home, it’s enough to make your head swim. When looking for a home loan, for example, you may be uncertain about homeowners insurance and you’re not alone. Use this quick guide to familiarize yourself with it before making a decision. Homeowners Insurance 101 Insurance is purchased to allow you to rest assured knowing your investment and future is safe and secure. There are a lot of things you may consider important in your life and your family, pets, and your home likely top the list. Consider the following tips when looking for a homeowners insurance policy for […]
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