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October 2, 2018

Give Yourself Some Credit! How Your Score Affects You in 2018

You’ve found the home of your dreams… now what? One of the most important factors in securing a home loan is your credit score. Typically, a higher score increases your chance of being approved for a loan and securing a lower interest rate. When you apply for a home loan, lenders will pull your credit report and rely heavily on the information it provides. Your report includes a record of borrowed money, your payment history, and how much open credit you have available. It highlights any bills referred to collection agencies, public record information attached to your name such as bankruptcy or tax liens, credit cards, student loans, auto loans, and other inquiries made about your credit. Lenders rely on […]
October 2, 2018

Increase Your Home Value in 5 Easy Steps!

If you’ve recently made the decision to put your home on the market, you’re probably becoming familiar with the ups and downs that come along with it. Selling a house can feel like a daunting task to homeowners! We know you’ve got a lot to do, but it’s important not to let your home value be an afterthought. There are many ways to add value to your home – some are costly, while others are relatively inexpensive. In fact, some are little things you can do today! To increase your home value in a pinch, add these 5 steps to your to-do list right now! Exterior and Interior Paint A fresh coat of paint does wonders for your home’s appearance. […]
August 29, 2018

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.
August 28, 2018

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.
July 10, 2018

How to Prepare your Home for Selling

Are you ready to put your house on the market, but you’re not sure where to start? Listing your home can feel overwhelming, but we’ve got a few tips to allow you to feel more relaxed about showing your home. Let The Lippincott Team help you prepare for showing – and selling – your home! 1. Tidy Up Nobody wants to view a dirty house! Thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom before your showing. Adding a home-y touch like fresh baked cookies or a lighting a mild scented candle are great ideas, too! 2. Neutral Works Best In the weeks before your showing, consider painting your walls a neutral color and simplifying your home decor. Remove personalized items, […]
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 […]
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