Buying

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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 9, 2017
Out of Pocket Expenses When Buying a Home, Lippincott Team

Out of Pocket Expenses When Buying a Home: 5 Costs To Expect

  Buying a home is an exciting journey and usually, one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Before jumping into the price tag that catches your eye, expect some out of pocket expenses when buying a home. Knowing some of these common costs up front can help you factor in extra savings for your overall home expenses. 1) Downpayment This is probably the most common out of pocket expense when buying a home that people expect. Depending on the loan requirements, you could need to put down up to 5% of the sales price. While it’s always a great idea to put as much money down as possible, the idea of a required 20% down payment isn’t necessary. […]
August 2, 2017
Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract, The Lippincott Team, Real Estate, Cypress, Northwest Houston, TX

4 Must-Have Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract

Buying a house is a dance of negotiations, offers, and counteroffers. As a buyer, you want your offer to stand out among all other potential offers. There are several tactics buyers often employ to make their offer more attractive. One such tactic is waiving certain contingencies.   The Most Crucial Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract Contingencies allow you to back out of an offer on certain conditions. They’re there to protect you in case things aren’t as they seem or when certain events occur. While waiving some contingencies can be a strategic move to ensure your offer will be taken, there are other contingencies you really don’t want to remove. The following 4 are the most important contingencies to […]
July 6, 2017
New Home Features, The Lippincott Team, Northwest Houston, Cypress, TX

7 New Home Features You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Buying a new home is an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, process. There are so many factors to consider, research to complete, and decisions to make. Sometimes you don’t know where to begin. It’s ok. It will be over soon! Take a deep breath and get started with this buyer’s guide to new home features. Top 7 New Home Features It’s important to know what you’re looking for before you begin your search. Take some time to prioritize the features you value most. Then find an real estate agent you can trust. Turning to a good agent for help buying a home will reduce your stress and ensure you find the absolute best home for you and your family. Afterall, Houston […]
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