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Monday, April 22, 2019   /   by Rick Raanes

RockStar Listings!

Your dream home could be just a click away! 
Take a look at some of our newest RockStar listings to see which one is your favorite!



6814 Durango Drive

Top 3 features
1. Peaceful, wooded neighborhood
2. HUGE living room area with an open floor plan
3. All tile throughout the home which makes cleaning a breeze

Get more info: Durango Drive


7507 Windsor Park Court

Top 3 features
1. Cul-de-sac lot with no back neighbors
2. Soaring high, 18ft. ceilings
3. Upgrades galore including 42 inch cabinets, exquisite backsplash, and marble countetops in the master suite

Get more info: Windsor Park


28314 Madelin Manor

Top 3 features
1. Located in Spring Trails which was named "Community of the Year" and has awesome amenities including a pool, jogging trails, playground, nature center, ponds, basketball courts, etc.
2. Upstairs flex room that can serve as a 4th bedroom, 2nd office, or gameroom
3. Open floor plan with gorgeous flooring

Get more info: Ma ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Rick Raanes

The Power of Professional Photos

When home buyers are searching online, photos are going to be the first impression they have of your home.  That's why we hire a professional real estate photographer to take high quality images and capture just the right angles to make your home look amazing! This is a free service that we provide to all of our listings as we believe in the power of great photos.

Why you ask? Well when the typical buyer looks at an online listing, the first thing they do is look at the photos! High Quality Listing Photos Matter when it comes to getting more interest in your home and they can help sell your home faster and for more value!

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Thursday, March 7, 2019   /   by Rick Raanes

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, but no buyer in the history of home buying has ever said they have too much down payment money.
Here's an insider secret: many buyers have a treasure trove of down payment resources at their disposal, hidden in plain sight. Here's a map to this hidden treasure – a handful of frequently-overlooked sources of down payment funds.
1. Your budget's biggest line items. 
Home buying is one of those push-meet-shove-type situations. If you're serious about coming up with your down payment funds, sit down and backtrack over your monthly budget or your last month's checking account statements. Isolate your top 10 budgetary line items and do an internal gut check on whether there is anythi ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019   /   by Rick Raanes

Why hire the Texas RockStar Group?

A few reasons to hire the Texas RockStar Group!



Team of agents 

When you hire the RockStar Group to buy or sell your home, you receive all of the benefits of hiring a solo agent, such a as one-on-one relationship and direct communication, while benefiting from the multitude of reasons where a team can be beneficial. Teams allow larger showing availability, a HUGE buyer and seller database, and tasks that can be delegated to professionals, leaving the agents to have more time with you! For example our team has a Marketing Director and Transaction Coordinator who work full time to ensure you are receiving the proper care. 

Experience

Our Team Leader, Rick Raanes, has been an agent since 2004 and has subsequently helped buy and sell over 500 homes in the Greater Houston area. All of the agents on the RockStar Group are highly qualified and participate in weekly coaching calls and trainings to ensure that they are using the latest and greatest information and ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019   /   by Rick Raanes

10 Curb Appeal Makeovers that Increase Your Home’s Value

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that counts for your home, too! Buyers might be less likely to check out the rest of a house if the outside is unappealing—even if the interior is stunning.
If you’re looking to sell your house, a few inexpensive changes to your home’s exterior could help make the process smoother. From being able to sell faster to add greater value to the asking price. 





1. Add a fresh coat of paint
Depending on what your budget is, painting can give you a lot of bang for your buck. When painting don’t forget picket fences around your yard, trimming around the eaves of the roof, and replacing old gutters and downspouts may catapult the appeal of the exterior of your home.

 
2. Updating your landscaping
Before you spend a dime on your house, look at your yard, landscaping, sidewalk, and front entryway. In all of these areas, a few hours of yard work, tidying up your property can go a lo ...

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