Tatiana Hanna's Blog Posts

Tatiana Hanna's Blog Posts

Todays 15year Fixed Mortgage Rates Remain Under 3 Percent
For months, 15-year fixed mortgage loans have had the lowest average rate available, and today is no exception.The next-lowest rates are for government-backed loans (FHA and VA), f...

Inspection Red Flags
Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be ...

Need A Specialized Agent
If you have started a search for a real estate agent, you might have already realized that most agents tout themselves as experts on a type of property they typically work wit...

Sellers Market Consider New Construction Homes
Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through th...

Budgeting For Closing Costs
Saving for a down payment in preparation for buying a new home is pretty common knowledge. With the mortgage meltdown, most mortgages that allowed zero down payments disappear...

Considering A Distressed Home
Homebuyers are always looking for that special bargain. The old saying, “buy the worst home on the best street,” insinuates that buying a “fixer-upper” home can b...

Ten Home Trends To Watch In 2021
Homeowners continue to want their outdoor spaces that offer a safe retreat, but now, appeal has shifted into other parts of the home. It seems as though homeowners want amenities f...

Make An Offer
Even in a strong seller’s market, a homebuyer might hear the words, “Make me an offer.” For a nicely appointed home that is well priced, this can be a surprise. Being invited...

Keeping Up With Smart Homes
It seems almost everything is connected these days. Want to check the temperature of your oven from outside? See how much milk you have in the refrigerator from the marke...

Are Heated Floors Worth It
It seems like everybody is remodeling these days. With everyone spending more time at home, not only are the dated features of our properties more obvious, but we also ha...

Home Issues That Shouldnt Be Ignored
Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Unless you’re buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks, whether i...

Working From Home
With major employers now stating that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future, many homebuyers have adjusted their list of desirables in thei...

Accept The Previous Buyer Inspection
Sometimes a home falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market t...

Downsizing What To Do With Your Stuff
Whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, the bottom line is you’re moving into a smaller space and have no idea what to do with all the stuff you’ve collected over the ye...

Keeping Modern White Kitchens Clean
Sleek, white kitchens are one of the most popular trends in interior design. Bright and cheery white tiles, sinks, cabinets and even appliances are replacing the dark and heavy woo...

Getting A Mortgage Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
Nothing is more stressful than shopping for a mortgage and realizing your credit score isn’t what you expected. Worse still is finding that your identity has been stolen and ther...

Appraisals And Home Inspections In The New Normal
Even during the COVID-19 outbreak, real estate transactions go on. Buyers and sellers still need to move, and the industry is looking for new ways to accommodate both the needs of ...

The Pet Lovers Guide To Buying A Home 6 Things You Dont Want To Miss
When looking for a house, you will want to take your dogs, cats and other pets needs into account. Yes, really. While it may seem that your furry roommates are easygoing, certain h...

PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some...

How Do You Know If Your Neighborhood Is Safe
Finding the right home for you and your family involves more than the right number of bedrooms and a lovely front yard; the neighborhood in which it’s located can make ...

Choosing The Right Light Fixture
Lighting is one of the most important design elements in any room. Not only should it provide adequate brightness for the room, but it must fit the space and visual atmosphere...

TAKE 5 WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you...

FINDING THE RIGHT MATTRESS
You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick- and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you shoul...

7 Cool Ideas For Repurposing Old Furniture
Are you looking for a fun project that will add some pizzazz to your home – that doesn’t require a degree in carpentry? Before you leave your old furniture on the curb wit...

Buying A Home With An Easement
If the home you’ve fallen in love with has an easement, you may be wondering how this affects you. An easement gives a person or entity the right to use part of your la...

GREAT WINE STORAGE IDEAS
TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOMEIf you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store the...

CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many home...

Self Employed Financing Tips
Self-employed borrowers have always had to jump through a few hoops to finance or refinance their homes. Without a traditional paycheck, lenders look for other ways to do...

Landscape On A Budget
Landscaping doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you’re fixing up your yard for personal enjoyment or getting ready to sell, a little elbow grease and some creativity can crea...

Hiring The Right Service Professional
The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling ...

Top Reasons To Move To McAllen TX
Some questions people ask when considering moving to McAllen, TX are; Is it affordable? What kind of people live here? What will I do on the weekends? Purchasing property...

Affordable Fall DIY Updates
Fall weather is finally here and this is a great time to tackle some home projects before the holiday rush starts. Creating a fresh, modern look to your home can be done with a few...

How To Setup Your First Home Office
Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While sim...

ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS
Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up ...

Selling During Coronavirus Questions ANSWERED
There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is especially hard hit and sellers are concerned. Real estate at i...

ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET
Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks ...

DECIDING ON PRIVATE VS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Homebuyers know that the quality of the local schools is a critical component of their home search. Nothing is more important to parents than making sure their children receive qua...

At Home Family Night Activities
During the past couple of months, families have been asked to stay at home. It can bechallenging to keep everyone entertained when we aren’t able to go out of the house except to...

WHERE TO EAT IN MCALLEN TX
Mr. G’s Taco’s and More- 2263 Pecan– Taco’s anyone? This restaurant is a hidden gem you won’t be disappointed by. Making taco’s since 1974, the breakfast taco takes the...

DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS
“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with...

UPSIZING YOUR HOME
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quick...

5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a ...

WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST
When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up som...

Townhouse Vs Condo Which Should You Buy
Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to hel...

GIVE YOUR DECK A FACELIFT
Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your ha...

YOUR GUIDE TO HOME APPRAISAL
You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the h...

HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOME
Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with ...

STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOME
Staging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a...

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU
You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial ...

The Difference Between Home Warranty And Home Insurance
When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself ...

CREATE THE OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMS
Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated work...


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