Celeste Slatter's Blog Posts

Home Equity Loan

A home equity loan is a homeowner perk you can take to the bank!As a homeowner you can access the paid-up equity you accumulate in your home in the form of a home equity loan or a home equity line

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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19%

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Tips to Get More Buyers Viewing Your Home

Finding the right buyer takes a little serendipity and a lot of opportunity.As you get ready to sell your house, following the above tips will help.But the most important tip is to work with the

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Spring Housing Market

Basically, there are less houses available and they are going fast.Preapproval can save you a lot of hassle in the long run. It is crucial for knowing what type of home you can afford.Ready to begin

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many

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Down Payment Savings Tips

The downpayment is an important part of the homebuying process, so here are some tips to help you prepare.#home #house #downpayment #finances #realestateagent #realestate #investment #smartmoney

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Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your

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First Time Homebuyer Tips

Whether you're just beginning to think about buying a home or you're already stalking houses online, you probably have questions.Lucky for you, we have answers and are ready to help!#home #house

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Why Pre-Approval is More Important Than Ever

Let’s turn this seller’s market into your market. Getting pre-approved will give you a better edge when putting in offers on the home of your dreams.If you're not sure where to get

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Tips if You're Planning to Buy a Home in 2022

It's best to be prepared before purchasing a home, especially in today's market!Contact me so I can help you come up with a plan, and get you on your way to owning a home!#accreditedbuyersagent

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if

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Curb Appeal DIY Tip 1

If you're looking for an easy and affordable way to add some curb appeal simply place two identical potted plants on either side of the front door.Or, for a bit of color add a single flower box

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Create Curb Appeal with a Crisp Front Yard!

Creating a symmetrical, intentional front yard will increase your curb appeal when selling your home.You don’t have to redo your front yard to create curb appeal...here are some tips to help

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often

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Keys to Maintaining Your Credit Score While in Escrow

Just a few helpful tips to help keep your credit consistent during closing.#home #house #homeowner #realestate #themoreyouknow #realestateagent #realtor #finances #smartmoney #credit #homebuyer

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Homebuying Plumbing Checklist

Buying a home shouldn’t be draining – let us handle the process so you can sit back and let it all sink in. We’ll turn your pipe dream into a reality while making sure your

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Thinking of Selling Your Home? We Can Help!

Selling a home is a complex process. But we can make your life easier and help you with all of your home-related needs! Send us a message and we can get started today :)#home #house #homeowner

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep your home in tip top shape, even during harsh winter months, by following this handy list of seasonal maintenance todos!#home #house #homeowner #hometips #todolist #happyhome #realtor

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Nitty Gritty of Homebuying: RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH

Researching the neighborhoods and specific homes you’re looking at is an important part of the process.Your priorities take precedence. Do you want to be closer to work, need to be near great

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Hardware & Fixture Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home

Here are some relatively simple upgrades you can make to your home, as you prepare it for sale.When prioritizing where to start, tackle high traffic areas first and anything dated!Switching your

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New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year.

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When Selling a House, Your Time is Money

If you're thinking of selling, send us a message – we'll use our expertise to make sure you come out on top!#home #houseexpert #house #househunting #homeowner #realtor #realestate

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What to expect when you're expecting...to sell your home!

The costs of selling your home will vary depending on any repairs and upgrades you make prior to going on the market. Interested in selling, or want tips to get your home ready? Let me know and

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Make sure your home is giving off spooky vibes from decorations and not from being unkept.Follow these fall maintenance tips to keep your home looking and running great. In other words, remove those

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply

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Revamp Your Home

Home improvements can be intimidating. If you’re ready for a change, but not ready to call a contractor, try one of these ideas above. They will create a new tone for your home almost.

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Staging to Sell: Home Tip # 4

Even the cutest of kids art just looks like scribbles to strangers. Don't make the mistake of showing an over-personalized home. Remember, potential buyers are looking for THEIR future home, not

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Affordable Renovations

Introducing potential buyers to your home starts at the curb and your entryway. Creating a cohesive home puts your best foot forward. When you’re preparing your home to sell you want to create

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Staging to Sell: Home Tip # 3

Remember, when staging your home less is always more. However, that doesn't mean you have to leave everything to the imagination. Creating a small but functional office space out of a spare closet

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Home Renovations: Where to Start?

Prioritizing home renovations is hard work, but with enough forethought you will save yourself time and energy down the road. The most important room to renovate for many homeowners is the kitchen.

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Staging to Sell: Home Tip # 2

I'm sure all of your home decor is absolutely beautiful, but potential buyers like to envision their belongings in a space. So, decluttering and moving furniture out is a great place to start when

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Improve Home Value with Landscaping Updates

Of the many ways to update your curb appeal, these lush ideas will add value to your home and last throughout the years!#home #house #homeowner #homestyle #diy #realestate #hometips #realtor

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Staging to Sell: Home Tip # 1

Sprucing up your kitchen with some small DIY projects can have a big ROI when it comes time to sell your home. Curious about what other things you can do to prep your home for selling? We can help

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5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates,

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360 Virtual Reality Tour of Your Home

The way we show homes has adapted quite a bit in the last year. Virtual options added to your listing will increase the amount of buyers who can view your home. We provide 360 Virtual Reality tours

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Paying someone else's mortgage??

You deserve better than paying someone else's mortgage. I'm an Accredited Buyers Representative, and here to help you through this tough time - you can count on me for all of your homebuying needs!

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Room to Garden??

Are you looking for a home with room to garden? The outside space of a home is just as important as the inside. #home #house #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #gardening #homeowners #backyard

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Lets Build Equity = Kitchen Remodel

That makes this improvement a must! The kitchen is the heart of the home, so make it one you love! What does your dream kitchen have in it? #home #house #homeowner #realestate #realestateagent

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Instantly Increase Your Curb Appeal!

From top to bottom these five tricks will help you increase your curb appeal instantly.What’s your dream front door color?#home #house #realestate #homeowners #homediy #homestyle #realtor

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes

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What makes a great first home?

Your starter home is the foundation you build your home journey on. Making sure your home has great resale value, or ability to rent, will allow you the flexibility to go where life leads you. I

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Is Your Home Ready to Sell??

Your to-do list just got a lot shorter. Lots of people put off moving in 2020 and they are ready to move now. Homebuyers aren’t looking for a home in perfect condition, they are looking for a

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing.

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Wall Removal 101

Everyone is itching to revamp their living space, and if you’re considering tearing down a wall, run through this list of questions beforehand. It’s important to count the cost of the

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3 Reasons to Sell Your Home Now

If you’re thinking of listing your home, there is no better time than the present. Contact me and we can discuss what to do to get your home ready to list. #home #houseexpert #house #

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Your Hou$e is so MONEY

There is a shortage of houses available on the market, which means houses are selling quicker and for more than asking price. So when I tell you that your house is "so money" I literally mean it. If

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly

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Hot Commodity

There are so few homes on the market and demand is sky high. U.S. home prices are experiencing the fastest year-over-year climb in over a decade! All this means your house is a hot commodity, and it

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Home is Where EVERYTHING Is :)

We found out what our homes could and couldn’t do last year. If you realized you’re ready for a bigger change than rearranging your furniture can satisfy, let’s start looking for

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Spring Forward with a Clean House!

Spring cleaning is great if you’re planning to list your home this year. It’ll help you get your home ready for listing photos and viewings! Where do you start when you’re cleaning

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Capital Gain Exclusion

Selling homes comes with perks too, and a capital gains exclusion is one of them! Let me know if you’re looking to sell your home. I'm a certified Seller's Representative Specialist, and I'm

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Right Now is a Great Time to Sell!

If you've been hearing that it's currently a "seller's market", let me confirm for you this is absolutely true! If you need to sell now, have been on the fence, or just have some questions let's!

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Pets Top Home Buyer's List

Pets add a ton of benefits to our lives. It's okay to keep them in mind, when you're moving! What’s one thing you love about your pet? #home #houseexpert #house #homeowner #realestate #pet

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Market Price vs Market Value

Real estate terms can be confusing, but I'm here to help! We'll navigate the home buying process together, just send me a message to get started. #home #houseexpert #house #homeowner #realestate

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Move-In Ready or Fixer Upper?

Are you a person who wants a move-in ready home or a home you get to fix up and make your own? As an Accredited Buyer's Agent, I help find both, so let me know what you're looking for :)#home #

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Can I Buy or Sell a Home without a Real Estate Agent?

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding

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When is the Right Time to Sell?

The world is your oyster if you’re ready to sell your home. There are fewer homes on the market and demand is high. U.S. home prices are experiencing “the fastest year-over-year climb

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Housing Inventory is Low!

With inventory so low, and homes selling so quickly, now is a GREAT time to be a seller. What might your home sell for in today's market? Find out here: What's My Home Worth?#home #house

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4 Important Reasons to Own a Home

What are some of the reasons you want to own a home? #important #house #home #homeowner #onwership #equity #investment #smartmoney #finances #themoreyouknow #realestate #realestateagent #realtor

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Is there a Multi-Generational home in your future??

Do you think a multigenerational home is in your future, or is there one you’d like to be in your past? Whether you’re looking for a home for your whole family (I'm an Accredited Buyer's

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Buy vs Rent

If you're on the fence or are unsure about current market conditions, I can help you decide if buying a home is the right choice for you. As an Accredited Buyers Representative, I'm here to help.

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Starter Home Tip

I want to help you find the perfect home for your today AND tomorrow. Maybe the loft home isn’t the best idea if you work from home or are planning to start a family. When we talk about what

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3 Great Reasons to Buy a House

You’ll get to stay put, know what your mortgage payment will be and you can paint the walls whatever color you want! Those are three pretty great reasons, if you ask me. #huntsvilletx

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What's in an Appraisal?

Appraisals cover a lot of ground and are part of the closing process. The appraiser is most concerned with the condition and quality of a home and its features. Your home will be compared to recent

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Thinking of selling your home? NOW is a great time!

Selling a home is a complex process. As an accredited Sellers Representative Specialist, I can help make your life easier and assist with all of your home-related needs! Feel free to reach out so we

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Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and

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5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021

We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales

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10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season

This year has demonstrated, perhaps more than ever, the importance of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. It truly “takes a village” to keep a community functioning,

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The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1

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5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to

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Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.According to a recent survey by The

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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others

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Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty,

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put

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20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses

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What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.As a seller,

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#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to

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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner's Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of

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2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics

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2 bedroom home in The Landing on Lake Livingston

360 Virtual Reality TourHey, ya'll!Check out this adorable 2 bedroom / 1 bath manufactured home on 2 lots in The Landing on Lake Livingston subdivision.Open concept kitchen/dining/living room area

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity

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