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Thanks for visiting my page. I hope to educate Houstonians on Houston and the Houston market. To make sound decisions when purchasing, selling or leasing property in Houston Texas and surrounding areas.

Lending 101


Lending 101 CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   NOV 26, 2018 A loan application is like a puzzle.  You must have all pieces to receive “Loan Approval.” Why pre-qualify? Identify the sales price range Make sure buyer is comfortable with financing numbers and terms (monthly payment, down payment etc.) Don’t waste your time & gas! Make sure you are working with a qualified buyer! Pre-Qualification A pre-qualification is not an “Approval” – it is stating that based on a credit review and the borrowers stated income and assets  they qualify within the acceptable guidelines for a [...]

Lending 1012019-07-19T18:39:59+00:00

Income Producing Activities


CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   October 22, 2018 Income-producing Activities- Create And Contact Your Lists The “Help List” This is someone you don't know but suspect you can help. You need 10 new leads to get in front of every single week to pitch your services. These people will go into your Help List. The "Fight Club" After your meeting with a “help list” lead, it takes 7-15 meetings to close a business deal. Push them to take action & "fight" to earn their business. Reach out to 15 people per week. The "New Client/Current Client Conversation" [...]

Income Producing Activities2018-12-06T19:57:04+00:00

Grow your email list for real estate.


Grow your email list for real estate. CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   July 5, 2018 Are you still growing your email list? The Reality Lets face it, with all the new ways of communicating, growing your email list can fall by the wayside. So much time is focused on other platforms that you don't focus on growing your email list or you simply quit. Lets Fix That Grow your email by giving your expertise for free in exchange for their email. Like the saying goes, "the right time and right place" is also a [...]

Grow your email list for real estate.2019-11-20T20:49:33+00:00

Shipping Container Homes


Shipping Container Homes CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   Dec 20, 2017 In my vast web search about buying a house and all the different home styles available, I came across shipping container homes and realized I knew nothing about this growing trend. I decided to do some research and find out more about this home style and if it would be a right fit for me. The first pro and probably one of the most important pro is that it is eco-friendly. Shipping containers can be repurposed and turned into homes. Reusing a shipping container upcycles approximately 3500kg of [...]

Shipping Container Homes2019-07-19T18:42:47+00:00

10 Apartments with heated pools


10 Apartments With Heated Pools CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   DEC 1, 2017 1) Deerwood Apartments located in Houston's Tanglewilde neighborhood. This elegant property has great amenities from valet trash pick up, a roof top tennis court, a 24 hour business center, and a heated pool with a waterfall wall. 2) The Grove at Wilcrest located in Houston's booming Energy Corridor. The unique property, axis CityCentre, offers resort-style ameneties including a built in wine fridge, and heated lap pool. 3) Venue Museum District has top-tier amenities ranging from a fenced bark park, [...]

10 Apartments with heated pools2019-11-20T20:49:05+00:00

Top must have tools for real estate agents


Top tools for Business Owners, Real Estate Agents and Entrepreneurs! CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   Nov 11, 2017 Some firms would call this technology offered to Houston Realtor as in extra incentive as to why you should join their firm. But most of the tools offered are tools available to everyone. Lead Generation Every good agent should be using a Costumer Relationship Management tool of some sort or CRM to keep track of their clients and network. If you have a new smart phone, your contacts can work as a CRM. This however may [...]

Top must have tools for real estate agents2019-06-08T18:44:24+00:00

City Of Houston Deserves to win the World Series HOUSTON STRONG


Why The city of Houston and the Houston Astros deserve to win the World Series City Insight Houston Blog   •   October, 2017 The year was 2005 and the Houston Astros had appeared in the Fall Classic for the first time during the 55 seasons they had played in. However, to the fans’ utmost disappointment, they were defeated by Chicago White Sox and were once again swept out of the World Series. In only three years, from 2011-2014, they lost 416 games and for the last six years haven’t had a single winning season. Keeping [...]

City Of Houston Deserves to win the World Series HOUSTON STRONG2019-06-09T19:36:23+00:00

Houston’s Growth


Houston, Texas and the Urban Growth Challenge City Insight Houston Blog   •   Aug, 2017 Houston, according to data, happens to be the most populous city in the state of Texas and also the fourth most populous city in the United States. No thanks to a vibrant economy being influenced by a very large industrial base in manufacturing, energy, aeronautics and off course transportation; as a major player in the international water trade zone. In addition to all these, Houston happens to be home to more of the fortune 500 company headquarters than any other [...]

Houston’s Growth2019-11-20T20:48:32+00:00

TIPS: For finding an apartment


Searching for an apartment can be very very stressful especially in a city like Houston. Apartments are everywhere and there are so many options with some incentives here,but this one is bigger sqft and this one has stainless steel appliances and it has a good rates and that just goes on and on. Can you see the problem? Here I listed a couple of tips to keep in mind when looking for a new home. When considering where to move in Houston the first thing we need to figure out is the area. Once you find out [...]

TIPS: For finding an apartment2019-11-20T20:47:59+00:00