Archives: December 2014




Red Lines and Blue Tape

New home construction is a markedly different process than buying pre-owned housing. Whether buying a spec home (built to the Builder’s specificiations, also known as an ‘inventory home’), or whether starting from scratch — new home construction has its own timeline, vocabulary, and rules. Two important meetings that take place between Buyers and Builders include […]


Magnificent Memories from Humble Hovels

Growing up in deep South Texas, Christmas Eve meant attending evening service at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Raymondville, participating in the children’s program presenting the Christmas story according to the King James Bible, and being handed a marvelous brown bag of Valley Citrus, nuts and hard candies as a parting gift for celebrating our […]


New Year, New Concerns for Seller Safety

As 2015 rolls in, Providence Group Realty is rethinking listing disclosures and safety recommendations for Seller clients. Forget breaking glass… Gorilla glass could make burglary easier than ever. Earlier this year, one of our vendor partners, Vadim Epelbaum (Director of Business Development for Joe East Enterprises, Inc, A-1 Locksmith, and A-1 Security Group) alerted us […]



The REAL Reasons Americans Buy a Home

Last week, we reported on the financial reasons that the New York Times felt that homeownership was important. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. There’s No Place Like Home The top 4 […]