Archives: April 2016

You Ain’t From Around Here, Are Ya?

Texas is rich in cultural diversity. While standard and intuitive pronounciation is often used, mispronouncing colloquial names is a dead give away that you aren’t familiar with the local area. Want to blend in? Step 1: Don’t listen to your GPS. It doesn’t know how to speak Texan. Step 2: Read this list of commonly mispronounced […]



Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market. The survey revealed that investment-home sales in […]


Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market. The survey revealed that investment-home sales in […]






There’s No Such Thing As A Licensed Roofer in Texas (yet)

In Texas, only specialty contractors (HVAC, fire sprinkler systems, plumbing, electricians and well drilling/pump installation specialists) need to be licensed. These licenses are administered through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. As this time, trades such as home builders, general contractors, roofers, and foundation companies are not required to carry a state-level license or registration.  Depending […]