Houston Real Estate Blog

Market Update 2024

Market Update 2024

At The Jill Smith Team, we understand the importance of staying informed about the latest trends and statistics shaping the real estate market, especially in our local area of Cypress, TX, and its surroundings. That's why we're excited to share the ...

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Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

As experts in residential real estate in Cypress, TX, and the surrounding areas, The Jill Smith Team is committed to helping you make informed decisions about your home. Today, we want to shed light on the powerful concept of home equity and how it ...

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Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer

Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer

If you're considering buying a home in Cypress, TX, or the surrounding area, you may be eager to start picturing yourself in your new living space. However, before you get carried away with decorating ideas, there's a crucial step in the homebuying ...

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

If you're planning to buy or sell a home in 2024, understanding today's housing market, defining your goals, and working with industry professionals can be the key to achieving homeownership success. In this blog post, The Jill Smith Team, your ...

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Understanding Zestimates

Understanding Zestimates

The digital age has revolutionized the way we gather information, especially when it comes to real estate. Websites like Zillow provide an estimate of a property's worth, known as a Zestimate, using algorithms and available data. However, in certain ...

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2023 Home Values and Home Prices

2023 Home Values and Home Prices

The housing market has experienced significant fluctuations in recent years. In the first half of 2022, home prices saw dramatic and unsustainable increases. The second half of the year brought corrections and slight declines, which were short-lived ...

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CoreLogic's Homeowner Equity Insights 2023

CoreLogic's Homeowner Equity Insights 2023

In this comparison of two articles from CoreLogic, we analyze the Homeowner Equity Insights for Q1 2023 and Q2 2023. These reports provide crucial data about homeowner equity in the United States and various states, including Texas. Homeowner Equity ...

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This Type of Home is Low in Demand

This Type of Home is Low in Demand

In today's dynamic real estate market, staying ahead of emerging trends is essential for both buyers and sellers. Recent insights from a Wall Street Journal article shed light on a notable shift in buyer preferences, highlighting the diminishing ...

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Building Wealth Through Home Ownership

Building Wealth Through Home Ownership

How Owning a Home Grows Your Wealth with Time Owning a home has the potential to grow your wealth over time through several key mechanisms: 1. Home Equity: As you make mortgage payments, a portion goes towards reducing the principal balance. This ...

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