Tin foil as leak repair?

Tin foil as leak repair?

Aug 6, 2011

The other day while I was showing a house I found a new use for tin foil. I have heard of tin foil art, tin foil hats, and if you live in Austin you are familiar with Freebirds World Burritos and their tin foil creations. But I never expected to see tin foil used to stop a leak under a sink. I can understand why you would try this in a pinch. We all know how...

Fish eye Kitchen

Fish eye Kitchen

Sep 23, 2010

This is an awesome photo of a kitchen taken with a fish-eye lens.   What a bad example of how to take property photos. I would love to see more of these photos. Please send them my way. About Ed NeuhausEl Capitan is a nickname given to me years ago. This was just before or just after I was married. No, unfortunately it was not given to me by my wife. She...

Be safe when listing your home

Be safe when listing your home

Sep 22, 2010

Most people don’t think listing their home is a safety issue,  and hopefully it is not.  However there are a few things that we can do to reduce the risk.  Internet home listings and location-based services are just advertisements for people whom want to take things from you.   So lets talk about a few of the things to watch out for. The...

Respa: Section 9 :: Buying Title Insuance

Section 9 of RESPA (12 U.S.C. §2608) states that: 1. No seller of property that will be purchased with the assistance of a federally related mortgage loan shall require directly or indirectly, as a condition to selling the property, that title insurance covering the property be purchased by the buyer from any particular title company. 2. Any seller who violates...

Plants and Emotional Appeal in House Selling

As a home seller you want to initiate that positive feeling from a prospective buyer; choosing a new home is a very emotional thing and it is this emotional vibe that you want to tune into to. It is always the first impression that will dictate the buyer’s mood. Think of the times that you have been in the audience waiting to hear a speech. When the person...

Dos and Don’ts of Homebuyer Incentives

When you’re selling your home, the idea of adding a sweetener to the transaction—whether it’s a decorating allowance, a home warranty, or a big-screen TV—can be a smart use of marketing funds. To ensure it’s not a big waste, follow these dos and don’ts: Do use homebuyer incentives to set your home apart from close competition. If all the sale...

Home Staging: Making Your Home Sellable

You’ve listed your home and the agent wants to start showing it to prospective buyers. Here’s a few tips to help it look its best. You may have already read the importance of clearing out clutter. Well, that’s because it can’t be stressed enough. It is one of the most important aspects of making your home appealing to buyers, for two...

How Can A Short Sale Benefit The Seller?

How would it feel to lose your dream home for no fault of your own? Financial problems characterize each of our lives and none of us really know what will affect us when. However, we cherish our dreams and make enormous efforts towards realizing them, oh which some of us come true, some do not, while some we lose reaching almost the threshold of acquiring. A...