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Buying a House in 2023: Everything You Need to Know

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Your New Home Essentials Checklist: What to Buy for Your First Home

Feb 10, 2020 Homecity Staff
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So you’ve just purchased your first home. Congratulations! Maybe this is your first time out on your own and you need all the essentials. Maybe you’re upgrading from an apartment to a house of your own and your checklist is a little shorter. Regardless, you’re probably looking for things to buy for your new house to spruce it up and make it feel like home. From fun upgrades to the necessities, keep reading to see what items can help you make the most of your new home.

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Your 2020 Guide to Filing Your Homestead Exemption

Jan 6, 2020 Homecity Staff
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2020 has officially arrived and it's time to start thinking about tax season! (We know, we know- your favorite time of the year!) However, tax season can bring some pretty sweet perks for homeowners who bought a home in the state of Texas in 2019. Starting January 1st until April 20th, 2020, every homeowner has the opportunity to submit an application for the residential Homestead Exemption for their primary residence. We've put together some frequently asked questions when filing your exemption, along with all the resources you will need to get started today!

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Should Sellers Be Present at the Home Inspection?

Dec 3, 2019 Homecity Staff
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A home inspection is a critical part of any home sale, and there are many misconceptions and confusion surrounding it. One of the most frequent questions our Realtors get asked is "should the seller be present for the home inspection?" The short answer to that is, "Usually, no." If it is a pre-listing inspection ordered by the seller, they are absolutely okay to be there and should be. But, if it is a buyer paid inspection, it's just not a good idea, and here's why.

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