Ana DeLeon, PSA's Blog Posts

Wondering About Closing Costs?

When saving for a home, most people are primarily worried about saving up the cost of a down payment. But as all your homeowner friends will tell you when you start seriously looking for homes,'

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Not Sure What to Expect With an HOA?

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to live in a condo to be under the supervision of an HOA. Homeowners Associations are used to manage communities of single-family homes as well as large

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Thinking About Buying a Fixer-Upper?

It's an age-old conundrum: Buying a home is the best way to build long-term wealth, but saving up a down payment in some markets is next to impossible. One way around the problem is to choose a

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Hiring a Real Estate Agent

While window-shopping on real estate websites may be fun, when it comes time to make a home purchase, you'll want an agent by your side. Agents have access to data that buyers don’t have, and

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Wondering if Condo Life Is Right for You?

Most people think a condominium is a single apartment unit in a multifamily building, but single-family homes and townhouses can also be condos. That’s because condominiums are a form of

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Buying a House as an Investment

It's no secret that wherever there's a product people need, there are people making money providing it. And there are few things people need more urgently than homes. That's why real estate is one

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Staging Your Home for Sale?

Is This Your Situation: Staging Your Home for Sale? When your home is on the market, your goal is to make it look like the perfect home — not just for you, but for anyone. Potential

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Thinking About Purchasing Your First Home?

It's not unusual to angst over your first home purchase. After all, it's a huge investment, and it determines where you'll be living for the next several years. How can you be sure that a home

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Trying To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal?

When you've lived in a property for years, you seldom think about how it looks to outsiders. After all, you know your home from the inside out, and when you have concerns about it, they're often

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Not Sure How to Jump Start the Home-Buying Process?

Finding the right house and getting a good deal can mean the difference between living in your castle – however small your kingdom may be – and dwelling in a home

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What Are the Basics of Home Insurance?

Homeowners insurance covers serious damage or destruction of your house, but what else is covered? Generally, clothing, furniture, appliances and most other contents of your home are covered if they

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How To Turn A House Into A Revenue Stream

Are you ready to move but don’t want to sell your home just yet? If the answer is yes, you may be curious as to how you can afford upkeep, taxes, and, if applicable, the mortgage. The answer

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Pocket neighborhood coming to Kennedale summer 2021! Starting UNDER $200K

ONLY SIX, 3 BEDROOM FLOOR PLANS AVAILABLE1, 2 and 3 bedroom plans available$50/mo HOANo yard workCommunity gardens, fire pits, dog park and moreNew constructionFarmhouse architectureChoose from two

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How To Buy A House With No Money Out Of Pocket

This video is all about showing you the many different financing options you have to purchase a home, so that you can choose the one that best fits your needs. ;

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3 Tips for Realizing Your Homesteading Dream in Retirement

So, you’ve made it to the finish line: retirement. Is this really the end of your work life? Many seniors go on to second careers, pursue a number of hobbies, or travel after they retire.,

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How to Start and Maintain a Productive Garden at Home

Many people dream of having fresh, homegrown produce but don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, with a little determination, anyone can get started with gardening. In the sections below, find

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How Can I Prepare for a Smooth Home Closing?

Whether you're in the process of selling your home or you're thinking about taking that leap, it's important to know that sellers have an important role in the process. It's far more than just

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Thinking About Moving to a Bigger House?

The first question anyone thinking about moving up should ask is if they can afford it, but that’s only part of the equation. Even if things are great now, life is unpredictable, and your

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Should I Do Repairs on My Home Before Putting It on the Market?

There are a lot of factors involved in putting your home on the market, so you shouldn’t overburden yourself by making unnecessary updates that buyers won’t even notice. However, there

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The Myth of the 20% Down Payment

You may have been told that you should put down 20% to buy a home. This may give you more choices and let you avoid private mortgage insurance, but this large amount may not be prudent, or,

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