Jenifer Hudman's Blog Posts

Expert Housing Market Forecasts For The Second Half Of The Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year?

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Marry The House

"Marry the house; date the rate."What does this mean?It means buy the house you want. But committing to the house doesn't mean you have to commit to the financing available now FOREVER. Smart

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Mortgage Rates And Your Home Purchase

Planning on buying a home in Lubbock in the next few months? If so, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount

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Pricing Your House Right Is Crucial Even In A Sellers Market

When you make a move in Lubbock or around West Texas, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in today’s sellers’ market.

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Whats The Difference

When purchasing a new home in Lubbock or surrounding areas, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best

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How Home Appreciation Works For You

To better understand home price appreciation and how it works, let’s take a deeper dive into the concept. Investopedia defines appreciation like this: “Appreciation, in general terms, is

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How Is Lubbock Real Estate Changing With Social Distancing

Buying or selling a home can be stressful even under ordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, the current state of the world is far from ordinary and Lubbock is no exception. The housing market is

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The Pros Cons Of Laminate And Hardwood

If you are looking to install wood flooring , you will likely be looking at a several thousand dollar investment. When making an investment that large, it is important to weigh the pros and cons

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Want A Tax Exemption For Your Home

Lubbock or surrounding area Tax Exemptions? You may have one. Some of you may not know there were tax exemptions available for you as homeowners. Maybe you knew there was a way to get a

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The What And Why Of Home Warrantie

If you’ve only ever rented a Lubbock area home before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into - but

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These Lubbock July temperatures are rising which means that your utility bills are likely on the rise too. With the average Texan spending around $200 a month on energy, many are looking for a

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MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT THIS SUMMER

As Summer heats up in our Lubbock area, that means one important thing - home selling season is upon us. With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated, both buyers and sellers are

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REPAIRS TO MAKE BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

So you’re ready to put your Lubbock home on the market and to you, everything looks great. Unfortunately, much of the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when it is something you

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8 Household Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

So, did your West Texas born grandmother teach you all the benefits of apple cider vinegar? There is uses in the beauty department - it can be used as a toner, a deodorant, and even a

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Add A Touch Of Spring To Your Home

Even if the weather isn’t cooperating quite yet - springtime in Lubbock is on the way! Cheering up your home with some spring decor is the perfect way to prepare for warmer days and more sunshine.

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What My Grandmother Taught Me About Baking Soda

Do you remember that orange box of baking soda your Grandmother always had around, or maybe you have one tucked away in your fridge or kitchen cabinet can also be an inexpensive, and earth

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All My Lubbock Ladies

In 2017 alone, 60% of women millennial buyers were single! Buying a home seems to come with the idea that it’s the step AFTER you get married and have a family - but that simply isn’t true! Not

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FLOORING So Many Options

Choosing flooring is one of the biggest decisions and house projects to tackle, and one that can make a dramatic difference in just a couple of days. There’s endless flooring options out there

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Cleaning 101 Before Listing

Considering selling your house in the Lubbock area Real Estate market?  Before you put your home up for sale, you'll want to ensure it's clean for all of the buyers that will come through.

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Are You A FirstTime Home Seller

You’ve been in your first Lubbock area home a few years and starting to outgrow its bedrooms and living space. Selling that starter home can be lucrative, the Lubbock area is in a shortage of

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Mortgage Basics What You Should Know

In the mortgage world there are a few different elements of that are important to understand before moving forward in financing process. You already know stuff like interest rates and what your

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Home Improvements In The Kitchen Under 100

Have a Lubbock home and want to spruce up your kitchen but stuck on a tight budget?  We talk a lot about getting a house ready to put on the market to sell, some times we also need to do a

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Why You Need To Sell This SUMMER

The market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy, and home sales are skyrocketing in prices. In such a high demand,'

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SPARK A BIDDING WAR

Ready to make a move? Have a certain figure in mind that you need to sell your house for? In the current Lubbock real estate market you might be able to get a little more than than that figure.

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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home

The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH!  Do not jump the gun on this one.  Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one

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Top 5 Home Staging Props

Thanks to popular shows on television, discerning Lubbock buyers are attracted to charming and elegant  spaces, spaces they can imagine sitting a taking in the view.  Try these 5 top

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The Joy Of Home Ownership

That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!"  and

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