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    5 Tips to Win a Bidding War on a Home

    By Michael Lugo | April 14, 2021

    When homebuyer demand is high and the inventory of homes for sale in an area is low, a seller’s market exists. Prices are driven up, homes sell very quickly, and there is often competition among potential buyers for the same home. A multiple-offer scenario – more than one buyer bidding on a house – can... Read More

    Homebuyers, How Much Can You Really Negotiate?

    By Michael Lugo | December 29, 2020

    In an ideal world, every homebuyer in the market would offer exactly what they wanted to pay, and home sellers would happily accept all fair offers. It’d be a win-win for all involved. But buying and selling real estate is never done in an ideal world. Buyers and sellers often engage in a push-and-pull on... Read More

    NOW Is The Right Time To Buy A Home

    By Michael Lugo | November 30, 2020

    What is the American Dream? To have a family, a solid career, and a beautiful home. A little slice of land, a place to watch your children grow up, someplace you can put down roots. Right now, with interest rates as low as they are, you’ve never had a better opportunity to buy your piece... Read More

    Meet Lupe Moreno

    By Michael Lugo | October 23, 2020

    “My name is Lupe Moreno and I am with the Lugo Group. I was thrown into real estate. I actually bought my first home when I was about 25 or 26 years old. My parents gave me a downpayment and then I was so excited about it, I told everybody at work. The salesperson there... Read More

    How You Can Boost Your Credit Score to Get a Lower Interest Rate

    By Michael Lugo | September 8, 2020

    If you are in the market for your first home, one of the first things you must do is determine how much house you can afford. Can your income support the $400,000 to $500,000 house of your dreams, or do you need to aim a bit lower? Should you stick to a more affordable starter... Read More

    Tips To Sell Your Home

    By Michael Lugo | July 23, 2020

    Once you decide to sell your home, you want everything to move fast. You anticipate potential buyers thronging to your abode and loving it as much as you did when you first laid eyes on it. The reality, though, might not be as simple as you expect, unless you know how to stage your home... Read More

    5 Tips That Will Make Your Home a Quick Seller

    By Michael Lugo | June 23, 2020

    One of the most daunting tasks that come with building a new home or when moving into a new neighborhood is selling the old home. It is such a stressful task that most people opt to leave it entirely to agents. As a result, a home that can be sold soon ends up taking more... Read More

    To Buy New or to Buy Pre-Loved?

    By Katherine Grable | March 1, 2020

    Buying a home can be an overwhelming process, and it can be difficult to know who to turn to for advice. Once you indicate your initial interest, whether online or in-person, this can feel like you’ve fed breadcrumbs to a flock of pigeons. You will find yourself feeling more popular than ever, with your phone... Read More

    Yes, Zillow & Trulia Can Hurt Your Home Search

    By Katherine Grable | February 11, 2020

    Those Free “Zestimates” Are Not Your Friend…  Zestimates should be known as “Zero Estimates” because they deliver zero percent accuracy on the real value of a home. Both Zillow and its subsidiary Trulia generate property values based on the limited information that they have access to- typically by averaging the property values in a geographic... Read More

    Why Purchase San Antonio, Why Now?

    By Katherine Grable | February 1, 2020

    Your Market Update The San Antonio Market can be summarized in four words: More Development, More Affordability. It is forecasted that 15,800 new single-family homes will be added to the San Antonio housing market supply in 2020 alone. This shows a significant increase in urban development from 13,740 built last year and 11,680 in 2018, largely due... Read More