Monthly Archives: February 2013

Homes in Houston Selling Fast

Homes in many parts of the Houston area are selling quickly and often at their full asking prices.  What a great time to sell!


Lately this seems true with most of the Buyers and Sellers that I am currently working with.  It is quite common to hear “we knew we would have to make a decision with in a day on a house.”  Houston home prices rise, but sellers cautious – Houston Chronicle  Call me if you have any questions.

Is a verbal agreement for repairs acceptable?

If the Selller agrees to certain repairs within the option period but has not signed an amendment, can he or she change their mind and not do them?

Absolutely!  An amendment agreeing to do the repairs must be signed by all parties PRIOR to the expiration date of the option period.  Real Estate transactions must be in writing to be enforceable.

Happy Groundhog Day!


I’m ready for Spring!   Hopefully the Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow!

Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania GermanGrundsaudaagMurmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.[1]

Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow.

In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges (Grundsow Lodges) celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge,[2] social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g’spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickeldime, orquarter per word spoken, with the money put into a bowl in the center of the table.[3]

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition,[4] received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film Groundhog Day, which was set in Punxsutawney and portrayed Punxsutawney Phil.[5]  (Wikipedia)

Happy Groundhog Day!