hiring a contractor in North Texas

Hiring a contractor in North Texas?

Planning to hire a contractor to help repair or update your home? It’s unfortunate, but at Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve seen a lot of homeowners hire bad contractors 🙁 Sometimes they quit the job half-way through, do a shoddy job, or charge you more than promised. That’s why we HIGHLY recommend vetting the contractor you … Continued

should you accept cash offer

Cash offer on your North Texas home?

Did someone make you a cash offer on your home? Did it seem too low? Or maybe it seemed too good to be true? Whatever the case, when professional homebuyers make offers, they don’t always disclose WHY their offer is what it is… or even if it’s actually “fair” or not. And you’re not a … Continued

hosting an open house in North Texas

Holding a open house in North Texas?

Trying to sell your house? Well, regardless of whether the plan is to sell through a real estate agent or as a for-sale-by-owner, open houses are one of the best ways to generate buzz and find potential buyers. But of course, not all open house experiences are equal. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve been buying … Continued

Tenants disturbing the peace?

Are your tenants disturbing the peace in the neighborhood? That’s frustrating for a lot of different reasons. First, it’s often indicative of a bigger problem in the home. There could be excessive substance use. Not to mention that those tenants might end up getting the police called on them.  And it’s also not good for … Continued

Is your house beyond repair

Is your home even worth repairing? Obviously, you don’t want to live in a home with broken appliances, bad plumbing, dangerous wiring, or ineffective air conditioning… But you also don’t want to spend an arm and leg to live in a home that’s functional. Truthfully, you shouldn’t have to spend massive amounts of money to … Continued

House condemned in North Texas

Is your property at risk of being condemned?

Maybe it’s the home you live in, maybe it’s a home you own but haven’t seen in a while, or maybe it’s a property that you recently inherited… Whatever the case, homes get condemned when a government entity determines that the property is no longer fit to live in. (Consistently receiving code violations is usually … Continued

how accurate is zestimate

How accurate is the “Zestimate” on your home?

To find out the value of their home, most people go to Zillow, type in their address, and check their Zestimate. But is that number accurate? In most cases, according to Zillow, the Zestimate will fall within 10% of the real value of the home (a home with a $250,000 Zestimate, then, could actually be … Continued

should you rent to own North Texas

Should you rent to own in North Texas?

HOMEOWNERS: wondering if it’s a good idea to do a rent-to-own arrangement with your buyers? While there are some benefits to rent-to-own — such as having a bigger pool of buyers, earning rental income, and selling for a higher price-point — there are also some little-known pitfalls. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve been working in … Continued

Is your real estate agent lying to you

Is your real estate agent lying to you?

It’s a given that we all want to work with a real estate agent who’s honest about their costs, experience, and the condition of homes they’ve listed. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve helped many North Texas homeowners who felt they couldn’t trust the agent they were working with. And … Continued