Are you behind on your property taxes?

It happens to more people than you think, and often through no fault of their own.  An unexpected financial crisis, job loss, divorce, or serious medical issues are some of the most common reasons we’ve seen. As soon as a homeowner falls behind on property taxes, the local taxing authority will begin adding interest and … Continued

Thinking of adding an above-ground pool to your home?

That’s great! Having a pool at home can be an awesome source of fun and a great way to make memories. But is it worth it? Is the cost and work of putting in an above-ground pool worth the payoff? For starters, HomeAdvisor’s estimates that it costs between $734 and $4,609 to purchase and install … Continued

Are you worried about your home’s foundation wearing down?

Unfortunately, a sinking or settling foundation is one of the biggest problems homeowners can experience — and it’s one that you DEFINITELY don’t want to ignore. Just check out what Peak Structural Inc. has to say about it… “One of the biggest dangers of neglecting a building’s foundation is structural damage. A sinking foundation can … Continued

Want to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start?

Join the club. Home renovations can be pretty expensive… and so we don’t want to mess anything up or spend our money on the wrong thing. At Bumble Bee Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in North Texas for quite some time now. And we’ve seen just about every home renovation blunder you can … Continued

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What’s the best paint color for selling a home North Texas?

It might seem like a trivial question, but today’s buyers actually DO care about the color of the house they’re buying. As a rule of thumb, stick with neutral colors — according to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Report for Q1 2020, 98% of agents surveyed agreed that neutral color schemes appeal the most to homebuyers. … Continued

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Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Home Maintenance

Want some easy every-day tips for maintaining the quality of your home? Your home is like anything else in your life that you care about — to maintain it, you’ll need to give it a little bit of love every now and again…and stay committed… But that doesn’t need to feel overwhelming… At Bumble Bee … Continued

What not to repair in your home

What not to repair in your home

Planning to make some repairs to your home? Well, most people spend a lot of time talking about the repairs and updates you should make to modernize your home and get it to sell for top-dollar… But what about the repairs you should AVOID? After all, some repairs are so expensive that they’re not even … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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