Did You Just Inherit a Home?

Paying taxes on an inherited property can be a little bit tricky.  For example, do you still get up to a $250,000 tax credit? Can a capital loss be deducted if the home sells for less than market value? It’s probably a little overwhelming.  But not to worry, we’ve worked with lots of people in … Continued

Dealing With an Abandoned Home in Your Neighborhood

Dealing with an abandoned home in your neighborhood?  It can be frustrating.  Not only do abandoned homes become an eye-sore in the community, but they also can attract squatters or unsavory characters to spend time in the neighborhood.  But you’re just a member of the community — you’re not the owner of the home.  Can … Continued

Got Scammed Before? Here’s What You Can Do.

Have you been scammed on the sale of a home before?  Maybe you worked with a real estate agent who listed your home for a low price and you later found out that you could have sold for quite a bit more. Maybe you worked with an agent who didn’t actually work all that hard… … Continued

4 Tips for Buying a Home

Want some tips for buying a home?  It’s an exciting time! But it can also be a little overwhelming — what should homebuyers look for in a new home? How much can they afford? How are they going to coordinate the sale of their current home with the purchase of their next?  We’ve been working … Continued

Suspicious that Tenants are Smoking in Your Property?

Suspicious that tenants are smoking in your property?  Obviously, that can be a big problem. Consistent smoke inside your property will cause damage to the walls, carpet, furniture, and even some of the appliances. It’ll fog glass, leave residue on walls, and create a stubborn smell that’s difficult to get rid of.  We know… because … Continued

How To Sell Your House Without an Agent in San Antonio

Want to sell your home in San Antonio without using a real estate agent?  Well, we don’t blame you.  The standard commission for a real estate agent is 6% of the sale price of your home. That might not sound like much, but on a $250,000, that’s $15,000! Unfortunately, using a real estate agent can … Continued

Can’t Afford to Stage Your Home for Selling?

Home Staging comes in when you are trying to sell your home and would like it to look the best. Many buyers today expect the homes they’re viewing to not just be clean and in good quality, but they also want them to be staged — this means the furniture and appliances match the home, … Continued

Rodent Problems? Here’s What You Need To Do.

Dealing with mice in a home that you’re trying to sell?  Obviously, it’s really difficult to sell a home the traditional way — with a real estate agent through the MLS — if you have a rodent problem.  But that’s not the only problem. Mice, rats, and other rodents also cause property damage when they … Continued

Home Appliances Breaking Down and Need Replacing? Read on.

Are your home appliances breaking down?  Most appliances last quite a while, but still… time takes its toll.  And eventually, even refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers, air conditioners, and heating elements need to be replaced.  Unfortunately, appliances aren’t cheap.  To replace all appliances in your home, you’d be looking at well over $10,000. Even just … Continued

Are You Struggling to Maintain Your Yard?

While having a yard or a beautiful garden can add a lot of joy and satisfaction to your life, it can also be frustrating if you don’t have the ability to maintain your yard like you wish you could.  And the bigger the yard, the bigger problem it becomes.  We get it.  We’ve worked with … Continued

How Much Does it Cost to Sell Your Home?

Obviously, you want to make as much money as possible when you sell your home. You don’t want your potential profit to drown in repairs, upgrades, staging, closing costs, and agent commissions.  Unfortunately, it happens quickly.  Before you know it, everyone and their dog is making money off the sale of your home.  So how … Continued

Get Rid of Criminal Activity in Your Property Now

Are you suspicious of criminal activity occurring in one of your properties?  We get it — it’s frustrating. Unfortunately, it’s also a common risk of owning rentals and working with tenants. Sometimes problems slip through the cracks.  So what should you do about it?  Well, at Murphy Home Buyers, we’ve helped a lot of homeowners … Continued

Plumbing Problems in Your House?

Having a lot of plumbing problems in your house? Unfortunately, the longer that plumbing problems stick around, generally speaking, the more damage they’re going to do. For example, a leaky pipe creates mold and a dripping faucet can drive up your water bill and waste hundreds of gallons of water each year. So what are … Continued