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Don’t Miss a Home in your Home Search

Rewind ten or fifteen years ago. Searching for a home was quite cumbersome and took loads of time. Those in the market for a home to purchase had a few options to uncover potential properties: drive neighborhoods to uncover those properties for sale, plop open a real estate magazine or…

5 Risks for Pocket Listing

Pocket listings come and go as the market ebbs and flows between a buyers market and a sellers market.  There are times when a pocket listing– a listing that is not listed into the MLS makes absolute sense for the seller, but there are times when it does not.  Before…

Made In Texas, Y’all: How The Lone Star State Crafts Love (and So Much More)

TEXAS. The very word conjures a slew of adjectives and feelings bigger than the state itself. TEXAS. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s filled with greatness. It’s a land of big upstarts, big swagger, big hair, big buildings, and big everything. It’s a land of warm breezes that bathe your soul in…

I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream for ICE CREAM!

Mmm … ice cream. Simple, beautiful, delicious, sweet, creamy ice cream. Is there ANYONE that doesn’t like it?  In our lives, so filled up with running hither and yon, spotty wifi, phones that simply will not update, coffeehouses who refuse to spell our names correctly on our cups of steaming…

Does Size Matter? Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

Does size matter? Now, don’t go thinking our minds are in the gutter over here. This is a family show. There are things where size might matter. If you’re using a battering ram, for example. Then, yes, size matters. If you’re looking to finesse something, like the tiny screws on…

Home Buying Costs

Now that you’ve wrapped your brain around becoming a homeowner, before you dive right in you should acclimate yourself with the costs associated with making an offer and many of the necessary inspections for your potential new home. Below we have outlined the common costs associated with making an offer…

Do I REALLY Want to Do That? Working With Your Cousin, The Real Estate Agent

The following is an excerpt from an actual conversation. Well … it’s not an ACTUAL conversation, but its components are taken from bits and pieces of real chats we’ve had over the years. And before we start, we’re just going to get our “bless their hearts” out of the way.…

It’s June 1: Hurricanes, Hunkering Down and Havoc

It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s June 1st. That means that summer has started (at least unofficially), we’ve turned a new page on the calendar, and the Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun. It’s been on every newspaper and every news broadcast on every channel from North Carolina to…

Battling The Storm In Our Hearts: Texas Needs Our Help!

Unreal clouds above #BullCreek park in #austin #texas due to all the #tornados #TexasFlood @statesman @KXAN_Weather pic.twitter.com/Fft7yQl2pl — Matt Roberts (@MulticastMatt) May 26, 2015 Here at Urban Provision, we take a lighthearted approach to life, to real estate, and to most things. But today, we’re feeling anything but light. More…

How to Overcome Objections

Objections can literally come out of nowhere, even if you feel like you’ve educated or discussed issues with your client. It is often as a result of uneasiness of moving along to the next step. That’s where it is your job to offer insight, intel and education to make them…