Lisa LeGrand's Blog

Posted on 07/22/2021
715 Mesa Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78258-4816 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous custom built one story - Gary inground swimming pool with waterfall - Beautifully landscaped front & back- Covered patio plus another patio slab just off the pool - Side entry Garage - Brick & stone exterior - Wood and tile floors no carpet - High ceilings & open floor plan - Split bedrooms with beautiful ceilings - Study with French doors - DR currently being used as a LR -Built in appliances, double oven & downdraft cooktop - Fireplace, crown molding - Air conditioning/heating replaced 7/21 - Gated, community center w pool & sports...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Should You Demo an Old Home or Make Structural Upgrades?
Purchasing a property with a blighted house on it may present a cost-effective opportunity. The presence of a faltering structure typically drives down the price tag. Once you buy the parcel and building, you must carefully consider whether razing or restoration makes the most sense. Rather than move forward with a predetermined idea about the next step, conducting...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Illuminate Your Life With Smart Lighting Systems
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels While ordinary light fixtures can certainly do the job, they lack the fun and pizzazz of smart lighting systems. You can’t order your basic lamp to illuminate the room in a dazzling purple hue well before you even arrive home, after all. Or turn it back off after leaving the house and realizing...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
How to Make the Most Profit when Selling Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay You’ve finally decided to sell your home and now you want the REALTOR® to show you the money! While that sounds like it can happen at the snap of a finger, there are a few things to consider. Are you selling for a profit or is your goal to make the biggest profit...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How the Information Provided in a Title Search Impacts a Real Estate Transaction
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 06/26/2021
534 Mesa Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78258-4817 is now new to the market!
Beautiful inside & out! 3 Car tandem GA. Amazing treed backyd w sparkling inground pool, spa & waterfall. Composit deck & patio. Study down (currently being used as media rm). Master down. Spacious kitchen w maple cabinets. Many updates - Pella Windows entire back of hm 2020 highlights views of canyon & pool. 2 HVAC systems w Ecobee energy mgmt system 2019. 2 water heaters 2019 & 2020 Gas cooktop, dishwasher 2018. Flooring upgraded on 1st floor to wood look plank tile 2018, Roof 2016. Game RM...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Driveway Upgrades for Better Curb Appeal
Image by mschiffm from Pixabay If you’re looking to improve curb appeal, don’t forget your driveway. The driveway is the entrance to your home long before you step inside—the first first impression you can make. While many see their driveways as purely utilitarian features used to get in and out of the garage or parking area, the driveway...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Don't Forget These Renovation Contract Details
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Home Buying: Use an Agent or DIY?
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
What is Multi-Generational Living?
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Give New Life to an Outdoor Tabletop With Concrete or Tile
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Give new life to outdoor tabletops using concrete or tile - and liven up one of the most important parts of your home, your porch or patio. It is surprisingly easy to make over an existing table; in some cases, the base of a table remains in excellent shape, while the horizontal surface...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay It's easy to think that investing in real estate is an incredibly expensive venture. You may think you need thousands if not tens of thousands saved before you can even think about it. But there are ways to jumpstart your portfolio even if you're renting one of the cheapest apartments in your neighborhood....
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