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Taxes and Fair Housing

Q: I am over 65, and we have the ‘Over 65’ tax exemption on our home. We live in Galveston County but are about to move to another city in the county. Will we lose our ‘over 65’ exemption when we move? You will not lose your over 65 exemption, but you will lose the […]

Commercial Lease Question

Q: My office is in a leased building which has just been listed for sale. We are not being notified when there will be showings. Are they required to let us know? There are all types of leases out there. I can only respond to the typical Commercial Lease available and often used by Texas […]

Ask Before You Buy

Q: My wife and I have been looking at houses with our Realtor. Our Realtor requested that we get pre-qualified for our mortgage before we started looking last month. Last weekend we bought a new SUV, and when our Realtor saw it, she suggested that we check with the company handling our mortgage to be […]

Can We Afford a Condo?

Q: We’ve been considering buying a condo, but the monthly fee seems so high! You really need to do your homework on this one. Consider what the fee covers, and then consider the cost of those covered items for a single family home. Don’t forget the yard work, if you’re paying to have that done. […]

Caution When Pricing Your Home to Sell!

By Tanya Jones, President – Galveston Association of Realtors Q: We are going to list our home for sale, and we know what it’s worth. Can we find a Realtor that will list it for what we want? Since I don’t know how you came up with the asking price that you want, I’ll suggest […]

Voting, Remodeling, & Utilities, Oh My

By Tanya Jones, President – Galveston Association of Realtors Voting begins with the Primary Elections on March 6. If you are not registered to vote, you have until Feb. 5 to do so. You can pick up a registration form at the library, a government office, or download one from You must be registered […]