Salina Vitela's Blog Posts

What Is The Top Financial Benefit Of Homeownership

What Is the Top Financial Benefit of Homeownership?There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has

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8 Reasons Why Real Estate Is The Best Investment

8 Reasons Why Real Estate is the Best InvestmentReal estate has long been considered a solid investment for many reasons. It is a relatively safe and easy way for people to build wealth beginning

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A Few Things To Know For My First Time Homebuyers

A Few Things To Know For My First Time HomebuyersI love working with first-time home buyers. Helping you find your first home, learn the home buying process, and guiding you from house-hunting to

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Is Waiting To Buy Costing You

Why Waiting To Buy Is Costing YouMany people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are

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How Long Should I Save For A Down Payment

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and

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The Dos And Donts Of Accent Walls

Accent walls are in style and aren’t going away anytime soon. You have unlimited options for your accent wall color, and can even add texture! Accent walls should be just as special as you, and

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What Is Earnest Money And Why Do I Need It

What Is Earnest Money and Why Do I Need It? If you’ve never been through the home-buying process, some of the terminology can seem a bit foreign. One of the many phrases you might come across

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Room Too Dark Heres How To Double The Light

Room Too Dark? Here's How To Double The Light!Not every room is blessed with good natural light.. Sometimes when a window isn’t placed well, or isn’t there at all, it can be hard to work around,

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25 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home

25 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home1. Add some character and add texture to your walls with peel-and-stick wall panels.2. Create a charming accent wall with peel-and-stick paper.&

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Get Your Home Ready For Guests This Holiday Season

Get Your Home Ready For Guests This Holiday SeasonHosting a holiday gathering can be a lot of fun, but perhaps a bit intimidating, too. You want your house to look its best, but now isn’t the time

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Why Did My Credit Score Drop

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?If you’ve seen a change in your credit score recently, you may be wondering why. There are a number of factors that contribute to a dropping credit score and it is

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Reading Your Title Report Before Listing

Reading Your Title Report Before ListingWhile it might not be the first thing on your list, there are quite a few reasons why you should several important documents before making any property

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DIY Projects For The Entire Family

DIY Projects for the Entire FamilyHaving kids doesn’t mean home improvements need to go on the back burner. While children can’t help with every project, letting them help when the project meets

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Building Your Dream Patio

 Building Your Dream PatioSummer has arrived and the perfect outdoor space for you and your family can be just a few steps away. Creating a patio space that you will love is the perfect way to

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Adventure Is Calling

Did you know that you don’t have to go out of the state to seek the desired vacay away from home? I have been feeling so cooped up lately with having to stay inside my home due to the virus, and I

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The What Why For Home Warranties

If you’ve only ever rented before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into - but that all changes when

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Reasons To Use A Real Estate Professional

Powerful Property Marketing-Let’s just say we know a lot of people and have access to large networks in order to get your home sold in record time. Agents have spent countless hours making

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Move Over Pink And Blue Neutral Colors For Babys Room

Move Over Pink and Blue: Neutral Colors for Baby's RoomAre you planning a nursery for a babe-on-the-way? Whether you’re waiting to learn the baby’s gender, or are hoping to choose a more neutral

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Dont Do This Before Buying A Home

BUYING A HOME? Don’t do this... Don’t move your finances around. When you get approval for a home loan, it is based on the current status of your finances. Wait to make any financial changes

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Thinking About A Tiled Accent Wall

Thinking About A Tiled Accent Wall?As simplified, clean styles continue to be the face of home design, there is no surprise that adding a tiled accent wall can be enough to bring life to a room

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5 Ways To Turn Your Home Space In To A Work Space

Now that working from home is the new normal for many of us, it can be difficult to change your mindset from relaxation to work mode. This has been something I myself have struggled with. It can be

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Easy Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tips

Easy Garbage Disposal Cleaning TipsIf you have a garbage disposal, you probably use it quite often. The convenience of shredding food waste and washing it down the drain rather than filling a

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5 Things To Help Extroverts During Coronavirus Shutdown

I am a true extrovert at heart and if you are anything like me, you are not okay right now! That is why I have written down some ways that have helped me #stayhome. Take some time to reflectFor,

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Buying Or Selling During A Pandemic

Buying or Selling During A PandemicWhile it may only be temporary, the COVID-19 pandemic is touching everyone’s life in one way or another. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home, this

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Things To Do Central Texas

Spring is right around the corner!  What are some of your favorite things to do in San Antonio? Well lets start with:Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where you can do some hiking, rock

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Get Your PreApproval And Be Ahead Of The Game

Before knowing why getting a pre-approval makes you Ricky Bobby in the home buying process you need to first understand what type of market we are currently in. Have you ever heard someone use the

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5 Home Projects To Outsource

5 Home Projects to OutsourceWe live in a DIY world. If there is a video online for how to do something, there’s a good chance you can figure out how to do it. While saving money by doing certain

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5 Simple Ways To Raise The Value Of Your Home

Who wishes they could become Chip and Joanna Gaines for a week and completely update their home? Hello, me! Unfortunately, most of us live in reality and have no time to actually do that! So what

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Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Your Home Is For Sale

Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Your Home Is For SaleWhen preparing to put your house on the market, usually your main concern is making your home look as appealing as possible. Cleaning every corner,

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7 Reasons Why Winter Is Wonderful

Winter and I have a love-hate relationship - we would probably be listed as " It's complicated" on Facebook. To me, the cold weather is fabulous, because of how nice it feels instead of the.

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Cedar Fever Is The Worst

If you live in San Antonio Texas, you are sure to hear anecdotes about the intimidating and vicious cedar fever. Grunts, Moans, and complaints for the entirety of the winter months. Cedar

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The Blue Bracelet

What does it mean to truly give? This question popped up in my mind today. Probably because it is National Giving Tuesday, but also with the holidays among us, this is often something I ponder this

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5 Things To Do For Your Home Before The Winter

Preparing for the Winter: 1. Clean You Gutters:This ahead of the leaves this fall, once all the leaves have fallen, it's time to clean out your gutters. This is something that you could do on

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Tape And Float

Tape and FloatEver thought about flipping a home? Tape and float is one of the major steps that you will come across while doing a home renovation. Here is a little bit of information on what

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Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Spring is the season when most homes go on the market, prepping for the hustle and bustle of summer. Home sellers who stay on the market in the winter or newly list their properties can

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Eateries With A Scenic View San Antonio TX

    San Antonio is known for its beautiful and breath-taking views of the city AND nature... a 2 for 1! Its great selection of eateries is as diverse as the community. 

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Buying A House In The Fall

* Top Reasons to Buy a House in the Fall *-There’s less competitionCompetition for houses drops off in the fall, a time many people consider to be off-season in real estate. But there are

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First Time Home Buyers

Buying Your First HomeThinking about buying your first home? How exciting! When can I start looking at houses (so fun), when can we start shopping for furniture? (super fun as well).  

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Indoor Plants Do Wonders For Your Health

"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer"I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a treea tree whose hungry mouth is pressedagainst the earths sweet flowing breast;a tree that looks at God all dayAnd

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MAKE YOUR YARD POP

At first glance the one thing you can guarantee a buyer (or anyone for that matter) to notice when looking at your home is your FRONT YARD!  You can take advantage of that crucial moment

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5 Tips To Transition From Summer To Fall Home Decor

What better way to welcome in the new season than to start by prepping your home.These 5 subtle changes will bring a new & cozy feeling that the whole family can enjoy! BRING OUT THE

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PAINTING TIPS 101 WORDS DIRECTLY FROM A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER

I had the privilege to be able to get direct advise from a professional painter solely for this blog. I asked him a total of 5 questions as to the key components a home should have when it

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