I would like to know when the mindset became that we are not responsible for replacing our worn out roofs; that we must wait for a hail storm to come along so we can make an insurance claim and then somehow work it out so we don’t even have to pay a deductible.  We get a free roof courtesy of the insurance company.

Damaged Roof

I have had 2 instances lately where the roof had issues and the Seller did not want to make repairs.  We negotiated roof replacements on both but the sellers are still whining.  IT’S CALLED ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PEOPLE!!!  We must take care of our homes and keeping a solid, non-leaking roof over our heads is one of the best ways to start!

Insurance companies are getting weird about roofs and I can certainly see why.  I think they are being…

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We just received our Historic Tyler, Inc. newsletter and invitation to our first fund raising event for the year. We have the privilege of living in the Azalea District and love every second of living here. Yes, even when the limbs fall out of the towering oak trees and knock the power off for hours on end, and perhaps as past experience has shown, even days on end. And yes, even during the hours spent toiling in the flower beds so the visitors each spring can drive by and take photos. It takes a special kind of person to love a historic home. I classify clients into “old house” people and “new house” people. The “old house” people understand the uniqueness of an old home, the quirks, the functional obsolescence, the never ending maintenance, and the…

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Ever wonder who is looking out for your income tax deduction for the interest you pay on your home mortgage?  Have you ever thought about who came up with the ideas for limiting the types of home equity loans or reverse mortgages available?  Who did you think was being adamant about protecting your homestead rights?  If you think it was your local or national politicians you would be wrong!  RealtorIt is your local Realtors® who are supporting their State Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors® with their hard earned dollars to be advocates for not only their profession but for property owner rights.  They are the ones, through what has historically been one of the largest and most powerful Political Action Committees…

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Claudia CarrollThanks for wanting to know a little bit more about me – Claudia Carroll

I’ve been selling real estate full-time right here in the Tyler Texas area since 1995, and I LOVE it!

I have been involved in real estate most of my life in some way or another.  How many people can say their real estate career started in high school?  Well, I can.  I was an army brat having moved all over the world and the eastern half of the United States when Dad retired while I was in middle school.  All the moving (3 times in one year!) has helped me realize what folks go through when they are uprooted and move to a strange city and that sometimes not all family members are on board for the transition!

I thought I wanted to be a vet when I grew up so I took a veterinary course in…

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