Mary Ganci's Blog Posts

Two Tips For Home Buying In Todays Market

Tips for home buying in a seller’s marketConsidering a home purchase in today’s market? You need to be completely prepared. Here are two top tips on staying

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Early Spring Checklist

Let's face it – it's been a long winter, but brighter and warmer

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Aquatecture Landscaping With Water

Aquatecture: Landscaping with WaterAquatecture – a fancy word that simply means landscaping with water – has long been employed in places like Japan, where gardening and landscaping take on an

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In The Know Series

Hi!I'm starting a new blog called In The Know, it will be about a range of real estate topics. If there is something you would like to know, about the housing market or anything real estate. Please

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Best Home Improvements January Newsletter

When it comes to home remodeling, there are very few design

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Lets Get You In A New Home

Happy New Year!As we welcome in 2021 the housing market is still booming! We are still in a seller's market and houses are moving fast.  Call me if you are wanting to buy or sell! Let's get you

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Rare Event Tonight See The Christmas Star

 Yes! I'm a science geek! A star watcher! And the Universe is so cool! Excited!!! :-)Tonight the sky is going to give us a Special Treat!! It's has become known as the Christmas Star. It is a

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Exciting News

Hey, Exciting News!!! Wanting to share!!!Today in our meeting, I found out that only 29 El Paso realtors out of approximately 3,000 were Price Strategy Advisors (PSA) A designation obtained by

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High Tech High Touch EXIT Realty

High Tech High Touch = EXIT RealtyFor years, virtual tours, drone surveys, and 3-D modeling were useful enhancements that helped sellers market their homes more effectively. Now, those tools are

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Honoring Our Veterans Past And Present

Honoring All Veterans Who ServedThank you for your courage, dedication, and service. And thank you to the military families for their support, resilience, and sacrifice.I want to express my

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Why A Buyer Would Want Their Own Agent

Awesome! So you took the leap and made the decision to buy a house. You saved for your down payment. Took a look at all the neighborhoods, researched schools, and location. Have been

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What Should You Expect From Your Realtor

Whether you are a buyer or a seller here are a few things you should expect from your realtor...Selecting the right realtor is one of the most important decisions in the process of your real estate

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Be In The Know 2020 Market Trends

2020 Housing Trends2020 has been a challenging year, with so much happening in and around the country, you may be wondering how it impacts the housing market. Will the rest of the year be more of

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Design A Childs Room

Designing Children's RoomsFor a  really easy project – designing a children's bedroom try to imagine that they’ll be happy with the same things that made you happy as a child. In fact,

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Housing Is Booming

The Housing Market Is On Fire!!!In a word, housing is booming. Recent data released this week shows new home sales are at a 14-year high. The August report from the Census Bureau shows an eye

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Baltimore Style Crab Cakes

Growing up in New York around its 5 boroughs and out to the Island.  I have developed a love of food, especially seafood, and the smell of saltwater.It was easy to go to the

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Hot Weather Meal Strategies

Hot Weather Meal StrategiesThe last place you want to spend time in the hot summer months is in the kitchen where it’s even hotter. How do you produce meals for your family without suffering

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What You Can Expect In A Home Inspection

What Can You Expect In A Home InspectionAtop the long list of items to do when buying or selling a house is the home inspection. But what is involved? How much does it cost? Why is it done in the

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How To Hire A Moving Company

Getting Ready To Move...How to Hire a Moving CompanyYour sale closed, now what! You’re moving! After the excitement dies down, the hard reality hits: you’re moving. That means boxing up

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Disclosures

DisclosuresIf you’re in the process of selling a home, when it comes to disclosures, ten different real estate agents will tell you ten different things. Some will say that it’s not necessary to

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Credit Cleaning Companies Illegal

Credit Cleaning Companies: Illegal! You’ve seen the emails promising to "erase bad credit.” Beware! Claims of guaranteed credit repair are out and out false.A common “strategy”: applying for

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SMART Homes The Future Is Here

SMART Homes: The Future  Here TodayA wired or automated home, simply put, is a house whose systems are controlled by computer. Integrating home systems provides security, peace of mind, and

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Quick Money Saving Home Insurance Tips

Here are some quick Home Insurance Savings Tips that could be money in your pocket.Check with your home insurance provider to see if you already have or can grab some of these tips or discounts..

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Burglar Proof Your Home

Burglar-Proof Your Home Keeping our homes safe for you and your family is always our top priority There are so many options and technology in today's market for upgrades and total home systems.

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Conforming Vs Non Conforming Loans

Conforming vs. Non-conforming LoansWho decides what’s conforming and what’s non-conforming? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two stockholder-owned corporations that purchase mortgage loans from

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Building Wealth The Tax Benefit

 Here is just a simple way to explain Tax Benefits without getting too complicated...Uncle Sam is a single, childless guy who rents a house for $1200 a month. His federal income tax liability

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Home Warranties

As we all know, if something breaks down it can be very expensive to fix and a headache when your home is on the market. That's where Home Warranties come in. They are an important part of owning a

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Happy 4th Of July

Hi All, Kick back and relax! Enjoy the 4th of July!Happy 4th Of July!!!:-)

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Home Inspections

Home InspectionsAtop the long list of items to do when buying or selling a house is the home inspection. But what is involved? How much does it cost? Why is it done in the first place? It’s

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A Good First Impression

Get Your Home Ready To SellA common mistake people make is to spend a lot of money – on major renovations and remodeling. While buyers will be impressed with these things, it will not add to your

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New Features To Your Home Search

Hi All, I just finished a webinar on the new features that are coming your way. The new features include an easier search bar, maps and you can map out with a polygram a neighborhood. All

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Hard At Work

Wondering where I was?  I just added a new certification to my Price Strategy Certification. Continuing my education so I can provide you with the best service and knowledge. I'll work

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Is Online Lending Right For You

Is Online Lending Right for You?When you go to the grocery store to buy breakfast cereal, do you enjoy choosing from a few stale boxes, or would you prefer to make your selection from well-stocked

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El Paso Is Buying And Selling

Hi All,El Paso Real Estate is Booming.Although homeowners, approximately 75% are holding off putting their homes on the market. The ones that are currently on the market are being sold

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Here A Hedgehog

Are you like me!? Feeling the information overload!Here's a cute baby hedgehog!!!! :-)Enjoy Your Day!!!<

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Capital Gains Exclusions

Capital Gains Exclusions And Determining Your Principle Residence Determining your principal residence according to the IRS for tax purposes if you own more than one home can be tricky, but the

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Thanking You All

Hi,I wanted to say Thank You to ALL the men and women and their families on the front lines, to my daughter, family members, and to all who are in the health care industry, to all the

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Stay Cool This Spring And Summer

El Paso gets pretty hot, and we are already starting to feel it on some days. The other day it hit the 90's! Here are some tips to beat the heat!l Run cool water over the inside of your wrists.l;

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Boost Your Immune System

How To Boost The Immune SystemThe biggest drains on our immune system are stress, getting older, poor nutrition, lack of proper rest, and little exercise. The first two we can’t do anything about,

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Loan Applications What You Need

Not quite sure what to bring to your Lender in applying for a home loan! Check This Out!Banks and lenders require MANY documents to get you approved for a loan, and we are not quite sure what we

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MARCH 2020 MARKET REPORT

MARCH 2020 MARKET REPORT OF ALL OF EL

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Take Action Resources Available To You

Hello Everyone :-) I hope you are all safe and well.I have a resource I would like to share with you that you may find helpful...It's really easy and all you need is your phone. Open a new

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Thinking Of Remodeling

Curious about how remodeling  increases your home's worth and interest more buyers  These projects are an average cost recouped,( national) according to Realtor Magazine:Minor kitchen

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Lock In Your Loan

Lock-In Your LoanA lock-in is a lender’s promise to hold an interest rate and points for a specified period of time. Depending on the lender, you will lock in the interest rate and a number of

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Grilling Tips

As we start into the warmer weather and wanting to save some money on using our gas or electric stoves. Moving to our grills seems like the place to go and who doesn't love a good burger hot off the

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I Am Here For You

Hi,With today's stressful and uncertain times, I wanted to let you know that I am here for you. I am working from home, and available if you have any questions or concerns about real estate. The

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Comparable Market Analysis Invitation

Are You Thinking Of Selling Your Home!?Are you curious to know what your home is worth in today's market?  Did you know that a Professional CMA could lower your property taxes?  Do

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Composting For Beginners

Composting for Beginners For Big Beautiful Flowers and A Bursting Vegetable GardenThe basics of a composting seem pretty simple but somethings need to be kept in mind for the best compost to

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Debt To Income Ratios Explained

Debt-to-income RatiosThe debt-to-income ratio is the way mortgage lenders decide how much money you can afford to borrow. It is the percentage of your monthly gross income used to pay your monthly

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MONSTER GALAXY FOUND

A monster galaxy dating back to the early days of the Universe was found in a new study.The galaxy lived fast and died young,  the XMM-2599 existed 12 billion years ago. Even before the

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A Downtown Christmas In El Paso

Have you been downtown to see the Holiday Lights Yet?If not, there is still time to get in on the festivities.Don't miss out on San Jacinto Plaza Holiday Lights display of over 400,000

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Why Choose Me

MY WEBSITES TO VISIT TO FIND YOUR NEW HOMEmary.exitrealtyelp.comhttps://www.marygancielpasorealestate.com Let's Have A!

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Starting The Home Buying Process

 Thinking of buying a home but not sure where to start. Many homebuyers face a competitive market and that means bringing your A game. Homeownership can be long and stressful, but'

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El Paso Museum Of Art

All I can say is Wow! The Museum of Art is not a very big building but houses the most incredible art work here in El Paso.  The Tom Lea Collection is life imitating art. The movement and

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WHY THE HOLIDAYS ARE A GOOD TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE

 When it comes to real estate, the ideal time to sell your home often falls in the Spring months. After all, many people prepare for the Holiday Season during the winter months and become too

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WHAT IS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

 What is a Real Estate Agent? Really!The job description of a real estate agent is pretty simple, right?  To rent, buy, or sell real estate for clients. Performing duties such as the

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Differences Between A Realtor And A Sales Agent

Did you know there is a difference between a Realtor and a Sales Agent?Some Real Estate professionals are not members of their local Multiple Listing Board, which is a service to real estate

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LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE

 GOT THE SUMMER BLUES?! BORED?! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO?!CHECK OUT SOME FUN AROUND EL PASO AND LAS CRUCESTHERE ARE CONCERTS, PLAYS, SPORTS AND FESTIVALS!! OH! MY!!And if you

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Jumping Into Spring Series

Even though the groundhog saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of Winter...Here in El Paso, we have been blessed with wonderful weather, And we are so grateful!The Jumping into Spring Series

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HOUSINGS BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday for housing?  I'm sure your'e wondering what I mean? Doesn't the Real Estate Market slow down during the holidays? Isn't harder to sell my home? There are some surprising

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When Is It A Good Time To Buy A House Now Or Wait

Are you asking yourself this question?When is a good time to buy a house?Is there such a time when all lights are green to go?The answer is there is no crystal ball or magic wands in real estate.,

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MAIN REASONS WHY FOR SALE BY OWNER SHOULD CONSIDER A REALTOR

Okay, I know what your going to say, but before I lose you, hear me out a little bit. I have seen a lot of people selling their home on their own, and it can be very stressful and a drain on

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WHY YOU SHOULD INTERVIEW MANY REAL ESTATE AGENTS WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Your home is your largest investment, it carries not only family memories and experiences, but a great deal of financial security. The amount of time and effort, you put in to making your house

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Do You Feng Shui

I'm sure your wondering,  What  Is Feng Shui ? Feng Shui  is the practice of balancing the energies of any given space. it is an ancient art and science developed

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CURIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF BUYING AND SELLING A HOME

Interested in buying a new home, or no longer wanting to rent. But not sure how to go about it? Not sure what you need? Or maybe unsure of what you want? Curious about what kind of loan you can

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Home Sales Rebound

Pending home sales rebounded last month, hitting high levels, according to The National Association Of Realtors.  The Pending Home Sales Index is an indicator  based on signed contracts,

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The Advantages Of Building Your Own Home

There are so may advantages to building your own home. The purchase of your home is a major investment in your time and money. The returns of owning a home are far more reaching than just the

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For Sale By Owner Why You Should Still Use A Realtor

For sale by owners (FSBO) have it's advantages but they also have disadvantages. The  main advantage of why owners sell their own homes, seems to be more money in your

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Promising New El Paso Builder

Recently  I visited the beautiful new homes by a promising new builder in El Paso.  It was the grand opening for Deal2Deal homes in the, fast growing, Mission Ridge area on El Paso's

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Before Lighting The Fireplace Here Is Some Things You Should Know

 With the  winter coming in,  what is more inviting than a warm wood burning fire. But before you light your fireplace,  a good rule of thumb is to take a really good

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Fall In El Paso

Now that Fall is here, the cooler weather brings a lot to do and see. Aside from hiking in the Franklin Mountains, biking and watching our beautiful sunsets. Fall ushers in Corn Mazes and pumpkins.

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VA Loans Are For Reservists And National Guards Too

The Va Loan program is not just for regular military service.  Not many Reservists and National Guard veterans are aware, that they too can own a home through the VA.. The VA loan program is

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Reverse Mortgage

There is a misconception of reverse mortgage in the market place among older homeowners. That they will lose there home,  not be able to give their home to their children, or that the bank owns

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Looking For A Beautiful New Home

Are you looking for a beautiful new home in a planned residential area?  You have that in eastern El Paso off of Eastlake boulevard called, Mission Ridge.  This new development puts

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Horizon City Area Is Really Booming

The Horizon City area is really booming with new homes and businesses popping up like weeds.  In Mission Ridge I and II subdivisions, near the Eastlake and Rojas intersection, there

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Cozy Home Has Price Reduced

A  small, cozy, 3 bedroom, home in El Paso Texas' Northeast has sales price reduced to only $76,000. Very conveniently located for those who work in the Northeast area,

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Home For Sale Within A Very Short Walk To Montwood High School

Beautiful, custom built home for sale with refrigerated air conditioning, granite counter tops and a very short walk to Montwood High School and Helen Ball Elementary.  Walmart and

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Price Reduced On A Wonderful El Paso Home

The price has been reduced on a wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bath, single story, refrigerated air home with two car garage to $108,575.  This lovely home is situated on a quiet street close to

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New Elementary School In The Horizon City Area

Socorro Independent School District (SISD)  is building a new elementary school named, Mission Ridge Elementary.  This school will be just southwest of Horizon City at, 150 Nonap road,;

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Lovely El Paso Home For Sale

A lovely El Paso Home is for sale for only $113,975.  Perfect for a family or an investor.   For more information on this cute home Click.

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A Small Cozy Home Has Just Been Listed For Sale

A  small, cozy, 3 bedroom, home has just  been listed for sale in El Paso Texas' Northeast for only $79,000. Very conveniently located for those who work in the Northeast

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New Walmart Spawns Business Growth In Horizon City Texas

The new Walmart spawns business growth In Horizon City Texas with the opening of Whataburger and on December 10th Taco Bell just had it's grand opening.  Both businesses are located on Horizon

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Wonderful Home Bargains In Horizon City

I have discovered that there are 25 homes priced between 75 and 100 thousand dollars in Horizon City!  With great rates and these low prices, isn't it time to think about purchasing your own

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A Perfect Day At The Zoo

I visited the El Paso Zoo last November 29th, 2013, after a two year absence.  The weather could not have been more perfect, clear skies and temperature just right.  The zoo looked so

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Great New Meal Offering

Just returned from having great meal at Olive Garden on 1870 Joe Battle, in El Paso. Had a taste for Calamari and to my delight they now offer a new appetizer, Spicy Calamari. It definitely hit

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Horizon City Is Quickly Becoming A Real City

Having the new  Walmart store in Horizon City really makes life a lot easier for the Horizon City area residents.  The store offers everything in one location eliminating the drive to

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Horizon City Water Main Break Update

After talking to Horizon City Hall, I found out that not only is there a water main break on Kenazo but also another on Ashford.  So far there is not word on when these two breaks will be

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Where Is The Water

A water main broke in Horizon City Texas last night.  There has been no water for the homes in my neighborhood for about 12 hours now with no end in sight.  Amazing how we take for granted

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Grand Opening

The new Walmart store in Horizon City Texas opened today to huge and eager crowd.  It offers a much needed shopping alternative for the Horizon City area residents who, previously, had quite a

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Walmart Opens New Store

Walmart will be opening a new super store in Horizon City  Texas on October 16, 2013. Store will employ approximately 300 people. Store will be located at 13900 Horizon Blvd.  This

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