Digital tools move homebuying process online


According to Cy-Fair real estate experts, several online resources can be helpful when purchasing a home in the area.

Paperless mortgage closings
House Bill 1217 was signed July 1, 2017, and went into effect one year later, allowing Texas lenders and title agents to make real estate transactions digitally rather than in person. Online companies that offer these services include Notarize, NotaryCam, Pavaso and SIGNiX, among others.

Virtual staging
According to the National Association of Realtors, 83% of real estate agents said staging helps buyers visualize themselves living in a home. Through virtual staging, furniture and decorative elements can be positioned to enhance a home’s features with the use of software tools such as VHT Studios, PadStyler, Roomored, Virtual Staging Solutions and Blue-Sketch.

This article is a part of a series on real estate trends in the Cy-Fair area. View more trends here and stay tuned for more trends to be added throughout July.

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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