Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Wes Abbey with National Property Inspections checks the attic of a home in Beaumont on March 6, 2008. It's important to hire an independent property inspector and be available during the inspection before buying a home.
Tyler and Lindsay Briggs (left) of Bridge City talk with inspector Wes Abbey with National Property Inspections (right) as Coldwell Banker real estate agent Dana Johnson (center) locks a home in Beaumont. The Briggs want to buy their first home.
Coldwell Banker agent Dana Johnson (from left to right) explains purchase paperwork to Lindsay and Tyler Briggs of Bridge City at a home in Beaumont. The Beaumont housing market is currently running counter to national trends.
Lindsay (left) and Tyler Briggs (right) of Bridge City officially sign for their home in Beaumont. The Briggs bought the home and took advantage of a first-time buyers incentive.