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According to the National Association of Realtors® Existing Home Sales Report, existing home sales declined for two straight months in December and January. So, whereas winter mig...

Feb 22 2018 5156 1
Millennials, which is the generation comprised of people born from 1980 to 1998, are buying homes at a much lower rate than previous generations in favor of renting or moving back ...

Homes Selling At Or Above Asking Price Nearly Triples In 2017
Home price indexes took a major hit after the financial crisis a decade ago, and it took a long time for those prices to recover. But according to a recent report from CoreLogic, i...

4 Steps To Save For A Mortgage Down Payment
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. And while a mortgage is obviously a large financial commitment, before you even get to your mortgage, you'll be ...

184 Things REALTORs Do To Earn Their Commission
Listed here are 184 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full ...

October 2017 DFW Home Stats
This information was obtained from 3rd parties. Stephanie Gonzalez & Halo Group Realty, LLC makes no express or implied representation as to the accuracy thereof. All information...

8 Mistakes First Time Home Sellers Make And How To Avoid
Plenty of home sellers consider their places to be coveted properties that others would be lucky to own. But, that hubris can often lead to trouble when it comes to actually landin...

What To Expect When Youre Expecting An Offer On Your Home
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (…an Offer On Your Home)If considering selling a home for the first time, the task can seem as daunting as having your first child (you jus...

7 Debates FirstTime Homebuyers Face
Buying your first place can be an exciting but often overwhelming experience. From finding "the one" to figuring out how you'll pay for it, you'll face many choices along the road ...

Prosper For Sale
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Who Pays The Buyers Agent When You Buy A Home You Might Be Surprised
Do you ever wonder if you need to pay your real estate agent when you buy a home?If not, then how do they make money?Or, do you know they get paidsomehow…but just ar...

Frisco
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Just Minutes From Frisco Convenient To Toyota Headquarters And The New Dallas Cowboys Training Facil
As the saying goes (location! location! location!) ...is key when buying a home.  This gorgeous Drees-built home is just minutes from highway 121, and is centrally-located and...

4 Tips For Buying A Home In A Hot Market
When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller's market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on ...

Carrollton Homes For Sale
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Updated Texas Farmhouse Style Home For Sale In Coyote Ridge
This updated Texas Farmhouse style home for sale in Coyote Ridge is just waiting for you to call it home.   This SIX bedroom home with FIVE full baths, media and gameroom...

Fixer Upper Vs MoveIn Ready Which One Is Right For You
When it comes to buying real estate, you want to make sure the property you purchase is the right fit for your needs. For some buyers, purchasing a home that needs some work is the...

June Is National Homeownership Month Heres An Interesting Take On It
Are you aware that June is National Homeownership month? Probably not. Because you're too busy working to afford the home you live in, whether you rent it or own it. Why should...

Should You Buy A Home In Your 20s
Should you buy a home in your 20s?Good question.There's no single, sure-fire answer to it. Okay, there is...if you consider "it depends" to be a solid answer.You can search the Int...

5 Easy Do It Yourself Tips To Make Your Home Classier
Updating your home to be more chic - without looking cheap - is completely doable on a budget. If you're looking to add more class to your home, taking on a DIY project can give yo...

9 Tips For Summer Home Selling
What's the best season in which to sell your home? That depends greatly on who you ask, and where the home is located! If you live on the coast, it's likely that summer is your ide...

Allen Texas Homes For Sale
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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You PreApproved Before Showing You Homes
Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren't pre-approved for a mortgage? It's not because they're mean, or they don't value your business... it's actually because...

Homes For Sale In Frisco 75033
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52 Weeks To An Organized Home
Selling a Home, or even the thought of selling a home in this fast-moving North Texas market can strike fear in many.  While the thought of making a large profit can...

Spring Cleaning And Home Organization
Spring Cleaning time of the year is here, and it's the perfect time to organize your home. Included in organization are those oh-so-important documents and information that se...

111 Homes For Sale In Frisco
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An Open Letter From An Agent To Anyone Considering Selling Their Home
So you're thinking about selling your home? I realize you didn't arrive at this decision lightly, and that you might be nervous or scared. There are so many things that are probabl...

Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford
4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can AffordBy: G. M. FiliskoPublished: August 20, 2014By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership w...

Its Time We Had A Realistic Discussion About Your Homes Value
When you go to sell your house, there’s a good chance you’re not going to agree with what a real estate agent suggests for a list price.It’s one of the most common issues rea...

The Colony Homes For Sale
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The Hottest Updates In Interior Updates Of Homes Under 500k Selling FAST In North Texas
Wondering what the HOTTEST Home Improvements and Interior Updates are in North Texas Right Now?No doubt you can find a number of magazines and websites with articles on the best up...

Look Here
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10 Commandments In Selling Your House
Now that you know the commandments, do you want to know what your property is worth?Find out here for FREE!!!...

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them
Real estate agents hear this all the time...“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”...after it is too late.There are t...

Wondering Why Your Home Has Not Sold
Are You Wondering Why Your Home Hasn't Sold in this HOT, Seller's Market?! "Why Has My Home Not Sold?!"  There you are...90 days after putting your house on the market......

What NOT To Do At An Open House
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Should You Pack Your Bags And Buy A Home Down South
Thinking of buying a home? Not so fast there, partner. First, there’s three questions you should ask yourself:What kind of house styles are there?What kind of house should I live...

Prosper Texas
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What All Buyers Need To Know About The Home Appraisal Process
Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience.In a nutshell, an a...

Southlake Homes For Sale
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The Ten Commandments Of Buying A Home
Are you jazzed about your upcoming home purchase? Good. But slow down, Turbo! There are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things.They’re called “The Ten Com...

Homes For Sale In Southlake
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Buying Is Now 377 Cheaper Than Renting In The US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in...

Five Problems Most Homeowners Insurance Doesnt Cover
Policies for homeowner's insurance usually take several pages to explain the circumstances that are covered under the policy guidelines. Most homeowners don't bother to take the ti...

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Three Factors For Determining Real Estate Comps
Whether you are buying a new home or selling your old one, "comps," or comparable sales, are important. As a seller, they can be used as benchmarks to properly price your house. Th...

10 High Schools In Frisco
I read a statistic that Frisco has grown 3,000% since 1991, has close to 56,000 students enrolled, and is currently building its 10th High School! WOW! I love my Frisco!  CLIC...

Five Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment
Coming up with a hefty down payment can be intimidating, but with a little work and ingenuity you can do it. Here are a few ideas for coming up with the needed cash:1. Down-Payment...

Single Story Home For Sale In Frisco With Pool For 272k
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Homes For Sale In The Colony
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Country Home Zoned For Horses On Over 2 Acres With A 3 Car Garage And Resort Style Pool And Spa In F
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Prosper Homes For Sale
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Seven Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Professional To Help Sell Your House
Eventually almost everyone faces the task of selling their home. During these transitions, many people wonder if they should save some money and list their house for-sale-by-owner ...

Relocating To Dallas
I wanted to center my very first blog post around a topic that is near and dear to my own heart: relocating to Dallas!  I moved away from my hometown in Oregon almost a decade...

Prepping Your Home For Sale So That Your Listing Photos POP
Prepping your home for sale has many components, professional photos being one of them.  When considering selling a home, you want the photo to compel the potential buyers to ...

400 Seis Lagos Trail In Lucas Texas
Just Listed-$499,000400 Seis Lagos Trail in Lucas, TX 75098http://melissa.haloagent.com/property/37-13384736-400-Seis-Lagos-Trail-Lucas-TX-75098 Better than new! Gorgeous 2-ye...

Homes For Sale In The Frisco Area
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2436 Dorrington Drive In Dallas Texas
http://www.DorringtonDrive.comBeautiful East Dallas location, relaxed people with a convenience not just to White Rock Lake, but Lake Ray Hubbard, Downtown Dallas, Being seconds fr...

Prequalified Versus Preapproved
If you are planning on buying a home in the next year, there are a few things you should do before you start looking: decide on the neighborhood that will provide you with good sch...

View Homes For Sale In Frisco
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Five Ways To Enhance Your Homes Curb Appeal
The first long glimpse of a house, as a potential buyer steers toward the curb and then slows to a stop, is a critical moment. It could be an experience of love at first sight or i...

Weekly Featured Lake Front Home In Mckinney
Mckinney, TX was voted the #1 Best Place to live for many reasons.  Of course, most of us are aware of the exemplary-rated, blue-ribbon winning schools, the great amenities of...

Frisco Texas
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Bubble Trouble
"Are we in a Real-Estate Bubble"?  I have heard that question at least a dozen times in the past few years with our market's soaring sales prices and appraisal rates.  (O...

12 Inexpensive Tricks To Instantly Boost Your Homes Quality And Appearance
Boosting curb appeal is a great way to increase the appearance and quality of your home.  Undo to popular belief, you DO NOT have to spend a fortune (quite the contr...

Tax Deductions For Home Flippers
If you're like many of us after filing taxes, you're wondering what you can do to take advantage of more deductions next year and how to lower your income-taxes.  If you alrea...

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination Feds Say
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is making it easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, released Monday, HUD tells landlords and home ...

Six Things To Expect From Your Home Inspection
Home inspections aren't just for first-time home buyers and those purchasing foreclosures—really, everyone should know what to expect from their new home before they sign on the ...

Opening Day
There is something about the sound of a bat hitting a ball that I just love!  Whether it is a youth baseball game, my favorite college team playing, or my beloved Texas Ranger...

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Check Out The Homes For Sale In Frisco Texas
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McKinney Homes For Sale
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Buyers Agents Working For You Free Of Charge
Home buyers should always have their own agent. Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price for the buyer. Best of all, the buyer agent’s services are free to th...

The 2016 Housing Market Is Off To A Good Start
Consumer confidence is almost as high as it was pre-recession. Economists predict GDP growth will see a slight year-over-year increase. And private sector job growth has been ste...

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It Is That Time Of Year Again
9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their TaxesBy: G. M. FiliskoPublished: January 12, 2016Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each hom...

How Wet Will 2016 Be
Well, we had a very mild winter and the rain is starting again.  I know all of us are asking, will it rain as much as it did last spring?  I remember hearing that the Far...

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You Say I Cant Do What
During the past several years, I've had more and more single or divorced females contacting me to buy a home.  Buying a home can be a daunting process for the first-time buyer...

Features That Will Help You Raise Your Homes Future Sales Price
If you’re like many people, you’re forward-thinking when it comes to considering your home’s resale.  You’re likely wondering what improvements to your home can help y...

Wondering Why Your Home Hasnt Sold
"Why Has My Home Not Sold?!"  There you are...90 days after putting your home on the market...a few potential "new" homes picked out...and not only not a single offer in sight...

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Beautiful New Construction Home In Lake Front Community On Lake Ray Hubbard In North Texas
A new construction home in the gated community of Chandler's Landing in Rockwall is this week's featured Lake-Front Landing.  (This particular home doesn't have a lake-fr...

Frisco Homes For Sale
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6 Tips For Choosing The Best Offer For Your Home
6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your HomeBy: G. M. FiliskoHave a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers.You’ve worked ...

2015 Holiday Events In North Texas
Looking to get in on the holiday spirit?!  Check out the list of holiday events in North Texas / Collin County and surrounding areas below: ______________________________...

Homes For Sale In McKinney
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How To Avoid Buyers Remorse
Buyers Remorse--that feeling of anxiety or regret that you made the wrong decision, exists in most every sale.  We all question our own buying choices and that little voi...

How To Clean Up After Thanksgiving In Half The Time
How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the TimeBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: November 1, 2012The Pilgrims were on to something when they planned a Thanksgiving potluck;...

A Lake Front Single Story Fixer Upper In Rockwall You Do NOT Want To Miss
This week's featured lake-front listing is a handyman's dream in Chandler's Landing in Rockwall, TX!  This rare, single-story 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo on Lake Ray Hub...

A Lake Front Home In Collin County Under 300k You Do NOT Want To Miss
If you're looking for one heck of a deal on a lake-front home in Collin Collin, look no further than 13860 County Road 550 in Farmersville!  Listed by the fabulous J...

What To Do NOW To Prep Your Home To Sell This Summer
Selling a Home this Summer?  Here's Your Simple "Get Ready" Check-List!Curb appeal in selling a home counts for a lot, as well all know.  However, do you know w...

Why Realtors Ask For Preapproval Letters Prior To Showing Homes
Requesting a buyer to send over a preapproval letter prior to showing property (or even meeting) these days is not an uncommon practice.  It shouldn't be taken as an...

For Sale In Frisco
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Should You Buy A Home If You Are Single
"Should I Buy a Home if I'm Single?"-Even if not spoken aloud, this is a question in the mind of many who are not married and considering embarking on a house-hunt.  As a Real...

Is Your HOME Making You Depressed
Does Your Home Make You Depressed?As funny or odd as those words may sound, the place you invest the majority of your time in, ultimately your home, could heavily impact your mood ...

How To KNOW If A Potential Real Estate Investment Is Good Or Bad
Oftentimes, people begin investing in Real Estate because it is less volatile than say...investing in the stock market, a "safe" investment, if you will.  Before jumping on th...

See Whats For Sale In Southlake
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How Much Money Does It Take To Buy A Home
"How much money does it take to buy a home these days" should be the question..No doubt the home-buying process  has been thrown upside down in this fast-paced seller's m...

Move Over Chicago Experts Predict Dallas To Be The 3 Metro In US In 25 Years
The Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex is now experiencing a net gain of one million people every six years.   Along with the explosion of the exurbs (towns north of the suburbs),...

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas
Not all home staging is created equally. Staging Darwinism is real and only the smart survive. Below we countdown the top 10 “stoopidest” home staging ideas.#10. “Bake cookie...

McKinney House Rush 2015
McKINNEY - Median new home prices in North Texas are running about $285,000 — but sharp increases in land and construction costs in the DFW area are pushing new home costs above ...

Tips To Avoid Home Closing Delays
When you set a date to close on a home, you'll want to make sure that the closing goes through on the agreed upon date. Delays in closing can have financial consequences. While the...

Why Being Organized Saves You Money
Why Being Organized Saves You MoneyBy: Jennifer NelsonFind out how big a bite being disorganized takes out of your bottom line.Americans waste almost an hour each day looking ...

Buy A Home In One Year If You Have Horrible Credit And Zero Savings Right Now
Buying a home is called "The American Dream" for a reason=everyone dreams of owning their own home.  For some, this dream may seem like something that will never material...

Owners Overvalue Homes By Larger Margin
For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners say their home is worth compared to what appraisers say, according to Quicken Loans’ August 2015 H...

Featured Lake Front Home In Denton County With 4 Car Garage
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San Francisco and Dallas usually don’t share a lot of top spot time in business surveys.Related CoreLogic report: Dallas still tops for home price gains Are North Texas home va...

Jerry Jones Development Company To Start New 700M Masterplanned Community
Frisco-based Blue Star Land Co. is getting ready to start construction on its 1,000-acre master-planned community that will bring 1,800 homes to Prosper.Blue Star is an affiliated ...

Being A Buyer In A Sellers Market
With homes moving in a days (hours in some cases), you may be asking yourself, "How DOES a buyer buy a home in this sellers market of low-inventory?".  With Realtors competing...

Another Lake Front Bargain Under 350k In Texas
This week's featured lake-front bargain sits on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett.  A STEAL at under $350k for this lake-front oasis with direct lake access!!  Listed by W...

One Of This Seasons Hottest Trends In Homes
Trends in homes come and go, but one thing is for sure-there is certainly a lot of popularity in one of this season's features-ceilings!  This once-neglected area has got...

Moon Gardens
Our North Texas climate often makes it difficult to get out and enjoy our landscapes in the hot summer months.Why not extend the time you have to enjoy the outdoors by creatin...

Firsttime Buyers Increase Home Sales Climb Nationwide
First-time buyers represented 32 percent of the market in May, a 2 percent increase from April and a 5 percent increase from a year ago. First-time buyers haven't had this much of ...

Understanding The Earnest Money Deposit
An earnest money deposit is a check that's handed over with an offer to purchase a home. It's a "good faith" deposit, showing that the buyer is serious about buying a home and is r...

Weekly Featured Lake Front Bargain
This week's lake-front bargain home is on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. This lake-front home is a steal at only $350k for this home with a water view in North Texas! &nbs...

Lake Front Vacation Property For Sale Under 200k In Collin County
Lavon Shores home for SaleThis week's featured lake front home in Collin County is a beautiful little 3-bedroom in Lavon Shores.  If you're looking for a home for sale on...

Homes For Sale In Frisco
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DFW Apartment Leasing Construction And Rents Jump In Second Quarter
North Texas apartment leasing more than doubled in the second quarter from the first three months of 2015.Related More lofts and apartments coming to Shops at Park Lane Pla...

Dallas Home Price Gains Are Highest In The Nation
The Dallas-area is still topping the rest of the country when it comes to home price increases.Related North Texas median home prices soar above $200,000 for first time Texas, Da...

Home Sales In North Texas Hit Record In June With More Than 10000 Houses Sold
North Texas home sales jumped by 12 percent in June, with a record number of properties changing hands.Related Dallas home price gains are highest in the nation Dallas home price...

2015 Fireworks Displays In North Texas
4th of July 2015 is upon us.  No doubt you are looking for the best fireworks displays in North Texas, or the best place to watch fireworks this year as you celebrate Ind...

3 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Cash Offer
The cash buyer outranks the financed buyer because there is a lower chance of the deal falling through and because, typically, a cash buyer can close faster than a financed buyer. ...

The Difference Between Market Value Appraised Value And Taxed Value
Home Value.  The thought and understanding behind what makes up a home's value confuses many-especially with so many different terms that seem to relatively have the same (but...

Get Your Home Sold In 2015
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeBy: G. M. FiliskoMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process.The first step to getting buyers to ma...

How To Use Comparable Sales To Price Your Home
By: Carl VogelBefore you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price.How much can you sell your home fo...

Sharp Drop In DallasFort Worth Home Starts Means Less Choice For Buyers
A sharp drop in first-quarter home starts has dimmed hopes of easing the Dallas-Fort Worth housing crunch.Builders cut back on home starts by more than 20 percent in the first thre...

DFW Housing Market Rated Hottest In The Nation By Realtorcom
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has the hottest housing market in the country, according to a new report by Realtor.com.Analysts rated the top markets in April based on demand for housi...

North Texas Median Home Prices Soar Above 200000 For First Time
This spring’s scorching home market has propelled median house sales prices in North Texas above $200,000 for the first time.In April, home sales prices in the area were up 14 pe...

DFW Home Prices Rise 101 Percent In First Quarter According To Realtors
 Dallas-Fort Worth home prices increased by 10.1 percent in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors year-over-year price comparison.The D-FW area...

New Report Many Millennials Choose Ability To Move Over Homeownership
High student debt and financing challenges are the reasons most often given for low homeownership rates among young Americans.Related Homeownership in Dallas area falls as millenn...

North Texas Home Prices Sales Set New Records In May
North Texas home prices rose by 14 percent in May from a year earlier. (Steve Brown)North Texas home prices jumped by 14 percent in May – one of the largest year-over-year gains ...

Runaway North Texas Home Prices Spark Fears Of Another Price Bubble
With Dallas-Fort Worth home prices at the highest point ever, don’t be surprised if you hear more chatter about the potential for a housing bubble.But analysts are less sure that...

Multimilliondollar Homes Selling Like Hautecakes In Dallas Area
Five Dallas-area homes are now listed for sale at $20 million or more – the largest number of such elite properties to hit the market.“You don’t see this many at once, and al...

Down Payment Assistance And Where To Find It
Down-payment assistance ...when we hear those words, most of us think of the individuals in the poverty-level who may be scraping by at $35,000 per year. This is just not the ...

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Healthy In Hot Weather
Photo by Jayme Dukart | www.jdpetphotography.net - Article by https://positively.com/dog-wellness/dog-safety/hot-weather-tips/ Be cool.  Dogs can easily suffer...

Home Taxes DFW
It appears almost all the taxes on homesteads are being raised the maximum 10% Texas law allows. So if you live in an average $250,000 home your tax assessments are being raised by...

Texas Lake Levels FULL
Take a look at the area Texas lake levels this morning...at the end of last summer, who would have thought that this would be true?  In DFW we have 2 area lakes that are not f...

7 Landscaping Mistakes That Wreck Curb Appeal
7 Landscaping Mistakes That Wreck Curb AppealBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonDon’t let badly designed or maintained landscaping wreck your home’s curb appeal. Here are pitfalls to a...

What To Look For In A Property Essential Buyers Checklist
Everyone has their own wish list of the elements that make up an ideal property. Some features are must-haves; others are merely bonuses that boost a property's appeal. The problem...

Watchdog Guide To Protesting Your Property Taxes
Those giant gasping sounds you hear are hundreds of thousands of shocked homeowners across North Texas opening their 2015 property appraisal notices arriving in the mail.From what ...

How To Buy A Home For 50 Percent Of List Value
Attention Police Officers, Teachers, Fire-Fighters and EMT Professionals:  Buy a Home for HALF of List-Price!! You may have heard of "The Good Neighbor Next Doo...

Nebraska Furniture Mart Adding 4 Restaurants And 2 Hotels
Article Courtesy of  Dallas Morning News Staff Writter MARIA HALKIASRestaurants and hotels will begin to open next year around the huge Nebraska Furniture Mart, which is ...

5 Things Mortgage Lenders Like To See
Job StabilityThe lender needs to see signs of stability. Don't make any sudden changes in your employment if you're planning to apply for a mortgage soon―stay at your job for wel...

What Americans Want In A Home The Housing Satisfaction Gap
In a recent survey conducted by the Demand Institute, 10,000 households were asked if their current homes met their lists of must-haves. The survey found that many homeowners are g...

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5 Tips For Buying A Home During Dallas Housing Shortage
Jake and Jessica Simpson found that in some Dallas neighborhoods, buying a house is as frenzied as shopping the day after Thanksgiving.With less than a two-month inventory of house...

Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs
The neighborhoods outside of sunny metro areas are gobbling up the country, just like they were before the Great Recession. Where Americans Are Moving: Net Domestic Migration ...

Are You A Hero
Real Estate Savings for Military Personnel, Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders, Healthcare Workers and Educators…Homes for Heroes was organized shortly following the...

10 Ways To Instantly Transform Your Space On A Budget
Transforming the look of your home doesn't necessarily mean you have to completely renovate your home to give it an updated look.  There are many quick tips that are amaz...

7 Tips For Staging Your Home
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeBy: G. M. FiliskoMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process.The first step to getting buyers to ma...

New Study Proclaims Dallas Is One Of Americas Bestrun Cities
Article Courtesy of BY ALEX BENTLEY from  Culture Map DallasOpinions on how well the city of Dallas is run by its government may vary depending on your politica...

Mortgage Fraud Allen Texas Man Sentenced To 16 Years
A North Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison in a $2.4 million mortgage fraud scam with payments sent to his private mailbox. Marcus Brian Curry of Allen last ...

Plano Woman And 10 Others Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Case
A Plano woman and 10 other Texans have been sentenced to federal prison within the past week for their roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved inflated home prices,...

Even With Recent Increases DFW Still Has A Slight Edge In Home Affordability
While residential prices have shot higher in North Texas in recent years, Dallas-Fort Worth homes are still more affordable than the U.S. average, according to a new report by Real...

5 Golden Rules To Home Staging On A Budget
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DFW Office Construction Up By 50 Percent From 2014
North Texas office construction has soared to the highest level since the 1980s.  More than 8.8 million square feet of office space is now being built in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

New MixedUse Development Coming At UT Dallas
Developers are about to break ground for a major mixed-use development at the University of Texas at Dallas.   The $54 million Northside project will include housing for ...

The I35E Freeway Expansion North Of LBJ Freeway
Will the freeway construction ever stop in Dallas?   Short answer, NO!    Construction is in full mode on I-35E north of LBJ Freeway from Farmers Barnch to...

The 10
Blog Courtesy of D Magazine's Home/DesignDeciding between buying a preexisting home and building? You may have assumed that buying a preexisting home is a wiser financial decision....

The Latest In Flooring Trends
This just in from the annual International Flooring Market; Surfaces, via Hank & Judy Goldstien, CSC Floors, Plano, TX:Carpet – It’s Back, and Patterns are in Demand•  &...

3 Ways To Spring Your Home To Life
Blog by D Magazine's Home/DesignAs the seasons change, so does the mood of your home. It’s time to replace the dark and neutral palettes of winter with greens, whites, and other ...

Renovation Loans How To Make Your Best Move In Dallas Sellers Market
Article by  Home/Design Blog from D MagazineAs a home buyer, it’s difficult to navigate the low inventory in our booming real estate environment. The best way to turn the od...

Expansion For The Colony
Exciting news for the Expansion of The Colony, click here....

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling
Article from Forbes Magazine21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For SellingDon’t just list it without any advance preparation. A few minor touch-ups can go a long way towards makin...

10 Most Expensive Homes In Dallas
Want to see the TOP 10 most expensive Homes In Dallas??  Wait no longer, click here!...

Restoring Order In Your Home California Closets
Article Courtesy of D Magazine from their Home/Decor BlogUnlike some organization companies, California Closets isn’t a one-system-fits-all kind of store. If your master closet i...

The Real Truth About Money And Real Estate Investing
“I can’t do real estate because I don’t have any money or access to funding” This is by far the biggest misconception I have witnessed when it comes to education and r...

Experts Pinpoint The Best Time To Put A House On The Market In Dallas
*Article Courtesy of Alex BentlyMost people could guess that spring is an optimal time to list a house. But real estate website Zillow delved into the numbers and narrowed it ...

Lower Mortgage Insurance May Bring More New Homebuyers
The Federal Housing Administration announced in January that it would reduce its annual mortgage insurance premiums by half a percentage point―dropping it from 1.35 percent to 0....

Nebraska Furniture Mart Soft Opening In The Month Of March
We have all been waiting, watching, and  holding out breath for the monstrosity that is  Nebraska Furniture Mart to open!  I received an inside tip Nebraska Furnitur...

Grapevine Winery To Open A Second Location
Sherelle Black with Community Impact writes, Sloan & Williams Winery will open a second location at 401 S. Main St. in Grapevine's historic downtown. The second location was app...

What Will The Future Be Smart Phones Or Smart Watches
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Housing Inventory Down 26
The predictions were that we might stabilize in 2015 with the inventory of available listings on the market.   Well, February statistics prove differently.  The NTRE...

Home Loan Interest Rates To Rise Slightly
The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of 2015 two top officials at the U.S. central bank said, although both said the exact timing will d...

Rents In DFW Up 5
Dallas-Fort Worth apartment dwellers just can’t take a break.   In January, effective rents ion the area were more than five percent higher than a year ago, according t...

Texas Luxury Lake Front Homes
Texas Luxury Lake-Front Homes are in a class all their own.  Featured below are some of the most luxurious homes on the market with that sought-after water-view.Prices an...

50 Free Things To Do In Dallas By Chastin Miller
Courtesy of Chastin MillerWhether you’re a current resident of Dallas or you are new to the area, there’s always something to do. Guess what, there are lots of free things that...

Mayors State Of The City Speech Gears Plano For Growth
Mayor's state of the city speech gears Plano for growth - Click Here to Read More‪#‎plano‬ ‪#‎planohomesforsale‬ ‪#‎planorealestate‬ ‪#‎realtor...

JP Morgan Chase Considering Dallas Area For Huge Employment Center
One of North Texas’ largest financial service sector employers is scouting the local property market for a huge office deal.J.P. Morgan Chase is considering a plan to consolidate...

House Foundation Repair
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Tips For Investing In Real Estate
Tips for Investing In Real Estatehttp://www.inman.com/…/6-critical-musts-for-every-real-es…/…‪#‎investinginrealestate‬ ‪#‎investors‬ ‪#‎homesforsale...

North Texas Heroes
http://www.northtexasheroes.com/Check out the new website!!!For more information, please contact me or visit my website:Chris Boyington, Realtor, ABRU.S. Army VeteranHomes For Hero...

Sale Of Brinkmann Ranch Tract Will Bring Hundreds Of New Homes To Frisco
By STEVE BROWNstevebrown@dallasnews.comReal Estate Editor Published: 24 February 2015 08:58 PM Updated: 24 February 2015 09:10 PMThe sale of a key Frisco property will bring a...

12 Ways To Make A Fantastic First Impression On Buyers
First impressions count.You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you’ll likely pay more for a book if the cover is charming and attractive.If your home is for sa...

FOOD TRUCK PLANO
FOOD TRUCK PARK IN PLANO! Yum!!http://dallas.culturemap.com/…/02-25-15-hub-streat-food-tr…/...

BREAKING FRISCO DEVELOPMENT NEWS
BREAKING FRISCO DEVELOPMENT NEWS - Baxter Brinkmann sells off a piece of his ranch landIt's confirmed, Baxter Brinkmann of Frisco, whose Brinkmann Ranch covers 3500 acres, has FINA...

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Richardson Construction Turns One Of Dallas First Suburbs Into A New Boomtown
Richardson’s construction boom belies the city’s position as one of Dallas’ first-ring suburbs.Development is spreading out into Collin and Denton counties and north of Fort ...

Are You A Local Hero
Heroes’ Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is this program about? Homes for Heroes provides real savings for the people who work every da...

North Texas Home Sales Set New Record In 2014
North Texas Real Estate agents sold a record number of houses in 2014.More than 90,000 preowned single-family homes changed hands last year through the Realtors’ multiple listing...

DFW Home Prices Up 9 Percent In Fourth Quarter Ahead Of US Gains
Dallas-Fort Worth home prices rose 9 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors home price surveyNationwide, prices were up 6 percent from fou...

DFW Apartment Residents Are Paying More Than Ever For Rent
Dallas-Fort Worth apartment renters just can’t catch a break.Related D-FW apartment rents hit record average high of $888 Downtown Dallas office tower is getting a swimming poo...

The Top 5 Dos And Donts In Home Staging
By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior DecoratingThe early spring home selling-season is kicking off. There’s no time like the present to start decluttering and transformi...

Remodeling And The Dangers Of Not Getting A Permit
When choosing to remodel a home, you may ask yourself if your work warrants a permit.  Some choose to remodel or update a home when thinking of selling to gain an "edge" on th...

Great Buys On Lake Front Homes In Rockwall County
Ahhh...the peaceful feeling of walking out to the patio and basking in the sun as you watch the waves hit the shore of your lake-front home.  While some of the lake-front home...

Tax Filing Tips
Are Mortgage Points Tax Deductible?By: Dona DeZubePublished: November 17, 2014When you took out a mortgage to buy your home, did you pay points? You may be able to deduct that...

Homestead Exemption 2015 Deadline
New Homeowners. Don’t forget to file your Texas Homestead Exemptions for 2015. Upon the purchase of a new home, you are eligible to file for a Texas Homestead Exemption whic...

Tudor Style Homes In Dallas
Tudor Style Homes in Dallas...They just have that ageless beauty, mystique...and history.   The history of Tudor-Style Homes is quite interesting, dating back to the 1600's in...

Study Texas Has Most Economic Freedom In US
The Lone Star State is the most economically free state in the nation, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute. The ranking took into account the size of governm...

Absolutely Phenomenal
The Dallas-Fort Worth area added more jobs than any other metropolitan area in 2014, a feat it hadn’t achieved in at least two decades.  D-FW gained 136,900 jobs last year, ...

So Whats Driving DFWs Job Growth
“Everything,” Bud Weinstein, economist at SMU said. “Construction is up. The airline industry has been growing in D-FW. We’ve had a number of corporate relocations and expa...

Liberty Mutual Insurance To Bring Four Thousand Jobs To West Plano
Another major corporate move is poised to bring thousands of new jobs to West Plano.  Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is in talks with developers and the city of Plano a...

Its TIME To Make Things Happen
This time of year we are all energetic about the NEW YEAR and new possibilities.  Ready to make things happen and take on the world.  Start that spring cleaning early and...

A Loan With A Down Payment Option As Low As 3 Percent
In December, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched Home Possible Advantage, a program that makes it possible for buyers to purchase a home with a smaller down payment. Through the pr...

Waterfront Luxury Homes
Looking for Lake-Front or Water-Front Luxury Homes?   Search properties: http://www.mckinneyrealestateinfo.com/listings/areas/37565,38425,41896,46921,48258,159089,159097/...

Castle Hills Enticing Young Professionals With New Phase Of Luxury Apartments
The units will be one and two bedroom with views looking out over a lake with a waterfall in the middle of the project, and will be near a promenade that will house the leasing off...

Listings In Frisco
Want a list of homes for sale in Frisco?http://www.kunversion.com/newagent/search.php?listings=1&q=Single+Family+in+Frisco+between+0+and+100000000#frisco #friscohomesforsale #frisc...

Dallas Home Inventory
Oak Cliff had the largest home price increase in 2014, jumping 22%             ...

DALLAS In 2020
Population GrowthThe DFW area is rapidly growing, and by 2020 the region should have 8 million residents, up from 6.8 million today.  It is the fourth largest metro region in ...

Confirmed Starbucks Knows The Next Hot Neighborhood Before Everybody Else Does
What fuels gentrification? The answer is the same thing that fuels the rest of us: coffee. But not just any old cup o’ joe. Starbucks, the iconic coffee roaster and retail...

Buying A Home Get The Most For Your Money
Purchasing a residence could be a nerve-wracking encounter. Read, as well as adhere to, the advice in this article so you could have a pain-free experience when purchasing your hom...

4 VA Loan Myths That Hurt Buyers And Sellers
Understanding the truth about VA loans can help homeowners and buyers take advantage of a solid financing option.Generations of veterans and military members have relied on the VA ...

Will Low Gas Prices Stall Texas Boom
The answer: NO!In the last couple of weeks a report by Fitch in New York, an analytic ratings firm, predicted that the Texas economy will slow, even possibly collapse, due to oil d...

Texas Added More Residents Than Any Other State
Texas was the third-fastest growing state in the nation over the past year as a percentage but it added more people than any other, according to new state-level population data rel...

Luxury Home Sales Are Booming In North Texas
While overall preo-wned home purchases have leveled off, luxury housing sales are soaring in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Sales of homes priced at $1 million and above jumped ...

Does The State Have Money That Belongs To You
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. It’s your money, and they want you to get it ...

Most Millennials Arent So Eager To Move Downtown
The boom in downtown housing construction in many major U.S. cities has brought thousands of residents to the central city.And the popular notion is that young Americans all want t...

Tight Dallasarea Housing Market Will Continue To Keep Prices Rising Sales Down
After two years of fast-paced selling, Dallas’ housing market shows no sign that supply is catching up with demand.The inventory of preowned homes on the market is at a two-month...

The Dallas Housing Market Is Still Nuts
You will never afford this. Maybe you moved here from some expensive city on the coast, lured by a job offer and the cheap rent. An apartment broker directed you ...

Dallas Unemployment Drops To 46
The Dallas-Ft Worth area is rebounding in strong job growth, even as thousands move to the DFW area looking for employment.   The latest unemployment rate is 4.6 percent ...

2015 The Boom Continues
Biggest rebound: Dallas-Fort Worth home pricesForget about the stock market and the price of gold. When it comes to feel-good factors, nothing resonates with consumers like the val...

Why Texas Wont Get Busted Again By Low Oil Prices
This time is different, and not by accident.  Oil prices have fallen by more than half since last summer, prompting cuts in energy jobs and rig counts. That is stoking fears o...

DFW On Track To Be Second Busiest Homebuilding Market In 2015
The Dallas-Fort Worth area should be the second busiest homebuilding market in the country in 2015, according to a new forecast.MetroStudy Inc predicts that only Houston will have ...

Dallas Area Home Price Gains Second Highest In US
The Dallas area had the second highest home price gains in the country in a new nationwide comparison.Dallas home prices were up by 9.1 percent in October from a year earlier in th...

More Curb Appeal
Freshen up the outside of your home with these 3 easy tips: 1. Clean the gutters. It’s easier to scoop up the leaves and debris in your gutters when the stuff is wet, so pul...

Inexpensive Garage Organization Ideas
Garage Organization Ideas for Under $50By: Jan Soults WalkerIf clutter trumps cars in your garage, get organized (and make room for your vehicles) with these smart garage stor...

Check Out What Is Coming To Frisco
Click below to see what new exciting developments are coming to Frisco!http://www.friscoedc.com/5-billion-mile...

Positive Signs From The Housing Market
The national housing market is continuing to stabilize. According to Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), half of the markets across the country are showing positive ...

Get Organized For The New Year
Small Home Storage: Maximize Your Storage SpaceBy: Terry SheridanYour small home has more storage space than you think. For relatively little money but a lot of common sense a...

Are You Readyto Put Your House For Sale
It seems like just yesterday you were bringing your first child home and getting settled into your home as a family.  Now many years and many memories later, the kids have all...

10 Tips To Increase Your Home Value
10 Tips to Increase Your Home ValueIncrease your home value. It's easier than you think. Follow these tips, and your home will be worth more before you know it.  Plan you...

Rent Increases Expected To Continue Through 2015
CNBC’s Diana Olick recently reported that rents in the residential housing sector continued to rise in 2014. She interviewed Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia, who revealed: ...

Start Your 2015 Home Search Smartly
7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a HomeBy: G. M. FiliskoBy doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home.Most potential homebuyers are a smi...

Did You Know That Home Values Are Up Almost 20 Whats Yours Worth
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Tips To Beat Holiday Stress
During the holiday season it's common for many people to be overwhelmed by stress. If this time of year is more likely to get you down, you're a good candidate for these stress-r...

National Home Sales Reach Yearly High
With 5.17 million units sold, September set the highest sales pace so far this year, though sales were still 1.7 percent below September 2013. The Midwest was the only region to ex...

Dallas Named To 100 Resilient Cities List
Posted in Local Government, Politics & Government, Urbanism, WORLD CLASS CITY. Dec 03, 2014 at 1:47 pm by Jason HeidIt was announced today that Dallas is one of...

Tips On How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests
Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: November 14, 2011 Is your home ready...

Thanksgiving History
For those who need a refresher on Thanksgiving, www.History.com gives an amazing description on how the holiday began, Thanksgiving at Plymouth In September 1620, a sma...

CLUE THEMED Murder Mystery Open House At The Lake Front Home Of 1 Chilton Point In Rockwall
Join us for a night of fun as we all gather to view the direct-access lake-front property of 1 Chilton Point in Rockwall (Heath, TX) to determine "who did it..." on December 13th a...

5 Holiday Hosting Disasters And How To Avoid Them
5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid Them Take a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have...

Realize Tax Savings Sooner
Realize Tax Savings Sooner A homeowner’s tax saving benefit is generally realized when they file their federal income tax return after the money has...

3 Reasons To Keep Your Home Listed During The Holidays
As the holidays approach, home sellers are often tempted to take their homes off the market until spring―or even wait until spring to list. After all, buyers are too busy now t...

Fewer Cash Investors Distressed Home Sales Decline
Distressed homes accounted for only eight percent of all home sales in August. Six percent of sales were foreclosures, while only two percent were short sales. This is the second...

Relax There Is An Alternative
 Better Homeowners Information to Improve Homeownership   Relax...There's an Alternative ...

Vote For Realtors By Endorsing These Candidates
Early voting has begun and election day is upon us! The Texas Association of Realtors has endorsed the following candidates for this election! Find out your candidates here: https:...

Save Interest Build Equity Shorten The Term
Save Interest, Build Equity & Shorten the Term If you invest in a savings account, you’ll make less than 1% and would have to pay income tax on ...

North Texas Homes With Sports Courts Including Deion Sanders House
We all have certain features we would like in our dream-home, or perhaps our "next home".  Some may as elaborate as a home with a bowling ally, or as simplistic as a home with...

Fall Is Here And Its Planting Season
Finally! Cooler temperatures have arrived in North Texas, so what does that mean? Football, bonfires, and pumpkin patches, right? It's also time to plant all your bushes so they th...

Negotiate Your Best House Buy
Negotiate Your Best House Buy By: G. M. Filisko Keep your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal, and you’ll pay l...

Opportunity Costs
Opportunity Costs Sometimes, there are costs associated with not taking a particular action.  If a person left their money in a certificate of depo...

Clean Your Indoor Air By Cleaning Your HVAC System
When the temperature gets cooler, you shut the windows and turn the heat on in an effort to keep your house warm. But what you're also doing is sealing the air inside your house.Wh...

4 Tips To Compete With Cash Buyers
Although all-cash sales have been steadily declining, cash sales still make up a significant piece of the market. Cash buyers—those who don't need any bank or other financing—a...

DogFit Dallas Art Ortiz
Article Courtesy of the Dallas Observer and written by: Jane R. LeBlanc"Dogs should live in a world where we the human beings create balance and harmony," says Art Ortiz, owner of ...

AN EYE ON NORTH TEXAS
We have it all Y'all, here are a couple of articles that best describe our excitement for what is going on in North Texas. North Texas's very own McKinney gets a huge complime...

FSBO SAFETY TIPS WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME
SAFETY TIP #1   DO not allow drive ups.  Show your home by Appointment Only.  Safety tip #2     Ask for a Pre-Qualification Letter.  This will help yo...

Annual Maintenance
Annual Maintenance A common expectation of homeowners is to want the components and systems in their home to work when they need them. Periodic mainten...

Cash Flow And Equity Buildup
Cash Flow and Equity Build-up Many years ago, Las Vegas hotels would entice customers with inexpensive rooms, meals and...

34 Rules Of Manliness
Nowadays, it may be hard to find a guy who knows ALL 34 things that every man must know.  Check the list to see where you rank....and if you don't know, get to work!!!http://w...

Seller Safety Plan
Better Homeowners Information to Improve Homeownership   Seller Safety Plan September is ...

Money Down The Drain
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Rent Or Buy
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Texas State Fair
The GREAT TEXAS TRADITION!  The State Fair of Texas is a DFW attraction and tradition for those who live here!   So make this a don't miss event on your calendar t...

National Home Prices Climb Monthly Sales Increase
For the twenty-eighth consecutive month, home prices have increased year-over-year. June's median existing-home price reached $223,300, a climb of 4.3 percent from a year ago. Th...

Why Fall Is The Best Time To Buy Fixer Upper Homes In DFW
DFW Fixer-Upper Homes If you've been considering buying investment property to flip in DFW or perhaps even a fixer-upper to owner-occupy and "make your own", the time to buy is ...

Checklist For Submitting An Offer To Buy A House
Finding the house of your dreams is only the first step towards becoming a homeowner. Once you've located the perfect home, you need to make an offer to buy it. This is not as si...

4 Changes To FHA Loans
In layman's terms, an FHA loan is insured (or backed) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This government subsidy has been around since the housing market f...

Keep Your Home Purchase On Track
Keep Your Home Purchase on Track By: G. M. Filisko Published: March 30, 2010 You’ve found your dream home. Make sure mis...

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How Do You Choose A Home Stager For Your Clients
We all know that how a home is staged can make or break a listing at times.  How do you choose your recommended stager? Here's a great video with advice on what you should be ...

Must Dos In Dallas Part II Well Maybe Ft Worth REATA
I'm usually sticking to the Dallas area but today we are venturing out to historic downtown Ft. Worth.  My husband and I did a little get away out of Dallas and traveled to th...

Richardson TX Watering Restrictions Lawn Watering Once A Week
Effective August 31, 2014, Richardson has adopted a once per week lawn watering schedule.  The specific day of the week is still based on the physical address.  Last digi...

Richardson TX Water Restrictions Once Per Week Lawn Watering
Effective August 31, 2014, Richardson TX residents can now water their lawns once per week.   This new watering schedule is effective from August 31, 2014 to October 31, 2014....

Dallas Condo Near Addison For 119k With Great Room Up For Media Or Double Master
14277 Preston Road # 1029, Dallas, TXGet Directions Click Here       DescriptionPhotosMaps & LocalSchools $ Click for current price2 BED...

COLLEENS HOT TIP ON WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE
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Can A Seller Do Repairs Like Sprinkler And Electric Themselves
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Just A Few More Days Until Friday Night Lights Begins
With the first scrimmages in the books, we are just a few days until Week 1 of the newest Texas High School Football Season begins! Check out some pics from practice around the are...

Single Story 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home For Sale In Carrollton For 230k
***Landscaping to be installed at Closing. Seller needs ONE day lease-back to make it happen.  (Click the link below to see all of the photos).  Granite is in all three b...

How To Be A New Landlord
Great article from Landlord Station.http://news.landlordstation.com/new-landlord/ ...

Keep Cool And Save On Energy Costs
How do you plan on staying cool during the summer heat? In many modern homes, the easiest solution is to turn down the thermostat and crank up the air conditioning. But you could b...

5 Good Reasons To Buy A Home Instead Of Rent
Many people are hesitant to lock themselves into a mortgage or to put all of their savings into a down payment. Committing to living in one place for a long time might also seem ...

Must Dos In Dallas Part II DFW Restaurant Week
If you like dining for a deal and helping out your community at the same time DFW Restaurant Week is an event you cannot miss.   There 125 restaurants participating in DFW...

Busy Dad Workout
Being a Dad of two kids under 2 years old, I am definitely thinking I'll be trying these out!! Great for a Tuesday morning laugh. http://www.howtobeadad.com/2011/1433/workout-...

4 Tips To Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford
4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford By: G. M. Filisko Published: March 11, 2010 By knowing how much mortg...

Check Out This Cute Little Home Decor Site
http://littleredporch.blogspot.com/?m=1 Hand painted signs are the best!!...

30Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.04 percent, up from 3.97 percent at t...

Harbor At Adriatica Resort Style Luxury Condos In Mckinney
You're enjoying the serene atmosphere... stone architecture... Mediterranean cuisine on the patio from your favorite restaurant overlooking the calming water views:  you're no...

Natural Cleaning Products
Cleaning does not have to occur with products made in a lab. Clean your home with natural, organic solutions (and they're probably cheaper)!http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizin...

Buying A Home In A Sellers Market And Frisco Homes For Sale Under 250k
Frisco Homes for sale are no-doubt moving at lightning-quick speed.  If you've been trying to watch Frisco Inventory only to feel like you have whip-lash with finding a h...

The Gain In DFW Home Prices
Great Article from Star-Telegram.http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/25/5599842/dfw-home-prices-gained-102-percent.html...

Down Payment Assistance To Buy Your Home
Some people qualify for down payment assistance to buy a home. Please give us a call at 469-200-0105 for more details.  Our team specializes in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area...

Single Story Upscale Condos In Collin County
Single-Story Condos in Collin County are a rare commodity indeed.  Most websites do not give you the option to search this type of feature (single-story) so you likely do...

An Increase In Inventory May Help Slow National Home Price Increases
Housing inventory and price growth are interrelated. Many areas of the country are experiencing a rise in home prices due to inventory shortage. In April, 2.29 million homes were...

Why Home Sellers Need An Agent To Price Their Home
A quick internet search will reveal dozens of Automated Valuation Modeling (AVM) sites that promise to tell you how much your home is worth. These AVMs use statistical ...

Financing For Your Home Purchase
The Most Important First Step!Have your REALTOR refer you to a Lender and supply Lender with all the information to have an Approval ready once you find that perfect home.Many fact...

10 Tips Most FirstTime Home Buyers Dont Consider
By Suba Iyer Published June 20 2014 FiveCentNickel.comIt's been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we've learned a number of v...

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Housing Growth Price Trends
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7 Tips For Improving Your Credit
7 Tips for Improving Your Credit By: G. M. Filisko Published: February 25, 2010 Here’s how to clean up your credit so yo...

North Texas Boomtowns Your Home Value Is Going UP
Don't be afraid by sticker shock in most parts of the DFW Metroplex. yes your home value is going up. it normally does, but it's going up in a hurry these days. it is really e...

Benefits Of Selling Your Home With A Realtor
      .  Statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent              wil...

Wooded Lots In The Mckinney Frisco Allen Areas
Wooded Lots near the Frisco, Mckinney, Allen area seem to be in huge demand with all of the calls I've been getting lately.  Lush, treed lots with a larger than average l...

MUST DOs In Dallas Part I
Food.Moonshine.Life.FUN!! Our first stop for our Must Dos in Dallas is at my local favorite - Mash'D. Not only are the crazy MOONSHINE concoctions amazing the food knocks your sock...

How To Pick Paint Colors
How to Pick Paint Colors By: Jan Soults Walker Published: December 17, 2012 Paint has remodeling power when you use it to ...

DFW American Flies Nonstop To Shanghai Hong Kong
DALLAS-FORT WORTH - American Airlines Inc. is now flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to China with nonstop service to Shanghai and Hong Kong.While it is the world...

Mediterranean Feel Renovated Home For Sale In Richardson For 235K
                                             1810 Auburn Drive&nb...

4 Signs Of A Sellers Market
Around the nation, the number of homes listed for sale is down and buyers are left chasing after a shrinking supply of decent real estate. Basic economics tells us that if the tr...

Are Lending Standards Loosening
Pre-housing crisis, it was easy for a buyer to get a mortgage. Post-housing crisis, banks set the strictest rules for lending the housing market had seen in decades. Mortgage app...

Budget Friendly Summer Wet Zones
School is out and summer is here!  If you looking for ways to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors on a weekly basis without breaking the bank this summer you’ll want to check...

Celebrate Freedom Independence Day 2014
July 4th a time to celebrate our Independence!  A time to stand proud to be an American.  A time to spend with friends and family and enjoy the beautiful night skies l...

Amazing Town Home Near Downtown Dallas And Northpark Mall
Amazing 2 bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Town home for lease close to Downtown Dallas. Near North Park Mall. Lots of closet space and storage space. Gated 2 car covered parking and 2 communit...

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FHA Lauching Program To Expand Credit Access
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Where To Buy An Upgraded Home In An Exemplary Rated District Under 250 000
Mckinney neighborhoods definitely have an allure all their own, hence the city motto "Unique by Nature".  Complete with rolling landscaping, a plethora of treed lot...

Spring High School Football Has Come And Gone JJ Pearce High School
Early morning practice in full pads. , at least for me, it seems that 7:00am is early..  I park my car on the side of the road so that I can see the boys practicing. it i...

Ready Set Go Steps To List Your Home
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5 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Sale
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March 2014 Housing Trends
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whe...

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Tips For Purchasing A Home
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7 Steps To Take Before You Buy A Home
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A Beautiful Place To Call Home
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9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their Taxes
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National Sales Data 2013 In Review
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Are You Trying To Sell Too High
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February 2014 Housing Trends
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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 6 The Inspection
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Home Staging Tips
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Spring Buying Season Starts Early This Year
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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 5 Submitting An Offer
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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 4 Decisions Decisions
Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)…The entire experience will b...

New Addition Of Patio Homes In Plano TX
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Pick A Real Estate Agent That Cares
So you’ve decided to sell your home.  You start the process of choosing an agent.  Pick a real estate agent who cares.   As you begin to interview potential r...

How To Improve Curb Appeal And Retain Value
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How Long You Have To Wait To Buy Another Home After A Short Sale Foreclosure Or Bankruptcy
Many times I have potential buyers log onto my website or contact me directly wondering how long they have to wait to be able to be approved again for a home-loan.  ...

Pooper Scoopers
If you live in North Texas, have a dog or multiple dogs - THIS IS A MUST READ!In July, my husband and I decided to adopt a puppy.  When we picked our little Benz up ...

You Can Buy A Home With Down Payment Assistance
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Its Time To Downsize Your Home
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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 3 Progress
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Esta Pensando En Vender Su Casa
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I Need To Break My Lease What Should I Do
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Homes For Sale In Estates Of Forest Creek Plano TX
Find Homes for Sale in Estates of Forest Creek Plano TX. Looking for the best location in Plano?  Look no further.  The average price of Homes for Sale in ...

Mckinney Monthly Million Dollar Listing Update
Mckinney Million-Dollar Homes are not even staying on the market (even in the winter months) long these days either!  Coupled with the blue-ribbon winning, exemplary-rate...

National Home Prices Continue To Rise
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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Investing In Real Estate
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How To Buy A Home The Cliff Notes
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The Value Of A Home Inspection
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Esta Listo Para Comprar Una Casa
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Down Payment Assistance
Ready to buy a home? Do you think you can’t because you don’t have enough money for a down payment?  You can!The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) offers ...

Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 2 The Home Search
Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home…The entire experience will be documented–from our first meetin...


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Deal Of The Day
Deal of the day! Here is today's foreclosure deal of the dayText me for more information, or if you want to swing by and check it out....

Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Told From The Realtor Perspective
Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home...The entire experience will be documented--from our first meeti...

Hyperion Homes The New Leasing Option
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The Real Estate Contract And What To Watch Out For As A Home Buyer
Notice I didn't say "First-time home-buyer".    Even the most experienced home-buyer, due to lack of knowledge, focus, or time, may not be aware of the importance of ...

For Sellers Ways To Reduce Items On An Inspection Report
REDUCING ITEMS ON AN INSPECTION REPORT12 easy fixes for homeowners• Replace batteries in smoke detectors and/or install smoke detectors in each bedroom, hall and on each flo...

Unique Historical Homes Near Dallas TX
Historical homes.  Let's face it, every historical home is unique in some way.  With their unique moldings, turn-of-the-century style, craftsmanship that is just so....

Its A Sellers Market
It’s a Seller’s Market out there!  What’s a Seller’s Market you might ask?  Merriam-Webster’s definition of a Seller’s Market is “A situation in which few t...

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Soy Extranjero Y Quiero Comprar Casa En Estados Unidos
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Stonebridge Ranch Neighborhoods In Mckinney
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Hard To Find Mediterranean Style Homes
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DFW Fixer Uppers
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