Deborah Boyd's Blog Posts

Waiting Until After The Holidays To Sell Isnt Smart

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide

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House Hasnt Sold Yet Take Another Look At Price

The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong throughout the

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The Number One Reason To Sell Your House Now

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association of REALTORS' (NAR)

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Dallas Now One Of Top Ten Overheated Real Estate Markets In The Country

Well this is newsworthy: Dallas beat out LA and Fresno, California, to make it onto Realtor.com’s newest list of the country’s 10 “overheating real estate markets.” This despite the

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How Much Do You Need To Save For A Downpayment To Buy A House In Dallas

What could you be doing with the money that goes toward small purchases like your daily latte, an impulse magazine, or eating out for lunch? Saving up for a down payment, says Realtor.com,

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3 Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Themselves

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your

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Should You Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year

Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase

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3 Reasons To Buy Now

If you have been thinking about buying, here are 4 reasons to make the move and do it now:Prices are going to rise.Homes aren’t likely to get cheaper. According to data from CoreLogic, home prices

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Saving To Buy A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price

 As a seller, you will be most concerned with the 'short term price' - where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price but instead with

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Should Buyers Make Offers On Multiple Homes At Once

Bidding wars are brewing across the country as a limited number of homes for sale has home buyers getting competitive. Indeed, 51 percent of nearly 800 real estate professionals with the Redfin

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2 Very Important Tips To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the

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Where To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks Around DFW

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe July 4th!Addison Fireworks - July 3rd - 9:30 pmhttp://addisonkaboomtown.com/kaboom-town-schedule/Southlake Fireworks – July 3rd– 9:30http:/

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5 Ways To Buy A Bigger Home For Less Money

Is it possible to buy a bigger home without having to pay big bucks?   Here are some tips to potential buyers who are looking for a larger home on a smaller budget. For example, they can

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5 Tips To Help Buyers Save For A Downpayment

Saving for a down payment can pose one of the biggest challenges for potential home buyers. Indeed, a down payment is often the largest single payment a consumer makes in their lifetime and

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New 6 Bedroom Just Listed In West Frisco Priced To Sell At 364900

Fabulous SIX BEDROOM, EAST facing hm in one of Friscos premier communities! Great FP w-Mstr down, gamerm & media up! Many upgrades & amenities. Wide plank hrdwd flooring in fam rm,

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7 Reasons Why You Need A Buyers Agent When Purchasing New Construction

It is foolish for a home buyer to enter into a new construction contract without an experienced real estate agent and subject themselves to “Intermediary without appointment”. The

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5 Reasons Why Your Home Will Sell Faster In The Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:1. Demand Is StrongThe latest

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PreQualified Vs PreApproved Whats The Difference

Without good preparation, many buyers get lulled into the mistaken notion that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage this means that they have been pre-approved for

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How To Win In A Real Estate Bidding War

Bidding wars are heating up across the country as buyer demand continues to offset the number of homes for sale. Buyer competition is even affecting towns that rarely see bidding wars, due to the

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Hurry Up And List Your House Today To Get Top Dollar

That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST

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How To Prepare For A Home Inspection

Consider cleaning the inside of the property and completing any exterior clean-up before the inspection. Fix minor defects such as loose door hardware and faucets. Replace any burned out light

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These Ontrend Features Can Sell Your Home Faster And For More Money

Despite skyrocketing home prices, Dallas is still one of the best places in which to buy a home this year. It's a seller's market, but there are key ways to make sure your home sells faster —

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6 Common Buyer Questions For Sellers

Home buyers want to know specifics about the homes that pique their interest. So be proactive and address their questions upfront by finding the answers to some of the following questions from your

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Here Comes The Housing Inventory

Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble

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3 Pitfalls Of First Time Homebuyers

If you are a first time homebuyer and thinking about getting out of the sky high rat race of renting and investing in buying your first home, here are three major pitfalls to avoid: Not getting

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What You Need To Know About Capital Gains Tax And Selling Your Home

What's the best tax break available to Jane and John Q. Public? If they're homeowners, it's selling their house.Homeowners already know the many tax breaks that Uncle Sam offers, most notably

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5 Ways To Explain Low Inventory

Everywhere you turn, there's a new story about how the lack of homes on the market is driving up prices and driving buyers crazy. But what's the reason behind this trend?There are a number of,

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Five Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant

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5 Problems Uncovered In Home Inspections

Even a house that seems perfect may not be so when it comes to a home inspection, which is meant to discover potential problems with the home's systems, appliances, and structure."Depending on the

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5 Credit Mistakes Potential Homebuyers Make

Maintaining a strong credit score is one of the most important things potential buyers can do if they want to qualify for a mortgage, since credit scores are used by lenders to measure financial

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5 Facts About Appraisals

“What is the appraised value of my home?” This is a common question realtors get asked.  A realtor can give you a Market Analysis that will show you what home are currently listed for and

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Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and

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4 Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell

The house has been cleaned from corner to corner, but now it may just need a few more finishing touches. Here are a few less-obvious, inexpensive ideas for staging your listing:1. Repaint the

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys

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Anthropologie And Free People Added To Wade Parks Retail Lineup

Thomas Land & Development is proud to officially welcome Anthropologie and Free People to its lineup of retailers at Wade Park in Frisco, Texas.Joining a roster that includes Whole Foods, iPic,

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5 Kitchen Makeover Ideas For Under 1000

Kitchen remodels can cost your clients upwards to $20,000 or more. But there are a few simple and inexpensive tweaks that can give a dated kitchen a more modern edge. RISMedia recently highlighted

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6 Cost Saving Reasons To Buy New Construction

Many older homes come with charm, a sense of history, or are just in the precise neighborhood you want to live in. Often, though, the first thing someone who buys a pre-existing home does is remodel

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Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to

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In A Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let's look at a few reasons why

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How To Beat Out Other Homebuyers When There Is No Inventory

It’s an extremely tough market out there for potential homebuyers right now. The hand dealt to you contains very little inventory, outrageous home prices and tight access to

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Where Is Housing Headed For The Rest Of 2016

 With the overall economy just inching along, some experts are questioning whether the housing market can continue its momentum throughout the rest of the year. People are beginning to ask

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The Home Buying Process Simplified

Home buying can become quite overwhelming and stressful  at times. But there is a simple solution for that:-  Don't do it by yourself!! Let a professional help you through it.Here are the

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A Bird In The Hand

In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court.And they would be

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4 Reasons To Move Up To Your Dream Home This Spring

Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your

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Whats It Worth

Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's worth?”Such a

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5 Low Cost Ways To Boost Your Homes Value

Whether your are thinking about selling or just want to improve your home's value, here are five inexpensive ways to do just that with a huge return on your investment and give it a little makeover

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Housing Inventory Disappearing

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest 

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3 Housing Trends Emerging This Spring

The spring tends to be real estate’s most active season of buying and selling. So what housing trends are emerging right now that you should be aware of? The Street recently took a look at three

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One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy NOW

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today's housing market. The study

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Selling Your Home Make Sure The Price Is Right

 In today's market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often

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NEW LISTING IN WEST FRISCO

This flawless 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath home 2713 sft has been so lightly lived in that it's practically brand new in gated community! Exceptional maintenance and care have always

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Appraisals Causing Delays And Cancellations

Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge

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We Have Buyers And Bidding Wars And Not Enough Inventory

The housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory.

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What Motivates People To Buy

For more than half of Americans, the main reason to buy a home is simply because they want a place to call their own, according to the “Homebuyer Insight Report” recently released by Bank of

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Sellers Are In The Drivers Seat In This Market

 If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in

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Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes

Last week, the inaugural "Homebuyer Insights Report" was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding

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What Info You Need To Obtain A Mortgage

Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it also makes great financial sense because of the tax benefits — which you can’t take advantage of when paying rent.

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5 Keys To Unlock A Better Credit Score

There are things consumers with less than stellar credit can do to improve their standing among lenders and to rebuild their credit score. In this article, we will look at techniques you can use to

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You Can Save For A Down Payment Faster Than You Think

In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home

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Buyer Cheat Sheet For A Sellers Market

In a seller's market, home buyers need to be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the country are facing a limited number of homes for sale.   It's

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Real Estate 2016 Will Be The Best Year In A Decade

A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.” Now, Freddie Mac 

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Whats The Fastest Way To Improve Your Credit Score

Spring home buying season is already well underway, so if you’re looking to improve your credit score, you’re already falling a step behind.Time to play catch up. But how? For home

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This May Be The Best Time Ever For Dallas Homeowners To Sell

Thinking about putting your house on the market? You'd better move quick, because we are approaching the absolute best time to sell a house in Dallas-Fort Worth. And you can expect it to sell for

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Explosive Growth Results In Almost 400 New DallasFort Worth Residents Per Day

Population is booming in the Lone Star State: According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas has added more new residents than any other state in the country

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Five Reasons Not To Do For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). 

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Further Proof This Isnt A Housing Bubble

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog which explained that current increases in home prices were the result of the well-known concept of supply & demand and should not lead to conversations of a

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The Importance Of Using An Agent To Sell Your House

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result

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The Main Reason To Use A Real Estate Professional When Selling Your House

Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home:1. Sell it for the best price2. Sell it within a predetermined time3. Sell it with the least amount of hassles4.

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Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Opinions Widen

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are

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3 REASONS WHY I CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE

Here are 3 reasons why I can sell your house:  1. I have 15 years of experience selling real estate in the area and a network of existing buyers.2. I have a proven marketing strategy that

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What If You Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home

As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, you must not be

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6 Ways To Make Buying A Home Easier

Anyone who’s ever been through the home buying process knows one thing: It can be a little daunting. There’s countless paperwork, hundreds of forms to fill out, and lots of back-and-forth

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5 Inspection Problems Sellers Can Avoid

The home inspection is perhaps the rockiest phase of a home purchase because the issues that arise could scare buyers off. But there are typical problems that sellers can be proactive about

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Yes Home Prices Are Rising No A New Housing Bubble Is NOT Forming

We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created concern in some pundits that a housing bubble, like we saw ten years ago, is forming again.

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Housing Market To Spring Forward This Year

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the

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Study Again Finds Homeownership To Be A Better Way Of Producing Wealth

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a

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9 Myths About Credit Scores

1.Closing out old, inactive accounts will help your score.Your credit score is partially based on your length of credit history and your utilization rate. By closing old accounts, you can make your

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Put Your Housing Costs To Work For You

There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. As we have said before, mortgage interest rates are still

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Yesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership makes sense, financially. Today we wanted to touch on the emotional or ‘real’ reasons that many Americans strive to become

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6 Staging Secrets Of Model Homes

It’s no secret staging can raise the value of a home—in fact, it can boost a sale price by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes—the ones that garner the full 10—strike the

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring

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Three Things That Add Value To Your Home

One of the best things a seller can do to increase the value of their home is start on a few home improvement projects. The following are some of the least expected

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Low Inventory Causes Home Prices To Accelerate

 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only

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Thinking Of Buying A Home What Are You Waiting For

 With spring right around the corner, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

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Where Do Experts Think Future Home Values Are Headed

 Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics 

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Best Time To Schedule Photography Appointments

Although you'll receive professional, magazine-quality images no matter what time of the day you schedule your photography when listing your home for sale, there are times

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Plan Your Next Move

So you want to sell your house. You can just put a sign in your front yard and call it a day, right? Wrong! The process of listing your home for sale and what happens next is much more complex than

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The Grammy Awards Performances Featured Lackluster Moments But Lots of LegJumpsuits, plain white tees and lots of leg took the stage at the 2016 Grammys.By Margaret Abrams • 02/16

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Considering buying a home? Let me get you pre-approved! I'll make the process simple & enjoyable!http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/get-a-mortgage/

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged

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What You Dont Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:1)  Set the market value on

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What Is A CMA And Do You Need One

No two homes are identical, which is why choosing a sales price or offer price for a home can bechallenging. That’s where the comparable market analysis, or CMA, can be useful.What is a CMA?The

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4 Quick Tips To Boost Curb Appeal With Only 100

 You don’t have to break the bank to get an instant lift to a home’s curb appeal. In fact, in a short video she highlights how spending just $106 on some paint and a new light fixture could

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Will Appraisals Continue To Be A Challenge In 2016

First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index(RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and industry”.

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Friscos 5B Mile Reputation Going Global

Frisco’s heavily hyped $5 Billion Mile is getting noticed not just nationwide, but around the world, a top state economic developer said at an executive forum in the city early Wednesday.Frisco

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4 expenses homebuyers should keep in mind▼ 01/29/2016 | Author: Jaime Lee When starting your house hunt online, you'll see that most real estate websites let you search by

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To Dos Your February Home Checklist

Outsmart winter weather by making your home inside a clean, cozy and healthy haven. Put a pot of soup on the stove, plan a trip or get a jump-start on spring cleaning with a whole-house refresh,

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No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To You Should Sell Before Spring

Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers

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Here Are The 20 Hottest Housing Markets

Is a winter chill sweeping through the housing market? Fewer homes were for sale in January and for those that were on the market, they saw slower market times, according to realtor.com®’s

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NEW LISTING 3046 SFT AND 3 CAR GARAGE IN GREAT LOCATION FOR ONLY 315K

Immaculate home, spacious, beautiful open floor plan, rare 3 car garage, luxurious master suite with fireplace & sitting area, fabulous master suite closet, bonus room, new fence, upgraded

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How To Choose The Right Builder

When you decide to buy or build a new home, what factors should you consider in selecting the right builder? Buying a home is likely to be the largest investment you will ever make— so it’s

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3 Things Sellers Should Know Before Selling In 2016

There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important when it comes to

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Selling Your Home Now May Benefit You More Than Waiting Til Spring

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is

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How Much Will A Real Estate Agent Save You

Some homeowners choose to sell their homes themselves to save money on the commission. Ironically, these homeowners would have walked away with more money and less hassle had

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New Construction Homes In Frisco

I have over 15 years of new home construction and sales. I work with builders on a daily basis and can not only find you what you are looking for, but get you the best possible deal by being in the

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The Top States For Retirees In 2016

Those in the 65-plus bracket may find their money will go further and their quality of life will be better in certain areas of the country. To help figure out which ones are best, WalletHub compared

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A Million Boomerang Buyers About To Enter Market

 TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5

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Dallas Real Estate Prices Hit All Time High

U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market.The Standard & Poor’s/Case

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Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year

Here is a quick rundown of the cost difference in buying now or waiting until next year to buy:  The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if

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What Do You Actually Need To Get A Mortgage

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is

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4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make

When your client finally closes on their home, they're going to be excited to start making the place their own. But going overboard with decorating concepts or placing furniture in the wrong

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Thinking Of Buying Selling 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant

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5 Things To Never Say When Selling A Home

It's a lesson worth remembering: Home sellers need to watch what they say to home buyers and their real estate agents.Real estate professionals recently shared with realtor.com® the phrases they

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The Number One Thing That Will Hold Back Sales In 2016

The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and

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What Americans Say Would Make Them Move

What states are the top picks for Americans looking to move? Florida, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York, according to a new survey by Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. adults.Besides

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Thinking Of Buying A Home 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your

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Are The Obstacles To Homeownership Real Or Preceived

A recent study by Fannie Mae, What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria?, revealed that many consumers are either unsure or misinformed regarding the minimum

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Pricing Right To Sell Your Home

Pricing is one of the most important aspects of selling your home. If a house is priced too high for the market, it won't attract buyers. If it's priced too low, qualified buyers won't see

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Is It An End To Mortgage Rates Under 4 Percent

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage finished out 2015 breaking above the 4 percent mark. It was the first time in five months the rate edged above 4 percent.“In the final week of 2015, Treasury yields

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The Number One Reason To List Your House For Sale Today

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association of REALTORS’ )

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Why Buy New

Here are 8 reasons to buy new over existing construction. Also keep in mind that it costs you nothing to use a reason to buy new construction!  Call me today for a complete list of new

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Onwards And Upwards In 2016

It’s that time of year again—the time to reflect on the year that’s passed and look forward to what’s going to matter most in 2016. Our hope is that when you do, you focus on some of your

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5 Savings For Homeowners In 2016

Making a few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn't everyone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a few ideas:1. Energy audits: Utility companies may offer

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3 Trends Sellers Should Know In 2016

There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important when it comes to

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home Get Ready To Negotiate

Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate

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Dont Let Rising Rents Trap You

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t Become

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What Does A Realtor Do To Earn Their Commission

As you read through some of the tasks on the infographic above, it may seem overwhelming. That’s because it is. Full-time REALTORS® who excel in their careers are high-energy, time-efficient

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Where Are Home Prices Headed Over The Next Five Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics 

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FSBO List Again Or OTM A Sellers Dilemma

At the end of December, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must

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5 Reasons Not To Do For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are

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Buying A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price

 As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about price but instead

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December 2015 Market Update

Home sales slowed in October as inventory remained tight and prices continued their seasonal decline. As the end of the year approaches, consensus among economists is that the Federal

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You Need To Sell Your Home Twice

A recent post on “The Home Story”, a site published by Fannie Mae, explained the difference between the price a seller may get for their home and the value an appraiser might

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Home Prices Past Present And Future

CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over

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What You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage Today

A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The

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2 Big Reasons To Sell Your Home In The Winter

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors 

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7 Tips To Secure A Home When Inventory Is Low

While there is strong buyer demand, a giant lack of inventory in the housing market is creating a roadblock. This leaves home shoppers in a tight spot.   The most recent pending

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Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes

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Open Sunday 2-4 On January 19,2014! 5826 Belmont Ave, Dallas TX 75206.  Stop by this updated 1926 craftsman style bungalow. Absolutely charming. Nearly quarter of acre(50x200) lot.

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