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Roanake Texas Real Estate

Download The Real Estate Market Report for Ronaoke Texas, 76262

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NEW CONSTRUCTION IN WEST VILLAGE HASKELLANDCENTRAL

I was headed to West Villiage for an appointment and saw this new construction apartment building.  This is the only time this building will ever be in this state.  Lives will be changed

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My Real Estate Story

Started my career in real estate with JP & Associates Realtors® last month and hit the ground running. I've been busy so far but still learning a ton each day. I have a long way to get to where I

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To Stage Or Not To Stage

To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of

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7 Tips For Staging Your Home

7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process.The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your home is to impress

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Britton Homes Joins The Walsh Community

Community OverviewWalsh is located on I-30, just twelve miles west of Fort Worth. This innovative community features the Makerspace at Walsh, Walsh Works that offers flexible workspace for those

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3 Ways To Impress Buyers When Selling

3 ways to impress buyersPeeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink can ruin a buyer's impression of an otherwise appealing house. Here are easy ways to make your property more

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6 STEPS TO BUYING A HOME

Your credit report and score are used by lenders to determine your credit worthiness when approving you for a mortgage. The information found in your credit report is used to calculate your credit

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Good Credit Habits For Buyers And Renters

We often hear about how important our credit scores are when it comes to our purchases. And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to purchasing or renting a home. A healthy credit score has a

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Determining The Right Sales Price

We all know that the real estate market changes often. That can often leave people selling their homes confused. However, real estate agents always seem to be in the know about the market. And,

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5 Credit DONTS For Homebuyers In Less Than 2 Mins

DID YOU KNOW...that it is not wise to make huge purchases or open new lines of credit 3-6 months before buying a home? Barry Paperno with CreditCards.comwarns homebuyers about "5 Credit Don'ts"

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Top Tips To Help Sell Your Home

The real estate market can be a competitive place. And we all want our homes to sell as quickly as possible. However, it can sometimes turn into a difficult task. I mean, keeping a home “show

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Light Your Inner Fire Works

Have you ever wondered why it's worthwhile to try to find your life passion?For those who already living their passion, they understand the “why” of it. But if you've never found your life

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How To Decorate A New Home On A Tight Budget

You’ve just purchased a new dream home and that’s pretty exciting. And why wouldn’t it be? I mean, with all of the possibilities, new experiences and memories to make, there’s nothing

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Plano

Plano  Best City for Families, wallethub.com, 2014  Best Suburbs for Education In America, movoto.com, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers, wallethub.com, 2014  

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McKinne

McKinney  Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America, movoto.com, 2015  Best Place to Live in America, CNN Money magazine, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers,

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Frisco Community

District  100 Best Communities for Young People - recognizes outstanding places for youth to live, learn and grow  Best Communities for Music Education – honors districts who

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Mar 16 2017 25357 1

Headline: Reliable tactics for when the appraisal is lowFew things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer.

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Feb 26 2017 25357 1

FAT TUESDAY – Day Before Ash WednesdayFat Tuesday – Day Before Ash WednesdayFAT TUESDAYThe last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertwining of a period

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Nat

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – February 27NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAYWe continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observing National Strawberry Day on February 27. These juicy, sweet berries

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NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – February 4thNational Homemade Soup Day – February 4NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAYNational Homemade Soup Day is observed annually on February 4th.Before the era of modern

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Download Your Home Selling Guide Here

Click the link below to download your FREE Home Selling Guide:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/sellers/?a=303269

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Download Your Buyers Guide Here

Click the link below for a Buying a home this winter:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/buyersty/?a=303269

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Print Tools For Homebuyers

OWNING A HOME:  TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR HOMEBUYERS PREPARE TO SHOP FOR A HOME1. Check your credit2. Assess your spending3. Budget for new or changed expenses4. Determine your down

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Top 25 Best School Districts In Texas

The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.  

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Tips For Strategic Home Buying In A Buyers Market

There’s nothing more inviting to an aspiring homeowner than a buyer’s market. There’s a strong sense of immediacy and optimism in the name itself: “Buy. Buy. Buy!” But any seasoned

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Five Housing Markets On The Rise In 2017

Five Housing Markets on the Rise in 2017The national housing market has come a long way despite being only several years removed from the mortgage crisis. Part of the reasoning lies in restored

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Freezing Pipes

How to Prevent Freezing PipesYou CAN prevent freezing pipes and the costly damage that goes with them.

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Doors Need A Fresh Look

Pulls and Knobs Open the Door to a New LookRepair and replace door hardware that makes rooms look dingy and outdated. We’ll show you how door and cabinet pulls, knobs, and hinges can give your

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Total Remodel In A Hot Dallas Neighborhood

I love to see how these homes are remodeled!!  http://kathrynbrick.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-13485550-3343-Dartmoor-Drive-Dallas-TX

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What Does A Sellers Agent Do

It's the job of the seller's agent to get the best deal for their client. Obviously, getting the most money possible for the sale is one way to measure success, but a good seller's agent will also

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Walsh Community Technology Update

For a price already included in HOA fees, every home, school, and business will come equipped with two gigabit internet speeds. With an upgrade, residents will be able to receive speeds up to 10

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Freezing Weather

FREEZING WEATHER HOME TIPS FROM NATIONS HOME WARRANTY1. Teach every member of your family to locate main cut-off valve, and have a cut-off key handy.2. Leave your pool running during freezing

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Post Offer Review

Post-Offer: An OverviewYou've made your offer, and the seller has accepted -- you've reached mutual acceptance. But what comes next, and what do you have to do to close the deal on your home? Here's

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t is crazy to think that we are already starting to see the beginning of the spring rush on the housing market in the Dallas / Plano / Frisco Area, but it is happening!  What does that mean to

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Happy 2017

As the New Year emerges, I am READY!  I was thinking about the fact that I didn't make any specific resolutions this year.  So many people make all of these resolutions to lose weight,

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This Holiday Season

Listing your home this winter? Try these few tips:A Welcoming Curb AppealClear clutter on walkways, trim shrubs and maintain leaves in the yard.  Place a wreath on the door, or seasonal

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Walsh Fort Worth Update

New Homes Starting in the upper $200’sLet me know if you are interested in checking out the new development.  The homes are perched atop rolling hills and meandering valleys, with views of

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Spiced Apple SangriaWhy relegate sangria to the summer? Add a little freshness to your holiday season with this fruit and wine concoction. This refreshing white wine version is an easily adaptable

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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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Holiday Recipes Take 8

Whiskey-Glazed RibsIngredients 4 racks baby back ribs 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon coriander seeds 11/2 (32-ounce) cans tomato sauce 4 cups light brown sugar 2 cups ketchup 2 cups cider

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Holiday Recipes Take 7

Pasta Primavera Serves: 6Ingredients: 3 c. uncooked penne pasta 1 c. broccoli, diced 1 c. cauliflower, diced 1 c. carrots, diced 1 c. frozen peas 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 clove minced

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Holiday Recipes Take 6

Striped Buffalo Chicken DipWhen you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, you should aim to make everything as patriotic as possible—and this includes the food. Here is an idea for a dip that’s

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Holiday Recipes Take 5

Sweeten the Season with A Classic Cookie Exchange PartyCookies have been a favorite American treat for centuries. So it’s no surprise that cookie exchanges also have been around for almost a

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M Streets Property For Sale

How fun is this listing?!  These types of homes don't pop up very often--call me to check it out!  Walking distance to Greenville Avenue establishments, great school district, the list

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Holiday Recipes Take 4

Inside Out CasserolesCasseroles are considered by many to be the quintessential American comfort food. Take what we love most about casseroles, and switch it up by spooning the ingredients into a

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Top 5 Things Not To Do During The Closing Process

 5 things NOT to do during the closing process:Change your marital statusChange jobsSwitch banks or move money to another institutionPaying off existing accounts unless lender requestsNo

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Holiday Recipes Take 3

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole BitesPut a casual spin on this classic home-cooked meal. Turn a delicious dinner dish into a crowd-pleasing appetizer with these casserole bites.Ingredients: 3

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Holiday Recipes Take 2

Fried Mashed Potato BitesMashed potatoes, in any other context, would stand out for the wrong reasons. But rolled in batter and fried up, they make the perfect finger food. Forget french fries and

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Holiday Recipes Take 1

Meatball BiscuitsSatisfy you and your guests’ hunger with this savory appetizer. Skip the marinara filled crock pot, and wrap up your meatballs in flaky dough.Ingredients: 1 pound ground

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NEW LISTING 1 ACRE EXQUISITE ESTATE CARROLL ISD

 EXQUISITE One Acre+ Estate. A blend of French & Old World charm throughout. This Magnificent home is in the sought after Carroll ISD. The detail & craftsmanship, you need to Come, Look & See

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Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events

Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events 10/30: Monster Mash (Southlake)10/30: Hallowine Trail (Grapevine)10/30: Hall

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First Time Home Buy

First-Time Buyers Expected to Return to Housing Market Realtor.com data shows rise in web searches by house hunters who want to buy in 2017. Young buyers could return to the housing market in droves

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2017 Housing Market Prediction

  Per economists:  Strong job growth and population gains will keep Dallas housing market hot in 2017 Strong demand by first time homebuyers and continued strong job growth in North Texas

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Howl 0 Ween Yappy Hour October 26

Bring your mutts, pups and pooches to mingle with friends and family for a howling good time at Sloan & Williams WineryThe event will consist of good wine, live music, fun prizes and raffles,

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Grapevine Veterans Day Parade

Salute military veterans at the Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Main and Hudgins Streets and will travel north

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GRAND OPENING APRIL 2017 WALSH DEVELOPMENT

Meet The First Home Builders of WalshThursday, Oct 20, 2016At Walsh, we believe all well-established and long-lasting neighborhoods honor the past and create a unique future for the residents. We

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Buyer IQ Quiz

Buyer IQ Quiz Zillow

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Need A Moving Company

    Not just any moving company will do for your move.  Some throw in boxes and other helpful products for a low fee, while others do not have any available. Knowing what to

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Welcome home!  This week I helped two first time home buyers find their forever homes!  They were as different as different could be.  One was a young, successful couple looking for a

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Sellers Market Still

Prices are appreciating in many areas of the country. Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet the buyer demand, prices will continue to increase. If you are debating listing your home

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Tips To Sell Your Home

Simple changes you can make to increase theodds of selling your home quickly. • Clean house and de-clutter. Rent adumpster and a storage unit to clearyour home of anything andeverything not

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93016 Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Dip to 10-Week Low DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Borrowing costs moved lower for home buyers and refinancers this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped

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What Is A Leak Detection Test

I've lived in my house long enough to where I thought I knew everything about it--and then something happens and I find out I know a lot less than I thought.  Here is some info about leak

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Things To Never Do When Showing Your Home

Selling your house and like the way it looks for staging?...well, just because we like it doesn't mean everyone else will.  Staging a house is important so you can attract as many

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WALSH RANCH UPDATE

BY SANDRA BAKERsabaker@star-telegram.com FORT WORTHOn Wednesday, Aledo school officials will ceremoniously turn dirt to mark the start of construction of an elementary school on the legendary

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You Ask What Is GrapeStomp

It's in Grapevine at Grapefest 2016! http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/events-venues/grapestomp/ Fast Facts:  So, just how fast can your feet fly at GrapeStomp? Two

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If You Cant Get A Mortgage

In America today, an estimated 250,000 households—who would have had mortgage financing just 20 years ago—are today denied the opportunity to buy a home. This crisis goes straight to the heart

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Parts Of A Buyers Offer

There are many parts of an offer, maybe you probably wouldn't know about without some guidance from your realtor.  Here is a good overview of the major parts.  Please keep in mind, this is

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What Price Should You Offer On A Home

Aaah...the magic question.  The Dallas/Fort Worth market is crazy lazy andhouses are flying off the market, but buyers still want to feel like they are getting a good deal.  How do you

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Home Buying Myths You Should Know About

Everyone is an expect in home buying, right?...  Not so much.  Here are some home buying myths that might help you out in the future.  Have real estate questions or ready to start the

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Are YOU ready to sell or buy a house?  Sometimes it is hard to know when the right time to sell or buy a house would be.  Do I wait for spring when the weather is good and there are a lot

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14767 Homes Sold Yesterday

14,767 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing

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Cheap Curb Appeal Tricks That Offer The Best Selling Returns

It always seems like there is some type of home improvement to be done.  Looking to get the most bang for your buck?  Try some of these tricks.  Want additional tricks or just

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When You Can Deduct Moving Expenses

A deduction is better than no deduction, right?...  Here are some situations when you can deduct moving expenses.  Have other questions about deductions--or anything real estate-related at

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8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Sellers Should Know

Well...the article title says it all.  Interested in more seller tips?  Or even buyer tips?  I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com8

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What Is A Short Sale

What is in the world is a short sale?  You've probably heard the term a number of times--maybe almost so many times that you felt like it was too late to really ask for some clarification?;

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It is not winter yet, but it will be here soon enough.  Or some people would like to think so because it is currently SO hot in the Dallas area!  All that being said, aren't you curious

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Crazy Tips That Will Help You Sell Your House

Trying to sell your house and want to put yourself ahead of the "competition"?  Check out these crazy tips.  Hey, it can't hurt to try, right??  Want assistance selling your house. or

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Vacation Home

Your Vacation Home is Just a Dream AwayPosted in Economist Commentaries, by Amanda Riggs on July 27, 2016Have you ever dreamt about buying a vacation home? The NAR 2016

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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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Things Sellers Should Know About Comps

Yes, yes, and yes--this info is sooooooooo accurate.  Would you like additional info--I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comWhat Sellers Need to

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Dallas Named One Of The Most Affordable Destinations

Dallas was just listed as one of the most affordable destinations for families!  Ready to move here?!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comDallas deemed one

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Modest Home Upgrades That Will Impress Buyers

Ever walk into someone's house and see something you wish you would've thought to do in your own house?  I feel that way about most of these fun upgrades?  Which is your favorite?... 

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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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A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x That Of A Renters

Ummmm...what?!  That stat is crazy!  True, there are exceptions to everything, but this is from a study from the Federal Reserve.  Yes, THE Federal Reserve.  I'd say that's

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How Do You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

Selling your home can be a tricky process.  Want to two tips on how to get more money when putting your home up for sale?  Here you go...Want more info on the buying or selling process?

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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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Bad Homebuying Advice You Probably Frequently Hear

Want to hear bad home-buying advice?  Read below.  Want to hear good home-buying advice?  Reach out to me!  www.michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com or www.michelleforemanrealtor

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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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Carpet Versus Hardwood

Carpet vs. hardwood?  Is what is preferable to you also what is more desirable for resale value?  Below has all of the info!  Have any other real estate-related questions?  www

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DFW Housing Trends

Interested in housing trends?  Here you go!  http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail

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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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10 Home Renovations That Offer The Best And Worst Return On Investment

We often think that all of the money spent on home renovations will come back to us when the property sells--well, that's not always the case.  For some projects, the money you spend might be

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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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A Great Graph Of The Home Buying Process

The home buying process can get VERY confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved that you may not know about.  Basically...confusing.  What is NOT confusing is this

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5 Things To Avoid At Home Depot And Lowes

Home Depot and Lowe's are the best stores ever, right?...I thought so, until I read the below article.  I still love those stores (they are actually some of my favorites!), but I guess there a

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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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Mortgage Rates Are Low

Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 For the second consecutive week mortgage rates moved lower, and are currently the lowest since May 2013."The 10

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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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Landscaping Renovations That Will Pay Off

Trying to figure out which home projects are the most bang for your buck?  You've stumbled along the correct blog!  The first impression of a house is VERY important, so it should

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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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Six Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

You've probably noticed by reading other blogs, that I love to save a dollar.  Here are six inexpensive tricks to make your home look more expensive.  Want additional tricks?  I'm

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5 Mortgage Mistakes Homeowners Regret Making

The homebuyers process can get confusing--very confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved, so many rules--especially when referring to lending.  Here are five mortgage

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Things New Homeowners Waste Money On

The process of moving to somewhere new can get expensive--whether leasing or renting.  Here are expenses new homeowners often waste money on.  Want additional info or tips about anything

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Best Steps To Relist Your House

Previously put your house on the market and it didn't sell?  Ready to relist?  Here's some great relisting info.  I would love to assist you with the process!  www

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Need Mortgage Rates Or To Prequalify

 Are you looking for mortgage rates, or wanting to see if you qualify for a mortgage?  Visit my friend at Cendera Funding, and let him know Sandy Hunt referred you"Buying a home

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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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4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can AffordBy knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles

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PRICING YOUR HOME TO SELL

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your HomeBefore you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price.

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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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April Trends

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Things You Should Never Say Whens Selling A Home

The real estate market is hot in the DFW area--very hot!  Just because there is a high demand for homes doesn't mean that you shouldn't still take the necessary steps to get your home sold--it

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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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New Development In Celina

Check out the new development in Celina!  contact  me if you would like more information. Developer underway on $1.1B master-planned community in Celina Homebuilders in Dallas-Fort

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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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25 Hacks To Make Your House Look More Stylish

Redecorating can get expensive!  Thank goodness for the below hacks--they can help make your house more stylish, while not putting a huge dent in your pocketbook.  Want more tips? .

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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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Home Closing Steps

  7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home ClosingThis cheat sheet helps you do your homework, so you know what you’re signing when you close the sale of your home.

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7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this.Copyright 2016 NATIONAL

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Are You Being Too Picky Of A Homebuyer

I know, I know, nobody wants to hear they are being too picky.  But...sometimes the truth is needed.  And, in this case, the honesty can help you streamline the house hunting

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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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50 Small Home Upgrades For UNDER ONE DOLLAR

Interested in doing upgrades to your home, but not sure what or if you have the funds?  Here are 50 upgrades you can do to your house for UNDER $1!!  Please feel free to reach out to me at

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How Do I Decide When To Downsize

Trying to decide whether or not to downsize?  The below questions can assist you in making that decision.  Interested in further assistance with downsizing, or actually anything real-

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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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YES That Many People ARE Moving To DFW Each Day

It is no surprise that DFW is growing--the amount of construction is phenomenal!  What's really phenomenal is the amount of people moving to DFW ON A DAILY BASIS!  Just how many? 

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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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March 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 whether you’re in the

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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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How To Buy And Sell A House At The Same Time

The process of buying OR selling a house can be stressful enough.  Combine the two?  Well...a little bit more stressful.  You'll need a good agent that is on top of everything. 

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How To Prepare for House-HuntingKnow that there’s no “right” time to buy.If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and

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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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Difference Between Condos Townhomes Single Family And Patio Homes

I'm sure we can all tell the difference between a single family home and a condo--but what about a condo and a townhome.  That can get a little confusing.  The below descriptions are a

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2016 Predicted to Be Housing’s Golden YearDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 Officials from mortgage giant Freddie Mac have made a bold prediction: This year housing starts and home

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Buyers Securing A Loan

How can buyers increase their chances of securing a loan?Knowing that the road ahead is rough, would-be home buyers need to be on their game and get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a loan. 

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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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Home Buyers Motivation

      |-AA+AThe Main Motivators Pushing Home Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 01, 2016 One in four home buyers say they want to buy a home because

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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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Great Time For Dallas Fort Worth Homeowners To Sell

We all read articles about how it's the best time to buy, the best to sell, etc.  Which to believe?...well...I can tell you from experience that most of them are pretty accurate.  I have a

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The Worst Homes For First Time Homebuyers

The home buying process can be stressful--especially for first time home buyers.  You need an agent you can trust and that can be honest.  And one that can clearly explain the process and

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Landscaping Mistakes

Lost at what to do with yard work and landscaping?  A lot of people are!  Sometimes people think anything would be an improvement--but not always.  The below are some landscaping no

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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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What To Do You When You Are Moving

Selling or sold your house?  Now what?  You've probably had guidance from a number of people on the process and steps...but, once your house is sold...you might have a few questions.Below

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Follows These Tips To Sell Your Home

Spring selling season is upon us!  How do I get my house ready to sell??  Well...following the below tips is a great start.  Need more info or advice?  www.michelleforemanrealtor

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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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Easy But Sometimes OVERLOOKED Ways To Boost Curb Appeal

First impressions are important when looking at properties.  Sellers have a number of things to worry about, and sometimes overlook some of the below curb appeal boosters.  Have additional

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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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February Housing Trends

This link contains great info on the February housing market.http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/#.VunrdwuBXhk.gmailFeel reach out to me at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or

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Reasons Appraisals Come In Low

Appraisals, appraisals, appraisals.  They are great when they come in at the value we want it to--and they are a pain when they don't meet value.  They are pretty much out of our control,

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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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American Commute Longest On Record

Location, location, location.  We hear it all the time, especially in the real estate industry.  Many clients are looking for the magic number of minutes that is acceptable for a commute.

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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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SAY NO THANKS TO BUYERS REMORSE WITH THESE TIPS

Home buying can be a nerve-wracking process.  There are sooooo many factors involved and decisions to make.  Will you make the correct one?  We all hope so; however, the below list of

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Newsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing

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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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Do You Have Questions About The Home Selling Process

The selling season is quickly approaching and you may have some questions before using a qualified Realtor to list your home.  Here are some of the common questions that home sellers have and

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THURSDAY TIDBITS Pub Sheds Becoming Popular

It seems like people are getting more and more creative with their spaces.  Some I like.  And some I love.  And I love this one.  Check out the fun pics of what people have

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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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TUESDAY TIPS What Your Appraiser Wishes You Knew

You have a house under contract, whether on the buying or selling side--everything is good to go, right?  NOPE!  There are so many factors to go into getting to the finish line of a

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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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New Construction Reduced Home For Sale In Arlington

Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates Realtorswww.pickreneerealestate.com Contact me for a private showing for this home! (214)734-5872 cell/text - pickrenee@gmail.com$729,000 Single Family 4,

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THURSDAY TIPS Which Type Of Dog Should You Get When Living In An Aparment Townhome Or Condo

Many people like animals as companions, especially dogs.  I LOVE having a dog (or dogs) around, and am able to let my critters run around in the backyard, but many people live in apartments,

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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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WEDNESDAY WISDOM Can Landlords Prohibit Guns

If you've at all watched the news lately, you seen talk of guns--especially in Texas.  What is legal?  What isn't legal?  Well, I'm not a good person to ask about that, but I am a

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM Tips For Keeping Safe

Some of the below safety tips may seem like common sense, but they are good reminders.  Looking to move and want a safer neighborhood?  I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com

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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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TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips

It's a sellers market in DFW right now, so selling a house should be easy--right?  Well...just because it's a sellers market doesn't mean the house will automatically sell.  You not only

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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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A House With 23 Acres I WANT IT

I focus on real estate in the DFW area; however, I would love to have a vacation house somewhere someday.  Looking for a home in a different city and don't know who to reach out to in

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MONDAY MONDAY House Hunting Checklist

Looking at house after house can get confusing.  Did I like the bathroom in the first one?  Or maybe it was the second?  At some point it all starts to run together.  That's

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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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MONDAY MOJO No Surprise Here DFW Again Named Top Market

DFW is still booming.  Good news for us that live here!  Interested in moving here?  I can help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com Forbes names

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SENIOR SATURDAY Are You Putting Off Assisted Living

Determining when to move to an assisted living community, or if to move to one at all, can be a difficult task.  So many decisions to make.  Should I stay in my current living situation?

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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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THURSDAY TIPS Do You Stay Or Go When Renovating A House

Home renovations are fun!  Well, they are after they are finished.  The "during" phase can get a little less than ideal.  Should you stay in the house while renovations occur, or

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM The Wrong Way To Look At Houses

A lot of people think looking for a house is simple.  And, if I'm being honest, I may have thought the same thing before I got into the industry.  Oops...little did I know how horribly

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SENIOR SUNDAY Hidden Costs Of Family Caregiving

Caregiving can be incredibly challenging on family members.  We want the best for them, but what is the best?  Everyone seems to have a different opinion.  What is great for one may

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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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TAX TUESDAY How The Garland Tornadoes Affect This Years Property Values

Garland was hit hard by tornadoes in recent weeks, and unfortunately a lot of people were affected.  The timing of the storms came right before property values were assessed--meaning, many

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MONDAY MOJO Why It Is Not Always Best To Pay Off Your Mortgage

Have a mortgage, and try to pay it off as possible?  I did also.  I always assumed that less debt meant more in my pocket in the long run...until I read the below article.  Housing

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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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FUN FACTS FRIDAY 2016 Fun Facts

2016 is here!  Just another year, right?...Not exactly.  Here are a few fun facts that makes 2016 a little different than other year.  Making 2016 your year for a home move?  I

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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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THURSDAY TIPS House Resolutions To Start The New Year Off Right

Have you made a 2016 resolution yet?   Ummmm...me neither.  Yet.  What I have made is a decision to "fix up" my house, a little bit at a time.  Here are seven tips you can

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM Why Mardi Gras Season Starts TODAY

I LOVE Mardi Gras!  Love, love, love!  I grew up in Louisiana, so that could be where my love for it began.  Today is the first day of Mardi Gras season!  Time for king cakes,

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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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TAX TUESDAY Property Tax Rate Calculator

We all received our property tax bills a few months ago, but are you concerned how much it will go up in property values continue to rise?  The below link contains a property tax estimator that

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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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MONDAY MOJO Time To Save Money With A Homestead Exemption

Taxes can sometimes creep up on you and get a little pricey.  Good thing there is a homestead exemption that can assist with lowering the amount.  What is this homestead exemption, and how

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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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Owning A Home

The CFPB’s Owning a Home website provides a full suite of online tools and resources for prospective home buyers. The site empowers homebuyers with an interactive guide to the process of buying a

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Marketing Your Home With High Quality Photos

Can a picture be worth a thousand words or even thousands of dollars?  In real estate the answer is a definite yes!  As a Realtor and as someone who has purchased a couple of homes, I can

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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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Featured in D MAGAZINE! Search for homes in Lakewood Heights here! Then let me know when you want to schedule a private showing for any of the available homes! Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®JP and

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Is It Time To Downsize Your Home

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

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Heres What Happens If You Wait To Buy Your Dream 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 concerned only

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4 Costly Mistakes When Building New

When building a new home, home buyers may quickly find themselves over-budget and over-stressed. U.S. News & World Report recently highlighted some of the most common financial mistakes when

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How Much Should You Trust Your Listing Agent

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 possess is

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Is Qualfying For A Mortgage Getting Easier

There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s lending environment. However, three recent reports have revealed that lending standards are beginning to

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15 Tips And Tricks To Do Before Putting Your House On The Market

If you really want to make your home attention-grabbing, it’s time to up your game.You may think you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove

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Open Houses In Plano TX

Check out these OPEN HOUSES in Plano, TX! You can go on your own and if you get the bug to buy, contact me and let's see more available homes to schedule private showings to see! :) Plano is a great

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Why You Should List Your Home For Sale Today

Why you should list your home for sale today! Hopefully by using my years of real estate experience and expertise in getting your home sold quick! SO you can purchase your new home at the same

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3 Simple Reasons To List Your Home Now

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National Association of

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How Much Does It Cost You To Wait To Buy A Home

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their July edition of theHousing Affordability Index. The index measures whether or not a typical family earns enough income to

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The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home

Renee Plumlee, Realtor®pickrenee.realtor@gmail.com - message me anytime for FREE HOME VALUE for your current property.214-734-5872 cell/text - text me anytime for information on properties.JP

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New Listing In Plano Under 175k

Charming updated home with great curb appeal and mature trees. Lovely kitchen with subway tile backsplash, custom countertops and lots of cabinet space! Home features include high vaulted ceilings,

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Stop Renting And Buy Your Home Today

Courtesy of The KCM Blog Posted: 15 Sep 2015 04:00 AM PDTSTOP RENTING AND BUY TODAY!!!! WWW.RENEEPLUMLEE.JPHOMESFORSALE.COM There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease

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Over 23 Percent Of Sellers Are Thinking About Selling Are You One Of Them

Last month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that housing inventory was down 4.7% from the same time last year and that the month’s inventory of homes for sale stood at 4.8 -

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Homes For Sale In Rockwall Texas

Check out these available property listings in Rockwall, TX! Enjoy being near the lake just a short drive East from Dallas area... once you cross over the water, it's like a weight has been lifted

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Beautiful Clean Home For Sale In Little Elm Texas

Wonderful 4 bedroom home @ 2833 Evening Mist Drive in Little Elm, TX with Frisco ISD! Interested in a private viewing, message me today! The virtual tour shows you all the photos from MLS! Let's see

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Why Are DFW Residents Hesitating To Sale Their Homes

Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®214-734-5872 cell/text - contact me anytime! I would love the opportunity to earn your business and send you a "FREE" Market Analysis today for your HOME VALUE! :) pickrenee

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Whats The Best Day Of The Year To Buy A Home

Mark Oct. 8 in your calendar. That's the best date to close on a home at a bargain price, according to a new study by RealtyTrac.On average, buyers have purchased 10.8 percent below estimated market

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Is Now The Right Time For You To Buy A House

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely 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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Most Experts Agree There Is No Housing Bubble

 There is no doubt that home prices in the vast majority of housing markets across the country are continuing to increase on a month over month basis. The following map (based on data from the

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Instant Home Makeovers

Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your

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Heres Your First Clue The Market Is Shifting

If you are thinking about selling please take note: For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners say their home is worth compared to what appraisers say,

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DEALS ON BUILDER INVENTORY HOMES NOT IN MLS

I partner with local builders to find you the best deal on new homes that are ready for move in.  Here is one example of homes currently available with quick move ins and.

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Ask These 4 Questions Before Buying A Home

Searching for your next home involves a lot more than just picking the right house. When you're ready for your next move, I will evaluate the house you want and show you how it compares

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5 Financial Reasons To Buy A Home

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric

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HOA

Headline: How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other

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5 Home Repairs To Budget For

You’re going to have to do some regular repairs and maintenance on your home—it’s just a fact of home ownership. So that you’re not caught unprepared, it’s a good idea to keep a budget and

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JUST LISTED IN LAKE HIGHLANDS DALLAS

Beautiful four bedroom home with great curb appeal and gated entrance. Home offers custom features creating unique character in every room. Family room with hardwood flooring and

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What Do You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage

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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Why Its Important To Have Your Lender Preapproval Letter Ready To Purchase In Todays Market

 Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates REALTORSTurtle Creek / Shops of Legacy / Frisco SquareExceeding Expectation!www.pickreneerealestate.com - start your home search today! :) Happy to

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Search For Availalbe Homes For Sale In The North Dallas Area Of Texas

Our brokerage can show prospective buyers all brokerage listings in the MLS through out DFW Metroplex, not just our own company listings!  Check out online what's hot in the market

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Collin County Golf Course Homes For Sale

Looking to live in Collin County, but would prefer living in a golf course community... look for further and check out these properties today!Collin County Golf Course homes for saleSoon as you see

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Will Your Home Appraise For The Sales Price You Are Asking

Each month, Quicken Loans releases their national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This month’s report revealed that the difference in appraiser home value opinions as

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15315 Houses Sold Yesterday Did Yours

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it'

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Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex Area Market Report For July 2015

Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Market Report Jul-15Source: North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS);

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PickRenee As Your Real Estate Expert Never Be Afraid Of Change In Order To Grow

I am so Excited about joining JP and Associates Realtors!Contact me any time when you are ready to purchase your new place or if you have any questions that I can assist you with!  Just login @

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Why Are These California Companies Moving To Texas

A new study from the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute has ranked the regulatory climate for small businesses in California the worst out of all 50 states — and the Bay Area

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Should You Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment

Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest

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AG EXEMPTION WHAT IS IT

AG EXEMPTION is extremely important when you own or buy acreage as it reduces your property taxes drastically. This is an exemption allowed by your County to lower your Property Taxes. Your

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How Much Will Dallas Top Suburbs Grow Over The Next 15 Years

As population numbers continue to soar in Dallas, many people are making the move out of the metropolis proper, trading in the city life for the suburb life.For years, suburban areas have been the

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Aug 23 2015

In a real estate deal, you can ask for anything. While the other party doesn’t have to agree to your request, everything is negotiable … even items that don’t usually stay with a property.;

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August 21 2015

08/21/2015 | Author: Summer MandellMany people get misinformation about the homebuying process. Don’t let false rumors like these keep you from buying your own property: “You can’t buy

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Real Estate Again Seen As The Best Investment

We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers

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Where Are Home Values 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 surveys

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The Real Reasons Americans Decide To Buy A Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Housing Studies 

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT Now

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good

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What Is Title Commitment

The Commitment for Title Insurance consists of four schedules: A, B, C and D. Schedule A contains: ● commitment date ● proposed insured (lender and/or purchaser) ● amount

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Items Your Mortgage Lender Will Need To Process Your Home Loan

Rates are low again!! Prepare.. by checking off the list of items below that your mortgage lender will need to process your home loan:W-2 FormsPay Stubs Tax ReturnsBank StatementsProof of

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homeMortgage Rates Plunge to 3.75%, Lowest Level Since MayZillowAug 5th

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Whats The Average Sales Price Of A Home In Frisco

The stats don't lie.  Frisco is the place to be.  The average sales price in Frisco for July 2015 is $365,000 which is up from $329,000 from July 2014. ;

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The Best Way To Find The Perfect Real Estate Agent

There is a plethora of real estate information available today in the news and on the internet. It can be extremely confusing at times. If you are thinking of buying or selling, you need an agent

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DIVORCE What You Need To Know About Your House Your Mortgage And Taxes

How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes in the Midst of a DivorceDivorce is a tough situation which opens up many emotional and financial issues to be solved. One of the most important decisions is

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Heres Why The Texas Housing Market Is On Fire Despite Oil Price Declines

The Texas housing market is on fire, with home prices skyrocketing to an all-time high in the second quarter of 2015, the latest market report from the Texas Association of Realtors said

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Is Worth

Although home prices have risen around 20% since mid-2011, many homeowners are highly unaware of the true value of their home.According to a study by Fannie Mae, this could

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Selling Your Home Then Price It Right From The Start

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 want to price

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Are Home Values REALLY At Record Levels

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was $236,400. That

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Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply

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 Existing

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Five Reasons To Sell Your Home Now And Not Wait Until Next Spring

As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now.1. Strong Buyer DemandFoot traffic

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3 Reasons Why Its A Great Time For Sellers

Rising home prices, demand from home buyers, and less competition is making 2015 a stellar year to sell for many U.S. home owners across the country, says Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac's vice.

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10 Important Red Flags To Look For When Buying A Home

Summer is the prime time for moving and new home purchases. Certain warning signs during an open house, however, should have you questioning a property. As you embark on your open

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional Before You Buy Or Sell

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite