The Home Buyer’s Guide To Getting Mortgage

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Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. The requirements to secure a mortgage …


Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

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We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? …


Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

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As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive …


20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget

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Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home. From music lovers to home chefs, we’ve got something for everyone. And we’ve included a …


Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

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“Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling Alone While advancements in technology have made it possible for us to connect with people …

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Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters

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More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 We check it while we’re waiting in line and during our leisure time, whether we’re scrolling through social media, reading emails or getting up-to-date on …

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

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Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and …

Getting Cozy – Do You Know What the Millennials Are Buying?

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2016 marked the end of an era that began in 2009, when the size of newly built homes increased year after year.  In 2015, the typical new home had 2,689 square feet, but in 2016, the number dropped by about 50 square feet to 2,634, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The National Association of Home Builders says it’s a …


Spring Home-Buying Season Gets an Early Start

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  We are off to another Seller’s Market in 2017 and an early start to the spring buying season. Home prices continue to climb due to lack of inventory in most areas of DFW.  And we continue to make top ranks in the housing market with Forbes putting DFW area as the number one place for investment in 2017 and putting …