Money Matters

Sept. 20, 2017

Is Your Debt Keeping You From Buying A Home?

Are You Drowning In Debt?

I just read a great article about ways to get out of debt. I love Dave Ramsey and he's got a great plan to get you on track with your finances. 

In my experience there are 4 categories of buyers:

  • Buyers that have ...
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July 9, 2017

Do you think that credit score app is legit?

Should you rely on a credit score app when you are ready to buy a home?

I am not writing this to denounce the online credit apps out there. Rather, I want to set expectations about your credit score and your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan. You see ...

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May 4, 2017

The Dark Side of Selling Your Home

Why I don't sell a home before it publicly lists

I call it the dark side of the industry - owners persuaded to sell their home before it is put on the market. Somehow people have been convinced that this is a good thing. Agents actually brag about selling a house before ...

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April 6, 2017

Allen Texas 2017 Quarterly Report

1st Quarter Results Are In!

Yes. It is good to see the market thriving like it is. It is one of the many reasons we love Texas and we love the Allen area. Take a look at the report here. If you need these same details for any other community ...

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March 3, 2017

A Buyer's Checklist

how to buy a house

A Complete Checklist From Beginning To End

Buying a home can be an overwhelming task, especially for a first-time buyer. That is why I have developed a checklist to help you understand what you need to do to accomplish your goal of home ownership. 

Before You Start

Before you ...

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Oct. 1, 2016

10 Rules For Obtaining a Mortgage

10 rules for mortgage

Financing your new home? Follow these rules...

It is very important that once you get approved for a home loan that you not do anything that will jeopardize your credit rating. Your loan officer will give you a game-plan if there are any items in your credit report that need ...

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May 4, 2016

Elevate Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home

How to improve your credit to buy a home

Is Your Credit Score Ready For A New Home?

How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car ...

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Feb. 3, 2016

Easing Your Tax Burden As A Homeowner

Top homeowner tax deductions to ease your tax burden

What are the top homeowner tax deductions?

You can't avoid paying taxes, and we all need to pay our fair share. However, paying your fair share shouldn't place an unjust burden on you. As a homeowner, your tax burden is doubled because you pay both income and property ...

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Aug. 25, 2015

July Report Card

July 2015 - Strong Real Estate Market in Allen

The numbers for West Allen are in and it is looking good! July was one of the strongest months we have seen this year in the area. We saw the highest average sales price, the highest close to list price ratio, one ...

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July 18, 2015

Selling Your Home in Collin County - Tip#7

Offer a financial incentive when selling your home.

Help Buyers Overcome Objections

When you are ready to sell your home, ask your real estate agent about characteristics of your home that may cause concern for potential buyers. Come up with a plan to overcome these objections and make it part of the package. For instance, you may live ...

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