Selling a Home

Aug. 16, 2018

The State of the Market

Real estate market news

Recapping the first half of the 2018 real estate market

The real estate market in North Texas is undergoing a shift. For a few years, the market has favored sellers. We experienced an influx of corporate headquarters relocations and saw prices climb further. This was great for sellers. It was ...

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July 9, 2018

Tips for Seniors on Downsizing Your Home

Tips for Seniors on Downsizing Your Home

I've got a great guest post on my blog. Mike Longsdon from Elder Freedom has some great tips for downsizing.

 

These are not called the golden years for nothing. Retirement is your time to live your life to its fullest. For ...

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April 29, 2018

Feeling All The Feels Of Downsizing

 

In all my time as a REALTOR®, I have had clients on all ends of the spectrum of home ownership.  I have precious first-time home buyers, fantastic folks expanding their family and expanding their homes, retiring couples downsizing to the perfect single story. It is always an emotional ...

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Jan. 27, 2018

Beating the Inspection - Pt. 3

Banned Freon Air Conditioner

Will you be able to sell your home when the air conditioner becomes illegal?

Decades ago, the EPA began the phase-out of R22 refrigerant, also known as freon. We are inching closer and closer to the deadline for the substance to be completely banned. We've got less than 2 ...

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Jan. 6, 2018

Biggest real estate concern for 2018 isn't the new tax code – it's the …

Real estate changes in 2018

... mortgage interest rates

I just read this very thorough review of housing affordability by the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. It discusses the new tax code and how it impacts the real estate market in Texas. Truth is, very few households are affected by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...

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Nov. 29, 2017

Itchin' For A New Kitchen?

RECONSIDER THESE CHOICES WHEN YOU'RE DESIGNING YOUR KITCHEN

The kitchen is one of the areas of a home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly, so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal if you’re choosing materials ...

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Nov. 9, 2017

Beating The Inspection - Pt. 2

Where The Sidewalk Ends And Trouble Begins...

Today, I continue my series on beating the inspection and getting your home to closing. If you missed the previous article, click here to read about outdoor lighting. I am working my way from the outside in. Let's look at your front ...

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Oct. 16, 2017

Beating The Inspection - Pt. 1

Eliminate Inspection Obstacles - Exterior Lighting

I wrote recently about a troubled transaction I had this summer. The homeowner's had a difficult time selling the home because the inspection report scared off several buyers. It was a tough time for them. Hitting stumbling blocks like this after getting your home ...

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Oct. 2, 2017

Allen's 3rd Quarter Market Condition Report

 

The Numbers Are In ...

The latest numbers for Allen are in and they show exactly what we've been saying for weeks now. The market is shifting. The most eye-opening number from this quarter's results is the number of failed listings - homes that canceled or expired without being ...

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Sept. 2, 2017

Want To Live With The Best?

Top 5 elementary schools in texas

4 Of The Top 5 Elementary Schools In Texas Are In Allen!

Wow. That is an amazing statistic. What a boon for the Allen Independent School District. Not only did it make top marks overall - ranking 6th in the state by district. It also nabbed 4 of the top 5 ...

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