Rogers Healy's Blog Posts

Building Up DFW

It is no secret that residential and commercial real estate are booming in DFW. It seems there is a crane on every corner and a new subdivision development on every block. However, what you may

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Rate Update

After years of holding firm at historically low levels, mortgage interest rates have started 2018 off with a bang. The 30-year fixed rate has increased 48 basis points since the start of the year,

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Cryptocurrency In Real Estate

The real estate market is constantly evolving, and this has especially been true over the past two decades as the internet and on-demand information have become essential in everyone’s lives.

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Homestead Exemption

Owning a home is a wonderful way for you and your family to have a place to call and make your own. Even though there are costs involved in home ownership, it is a great way to build equity and

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Selecting A Lender

The decision to purchase a new home is a very exciting time. Touring homes and locating the top restaurants and nightlife spots is a thrill. The process can also be a relatively complicated one.

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The Price Is Right

Selling a home is an emotional process. Your home is the first place you shared with your spouse, it’s where your kids took their first steps, or where you moved after the big promotion.For all

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Exterior Lighting Adds Home Safety And Curb Appeal

Exterior lighting is a great and cost effective way to add curb appeal and security to your home. To create the greatest impact for your home, there are options beside simple lighting. A few

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Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home

Why this year's fall can be your best time to buy a home?Get a lower home price – Often home prices in the fall are lower than prices in the spring and summer. There

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Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs

Summer has come to an end, and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy

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Create An Outdoor Entertaining Space

Autumn is here, bringing crisper weather to experience outdoor living spaces! Inviting friends over to enjoy fall and football on your patio is a wonderful way to celebrate the new season. Here are

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First Time Home Buyer Tips

Let's face it, the home buying process can be both overwhelming and exciting. Especially when it comes to finding your dream home. In order to avoid buyer's remorse, it's important to over

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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home

The real estate market is always changing, so of course, DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what

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Why Rent If You Can Buy

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. A significant portion of Americans is still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports

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Moving On Down The Road

When most people think of real estate and Realtors, they think of the big three (buying, selling, and leasing). However, relocation and the services of a turnkey real estate team can streamline

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Dont Replace Your Agent With The Internet

With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to GrubHub, we generally can pull up

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Sellers Guide To A Successful Closing

The process of selling a home involves a countless number of moving pieces, but a thorough understanding the secrets to a successful sale and closing will make it significantly less stressful

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To HOA Or Not To HOA

For many, the search for a new home can be a daunting one. How do the schools rank? What are the property taxes? How much will I get pre-approved for? Is this the right time to buy? The list goes

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DFW Restaurant Week 2017

DALLAS,DFW Restaurant Week will be here next week! Here's your chance to participate in one of the biggest events in the DFW area. With more than 100 participating restaurants, this is

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This Weekends Open Houses In East Dallas

Dallas Friends,Hope my latest blog finds you well. With the market showing no sign of slowing down, it's important to stay ahead of the game. As a buyer, the worst feeling is knowing you missed out

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Getting A Home Loan Is About To Get Easier

The housing market in North Texas is as competitive as ever. The combination of low interest rates, a surging population, and strong jobs has created an environment where demand far outweighs

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What Sellers Need To Know About VA Loans

There are a number of different options for financing the purchase of a home. From the simplicity of cash (technically not true financing) to the more complex and restrictive VA and FHA loans (low

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Last Minute Fathers Day Reservations

Greetings!Hope you were able to knock out everything on your to-do-list this past week. If not, there's always tomorrow, right? : ) It's once again that time of year where we tip our hats off

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Dallas Home Prices Increase Equity

Dallas- Fort Worth home prices have been steadily increasing over the last 5 years and up by 50% now. This has been one of the biggest gains nationwide! Current homeowners are happy to hear

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West Village Movie Nights

West Village is kicking off summer with outdoor movie nights in the streets of Dallas' West Village shopping and food center! And yes - it's FREE to attend! It shows movies every 3rd Wednesday

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Dallas Investment Property

Great opportunity to buy into a rapidly redeveloping area of inner city Dallas. This over-sized corner lot is selling at lot value. These single family homes are being torn down and being replaced

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DFW Waterpark Grand Opening

A new water park is set to open in November 2017 in Dallas-Fort Worth Area - specifically in Grand Prairie at Highway 161 and Waterwood Drive. This facility will be an indoor-outdoor park and

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New Rental Homes In Dallas

Check out the newest rental homes on the market! Click the featured image for more information and pictures. To schedule a tour, [email protected]

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Patio Paradise In Dallas

Welcome to Patio Paradise in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. These homes have just been listed and perfect for enjoying the Texas weather this summer! For all your DFW real estate needs, Selden.

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Looking For Something To Do This Weekend

Happy Friday Guys,Hope everyone had an awesome week and you were able to get everything you wanted accomplished. I'm sure a lot of you, including myself are looking for things to do this weekend.

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Perfect Patios For Brunch In Dallas

Looking for the best patios to brunch, grub and hang with friends this summer? Here are my favorites around the Harwood District, Uptown Dallas and Greenville! 1) Happiest Hour:

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Backyard Retreats In North Dallas

Ready to enjoy the summer in a new home with a backyard retreat featuring a pool, cabana, bar, outdoor grill, & abundant yard space?! Here are the newest listings in Frisco, Plano, Flowermound and

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3 Steps Before Making An Offer

Greetings my good friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. Today, I'd like to share with you a few steps that should be done BEFORE you make an offer. So let's say you

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Top Trending Places In Dallas

Looking for the top trending restaurants, bars, attractions and parks to visit this summer in DFW? Look no further. Here is the list below! My personal favorites from each category are

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Fathers Day 2017 Events

Here's your line-up for Father's Day events in Dallas on Sunday June 18th! Arlington Rangers vs Seattle Mariners, Sunday June 18th, 2pm at the Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets 

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Arlington Is One Of The Cheapest Cities To Live In

Did you know Arlington, Texas is one of the cheapest cities to live in the U.S?According to GoBankingRates.com, Arlington comes in at #5, San Antonio is #2 and El Paso is #9. They

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National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day!If you're anything like me and didn't make it to the donut shop on time before closing, you're probably asking yourself this question:"Where can I find a 24-hour Donut

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West Dallas Lofts Get New Owners

LOFTS AT SYLVAN 30Californian investors have recently just taken over the Lofts at Sylvan 30 - a popular apartment community here in West Dallas. The community is currently 90% leased with 201

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Memorial Day Events

Happy Memorial Day!Hope that you're enjoying that extra day off with family and friends. If you happen to find the urge to go out and be festive, here's a few things that are going on around the DFW

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Pairings On The Parkway In Addison

Pairings on the Parkway in Addison is having it's 2nd Annual event taking place on June 3rd! 17 of Addison's restaurants at Village on the Parkway is going to be sampling food and drink from 1

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Memorial Day Weekend Food And Drink Events

Here's your Memorial Day Weekend food and drink line-up! Friday, May 26Anniversary Party at Amsterdam Falafelshop: Celebrate with live music, European food and beer! This party will have

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Reduced Signs In The Dallas Housing Market

What does it mean when you see a "reduced" sign in the Dallas housing market, you ask? According to a Trulia report, when you drive around the city, you'll notice there's about 14% of homes

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Dallas Food And Drink Roundup

Looking for fun food and drink events around Dallas this week/weekend?  Here is your event round up for the best food and drink events this week! From White Rock Lake to Dallas Farmers

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Top Cities For First Time Home Buyers

Zillow just released a report that says the best cities for first time home buyers to purchase is in the Southeast and Texas! San Antonio and Dallas both are in the top 10 cities! What makes

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New Game Changing Coffee In Dallas

KOREATOWN COFFEE SHOP IN DALLASThere's a new game-changing coffee shop, Peridot Coffee,  in North Dallas! To be more specific, it's located in Dallas' Koreatown off Royal Lane and I.

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Richardson CityLine New Food Delivery

CITYLINE POP UP DELIVERS FOOD TO YOUR OFFICERichardson's CityLine is adding a new food option for lunch: Fooda, a pop-up that serves food from different restaurants, will debut on May

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Massive Grapevine Development Coming Soon

New Grapevine Mixed-Use Project Worth $325 Million Grapevine is getting ready to develop apartments and hotels worth $325 million! Irving builders, JPI, just finalized this deal and

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White Rock Lake Condo Development

Dallas condo developers are currently working on condos near White Rock Lake near Tenison Park Golf Course that are expected to start around $290,000-$750,000. This modern condominium building, The

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Calling All Dallas Foodies

Here's what's happening in Dallas restaurant news:Sprinkles: will open its second DFW location in Plano at Legacy West on May 31. The store will feature cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, and a 

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Grand Opening Of Legacy West Plano

Legacy West Plano Development Legacy West in Plano is currently in development and getting ready to bring a whole lot of luxury deliciousness! A burger shop, Shake Shack, is bringing

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Cinco De Mayo Dallas Events

CINCO DE MAYO DALLAS EVENTS WEEKIt's Cinco de Mayo week which means Dallasites are on the prowl for some margaritas, queso, chips and tacos! Here's the best food and bar events this week

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Golf Course Communities In DFW

The idea of country club life and living on a golf course is something that many desire, and the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex offers plenty to choose from. Here are just a few of the best in DFW,

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DFW Housing Market Heats Up To Start 2017

The first quarter of 2017 continued to build consumer belief that the Dallas residential real estate market doesn’t have any plans of slowing down. Median home prices are higher in just about

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Top Rooftop Bars In DFW

Top Rooftop Patio Bars in Dallas-Fort WorthIf you're looking for a view while bar hoping in Dallas/Ft Worth area, these are the top rated rooftop bars!HG Sply Co. (Lower Greenville)If you're

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Design District Is Where You Need To Be

DESIGN DISTRICT IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE A brand new apartment complex in the Design District, Alexan Riveredge,  is reclaiming this "overlooked" area of Dallas and offers the coolest 

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Top Texas Restaurants And Bars In 2017

Check out the 2017 winners for the best food and bars in the great state of TEXAS! I can agree and say Pie Tap Pizza Workshop has the BEST pizza in Dallas! AustinRestaurant of the Year: 

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Real Estate Workforce Labor Shortages In DFW

It is no secret the residential and commercial real estate market in Dallas/Fort Worth is booming. Everywhere you look there is a new subdivision breaking ground or a high rise going up. While the

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The Home Selling Process And Why Now Is The Best Time To Sell

If уоu are lооkіng for ѕоmе kіnd of a guide dеѕсrіbіng thе hоmе ѕеllіng process, here іѕ a brief dеѕсrірtіоn of thе еntіrе hоmе ѕеllіng process.Stер - 1: Im

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Developing Entertainment In The Mid Cities

Due to the extensive growth North Dallas has experienced over the past 12 to 18 months, from Toyota making its arrival to a new high rise on every corner, some major developments in the lesser

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Open Houses This Easter Weekend In DFW

Looking for open houses this Easter weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth? Here is your line up below for this SATURDAY 4/15/17 from 12-2PM. Click each property link for more details!;

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Dallas Is The Best Housing Market To Invest In

According to Forbes, Dallas just got ranked the #1 best housing market to invest in right now! The study tracked over 300 housing markets in the nation - to determine the 20 markets

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How Far Does A Salary Go For Millennials In Dallas

A report was recently released about how much Texas millennials make and how far it actually goes in day-to-day life. Texans actually fare much better than most other young Americans. According

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Texas Holds 5 Of Top 10 Markets For Home Sellers

In a recent study by SmartAsset revealing the top U. S. markets for home sellers, Texas claimed half of the top 10 spots! Colorado came in behind us, with 4 of the hottest markets. The

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Best Dallas Resturants For Easter Brunch

Easter is around the corner. It is a time of the year for egg hunts, bunnies, and, most importantly, Easter brunch. This is the best time to plan a get-together brunch with your friends and family.

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How To Buy A House In Your 20s

The jump from a renter to a buyer may seem daunting, especially when you do not know where to start in the process. My goal is to simplify the process and show potential house hunters that it does

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The Pharmacy In Deep Ellum

Looking for the coolest new place to go to in Deep Ellum? The Pharmacy is COMING SOON - hopefully by early June! This isn't just any "pharmacy" like you would expect - you CAN expect sweet,

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Dallas Events This Weekend

Looking for events this weekend in Dallas? Go no further. There are many "festival time" events taking place! Oh, and open houses! Friday, April 72017 Deep Ellum Arts FestivalCelebrating its

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Top 5 Coffee Spots In Dallas

Most people found coffee to be vital for living. So if you’re among such people, finding a great spot to regularly get your coffee is equally vital.  You might be so in love with coffee that

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Best Housing Market To Invest In

DALLAS IS THE NO 1 BEST HOUSING MARKET TO INVEST INAccording to Forbes, Dallas just got ranked the #1 best housing market to invest in right now! The study tracked over 300 housing

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Yoga And Brunch In Dallas

Yoga and Brunch Events in Dallas! Here are the top 6 events in Dallas where you can workout, burn calories then reward yourself with brunch and mimosas! Yoga on the HG RooftopKurt Johnson

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Best Resale Shops In Dallas

Looking for the best Dallas thrift shops for decor treasures and local furniture? Go no further to fabulous finds! Consignment Heaven by Brant LairdLooking for good quality items? 

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3 Tax Deductions Often Forgotten By Home Owner

It’s coming to the close of Tax Season and I’ve had many conversations with my recent 1st Time Home Buyers asking me what they should consider when it comes to tax deductions. Unfortunately, my

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Modern Lakewood Home And Backyard Oasis

Check out this Lakewood  modern home at 7158 Wildgrove Ave for sale.  1,379 square feet | 2 bed | 2 bath situated on a corner lot with big personality, tropical

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Most Expensive Home For Sale In Texas

Can you guess which Texas real estate market is the hottest right now? Yep - Dallas! According to PropertyShark , they went through active listings to find the 10 most expensive homes

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The Early Bird Gets The Worm Or In This Case The House

Tips for Home Buying this SpringSpring is the busiest time for buying a home, and the competition can be tough. Here are some things you can do to get ahead in the game even before you start the

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Best Time To Sell Your House In DFW

According to a recent Zillow report, they have officially determined the best time frame to list/sell your house in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Can you guess what it is? May 1-15 is the ideal

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Investors Buy Three Keller Apartments

Three apartment complexes, consisting of 700 units, have been bought by Fort Worth apartment investor Olympus Property and Artemis Real Estate Partners.The Waterford Glen Apartments on Johnson

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North Texas Largest Apartment Community

The Dallas Village apartment community that was started in the 1960s with 7,000 units, is about to get even bigger.The Village is located near Lower Greenville in Dallas. Over the last ten,

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Home Design Trends For 2017

What's HOT and what's NOT for home design in 2017!Interior Design experts have released their studies for up and coming home trends..... and two must-haves are: grays and industrial furniture! 

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Most Affordable Houses In DFW

Looking for the most affordable houses in Dallas-Fort Worth area? Feel like Dallas mortgage rates are putting a hole in your pocket? It's not only you that's feeling this. According to a recent

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Upgrade Coming To Highland Park VIllage

Construction is slated to begin next month on a massive upgrade to Highland Park Village, which will give the iconic Spanish-inspired shopping center a facelift and bring more retail space to this

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Average Work Week To Afford Rent

Recently, the word has been that it's cheaper to buy a home than rent in Dallas. But if you MUST rent, then how many hours must I work to afford this?  SmartAsset, a finance website, did a

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Affordable Homes In Dallas

Looking for the most affordable houses in Dallas-Fort Worth area? Feel like Dallas mortgage rates are putting a hole in your pocket? It's not only you that's feeling this. According to a recent

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Food And Drink Events In Dallas This Week

Here's your line-up for the best food and drink events this week in Dallas! Thursday, March 16Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo FriscoThis restaurant hosts an exclusive four-course tequila

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Doughnuts And Ice Cream In Richardson

A new dessert shop, Sweet Daze Dessert Shop in Richardson just opened! This shop will serve doughnuts and ice cream! Sweet Daze is owned by Holly Nguyen and will open

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Brunch Gone Bold In Dallas

Dallas is ramping up their brunch and going BOLD. Here's a list below of what's going on: Fogo de Chão has opened up a new location at One Uptown - a brand new high rise apartment.&

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Dallas To Houston High Speed Train

Texas high speed train reaching from Dallas to Houston is in the works! The developers have now signed for about 30% of the parcels of land needed for this huge development to get things moving!;

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Flawless University Park Home

This is your opportunity to own one of the most recognized homes in the Park Cities! And this is truly one of my favorite homes in all of DFW! 4208 Shenandoah St. University Park, TX 75205 

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St Pattys Day Parade Dallas 2017

Ready for the biggest St. Pattys Day party of your life?! Join Dallas for their 38th annual parade down in Lower Greenville on Saturday, March 11th starting at 11am. Calling

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St Pattys Day Parade In Dallas

Ready for the biggest St. Pattys Day party of your life?! Join Dallas for their 38th annual parade down in Lower Greenville on Saturday, March 11th starting at 11am. Calling all tailgaters

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St Pattys Day Dallas Parade And Events

Here's your line-up for events this week, including one of the best: ST. PATTY'S DAY PARADE IN LOWER GREENVILLE! Click the links for more information and tickets Thursday, March 9Witherspoon

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Dallas Apartment Development

Is Dallas developing too many apartments? I get asked all the time, "Does Dallas really need all of these apartments we are currently building?" "Is there really THAT many people

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Modern Rustic Home Decorating Tips

TIPS FOR CREATING A RUSTIC HOME INTERIORGoing for that modern-rustic look in your home / living space / bedroom? Here are the top six tips for creating the look!  1. Use old fashioned shelves.

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Event Schedule For Uptown Dallas

Uptown Dallas has some big plans for 2017! Dallas has a public improvement company that creates fun events throughout the year so get ready to mark your calendar. Events consist of dining,

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Tips For Creating A Rustic Home Interior

Going for that modern-rustic look in your home / living space / bedroom? Here are the top six tips for creating the look!  1. Use old fashioned shelves.  Use unfinished wood to create

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Ultimate Night Out In Dallas

Looking for a chill, low-key place to have drinks with your girlfriends in Dallas? Tired of the over-crowded bars? Here are some of the top places to wine and dine. Beauty BarWith its glittery

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Uptown Dallas Yearly Event Schedule

Uptown Dallas has some big plans for 2017! Dallas has a public improvement company that creates fun events throughout the year so get ready to mark your calendar. Events consist of dining,

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Mortgage Talk Made Easy

There are few things more exciting and terrifying than buying your first home. One very important, but not so fun part is taking out a mortgage. Figuring out how much you can truly afford when it

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Date Night In Dallas Farmers Market

Looking for a cool place for date night in Dallas? Dallas Farmers Market offers plenty of options for food and entertainment throughout the year! Stop by Stocks and Bondy for steaks

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2nd Hottest Suburb In The US Located In DFW

Realtor.com has just named the DFW suburb of Wylie/St. Paul the second hottest suburban in the U.S. Located about 40 minutes outisde of Dallas, this suburb is going crazy with new home

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Trinity Groves And Fried Chicken

Trinity Groves, the upcoming hot spot in West Dallas,  just got a new restaurant called Fat Chicken. The menu is comprised of all things chicken, including fried chicken with

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You Are A Perfect Soil Mate

The hope in healthy soil is taking root across America.Farmers, ranchers, researchers, conservationists, non-profit organizations, foodies and others are all working to help regenerate our

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New Creative Space In Trinity Groves

A new, creative meeting space, Howdo, in Dallas has be created for those who have "big ideas". Located in the up-and-coming Trinity Groves Industrial District, this 3,500 sq ft space comes with

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9 Easy Ways To Boost Your Homes Appeal

Presentation is important! And while there may be quite a few things in the home selling process that are out of your control, these are a few things you can do to boost the appeal to potential

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Countdown To Fat Tuesday

“Let The Good Times Roll” or as many New Orleans natives might say “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” With Fat Tuesday right around the corner and Mardi Gras celebrations already underway

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New Development In Plano To Have A Huge Impact

Plano is planning a mixed-used project that will impact the city and bring in hundreds of apartments, retail and office space. This $2 billion, 50-acre development, called Mustang Square,

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New Tex Mex In Addison

 T. Blanco's Mexican Cantina, a new Mexican restaurant in Addison, is slated to open on February 22! They will be serving free margaritas on opening day....with the chance to win a

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Dallas Harwood District

You may have been to the Harwood District in Dallas without even knowing it! Basically located in Downtown Dallas....If you've stop by the coffee shop at Magnolias: Sous Le Pont or the biggest Texas

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Renaissance Tower For Sale In Dallas

The biggest building in Dallas is up for sale! This 56-story and 1.7 million square feet building is 42 years old with one of the best skylines in North Texas and known for its green exterior

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Trump Project In Downtown Dallas

President Donald J. Trump is making his footprints in Dallas with his new project to put a hotel in the South side! A developer is currently in talks with the Trump organization's hotel

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Top Remodeling Ideas For Kitchens In 2017

Looking to eat healthy in the new year? Looking for motivation? I have your solution: REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN! Homeowners with newly remodeled kitchens reported eating more fruits and,

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Cultivating Development Trends In Food And Real Estate

Why are food and agriculture becoming more important parts of real estate development projects? Attendees at a session at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas learned that growing, processing, and

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10 New Resturants In Dallas

Below are the newest restaurants opening up in Dallas/Fort Worth for 2017! Here's the top 10...Cafe BrazilBreakfast, lunch and dinner. Amazing coffee of all different flavors!Chelsea CornerAmerican

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Texas Valentines Day Events

Here is a list of unique, outdoor events to attend for Valentine's Day in Texas! CCC Sweetheart Dance, Meridian State Park, February 11Dutch Oven Cooking Class, Inks Lake State Park, February

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Dallas Based Companies Are Best Places To Work In America

Two Dallas-based companies just got voted the best places to work in America. Can you guess which companies? Southwest Airlines ranked #28 and Texas Instruments ranked at #42 out of 50

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Dallas Is Ranked Best City To Live

Dallas was just rated the top 15 cities in the U.S. to live! A publisher took into account five main factors: job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration

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Most Fulfilling Careers

NEW SURVEY RANKS REAL ESTATE AMONG MOST FULFILLING CAREERSLinkedIn has published a survey of The Most Fulfilling Jobs and Places to Work in the US, which is based on the polling of 1,000

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Grapevine Is Growing

Historic downtown Grapevine has always been a charming attraction, and now the area is about to hit a huge growth spurt. Bob Farley, Director of Economic Development for Grapevine, says they've

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Move Anywhere Anytime

Do you have an upcoming move that you are dreading? Or not dreading, but just don't have the time to deal with it? How to find a good Realtor in another state or country? How to get the car to

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Journey To Real Estate

Last week I started blogging about how I got into real estate! After looking at my first blog, ever, I realized I needed to make changes! Hence, Still learning the computer  and all that

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Top Fulfilling Careers

NEW SURVEY RANKS REAL ESTATE AMONG MOST FULFILLING CAREERSLinkedIn has published a survey of The Most Fulfilling Jobs and Places to Work in the US, which is based on the polling of 1,000

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OPEN HOUSE IN STATE THOMAS

Come visit me at my OPEN HOUSE this Sunday 2/5/17 from 2-4pm 2111 Clark St. Unit G in State Thomas2 bed || 2.5 bath || 2,100 square feet town homeOffered for $489,000For a private tour and

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Rowletts Crystal Lagoon

"Las Vegas-style beach zones" with swim-up bars and floating fire pits......Yes, I am talking about ROWLETT, TEXAS. Developers are starting to plan for Rowlett's future Crystal Lagoon

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First Time Home Buyers Tips

FIVE TIPS FOR FIRSTTIME BUYERSNo matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding

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10 Ways To Treat Your Valentine In DFW

The clock is ticking! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I KNOW there are still a few guys out there looking for a creative way to spend the holiday and prove they didn’t wait until the

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY IN DALLAS

This Saturday, I'll be here from 12-2 pmFLAWLESS Cy Barcus home4 beds || 4.5 bathsOversized lap pool150 year old hardwoods4208 Shenandoah StreetFor a private tour and more details, Selden

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The Next Uptown In Dallas

OAK LAWN MAY BE THE NEXT UPTOWNDallas’ booming Uptown district has the highest rents in the city—new office buildings in the area are now asking more than $50/square foot, which is almost

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4 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be overwhelming, but never fear! Follow these 4 guidelines to make home ownership a more enjoyable experience. Its expensive! Owning a home comes with new and sometimes

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Dallas Ranks In Top Cities For Job Growth

Dallas Ranks #7 in Top Cities for Job GrowthA recent article from Abodo lists the Best Cities for Job Seekers, which compares job density data for the top 25 most populous cities in the.

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Knox Henderson Development

Henderson Development Underway! It’s been almost four years since investors and developers bought over two dozen properties along Henderson Avenue in East Dallas, and it looks like they are

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Season Of Love

February is upon us. It's the season of LOVE! For me that means appreciating the things I love most: my Husband, my Children, my Family and Friends, and my Career. I think the first few are

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Market Values Remain Strong

GREAT NEWS FOR EXISTING HOMEOWNERSThe Dallas area is one of the U.S. cities where home prices have risen the most since the last housing market peak.Only Denver and the Austin-Round Rock

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How Hard Is It To Find Your Home Sweet Home

House hunters out this spring will have to pound more and more pavement to find their home sweet home.The number of for-sale listings fell again in December to the lowest level since 1999, according

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Best Food And Drink Events This Week In Dallas

 Below is your daily schedule this week in Dallas for the top 6 events to eat and drink and have some fun! Tuesday, January 31Stewpot Alliance Soup's On! Luncheon and Art SaleWhere? Union

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North Texas Is Booming

Historic downtown Grapevine has always been a charming attraction, and now the area is about to hit a huge growth spurt. Bob Farley, Director of Economic Development for Grapevine, says they've

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DFW WORKFORCE CONTINUES TO GROW

DALLAS FORT WORTH PRIVATE SECTOR WORKFORCE CONTINUES TO GROW    According to an analysis by American City Business Journals, the number of private-sector jobs in Dallas-Fort

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OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND IN UNIVERSITY PARK

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Pretty Pink Color Schemes, Subtle to Sensational http://bit.ly

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The voting for this years best of the fried, yummy, heart clogging foods for the up coming State Fair has begun.  The Fair is still over a month away but things like deep fried Jello, and

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Let's talk about Belize and the Norwegian Cruise Line trip that I just came back from! Firstly, I recommend spending a couple days in Miami before you board the ship and another day when you

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So, I am absolutely positive that I am with the best brokerage in the Universe! I appreciate the energy in the office and abundance of training opportunities throughout the week! The fact that I

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DFWs Interesting History

DFW’s Interesting HistoryDFW is a land of promise, a hotbed of brisket, and all around a darn good place to raise your family! We have an amazing history here in the DFW as part of the beautiful

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7 Alternative Lead Sources

What are you doing to build a diverse source of incoming leads? Prospecting in real estate could be compared to fishing, it's important to have multiple "lines" in the water. Relying on one or two

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15 BadAss Closing Gift Ideas

Congratulations! You are about to successfully close another real estate deal and now it's time to pick the perfect closing gift.A closing gift has two purposes; 1. To thank your clients for

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Should I Submit An Offer Over The Appraised Value Of A Home

The price of real estate is simple...supply and demand creates price. However, the notion of bidding $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50 thousand over appraised value isn't simple, nor is it wise. The

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100 Percent Disabled Veterans Pay Zero Property Tax

One of the most enjoyable part of being a REALTOR is to help veterans purchase a home. Most of the veteran that I have worked with are first time home buyers and were unaware of the

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OPEN HOUSE FOR A VERY MOTIVATED SELLER

Open House: Very Motivated Seller2618 Clearfield Lane Frisco, TX 75034Time: 12 till 3pmCome tour this beautiful home, fall in love, and make an offer!!!#Frisco #MotivatedSeller #RogersHealy

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Epic DIY Summer Life Hacks

Epic DIY Summer Life HacksWritten by Jessica [email protected], so as you know, tomorrow is Saturday (does a little happy dance…). And if you love me as much as I think you,

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Time Is Money

Okay, time for a much needed pow- wow. What are the two most valuable assets that you have in life? Take your time and really think about it. I’m willing to bet that you’re going to say that

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Whether you're a Baby Boomer, Generation X-er or a millennial, retirement is on the mind.However, each generation has different ideas about retirement.Merrill Edge's retirement study asked mass

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21 Things You Probably Did Not Know About DFW

21 Things You Probably Didn't Know About DFWTexas in general has a very rich history that I think we can all agree that we’re all more than a little proud to tell people about the place that we

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Rent Or Buy Whats Your Why

What’s Your Why?So you’re looking for a new place to live. Are you looking for an apartment?  Are you looking to buy a home? These are tough questions that we all face, but they’re easy

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Should I Get My Next House Today

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 current home and moving

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Cowboy Hot Tub Time Machine

Buying or Selling Real Estate in Texas?We make dreams come true! 214.727.3316 Www.ntxhorseproperties.com#CowboyClaude #CowboyHotTub#RHALandandLake #RHADFW#TexasHorseProperties

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Mothers Day Open House

http://claude.rhadfw.com/property/37-13354549-2323-Lawndale-Drive-Dallas-TX-75211Open House Sun 2-4 pm. Happy Mother's Day! 2323 Lawndale Ave, Dallas, TX 75211For all your DFW Real Estate needs

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Springtime In Texas

http://hotpropertydfw.blogspot.com/2016/03/springtime-in-texas.htmlSpringtime in Texas. Looking to buy your dream ranch?Call Claude 214.727.3316NTXHorseProperties.com#CowboyClaude #RHADFW

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Who Owns Texas Water

Click on the link below to learn about Texas Water Law:http://texaswater.tamu.edu/water

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The Star-Telegram reported on natural-gas industry data that shows that there are no active rigs drilling anywhere in the two-dozen county region of North Texas under which the

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Fast-growing Spreemo, a New York City-based health care platform that helps large companies, insurance carriers and third party administrators manage care for their injured employees, will expand to

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What Up With Housing Supply 2016

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 Home Sales

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Ultimate Local Farmers Market List

Note: Many markets have Facebook pages as well as websites. Facebook pages are included here if the name is confusing or it’s the primary information source.Coppell Farmers Market: 8 a.

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Five Ideas For Repurposing Unused Items

You undoubtedly have some items in your home that you’d like to get rid of or you’re having trouble finding a use for. Rather than throwing them out, consider repurposing them. Here are a few

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Five Apps For Easy Home Decorating

Technology has made it easier than ever to bring your home decor ideas to reality. There are countless smartphone apps that help you plan a space or do some valuable comparative shopping. Here are

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Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real

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Five Ideas That Can Dramatically Improve Your Living Room

Can’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here are five ideas that can dramatically improve your living

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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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The New And Improved Doorbell

You’re probably familiar with devices like Nest, which use smart technology to automate your thermostat and save you money. Think of Ring as the Nest of doorbells. It’s a product that replaces

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How Hot Is The Home Market

42% of homes across the country were on the market for less than a month, which is the highest it’s been since July 2015 (43%) READ MORE !David D McElroy;

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How To Fact Check The Internet

Fishy headlines.Search the exact headline on Bing or Google. If it’s fake, you’ll see links disputing it. Also check Snopes.com and reported.ly.Visit the site.Go to the source site and

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North Preston Hollow Gem NOT ON MLS

This absolutely gorgeous ranch-style home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, and 3,299 square feet. Situated on an oversized North Preston Hollow lot, mature trees and top of the line

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The Savings Of Home Ownership

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro

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3 Ps To Selling Your Home

In today's market, buyers are extremely savvy, informed, and focused when buying a home. The days of the uninformed buyer are dead. So when selling a home, refer to the 3 P's...and I'm not

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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 simple

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Budget Friendly Projects With A Big ROI

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive

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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 similar planned.

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Spring Means Home Tours

Spring means flowers, warmer temps and home tours! Check out this handy little guide of all of the upcoming home tours.;

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Thanks KOBE

This morning, I woke up inspired and energized…after watching Kobe drop 60 points at 37 years old, after 20 years in the NBA, and a host of injuries…I have no excuse not to continue to press

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North Dallas Explosion

The robust, real estate market of Dallas-Metroplex is ranked in the top 5 throughout the nation. But North Dallas is exploding. This is mainly due to great schools districts, the

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Simply The Best Thai In Frisco

When seeking Thai food in Frisco, we do have a few choices; however, one restaurant is simply the best Thai food around…Thai Green Village. It’s on Preston south of Rolater Road. And if you

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Toyota is finding the North Texas workforce to be strong as the company starts to fill newly created positions in Plano as well as jobs of employees who are opting out of the move to the automaker

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Dallas alcohol companies Prairie Creek Beverages and Southwest Distillery & Winery are merging to form production and distribution company Southwest Spirits & Wine.No jobs will be cut with the,

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Thinking Long Term For Millennials

Thinking long term for millennials.As a millennial, I know my grandparent’s main goal was to buy a home and live the American dream. Now a day’s people don’t have the long-term vision, the

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Apr 12 2016 15821 1

Even though everything is bigger in Dallas, it isn't a city historically known for its million-dollar home listings when compared to other markets in terms of volume.That's quickly changing, said

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The Secret To Home Buying Downpayment

You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You ThinkIn a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer

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Highland Park Just Got Even More Fabulous

3502 Lindenwood AVE  offered at 2,245,000To see ALL the information and pictures as well as search for other homes click HERE >>> http://bit.ly/Lindenwood3502Flawless new

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Apr 4 2016 15821 1

Soft-drink makers have a new way to pitch their sweet beverages: They contain sugar.Boylan Bottling Co.’s line of a dozen soda flavors touts “cane sugar” in capital letters on the label.’

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Buy A Home Now Or Wait A While

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest

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Three Home Projects That Will Get You Top Dollar For Your Home

    Selling your home can be stressful as well as exciting. You want your home to sellquickly and for the maximum amount the market will bear. The best way achieve this isto make

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Home Staging Does It Make A Difference

It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long time, and on the

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3 Misconceptions When Getting A Home Loan

Buying is the New Leasing...Get ahead of the curve and go ahead and get pre-approved today. If your thinking that your credit isn't good enough or you want to pay off a credit card before you talk

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How To Prepare A Home For Sale

Selling a home can be difficult but here are a few tips to make the process easier. Follow and they will led you to the Path to SOLD!!! Make the mental decision to let go of your home. You can do

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Subdivision Yard Sales

Yard Sales... I have never had a Yard Sale, Garage Sale or even sold anything on Ebay or Craiglist but this weekend, will be the first!  My subdivision Lone Star Ranch in Frisco will be having

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FSBO Secrets

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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More Americans Are Again Moving to Suburbs Than CitiesENLARGESuburbs have been outpacing cities in population growth for decades. In 2001, suburbs grew about 1.2% while cities grew by about 0.7%

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IT’S BEEN OVER 40 years since John T. Molloy’s “Dress for Success” came out in 1975, unleashing the concept of “power-dressing” and legions of big-shouldered blazers on an

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The day begins with a number. It might be 127 or 83 or, on a good day, 58. You can ignore it for a while, figuring it won’t look so daunting after you’ve had another cup of coffee, or gone for a

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On Tuesday evening, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance president and CEO — with an assist from former homeless czar/current Mayor Mike Rawlings — delivered some bad news in her second

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Craft beer experienced a banner year in 2015, and if the astonishing number of new breweries that popped up in Dallas-Fort Worth didn't already convince you, a new report from the Brewers

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Uber introduced its first stand alone app in Dallas on Tuesday! The new UberEATS APP delivers dishes from 100 local restaurants! The hours of opperation are daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They will

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Calling In A Professional

Renovating your home can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. How much should you spend? Who should you trust? Who’s the best contractor/architect/designer/etc. in town? If you find yourself

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Dont Forget About Homeowner Tax Breaks

One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s important to take advantage of those breaks

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Happier Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors make for a beautiful, stunning addition to your home. However, they can bring new cleaning and maintenance challenges that aren’t present with carpet. Here are some tips for,

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Refinancing The Right Move

The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer

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Five Maintenance Resolutions For Your Home

We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break

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Price Reduction On Munger Place Stunner

5025 JUNIUS STREET DALLAS, TX offered for 599,000 BEDS BATHS HALF BATHS SQR FOOTAGE LOT

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Home Prices 2016

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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Luxury Lease Open House In Oak Lawn SAT March 18th 1 TO 3

3912 Rawlins ST OPEN HOUSEOPEN HOUSE MARCH 19TH SATURDAY 1-3 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON THE SPOT! ONLY 2 UNITS LEFT!$2,495-2,695/MO Lease 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,104-1600 SQ FTBrand

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Home Prices And Interest Rate Trends

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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30 Vs 15 Year Fixed Mortgage

One of the first steps a new home buyer takes as they set off into the world of real estate is pre-approval. Among other things, this process allows lenders to determine the ceiling value for

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Are Real Estate Prices About To Fall 2016

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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The 10 Biggest Moving Mistakes

Do you think you can wind the move yourself?Do extensive research before you tackle the move your self plan. Talk to friends who have moved themselves and to movers who work for moving companies. In

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5 TIPS TO BUYING A HOME

#5: No Sudden MovesBanks want consistency, so during the loan process keep your money in the bank; don’t open or close any credit lines, and no new major purchases. The goal is to present a

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Building Wealth With Real Estate

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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Whats The Best Reason To Own A Home

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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OPEN 3008 Lovers LN

                             3008 Lovers Lane$1,649,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 5,758 Sqr Ft,

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The Suite Life Of A DFW Realtor

Everyday my goal for myself is learn something new.  I go to every training and will never turn down an experience to grow.  Almost two months ago I joined a wonderful company full of

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When Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) began looking for a new operational headquarters location in Dallas following the acquisition of the company by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners 

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Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) has promoted Chris Jacobsen, 50, to chief marketing officer.Jacobsen has been with the Louisville-based restaurant chain since,

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Feb 22 2016 15821 1

Today is national margarita day!! Guess how much the most expensive margarita is, it is $1200. Do you know where the most expensive margarita is sold in Dallas TX? It is Javier's , just some fun

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Home Prices Over Next 60 Months

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 a

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Instead of buying a sad old box of chocolates for your significant other, we suggest taking your sweetheart on a tour of open houses.Enough with the half-hearted attempts at romance for Valentine

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The financial market unrest this year is turning into a real boon for U.S. consumers who plan to purchase a home-—and for existing homeowners who could benefit from refinancing.Concerns about

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In late 2015, it looked to be wise to lock yourself into a fixed rate mortgage, with the looming prospect of a Bank Rate rise.But gloomy economic data from around the world has quashed the prospects

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The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will aim to keep interest rates to a target between 0.25 and 0.5 percent through March. The Fed turned heads in December by finally hiking

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Whats Driving Home Prices 2016

During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average

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Grow Net Worth Over 4000 Percent

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes

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Chic And Stylish Listing Is A Must SEE

1900 W 10th ST has set a new standard when it comes to live/work space! Uber chic and ultra stylish, this is what everyone is talking about. http://bit.ly/AllPicturesThis remarkable 1920's

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Home Sales 2016 Exploding

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December. This was slightly longer than the 54 days

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One of the most recognized homes in the Park Cities is now on the market! 4208 shenandoah is a flawlessly built Cy Barcus home, situated on an oversized, 90' wide lot. Extraordinary features

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New Farmer's Market in Frisco! This is very exciting news for my fellow Frisco residents. Please contact me if you have any questions about Frisco properties or any other properties in the DFW

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💕Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here is a list of fun and romantic ideas for you and your date to do in the DFW area. Have fun! 💕http://http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/arts

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GET YOUR OPEN HOUSE TICKET

WOO HOO! YOUR INVITED!!!2824 N. Hall- OPEN HOUSEClick the Link Below to sign up!>>>>>http://bit.ly/REGISTER4FREE<<<<<Uptown Luxury Living at its BEST!!!!THIS

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Vickery Lease On Fleek

75206 - Totally updated single family detached home, right in the heart of the highly sought after vickery place! Updates completed in february 2015. Updates include: new roof, new foundation,

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So many home owners and those searching for their dream home run to Zillow to help them with their home search or to even help them price their home. I in fact have had several clients call me

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Dont Wait To List Your Home

People have asked me when the best time to list their home is. When is the market hot?? Well the answer is NOW. The market is hot now, and its only getting hotter. Many companies, big and small,

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Does Owning A Home Build Wealth

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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Open House At 2011 Vista Drive Lewisville

Join me this Sunday, January 31st from 2-4PM, at my beautiful new hip pocket listing in Lewisville. Let's cap off an amazing first month of the new year by previewing this rare opportunity

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Do It For The Dogs

4207 Camden Avenue is for sale. $490,000 single family with 4 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and 2,802 square feet.But you know what is really really awesome? 1% of the sale of this beautiful

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In a move considered unthinkable even a few months ago, congressional leaders have agreed to lift te nation's 40-year ban on oil exports, a historic action that reflects the political and economic

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Dallas it the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston  and San Antonio.

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Texas economic prosperity continues to make luxury home sales one of the strongest sectors of the Texas housing market, especially in the $1million to $1.5 million range. The lot alone in some

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2016 Home Values For Buyers And Sellers

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest increase ever recorded as

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Curb Appeal The Headshot For Your Home

Hello again,I hope my blogs have help some you gather ideas, motivated, or inspired you to try something new or look at your home in a different way. My goal is to help the average everyday person

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Everything You Need To Know About Richardson Texas

Richardson, Texas sometimes gets overlooked. It is home of The University of Texas at Dallas, and has a very high concentration of telecommunications companies. In its 28 square miles,

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Professional

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, it can be quite the journey! To navigate this process, you should have an experienced Real Estate Professional assist in leading you you to your

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How TRID Affects Closings

Does anyone have any good articles they can post that show the affects that TRID has on closings in 2016?  And, how we can use this information to educate our sellers on how the process now

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Now Is The Time

Dallas Texas Real Estate Market – 3 Reasons why it’s A Great Time to Buy a Home2015 was a great year for buying a home in the Dallas Texas Real Estate market and now that the holidays are

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Home Buying 101 Secrets

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married

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Why You Are Moving To Uptown

I started www.MyUptownBubble.com for those who live in the Uptown Bubble or want to very soon.  Many of my clients are moving from Plano, Frisco, and White Rock into the heart of Uptown. 

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Five Curb Appeal Ideas To Help You Get Ready For Selling Your Home

1.  Update your front door color"First impression is the last impression".  And you want to make sure that when a buyer walks up to your door, their first impression is that of a home that

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HIP POCKET In Uptown Dallas

HIP POCKET ALERT! Will never go on MLS!2011 Cedar Springs. Right in the heart of Uptown, Dallas! This stunning split level condo will be listed at $995,000.00. It is a 2,359 square foot 

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Finding The Right Realtor

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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Selling Older And Historic Homes In Texas

As a REALTOR with a specialty in older and historic properties, I am often called upon by agents across the country who may be working with a seller of a historic home in another state that is

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Seal The Deal With Kitchens And Bathrooms

Hello everyone,    So I could almost call this one part 3 of my blogs for this month. I think the you could call the theme "Investing with Style" which has been an enjoyable topic to

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Bath Trends Of 2016

It's me again with more trends for 2016!  Let's talk bathrooms.  This is one of my favorite rooms of the house.  It's a room everyone uses several times a day and a room made to relax

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To Be Trendy Or Not

Hello again,    So if you read my recent blog entitled "I spy the color grey" then this blog will seem like part 2 to that one. Each month all of my blogs will all kind of link together

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Hate your Master Bath? If you are in need of an upgrade or a total gut job for your #masterbath but don't know what you should spend, then guess no more!  There is a basic rule of thumb

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Home Buyer Questions Answered

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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I Spy The Color Grey

    So here now here we are at the start of 2016, a new year, new trends, and new starts in everyone lives. Some people tend to make changes to themselves, others make changes

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Is Buying A Home A Good Investment

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report

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Highland Park Open House

Open House Saturday 12-2 Saturday 1/8/16Beautiful Bella Vita new construction, grand Mediterranean style, 6,728 square feet of luxury in an open floor plan. Great for entertaining. 5 large

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The 3 Things You Need To Know About Same Sex Home Ownership

                                 

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Jan 7 2016 15824 1

Behind the Pink Wall....if you have grown up in the Park Cities or Preston Hollow area you know exactly what I am talking about. The famous pink wall was named by Ebby Halliday and it is just that -

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Why Families Buy Homes

Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like:Paying

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Selling A Home For Top Price In Dallas

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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Can You Sell Your Home On Your Own

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

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Why You Should List Your Home In January

I've had some clients ask me if they should wait until the Spring to list their home versus the beginning of the year. Yes, the grass is greener and more flowers bloom in the Spring. But the market

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Still haven't seen Christmas lights yet? Bring the family to the many North Dallas attractions, or take that special someone on a carriage ride through the prestigious Highland Park display. For all

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Will Home Prices Drop In 2016

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 a

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Praise The Lard And Other Crazy 2015 Real Estate Stories

This stuff really happened…. A shack in San Francisco was listed at $350,000 ($460 per square foot). It received six offers, selling over list price.  Watch the video here http://www.realtor

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The main driver of Toyota’s move from Torrance, California, was housing costs.It wasn’t so much that we don’t tax income.It was really about affordable housing. That’s what started the

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Dec 17 2015 15821 1

The public pronouncement by central bank policy makers that the economy is strong enough to withstand a rate hike may give American consumers reason to believe that it's safer to borrow and spend

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Do You Need Help Navigating Schools In North Dallas

Many times when people want to move to North Dallas, they cringe because of the lack of “good schools”.  This is a myth, but you need the help of someone who knows their way around the

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Hidden Cost Of Owning 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 a buyer, you must be concerned not about price but instead about

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The TEN COMMANDMENTS When Applying For A Mortgage

Buying a new home can be a nerve racking process especially when doing it for the first time.  We all have our dream home in mind, but obtaining that dream home is contingent on financing for

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Home Prices Trends Today

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

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The Dallas Marathon Is Here

For people that live near or along the Dallas Marathon route, this weekend is either one that they look forward to or loathe. They will either sit on their lawn, drinking mimosas and cheering as

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Should I Really Use A REALTOR

-You need someone up to date on real estate's ever changing market.-REALTORS® have access to information that you don't necessarily have access to. Access that can be very very helpful.... Multiple

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Should You Wait Until Spring To Sell

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

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Downtown Plano is about to blow up with tons of new development coming up in about 60 days. Will have that urban dowtown feel and the covenience of 75 and George Bush Fwy and The Dart station as.

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Irving is getting a facelift! New construction in the urban center and updates to Hwy 1831. The city has already received funding for the rail stations at the location of the former stadium. They

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In Search Of The Perfect Tree

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas tree?  Don't want to buy your tree at Lowe's or Home Depot?  Don't want to travel all the way to an East Texas Christmas tree farm?  Well,

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Whats Happening With Home Rental Costs Next Year

Below are quotes from experts as well as industry reports & articles that cover the residential rental market in the U.S.The experts…Zillow Chief Economist Svenja Gudell:"Make no:

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It's December 1st!  2015 has really flown by.  Even though we have 3 weeks until Christmas and the Holidays are here, real estate is still booming in DFW.  Why not have a new home to

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8 Questions To Ask When Prepping Your Home For Sale

Want to sell your home? Good idea! In order to boost the sale price and make it sell quicker, ask yourself these 8 questions before you change anything about your home!   First, evaluate

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Having Trouble Finding THE PERFECT Gift

Try visiting a Christmas Market!  An awesome one is taking place this week, and it benefits a good cause, the St. Monica School PTO!  It’s called Socking Stuffers and Spirits and it’s

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Are You Making Someone Else Wealthy

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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Your Home And Your Wealth

There are many reasons, both financial and non-financial, that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream. One of the biggest reasons is the fact that it helps build family.

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WHO IS BUYING UP THE HOUSING MARKET

Millennials are the biggest group buying homes today. They currently account for almost 30% of home sales nationwide, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors. Of

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Dallas Mockingbird Station Complex Has Finally Sold

A European investment group which owned the property since 2005, sold Mockingbird Station complex to the investment fund headed by California-based CBRE Global which is located on Central

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Holiday Home Shopping

As we draw closer to the end of the year, we have so many things to do- prepare for Thanksgiving, and get ready for the holidays!  This is a wonderful time of year to look at houses as well!

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Top 5 Reasons To Buy A House Now

1. Interest Rates Are Still LowMortgage interest rates are still low—for now.A 30-year-fixed-rate loan now averages 4.16%, according to Freddie Mac, but many economists believe we will see 5%

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Are Open Office Concepts The Wave Of The Future Or The Demise Of Corporate America

Are you a company that’s on the cutting edge?  Do you want a more collaborative work environment?  Then you may consider an “open-office” floor plan.  What is an “open”

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Winter Real Estate Market Update

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to

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Why Use A Realtor

Someone once asked me why someone should use a REALTOR®. That’s actually a very good question! Of course, you could just sell the house yourself, and save yourself from having to pay a,

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The Best Places In Dallas Fort Worth To See Holiday Lights

Yes, it is almost that time of year: time for the holiday light displays around Dallas-Fort Worth. Although we've got another week or so left until Turkey Day, we thought we'd go ahead and

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The real estate market is still hot, and just because the holidays are right around the corner, it's still a great time to buy.  With HPISD building new school and adding one more, this is a

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Another Market Crash Is Unlikely Here Are 10 Reasons Why

Worried we are headed for another real estate crash? Worry not friends. Despite record high prices, we aren't headed for another crash. Here are 10 reasons why. 1. Most Americans who could

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Historical Homes Of Fort Worth Texas

I'm lucky.  I live in a gorgeous neighborhood in #FortWorth surrounded by amazing well built homes dating back to the late 1800's.  And even more lucky is I live right across the

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How To Build Wealth

There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home owning family now.

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New Hotel And Condominium Slated To Open In Dallas Arts District

It looks like the Arts District is getting another high-rise. This time it’s a 25-story condo and hotel. Developer Craig Hall has planned to start next year between Ross and Flora Street, across

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Is Buying A Home The Right Thing For You

Is it better to buy or rent a home today?Considering whether or not the time is right to buy your first home? If you're looking to move to a single-family residence, you can chose to rent or to own,

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My Battle Cry Is Keep Deep Ellum Funky

There are some serious plans being made for Deep Ellum.  Developers have some large scale projects going into an area that’s always been known for residents and businesses that have tried to

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The First Step In Buying A Home

I am starting my next blog series for FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS. There are many steps to be taken when buying your first home so this blog today is about Step #1 - Finding a Lender. Too

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What About Interest Rates

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates

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What Are The Real Boundries Of Preston Hollow

There is no official map of Preston Hollow — not since the two-square-mile makeshift municipality was annexed to the city in 1945. But we know the neighborhood by its sprawling estates, bar-ditch

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How Am I To Fit In This Tiny House

As I thumb through the channels just before bed last night I came across a reality show centered around "Tiny Houses" - think Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters", but instead of some $85,000

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To Brunch Or Not To Brunch

A typical Sunday in Dallas consists of many things for many people.  For the devout among us, the Sunday service is a tradition.  For the sinful among us, it's the day we get to sleep in

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10 WAYS TO SHOP FOR THE LOWEST MORTGAGE

BUYING A HOME? MAKE SURE YOU USE THESE 10 WAYS TO SHOP FOR THE LOWEST MORTGAGE RATE.Shopping for the lowest mortgage rates is essential to save you thousands of dollars. You need to do upfront

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The American Dream

There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A studyby Merrill Lynch

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Is A Home Inspection Required

Before you buy a home, one of the things that you should do is have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive enough - why should you choose to fork over

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What Does A Realtor Realy Do

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an

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Use Your Home To Make Some Extra Income

Short term rentals are on the rise with websites such as HomeAway, Airbnb and Roomarama, which are housesharing sites that allow homeowners to rent out an entire home or spare room(s). With’

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Can The City Of Dallas Take My House Through Eminent Domain

This is never, ever, ever a question I like to hear, because, let's be honest: it is a scary prospect: the city (or another government agency) using the legal concept of "eminent domain," to take

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What Are The Safest Neighborhoods In Dallas

Almost constantly, I am asked when working with buyers, "What are the safest neighborhoods in Dallas?"And I can't tell you. No REALTOR can tell you this information. Why? Well, let's talk about.

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I Love My Dallas House But The Streets Are Terrible

How many times have I heard this from people: "I love my house in Dallas, but the streets are terrible!" or "I really want to move to that neighborhood and love that house, but the street is!

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The Blog Everyone Has Been Waiting For

Winter is coming! Follow these steps to reduce your heating bills (and save $$). Replace worn weatherstripping around doors and windows. Seven to twelve percent of a home’s heat loss occurs

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The Best Neighborhood Schools In Dallas

Stay around Dallas real estate any length of time, and you'll hear ample discussion about what "neighborhood schools," in Dallas are the best. REALTORS in North East Dallas might be quick to

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4110 Crossing Lane Hits The Market With A Bang

If you've ever wanted to claim your domain in the Bluffview area of Dallas, 4110 Crossing Lane offers the perfect opportunity to do so! Initially marketed as a hip pocket listing, the pre

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CFBP Stop Foreclosure

CFPB Rules Related to Homeowners Facing ForeclosureIt happens that a lot of times, troubled homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments are further treated unfairly by lenders and

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Dazed And Confused Dallas Style

Have you ever cruised Forest Lane?  Chances are if you grew up in North Dallas and you’re over 40, you have!  Okay, I’m dating myself, but I can remember cruising Forest with my girl

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What To Look Forward To In Your Uptown Bubble

    It's no big secret that Uptown is the place to be in Dallas! As an Uptown snob myself, I thrive in what I like to call the "Uptown Bubble.'  With new apartments going up

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It Is Fall But It Is Still A Good Time To Buy And Statistics Prove It

Just because we are in the waning months of the year doesn't mean it isn't a good time to buy a house. Or, depending on your neighborhood, to sell a house (We'll get to that part later). First

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Best Rated Schools In Fort Worth

Top 10 schools in Fort Worth For this blog, I did a little research at www.greatschools .org to determine the independent school districts rating and the top rated schools. The ratings are based on

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North Texas is home to 5 of the top 10 investments in Texas! Which include Deerfield Management company,Hoffman La Roche AG,Foresite Capital Management,$65million round raised by AveXis Inc-a

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The $45billion "boardwalk" district once filled with 11-acre manmade lake ankored by Nebraska Furniture Mart has landed tons of restaurants and 1800 -fan concert venue. It will give people a

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What To Do If You Cannot Afford To Live Where You Work

Don't laugh: not being able to live where one works--or live near where one works--is a problem, even in a real estate market like that in Dallas-Fort Worth. And, not being able to live where you

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Open Houses You DO NOT Want To Miss

Not one but TWO Open Houses this Sunday! In two of my favorite cities! Which one will I be at? Guess you will have to come by to find out!425 Ripple Creek Dr. in HOUSTON! This Sunday from 2-5

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Fantastic Homes On Tour In Oak Cliff This Weekend

If you love to look at fantastic houses, then this weekend is your weekend! The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League is holding its 2015 Home Tour this weekend, October 17 & 18. Ten special homes

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Simple Decorating Tips And Predictions For 2016 Color Trends

I attended a seminar of Lisa Morris who is fantastic interior decorator in the Dallas-Plano area of Texas. www.lisabmorrisinteriors.comShe listed 10 Simple decorating tips:1.  Think of

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If Priced Out Of A Remodeled Home In A Competitive Market Try One Needing Updates

We've seen it time and again: buyers using financing to acquire fully remodeled homes in the present market in Dallas are facing stiff competition. Why are buyers facing stiff competition? A

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So Are Urgent Care Centers The New Taco Joint

It seems that there are fads and trends in real estate especially on the commercial level.  Remember when there were neat coffee shops popping up right and left?  Then many of them closed

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Where To Go To Fill Your New Closet This Fall

        As every Dallas-ite know, you're never fully dressed without your Chanel bag and Gucci boots.  So with your expanding wardrobe, you need to have a closet

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New Home Sales Surge

"According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly constructed home sales jumped 5.7% month-over-month and

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Residential Growth In Southern Dallas

Talk to most REALTORS in Dallas about Southern Dallas and many will look at you like you are crazy. But, the fact of the matter is that there is tremendous growth in the residential real estate

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Everyone Wants To Move To Texas

We must be doing something right! Scott Kesner of the Texas Association of REALTORS® credits our "healthy economic diversity with driving much of our state’s population and job growth." Oil

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