The strong sellers market we have been experiencing in 2013 has not taken a “seasonal break”. In North Texas, activity typically slows around the first week of November and doesn’t pick up again until the end of January. That is not happening this year. Low inventory and high demand play a huge role, but so… Read More in Mortgage Rates Forecast for 2014
A site that I can easily get lost in for hours is houzz.com. If you haven’t discovered it yet, it is filled with beautiful photographs of professionally designed homes and landscapes. There are also many articles from pros on every topic related to home improvement. Here is one that was published that I felt was worthy… Read More in 15 Questions to Ask Before Considering a Fixer-Upper
I am still amazed at how our little Frisco has grown up into a full-blown hot spot! When I originally moved from Dallas to Frisco, back in 1991, my family and friends all said, “Why the heck are you moving out to the boonies? There is nothing out there!” At the time, there was one… Read More in New Frisco Shopping and Entertainment Venues
The Texas Education Agency has released the 2013 School Accountability Report. The transition from TAKS testing to the new STARR testing system meant no ratings for last year, so we have been anxiously awaiting this new report. The new system rating scale terminology isn’t very impressive, though. “Met Standard” is the highest rating, followed by… Read More in 2013 School Accountability Ratings are In!
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So you’ve watched all those home improvement & renovation shows on HGTV and DIY Network and may be thinking, “I wouldn’t mind purchasing a home that needs some TLC, but I don’t have the cash after closing to put into renovation cost.” Well, there could be a great solution for you. There are renovation home… Read More in Renovation Loan Programs
It’s an exciting time when a home Seller and home Buyer enter into a purchase contract. However, both parties should note that The Texas Residential Resale Contract gives the Buyer several “outs”. Let’s count the ways a buyer can take a hike…with their earnest money intact. 1) Seller does not adhere to deadlines for delivery… Read More in 10 Ways a Buyer Can Get Out of Contract
Your home equity is one of the best & biggest growth assets you have. It’s one of the reasons you chose to purchase a home instead of renting one. And many homeowners in the Dallas area are in the fortunate position of location, for we have managed to escape major home value declines and instead… Read More in How $100 Can Save Thousands in Home Equity
If you’ve been renting for a while and pining for a place of your own, or you currently own and are thinking of taking a break from home ownership, let’s do a few calculations to help with your decision. Most consumers understand the fact that there are certain tax advantages of owning a home, but how… Read More in Should You Rent or Buy? Let’s Do the Math…
Buyer and Seller have agreed to the terms of sale after a day or two of negotiations. Great! But don’t open the champagne just yet…Next comes the home inspection. Sellers anxiously await the results of the report hoping nothing major is discovered. Buyers hope the same, but they’ve got their magnifying glass out to make… Read More in How to Negotiate Repairs Post Home Inspection