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4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac […]

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Calculator for Buyers: Purchase Now or Save More?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “time is money,” right? Well, in the home buying process right now, this couldn’t be more accurate, but in this case, time may cost you money. While nearly 40 percent of aspiring homeowners believe they need to put down 20 percent on a home purchase, the truth is the average […]

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Thinking of Selling? Do It Today!

Thinking of Selling? Do It Today! Housing inventory is low and that means that your house will sell for more money in a shorter amount of time if you sell now!

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If This Isn’t Enough to Get You Thinking of Selling, You Might Be Crazy

Crazy might be a strong word, but it fits in this case, because if you’ve been on the fence about selling your home, it doesn’t get much better than this. Two key factors in home selling – PRICE and TIME – are perfectly aligned right now to make it a GREAT time to sell. As […]

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Can Rates Stay This Low??

Of course there are a lot of factors to consider when trying to decide whether to make a move – job security, location, savings, etc.  But the interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment…the higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why […]

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Home Buyers Will Pay More By The End of 2015

There could be a high cost for buyers to pay if they’re hesitating to purchase a home within the next few months.  Why?  There are two main factors, both of which should be considered when looking to buy a home – 1) the rate at which home values are increasing and 2) the amount home […]

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Real Estate in 2014 & 2015 – What’s the Story?

The real estate market could really not have been better in 2014.  The DFW market was crazy busy, with… Very few days on market for listed homes, Multiple offers on homes being the norm for buyers and sellers (not great for buyers, but great for sellers!), Mortgage rates continuing to be at or near historic lows, […]

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Home Buying – What Is the Option Period?

This is the first video in a series of 5 that I’m doing to help buyers understand the home buying process. There’s a lot to the whole process, so I’m breaking it down for you with these easy-to-understand videos! The next parts of the process I’ll describe will be 2) earnest money and how it […]

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First Step for Home Buyers

Potential buyers who are just starting to think about looking for a home often ask me what the first step in the home buying process is.  My answer – find out what your price range is.  And PLEASE don’t just go online and punch in some numbers into one of those online mortgage calculators!  Get […]

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Sellers Should Be Out In the Cold

Conventional wisdom in real estate has always been that the prime time to sell is in the late Spring and Summer. I’m here to tell you that is WRONG…sellers SHOULD be out in the cold this Winter and early Spring. Current mortgage rates completely trump that conventional wisdom these days. I have repeatedly told potential […]

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