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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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Wants and Needs: A Checklist for Buying a New House

Most people don’t buy a new home on a whim. Chances are you’ve been dreaming about your new house for months or even years. After hours of browsing beautiful homes on Realtor.com, Houzz, Pinterest, etc. or viewing a few open houses, you can now picture your perfect house down to the smallest detail whether that house […]

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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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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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This One’s for Buyers

So I have something to say to Buyers out there…..it’s rough, isn’t it?!   This market (in DFW) isn’t fun for buyers because there’s not much to look at and what there is to look at is owned by that “other” group – those darned Sellers!   If it weren’t for THEM, Buyers could actually buy a […]

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What Do You HAVE To Have In Your New Home?

There are many beautiful homes out there for a potential home buyer (although inventory is down, as I’ve discussed in previous posts). But it can be like that crazy ex-girlfriend who keeps turning a guy’s head even when he knows she’s just shy of actually being declared legally insane…a luxurious master bathroom and hardwood floors can […]

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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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