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How Overpricing Could Hinder a Sale
Posted on 03/22/2020
How Overpricing Could Hinder a Sale
Photo by Billion Photos via Shutterstock When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large...
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4859 Cedar Springs Road #250, Dallas, TX 75219 now has a new price of $83,200!
Posted on 03/18/2020
4859 Cedar Springs Road #250, Dallas, TX 75219 now has a new price of $83,200!
Investors - Nice 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Large living and dining area. Separate laundry room and garage access. Private patio. Gated property. HOA includes blanket property and flood insurance as well as trash. Current longterm tenant lease through March 31 of next year (3.31.2021). Available for showings M-F 10:00am until 6:00pm with 24 hour notice to tenant. Call Showing Time to...
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Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Posted on 03/15/2020
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Tips for Sellers: Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips for Sellers: Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
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Hanging Baskets 101 — What You Need to Know to Make Them Thrive
Posted on 03/01/2020
Hanging Baskets 101 — What You Need to Know to Make Them Thrive
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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Understanding Funding Options for Land Purchases
Posted on 02/23/2020
Understanding Funding Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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How to Pay Off a Mortgage Quickly
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Pay Off a Mortgage Quickly
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay One of the critical steps involved in looking for a home is the process of negotiating for a mortgage. Many people dread this process because they find out exactly how much money they are going to have to pay each month. At the same time, this is also an opportunity for people...
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4859 Cedar Springs Road #250, Dallas, TX 75219 now has a new price of $90,900!
Posted on 02/13/2020
4859 Cedar Springs Road #250, Dallas, TX 75219 now has a new price of $90,900!
Nice 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Large living and dining area. Separate laundry room and garage access. Private patio. Gated property. HOA includes blanket property and flood insurance as well as trash. Current tenant leased through March 31 and would be interested in staying. Or new homeowner could occupy April 1. Available for showings after February 16 with 24 hour notice to...
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Avoid a Complex Home Selling Journey
Posted on 02/09/2020
Avoid a Complex Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey offers no guarantees. Thus, if you fail to prepare to sell your house, you risk encountering problems that may make it tough for you to maximize your home sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to avoid a complex house selling journey. These include: 1. Price Your Home Competitively The initial asking...
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Video Tour  - 5039 County Road 168, Mckinney, TX 75071
Posted on 02/09/2020
Video Tour - 5039 County Road 168, Mckinney, TX 75071
Fabulous opportunity to own more than 10 acres with home in McKinney at County Roads 168 and 165. Your horses will enjoy the 3 stall barn with pipe fencing while you enjoy the single story ranch style home built by Tilson Custom Homes in 2000. Open floor plan, split bedrooms. Updates throughout home include remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stone backsplash. Radiant barrier added for energy savings. 30 amp RV outlet. Country style living with ag exemption yet close to all of the city amenities. Just north of 380 and close to hospital, shopping and restaurants. Make this home yours today and enjoy the beautiful skyline views...
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5039 County Road 168, Mckinney, TX 75071 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/09/2020
5039 County Road 168, Mckinney, TX 75071 is now new to the market!
Fabulous opportunity to own more than 10 acres with home in McKinney at County Roads 168 and 165. Your horses will enjoy the 3 stall barn with pipe fencing while you enjoy the single story ranch style home built by Tilson Custom Homes in 2000. Open floor plan, split bedrooms. Updates throughout home include remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stone backsplash. Radiant barrier added for energy savings. 30 amp RV outlet. Country style living with ag exemption yet close to all of the city amenities. Just north of 380 and close to hospital, shopping and restaurants. Make this home yours today and enjoy the beautiful skyline views...
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Homeowners' Insurance: What Does It Cover?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: What Does It Cover?
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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