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Buying Is Now 377 Cheaper Than Renting In The US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in...

Relocating To Dallas
I wanted to center my very first blog post around a topic that is near and dear to my own heart: relocating to Dallas!  I moved away from my hometown in Oregon almost a decade...

2436 Dorrington Drive In Dallas Texas
http://www.DorringtonDrive.comBeautiful East Dallas location, relaxed people with a convenience not just to White Rock Lake, but Lake Ray Hubbard, Downtown Dallas, Being seconds fr...

Buyers Agents Working For You Free Of Charge
Home buyers should always have their own agent. Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price for the buyer. Best of all, the buyer agent’s services are free to th...

Move Over Chicago Experts Predict Dallas To Be The 3 Metro In US In 25 Years
The Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex is now experiencing a net gain of one million people every six years.   Along with the explosion of the exurbs (towns north of the suburbs),...

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas
Not all home staging is created equally. Staging Darwinism is real and only the smart survive. Below we countdown the top 10 “stoopidest” home staging ideas.#10. “Bake cookie...

McKinney House Rush 2015
McKINNEY - Median new home prices in North Texas are running about $285,000 — but sharp increases in land and construction costs in the DFW area are pushing new home costs above ...

Owners Overvalue Homes By Larger Margin
For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners say their home is worth compared to what appraisers say, according to Quicken Loans’ August 2015 H...

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San Francisco and Dallas usually don’t share a lot of top spot time in business surveys.Related CoreLogic report: Dallas still tops for home price gains Are North Texas home va...

Jerry Jones Development Company To Start New 700M Masterplanned Community
Frisco-based Blue Star Land Co. is getting ready to start construction on its 1,000-acre master-planned community that will bring 1,800 homes to Prosper.Blue Star is an affiliated ...

DFW Apartment Leasing Construction And Rents Jump In Second Quarter
North Texas apartment leasing more than doubled in the second quarter from the first three months of 2015.Related More lofts and apartments coming to Shops at Park Lane Pla...

Dallas Home Price Gains Are Highest In The Nation
The Dallas-area is still topping the rest of the country when it comes to home price increases.Related North Texas median home prices soar above $200,000 for first time Texas, Da...

Home Sales In North Texas Hit Record In June With More Than 10000 Houses Sold
North Texas home sales jumped by 12 percent in June, with a record number of properties changing hands.Related Dallas home price gains are highest in the nation Dallas home price...

How To Use Comparable Sales To Price Your Home
By: Carl VogelBefore you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price.How much can you sell your home fo...

Sharp Drop In DallasFort Worth Home Starts Means Less Choice For Buyers
A sharp drop in first-quarter home starts has dimmed hopes of easing the Dallas-Fort Worth housing crunch.Builders cut back on home starts by more than 20 percent in the first thre...

DFW Housing Market Rated Hottest In The Nation By Realtorcom
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has the hottest housing market in the country, according to a new report by Realtor.com.Analysts rated the top markets in April based on demand for housi...

North Texas Median Home Prices Soar Above 200000 For First Time
This spring’s scorching home market has propelled median house sales prices in North Texas above $200,000 for the first time.In April, home sales prices in the area were up 14 pe...

DFW Home Prices Rise 101 Percent In First Quarter According To Realtors
 Dallas-Fort Worth home prices increased by 10.1 percent in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors year-over-year price comparison.The D-FW area...

New Report Many Millennials Choose Ability To Move Over Homeownership
High student debt and financing challenges are the reasons most often given for low homeownership rates among young Americans.Related Homeownership in Dallas area falls as millenn...

North Texas Home Prices Sales Set New Records In May
North Texas home prices rose by 14 percent in May from a year earlier. (Steve Brown)North Texas home prices jumped by 14 percent in May – one of the largest year-over-year gains ...

Runaway North Texas Home Prices Spark Fears Of Another Price Bubble
With Dallas-Fort Worth home prices at the highest point ever, don’t be surprised if you hear more chatter about the potential for a housing bubble.But analysts are less sure that...

Multimilliondollar Homes Selling Like Hautecakes In Dallas Area
Five Dallas-area homes are now listed for sale at $20 million or more – the largest number of such elite properties to hit the market.“You don’t see this many at once, and al...

Texas Lake Levels FULL
Take a look at the area Texas lake levels this morning...at the end of last summer, who would have thought that this would be true?  In DFW we have 2 area lakes that are not f...

Watchdog Guide To Protesting Your Property Taxes
Those giant gasping sounds you hear are hundreds of thousands of shocked homeowners across North Texas opening their 2015 property appraisal notices arriving in the mail.From what ...

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5 Tips For Buying A Home During Dallas Housing Shortage
Jake and Jessica Simpson found that in some Dallas neighborhoods, buying a house is as frenzied as shopping the day after Thanksgiving.With less than a two-month inventory of house...

Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs
The neighborhoods outside of sunny metro areas are gobbling up the country, just like they were before the Great Recession. Where Americans Are Moving: Net Domestic Migration ...

Are You A Hero
Real Estate Savings for Military Personnel, Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders, Healthcare Workers and Educators…Homes for Heroes was organized shortly following the...

Mortgage Fraud Allen Texas Man Sentenced To 16 Years
A North Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison in a $2.4 million mortgage fraud scam with payments sent to his private mailbox. Marcus Brian Curry of Allen last ...

Plano Woman And 10 Others Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Case
A Plano woman and 10 other Texans have been sentenced to federal prison within the past week for their roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved inflated home prices,...

Even With Recent Increases DFW Still Has A Slight Edge In Home Affordability
While residential prices have shot higher in North Texas in recent years, Dallas-Fort Worth homes are still more affordable than the U.S. average, according to a new report by Real...

5 Golden Rules To Home Staging On A Budget
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DFW Office Construction Up By 50 Percent From 2014
North Texas office construction has soared to the highest level since the 1980s.  More than 8.8 million square feet of office space is now being built in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

New MixedUse Development Coming At UT Dallas
Developers are about to break ground for a major mixed-use development at the University of Texas at Dallas.   The $54 million Northside project will include housing for ...

The I35E Freeway Expansion North Of LBJ Freeway
Will the freeway construction ever stop in Dallas?   Short answer, NO!    Construction is in full mode on I-35E north of LBJ Freeway from Farmers Barnch to...

The Latest In Flooring Trends
This just in from the annual International Flooring Market; Surfaces, via Hank & Judy Goldstien, CSC Floors, Plano, TX:Carpet – It’s Back, and Patterns are in Demand•  &...

Housing Inventory Down 26
The predictions were that we might stabilize in 2015 with the inventory of available listings on the market.   Well, February statistics prove differently.  The NTRE...

Home Loan Interest Rates To Rise Slightly
The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of 2015 two top officials at the U.S. central bank said, although both said the exact timing will d...

Rents In DFW Up 5
Dallas-Fort Worth apartment dwellers just can’t take a break.   In January, effective rents ion the area were more than five percent higher than a year ago, according t...

JP Morgan Chase Considering Dallas Area For Huge Employment Center
One of North Texas’ largest financial service sector employers is scouting the local property market for a huge office deal.J.P. Morgan Chase is considering a plan to consolidate...

North Texas Heroes
http://www.northtexasheroes.com/Check out the new website!!!For more information, please contact me or visit my website:Chris Boyington, Realtor, ABRU.S. Army VeteranHomes For Hero...

Sale Of Brinkmann Ranch Tract Will Bring Hundreds Of New Homes To Frisco
By STEVE BROWNstevebrown@dallasnews.comReal Estate Editor Published: 24 February 2015 08:58 PM Updated: 24 February 2015 09:10 PMThe sale of a key Frisco property will bring a...

12 Ways To Make A Fantastic First Impression On Buyers
First impressions count.You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you’ll likely pay more for a book if the cover is charming and attractive.If your home is for sa...

Richardson Construction Turns One Of Dallas First Suburbs Into A New Boomtown
Richardson’s construction boom belies the city’s position as one of Dallas’ first-ring suburbs.Development is spreading out into Collin and Denton counties and north of Fort ...

Are You A Local Hero
Heroes’ Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is this program about? Homes for Heroes provides real savings for the people who work every da...

North Texas Home Sales Set New Record In 2014
North Texas Real Estate agents sold a record number of houses in 2014.More than 90,000 preowned single-family homes changed hands last year through the Realtors’ multiple listing...

DFW Home Prices Up 9 Percent In Fourth Quarter Ahead Of US Gains
Dallas-Fort Worth home prices rose 9 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors home price surveyNationwide, prices were up 6 percent from fou...

DFW Apartment Residents Are Paying More Than Ever For Rent
Dallas-Fort Worth apartment renters just can’t catch a break.Related D-FW apartment rents hit record average high of $888 Downtown Dallas office tower is getting a swimming poo...

The Top 5 Dos And Donts In Home Staging
By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior DecoratingThe early spring home selling-season is kicking off. There’s no time like the present to start decluttering and transformi...

Study Texas Has Most Economic Freedom In US
The Lone Star State is the most economically free state in the nation, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute. The ranking took into account the size of governm...

Absolutely Phenomenal
The Dallas-Fort Worth area added more jobs than any other metropolitan area in 2014, a feat it hadn’t achieved in at least two decades.  D-FW gained 136,900 jobs last year, ...

So Whats Driving DFWs Job Growth
“Everything,” Bud Weinstein, economist at SMU said. “Construction is up. The airline industry has been growing in D-FW. We’ve had a number of corporate relocations and expa...

Liberty Mutual Insurance To Bring Four Thousand Jobs To West Plano
Another major corporate move is poised to bring thousands of new jobs to West Plano.  Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is in talks with developers and the city of Plano a...

Its TIME To Make Things Happen
This time of year we are all energetic about the NEW YEAR and new possibilities.  Ready to make things happen and take on the world.  Start that spring cleaning early and...

Castle Hills Enticing Young Professionals With New Phase Of Luxury Apartments
The units will be one and two bedroom with views looking out over a lake with a waterfall in the middle of the project, and will be near a promenade that will house the leasing off...

Dallas Home Inventory
Oak Cliff had the largest home price increase in 2014, jumping 22%             ...

DALLAS In 2020
Population GrowthThe DFW area is rapidly growing, and by 2020 the region should have 8 million residents, up from 6.8 million today.  It is the fourth largest metro region in ...

Confirmed Starbucks Knows The Next Hot Neighborhood Before Everybody Else Does
What fuels gentrification? The answer is the same thing that fuels the rest of us: coffee. But not just any old cup o’ joe. Starbucks, the iconic coffee roaster and retail...

4 VA Loan Myths That Hurt Buyers And Sellers
Understanding the truth about VA loans can help homeowners and buyers take advantage of a solid financing option.Generations of veterans and military members have relied on the VA ...

Will Low Gas Prices Stall Texas Boom
The answer: NO!In the last couple of weeks a report by Fitch in New York, an analytic ratings firm, predicted that the Texas economy will slow, even possibly collapse, due to oil d...

Texas Added More Residents Than Any Other State
Texas was the third-fastest growing state in the nation over the past year as a percentage but it added more people than any other, according to new state-level population data rel...

Luxury Home Sales Are Booming In North Texas
While overall preo-wned home purchases have leveled off, luxury housing sales are soaring in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Sales of homes priced at $1 million and above jumped ...

Does The State Have Money That Belongs To You
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. It’s your money, and they want you to get it ...

Most Millennials Arent So Eager To Move Downtown
The boom in downtown housing construction in many major U.S. cities has brought thousands of residents to the central city.And the popular notion is that young Americans all want t...

Tight Dallasarea Housing Market Will Continue To Keep Prices Rising Sales Down
After two years of fast-paced selling, Dallas’ housing market shows no sign that supply is catching up with demand.The inventory of preowned homes on the market is at a two-month...

The Dallas Housing Market Is Still Nuts
You will never afford this. Maybe you moved here from some expensive city on the coast, lured by a job offer and the cheap rent. An apartment broker directed you ...

Dallas Unemployment Drops To 46
The Dallas-Ft Worth area is rebounding in strong job growth, even as thousands move to the DFW area looking for employment.   The latest unemployment rate is 4.6 percent ...

2015 The Boom Continues
Biggest rebound: Dallas-Fort Worth home pricesForget about the stock market and the price of gold. When it comes to feel-good factors, nothing resonates with consumers like the val...

Why Texas Wont Get Busted Again By Low Oil Prices
This time is different, and not by accident.  Oil prices have fallen by more than half since last summer, prompting cuts in energy jobs and rig counts. That is stoking fears o...

DFW On Track To Be Second Busiest Homebuilding Market In 2015
The Dallas-Fort Worth area should be the second busiest homebuilding market in the country in 2015, according to a new forecast.MetroStudy Inc predicts that only Houston will have ...

Dallas Area Home Price Gains Second Highest In US
The Dallas area had the second highest home price gains in the country in a new nationwide comparison.Dallas home prices were up by 9.1 percent in October from a year earlier in th...

Vote For Realtors By Endorsing These Candidates
Early voting has begun and election day is upon us! The Texas Association of Realtors has endorsed the following candidates for this election! Find out your candidates here: https:...

Fall Is Here And Its Planting Season
Finally! Cooler temperatures have arrived in North Texas, so what does that mean? Football, bonfires, and pumpkin patches, right? It's also time to plant all your bushes so they th...

34 Rules Of Manliness
Nowadays, it may be hard to find a guy who knows ALL 34 things that every man must know.  Check the list to see where you rank....and if you don't know, get to work!!!http://w...

Texas State Fair
The GREAT TEXAS TRADITION!  The State Fair of Texas is a DFW attraction and tradition for those who live here!   So make this a don't miss event on your calendar t...

How Do You Choose A Home Stager For Your Clients
We all know that how a home is staged can make or break a listing at times.  How do you choose your recommended stager? Here's a great video with advice on what you should be ...

COLLEENS HOT TIP ON WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE
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Can A Seller Do Repairs Like Sprinkler And Electric Themselves
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Just A Few More Days Until Friday Night Lights Begins
With the first scrimmages in the books, we are just a few days until Week 1 of the newest Texas High School Football Season begins! Check out some pics from practice around the are...

How To Be A New Landlord
Great article from Landlord Station.http://news.landlordstation.com/new-landlord/ ...

Busy Dad Workout
Being a Dad of two kids under 2 years old, I am definitely thinking I'll be trying these out!! Great for a Tuesday morning laugh. http://www.howtobeadad.com/2011/1433/workout-...

Check Out This Cute Little Home Decor Site
http://littleredporch.blogspot.com/?m=1 Hand painted signs are the best!!...

30Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.04 percent, up from 3.97 percent at t...

Natural Cleaning Products
Cleaning does not have to occur with products made in a lab. Clean your home with natural, organic solutions (and they're probably cheaper)!http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizin...

The Gain In DFW Home Prices
Great Article from Star-Telegram.http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/25/5599842/dfw-home-prices-gained-102-percent.html...

Financing For Your Home Purchase
The Most Important First Step!Have your REALTOR refer you to a Lender and supply Lender with all the information to have an Approval ready once you find that perfect home.Many fact...

Great Story Of Awesome Buyers Who Found The Right TEAM
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Multiple Offers And Executed Contract W NO ACKNOWLEDGMENT
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Housing Growth Price Trends
http://m.rismedia.com/article.php?permalink=/2014-07-01/recent-housing-growth-a-sign-of-long-term-stability/&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eNews ...

DFW American Flies Nonstop To Shanghai Hong Kong
DALLAS-FORT WORTH - American Airlines Inc. is now flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to China with nonstop service to Shanghai and Hong Kong.While it is the world...

Budget Friendly Summer Wet Zones
School is out and summer is here!  If you looking for ways to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors on a weekly basis without breaking the bank this summer you’ll want to check...

Celebrate Freedom Independence Day 2014
July 4th a time to celebrate our Independence!  A time to stand proud to be an American.  A time to spend with friends and family and enjoy the beautiful night skies l...

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FHA Lauching Program To Expand Credit Access
http://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/ano/newsletter/DisplayNwsLtrArticle.aspx?volume=15&numbr=9/10&id=21829...

Ready Set Go Steps To List Your Home
Getting your home ready to sell can be overwhelming, especially if you have lived there for more than 5 years, but there are some things to make the process easier. C...

Grapevine Texas MAIN STREET DAYS
If you haven’t been to downtown Grapevine recently, you don’t know what you are missing!  Grapevine is a Historical hot spot right in the middle of DFW.  Grapev...

Trophy Club Garage Sale
Trophy Club semi-annual garage sale is May 3rd from 8 am – 2 pm!  If you love a good garage sale… then you will not one to miss this weekend!  There are sure to...

Southlake Town Square
Southlake, TX  is having its 15th annual Art in the Square, April 25th -27th.  If you haven’t had a chance to walk around the square and fall in love with Southlake, ...

Trophy Club TX Live FB Forums
Trophy Club, TX has a small town feel and is just east of the Speedway on 114.  Trophy Club is a great place to live!  Trophy Club Residents turn to Facebook and live f...

Low Foreclosure Rate
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ATTENTION BUYERS Hire A Free Buyers Agent To Get You Set Up
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A Beautiful Place To Call Home
Tucker Hill is far from your traditional north Texas neighborhood.  It's tree lined streets and front porches give off such a warm and inviting vibe.  The variety of styl...

Housing Market With Nowhere To Go But Up
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Buyers Its Not A Good Practice To Overbid On A Home In Hopes To Get Price Down Later
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Spring Buying Season Starts Early This Year
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/15/want-to-sell-your-home-the-spring-selling-season-m.aspx...

Homestead Exemption
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