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GONE, in 72 HOURS!

We met when we could still do high kicks and splits...drill team memories are the best! So blessed to be able to help both new and old friends buy and sell years later. We can’t wait to see your new casa all done up! Happy closing day!

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5828 Treese Circle, The Colony

PRICE IMPROVEDMENT - NOW ONLY $250,000 - Completely UPDATED home on the best lot in The Colony! Adjacent to Turner Park and greenbelt area nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac. Inside you'll find TONS of recent updates (2017), including new flooring & baseboards throughout, new kitchen cabinets, new granite counters, new island & stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to the family room plus a bonus flex room that can be used as a study, exercise or play room! Both baths are also nicely updated - with guest bath offering new vanity, paint + wainscoting while the master bath shows off handsome dual vanities. A 2nd spacious living area in the front of the home includes a cozy brick fireplace. Located by the lake, golf, shopping, dining & major employment centers!

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4305 Heath Court - Estates at Fountain Creek | Plano Texas Home for Sale

BEST VALUE IN PLANO! Take advantage of this incredibly priced property...lowest price on a single family 3 bedroom home in 75024! Only $315,000...

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New McKinney ZIP Code - 75072!

Did you hear? McKinney now has a new zip code: 75072. Will you be impacted?

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HAIL DAMAGE DAYS BEFORE CLOSING? Here's what the Texas contract says...

Here's the scenario:

Your listing just got pounded with hail a week before closing.

OR

The home your clients are buying was damaged from a hail storm just a few days before closing. The roof is shot.

These scenarios are real for agents, buyers and sellers in the McKinney, TX; Melissa, TX and surrounding Collin County areas each Spring. Last month we had a few hail storms, and I have no question that May will likely bring a few as well. 

As a Realtor, representing your client, what do you do? Are you a buyer? What are your rights? Sellers? Do you pay for a new roof?

According to the Texas contract, paragraph 14 of the Contract of Sale addresses the options available to the Buyer if the roof cannot be fixed prior to closing. 

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Updating Your DFW Home for Sale ("For Dummies")

With the peak selling season upon us, I'm sure your agent has given you many tips on how to increase your chances of selling your home quickly and for the best price. They've told you things like - paint your home, put in new carpet, organize, de-clutter. While these are GREAT tips, I think some more SPECIFIC tips would be more helpful. I hate to see a seller spend a lot of money on new carpet or paint, only to see them choose a hideous paint color and cheap plush carpet in an unappealing color. 

Here's a list of some specific action items that you can do to attract the most buyers to your home. Think of it as, "Selling your DFW Home For Dummies". Why just DFW? I've been to a LOT of Model Homes in DFW. A LOT! These specific updates are found in every model home I've seen. Perhaps this list can pertain to many other markets as well...but you can bet buyers in DFW want to see these things:

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When Making a "Blind" Move to Dallas, an Experienced REALTOR Makes ALL the Difference!

When making a "blind move" to a new area, your home buying strategy is somewhat different than if you are moving to an area where you have some kind of a background or knowledge base.

How is it different?

The biggest difference - and the largest challenge - is knowing WHICH CITY to focus on!  You essentially must shop the cities BEFORE you can shop for a house.

As their agent, we asked lots and lots of questions to see what areas would make the most sense, like:

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Is This House Still for Sale, or Isn't It?

It happens to almost EVERY buyer. Buyer sees a house they LOVE online but it's not on the list of Active properties I send them. Or a buyer drives by a home they didn't see listed online. They ask me about the mystery house and when I go look it up in the NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information Services) MLS, it shows that the home is not available - either under Option or Pending.

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CAUTION - Read this BEFORE you Buy a NEW HOME!

If you are in the market for a new home anywhere in the Collin County area, you are in luck! For a while now, the market has  been favoring the home seller. Prices having been increasing each month, and many price points are seeing bidding wars. One way around a bidding war COULD be to buy or build NEW! 

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In Texas, Buyers have an OPTION...

In Texas, you have AN OPTION...

Buyers can have anxiety surrounding a home purchase. After all, it IS the largest purchase most people will make in their lifetime! The loan, picking the "perfect" home, the "right" neighborhood with the BEST schools...and it can all lead to a case of cold feet.

Luckily, the Texas contract has a provision to help ease any of the buyer's fears...it's called the Termination Option, or as it's often referred to as the "Option Period".

How does it work?

For a negotiable fee - usually in the neighborhood of $50-$200 -  and for a negotiable amount of time - usually between 5-14 days - the buyer has the right, or OPTION, to back out of the contract for any reason whatsoever. The earnest money is then refunded back to the buyer, and Mr. and Mrs. Buyer can walk away with very little lost.

The #1 reason I've seen for buyers exercising their option is due to a failure to negotiate repairs with the seller during this time frame. Or perhaps the home inspection revealed major problems with the home - mold, foundation issues, etc. But it doesn't matter if it's inspection related or not. The buyer could have a bad dream about the home, find a better home or simply change their mind about purchasing entirely.


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Taxes in Texas! How they work...

Taxes.

Not the most FUN topic to discuss, but an important one nonetheless. Especially given that each state does things just a little bit differently, it's good to know how real estate taxes are handled in the area you are moving to.

Here are how things work in the Great State of Texas!

*Property owners in Texas are required to pay property taxes on real estate and income-producing personal property.

*Some taxing jurisdictions, such as the City of Dallas, also tax personal automobiles.

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How to Sell a Home with a POOL or Impressive Backyard!

It's finally Spring time in Texas! But come May, things start to really heat up. That means that the days of driving around with your windows down and leisurely dining on patios at lunch are almost coming to an end. Because, well, HEAT! And when spring begins to leave us...summer usually comes BARGING in! If you're new - say, from California where it's nice 360 of the 356 days per year, then consider this a helpful tip! However, if you're lucky enough to own a home with a pool, then this is a good thing! You say, "Bring on the 90+ degree days!" You're ready for the pool to warm up so you can begin taking advantage of all it's relaxing features!

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Easter in McKinney, Texas and Surrounding Areas

Our friends at Old Republic Title have put together a complete list of Easter Events around the Dallas metroplex and we're excited to share it with you! From Easter Egg hunts to pictures with the Easter Bunny - this list should have you covered! 

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