JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

JP Piccinini's Blog Posts

Roanake Texas Real Estate
Download The Real Estate Market Report for Ronaoke Texas, 76262.Download...

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN WEST VILLAGE HASKELLANDCENTRAL
I was headed to West Villiage for an appointment and saw this new construction apartment building.  This is the only time this building will ever be in this state.  Lives...

My Real Estate Story
Started my career in real estate with JP & Associates Realtors® last month and hit the ground running. I've been busy so far but still learning a ton each day. I have a long way t...

To Stage Or Not To Stage
To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their A...

7 Tips For Staging Your Home
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process.The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your ho...

Britton Homes Joins The Walsh Community
Community OverviewWalsh is located on I-30, just twelve miles west of Fort Worth. This innovative community features the Makerspace at Walsh, Walsh Works that offers flexible wor...

3 Ways To Impress Buyers When Selling
3 ways to impress buyersPeeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink can ruin a buyer's impression of an otherwise appealing house. Here are easy ways to make your p...

6 STEPS TO BUYING A HOME
Your credit report and score are used by lenders to determine your credit worthiness when approving you for a mortgage. The information found in your credit report is used to calcu...

Good Credit Habits For Buyers And Renters
We often hear about how important our credit scores are when it comes to our purchases. And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to purchasing or renting a home. A healthy ...

Determining The Right Sales Price
We all know that the real estate market changes often. That can often leave people selling their homes confused. However, real estate agents always seem to be in the know about t...

5 Credit DONTS For Homebuyers In Less Than 2 Mins
DID YOU KNOW...that it is not wise to make huge purchases or open new lines of credit 3-6 months before buying a home? Barry Paperno with CreditCards.comwarns homebuyers about "5 ...

Top Tips To Help Sell Your Home
The real estate market can be a competitive place. And we all want our homes to sell as quickly as possible. However, it can sometimes turn into a difficult task. I mean, keeping a...

Light Your Inner Fire Works
Have you ever wondered why it's worthwhile to try to find your life passion?For those who already living their passion, they understand the “why” of it. But if you've never&nbs...

How To Decorate A New Home On A Tight Budget
You’ve just purchased a new dream home and that’s pretty exciting. And why wouldn’t it be? I mean, with all of the possibilities, new experiences and memories to make, ther...

Plano
Plano  Best City for Families, wallethub.com, 2014  Best Suburbs for Education In America, movoto.com, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers, wallethub.com...

McKinne
McKinney  Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America, movoto.com, 2015  Best Place to Live in America, CNN Money magazine, 2014  Best Cities for First-Time Ho...

Frisco Community
District  100 Best Communities for Young People - recognizes outstanding places for youth to live, learn and grow  Best Communities for Music Education – ho...

2017 YOUR NEW HOME YEAR
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Mar 16 2017 25357 1
Headline: Reliable tactics for when the appraisal is lowFew things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall ...

Open House Saturday 2125 Pecos Drive Grapevine
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Feb 26 2017 25357 1
FAT TUESDAY – Day Before Ash WednesdayFat Tuesday – Day Before Ash WednesdayFAT TUESDAYThe last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertw...

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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY – February 27NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAYWe continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observing National Strawberry Day on February 27. These ju...

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NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – February 4thNational Homemade Soup Day – February 4NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAYNational Homemade Soup Day is observed annually on February 4th.Before...

Download Your Home Selling Guide Here
Click the link below to download your FREE Home Selling Guide:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/sellers/?a=303269-90fb20acc984c2f8420a9b13a882ab6f...

Download Your Buyers Guide Here
Click the link below for a Buying a home this winter:http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/buyersty/?a=303269-90fb20acc984c2f8420a9b13a882ab6f...

Print Tools For Homebuyers
OWNING A HOME:  TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR HOMEBUYERS PREPARE TO SHOP FOR A HOME1. Check your credit2. Assess your spending3. Budget for new or changed expenses4. Deter...

Top 25 Best School Districts In Texas
The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Educ...

Tips For Strategic Home Buying In A Buyers Market
There’s nothing more inviting to an aspiring homeowner than a buyer’s market. There’s a strong sense of immediacy and optimism in the name itself: “Buy. Buy. Buy!” But...

Five Housing Markets On The Rise In 2017
Five Housing Markets on the Rise in 2017The national housing market has come a long way despite being only several years removed from the mortgage crisis. Part of the reasoning l...

Freezing Pipes
How to Prevent Freezing PipesYou CAN prevent freezing pipes and the costly damage that goes with them. Read ...

Doors Need A Fresh Look
Pulls and Knobs Open the Door to a New LookRepair and replace door hardware that makes rooms look dingy and outdated. We’ll show you how door and cabinet pulls, knobs, and hi...

Total Remodel In A Hot Dallas Neighborhood
I love to see how these homes are remodeled!!  http://kathrynbrick.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-13485550-3343-Dartmoor-Drive-Dallas-TX-75229...

What Does A Sellers Agent Do
It's the job of the seller's agent to get the best deal for their client. Obviously, getting the most money possible for the sale is one way to measure success, but a good seller's...

Walsh Community Technology Update
For a price already included in HOA fees, every home, school, and business will come equipped with two gigabit internet speeds. With an upgrade, residents will be able to receive s...

Freezing Weather
FREEZING WEATHER HOME TIPS FROM NATIONS HOME WARRANTY1. Teach every member of your family to locate main cut-off valve, and have a cut-off key handy.2. Leave your pool running duri...

Post Offer Review
Post-Offer: An OverviewYou've made your offer, and the seller has accepted -- you've reached mutual acceptance. But what comes next, and what do you have to do to close the deal on...

Jan 17 2017 23576 1
t is crazy to think that we are already starting to see the beginning of the spring rush on the housing market in the Dallas / Plano / Frisco Area, but it is happening!  What ...

DIY Bang For Your Buck
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Jan 3 2017 25357 1
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Quick Budget Friendly DIY Fixes
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Happy 2017
As the New Year emerges, I am READY!  I was thinking about the fact that I didn't make any specific resolutions this year.  So many people make all of these resolutions t...

This Holiday Season
Listing your home this winter? Try these few tips:A Welcoming Curb AppealClear clutter on walkways, trim shrubs and maintain leaves in the yard.  Place a wreath on the do...

Walsh Fort Worth Update
New Homes Starting in the upper $200’sLet me know if you are interested in checking out the new development.  The homes are perched atop rolling hills and meandering valleys...

October Stats
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Oct 30 2016 25357 1
Spiced Apple SangriaWhy relegate sangria to the summer? Add a little freshness to your holiday season with this fruit and wine concoction. This refreshing white wine version is an ...

Waiting Until After The Holidays To Sell Isnt Smart
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on t...

Holiday Recipes Take 8
Whiskey-Glazed RibsIngredients 4 racks baby back ribs 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon coriander seeds 11/2 (32-ounce) cans tomato sauce 4 cups light brown sugar 2 cups ketchup 2...

Holiday Recipes Take 7
Pasta Primavera Serves: 6Ingredients: 3 c. uncooked penne pasta 1 c. broccoli, diced 1 c. cauliflower, diced 1 c. carrots, diced 1 c. frozen peas 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 ...

Holiday Recipes Take 6
Striped Buffalo Chicken DipWhen you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, you should aim to make everything as patriotic as possible—and this includes the food. Here is an idea fo...

Holiday Recipes Take 5
Sweeten the Season with A Classic Cookie Exchange PartyCookies have been a favorite American treat for centuries. So it’s no surprise that cookie exchanges also have been around ...

M Streets Property For Sale
How fun is this listing?!  These types of homes don't pop up very often--call me to check it out!  Walking distance to Greenville Avenue establishments, great school dist...

Holiday Recipes Take 4
Inside Out CasserolesCasseroles are considered by many to be the quintessential American comfort food. Take what we love most about casseroles, and switch it up by spooning the ing...

Top 5 Things Not To Do During The Closing Process
 5 things NOT to do during the closing process:Change your marital statusChange jobsSwitch banks or move money to another institutionPaying off existing accounts unless l...

Holiday Recipes Take 3
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole BitesPut a casual spin on this classic home-cooked meal. Turn a delicious dinner dish into a crowd-pleasing appetizer with these casserole bites.Ingr...

Holiday Recipes Take 2
Fried Mashed Potato BitesMashed potatoes, in any other context, would stand out for the wrong reasons. But rolled in batter and fried up, they make the perfect finger food. Forget ...

Holiday Recipes Take 1
Meatball BiscuitsSatisfy you and your guests’ hunger with this savory appetizer. Skip the marinara filled crock pot, and wrap up your meatballs in flaky dough.Ingredients: 1...

NEW LISTING 1 ACRE EXQUISITE ESTATE CARROLL ISD
 EXQUISITE One Acre+ Estate. A blend of French & Old World charm throughout. This Magnificent home is in the sought after Carroll ISD. The detail & craftsmanship, you need to ...

Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events
Upcoming Northeast Tarrant County Events 10/30: Monster Mash (Southlake)10/30: Hallowine Trail (Grap...

First Time Home Buy
First-Time Buyers Expected to Return to Housing Market Realtor.com data shows rise in web searches by house hunters who want to buy in 2017. Young buyers could return to the housin...

2017 Housing Market Prediction
  Per economists:  Strong job growth and population gains will keep Dallas housing market hot in 2017 Strong demand by first time homebuyers and continued strong job grow...

Howl 0 Ween Yappy Hour October 26
Bring your mutts, pups and pooches to mingle with friends and family for a howling good time at Sloan & Williams WineryThe event will consist of good wine, live music, fun pri...

Grapevine Veterans Day Parade
Salute military veterans at the Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Main and Hudgins Streets and...

GRAND OPENING APRIL 2017 WALSH DEVELOPMENT
Meet The First Home Builders of WalshThursday, Oct 20, 2016At Walsh, we believe all well-established and long-lasting neighborhoods honor the past and create a unique future for th...

Buyer IQ Quiz
Buyer IQ Quiz Zillow Mortgage...

Need A Moving Company
    Not just any moving company will do for your move.  Some throw in boxes and other helpful products for a low fee, while others do not have any availabl...

Oct 5 2016 23576 1
Welcome home!  This week I helped two first time home buyers find their forever homes!  They were as different as different could be.  One was a young, successful co...

Sellers Market Still
Prices are appreciating in many areas of the country. Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet the buyer demand, prices will continue to increase. If you are debating...

Tips To Sell Your Home
Simple changes you can make to increase theodds of selling your home quickly. • Clean house and de-clutter. Rent adumpster and a storage unit to clearyour home of anything a...

93016 Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Dip to 10-Week Low DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Borrowing costs moved lower for home buyers and refinancers this week. The 30-year fixed-rat...

What Is A Leak Detection Test
I've lived in my house long enough to where I thought I knew everything about it--and then something happens and I find out I know a lot less than I thought.  Here is some inf...

Things To Never Do When Showing Your Home
Selling your house and like the way it looks for staging?...well, just because we like it doesn't mean everyone else will.  Staging a house is important so you can a...

WALSH RANCH UPDATE
BY SANDRA BAKERsabaker@star-telegram.com FORT WORTHOn Wednesday, Aledo school officials will ceremoniously turn dirt to mark the start of construction of an elementary school on...

You Ask What Is GrapeStomp
It's in Grapevine at Grapefest 2016! http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/events-venues/grapestomp/ Fast Facts:  So, just how fast can your feet fly at Gr...

If You Cant Get A Mortgage
In America today, an estimated 250,000 households—who would have had mortgage financing just 20 years ago—are today denied the opportunity to buy a home. This crisis goes strai...

Parts Of A Buyers Offer
There are many parts of an offer, maybe you probably wouldn't know about without some guidance from your realtor.  Here is a good overview of the major parts.  Please kee...

What Price Should You Offer On A Home
Aaah...the magic question.  The Dallas/Fort Worth market is crazy lazy andhouses are flying off the market, but buyers still want to feel like they are getting a good deal.&nb...

Home Buying Myths You Should Know About
Everyone is an expect in home buying, right?...  Not so much.  Here are some home buying myths that might help you out in the future.  Have real estate questions or ...

Sep 6 2016 23576 1
Are YOU ready to sell or buy a house?  Sometimes it is hard to know when the right time to sell or buy a house would be.  Do I wait for spring when the weather is good an...

14767 Homes Sold Yesterday
14,767 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale....

Cheap Curb Appeal Tricks That Offer The Best Selling Returns
It always seems like there is some type of home improvement to be done.  Looking to get the most bang for your buck?  Try some of these tricks.  Want additional...

When You Can Deduct Moving Expenses
A deduction is better than no deduction, right?...  Here are some situations when you can deduct moving expenses.  Have other questions about deductions--or anything real...

8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Sellers Should Know
Well...the article title says it all.  Interested in more seller tips?  Or even buyer tips?  I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanre...

What Is A Short Sale
What is in the world is a short sale?  You've probably heard the term a number of times--maybe almost so many times that you felt like it was too late to really ask for some c...

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It is not winter yet, but it will be here soon enough.  Or some people would like to think so because it is currently SO hot in the Dallas area!  All that being said, are...

Crazy Tips That Will Help You Sell Your House
Trying to sell your house and want to put yourself ahead of the "competition"?  Check out these crazy tips.  Hey, it can't hurt to try, right??  Want assistance sell...

Vacation Home
Your Vacation Home is Just a Dream AwayPosted in Economist Commentaries, by Amanda Riggs on July 27, 2016Have you ever dreamt about buying a vacation home? The ...

House Hasnt Sold Yet Take Another Look At Price
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong...

Things Sellers Should Know About Comps
Yes, yes, and yes--this info is sooooooooo accurate.  Would you like additional info--I'm your girl!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comWh...

Dallas Named One Of The Most Affordable Destinations
Dallas was just listed as one of the most affordable destinations for families!  Ready to move here?!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comD...

Modest Home Upgrades That Will Impress Buyers
Ever walk into someone's house and see something you wish you would've thought to do in your own house?  I feel that way about most of these fun upgrades?  Which is your ...

The Number One Reason To Sell Your House Now
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association ...

A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x That Of A Renters
Ummmm...what?!  That stat is crazy!  True, there are exceptions to everything, but this is from a study from the Federal Reserve.  Yes, THE Federal Reserve.&nbs...

How Do You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Selling your home can be a tricky process.  Want to two tips on how to get more money when putting your home up for sale?  Here you go...Want more info on the buying or s...

Dallas Now One Of Top Ten Overheated Real Estate Markets In The Country
Well this is newsworthy: Dallas beat out LA and Fresno, California, to make it onto Realtor.com’s newest list of the country’s 10 “overheating real estate markets.” Th...

How Much Do You Need To Save For A Downpayment To Buy A House In Dallas
What could you be doing with the money that goes toward small purchases like your daily latte, an impulse magazine, or eating out for lunch? Saving up for a down payment, says...

3 Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Themselves
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be ful...

Should You Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year
Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates w...

Bad Homebuying Advice You Probably Frequently Hear
Want to hear bad home-buying advice?  Read below.  Want to hear good home-buying advice?  Reach out to me!  www.michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com or www.michelle...

3 Reasons To Buy Now
If you have been thinking about buying, here are 4 reasons to make the move and do it now:Prices are going to rise.Homes aren’t likely to get cheaper. According to data from Core...

Carpet Versus Hardwood
Carpet vs. hardwood?  Is what is preferable to you also what is more desirable for resale value?  Below has all of the info!  Have any other real estate-related ques...

DFW Housing Trends
Interested in housing trends?  Here you go!  http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com...

Saving To Buy A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price
 As a seller, you will be most concerned with the 'short term price' - where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price ...

Should Buyers Make Offers On Multiple Homes At Once
Bidding wars are brewing across the country as a limited number of homes for sale has home buyers getting competitive. Indeed, 51 percent of nearly 800 real estate professionals wi...

10 Home Renovations That Offer The Best And Worst Return On Investment
We often think that all of the money spent on home renovations will come back to us when the property sells--well, that's not always the case.  For some projects, the money yo...

2 Very Important Tips To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ens...

Where To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks Around DFW
We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe July 4th!Addison Fireworks - July 3rd - 9:30 pmhttp://addisonkaboomtown.com/kaboom-town-schedule/Southlake Fireworks – July ...

5 Ways To Buy A Bigger Home For Less Money
Is it possible to buy a bigger home without having to pay big bucks?   Here are some tips to potential buyers who are looking for a larger home on a smaller budget. For e...

5 Tips To Help Buyers Save For A Downpayment
Saving for a down payment can pose one of the biggest challenges for potential home buyers. Indeed, a down payment is often the largest single payment a consumer makes in thei...

New 6 Bedroom Just Listed In West Frisco Priced To Sell At 364900
Fabulous SIX BEDROOM, EAST facing hm in one of Friscos premier communities! Great FP w-Mstr down, gamerm & media up! Many upgrades & amenities. Wide plank hrdwd f...

7 Reasons Why You Need A Buyers Agent When Purchasing New Construction
It is foolish for a home buyer to enter into a new construction contract without an experienced real estate agent and subject themselves to “Intermediary without appointment...

5 Reasons Why Your Home Will Sell Faster In The Summer
As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:1. Demand Is S...

PreQualified Vs PreApproved Whats The Difference
Without good preparation, many buyers get lulled into the mistaken notion that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage this means that they have been pre-...

How To Win In A Real Estate Bidding War
Bidding wars are heating up across the country as buyer demand continues to offset the number of homes for sale. Buyer competition is even affecting towns that rarely see bidding w...

Hurry Up And List Your House Today To Get Top Dollar
That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT I...

How To Prepare For A Home Inspection
Consider cleaning the inside of the property and completing any exterior clean-up before the inspection. Fix minor defects such as loose door hardware and faucets. Replace any...

A Great Graph Of The Home Buying Process
The home buying process can get VERY confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved that you may not know about.  Basically...confusing.  What is NOT conf...

5 Things To Avoid At Home Depot And Lowes
Home Depot and Lowe's are the best stores ever, right?...I thought so, until I read the below article.  I still love those stores (they are actually some of my favorites!), bu...

These Ontrend Features Can Sell Your Home Faster And For More Money
Despite skyrocketing home prices, Dallas is still one of the best places in which to buy a home this year. It's a seller's market, but there are key ways to make sure your hom...

Mortgage Rates Are Low
Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Year Lows DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 For the second consecutive week mortgage rates moved lower, and are currently the lowest since...

6 Common Buyer Questions For Sellers
Home buyers want to know specifics about the homes that pique their interest. So be proactive and address their questions upfront by finding the answers to some of the following qu...

Short Term ROI Or Buy And Hold Determine Your Real Estate Investment Style
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Here Comes The Housing Inventory
Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another pos...

3 Pitfalls Of First Time Homebuyers
If you are a first time homebuyer and thinking about getting out of the sky high rat race of renting and investing in buying your first home, here are three major pitfalls to avoid...

What You Need To Know About Capital Gains Tax And Selling Your Home
What's the best tax break available to Jane and John Q. Public? If they're homeowners, it's selling their house.Homeowners already know the many tax breaks that Uncle Sam offers, m...

5 Ways To Explain Low Inventory
Everywhere you turn, there's a new story about how the lack of homes on the market is driving up prices and driving buyers crazy. But what's the reason behind this trend?There are ...

Five Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

Landscaping Renovations That Will Pay Off
Trying to figure out which home projects are the most bang for your buck?  You've stumbled along the correct blog!  The first impression of a house is VERY important...

5 Problems Uncovered In Home Inspections
Even a house that seems perfect may not be so when it comes to a home inspection, which is meant to discover potential problems with the home's systems, appliances, and structure."...

5 Credit Mistakes Potential Homebuyers Make
Maintaining a strong credit score is one of the most important things potential buyers can do if they want to qualify for a mortgage, since credit scores are used by lenders to mea...

5 Facts About Appraisals
“What is the appraised value of my home?” This is a common question realtors get asked.  A realtor can give you a Market Analysis that will show you what home are currentl...

Six Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive
You've probably noticed by reading other blogs, that I love to save a dollar.  Here are six inexpensive tricks to make your home look more expensive.  Want additional tri...

5 Mortgage Mistakes Homeowners Regret Making
The homebuyers process can get confusing--very confusing.  So many moving parts, so many people involved, so many rules--especially when referring to lending.  Here are f...

Things New Homeowners Waste Money On
The process of moving to somewhere new can get expensive--whether leasing or renting.  Here are expenses new homeowners often waste money on.  Want additional info or tip...

Best Steps To Relist Your House
Previously put your house on the market and it didn't sell?  Ready to relist?  Here's some great relisting info.  I would love to assist you with the process!  ...

Need Mortgage Rates Or To Prequalify
 Are you looking for mortgage rates, or wanting to see if you qualify for a mortgage?  Visit my friend at Cendera Funding, and let him know Sandy Hunt referred ...

Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House
You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes thi...

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market
In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estat...

4 Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell
The house has been cleaned from corner to corner, but now it may just need a few more finishing touches. Here are a few less-obvious, inexpensive ideas for staging your listing:1.&...

Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulseno...

Anthropologie And Free People Added To Wade Parks Retail Lineup
Thomas Land & Development is proud to officially welcome Anthropologie and Free People to its lineup of retailers at Wade Park in Frisco, Texas.Joining a roster that includes Whole...

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4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can AffordBy knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget. ReadVisit houselogic.com...

PRICING YOUR HOME TO SELL
How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your HomeBefore you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. Re...

5 Kitchen Makeover Ideas For Under 1000
Kitchen remodels can cost your clients upwards to $20,000 or more. But there are a few simple and inexpensive tweaks that can give a dated kitchen a more modern edge. RISMedia rece...

6 Cost Saving Reasons To Buy New Construction
Many older homes come with charm, a sense of history, or are just in the precise neighborhood you want to live in. Often, though, the first thing someone who buys a pre-existing ho...

Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories a...

April Trends
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Things You Should Never Say Whens Selling A Home
The real estate market is hot in the DFW area--very hot!  Just because there is a high demand for homes doesn't mean that you shouldn't still take the necessary steps to get y...

In A Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let's look at a...

How To Beat Out Other Homebuyers When There Is No Inventory
It’s an extremely tough market out there for potential homebuyers right now. The hand dealt to you contains very little inventory, outrageous home prices and tight...

Where Is Housing Headed For The Rest Of 2016
 With the overall economy just inching along, some experts are questioning whether the housing market can continue its momentum throughout the rest of the year. People are beg...

The Home Buying Process Simplified
Home buying can become quite overwhelming and stressful  at times. But there is a simple solution for that:-  Don't do it by yourself!! Let a professional help you throug...

New Development In Celina
Check out the new development in Celina!  contact  me if you would like more information. Developer underway on $1.1B master-planned community in Celina Homebuild...

A Bird In The Hand
In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court.An...

4 Reasons To Move Up To Your Dream Home This Spring
Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider ...

Whats It Worth
Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's wo...

5 Low Cost Ways To Boost Your Homes Value
Whether your are thinking about selling or just want to improve your home's value, here are five inexpensive ways to do just that with a huge return on your investment and give it ...

Housing Inventory Disappearing
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released thei...

25 Hacks To Make Your House Look More Stylish
Redecorating can get expensive!  Thank goodness for the below hacks--they can help make your house more stylish, while not putting a huge dent in your pocketbook.  Want m...

3 Housing Trends Emerging This Spring
The spring tends to be real estate’s most active season of buying and selling. So what housing trends are emerging right now that you should be aware of? The Street recently took...

Home Closing Steps
  7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home ClosingThis cheat sheet helps you do your homework, so you know what you’re signing when you close the sale of your home. Read ...

Apr 26 2016 12307 1
7 Tips for Staging Your HomeMake your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this.Copyri...

Are You Being Too Picky Of A Homebuyer
I know, I know, nobody wants to hear they are being too picky.  But...sometimes the truth is needed.  And, in this case, the honesty can help you streamline the...

One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy NOW
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today's housing market...

50 Small Home Upgrades For UNDER ONE DOLLAR
Interested in doing upgrades to your home, but not sure what or if you have the funds?  Here are 50 upgrades you can do to your house for UNDER $1!!  Please feel free to ...

How Do I Decide When To Downsize
Trying to decide whether or not to downsize?  The below questions can assist you in making that decision.  Interested in further assistance with downsizing, or actually a...

Selling Your Home Make Sure The Price Is Right
 In today's market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals fac...

NEW LISTING IN WEST FRISCO
This flawless 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath home 2713 sft has been so lightly lived in that it's practically brand new in gated community! Exceptional maintenance and c...

Appraisals Causing Delays And Cancellations
Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could pres...

We Have Buyers And Bidding Wars And Not Enough Inventory
The housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage ...

What Motivates People To Buy
For more than half of Americans, the main reason to buy a home is simply because they want a place to call their own, according to the “Homebuyer Insight Report” recently relea...

Sellers Are In The Drivers Seat In This Market
 If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing...

YES That Many People ARE Moving To DFW Each Day
It is no surprise that DFW is growing--the amount of construction is phenomenal!  What's really phenomenal is the amount of people moving to DFW ON A DAILY BASIS!  Just h...

Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes
Last week, the inaugural "Homebuyer Insights Report" was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are r...

What Info You Need To Obtain A Mortgage
Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it also makes great financial sense because of the tax benefits — which you can’t take advantage of w...

5 Keys To Unlock A Better Credit Score
There are things consumers with less than stellar credit can do to improve their standing among lenders and to rebuild their credit score. In this article, we will look at techniqu...

You Can Save For A Down Payment Faster Than You Think
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on...

March Trends
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether...

Buyer Cheat Sheet For A Sellers Market
In a seller's market, home buyers need to be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the country are facing a limited number of homes for...

How To Buy And Sell A House At The Same Time
The process of buying OR selling a house can be stressful enough.  Combine the two?  Well...a little bit more stressful.  You'll need a good agent that is on top of ...

Mar 30 2016 12307 1
How To Prepare for House-HuntingKnow that there’s no “right” time to buy.If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the h...

Real Estate 2016 Will Be The Best Year In A Decade
A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.” Now,&nbs...

Difference Between Condos Townhomes Single Family And Patio Homes
I'm sure we can all tell the difference between a single family home and a condo--but what about a condo and a townhome.  That can get a little confusing.  The below desc...

Apr 3 2016 12307 1
2016 Predicted to Be Housing’s Golden YearDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 Officials from mortgage giant Freddie Mac have made a bold prediction: This year housin...

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Buyers Securing A Loan
How can buyers increase their chances of securing a loan?Knowing that the road ahead is rough, would-be home buyers need to be on their game and get pre-qualified or pre-approved f...

Whats The Fastest Way To Improve Your Credit Score
Spring home buying season is already well underway, so if you’re looking to improve your credit score, you’re already falling a step behind.Time to play catch up. But how?...

Home Buyers Motivation
      |-AA+AThe Main Motivators Pushing Home Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 01, 2016 One in four home buyers say they want to buy ...

This May Be The Best Time Ever For Dallas Homeowners To Sell
Thinking about putting your house on the market? You'd better move quick, because we are approaching the absolute best time to sell a house in Dallas-Fort Worth. And you can expect...

Great Time For Dallas Fort Worth Homeowners To Sell
We all read articles about how it's the best time to buy, the best to sell, etc.  Which to believe?...well...I can tell you from experience that most of them are pretty accura...

The Worst Homes For First Time Homebuyers
The home buying process can be stressful--especially for first time home buyers.  You need an agent you can trust and that can be honest.  And one that can clearly explai...

Landscaping Mistakes
Lost at what to do with yard work and landscaping?  A lot of people are!  Sometimes people think anything would be an improvement--but not always.  The below are som...

Explosive Growth Results In Almost 400 New DallasFort Worth Residents Per Day
Population is booming in the Lone Star State: According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas has added more new residents than any other state in...

Five Reasons Not To Do For Sale By Owner
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by ...

What To Do You When You Are Moving
Selling or sold your house?  Now what?  You've probably had guidance from a number of people on the process and steps...but, once your house is sold...you might have a fe...

Follows These Tips To Sell Your Home
Spring selling season is upon us!  How do I get my house ready to sell??  Well...following the below tips is a great start.  Need more info or advice?  www.mich...

Further Proof This Isnt A Housing Bubble
Two weeks ago, we posted a blog which explained that current increases in home prices were the result of the well-known concept of supply & demand and should not lead to ...

Easy But Sometimes OVERLOOKED Ways To Boost Curb Appeal
First impressions are important when looking at properties.  Sellers have a number of things to worry about, and sometimes overlook some of the below curb appeal boosters.&nbs...

The Importance Of Using An Agent To Sell Your House
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most...

Five Steps You Need To Take To Obtain A Mortgage
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February Housing Trends
This link contains great info on the February housing market.http://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/#.VunrdwuBXhk.gmailFeel reach out to me at www.michelleforemanrealt...

Reasons Appraisals Come In Low
Appraisals, appraisals, appraisals.  They are great when they come in at the value we want it to--and they are a pain when they don't meet value.  They are pretty much ou...

The Main Reason To Use A Real Estate Professional When Selling Your House
Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home:1. Sell it for the best price2. Sell it within a predetermined time3. Sell it with the least amount...

Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Opinions Widen
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank apprai...

3 REASONS WHY I CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE
Here are 3 reasons why I can sell your house:  1. I have 15 years of experience selling real estate in the area and a network of existing buyers.2. I have a proven marke...

What If You Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home
As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, yo...

6 Ways To Make Buying A Home Easier
Anyone who’s ever been through the home buying process knows one thing: It can be a little daunting. There’s countless paperwork, hundreds of forms to fill out, and lots of bac...

5 Inspection Problems Sellers Can Avoid
The home inspection is perhaps the rockiest phase of a home purchase because the issues that arise could scare buyers off. But there are typical problems that sellers can be proact...

Yes Home Prices Are Rising No A New Housing Bubble Is NOT Forming
We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created concern in some pundits that a housing bubble, like we saw ten years ago, i...

Housing Market To Spring Forward This Year
Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available...

Study Again Finds Homeownership To Be A Better Way Of Producing Wealth
According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH...

9 Myths About Credit Scores
1.Closing out old, inactive accounts will help your score.Your credit score is partially based on your length of credit history and your utilization rate. By closing old accounts, ...

Put Your Housing Costs To Work For You
There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. As we have said before, mortgage intere...

Home Is Where The Heart Is
Yesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership makes sense, financially. Today we wanted to touch on the emotional or ‘real’ reasons that many Americans strive...

6 Staging Secrets Of Model Homes
It’s no secret staging can raise the value of a home—in fact, it can boost a sale price by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes—the ones that garner the full 10...

American Commute Longest On Record
Location, location, location.  We hear it all the time, especially in the real estate industry.  Many clients are looking for the magic number of minutes that is acceptab...

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are tw...

SAY NO THANKS TO BUYERS REMORSE WITH THESE TIPS
Home buying can be a nerve-wracking process.  There are sooooo many factors involved and decisions to make.  Will you make the correct one?  We all hope so; however,...

Newsletter
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and lo...

Three Things That Add Value To Your Home
One of the best things a seller can do to increase the value of their home is start on a few home improvement projects. The following are some of the le...

Do You Have Questions About The Home Selling Process
The selling season is quickly approaching and you may have some questions before using a qualified Realtor to list your home.  Here are some of the common questions that home ...

THURSDAY TIDBITS Pub Sheds Becoming Popular
It seems like people are getting more and more creative with their spaces.  Some I like.  And some I love.  And I love this one.  Check out the fun pics of what...

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices To Accelerate
 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home price...

TUESDAY TIPS What Your Appraiser Wishes You Knew
You have a house under contract, whether on the buying or selling side--everything is good to go, right?  NOPE!  There are so many factors to go into getting to the finis...

Thinking Of Buying A Home What Are You Waiting For
 With spring right around the corner, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead ...

Where Do Experts Think Future Home Values Are Headed
 Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, P...

Best Time To Schedule Photography Appointments
Although you'll receive professional, magazine-quality images no matter what time of the day you schedule your photography when listing your home for sale, ther...

New Construction Reduced Home For Sale In Arlington
Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates Realtorswww.pickreneerealestate.com Contact me for a private showing for this home! (214)734-5872 cell/text - pickrenee@gmail.com$729,000 Si...

THURSDAY TIPS Which Type Of Dog Should You Get When Living In An Aparment Townhome Or Condo
Many people like animals as companions, especially dogs.  I LOVE having a dog (or dogs) around, and am able to let my critters run around in the backyard, but many people live...

Plan Your Next Move
So you want to sell your house. You can just put a sign in your front yard and call it a day, right? Wrong! The process of listing your home for sale and what happens next is much ...

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The Grammy Awards Performances Featured Lackluster Moments But Lots of LegJumpsuits, plain white tees and lots of leg took the stage at the 2016 Grammys.By Margaret Abrams&nbs...

Feb 11 2016 18763 1
Considering buying a home? Let me get you pre-approved! I'll make the process simple & enjoyable!http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/get-a-mortgage-preapproval/...

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all m...

What You Dont Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:1)  Set the mark...

What Is A CMA And Do You Need One
No two homes are identical, which is why choosing a sales price or offer price for a home can bechallenging. That’s where the comparable market analysis, or CMA, can be useful.Wh...

4 Quick Tips To Boost Curb Appeal With Only 100
 You don’t have to break the bank to get an instant lift to a home’s curb appeal. In fact, in a short video she highlights how spending just $106 on some paint and a new l...

Will Appraisals Continue To Be A Challenge In 2016
First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index(RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and...

Friscos 5B Mile Reputation Going Global
Frisco’s heavily hyped $5 Billion Mile is getting noticed not just nationwide, but around the world, a top state economic developer said at an executive forum in the city early W...

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4 expenses homebuyers should keep in mind▼ 01/29/2016 | Author: Jaime Lee When starting your house hunt online, you'll see that most real estate websites let ...

To Dos Your February Home Checklist
Outsmart winter weather by making your home inside a clean, cozy and healthy haven. Put a pot of soup on the stove, plan a trip or get a jump-start on spring cleaning with a whol...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Can Landlords Prohibit Guns
If you've at all watched the news lately, you seen talk of guns--especially in Texas.  What is legal?  What isn't legal?  Well, I'm not a good person to ask about th...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Tips For Keeping Safe
Some of the below safety tips may seem like common sense, but they are good reminders.  Looking to move and want a safer neighborhood?  I'm your girl!  www.michellef...

No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To You Should Sell Before Spring
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season...

TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips
It's a sellers market in DFW right now, so selling a house should be easy--right?  Well...just because it's a sellers market doesn't mean the house will automatically sell.&nb...

Here Are The 20 Hottest Housing Markets
Is a winter chill sweeping through the housing market? Fewer homes were for sale in January and for those that were on the market, they saw slower market times, according to r...

NEW LISTING 3046 SFT AND 3 CAR GARAGE IN GREAT LOCATION FOR ONLY 315K
Immaculate home, spacious, beautiful open floor plan, rare 3 car garage, luxurious master suite with fireplace & sitting area, fabulous master suite closet, bonus room, new fe...

A House With 23 Acres I WANT IT
I focus on real estate in the DFW area; however, I would love to have a vacation house somewhere someday.  Looking for a home in a different city and don't know who to re...

MONDAY MONDAY House Hunting Checklist
Looking at house after house can get confusing.  Did I like the bathroom in the first one?  Or maybe it was the second?  At some point it all starts to run together....

How To Choose The Right Builder
When you decide to buy or build a new home, what factors should you consider in selecting the right builder? Buying a home is likely to be the largest investment you will ever make...

3 Things Sellers Should Know Before Selling In 2016
There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important wh...

Selling Your Home Now May Benefit You More Than Waiting Til Spring
It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. ...

How Much Will A Real Estate Agent Save You
Some homeowners choose to sell their homes themselves to save money on the commission. Ironically, these homeowners would have walked away with more money and less...

New Construction Homes In Frisco
I have over 15 years of new home construction and sales. I work with builders on a daily basis and can not only find you what you are looking for, but get you the best possible de...

The Top States For Retirees In 2016
Those in the 65-plus bracket may find their money will go further and their quality of life will be better in certain areas of the country. To help figure out which ones are best, ...

A Million Boomerang Buyers About To Enter Market
 TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the Consumer?” The study reve...

Dallas Real Estate Prices Hit All Time High
U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market.The Standar...

MONDAY MOJO No Surprise Here DFW Again Named Top Market
DFW is still booming.  Good news for us that live here!  Interested in moving here?  I can help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail...

SENIOR SATURDAY Are You Putting Off Assisted Living
Determining when to move to an assisted living community, or if to move to one at all, can be a difficult task.  So many decisions to make.  Should I stay in my current l...

Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year
Here is a quick rundown of the cost difference in buying now or waiting until next year to buy:  The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take t...

What Do You Actually Need To Get A Mortgage
Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed a...

4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make
When your client finally closes on their home, they're going to be excited to start making the place their own. But going overboard with decorating concepts or placing furniture in...

THURSDAY TIPS Do You Stay Or Go When Renovating A House
Home renovations are fun!  Well, they are after they are finished.  The "during" phase can get a little less than ideal.  Should you stay in the house while renovati...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM The Wrong Way To Look At Houses
A lot of people think looking for a house is simple.  And, if I'm being honest, I may have thought the same thing before I got into the industry.  Oops...little did I kno...

SENIOR SUNDAY Hidden Costs Of Family Caregiving
Caregiving can be incredibly challenging on family members.  We want the best for them, but what is the best?  Everyone seems to have a different opinion.  What is g...

Thinking Of Buying Selling 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

December Stats From My Friends At Republic Title Park Cities
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5 Things To Never Say When Selling A Home
It's a lesson worth remembering: Home sellers need to watch what they say to home buyers and their real estate agents.Real estate professionals recently shared with realtor.com® t...

The Number One Thing That Will Hold Back Sales In 2016
The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales ...

What Americans Say Would Make Them Move
What states are the top picks for Americans looking to move? Florida, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York, according to a new survey by Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. a...

TAX TUESDAY How The Garland Tornadoes Affect This Years Property Values
Garland was hit hard by tornadoes in recent weeks, and unfortunately a lot of people were affected.  The timing of the storms came right before property values were assessed--...

MONDAY MOJO Why It Is Not Always Best To Pay Off Your Mortgage
Have a mortgage, and try to pay it off as possible?  I did also.  I always assumed that less debt meant more in my pocket in the long run...until I read the below article...

Thinking Of Buying A Home 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be ful...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY 2016 Fun Facts
2016 is here!  Just another year, right?...Not exactly.  Here are a few fun facts that makes 2016 a little different than other year.  Making 2016 your year for a ho...

Are The Obstacles To Homeownership Real Or Preceived
A recent study by Fannie Mae, What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria?, revealed that many consumers are either unsure or misinformed regarding t...

THURSDAY TIPS House Resolutions To Start The New Year Off Right
Have you made a 2016 resolution yet?   Ummmm...me neither.  Yet.  What I have made is a decision to "fix up" my house, a little bit at a time.  Here are se...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Why Mardi Gras Season Starts TODAY
I LOVE Mardi Gras!  Love, love, love!  I grew up in Louisiana, so that could be where my love for it began.  Today is the first day of Mardi Gras season!  Time ...

Pricing Right To Sell Your Home
Pricing is one of the most important aspects of selling your home. If a house is priced too high for the market, it won't attract buyers. If it's priced too low, qualifie...

TAX TUESDAY Property Tax Rate Calculator
We all received our property tax bills a few months ago, but are you concerned how much it will go up in property values continue to rise?  The below link contains a property ...

Is It An End To Mortgage Rates Under 4 Percent
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage finished out 2015 breaking above the 4 percent mark. It was the first time in five months the rate edged above 4 percent.“In the final week of 201...

MONDAY MOJO Time To Save Money With A Homestead Exemption
Taxes can sometimes creep up on you and get a little pricey.  Good thing there is a homestead exemption that can assist with lowering the amount.  What is this homestead ...

The Number One Reason To List Your House For Sale Today
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association ...

Owning A Home
The CFPB’s Owning a Home website provides a full suite of online tools and resources for prospective home buyers. The site empowers homebuyers with an interactive guide to the pr...

Marketing Your Home With High Quality Photos
Can a picture be worth a thousand words or even thousands of dollars?  In real estate the answer is a definite yes!  As a Realtor and as someone who has purchased a coupl...

Why Buy New
Here are 8 reasons to buy new over existing construction. Also keep in mind that it costs you nothing to use a reason to buy new construction!  Call me today for a comple...

Onwards And Upwards In 2016
It’s that time of year again—the time to reflect on the year that’s passed and look forward to what’s going to matter most in 2016. Our hope is that when you do, you focus ...

5 Savings For Homeowners In 2016
Making a few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn't everyone resolve to save more in the new year? Here are a few ideas:1. Energy audits: Utility co...

3 Trends Sellers Should Know In 2016
There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important wh...

Thinking Of Selling Your Home Get Ready To Negotiate
Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professiona...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How To Choose Correct Mortgage Company
So many lenders out there--which to choose?  So many realtors out there--who do I use?  Hint:  ME!  :)  There are so many moving parts when it comes to pur...

Dont Let Rising Rents Trap You
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’...

SENIOR SUNDAY Beat High Costs Of Assisted Living
Senior livings costs get EXPENSIVE!  Plus, a lot of times it is overwhelming to figure out where and when to make the move.  Feel free to reach out with any questions, I ...

7 Reasons To Use A Realtor When Buying A Home
The road to home ownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way.Accordi...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Christmas Story Edition
Been watching "A Christmas Story" all day today?  I would usually say I am also, but...I can't stop watching "Four Christmases"--constant laughter on my end.  Which movie...

TAX THURSDAY Year End Tax Tips
The year is almost over--how did that happen?!?!  Getting a little nervous about taxes?  Here are some quick year end tax tips.   And don't forget about house d...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Last Minute Christmas DIY Gifts
It's almost Christmas!  Still need gifts for someone?  Yep, me too.  Someone stop unexpectedly with a gift for you and you didn't have one for them?  Yep, me to...

What Does A Realtor Do To Earn Their Commission
As you read through some of the tasks on the infographic above, it may seem overwhelming. That’s because it is. Full-time REALTORS® who excel in their careers are high-energy, t...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Properly Dispose Of A Tree
I LOVE a holiday season!  The parties, everyone's mood seems to be happier, the gifts (did I say that?...it is kind of fun to open them, right?...), the decorations...oh,...

Where Are Home Prices Headed Over The Next Five Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pu...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Will Interest Rate Increase Affect Mortgage
You've probably seen on some type of news outlet that there has been an interest rate increase.  Well...what does that actually mean?  The below article is great at expla...

Winter Is The Right Time To Buy A Home
Winter officially starts December 21st, 2015, but this Texas weather has not quite made it feel like the season is upon us.  Traditionally spring marks the beginning on t...

FSBO List Again Or OTM A Sellers Dilemma
At the end of December, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM How To Decide If A Neighborhood Or Property Is More Important
Yes, yes, and yes!  I love this article!  I get asked all of the time whether buyers should focus on finding something in a neighborhood they like, or focus on finding a ...

5 Reasons Not To Do For Sale By Owner
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner...

Buying A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price
 As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about pr...

TUESDAY TIPS Remodeling Tips
Remodeling is hard, hopefully these tips help!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.  The 8-Step Guide to Remodeling Your Home ...

December 2015 Market Update
Home sales slowed in October as inventory remained tight and prices continued their seasonal decline. As the end of the year approaches, consensus among economists is t...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Happens If You Cant Pay Your Mortgage
Money is tight sometimes, but some bills don't care and still need to be paid.  Mortgage?  Yep, that's one of them.  Rules and options are always changing, but here ...

SENIOR SUNDAY Senior Discounts
The age of a "senior" varies depending on the person asked, but after looking at some of these discounts...well, may I please be considered a senior?!?!  Sometimes there are h...

Family Fun On New Years Eve
With Christmas right around the corner that means New Years Eve is coming up.  Have you made plans to ring in 2016 yet?  If not here are some events that you can take the...

You Need To Sell Your Home Twice
A recent post on “The Home Story”, a site published by Fannie Mae, explained the difference between the price a seller may get for their home and the value ...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Fort Worth Edition
Time for Friday Fun Facts--I LOVE fun facts!  Intrigued about FW?  I can be your resource!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com. ...

Home Prices Past Present And Future
CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over th...

What You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage Today
A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housi...

2 Big Reasons To Sell Your Home In The Winter
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association...

7 Tips To Secure A Home When Inventory Is Low
While there is strong buyer demand, a giant lack of inventory in the housing market is creating a roadblock. This leaves home shoppers in a tight spot.   The most re...

Coming In 2016
WALSHCOMMUNITY COMING 2016.Walsh will be a 7,200-acre community on Interstate 20 about 14 miles west of downtown Fort Worth. It eventually could have more than 15,000 homes.Co...

Best Places For Christmas Lights In North Texas
Tis the season for Christmas!  And that means lights, here is a list of the best places to take your family on a nighttime adventure during this Holiday season. Wouldn't ...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Uptown Dallas Evolvement
The city of Dallas is constantly changing.  New restaurants, new stores, new NEIGHBORHOODS!  It is crazy to think that Uptown barely existed not too long ago.  Looki...

Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes
Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impac...

Prices Mortgage Rates Going Up In 2016
The monthly mortgage payment on a home is determined by two elements: the price of the house and the interest rate you pay on your mortgage. Recently released reports are revealing...

Big Expectations For Housing In 2016
Do signs point to another housing boom? Perhaps — home sales are poised to zoom to the highest levels since 2006 next year, according to a 2016 housing forecast issued by re...

TUESDAY TIPS Simple DIY Maintenance Tips
By now you've probably realized how thrifty (cheap...) I am.  So, of course I love a home tip where I can save money.  And I'm sharing some in case you do also!  Don...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Is A Mortgage Rate Determined
I work with lenders in the Dallas area all of the time...and carry a mortgage myself...AND I still get confused!  It is best to let a lender discuss all options with you, espe...

SENIOR SOURCE SATURDAY What Is Assisted Living
Senior living is sometimes a taboo phrase.  It seems sooooooooo far off from our current age, right?...Not really for most people.  There are different levels of senior l...

FUN FACT FRIDAY Dallas Streets And Where Their Names Came From
The more I dig into these Friday fun facts, the more I want to learn.  I didn't know there was so much I didn't know!  The below are some fun tidbits about how some ...

TAX TALK THURSDAY What Are Property Taxes And Where Does The Money Go
I just received my property tax bill.  Womp womp.  I know it helps out something...but exactly what, I wasn't really sure.  I can across this article and it definite...

TUESDAY TIPS Frugal Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Anybody out there as thrifty (cheap...) as I am?  I'm always up for saving money and found these winter tips I wanted to pass along.  House too cold and ready to just get...

Keeping Your Home Safe For The Holidays
As a police officer I have responded to many residential home burglaries and have learned a few things along the way.  The majority of home burglaries occur during the day tim...

What FICO Score Is Needed To Buy A Home
In a recent article by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, it was revealed that some Millennials are not looking to purchase a home sim...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Why Do Mortgages Get Sold
Mortgages are usually long-term.  20 years.  30 years.  Then why do we pay to one company one month...and then sometimes another company another month?  The bel...

Does Equity Really Matter
There are many reasons, both financial and non-financial, that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream. One of the biggest reasons is the fact that it helps b...

6 Reasons Behind The Booming Dallas Housing Market
The Dallas housing market is no stranger to the top of housing market lists, commonly placing as one of the best, most affordable paces to live.In the most recent housing report fr...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Dallas
So much growth in Dallas in such a "short" period of time!  Want to move here?  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.History of DallasWhile ...

Doggy Diary
So I have to tell you...we had a really big storm the other morning, and the wind blew our fence down!  It's AWESOME!  We get to run all over 2/3 of an acre worth of yard...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM 1 BILLION Dollar Development In DFW
No words are needed for this news--check out the pics!  A $1 BILLION development coming to DFW!  Just imagine how land values are that there will shoot up--want it get in...

Should You Pay A Mortgage Interest Rate Over 4 Percent
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Associ...

Meaning Of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebra...

How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize the financial reward when selling their home. But, how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two...

TUESDAY TIPS Winter Home Decorating Ideas
Here are some winter home décor tips--for Dallas or anywhere else.  Need a decorator?  I know some great ones!  www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrea...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Much Of A Downpayment Should I Put Down
The question everyone asks...how much down payment do I need?  So many scenarios, but which is the correct one?  Every situation is different, and I'm sure that's the exa...

SENIOR SOURCE SUNDAY 10 Questions To Ask An Eldercare Attorney
Aging has its positives.  And negatives.  Our entire adult life is spent making our own life decisions--well, because we are adults.  That's why it is so hard t...

3 Homebuying Tips Potential Borrowers Need To Know
Before you start your homebuying journey, make sure you’re educated on the process.Know what goes into a closing cost or the importance of your FICO? If you said no to either of ...

What Does It Really Take To Sell A House
One of the biggest advantages of working with a Realtor is their expert council on getting the property ready to sell. This includes taking into account years of experience an...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY History Of Deep Ellum In Dallas
By now you know I LOVE a fun fact, or a little history about areas I frequent but have not known the history of.  Guess what...here is some info about Deep Ellum!  It is ...

Why Buying The Worst House In The Neighborhood Might Be The Best Investment You Make
Home buyers are wise to take careful note of the houses around them before they make an offer on that picture-perfect home. Buying the most expensive house in the neighborhood isn...

TAX TALK THURSDAY Capital Gains Info For Dallas Or Anywhere Else In The US
This rising market is great for us in Dallas--especially those that purchased low and are selling high.  Selling high sometimes brings up the topic of taxes...yikes!  Wel...

How Important Is Home Equity To Your Family
There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home ow...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Is Near The Top For Building Wealth
Whoohoo, Dallas is one of the best places to build wealth!  Time to move here if you aren't already here!  Want to be one of those people that is building wealth?  W...

TUESDAY TIPS How To Winterize Your Home Even In Dallas Where It Doesnt Always Snow
Did I get a slight chill?  Is it cold outside?  Well, it is to me.  I am the most cold-natured person.  Anything under 85 degrees requires full ski gear or else...

MORTGAGE MONDAY How Do I Choose A Lender
The home buying process can be stressful enough with all of the decisions to be made.  ADULT decisions to be made.  Those somehow seem a little more significant.  :)...

My Dad The Realtor
Hi.  My name is Sable, and I'm a black lab. Mom and Dad rescued me through Astasia's Angels Animal Rescue.  My dad...he's a Realtor, and as far as I'm concerned...

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to loo...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY East Dallas And How It Became East Dallas
Times change and we know that East Dallas is now more than just the area mentioned below, but it is fun to see how areas first developed--especially in the East Dallas area, where ...

Waiting Until After The Holidays Isnt A Smart Decision
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the marke...

Why Wait Until After The Holidays To Purchase A Home
Waiting until after the holidays may not be the best decision to make when you are looking for a new place!  Holidays are a great time to sale your home or look to purchase a ...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall Texas Smallest County In Texas
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Rockwall under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee Pl...

Forney Texas Homes For Sale You Cant Pass On
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Forney under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee Plum...

Mesquite Texas Home Of The Rodeo Find Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Mesquite under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me! Renee P...

Wylie Texas Is Growing Check Out These Newer Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Wylie under $300k are posted here!  If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!Renee...

Plano Texas Newer Homes For Sale
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Plano under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message me!  Rene...

Homes For Sale In The Rowlett And Sachse Area Of Texas
Newer homes built after 2000 that are 3/2/2 or more for sale in Sachse-Rowlett area under $300k are posted here! If you are interested in seeing any of these homes, please message ...

Newer Homes For Sale In Mckinney Texas
Check out these awesome properties for sale in McKinney, TX all under $300,000 over 3/2/2 built after year 2000!Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate License #0612718214-734-58...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Job Info
Do economic forecasts interest you?  Well...me neither.  :)  But, they are very important in many ways...and especially to real estate.  Healthy jobs and an inf...

Your House Hasnt Sold Yet Then Take Another Look At Price
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand remains strong going into the...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Dallas Has A New Deep Ellum Property
Deep Ellum is again on the rise!  Literally...a high rise.  Below is info on just one of the new properties in the Deep Ellum area.Work starts on Deep Ellum apartment tow...

How Do I Set An Asking Price For My Home
To arrive at the right listing price, start by researching the competition. That’s where an agent can help. He or she will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis of comparable hom...

What Are The Steps To Purchase A Home
Once your finances are in order, start the process by making a wish list of things you want in your new home and neighborhood. How much space do you need? What’s more important t...

Listing Your Home In Winter Could Mean More Money
While spring is commonly known as the peak home-shopping season, there are still options for winter sellers to make their home a hot seller this winter. The article cited a&nb...

TUESDAY TIPS These Items Are Dragging Down Your Home Value
"I'll fix that item one day."  "It is a sellers market in Dallas, the new buyers can deal with it."  "It is not that big of a deal."  I hear these comments almo...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage Broker
If you read last week's blog of "What is a Mortgage," found here:  http://michelleforeman.jphomesforsale.com/blog/MORTGAGE+MONDAY+What+Is+A+Mortgage, you learned what a mortga...

Hmmmmm WHY Do We Have Daylight Savings
Yes, I know we have daylight savings.  The clock on my phone tells me.  The clock in my car tells me.  As do many others items.  I've been told 100x times why w...

Big D Halloween 2015
Growing up in Dallas, I learned early that we Dallasites love to be scared, and what better time that this weekend!?  It's not often (this will be the second in 20 years) that...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Dallas Texas Edition
I LOVE a fun fact, don't you??  These were taken from the Dallas Visitor Center website, they are such a great resource for almost anything Dallas.  Except for real estat...

TEXAS TALK THURSDAY Texas Ranks 2nd In Us For Relocation Activity
And...more good news for Texas!Texas ranked second in US for relocation activity and out-of-state migration in 2014Texas Association of REALTORS® releases 2015 Texas Relocation Re...

Picking A Real Estate Agent Through Facebook
According to a joint study released by Google and the National Association of Realtors, 2 of 3 people searching for a prospective real estate professional research t...

Heres Why Millennials Should Buy And Not Rent
Even with their unique financial and living situations, it is still better for Millennials to buy a home rather than rent in most cities.Usually, when Trulia crunches its...

WEDNESDAY WISDOM Increase In Dallas Area Home Prices
DALLAS AREA HOME PRICES STILL RISINGWell, surprise, surprise...Dallas real estate is still booming.  Home prices are up 8.9% from a year ago.  The below article by the Da...

Understanding Title Insurance In Texas
Home Security: Understanding and Negotiating Title InsuranceJudon Fambrough (Sep 14, 2015)For first-time buyers, purchasing a home is no small matter. Negotiating the sales contrac...

Understanding Property Tax Legislation 2015
This article was too good not to share with potential clients looking for purchasing a home this year or next!Property Tax Legislation 2015Charles E. Gilliland (Aug 28, 2015)Texas ...

Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling A Home
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s mar...

TUESDAY TIPS 4 Things Not To Do If You Want To Sell Your House
Want to Sell Your Property? Don’t Do These 4 Things  If you put your property up for sale, you're looking to sell...right?...  Some owners unknowingly decrease the like...

3 Ways To Make Your Listing Stand Out To Buyers
60 percent of homes sell during the summer months, making now the peak season for home showings. When you're serious about selling your home for top dollar, these stagi...

MORTGAGE MONDAY What Is A Mortgage
Mortgage Basics: What Is a Mortgage?  We all talk about mortgages, especially when discussing real estate, but a lot of people just know it is a bill or somethi...

Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter In 2016
Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey...

FUN FACTS FRIDAY Real Estate Edition
Hope you enjoy these fun facts!  As always, feel free to reach out at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com for any real estate needs.11 amazing r...

Buying A Home Can Be Scary Unless You Know The Facts
Some Highlights: 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home. 44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have put down less than 10%. 71% of loan app...

Inconsistency In Appraisals
Appraisals can be tricky...and inconsistent.  There are many reasons why, including the reasons listed below...More than one in three appraisals contain inconsistent property ...

Frisco ISD Unveils Proposed Attendance Zone Changes
Frisco ISD is proposing the following attendance boundaries for its high schools to accommodate for the 2016 opening of Lebanon Trail. About 3,000 students could be impacted b...

Wheres The Hottest Real Estate Market In All Of DFW
The Frisco market looked solid in this week's report, as the number of sales went up to 235 homes sold over the last 30 days. In comparison, nearby McKinney had 279 sales...

MORTGAGE MONDAY Recent Changes To The Mortgage Process
Mortgage Monday!  Recent mortgage process changes are nicely summed up by the below article. How the mortgage process just changedBy Kathryn Vasel @KathrynVasel I...

Homes For Sale In Mesquite Texas
Growing up in Mesquite, TX area... I know a lot about this city and the homes for sale!Search here for homes for sale in Mesquite, TX! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate Lic...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall County
I live in Rockwall County and I love it! If you would like to see what homes are available, check them out here! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®Texas Real Estate License #0612718214-734-5...

Buying A Home Remains 35 Less Expensive Than Renting
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage througho...

DFW Open Houses Homes For Sale
Curious about any open houses that are currently on the market for sale in DFW! Check them out here!Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP and Associate Realtorswww.pickreneerealestate.com(214...

Top 3 Reasons Why Americans Want To Own A Home
The top reasons Americans say they want to own a home: 1.    The opportunity to build equity2.    The desire for a stable and safe environment3.&...

Are Homeowners Overvaluing Their Homes
Home owners are overvaluing the price of their homes compared to appraiser opinions, according to Quicken Loans’ Home Price Perception Index for September, which monitors the dif...

Homes In Kaufman Rockwall Collin And Denton County JUST LISTED
Check out these properties that JUST LISTED for sale in Kaufman, Rockwall, Collin and Denton Counties! Renee Plumlee, Realtor®214-734-5872 cell/textJP and Associates REALTORS...

Open Houses For Denton County Homes For Sale
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in DENTON Cou...

Kaufman County Homes For Sale With Open Houses
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Kaufman Co...

Homes For Sale With Open Houses In Collin County Texas
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Collin County! ...

Open Houses For Homes For Sale In Rockwall County Texas
Want to view some homes, but not ready to get preapproved with a lender and have a realtor take you out yet... go ahead and Check out these OPEN HOUSES for homes in Rockwall C...

7 Common Myths About The Homebuying Process
First-time buyers tend to make assumptions about down payments and other facts about the home buying process. The truth is that regulations on mortgage financing have changed since...

Four Reasons To Buy A Home Before Winter Arrives
Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®www.pickreneerealestate.com(214)734-5872 cell/textpickrenee.realtor@gmail.comCourtesy of the KCM Crew 10.12.15It's that time of year; the seasons are changi...

4 Reasons To Buy Before Winter Hits
It's that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fenc...

PRICE REDUCED Homes For Sale In Rockwall County Texas
Check out these property listings in ROCKWALL COUNTY, Texas where the prices have been reduced for sale! Allow me with my 20 years real estate experience, ...

Just Listed Homes For Sale In ROCKWALL COUNTY As Of October 8 2015
Check out these homes online now JUST LISTED in ROCKWALL COUNTY, Texas! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to buy one of these homes!  Renee Plumlee, Realtor® @ JP & Assoc...

DFW Ranks As Top Area For 2016 Real Estate
Dallas-Fort Worth is the No. 1-ranked commercial real estate market to watch based on investment, development and homebuilding prospects, according to a study conducted by research...

Villas At Legacy West Sneakpeak
Homebuilder Scott Felder Homes DFW plans to get underway on a new $100 million single-family community within the $2 billion Legacy West development in West Plano.The bui...

3 Home Inspection Dealbreakers
Home inspectors are hired to perform an objective evaluation of a home's condition, but at times, their discoveries can prompt the buyer to terminate a sale contract.The following ...

Home Equity You May Have More Than You Think
CoreLogic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 properties had regained equity in the last quarter. That means that...

The Number One Reason To List Your House Today
According to the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Foot Traffic report, there are more buyers out in the market right now than at any other time in the past three...

Rockwall Area Open Houses Sunday October 4 2015
Check our these open houses in Rockwall areas today! This lovely home @ 1408 Rapids Court, Rockwall, TX 75087 is a 2 yr old DR Horton home in excellent condition with lots of ...

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Homes For Sale In Lakewood Heights Dallas Area Texas
Featured in D MAGAZINE! Search for homes in Lakewood Heights here! Then let me know when you want to schedule a private showing for any of the available homes! Renee Plumlee, REALT...

Is It Time To Downsize Your Home
A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few r...

Heres What Happens If You Wait To Buy Your Dream Home
As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, you must not...

4 Costly Mistakes When Building New
When building a new home, home buyers may quickly find themselves over-budget and over-stressed. U.S. News & World Report recently highlighted some of the most common financia...

Motivated Seller Of Updated Historic Home In Lakewood Area
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How Much Should You Trust Your Listing Agent
You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must posse...

Is Qualfying For A Mortgage Getting Easier
There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s lending environment. However, three recent reports have revealed that lending standards a...

15 Tips And Tricks To Do Before Putting Your House On The Market
If you really want to make your home attention-grabbing, it’s time to up your game.You may think you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to&nb...

Open Houses In Plano TX
Check out these OPEN HOUSES in Plano, TX! You can go on your own and if you get the bug to buy, contact me and let's see more available homes to schedule private showings to see! :...

Why You Should List Your Home For Sale Today
Why you should list your home for sale today! Hopefully by using my years of real estate experience and expertise in getting your home sold quick! SO you can purchase your new...

3 Simple Reasons To List Your Home Now
In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe Nation...

How Much Does It Cost You To Wait To Buy A Home
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their July edition of theHousing Affordability Index. The index measures whether or not a typical family earn...

The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home
Renee Plumlee, Realtor®pickrenee.realtor@gmail.com - message me anytime for FREE HOME VALUE for your current property.214-734-5872 cell/text - text me anytime for information...

New Listing In Plano Under 175k
Charming updated home with great curb appeal and mature trees. Lovely kitchen with subway tile backsplash, custom countertops and lots of cabinet space! Home features include high ...

Stop Renting And Buy Your Home Today
Courtesy of The KCM Blog Posted: 15 Sep 2015 04:00 AM PDTSTOP RENTING AND BUY TODAY!!!! WWW.RENEEPLUMLEE.JPHOMESFORSALE.COM There are many young people debating whether they should...

Over 23 Percent Of Sellers Are Thinking About Selling Are You One Of Them
Last month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that housing inventory was down 4.7% from the same time last year and that the month’s inventory of homes for sale...

Homes For Sale In Rockwall Texas
Check out these available property listings in Rockwall, TX! Enjoy being near the lake just a short drive East from Dallas area... once you cross over the water, it's like a weight...

Beautiful Clean Home For Sale In Little Elm Texas
Wonderful 4 bedroom home @ 2833 Evening Mist Drive in Little Elm, TX with Frisco ISD! Interested in a private viewing, message me today! The virtual tour shows you all the photos f...

Why Are DFW Residents Hesitating To Sale Their Homes
Renee Plumlee, REALTOR®214-734-5872 cell/text - contact me anytime! I would love the opportunity to earn your business and send you a "FREE" Market Analysis today for your HOME VA...

Whats The Best Day Of The Year To Buy A Home
Mark Oct. 8 in your calendar. That's the best date to close on a home at a bargain price, according to a new study by RealtyTrac.On average, buyers have purchased 10.8 percent belo...

Is Now The Right Time For You To Buy A House
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully...

Most Experts Agree There Is No Housing Bubble
 There is no doubt that home prices in the vast majority of housing markets across the country are continuing to increase on a month over month basis. The following map (based...

Instant Home Makeovers
Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look a...

Heres Your First Clue The Market Is Shifting
If you are thinking about selling please take note: For the seventh consecutive month, the gap has widened between what home owners say their home is worth compared to what ap...

DEALS ON BUILDER INVENTORY HOMES NOT IN MLS
I partner with local builders to find you the best deal on new homes that are ready for move in.  Here is one example of homes currently available with quick move ...

Ask These 4 Questions Before Buying A Home
Searching for your next home involves a lot more than just picking the right house. When you're ready for your next move, I will evaluate the house you want and show yo...

5 Financial Reasons To Buy A Home
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic simil...

HOA
Headline: How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condomi...

5 Home Repairs To Budget For
You’re going to have to do some regular repairs and maintenance on your home—it’s just a fact of home ownership. So that you’re not caught unprepared, it’s a good idea to...

JUST LISTED IN LAKE HIGHLANDS DALLAS
Beautiful four bedroom home with great curb appeal and gated entrance. Home offers custom features creating unique character in every room. Family room with hardw...

What Do You Really Need To Qualify For A Mortgage
A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housi...

Why Its Important To Have Your Lender Preapproval Letter Ready To Purchase In Todays Market
 Renee Plumlee, Realtor®JP & Associates REALTORSTurtle Creek / Shops of Legacy / Frisco SquareExceeding Expectation!www.pickreneerealestate.com - start your home search ...

Search For Availalbe Homes For Sale In The North Dallas Area Of Texas
Our brokerage can show prospective buyers all brokerage listings in the MLS through out DFW Metroplex, not just our own company listings!  Check out online what's ho...

Collin County Golf Course Homes For Sale
Looking to live in Collin County, but would prefer living in a golf course community... look for further and check out these properties today!Collin County Golf Course homes for sa...

Will Your Home Appraise For The Sales Price You Are Asking
Each month, Quicken Loans releases their national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This month’s report revealed that the difference in appraiser home value...

15315 Houses Sold Yesterday Did Yours
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consid...

Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex Area Market Report For July 2015
Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Market Report Jul-15Source: North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS)&nbs...

PickRenee As Your Real Estate Expert Never Be Afraid Of Change In Order To Grow
I am so Excited about joining JP and Associates Realtors!Contact me any time when you are ready to purchase your new place or if you have any questions that I can assist you with! ...

Why Are These California Companies Moving To Texas
A new study from the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute has ranked the regulatory climate for small businesses in California the worst out of all 50 states ...

Should You Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment
Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reaso...

AG EXEMPTION WHAT IS IT
AG EXEMPTION is extremely important when you own or buy acreage as it reduces your property taxes drastically. This is an exemption allowed by your County to lower your Property ...

How Much Will Dallas Top Suburbs Grow Over The Next 15 Years
As population numbers continue to soar in Dallas, many people are making the move out of the metropolis proper, trading in the city life for the suburb life.For years, suburban are...

Aug 23 2015
In a real estate deal, you can ask for anything. While the other party doesn’t have to agree to your request, everything is negotiable … even items that don’t usually stay wi...

August 21 2015
08/21/2015 | Author: Summer MandellMany people get misinformation about the homebuying process. Don’t let false rumors like these keep you from buying your own property: “...

Real Estate Again Seen As The Best Investment
We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improvin...

Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next Five Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulseno...

The Real Reasons Americans Decide To Buy A Home
We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Ho...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT Now
People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that toda...

What Is Title Commitment
The Commitment for Title Insurance consists of four schedules: A, B, C and D. Schedule A contains: ● commitment date ● proposed insured (lender and/or purchaser)...

Items Your Mortgage Lender Will Need To Process Your Home Loan
Rates are low again!! Prepare.. by checking off the list of items below that your mortgage lender will need to process your home loan:W-2 FormsPay Stubs Tax ReturnsBank S...

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Whats The Average Sales Price Of A Home In Frisco
The stats don't lie.  Frisco is the place to be.  The average sales price in Frisco for July 2015 is $365,000 which is up from $329,000 from July 2014.  ...

What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process
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The Best Way To Find The Perfect Real Estate Agent
There is a plethora of real estate information available today in the news and on the internet. It can be extremely confusing at times. If you are thinking of buying or selling, yo...

DIVORCE What You Need To Know About Your House Your Mortgage And Taxes
How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes in the Midst of a DivorceDivorce is a tough situation which opens up many emotional and financial issues to be solved. One of the most importan...

Heres Why The Texas Housing Market Is On Fire Despite Oil Price Declines
The Texas housing market is on fire, with home prices skyrocketing to an all-time high in the second quarter of 2015, the latest market report from the Texas Association of Re...

Do You Know How Much Your Home Is Worth
Although home prices have risen around 20% since mid-2011, many homeowners are highly unaware of the true value of their home.According to a study by Fanni...

Selling Your Home Then Price It Right From The Start
In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often...

Are Home Values REALLY At Record Levels
Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was...

Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released thei...

Five Reasons To Sell Your Home Now And Not Wait Until Next Spring
As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now.1. Strong Buyer D...

3 Reasons Why Its A Great Time For Sellers
Rising home prices, demand from home buyers, and less competition is making 2015 a stellar year to sell for many U.S. home owners across the country, says Daren Blomquist, RealtyTr...

10 Important Red Flags To Look For When Buying A Home
Summer is the prime time for moving and new home purchases. Certain warning signs during an open house, however, should have you questioning a property. As you embar...

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional Before You Buy Or Sell
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

How American Homes Have Evolved Since 1994
In 20 years, the American home has evolved quite a bit – it now has more bedrooms and bathrooms, fewer fireplaces, greater outdoor features, and it's a lot more expensive. The av...

The American Dream
 Simplifying The MarketSome Highlights:Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago.Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time.The $250-500K price rang...

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 There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that th...

What Is A Housing Bubble Is One Forming
The recent talk of Greece and its financial challenges has some questioning whether the U.S. could also return to the crisis we experienced in 2008. Some are looking at the rise in...

The Number 1 Reason To Sell Your House NOW
If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their house on the market this year, don’t miss out on the great opportunity you have right now! The late...

OPEN HOUSE IN BELLA CASA IN FRISCO SAT JULY 11TH FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM
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8 Avoidable Mistakes Homebuyers Keep Making
The last thing a first-time homebuyer wants to do is mess up the entire homebuying process by doing one of these common mistakes.Yet, they continue to make them.  Listen, buyi...

You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy A House
A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housi...

The Impact Of Rising Prices On Home Appraisals
The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling ...

Three Most Common Mistakes Made By First Time Homebuyers
First-time home buyers are emerging as a bigger force in the housing market, helping to lift home sales. But getting approved for a mortgage, finding the right home, and ...

Preparing For A Home Inspection
Save yourself time and money by checking these items and doing a few quick fixes to prepare before the home inspector comes:   Check all light bulbs, inside and out....

Glass Is The New Granite
Remodeling is becoming increasingly popular these days due to lack of homes for sale.  Yes it is true that Sellers are getting 100% and over of their list price.  Bad new...

First Time Homebuyers Lead The Way In May
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report revealed that first time homebuyers made up 32% of all sales in the month of May; marking ...

Prosper Home For Sale
Just Listed Prosper TX Home. Enjoy your home in the oversized Master suite or just relax by the salt water pool.  Handscraped hardwood flooring throught, granite countertops.&...

Do You Need Perfect Credit To Buy A Home
Some Highlights: The average FICO score of Approved Conventional Loans was 757 in May The average FICO score of Approved FHA Loans was 688 in May Since April 2013, the...

What Is The 5 Billion Dollar Mile
Frisco, Texas, is known for exemplary schools, pristine parks and destination dining, retail, sports and entertainment. The city is also a magnet for a skilled workforce ...

Home Values Compared To The Peak Is Another Bubble Forming
 After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country.Th...

Dallas Ft Worth Is One Of The Top Ten Markets Powered By Serious Job Creation Mojo
Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TXEmployment growth, 2011–2014: 2.9%Median home price growth, 2011–2014: 8.2%Median list price in May: $278,000Median list price growth, May 20...

5 Great Reasons You Shouldnt For Sale By Owner
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner ...

What Is Buyers Agency And Why You Need It
What is it?Buyer agency is just what it sounds like it is. In addition to real estate agents who help sellers list their homes, agents also help buyers purchase homes. Some states ...

8 Steps To Take Before Buying Your First Home
A home will likely be the biggest purchase a person ever makes — along with being the most daunting purchase.But the good news is most of the problems homebuyers face have a quic...

First Step For Buyers Know Your Credit Score
You may want to make sure your home buyers know their credit score before they begin their house hunt. A new survey finds that house hunters who know their credit scores feel signi...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We w...

7 Repairs That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home
While purchasing a house may mostly be about having a place to call “home,” it can also be seen as a lifetime investment. Making a few repairs—and even some cost-effective re...

Homeownership As An Investment The Role Of Price Appreciation
We recently posted on the results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) showing where residential home prices are headed over the next five years...

Americas Largest Ranch For Sale
A Cowboy era is up for sale...Waggoner Ranch spans 6 Texas counties and over 510,000 acres and is for sale for $725 Million.  In 1849 Cattle Baron Dan Waggoner established the...

Buying A Home Is 35 Less Expensive Than Renting
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout th...

NEW LISTING IN PRESTON VINEYARDS COMING SOON
Owners have taken much pride with the upgrades in this nice 3/2/2, 2006 sft with  Hardwoods, Travertine tile, crown molding, 2 inch blinds, brushed nikel fixtures, surrou...

EXISTING CONSTRUCTION WITH A POOL IN PARK PLACE IN FRISCO
Beautiful award winning Drees home with model home floorplan. This home is great for entertaining! Huge gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, stainless appliances, and butlers p...

First Time Homebuyers Article From TAR
A money-saving tip 70% of homebuyers don’t know about04/17/2015 | Author: Marty KramerHow would you feel if you got home from the grocery store and found a $3 coupon on your kitc...

Three Ways Buyers Can Win Bidding Wars
A recent HousingWire article generated a lot of buzz on how homebuyers could winning bidding wars.The biggest takeaway from the comments: everyone and everywhere is diffe...

Attaining The American Dream 5 Financial Reasons To Buy Now
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic simil...

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The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
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Luxury Hotel Coming To Lake Grapevine
Biz Beat BlogLuxury hotel and conference center coming to Lake GrapevineSteve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.comPublished: May 5, 2015 6:26 am11CommentThe 12-story Pea...

12 Things To Do In Southlake Texas
12 Things to do in Southlake1. Shop SouthlakeOffering both world-renowned retailers and one-of-a-kind boutique stores, Southlake has something for every savvy shopper. With nearly ...

How To Save More On Your Energy Bills
Improving your home's en...

Main Street Fest In Grapevine
May 15, 16 and 17, 2015The 31st Annual Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, opens Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m....

Dallasarea Home Prices Soar
Dallas-area home prices are up 8.6 percent in the latest nationwide comparison from a year ago.Home prices in Dallas grew at about twice the national rate of 4.2 percent in Februar...

4 Reasons To MoveUp This Spring
Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider buying today inste...

Denton Single Story Home
Country living on the edge of denton backing to a greenbelt. Chefs large kitchen with granite ct, great cabinet space, office that could be formal dining or 4th br, split bedrooms,...

10 Step To Buying A House
10-Step Guide to Buying a HouseAre You Ready to Become a Homeowner?Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financia...

Ten Steps To Become A Homeowner
Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner?Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that r...

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A REALTOR
NEW HOME BUYER BOOK.pubNEW HOME BUYER BOOK.pubPRICING:  By providing valuable information on local market conditions, your REALTOR® will help you price your property realisti...

How To Win A Bidding War In Todays Outrageous Housing Market
The spring homebuying season is in full effect. But there is just one problem: The majority of America is reporting a tight supply of residential real estate in most pric...

HULA HUT Opens Mid May In Little Elm TX
New restaurant HULA HUT is opening in mid May, 2015 on Eldorado Parkway next to Hydrous Wake Park and Beard Park.  It's a Polynesian style theme with a "Mexonesia" menu (...

Selling Your House In 2015 Dont Miss This Opportunity
 Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item re...

The Biggest Mistake Mortgage Shoppers Make
About one-third of recent home buyers failed to shop around for a mortgage, saying they were satisfied with the first quote that a lender gave them, according to Fannie Mae's Natio...

5 Mistakes People Make When Selling A Home
Eighty-three percent of people view their home as a good financial investment, a 2014 survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. Not only is their home t...

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State
Here is an info graphic for median days on the market by state.  Homes in the DFW area, especially Frisco, Plano and McKinney are selling over list price with multiple offers ...

Golf Course Lot In Mckinney With Amazing Views And Frisco ISD
Open floor plan (3-bedroom (game room can be a 4th bedroom if wall is added); 2045 sft, open kitchen floor plan that looks into living room. Garden window off of master bedroo...

Plano TX Gains Another Large Corporation
Liberty Mutual is moving to the Frisco/Plano Texas line at Hwy 121 and the Dallas North Tollway corridor.  The plans are for around 5,000 employees to be located at this locat...

How Long Is The Home Price Surge Going To Last
CoreLogic’s (CLGX) report on Tuesday showed tepid monthly home price growth but a solid yearly growth of 5.6% for February.While it seemed to suggest that price gr...

Deep Spring Cleaning 20 Little And Big Things You Might Be Forgetting
With the sun finally peeking out after a long, cold winter, freshening your house with a deep spring cleaning can feel really good. If you’re ready to go beyond the basic vacuum-...

Which Remodel Projects Are The Best Investments In Texas
How much money are you going to recoup on that recent master suite addition? Perhaps the 2015 Texas Remodel Valuation Report has the answer.Released April 1 by the Texas Associatio...

How To Win A Multiple Offer Situation
How to Win a Multiple Offer Situation1.  Be realisticA winning offer will likely be at or above asking priceBe ready to be creative in your offer to make it appealing to the s...

NEW LISTING IN MCKINNEY
Very nice home with lots of features! Slate at entry with separate study and beautiful wood floors. Tile counter top in kitch with built in microwave and oven, glass front on some ...

OWN A PIECE OF KENTUCKY DERBY HISTORY
Prestigious VALOR FARMS in Pilot Point, TX is up for Sale for $16.75 Million.  It is famous for owning Alysheba, winner of the 1987 Kentucky Derby Run For the Rose.  ...

TEXAS HORSE PARK OPENS IN DALLAS
On March 28th in South Dallas, a new Horse Park is opening on 302 acres at a cost of $12 Million. It will provide riding lessons, trail riding, and therapy focused riding.  Th...

What Does Shrinking Inventory Mean To You As A Seller Or A Buyer
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report t...

5 Spring Home Buying Strategies In A Competitive Market
The spring home-buying boom is underway, and this year buyers in some markets will face an increased amount of competition due to low housing inventory. In fact, the most recent&nb...

Freddie Macs New 3 Down Program
Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in nearl...

LAND WITH LAKEVIEW
If you are looking for a place to build or an investment, take a look at this listing for 47.8 acres in Princeton.  Drive up to a high hill and build your home with plenty of ...

Homeowners Reading This Blog Click Here To Check Your Homes Value
You have probably heard that market values are up nearly 20% in the DFW area over the past couple of years. If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! ...

Outdoor Bedroom
Did you see it? That orb of light in the sky yesterday peaked out and actually took some time to warm the Earth! If you are like me, it got you excited about the potential of ...

Tips For Increasing A Homes Property Value
With the Spring selling season in full swing, now is the time for your clients to start making changes to improve their home's comfort level and the way it functions to make it mor...

Billionaire Says Real Estate Is Best Investment Possible
Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. Duri...

5 Acre Farm Weatherford TX
Want to have some space to live and enjoy your horses or the kids 4-H projects?  This is a great property for you.    Small acreage like this is hard to find with lo...

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 a...

Dont Push Your Luck
The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year, bel...

Is Another Bubble Forming
After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas. One particular example...

Unmarried Couples Buying A House What Do They Need To Know
It has been said that falling in love consists of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense, and for many couples, buying a house together is an experience driven by ...

FSBOs Must Be Ready To Negotiate
Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professiona...

Whats The Salary You Need To Afford A Home
This map from HSH.com, a mortgage research site, shows just how insanely expensive some housing markets in the United States are. Per The Washington Post: On a national ...

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New Construction New Competition
For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these pr...

Hurry Up Call Your Agent And List Your House
That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2015 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT I...

The Importance Of Using An Agent When Selling Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most impo...

Horse Facts And How It Impacts Texas
Of the 58 Million horses in the world, over 16% (9,200,000) are in the United States.  There is a $39 Billion direct Annual World economic impact supporting 1.4...

10 Reasons Why The Housing Market Could Go Crazy This Spring
The U.S. housing market could get a major boost this year, specifically for single-family homes—especially among first-time buyers. Here’s why:I’m guessing here. My forecas...

Prosper TX State Of Art High School Facility
Prosper TX is a small rural town on Preston Rd. in Collin County that has built a $113.5 Million state of the art High School and is 590,000-square-feet, complete with a medic...

Top Reasons People Want To Move
One in three U.S. households say they plan to move in the next five years, according to a survey conducted by the Demand Institute of 10,000 households' current living si...

Should I Be Represented By An Agent For New Construction
All too often I hear of people walking into a builders model without an agent.    Sure, you can negotiate on your own, but do you truly know what to do in a transaction? ...

TOYOTA Moves To Plano TX
Toyota is moving it's headquarters from California to Plano, TX.  In moving to Plano, Toyota says it mainly wants to consolidate all of its sales, marketing, finance and manuf...

DALLAS COWBOYS Build In Frisco TX
Frisco, TX is booming!  The Dallas Cowboys are building their new training facility in Frisco TX  as you read this.  Work has begun on this $1.6 BILLION multi-usefac...

Texas Ice Storm 2015
Schools are closed, traffic is at an all time low, Moms and Dads can't get to work.  And this is Texas!  There has been 2 inches of ice fall in 48 hours with temperatures...

Buyers Are Waiting For You To Sell Them Your House
We all learned in school that when selling anything, you will get the most money if the demand for that item is high and the inventory of that item is low. It is the well-known The...

Condo VS House Which Property Type Is The Right One For You
When it comes to deciding whether or not you want to invest in a condo or a single-family house, there’s a whole lot to mull over. Before stressing about homeowners associations ...

Dont Make Me Say I Told You So
In the most recent issue of Frisco Style magazine you will real about the latest updates of the nations fastest growing city and the Five Billion Dollar Mile. Read all about it in ...

NEW LISTING IN CENTRAL FRISCO WITH LOTS OF UPDATES PRICED TO SELL
Immaculate 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bath. The Master Bedroom is located downstairs. The home also has a game room upstairs with a ton of space for sto...

NEW LISTING IN FRISCO ONLY 229K
Well maintained, well priced! New roof 2014, New blinds 2015, New fence 2015, new stovetop oven 2015. Lots of fresh paint. Gorgeous hand scraped hardwoods, awesome deck with e...

Why Homebuyers Need To Act Now
Home buyers need to move fast if they want to spend less, notes Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com® in commentary at the site.“Delayed purchases will only result in ...

5 BEDROOM W 3 CAR GARAGE COMING SOON TO FIREWHEEL AREA
AMAZING 5 BR, 3.5 BATH, 3 CAR GARAGE WITH AN ELECTRIC GATE, ON AN OVERSIZED LOT. SPLIT PLAN WITH OVERSIZED SECONDARY BEDROOM AND GMRM UP. SECOND LIVING AREA ...

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2 Things You Never Want To Hear From Your Listing Agent
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:Set the market value ...

Lower Greenville Townhome 284k Not Listed Yet
Would you like to live in a newer townhome within walking distance of all that the new areas in lowest greenville have to offer?!  Well this beautiful 2 bed/2.5 bed townhouse ...

Home Sweet Home Found
I read this article recently that led me to consider my own home shopping experience:"I LOVE MY HOUSE!" I have heard my husband shout this expression from various rooms for th...

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN FRISCO
It’s not ‘new news’ that the real estate market has picked up in many parts of the country. Though lots of buyers are out shopping, inventory is still low. Nobody can pr...

Attaining The American Dream 5 Financial Reasons To Buy
Heading into 2015 many people have their sights set on buying a home. The personal reasons differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director o...

A Return To Robust Numbers In New Construction For 2015 According To NAHB
Looks like Build baby Build will be in full effect in 2015. I am not surprised to see this report from the NAHB. Banks have eased lending on builders and buyers, while FHA has...

Dont Wait Move Up To The House You Always Wanted
Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are still be...

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Home Inspection
You'll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your Texas REALTOR® can answer when it's time to look under ...

Everyone Seems To Think This Is The Time To Buy A House
Let's start by conceding that buying a house these days is a lot different than it used to be. Before the housing crash, you could be pretty confident that if you purchased propert...

DID IT MAKE SENSE TO WAIT
There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at wh...

NEW LISTING IN FRISCO 2200 SFT 245K
ONE STORY, 4 bedroom 2 bath home in the community of Grayhawk. Walking distance to exemplary elementary, middle and high school. Open Floor plan, with mostly hardwood througho...

4 BEDROOM JUST LISTED IN FRISCO 228K
Immaculate 1 story home w brick-stone exterior is updated & ready for new owners. Stacked formals lead to open kitchen with granite and wood look tile doors, black appliances & wal...

Think You Should For Sale By Owner Think Again
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3 New Year Interior Design Resolutions
Every year we vow to lose weight, be more social, read more books, but what about our homes? Your house is your sanctuary, your castle. It should bring out the best in your and set...

5 Reasons To Buy A House Now
Here are five top reasons to buy a house:1. Mortgages are still cheap. In his 2010 post, Mr. Arends noted, “You can get a 30-year loan for around 4.3 percent. What’s ...

Where Will Mortgage Rates Be Headed In 2015
We finished 2014 with the 30 year fixed mortgage rate at 3.87% as per Freddie Mac. This is very close to the historic lows in the spring of 2013. However, the Mortgage Bankers Asso...

Do You Live In A Subdivision Or A Community
The word “subdivision” is often used interchangeably with the word “community,” but in reality, the two could not be more different.A subdivision is a series of lots c...

The Secret To Selling A Home Fast Is Staging
Simply listing a home is not always enough to get prospective buyers to fall in love with it. Instead, real estate agents and sellers are turning to home staging in order to help a...

The Number 1 Reason To Sell Now
 If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There wi...

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN MCKINNEY
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION IN MCKINNEY.  I have over 15 years of new home construction and sales. I work with builders on a daily basis and can not only find you w...

Your January Home Checklist
With the shortest days (and longest nights) of the year, midwinter can certainly live up to its bleak reputation — but this season also encourages slowing down, simpl...

8 Extras That Help Sell A House
These simple extras can help sell a home more quickly and for top dollar.1. Fresh exterior paint. If the home has siding or trim and you can see wood “bl...

The Real Reasons Americans Buy A Home
The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial.1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good educationFrom the best neighbor...

2015 HOUSING PREDICTIONS AND HOW THEY CAN AFFECT YOU
The housing market this year has been on a roller coaster. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing-home sales are expected to fall short of 2013's total, and ...

New Listing Only 179k
Check out this new three bedroom, two bath with, wood laminate flooring, new carpet, new paint, granite countertops, stainless appliances, separate shower, garden tub, newly staine...

Winter Is The Best Time To Sell
The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. Sellers who list and buyers who buy often find the winter season the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate, acc...

Homeownership Is The Best Way To Build Wealth
The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation.” The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and...

FRISCO HOMES UNDER 300K
CLICK HERE to see all of the homes currently for sale in Frisco under $300,000.  If you see something you like you can sign up on my website to save to your favorites or to ge...

New Construction In Plano
Check out this gorgeous kitchen in The Creeks of Timber Brook in Plano!!  There are lots of new construction inventory homes that never hit the market and realtors know where ...

JUST LISTED IN MCKINNEY UNDER 200K
THIS IS A GREAT HOUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER, EMPTY NESTERS, SINGLE PARENTS OR ANYONE LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE.  THIS FABULOUS THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATH HOME HAS WONDERFUL...

Realtorcoms Top 5 Housing Predictions For 2015
Riding on the tail of Leah Shafer’s post yesterday on the past year in Texas real estate, today Realtor.com released its predictions detailing predictions for 2015. In their...

7 Myths About Mortgages
Joel Gurman, vice president of mortgage banking at Quicken Loans, compiled a list of seven myths that first-time homebuyers might believe.Myth # 1: Lending requireme...

New Listing Coming To McKinney
Looking for a great house with upgrades under $200k?  This home is a 3 bedroom two bath with quartz countertops, upgraded cabinets, new carpet, new paint, move in ready!  ...

3 Things To Know About Interest Rates
Most every major mortgage finance economist is on record – or will be on record by the end of this week – as saying interest rates will rise in 2015.And they are probably right...

4 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU PUT IT ON THE MARKET
The good news is that there are buyers out there willing to spend the money on a nice, move-in ready home. In order to attract these buyers, you need to ensure that your home is as...

4086 Forest Park Lane Frisco MLS 13057742
JUST LISTED!   STUNNING Shaddock Home in gated Shaddock Creek Estates. This house is truly amazing!   The owners did not hold back on upgrades!  The entire hou...

Why You Should Buy A Home During The Holidays
Six reasons why winter is the best time to buy a house"The early bird gets the worm," as the saying goes. A well-known children's story depicts the undertakings of a squirrel and a...

10 Simple Steps To Buying A Home
You're ready to take the leap and buy a home. If this is your first time, you may want to know what to do to make the process go more smoothly. Here are ten steps you'll be going t...

7 Fall Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Thousands
With the dog days of summer behind us, fall is the perfect time for home maintenance.A few weekends of work before the weather really turns will help you get ready for winter and a...

Thanksgiving Travel Tips
More people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year, thanks to the lowest gas prices in four years.  Stay safe by following these tips!1. Tires. Check...

I Have Buyers Who Want To Buy Your House
As we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out on a great opport...

Proof That Now Is A Good Time To Sell
Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and then increas...

Harvards 5 Financial Reasons To Buy A Home
Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of...

4617 Lathem Dr Frisco Texas 75034
Just Listed! MLS #13052279 Fantastic 1 story open floor plan by Holiday Homes.   Barely 3 years old!   Well maintained and upgraded by original owner. 3 b...

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes Vs Used
Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here's a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses: 1) Design Your Dream...

JUST SOLD IN MCKINNEY
Thinking about a new home?  Ask me how I can save you thousands on new construction inventory homes with local builders....

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

Single Mothers
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Buying A Home Remains 38 Less Expensive Than Renting
In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 larg...

10 Reasons Why Your Home Isnt Selling
Wondering why your home is still sitting on the market after weeks-or even months-of showings? Can't figure out why your open houses are well-populated but nothing ever comes of th...

4 Myths About Buying A Home
A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constrai...

Youre Still Paying A Mortgage Either Way
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with...

Price Reduced On This Beautiful Frisco Home
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Daylight Savings This Weekend
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Buying A Home With As Little As 3 Percent Down Payment
We have recently reported on the misconception that many buyers have regarding the down payment necessary to purchase a home. Multiple studies reveal that 40-50% of Ameri...

The Number One Reason You Should Sell Now
The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’.  If the supply of an item is larger than the amount of people looking to pu...

Fannie Mae Agrees Hire A Pro To Sell Your House
Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their websi...

Buying A Home You Dont Need To Do It Alone
An interesting survey that revealed how prepared homebuyers are for the actual mortgage process. The survey reported that 94% of prospective buyers believe they are makin...

Dont Wait Move Up To The Home You Always Wanted
Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ...

Should I Rent My House Instead Of Selling It
A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.The study cites that many home...

Do You Need An Extra Garage
It’s time to stop fighting a losing battle for space in your family garage. Pull your show cars out from under the Christmas lights, find a new address for your motorhome, let yo...

Why You Should Sell Your House In The Fall
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house.  But with inventory below historic numbe...

5 Reasons You Shouldnt For Sale By Owner
Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good id...

4 Reasons To Buy Before Winter
It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fenc...

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION ON 4 BR 35 BATH W POOL IN MCKINNEY W OVER 3200SFT
REDUCED TO $275,000! Large corner cul-de-sac lot, POOL, OVER 3200 SFT, 4 bdrm, 3.5 baths, study, 3 living area, island kitchen w breakfast bar, 1st floor master, 2nd flr ...

What Is Title Insurance
Title insurance protects owners and lenders from loss resulting from defects in the title to real property.  There are good reasons to obtain title insurance:(1) The title com...

Haggard Place To Add Luxury HighRise Condos To Planos Real Estate Landscape
Although just a 20-30 minute drive from Dallas and widely considered to be an attractive option for suburban home buyers, Plano is actually the 9th largest city in Texas in te...

Why Everybody Is Moving To Texas
More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city.Job...

GARAGE To Paint Or Not To Paint
I have contemplated painting our garage floor... who doesn't like the thought of a showroom looking garage??     Here is what my research has found: Pros: Spill...

Fall Home Maintanance
Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, it's time to get your house ready for the cold months!   Spending the time and a little bit of money now can definitely save you BI...

New Home For Christmas
New Home For Christmas                                             &nb...

A Neighborhood For My Kids To Play OUTSIDE
Do you ever find yourself saying "When I was a kid... we played outside until the street lights came on!"   I know I have said this over the years!       F...

The Truth About Buying A Home You DONT Need 20 Down
In a recent survey, How America Views Homeownership, it was revealed that 68% of Americans feel that now is a good time to buy a home and 95%said they want to own a home if th...

Reduced 4 Bedroom With Over 3200 Sft And Pool Priced To Sell
Large corner cul-de-sac lot, POOL, 4 bdrm, 3.5 baths, study, 3 living area, island kitchen w breakfast bar, 1st floor master, 2nd flr gameroom, 3 bdrm, 2 baths and an extra room (n...

4 Signals It Might Be Time To Buy Vs Rent
To rent or to buy: what used to be a given – that you would buy a home as soon as you could afford to – has become an agonizing conundrum for many a would-be homebuyer, in the ...

What If Your Teenager Doesnt Want To Move To Your New Allen Tx Home
  You have a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a  home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year o...

Large 4 Bedroom With Pool On Cul De Sac Lot Priced To Sell
Large corner cul-de-sac lot, POOL, 4 bdrm, 3.5 baths, study, 3 living area, island kitchen w breakfast bar, 1st floor master, 2nd flr gameroom, 3 bdrm, 2 baths and an extra room (n...

19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know About
These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages ...

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A REAL ESTATE AGENT
Whether you are buying or selling a home, the process can be challenging. That is why you should take on the services of a real estate professional when embarking on a potential ho...

NEW LISTING IN MCKINNEY WITH POOL
Large corner cul-de-sac lot, POOL, over 3200 sft, 4 bdrm, 3.5 baths, study, 3 living area, island kitchen w breakfast bar, 1st floor master, 2nd flr gameroom, 3 bdrm, 2 baths ...

JUST LISTED IN ALLEN
Beautiful David Weekley 4-3.1-2-2 over 3,000 sft w swing garage on oversized lot on cul-de-sac. New paint, new flooring, huge yard w patio overlooking beautiful greenbelt with...

Personal Safety
I attended a great class today about personal safety!    It is always good to be aware of what is going on around to avoid finding yourself in a potentially dangerous sit...

5 Reasons To Sell BEFORE Winter Hits
People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of ...

Call Me If
There are so many realtors in the Dallas Fort Worth area, what makes me so different?? I want people to call me for several reasons.              ...

5 Things That Creates Referral Business
One of the best inexpensive ways to grow a business is by client referrals..     I believe there are at least 5 things that we have to possess in order to get more r...

CHEAP And Easy Ways To Update Your House
 Remodeling can cost a fortune!  If you are on a budget, there are some smaller things you can do without breaking the bank.     Kitchen-  ...

The Day Will Come
Have you ever asked yourself this question? When will my day come?         Anyone who has big dreams and aspirations have to confront the question of when ...

Agent Versus For Sale By Owner
Have you ever thought of selling your own house?    On the surface it sounds like a great way to save a few bucks since you don’t have to pay an agent.  ...

Team Work
Teamwork is the best work!The days of the one man band are long gone.                                ...

REDUCED Cute Cottage On Corner Lot
 Reduced to $110,000.  Perfect for first time homebuyer or investor looking for rental income. Two bedrooms, formal dining, french doors in family room overlooking deck, ...

Top 10 Ways To Strengthen Your Offer
Sometimes I think buyers and their agents don’t realize that there are many different ways to strengthen a purchase offer besides just the obvious one, the purchase price. This...

First Day Of School
As our children set off on their first day of school today, I ponder over how much free time parents all over the metroplex now have!        Some of us go to an...

Come To North Park And PIRCH
Come to North Park Center and PIRCH!  Bring your wish list for your dream home and be prepared for an amazing HOME experience!  PIRCH has defined luxury living with its p...

DART Your Way To DFW Airport
The DART rail is expanding rapidly! Dart has continuously added many routes making travel in and around Dallas a bit easier.  Being that the highways are now jam packed with t...

2014 Mortgage Rates Reach New Low
If you have been on the fence about buying real estate now is the time to jump on board! Repeat NOW is the time! Whether you are first time home buyers, up-sizing, down-sizing, or ...

NEW LISTING COMING SOON TO ALLEN
*NEW LISTING IN ALLEN** 4/3.5/2/2 approx 3100 sft. Beautiful home with brand new flooring and paint throughout is immaculate and move in ready!  Wonderful oversized lot o...

NEW FRISCO LISTING
Meticulously Maintained SUPER GEM, Located in the HEART of Frisco! 4 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Gar + Split Formals! Full Home Upgrade Including:Fresh Paint Inside & Out! All New....

Interior Paint Colors Colors To Use In 2014 2015
Wondering what paint color to cover your walls in? Whether you are Designing to DWELL or Staging to SELL, the following options are on trend but not won't overwhelm your room. We a...

Woodbridge Golf Community
If you live in Woodbridge already, you know the secret.  What a fantastic community, filled with a plethora of housing options, from homes for first-time buyers to dream homes...

LAKEWOOD DALLAS OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 17TH 2 TO 4 PM
Join us at this beautiful Lakewood Heights home this Sunday August 17th from 2 to 4 pm for some snacks and refreshments.This newer construction gorgeous & spacious custom built...

Why Frisco Schools Rock
New to the North Dallas area?    Concerned about getting in the best schools around?  While there are MANY great districts in the area, Frisco ISD definitely has top...

Oak Lawn Open House August 16th 2 To 4 PM Parkland Hospital Cedar Springs
OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 16TH, 2-4 pm. STUNNING REMODEL.  One of a kind home in the revitalized, booming Oak Lawn Heights.  Become a resident in one of the coolest. trendie...

The Future Of Solar
The future of solar power in my opinion is only a few years off . Here are some benefits I bet you did not know about going solar;   Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar p...

When It Seems Like Nothing Is Working
Sometimes it seems like nothing is working for us in regards to the dreams and goals that we are pursuing in life. There are 4 anchors that I believe we need to have in order for u...

OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 9TH 2 TO 4 PM 3639 COPPER STONE DRIVE DALLAS TX 75287
OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH From 2-4 PM.This 4 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bath home sits in the beautiful neighborhood of Bent Tree Hills. Close to parks, shopping & di...

6 Things Homebuyers Should Avoid Doing Once They Are Preapproved For A Mortgage
You have done the hard part in the homebuying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with. You have also gone out and found the home of your dreams! Best ...

Stunning Modern Dallas Home For Sale 408k
Must see to believe!!  This incredible 2 bed/2 bath is listed in one the hottest up and coming neighborhoods in Dallas of Oak Lawn Heights.  With over 2030 square feet of...

7 Deadly Sins Of Overpricing
Most experts would advise that the best way to increase your odds of a successful sale is to price your home at fair market value. But, as logical as this advice sounds, for many...

Success Starts With A Decision To Succeed
Success starts with a decision to succeed!If you are going to succeed at anything; you have to first make up in your mind that you will succeed.Success is more of a mind set than i...

One Life To Live
One life to Live                                              &nb...

Price Reduced In Wylie
Price Just Reduced!!! Now ONLY $243,325! A BEAUTIFUL 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage 2,936 sq ft home in Wylie, TX! NO HOA!... It has a large open concept kitchen that flows into ...

Whats It Like Being From Dallas
Since living in Dallas most of my life this article hit the nail on the head. I have been asked so many times in my lifetime (from people who have never been to Texas) if...

The 3 Enemies Of Success
The 3 enemies of Success1. Fear- Sometimes it's not the fear to begin but the fear to continue. In other words some people are afraid of success, the pressure, the responsibility o...

Top Five Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Often Make
Here are the top five mistakes that first time home buyers often make, however, your realtor will be able to guide you and help you avoid these mistakes:1. They don’t ask enough ...

Different Types Of Financing Options For The Buyer
When considering the purchase of a home, today’s home buyer has more financing options than there have ever been available.The overall goal is really quite simple, you want ...

5 Rules For Homebuying In 2014 And Beyond
The current real estate recovery is like a marathon. Last year, buyers and sellers sprinted out of the gates at full speed, fueled by low interest rates and aff...

A Smile A Day
A Smile A DayHave you ever heard the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well, I believe a smile a day can keep discouragement and depression away. There are so many...

4th Of July Uncle Sam Crispy Treat Cake Recipe
Ingredients:8 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup butter, cubed12 cups crisp rice cereal2-1/2 cups shortening 3 cups confectioners' sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extrac...

Best Places To Watch Fireworks In DFW
When it comes to Independence Day celebrations in Dallas-Fort Worth, area residents get their choice of some of the nation’s most notable Fourth of July fireworks displays in the...

Serving From The Heart
Serving from the Heart Why do I long to represent buyers and sellers?Why am I even in the Real Estate business?Why am I here on earth period?Why am I always trying to help som...

5 Tips When Your Selling A Home
If your ready to sell then this article is for you. I know I have turned my nose up a time or two when I drive by a home with tall grass and weeds in the beds. Here are the top thi...

Open House In Corinth TX
Beautiful, Move In Ready Home! Sparkling swimming Pool. Open floor plan. Large family room has a fireplace and opens to kitchen and breakfast. Kitchen has 42" cabinets and ple...

Why The Highest Offer Isnt Always The Best Offer When Selling Your Home
It's no secret that it is a Seller's market in Dallas right now.  This has made many home owners eager to put their home on the market to walk away with the most mon...

3 Things Every Buyer Need To Have Before Choosing A Home
3 Things that every buyer need to have before choosing a home1. Inner Peace- A particular home must speak peace to their soul!Peace to their values, Peace to their children.2. Neig...

Lasagne Cups
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All You Need To Know About Fannie Mae
If your looking to buy a home in the near future, selecting the right loan might have some bearings on what you can afford. In this article they explain all you need to know to obt...

The 4 Laws Of Communication
There are 4 laws of communication that will help our communication to be effective with others.1. When- Always ask "is this a good time to talk"...2. Where- The place where communi...

Find Free Money Legally Owed To You
Want free money??? I would like to show you how to search for free money that is legally owed to you!! Click this page http://www.unclaimed.org/ and it will take you to the officia...

Five Frequent Questions About Property Taxes
It's that time of year again and we as agents are constantly getting asked these questions so I thought I would share them with you.Here are five property tax questions you ne...

4 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your Home
Here are a few don’ts that home owners shouldn’t do when trying to sell their home:1. Don’t slack off on home maintenance. Houses in need of TLC often attract inves...

Should You Be Scared
Anyone planning on listing their own home should think about there own safety.http://goo.gl/hmEK0M...

Texas Sized Furniture Showroom
A few years back when they were building IKEA I thought wow this place is huge! Well Nebraska Furniture Mart takes the cake on Texas Sized that's for sure. If your from the&nb...

60 Million Dollar Stadium Closed
Well it looks like Allen High School will not be playing football in there stadium anytime soon. That's to bad since it cost so much to build it. I guess the locals will have ...

Will Solar Power Take Off
Will we ever see the evolution of solar power ever take off with consumers. Lets visit the rankings of the U.S.http://votesolar.org/2014/04/10/shining-cities/...

Are We Headed For Another Bubble
I don't know about you all, but the housing market is crazy! Ask yourself should I sell? Should I buy? What will the future hold for the interest rate? Well don't always believe wh...

Renting Vs Buying
What does everyone think? I say BUY BUY BUY !!!http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303948104579534230618539424?mod=WSJ_hp_EditorsPi......

More Than One In 10 Dallas Area Houses Sells Within 72 Hours
If you plan to sell your house this spring, you’d better be ready to move. More than one in 10 houses that are put on the market in the Dallas area have a buyer within three...

I Soo Love The City I Live In
I remember when i was a child running the streets when life was safe. I recall getting on my bicycle first thing in the morning and returning just before dinner, only to go back ou...

Buying Your First Home
Sharing from Texas Association of Realtors Blogs:https://www.texasrealestate.com/advice-for-consumers/article/you-dont-have-to-make-this-mistake-when......

The Latin Pig In Plano
A long way from my family in New York and Florida, I really miss walking into my mom's kitchen or any family member’s home and taking in the delicious aromas that filled the ro...

Mediterranean Style Homes In DFW
Inspired by the seaside villas of the Renaissance era, Mediterranean house plans take their primary design cues from romantic Italian and Spanish architecture.  A perenni...

Come Home To Savannah Texas
Savannah is an impressive community that’s full of style – and luxurious amenities. The 20,000-square-foot clubhouse features a ballroom, library, kitchen, café, weight r...

House Hunting For Singles
Taken from Trulia.comhttp://www.trulia.com/tips/2014/03/3-next-gen-house-hunting-tips-for-singles/?ecampaign=cnews&eurl=w......

Rainy Day Eats
Rain, rain go away, come again some other day!                       &...

OPEN HOUSE LOWER GREENVILLE M STREETS MARCH 9TH 2014
http://kyle.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-12098047-6006-Oram-Street-Unit-B-Dallas-TX-75206 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2014.  Call Kyle Baugh at 817-312-6034 for det...

6 Month Lease Lower Greenville 5825 Belmont
http://kyle.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-12089156-5825-Belmont-Avenue-Dallas-TX-75206 5825 Belmont - 6 MONTH FURNISHED lease in Belmont Addition!! Beautiful historic craftsman ho...

Lower Greenville M Streets Single Family Home 349K
http://kyle.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-12098047-6006-Oram-Street-Unit-B-Dallas-TX-75206 BEAUTIFUL INSIDE! Detached single family, townhouse style home in vibrant Lower Greenvil...

Dallas Area Home Prices Up In 2013
Taken from the Dallas Morning News Feb 25, 2014 By GARY JACOBSON and STEVE BROWN Staff Writers Published: 25 February 2014 11:25 PM Updated: 25 February 2014 ...

Smile
Each and everyday we are faced with hard decisions. To smile or not to smile, that is the question? I chose to smile, it helps to brighten not just my day but the day of those arou...

Happy National Maragrita Day Feb 22 2014
So guess what day tomorrow is?? NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!!! Whoo hoo! An excuse to drink margaritas, I’m down…….   Here’s a list of places in Frisco you can get ...

Hometown Girl Away From Home
Hometown girl away from home! So my Seahawks are in the Superbowl and I am beyond excited! I’m so happy for my hometown team and happy for my city Seattle Washington.  ...

Home Sweet Frisco
I want to share with you a few reasons why I LOVE living in FRISCO, TX. First, what girl doesn’t love shopping?  There’s no shortage of great shops and malls here i...

OPEN HOUSE M STREETS LOWER GREENVILLE JAN 19
Open Sunday 2-4 On January 19,2014! 5826 Belmont Ave, Dallas TX 75206.  Stop by this updated 1926 craftsman style bungalow. Absolutely charming. Nearly quarter of acre(...

Taste Of Coppell 2013
Looking for some great fall activities...well mark your calendars for Sunday November 10th (4pm-7pm) for the 4th Annual Taste of Coppell.  Taste of Coppell is brought to ...

Dallas Real Estate Proves Better Investment Than Stock Market
"Risk big to Win big", used to be the norm.   Not any more according to Fox Business News.  A recent study reported 75% of luxury homeowners state home ownership to ...

JP And Associates Realtors Dreams Big
JP and Associates Realtors is a fast growing Real Estate Brokerage that is building a lasting legacy!  It has been my great pleasure to be the first agent to ju...

Jumbo Loans In Dallas Are Increasing
Want a million dollar home?...Need a million dollar loan?...NO PROBLEM!  DFW home prices are on the rise and so are the loans! The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area is one of t...

Copell Hosts Run For Retriever
Whether you have a Labrador Retriever or a Golden Retriever ALL are welcome at the Coppell Run For Retreivers!  The Run benefits the Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever ...

The Search For The Perfect West Plano Listing Agent
No matter what triggers your decision to sell, a crucial next step for every homeowner is selecting the West Plano listing agent who will bring in the best results. If you don...

Coppell Is Under Construction
Coppell is under construction!  As you know we undergoing big changes.  For example the Coppell Dog Park is underway, Downtown is is coming a long, Andy Brown East is get...

West Plano Home Values And The Outdoor Kitchen Idea
With summer weather upon us and West Plano home values on the rise, it’s natural to follow the urge to get going on outdoor-oriented improvement projects. One of my (and my bu...

When Luxury Homes In West Plano Attract A Crowd
Like most other parts of the real estate market, luxury homes in West Plano are expected to show a rise in demand going forward. Certain luxury homes have inherently superior mar...

3516 Butterfield Trail McKinney SOLD
Just SOLD in 7 days! For More Than List Price!3516 Butterfield Trail located in McKinney, Texas in Craig Ranch has just sold.  It is in the beautiful subdivision of ...

Selling Your Home In West Plano This Summer
The graduations are just finishing up, most summer getaway are booked, and with the end of June soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may be thinking more about holiday wee...

5712 Plumtree Drive Dallas Texas
JP Piccinini has sold 5712 Plumtree Drive in Far North Dallas, TX on June 10, 2013.  This property is conveniently located about 15 minutes from the shops at legacy in Plano, ...

West Plano Homeowners Welcome UpwardPointing Arrow
For local homeowners watching property values rise and fall, surprises aren’t necessarily welcome. Surprises come in two flavors where real estate is concerned (and the previou...

West Plano Luxury Home Listings Springtime Romance
Ah, spring is truly in the air…the traditional time when people can fall in love at first sight! I’ll try not to dampen those springtime spirits too much, but for anyone ...

9 Simple Tips for Selling Your House
You don't need to invest tons of money in renovation and remodeling to sell your home. With a bit of time, energy, and a few minor changes you can give your house mass-market appea...

Top Mistakes For West Plano Sellers to Avoid
Disclosure Signatures Disclosing material facts that might affect your West Plano property’s value is a fair obligation that’s understood by everyone. Yet properly dis...

Housing Market Not Really Yoked to Wall Street
Even though the West Plano housing market looks as certain to rise as the spring shoots, behind that optimism is the perennial question about whether another “dip” is c...

Smooth Relocating Depends on Thoughtful Preparation
Most everyone with any relocating experience should recognize ‘the moment.’ No matter how much advance thought and elbow grease you’ve put in, that’s the m...

Its all about LOCATION in Dallas
The old saying goes "location, location, location" is still holding true in today's market.  The question now is location to what?  Is it restaurants, shopping, bars, ent...

JP and Associates REALTORs Golfing Team Takes First
What an amazing day for golf. Perfect weather, friends, and a great cause was more than enough to get the JP and Associates REALTORS Golfing team assembled and out on the links at ...

Monday Must Have Premiere Property in Colleyville
If you have never been to Italy look no further than 900 Montreaux Avenue in Colleyville, TX.  This picturesque landscaped Tuscan inspired Villa is breath taking!  Listed...

Taste of Addison 2013
Food junkies dream come true!  Come on out to the Taste of Addison this year for some stellar food and great enertaiment! Mark your calendar for May 17-19.  This year's t...

Dallas Celebrates with Snoop Dog
Snoop Dog in the HOUSE!!!  Presented by the House of Blues and the Dallas Observer that is.  Looking for something to do for St. Patricks day head on over to rock the Hou...

Firefly Illuminated 5K at Shops of Legacy Plano
Calling all runners!  Come experience an unforgettable evening and eye dazzling illuminated race! The evening will be filled with visually stunning lights and entertainment be...

5 Reasons to Move to Frisco TX
If you’re thinking about making a move, Frisco, TX, should be high on your list of cities to consider. Here’s why: 1. Great schools. The Frisco Independent S...

Premiere Property in Coppell Just Listed
When I think of Coppell, TX I think of luxurious homes!  The newest premire property of Coppell to hit the market today is 313 Brock Street.  From the grand gates at the ...

List your Dallas home with the HOME RETRIEVER
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901 Dogwood is an adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home right off Alsbury in the heart of Burleson!  This home is a split floor plan with a large open kitchen living combo, sto...

Five simple bathroom renovations that add value
Every time you walk into your bathroom, you stub your toe on a chipped tile and knock your knee into the cabinet door that never shuts. Instead of letting the swear words fly each ...

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Search Homes For Sale in Little Elm Texas! $0-$150,000                         $350,000-$450,000 $150,000-$275,000 &nbs...

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Plano ranked 18th on the Happiest Places for Young Professionals list. That’s one spot ahead of Miami and one behind New York. Los Angeles came in at number one. New York, Mi...

Top Five Mistakes of First a Time Homebuyer
Rising rents, low interest rates and bargain home prices have many local residents jumping into homeownership these days. But first-time home buyers in particular should be aware t...

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As you most likely know, credit scores can range from 300 to 850, depending on the credit bureau. Each lender has its own guidelines, or rules which determine the ideal score, and ...

The Hot Frisco Market
For those living in Frisco, Texas, now is most certainly the time to sell your home. The Frisco real estate market has caught wind from its final quarter in 2011 and built up the l...

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Frisco is an affluent city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas and a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. As of January 1st, 2013, the city ...

The Hidden Secrets of Dallas Real Estate
Dallas has some really great hidden gems!  Most people that live in the DFW area don't know about half of the great things this great city has to offer!  Dallas truly has...

11 things every well-designed kitchen needs
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New Listing in Providence Village
Attention DFW....New listing hot on the market in Providence Village!  Providence Viilage is luxurious master planned community in situated in the  largest growth area of...

Private Gallery Now Open in Coppell
If you are like me and hate crowded malls, hefty price tags, and wearing the same thing as everyone else....you are in LUCK!  Coppell now has its very own ultra chic boutique!...

Tracy Weseman Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
JP & Associates REALTORS is happy to announce the addition of Tracy Weseman as our new Vice President of Recruiting and Business Development.  Mr. Weseman is responsible f...

Live Nativity by Coppell Middle Schoolers
The holiday season is a time of giving, joy, peace, hope, and love.  As we get closer to celebrating the birth of our Savior, St. Ann's has brought peace to Coppell by present...

The pros and cons of re-re-refinancing
Veera Veeraraghavan has kept a close watch on the fluctuating interest rates for home mortgages, and this year it paid off. When he bought his house in 2009, his 30-year fixed mort...

Dominion at Panther Creek Homes For Sale Frisco
We love our neighborhood for many reason, could not be happier to live in the Dominion at Panther Creek here in Frisco. The location in Frisco is superb for what we do every day, w...

Unexpected Buildings Architects Turned Into Homes
When buying a home most of us consider residential neighborhoods with traditional homes. Few would consider the idea of converting nonresidential structures into homes but there ar...

More Americans Calling DFW TX Home
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GET YOU IN SHAPE for Dallas Elite
The elite fitness boot camp GET YOU IN SHAPE makes Coppell, TX it's headquarters.  Fitness programs are a dime a dozen and do they really work?  Get You In Shape of Coppe...

Kick Off the Holidays Coppell Sytyle
Each and every year the Parks and Recreation Department of Coppell kicks off the Holiday season with the Parade of Trees that leads straight into the City Hall for the lighting of ...

Tax moves you should make now
The annual scramble to make smart tax moves before Dec. 31 is proving especially vexing this year. Congress still hasn't settled 2013 tax rates on income, investments, large gifts ...

Holiday Tipping Guide 2012
Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Tip This Holiday SeasonPlanning for the holidays can be hectic and time consuming. While the holiday season expresses a spirit of giving, holiday t...

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Let's dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You've got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch...

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Are you planning to buy a home or refinance the mortgage you have, but not sure you have what it takes to score a low interest rate? It's a valid concern since lenders' requiremen...

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Plano is known for their annual Hot Air Balloon festival, but something else is Hot about Plano - to no surprise it’s the business climate and job growth. Texas has done extr...

City Council to Vote Dog Park in Coppell
Every other pet loving suburb in the Dallas area has one so why not Coppell?  The citizens have spoken and there is tremendous interest in a city Dog Park.  The Coppell D...

Fort Worth Bass Hall hosts Anthony Bourdain
If you love food then these are the tickets for you!  Bass Hall of Fort Worth to host infamous chef Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert.  Two fantastic chefs but two unlikel...

JP and Associates REALTORS offers Epropertysites Total Marketing
Marketing is about repetition, it is about getting your product, services out to the masses multiple times using multiple avenues, we get it at JP and Associates REALTORs and stron...

Coppell Thanksgiving Camp Do It All
We all know that the kids are out of school for one whole entire week for Fall Break.  Most of us parents wish we got a break but we don't.  The delima becomes what to do...

Can you qualify for a mortgage?
Can you qualify for a mortgage to buy a home? It's a straightforward question, but often one without a simple answer. Here are some of the main considerations to answer that questi...

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2012 Cowboys vs Falcons
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Goldman Sachs' Gupta Gets Two Years
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New Listing in Beautiful Crown Ridge of Frisco
Look out Dallas a new listing is coming next week!  I am thrilled to announce that Crown Ridge of Frisco will have a new listing!  I will personally be rolling out the re...

Amazon could make Coppell Texas home
I hate crowded stores so I prefer to do my shopping online!  Like many of you Amazon.com is one of my top shops to hit for just about everything! Amazon.com is looking to add ...

Dallas Golf Tournament and Auction for Sporting Chance
Dust off your clubs and grab some buds because you DONT want to miss this great event!  The 18th Annual Sporting Chnace golf tournament, lunch, and auction.  Sporting Cha...

The New Scene of Southlake
Southlake is a booming little suburb!  Located just west of Grapevine off 114 Southlake is the IT place to be!  With expansion of Hwy 114 West to accomodate the growth So...

No Property Tax Increase For Eighth Consecutive Years
Rowlett Budget approved. After two Public Hearings held on August 21 and September 4, the FY 2013 budget was formally adopted on September 18 at the City Council Meeting and goes i...

Vote Is Most Important in This Election
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Home prices rise for six months
U.S. home prices rose for a sixth straight month in July in the latest sign of a sustainable housing market recovery, while a jump in consumer confidence this month offered a harbi...

Jerseys Mike Subs in Frisco
So I love subs. I am Italian. I love cheese steaks. I am Italian. I love good fresh food. Did I mention I was Italian? Its genetic. So when it comes to new joints opening up in Fri...

Texas breaks the speed barrier
Run get me my pickup keys, Bobby Don! Texas is gettin’ the highest speed limit in the country! OK, it’s not exactly local. But starting in November, a 40-mile stretch o...

Get Your Wine On At GrapeFest in Grapevine
Attention all you wine lovers!  It is that time of year again to come out to Grapevine TX and sample the local cuisine and wines from around Texas. This marks the 26th annual ...

Dalllas Bowery Has Gone To The Dogs
 Lookout Dallas...located at 3407 McKinney Ave in the old house that was formerly Lumi the Bowery is the newest Dog Craze!  The Bowery is a taste of NYC Lower East Side. ...

Dallas Crystal Charity Ball Time
Dallasites clear your calendar it has arrived!  The 2012 Crystal Charity Ball Fashion Show and Fabulous Luncheon.  This event is for ladies and their gentlemen.  Thu...

Dallas Celebrates National Night Out
Have you started planning your party yet? Come on out and celebrate National Night Out with your neighbors!  America's Night Out Against Crime 2012 is Tuesday Octobe...

Broker Leah Ecob Joins JP and Associates REALTORS
More experienced talent has joined our real estate brokerage team, we are pleased to announce Leah Ecob Rapaport has joined JP and Associates REALTORS. She brings a vast knowledge ...

Dallas Restaurant Week Extended
KRLD-Restaurant Week in Dallas is a great way for hard working individuals to partake in the finest cuisine Big D has to offer at affordable prices!  Restaurant Week sponsored...

Will DeMarco Murray live up to Cowboys’ expectations?
Let’s be honest—we’re all pretty excited to see what second-year running back DeMarco Murray can do in Dallas this season. Expectations are through the proverbial...

Ron Mason REO Expert Joins JP and Associates
For Immediate RELEASE - We are pleased to announce a key addition to our real estate company. As the demand for REO Asset management grows and the need to better serve banks with ...

Dallas Elite Keeping it Local
OK fellow Dallasites!  Here it is the newest trendy website for keeping it LOCAL!  If you are tired of dining and shopping at the same old corporate chains try Local Suga...

DFW Home Prices and Sales Post Solid Gains
So...maybe we should add a picture of the Terminator saying I am back baby...but you get the point by looking at the numbers below. The real estate market is making a healthy come ...

DFW Airport needs mobile app beta testers
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is opening its arms wide for travelers who A. have smartphones or other mobile devices, B. use Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, and C. would like ...

LinkedIn Leaps on Strong Earnings, Guidance
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --LinkedIn(LNKD) shares moved higher after the social network met Wall Street earnings expectations, but beat on the top line. The Mountain View, Calif.-based ...

London mayor gets stuck on zip line
LONDON (AP) - Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire. Crowds who gathered at a London park to watch the games o...

Montebella Condos Now FHA Approved
Looking for a condo? Buying a condo can be difficult because of financing but look no further this darling New Orleans/French style neighborhood has exactly what you are looking fo...

Calculated Deal for Ryan Dempster by Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers, according to some rumors, were looking to pick up a catcher in a trade, and most of those rumors tied them to Kelly Shoppach. Then, out of nowhere, we hear that ...

Optimism Surrounds 2012 Dallas Cowboys
Expectations for the 2012 version of the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo didn't begin when they arrived at Oxnard, Calif., this weekend to begin training camp. It began when the final...

Staging your home… Does it Work?
The answer is YES. Real estate pros like myself call it staging -- showing the best side of a home to create interest and help you get top dollar for the house. Here are 10 easy f...

'The Fonz' heads to Broadway this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Hold onto your hats — Henry Winkler is heading to Broadway as a porn star. The one-time "The Fonz" on "Happy Days" will star in David West Read's comedy...

Love them or hate them, red-light cameras
Love them or hate them, red-light cameras have dramatically cut accidents, Frisco says Here’s an understatement: Not all Texas drivers are fans of red-light cameras. The Hou...

Chateau Du Lac of Flower Mound For Sale
I recently had the honor of entering the gates of Chateau Du Lac of Flower Mound.  This phenomenal community that backs up to Lake Grapevine will take your breath away.  ...

Las Colinas Dart Station Opens Saturday
Head West friends the next stop is Irivng/Las Colinas!  New adventures await you in the heart of Las Colinas.  Jump on board the new Dart Orange line and come out to the ...

PLANO LEGACY PARK GETS NEW TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Dallas’ Tyler Technologies is moving to a new office campus in Plano’s Legacy park Tyler Technologies Developer KDC is building Tyler Technologies' new cam...

$140 sewer bill turns into foreclosure
Dominick Vulpis admits he had an outstanding $140 sewage bill. But when that bill went unpaid for four years, the $140 bill turned into a home foreclosure notice and $50,000 in deb...

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Frisco
I was tooling around the internet as I sometimes do... And I came across this great site for dog friendly places in Frisco and surrounding areas…  Buckle up Fido let&r...

Zillow PredictsDallas FtWorth Houses Price
About one-third of the metro areas covered by Zillow (53 of 167) saw home values increase from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012. Zillow predicts 66 markets ...

Plano ISD students perform better on STAAR test
The initial round of Texas' newest standardized test results are in and show that Plano ISD high school students performed better than the state average on end of course exams. Th...

Local shop celebrates National Ice Cream Day
Ice cream maker Henry Gentry likes to say “ice cream makes you pretty.” If this is indeed true, it is just one more reason to enjoy a bowl of ice cream Sunday, which ju...

Joe Barrett Chooses JP and Associates REALTORS
We are pleased to announce our team has grown with the addition of a very talented REALTOR - Joe Barrett. Joe brings a very thorough business and management background to our team ...

Dallas Fort Worth Connector Project Ahead of Schedule
Relief is in sight for drivers trying to navigate the massive DFW Connector project. The $1 billion project, a complete reconstruction of the interchange north of Dallas/Fort Worth...

Finally, housing bust is over
  By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Posted: 8 am ET In the past year, various reports and experts have speculated we are at or near the bottom of ...

Myth About 3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales
Myth About 3.8% Tax on all Real Estate Sales Will Not Die... A false rumor about a transfer tax on all real estate sales is once again making the rounds on the Internet and in e-m...

Irving Tx To Host Judo Jr. Championships
2012 Usa Judo Junior Olympic National Championships Becerra Judo & Jujitsu Club of Garland Texas will be hosting the upcoming 2012 Judo Junior Olympic Nationals on July 20-21....

Coppell Still Ranked Among Top Suburbs
Coppell has done it again!  According to the 2012 D Magazine study Coppell ranks among the top Dallas suburbs right along with Highland Park, University Park, and Southlake. &...

Del Friscos Has the Most Beautiful People
The new hot spot in the heart of Uptown is Del Frisco's Grille.  This upscale restaurant creates a social dining scene where the most beautiful people in Dallas come to relax ...

Top Dallas Outdoor Summer Birthday Party Themes
If you have lots of kids and lots of summer birthdays and you struggle each year to top the last then these top themed party ideas might just be what you need!  Here in Dallas...

Deforest Road in Coppell Has Million Dollar Listings
Million Dollar Lisitngs in Coppell, TX!  Deforest Road is home to many lavish million dollar homes! Part of the Ash neighborhood Deforest has it all!  Coppell is home to ...

D Magazine Best Dallas Suburbs
Thanks to D Magazine we now know our Best Dallas Suburbs!!! Let's see if you agree! 1. Parker: population 3,600 and a median home price of $462,067, average income 1$101,786, 30% ...

Dallas Condos Easier to Finance with FHA
Buying and selling condos is a different world than single family homes.  As more clients are asking for condos in the Dallas area I found this information to be very helpful!...

Coming Soon Main Street Coppell
This is what the residents of Coppell have been waiting for!  Coppell is growing and enhancing the community by investing in a definite cultural identity.  The Main Stree...

Little Pete’s on Lake Grapevine is Closed
I could hardly believe my eyes when I stumbled across this online when searching for new places to go.  Little Pete's Lake Grapevine, located in Flower Mound Texas was an icon...

Taxpayers paying for New TV show “Dallas” filming?
The new TV serious show Dallas will debuttonight at 8:00 p.m. on TNT.  The citycouncil approved spending up to $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars to keepproduction here. That&rs...

JP and Associates REALTORs new Map Search
The JP and Associates REALTORS company website has just gotten even better for its web visitors, clients and REALTORs. The company website www.jphomesforsale.com now is boosted by ...

JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home
JP Piccinini Earns National Luxury Home Designation Frisco, TX - June 8th 2012 - JP Piccinini, real estate agent with JP and Associates REALTORs in your Frisco was recently awarde...

Want to Gamble Dallas
Everyone loves a little get away from the hustle and bustle of life.  Wether you are into gambling or just entertainment head north on 35 to the Winstar World Casino.  Ju...

Dallas Hosts Gladiator Rock N Run
Okay Dallas, you think you are in shape....well come put your skills to the test!  This event is not for the weak!  Try your fitness at 6 kilometers with 17 rugged obstac...

Dallas Summer Home Maintenance Check List
Get ready Dallas summer to-do list is here! Summer chores will get you outdoors early this year.  June is here and it is time to tune up your home!  Patrol your perimeter...

Dallas and Fort Worth Have Most Spoiled Kids
When you think of spoiled children the first place that comes to mind is NYC or Los Angeles.  Definitely not Dallas! Think again folks.  Highland Park...need I say more. ...

Celebrate the Fourth Around Dallas
Independence Day is around the corner!  Now is the time to start making plans for great food, fun, and festivals!  Dallas and surrounding area celebrating in style!  ...

Grapevine Legoland Gets New Attraction
Grapvine Mills Mall is home to the legendary Legoland!  As featured on all the local news shows this mornig Legoland has done it again!  A new featured Forest Ranger Purs...

North Richland Hills Water Park Turns Eighteen
Happy June 1st!  Let's kick off the hot summer with a big splash!  North Richland Hills water park aka NRH20 celebrates it's 18th year!  Come out and celebrate 18 we...

Rowlett Library Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading Club Get a Clue!   Children of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Club at the Rowlett Public Library for summer reading ...

Fort Worth Makes Forbes Best Real Estate Market
Forbes in conjunction with Realtor.com created a list which sorted through the housing and jobs data for 146 Metropolitan Areas includeing cities and their neighboring suburbs acro...

Coppell Schools and Principals Nationally Recognized
Mockingbird Elementary is proud to boast  their Principal Pam Mitchell was the winner of the Texas National Distinguished Principal Award.  Last week the entire school ce...

JP and Associates REALTORS welcomes Trang Cao
The JP and Associates REALTORs team welcomes Trang Cao. She is a licensed REALTOR in Texas and was formerly with Coldwell Banker. Trang specializes in the Richardson, Plano and sur...

DFW School of Rock Inspires Kids
The Dallas/Fort Worth based SCHOOL OF ROCK is inspiring young kids to rock on stage and in life.  School of Rock has 5 convenient locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKi...

Dallas Summer Bucket List
Summer is almost here and the time has come to entertain our kiddos.  Some will travel far, some will visit with relatives, and others will go to six flags and other themed pa...

Splash Park in Frisco
On these hot May and soon to be summer days, what better place to take the kids than a splash park.  Frisco opened the park on Friday May 25th.  The park is locaated real...

Dallas Arboretum Summer Fest
The Dallas Arboretum has more than just luscious gardens, sparkling ponds, and gorgeous flowers!  I'll bet you didn't know that the Arboretum even has an outdoor theatre for p...

New Sizzling Restaurants to Hit Dallas Scene
Five new restaurants that are expected to cool down your summer!  Award winning chefs Stephan Pyle, Matt McCallister, Vijay Sadhu are on the road to rocking the Dallas scene t...

Garland Summer Musicals opens season with South Pacific
South Pacific is the 2012 GSM season opener with performances slated for June 15 -17 and June 22-24. The show is being produced by Patty Granville. South Pacific is set in an islan...

Dealey Plaza in West End Downtown
After seventy years, Dealey Plaza in the historic West End district of Dallas is finally getting a new look. In a public and private partnership, plans are underway to renovate an...

Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall got a makeover
Picturesque Lake Ray Hubbard is finally getting a much needed makeover that’s making the area a much better place to call home.   Three dozen community action volunteer...

Back To Summer Guide for Coppell Kids
With just a week or two of school left many families are making their plans for the summer!  Don't be the last to know what's out there for the kiddos for Summer 2012!  T...

Coppell ISD Gets Salad Bars at Schools
Coppell ISD elementary schools are looking forward to a trip to the salad bar next year!  The Direcotr of Child Nutrition for CISD applied for the "Let's Move Salad Bars to Sc...

Things to do in Frisco
When moving to Frisco, you will find that this community has a lot to offer its residence.  If you like baseball, concerts, soccer, or just going shopping, Frisco can accommod...

Travel Agents vs Do It Yourself Travel Booking
Blogged By Jennifer Ott: Finance NewsTravel Agents vs. Do-It-Yourself Online Travel BookingTravelers find that agents can beat do-it-yourself online deals.By Lisa Gerstner, Kipl...

Whats Happening in Greece
Blog by Luc LaRose: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks were lower for a fifth day Thursday, as investors continued to fret about Greece's future in the eurozone. The Dow Jones indu...

BOA Relocates Owners Doing Short Sales
Makes perfect sense. No one wants to foreclose on a home. Not you, not your neighbors, and not even Bank Of America. Its drastically better to avoid foreclosure on your home by eng...

Coppell Womens Club Gets City Recognition
The Coppell Women's Club recently recognized by the Mayor for committment and leadership in the community.  The Women's Club was founded in 1973 to promote friendship and a st...

Coppell Wins Texas Environmental Excellence Award
Coppell has done it again!  Coppell has been recognized and won the Texas Environmental Excellence Award from the TCEQ.  A double play, Coppell has also won the Governor'...

Its Mothers day on Sunday
Posted By Jennifer Ott: Compiled by Ellen Ritscher Sackett and Ann Pinson MOTHER EARTH CELEBRATION The Women’s Chorus of Dallas honors mothers in an hourlong concert in the ...

JP and Associates REALTORs welcomes Dixon Wong
We are very pleased to announce the addition of another very talented REALTOR to our growing Associates list. Dixon Wong licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas has chosen to join J...

Frisco Miracle League Make Dreams Come True
The Miracle League of Frisco  is has been making the dreams of special needs children a reality!  If you attend  just one practice, game or award ceremony you will s...

Summer Fest at Gaylord Texan
The Gaylord Texan located in Grapevine, TX has more to offer than meets the eye.  With the school year coming to a close families are starting to make their vacation plans. &n...

Coppell HS Hosts Jason Witten Football Camp
Old Spice and Coppell High School present Jason Witten Football Camp!  Camp dates are May 12-13 from 9:00am to 12pm.  This football camp is open to both boys and girls ag...

Fun Time in Rowlett Texas
Rowlett, Tx 8th Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety FairSaturday, May 12Rowlett High School East Parking Lot10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free family event designed for ages 12 and under. Bring...

Bayou Jacks Roanoke Texas
I have been driving by Bayou Jacks Cajun Grill in Roanoke, Texas for a long time now without paying much attention, but now that I am looking for new places to try it sort of jumpe...

McKinney Third Monday Trade Days
Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney is the oldest monthly trade days or flea market in North Texas. Located in a historic area of Collin County amongst trees and a creek, TMTD is l...

Opening Day for the AVENGERS
Even though Superman had his run in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, followed by Batman in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, superhero movies didn’t really catch on unti...

The Polka Dot House Next Door
Posted By Jennifer Ott: Written By: Piper Weiss, Shine Staff The Polka Dot House Next Door: Awesome or Eyesore? Polka dots aren't just for bikinis, according to the Grand Forks pa...

Fort Worth Mayest Celebrating Forty Yearsf
Mayfest 2012 is almost here! Gates are open today at 3:30!  Tickets are available on online or at the gate! You don't want to miss the 40th celebration!  Mayfest is locat...

Dallas Invaded by the Kardashians
In Khloe & Lamar Season 2 Episode 10 the entire Kardashian family come Dallas for some good ole sourthern fun!  This episode reunites the entire Kardashian clan with Kris ...

Zen Selling in the Dallas Real Estate Market
The question of the day is does Zen Selling really work?  Now does it work when trying to sell real estate in the Dallas metroplex market.  I recently sat through a fanta...

Last Days of Listing In Richardson
Come and get it! Ladies and gentleman here it is 2015 Colonial Court in Spring Park division of Richardson, TX.  This home sits on an over-sized lot with garage in the rear. &...

Should Dallas Sellers Inspect Their Own Home
Should Dallas Seller's inspect their own home?  This is a question that comes up a lot. The Dallas market is moving very quickly so I try to encourage my seller's at the listi...

Dallas First Time Home Buyers Guide
Buying your first home is an accomplishment emotionally and financially!  Home buyers are so excited they forget the basic steps in purchasing real estate. Here is an outline ...

Tierneys Cafe and Tavern Lewisville Texas
Today's Denton County adventure took me to a place I've driven by a hundered times.  Tierney's Cafe & Tavern was recommended to me by some very good friends.  I was...

Roadside Weed Near WylieTexas
No, I'm not talking about Canabas, just simply a beautiful flower on an invasive ugly weed growing wild along the roadside near FM 544 in Wylie. Nature provides us with so much be...

Luxury Listing in Coppell
Located in Nash Manor, this gorgeous Better Homes and Garden model home has it all.  Nesteled in the heart of Coppell on a quiant cul-de-sac double lot with mature trees, land...

Low Mortgage Rates hit Dallas Market Again
Mortgages Rates are back down to Tuesday's levels, near the lowest in several months.  Yesterday's FOMC-related events caused lenders to price rate sheets somewhat conser...

Deal or Steal on Coppell Home
Foreclosures are down in DFW right now.  However, some Dallas suburbs have more deals than others.  Coppell residents are loyal to the bitter end!  Coppell currently...

Global Heritage In RowlettTexas
Rowlett Diversity Day is an exciting community event highlighting the various cultures and heritages in the City of Rowlett, Tx. The Rowlett Community Centre will be transformed in...

What are Community Property States
Posted By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property sy...

Feature Listing of Coppell
Looking for extreme luxury in a small Dallas community....Look no further!  Coppell has it all!  Coppell is a highly recongnized city for it's fantastic real estate, way ...

Dallas Heat with Lower Utilities
Possible lower air conditioning bills ahead!  To good to be true.  Let's just wait and see Dallas how this sizes up!  Natural gas prices took a deep dive from six mo...

Lease Options in Texas Are Illegal
Do Not Do Lease Options in Texas.  That pretty much the best advice I can give you as a BROKER, and not an Attorney.  There are a lot of other options available to you t...

Sailboats and Sunsets in the Shadow of Dallas
Who needs the French Riviera when you have Lake Ray Hubbard? The peaceful sight of the many sail boats just before sunset on a pleasant spring afternoon is a sight to be enjoyed. A...

Pizza Napoletana Comes to Frisco
I am a pizza snob. I guess you gathered that with a last name like Piccinini that I wasn’t born here in Frisco (but I got here as FAST as I could!). I was born and raised in ...

JP and Associates REALTORS is Green Always
By Philip Postel - Adobe Title, LLC  Earth Day, April 22nd You’ve seen it in commercials, heard it on the radio, and have witnessed the countless efforts all around yo...

Community Property States DID YOU KNOW
composed By Denice Koujan: The United States has two systems that govern marital property: community property and common law (also called marital property). The community property...

Is an attic inspection required for FHA?
Composed By Jennifer Ott:  Is an attic inspection required for FHA? The appraiser must enter the attic and observe the interior roof structure and attic for evidence of leaks,...

Coppell Farmers Market Open Every Saturday
Coppell has it all!  From exemplerary schools, award winning cuisine, shopping, a nature park, the recreatrional/aquatic center, to the legendary Farmers Market.  It's no...

Dallas Real Estate Inspires Great Grandmother
They say the best way to prevent the mind from deteriorating is to challenge yourself and continue to learn. Well, here we go. When I retired from computer management in 2004, I gu...

Piranha Killer Sushi Flower Mound
I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a creature of habit.  Maybe it’s just a comfort level thing, but I tend to shop at the same stores, eat at the same places...

Lewisville is home to Hat Tricks
Coppell/Lewisville area is proud to have Coach Joe's Hat Tricks call home!  Hat Trick's is located at 101 E. Corporate Drive in Leweisville and is the HOT SPOT Monday through ...

Small Changes Mean Big Bucks on Mortgage
On April 9th, the FHA made another round of changes to the mortgage insurance premiums that it charges.  The FHA has increased its premiums as a means of shoring up its books ...

Who where and what of Texas Buyers
The Who, Where, and What Boy, do I have some valuable info for you realtors; compliments of Texas Realtor Magazine (April 2012 Issue). As you very well know, an essential quality ...

A Real Estate Expert in DFW Texas
Published on April 9th, 2012 Written by: The KCM Crew   I received this article the other day and had to share this with everyone.  In any business situation, people do...

Rising Interest Rates Could hit Dallas
Mortgage rates and other long-term interest rates are bound to rise measurably in the second half of this year, if not earlier.  The Federal Reserve has been aggressive in buy...

FHA Delays Implementation of Collection Payoff Rule
Looks like public outcry has FHA rethinking their position.  NOTE IN BOLD-WORDING  REGUARDING SEEKING ADDITIONAL INPUT. THIS WAS POSTED ON APRIL 6TH FOR AN FHA NOTICE: I...

Foreclosures are down in Dallas
Nationally, the foreclosure rate eased from 2.8% in June of 2011 to 2.7% by December with 113 of the 163 markets surveyed by NAR Research experiencing a decline in their forecl...

Does FHA require appliances to be replaced
Does FHA require a missing range/oven to be replaced?   FHA does not require a range, or other appliances.  However the appraiser should determine functionality and if ...

Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
Hidden Cove Park is a full service Marina located on the Eastern shore of the 29,700 acre Lake Lewisville in The Colony, Texas. Currently Hidden Cove Park pro...

Adobe Title in Dallas TX
Adobe Title, LLC is a large independent title company, has offices all over Dallas, Fort-Worth Texas. As an independent Texas Title Insurance Company, they directly serv...

Bidding Wars on Dallas Real Estate
Bidding wars, absent from most parts of the U.S. residential market since its peak in 2006, are erupting from Seattle and Silicon Valley to Miami and Washington, D.C. The inve...

Ranesa Bodine Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are happy to announce a new addition to our company. Licensed Texas REALTOR Ranesa Bodine has joined JP and Associates REALTORs, and will service clients primarily in Denton and...

Coppell ComicCon and Spring Events
The William T. Cozby Public Library in Coppell happily announces the 2nd annual CozbyCon, your  local Magna/Anime/Comic Book Convention.  This spectacular event is schedu...

Happy first time home buyers make my day
You can't put a price on a happy couple buying their first home. You can't put a price on memories soon to be made and families started. I remember when my wife and I first bought ...

JP and Associates REALTORS Home Leasing Group
To handle the large influx of clients looking to lease a home versus purchasing one JP and Associates REALTORs has launched a team of REALTORs dedicated to servicing lease clients....

North Dallas Celebrates Golden Retrievers
It's going to be a howling good time at the 10th Annual DFW Golden Rescue picnic!  Mark your calendars for Saturday April 21st.  The picnic will be held at Bethany Lakes ...

Women are the new Face of Real Estate
Catherine a single, successful Menswear Retail Buyer for a large Department Store, was referred to me several years ago. She had just finalized her tax return with her CPA and...

Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates on Dallas Market
Mortgage rates will be starting to rise from this week on.  From the 3.9 to 4.0 percent average rate in the past five months on a 30-year fixed mortgage, the new rates will so...

Turning the Water Green in Allen Texas
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!   Some festivities you might want to attend include a drive up to Allen, TX, just north south and east of Frisco, TX.  The city will be go...

Greatness in Randy Smith New Book
Trust me. I have met many people in my life. After all my business is to meet people. However very few people like Randy Smith - coach, author, instructor, and REALTOR. R...

Dallas No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party
Ladies and gentleman get your bling out and come join Dallas in a benefit that is over the top fantastic fun!  The No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party benefits the AIDS service ce...

Denim and Diamonds in Coppell
The Coppell Chamber of Commerce has annouced the 29th annual Denim and Diamonds Coppell Community Gala presented by Baylor Medical Center of Irving.  Put on your fancy boots a...

Amy Bond Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce a great addition to our real estate company - Amy Bond licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas with years of experience in the underwriting and closing bu...

Dallas makes the list for Most Popular Markets
Chicago continues to hold on to the top-spot in January as the most widely searched housing market at Realtor.com. The following are the top searched housing markets from last mont...

Sun Sand and Coppell TX
Spring is here in Coppell!  The sun is out and so are the courts at the Yucatan Beach Volleyball club.  The Yucatan Beach Club is located at 1850 Beltline Rd in Coppell, ...

Stonebrook Estates in Frisco, TX
Stonebrook Estates just off toll way in Frisco, TX   Stonebrook Estates neighborhood is located about 1 mile east of Dallas North Toll way.  As you drive down Stonebroo...

JP and Associates REALTORs Augmented Reality App
Ever wonder what's for sale in the neighborhood? Or what the home down the street was selling for? Or homes for sale within a radius of your kids school? Sure you have. If have eve...

The Foreclosure Deals in Frisco
We are ALWAYS receiving calls from buyers looking for foreclosures deals in Frisco. Fact is foreclosure listings in Frisco are hard to find. Frisco is not an area that has a large ...

Coppell Makes Great First Impression
Psychologists say that we make up our minds about a person within the first fifteen seconds of meeting them. And the same is true when viewing a house. It’s likely a prospect...

Hot Deals at Coppell Chamber of Commerce
The Coppell Chamber of Commerce has hot deals and discounts from local business members.  You can check out the latest discounts and deals here.  Since you'll be saving m...

Coppell Has Gone to the Dogs
There's a new place in town to take your pampered pooch for doggy day care and boarding!  CAMP BOW WOW now has a fantastic Behavior Training Class.  After sponsoring the ...

Camp Gladiator comes to Coppell
We've all made new year's resolutions, joined gyms, walked pets....but have you ever participated in a Gladiator Camp?  Coppell's Andy Brown Park West adjacent to the Aquatic ...

Saturday Stroll Through Coppell Real Estate
Looking for something to do on Saturday!  Enjoy the nice weather by getting out and strolling through a few fantastic open houses in Coppell TX.  For a full list of Open ...

Hard Eight BBQ Best in Town
Most everyone has been to chain bbq restaurants.  A lot of people have been to mom and pop bbq restaurants but have you ever been to HARD EIGHT BBQ???  It is absolutely t...

Coppell has Castle fit for a Queen
WOW this castle is fit for a queen.  If you want luxury living in the city this is the house for you! http://www.lisa.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-11598895-832-Deforest-Roa...

Looking for Luxury in Coppell TX
Coppell is definiely not short of Luxury homes.  Check out this listing: http://www.lisa.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-11512155-933-Deforest-Road-Coppell-TX-75019 Like th...

February Market in Dallas off to Great Start
2012 is off to the start we expected with seasonally driven increases in buyer activity on Movoto.com. Movoto was founded by entrepreneurs and we’re always optimistic, but 20...

Coppell Soccer Scores Second in National Rankings
Coppell High School Boys Soccer team is ranked #1 Texas and #2 in the nation by ESPN! Come out and support the soccer team on Friday March 2nd at Coppell High School!  Not on...

Recruiting Agents to top DFW Real Estate Firm
If you are interested in becoming a REALTOR or already have your licesnse come check out JP and Associates REALTORs!  We have agents all over selling DFW!  Don't miss out...

Another Home Sold in Lake Highlands
SOLD!!!! 10204 Lynford in the beautiful Lake Highlands sold by Sandy Setliff Realtor with JP and Associates!  Check out this listing and many others at www.yourhomeretriever.c...

Fannie Mae Rolls out Online Only REO Offers
If you’re working with a buyer who’s interested in submitting an offer for a Fannie Mae REO, you’ll have to do it online. The secondary mortgage market company la...

Great Bargains on Real Estate in Coppell
This a great listing in Coppell and they just reduced the price!  Hurry this one won't last long! http://www.lisa.jphomesforsale.com/property/37-11669605-867-Mullrany-Drive...

Coppell ISD at top of DFW School Ratings
Coppell ISD has always been an exemplary distric for manny years and continues strong in 2011. 9 out of 10 elementary campuses are ranked exemplary including Town Center, Valley Ra...

Cash Buyers Keep DFW Real Estate Moving
All Cash Buyers—A major part of the market On February 9, 2012, in Did You Know, by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research Share| &...

Hot Listing in Richardson
Looking for a home in Richardson check out this one!  Richardson address but sought after Plano ISD. http://2015colonialcourt.epropertysites.com/ Check out my website fo...

To Rent or Flip in DFW
With foreclosures still flooding the market and home prices hovering at affordable levels, it might be a good time to buy an extra piece of property if you are interested in a real...

Texas Leads Nation in Foreclosure Statistics
Texas leads nation in surprising foreclosure statistic Posted on January 28, 2012 by Texas Association of REALTORS® With one in every 1,133 homes receiving a...

Oldest Living College Football Player belongs to Coppell
Tom Thompson the oldest college football player lives in Coppell and happens to be my next door neighbor!  Tom scored big by playing for two years as the oldest player ever to...

Sold in Lakes of Preston Vineyards Frisco
Just sold here in Frisco. This Lakes of Preston Vineyards home located at 11364 Blanchard Drive in Frisco belongs to a new home owner. What makes Lakes of Preston Vineyards a great...

Open House Today in Richardson
It's a beautiful day to look at real estate! If you are out and strolling around come and see this fantastic listing in Richardson!  It's a great neighborhood and Plano ISD. ...

Location Location Location means success
So here's my rant for the week. I get on this subject pretty often because home owners and home buyers often dont grasp the true meaning of Location in real estate. So here we go. ...

Parents becoming Mortgage Lenders
FORTUNE -- Between slumping prices and low mortgage rates, it's a good time to look for real estate bargains. But thanks to tightened lending standards, legions of young ...

Rodrigo Sotomayor Joins JP and Associates REALTORs
We are pleased to announce the addition of Rodrigo Sotomayor to the JP and Associates Realtors team. He brings years of real estate sales experience and new home construction to th...

Plano ranked Safest City in America
Top-10 lists for the most the family-friendly cities in America are a pretty regular occurrence.Forbes seems to do one every year. MSN Real Estate’s got o...

Coppell High School Top of the Game
The school graduated its first class of twenty-three students in 1965. Coppell High School has been ranked consistently as one of the "Top 1200 U.S. High Schools." Coppell Hig...

New neighborhoods in Coppell
New construction in Coppell.  Two new neighborhoods in Coppell, TX are filling in quickly! Alexander Court Estates and Arbor Manors.  These are custom luxury ho...

Realtor Confidence Is Up in the Dallas Market
Realtor® Confidence in Current Market Conditions and Outlook is Up On January 31, 2012, in Did You Know, by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research ...

Coppell Water Conservation Reinstated
Coppell, TX water conservation plan has been reinstated at Stage 1 as mandated by the city's whole sale water supplier, Dallas Water Utilities.  The recent rains have not been...

You List You Last in DFW Real Estate
"You list you last" is the name of the game in Dallas/Fort Worth real estate.  I am so excited for all the agents of JP and Associates REALTORs.    Our agents have g...

Once in Coppell Always in Coppell
Turns out that there is a low moving rate for residents of Coppell, TX.  Coppell offers such a great, safe, family environment with stellar schools and wonderful recreational ...

City of Coppell Rebuilds Kid Country
Straight from the City Desk of Coppell TX.  Kid Country 2012 is seeking volunteers and sponsors to help restore and rebuild the iconic Kid Coutnry Park of Coppell, TX. &n...

Another home sold in Frisco TX
Congratulations to the Bowen family for becoming the newest home owners in Frisco, TX!  One home down and many more just listed!  Check out this new listing with 4 bedroo...

New Listing for Plano ISD
Come check out this awesome 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath in Spring Park addition of Richardson.  Best of all it's in PLANO ISD!!!!  Lots of upgrades including granite countertops,...

Round em up Coppell
It's that time of year again!  Coppell ISD and many others in the DFW are rounding up their Kindergartners for the 2012-2013 school year.  Coppell ISD is making their app...

Real Estate and Social Media
In the early 2000's we called it "e-business" now the trend is called Social Media.   The adoption of social media is a driving force of change for real estate agents in ...

Mortgage rate forecast for the New Year
Mortgage rates are forecasted to increase 0.25%.  Talk is it is coming as soon as the middle of February.  The government is requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund ...

Healthiest cities for women to live in
Well the list is out....the top 10 cities that have the healthiest women!  Texas ranks twice among the top 10.  Personal fintess, eating healthy, and staying active has P...

Sheperds Glen Neighborhood Plano Texas
What makes Plano one of the most sought after towns in the United States? Oh...and also one of the safest? Its neighborhoods like Sheperds Glen I say. Where else can you buy a luxu...

Lost Spurs and Lost Creek Neighborhoods Roanoke TX
Everyone knows Roanoke is a thriving and booming town. Its latest business additions include Hawaiian Falls water park, Hard Eight BBq soon to open up and the already established d...

FHA Guidelines for New Homes
FHA is implementing new guidelines for buyer purchasing a brand new home or building a home and doing an FHA loan (loan amount less than $278K). An FHA requires a minimum of 3.5% d...

Framers Branch and Grand Prairie Christmas Lights
Farmers Branch Historical Park has a Tour of Lights on display until December 31st and will be turned on every evening from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm.  This Tour of Lights allows...

Preston Highlands in Dallas
Preston Highlands is a neighborhood in Far North Dallas, Texas.  The neighborhood is bounded by Preston Road on the west, Frankford Road on the south, Hillcrest Road on the ea...

Where to see Christmas Lights this Year
Frisco Christmas in the Square If you’re in the Frisco area be sure to check out the astounding light show in the Frisco Square. The lights are synced up with music and can...

HGTV My First Place Coming to Dallas Texas
Well if you are like an HGTV junky like my wife you know well the show My First Place that airs on HGTV. JP and Associates REALTORs has been approached to help film the show so we ...

Changes to Texas Homestead Exemption Rules
Please take a note effective Sept 1 Texas has made effective these changes to the documents required to file a homestead exemption for your home. Effective September 1, 2011, in o...

Living in Frisco Texas
Lets face it. No one really is from Frisco Texas. Especially this guy with a last name Piccinini. However for a community like Frisco to have grown 600% in the last ten years and g...

A time of thanks and giving in Dallas
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner the Angel Trees are going up everywhere.  Of course times are tougher right now and not as many people can give as much as be...

New Listing in Richardson
Richardson is one of the most sought after suburb of Dallas.  Well come on out and check out 2015 Colonial Court, Richardson 75082.  In a well established upscale neighbo...

Coppell listed as a best suburb
According to D Magazine Coppell is ranked 11th best suburb to live in DFW metroplex area with 39,750 people in only 14.8 square miles.  Coppell ISD is also ranked among the be...

Texas leads improving Real Estate Markets
According to the National Association of Home Builders Texas is the leader in improving real estate markets, but the big picture is that overall the Nation seems to be recovering...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
With the cooler fall weather approaching the Dallas-Fort Worth area, homeowners should do some maintenance to prepare their homes.  A good place to start is around exterior do...

Testimonials From Past Clients of JP Piccinini
My wife and I had the chance to work with one of the best in the business, during an extremely active housing market in North Dallas.  If you are looking for one of the best a...

Villages of Willow Bay Homes in Frisco Texas
Frisco is known for its sought after school district, family environment and shopping, but lets not forget real estate values. One of the main factors people move to Frisco Texas i...

Level Three Water Restrictions in Frisco Texas
Well...shame on me for not knowing Frisco was on Level three water restrictions as of TODAY. How in the world could I have missed the very promiscuous sign posted at the entrance o...

Holiday Happenings in the Suburbs
With Halloween almost behind us the 20111 Holiday will soon be kicking-off.  Tick, tock, tick, tock, time is definitely moving at a fast pace.  Retailers  have alrea...

Lets Move Some Real Estate
New Listing Alert! Here is a teaser of a new listing getting ready to come onto the market.  2015 Colonial Ct., in Richardson.  Not only is this cozy home in fabulous Spr...

Volunteering for Clothe a Child Campaign in Frisco
It was an early Saturday morning for some of the REALTORs at JP and Associates REALTORS as they helped out at the Kohl's in Frisco by volunteering for the local Clothe a Child Cam...

Glenridge Estates in Plano a Great Townhome Community in Plano
Last month'sJP and Associates REALTORsclient success story really belongs to a seller I personally helped that owned a home in Glenridge Estates in Plano, Texas. We listed the home...

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If you are planning to move to Frisco, TX in the near future, you should educate yourself on the locations of parks in the area.  Frisco has over 36 different parks sprea...

Costco Opens Up in Frisco Texas
I guess the 600% growth in about a decade gets enough National attention for Frisco that we Friscans can now add Costco to the long list of shopping venues for our growing families...

Getting Connected in your Community
If you are a business person and looking for a great way to network and get involved itry your local Chamber of Commerce.  I live in Coppell and our Chamber is always having e...


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