5 Must-Dos for Buying a Home in Texas

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an experienced shopper, there are things that everyone who’s looking to buy a home in Texas needs to keep in mind during their search. These will ensure that you find the right house for your needs in a timely manner without frustration. Here are the top five must-dos to remember.

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The Plano & Frisco, Texas Real Estate Market and Lifestyle Guide

This guide is for the many thousands of newcomers relocating to Collin County.  Included is a summary of the hottest new developments, urban living with walk-ability, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, family fun, fitness, and pro sports venues that you’ll want to live near or at least visit.  We’ve also highlighted some of the best single family home subdivisions with neighborhood amenities such as community pools, playgrounds, trails, parks and in an array of price ranges in the Plano, Frisco area.  Literally everything can be found within a 12.5 mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Plano and Frisco. Continue reading

Why Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Is Critical

Why choosing the right real estate agent is critical

Whether you have decided to sell your current home, or if you are in the market for your dream house, it is essential to find the right real estate agent to help you. The question then becomes, “How do you choose?” Continue reading

Should You Consider Purchasing a Fixer-Upper?

Is buying a fixer-upper the best idea?

Are you an avid fan of HGTV? Does the season of spring cleaning elicit more excitement than annoyance? Forget Disneyland, is Home Depot the happiest place on earth for you?

If so, then you are likely a do-it-yourselfer. You have that innate knack for spotting a diamond in the rough. You see potential in everything and anything, as each object or opportunity you encounter becomes a canvas for your inner artist and craftsman. Always making this or doing that, there’s no project that doesn’t intimidate you. Continue reading

HOA Basics for Newbies

Homeowners Associations (HOA) basics for newbies

When searching for a new home, you may find that many desirable communities have homeowner associations (HOA) in place. This shouldn’t deter you from purchasing a home in your favorite neighborhood—there’s a lot to love about entering a community that features an HOA. Continue reading

5 Ways a Real Estate Agent Makes Your Life Easier

Hiring a real estate agent makes life easier

Buying and selling a home is a big deal – quite literally. In fact, it’s one of the biggest deals you’ll sign, seal, and deliver in the course of your life. That’s why when it comes to listing your home, you want to be absolutely certain you are protecting the value of your property and getting the best bang for your buck. Continue reading

5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Always Do for Their Clients

What real estate agents should always do for clients

Anyone interested in buying or selling property naturally wants the best Realtor on the job. What does this mean though? What separates the best real estate agents from those you’d rather not work with? Continue reading

Deciding Whether or not to Purchase a Vacation Home

When the time comes to decide whether or not to purchase a vacation home, you've got a lot to think about beforehand. Here are a few factors to consider.

Buying a second home is not a decision to be made lightly. A vacation home brings with it a myriad of responsibilities and opportunities in equal measure, all of which come into play simply because of all the components of property ownership.

Your vacation home is a secondary dwelling, not your primary place of residence. That distinction puts the matter of money and budget at the forefront much more so than it does with a primary home. Everyone needs a place to live, but not everyone necessarily needs a vacation home. However, they sure are great to have at your disposal if you can comfortably afford it. Continue reading

Buying a Fixer Upper: 5 Things You Should Know

Before you call your real estate broker to jump in on buying a fixer upper, here are five important things you should know before you finalize the decision.

Buying a fixer upper has many benefits over the purchase of a move-in ready home that might have fewer problems. Every real estate agent will tell you that any home you move into will inevitably require some kind of improvement work. However, fixer uppers typically need a bit more TLC. This can get quite costly, but will offer a number of positive, and potentially lucrative, advantages in the long run. Continue reading