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Pre-Qualified or Pre-Approved? What do they Mean?

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The words “pre-qualified” and “pre-approved” are often bandied about and even sometimes used in the same context. Texas Realtor Magazine provides a couple of good definitions for us to review. Pre-qualifed means that a lender has done an initial review of how much money you might be eligible to borrow. You might provide the lender […]

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Is Flower Mound a Great Place to Live?

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After living in Flower Mound’s Lakeside DFW area for a couple of weeks, Talitha Ledet noticed something was missing from the development: a grocery store. “I was sitting on my balcony one day and thought, ‘I just need a place here that I can walk to and get coffee, milk, eggs or something simple,’” she […]

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DFW Ranks Top for Metro Areas in the US

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If you’re a fan of shopping or sleeping, check this out: Dallas-Fort Worth ranks as one of the top metro areas in the U.S. for construction of retail and hotel properties. In the newly released 2019 Construction Outlook from commercial real estate services company JLL, Dallas-Fort Worth appears at No. 3 among U.S. metro areas […]

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Good News! If you live in Frisco or Flower Mound!

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CNN Money Magazine named Frisco #1 and Flower Mound #16 on the publication’s annual “Best Places to Live List,” which chooses 50 cities from the country to make the prestigious list. Frisco and Flower Mound are the only two Texas cities to make the list. They said Frisco has, “outstanding public schools – with more than […]

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Great News for Rental Property Owners

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Eligibility of Rental Income  If you generate rental property income, that income can also qualify for the new deduction, as long as you can show that your rental operation is part of a trade or business. The IRS has released proposed guidelines that include a bright-line test, or safe harbor, for showing that your rental […]

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Saving for a Down Payment

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There are many things that you can do to make the process of preparing for your down payment easier. If you are putting together a budget to save for your down payment, here are some simple tips to help you begin: Open a savings account so that you can put money aside. Set up an automatic […]

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The Importance of a Final Walk-Through

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A successful real estate transaction is based upon taking the appropriate steps to make sure that the property you are buying is a good value and structurally sound. You will want to schedule a final walk-through of the home to confirm the condition of the home is the same (or better) as it was on […]

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Is Your Home Prepared to Sell?

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Happy New Year! We often begin thinking about selling our homes at the beginning of the year. If so, is your home prepared to sell? The real estate market remains strong by historical standards and if you were considering selling your home — now is a good time! Here are some tips on how to […]

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DFW #1 Market to Watch in 2019

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Dallas-Fort Worth has been named the top real estate market to watch in 2019.  The Emerging Trends in Real Estate for 2019 from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute ranked the Metroplex as the number one market for overall real estate prospects in 2019 out of 78 other cities. Austin and San Antonio also made it to […]

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What is the Real Estate Market Like Now

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Every week I’m asked about the real estate market and what it looks like right now. While it is a broad question, here are a few details for you to review.   Realtor.com reports 465,000 new listings hit the market in September, up 8% from the year before, the largest annual gain in five years. The hot sales pace […]

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