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If you are out there looking for a new home, you have probably found yourself dealing directly with the builder salesperson.  Many of these sales people are very knowledgeable and do a great job explaining their product and your options.  You might even find yourself feeling very comfortable in t...
If you are commuting everyday into the Dallas Fort Worth area, you might want to look at Flower Mound as a perfect location to cut down your miles.  Flower Mound is located directly north of DFW airport, and has quick access to the Downtown highways to both Dallas and Fort Worth.  With everyone l...
The relationship between a client and agent can be complex.  Many times clients don't trust their agent, feeling like the agent just wants to get the deal done so they can move on, while the client is left to deal with the aftermath of the transaction.  If you are starting to have second thoughts...
Everywhere you look in the media you hear how down the housing market is.  It is important to understand that our country's housing market is having it's problems, it is equally important that you understand that the housing market is a regional issue.  Right now in Texas property values are cont...
Well, we are coming to the tale end of the fall season, and this can be a great time to find a new home.  Many sellers are worried about their house being on the market during the holiday season, and are motivated to work with buyers.  If you are a buyer, take the time over the Thanksgiving Holid...
If you are expecting to purchase a home in the next year, my advise to you is to start early.  Get with a lender you trust and find out what type of mortgage you can qualify for.  As a buyer, you are going to benefit from a lot of inventory on the market, so spend some time looking.  Give yoursel...
If you are out looking for a home right now, you are probably pretty alarmed by what you are hearing on the News each night about the Mortgage Industry.  While some of it is DOOM AND GLOOM MEDIA, there are reasons to be alarmed.  At times like these it is invaluable to find a mortgage person that...
I am still somewhat new to the real estate profession.  I have been doing this for about a year and a half, and I have had to do a lot of learning this first year.  One of the things that has amazed me is how agents get business.  Most agents I come across complain that they don't have enough cli...
If you've been thinking about looking for a house this summer, but fear you have waited too long, there is good news.  There is still plenty of inventory out there to choose from in all price ranges.  A matter of fact, many seller's are starting to get worried their homes are not going to sell no...
Last year was my first August in Real Estate.  I found it scary!  All of the sudden the e-mail slowed down and the phones went silent.  I was told by other seasoned agents that this was common as families were taking last minute vacations and getting settled in for the start of school.  Well what...

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