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Real Estate Development Progresses in Plano


Steve Brown/Real Estate Editor for DMN always keeps readers ‘in the know’!  Here’s a perfect example from Steve’s May 18, 2015 Biz Beat Blog on Liberty Mutual’s new West Plano office campus in the $2 billion Legacy West mixed-use development. For those that might not be familiar with Steve Brown ….. he is the longstanding […]

What does a Waffle Wagon have to do with new homes?


New Homes for Baby Boomers in Dallas New home builders like Dunhill Homes out of DALLAS  utilize The Waffle Wagon out of Denton to promote the opening of  new subdivisions to both REALTORS and potential new home buyers. The last time I met with Chris Hartley, VP of Marketing for Dunhill Homes, indicated that Dunhill Homes is starting […]

Number 1 Thing You Must Do Before You Make A Short Sale Offer


Short Sales are going to be with us for a while, a long while…especially on higher end condos in Uptown and surrounding area where developers over developed and builders over built the same thing. Nuff – said.  Basically a short sale is when the lender will take less for a property then is actually owed.  […]

New Home or Used? Which is the Better Buy?


Before I was a licensed Broker – Realtor, I did what every buyer-consumer does when they start considering a place to call home.  Back then there weren’t any homes on the Internet to help with the pre-search.  You just got in the car and drove, it helped that you knew the area.  I looked at […]

New Listings Way Down in Dallas


If you’re a first time buyer in this market, especially in the price range under $300K you might wonder why there are multiple offers on homes you like. That goes for foreclosure properties too.  One reason is the inventory levels in Dallas are low and over 32% down from 2 years ago.  Take a look […]

Mortgage Rates Going Up or Down Next 30 days?


Well, this question gets asked as much as “How’s the Market?” While the market could certainly use much improvement from the buy side. You need to get expert advice from a mortgage professional, check out The Mortgage Report for insider daily information on where the rates are heading….and do the lock sooner than later…

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – 2009


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It’s that time again – filing your homestead exemption


File your texas homestead exemption after January 1st If you purchased property last year and you’re living in it, it’s time to file a homestead exemption.  You can do it online at the county tax appraisers website by downloading the form.  If you’re new to Texas then here’s  information about the homestead exemption. What is […]

Texas has a 10% cap on annual appraisal increases for residential homesteads – True or False?


It’s true or so they say…whose they? This is an issue for the 81st Texas Legislature to discuss on January 13, 2009 when they convene.  They are fighting for you and me – private property owners and real estate professional across the state. Then why do I find appraisals way over the limit for the […]

Hard Core Condo Numbers for Uptown Real Estate


You can really get depressed looking at sales data for housing, so to take a different spin on it – I’ll look at the opportunities that present themselves from bad data.  While the numbers for September won’t be out till the 8th lets take a look at the two Uptown zip codes: 75201 and 75204 […]