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How to get a low ball offer


I never thought of marketing a home this way, but if it’s a fire sale I can’t think of anything more desperate than that.  It would help to give the price reductions to the buyers, not the agents… you would not believe the things we get mass emailed.

Dallas real estate is holding it’s own compared to other cities – Big Time!


The Case-Schiller index came out last week and it shows the state of the market compared to major U.S. cities. Take a look: Dallas only shows a 3.2% decline in sales, one of the lowest decreases. Be glad you’re not selling in CA, NV or FL. Chart is for single family, not condos or townhomes. […]

Buyers Photo Tour of Park Cities and Preston Hollow


This past month I’ve been all over the place with out of town relo buyers, Sometimes a spouse can’t make it for the house hunt so I’ll take photos to upload on a web page or photo gallery to view. These homes are all for sale (or were) and they’re too good not to share. […]

Dallas Property Search Pre-Defined


ADVANCED HOME SEARCH – DRAW POLYGONS – LIFESTYLE – RADIUS SEARCH FROM WORK – WALKSCORE & MORE! You know this site is always a work in progress. I changed the front page so you can see more information at a glance rather than have to dig and click a bunch. Dallas Property Search The one […]

Cool Mapping with MLS and Tax Info All In One


From the MLS you can access various tax information without going to the different county public web sites. About a month or so ago Realist (MLS Tax info provider) was updated and WOW! You can access mapping, MLS and Tax data all in one. Below is a photo of one our listings, 4520 Gilbert using […]

Wired Horses


Besides developing the chic One Arts Plaza – Lucy Billingsly (daughter of Trammel Crow) has other projects all over the metro area.   Her artistic endeavors extend farther North. These contemporary wire sculptures graze in Austin Ranch just north of Dallas.  The project is close to the Shops at Legacy and is a mixed use […]

A Peek At One Arts Plaza – It’s Surreal


Stay Entertained at One Arts Plaza The Arts District in downtown Dallas has been torn up for awhile. There is one shining star to marvel – One Arts Plaza. I’ve been fortunate enough to go on two Hard Hat tours of this structure during construction and the views are astounding. Here are a few photos […]

Here is Housing Inventory for Tony Zip Codes in Dallas


Happy New Year Dallas! If buying or selling a home is in your forecast this year….. Take a look at these graphs for zips: 75205,75225,75230,75229 (median inventory for single family homes) Just like price it’s good to know the inventory situation of a particular zip. Highland Park – inventory has fallen considerably since Sept. 90 […]

Park Cities and Vicinity Stats – what’s vicinity?


I know you have more on your mind than real estate stats right now but this is for when you have time – it will be here. If you’re from the area then you know Park Cities is Highland Park and University Park, respectively.  And the surrounding areas make up many neighborhoods,  for this update […]

How Reliable are Square Footage Figures?


Dollar per square foot is always the name of the game in real estate. You make an offer and purchase the home based on this information. So when looking for a home you should pay particular attention to the source of square foot information.  It’s usually determined by 1 of the 3 methods below. tax roles appraiser building […]