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Posted on 08/05/2020
Things to Consider Before Buying your First Home
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 2535 Wedglea Drive #125, Dallas, TX 75211
Immaculate ground floor condo in Dallas! This corner unit boasts an open layout with wood-look ceramic flooring throughout, spacious living area with wood-burning fireplace, beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in kitchen, oversized Master and a lovely private patio that opens to the common area - top it off with close proximity to downtown Dallas, Stevens Park Golf Course and Bishop Arts District - this condo is a...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
What to Look for in a Failing HVAC System
Photo by ElasticComputeFarm via Pixabay Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Consider all The Factors When Deciding to Rent or Buy
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Should You Avoid an HOA Neighborhood?
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Should You Craft a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 738 Se 3rd Street Se, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
This sweet affordable home offers. two living areas, a nice dining area, three bedrooms and one bath. Perfect for the first time home buyer or for down sizing. Central HVAC was installed several years ago but still has a working wall furnace and 1 window unit in a bedroom. Washer and dryer connections in the garage. Refrigerator and Gas range to convey. Nice large flat grassy back yard. This is a must...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Retirement Communities: Pros, Cons, & Home Values
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Types of VA Loans
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 06/17/2020
Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Soup
Photo by alleksana from Pexels This delious spring recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys grilling. This recipe is tasty, nutritious and if you grill a lot anyway, you'll have the perfect opportunity to prepare vegetables in advance. Charcoal grills produce the best smoke and flavor, but you can grill your vegetables over a gas grill with good...
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Posted on 06/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 1111 Avatar Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Great find in Country Club Park! Enter into a large living dining combo or game room (rug will convey). The bright, spacious kitchen has lots of storage, granite counter tops, desk or bar area and a large skylight. The den, dining and kitchen are open concept. The bedrooms are split. The large master has a 12x6 ft walk in closet. The master bath comes with a garden tub, separate shower and double sinks. Both baths have granite counter tops. It is equipped with a smart garage door opener (app), wifi smart thermostat, peep hole Ring Camera at the front door and has 3 wired security camera with...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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