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8 Best Kept Secrets to Selling Your Home

Selling Home Secrets With the correct approach and with a little work, you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar.  Your agent should walk through your home before you decide to make any changes to your property. You will be surprised what improvements may not bring enough revenue to pay for itself. Seasoned [...]

April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’m Buying a Newly Built Home – Do I Need a Realtor® to represent me?

Great question asked by millions of new home buyers each year. It is important to know that purchasing new construction is usually more complicated and intimidating than buying a preowned home. The process to build takes three, six, or even 12+ months depending on the location, size, and upgrades. Having a real estate agent (buyer’s [...]

April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REALTORS® are a Big Deal

Buying a home is a serious transaction that will have significant emotional and financial consequences for the stakeholders, buyers and sellers involved. Not having the professional representation could be devastating. Many home buyers and sellers are not aware of the true value that a Realtor provides. CollinCountyHomes.com It's important for buyers and sellers to be aware [...]

January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Property Tax Exemptions

Property tax exemptions are one of the most meaningful and simple ways to reduce property taxes. The Texas legislature has provided numerous property tax exemptions for Texas taxpayers. Exemptions for homestead, over 65 homestead, disabled homestead, disabled veteran is just the start. Texas property taxes can be reduced by legitimate use of exemptions. POConnor.com You may [...]

January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Giving Makes Us Happier

Research has shown that spending money on others greatly increases our sense of happiness and wellbeing. A Harvard Business School study  announced that giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness. The Harvard researchers write: "Happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happiness and giving may operate in a [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homestead Protections and Laws

Simply put, a homestead if a family home. Legally speaking, the term equates to the special protections from creditors given to every Texas family home or the home of a single person. This also applies to the home of a surviving spouse, minor children and unmarried children of a deceased owner. Homestead tax exemptions are [...]

December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real Estate Sales Means Servanthood

One of my favorite motivators, speakers and authors was the late Zig Ziglar. One of his famous quotes always reminds me of "why" all of us realtors should be thankful to be in the Real Estate Business. Zig always said, "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people [...]

November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should I Fix Up My House Before Selling It, Or Sell As Is?

Fix or Sell Many sellers ask themselves this question when they're preparing to sell their homes and the answers can be confusing. For convenience sake many sellers simply put their homes up for sale with little to no thought about how to enhance the sales price. Of course, it helps when you have a real [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relocating to North Texas

Relocation The middle aged couple has decided to relocate from Pennsylvania to the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex. Dad has just received orders from State Farm that he will be moving into the new mega complex in Collin County, Richardson Texas. The family is excited but many decisions must be made quickly. Decisions like "where are [...]

November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments