True or False: Do Millennial Buyers Hate the Suburbs?

For some time, real estate developers and professionals have believed that millennial buyers ignore the suburbs for housing options, choosing instead the more urban 24-7 live-work buzz provided by big cities. It is true that millennials continue to congregate in major urban hubs but areas with mass transit and particularly with an emerging a “24-7 … Continued

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Common Mistakes Sellers Make

It’s a seller’s market and stock is tight; with more buyers than homes for sale you’d think a seller can’t put a foot wrong? Well, you’d be mistaken. This is a roundup of mistakes sellers make, as continually witnessed by three real estate professionals who work with sellers and buyers all the time. Every day, … Continued

5 Factors Affecting Autumn Home Sales

Traditionally, prime time for property sales has always begun in spring and lasted through summer. Although, listing your home in fall may suit your circumstances, you must take into account the factors impacting on autumn home sales. There are many motives why spring signals the start of the busy season for home-selling and home-buying. One … Continued

What’s New in the Dallas Housing Market

The Dallas housing market has been of particular interest to would-be sellers, buyers and investors since oil prices began their slide. How would falling oil and gas revenues impact the statewide economy? Generally, the slowing of the Texas economy has been partly due to falling oil prices but also because of the stronger U.S. dollar … Continued

How Much Should Homebuyers Stretch To Buy A Home?

How far should homebuyers be stretching themselves to get into a property? While national statistics paint a picture of robust but sustainable growth, many local real estate markets are speeding out of the reach of many homebuyers and renters. In some areas like southwest Florida, many renters face a leap of over $500 dollars a … Continued

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Becoming A New Homeowner: Closing Day Process.

After months of viewings, weeks of negotiation and endless waiting, that momentous day of becoming a new homeowner has arrived – the day your dream home becomes your very own. Today’s the day you’ll leave renting behind and join that special breed known as “homeowners”. But before you can start the really hard work – … Continued

The Art Of Giving Real Estate Referrals

Have you mastered the art of giving real estate referrals? No matter what your role is, there is a constant need to give referrals in the real estate industry. There are also many benefits, if it is done well. Executed on poorly, referrals can be counterproductive. There are endless referral needs and opportunities in the … Continued

Features of the Texas Housing Market

In spite of last year’s decline in oil prices, the Texas housing market, specifically Dallas, is hot with price increases at about twice the national rate. So what’s important for property purchasers – both investors and private buyers – to know about the Texas housing market? Even though falling oil prices have caused some job … Continued