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Home Sales Are On Fire Up 27 Percent From A Year Ago

For the fifth consecutive month, existing-home sales continued to be resilient in the face of the pandemic, climbing nearly 27% compared to a year ago, the National Association of REALTORS®

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Realtors Work To Protect You From Fraud

With such large amounts of money involved, real estate transactions are prime targets for scammers. One fraud involves criminals who trick homebuyers into wiring their down payment money to the

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5 Ways To Stage A Cozy Outdoor Space For Cooler Weather

During the pandemic, outdoor space has become a premium consideration. Homeowners are sprucing up their spaces to maximize every square inch of their properties, and home buyers are reportedly

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Your Fall Planting Guide

Fall is a little bit like a reverse spring. Everything is starting to wind down as winter approaches, and for a lot of gardeners, that’s a sad time. It doesn’t have to be, though; fall can be

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Attic Ventilation Basics

When you think of your home, the last thing you probably imagine is that it can breathe. Well, maybe not literally breathe, but it does have a way of moving air in and out, whether you like it or

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With the challenges of the pandemic, curb appeal is more important than ever. Buyers may be limiting their in-person tours or otherwise placing more emphasis on what they can see from the outside.

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Why Curb Appeal Matters More Now

With the challenges of the pandemic, curb appeal is more important than ever. Buyers may be limiting their in-person tours or otherwise placing more emphasis on what they can see from the outside.

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City Living Vs Suburbs

The ‘burbs are hotter than ever this summer.For a while there, urban living was all the rage, and we get the appeal. Being in the heart of the action, where you can walk right out of your front

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All About HOAs

When you begin searching for a new home, there are many things to consider. One of those is whether or not you’re willing to purchase a home that’s part of an HOA. Here’s what you need to know

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A Message From Our Founder And CEO Gary Keller

Dear Keller Williams family,I’d like to make one thing clear: Racism is wrong and Keller Williams stands with the Black community and wholeheartedly supports equality.Right now, communities across

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Is Now A Good Time To Buy

With social distancing being an important part of life at the moment and so many parts of the economy suffering the effects of state lockdowns, some are worried about how all of this will affect the

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Property Tax Protest Tips

Texas property tax appraisal notices are hitting mailboxes all over the state this time of year. Some counties have already mailed them out, while others plan to do so in the next couple of weeks.

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Free And Low Cost DIYs To Keep You Busy

Are you sitting at home, looking for productive things to do to pass the time? Whether you’re working or not, you’re probably spending more time at home than you normally do. At the same time,

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Four Steps To Boost Your Credit Score

There aren’t shortcuts to improving your credit score. You’ll need to make sound financial decisions for at least several months to offset previous damage you’ve done to your credit.

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How To Prepare For A Home Purchase Now Or In The Future

You’ve thought about it. You’ve talked about it. Is this the year you’ve resolved to finally do it? Buying a home is a big step, that requires some big planning. No matter how far in the

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Insulation 101

Insulation is an essential part of your home. Not only does it help keep the home warm during the winter, but it also plays an important part in keeping you cool during the summer. Once you start

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Whats The Value Of A Green Home

Green homes are becoming a really big deal these days. Whether that means that an older home is being retrofitted with energy-saving equipment or a brand spanking new one is growing up green, it is

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Christy Hoisington Reviews And Testimonials

Did You Know?Over 70% of our business comes from clients who are repeat and/or referral customers. We believe word-of-mouth advertising is what consumers trust the most when deciding who they will

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Millennials Buying Homes Whats Trending

Though there are a number of stereotypes surrounding Millennials, they actually make up a fairly significant part of the economy. More importantly, their economic strength as a group seems to be

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4 Mortgage Programs For Homebuyers

Whether you’re thinking about buying your first home or you’ve been contemplating an upgrade, you probably already know that there are several different kinds of home mortgages, some that seem

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3 Reasons You Need To Get A Permit

It all started with a shelf.You just bought your home and, though it needed a little surface work, you were pretty proud of it. It was yours, to do with as you wanted. So the first thing you did was

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More Than Half Say Now Is A Good Time To Buy According To Realtor Survey

WASHINGTON (September 23, 2019) – New consumer findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that more than half of polled Americans believe that now is a good time to buy a home

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September 11 Memorial Dedication And Open House With TCFD

Join GroupWatson at 7:30 PM Wednesday evening at the 9-11 Memorial Dedication and Open House at The Colony Firehouse #4 3400 Plano Parkway. There will be a candle light service as a piece of the

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The PostInspection Negotiation TwoStep What You Can Expect

Inspections are an important part of the home-selling process. The home inspector will locate any potential problems with the property, making sure that all involved know what’s wrong and what

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In US Real Estate Still Leads Stocks As Best Investment

by Jeffrey M. Jones Story Highlights 35% say real estate is best long-term investment

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DFW Market Update

          The Dallas-Fort Worth area housing market is changing. The days of listing your house for sale and having a stack of offers to review the next day

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Whats An Attic Exhaust Fan And How Do They Work

Keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter can be expensive. Add in the cost of regular maintenance to your heating and air systems and it’s no wonder that many homeowners look

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When Youre Selling To An Algorithm

Erica Ockey, an agent with Signature Real Estate Group in Las Vegas, officially left her comfort zone the day her clients expressed interest in selling their home to a tech startup. Opendoor, one of

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Buying A Home At County Auction Post Foreclosure

What’s two stories tall, covered in long green fur and smells like old, wet dogs? For a lot of people, that would be their mental image of an investment house. The truth of the matter, though, is

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HERE IS YOUR SIGN

Have rising interest rates and high home prices kept you from taking the next step toward owning your own home? If they have, we have some great news! Interest rates for a 30-year mortgage note

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Are Discount Agents The Same Quality As Full Service Realtors

                Unless you’re completely tuned-out these days, you’ve likely heard radio commercials and see ads on TV

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Super Bowl Facts To Share

Over 100 million people tune in each year to watch the Super Bowl. Will you be one of them this weekend? Here are some fun facts to share with your friends and family before the big game! The Vince

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Whats Coming To 380 Prosper To Crossroads

Prosper 423 at 380 (northwest side)- Rosa’s Café, Fast Lane Car Wash, A Nail Bar, Jamba Juice, Wingstop, dentist office, Valvoline, LA Fitness, Brakes Plus, additional retail, medical, hotel,

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Dallas Housing Market Four Things To Watch In 2019

By Phil Crone, JD, CGP, GSPExecutive Officer, Dallas Builders AssociationUnlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. The predicted return to normalcy after

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New Years Eve Celebrations

Say adios to 2018 and ring in the new year at one of these local celebrations!Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2018 Reunion Tower, Dallas Visit https://reuniontower.com/nye/#popmake-1118 for watch

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                The Real estate market is a cyclical industry that is constantly changing. Yes, we are seeing a shift, but

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Winterize Your Home

                              While winter may be in full

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Plan Now For Your Spring Landscape

             Experts often say that fall is a great time to prepare for next year's landscape. Clean up and prune plants now for spring

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Whats Better A New Or PreOwned Home

                Thinking about moving? One of the questions you’ll need to consider is whether your next home will be a

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DFW Area Pumpkin Patches

Dallas Area Autumn at the Arboretum- Dallas Arboretum 8525 Garland Road, Dallas $10 kids, $15 adults (2 and under are free) Adventures in neverland themed Pumpkin Village The Dallas Farmers

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5 Ways To Improve Your Homes Energy Efficiency

                Each year, new home builders come out with cutting edge energy efficient features to add to their product

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Using Technology To Help Find A Home

                                Searching for a

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Whats The Difference Between A Full Service And Limited Service Or Flat Fee Listing Agent

                If you’re looking to sell your home and researching your options, you may be overwhelmed by the number of

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ExistingHome Sales Slip 07 Percent In July

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2018) — Existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The

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Preventing Pests In Your Home

                Pests are a part of life, especially in warmer climates like Texas. Some are nothing but a nuisance, while

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Boost Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

                It’s hot in Texas. There’s no sugar-coating that one. To help keep your home cool for less, we’ve put

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The Latest Kitchen Design Trends

Photo from a previously sold home, built by Budz Custom Homes.                As Realtors, we see a lot of kitchens. A LOT.

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Mortgage Loan Options

                Did you know that 20% of the purchase price is not the minimum down payment required for all mortgage loan

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Housing Affordability

                It’s no secret that home prices have been increasing rapidly both in north Texas and nationwide. By most

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Is It Better To Rent Or Own A Home

                Choosing where to live is an undertaking at times but choosing whether you’d be better off purchasing a

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DallasFt Worth Metroplex Market Report May18

North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS) reports median single-family home price up 4.9% in May-18 over Apr-18, sales climb to 8.

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

                Summer may not officially be here yet, but triple digit temperatures are in the North Texas forecast

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GroupWatsons DFW Relocation Guide

               Are you planning a move to the Dallas-Fort Worth- Denton metroplex area? Moving to a new city can be nerve-racking, in

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Housing Confidence Hits New AllTime High

WASHINGTON, DC – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) rose 3.4 points in April to 91.7, marking a new all-time survey high. The increase can be attributed to increases in five of

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Protesting Property Tax Appraisals

Have you received your property tax appraisal notice? They are mailed out by most local counties in mid-April. You can expect to see more increases, as the market is continuing to flourish. Property

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Common Fears Of First Time Home Buyers And How To Overcome Them

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. When you've never purchased a

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