It’s not every day you come across a listing full of personality and impeccable style, which is what makes this residence unforgettable. The University Park home’s stone exterior and idyllic landscaping set a grand tone from the get-go, but you can’t even begin to imagine the fashion-forward spaces that await inside.
Bold designer wallpapers, coffered ceilings, and thoughtful paint choices make walking through this elegant abode a design adventure. Your jaw will be permanently on the floor, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, that will be your everyday experience.
By April Towery
You had me at theater room.
It’s one of those perks, like a Jacuzzi tub or an elevator — maybe you don’t really need it; maybe you’ll never use it, but it sure is cool.
And one-touch electric shades in the master bedroom, wood-look tile floors, double ovens, and a central vacuum system sweeten the deal on this posh pad at 1210 Winton Drive in Allen.
This Friday Five Hundred selection is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom contemporary home surrounded by walking trails, a nature preserve, and what’s that? Just a little peace and tranquility.
By Angelina Bader
Apartment List surveyed over 5,000 renters and homeowners about their perception of renter stigma. The survey results indicate that nearly 30 percent of Americans believe that there exists a negative social stigma associated with renting. This belief is prevalent among renters and homeowners alike. 34 percent of renters and 28 percent of homeowners agree that America’s renters – all 109,000,000 of them – are stigmatized in today’s society.
Nearly 9 in 10 Americans equate homeownership with personal success and economic security.
Assignment of a real estate contract is looked upon with suspicion by lots of folks. While it is not legal in all states, under Texas law, contracts are assignable unless there is a specific clause in the contract that prohibits it.
There are some sellers who become upset when they discover that the person buying their property is not really the person buying their property. That their buyer has sold the right to purchase the home to someone else at a higher price.
Assignment of a contract is when someone enters into a written agreement to purchase a property from a seller and then that person assigns their interest to someone else. Typically, this is done when the original purchaser is a wholesaler. We will call them the Assignor. They find a property, put the property under contract and then find someone else (an Assignee) to whom they sell the contract for a fee.
The Assignor hands off the contract’s benefits to the Assignee while the property is still under contract. They may do this without the consent of the seller. But … there’s always a but.
By Lydia Blair
The contract has been signed by both buyer and seller. Now it’s the Final Countdown. Cue music. Daa! Da-da-daa!
There are several clocks that start ticking towards closing. They all start and stop at different times. Some clocks count the business days while others count the calendar days. Here’s a simple breakdown of the countdown to closing:
By Sania Tran
According to a new report published by Apartment List, Dallas comes in 11th in the ranking of metropolitan areas that are attracting the most renters from elsewhere. The ranking was determined based on the share of inbound searches coming from outside the metro — 39.4 percent of those looking for a place to live in Dallas aren’t Dallas residents.
Most people trying to move to Dallas are coming from New York (4.8 percent), San Antonio (4.0 percent), Chicago (3.6 percent), Los Angeles (3.3 percent), Washington, DC (3.1 percent), Houston (2.3 percent). Interestingly, Dallas is the #1 destination for Houston renters looking to leave their metro. Dallas has experienced solid economic growth in recent years while maintaining its affordability. (more…)
By Lydia Blair
When selling a property, everyone wants to collect a big check. Well, maybe not an actual paper check, but lots of money. If you’re getting funds from the sale of your house, there are a couple of ways to collect your money from the title company when it closes. Just a couple.
Would you like a check or a wire? Those are your basic choices. Title companies can also transfer the funds to another transaction if you are purchasing another property. But we’re not going to pay you in real paper cash, foreign currency, with PayPal, Venmo, Bitcoin or anything else.