We all know Dallas is buggy. Let’s face it, you move to a warmer climate, you get bugs. When I grew up in Chicago we had millipedes and spiders in summer months, but not even an amoeba survived the tundra months of winter. I will not step foot in Main until July 1 because of the black […]Read More
It’s something that Candy is working hard to ingrain upon me, but I’m sure you all know this by heart: Real estate is a local story.
So when I read the newest Housing Price Index report from CoreLogic yesterday, I’ll be honest, I kind of yawned.Read More
So with rents averaging around $1000 for a two-bedroom apartment in the Metroplex, it is almost cheaper now to buy than rent. Does this have the troops stirred up about home- buying again? Yes…maybe. More agents are telling me how the market for first time homebuyers is picking up in Dallas. I went north to Plano and talked with André Kocher of Keller Williams and Wade Betz of Guardian Mortgage Company about the new, more fiscally conservative homebuyer coming in for loans.Read More
What do you think about home solicitation? I have a “No Solicitation” sign, or rather I should say, I HAD one. Someone snitched it, probably a solicitor. I generally do not like to be bothered when I am at home unless it’s a friend or business meeting knocking at my door. So I am thrilled with […]Read More
This week the Commerce Department reported that sales and prices of newly constructed single-family homes fell in August despite historically low mortgage rates. Reason: stagnant job market, lots of inventory, and fewer home builders out there churning dirt. We are at about 1970s home building activity, when interest rates were even higher! Last month new home sales slipped 2.3 percent. […]Read More
Guest blogger Michelle Bardwell knows more about aroma than anybody in the world! A brilliant clinical aromatherapist and friend for years, she is the one expert I turned to when I wanted to know what we could do about making your home smell as wonderful as it looks, when it is on the market. I […]Read More