Real estate Biz

Home Snappers’ Lance Hames on Trading College for the School of Hard Knocks

By Heather Hunter / October 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

At 19 years old, Lance Hames knew two things: college was not for him, and he was going to do something with a camera. In a Steve Jobs-ian tale of self-taught success, Hames is now the owner of Home Snappers and a rising star in Dallas real estate photography. Driven and admittedly, just plain lucky, […]

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Zillow Threatens to Sue ‘McMansion Hell’ Blog Over Photo Copyright Infringement

By Candy Evans / June 28, 2017 / 1 Comment

Update, 6/29: I know what it feels like to be legally bullied, and it is scary as hell. I have just heard that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) is now helping Ms. Wagner!  If you have wondered what has happened to the hilarious and often irreverent blog, “McMansion Hell,” that we have linked to on […]

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Cindy: Renaming the Humble “Starter” Home

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2017 / 5 Comments

A commenter on my last High-Rise Buyer’s Guide column lamented my use of the word “starter” to describe the final two columns in the series that’ll cover Dallas’ lower-priced high-rise options.  He felt it was demeaning to those for whom one of these economical homes wasn’t a “starter,” but a destination. The result of many […]

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How to Tell if Your Home is Overpriced

By Jon Anderson / May 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

Most homebuyers and sellers put their emotions front and center during a home transaction.  For Realtors, the “stars in their eyes” may help with a quick purchase, but it can definitely work against you on the selling end. Sure, it’s easy to say that every home from Strait Lane to South Dallas that takes too […]

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Opendoor Has a Door in Dallas/Fort Worth: The Uberization of Selling Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / February 5, 2016 / 9 Comments

Sell your home with a click? A lot of things have changed about buying a home in the last ten years, from the way we shop for real estate (on line, or via mobile device) to the way we sign closing documents. And though the disruptors Redfin Inc., Zillow Inc. and Trulia Inc. have made […]

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Team Collaboration Applications: Because Buying a Home Takes a Team

By Jon Anderson / November 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

Real estate is a game of information, relationships and teamwork. Communicating with buyers, title companies, appraisers and the like covers the gamut of telephone, text, email, and sometimes capabilities like Dropbox. Often, something is shared via one communication channel and then misplaced requiring resending. Other times, telephone tag ensues, with “call me” messages left everywhere. […]

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