Paranomal investigator Becky Vickers of BECKS Ghost Hunters has been featured on the Travel Channel.

Nothing is quite so unnerving as hearing a foreign sound or a bump in the night in a new home. Even more terrifying is what runs through your imagination when you try to lie still under your duvet, so whatever poltergeist happens to be raiding your fridge and stealing your socks from the dryer won’t know you’re there.

If you want to be 100 percent certain that ghosts don’t lurk in the dark spaces after you move in, Bungalo has a solution for that. As the veil between the mortal and spirit worlds thin, the company, which offers a unique direct-to-consumer iBuyer program, has added a paranormal inspection report to its regular 160-point inspection for the month of October. That means no surprises when Samhain comes around if you close this month.

“October can be an uncertain time in the paranormal world,” says paranomal investigator Becky Vickers of BECKS Ghost Hunters, whose work has been featured on the Travel Channel. “So when Bungalo asked me to offer my unique scientific expertise to inspect their homes for paranormal activity, I welcomed the opportunity. I’m confident the inspections I’ve conducted will help provide Bungalo’s home buyers with some added peace of mind this Halloween season.” 

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North Fort WorthThis week’s collection of open houses began when a reader submitted an open house in a corner of North Texas we haven’t gotten to really look at closely — the communities and small towns around north Fort Worth and Alliance Airport.

Some these homes have north Fort Worth mailing addresses, but are physically in other cities — like Roanoke. But the common thread among all of them is incredible deals with lots of house for your dollar.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Which one will you choose? (more…)

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1204 S. Waverly Dr.

In the market for your first home, or a dream home? This week’s slate of open houses offers a little something for everyone.

This week, our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week range in price from $279,900 and up — and one is not even listed yet. Which ones will you visit? Want to possibly see your open house in next Thursday’s roundup? Join Getting the Dirt!

WAVERLY TRADITIONAL IS PRICED RIGHT

Open house: Saturday, Nov. 17, 12-2 p.m.

If you’re looking for a first home, this adorable 1948 Traditional at 1204 S. Waverly Dr. may be cozy at 1,484 square feet, but the three-bedroom, two-bath home has had some wonderful updates that make it a great option. (more…)

lake highlandsLake Highlands is sought after — that’s no revelation. So when we found three homes in three different price points that all have open houses this week, we knew we hit the jackpot for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week.

This week, our houses range in price from $489,000 to $1.175 million. Which ones will you visit? (more…)

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It seems all the real estate disruptors are coming here, to North Texasthanks to our healthy market. That’s why, today, a real estate platform called Bungalo is launching in Dallas and in Tampa, Florida. Bungalo focuses exclusively on the home-buying process and aims to give consumers a digital, streamlined, seamless i-buying experience. Hear them out: I think they have a LOT to offer.

For perspective, we told you that Opendoor snapped up Open Listings, giving the Bay area home-buying startup access to selling homes to those clients, circumventing the traditional home selling process. Opendoor also chose Dallas/Fort Worth as one of their first markets. Now, the company is exploding with growth.

Then last week, Knock came knocking, in North Texas, kinda sorta offering the same services.

But Bungalo is a little different. It focuses only on the buying side with something we have never seen: a guarantee on the fixer upper.

Promising “the first real estate platform to bring every step of the home buying process together in one seamless digital experience,” Bungalo (no ‘w’) empowers buyers to search, tour, finance, make an offer and close on a home all in one place. Yes, I said TOUR. Talk about streamlined!

“We have built a web platform allowing buyers to search homes and almost a Turbotax-type method of buying — super easy, super transparent,” says Greg Stewart, Bungalo’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are finally taking the guesswork and hassle out of the home buying process.”

Here is the Bungalo difference: every home on the platform is purchased by the company before you see it, then inspected and meticulously renovated, which means buyers have assurance they are moving into an updated, cleaned up, modernized space. Bungalo is doing the stuff most buyers don’t want to do. Plus the company offers a one year warranty on the house, which should put a lot of first time homebuyers at peace.

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