Buying a home in Dallas

A Little Effort Can Save You a Lot When Buying or Selling Your Home

By Shelby Skrhak / March 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Small figures can add up quickly when you’re buying or selling your home: home appraisals, loan origination fees, and new utility setup fees. We know not everyone is made of money, so here are a few options you can pursue to save money in the home buying and selling process. 1. Select how much agent […]

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Now a Major Real Estate Market Force, More Milliennials Make Move to Suburbs

By Joanna England / March 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

NAR’s recent generational survey uncovered some really interesting trends. For starters, more and more Millennials are eschewing urban life and heading for the burbs, where they can afford to buy a house. Though Millennials contributed the largest share of home buyers in 2017 at 36 percent, a shortage of single-family construction has kept aspiring homebuyers […]

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Survey: Almost All Renters Want Home Ownership, But It’s Out of Reach for Many

By Leah Shafer / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

In a new national survey of renters, almost everyone dreams of home ownership, but affording it is not an option for many. In Dallas, 97 percent of respondents claimed they want to own a home, but only 63 percent of those individuals could afford a mortgage in the city. The survey of 6,000 renters was created […]

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Cute Cottage in Kessler Plaza Offers Location and Value

By Joanna England / July 28, 2016 / 1 Comment

It’s rare to find an adorable home at an affordable price in a North Oak Cliff neighborhood that is seeing dramatic price increases and appreciation. I mean, this area of Dallas is growing like gangbusters, attracting more and more Millennials, so prices are increasing along with gentrification. But this home just west of Hampton Road […]

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Floor Plans Save Buyer and Agent Time by Exposing Deal-Breakers

By Jon Anderson / June 24, 2016 / 4 Comments

I will never buy a home with a bathroom opening into a kitchen or dining room.  I will never buy a home with a fireplace in a corner, off-center or next to the front door.  I will never buy a home with an enclosed kitchen that can’t be opened, nor one requiring off-site laundry.  Deal-breakers […]

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Guardian Angel: Pete Amaya Feels Called to Make Homeownership Dreams Come True With Guardian Mortgage

By Joanna England / February 25, 2016 / 1 Comment

We love hearing stories that really put a face on the good people in the home loan industry, which is why we’re so thrilled to feature Pete Amaya of Guardian Mortgage Company on the blog today. He’s this month’s Guardian Angel, and we love that he’s putting down roots in Prosper, building a new home, […]

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