Zillow Launched a Brokerage, But Agents Say Buyers and Sellers Should Beware

By Joanna England / September 23, 2020 / 4 Comments

Zillow made it clear this morning when it announced its new service for Zillow Offers clients, Zillow Homes, that it’s on its way toward having a hand in every part of the real estate transaction. The program essentially creates a brokerage within Zillow — an area of the real estate business the company long said […]

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Inventory Tightens, But Home Prices and Values Soar

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Dallas-Fort Worth housing market continues to be stronger now than a year ago, according to two recent studies. The RE/MAX National Housing Report reveals Dallas-Fort Worth home sales were up 4.6 percent over last year. The August Zillow Real Estate Market Report showed a 4.1 percent increase for D/FW home values. RE/MAX also points […]

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Negative News Creates Positive News for Texas Home Prices

By Tommy Cummings / September 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Imagine a positive coming from a negative in 2020. At the moment, it’s happening for Texas home prices. Analysts say some consumers have stronger credit profiles, more stable income and asset resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Ironically, this has created a prosperous environment for home prices. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University’s Texas […]

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Need to Sell Your Home Quickly? JPAR Sure Sale Multiplies Your Offers

By Joanna England / September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment

Sometimes, selling your home is a daunting, overwhelming task, and for those who want to get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible, instant offer programs from iBuyer brokerages are a godsend. For the uninitiated, instant offers from iBuyers are typically cash bids for a home that promise fast sales and quick closings. Several […]

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Despite New Methodology, Ben Caballero Still Takes Honors in Real TRENDS Rankings

By Joanna England / June 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

In this year’s rankings of the top 1,000 agents in American real estate, Real TRENDS + Tom Ferry put Ben Caballero’s brand HomesUSA.com in the top spot for agent-owned brokerage by volume and agent-owned brokerage by transactions. In previous years, Caballero and his brand has dominated the list and has won numerous Guinness world records […]

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Today is The Last Day to Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal

By Joanna England / June 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Remember how Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told everyone to protest their property tax appraisal? Basically, Jenkins said that because Governor Greg Abbott wasn’t working to freeze appraisals due to the economic havoc that COVID-19 has wrought, everyone needs to protest their property tax appraisal to ease the sting. Well, if you were going to […]

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