Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find my blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because I care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I would love to speak with you!

Jan. 7, 2020

New Listing Frisco Schools- shows like a model!

This Frisco home boasts  a heavily updated interior that shows like a model.  Priced at only $469,000. 

Oversized yard with an 8 foot board-on-board fence and automatic gate; wonderful for entertaining with built in BBQ area and large covered lanai.  See full listing HERE.

Popular floorplan with a downstairs master bedroom and office. Low maintenance wood-look tile flooring, stainless appliances, a tankless water heater, and new 'class 4' shingle roof.  

A large community pool and splash pad are conveniently located just around the corner!

Easy to show with 1-hour notice.  Call me to arrange a showing:  Anthea Adair (214)842-1634.

 

March 12, 2019

Mold Inspection – Should You Get One?

We’re going to start by answering the question, “Mold Inspection – should you get one?” by saying “YES.” The truth is that mold is nothing to take lightly. Black mold can cause health issues regardless of the health of the individual; when you consider those with compromised immune systems, the very young or old, mold becomes even more serious.

Mold inspections are an inexpensive way to ensure your new home is safe for you, your family and your guests. A mold inspection is more complicated than a simple home inspection. While home inspectors can check for water leaks, identifying the presence of mold is a much more complicated thing to identify.

A certified mold inspector can use a variety of methods to identify the presence of mold.

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Feb. 26, 2019

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

 

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale | MyKCM

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.

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Feb. 19, 2019

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

 

One More Time... You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home | MyKCM

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses.

In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters and those living rent-free with family or friends) believe they need to save upwards of 20% for their down payment!

According to the “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership” study commissioned in partnership between the

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Feb. 14, 2019

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way

 

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way | MyKCM

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs.

However, many couples are also deciding to buy a home before spending what would be a down payment on

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Jan. 16, 2019

Where Are Home Prices Headed?

Posted in Market Updates, Selling
Jan. 15, 2019

FREE BUYER GUIDE | Winter 2019

Contact me today for an instant copy of my Winter 2019 Buying Guide.  Text your email address to me at 214.842.1634 and a copy will be delivered quickly via email.  I will never spam you or subscribe you to ANY mailing lists.  

I'm a phone call away if you have questions, but will not bother you with useless information.  Your privacy and personal space will be respected! 

 

Jan. 11, 2019

When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home?

Posted in Selling
Jan. 9, 2019

Advantages of Selling a Home This Winter

 

Home sellers and real estate agents often fear the winter months because it seems like a poor time to list. The truth is that winter can be a great time to list your home for sale.

Less Inventory

Conventional wisdom tries to say that taking your home off the market in winter, or waiting to list, until the spring selling season starts is the best way to sell your home. The truth is that if you are trying to sell your home, wouldn’t you rather list while the competition is less?

Higher Prices

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Posted in Selling
Jan. 2, 2019

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers

With the start of the New Year, thoughts naturally turn to change. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to sell your home, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return.

 

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers

  1. Move Up Spring Cleaning–Time to do your spring cleaning now.  Declutter, depersonalize, and make the home look roomier.

  2. Stage Your Home–Whether you hire someone or do it yourself, this is the time to rearrange your furniture to make your rooms look bigger and brighter.  Good news on the horizon for you....I offer COMPLIMENTARY staging (including complete pantry organization) with all listings! 

  3. Think it Through–  Before you spend money on renovations and upgrades, think carefully and don’t overspend by guessing.

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Posted in Decorating, Selling