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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!

Nov. 15, 2017

Gorgeous Roanoke Home Priced to Sell!

OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday 1-3 pm...if it lasts that long.

This gorgeous 4 bed, 3.5 bath home has been UPDATED and is MOVE-IN READY!

Open floor plan boasts kitchen with recently painted cabinets, large island, and spacious living room with windows overlooking backyard that backs up to greenbelt. Master bedroom is down with a large walk-in closet. Upstairs features a gameroom, 2 bedrooms with a jack and jill bath, and an additional bedroom with full bath. TONS of storage throughout! Updates include hardwood floors, tile, fresh paint, and new fixtures just to name a few! The community of Chadwick Farms offers a large community pool, playground and jogging trails. Conveniently located off 114. Close to TMS and Tanger Outlets.


Nov. 14, 2017

Charming McKinney Home

Charming and remodeled cottage-style home close to McKinney’s Historic District and the downtown square. Oversized eat-in kitchen features granite, upgraded cabinets, new stainless-steel appliances and decorative lighting. Large master suite includes updated bathroom and walk-in closet. Great corner lot with plenty of space for entertaining. Two storage units included. Other improvements include new flooring, updated electrical, renovated plumbing, new gutters, energy compliant Low E windows and much more.

This one will go fast!



Nov. 13, 2017

New Listing in McKinney!

Just listed today!  This immaculate home is situated in Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney and offers a new roof, new carpet, and large backyard.  

New Listing McKinney Texas

Posted in Buying, Market Updates
Nov. 1, 2017

Decorating For Thanksgiving Using the Bounty of the Season


Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time spent with family and friends.  It is also the time of year when we can spend a lot of money, and in these tough times finding ways to save during the holidays is always welcome. Using the natural bounty available at this time of year is a great, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly option for decorating for the holidays.  Here are a few creative ideas for your Thanksgiving decorating! 


Harvest Vegetables 

The vegetables that are available during the harvest season are not only great to eat, but are also a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate your home and table.  Arrange some pumpkins or large squash on your front steps or by the door.  Also use smaller squash as part of a table centerpiece or as candleholders.  Corn is another great vegetable that can be used as a decoration during Thanksgiving.  A bunch of corn hung on the door or arranged in a vase can create a stunning look at virtually no cost. 


Colorful Leaves 

The colors of the autumn season are some of the most beautiful of the year, and collecting leaves to use both in crafts and as part of seasonal decorations is a great and inexpensive idea.  Leaves can be a beautiful addition to flower arrangements or can make great arrangements all on their own.  They can also be used for festive wreaths for the front door or to make Thanksgiving themed garlands. 


Nuts, Berries, And Branches 

As the autumn season turns to winter, natural decorative items such as nuts, berries, and pine branches can be great 

choices not only for the Thanksgiving season but can easily transition into the Christmas season.  Adding some walnuts to your Thanksgiving table or some berries to a wreath can add a nice touch that will last you through the season. Getting creative with the natural bounty at this time of year is a great way to give your home a beautiful and traditional holiday look without breaking the bank. 



Oct. 15, 2017

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Curious about local real estate? Every month I review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price, square footage of each home sold, and so much more. I'd love to invite you to do the same!

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Oct. 13, 2017

Will I Qualify For a Mortgage?

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If you are a first time homebuyer, navigating all the new information about homeownership, the home buying process, and mortgages can seem overwhelming.  If you are beginning the mortgage shopping process, but have no clue as to what information you’ll need and whether or not you’ll even qualify, here is some information that may make the process a little smoother. 



There are essentially three things that lenders look at to determine whether or not you qualify for a mortgage. 


1. Income Verification 


When purchasing a property,

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Oct. 12, 2017

The Advantages of Pre-Approval


The Advantages Of Pre-Approval

The decision to purchase a home can be an exciting but sometimes confusing

undertaking. When beginning your search for the perfect home, there are a

number of factors that you will want to consider. Whether you are a first

time buyer or already own a home

and want to move up, getting pre-

approval for your mortgage is a necessary and time saving step. Here are

some of the benefits of getting pre-approved!

Know Your Budget!

Getting pre-approved means that you will have a clear picture of the credit

you have available to you to purchase

your new home, as we

ll as your price

range. This will prevent you from spen

ding time looking at homes that may

be out of your budget and perhaps getting attached to a home that you

cannot afford. It means that if you find

the home that is right for you, it can

more easily become yours!

Close Quickly

Getting pre-approved for your mortgage means that you can act more

quickly once you find the home that is right for you. The process of getting

the mortgage approved is generally the longest and most complicated

process in any home purchase. It requires verification of your income and


The decision to purchase a home can be an exciting but sometimes confusing undertaking.  When beginning your search for the perfect home, there are a number of factors that you will want to consider.  Whether you are a first time buyer or already own a home and want to move up, getting pre-approval for your mortgage is a necessary and time saving step.  Here are some of the benefits of getting pre-approved!  


Know Your Budget!  

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