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Jan. 19, 2020

SINGLE STORIES EPISODE 07 - Everybody Wants Me

Everybody Wants Me

Love your homeAs the real estate market moved from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market in North Texas, things were heating up quickly in real estate.  The economy was turning around, companies were hiring and relocating to the DFW area, and there was a shortage of homes ...

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Jan. 19, 2020

SINGLE STORIES EPISODE 06 - The Year Long Sale

The Year-Long Sale

Keys to your short sale house

Have you ever heard of a “Short Sale” in real estate?  Well, it’s definitely not a “short” sale!  During the recession, we helped plenty of clients with a “short sale” which is also known as a “pre foreclosure” sale. 

The actual definition of a ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES EPISODE 05 - Whatever it Takes

Whatever it Takes

BAM Super Realtor
My long-term client Frank recently retired from his job. He tells me he is ready to move to Florida and retire on the beach. He is a single guy who loves guns, computers, and his parents (who live in upstate New York).  He wants to have ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES EPISODE 04 - CAT ON A LEASH

Cat on a Leash

Just when you think you have seen everything….you see a lady walking her cat on a leash.  We went to meet with the sellers, they wanted to sell their home in Plano.  We got the paperwork completed, had the professional photos done, and ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES - EPISODE 03 - The Jailbird

The Jailbird

I went on a listing appointment recently. The couple seemed to get along ok when I was there with them for our initial meeting.  However, what I found out later is that they were far from OK.

They failed to mention that they were in the middle ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES - EPISODE 02 - Buy a House for $1000

Buy a house for $1000

One of the best parts about being a REALTOR is helping first time home buyers get into a place they can call home.  It’s the American Dream.  Owning your own home, building a community with your neighbors, giving stability to your children, and ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES EPISODE 01 - Foundation: Fix it First

Foundation: Fix it First

Home For Sale in Plano

Several months ago we listed a home for sale.  At the time, I asked the sellers if they had looked into the possibility of any repairs needed that I might not be aware of.  The sellers assured me that their home was “fine” and ...

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Jan. 2, 2020

SINGLE STORIES - Introduction

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time….a REALTOR decided to write down some of the things that were found in the day to day business of real estate.  Some days were filled with happiness, great deals, and funny events. Other days included hard times, foreclosures, and heartbreaking moments.  These are ...

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April 18, 2019

Property Tax Protests - Collin County Central Appraisal District

Property TaxesIt's that time of year - the Collin Central Appraisal District has sent out the 2019 Notice of Appraised Value to home owners all across Collin County.  This notice to home owners, let's them know how much the tax assessor is valuing their home and therefore how much ...

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April 1, 2019

Texas Realtor Day at the Capitol 2019

Texas Realtor Day at the Capitol 2019

Texas Realtors at the SenateThe Texas Realtors, with over 125,000 members, had a coordinated effort to meet with Texas Legislators on March 26, 2019 during the 86th Texas Legislature.  Thousands of Realtors from all across the state made their way to Austin Texas that day ...

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