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100 Year Brick Guarantee

Did you know that if your home has ACME brick, you have a 100 Year Guarantee by the ACME company? Hopefully, you will never have any issues, but if you do, contact the company.  We know homeowners that did have problems and ACME stood by their product and replaced bricks on their sidewalk, porch and window edges! […]

Allen Population Growth

What year did you move to the Allen area?  Jeff and I moved to Allen in 1993 and bought our first home in Heritage Park.  Allen looked very different at that time.  As you can see in this chart, Allen only had about 20k residents in the early 1990’s.  Now, we are about 100k. Another […]

DFW is Movin’

Three Texas Metros, DFW (2nd), Austin (6th), and Houston (7th) took their places in the top 15 Metro areas with the highest number of moves per, an online relocation technology firm.  Unlike typical home sales statistics that report on local market activity, this list is based on people making a move into a new […]

Thinking of Selling?

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring […]

Attaining the American Dream

Heading into 2015 many people have their sights set on buying a home. The personal reasons differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper – The Dream Lives On: […]

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually […]

Don’t Wait! Move Up To The House You Always Wanted

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are still below those of a few years ago. Also, interest rates are still near 4%. However, buyers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are projected […]

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