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While there are some renters who view renting an apartment or a house as a failure, there are others who see the benefits there are to be gained from renting a property as opposed to purchasing a property. Some of the benefits of renting include the ability to save money while renting for the pu...
07/23/2011
Most of us are very familiar with the term “rent to own”.  Places such as Prime Time and Rent A Center have built an empire with rent to own merchandise, although the buyer normally ends up paying double what the merchandise is actually worth.  While this may be great for those who have bad cred...
07/22/2011
In commercial real estate, cap rate, or capitalization rate, is used to determine the values of income producing properties such as apartments of five units or more, office buildings, strip malls and other such properties. The cap rate can represent extremely different things to different people...
07/22/2011
You’ve decided to make the plunge and sell your home. More than a few people have innocently asked me, “What happens to my mortgage when I sell my home?” If you own a home, you undoubtedly are carrying a mortgage on it. A mortgage is simply a loan from a bank or financial institution for percent...
07/22/2011
Selling a home can quickly become frustrating when buyers claim financial delays. Here is how to eliminate these excuses up front. If you have ever put your house on the market, you know the frustration potential buyers can cause you. It is fairly shocking how many people will come to an open ho...
07/22/2011
I often get the question, “What do I look for in a neighborhood?” My answer is always the same.  “Easy.  Value!” I usually get a strange look, but it's true.  In a neighborhood, I am looking for clues to assess the value of the property, plain and simple. Well, maybe not so plain and simple, I k...
07/21/2011
While "green" has become quite the buzzword when it comes to home building and design, what exactly it means isn't always clear. There are a few standards for eco-friendly homes, but the term "green" doesn't have a universal definition beyond being a color made by mixing yellow and blue. So how ...
07/21/2011
Frisco is the fastest growing city in the United States and the ZIP code 75034 has begun to exhaust its ZIP plus fours. More than 10,000 residential addresses and 400 commercial addresses will use the new 75033 ZIP code beginning July 1. Over the last decade, new businesses have followed nearly 9...
05/19/2011
Back in 2006 a huge residential development, called Phillips Creek Ranch, was slated for West Frisco. However, the 948-acre development, located east of FM 423 from Lebanon Road to Old Newman Road, has sat empty ever since. In 2008, Phillips Creek Ranch was purchased by Dallas-based Republic Prop...
04/26/2011
LinksLittle Elm Area ListingsPhoto GalleryDescriptionShort Sale Moving Fast . . .Contact already established with the lender, just need an offer to present. Great Investment Opportunity!! Open & flexible floorplan. Split bedrooms. Priced below market and ready to be sold. Large master suite with ...
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