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Tom and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton.



I’ve been working with a seller for several months. She is battling Stage IV cancer and has moved to another city for treatment. We listed her local home and quickly had a contract on it. As part of the sales process, an HOA Resale Certificate had to be ordered from the HOA via the management com...
I was talking with some people the other day and the conversation turned to gun control. We live in Texas and these people told me that they were pleased that many of their fellow citizens had Concealed Carry Permits (in Texas they are Concealed Handgun Licenses or CHLs) and would be able to help...
RE/MAX with the RE/MAX balloon is one of the most recognized brands in the world. It didn't start that way and, like many good things, was actually rejected by the original group of owners. In this video, Dave Linger talks about how the RE/MAX balloon become the primary image of the brand.  Origi...
Gina and I attended a VIP Party and Ribbon Cutting for Quaker Steak and Lube last night. Located on the southeast corner of Parkwood and SH121, Quaker Steak and Lube is a unique sports bar. They offer a LubeStation with over 20 different flavors of wings ranging from Ranch to Triple Atomic. I tri...
Is this a good time to sell our home? This is a question we get quite often. Local data have indicated a Sellers Market since January 2012. I just received the results of survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) that shows that the trend is actually nationwide. According t...
Plano Texas was recently named "The Best Run City in America" by 24/7 Wall Street. "24/7 Wall St. has completed its second annual ranking of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., based on local economies, fiscal management, and quality of life measures. To evaluate how well a city is managed over ...
"You know, we would really like to find a home on water." We hear these words quite often as people move into the north Dallas area. While there are many homes on water, the prices are considerably higher. Why? Water is scarce in Texas. Many of our lakes were built by the Army Corps of Engineers...
"Aspens in Velvet" The snow that accumulated on the Aspen trees reminded me of the velvet on deer antlers. Photographed on January 12, 2013 at the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort using a Nikon S9100 at f8.8. Post-shoot processing in Adobe Lightroom. Copyright 2013 - Tom Branch Originally posted at ...
Media rooms have become the rage in North Texas over the past few years. According to TheaterAdvice.com, "A media room is a dedicated room in the home in which a Home Theater is installed and enjoyed. You can do anything from a modest system with above average results for around $5000 installed t...
Homeowner's insurance provides coverage for your house and contents. In states like Texas, homeowner's coverage starts high and goes higher. Texas had the highest homeowner's insurance in the nation in 2011. States regulate homeowner's insurance, approving the policy language and rates. One solut...


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