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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.
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We're finally getting the housing market going again and now new Federal Regulations may make it even harder for buyers to obtain a mortgage. Mortgage bankers and Realtors are warning that it could become even harder for borrowers to qualify for a home loan early next year as the industry faces a...
10/24/2012
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At 53, I've had the chance to own and drive a number of really cool cars--Porsche, Audi, BMW and an assortment of American muscle cars (my 68 Pontiac Firebird was one of them). Sunday afternoon changed all of that! Gina purchased a "Speed Tour" (I have the coolest spouse!) from DFW Drive Your Dr...
10/23/2012
Last week Gina misplaced her iPhone. Usually this would not be a huge problem but we were leaving town the next morning for several days. I had installed the "Find My iPhone" app on my phone and iPad but had not yet updated her phone. "Find My iPhone" is a "must have" application. It allows you t...
10/21/2012
While the rain drought in the greater Dallas area appears to be over, the number of available homes for sale continues to dry up. Buyers who have been sitting on the fence for two years are finally in the market but are finding few homes for sale. Many sellers we've talked to want to wait until t...
10/06/2012
Many of my friends and acquaintances often ask me, “How did you wind up in sales?” It was not a chosen career but rather a process that took me here. Fate happened in 1995. I was looking for a new career challenge and I agreed to accept a human resources position with an Air Force Recruiting Squ...
10/02/2012
We've been talking about the lack of housing inventory for the past six months. We have a huge demand for houses and the ones on the market that are properly prepared, priced, and show-ready are under contract in a matter of weeks (in a few days below $200k). The question we get asked the most i...
09/30/2012
Phase 1 of Fall Creek is now under construction! Standard Pacific Homes is offering nine home plans ranging from 2500 to 4100 square feet with prices beginning in $340's. There are 75 homesites in Phase 1. Fall Creek is zoned to Allen ISD with children attending Kerr Elementary, Ereckson Middle ...
09/28/2012
Gina and I attended the Plano Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Rita's Ice Custard Happiness in Plano yesterday afternoon. Located at the northeast corner of Independence and Legacy, Rita's offers traditional custard and Italian ices in numerous flavors. We tried samples of both and they wer...
09/27/2012
Highland Homes has just announced that they have begun pre-selling homes in Lawler Park - The Crossing. Located in Frisco, Texas this master planned community will have beautiful 75 by 125 foot home sites and Highland Homes will be introducing exceptional new floor plan designs. Home prices star...
09/24/2012
I was out walking early this morning and I came across a home with a broken sprinkler head. While the new "water feature" looked great, the entire zone was not working and the lawn was all brown. Most people set their systems to run in the early morning so they do not lose water to evaporation du...
09/24/2012
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