Rogers Healy's Blog Posts

Rogers Healy's Blog Posts

Texas Holds 5 Of Top 10 Markets For Home Sellers
In a recent study by SmartAsset revealing the top U. S. markets for home sellers, Texas claimed half of the top 10 spots! Colorado came in behind us, with 4 of the hottest mar...

3 Tax Deductions Often Forgotten By Home Owner
It’s coming to the close of Tax Season and I’ve had many conversations with my recent 1st Time Home Buyers asking me what they should consider when it comes to tax deductions. ...

The Early Bird Gets The Worm Or In This Case The House
Tips for Home Buying this SpringSpring is the busiest time for buying a home, and the competition can be tough. Here are some things you can do to get ahead in the game even bef...

University Park March 2016 Market Minute
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Upgrade Coming To Highland Park VIllage
Construction is slated to begin next month on a massive upgrade to Highland Park Village, which will give the iconic Spanish-inspired shopping center a facelift and bring more reta...

Affordable Homes In Dallas
Looking for the most affordable houses in Dallas-Fort Worth area? Feel like Dallas mortgage rates are putting a hole in your pocket? It's not only you that's feeling this. Accordin...

Flawless University Park Home
This is your opportunity to own one of the most recognized homes in the Park Cities! And this is truly one of my favorite homes in all of DFW! 4208 Shenandoah St. University P...

St Pattys Day Parade Dallas 2017
Ready for the biggest St. Pattys Day party of your life?! Join Dallas for their 38th annual parade down in Lower Greenville on Saturday, March 11th starting at ...

DFW Hot Market To Sell List Your Quick Get Extra Bucks
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Dallas Apartment Development
Is Dallas developing too many apartments? I get asked all the time, "Does Dallas really need all of these apartments we are currently building?" "Is there really THA...

Modern Rustic Home Decorating Tips
TIPS FOR CREATING A RUSTIC HOME INTERIORGoing for that modern-rustic look in your home / living space / bedroom? Here are the top six tips for creating the look!  1. Use old f...

Event Schedule For Uptown Dallas
Uptown Dallas has some big plans for 2017! Dallas has a public improvement company that creates fun events throughout the year so get ready to mark your calendar. Events consi...

Mortgage Talk Made Easy
There are few things more exciting and terrifying than buying your first home. One very important, but not so fun part is taking out a mortgage. Figuring out how much you can tru...

You Are A Perfect Soil Mate
The hope in healthy soil is taking root across America.Farmers, ranchers, researchers, conservationists, non-profit organizations, foodies and others are all working to h...

9 Easy Ways To Boost Your Homes Appeal
Presentation is important! And while there may be quite a few things in the home selling process that are out of your control, these are a few things you can do to boost the appe...

Countdown To Fat Tuesday
“Let The Good Times Roll” or as many New Orleans natives might say “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” With Fat Tuesday right around the corner and Mardi Gras celebrations...

Cultivating Development Trends In Food And Real Estate
Why are food and agriculture becoming more important parts of real estate development projects? Attendees at a session at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas learned that growing, ...

Most Fulfilling Careers
NEW SURVEY RANKS REAL ESTATE AMONG MOST FULFILLING CAREERSLinkedIn has published a survey of The Most Fulfilling Jobs and Places to Work in the US, which is based on the polli...

Grapevine Is Growing
Historic downtown Grapevine has always been a charming attraction, and now the area is about to hit a huge growth spurt. Bob Farley, Director of Economic Development for Grapevine,...

Journey To Real Estate
Last week I started blogging about how I got into real estate! After looking at my first blog, ever, I realized I needed to make changes! Hence, Still learning the computer  a...

Rowletts Crystal Lagoon
"Las Vegas-style beach zones" with swim-up bars and floating fire pits......Yes, I am talking about ROWLETT, TEXAS. Developers are starting to plan for Rowlett's future&n...

10 Ways To Treat Your Valentine In DFW
The clock is ticking! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I KNOW there are still a few guys out there looking for a creative way to spend the holiday and prove they didn...

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home can be overwhelming, but never fear! Follow these 4 guidelines to make home ownership a more enjoyable experience. Its expensive! Owning a home comes with n...

Knox Henderson Development
Henderson Development Underway! It’s been almost four years since investors and developers bought over two dozen properties along Henderson Avenue in East Dallas, and it loo...

Season Of Love
February is upon us. It's the season of LOVE! For me that means appreciating the things I love most: my Husband, my Children, my Family and Friends, and my Career. I think the...

How Hard Is It To Find Your Home Sweet Home
House hunters out this spring will have to pound more and more pavement to find their home sweet home.The number of for-sale listings fell again in December to the lowest level sin...

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How Much Will A Down Payment Be
As hundreds of people are continually moving to Dallas on a daily basis, home values are rising and buyers are having to play the real estate game with multiple offers on their dre...

Grazing Riparian Areas
#CowboyClaude #ChoateFarmandRanchRealty #RiparianAreas #Cattle http://www.NTXHorseProperties.com...

Streambank Restoration
Streambank restoration halts erosion, improves water quality and restores a healthy equilibrium to the stream corridor.#CowboyClaude #ChoateFarmandRanchRealty #TexasRanchSales #Tex...

Dallas Property Values Will Increase By 30 Percent In The Next 3 Years
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/01/17/dallas-tops-forbes-list-of-places-to-invest-in-real-estate/Buying or Selling? Call Claude Today! 214.727.3316.  www.claude.rhadfw.comDALLAS ...

6 Things For Foreign Buyers To Know
Hope all is well, I look forward to helping you with your real estate needs! So contact me at RodTheRealtor@RogersHealy.com or +14696604000...6 Things Foreign Buyers of U.S. R...

The Cost Of A Starter Home In Texas
Real Estates prices continually rise across the US and buying a home is very competitive with multiple offers in the mix due to lack of inventory. In Texas, starter homes are risin...

Thank You Blog To My Clients
"Making #DFW Home one #Family at a time" By #RodTheRealtor In 2015 I eclipsed $1M in sales for the first time in my short career as a REALTOR®. While this is a huge personal achie...

Largest Land Sales Of 2016
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Lands Of Texas Weekly Market Report 01022017
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Lands Of Texas Weekly Market Report 1092017
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10 Anti Burglary Tips For Sellers
Consider using this safety checklist below to properly prepare yourself when you list your home. You must always know how to keep your home safe while it's open to the public! I, p...

New Survey Ranks Real Estate Among Most Fulfilling Careers
LinkedIn has published a survey of The Most Fulfilling Jobs and Places to Work in the US, which is based on the polling of 1,000 professionals about their overall level of job sati...

Four Reasons To Buy Your Dream Home This Winter
"As the temperature in numerous regions of the nation begins to get chillier, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn't be farther than the truth! Her...

How To Blog
How convenient.. My first blog is going to be about how I have no idea how to blog, what to say, who my intended audience is, and anything else I should know about blogging th...

2016 Best Neighborhoods In DFW
Check out this cool article about 2016's best neighborhoods in DFW! Really good information.http://http://www.dallasnews.com/2016-best-neighborhoods/2016-best-neighborhoods/2016/11...

Happy Horsey New Year
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Best New Years Eve Celebrations In DFW
What are you doing on New Year's Eve? We may have fewer free options to say goodbye to 2016 after losing Big D NYE, but we still have plenty of places to celebrate! Whether you're ...

Grapevine Is Booming
Historic downtown Grapevine has always been a charming attraction, and now the area is about to hit a huge growth spurt. Bob Farley, Director of Economic Development for Grapevine,...

Best Things To Do In Dallas Over The Holiday Weekend
Wondering how you’ll entertain the in-laws this holiday season? No matter where you are in the metroplex, there’s bound to be something close by. A piece in D Magazine lists&nb...

Dallas Fort Worth Private Sector Workforce Continues To Grow
    According to an analysis by American City Business Journals, the number of private-sector jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth increased by 103,100 over the last year...

Upgrade On Henderson Ave
It’s been almost four years since investors and developers bought over two dozen properties along Henderson Avenue in East Dallas, and it looks like they are finally making moves...

Making A Wish List For Your New Home
One of the top 10 things you should do before you buy your first home is make a wish list of what you are looking for in a home.Buying your first home is going to be - for many - t...

Great Rental Property Opportunity
IM HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKENDOpen House this weekend at 5335 Bent Tree Forest Dr G-226 Dallas, Texas 75248.  This cute condo features 2 BD | 2...

IM HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND
Looking forward to hosting this #OpenHouse this weekend at 5218 Vickery Boulevard. This stunning rebuilt colonial features 3 BD | 3.5 BA | 4,258 SQFT. This residence is as close...

Tips For First Time Home Buyers
It’s the end of the year and the Real Estate market is changing. As a first time home buyer, you will want to know these 3 crucial elements prior to starting your search.#1 Make ...

Is Looking For A New Home Overwhelming You
Be close to it all: exciting neighborhoods, thriving arts, great food, and tons to do! I know looking for an apartment can be time consuming, and sometimes stressful.Here's how my ...

How To Get A Great Deal On Your Lease Term
#DidYouKnow: Winter is an off season for apartment rentals which means it's one of the best times to find some pretty great deals on your lease terms. Don't believe me? Check ou...

The Mortgage Report Keeping A Close Eye On Interest Rates When To Refinance
Bob Johnson of Wallick & Volk shares some great information ahead of this week's Federal Reserve rate decision. Are you keeping a close eye on interest rates? Find o...

Ever Wondered What Salary You Would Need To Buy A House In A Different City
Ever wondered what salary you would need to buy a house in a different city? Leah looks at 27 cities around the country, noting their average house price and what salary it would t...

Toyota Relocation From Los Angeles
$554,900 - Beautiful & Spacious winning combination on this 5 BD | 4.5 BA | 4,528 Sq. Ft home in #PLANO area. GREAT listing for any #Toyota relo's. ***** This home is only 13...

To FSBO Or Not To FSBO
Homeowners trying to sell their homes on their own — for-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) — are driven by several reasons.  Although most of them want to save money that they w...

Prices Of Homes Sold By Real Estate Agents Has Risen By 10 Percent
This past August, DFW homebuyers saw some of the biggest price increases in the country. According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Dallas-area prices...

Great Leasing Opportunity In Garland Under 1200
$1,195 - Great #LEASING Opportunity in #Garland! 3 Bd / 2 Ba / 1,872 Sq Ft - Nice sized lot for your babies, and fur babies, to play!!Click HERE For More Info...

BREAKING ONeil FordDesigned Penson House On Armstrong To Be Demolished Lute Riley New Owner
I enjoy Candy's Dirt.  Candy Evans is an internet entrepreneur and one of the nation’s leading real estate bloggers. She is renowned in the industry as a social media futuri...

Museum Tower Listing Of The Day
3 BD | 3BA | 3,067 SQ FT A closet like this, in a hi rise? A definite must see! The designer made great use of the space by improvising rather than compromising. 1918 Olive Stre...

Myth Busters The Loan Approval Process Can Be Crazy
There are a lot of myths out there that are easy for you to get caught up on when looking for a new home or selling your house to buy another. This Myth-Busters Blog is to highligh...

All About Carrollton Texas Neighborhood Incentives
Did you know that Carrollton,Texas has designed many programs to help maintain the neighborhood integrity? Residential Incentives-Neighborhood IMPACTPlease click here&nbs...

All About CARROLLTON TEXAS
Looking to move but ant figure out where? Why not check out Carrollton, Texas? You'd be amazed at how much Carrollton has to offer.http://http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/home/...

Are Real Estate Investments A Problem For DPD And Fire Pension System
I have been reading about the DPD and Fire Department pension all week...heartbreaking.  Some of the pension holders are doing whatever it takes to secure their future.  ...

The Cost Of Living On The Death Start Pt 2
Part 2: Complexes Strike BackOkay, so in truth, the title is a bit misleading. The thought may be that I am specifically talking about the cost of living on the Death Star. Yes, we...

Great News For Existing Homeowners
Market Values Remain Strong!The Dallas area is one of the U.S. cities where home prices have risen the most since the last housing market peak.Only Denver and the Austin-Round Rock...

Gorgeous White Rock Lake Home Under 1MM
4 BD | 5.5 BA | 2 Car Garage | 3,940 Sq Ft. This home in LAKEWOOD NORTH ESTATES is offered at $949,900. VERY close to White Rock Trail, one of my personal favs in DALLAS. The tr...

Real Estate Market Stats For SFRs And Condos In Highland Park TX
This post presents valuable information for anyone who is considering buying a house in Highland Park. One of the reasons Highland Park residential real estate is so desirable...

Have You Ever Heard A Realtor Say Hip Pocket And Wonder What They Are Talking About
#HipPocket - If you are like me, you may be sitting there scratching your head wondering what on earth I am talking about.  You may even be too shy to ask: "What is ...

Myth Busters Down Payments
There are a lot of myths out there that are easy for you to get caught up on when looking for a new home or selling your house to buy another. This Myth-Busters Blog is to highli...

Tis The Season
Tis The Season... To be jolly? Well at least it should be! Heres the good news, we can all have a jolly season. How? Keep Reading.Why not just DECIDE to be happy! I know ...

The Cost Of Living On The Death Star Pt 1
Part 1: A New Hunt If you’re moving to a galaxy far far away, you could be faced with some serious challenges when it comes to looking for a place to live. Should you choose...

LAKE LIVING IN LIKE NEW HOME IN GREENVILLE TEXAS
Escape to the lake!  If you're a fan of Fixer-Upper style decor, you will fall in love with this charming 'like new' home built in 2010.  Full of character and so invitin...

Dallas Home Prices Continue To Climb
This past August, DFW homebuyers saw some of the biggest price increases in the country. According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Dallas-area prices...

Myth Busters FSBOs
There are a lot of myths out there that are easy for you to get caught up on when looking for a new home or selling your house to buy another. This Myth-Busters Blog is to highligh...

Texas Cities Rank High In Job Growth
A recent article from Abodo lists the Best Cities for Job Seekers, which compares job density data for the top 25 most populous cities in the US. They list the top 10 cities f...

Organized Chaos
Organized chaos is a series of blogs that highlights great organization efforts and ideas in the home. While my speciality is on Real Estate and I am very organized in that manner,...

NORTH DALLAS GOLF AND WATER VIEWS
New Listing in sought-after Bent Tree Fairways in North Dallas expanded and remodeled by luxury homebuilder Hawkins-Welwood Homes. Awarded D Magazines Best Home Builders ...

Personality Marketing Is Paying Off
Dotty Griffith sums up the marketing tactics that have contributed to my companies’ incredible growth in the December 2016 issue of D Magazine. While my approach may not be ...

Building A Home For The Ones You Love
I am a dog lover. Growing up I had the opportunity to experience life with three pets: 2 German Shepard's and 1 Malamute Husky. After I got married, but before I bought a home, I f...

Oak Lawn May Be The Next Uptown
Dallas’ booming Uptown district has the highest rents in the city—new office buildings in the area are now asking more than $50/square foot, which is almost 2x citywide re...

UNT Dallas Is Growing
As part of DART’s Blue Line extension, a new train station has opened at UNT Dallas. It cost $104 million to add two stops, UNT Dallas and Camp Wisdom, which are expected to incr...

Open House At Bent Tree Forest Condominiums
Hey Everybody!I've got warm cookies again, this time at 5335 Bent Tree Forest Lane #226G in Dallas.  Now, these cookies are for chocolate lovers only:Peanut Butter Chocolate C...

The Joy And Pain Of Downsizing Part 1
When I started this blog post I looked up “downsizing home” on the Internet and what came up was page after page after page of how to “ease the transition for your aging pare...

Texas Eminent Domain
Eminent domain proceedings need to be more fair. Because public good was never meant to ride on the backs of property owners, Gene Hall says in Your Texas Agriculture Minute. ...

Walsh Ranch Development
For More Information Contact Claude Choate, Choate Farm & Ranch Realty 214.727.3316  claude.choate@gmail.com...

Walsh Ranch Update
WALSH RANCHWalsh Ranch  UpdateAt a recent informational meeting of local realtors and Republic Property Group (RPG) representative, Landry Burdine, details of the new Master-P...

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This Is My Town
Dallas Morning News just released their 2016 Best Neighborhood list based on livability factors such as schools, safety, attractiveness, pet-friendliness and commute time.  To...

It May Be November But Dont Count Out Real Estate
Happy November!! Can you believe it is already November? Seems like this year has flown by, but maybe because the market has been hot we have been too busy to pay attention. I...

New High Rises In The Works
    Driving around Dallas you can see cranes at work on new high rise buildings, and they are just going to keep working. Southern Land, a company based out of ...

Record Development In Record Time
    The area North of Dallas along the Dallas North Tollway is booming. With the Dallas Cowboy’s new training center opening, multiple Fortune 500 companies r...

Comics And House Sanctum Sanctorum
Greetings comic book fans and home enthusiast! This blog is about sharing and comparing comic book hero homes with homes that could relatively match in Dallas. Maybe not to the ...

Dallas Conference Attracts Thousands Of Real Estate Professionals
        Dallas held the Urban Land Institute’s (UIL) Fall meeting this past week and it brought over 6,000 real estate professionals. The ...

Did You Know You Can Use A Real Estate Agent To Rent An Apartment
Did You Know… You Can Use a Real Estate Agent to Rent an Apartment?        Whether it’s your first year out of college, or your 5th ...

DFW Workforce Environment Attracts Big Companies
    Toyota, Chase, and State Farm are among a long list of companies who have decided to grow their offices in the Dallas area. Together, these companies have b...

Mockingbird Station Development Opportunity
    It’s time to take advantage of the land around Mockingbird Station. Mockingbird Station boasts 11 parking lots, and the DART is ready for developers to co...

From Living Life To A Life Worth Living
Before I started on this journey into a new profession, and before I was working at it part-time, I struggled with the idea of full-time entrepreneurship vs. full-time job and part...

5 BEDROOM IN PRESTONWOOD JUST REDUCED
Just reduced to $589,000 - Gorgeous 5 Bedroom 3.1 Baths in sought-after Prestonwood.*  Convenient to Addison restaurants and entertainment.  Easy access to Downtown ...

STUNNING WEST PLANO RENOVATED HOME
PRICED AT $449,500 - Located in West Plano, this 4 bedroom home has 3.1 baths with amazing open floor plan totaling 4,015 sq. ft.   This gem has been completely reno...

Gorgeous New Construction Ready For Move In
Have you thought about selling your home but stress over what could be next? Does the idea of a fixer-up or lengthy construction process have you reluctant to make your move? ...

3118 ROSS AVENUE
3118-4 ROSS AVE. Unit 7Searching for the perfect place to call home with fabulous views, beautiful finishes, and that is centrally located? Come check out this beautiful ...

Beautiful Renovation In West Plano
Introducing 8721 Havant Lane in West Plano.  Tour this beautiful, completely transformed Goodman home with paint, marble, tile, stain and fixture...

LAKEWOOD Luxury Home Open Sunday
6137 Llano Avenue OPEN SUNDAY 2- 4 PMStunning open concept floor 4,502 square feet plan with 5 Bedrooms,  4.5 baths and Gunite Pool just one house away from Tietze P...

My First Flip Home
Most people, most intelligent and rational people that is, will ease into flipping houses.  Perhaps start with a nice three-bedroom, two-bathroom starter home to cut their t...

Fall Horse Health Checklist
Every change in season can bring with it challenges to your horse’s health. Here’s how to get ahead of the curve and set your horse up for success this Fall!Fall Horse Health C...

Real Estate Agent Vs Realtor Vs Broker
I have been approached on numerous occasions about what the difference is between a Real Estate Agent, Realtor and a Broker. Let me put your mind at ease and explain! Please read b...

Avoid These Comments When Youre Buying A Home
Sometimes you need to keep a poker face when you’re buying a home. It’s not in your best interest to be totally candid with the seller and listing agent when you’re consideri...

Five Tips For Firsttime Buyers
No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistake...

No Time Like The Present
Thinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place? Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in the housing market, now ...

Five Ways You Can Get Earnest Money Back
No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistake...

616 Arbor Creek Drive Desoto Tx
http://matrix.ntreis.net/matrix/shared/5bDlG8tJXg/616ArborCreekDriveThis one of a kind 5 bed 2 bath 2 story home is brilliantly laid out for any family big or small! The flooring t...

1047 Mallard Pointe Cedar Hill TX
This stunning Lot is just under 1 acre not included the Corp of Engineer land full of lush trees just before you hit the lake! Salvage one of the best views in Cedar Hill and build...

Classic Texas Style
15500 County Road 431$675,000 Farm&Ranch 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,437 Sqr Ft, Lindale Just Listed75771 - Classic texas style! Bring your horses to this beautiful east texas ranch w ...

Open House 4812 Live Oak Dallas TX 75204
Location, Location, Location. Great duplex that's unoccupied so you can set the RENTS. Updated kitchens & baths. Downstairs unit offers secondary private door access to guest ...

Special Provisions Water Language For Texas Sellers
Special Provisions Water Language for Texas SellersAll owners—including commercial—selling property adjoining certain bodies of water must disclose to buyers that the water lev...

Texas Land Sales Up In Volume And Price
Texas small land sales were the strongest segment of the Texas real estate market in 2015, with double-digit increases in sales and price per acre, according to the Texas Small Lan...

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Let's talk about Belize and the Norwegian Cruise Line trip that I just came back from! Firstly, I recommend spending a couple days in Miami before you board the ship and another da...

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So, I am absolutely positive that I am with the best brokerage in the Universe! I appreciate the energy in the office and abundance of training opportunities throughout the week! T...

Buyers Chasing Rising Home Prices 2016
Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a con...

Is The Housing Market Still Hot
According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index,homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from...

5 Patio HotSpots In Weatherford Texas
WEATHERFORD NIGHTLIFE5 Patio HotSpots in Weatherford“Parker County is superb for good eats, a relaxing drink, and a great time. These are the best places in area to enjoy, not on...

You Too Can Be Like Americas Team The Dallas Cowboys
How bout Dem Cowboys!!!Do you dream to be like America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys? I bet you do--wearing your silver and blue. Well, it's easy to do. Quite simple actually. Ju...

Whats Driving Home Prices
In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week,Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and inve...

DFWs Interesting History
DFW’s Interesting HistoryDFW is a land of promise, a hotbed of brisket, and all around a darn good place to raise your family! We have an amazing history here in the DFW as part ...

7 Alternative Lead Sources
What are you doing to build a diverse source of incoming leads? Prospecting in real estate could be compared to fishing, it's important to have multiple "lines" in the water. Relyi...

15 BadAss Closing Gift Ideas
Congratulations! You are about to successfully close another real estate deal and now it's time to pick the perfect closing gift.A closing gift has two purposes; 1. To thank your c...

Should I Submit An Offer Over The Appraised Value Of A Home
The price of real estate is simple...supply and demand creates price. However, the notion of bidding $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50 thousand over appraised value isn't simple, nor...

100 Percent Disabled Veterans Pay Zero Property Tax
One of the most enjoyable part of being a REALTOR is to help veterans purchase a home. Most of the veteran that I have worked with are first time home buyers and were una...

OPEN HOUSE FOR A VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
Open House: Very Motivated Seller2618 Clearfield Lane Frisco, TX 75034Time: 12 till 3pmCome tour this beautiful home, fall in love, and make an offer!!!#Frisco #MotivatedSeller #Ro...

Epic DIY Summer Life Hacks
Epic DIY Summer Life HacksWritten by Jessica Oliverjessicaoliver@rogershealy.comOkay, so as you know, tomorrow is Saturday (does a little happy dance…). And if you love me as muc...

Time Is Money
Okay, time for a much needed pow- wow. What are the two most valuable assets that you have in life? Take your time and really think about it. I’m willing to bet that you’re goi...

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Whether you're a Baby Boomer, Generation X-er or a millennial, retirement is on the mind.However, each generation has different ideas about retirement.Merrill Edge's retirement stu...

21 Things You Probably Did Not Know About DFW
21 Things You Probably Didn't Know About DFWTexas in general has a very rich history that I think we can all agree that we’re all more than a little proud to tell people about th...

Rent Or Buy Whats Your Why
What’s Your Why?So you’re looking for a new place to live. Are you looking for an apartment?  Are you looking to buy a home? These are tough questions that we all face, bu...

Should I Get My Next House Today
Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your curre...

Cowboy Hot Tub Time Machine
Buying or Selling Real Estate in Texas?We make dreams come true! 214.727.3316 Www.ntxhorseproperties.com#CowboyClaude #CowboyHotTub#RHALandandLake #RHADFW#Texas...

Mothers Day Open House
http://claude.rhadfw.com/property/37-13354549-2323-Lawndale-Drive-Dallas-TX-75211Open House Sun 2-4 pm. Happy Mother's Day! 2323 Lawndale Ave, Dallas, TX 75211For all your DFW...

Springtime In Texas
http://hotpropertydfw.blogspot.com/2016/03/springtime-in-texas.htmlSpringtime in Texas. Looking to buy your dream ranch?Call Claude 214.727.3316NTXHorseProperties.com#CowboyCl...

Who Owns Texas Water
Click on the link below to learn about Texas Water Law:http://texaswater.tamu.edu/water-law...

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The Star-Telegram reported on natural-gas industry data that shows that there are no active rigs drilling anywhere in the two-dozen county region of North Texas unde...

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Fast-growing Spreemo, a New York City-based health care platform that helps large companies, insurance carriers and third party administrators manage care for their injured employe...

What Up With Housing Supply 2016
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Exis...

Ultimate Local Farmers Market List
Note: Many markets have Facebook pages as well as websites. Facebook pages are included here if the name is confusing or it’s the primary information source.Coppell Farmers ...

Five Ideas For Repurposing Unused Items
You undoubtedly have some items in your home that you’d like to get rid of or you’re having trouble finding a use for. Rather than throwing them out, consider repurposing them....

Five Apps For Easy Home Decorating
Technology has made it easier than ever to bring your home decor ideas to reality. There are countless smartphone apps that help you plan a space or do some valuable comparative sh...

Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. T...

Five Ideas That Can Dramatically Improve Your Living Room
Can’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here are five ideas that can dramatically im...

Instant Home Makeovers
Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look a...

The New And Improved Doorbell
You’re probably familiar with devices like Nest, which use smart technology to automate your thermostat and save you money. Think of Ring as the Nest of doorbells. It’s a produ...

How Hot Is The Home Market
42% of homes across the country were on the market for less than a month, which is the highest it’s been since July 2015 (43%) READ MORE !David D McElroy ...

How To Fact Check The Internet
Fishy headlines.Search the exact headline on Bing or Google. If it’s fake, you’ll see links disputing it. Also check Snopes.com and reported.ly.Visit the site.Go to the so...

The Savings Of Home Ownership
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 1...

3 Ps To Selling Your Home
In today's market, buyers are extremely savvy, informed, and focused when buying a home. The days of the uninformed buyer are dead. So when selling a home, refer to the 3 P'...

Whats It Worth
Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's worth?...

Budget Friendly Projects With A Big ROI
Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are ...

How Do HOAs Work
When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar pl...

Spring Means Home Tours
Spring means flowers, warmer temps and home tours! Check out this handy little guide of all of the upcoming home tours. ...

Thanks KOBE
This morning, I woke up inspired and energized…after watching Kobe drop 60 points at 37 years old, after 20 years in the NBA, and a host of injuries…I have no excuse not to c...

North Dallas Explosion
The robust, real estate market of Dallas-Metroplex is ranked in the top 5 throughout the nation. But North Dallas is exploding. This is mainly due to great schools districts,...

Simply The Best Thai In Frisco
When seeking Thai food in Frisco, we do have a few choices; however, one restaurant is simply the best Thai food around…Thai Green Village. It’s on Preston south of Rolater R...

Apr 13 2016 15821 2
Toyota is finding the North Texas workforce to be strong as the company starts to fill newly created positions in Plano as well as jobs of employees who are opting out of the move ...

Apr 13 2016 15821 1
Dallas alcohol companies Prairie Creek Beverages and Southwest Distillery & Winery are merging to form production and distribution company Southwest Spirits & Wine.No jobs will be ...

Apr 12 2016 15821 1
Even though everything is bigger in Dallas, it isn't a city historically known for its million-dollar home listings when compared to other markets in terms of volume.That's quickly...

The Secret To Home Buying Downpayment
You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You ThinkIn a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a ...

Highland Park Just Got Even More Fabulous
3502 Lindenwood AVE  offered at 2,245,000To see ALL the information and pictures as well as search for other homes click HERE >>> http://bit.ly/Lindenwood3502Fla...

Apr 4 2016 15821 1
Soft-drink makers have a new way to pitch their sweet beverages: They contain sugar.Boylan Bottling Co.’s line of a dozen soda flavors touts “cane sugar” in capital letters o...

Buy A Home Now Or Wait A While
Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ...

Three Home Projects That Will Get You Top Dollar For Your Home
    Selling your home can be stressful as well as exciting. You want your home to sellquickly and for the maximum amount the market will bear. The best way achi...

Home Staging Does It Make A Difference
It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long...

3 Misconceptions When Getting A Home Loan
Buying is the New Leasing...Get ahead of the curve and go ahead and get pre-approved today. If your thinking that your credit isn't good enough or you want to pay off a credit card...

How To Prepare A Home For Sale
Selling a home can be difficult but here are a few tips to make the process easier. Follow and they will led you to the Path to SOLD!!! Make the mental decision to let go of your ...

Subdivision Yard Sales
Yard Sales... I have never had a Yard Sale, Garage Sale or even sold anything on Ebay or Craiglist but this weekend, will be the first!  My subdivision Lone Star Ranch in Fris...

FSBO Secrets
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by ...

Mar 24 2016 15821 6
More Americans Are Again Moving to Suburbs Than CitiesENLARGESuburbs have been outpacing cities in population growth for decades. In 2001, suburbs grew about 1.2% while cities grew...

Mar 24 2016 15821 5
IT’S BEEN OVER 40 years since John T. Molloy’s “Dress for Success” came out in 1975, unleashing the concept of “power-dressing” and legions of big-shouldered blaze...

Mar 24 2016 15821 4
The day begins with a number. It might be 127 or 83 or, on a good day, 58. You can ignore it for a while, figuring it won’t look so daunting after you’ve had another cup of cof...

Mar 24 2016 15821 3
On Tuesday evening, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance president and CEO — with an assist from former homeless czar/current Mayor Mike Rawlings — delivered some bad news ...

Mar 24 2016 15821 2
Craft beer experienced a banner year in 2015, and if the astonishing number of new breweries that popped up in Dallas-Fort Worth didn't already convince you, a new report...

Mar 24 2016 15821 1
Uber introduced its first stand alone app in Dallas on Tuesday! The new UberEATS APP delivers dishes from 100 local restaurants! The hours of opperation are daily from 10 a.m. to 1...

Calling In A Professional
Renovating your home can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. How much should you spend? Who should you trust? Who’s the best contractor/architect/designer/etc. in town? If you...

Dont Forget About Homeowner Tax Breaks
One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s important to take advantage of t...

Happier Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors make for a beautiful, stunning addition to your home. However, they can bring new cleaning and maintenance challenges that aren’t present with carpet. Here are so...

Refinancing The Right Move
The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home. There’s no one-siz...

Five Maintenance Resolutions For Your Home
We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are...

Price Reduction On Munger Place Stunner
5025 JUNIUS STREET DALLAS, TX offered for 599,000 BEDS BATHS HALF BATHS SQR FOOTAGE L...

Home Prices 2016
In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National As...

Luxury Lease Open House In Oak Lawn SAT March 18th 1 TO 3
3912 Rawlins ST OPEN HOUSEOPEN HOUSE MARCH 19TH SATURDAY 1-3 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON THE SPOT! ONLY 2 UNITS LEFT!$2,495-2,695/MO Lease 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,104-...

Home Prices And Interest Rate Trends
As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, yo...

Are Real Estate Prices About To Fall 2016
We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created concern in some pundits that a housing bubble, like we saw ten years ago, i...

5 TIPS TO BUYING A HOME
#5: No Sudden MovesBanks want consistency, so during the loan process keep your money in the bank; don’t open or close any credit lines, and no new major purchases. The goal is...

Building Wealth With Real Estate
There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. As we have said before, mortgage intere...

Whats The Best Reason To Own A Home
Yesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership makes sense, financially. Today we wanted to touch on the emotional or ‘real’ reasons that many Americans strive...

OPEN 3008 Lovers LN
                             3008 Lovers Lane$1,649,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 5,75...

The Suite Life Of A DFW Realtor
Everyday my goal for myself is learn something new.  I go to every training and will never turn down an experience to grow.  Almost two months ago I joined a wonderful co...

Feb 23 2016 15821 2
When Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) began looking for a new operational headquarters location in Dallas following the acquisition of the company by Dallas-based Energy Transf...

Feb 23 2016 15821 1
Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) has promoted Chris Jacobsen, 50, to chief marketing officer.Jacobsen has been with the Louisville-based restaura...

Feb 22 2016 15821 1
Today is national margarita day!! Guess how much the most expensive margarita is, it is $1200. Do you know where the most expensive margarita is sold in Dallas TX? It is Javier's ,...

Home Prices Over Next 60 Months
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Feb 19 2016 15821 2
Instead of buying a sad old box of chocolates for your significant other, we suggest taking your sweetheart on a tour of open houses.Enough with the half-hearted attempts at romanc...

Feb 19 2016 15821 1
The financial market unrest this year is turning into a real boon for U.S. consumers who plan to purchase a home-—and for existing homeowners who could benefit from refinancing.C...

Feb 18 2016 15821 2
In late 2015, it looked to be wise to lock yourself into a fixed rate mortgage, with the looming prospect of a Bank Rate rise.But gloomy economic data from around the world has qua...

Feb 18 2016 15821 1
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will aim to keep interest rates to a target between 0.25 and 0.5 percent through March. The Fed turned heads in December by fin...

Whats Driving Home Prices 2016
During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the l...

Grow Net Worth Over 4000 Percent
Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey...

Chic And Stylish Listing Is A Must SEE
1900 W 10th ST has set a new standard when it comes to live/work space! Uber chic and ultra stylish, this is what everyone is talking about. http://bit.ly/AllPicturesThis...

Home Sales 2016 Exploding
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December. This was slightly longe...

Feb 3 2016 15728 1
One of the most recognized homes in the Park Cities is now on the market! 4208 shenandoah is a flawlessly built Cy Barcus home, situated on an oversized, 90' wide lot. Extraor...

Feb 5 2016 17520 2
New Farmer's Market in Frisco! This is very exciting news for my fellow Frisco residents. Please contact me if you have any questions about Frisco properties or any other prop...

Feb 5 2016 17520 1
💕Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here is a list of fun and romantic ideas for you and your date to do in the DFW area. Have fun! 💕http://http://www.dallasnews.com/...

GET YOUR OPEN HOUSE TICKET
WOO HOO! YOUR INVITED!!!2824 N. Hall- OPEN HOUSEClick the Link Below to sign up!>>>>>http://bit.ly/REGISTER4FREE<<<<<Uptown Luxury Living at...

Vickery Lease On Fleek
75206 - Totally updated single family detached home, right in the heart of the highly sought after vickery place! Updates completed in february 2015. Updates include: new roof, new...

Feb 2 2016 15824 1
So many home owners and those searching for their dream home run to Zillow to help them with their home search or to even help them price their home. I in fact have had severa...

Dont Wait To List Your Home
People have asked me when the best time to list their home is. When is the market hot?? Well the answer is NOW. The market is hot now, and its only getting hotter. Many companies, ...

Does Owning A Home Build Wealth
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic simil...

Top 5 Luxury New Construction In Uptown Dallas
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Top 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Dallas
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Open House At 2011 Vista Drive Lewisville
Join me this Sunday, January 31st from 2-4PM, at my beautiful new hip pocket listing in Lewisville. Let's cap off an amazing first month of the new year by previewing this rar...

Do It For The Dogs
4207 Camden Avenue is for sale. $490,000 single family with 4 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and 2,802 square feet.But you know what is really really awesome? 1% of the sale of...

Jan 27 2016 15821 3
In a move considered unthinkable even a few months ago, congressional leaders have agreed to lift te nation's 40-year ban on oil exports, a historic action that reflects the politi...

Jan 27 2016 15821 2
Dallas it the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston &nbs...

Jan 27 2016 15821 1
Texas economic prosperity continues to make luxury home sales one of the strongest sectors of the Texas housing market, especially in the $1million to $1.5 million range. The lot a...

2016 Home Values For Buyers And Sellers
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest increase...

Curb Appeal The Headshot For Your Home
Hello again,I hope my blogs have help some you gather ideas, motivated, or inspired you to try something new or look at your home in a different way. My goal is to help the average...

Everything You Need To Know About Richardson Texas
Richardson, Texas sometimes gets overlooked. It is home of The University of Texas at Dallas, and has a very high concentration of telecommunications companies. In its 28 squa...

5 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Professional
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, it can be quite the journey! To navigate this process, you should have an experienced Real Estate Professional assist in leadin...

How TRID Affects Closings
Does anyone have any good articles they can post that show the affects that TRID has on closings in 2016?  And, how we can use this information to educate our sellers on how t...

Now Is The Time
Dallas Texas Real Estate Market – 3 Reasons why it’s A Great Time to Buy a Home2015 was a great year for buying a home in the Dallas Texas Real Estate market and now that th...

Home Buying 101 Secrets
There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house befor...

Why You Are Moving To Uptown
I started www.MyUptownBubble.com for those who live in the Uptown Bubble or want to very soon.  Many of my clients are moving from Plano, Frisco, and White Rock into the heart...

HIP POCKET In Uptown Dallas
HIP POCKET ALERT! Will never go on MLS!2011 Cedar Springs. Right in the heart of Uptown, Dallas! This stunning split level condo will be listed at $995,000.00. It is a 2,359 s...

Finding The Right Realtor
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

Selling Older And Historic Homes In Texas
As a REALTOR with a specialty in older and historic properties, I am often called upon by agents across the country who may be working with a seller of a historic home in another s...

Seal The Deal With Kitchens And Bathrooms
Hello everyone,    So I could almost call this one part 3 of my blogs for this month. I think the you could call the theme "Investing with Style" which has been an enjoya...

Bath Trends Of 2016
It's me again with more trends for 2016!  Let's talk bathrooms.  This is one of my favorite rooms of the house.  It's a room everyone uses several times a day and a ...

To Be Trendy Or Not
Hello again,    So if you read my recent blog entitled "I spy the color grey" then this blog will seem like part 2 to that one. Each month all of my blogs will all kind o...

Jan 11 2016 15824 1
Hate your Master Bath? If you are in need of an upgrade or a total gut job for your #masterbath but don't know what you should spend, then guess no more!  There is a basi...

Home Buyer Questions Answered
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be ful...

I Spy The Color Grey
    So here now here we are at the start of 2016, a new year, new trends, and new starts in everyone lives. Some people tend to make changes to themselves, othe...

Is Buying A Home A Good Investment
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained...

Highland Park Open House
Open House Saturday 12-2 Saturday 1/8/16Beautiful Bella Vita new construction, grand Mediterranean style, 6,728 square feet of luxury in an open floor plan. Great for entertaining....

The 3 Things You Need To Know About Same Sex Home Ownership
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Jan 7 2016 15824 1
Behind the Pink Wall....if you have grown up in the Park Cities or Preston Hollow area you know exactly what I am talking about. The famous pink wall was named by Ebby Halliday and...

Why Families Buy Homes
Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions ...

Selling A Home For Top Price In Dallas
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association ...

Can You Sell Your Home On Your Own
Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professiona...

Why You Should List Your Home In January
I've had some clients ask me if they should wait until the Spring to list their home versus the beginning of the year. Yes, the grass is greener and more flowers bloom in the Sprin...

Dec 22 2015 17520 1
Still haven't seen Christmas lights yet? Bring the family to the many North Dallas attractions, or take that special someone on a carriage ride through the prestigious Highland Par...

Will Home Prices Drop In 2016
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Dec 17 2015 15821 2
The main driver of Toyota’s move from Torrance, California, was housing costs.It wasn’t so much that we don’t tax income.It was really about affordable housing. That’s what...

Dec 17 2015 15821 1
The public pronouncement by central bank policy makers that the economy is strong enough to withstand a rate hike may give American consumers reason to believe that it's safer to b...

Do You Need Help Navigating Schools In North Dallas
Many times when people want to move to North Dallas, they cringe because of the lack of “good schools”.  This is a myth, but you need the help of someone who knows their w...

Hidden Cost Of Owning A Home
As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about price bu...

The TEN COMMANDMENTS When Applying For A Mortgage
Buying a new home can be a nerve racking process especially when doing it for the first time.  We all have our dream home in mind, but obtaining that dream home is contingent ...

Home Prices Trends Today
CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over th...

The Dallas Marathon Is Here
For people that live near or along the Dallas Marathon route, this weekend is either one that they look forward to or loathe. They will either sit on their lawn, drinking mimosas a...

Should I Really Use A REALTOR
-You need someone up to date on real estate's ever changing market.-REALTORS® have access to information that you don't necessarily have access to. Access that can be very very he...

Should You Wait Until Spring To Sell
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association...

Dec 6 2015 15821 2
Downtown Plano is about to blow up with tons of new development coming up in about 60 days. Will have that urban dowtown feel and the covenience of 75 and George Bush Fwy and The D...

Dec 6 2015 15821 1
Irving is getting a facelift! New construction in the urban center and updates to Hwy 1831. The city has already received funding for the rail stations at the location of the forme...

In Search Of The Perfect Tree
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas tree?  Don't want to buy your tree at Lowe's or Home Depot?  Don't want to travel all the way to an East Texas Christmas tree fa...

Whats Happening With Home Rental Costs Next Year
Below are quotes from experts as well as industry reports & articles that cover the residential rental market in the U.S.The experts…Zillow Chief Economist Svenja Gudel...

Dec 1 2015 15730 1
It's December 1st!  2015 has really flown by.  Even though we have 3 weeks until Christmas and the Holidays are here, real estate is still booming in DFW.  Why not h...

Having Trouble Finding THE PERFECT Gift
Try visiting a Christmas Market!  An awesome one is taking place this week, and it benefits a good cause, the St. Monica School PTO!  It’s called Socking Stuffers and S...

Are You Making Someone Else Wealthy
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with...

Your Home And Your Wealth
There are many reasons, both financial and non-financial, that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream. One of the biggest reasons is the fact that it helps b...

Holiday Home Shopping
As we draw closer to the end of the year, we have so many things to do- prepare for Thanksgiving, and get ready for the holidays!  This is a wonderful time of year to look at ...

Top 5 Reasons To Buy A House Now
1. Interest Rates Are Still LowMortgage interest rates are still low—for now.A 30-year-fixed-rate loan now averages 4.16%, according to Freddie Mac, but many economists believe w...

Are Open Office Concepts The Wave Of The Future Or The Demise Of Corporate America
Are you a company that’s on the cutting edge?  Do you want a more collaborative work environment?  Then you may consider an “open-office” floor plan.  What is ...

Winter Real Estate Market Update
People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of ...

The Best Places In Dallas Fort Worth To See Holiday Lights
Yes, it is almost that time of year: time for the holiday light displays around Dallas-Fort Worth. Although we've got another week or so left until Turkey Day, we thought we'd...

Nov 14 2015 15730 1
The real estate market is still hot, and just because the holidays are right around the corner, it's still a great time to buy.  With HPISD building new school and adding one ...

Historical Homes Of Fort Worth Texas
I'm lucky.  I live in a gorgeous neighborhood in #FortWorth surrounded by amazing well built homes dating back to the late 1800's.  And even more lucky is I live rig...

How To Build Wealth
There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home ow...

Is Buying A Home The Right Thing For You
Is it better to buy or rent a home today?Considering whether or not the time is right to buy your first home? If you're looking to move to a single-family residence, you can chose ...

My Battle Cry Is Keep Deep Ellum Funky
There are some serious plans being made for Deep Ellum.  Developers have some large scale projects going into an area that’s always been known for residents and businesses t...

The First Step In Buying A Home
I am starting my next blog series for FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS. There are many steps to be taken when buying your first home so this blog today is about Step #1 - Finding a ...

What About Interest Rates
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to loo...

How Am I To Fit In This Tiny House
As I thumb through the channels just before bed last night I came across a reality show centered around "Tiny Houses" - think Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters", but instead of so...

To Brunch Or Not To Brunch
A typical Sunday in Dallas consists of many things for many people.  For the devout among us, the Sunday service is a tradition.  For the sinful among us, it's the day we...

The American Dream
There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A studyby&...

Is A Home Inspection Required
Before you buy a home, one of the things that you should do is have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive enough - why should you c...

What Does A Realtor Realy Do
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s mar...

Can The City Of Dallas Take My House Through Eminent Domain
This is never, ever, ever a question I like to hear, because, let's be honest: it is a scary prospect: the city (or another government agency) using the legal concept of "eminent d...

What Are The Safest Neighborhoods In Dallas
Almost constantly, I am asked when working with buyers, "What are the safest neighborhoods in Dallas?"And I can't tell you. No REALTOR can tell you this information. Why? Well, let...

I Love My Dallas House But The Streets Are Terrible
How many times have I heard this from people: "I love my house in Dallas, but the streets are terrible!" or "I really want to move to that neighborhood and love that house, but the...

The Best Neighborhood Schools In Dallas
Stay around Dallas real estate any length of time, and you'll hear ample discussion about what "neighborhood schools," in Dallas are the best. REALTORS in North East Dallas mi...

4110 Crossing Lane Hits The Market With A Bang
If you've ever wanted to claim your domain in the Bluffview area of Dallas, 4110 Crossing Lane offers the perfect opportunity to do so! Initially marketed as a hip pocket...

CFBP Stop Foreclosure
CFPB Rules Related to Homeowners Facing ForeclosureIt happens that a lot of times, troubled homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments are further treated unfairly ...

Dazed And Confused Dallas Style
Have you ever cruised Forest Lane?  Chances are if you grew up in North Dallas and you’re over 40, you have!  Okay, I’m dating myself, but I can remember cruising For...

What To Look Forward To In Your Uptown Bubble
    It's no big secret that Uptown is the place to be in Dallas! As an Uptown snob myself, I thrive in what I like to call the "Uptown Bubble.'  With new apartments&...

It Is Fall But It Is Still A Good Time To Buy And Statistics Prove It
Just because we are in the waning months of the year doesn't mean it isn't a good time to buy a house. Or, depending on your neighborhood, to sell a house (We'll get to that part l...

Oct 16 2015 15821 2
North Texas is home to 5 of the top 10 investments in Texas! Which include Deerfield Management company,Hoffman La Roche AG,Foresite Capital Management,$65million round raised by A...

Oct 16 2015 15821 1
The $45billion "boardwalk" district once filled with 11-acre manmade lake ankored by Nebraska Furniture Mart has landed tons of restaurants and 1800 -fan concert venue. It wil...

What To Do If You Cannot Afford To Live Where You Work
Don't laugh: not being able to live where one works--or live near where one works--is a problem, even in a real estate market like that in Dallas-Fort Worth. And, not being able to...

Open Houses You DO NOT Want To Miss
Not one but TWO Open Houses this Sunday! In two of my favorite cities! Which one will I be at? Guess you will have to come by to find out!425 Ripple Creek Dr. in HOUSTON! This...

Fantastic Homes On Tour In Oak Cliff This Weekend
If you love to look at fantastic houses, then this weekend is your weekend! The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League is holding its 2015 Home Tour this weekend, October 17 & 18. ...

If Priced Out Of A Remodeled Home In A Competitive Market Try One Needing Updates
We've seen it time and again: buyers using financing to acquire fully remodeled homes in the present market in Dallas are facing stiff competition. Why are buyers facing stiff...

So Are Urgent Care Centers The New Taco Joint
It seems that there are fads and trends in real estate especially on the commercial level.  Remember when there were neat coffee shops popping up right and left?  Then ma...

Where To Go To Fill Your New Closet This Fall
        As every Dallas-ite know, you're never fully dressed without your Chanel bag and Gucci boots.  So with your expanding wardrobe, you need ...

New Home Sales Surge
"According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly constructed home sales jumped 5.7% mon...

Residential Growth In Southern Dallas
Talk to most REALTORS in Dallas about Southern Dallas and many will look at you like you are crazy. But, the fact of the matter is that there is tremendous growth in the residentia...

Things To Consider When Buying A Condo In Downtown Dallas
Since the 1990s, Downtown Dallas has revitalized significantly, thanks in part to significant growth in available residential spaces. Many of downtown's historic buildings hav...

Being Adaptable As A Real Estate Agent
Next!  That's how it can be sometimes as a Real Estate Agent.  Everyone is disposable.  There is something to the tune of like 30,000 agents in the Dallas/DFW Metrop...

Featured Realtor Alex Prins Brings Diverse Background To Real Estate Industry
By: Joanna England of CandysDirt.comWe love the diverse background that Rogers Healy and Associates Realtor Alex Prins brings to the real estate industry. He’s done everything, i...

Rogers Healy Is Expanding To Pano TX
Rogers Healy and Associates is growing like wild fire.  It's burns with the same desire that Rogers has in his eyes.  He is one of the motivating and busy people that I k...

From Mississippi To Dallas A REALTORS Journey
Hey Ya'll!  It's your favorite REALTOR, Alex Prins, and I couldn't be happier to be making my mark on Dallas.  It's been a long road to Dallas, but I love it here.  ...

White Rock Artist Studio Tour This Weekend
This weekend, October 10-11th, is the White Rock Artist Studio Tour. This year it's got special meaning, because my mom, a new-found and now award-winning artist, is going to ...

JFK Mini Series Featuring James Franco Films In Downtown Dallas
Dallas's infamous Dealey Plaza has once again been transformed into the set of an upcoming JFK production. This time around it's for the mini-series 11-22-63, based ...

Highland Park Luxury Investment Home
Highland Park New construction Ready to move in todayAlmost 7,000 square feet of pure luxury5 bed rooms, 5 full and two half baths, ElevatorThree masonry fireplaces ...

Top 5 Chic And Freak Events To Be At This October
When it comes to Dallas, chic is always in style, but for one month out of the year we show out and let our freak flag fly.  Here are my picks for the Top 5 Chic and Freak eve...

Home Is Where The Heart Is
Home is where the heart is. We all know this expression, but what does it really mean? The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has data tha...

4 Things To Do In Dallas In October
1. Head over to Sundown at the Granada Theatre on Oct. 14th for a free rooftop screening of Ghostbusters. There's been talk of half priced whiskey.2. SMU's Meadows School of the Ar...

Should I Sell My Home Now
"If you are debating listing your house for sale this year or even early next year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale...

For Sale By Owner Or Rogers Healy
It wasn't long ago when my husband and I were trying to sell our University Park home by owner.  We tried for a while.  We had lots of people call, walk through and actua...

North Dallas On The Up And Up
Lots of great things are happening in North Dallas!!!!  Developers have thrown it into high gear when it comes to redefining North Dallas.  It seems that the area between...

One Of A Kind Listing In Houston
One of the perks of working with Rogers Healy and Associates is we can help you with your Real Estate needs ANYWHERE in the U.S…. or even the world! So that brings me to one of...

Old Lake Highlands White Rock Lake Hip Pocket
Want to be walking distance to White Rock Lake, the Bath House, biking and hiking trails, sailing, paddling, bird watching, picnicking, great dog park, and one of the best views of...

7 Things You Can Do In Dallas While I Sell Your House
The last thing you want to think about when selling your home is selling your home. So here is my list of my favorite 7 things you can do in Dallas while I sell your home.One of th...

Lets Talk Uptown
Untitled 5As a recent graduate from Alabama and a San Antonio native, the move to Dallas was definitely one small step for man and one giant leap for me! I’ve always known I want...

The Buzz About Bishop
Untitled 5What is Bishop you ask? This new up and coming area is known as Bishop Arts District located in the area of Oak Cliff. Recently this diamond in the rough has been breakin...

Sep 30 2015 15820 1
This is scandalous!!!!!!  Am I having an affair?No, not cheating on my husband, but I may be cheating on my house.  We’ve had a stable loving relationship with old “C...

Renters It Is About To Get A Lot Worse
Are you feeling the pinch of increasing rent in the Dallas Texas market? Rents are rising at an alarming rate in DFW. What can you do to get ahead of the curve today?"We ...

Sep 29 2015 15821 4
Dallas' leading name in luxury home building, Bob Thompson Homes has been a symbol of preeminent custom homes for the area's leading residents for over 30 years.  The venerabl...

Sep 29 2015 15821 3
Studies show that sitting too long increase the risk for developing dozens of chronic conditions, from diabetes,cancer,and cardiovascular diseases. They also advise against standin...

Sep 29 2015 15821 2
During the month of August North Texas brought in more than $12.5 million in alochol sales alone. Among the highest earning revenue for alcohol include Gexa Energy Pavilion pulling...

Sep 29 2015 15821 1
Toyota began construction 6 months ago in Plano and is still on target to open up 2017.  The $2billion Legacy West development is projected to bring over 4,000 jobs. The plans...

I Want To Buy An Historic House Part 1
"I want to buy an historic house!" It's a phrase we often hear from buyers of residential real estate--particularly in Dallas where the conservation and preservation of reside...

Why I Love Living By White Rock
Every time I take Garland Rd. home around sunset, I always look over at White Rock Lake and think, "THIS is why I live here." You feel like you are out of the city, though you...

Dallas Fort Worth One Of The Hottest Housing Markets In The Country
Dallas Real Estate for SaleIt’s no secret that the housing market in Dallas is hot. In fact, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been ranked one of the hottest housing markets in the ...

Sep 27 2015 15820 1
Can you hear the outdated booty music???  Well, that means the State Fair of Texas is upon us!  Have you ever caught yourself walking down the midway busting a move??? &n...

The State Fair Of Texas Turns 129 But Offers Something New
Today marks the first day of the 129th year of the State Fair of Texas!  This year's theme is "Passport to Texas" and millions are expected to come from far and wide to s...

Price Hike In DFW Home Prices
Reports are showing a 13.8% price increase in DFW Home Prices (AP). Historically, the fall and winter are slower months in the world of real estate, but Dallas doesn't seem to be s...

Mortgage Interest Rate Hike Likely
Yesterday Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, said she expects interest rates begin rising by the end of the year. The Fed meets two more times this year - late October a...

Considering A Historic Home
Considering a Historic Home?Dallas has some amazing historic homes. They have a unique charm and lots of character but the thought of buying one can be somewhat overwhelming. Havin...

Sep 23 2015 15738 1
The Dallas Midtown Vision seeks to build a vibrant urban shopping/dining/outdoor concert destination in North Dallas that creates a sense of community and improves quality of life ...

Chicken Fried Lobster With Champagne Gravy
While the temps are still in the 90s (it is Texas ya’ll), fall is here and that means it’s time for the great State Fair of Texas.  Before you head on over to check out...

Sep 23 2015 15730 1
Since moving to University Park, then on to Highland Park almost 10 years ago, I've noticed so many changes happening within our schools here.  In recent years, Highland Park ...

Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival
Dallas is amazing cultural arts center"The All Star cast of the 'Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival' will take you on an unforgettable journey though break neck rhythms, searing guit...

Real Estate Is Going 3D Thanks To Archilogic
As a lover of both technology and real estate, when I heard about the ability to turn a real estate property into a 3-D model, I was ecstatic. The idea of online customization...

The State Fair Of Texas
It's that time of year again! No, I'm not talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes.... Although, everyone is very excited about their return as well. I'm talking about the State Fair of ...

Sprouts Farmers Market Coming To Lake Highlands Town Center
As confirmed by Dallas Councilman Adam McGough at his townhall meeting on Tuesday night Sprouts Farmers Market will be the anchor tenant at Lake Highlands Town Center. The ant...

Do I Really Need A REALTOR
A lot of people ask this question over and over again. I don't know how many times I have been asked, "What is it that you do all day? Just look at houses?" My response is usually ...


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