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New Year New Home?

If buying a house is on your “to do” list this year, now is also the time to begin preparing.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on January 05, 2017 in No Category
It’s officially 2017 so let me start by wishing you a happy new year.  In early January, many of us are planning and setting goals for everything we want to do and achieve in the year to come.  While many people think of spring as the primetime home buying season, the winter months often offer an even greater selection, and the opportunity to settle into the new home before warmer months arrive.  If buying a house is on your “to do” list this year, now is also the time to begin prep... read more
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Real Estate Investing: On the Upswing

In the first post of the Real Estate Investing series, we explore real estate’s “safe” reputation for investors and what you sho
Posted by Natalie Arnold on October 06, 2016 in No Category
Real Estate Investing: On the Upswing In the first post of the Real Estate Investing series, we explore real estate’s “safe” reputation for investors and what you should consider when looking at investment properties. LES CHRISTIEOCT, 6 2016 The stock market seems overpriced. You don’t earn beans on bond yields these days. Gold scares you. As for savings accounts: Forget about it. The monthly interest will barely buy a cup of coffee Where can you put that nest egg of yours to work? For ... read more
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Hottest Trends in 2015

What are the hottest trends this year in Real Estate?
Posted by Matthew Young on November 18, 2015 in No Category
What’s hot in 2015?  According to Realtor Mag there is not just 1 hot trend for real estate this year, there are 21.  In December of 2015 Barbara Ballinger predicted her top 21 hot trends for the upcoming year.  (Click here to view article) These trends include colors, floor plans, finishout materials, and bringing technology into the home.  Now short of checking with all current homeowners to see what categories their home improvements fall under, it will be difficult to see what the hott... read more
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What is your Dream Home’s view?

Views of our featured listings at Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors
Posted by Matthew Young on November 10, 2015 in No Category
Homeownership is part of the American dream.  Ask any generation and they will overwhelmingly agree.  The pros outweigh the cons and the American public has spoken.  However, like snowflakes, no two dreams are exactly alike. Some find peace with the waves crashing against the beach.  Others find solace in being nestled in the mountains.  But, not every market has such amenities.  Here is the Dallas/Fort Worth people strive for different views.  All of which are to escape this ... read more
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After half a decade of withering sales and slumping prices, there are strong and diverse signs that the single-family housing market is poised for a rebound. In some metropolitan areas, the market has bottomed, with both sales and prices on the rise and foreclosures on the decline. This contrarian — and largely overlooked — thesis flies in the face of the persistent gloom that has nagged the industry since 2007, when the subprime crisis flared. ... read more
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