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Dallas & North Texas Real Estate Blog | VIP Realty

When it comes to real estate trends for 2018, there is both good news and bad news. The good news is that home sales thus far have been hot in the first quarter of 2018, and sellers are unloading their properties at a profit.

As for the bad news, demand far exceeds supply, and buyers need to be more aggressive and motivated to grab a home this year.

Market Report

Despite 2018 starting with a low inventory, the real estate market has not performed the same way it did 2 years ago. Prices are still significantly high because of low inventory while the multiple offer situations common a few years ago are non-existent.

In general, the market has slightly softened due to several factors. They include the tax reform bill passed in 2017, the

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How to Become a Realtor in Texas A career in real estate in Texas is a profession that is not only demanding but also has its perks and rewards. You have to dedicate yourself to develop and grow as a realtor. Though it may be tasking, becoming a realtor in Texas is not difficult. Here are some pointers on what you need to do to become a realtor in Texas. General Requirements Below are eight important points you need to know if you wish to earn a real estate license in Texas:

1. Be a citizen of the U.S or a lawfully admitted alien.

2. Be at least 18 years of age.

3. Be a legal resident of Texas.

4. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

5. Complete pre-licensing classroom hours in a state accredited real estate school.

6. Complete

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When discussing real estate in Dallas, the focus is Dallas plus all the suburbs in the area. This includes suburbs such as Allen, Plano, Frisco, Southlake, Colleyville, Highland Park, Coppell, and others. They are several factors which make certain suburbs more desirable. Factors such as the cost of homes, public schools and school district ratings, the neighborhood's lifestyle, recreational facilities, and commute times to work and airports are important. Big city living may not suit everybody – but urban areas certainly have their perks.

Allen Texas

Located in Collin County, Allen has a population of roughly 92,000 residents. Commutes to airports can be a bit longer, but reasonable home prices, friendly people and a small town atmosphere makes

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The main goal of a real estate agent is to create the impression of luxury for a home, which becomes the reality and expectation for the prospect. Creating such an impression is important. It demands effective marketing strategies to entice the home buyer. Thus every lead, be it from online listing, listing flyers, advertisements, direct mail or brochures must communicate the story aimed to attract the potential buyer.

You don’t need more marketing or advertising to sell a million-dollar house in a slow market.Your main tools are an effective marketing and advertising strategy. Here are some research-based ideas to help real estate marketers make more sales in a housing market that has gone cold.

1. Incorporate Excellent Photography

Don’t

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A home inspection is one of the more important steps in the home buying process. When done to perfection, a home inspection allows the buyer to have a clear understanding of the property he or she is about to buy. It also provides the seller with the knowledge of which sections of the house need certain improvements.

Importance of a Pre-listing Home Inspection

Home inspections are undertaken on behalf of the buyer so that they (buyer) can know the true condition of the property. Below are the pros of having a pre-listing home inspection:

1. Reduce the stress of selling

Getting a pre-listing inspection can reduce stress surrounding a home sale. In case your home has hidden problems you’re unaware of, an inspection will alert you to such

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Downtown Dallas

Dallas-Fort Worth, also known as the Metroplex, is North Texas’ economic and cultural hub and is also the largest inland metropolitan area in the continental United States. Comprised of 13 Texan counties, this gargantuan territory’s population has grown to a staggering 7,102,796. With these numbers, Dallas-Fort Worth is recognized as the fourth most populous metropolitan region in the US. Dallas-Fort Worth spans approximately 9,286 square-miles, which is roughly larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. With that kind of space, you can be sure to find a ton of fun and interesting things to do while in Dallas-Fort Worth.  Regarding popular tourist destinations in the United States, Dallas-Fort Worth is a definite must-see spot, with a wide

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Dallas offers residents plenty of things to do, no matter where you live. The famous Dallas skyline will serve as the backdrop for anywhere you live. If you want to know what you’ll be able to see out the window, take a bird’s eye view of these Dallas neighborhoods.

Trinity Groves

Tucked in at the bottom of Dallas' Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lies Trinity Grove. It has a great skyline, with the view of downtown Dallas in sight. What makes it different is that it’s a popular entertainment destination, so expect to see theaters, movies, shopping, and other entertainment options in the area.

Southern Methodist University Dallas

The view from this neighborhood is more idyllic and suburban, barring the sprawls of college students dotting the

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Prolonged periods of mild temperatures have made golf a popular outdoor activity in Dallas. Golf communities are common throughout. These communities provide residents with more than just a house to live in.

As a resident, you’ll get access to golf courses and plenty of other amenities. Here are five of the top golf communities in Dallas, Texas.

1. Gleneagle Golf Community

Located in West Plano, this community consists of over 182 residences. The building’s Mediterranean design emphasizes the natural beauty of the area.

Inside the community is the award-winning Gleneagles private country club. The club’s classic charm and state of the art recreational and social amenities provides a social gathering place for the community.

The

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If you have a small fortune and are looking to make a good investment which would reap great benefits for you and your loved ones in the future, then purchasing Dallas condos would be the way to go. The thing about living in condos is that it introduces you to a completely different style of living. Once you start living in a condo, you would come to realize as to how vastly different it is than living in single detached homes. In simple words, you might actually even become quite spoilt for choice. This is because once you start to live in a condo, you might not actually like living anywhere else.

Dallas condos for sale

Now, in the case of high rise condos in Dallas, you would find majority of them to be situated in or near downtown Dallas. In here, you would be able to

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We’re not saying we’re big fans of DFW. Okay, so we are. But don’t just take our word for it when we say that there’s a ton of reasons DFW is a great place to move to.

Healthy Economy

DFW has jobs aplenty and stable business and housing markets. It draws artists and entrepreneurs, families and singles, city folk and nature lovers who stay because the economy is just plain good.

Food

Dallas has more restaurants per capita than even New York. There’s everything from comfort food to eclectic Middle Eastern cuisine.

It Has the State Fair

The State Fair of Texas is big even for Texas, and not just because of Big Tex. The full-scale auto show is just one part of an epic month that includes concerts, food, and college football. You Could Meet a

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