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If you are planning to sell your home, one of the things that you might be focusing on is the amount of money that you can expect out of the sale, often forgetting to enter the closing costs in the picture. A number of reasons can be behind this. For one, the closing costs typically come toward the end of the sale, and most of the time, it is not clear what exactly it is that you are paying for.

Closing – What is It?

Closing refers to the phase within the process of selling a home when both money and selling documents have been transferred so as to transfer the property ownership to the buyer. When the closing is successful, both the buyer and the seller agree and fulfill all the agreements stipulated in the contract. The seller will have to pay

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Before we even delve into the top (painfully) easy, quick, and honest tips about moving out for the first time, we’d like to begin by sharing some nutritional food for thought for a start.

It’s already midnight but Jack can’t seem to fall asleep easily. His mind is being plagued with thousands of thoughts ever since he turned 28. What’s the big deal of turning 28 you ask? After all, they say the 40s are the new 20s, don’t they?

But the thing is, Jack has realized that he no longer wants to be treated like one of the so-called boomerangs. And for sure, there would be no way to become the independent grown-up he wants to be if he keeps living at his parents’ house.

Girls are not fond of boys who remain stuck up in the relationships with their

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Dallas, Texas is located in the Northern part of Texas and is ranked as the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the country. According to history, Dallas used to be one of the primary centers for cotton and oil industries because of its strategic location, as a city located among several railroad lines. Recent forecast on the real estate market in 2019 Dallas Texas show that prices on homes in the area could still rise faster compared to the national average of 2019. In fact, a forecast has even ranked the city of Dallas as among the top ten of the hottest real estate markets of 2019.

Bold Forecast for 2019

At the opening part of 2019, Dallas, Texas showcases a median home value of about $201,000. This was an increase of over 13% from the

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Depending on where you are, living with parents is seen differently by society. In some areas, it is acceptable (and sometimes even the norm) for you to still live with your parents even as an adult. In fact, in some places, you are expected to live with your folks until you get married, and even then, there is still no pressure to move out.

Often, this is the case simply because that is how it has always been. Sometimes, people (especially millennials) have just really come to accept that practicality now comes at the expense of independence. In fact, in 2015, the percentage of millennials living as head of household (that is, no roommate) in the US was lower than that during the Great Recession. Times are hard.

By contrast, living with parents

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You have finally moved into your new place, huh? Then, congratulations on taking the giant leap towards embracing the new horizons in your journey of personal growth and development. Now, it’s high time that you learn how to change your address, right?

And while celebrating the beginning of the brand new chapter in your life is surely welcome, don’t underestimate the few important steps you need to go through when it comes to adjusting your current address. Don’t delay because you want to make sure you can receive all the letters, packages, and bills promptly.

Below, we are sharing a step by step guide to changing your address with a mind to make your tasks as easy and enjoyable as possible.

1 - Start by Updating Your Residential Address

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Affordable real estate, thousands of corporate headquarters, and warm weather make Dallas city a great place to raise a family. If you’re planning to relocate to Dallas or simply move across town, the city has an array of hot properties and neighborhoods that can fit your needs.

New Construction Homes for Sale in Dallas

But with the many subdivisions available, how do you decide which is best? Here is our list of hot Dallas subdivisions that could fulfill your home needs.

Richardson

Richardson is a charming, older, first-ring suburb that is popular with buyers for its diversity and affordability. It's home to the city’s “Telecom Corridor”, where famous companies such as Nortel and Verizon Business have a presence. Richardson connects to the DART light rail system and is only 20

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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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Texas Real Estate Licenses

In order to obtain your Texas real estate license, you must complete 180 hours of approved Texas real estate education, obtain a sponsoring broker, you must be 18 years of age, submit required fees and forms to Texas Real Estate Commission, submit fingerprints, and pass the Texas state exam.

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

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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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