Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas Real Estate Blog | Page #8

Whether bunting a touchdown or driving a horse, what most people think when we talk about Dallas is the image of a cowboy – and for whatever instance, they cannot be wrong. Dallas will indulge in every definition given to it, and then entirely astonish you with a contemporary art institution or first-class meal that will knock off everything you believed you learn about Dallas.

Dallas is a place not readily classified, which is the reason why it is listed to be one of the most astonishing places to travel in Texas. This city is rich in shopping destinations, skillful sports teams, art museums, and even the outdoor pastimes.

Free Things you can try in Dallas

Whoever originated the popular phrase that says that the best things in life are those…

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Pros and Cons of Living in Dallas

Living to Dallas and moving from another state will be considered as a major adjustment. In fact, some people have to deal with culture shock. Transferring to Dallas, however, gives an assurance that you will be residing in one of the largest cities in the country.

Are you planning to move to Dallas? If so, there are some things that you might want to take into consideration. This includes knowing the pros and cons of living in Dallas.

The Pros

Many say that in Texas, everything is better and bigger. True enough, these things are what you can expect in Dallas, including luxury cars, big homes, even meeting big personalities. The charm of the South is in complete swing, making it instantly recognizable.…

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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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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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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, our focus in this article will be Dallas plus all other suburbs in the surrounding area. This includes Allen, Plano, Frisco, Southlake, Colleyville, Highland Park, Coppell, and others. There are several factors that make certain suburbs more desirable. The cost of homes, availability of public schools, school district ratings, the neighborhood's lifestyle, recreational facilities, security and commute times to work or the airport is important. Big city living may not suit everybody – but urban areas certainly have their perks.

Highland Park

Highland Park is a beautiful landlocked enclave within Dallas. Adjacent to University Park, the two neighborhoods are referred to as the Park Cities. They both constitute a…

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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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