HOUSE CARE CALENDAR:  A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

You can download the full article here: Home Care Calendar From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, … Continued

Leaving a Legacy – Wills and Trusts

The average Texas landowner is 60 years old. As that age increases, the discussion of estate and succession planning takes on a new sense of urgency. Experts estimate 10 percent of farmland in the United States will be passed down over the next five years. That represents approximately 91 million acres, an amount close to … Continued

Using Social Media To Buy A Home In McKinney

Many home sellers, especially FSBO sellers, have discovered the marketing power of social media. And social media works just as well for home buyers. All you have to do is reverse engineer what the sellers are doing with social media. Sellers who use Facebook ads, for example, aim those ads at a highly targeted audience, … Continued

Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019

If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need … Continued

How To Avoid Home Buyer Fraud in McKinney

Because there’s so much money at stake in the sale/purchase of a home and so much potential profit for a seller, the real estate industry has its share of fraud and scams. And in the case of fraud, it’s usually the buyer – the one who lays out the cash – who suffers the most. … Continued

6 Hidden Costs To Plan For When Buying A Home in McKinney

Buying a home is expensive. For most of us, it’s the largest financial transaction of our lives. While most people understand the major financial components of buying a home – for example, purchase price and some closing costs – there are still more expenses that remain “hidden.” So to help you go into the process … Continued

5 Questions To Ask Your Agent When Viewing A Home in McKinney

Buying a home, especially making an offer and negotiating, is a lot like playing a game of poker – a very high-stakes game of poker. For, as with a poker game, there’s a lot of psychological maneuvering involved, and the more you can discover and know about the other players, the better off you’ll be. … Continued

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest … Continued

What To Expect At The Closing Table In McKinney

The home sale and purchase process is an emotional period that extends from anywhere from 15 to 60 days. The culmination of the process is the closing table. Sometimes all parties meet to close the sale while other times the buyer meets with his team and the seller meets with his. Ultimately the same information … Continued

What To Keep And What To Toss When Moving in McKinney

Every expert out there will tell you that in order to prepare your home for sale, declutter. But whether you are moving out or moving in, you are going to need to move your stuff. In either case, it is wise to get rid of stuff you don’t need. This saves you money in moving … Continued