The 50 biggest regrets first-time homebuyers have

The biggest regrets first-time homebuyers have… It’s easy to overlook some of these small yet very important things when you’re excited about buying a house—but you’ll regret it later. Future Development When you have a specific house in mind, think about potential developments. For example: If the home is near a busy road, will there…

5 Designers on Trends They’re Seeing Now

Designers around the country share the home design materials and colors their clients are asking for. Home design trends seem to spring up from anywhere. Sure, geographic location sometimes dictates what’s popular. After all, what works for a home in Arkansas might not translate to a lakeside home in Washington. But often what’s happening on…

D-FW home prices rise while values fall in some California neighborhoods

Dallas-Fort Worth topped other major Texas cities in a new home price comparison. Median home values in the D-FW area were up 5.1% year-over-year in Zillow’s July comparison. Nationwide values increased by 5.2% during the same period. Home price gains in North Texas topped appreciation in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. But the rate of…

Home Buying Tips: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Even in the best of circumstances, home buying or selling is stressful, and some of the biggest potential deal-breakers lurk in the time right before the sale closes. Home buying stress can be easily avoided, however, with the following five home buying tips. Home Buying Tip #1 – Home inspection results Today’s home purchase contracts typically…

Home sales set D-FW record in July up 7% from 2018

Lower mortgage rates sent Dallas-Fort Worth homebuyers to the closing table in record numbers in July. North Texas home sales rose 7% from a year ago — enough of an increase to turn sales slightly positive for the first seven months of the year. Real estate agents have sold 63,126 single-family homes in the area…

Your Guide to Shower Floor Materials

Discover the pros and cons of marble, travertine, porcelain and more. Whether you’re in the middle of a bathroom renovation or in the initial planning stages, you shouldn’t forget about your shower floor. While it may be easy to get hung up on your space’s style and color palette, it’s a detail for which function…

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked as a top market for renters

High housing costs mean that North Texas is seeing more renters these days. A new national comparison of major markets finds that the Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the best places to rent. D-FW ranked third nationally on Policygenius’ renters index. Only Las Vegas and Phoenix scored higher as places to rent. The ranking…

How Much Homeowners Spent on Landscape Projects Last Year

Two recent Houzz reports show median costs for landscape upgrades last year and which projects were most popular. If you’re renovating a home, there’s a good chance you’ll want to update the landscape too. Half of homeowners who renovated in 2018 also chose to improve an outdoor space in some capacity, according to the 2019…

7 Myths Buyers Actually Believe

Enhance your working relationships with clients by making sure they understand how the real estate market really works. Read on to find out how. As is the case with nearly every significant purchase someone makes, the armchair experts come out in force: Whether that entails buying a car, computer or home, everyone has something to say. Friends, family, neighbors,…