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Blog Archives: March 2011
March 30, 2011

What is a Home Warranty

At the end of your home search, you have the option to buy a home warrranty on your new home.  Do you need a home warranty? What is it? "A home warranty is a service contract that covers the repair or replacement of many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances. " "Your home is most likely one of your biggest investments. Unexpected repair or replacement costs can easily strain your budget. Plus, finding an approved and insured contractor to solve your problem can be stressful ...
March 29, 2011

Staging Your Home

Home staging is a process of going through your home to arrange furtniture in a flattering way, removing any extra items from around the home to make it feel larger and more open, and overall setting your home up to present to potential buyers in the best possible light. There are three golden rules when it comes to staging your home to prepare for listing your home for sale. 1. Declutter - The stack of papers that is on top of your dresser, or the collection of stuffed animals that are sitting in the corner - These are examples ...
March 25, 2011

Spring Cleaning Nooks and Crannies

Spring officially arrived this Sunday.  Now starts the great joy of spring cleaning. A few common forgot nooks and crannies: De-bug the light fixtures See that bug burial ground within your overhead fixtures? Turn off the lights and carefully remove fixture covers, dump out flies and wash with hot soapy water. While you’re up there, dust bulbs. Dry everything thoroughly before replacing the cover. Vacuum heat vents and registers Dirt and dust build up in heat vents and along register blades. Vents also are great receptacles for coins ...
March 24, 2011

Tips for Selling Your Home

  If you have decided to put your house on sale, then it could be a tiring and frustrating experience seeing it remain unsold for a while.  There are a few recommendations to improve your home and getting it noticed by the most buyers possible. Hiring a good agent A good real-estate agent can aid in selling your house fast. Of course, it would mean that you would be giving commission to the agent when the sale is concluded. But, a real estate agent can bring to your side an expertise in contracts, negotiations, and marketing ...
March 23, 2011

Woodbridge - Sachse, TX

Sachse, TX offers the peaceful life of wide open spaces, calm streets, and room for your kids to play in the backyard all within a short drive of downtown Dallas.  The town of Sachse is in a constant state of growth, with the George Bush Turnpike extending to the East to Interstate 30. Woodbridge Estates is our community spotlight of the week. Offering homes from 150s to 500s.  There are 7 buliiders that give you plenty of chouces for floorplans and design options.  In addition to existing homes that are for sale. Providing the ...
March 22, 2011

10 Reasons to Buy New

1. Get more house for your money Your dollar goes further in D/FW whether you choose a home ready for move-in or to build from the ground up. 2. Low interest rates Todays extremely low interest rates allow you to buy more home than ever before with a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. 3. Location. Location. Location. No matter where you work or want to live, you’ll find brand new homes in great locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Near lakes, near the airport, near work centers and schools…just minutes from everything you ...
March 21, 2011

Balloon Payments

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March 18, 2011

Red Cross - Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

With the continuing devastation in Japan, the Red Cross is accepting donations to help families in Japan, any amount helps go a long ways. "Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters."   Red Cross - Japan Earthquake ...
March 17, 2011

Going Green with St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patty's Day!! Are you wearing green? Thats the question of the day. But what about your house? How green is your home.  The craze now is to have Eco-Appliances, Green Energy, Green paint.  All to make your carbon footprint just a little smaller. Are you in the St. Patty's Day spirit and going green in your home? A few simple ideas: Shopping at the local Allen Farmer's Market, Turning off the entertainment systems and enjoying the coming spring season at Frisco Parks, or planting a tree to get ready for Arbor Day 2011: April ...
March 16, 2011

What does termite damage look like?

When you are in your option period on a home you have made an offer on, real estate agents will advise you to get a termite inspection along with an appraisal and home inspection. But do you really know what termite damage is and what it looks like? " Because termites feed primarily on wood, they are capable of compromising the strength and safety of an infested structure. Termite damage can render structures unlivable until expensive repairs are conducted." And--wood structure homes are not the only home that can be affected: ...
March 15, 2011

Collin County Parks

The weather is gorgeous and just getting warmer. As we come into the next few months where Texas wheather is not only bearable, but sunny, warm and breezy--now is a perfect time to get out into the fresh air.  Allen Parks Department has several public parks with running and bike trails, plus playgrounds for the kids and BBQ pits with picnic tables for weekend family outings. City of Allen Parks and Recreation City of McKinney Parks and Recreation City of Frisco Parks and Recreation City of Plano Parks and Recreation ...
March 10, 2011

2984 Marlow Lane - 4 Bedroom Home in Richardson for Lease Today

Beautiful Jewel in Richardson for Rent. Wide Entry way leads you thru this luxurious corporate quality rental in popular North Richardson. Oversized Master Bedroom, Open Kitchen, Gameroom Upstairs, Large Lot, and 3 Car Tandem Garage make this house a home! Very close proximity to George Bush & I-75, you find yourself perfectly surrounded by the Tech Corridor. **Move in today** For More information or to tour this home, contact: Heather Anderson: 972-765-3773. View Larger Map     Janus Real Estate Group * Heather ...
March 09, 2011

Pre-Construction Investing

The idea of pre-construction investments is purchasing the rights or property before the ground is broken.  Investors often have the option of investing for pennies on the expected dollar once the building is complete and can re-sell the property at full market value once the building is complete. This is a win-win situation for many builders of the property in questions because 'pre-selling' the units allows lending agents to have confidence in the viability of the project. The benefit to investors is that they are able to purchase at a ...
March 08, 2011

First Impressions for Home Sellers

Selling your home can be taxing. Allowing other agents and potential buyers to wander through your home on a moments notice, all while keeping your home in pristine showing condition at all times while trying to maintain your own life. But, these small adjustments can make the difference in hundreds of buyers trudging through for months on end, and a few buyers falling in love with your home as soon as they pull up. First impression is a make it or break it topic in home sales. Make sure when a buyer pulls up they are ...
March 07, 2011

Find Cheap Gas in Allen, TX

As gas prices are on the constant rise, a lot of people begin to alter their actions and decisions to save at the gas pump.  A handy tool for DFW, locates the cheapest gas in your area.   Cheapest Gas Prices in Your Area   Janus Real Estate Group * Heather Anderson * 972-765-3773
March 02, 2011

Home Buyer Credit Tips

Aside from knowing your credit score and correcting any errors that are on your credit there are several things that you can do to make sure you are able to get approved for a home loan when you are ready to buy. Pay every bill on time You may be surprised at the damage even a few late payments will have on your credit score. The easiest way to make a big difference in your credit score without altering your spending habits is to diligently pay all your bills on time. Take care with the length of your credit If you’ve had a ...
March 01, 2011

Smart Home Shopping

When shopping for a home, there are quite a few things that can snatch your attention.  When you look at a home, it’s very easy to fall immediately in love with it.  New homes are clean, decorated perfectly, and many are what you pictured in your dreams.  If you don’t shop the smart way though, you can end find yourself discovering faults shortly after you move in. Check and see if you can fit your furniture in the way you want.  A lot of homes are configured so that furniture will only fit in one position.  This can leave a television or ...

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