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Hand-Held Cell Phones Banned - 03/27/08 11:25 AM
In the neighboring town of Flower Mound, there is a new city ordinance. Don't even think about using your hand-held cell phone in a school zone! I think this is the way most cities will start to go. Although there have been no accidents reported citing a cell phone as a cause, crossing guards are seeing more and more drivers on the phone during school zone hours. This follows a similar ban on hand-held phones in Highland Park, Texas. The fine will be $75 to start and may jump to $200 for repeat offenders. This ban also incorporates text messaging. I think (5 comments)
Just Approved in this Suburb! - 03/24/08 12:44 PM
Out here in Suburbia Central, a major step has been taken to focus on all different types of home dwellers. In my opinion, townhomes are for a variety of homeowners. Even though there are many complexes that may target "empty nesters" or "young executives", these types of homes can be an attractive choice for anyone from 18-85 and beyond. Recently, the city of Highland Village, where I happily call home, approved its' first town home and mixed-use development. The development will include 77 luxury town homes featuring six floor plans ranging from 1550-2500 square feet, with first floor master bedrooms and (0 comments)
Where to draw the line? - 03/20/08 11:38 PM
How many of you, as a listing agent, put a "Preferred Title Company" in one of your listings? Here in Texas, usually the seller pays title policy and chooses the closing title company. As a buyer's agent, I comply with the wishes of the seller to close at their preferred location and company. I got a contract tonight on a listing of mine and the agent chose his own title company. I made a few changes to the contract and changed the title company. I then get a fax that has a large box and star by RESPA Section 9 stating that: "Section (3 comments)
Conflict of Interest? - 03/12/08 11:43 PM
I am at the end of my rope here folks! The question of the night is how do you feel about a real estate agent also acting as the loan officer? I was not aware she was the loan officer until there were problems. It's my opinion that there is enough to do in a real estate transaction that you shouldn't muddy the waters by trying to be a lender too. This is an affiliate office of a major player in the real estate world. We have four families that can't close because this one agent can't keep her files straight (4 comments)
Welcome to the private lakeside community of Emerald Sound in Oak Point. Prepare to enter the home of your dreams that will delight all of your senses. Located on a heavily treed 2.3 acre lakefront lot that faces west, this warm Hill Country inspired residence has everything you can imagine and more. A very functional floor plan offers room to make this space what you need it to be. Six (or seven if you need it!) bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, fully equipped media room with kitchenette, large gourmet kitchen, combined formals, gorgeous English-pub inspired library with full bar, study, (2 comments)
When You Build, Do You Really Get What You Want? - 03/11/08 11:30 PM
I am sure every agent has experienced this because I, personally, went through it! It doesn't matter what price range your clients are in or what they are looking for, have your clients ever actually found EXACTLY what they are looking for? I mean, is the closet ever big enough, the yard wide enough, the curb appeal just right? Most buyers are usually compromising on at least one element when they purchase a home. I heard it this weekend, "If only this home were on that lot." Then the next statement is, "I guess we will never get what we want until (3 comments)
When You Build, Do You Really Get What You Want? - 03/11/08 11:30 PM
I am sure every agent has experienced this because I, personally, went through it! It doesn't matter what price range your clients are in or what they are looking for, have your clients ever actually found EXACTLY what they are looking for? I mean, is the closet ever big enough, the yard wide enough, the curb appeal just right? Most buyers are usually compromising on at least one element when they purchase a home. I heard it this weekend, "If only this home were on that lot." Then the next statement is, "I guess we will never get what we want until (0 comments)
Housing Website Spreads Good News About Market - 03/08/08 11:11 PM
I recently read a statement that I think is so simple yet true. If you live in Seattle and want the weather forecast, would you look to see what the temperature in Dallas is? Or if you reside in San Diego, would you want report for Chicago? Same goes for the real estate market. What is happening in the Metroplex is certainly not what's happening in Virginia. So, instead of speculating about how terrible things are in our backyard, let's take a look at the facts! A website has launched to educate the public about our great housing market in the (3 comments)
Author Bio: Tricia Hoffmann is a real estate agent with Team Nelson and has been selling homes for free since 2005. Tricia has been chosen as one of D Magazine’s “Best Realtors” since 2011 and loves to help clients find the perfect home while saving them money.
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