search dallas homes for sale: Advantages of Advance Home Inspections - 09/26/14 01:11 AM
When the time nears to sell your Dallas home, one extra bit of due diligence can pay off in the most meaningful way: helping you to get the best return on your investment. It’s not a requirement that every listing agent may suggest, but particularly if yours is an older home, it is one you should consider: ordering an advance inspection.
Ordering your own advance inspection, like the proverbial ‘stitch in time,’ can alert you to deferred maintenance items that might conk out just as you’re preparing a big showing. Things do have a remarkable tendency to cause trouble at the most inconvenient … (0 comments)

search dallas homes for sale: Dallas Home Searchers’ 5-Year Rule - 09/22/14 01:03 AM
Even some veteran renters are looking at today’s housing market and wondering whether it’s time to start your Dallas home search. With prices and mortgage rates as low as they are while rents continue to move higher, the numbers point to home ownership as an ever more obvious choice.
But that’s just the quick, back-of the envelope budget equation: monthly rent vs. mortgage payment less tax savings. If this September finds you at the start of your own Dallas home search, many financial advisors recommend that you also consider another rule of thumb – you should plan to stay in your new home for at least … (1 comments)

search dallas homes for sale: Buying a House in Today’s Mortgage Market - 09/08/14 01:01 AM
Anyone interested in buying a house in the Dallas area today has heard that they should expect to find tougher mortgage lending requirements. Sometimes that can seem arbitrary -- or just plain unfair. But unfair or not, the new lending reality is probably here to stay for a while, and the causes are understandable.
The mortgage industry learned a powerful lesson from the past, when it pretty much gave anyone who applied a generous loan – sometimes with practically no questions asked. But this “generosity” created financial problems for both the banking industry and the country as a whole. It's not hard … (0 comments)

search dallas homes for sale: Dallas Home Buying For Blended Families - 09/04/14 12:46 AM
I don’t know what the true numbers are, but we all know how many of today’s families are the ‘blended’ (Brady Bunch) kind. But when it comes to home buying, working out the living arrangements isn’t going to be as simple as the tidy little squares the Brady Bunch seemed to live inside at the start of the show. You already expect that combining two families into one home will be a challenge on any number of fronts: how could it be anything else?  
But like every Brady episode, there really can be a neat solution and a happy ending. IOW, it … (1 comments)

 
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