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Tom and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton.



Yesterday, the House passed HR 5623 by an overwhelming margin of 409 to 5. This bill would extend the "close-by" deadline for the home buyer tax credit to September 30. The Senate still must approve the measure before President Obama can sign it into law. Senate leaders announced that they are w...
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1-Car Garage | .83 Acre Lot | 2198 SF Homes For Sale - Palmer, TX - Texas Historical Home on .83 acres. The Harkey-Payne Home was originally a four-room house with south and east porches, this home was built about 1870 by carpenter and blacksmith D. H. Harkey. Original har...
Gina Branch Wins Neighbors Choice Award NeighborsGo, a local publication of the Dallas Morning News, named Gina Branch as the Neighbors Choice Award winner for West Plano. Gina was selected as the real estate agent by readers of the publication. The NeighborsGo print edition is published by The D...
I've been trying to finish up two short sales with a conventional lender.  I listed them in late October and executed contracts the first week of December.     Each property had about $85k remaining on the mortgage.  Property values have plummeted in this particular part of town and the vacant h...
Here is a list of July 4th events planned in the local area.  Many thanks to my friends at Republic Title for putting this together. Source:  Republic Title, Preston & Frankford, 17950 Preston Road, Ste. 70 Dallas, TX  75252 | 972-248-0971  
4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 3-Car Garage | .61 Acre Creek Lot | 2942 SF Homes For Sale - Wylie, TX - Beautiful home on creek lot with over half an acre. Extensive landscaping in front and mature trees lining the back. Gorgeous views from master retreat. Master bath has garden tub, separate shower, du...
NAR has expressed thanks on behalf of America's homebuyers to three Senators for introducing a measure to extend the present home buyer tax credit closing deadline to September 30. They are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn. The me...
According to Wikipedia, "In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or ph...
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1373 SF Homes For Sale - Garland, TX - Great investment opportunity!  Corner home on large lot with mature trees, covered back porch, and wood fence.  One living area with faux paint, crown molding and cozy electric fireplace.  Second living has a vintage wood burning stov...
One of the unexpected effects of the SAFE Act was a requirement for people providing seller financing to be licensed Mortgage Loan Originators.  Texas Savings and Mortgage Lending Commissioner Foster has extended the deadline for seller - financers to become licensed as Mortgage Company Resident...

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