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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.



I don’t often write blogs about software but every now and then a company stands out and deserves to be recognized. This time I came across two great companies and products in a single project. Over the past couple of weeks we began to transition from an online fax service to a fax machine and a ...
As a property owner, you are required to pay property taxes. It is taxed each year by a variety of jurisdictions including the county, city and school district. If you purchased in 2010, you may need to notify the taxing authorities of your ownership so that the tax rolls will reflect the change....
Dave Liniger, Chairman and Cofounder of RE/MAX International recently published an article titled, “Selling It Short” in DS Magazine. The article is a report card on Short Sales in general and where he thinks we’re headed in 2011. Dave focuses on three major areas; avoidable problems, untrained a...
Yesterday I was reading Robert Freedman's article in REALTOR® magazine titled, "Know Who's Using Your Data." Robert's main point was that many practitioners do not read the fine print in the agreements they sign with vendors who gain access to our MLS data. Yes, our data. The MLS is a private dat...
I recently took part in an NBC 5 News story by Grant Stinchfield. The story titled, "Super Bowl Rentals Could Become Brothels, Group Says" focuses on the possibility that leased homes could be used for illegal activity. With the Superbowl coming to town in 2011 and the hint of big money, some hom...
December 23rd was the frustrating end to a five-month attempt to complete a short sale. We listed the property in July and executed a contract in early August. While we worked the package with both lenders, our first buyer walked. We quickly found a new buyer who was more than willing to wait for...
3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2-Car Garage | 1961 SF/Tax Plano TX Townhomes For Lease - Beautiful new construction with stone exterior. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, upgraded cabinets, granite, stainless appliances, and gas cook top. Study with French doors. 8 ft Knotty Alder front door with wr...
It's been fun to watch urban living migrate to the suburbs. Over the past five years, we've seen a number of developments pop-up that offer urban-style living in suburban cities surrounding Dallas. Watters Creek, located in the southwest corner of US 75 and Bethany Road, is one of the latest urba...
Rob Minton recently published the results of a survey he conducted in an article titled, “Survey Results: Average Agent is Headed for Poverty in Retirement.” While Rob focused on many facets of financial planning, I took note of the results of question number 5 on his survey where he asked agents...
As usual, I found myself in a lively discussion this morning. Having published, The Field Guide to Short Sales, I get asked some really tough questions from time-to-time. Here’s the situation: A tenant signed a one-year lease using the Texas Association of REALTORS® residential lease. They took p...

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