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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.



We've been talking about the lack of housing inventory for the past six months. We have a huge demand for houses and the ones on the market that are properly prepared, priced, and show-ready are under contract in a matter of weeks (in a few days below $200k). The question we get asked the most i...
Phase 1 of Fall Creek is now under construction! Standard Pacific Homes is offering nine home plans ranging from 2500 to 4100 square feet with prices beginning in $340's. There are 75 homesites in Phase 1. Fall Creek is zoned to Allen ISD with children attending Kerr Elementary, Ereckson Middle ...
Gina and I attended the Plano Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Rita's Ice Custard Happiness in Plano yesterday afternoon. Located at the northeast corner of Independence and Legacy, Rita's offers traditional custard and Italian ices in numerous flavors. We tried samples of both and they wer...
Highland Homes has just announced that they have begun pre-selling homes in Lawler Park - The Crossing. Located in Frisco, Texas this master planned community will have beautiful 75 by 125 foot home sites and Highland Homes will be introducing exceptional new floor plan designs. Home prices star...
I was out walking early this morning and I came across a home with a broken sprinkler head. While the new "water feature" looked great, the entire zone was not working and the lawn was all brown. Most people set their systems to run in the early morning so they do not lose water to evaporation du...
It’s been a crazy year so far in the north Dallas real estate market. Buyers are out in droves and homes are flying off the market. The bad news for buyers is there are very few homes available in some areas and the ones that are properly priced, prepared, and show-ready are under contract in day...
Gina and I attended a kick-off party for Hamilton Hills last night at the "old farm house" in Montgomery Farm. Belclaire Homes and David Weekly Homes sponsored the event for a limited number of agents who have been actively involved in the early stages of the project. Hamilton Hills East and Wes...
It’s been a crazy ride in the North Dallas real estate market this year. The heavy buyer’s markets of previous years have given way to a strong seller’s market in 2012. Properly prepared and show-ready homes are flying off the market in days at premium prices. All should be well except appraisers...
I read a blog posted on Candy’s Dirt this morning titled, “Newest Status Symbol: Our House Sold Before Going on the Market. Hip Pocket Sales and Why Brokers Love Them” In this blog, Candy talks about the growing trend for brokers to hold new listings off the market and then sell them to their own...
Teresa Boardman’s article titled, “Listing Search of Diminishing Value for Agent Websites” published in Inman News caught my attention this morning. Teresa laments that her IDX is no longer producing the results it once did. She states, “I've been wondering lately whether providing Internet data ...

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