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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.



Plano Texas is a fabulous place to live and work. With companies and people relocating to Plano, there are more and more inquiries about rental and lease homes. Some people prefer to lease upon their arrival to give them time to decide where they want to later purchase a home. Many of our relocat...
Frisco Texas is alive with new construction on both the west and east sides of the city. One of the hot developments is Lawler Park, a new home development on the east side of the city. Lawler Park is located on the north side of Rolater between Coit and Independence. The development consists of...
We often field phone calls from people relocating to the North Dallas area looking for homes with basements. While some are relocating from areas with basements, many are concerned about tornados. While there are a few older homes with basements, there are also homes that have a storm cellar or s...
While finding a home with a tennis court is not common in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, they do exist. A home with a tennis court typically sits on a very large lot as the court measures 78 feet by 36 feet in size but requires 120 feet by 60 feet to give space for over-runs. This drives up ...
While the big deals are always exciting, the little deals often provide the best in terms of an emotional paycheck. We were contacted by a consumer who lived in Montana. She had found us online and needed help liquidating a property that had been lived-in by her sister who had recently passed awa...
The power of blogging never ceases to amaze me. After taking a break for the better part of a year, I published four blogs targeting long-tail keywords this week. Each blog was written targeting specific keywords using Bob Stewart's blog plan. As with all of our keyword blogs, the blog includes a...
While it is the middle of winter in North Texas, spring usually comes early. With the warmer spring temperatures, we find buyers searching for Allen Texas homes for sale with pools. Homes with pools in Allen Texas are common and are found at a variety of price-points. Most pools are made of gunit...
Homes for Sale with Boat Docks in the DFW Metroplex We recently were talking to a couple relocating to the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex. They wanted to live on a lake but were surprised to find that many of our local lakes do not allow boat docks or lifts. Most of our lakes were built and are mai...
We’ve been watching an interesting trend over the past few years—wine has become very popular. While fine wines have always been popular among the well-to-do, recent trends show that it is now popular with all economic groups. Not surprisingly, an entire industry has evolved to cater to those new...
We can’t speak for all areas of the country, but we can tell you that locally lot sizes have decreased over the years. There are a number of reasons for the decrease but the major reason is that land costs have climbed dramatically and smaller lots allow the builders to keep the overall costs dow...

Tom Branch

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