realtor: WHAT IS A HOME WARRANTY? - 01/18/17 07:48 PM

What is a home warranty?
As an added incentive to buying a home, many sellers will purchase a home warranty, also known as a home owners warranty or home protection plan, usually lasting up to one year. A home warranty is a service contract that covers the repair or replacement of home appliances and home system components that may break down.
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How does it work?
There are many different companies from which you can buy a home warranty, but they generally all work the same way. Once purchased (typically $400-$600 for one year), the home owner calls the company when … (1 comments)

realtor: 4 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT WANT WHEN BUYING A HOUSE - 01/18/17 07:40 PM

Buying a house is often the biggest purchase a person will make. When making a decision of this magnitude, the last thing you want is to walk away from your closing day with buyer’s remorse. One way to avoid any regret after buying a home is to make a list of things you do notwant in a house.
Here are 4 things you might put on your ‘do not want’ list:
Swimming Pool: The cost and hassle of constant maintenance, cleaning and upkeep may not be worth it to you and your family. Keep in mind, if you decide you don’t want the pool … (0 comments)

realtor: 4 Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017 - 01/06/17 07:29 PM

2016 was an outstanding year in real estate and 2017 is shaping up to be a strong year, as well. If you have been thinking of putting your home on the market – now is the time! Here are 4 reasons why 2017 is a great year to sell your home:
Low inventory. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is still experiencing a shortage of houses on the market. Low inventory means overly eager buyers and home selling quickly at or above asking price.
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Rising interest rates. With more interest rate hikes in the near future, many potential buyers feel they … (0 comments)

realtor: JUST LISTED: GORGEOUS 3BD/3BA LAKEFRONT HOME ON PK LAKE, TX 76449 - 09/15/16 11:44 PM
ADDRESS:
1057 Airport Rd
Graford, TX 76449
NEIGHBORHOOD: North End PK Lake
COUNTY: Palo Pinto
LISTING INFO:
Price: $300,000 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 3 Year Built: 1983 Sq. Feet: 2,678 Lot Size: 0.573 acres School District: Graford ISD FEATURES:
Looking for that picture-perfect lakehouse in a fabulous location? Look no further! Here in Graford, TX on the North East side of the gorgeous Possum Kingdom Lake (PK Lake), less than 90 miles west of Fort Worth, is a sprawling ranch style, waterfront property, waiting for the perfect family to make many years of amazing memories!
Sitting on over half an acre of land, nestled into a quiet part of PK Lake, … (3 comments)

realtor: How Solar Energy Can Help You Sell Your Home - 09/09/16 12:24 PM

Being environmentally friendly is not always kind to your bank account. But did you know, ‘going green’ could potentially help you sell your home for an ever greater profit?!
Here’s how: Solar Energy.
Installing a solar energy system instantly makes your home more desirable to potential buyers. Additionally, if the solar energy system is purchased (and not leased) it increases the value of the home. Once the system has been paid for in full, the home owner has the privilege of enjoying energy at $0 cost.
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The prospect of never having … (1 comments)

realtor: What you need to know about mold damage before buying a home - 08/20/16 12:24 PM

Mold is a healthy part of the decomposition process found in nature. But, mold inside your home, is not such a good thing. When mold is found in the home, that is a red flag warning you there is unwanted moisture entering the home.
Mold in your home is not just off-putting to the eye and sometimes with an unpleasant order, but too much mold, or certain kinds of mold can even been hazardous to your health. To know whether or not the home you are buying has mold, you should ALWAYS have the home inspected before signing a contract.
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realtor: How to Choose Between Two Great Houses When Buying a Home - 07/26/16 12:41 PM

What do you do if you fall in love with two perfect homes for you and your family? How do you decide which home to buy? To help you make the best decision, consider the following categories when comparing the two homes:
Schools: While both homes may be in the same school district, the location of the two different homes may belong to different schools within the district. Even if you do not have children living in your home, often times the school district may bring a certain kind of neighbor. Be sure the school district attracts the kind of neighbors you … (1 comments)

realtor: Home Staging Tip: Prepare the Lawn Before You Sell - 07/18/16 01:09 PM

The inside of your home may be perfectly clean, arranged, decorated and ready for even the pickiest of buyers to take a tour; but, if your lawn is a wreck, your great efforts on your home's interior may be for naught.
First impressions are almost impossible to change once made. If the first impression a potential buyers gets of your house starts from your front lawn, make your front lawn shine.
Here are a few tips for getting your lawn "sell ready":
Cut the grass: Yes, it's that simple. A nicely mowed lawn makes the home look well-maintained and cared for. Trim the … (0 comments)

realtor: 6 Tips When Buying a Brand New Home - 07/11/16 12:10 PM

When you buy a brand new home, you typically don't have to worry about a lot of the baggage and potential money pit situations that come with an older home. However, just because the home is "new", doesn't mean that everything is automatically perfect with the home or neighborhood. Even if you are buying a brand new, never lived in, house in a new development  - in order to avoid disappointment or buyer's remorse, it is important that you follow these next six tips to ensure that this particular home is right for you:
 
Your house may not look like the … (4 comments)

realtor: How Home Staging and Curb Appeal Can Get You More Money When Selling Your Home - 06/29/16 01:11 PM

Small details can make a big difference when your house is for sale. Potential buyers sometimes look at 4, 5, 6 or more houses in a day, so you need to make sure your home stands out in the best way possible. Home Staging and Curb Appeal are two aesthetic elements that, if done well, will leave the potential buyer walking away from your house wanting to buy it, even if that means submitting an offer over your listed price or even entering into a bidding war.
First Impressions: Many buyers will already start to make up their mind about a house … (2 comments)

realtor: What to expect in closing costs when buying a home - 06/27/16 12:48 PM

Buying a home is more than just the obvious listed price. You must also factor in several different components that you, as the buyer, are responsible for paying around the time of closing.
Here are the items you should be expected to pay for as the home buyer:
Home Inspection: A professional home inspector will check your home inside and out and will give you a detailed report of the home's condition. If there are any red flags that may give you pause about buying the home - the home inspector will find them. Plan to spend $200-$400 for this service, depending … (0 comments)

realtor: What is included when you buy a home? - 06/21/16 11:30 AM

It is quite common for a prospective buyer to fall in love with specific items that perfectly suit the house, such as a light fixture, dining room table, or even a mounted in-set  flat screen TV. But how do you know what exactly is included with the sale of a home?
Everything is negotiable; however, here are some general guidelines for knowing what exactly you are getting with your home purchase.
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Hardware: Your basic light switches, doorknobs, cabinet pulls, etc. all stay with the home. If the home owner used certain … (2 comments)

realtor: 5 Steps to sell your home FAST! - 06/17/16 12:12 PM


Work related moves are extremely common and more often than not, they require the urgent need to sell a home FAST! If you find yourself in a similar situation, don’t panic. There are practical steps you can take to ensure your home sells as quickly as possible.
Professional pictures: You may think you have a great camera, but if you really want to impress potential buyers and sell your home fast, leave the photography to the professionals. Hire a professional photographer to come to your house and take pictures of the interior and exterior of your home. Using special … (2 comments)

realtor: How to find a good homeowners’ association - 06/10/16 06:19 AM


Neighborhoods with Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) can be a great place to live, whether you’re in Mansfield, Southlake or elsewhere in the DFW Metroplex. Often, HOA communities have wonderful perks such as a community clubhouse, neighborhood pool, parks, sport facilities, community lake, etc. Along with desirable amenities comes HOA rules and regulations that homeowners are expected to follow, such as expectations for your lawn, house exterior, fence, holiday decorations, etc. In order to ensure you are buying a home in the right community for your family, here are some questions you should ask yourself when looking for a good home … (0 comments)

realtor: Real Estate Tip: Use What You Have - 06/08/16 11:58 AM

For all your real estate needs, contact expert DFW realtor, Stacey Perry with Keller Williams Realty, today!

Phone: 817.313.1833
Email: staceyperry@kw.com
Website: Stacey Perry Team
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realtor: 5 Reasons why you need a DFW real estate agent to buy a home - 05/30/16 11:51 AM

Looking for a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex can be a daunting task. With an abundance of cities, neighborhoods, schools and various types of properties available, you need an expert to help guide you to the right home, in the right location, at the right price. Some people think it will save them time and money to find a house all on their own.
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Here are 5 reasons why you need a DFW real estate agent to buy a home:
Help finding the best listings: Professional real estate agents have access to … (0 comments)

realtor: Why condition matters when selling a home - 05/29/16 11:18 AM
 
Sometimes it’s the small details that can make the difference between selling your house and watching it sit on the market for months. What may seem like a minor, superficial blemish on the outside or inside of your home, could be a complete deal-breaker for a buyer.
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Potential buyers want to think that the home they are buying has been kept in the best condition possible. Perception is reality, so if a potential buyer sees something, no matter how small, that gives them a bad impression of the home, it will … (2 comments)

realtor: How buying in a specific school district can protect home value - 05/28/16 11:19 AM


One of the main factors many people consider when buying a home is the neighborhood. Often what makes one neighborhood more favorable than another is the school district. A top rated school district can make a significant difference in the price tag of homes in a neighborhood.
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Buying in a specific school district can provide the following benefits:

Price Protection: Many experts say buying a home in a strong school district is a smart purchase. Usually, a home near great public schools will keep the nearby homes … (2 comments)

realtor: Stacey Perry Wins Prestigious Five Star Professional Award - 05/17/16 11:17 AM

For the 4th year in a row, Stacey Perry has been a recipient of the Five Star Professional Award in Real Estate. This award is given to individuals who provide excellent service based on research with peers, firms, consumers and regulatory sources. The Five Star Professional Award is determined by surveying consumers, peers and firms as well as conducting in-depth research. Only real estate professionals with the best reviews and the best quality service receive this very prestigious honor. In fact, less than 7% of all real estate agents in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex win this award.
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realtor: 6 Steps to buying a home - 05/13/16 11:53 PM
 
Whether you're looking to buy a home in the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex or Seattle, Washington, the process of buying a home is the same. To be successful in your home buying endeavors, see the 6 steps below:
1. Set a budget. It is crucial to know exactly how much you can afford for a home. Before you do anything else, establish the amount you are able to pay and plant the number firmly in your head. It saves you a tremendous amount of time and heartache to stay within the parameters of your budget when looking for homes.
2. Make a wishlist for … (1 comments)

 
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