realtors frisco texas: MORE ON MOVING TO TEXAS.... - 10/12/09 05:33 PM
Moving to Texas
By the numbers
23,507,783 people (2006 census estimate) reside in Texas. For more demographic data about the Lone Star State, visit the official site of the Census Bureau. 262,017 square miles of land; equal to 7.4% of the total area of the United States, and second only to Alaska for size 4,790 square miles of inland water 367 miles of coastline 801 miles is the longest point from north to south within Texas 733 miles is the state's widest point from east to west 8,749 feet - Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation 305,951 miles of roadways, more than … (1 comments)

realtors frisco texas: AN INSPECTION IS A GOOD INVESTMENT! - 10/06/09 06:58 PM
An inspection is a good investment
Whether you're buying or selling a home, it's crucial to include a thorough home inspection as part of the process. It's something consumers often overlook because, as we all know, buying or selling a home can get expensive and expenses add up quickly. While it might be tempting to ignore this piece of the puzzle, it's one of those investments that are a real payoff in the end. Here's why:
Consumers can only see so much on pre-owned homes. A home inspection goes beyond the cosmetic to give buyers a clear look at what's behind … (2 comments)

realtors frisco texas: RISK V/S REWARD- PAYOFF DEPENDS ON WHAT THE CLIENT WANTS - 10/06/09 06:48 PM
Risk vs. reward: Payoff depends on what the client wants
Whether you're buying or selling a home, putting yourself in the shoes of those involved with the property-either as homeowner or prospective homeowner-can go a long way toward real estate success. For example, if a buyer isn't pre-approved, they're passing on that risk to the seller.
If a property is in great condition, the long-term risks of the buyer are minimized-and they should expect to pay a higher price because they're taking less risk on a property. The same goes for properties that have been pre-inspected. If the seller fixes repairs … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: PECAN TREES PROVIDE SHADE AND CLUES - 10/06/09 06:45 PM
Pecan trees provide shade and clues
The shade of a big pecan tree in the yard can be a wonderful attraction when you're looking for a home. But it might also provide you with some troubling clues about the property's past...and future.
Pecan trees love water and often grow in or near flood prone areas. Ask the seller whether the property has ever flooded or if it is located in a flood hazard zone.
One of the surveyor's jobs is to determine if the property is located in the 100-year Special Flood Hazard zone as designated by the U.S. Department of … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: FINDING AND KEEPING THAT TOP NOTCH REALTOR - 10/06/09 06:42 PM
Finding and keeping that top-notch REALTOR®
When searching for a REALTOR® online, CONTACT TONYA PEEK AND TIFFANY SHARKEY FOR ALL YOUR NORTH DALLAS REAL ESTATE NEEDS 972-977-2254.There are some suggestions to help you find that true professional who will make all the difference for you:
Does the Web site offer adequate information about listed properties? Is it updated often? Are the agent and/or broker's office contact information readily available? E-mail the agent/office and request specific information. You should expect a response within 24 hours. Once an online relationship is established, request via e-mail that the agent call you or call the agent/office … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: TAKE AN IMPROMPTU VISIT - 10/06/09 06:39 PM
Take an impromptu visit
When you begin narrowing your selection or you find that you've fallen head-over-heels in love with a certain house, visit the neighborhood in the evening or on a weekend.
Take a casual stroll around the block, observing other houses in the area. Are they well kept? How many have for-sale signs out front?
Talk to the people who live in the area. These are not only the people most familiar with the area, but also your potential neighbors.
Take a test drive from the house to your workplace during rush hours to get a feel for traffic. … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: DISAPPEAR.... - 09/30/09 07:13 PM
When your house is on the market, it's important to be flexible with your showing times. Part of that flexibility is having the capacity to disappear when an agent brings potential buyers to look at your house-it's just better if you can leave the house while prospective buyers browse.
You want the buyers to feel comfortable in the house. No matter how accommodating you are, most people will feel like they're intruding on your privacy if you are present when they are trying to evaluate your home and compare it to the others they've seen. Because of this, they're less … (1 comments)

realtors frisco texas: SHOWING RESTRICTIONS PUT ON SHOWINGS BY SELLERS ????? - 09/30/09 07:10 PM
Sometimes, I'm actually amazed by showing restrictions
I am primarily a listing agent, and certainly understand there are times when restrictions are necessary due to special circumstances such as a baby, home schooling, elderly or sick occupants, etc. However, if a home is difficult is to show, you may find that your pool of buyers is considerably smaller, simply due to scheduling conflicts or incompatibilities.
Real life example: One morning, I was scheduling showings for a couple of potential buyers. I selected the properties and called the showing service to set up times to show them. For one vacant property, I … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: THE NEXT LEVEL OF CLEAN..... - 09/30/09 07:06 PM
The next level of clean
Aside from the necessary intrusions, the most inconvenient aspect of having your house on the market may well be keeping the house in showing condition.
Making a good impression on buyers is very important. It's not a huge leap for a potential buyer to equate a cluttered or dirty house with poor maintenance of the overall structure, systems, and appliances. Whether accurate or not, this can or result in a lower offer than the home might otherwise bring ... or worse, discourage an offer altogether.
Getting rid of clutter and keeping up with the constant cleaning … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: COMPARE HOUSES.... - 09/27/09 06:16 PM
Compare houses
If you have narrowed down your homebuying choice to a few properties, sit down with your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 and compare your wants and needs. It's also important to look at both long and short-term costs associated with each house. Examples include remodeling, maintenance, and landscaping costs. You'll also want to consider resale value. Buying a home with good resale potential may be just as important as fitting your current needs, depending on how long you plan to stay in the home.

realtors frisco texas: YOU DO NOT NEED 20% DOWN TO BUY A HOME - 09/27/09 06:14 PM
You don't need 20% down to buy a home
According to a survey by Fannie Mae, 44% of all adults believe you need a 20% downpayment to purchase a home. That's simply not true. There are a variety of lenders who offer low-interest mortgages to qualified buyers that require a downpayment as low as 3% of the purchase price. There are also downpayment and closing cost assistance programs available to Texans. Contact your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 for more information.

realtors frisco texas: MAKE IT IN WRITING... - 09/27/09 06:10 PM
Make it in writing
If you're ready to make an offer on a house, be sure to put everything in writing. Offers usually include proposed purchase price, concessions, earnest money, and more. There may also be several items to address in addenda to the contract. Your Texas REALTORS TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 to help you determine which forms to use and how to fill them out to be clear about your offer to buy the property

realtors frisco texas: DEFINE YOUR SEARCH... - 09/27/09 06:08 PM
Define your search
Before taking that first step in the homebuying process, consider several important pre-purchase decisions, including what type of home, location, size, and neighborhood works best for you. Defining your search from the get-go will alleviate some of the anxiety associated with the homebuying process.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK AT 972-977-2254 AND USE THE WEBSITE SHARKEYPEEKGROUP.COM TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABLE HOMES IN YOUR AREA.

realtors frisco texas: CAN A POOL ADD TO THE RESALE VALUE?? - 09/27/09 06:06 PM
Can a pool add to the resale value?
Contrary to popular belief, swimming pools often do not add significant value to a home. In fact, some families even avoid purchasing a home with a pool because of the well-publicized safety issues concerning young children and/or pets. Consequently, owning a house with a pool in the back may reduce the number of potential buyers when you try to resell. If you want a pool, do so for yourself. Don't look at it as a way to boost your property's resale value.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK FOR ALL YOUR POOL/RESALE RELATED QUESTIONS … (3 comments)

realtors frisco texas: FROM RENTER TO OWNER... - 09/27/09 06:03 PM
From renter to owner
Making that leap from renter to homeowner can be downright scary. But if you take it one step at a time, you may find it's not as challenging as you had originally imagined. Before you contact a Texas REALTOR®, get your credit in order. It's important to know what's on your credit report before meeting with your agent or applying for a loan. After obtaining copies of your credit report, contact a Texas REALTOR®. Your Texas REALTOR® will guide you through the homebuying process, alleviating any headaches or hassles.
Next, sit down with your REALTOR® and determine … (0 comments)

realtors frisco texas: FRISCO TEXAS DEMOGRAPHICS AND CITY INFO - 08/12/08 11:20 AM
· Population: 95,000 (city estimate 2007)
· Median age: 30.9
· Median household income: $105,976
· Snapshot
· Crime stats: According to 2006 FBI crime statistics, Frisco's crime rate around the national average, with one murder, 11 forcible rapes, 14 robberies, 72 aggravated assaults, 733 burglaries, 2,379 larceny thefts and 72 vehicle thefts for the population of 72,799.
· Public libraries
· School information
· Sales tax rate: 8.25%
• Top employers:Stonebriar Centre, Rodman Cos., Mario Sinacola & Sons, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, Option ONe Mortgage Co., EADS Telecom, BridgeSpan Inc. and Westin Stonebriar Resort Hotel.


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Peek Group

Prosper, TX

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Address: P.O. Box 1327 , Prosper, TX, 75078

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