realtors in frisco texas: ONCE PRE-APPROVED DON'T DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE YOUR CREDIT REPORT - 10/06/09 06:52 PM
Once pre-approved, don't do anything to change your credit report
Once you're pre-approved, do not buy anything on credit, or even let anybody do an inquiry on your credit until you close your new home; many lenders re-check customers' credit before funding. An inquiry is recorded on your credit history when somebody checks your credit, like a car dealership. It lowers your score, and can cause a loan to be denied if you're marginally approved. An actual credit purchase also raises your back-end ratio, which is even more dangerous. Talk to your loan officer before you consider making any credit purchase.CONTACT … (5 comments)

realtors in 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 in 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 in 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 in frisco texas: TWELVE TIPS TO SELL YOUR HOME...... - 09/30/09 07:03 PM
Twelve tips to sell your home
There are few things more frustrating to a seller than a home that sits on the market. It's stressful to keep a house in showing condition, and not selling can cost you lots of money.
Use these tips as a quick guide to better your chances at selling your house in a timely fashion.
Sit down with your Texas REALTOR® and evaluate your listing price. Visit open houses in your neighborhood. Are similar homes priced lower? An overpriced home is destined to sit on the market too long. Do whatever it takes to be away … (1 comments)

realtors in 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.
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realtors in frisco texas: GET A CLUE.... - 09/27/09 06:12 PM
Get a CLUE
If you are considering buying a home, ask the owner to provide you with the CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report of the home. CLUEs contain the insurance claim history of the property and can help you determine some of the problems that the house may have.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK 214-356-4472 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLUE REPORTS.
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realtors in 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)

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