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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Here’s my potato salad recipe for a crowd.This is a real simple potato salad, we don't care for potato salads with unecessary ingredients here in the south! And PLEASE do not show up at our party with store bought potato salad...Big NO NO!  I made this for my grandsons second birthday party. It was my mom’s recipe! She said the SECRET TO YUMMY POTATO SALAD is putting it together while ALL ingredients are HOT !! Then refrigerate overnight. Medium bag russet potatoes 1 small white onion Dill pickle relishSmall jar real mayonaise Yellow mustard6-8 hard boiled eggsSalt & pepper Boil potatoes with skins on until tender & skins are cracking, then drain off the hot water Peel off skins as soon as they are cooled enough to handle. Put all the potatoes in a large bowl  Boil eggs at the same time...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
OPEN HOUSE 06/09/2024 11AM-1PM Royse City, TX641 FLETCHER DRIVE FATE, TX 75189Price Improvement! $395,000NEWER MERITAGE HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS & 3 FULL BATHROOMS. Woodcreek of Fate jogging trails, parks, doggy parks, pools, a club house, events & lake! 4 bedrooms, 3 FULL bathrooms, open living room, dining room & 2 car front entry garage! The elevation is pleasing with a beautiful front door with glass & wrought iron, stone & brick exterior & a covered back patio! It is an energy efficient home with a tankless hot water heater, low E windows, guttering & a heat pump! Great modern open floorplan with elegant features such as as quartz countertops, hexagonal tile backsplash, 2 in faux blinds, accent walls, light gray carpet & ivory oak luxury vinyl plank flooring. Large separate utility roo...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Dear Homebuyer-Have you considered these facts Part 2?I heard this today on several social media sites:  Divorce Your Landlord  Marry The House Date The Rate  What I believe they are referring here to is if you are waiting to buy because the interest rate is 7% you may be waiting awhile !  You should stop renting, find a your beautiful dream home & find a seller or new home builder that will buy down your interest rate for a few years.  If you are currently renting at $2,500.00 and you pay that over the next 5 Years you will have spent $150,000.00 with no return on your investment. If you find a home that the seller or new builder will buy down your interest rate you can refinance the home in a few years if the interest rates go down. In the meantime you are building your equity so when...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Life Lessons Learned in Work & PersonalWow! Where do I start? So many lessons in this life,  work & personal. I will start with work and it will be hard to choose because I learn something new in almost every day in real estate transactions! I have a lot of agents ask how to get started in Real Estate? Do I buy leads? Do I do Open Houses? Do I post on social media etc...? What I learned a long time ago, before the internet, was to simply talk to people about real estate! I tried the bought leads, the Open Houses & I now post on social media, but honestly I got my sphere started by just talking to people about real estate! I wore my little real estate badge everyday, everywhere I went! My broker told me to wear it on my pajamas, so I did! I wore it into church too and guess what? Everyon...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
WATERVIEW Condo on Lake Ray Hubbard! Waters Edge, a premier gated community in Rockwall has a water front pool & you can walk along the lakes edge! Located on the 2nd floor overlooking lake, right by the elevator.Walk to the  Rockwall Harbor to restaurants, shopping, movies & events! The Condo is larger than most, with 1568 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room , dining room & 2 parkng spaces.  Some renovations in June 2023: new engineered hardwoods, walls, ceilings & baseboards painted, new ceiling fans & modern fireplace tile. The primary bedroom overlooks lake with a door out to your private balcony! The ensuite bath has tiled countertops, dual sinks, a large jetted tub, private toliet, linen cabinet & a large WIC. The split secondary bedrooms share a nice hall bathroom. Open ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Waterview Condo for sale in Rockwall, TX 2183 Portiono Drive Bldg #3 **OPEN HOUSE 070123 2PM-4PM** WATERVIEW Condo on Lake Ray Hubbard. Location, Location right by Rockwall Harbor! Walk to restaurants, shopping, movies & events! Waters Edge, a gated community has a pool at lakefront! Located on second floor by elevator with a private entrance. Condo is larger than most, with 1568 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room & dining room. Totally renovated in June 2023 with new engineered hardwoods, walls, ceilings & baseboards painted, new ceiling fans & modern fireplace tile. The primary bedroom overlooks the lake with a door out to your private balcony. The ensuite bath has tiled countertops, dual sinks, a large jetted tub, private toliet, linen cabinet & a large walk in cl...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Happy Valentines Day ! We really don't celebrate Valentines at my house. My husband says it a "fabricated holiday" I am okay with that as he spoils me all year long! I was curious to see why we celebrate Valentine's anyway, so I googled it. Seems the day is observed in honor of Saint Valentine of Terni.  He was a priest who was supposedly known for secretly performing marriages for Christians & preaching Christianity before it was legal. He was even put under house arrest as he would not renounce his faith.  While imprisioned he fell in love with the jailer's daughter & soon restored her sight.  Thus, the house converted to Christianity,  believing in the power of God.  Before the news reached the emperor however, Valentine was executed on February 14th.  On the day of his execution , h...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
New Construction Homes For Sale in Royse City UNDER $300KCome out to Royse City & check out some affordable homes. Royse City has a nostalgic downtown area with restaurants, shops & a meat market. They have great filet mignons & other mouth watering meats! They also have festivals throughout the year & shut down the streets for the citizens to enjoy ! Royse City is also growing with many new restaurants around town, a Walmart, a Buccee's & more! Easy access to Greenville or Rockwall for the rest of your shopping needs! Royse City ISD is top notch, with the award winning Bulldogs!! The high school has a awesome stadium & is currently expanding the campus! 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage $281,000-295,0001650-1836 Square Feet Move In Ready Package with Fridge, W/D, Blinds & Garage OpenerQuartz C...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Builder Incentives for New Construction Homes for Royse City, TX!  A lot of the builders are offering a 2-1 Buydown for your interest rate, bringing the rate down to $3.75-4.99 range. This costs the builder about $10,000 to do this. In the 3rd year you refinance once the rate goes back to whatever the market rates are at that time.If you choose the rate buy down program you will have approximately $7-10K in closing costs plus your down payment. On an FHA loan the down payment is 3.5% of the sale price. You can also use the USDA Rural NO Down Payment loan in Royse City!    Here is what I have found so far for some of the Builder Incentives if you use the Builders lenders in Royse City, TX :  Ambergrove Community Builders-$341-$344,990, the Emily Floorplan, ready December, $12,000 toward...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
I am truly grateful for my office! When I started real estate in 2005 I had sold and bought a home with a RE/MAX agent. I went to real estate school and was solicited by many companies but I knew in my heart I was going to my local RE/MAX.  So I stepped out in faith joined the firm and never looked back.  As a RE/MAX agent I have access to other agents all over the world! I have definitely taken advantage of the technology offered including leads, an amazing website,  training & motivational speakers and recognition offered by the RE/MAX brand.  The RE/MAX balloon is in the top 10 recognized symbols in the world! Sure I could be my own broker and probably save money but I do think being part of a big brokerage has helped me sell homes and obtain a referral base. My husband I purchased t...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
I am truly grateful for all my clients! It may be cliché to say I am truly grateful for my clients but I truly am! I have been fortunate to be in a business to help my friends, family & church family with selling and buying their homes.I started my real estate career in a very busy office in 2005. I stepped out in faith after selling a home and buying a home when I thought this was something I could do for a career! I had no plan but a blind faith that followed me through. I started handing out my cards and wore my real estate badge everywhere I went. My broker said to wear it on my pajamas too, so I did! I have only paid for real estate leads one time in my career and have been fortunate to have clients, family & friends refer me over the last 17 years which I am beyond thankful for! I...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
What is a 2-1 Buydown for your mortgage interest rate?Since the mortgage interest rates have gone up recently there has become a trend in the lending industry to help buyers buy down their mortgage interest rate. Per my lender friend Daniel Anderson at Integrity Mortgage sellers can offer a credit to pay $10K to a buyer, helping a buyer obtain a mortgage interest rate reduction. For example, from 7.25% to 5.25%. This results in a monthly savings of up to approximately $520.00 a month on a buyers mortgage! This makes sense to me as lowering the rate would save more money than lowering the sales price. Of course, the seller has to be able to offer this to a buyer instead of reducing his sales price. For more information or to crunch some numbers to see if this would work for you, click on...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Oak Ridge Texas Inventory homes from $429-$496,000 on 1+ acres ! Features include:  Full foam encapsulation on exterior walls & underside of roof decking Air sealing of the house  Programmable thermostats  14 Seer Heat Pumps & more!  A lot of builders are building homes & you buy it, with all of their choices. If you want to have your own style, you can  make your vision come true ! You can select  your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets & flooring on a build job! You can also choose your bath, kitchen fixtures & your flooring. These homes are in Oak Ridge Texas between I-175 and I-20, however this builder builds all over the DFW metroplex. If you want a custom home or an custom inventory home on 1+ acre, message me for more information! I am NEW HOME CERTIFED &  can he...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Builder Incentives for Buyers & Investors in Royse City , Texas!The market has softened, as most of us have heard, and builders are offering major discounts on inventory homes! Price cuts from $28,000 to $49,000 $15K builder incentive if you qualify with the builders lender Incentives are for an interest rate buydown or off the price of the home Some are offering refrigerators & other items Move in ready homes These discounts are open to owner occupied or investors! Homes are in Royse City, Texas with prices ranging from $309,000 to $355,000.Message me for more information NOW! These specials may not last long! 
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Modern New Homes in Fate, Texas I took a tour last week of some new construction homes. I was pleasantly surprised at the changes the builders are offering in new construction with modern elegance as the theme! Here is what caught my eye ( besides my cute model !! )   Wallpaper accents Feature walls Commercial grade appliances Modern wood flooring Lighting fixtures with wood look accents Bronze fixtures & faucets Electric fireplaces built ins & flat screen wiring above Soaring vaulted ceilings Quartz countertops Attention grabbing entryways Contemporary/craftsman front doors, Glass doors to pantries Luxe ensuite with free standing tubs Outdoor living with extended covered patios & SO MUCH MORE! Please message me to help you navigate the new home process! Not only do I help  you find the...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Builder Offers Great Incentives on New Homes! If you have been on the fence about buying a new home you may want to check out these incentives a builder is offering on a new construction home!  Builder will pay $10,000 of your closing costs if you use their in house lender The rate is ranging from 4.75 to 4.99 with builder buy down  Included: 2" blinds, washer & dryer, garage door opener & a refrigerator  Up to $ 5,000 to use for price reduction You may also qualify for NO DOWN PAYMENT  Low earnest money only $1,000    If you are renting now consider the advantages of owning a home like tax deduction & building equity. The new homes have all the features you are looking for such as granite, luxury vinyl plank, covered patios, fully sodded fenced yards & amenities! I recently had a coupl...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
HUGE Incentives to Buy New Construction in Royse, City TXThere are over 15,000 plus new home starts this year in Royse City, TXBuilders could not keep up with the demand in 2020 & 2021 so they were not offering many incentives to buyers. Well that has changed in 2022! I was visiting some new construction builder sales consultants this week & found out the buyer incentives are HUGE now.One particular builder is offering the following:  Paying up to $10,000 of buyer closing costs Offering $9,000 to do with what you wish  Rate incentives of 4.75-4.99 percent  Low earnest money  All of these incentives are available to the buyer if you use their in house lender. Most of my clients choose to use the builders lender to obtain all of these incentives!  They can move in a home for little or no ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
I go to the ends of the EARTH to market your home!The finest homes deserve the finest marketing. My advertising program is designed to go above & beyond! I employ the latest technology delivering perfect presentation & massive exposure from buyers EVERYWHERE!  LUXURY & INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING STYLISH, SOPHISTICATED PRESENTATION LOCAL, SOCIAL & MOBILEClick on the link above to view how I can showcase your home or business.  
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
New Construction Homes Available in Royse City With inventory at an all time low, I make it my mission to find homes for YOU! Everyone says there is not any new homes, but I beg to differ! I have found new construction homes for my clients because I stay in touch with the new home sales reps in Royse City (and other areas). When I find out what you are looking for I call my sales reps and they let me know if they have anything.For instance, I have a client who looked all over Dallas for a home & kept getting out bid with many other offers. I called my sales rep in Royse City and he said Yes, Tracy, I had one come back on the market. If you show it to them today and they like it , it is yours!!!! Right now I know of a subdivision that is selling NOW with a build time of 7 months or less ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
Homes for sale in Fate, TX I recently sold these two homes in Fate, TX. They both sold in a few days with many offers & over the ask price.  If you are thinking of selling your home please reach out to me for a FREE Market Analysis Report!   When you list with me your home is marketed on a professional level with : Free consultation with help in deciding how to price your home for showings Guidance on how to improve your home & yard for showings Fair listing agreement with full disclosure of your cost to sell Professional Photography at my cost Open House first weekend on the market Full web package on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram plus posted on 100's of search engines Communication throughout the whole process with your preferred method Help with navigating the offers, repairs & the cl...
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