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Here at DoLakeHighlands, we’ve wined and dined at almost every restaurant, bar, pub, and cafe in Lake Highlands, but we are starting over, at the top, with a new attitude and a cleansed palate. Presenting the Do-Crew’s To Do List:
- Tony’s Pizza and Pasta
- Offshore’s Next Door
2 weeks from contract to close, the stomach flu, complications with the move, and they are still smiling! Congrats on the sale of your home, and I will miss you guys in Lake Highlands!
Happy Mother’s Day from The Bonus Room Blog!
When purchasing a home, what features stand out to you?
a. good schools
b. extra space
c. updated kitchen
d. beautiful drive up appeal
e. all the above
If you answered e. All the above, then you will love 8647 Shagrock Lane in Dallas!
Check it out; it’s a good one at a great price!!
The market in DFW is crazy right now! If you are thinking about buying or selling, there’s never been a better time to do both! Interest rates are still low and we need good inventory in Dallas! Check out 7222 Westbrook that went under contract in less than a week with multiple offers. http://7222westbrook.tumblr.com/
Call me and let’s talk real estate!
The real estate market is on fire right now! Check out the last two week’s Days On Market for Lake Highlands pictured. Those low low numbers mean sellers are getting their homes under contract quickly, less time spent cleaning for showings, months of additional mortgage payments, and on to their next goal. If you are in the market to purchase, things are changing and you need to be more aggressive with your pricing strategy.
It’s definitely a great time to be a seller! If you’ve been on the fence, now is the time to sell!
Follow this agent’s favorite digs around DFW on my new obsession…PINTEREST! Whether you love ranch style (a fave below), craftsman (my next house!), mid-century mod, or traditional, there’s something for every taste in the Big D!
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If you are a homeowner that purchased your home on or before January 1, 2012, it’s time to file your homeowner’s exemption at your local appraisal district. There are several changes as of September 2011, including a new requirement that the new homeowner’s driver’s license and vehicle registration addresses must match the property address in order for the exemption to be approved. The deadline for filing is April 30, 2012.
Here’s a link to the appraisal districts that cover DFW:
Dallas County - www.dcad.org
Collin County - www.collincad.org
Tarrant County - www.tad.org
Denton County - www.dentoncad.org
To change both your driver’s license information and vehicle registration online:
Remember it is FREE to file a homestead exemption! Never pay for this service and ignore any mailers that offer to do this service for you for a fee. If you have more questions, feel free to call or email me.
What a find in Far North Dallas! This home is located in a convenient location (a commuter’s dream!), is all about low maintenance living, and the recent updates make this charming home a must see on your list! You will love the wood privacy fence installed in 2010, trendy bamboo floors, thick granite and neutral backsplash in the kitchen, and a stunning master bath remodel including Closets by Design. Fresh paint and designer colors add the finishing touch to this light and bright home. Dallas dirt doesn’t come cheap, but at $180,000, you could easily own a new home in 2012! Click here for more details and photos or go to www.4344Windhaven.tumblr.com
When I’m out with buyers showing properties, at some point they always say with sarcasm, “I bet you’ve seen it all”! Just when I think I have seen everything imaginable inside someone’s home, I’ll see (or hear from fellow agents) something that tops it all. I usually post these little “observations” to my friends on facebook for some good laughs, but now there are websites dedicated to (drum roll) UGLY HOUSES that are for sale! Enjoy!
Here’s a sneak peek…
People always ask me, “well, how’s the market?” Of course, I love this question, because I get to talk about my favorite subject - REAL ESTATE! So…just how are the different areas of Dallas doing? One way to measure this year’s success (or not) is to compare last year’s numbers to what’s happening right now. Here’s a quick snapshot of the areas I sell for November. If you have a question about what area your neighborhood is in, or if you don’t see your area listed, feel free to contact me for the information.
Lathram Pou’s Lawyers Title office was hopping last night when The Hive | Lake Highlands held their annual Holiday Hive social and charity event, sponsored by Clayton Bailey of Greenscene Home Inspections, and Craig Jarrell at IberiaBank Mortgage. Thirty or so Lake Highlands and East Dallas real estate agents gathered together to eat, drink, be merry, and give back. This year’s designated charity was Trigger’s Toys, and founders Bryan and Stacey Townsend were on hand to talk about this wonderful and worthwhile cause.
Trigger’s Toys Charity provides toys to all area hospitalized children through the use of Trigger and Animal Assisted dogs like him within local area hospitals, as well as children in need, as result of disaster and family trauma for the purpose of fostering happiness and emotional well-being.
Trigger’s Toys is near and dear to my heart, and I am thrilled to be able to be part of giving back to children in need through our community. Thanks to all the agents for bringing toys and making donations.
Read all about Trigger at www.triggerstoys.org and follow Trigger’s Toys on facebook!
The Hive is a social network of local Realtors that see value in positive relationships within the industry for the benefit of our clients and the community. If you are a real estate agent in Dallas and would like more information about The Hive or sponsorships for The Hive, email us here.
Merry Christmas from The Bonus Room Blog!
Here’s a look at why I love Dallas. There’s never been a better time to move to this amazing city!