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Why I'm Writing This

This falls under the category of "you cannot make this stuff up!"

Very rarely would I choose to make a public stand which could result in some backlash and/or controversy.  However, something happened the other day which caused me to give great thought to the way big, national websites have treated, and continue to treat, REALTORS®.

You would think that villains would eventually get tired of being villains - Lex Luthor, Darth Vader, The Joker (my personal favorite), Dr. Evil, Mike Myers having to play all of those villains in the Austin Powers movies, etc...  It seems like a lot of work to continuously have to maintain a bad image.  Don't you think?

In the real estate world, Zillow and Trulia have taken over the

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Moving to Heath Texas: The City of Heath

Nestled along the eastern shores of Lake Hubbard is a charming community with rolling hills, incredible views of the Dallas skyline, and unique homes.

Its name is Heath, and the city has over 7,400 residents, including Olympic gold medalist sailors.

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Once named Black Hills, the first settlers in 1840 were drawn to the area because of its rich black soil, plentiful water, timber, and animals such as deer, turkey, and geese.

The community's first post office was established in 1880, and by then, it was known as Heath. For years, the area experienced a steady growth, but that changed after the 1920s, when residents left for cities such as Dallas to look for work.

In the 1970s, the area

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The Best Suburbs in Dallas to Buy a Home

When people talk about Dallas, what they really mean is Dallas plus all the suburbs in the area.  Suburbs like Plano, Frisco, Richardson, McKinney, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake, Coppell and more.  So, what makes one suburb better than another?  Information concentrating on just the best neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, can be found here.  Some factors which make one suburb more desirable than another might be cost of the homes; public schools and school district ratings; shopping, entertainment and dining; commute times to work and airports; unique things about each city, and more.

In this article, we are going to count down the top suburbs in and around Dallas - Fort Worth to purchase a home.  We will

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The Dallas Texas Real Estate Market Report for August 2016

According to the new data released by NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information Systems) in conjunction with the Metrotex Association of REALTORS® for August 2016, the Dallas real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down.

Quickly Interpreting the Market Report's Numbers

In what was already considered a red hot seller's market a year ago in August 2015, the real estate statistics from August 2016 show indicators which favor sellers to an even greater advantage.

Every indicator listed above favors sellers.  The number of new listings is down while the number of closings is higher.  This means less inventory, yet more sales.  Basic economic principals mean the demand

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Let's Talk about the Best Condos & Condo Buildings in Dallas

Condo living is a completely different style of living than that of the single-detached homes packed into the Dallas suburbs.  Most of the condo buildings in Dallas are concentrated in or near downtown Dallas and we are going to attempt to name our favorite buildings.  The list below will range widely in prices and we believe will give a good sampling of the best condos buildings available to those wanting the condo type of lifestyle.  

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So, what are the best condos & condo buildings in Dallas Texas?  This is a question we are asked often and it is only human nature to want the "best" available.  So as local REALTORS®, we are going to attempt to name the "best" condos and condo

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Moving to Grapevine TX: The City of Grapevine

Bordered by Lake Grapevine on the north, the City of Grapevine is a charming, historic city that recently ranked as the fourth best Dallas-Fort Worth neighborhood (Dallas Morning News).

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In 1843, General Sam Houston, along with representatives of the Republic of Texas, met with ten American Indian nations at Birds Fort. The meeting resulted in a document known as the Treaty of the Birds, which would allow homesteaders on the land. 

Named for the plentiful mustang grapes that were in the area, Grapevine originated under the Lone Star Flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, making it the oldest settlement in Tarrant county.


Nearly 51,000 people call the city home, and

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REALTOR® Opinions of What are the Best Plano Texas Neighborhoods

Looking for homes for sale in Plano?  Trying to figure out where the best neighborhoods are?  Our REALTORS® detail our opinions of the best neighborhoods in Plano Texas.

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So, how do we arrive at naming Plano's best neighborhoods?  The short answer is years of experience.  The longer (probably better) answer has actually been determined through years of watching buyers gravitate toward certain neighborhoods; constant questions from clients about certain neighborhoods and subdivisions; homes selling faster in some neighborhoods as opposed to others; and, home values rising in certain neighborhoods faster than other areas of Plano.

Plano has seen a lot of development over the

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what are the best schools in frisco tx isd

When buyers are either (1) moving to Frisco Texas, (2) trying to find the best neighborhoods in Frisco Texas; or, (3) looking for the best schools in Frisco ISD, it usually means one thing...they are seeking homes for sale in Frisco TX and trying to narrow their choices to the neighborhoods and homes which fit their wants, needs and desires.

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Homes for sale in Frisco ISD come in all shapes, sizes, ages, prices and different amenities.  They also are located in all areas of the City of Frisco.  So, this article is going to address what we think are the best overall schools in Frisco and why they are the best schools Frisco Texas based upon the overall big picture.  With this article, we will get some help from the good folks at Great Schools.  We

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  • About the City of Flower Mound, Texas
  • Homes, Education, Jobs
  • Things to Do in Flower Mound
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Moving to Flower Mound Texas - The City of Flower Mound TX

Situated in Denton County between Lake Lewisville and Lake Grapevine is an urban community called Flower Mound.

Known for its signature mound of wildflowers, it boasts excellent schools, a low crime rate, and steady job growth.

This town has received several accolades over the few years such as ranking number two on CNN Money Magazine's "Best Places to Find a Job" list, and coming in twelfth on the magazine's list of

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Buying a home can be a stressful process.  We understand this.  In our years of real estate experiences, we have found that an educated client is absolutely the best type of client!  To alleviate as much stress as possible for our clients, we try and provide as much information prior to starting the search.  As is only natural, first time home buyers tend to be more nervous about the purchase of a home than, say, seasoned buyers who have bought and sold multiple homes.

This Article is from a REALTOR® Perspective

We are professional, licensed agents and REALTORS®.  We are not mortgage professionals and not licensed in loans.  Therefore, this article will be written from the perspective of a REALTOR®.  While we will touch on some mortgage terms,

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