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which home improvements add the most value to your home

Whether you're trying to sell a home in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Frisco, or even somewhere outside DFW like Leander, Texas, all of the tips & improvements below will help get your home ready for the market.

Which Home Improvement Projects Add the Most Value to Potential Buyers?

Television is saturated with home improvement shows. In a single 30 to 60-minute episode, viewers can watch as a team of experts “magically” transform what appears to be a dilapidated ruin into a mini palace (or a Zen-like, tranquil space). But, the question remains, do any of these flashy home improvements add value to the home? If so, which improvements add the most value?

There’s a caveat to consider before these essential questions are addressed. Though an

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best neighborhoods in flower mound tx

Flower Mound is a charming town that is centrally located in north Texas near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

The city is home to over 68,000 residents, and in 2014, it was recognized by D Magazine as the eighth best Dallas suburb. When choosing cities, the magazine looked at housing values, safety, and education. 

There are several great subdivisions within the city, which is why it was hard for us to choose the best neighborhoods in Flower Mound. We made our decision based on homes, schools, and atmosphere (Article continues after Quick Search).

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best neighborhoods coppell texas

Located in the northwest corner of Dallas, Coppell is a friendly city that's home to over forty thousand people.

In 2015, it was named the "Best Place to be a Kid" by Money Magazine and the "Best DFW Suburb to Live In" by Movoto in 2016.

The city is home to many great subdivisions, which was why it was incredibly hard for us to choose the best neighborhoods in Coppell. Here are seven we think stand out among the rest:

Chateaus of Coppell

This neighborhood covers twenty acres and features 56 single family homes.

Children living within this neighborhood receive their education from the Coppell Independent School District, and the schools they attend all have great ratings by GreatSchools. Depending on their age, students will be enrolled

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moving to plano texas

Plano, TX, takes up just over 71 square miles in Northern Texas. It is one of the most populous cities in the united states and the 9th most populous in Texas. One of the reasons this city continues to grow is because it hosts many corporate headquarters. These businesses help to keep the employment options open for the nearly 270,000 residents of the city.

Naturally, there are many reasons you may consider making the move to Plano, TX. A booming economy is a great one, but you will be happy to know there are several others. Here are some of the things you may want to know about the city before moving here (Article continues below after Quick Search)

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best neighborhoods in colleyville tx

What once began as a rural community is now a thriving town that's home to eleven award-winning parks.

It's called Colleyville and Money Magazine recently named it one of the "100 Best Towns in America." That's because it offers beautiful scenery, a friendly atmosphere, and home prices that suit a variety of budgets.

There are several different neighborhoods within the community, all of which have great things to offer.

The following are what we consider the best neighborhoods in Colleyville:

Leyton Grove

Leyton Grove is a smaller development with only 48 homes. 

It's located in the heart of the city, and it welcomes residents and guests with an impressive 600-foot entry that's surrounded by magnolias and mature October Glory red

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best neighborhoods in argyle texas

Nominees for Argyle Texas Best Neighborhoods

Located within Denton County is a place that offers a small-town atmosphere.

It's known as Argyle, and it offers a quiet community that gives residents easy access to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Argyle isn't a large city, but despite its smaller size, there are still several great subdivisions to choose from. Some of the best neighborhoods in Argyle include (article continues below):

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best tips to win a bidding war on house

MISSION: WIN THE BIDDING WAR

Welcome to learning the best way to win that bidding war for the house you want.  While written for my market, Dallas, Texas, the tips below generally apply to all areas of the country.  My article will give a buyer some great hints, tips, and strategies to win a bidding war against the competition.  Our mission is to give you all the tools and weapons you need to successfully compete in the bidding war process.

Recently in our area the market has been flying, as I hear it has in much of the country.  Buyers are getting into bidding wars for homes almost daily.  I've heard horror stories about how some

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foreclosures in dallas tx

The Fairy Tale/Myth of the Foreclosure

Many buyers are attracted to the foreclosed listing and the thought of purchasing a house way below market value. In theory, it is wonderful. In reality, there are things buyers need to know before they go down the road of purchasing a foreclosure. To be honest, very, very few people either find a foreclosure they want to purchase or end up actually buying a foreclosure.

A general rule of thumb to remember is this - the more a market is a seller's market, the harder it will be to find a foreclosure. In a seller's market, homes are easier to sell and generally if a homeowner is facing a foreclosure, they

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zestimates in dallas tx

With the popularity of bigger syndication websites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com, many consumers believe they can attain the same information from those sites as they can a local, professional REALTOR®.  Unfortunately, this is false and there doesn't seem to be enough correct information out there in "internet world" to properly steer and educate consumers on the best ways to find the necessary information.

With the popularity of syndication sites mentioned above, one of the biggest questions is - Are Zestimates® in Dallas, Texas accurate?  They're getting better but still not completely accurate.  

If they aren't that

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should i use a realtor when buying a house

One question we are constantly asked is - "should I use a REALTOR® when buying a home?"  In fairness, this article is being written from the perspective of a REALTOR®.  Full disclosures and formalities out of the way, the answer is YES!  Of course I will explain and offer reasons within the body of the article below.

Now, on to the actual article where I will present a very convincing case as to why a buyer would want to use/hire a REALTOR® when purchasing a home.  The reasons listed below apply to all sorts of real estate purchases - new construction homes, preowned homes, condos and townhouses.

The article will compare some of the

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