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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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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

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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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allen texas best neighborhoods

Located in Collin County is an affluent city known as Allen.

It's home to 91,929 residents and the median age is 35. There are 25,985 single-family homes within the city, and there are several great neighborhoods to choose from. 

As we show buyers around the city, something they commonly ask is "what are the best neighborhoods in Allen?" 

That's a tough question to answer as they all have something to offer, but in no particular order, we've come up with twelve that stand out against the others (article continues below quick search):

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moving to lantana tx

Lantana, TX is a master-planned community that is located 8 miles south of Denton. It was originally developed by Republic Property Group with plans beginning to develop in 1999. The entire design of the city is based around an 18-hole golf course, which was designed by Jay Morrish, an award-winning golf course designer.

To live in the community, residents pay an annual fee to help fund the volunteer fire department and the EMS service. Lantana is continuously growing. In fact, census numbers show that in 2010 there were just under 6,900 residents in the community. Today, there are well over 10,000.

Lantana is a fantastic community to be a part of, mostly

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The Dallas Texas Real Estate Market Report for September 2016

According to the new data released by NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information Systems) in conjunction with the Metrotex Association of REALTORS® for September 2016, the Dallas real estate market still indicates there is very little change in DFW's "hot" real estate market.

Quickly Interpreting the September 2016 Market Report Numbers

In what was already considered a red hot seller's market a year ago in September 2015, the real estate statistics from September 2016 show indicators which still favor sellers over buyers and would absolutely indicate this is still a "seller's market."

All indicators listed above favors sellers.  While buyers do have more "new listings"

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best schools in plano texas isd school district

Stats, Reviews and Rankings of the Best Schools in Plano ISD

The Plano ISD School District is an excellent district located in the Plano suburb of Dallas.  Great Schools gives Plano ISD an overall score of 8 out of 10.  With one of the higher overall scores of school districts in Dallas, this means the district will have some very, very good campuses.  In this article, our local REALTORS will give you the needed information on the best Plano schools.  Before we begin the article, let's take a quick look at the nominees.  You can also search all homes for sale in Plano ISD by

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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

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