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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How long to hold on to a property before a return on investment?
Hi Colette,

2 years are typically too short for an investment, and many times a condo will appreciate slower than a single family home. However, it also depends on the overall real e ... more
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Keith W Hefn…, Real Estate Pro in 75206
Keith W Hefner answered:
I am looking to get a old house University Park and get it torn down to build new. This is such that we can live in the neighborhood. Any thoughts?
University park can be a bit tricky to do a tear down in, you have to be sure of the age of the home, and I would recommend being sure of the permit during a lengthy option period befor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in 75205
Rosalyn Tray…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Rosalyn Traylor answered:
What should I look out for when purchasing a pre-war home? est 1938.
Angela,

I agree with the information given by Certified Structure Inspector, Home Inspector, Reno, NV .

Be sure you have a home inspector that covers all the items mentioned by Ce ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Home Buying in 75205
Dallas Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes for Sale answered:
If I am in the option period on my house contract, is the seller's agent be required to disclose to me if there is a backup offer on the house?
I agree with Susan, most of the time listing agent will inform the buyer's agent if there is a back up offer. Talking with your agent will help you, hope you have an agent...

Good Lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in 75205
Dixon Wong, Real Estate Pro in 75206
Dixon Wong answered:
Is buying a 1/1 condo for a reasonable price in a desirable area close to bars and restaurants a bad investment, if I was planning on renting it out?
Hi Molly,

From my current experience, rental market is great in Greater area of Dallas. Properties that I have listed always get a multiple applications. Its a really hot market!

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1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in 75205
☆ Kelly Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Wichita Falls, TX
☆ Kelly Fest ☆ answered:
Is the market value stated the sale price of this home?
To answer the question, market value (as stated by an appraiser) and sales value are not always the same. The seller can choose to take less for the home and give the amount between the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 29, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 75205
Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...Last week's housing news did give all of us in the industry a few more things to hang onto. First, we saw new single-family home sales go up 5.7% in September, to a 313,000… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 31, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
This is the first in a series of entries I am blogging about showcasing some of the best and finest venues for the Arts in Dallas. There are many amazing institutions that have put Dallas on… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 25, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Quality of Life Parks & Recreation Home Buying
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
If you are in the market to buy a home of your own, you need to ask yourself one question: WHY? Delaying in a hope to ‘time’ the market might not make sense however. Forbes.com addressed this… Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 23, 2011 by Debbie Ingram General Area Home Buying Property Q&A
Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Need help getting started buying a home?This graphic from Forbes.com gives powerful reasoning to not sit on the sidelines and rent, when you can own.I am available for any questions you may have from basics… Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 23, 2011 by Debbie Ingram General Area Home Buying Financing
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
In a recent study, 19 percent of American consumers who reported finding an error in their credit reports opted not to dispute the error, even when they were offered $5 to file the dispute!  Why… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 17, 2011 by Debbie Ingram General Area Home Buying Credit Score
Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Highland Park was built around the banks of Turtle Creek, along an early trail called Preston Road that once led to the famous Chisholm Trail. In 1887, Colonel Henry Exall, an early settler, bought… Read more
Blogged Sat Oct 8, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Quality of Life Schools Home Buying
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
To all those who have declared the real estate market dead, we want you to know that over 13,780 houses sold yesterday, 13,780 will sell today and 13,780 will sell tomorrow. That is the average number… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 29, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Schools Home Buying Home Selling
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
BEST LOCATION IN HIGHLAND PARK WEST! Walk into this fresh home with 'today's' colors & great style! Updated kitchen opens to a light filled den & a wall of windows that overlook the backyard;… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 29, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Given the nation's recent onslaught of mother nature's worst storms, this from is helpful information from the Associated Press This year’s string of storms, floods, tornadoes and wildfires across… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 7, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Market Conditions Home Buying
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
The type of paint you'll use depends on how the room to be painted will be used and the type of finish you want. Interior paint is specifically formulated to provide: Scrubbability and stain resistance… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 3, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Property Q&A
Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Tips: Appliances Appliances account for about 17% of your household's energy consumption, with refrigerators, clothes washers, and clothes dryers at the top of the consumption list. When you're shopping… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 28, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Going Green
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Today's energy saving tip: Instead of using 75 watt incandescent light bulbs, try 18 watt CFL light bulbs and save $.04 per hour! Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 25, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Home Buying
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
Today's Energy Saving Tip: Most people scrub their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Drop them in the dishwasher AS THEY ARE! Let the dishwasher do it's work and save 6500 gallons of water… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 25, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Going Green
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Debbie Ingram, Real Estate Pro in 75225
The type of paint you'll use depends on the kind of surface to be painted - wood, aluminum, vinyl, stucco or masonry - and the type of finish you want. Exterior paint is specifically formulated to provide:… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 21, 2011 by Debbie Ingram Design & Decor
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