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Feb. 11, 2022

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Posted in Real Estate News
Feb. 8, 2022

21 Things To Know Before Moving To Dallas, TX: A 2022 Guide

Moving To Dallas Texas

If you’re considering moving to Dallas, you’re definitely not alone. The area has exploded in recent years, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area is home to thirteen counties and ten large cities. Those who live in the area are part of the most extensive metro area in the southern USA. 

If you’re a people person who loves the big city, Dallas living will be right up your alley. Dallas is a busy and booming city where there’s always something to see and do. Regardless of your lifestyle and how you like to spend your time, you can find something that you enjoy in the area. With plenty of sporting events, restaurants to try, shopping, outdoor activities, cultural events, and a vibrant downtown area, there’s something for everyone of all ages. 

Moving to Dallas is a big decision if you’re not from the area. When looking for information on prospective cities, it can be challenging to find what you’re looking for. What are the best neighborhoods in Dallas? Things to do? Quality of life? Texas has plenty of fantastic options, so what makes Dallas the best? Here are the 21 things to know before moving to Dallas, TX. 

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Posted in Buying a Home
Jan. 25, 2022

Dallas is a Hidden Gem

I never thought I'd see the BIG city of Dallas called a "hidden gem", but here we are! According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), these "gem" markets should expect strong appreciation in home values over others around the country.

“The housing sector performed spectacularly in 2021 in many markets, with huge gains achieved in places like Austin, Boise, and Naples,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors, says in a news release. “Several markets did reasonably well in 2021, but not as strong as the underlying fundamentals suggested. Therefore, in 2022, these ‘hidden gem’ markets have more room for growth.”

What does that mean for homeowners and buyers? More of what we saw last year. With inventory still low and buyers looking to make a move, buyer competition for the best homes (look great/priced right) and I'd expect most of these homes will sell with multiple offers. Interest rates have gone up in the past couple of weeks which will have an effect on how much home a buyer may be able to purchase.

Let me know your thoughts! I don't know many people that don't have an opinion on this topic!

 

Jan. 20, 2022

Best Sweets in Dallas!

If you are anything like me, when it comes to sweets, the calories better be worth it! Here are some of my favorite, diet-busting, sweet-tooth fixes in town. Below the image, I've added links in case you need to try too! 

 

 

Dude Sweet Chocolate

Better than Sex

Howdy Homemade

Sweet Firefly

Edith's French Bistro

 

 

Posted in Community News
Jan. 5, 2022

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market | MyKCM

As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022.

Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist, First American:

“Consensus forecasts put rates at about 3.7% by the end of next year. So, that's still historically low, but certainly higher than they are today.”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com:

Affordability will increasingly be a challenge as interest rates and prices rise, but remote work may expand search areas and enable younger buyers to find their first homes sooner than they might have otherwise. And with more than 45 million millennials within the prime first-time buying ages of 26-35 heading into 2022, we expect the market to remain competitive.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“With more housing inventory to hit the market, the intense multiple offers will start to ease. Home prices will continue to rise but at a slower pace.”

George Ratiu, Manager of Economic Research, realtor.com:

“We also expect a growing number of homeowners to bring properties to market, taking some pressure off high prices and offering buyers more options.”

Mark Fleming, Chief Economist, First American:

Strong demographic demand will continue to act as the wind in the housing market’s sails.”

What Does This Mean for Buyers?

Hope is on the horizon for 2022. You should see your options grow as more homes are listed and some of the peak intensity of buyer competition starts to ease. Just remember, rising rates and prices are a great motivator for you to find the home of your dreams sooner rather than later so you can buy while today’s affordability is still in your favor.

What Does This Mean for Sellers?

Make no mistake – this sellers’ market will remain in 2022 as home prices are projected to continue climbing, just at a more moderate pace. Selling your house while buyer demand is so high will truly put you in the driver’s seat. But don’t wait too long. With more listings projected to become available, your ideal window of opportunity to stand out from the crowd won’t last forever. Work with an agent who knows your local market and current inventory conditions to ensure you have the support you need to make an educated and informed decision about selling in the coming year.

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, 2022 may be your year. Let’s connect to discuss your goals and the unique opportunities you have in today’s housing market.

Dec. 3, 2021

Ranked: The 10 Best Places To Live Near Dallas, Texas

Best Places To Live Near Dallas, TX

You’ve likely associated Dallas, Texas, with sports, amenities, fantastic food, and being a large city. While it is home to over 1.3 million people, some hidden gem cities and suburbs in the Dallas area allow people to live in a quiet, peaceful area while being close to the downtown excitement. Several areas allow residents to reap the benefits of living in Dallas while having a small-town atmosphere and close-knit community. Here are the ten best places to live in near Dallas, Texas. 

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Posted in Buying a Home
Nov. 24, 2021

Complete Neighborhood Guide To Lakewood, Dallas Texas

Living in Lakewood DallasA short 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Dallas is a quiet and woody community that overlooks White Rock Lake and the Lakewood Country Club

Lakewood, Dallas, is a popular community that has a lot to offer. The neighborhood is connected, friendly, and built on the basis of shared admiration of natural beauty and a great location. With a variety of real estate options, there’s something for everyone in this community. 

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Posted in Buying a Home
Oct. 22, 2021

Living In University Park, Texas: What It’s Really Like

Living in University Park

University Park is a suburb in central Dallas County, located about eight miles north of Downtown Dallas. University Park residents are privy to all of the exceptional benefits of the ever-growing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Almost 7.3 million residents call the metro area home, and it just continues to become more densely populated. University Park is no longer a hidden gem. Due to its fantastic location so close to the downtown Dallas area, it’s no surprise that those who are relocating to Dallas opt for this community. According to Niche, it’s considered the second-best suburb to live in in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 

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Posted in Buying a Home
Oct. 20, 2021

DFW Pumpkin Patches

Posted in Community News
Sept. 24, 2021

Texas State Fair Discounts 2021

The temperatures are dropping, the air smells like Fletcher's corny dogs (sometimes farm animals) and you are suddenly craving the most random fried treats. It must be the Texas State Fair

 

Did you know you don't have to pay full price to enjoy the Fair? Here are just a few of the available discounts:

 

Monday - Thursday: All Adult admission tickets are $15 and Children are only $10.

Purchase your tickets at your local Kroger for $3 off one-day admissions or $5 off a season pass.

All active, retired military, and veterans receive $5 off one-day admissions EVERY DAY! 

All first responders received $5 off one-day admissions EVERY DAY!

 

The Texas State Fair is happening September 24, 2021 through October 17, 2021. For a complete list of discounts, special attendance days, and everything you need to know about attending the Texas State Fair click here. Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Community News