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Is your pool losing its sparkle?

Does your pool sparkle in the summer sun like an oasis? Or do you find yourself cringing when you look at the bottom of the pool. That is, when you can see it. With summer drawing to a close, it may be a good time to take a look at the condition of your backyard […]

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In Memoriam: Martha D. Carlson

Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1918, raised in Dallas, Martha Deniger Carlson lived an historic and groundbreaking life. She recently passed at the age of 101. A smart, successful and determined lady, she graduated from Highland Park High School in 1936, and later attended SMU where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. […]

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In Memoriam: David Fair

David Lewis Fair, 77, a resident of Plano, TX, went to be with the Lord on October 11, 2018, after a five-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. David was born in Dallas, TX, on August 15, 1941 to parents William Wren Fair, Jr. and Doris Elizabeth McCommas Fair. He attended Highland Park […]

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Can we afford this hot market?

It’s no secret that sales prices have been rising at a healthy clip in North Texas since 2012. When you realize that the average sales price of a home has increased more than $83,000 since 2011, it’s astonishing. In fact, while the 25-year average increase is about 4 percent, most of the past five years […]

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4 ‘Danger Zones’ in Your Daily Work Routine

Establishing safety protocols on the job is one of the best ways to protect your personal safety, especially as 14% of REALTORS® say they’ve feared for their physical well-being or the security of their personal information at work, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 Member Safety Report. “Crimes against real estate professionals have risen […]

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MUDs, PIDs, PUDs & TIFs: What REALTORS® Need To Know

MUDs, PIDs, PUDs & TIFs: What is the difference and what do REALTORS® need to know in order to best represent our clients when selling or buying a property in a MUD, PID, PUD or TIF? The 2020-2021 Legal Update CE Class includes a section dedicated to Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) and the Law. In […]

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Handing Over the Keys…but Not Giving Up Our Friendships!

We are extremely excited and pleased to share a monumental change for our association! After many years of planning, and in anticipation of our new HQ building under construction on Kinwest Parkway in Irving, we proudly announce that our Dallas HQ office is pending sale and will officially close on Monday, June 28. MetroTex has […]

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Showing Properties the Safe Way

On Saturday, a 54-year-old female agent in Ohio told police that two men stopped in front of a home for sale in North Ridgeville that she was getting ready to show. She had a brief conversation with the men, who asked for her business card. As the agent walked toward her car to retrieve a […]

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Buyers, Tired of Homes’ Shortcomings, Want to Trade Up

Households happy with their homes before the pandemic have grappled with the compromises they made during the home shopping process. That has sparked a wave of buyers emerging as stay-at-home restrictions lifted—and many of those households have decided to trade up. Prior to the pandemic, house hunters were focused on amenities such as granite countertops, […]

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Debunking 3 Coronavirus Real Estate Myths

Some Americans may be under the impression that high unemployment rates and recession are prompting a gloomy housing picture. They’re wrong. Homebuyers may be in for a surprise, and homeowners may be missing out on opportunities if they fall for some common myths going around about the housing market. Consider these two headlines based on […]

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