McKinney Texas Home For Sale 3402 Los Alamos

3402 Los Alamos Home For Sale McKinney TX

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2 Car Garage | 1906 SF/Tax

Single level brick home with pool on treed lot. Open floor plan with lots of windows provides natural lighting. Island kitchen with light oak cabinets and ceramic tile flooring. Two living areas share see-through fireplace. Split master suite overlooks the backyard pool while the master bath has separate shower, dual vanities, garden tub, and walk-in closet. Fresh paint throughout, new hot water heater, new carpet, and recent laminate flooring.

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Contact us at 214-705-2470 for more information or to schedule a showing.

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Allen Texas Home For Sale 1404 Kenya

Allen Texas Home For Sale 1404 Kenya

4 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2 Car Garage | 2456 SF/Tax

Nice single-level home in Lost Creek Ranch. Open floor plan with high ceilings. Kitchen has 42 inch cabinets, tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, and ceramic tile floors. Large family room with fireplace overlooks the pool-sized back yard. Split master suite has jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and walk-in closet. Stacked formals. Extended patio and sprinkler system. Recent exterior paint. Minutes from the Shops in Allen and US 75.

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Contact us at 214-705-2470 for more information or to schedule a showing.

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25 Billion Dollar National Mortgage Settlement

Foreclosure Notice

The Federal Government and five large loan servicers (Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Ally, and Wells Fargo) have reached a settlement over the “robo-signing” of foreclosure documents. The 25 billion dollar settlement provides relief to distressed homeowners and direct payments to states and the federal government.

The Attorneys General on the Executive Committee that negotiated the settlement have created a website at that provides information on the settlement.

Don’t be scammed by people offering to assist you with filing a claim for a fee. Filing is easy and free to borrowers.

Below is a link to a video produced by TBWS Daily that covers this in detail.

Your Portion of the $25 Billion Settlement

We will post updates as more information becomes available.

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Richwoods Frisco Texas New Home Development

New Model Home in Richwoods Frisco Texas

If your dream is a luxury home nestled in a gated community with a premier location, we’ve got your answer. With 500 acres of prime land in southeast Frisco, Richwoods will be home to 1,600 families.

Location, location, location! Richwoods is just north of Highway 121 and just west of Independence Parkway. You’re minutes away from shopping, dining, sports, entertainment, and all the north Dallas suburbs have to offer. Planned amenities include a resort-style pool, club house with fitness center, walking trails, parks, and playgrounds. Richwoods is in the exemplary Frisco ISD and a brand new middle school is under construction adjacent to the community.

Home sites will vary in size offering luxury homes priced from the $300s to the $700s from top builders Toll Brothers, K. Hovnanian Homes, Landon Homes, and Newcastle Homes. Some of the builders are pre-selling already and will provide $1,000 towards upgrades of your choice. Prices will rise as the community begins to build out. Now is the time to choose your lot and features for your new home!


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New Home Rebate

Purchase a new home through us and we'll help you with your closing costs! We'll give you a credit of 1.5% of the price of the home at closing to use towards your closing costs.

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How’s the Market? North Texas is Hot!

The Branch Team Sold SignLike many real estate professionals, I typically wear my name tag or some other logo apparel when I’m out and about. When people notice it, the opening question is usually, “How’s the market?” My answer these days is, “Hot!” Homes under $200k are flying off the market almost as fast as we can get them listed.

We listed seven properties in April–four of them are already under contract. As soon as a properly prepared, priced, and marketed property hits the market, the showings start and we have multiple offers in days.

Preparation, pricing, and marketing are the keys to generating traffic and emotional appeal.

As part of our pre-listing work we often recommend punch-out items and staging of the home. While punch-out costs vary with the amount of work to be done, it averages about $500. A couple of hours with a professional stager costs about $200. This is money well-spent and will be far less than your first price reduction.

Pricing is also important. Homes that are properly prepared will bring a higher sales price but homes that are more than 5 percent over market value tend to languish on the market. Price it right up-front.

Marketing is the final ingredient. Now that the house is prepared and priced right, it has to be well marketed. We use professional photography in all our listings. With over 90 percent of local buyers starting on the Internet, quality photography and well-written marketing text is critical to driving buyers into the home.

There has not been a better time to sell a home in the past 3-plus years!

If you’re looking for a professional team to sell your home in the North Dallas Suburbs, contact us at 214-227-6626.

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I Ran My Jetted Tub and There’s Black Stuff in the Water

Master Bath with Jetted Tub

I received a call from one of my clients today. They recently moved into a home and after unpacking they decided to take a nice soak in the jetted tub. They filled the tub, grabbed a bottle of Champagne, and got ready to get into the tub. When they tuned on the jets, a bunch of “black stuff” came out of the jets. They were upset and were going to call out a plumber to look at it.

First, don’t panic! The “black stuff” occurs when the tub is not used for extended periods of time. The water left over in the plumbing for the jets dries out leaving behind the residue my clients noted in the tub.

While it looks bad, it is easy to fix. I had them add a little chlorine bleach (note you should not get into the water with the bleach in it!) to the bath water, run it for a while, and then drain all the water. Once the tub is refilled and the jets turned on, it was normal again.

If you’re having this kind of problem, try the chlorine bleach cleaning before you call the plumber.

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RE/MAX Shines in 2012 Power Broker Report

Once again, the industry-leading productivity of RE/MAX® agents is on full display in RISMedia’s 2012 Power Broker Report, released in April, 2012.

Within the 45 RE/MAX® offices listed, RE/MAX® agents average 15.1 transaction sides each – by far the highest number in the most meaningful metric of agent productivity.

Realty Executives trail with 12.5 sides per agent, followed by Coldwell Banker (10.4), ERA (7.5), and Keller Williams and Century 21 (7.3 each).

Additionally, RE/MAX® tops the list in average agent sales volume, with $3.2 million. This is nearly $1 million more than the next closest competitor, luxury specialist Sotheby’s (2.4 million). Realty Executives ($2.3 million), Prudential ($1.95 million) and Coldwell Banker ($1.9 million) rounded out the top five.

The 2012 report ranks the top 300 brokerages based on transaction sides, as compiled from 2011 data.

Source: RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs