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Finding a new home for under $200K in North Texas was a breeze in the not so distant past. Much has changed between 2013 and 2017.Metrostudy has recently released their first quarter 2017 report showing what local real estate experts know to be true from day-to-day experience: finding affordable ...
In Texas, a common question Sellers ask is "when do I get my money?"What is Closing?Closing is the process of signing the paperwork. In Texas, it is customary for Buyer and Seller to each have their own closing appointment scheduled with Title, and to meet individually with the Escrow Officer or ...
Plano residents are aflutter with excitement following Texas Senator, Van Taylor's, progress toward barring cities from imposing bans on backyard chickens in suburban communities. Senate Bill 1620 has passed with flying colors, and -- no joke -- looks to be carried forward into the House by none ...
In the business of real estate, the BIG D doesn't refer to Dallas… it refers to DISCLOSURE. Sellers have plenty to worry about when they list a home.  Selecting the right Listing Broker goes a long way toward protecting a Seller's interests before, during, and after a sale. A savvy, experienced L...
Everyone knows that all interested party contributions need to be disclosed on the Closing Disclosure / Final Settlement Statement, right? CFPB and TRID / RESPA changes that took effect in October 2015 have both emphasized disclosure rules and placed  more responsibility on the shoulders of lende...
Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, recently contributed to Forbes' "Great Speculations" blog, posting "Five Things Real Estate Agents Won't Tell You."  If you follow the above link to the blog post, take note that it references an archived snapshot of the unedit...
We recently attended a training hosted by one of the largest associations in the DFW Metroplex.  While the content was good overall, we walked away with concerns about several glaring points of misinformation shared during the event.One hot topic concerned the subject of residential property surv...
Successful salespeople, particularly those in straight-commission or business ownership pursuits, are often students of self-improvement and leadership.Jim Rohn, motivational speaker and personal development trainer, teaches the importance of guarding that which we allow to influence our minds.Ro...
“REALTORS® have reason to celebrate today as legislation easing restrictions on FHA financing for condominiums is finally signed into law,” says NAR President Tom Salomone. “This is a long-awaited victory for NAR and for home buyers for whom condos are an important and affordable option.”H.R.3700...

Amanda Thomas

​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
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