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Tom and Gina Branch, The Branch Team with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, service the greater North Dallas suburbs including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Lewisville, and Carrollton.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Many of our clients are surprised to find out how strong the North Dallas rental market is. With the explosive growth that is taking place in our city we find that there is a large demand for rental properties and very little supply, making the rental market very competitive. Here are the top fiv...
05/03/2014
I recently overheard a couple talking about selling their home. As I listened, they were telling each other that in this strong seller's market all they need to do was to throw a sign in the yard and they would sell for top dollar. I would agree that the greater Dallas area is in a strong seller'...
03/23/2014
We are pleased to announce that both Tom and Gina Branch have been selected as 2014 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agents for the Dallas Fort Worth area. Gina has been selected every year since the award started in 2012 and Tom has been selected for the past two years. Texas Monthly partnered with FIVE S...
03/15/2014
We recently received a phone call from one of our past clients who had purchased a new construction home. They have been in the home for about 10 months and have noticed cracks in the joints of the crown moldings. They called us concerned that it might be a foundation issue. While cracks in the ...
03/14/2014
If you’ve ever watched HGTV or spoken to a REALTOR®, then you probably already know there are a million and one ways to renovate your home and increase its overall value. But what if you don’t have a million hours to work on fancy home improvements, or a million dollars to spend? Here are five ea...
03/11/2014
2012 and 2013 were great years for the real estate market. We saw a solid recovery with increasing sales prices and a reduction in inventory sitting on the market. So here we are in the spring of 2014. We have lots of buyers looking for homes but few homes for sale. In some price ranges, homes go...
02/23/2014
You would think that everything is bigger in Texas. While that’s true with many things, it’s not true for the lots that new homes are built upon. Lot sizes have been getting smaller for many years. Why? Land costs have risen dramatically in the area. In order to keep housing prices affordable, de...
02/05/2014
With spring just around the corner and the 2014 sales season getting started, many people are looking for homes in McKinney Texas with pools. As McKinney ages a little we find more and more homes have had pools installed. The vast majority of pools are in-ground gunite although you do see vinyl l...
01/14/2014
We often see signs and advertising from agents claiming to be neighborhood experts. While there are no published criteria for that designation, we will argue that having a solid track-record of sales in the neighborhood is what sellers and buyer want. Why? I may know lots about an area but once y...
01/09/2014
Plano Texas is a fabulous place to live and work. With companies and people relocating to Plano, there are more and more inquiries about rental and lease homes. Some people prefer to lease upon their arrival to give them time to decide where they want to later purchase a home. Many of our relocat...
12/28/2013
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