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I recently had a conversation with my first time home buyer client.  He really wants to purchase a home but it’s his understanding that he needs 20% down.  So he’s been saving (which is a good thing) and waiting to purchase a home.   The fact is you don’t need 20% down to purchase a home:·       ...
08/16/2017
Buyer in contract at 9817 Prairie Dog in McKinney.  This wonderful home even though located in McKinney, feeds to a very well known Prosper ISD. I have helped many happy buyers go in contract on the perfect home. Contact me today at 469-371-2899 or email at susie_k@att.net if you are thinking abo...
08/16/2017
 A client recently told me that she absolutely hates PMI or MI and will avoid it at all cost even if it means she has to wait to purchase a home.  Here’s my thought, before you write off mortgage insurance, let’s look at how it may provide valuable opportunities and options to you as a homebuyer....
08/14/2017
The IRS sent an announcement last week that due to a technology upgrade, numerous e-services will be down and will not be available between 8/17-8/21.  That means documents needed (i.e., Tax Return Transcripts needed by lenders; W2s Transcripts needed; Proof of IRS Payments made, etc) will not be...
08/13/2017
Plano just like many other cities in Collin County, Texas, shows a very strong seller’s market for second quarter 2017.  On average homes are sold 0.8% more than list price.  Median sales price leaped to $342,500 compared to $319,450 same period last year. Most homes in Plano are in the $300,000 ...
08/11/2017
Allen housing market for second quarter 2017 continuously shows a very strong seller's market.  On average homes are sold 0.5% more than list price.  Median sales price leaped to $340,000 compared to $317,000 same period last year. Inventory is less than 3 months for homes under $500,000, and 6 m...
08/11/2017
McKinney housing market for second quarter 2017 continuously shows a very strong seller's market.  On average homes are sold 1.7% more than list price and days on the market is less than 3 months regardless of the price of the home.  Median sales price leaped to $325,000 compared to $296,000 last...
08/10/2017
Frisco housing market for second quarter 2017 continuously shows a very strong seller's market.  On average homes are sold 2.5% more than list price and days on the market is less than 3 months regardless of the price of the home.  Median sales price increased to $400,565 compared to $393,500 las...
08/10/2017
1.            Make your offer as “clean” as possible. You may opt out in asking the seller to pay for your home warranty or closing costs or for their personal property for free (refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc.) 2.            Many buyers requested a 10 day option period. Consider shortening it ...
08/07/2017
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This year’s Tax Free Weekend is Aug. 11 - 13. Just like in previous years, the law exempts clothing, shoes, and school priced less than $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. It’s basically applies to back to school items but can be confusing as some ite...
08/06/2017
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