This graph is very telling.  Real estate in the long term is a good investment. I love Donald Trump's quote from last week:  “I’m pretty sure this is a great time to go out and buy a house. And if you do, in 10 years you’re going to look back and say, ‘You know, I‘m glad I listened to Donald Trum...
Based on current market statistics, it's becoming more and more evident that there's a 60-90 day window for sellers to get their homes listed for sale and under contract.  After that time period, foreclosures that are currently being held up by lenders who are reviewing their practices and protoc...
It's FINALLY a sunny day in Dallas, Texas.   There's been a generous amount of media attention on our area because we are hosting the SuperBowl tomorrow.  Most of this week's media attention has been questioning our city's "unpreparedness" for this week's weather phenomenon. Good news:  today is...
Recently I had a conversation with Lisa Wilson from Lawyer's Title in Dallas, TX regarding the importance of a title policy.  Good to know info!
  Ever wondered if you should keep renting or buy?  Or where you could move that might be more affordable for buying a home?  Here is some current data from that may answer your questions:  50 US cities compared for renting versus buying.  Very nice interactive map. Rent vs. Buy Map
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  Excellent post for agents who have tried in vain to obtain price reductions and for sellers who are still chanting, "..but MY home is WORTH it!".    Agents, we have all been there -- taken listings, tried to price in accordance with the market but showings and more showings with no offers is th...
Very thought-provoking video from National Geographic entitled "7 Billion" brings to mind the question, "what will real estate be like in twenty years?". Think about how real estate was transacted 20 years ago and how far the industry has evolved.  We've seen tremendous changes just in the past t...
  Today's KCM blog (Keeping Current Matters) addresses a common dilemma with some sellers.  The housing market is dynamic, not static, and the best person to help you understand that is a Realtor.   A professional at analyzing sales statistics, neighborhood sales trends and pricing, a Realtor kn...
My wish for you in 2011:   Many blessings in the new year!

Valerie Keener

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