Three Compelling Reasons to Hire a Realtor

Real estate is everywhere. From newer real estate reality drama series “Million Dollar Listing,” on Bravo, to the veteran “House Hunters” on HGTV, to the plethora of real estate listing websites and apps that have popped up all over the web and on our phones, we’re a country obsessed with these glimpses into others’ homes and their decorating styles, and for some, we’re fascinated with the real estate transaction process. With all the resources and information available to homeowners today, it’s...
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$12 Million Minor League Baseball Stadium Coming to Royse City

And here comes the pitch!  Royse City, Royse City ISD, and Ventura Sports are teaming up to develop the new stadium, set to open in 2018, which will anchor a 12 acre mixed-use development to be constructed just off of I-30 and FM 2642.  Along with an independent minor league baseball team, the Royse City school district will use the stadium for all of its varsity and junior varsity home baseball games. Along with footing the majority of the bill, Ventura Sports will operate the stadium.  "It ...
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Texas Real Estate Contracts 101: Property Condition

                Happy Friday class! We’re diving in to section 7 of a residential real estate contract in Texas. It’s a long section, but worth reviewing because it’s probably the biggest concern for the seller and the buyer as it relates to closing. The Property Condition portion of the contract covers all aspects of a property’s condition, disclosures, and repairs. Section A covers access, inspections, and utilities. Simp...
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Texas Real Estate Contracts 101: Titles & Surveys

                Welcome back class! As we talked about last week after we finished up disclosures and Earnest Money, we’re tackling a huge portion of the contract today, Line Item 6, Titles & Surveys. There are several sub-sections to this portion of the contract, and we’ll touch on each briefly. And we’re off! In addition to identifying which party, buyer or seller, will pay for the title policy (it’s common for the se...
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Texas Real Estate Contracts 101: Disclosures & Earnest Money

                You came back! Thank you for sticking with this important topic. Contracts aren’t fun to read or talk about all the time, but as one of the largest transactions you’ll enter in to during your lifetime, there’s never enough knowledge you can acquire about the legal side of buying and selling real estate. Last week, we began with the first three fields you’ll see in a typical residential real estate contract. To...
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Understanding a Residential Real Estate Contract in Texas

                I think I know what statistics professors feel like prepping for a semester of college. Statistics is one of those courses that’s required for many students, but it’s not the easiest topic to digest. We’re embarking on one such course that I think should be “required” for anyone considering entering into a real estate transaction in the state of Texas (or anywhere!) – understanding the Residential Real Estate Con...
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Thinking about buying or selling? We have some great advice.

What do buyers and sellers need to know to be smart about the housing market through the end of the year and for 2017? “2016 has largely been a seller’s market – low inventory and some fierce competition among buyers for those properties,” says Sylvia. That means for buyers, you need to be prepared to be flexible, and to move quickly when you find a home that meets your needs. Shop around for a mortgage, and have your pre-approval in hand when you want to make an offer. Because of the ...
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Celebrating Independence Day Weekend 2016, #LRHL Style!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! The Dream Connectors wish you a happy & safe holiday, and have put together a play-by-play of how you can celebrate your Independence Day weekend with some awesome Lake Ray Hubbard events: Kick things off tonight, Thursday June 30th at 7:30 pm with the Concert By The Lake series in the Harbor. Head to Royse City Friday July 1 for their fireworks and live music, beginning at 6:30 pm. Spend your Saturday, July 2nd at the Rockwall Farmers Market, happening every S...
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Turning A Corner After A Tragedy

          Yesterday, I helped clients of mine sell their first home.  This was never going to be their long-term dream home, but it was still their first home.  Their first big purchase as a couple.  The place they brought their babies home to... On December 26th of 2015 a tornado ripped not only their home, but their lives apart.  3 of the 4 family members were at home when it hit and they barely made it into the bathroom for shelter.  When I say b...
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Sylvia Seabolt – Featured attendee and author!

            In the middle of May I was lucky enough to be one of a handful of Realtors selected to blog while attending the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo!  I'm humbled and honored to have been able to represent my peers in the industry, and I'm especially proud to represent the Women's Council REALTORS® National Executive Committee, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the Collin County Association of REALTORS® through my bl...
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