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How to Find the Best Home Deals on the Web


There are still great buys even in a seller’s market

Do you think you’ve been priced out of an area? Been looking for a long time?
Desperate times deserve a different kind of strategy.

Don’t you think?

You should try a different kind of search for low inventory situations,
here’s why…

Real estate reporting is all well and good but the actual stories are about 3 months behind what’s actually happening.

Yes, inventory is at a 20 year low but home sellers have gotten over zealous on pricing. Many propertied are priced too high. And reductions are happening fast and furious.

For example, a 7 day market watch reveals 2,228 homes taking price reductions in the DFW area.

In simple terms it means the market has slowed a little and buyers are not snatching up homes like they were 3 months ago.

At least not for over priced homes.

Sometimes price reductions are taken in a few days other 30 to 60 days. It depends on the seller.

It pays to go back and look at homes that have been listed for awhile, under active option or pended status because homes do fall out.

Buyer change their mind, can’t get financing, relocation did not go through. Another scenario that’s happening quite frequently is buyers are having to compete with multiple offers and get caught up in the game and then decide the home is not for them. Sound familiar?

It happens everyday.  What’s the solution for a home buyer?
How do you find the best home deals on the web?

A price reduction search is the way to go. You can find interesting homes that just haven’t sold or fell out. I’ve seen foreclosures in prime locations pop up. These will need some work but the location is prime.

Most home searches allow for this kind of search. Not a third party national site but a local real estate website has the most accurate data.

For example: here’s a search for price reductions at 5% or more in Plano homes for sale and real estate. or you can look at some below…

Plano Homes with 5% Price Reductions Last 30 Days

Any price adjustment is big in real estate but 5% is a nice cut. Maybe the home was priced too high or you just have a serious seller. Generally, pricing a property right will get it sold quicker. If you find one you like click the address bar for more information or search by map, either way you’ll have accurate listing data on Plano price reductions.


$259,999 :: 3505 Brees Street, Plano TX, 75075

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,166 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14307991
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: River Bend East
Status: Active

Wonderful family home needing some TLC in much sought-after Plano ISD and River Bend East! Light and bright with large windows. Spacious family room with cozy brick fireplace and built-ins, overlooking patio and pool. Master bath has granite counters, jacuzzi tub and large walk-in closet. Two large bedrooms with shared bath plus half bath off entry. Two car garage. Priced to Sell. No seller’s disclosure or survey. Please use Craig Penfold at Chicago Title, Sherry Lane. Listed below appraised value.

Listed with Becky Oliver Conley, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s


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$359,900 :: 3312 Eisenhower Lane, Plano TX, 75023

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,465 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14293771
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Spring Creek Pkwy Estates West 5
Status: Active

AMAZING PRICE! Text agent for link to video tour! Wonderful opportunity to own this lovely traditional 1 story in popular Spring Creek Estates feeding into top Carlisle Elem! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 living+2 dining home has so much to offer! Spacious living room w beautiful eng wood floors, tall ceilings, classic paneling+gas log fireplace make this room comfortable & cozy. 2nd living room makes a GREAT game room, office, dining or playroom. Open kitchen w breakfast bar, tons of cabinet space, granite counters & double ovens. Oversized master w eng wood floors. Enjoy the backyard all year w the heated pool & spa, extended patio & BOB fence! So many upgrades+new roof & gutters in March 2020-ask for full list!

Listed with Ellen Davis, Keller Williams Realty DPR


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$225,000 :: 2817 Rockbrook Drive, Plano TX, 75074

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,922 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,504 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14295819
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Briarwood Estates 2
Status: Active

BACK ON THE MARKET AND PRICED TO SELL AS IS! Beautiful home in the established, highly sought-after East Plano’s Briarwood Estates neighborhood. This home features spacious bedrooms, tons of closet space and a HUGE back yard with storage building and a separate fenced off area just off the kitchen that is perfect for grilling and entertaining! The over-sized master suite has plenty of room for a seating area or reading nook and includes a large walk-in closet and a door that goes out to the back patio. The garage has a 8×13 room that is not included in the sq ft that could be used as an office, home gym, man cave or just as extra storage. This one will NOT last long and is a MUST see!!

Listed with Julie Thompson, Keller Williams Realty


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$375,000 :: 5013 Country Place Drive, Plano TX, 75023

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4 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 3,235 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,633 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14125019
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Hunters Glen One
Status: Active

One of the best values in all of Plano is now being made available to the public! This property boasts a fantastic floorplan with 4 spacious bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms. With new carpet, fresh paint, foundation warranty in hand an open-concept kitchen and an AMAZING backyard with a resort style pool – this one is sure to please! This property also rests on a quiet, beautiful, oversized corner lot across the street from a gorgeous greenbelt with walking trails.

Listed with Jp Findley, Rogers Healy and Associates


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$449,888 :: 801 Aplatan Lane, Plano TX, 75074

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,486 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,233 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14280329
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Hudson Heights Ph Three
Status: Active

WOW PRICE! VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE.Beautiful light & bright 5 BD. Come see the fresh kitchen with white quartz counters, light subway glass backsplash, gas cooktop, SS double ovens, farmhouse sink and large island. Versatile floor plan with private Master Suite down + additional BD & bath down for guests. Also, a dedicated study, formal dining room & breakfast room. Other custom touches include an elegant white cast stone fireplace, 18-in tile flooring for easy maintenance, CAT-5 cable throughout the home, upgraded lighting. Garage door opens with app. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, open game room and a separate pre-wired media room. Tankless water heaters,reverse osmosis system, radiant barrier. FRIG & W+D included

Listed with Brian Shuey, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS


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$1,250,000 :: 3912 Wood Lake Drive, Plano TX, 75093

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5 beds, 5.1 baths
Home size: 6,186 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,553 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14271407
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Lakeside on Preston Phase 1c
Status: Active

COMPELLING PRICE REDUCTION!! $200K BELOW TAX VALUE. QUALITY & OPULENCE. Quiet, sought after street in Lakeside! Extreme livability–master, guest & study down. Rich mill work & high ceilings, extensive wood floors, & plantation shutters. Executive study with extra sitting area, wetbar & fireplace! Two living areas up with entertaining wet bar & three way bedroom split. Meticulously maintained. Enormous bedrm sizes & updated en-suite bathrooms.Two stairwells. Circle drive & gated motor court that can be used for basketball & play. Highly private, shady back yard & covered patio. Large pool & spa. Yard for dogs too! Walk-ability to restaurants & shops. Lake, greenbelt, pool, & tennis. WANT A DEAL? THIS IS IT!

Listed with Simone Jeanes, Allie Beth Allman & Assoc.


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$550,000 :: 6812 Francesca Lane, Plano TX, 75024

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3 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 2,501 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,224 sq ft
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 14289724
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Normandy Estates
Status: Active

Now priced $29,000 less than tax value ! Prestige! Live in 1 of 3 luxury townhomes built by Hawkins-Wellwood inside exclusive, guard-gated Normandy Estates! Surrounded by Multi-million dollar homes, enjoy walking trails, and creek views within your oasis! Adjacent to Plano’s billion dollar corporate corridor near Legacy West! Over 100 restaurants, country club, and exquisite shopping are within 1-3 miles. French country, executive townhome has open floorplan with huge master suite down. Upstairs find 2 large bedrooms; 2 baths; spacious closets; and a big media room which could flex as a gym or study. Top public and private schools are close by! 20 miles to DFW or Love Field! Elegance, privacy, and exclusivity!

Listed with Marvin Jolly, Keller Williams Realty


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$339,900 :: 3304 Bandolino Lane, Plano TX, 75023

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,876 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14263854
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Kimberlea Add
Status: Active

NO STAIRS TO CLIMB. PHENOMENAL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A GORGEOUS RARE FIND, ONE STORY HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS 2.5 BATHS IN THE AWARD WINNING PLANO ISD. FEATURES LIKE 3 ELEGANT LIVING AREAS, FIREPLACE, SKYLIGHTS, FORMAL DINING, AND BREAKFAST AREA WITH BREAKFAST BAR. BEAUTIFUL GOURMET KITCHEN WILL INSPIRE THAT INNER CHEF IN YOU WITH CUSTOM CABINETRY, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS. LARGE MASTER SUITE WITH TRAY CEILING, UPDATED BATH, THREE LARGE CLOSETS, SITTING AREA, SEPARATE VANITIES, SHOWER AND GARDEN TUB. NICE SIZE SECONDARY SPLIT BEDROOMS HAVE SPACIOUS CLOSET SPACE. ENJOY ENTERTAINING IN THE LARGE SCREENED PORCH AND THE VERY BEAUTIFUL FENCED BACKYARD WITH PATIO DECKING. HURRY, RARE FINDS DON’T LAST!

Listed with Fernando Ramsey, Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.


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$254,900 :: 3916 Palo Duro Drive, Plano TX, 75074

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,126 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14286321
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Los Rios Add Ph 6
Status: Active

BUYERS Do not let cosmetic remodels deter you from this one! Please call me about a new renovation loan were offering. Contractor costs rolled into loan. Conventional, 5% down with 680 credit score. 3 br, 2.5 ba split bdrm floorplan, formal dining, spacious living area, gas log fireplace, game rm & wet bar, master with fireplace, master ba offers dual sinks & vanities, walk in shower, his & her closets, garden tub. Skylights bring natural sunlight. Large backyard, open patio, sprinkler system, gutters, storage shed. Home needs a lot of cosmetic work but has great bones. Prog thermostat, ceiling fans, radiant barrier, water heater 2019. Recent Roof. Perfect for buyers that would love to remodel to their liking

Listed with Beth Record, RE/MAX DFW Associates


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$469,000 :: 6328 W Trace Drive, Plano TX, 75093

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5 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 3,450 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14204909
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Westover Estates Ph One
Status: Active

Beautiful home in fabulous location. Master down with views and access to the pool area. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout most of first floor. Entry leads to split formals, open kitchen (with island and breakfast bar), breakfast nook and family great room, private study. Second floor offers a large 3rd living area and 4 bedrooms. Tranquil outdoor covered patio along with resort style pool with waterfall. Close to retail, restaurants, and Presbyterian Plano health complex.

Listed with Erin Young Garrett, Allie Beth Allman & Assoc.


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$360,000 :: 4036 Bonita Drive, Plano TX, 75024

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,524 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14300425
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Highland Meadows
Status: Active

Beautiful 4-2-2.1 home located in Highland Meadow community. Large kitchen open to family room with Granite countertop, built-in oven and microwave. Large formal living and dining room. Family room has fireplace with great views of back yard. Easy access to Highway 121, convenient for shopping, dinning. Great Plano schools!

Listed with Ying Xu, RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs


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$164,900 :: 3101 Townbluff Drive #714, Plano TX, 75075

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2 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 853 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,089 sq ft
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 14270035
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Townbluff Condo
Status: Active

Updated downstairs 2 bedroom condo. Many custom features such as plank wall, wood floors, fresh paint, granite tops in kitchen, and more. Washer, Dryer and refrigerator remain. Oversized one car garage. Back patio has great view of community pool. Lots of storage. This unit is move in ready.

Listed with Stephen Allcorn, RE/MAX DFW Associates


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$799,900 :: 7704 Highcroft, Plano TX, 75024

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3 beds, 2.2 baths
Home size: 2,878 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14253344
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Villas at Legacy West
Status: Active

Modern luxury at its finest! This brand new Britton Home has it all. Enjoy the urban lifestyle in the heart of Legacy West in this fabulous 3 story villa. As you enter the main living area you are greeted with walls of windows providing an abundance of natural light. Each level of the residence has patio or covered balcony access with views for miles. Amenities include wood flooring, sliding glass doors, a study with glass doors, and a chef-inspired kitchen. The 2nd floor master suite boasts a spa-like bath with floating vanities, lighted mirrors, a huge glass-enclosed master shower, as well as luxury tiles and countertops. The rooftop patio provides a large outdoor living space and features a gas fireplace.

Listed with Nikki Butcher, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS-Frisco


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$1,129,500 :: 3404 Cedar Falls Lane, Plano TX, 75093

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5 beds, 4.1 baths
Home size: 5,279 sq ft
Lot Size: 17,424 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14220605
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Lakeside on Preston
Status: Active

Exquisite Mediterranean Bob Bobbitt Custom Home on almost half an acre! Fabulous backyard w pool & spa, abundant grass, & mature trees. Stunning pool views from every living area. Luxurious master BR w a FP, sitting area, back-yard access, huge WIC. Granite kitchen features oversized island & commercial grade Dacor gas cooktop, Sub Zero fridge, dbl ovens. All bathrooms upgraded with granite counter tops, new sink, frameless showers, toilets, high grade natural stone flooring. Hand scraped, high-quality hardwood flooring upstairs & downstairs. Wrought iron balusters in staircase & landing. Freshly painted the entire house. CAT-6 drops in each room. Fruit trees & organic garden in backyard.

Listed with Jamal Noorzaie, Keller Williams Realty DPR


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$309,900 :: 4540 Denver Drive, Plano TX, 75093

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,056 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14269341
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: 544 Place Sec Two
Status: Active

SELLER MUST SELL & WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS! HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Live 1 block from Eldorado Park! This updated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 living area, 2-story house has granite counters throughout, newly installed carpet, recently painted (2020), SS appliances, wet bar, plantation shutters, nest thermostat, Vivint security system, beautiful stone tile & bamboo wood flooring, gas logs, covered patio. HVAC condenser replaced in 2018. All bedrooms upstairs. Double sinks & separate tub-shower in Master bath. Refrigerator & washer-dryer negotiable. Home has a lifetime transferable warranty on the foundation repair. Two separate fenced yards: back & side.

Listed with Holly Grandcolas, Redfin Corporation


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$1,799,900 :: 3529 Twin Lakes Way, Plano TX, 75093

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5 beds, 5.2 baths
Home size: 7,903 sq ft
Lot Size: 22,652 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 14036591
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Lakeside On Preston #4b
Status: Active

Spectacular estate with creek and greenbelt views in the Lakeside on Preston! Recent updates include adding second downstairs master, updating both master baths, stainless steel appliances, an addition of a caterer’s kitchen, roof, heating and air conditioning units, painting, and carpeting! Dining room features a butler’s pantry and kitchen features professional grade appliances including a 6-burner gas stove, two ovens, and two microwaves! Family room has wet bar with a wine refrigerator. Master suite has a sitting area and fireplace! Living areas include a media room, game room, and loft! The backyard features open and covered patios with views of the greenbelt and lake that is complete with pool and spa!

Listed with Cindy O’gorman, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS


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$399,800 :: 7420 Bishop Road, Plano TX, 75024

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,813 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 14243327
Community: PLANO AREA (20)
Tract: Town Homes At Legacy Town Center Ph Two
Status: Active

SINGLE OWNER, former K Hovnanian model stucco & stone townhome w-UPGRADES GALORE in the highly desirable Shops of Legacy. Fabulous open flowing floor plan provides flexible spaces to fit your lifestyle. Amazing finish out w-gorgeous scraped hardwoods thruout the first & second floors, staircase & landing~crown molding~designer lighting fixtures~plantation shutters~huge storage area off of the two-car garage. Open gourmet kitchen w-extensive granite~massive island w-seating~42in cabinets~designer backsplash~expanded breakfast room. Second LA w-a stone FP open to the kitchen! Spacious master bdrm w-terrace. Great sized guest bedrooms. Enjoy this low maintenance care free living with a location that can’t be beat!

Listed with Jan Chavoya, Coldwell Banker Realty Frisco


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About Terry Smith

Passionate about real estate, positive problem solver, specialty boutique real estate brokerage that does things your way! A full-time Broker & REALTOR®, helping people buy and sell homes in the Dallas - Plano area. Whether you're a buyer just starting out or someone with luxury properties to sell. I have extensive knowledge and experience to help you with your real estate transaction. I am a native Dallasite. Have questions? Ask me. You can find me on Google+ and Pinterest.

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