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View 23 Condo Photos of Village at Prestonwood in Plano TX

Village at Prestonwood Condos in West Plano - 55+ CommunityThere comes a time in life when you want to make things easier.  You can either cut your expenses or lower home maintenance responsibilities.  Or both. So,  I have 2 questions for you.  Are … [Read more...]

Double digit increases for Plano home prices could mean more inventory coming soon

Solid Gains in Pricing Trends - Nov. 2013   Would $25,000 more home equity put you in a position to sell your home? Well, the time has come. Consistent price increases for the last two years has finally happened. Take a look at the price … [Read more...]

Plano Real Estate Update – October 2013

Local Market Insights - Real Estate Update ~Real estate is local and so are we.  This real estate update is as good as it gets for being accurate as of right now!I like to run numbers closer to the middle of the month because the current sales … [Read more...]

Need to sell a house before buying another? Write a contingency contract

How to use a contingency contract In today's real estate market the inventory is low in certain price segments. One problem sellers are having is if they sell where do they go?  And that's a good question! Most of us can't buy a house before a sale … [Read more...]

Who Knew West Plano Had a Park Where Dogs Can Swim

Shops at Legacy Bishop Park: Where Dogs Can Swim in West Plano I couldn't resist taking this photo.  A whippet was playing fetch with anyone who would throw. I'm at the Shops at Legacy a lot and see tons of dogs but have never seen one cross … [Read more...]

8 U.S. Cities Where Home Values Have Appreciated Over 20%

Cities where home values have appreciated over 20% since the housing bottom From where we came This is an interesting graphic and shows where we've come from since 2008. Dallas metro area had nothing like this.  Our hit was more like 8 to … [Read more...]

Plano Market Activity – August 2013

Plano Home Values & Market Activity One thing that's great about technology is I can chart all Plano market activity by MLS sold and tax data together or separately. The information is parsed into accurate local reporting by city or zip codes. I … [Read more...]

Deal Alert: West Plano Home Back On Market!

Wolf Creek Neighborhood - Plano ISD - Deal Alert!This happens more than you think nowadays but this gorgeous home just came back on market, fell out because of financing.What a gem! It went under contract in 4 days, so it should go quickly … [Read more...]

4 Top Mortgage Rate Increases in U.S. History

Most Dramatic Mortgage Rate Increases In today's highly regulated real estate and mortgage markets one thing that still remain low are interest rates.  At around 4.6% for a 30 year fixed is still low, very low.  You might have missed the low but … [Read more...]

Who Says The Housing Market Has Bottomed?

Do you know who this is? Even if the graphic didn't tell you? This is the guy, John Paulson, who called the housing bubble and bet everything he had against it! Needless to say he made billions! This is a guy that is in the trenches and … [Read more...]