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Santa Needs a Fireplace – Merry Pinterest! {Video}

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Santa can make a grand entrance in one of these outstanding fireplaces! merrypinterest.com. #merrypinterest

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Set the Table and Call the Family – Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving {Video}

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Imagine gathering around these tables for your holiday meals this year …

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Ask the Expert: What’s the Most Common Question From Buyers? 

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Joan Eleazer

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A: In a market where homes are selling quickly and the inventory of homes for sale is still low, buyers have a lot of questions. Will I be competing with other offers? If it’s a really good property, do I need to make an offer over the list price to have the opportunity to get this home? Will there be other inventory coming on the market later in the spring? It’s all about being able to find a home now. c: 214.537.5923 | [email protected] | theeleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler
A: Buyers are definitely worried about paying over asking price to get a home. But the market conditions remain strong, and we are in an appreciating market. When you’re buying a home in a good neighborhood, your investment is perhaps a little more solid and could justify paying above the asking price. If you find the right house, it could be OK to invest a little more if you plan to stay there. It’s a longer-term, but firm, investment. c: 214.536.8680 | [email protected] | amydetwilerdallas.com

Wynne Moore

Wynne Moore
A: With properties selling so quickly, buyers are asking a lot of questions about home prices. They don’t want to overpay, and they want to know whether they’ll be able to get their money back when they sell. When I have a client interested in a house that I think is drastically overpriced, I tell them we can put in an offer below asking price, but they must be willing to lose it. It’s a difficult situation. c: 817.781.7060 | [email protected]| wynnemoore.com

Alex Trusler

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A: The biggest question from any buyer is: What do I offer for the property? Buyers are worried about what the market is doing in terms of home price increases, and they want to ensure they do not overpay for a home. At the same time, they don’t want to miss out on the right house because of the low inventory levels – and they worry they won’t be able to find another. c: 214.755.8180 | [email protected]| trusler-seale.com

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Expert Q&A: What is the No. 1 concern of sellers right now?

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Joan Eleazer

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A. My clients are most concerned about where they’re going to live if they sell their home. Considering the low inventory of homes for sale, many people don’t want to put their home on the market if they don’t already have a place lined up. And other concern, potential sellers like to wait out the market – to see if they can get an even better price. But, we live in a great market. It’s always a good time to sell. 214.537.5923 | eleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler

A: They want to know when to list so they can get the best return on their investment. The answer is that these winter months leading up to the traditionally busy spring market are the time to list your home. Historic statistics show that the supply of homes for sale spikes in the springtime. So listing then would multiply your competition for buyers. Right now, you can focus on relocation buyers – because anyone looking now is serious about buying. 214.536.8680 | amydetwilerdallas.com

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Expert Q&A – What’s your best advice for buyers and sellers approaching the spring market?

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Joan Eleazer

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A: This year’s spring market is starting earlier and moving faster than last year’s, which set records. For sellers, make sure you really do all of your due diligence in getting your home ready to sell – de-clutter, freshen up everything, and tidy the yard. Buyers should be prepared to make a decision at a minute’s notice – so have your financing ready to go. It’s a competitive market, and you’ll be up against multiple offers for many properties. c: 214.537.5923 | [email protected] | eleazergroup.com

Amy Detwiler

Amy Detwiler

A: The key to this year’s spring market – which started even earlier than last year’s – is speed. You need to be ready to make a decision on a home as soon as you find one you love. First, align yourself with a Realtor, because many homes are selling before they hit the market. Then, get a relationship in place with a mortgage lender, so you can act quickly when you find the right home. c: 214.536.8680 | [email protected] | amydetwilerdallas.com

Wynne Moore

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A: What is most important for sellers is to use an agent who knows the market, can give them accurate listing pricing, and will maximize the exposure for their home to get the best price. For a buyer, it is important to have an agent who is watching every day for new listings, will potentially have the inside track on listings before they hit the market, and is experienced enough to help them present the most attractive offer to a seller. c: 817.781.7060 | [email protected] |wynnemoore.com

Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

A: As a buyer, have a good agent familiar with the neighborhood where you are looking. Get pre-qualified for a loan. Be ready and able to act quickly when a property that interests you becomes available. As a seller, hire an agent who knows the area well and is networked with other top agents. Get your house in tip-top shape. Know values in your immediate area. The 2014 spring market is upon us, and it seems we’re already ahead of 2013. c: 214.649.3323 | [email protected] | tomhughesdallas.com

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Ask the Expert: What Are DFW’s Best Places for Walking to Shops?

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Temperatures are cooling off, making a stroll, skate or bike to nearby entertainment a great way to spend and evening or weekend afternoon. Experts offer insight into the best Metroplex neighborhoods for homeowners who like to walk to dinner and shopping. Continue reading Ask the Expert: What Are DFW’s Best Places for Walking to Shops?