Owning a Home

June 7, 2024

What changes are being proposed to property taxes in Texas?

Property taxes are a hot-button issue that impacts everyone in Texas, from homeowners to business owners. While not the most exciting topic, staying informed about the ongoing debates and proposals that could affect your wallet is essential. Here’s a breakdown of the current landscape and what’s being proposed.

 

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June 3, 2024

Staying prepared for severe weather in DFW as a homeowner.

Living in North Texas comes with its share of weather challenges. There are those days when you feel like you get all four seasons in a single day. The day can quickly pivot from sunny and clear to severe weather in the blink of an eye. You can’t be ready ...

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April 5, 2024

Busting Myths with ‘Live Free: The Art of the 2-Year Flip’—A Closer Look at a Few Key Misconceptions

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Homeownership is surrounded by myths and misconceptions that can intimidate and confuse even the most eager prospective buyers. In “Live Free: The Art of the 2-Year Flip,” we delve into ten pervasive myths about owning a home, debunking them with a blend of practical advice and real-world insights. While ...

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March 1, 2024

The pros and cons of investing in land.

Investing in land is more than just an investment vehicle to many. On top of the investment benefits, having a larger piece of land to call your own is a dream. It's a canvas of earth upon which the dreams of tomorrow are painted, a finite resource in an ...

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Feb. 9, 2024

Can my land qualify for an Agricultural Exemption?

As homeowners look for every edge when it comes to saving money on property taxes, many homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth consider if an agricultural exemption is a possibility for them. This opportunity is more attainable than many might think, thanks to the somewhat enigmatic yet highly beneficial agricultural exemption. While ...

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Dec. 26, 2023

Unlocking Mortgage Savings: The Magic of Bi-Weekly Payments

In the maze of financial advice and mortgage management tips, one simple gem often gets overlooked: the power of bi-weekly mortgage payments. It's not rocket science, it's not a gimmick; it's just a straightforward, underutilized strategy that can save homeowners tens of thousands of dollars.

 

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Sept. 6, 2023

Navigating the Fall Real Estate Market: A Deep Dive into Buyer and Seller Psychology

We've made it through the traditionally slow back-to-school season, where home buyer and seller activity always slows down. We're amid a season where homeowners question their investments, and buyers grapple with uncertainty. But worry not, for we're here to guide you through the ins and outs of ...

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Aug. 28, 2023

The Art of the Two-Year Flip: Leveraging your primary residence as a source of tax-free income.

Too often, people think of their primary residence as something entirely different from the rest of their investments. The fact of the matter is you could leverage your home as one of the few ways to earn tax-free profits. Have you ever wondered how you could leverage your living space ...

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Aug. 14, 2023

Finding Harmony Between Return on Investment and Emotional Investment in Real Estate

 

It's been hammered into our minds, often perpetuated by media, television, and the booming real estate industry that every property decision should be fueled by financial returns, resale values, and dollars in versus dollars out. While ROI is critical, let's talk about the other side of the ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Should you Rent vs Buy a Home when Moving to Texas?

The age-old question, rent or buy? I give my insight into the broader debate and more specific information regarding moving to Dallas, Texas that could help you figure out what is right for you, your family, and your finances. Let me know in the comments if this is helpful. I ...

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