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Time To File Your Homestead Exemption

By Cindy Stefani | On

What is a Homestead Extension? Now is the time to file your Texas Homestead Exemption form if you closed on your home in 2016. It is also the time to start getting your tax information ready. If you own a residence in Texas, you may be able to receive a homestead tax exemption. A homestead exemption helps you save on …

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Why You Should Choose a Home in a Neighborhood with a Top-Rated School District

By Allyson Mendel | On

Earlier this week a report came out from Niche.com that listed Plano as the #3 City with the Best Public Schools in America, which got us thinking about just how important a school district is when buying a home. Whether you have little ones already or not, many industry experts suggest opting to buy a home in a neighborhood with …

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The Cheney Group Has a Luxury Home Professional on the Team

By Jeff Cheney | On

Due to her extensive experience and being well trained in the luxury home marketplace, Ashley House was awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Designation from none other than The Luxury Home Council, Inc. To be designated for such an honor, she had to meet the criteria on mandatory sales, be on good terms with the National Association of Realtors and of …

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Checking In with Legacy West and The Canals at Grand Park

By Allyson Mendel | On

We are pleased to announce that two of North Texas’ most anticipated neighborhoods has begun construction on different phases of each project, respectfully. Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West development has submitted plans for yet another major residential development in the community, which will only add to the already impressive space. According to a press release, the plans will include another …

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Smart Tips for Marketing Your Home

By Amber Libby | On

Even though the real estate market in Frisco and North Texas overall is hotter than ever, it doesn’t mean your house will just sell itself. In fact, sellers today must get more creative than ever before when it comes to finding the right buyer for their home. Sure, homes are flying off the market in Frisco, Plano, McKinney and elsewhere …

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Don’t Miss Out on Your Chance to Call Hollyhock Home!

By Laura Freeman | On

We have an exciting announcement for those interested in buying a new construction home in Frisco this year – there’s a new luxury neighborhood opening soon and you can be the first to get a look at its homes! Hollyhock by Newland Communities will be opening later this summer and The Cheney Group has exclusive info on the upcoming pre-sale. …

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Thinking About Buying a Home? Brush Up on Your Open House Etiquette First

By Allyson Mendel | On

Buying a home in North Texas is getting increasingly competitive, as we have discussed at length in the past. With homes flying off the market at a record pace, potential buyers no longer have the luxury of taking their time to think about whether or not they want to make an offer on a home. This is just one of …

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Buying a House? Get Started with These Financing Tips

By Jeff Cheney | On

Making the decision to buy your first home is undoubtedly a monumental, life-changing occasion. For many, owning a home is a lifelong dream that takes years of planning and saving. There is a lot that goes into finding the right home for you and your family – from deciding which neighborhood will best fit your needs to figuring out how …

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Why Wait? Now Is the Time to Buy Your Dream Home

By Amber Libby | On

Recently we went over a few smart tips for selling and listing your home, and that will tie directly into today’s topic – buying your dream home. When it comes to homeownership, many people take their time, looking at houses of all different shapes and sizes before settling. In many cases – especially when it is your first home purchase …