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Texas Land Costs Are Leading to Higher Home Prices

By Laura Freeman | On

Texas has a reputation as being a place of opportunity where families can live well for less. However, rising land prices are contributing to higher home prices throughout the state. In the past, Texas was known for having comparatively low housing prices, namely because of the supply of affordable land. With this, the permitting and platting process has always been …

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Time To File Your Homestead Exemption

By Cindy Stefani | On

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 taxes on your home. An …

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Plano’s Legacy West Nearing Completion

By Amber Libby | On

We’ve been keeping close tabs on Plano’s Legacy West and are excited to share with you that the highly-anticipated development is nearing completion. Touted as one of the ‘most ambitious real estate projects in North Texas’, residents and business owners alike have been keeping a watchful eye on the development over the last year or so. One of the main …

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Listing Your Home in the Fall: Is it a Good Idea?

By Allyson Mendel | On

With it being the beginning of Fall, we thought it would be a great time to revisit the subject of whether or not it’s a good idea to try and sell your home in the months before winter. If you ask some, they’d likely tell you that it is not a smart idea to list your home in the fall …

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Texas One of Top International Destinations for Homebuyers

By Laura Freeman | On

The numbers are in and they don’t lie – Texas is still one of the top destinations for homebuyers, in the world. This may come as a surprise to those who don’t call the Lone Star state home, but for those of us who do, this is not a shocker. As we have discussed in length over the last year …

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Housing Prices

By Amber Libby | On

We are currently in quite an interesting spot where the housing industry is concerned, specifically here in Texas. This may be news to you, but Texas as a whole actually managed to avoid the housing boom – and subsequent crash – of 1998-2006 and the Great Recession. Since the real estate industry rebounded in 2012, Texas has mainly been met …

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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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Texas Home Sales On the Rise

By Amber Libby | On

This should come as no surprise, but we recently came across a report indicating that the Texas housing market is once again on the rise. According to the 2016-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report, home sales in the state are up 4.4% compared to the same exact period in 2015. Throughout the last year, home prices in Texas alone have risen …

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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 …