Amy Arey's Blog Posts

What To Expect When Youre Expecting An Offer On Your Home

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (…an Offer On Your Home)If considering selling a home for the first time, the task can seem as daunting as having your first child (you just don’t know

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Just Minutes From Frisco Convenient To Toyota Headquarters And The New Dallas Cowboys Training Facil

As the saying goes (location! location! location!) ...is key when buying a home.  This gorgeous Drees-built home is just minutes from highway 121, and is centrally-located and just minutes to

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Updated Texas Farmhouse Style Home For Sale In Coyote Ridge

This updated Texas Farmhouse style home for sale in Coyote Ridge is just waiting for you to call it home.   This SIX bedroom home with FIVE full baths, media and gameroom offers a plethora

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5 Easy Do It Yourself Tips To Make Your Home Classier

Updating your home to be more chic - without looking cheap - is completely doable on a budget. If you're looking to add more class to your home, taking on a DIY project can give your house that

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52 Weeks To An Organized Home

Selling a Home, or even the thought of selling a home in this fast-moving North Texas market can strike fear in many.  While the thought of making a large profit can certainly leave

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Spring Cleaning And Home Organization

Spring Cleaning time of the year is here, and it's the perfect time to organize your home. Included in organization are those oh-so-important documents and information that seems to never be at

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The Hottest Updates In Interior Updates Of Homes Under 500k Selling FAST In North Texas

Wondering what the HOTTEST Home Improvements and Interior Updates are in North Texas Right Now?No doubt you can find a number of magazines and websites with articles on the best updates for resale.

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Wondering Why Your Home Has Not Sold

Are You Wondering Why Your Home Hasn't Sold in this HOT, Seller's Market?! "Why Has My Home Not Sold?!"  There you are...90 days after putting your house on the market...a few potential

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Single Story Home For Sale In Frisco With Pool For 272k

                                                       

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Prepping Your Home For Sale So That Your Listing Photos POP

Prepping your home for sale has many components, professional photos being one of them.  When considering selling a home, you want the photo to compel the potential buyers to like what they see

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Weekly Featured Lake Front Home In Mckinney

Mckinney, TX was voted the #1 Best Place to live for many reasons.  Of course, most of us are aware of the exemplary-rated, blue-ribbon winning schools, the great amenities of Stonebridge Ranch

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Bubble Trouble

"Are we in a Real-Estate Bubble"?  I have heard that question at least a dozen times in the past few years with our market's soaring sales prices and appraisal rates.  (One of my clients

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12 Inexpensive Tricks To Instantly Boost Your Homes Quality And Appearance

Boosting curb appeal is a great way to increase the appearance and quality of your home.  Undo to popular belief, you DO NOT have to spend a fortune (quite the contrary!) on updating

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Tax Deductions For Home Flippers

If you're like many of us after filing taxes, you're wondering what you can do to take advantage of more deductions next year and how to lower your income-taxes.  If you already own a home and

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You Say I Cant Do What

During the past several years, I've had more and more single or divorced females contacting me to buy a home.  Buying a home can be a daunting process for the first-time buyer, much less for

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Features That Will Help You Raise Your Homes Future Sales Price

If you’re like many people, you’re forward-thinking when it comes to considering your home’s resale.  You’re likely wondering what improvements to your home can help you sell it for

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Wondering Why Your Home Hasnt Sold

"Why Has My Home Not Sold?!"  There you are...90 days after putting your home on the market...a few potential "new" homes picked out...and not only not a single offer in sight, but slowings

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Beautiful New Construction Home In Lake Front Community On Lake Ray Hubbard In North Texas

A new construction home in the gated community of Chandler's Landing in Rockwall is this week's featured Lake-Front Landing.  (This particular home doesn't have a lake-front lot, but it IS

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2015 Holiday Events In North Texas

Looking to get in on the holiday spirit?!  Check out the list of holiday events in North Texas / Collin County and surrounding areas below: 

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How To Avoid Buyers Remorse

Buyers Remorse--that feeling of anxiety or regret that you made the wrong decision, exists in most every sale.  We all question our own buying choices and that little voice is always.

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A Lake Front Single Story Fixer Upper In Rockwall You Do NOT Want To Miss

This week's featured lake-front listing is a handyman's dream in Chandler's Landing in Rockwall, TX!  This rare, single-story 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo on Lake Ray Hubbard is listed by

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A Lake Front Home In Collin County Under 300k You Do NOT Want To Miss

If you're looking for one heck of a deal on a lake-front home in Collin Collin, look no further than 13860 County Road 550 in Farmersville!  Listed by the fabulous Jane Clark of

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What To Do NOW To Prep Your Home To Sell This Summer

Selling a Home this Summer?  Here's Your Simple "Get Ready" Check-List!Curb appeal in selling a home counts for a lot, as well all know.  However, do you know what "curb-appeal"

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Why Realtors Ask For Preapproval Letters Prior To Showing Homes

Requesting a buyer to send over a preapproval letter prior to showing property (or even meeting) these days is not an uncommon practice.  It shouldn't be taken as an insult to your

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Should You Buy A Home If You Are Single

"Should I Buy a Home if I'm Single?"-Even if not spoken aloud, this is a question in the mind of many who are not married and considering embarking on a house-hunt.  As a Realtor in DFW, I have

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Is Your HOME Making You Depressed

Does Your Home Make You Depressed?As funny or odd as those words may sound, the place you invest the majority of your time in, ultimately your home, could heavily impact your mood and overall well

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How To KNOW If A Potential Real Estate Investment Is Good Or Bad

Oftentimes, people begin investing in Real Estate because it is less volatile than say...investing in the stock market, a "safe" investment, if you will.  Before jumping on the "safe-investment

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How Much Money Does It Take To Buy A Home

"How much money does it take to buy a home these days" should be the question..No doubt the home-buying process  has been thrown upside down in this fast-paced seller's market.  

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Buy A Home In One Year If You Have Horrible Credit And Zero Savings Right Now

Buying a home is called "The American Dream" for a reason=everyone dreams of owning their own home.  For some, this dream may seem like something that will never materialize due to 1) not

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Featured Lake Front Home In Denton County With 4 Car Garage

https://northtexaslakefronthomes.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/timberlake-bath.jpgIf a lake house in Denton County is what you're after, don't miss this week's featured listing! A true get-away, this

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Being A Buyer In A Sellers Market

With homes moving in a days (hours in some cases), you may be asking yourself, "How DOES a buyer buy a home in this sellers market of low-inventory?".  With Realtors competing to get to the new

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Another Lake Front Bargain Under 350k In Texas

This week's featured lake-front bargain sits on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett.  A STEAL at under $350k for this lake-front oasis with direct lake access!!  Listed by William Zieglar of

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One Of This Seasons Hottest Trends In Homes

Trends in homes come and go, but one thing is for sure-there is certainly a lot of popularity in one of this season's features-ceilings!  This once-neglected area has gotten a lot of fame

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Weekly Featured Lake Front Bargain

This week's lake-front bargain home is on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. This lake-front home is a steal at only $350k for this home with a water view in North Texas!  3600 sf of

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Lake Front Vacation Property For Sale Under 200k In Collin County

Lavon Shores home for SaleThis week's featured lake front home in Collin County is a beautiful little 3-bedroom in Lavon Shores.  If you're looking for a home for sale on Lake Lavon, or

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2015 Fireworks Displays In North Texas

4th of July 2015 is upon us.  No doubt you are looking for the best fireworks displays in North Texas, or the best place to watch fireworks this year as you celebrate Independence Day!

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The Difference Between Market Value Appraised Value And Taxed Value

Home Value.  The thought and understanding behind what makes up a home's value confuses many-especially with so many different terms that seem to relatively have the same (but different!)

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Down Payment Assistance And Where To Find It

Down-payment assistance ...when we hear those words, most of us think of the individuals in the poverty-level who may be scraping by at $35,000 per year. This is just not the case.  There

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How To Buy A Home For 50 Percent Of List Value

Attention Police Officers, Teachers, Fire-Fighters and EMT Professionals:  Buy a Home for HALF of List-Price!! You may have heard of "The Good Neighbor Next Door Program" 

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10 Ways To Instantly Transform Your Space On A Budget

Transforming the look of your home doesn't necessarily mean you have to completely renovate your home to give it an updated look.  There are many quick tips that are amazingly easy on the

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Texas Luxury Lake Front Homes

Texas Luxury Lake-Front Homes are in a class all their own.  Featured below are some of the most luxurious homes on the market with that sought-after water-view.Prices and availability are

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Remodeling And The Dangers Of Not Getting A Permit

When choosing to remodel a home, you may ask yourself if your work warrants a permit.  Some choose to remodel or update a home when thinking of selling to gain an "edge" on the competition for

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Great Buys On Lake Front Homes In Rockwall County

Ahhh...the peaceful feeling of walking out to the patio and basking in the sun as you watch the waves hit the shore of your lake-front home.  While some of the lake-front homes along Lake Ray

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Tudor Style Homes In Dallas

Tudor Style Homes in Dallas...They just have that ageless beauty, mystique...and history.   The history of Tudor-Style Homes is quite interesting, dating back to the 1600's in England.  

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Waterfront Luxury Homes

Looking for Lake-Front or Water-Front Luxury Homes?   Search properties: http://www.mckinneyrealestateinfo.com/listings/areas/37565,38425,41896,46921,48258,159089,159097/minprice/600000

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CLUE THEMED Murder Mystery Open House At The Lake Front Home Of 1 Chilton Point In Rockwall

Join us for a night of fun as we all gather to view the direct-access lake-front property of 1 Chilton Point in Rockwall (Heath, TX) to determine "who did it..." on December 13th at 5:30.  

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North Texas Homes With Sports Courts Including Deion Sanders House

We all have certain features we would like in our dream-home, or perhaps our "next home".  Some may as elaborate as a home with a bowling ally, or as simplistic as a home with a ventilated wine

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Why Fall Is The Best Time To Buy Fixer Upper Homes In DFW

DFW Fixer-Upper Homes If you've been considering buying investment property to flip in DFW or perhaps even a fixer-upper to owner-occupy and "make your own", the time to buy is NOW. Below are a

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Dallas Condo Near Addison For 119k With Great Room Up For Media Or Double Master

14277 Preston Road # 1029, Dallas, TXGet Directions Click Here       DescriptionPhotosMaps & LocalSchools $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS2 BATHROOMS

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Single Story 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home For Sale In Carrollton For 230k

***Landscaping to be installed at Closing. Seller needs ONE day lease-back to make it happen.  (Click the link below to see all of the photos).  Granite is in all three bath areas (not

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Harbor At Adriatica Resort Style Luxury Condos In Mckinney

You're enjoying the serene atmosphere... stone architecture... Mediterranean cuisine on the patio from your favorite restaurant overlooking the calming water views:  you're not on vacation-you

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Buying A Home In A Sellers Market And Frisco Homes For Sale Under 250k

Frisco Homes for sale are no-doubt moving at lightning-quick speed.  If you've been trying to watch Frisco Inventory only to feel like you have whip-lash with finding a home you love  

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Single Story Upscale Condos In Collin County

Single-Story Condos in Collin County are a rare commodity indeed.  Most websites do not give you the option to search this type of feature (single-story) so you likely do not know where to

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Wooded Lots In The Mckinney Frisco Allen Areas

Wooded Lots near the Frisco, Mckinney, Allen area seem to be in huge demand with all of the calls I've been getting lately.  Lush, treed lots with a larger than average lot-size in Collin

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Mediterranean Feel Renovated Home For Sale In Richardson For 235K

                                             1810 Auburn Drive    

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Where To Buy An Upgraded Home In An Exemplary Rated District Under 250 000

Mckinney neighborhoods definitely have an allure all their own, hence the city motto "Unique by Nature".  Complete with rolling landscaping, a plethora of treed lots, golf courses,

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How To Revive Your Yard For Summer During Watering Restrictions

Reviving a yard after such a harsh winter will take some know-how.  Regardless of whether you are trying to prime your yard for the summer or wondering how to boost your curb-appeal to

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The Villas At Twin Creeks In Allen Offers Town Home Living With Yards

The Villas at Twin Creeks  is a town home community in Allen at the corner of McDermott and Watters (just off of highway 75, for an easy southern commute!)  resembling custom homes.  

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Mediterranean Style Homes And How To Find Them

Mediterranean Style homes in Collin and Dallas counties are a rare commodity indeed if searching on your own (even more-so now with our limited inventory of ALL homes for sale in North Texas).

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 7 The Closing

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)… The entire experience will be documented

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A Dallas Area Designers Perspective And Tips On Buying And Selling A Home

Sometimes it helps to get an outside perspective from someone other than a Realtor when thinking of buying or selling a home in this competitive market we have here in Texas.  Surprised that a

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Cypress Crossing Neighborhoods In Stonebridge Ranch In Mckinney

Cypress Crossing is a neighborhood in Mckinney in Stonebridge Ranch.Cypress Crossing is located at the corner of Eldorado and Ridge and is home of the exemplary-rated Wolford, Evans, and

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 6 The Inspection

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)…The entire experience will be documented

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 5 Submitting An Offer

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)…The entire experience will be documented

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 4 Decisions Decisions

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)…The entire experience will be documented

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How Long You Have To Wait To Buy Another Home After A Short Sale Foreclosure Or Bankruptcy

Many times I have potential buyers log onto my website or contact me directly wondering how long they have to wait to be able to be approved again for a home-loan.  There are so many

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 3 Progress

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home (told from the Realtor perspective)…The entire experience will be documented

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Mckinney Monthly Million Dollar Listing Update

Mckinney Million-Dollar Homes are not even staying on the market (even in the winter months) long these days either!  Coupled with the blue-ribbon winning, exemplary-rated schools, lots of

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How To Buy A Home The Cliff Notes

                                                How to Buy a Home...The

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The Value Of A Home Inspection

Value is one thing we strive to bring to our clients each day.  We've all had potential buyers who were so excited that they were willing to bypass the home-inspection.  No matter how

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Part 2 The Home Search

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home…The entire experience will be documented–from our first meeting…all the way to

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Journey Of A First Time Home Buyer Told From The Realtor Perspective

Join us as we follow the first-time home-buying experience of an average, American couple buying their first home...The entire experience will be documented--from our first meeting...all the way

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The Real Estate Contract And What To Watch Out For As A Home Buyer

Notice I didn't say "First-time home-buyer".    Even the most experienced home-buyer, due to lack of knowledge, focus, or time, may not be aware of the importance of the extremely

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Unique Historical Homes Near Dallas TX

Historical homes.  Let's face it, every historical home is unique in some way.  With their unique moldings, turn-of-the-century style, craftsmanship that is just so...different from

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Stonebridge Ranch Neighborhoods In Mckinney

                             Stonebridge Ranch

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Hard To Find Mediterranean Style Homes

Whether looking for a Mediterranean-style home in Collin County, or a Mediterranean-style home in Dallas County, you'll discover one thing--they're rare (especially if you have a specific price

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DFW Fixer Uppers

Fixer-Uppers.  What comes to mind when you hear these words?  For some, visions of Tom Hank's "Money Pit" shine loud and clear.   For others, "fixer-upper" means a great

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