Amy Arey's Blog Posts

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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...

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...

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 yo...

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...

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 se...

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 up...

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......

Single Story Home For Sale In Frisco With Pool For 272k
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Country Home Zoned For Horses On Over 2 Acres With A 3 Car Garage And Resort Style Pool And Spa In F
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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 ...

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...

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.  (O...

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 contr...

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 alrea...

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...

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 y...

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...

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-fr...

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: ______________________________...

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 voi...

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 Hub...

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 J...

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 w...

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...

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 Real...

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 ...

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 th...

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 m...

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 material...

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 tr...

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...

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 W...

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 got...

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! &nbs...

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...

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 Ind...

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...

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 ...

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 Doo...

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 amaz...

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 an...

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 th...

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 home...

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...

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/...

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 a...

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...

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 ...

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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 BED...

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 b...

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 no...

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 h...

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...

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 l...

Mediterranean Feel Renovated Home For Sale In Richardson For 235K
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DFW Fixer Upper TWO Minutes From Lake Ray Hubbard
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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 lot...

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 ...

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 cu...

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...

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 ...

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.  ...

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,...

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 b...

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 b...

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 b...

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.  ...

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 b...

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-rate...

How To Buy A Home The Cliff Notes
                                                How to ...

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. &...

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 meetin...

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 meeti...

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 ...

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....

Stonebridge Ranch Neighborhoods In Mckinney
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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...

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"...


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